Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2 T20I Series, 2020
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Date & Time: 11 March 2020
RR: 7.57 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets
That's it from this game and series. Bangladesh were too good for Zimbabwe in all the three formats. They won the only Test comprehensively and then swept the ODI series 3-0 and now, in the T20I series they have completed the Banglawash. That's all we have from Zimbabwe's tour of Bangladesh from our end. For now, it is goodbye from our side.
Bangladesh skipper, Mahmudullah, says that the way they have performed consistently, he is really proud of the team. Praises the performance of Das and tells that he showed consistency and hunger for runs. Tells that debutant Mahmud bowled really well too along with the other bowlers.
Liton Das is named Man of the Match for his excellent knock. He also gets the player of the series as well for twin half tons in both the games. He says that he is very proud of his performance. Says that he has changed his mindset and approach in the recent past. Tells that Tamim Iqbal has helped him a lot with regards to his batting.
Zimbabwe skipper, Sean Williams, says that things didn't go positive but they need to be positive. Feels that things change quickly in the T20Is. Tells that they will go back home and reflect on the things that went wrong in the series. Expresses that even the individuals will have to figure out what they are bringing into the team. Praises Taylor's effort with the bat. Feels that as senior players, they need to lead from the front.
Earlier in the game, after being asked to bat first, Zimbabwe lost the first wicket early but Taylor and Ervine forged a partnership. However, after Ervine's wicket, none of the other batters could do anything of value. Eventually, Taylor's half ton could only take them to 119. The hosts were superb with the ball throughout as they picked up wickets at regular intervals. Apart from debutant Hasan Mahmud, all the bowlers bagged atleast a wicket to their name. And eventually, the hosts walked the talk with the bat to win the series 2-0. Stay tuned for the presentation...
There is nothing much to talk about the bowling from Zimbabwe. Their batters didn't give them enough runs on the board to defend. However, they would've loved to have 3-4 wickets under their belt but all the three batters were just too good for them as they easily milked them for runs.
Zimbabwe had a very small total to defend and against the in-form Liton Das, it was always going to be a tough ask. Das and Naim stitched a brilliant 77-run opening stand and made sure the visitors didn't even get a sniff in this match. Naim fell but Sarkar joined Das and took the side home without any further damage.
As we said earlier, the way Das has worked in this entire series, this could be a walk in the park for Bangladesh and that's how it turned out. Just 1 wicket lost and Das stays unbeaten on 60 to help the side take the T20I series 2-0.
Chris Mpofu is back for his final over. He has so far conceded 18 runs and taken 1 wicket in his 3 overs so far.
Sean Williams is back on.
Wesley Madhevere is back on.
Soumya Sarkar is the new man in with the bat.
Chris Mpofu is back on. 2-013-0 so far from him.
Sikandar Raza to bowl now.
Sean Williams is on now.
A caught behind appeal has been taken upstairs by Mumba. He thinks that Naim has nicked it. Let's see what the replays show. Flat line, as the ball goes past the bat. Zimbabwe lose their review.
Chris Mpofu is back on. 1-0-8-0 from him so far.
Charlton Tshuma is into the attack now.
Carl Mumba is on now.
Chris Mpofu to bowl from the other end.
We are back for the chase. The two Bangladesh openers Mohammad Naim and Liton Das walk out to start the chase. The Zimbabwe players are out in the middle too. Spin to start first up as Wesley Madhevere will bowl the first over. Here we go...