Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2 T20I Series, 2020

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe - 2nd T20I

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Date & Time: 11 March 2020

Bangladesh 120/1

RR: 7.57 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 9 wickets

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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.

15.5
1
C Mpofu to S Sarkar, Quick single and that is enough for Bangladesh to seal the deal. Shortish and outside off, Sarkar guides it towards point and takes a quick run. Bangladesh win by 9 wickets.
15.4
0
C Mpofu to S Sarkar, Full and outside off, Sarkar goes for the drive away from his body to miss out.
15.3
6
C Mpofu to S Sarkar, SIX! Short and Sarkar hammers it! Bangladesh just a hit away! Short and on middle, Sarkar goes on the back foot and powers it way over the deep square leg fence for a maximum.
15.2
0
C Mpofu to S Sarkar, Short and wide outside off, it is cut towards point where the fielder fumbles but no run taken.
15.1
1
C Mpofu to L Das, Short and around off, Das pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
15.1
0
C Mpofu to L Das, WIDE! Down the leg side from Mpofu. Das looks to flick but misses. The bowler appeals for the caught behind but the umpire stretches his arms to signal it wide.

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.

14.6
1
S Williams to L Das, On the pads, this time Das works it towards fine leg for a single.
14.5
1
S Williams to S Sarkar, On the pads, Sarkar flicks it behind square leg for a single.
14.4
1
S Williams to L Das, Short and outside off, Das punches it towards sweeper cover for a run.
14.3
0
S Williams to L Das, Third dot in a row as Das pushes this full ball back to Williams.
14.2
0
S Williams to L Das, Flatter and on middle, Das tries flicking but ends up getting a leading edge towards the off side.
14.1
0
S Williams to L Das, Huge appeal for LBW but that looked to be going down the leg side. It is the quicker one from Williams on the pads. Das looks to defend but he misses to get hit on the pads. A huge appeal from the bowler but nothing from the umpire. Zimbabwe have already lost their review.

Sean Williams is back on.

13.6
6
W Madhevere to S Sarkar, SIX! A maximum to end the over! Madhevere drops it short and around off, Sarkar rocks on the back foot and hammers it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. 12 more needed.
13.5
1
W Madhevere to L Das, Shortish and just outside off, Das guides it wide of the short third man fielder for a run.
13.4
1
W Madhevere to S Sarkar, Short and wide outside off, this one is cut towards point for a single.
13.3
0
W Madhevere to S Sarkar, Quicker one outside off, Sarkar once again tries to force it towards the off side to get beaten.
13.2
0
W Madhevere to S Sarkar, Slower through the air and just outside off, Sarkar looks to guide it down to third man but he misses.
13.1
1
W Madhevere to L Das, Full and on middle, Das flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a run as the bowler himself goes for the chase at the edge of the circle. 100 up for the hosts. Another 20 to win the game and series.

Wesley Madhevere is back on.

12.6
2
C Mumba to S Sarkar, Short and outside off, Sarkar dabs it towards third man. Before the fielder can get across from his position, the batters get another easy two. It s an easy going.
12.5
2
C Mumba to S Sarkar, Bouncer outside off for the left-hander this time. Sarkar pulls it down to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
12.4
1
C Mumba to L Das, Full and on middle, Das flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
12.3
4
C Mumba to L Das, FOUR! Short and pulled! A bouncer down the leg side, Das goes on the back foot and pulls it between deep square leg and fine leg to bag another boundary. He didn't try to hit it too hard but just helped it.
12.2
0
C Mumba to S Sarkar, Short and on middle, Sarkar goes for the pull but fails to get it off the bat. The ball goes off his shoulder towards third man for a single. A leg bye taken.
12.1
0
C Mumba to S Sarkar, Short and on off, played towards point off the back foot.
11.6
1
S Raza to S Sarkar, Flatter and around off, Sarkar eases a single down to long off.
11.5
0
S Raza to S Sarkar, Full and outside off, Sarkar pushes it towards covers.
11.4
1
S Raza to L Das, FIFTY FOR LITON! His amazing run in the series continues. Flatter and on the pads, Das tucks it behind square leg and gets to his 4th half ton in T20Is. Top, top knock from him so far and he would look to remain not out in this run chase.
11.3
0
S Raza to L Das, Flatter and on middle, pushed towards mid-wicket.
11.2
4
S Raza to L Das, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Another one which is dropped short and Raza offers width too. Das rocks on the back foot and cuts it through point for a boundary.
11.1
4
S Raza to L Das, FOUR! Classic shot! Full and width on offer and Das cuts it through point and the ball races to the fence for a boundary.
11.1
0
S Raza to L Das, WIDE! Full and down the leg side, Das looks to paddle it but misses it. Wided.
10.6
0
C Mpofu to S Sarkar, Length ball on off, sarkar pushes it to mid off of the front foot.
10.5
1
C Mpofu to L Das, Length ball on off, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single.

Soumya Sarkar is the new man in with the bat.

10.4
0
C Mpofu to M Naim, OUT! CAUGHT! This one is hit straight down the throat of Kamunhukamwe! Short and around off, Naim once again quickly goes on the back foot and pulls. However, the ball hits the upper part of the bat and lobs straight to Kamunhukamwe at deep mid-wicket. The visitors finally get a wicket. 43 more needed in 56 balls.
10.3
0
C Mpofu to M Naim, Short and outside off again, this time Naim finds the point fielder.
10.2
4
C Mpofu to M Naim, FOUR! Short and outside off, Naim rocks on the back foot and hammers it towards the deep mid-wicket fence. There is fielder in the deep but he is quite square so he cannot get to the ball.
10.1
0
C Mpofu to M Naim, A bouncer straightaway from Mpofu! Naim sways away from it thinking that it will be called wide but nothing from the umpire.

Chris Mpofu is back on. 2-013-0 so far from him.

9.6
1
W Madhevere to M Naim, Full and outside off, Naim strokes it wide of the mid on fielder who misfields and allows a run.
9.5
0
W Madhevere to L Das, Full and on middle, Das goes for the reverse sweep but fails to find the bat as the ball goes to short third man off the pads off the keeper. A single is what the batters get. A bye given.
9.4
0
W Madhevere to L Das, Floated on middle, Das pushes it back to the bowler.
9.3
2
W Madhevere to L Das, On the pads, Das works it behind square leg and scampers back for a couple.
9.2
4
W Madhevere to L Das, FOUR! This is excellent shot from Das. Flatter and outside off, Das quickly rocks on the back foot and slaps it through point for a boundary.
9.1
0
W Madhevere to L Das, Flatter and around off, flicked towards mid-wicket.
8.6
1
S Williams to L Das, Floated around off and middle, Das eases a single down to long on. 55 more needed in 66 balls.
8.5
1
S Williams to M Naim, Full and on the pads, Naim easily flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
8.4
1
S Williams to L Das, Slower through the air and outside off, Das looks to force it on the off side but he gets a bottom edge towards short fine leg. They take a single.
8.3
0
S Williams to M Naim, Full and on leg, Naim looks to sweep but gets it off the pads towards fine leg. The batters take a leg bye.
8.2
1
S Williams to L Das, Full and on the pads, flicked towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
8.1
4
S Williams to L Das, FOUR! Dropped short and punished! It is outside off too. Das goes on the back foot and slams it through point. The sweeper cover fielder runs to his left but fails to get to the ball.
8.1
0
S Williams to L Das, WIDE! Williams fires this one way down the leg side. Das lets it be. Wided by the umpire.
7.6
1
S Raza to L Das, Quicker one around off, Das eases it down to long on for a single.
7.5
1
S Raza to M Naim, A single now as Naim pushes this flatter one around off towards mid off.
7.4
0
S Raza to M Naim, Slowetr through the air and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
7.3
4
S Raza to M Naim, FOUR! 50 up for Bangladesh in style! Great stroke! It is bowled ful and on the pads.
7.2
0
S Raza to M Naim, Uppish... but just short. It is flatter and on off, Naim cuts it towards point where it just drops short of the fielder.
7.1
1
S Raza to L Das, Floated on off, pushed to long on for a single.

Sikandar Raza to bowl now.

6.6
1
S Williams to L Das, Full and around middle, it is easily flicked towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
6.5
1
S Williams to M Naim, Full and on the pads, Naim flicks it to the leg side for a single.
6.4
1
S Williams to L Das, Floated and on off, Das pushes it towards mid off and gets to the otherr end.
6.3
0
S Williams to L Das, Flatter and outside off, Das cuts it to point.
6.2
1
S Williams to M Naim, Floated on the pads, Naim tucks it towards the leg side and hares for a quick single. The keeper though runs towards the ball and throws a direct hit but the batter was in.
6.1
0
S Williams to M Naim, Flatter and around the pads, Naim looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

Sean Williams is on now.

5.6
4
C Mumba to L Das, FOUR! Thumped! Short and outside off, Das goes on the back foot and slams it past the diving point fielder for a boundary. 44/0 at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5
1
C Mumba to M Naim, Short and around off, pulled towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
5.4
0
C Mumba to M Naim, NOT OUT! It is a flat line as the ball passes the stumps so Naim stays but the visitors lose their review. It is a slower bouncer from Mumba, Naim looks to guide it towards third man off the back foot but he misses. The bowler appeals but nothing from the umpire. The keeper too doesn't appeal but Mumba is sure that there is a tickle. He asks his skipper to go for the review. Williams obligies and signals the 'T'. The replays then roll in show that there was nothing on the Ultra Edge as the ball went past the bat of Naim. Poor, poor review from Mumba as he was the only man appealing and he forced his skipper to go for the review.

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.

5.3
0
C Mumba to M Naim, Angles a length ball in from off, Naim tucks it towards mid-wicket.
5.2
4
C Mumba to M Naim, FOUR! Cut away! Poor bowling from Mumba. It is short and wide outside off, Naim hammers it through point for his 3rd boundary of the game.
5.1
1
C Mumba to L Das, Full and on the pads, Das flicks it through square leg for a single.
4.6
2
C Mpofu to M Naim, In the air... but safe! Full and outside off, Naim looks to loft it over point but he ends up miscuing it. Luckily for him, the ball does not go to the fielder who ran behind from point and the batters take two.
4.5
0
C Mpofu to M Naim, Full and outside off, Naim looks to drive but gets an inside edge. The ball goes to short fine leg past the timber.
4.4
1
C Mpofu to L Das, Shortish and around off, Liton punches it towards point where the fielder fumbles and allows a single.
4.3
1
C Mpofu to M Naim, On the pads, Naim works it behind square leg for a single.
4.2
0
C Mpofu to M Naim, Good length ball outside off, Naim looks to cut but the ball hits the bottom part of the bat and goes towards point.
4.1
1
C Mpofu to L Das, Landed fuller and around off, Das easliy flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for an easy single.

Chris Mpofu is back on. 1-0-8-0 from him so far.

3.6
0
C Tshuma to M Naim, A dot to end the over as Naim flicks this fuller ball on the pads towards mid-wicket.
3.5
0
C Tshuma to M Naim, Short and wide outside off again, Naim times it well once again but this time the point fielder does well to field.
3.5
0
C Tshuma to M Naim, WIDE! Down the leg side now. Naim looks to work it on the leg side but misses. Wided by the umpire.
3.4
4
C Tshuma to M Naim, FOUR! Slammed! Poor bowling from Tshuma! With just 120 to defend, you cannot be bowling these lines and lengths. Short and wide outside off, Naim goes on the back foot and slams it over point for a boundary.
3.3
1
C Tshuma to L Das, Shortish and around off, Das works it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
3.2
0
C Tshuma to L Das, Around off on a length, Das pushes it towards covers.
3.1
4
C Tshuma to L Das, FOUR! Tshuma has been welcomed into the attack with a boundary. Not a good start from him though as he bowls it on the pads of Das who flicks it nicely past the man at short fine leg. Once it goes past the fielder, it races away to the fence.

Charlton Tshuma is into the attack now.

2.6
1
C Mumba to L Das, Length ball on the pads, Das works it towards deep square leg and takes a single as the fielder in the deep slides and stops the ball.
2.5
1
C Mumba to M Naim, Shortish and just outside off, it is guided towards third man for a single.
2.4
0
C Mumba to M Naim, Length ball on the pads, Naim looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
2.3
1
C Mumba to L Das, Full and on the pads, Das flick it towards deep square leg uppishly. It goes to the fielder on the bounce as the batters take a single.
2.2
4
C Mumba to L Das, FOUR! Creamed! Excellent shot! Mumba overpitches and bowls it wide outside off, Das just punches it through the covers and the ball races away to the fence for a boundary. First one of the innings from Das.
2.1
0
C Mumba to L Das, Mumba starts with a full ball around off, Das strokes it towards mid off.

Carl Mumba is on now.

1.6
0
C Mpofu to M Naim, Jaffa to end the over! A length ball just outside off, Naim is drawn into the drive but the ball bounces a bit extra and beats the outside edge and goes to the keeper. 8 from the over.
1.5
4
C Mpofu to M Naim, FOUR! Slapped! Mpofu offers width and bowls it short too. Naim accepts the invitation and slams it through cover-point to bag a boundary.
1.4
1
C Mpofu to L Das, Shortish and just outside off, Das guides it to third man and takes a single.
1.3
0
C Mpofu to L Das, Landed around off on a length, pushed back to the bowler.
1.2
2
C Mpofu to L Das, Shortish and around off, Liton strokes it wide of the third man fielder and before that fielder can get to the ball, a couple taken.
1.1
1
C Mpofu to M Naim, Length ball angled into the batter, Naim flicks it towards deep square leg for a single.

Chris Mpofu to bowl from the other end.

0.6
1
W Madhevere to M Naim, Quick single to end the over! 4 from it. Full and around middle, Naim pushes it towards mid on for a quick single. The fielder there picks the ball quickly and fires the throw at the non-striker's end but he misses. The replays later roll in and show that had he hit, Naim would've been going home. Naim dived to make the crease.
0.5
0
W Madhevere to M Naim, Short and outside off, Naim goes on the back foot and cuts but it goes straight to the point fielder.
0.4
1
W Madhevere to L Das, Quicker one on the pads, worked towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
0.3
1
W Madhevere to M Naim, Flatter and around off, Naim strokes it towards long off for a single to get off the mark.
0.2
0
W Madhevere to M Naim, Flatter and just outside off, Naim strokes it towards covers.
0.1
1
W Madhevere to L Das, Madhevere starts with a slower through the air ball around off and middle, Das just works it with the turn towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

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...