Zimbabwe in Bangladesh, 3 ODI Series, 2020

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe - 3rd ODI

Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Date & Time: 06 March 2020

Zimbabwe 218/10

RR: 5.81 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 123 runs (D/L method)

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe c Liton Das (W) & b Mashrafe Mortaza (C) c Liton Das (W) & b Mashrafe Mortaza (C) 4410
Regis Chakabva bowled Taijul Islam bowled Taijul Islam 344510
Brendan Taylor c Mohammad Mithun & b Mohammad Saifuddin c Mohammad Mithun & b Mohammad Saifuddin 141530
Sean Williams bowled Afif Hossain bowled Afif Hossain 303650
Wesley Madhevere c Mehidy Hasan & b Mohammad Saifuddin c Mehidy Hasan & b Mohammad Saifuddin 424231
Sikandar Raza c Mohammad Naim & b Mohammad Saifuddin c Mohammad Naim & b Mohammad Saifuddin 615052
Richmond Mutumbami run out run out 0200
Tinotenda Mutombodzi c Mohammad Naim & b Mustafizur Rahman c Mohammad Naim & b Mustafizur Rahman 7610
Donald Tiripano bowled Taijul Islam bowled Taijul Islam 151802
Carl Mumba not out not out 4600
Charlton Tshuma bowled Mohammad Saifuddin bowled Mohammad Saifuddin 0100
Extras 7 (b 0, lb 1, w 6, nb 0)
Total 218 (10 Wkts, 37.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
5-1 (Tinashe Kamunhukamwe,0.4), 28-2 (Brendan Taylor,3.4), 74-3 (Sean Williams,13.2), 113-4 (Regis Chakabva,21.1), 150-5 (Wesley Madhevere,26.4), 164-6 (Richmond Mutumbami,27.5), 173-7 (Tinotenda Mutombodzi,29.3), 202-8 (Donald Tiripano,34.2), 218-9 (Sikandar Raza,37.2), 218-10 (Charlton Tshuma,37.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mashrafe Mortaza6 0 47 1 7.83
Mohammad Saifuddin6.3 0 41 4 6.51
Mehidy Hasan8 0 47 0 5.88
Mustafizur Rahman6 0 32 1 5.33
Afif Hossain2 0 12 1 6.00
Taijul Islam9 0 38 2 4.22

That is it from this game and series. Bangladesh have clean swept the tourists. We now move to the shortest format of the game and move to Dhaka for the 2-game T20Is. The first T20I will be played on Monday, 9th March. That game begins at 1800 local (1200 GMT). We hope to see you for that one. Till then, take care and have a great time!

Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza says that it is difficult to express how he is feeling now. Thanks his boys and the staff for their support. Says the T20 World Cup is coming and he hopes this side does well in it. On the batting performance, he says Tamim batted well and so did Liton. Tells it is just the start and better things are to come. On the bowling performance, Mortaza says they were good and credits Saifuddin. Tells he is a young player and thinks he will do well in the future. Mortaza then goes onto collect his final trophy as the skipper. His teammates join him in the celebration.

For their excellent batting performance, Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal have been named joint Player of the Series. No interview from the pair.

For his record breaking batting performance in this game Liton Das is named the Player of the Match. Liton Das says he is enjoying his batting and happy to get runs. On batting with Tamim, Liton says he kept him calm and helped him a lot.

Zimbabwe skipper, Sean Williams says that it has been a disappointing series. Tells Raza and Tiripano had a good series. Adds they were poor with the ball and they need to improve the basics and play without any fear. Tells they have two days for the T20Is and expects Craig Ervine to be ready. Says T20 is a different ball game. Hopes that the younger guys can get some more games in the future and gain experience.

Now we are all set for the presentation. Emotional scenes here as he is being honoured with a momento. He is also being given a Bangladesh jersey as a souvenir with all the players' autograph on it.

Mortaza thanks the cricket board and his boys for their support. Mortaza ends by thanking everyone and thanks Shakib Al Hasan as well who is not here but Mortaza feels that if he was here then it would have been different.

Mahmudullah tells Mortaza is his brother and he has always supported him throughout. Tells that the trust and togetherness they had was very nice and all the credit goes to him.

Mahmudullah and Mashrafe Mortaza are now caught down for a quick talk before the final presentation.

Mushfiqur Rahim is also caught down for a chat about Mortaza. Mushfiqur tells he is a legend and he is fantastic, not just as a skipper but as a human. Tells they will miss him as a captain and hopes that he plays for longer.

Tamim says that he was unbelievable and tells they were nowhere in ODIs in 2014 but then he took over the captaincy and everyone started to take notice of the side. Tells people wanted him to get dropped but Mortaza stood by him and he is very thankful for him.

Stay tuned for the presentation as we hear from Mashrafe Mortaza for one last time as skipper and we also hear from Zimbabwe skipper and find out who the Player of the Match and Series are. But before that Tamim Iqbal is caught down for a quick chat about Mortaza.

Earlier in the day, a stunning, record-breaking batting display from Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal killed the game. Rain played spoilsport in between but that did not kill off the game and the pair's record tumbling centuries and partnership helped Bangladesh reach 322 in their 43-overs. It was a disastrous day with the ball as well for the tourists as every bowler went to the cleaners. Carl Mumba was the only bowler who had something to cheer about as he finished with a 3-wicket haul.

It was a professional bowling display from Bangladesh. They had runs to play with but they never let that get on their heads and kept chipping wickets regularly. Mohammad Saifuddin was the star with the ball and he ended up with a 4-wicket haul. Afif Hossain had a debut wicket as well. Mustafizur Rahman and Mashrafe Mortaza had one wicket apiece while Taijul finished with two. All-in-all it was a dominant display from the bowlers.

Chasing 342 in just 43 overs, it was always going to be too big a mountain to climb for Zimbabwe. They needed something out of this world to chase it down but they were unable to produce that. Chakabva, Williams and Madhevere all got starts but that was not enough. Sikandar Raza showed a lot of fight with his 50-ball 61 but that was not enough and they fell way short in their mission.

An easy victory for Bangladesh and Mortaza leaves the captaincy duty with an impressive win. His 50th win in ODIs as skipper and what a great leader he has been for Bangladesh. He has not yet retired but he won't be leading his side in ODIs anymore. He bows out with a whitewash and he will cherish every bit of it. His teammates carry him on their shoulders and do a lap of the ground as the fans applaud their departing skipper. He has been a true warrior and he will always be a legend.

37.3
0
M Saifuddin to C Tshuma, OUT! TIMBER! Too good a ball for a number 11 batter. Saifuddin dishes out a fast yorker aimed right at the base of the off pole. Tshuma does his best to squeeze it out but the ball goes past the outside edge of the bat and shatters the furniture behind. THAT IS THE END OF IT AS BANGLADESH WIN BY 123 RUNS (DLS METHOD) AND TAKE THE SERIES 3-0.

Charlton Tshuma is the last man in.

37.2
0
M Saifuddin to S Raza, OUT! CAUGHT! Raza's resistance ends here. The rising run rate has consumed him. Saifuddin bowls a slower short ball on off and middle, Sikandar swivels across hard but lack of pace on the ball means that he fails to generate the power to hit it out of the park. The ball in the end has only enough to get towards the man at mid-wicket, Mohammad Naim who accepts it gleefully. Bangladesh need just one more wicket to inflict a whitewash on the Rhodesians.
37.1
0
M Saifuddin to S Raza, Full delivery on off, Raza drives it through mid off but does not take the single.
36.6
1
T Islam to S Raza, Full delivery on off, Raza drives it through covers for a run.
36.5
1
T Islam to C Mumba, On off, Mumba punches it through point for a single.
36.4
1
T Islam to S Raza, Tossed up delivery on off, Raza lofts it over covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
36.3
0
T Islam to S Raza, Loopy delivery on off, Raza punches it to point.
36.2
6
T Islam to S Raza, SIX! Amazing shot! Floated delivery on middle, Raza lofts it over long on for a biggie.
36.1
0
T Islam to S Raza, Short delivery on off, Raza cuts it to point.
35.6
1
M Saifuddin to S Raza, Full delivery on off, Raza drives it towards mid off where Mashrafe Mortaza makes an excellent stop to his left. The batsmen cross ends.
35.5
1
M Saifuddin to C Mumba, Length delivery on off, Mumba punches it through covers for a run.
35.4
1
M Saifuddin to S Raza, On a length on middle, Raza flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
35.3
1
M Saifuddin to C Mumba, Full delivery on off, Mumba drives it through covers for a run.
35.2
0
M Saifuddin to C Mumba, On a length on middle, Mumba defends it off the back foot.
35.1
1
M Saifuddin to S Raza, Full toss on middle, Raza flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Powerplay 3 Time! Maximum of 5 fielders now allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings. Mohammad Saifuddin to start the Powerplay.

34.6
0
T Islam to C Mumba, On off, Mumba punches it towards the off side.
34.5
1
T Islam to S Raza, FIFTY FOR SIKANDAR RAZA! He has been a ray of light in an otherwise sorry Zimbabwe batting. This is his 100th ODI and he has celebrated that with his 16th ODI fifty. Floated delivery on off, Raza nudges it to long off and gets a single to bring up his milestone.
34.4
0
T Islam to S Raza, Floated delivery on middle, Raza flicks it towards mid-wicket.
34.3
1
T Islam to C Mumba, Tossed up delivery on off, Mumba drives it towards the bowler where Taijul tries to stop it but misfields and it goes towards mid off. The batsmen take a single.

Carl Mumba is the new man in.

34.2
0
T Islam to D Tiripano, OUT! BOWLED! Goodbye Donald Tiripano! No Tiripano show tonight. He played so well the other day but tonight he cannot grace us with his magic. Smart bowling from Taijul. He bowls it slower through the air on off and middle, Tiripano hardly played anything across the line in the last game but here he tries to do that and connects with nothing but thin air. The ball goes past him to disturb the stumps. 140 needed in 52 balls now.
34.1
0
T Islam to D Tiripano, Tossed up delivery on middle, Tiripano looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.
33.6
2
M Rahman to S Raza, On a length on middle, Raza flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
33.5
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, Short delivery on off, Tiripano looks to pull but gets it off the shoulder. It goes towards the keeper on one bounce. The batsmen steal a leg bye.
33.4
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, Play and a miss! Short delivery outside off, Tiripano looks to pull but misses it.
33.3
1
M Rahman to S Raza, Length delivery on off, Raza guides it towards point for a single.
33.2
0
M Rahman to S Raza, Play and a miss! Full delivery outside off, Raza looks to drive but misses it.
33.1
2
M Rahman to S Raza, On a length on off, Raza punches it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
32.6
2
T Islam to D Tiripano, Floated delivery on middle, Tiripano looks to drive but gets an inside edge. It goes towards fine leg. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.
32.5
0
T Islam to D Tiripano, Flighted delivery on off, Tiripano plays it to covers.
32.4
1
T Islam to S Raza, Loopy delivery on off, Raza plays it towards point for a run.
32.3
1
T Islam to D Tiripano, Tossed up delivery on middle, Tiripano plays a sweep towards short fine leg. The batsmen take a single.

A dead-rubber of sorts, but pride is surely at stake as Bangladesh take on Zimbabwe in the 3rd and final ODI of the series at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. In the 1st ODI, Zimbabwe were outplayed by the Bangla Tigers as the visitors lost by 169 runs. However, in the 2nd ODI, Zimbabwe gave a good account for themselves but eventually lost the game by a margin of just 4 runs. Bangladesh were cruising in the 2nd ODI as well but the lower order of Zimbabwe, mainly Donald Tiripano, took the game until the final over where they eventually lost. Coming to the 3rd ODI, Bangladesh will be looking to inflict a whitewash on the visitors. Tamim Iqbal was at his scintillating best in the 2nd ODI and will be looking to carry on from there. The evergreen class of Mushfique Rahim and Mahmudullah will be crucial in the middle order, while skipper Mortaza will be taking charge of the bowling duties along with Taijul Islam and Shafiul Islam. As for Zimbabwe, Sean Williams has already stated that the top order has not performed and needs improvements. They would be hoping that they do better this time around and can give the team a good start. Brendan Taylor's form has been a worrying cause, with the experienced batter not having crossed the 20-run mark in the entire tour. Skipper Sean Williams and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe will be looking to improve as well. The visitors do not have too much depth in the bowling department. Donald Tiripano, along with Carl Mumba and Charlton Tshuma, will have to bowl out of their skins. There are slight chances of rain in the afternoon though, and the game might get delayed or shortened. However, we will be praying that we get a fascinating game!

Bangladesh Team Squad -Mohammad Naim,Najmul Hossain Shanto,Soumya Sarkar,Tamim Iqbal,Afif Hossain,Mahmudullah,Mehidy Hasan,Mohammad Saifuddin,Liton Das,Mohammad Mithun,Al-Amin Hossain,Mashrafe Mortaza,Mustafizur Rahman,Shafiul Islam,Taijul Islam

Zimbabwe Team Squad -Chamu Chibhabha,Craig Ervine,Prince Masvaure,Timycen Maruma,Tinashe Kamunhukamwe,Sean Williams,Sikandar Raza,Tinotenda Mutombodzi,Wesley Madhevere,Brendan Taylor,Regis Chakabva,Richmond Mutumbami,Ainsley Ndlovu,Carl Mumba,Charlton Tshuma,Chris Mpofu,Donald Tiripano