Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2 T20I Series, 2020
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Date & Time: 09 March 2020
RR: 8 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 48 runs
So that is it from this game! It is the hosts who have taken a 1-0 lead. However, there is one more game to go and it is a crucial one as it is a must-win for the visitors. Also, it will be their last chance to get a win on this tour? Can they do so? We will find out on the 11th of March at 1800 local (1200 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
Soumya Sarkar is named as the Man of the Match. He says that he started the innings a little nervously but it went well. Mentions the start the openers got made things easier and he could play with freedom. Ends by saying, the catch he dropped did annoy him but he is slowly getting to his best.
Bangladesh skipper, Mahmudullah, says this win was pleasing. States the openers gave them the perfect start and Sarkar did well after that. Further adds the wicket seemed a little tacky up front but their players did really well. Mentions they can't be complacent and need to keep playing good cricket. Ends by saying Aminul Islam was very impressive and he hopes he can continue the good work.
Zimbabwe skipper, Sean Williams, says winning the toss was a good thing, batting second was a good thing but they did not bowl and bat well. Mentions the margin of defeat could have been a lot more had Mumba not hit a few runs. States chasing 200 creates a lot of pressure and they should have calculated their chase better and batted with more application. Ends by saying they will continue to fight and he hopes they can do better in the next game.
Another clinical performance by the hosts! Once again the victory was set up by their batters as they posted a huge total courtesy Sarkar, Das and Tamim. In reply, Zimbabwe kept losing wickets and were five down in the first 10 overs. Chasing such a big target you need to keep wickets in hand and also go at a good rate but the visitors failed to do both and in the end, they were beaten by a huge margin. Overall, a complete effort from the home side. Stay tuned for the presentation...
Mustafizur Rahman to bowl the penultimate over.
Shafiul Islam is back on.
Chris Mpofu is the last man in.
Afif Hossain is back on. 1-0-3-1 are his figures so far.
Carl Mumba is the next batsman in.
Mustafizur Rahman is back on.
Donald Tiripano is the new man in.
Tinotenda Mutombodzi is the new man in.
Afif Hossain is on.
Mohammad Saifuddin is back on.
Richmond Mutumbami is the next batsman in.
Sikandar Raza is the new man in.
Sean Williams is the new man in.
Mahedi Hasan is on now.
Wesley Madhevere is the new man in.
Craig Ervine is the new batsman in. Mohammad Saifuddin to bowl now.
Shafiul Islam to bowl from the other end.
We are back for the chase! Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Brendan Taylor are the openers for Zimbabwe. Bangladesh start with a pacer as Mustafizur Rahman has the new ball in hand. Here we go...