144/5 (18.0 ov)ZIM
VS
BAN 148/7 (17.4 ov)
CRR: 8.37 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 3 wickets

BAN beat ZIM by 3 wickets | Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, Highlights And Cricket Score 1st T20 Match

Bangladesh Tri-Nation T20I Series, 2019

Date: Sep 13, 2019 Start Time: 18:00 IST | 12:30 GMT | 18:30 Local
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Highlights And Cricket Score 1st Match - T20 Summary

End of Over : 17.4 BAN: 148/7

Right! Bangladesh grab the first points in the tri-series. Afghanistan take on Zimbabwe to make their first entry in this series. The timing is the same, 6.30 pm local (1230 GMT) and so is the venue - Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka. Do join us. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Bangladesh skipper, Shakib Al Hasan, is all smiles. Agrees that Bangladesh can take a lot of confidence from this win, especially as the team was going through a lot of tough times. Hopes that Afif and Mosaddek continue their form in the next game. Wants to keep this momentum going as they are facing another difficult opponent in Afghanistan in their next match.

AFIF HOSSAIN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. On his thought process when his team was 6 down, Afif says that he was only looking to play positive cricket as he got a rare opportunity to feature for his country. Admits that he felt that he was timing the ball really well. On his stand with Mosaddek, Afif says that he received good support from the other Hossain and they enjoyed batting together.

Zimbabwe captain, Hamilton Masakadza, says that Zimbabwe were right in the game taking early wickets but then lost their way. On the partnership between Burl and Mutombodzi, Hamilton praises the duo, especially Burl, getting some runs in the bank for the visiting side.

Earlier in the game, Bangladesh themselves had Zimbabwe at 63/5 but then a whirlwind 81-run stand for the 6th wicket between Burl and Mutombodzi got the visitors to a competitive total. That was so close to being match-winning as well. Stay tuned for the presentation...

Zimbabwe started well with the ball, with Sean Williams and Kyle Jarvis troubling the batsmen. Then Chatara, Burl and Madziva did their bit but all of these started to lose way once the Hossains attacked. Had they hung on to their catches or even been a bit better in the field, who knows, they might have pulled off a win.

With their backs to the wall, Mosaddek and Afif played counter-attacking cricket. Zimbabwe had no answer and sloppiness started to creep into their game. Misfields, dropped catches, poor lines and lengths, everything started going the hosts' way and the two Hossains looked unstoppable in an 82-run stand of just 47 balls. Afif played a blinder and scored a 24-ball fifty, the joint second fastest for Bangladesh in T20Is.

145 was never meant to trouble the hosts but it did. Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar started well, adding 26 in 3 overs but then, the former's wicket changed proceedings. Bangladesh slipped from 26/0 to 60/6 in the span of 40 balls and at that stage, it looked like Zimbabwe had the game in the bag. But no. In came the two Hossains.

Whoa. A thriller. Who saw that coming? Not many. Or did any? Bangladesh were expected to win this contest and they did. But not without huffing and puffing.

17.4 4

Neville Madziva to Mohammad Saifuddin. FOUR! VICTORY! A length ball outside off, the cutter, Saifuddin swings this over mid-wicket for the winning boundary! The moment he hits that shot, he runs towards the dugout in celebration. BANGLADESH WIN BY 3 WICKETS AND 2 BALLS TO SPARE!

17.3 2

Neville Madziva to Mohammad Saifuddin. Full and outside off, Saifuddin looks to go over mid off, miscues it but hits it well enough to clear the fielder running back. Two runs taken and that LEVELS the scores.

17.2 W

Neville Madziva to Afif Hossain. OUT! Caught! Oh wow. Where has this come from? Nowhere. A full toss, outside off, Afif looks to smash it through the off side but finds short extra cover. Hamilton Masakadza takes a stinger and barely reacts. Then we understand that it is a catch! Well played, Afif. The entire Bangladeshi dugout stands up to applaud the effort.

17.1 2

Neville Madziva to Afif Hossain. Just 3 more to win. A short ball, down the leg side, Afif pulls it through mid-wicket, calls for two and charges back for the second.

End of Over : 17 10 Runs 17.4: 140/6
16.6 1

Tendai Chatara to Afif Hossain. HALF CENTURY FOR AFIF! What a wonderful innings. A full toss outside off, Hossain punches this through the covers and sets off for a single. Mosaddek gives up halfway and is gone for all money but the throw misses the stumps at the striker's end. The helmet comes off for Afif and he thanks the heavens. A wonderful match-winning knock.

16.5 2

Tendai Chatara to Afif Hossain. RUN OUT MISSED! May not have mattered but this is schoolboy stuff. Around off, Hossain comes down the track and hits it down the ground. He wants the second as long off is a bit slow to get to the ball but Mosaddek takes off late. The throw comes in to Chatara who is in a good position to remove the bails but he misses the ball and hits the stumps with his hands instead!

16.4 4

Tendai Chatara to Afif Hossain. FOUR! WHACK! A length ball, on middle, Afif comes down the track and hammers it down the ground for a boundary! 8 more needed now.

16.3 1

Tendai Chatara to Mosaddek Hossain. Full and outside off, driven through mid off for one.

16.2 1

Tendai Chatara to Afif Hossain. A length ball, around middle, Afif comes down the track and hammers it straight back over the bowler's head for a run.

16.1 1

Tendai Chatara to Mosaddek Hossain. Full and around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

End of Over : 16 13 Runs 17.4: 130/6
15.6 4

Kyle Jarvis to Afif Hossain. FOUR! Extension of cheekiness! A length ball, down the leg side, Afif gets down and across and paddles it over short fine leg for consecutive boundaries!

15.5 4

Kyle Jarvis to Afif Hossain. FOUR! Cheeky! A length ball, around middle, Afif sways down and ramps it over the keeper to the third man fence!

15.4 1

Kyle Jarvis to Mosaddek Hossain. Jumps down the track and powers this down the ground for a run.

Summary

Bangladesh Tri-Series 2019 is starting on Friday, September 13.  The first T20I match will be played between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah.

 

Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will compete in the T20I cricket tournament. The series is hosted by Bangladesh and consists of 7 T20I matches between all the three cricket-playing nations.

 

While Bangladesh played in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Zimbabwe could not qualify for the same. Both Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have played 9 T20I matches so far, out of which Bangladesh won 5 while Bangladesh won 4. Bangladesh have the home advantage in the tri-series.

Bangladesh Squad: Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taijul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Yeasin Arafat, Mahedi Hasan.

Zimbabwe Squad: Brendan Taylor (wk), Hamilton Masakadza (c), Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Tony Munyonga, Neville Madziva, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Regis Chakabva, Richmond Mutumbami, Ainsley Ndlovu.

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