Zimbabwe’s hopes of ensuring the ticket of the final on Tuesday has come to an end being oppressed under a monumental loss against Bangladesh. In the fifth match of the Rocket tri-nation series, the African nation has been thudded by the home team by 91 runs.
Defending the fourth lowest total successfully, Bangladesh restricted Zimbabwe in 125 runs losing all the wickets in 36.3 overs. Despite Sikandar Raza’s whole hearted trial in the middle of the innings, none of the Zimbabwean batsman assisted him in the long run, leaving the tourists all-out in a below par score.
That match might have been remembered for Tamim Iqbal, being the first Bangladeshi batsman to score 6000 runs in limited over cricket rather than for the monumental win at the end.
Though Shakib Al Hasan was still in the line with supreme all round effort, took 3 wickets after scoring a half century, Tamim picked the man of the match award leading ahead of Shakib this time who was adjudged man of the match in the previous two matches.
Although the 76 run innings constructed by the vigilant opener could not help to build up a substantial total for the team as Bangladesh faltered at 216 for 9 in fifty overs.
Tigers’ batsmen except Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan failed to produce fruitful innings; after Tamim, Shakib Al Hasan also managed to reach the half century mark, his 51 came off 80 balls with 6 fours.
Meanwhile Tamim Iqbal’s 105 ball 76 also contains 6 shots of four as well. after the Bangladesh innings, Zimbabwe lost the track early in their innings.
Skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza led from the front taking 2 wickets in his 6 overs. Whereas youngster Mustafizur Rahman bowled incredibly well procuring 23 dot balls in his first spell.
He eventually sealed the Zimbabwean innings in the third delivery of the 36th over.
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