Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Naim
Mohammad Naim
63(51) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 6 17 5 14 6 8 5
Soumya Sarkar
Soumya Sarkar
50(45) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 8 22 9 5 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Mustafizur Rahman
Mustafizur Rahman
O4
M0
R31
W3
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
Shoriful Islam
Shoriful Islam
O3
M0
R17
W2
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Scorer: Vairavan | Commentator: @himanshu_a30

And much like the other matches of tour, Bangladesh emerge winners after Zimbabwe seemed to have the upper hand. The hosts must win tomorrow to remain alive in the series, so don't forget to join us for the action in the second T20I. Until then, it's a goodbye and goodnight from our side!

tjrp: "Despite another loss ZIM's future looks a lot better than anticipated a year ago. Mazurabani, Myers and Madhevere promising prospects that showed they can compete at this level"

Here's Mahmudullah, the winning captain: "The situation was like that [to hit from first ball]. We wanted to show intent, and credit goes to our top-order batters. The bowlers also came back nicely after the first ten overs. Last seven or eight games [here] have been won by the chasing team... and we wanted to use our batting depth. The openers used their opportunity well."

Soumya Sarkar is the Player of the Match: "Thanks to God for me having come here. It was a good catch that I took. And when I got the ball, I tried to bowl as the captain wanted. It would have been really good to finish off the game with the bat, though."

Raza, the host captain, will speak first: "We were looking at 170-plus. I think the middle order and the lower-middle order didn't fire. I myself take that responsibility as well. Not batting that last over was criminal. But there were a lot of positives we achieved today. We came out of the powerplay all right [with the ball]... But these are the challenges you take on. Tomorrow hopefully the new ball comes out right."

Time for the post-match presentations.

Tanvir Islam: "Zimbabwe needed only one more bowler who could match Muzarabani's excellence to keep the match on their court."

Sampath pings that with this being Bangladesh's 100th T20I, they have joined Australia and Pakistan to be the only teams to win their 100th match in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.

Ankur: "Because Zim doesnt have A team from which they can select replacement. There is dearth of talent in such team! They are a developing team. "

Jezza: "Ngarava was the wrong person to bowl. That over has just cost Zimbabwe the match "

4.04pm And a familiar story unfolds. Bangladesh win by eight wickets with seven balls to go after Zimbabwe were the dominant side for a fair bit of the match. Naim carries hit bat with 63* following a century opening partnership with Soumya, who hit 50 himself. The fact that both Bangladesh wickets were off run-outs pretty much sums up the hosts' bowling - having hardly any threat of picking up a wicket.

18.5
1
Muzarabani to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, opens the bat face, and lifts that over mid-off, with the man inside the circle. Slower delivery on a fullish length on off, and he lofted that over the fielder, who chased it by running back, but that would have hardly mattered

1 to win

18.4
2
Muzarabani to Mohammad Naim, 2 runs, guided to the left of third man, with Muzarabani going on a back of a length outside off, and the batter rides the bounce to dab that close to his body

Naim again tightens his right pad, as Muzarabani waits

18.3
1
Muzarabani to Nurul Hasan, 1 run, slower ball outside off, tapped to point for a quick single. That also brings up the 150 for his side
18.2
6
Muzarabani to Nurul Hasan, SIX, full-toss on off, and clipped to fine leg for the maximum. Perhaps misses out on an attempted yorker, and the batter simply helps that along for a six to the right of the man on the fence. Bangladesh just one hit away now

Over the wicket to Nurul as well. Mid-off and mid-on inside the circle

18.1
1
Muzarabani to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, plays across the line, but gets it to the left of mid-off, with Muzarabani going full on middle and off

Just 11 required from 12 balls. Muzarabani is back, over the wicket

Kapil Baldawa: "Ngarava bowls in PP, goes for a plenty, bowls at death, goes for a plenty. How he keeps getting game after game?"

END OF OVER:
18 | 16 Runs | BDESH: 142/2 (11 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.88, RRR: 5.50)

  • Mohammad Naim59 (48b)
  • Nurul Hasan9 (6b)
  • Richard Ngarava4-0-46-0
  • Wellington Masakadza3-0-20-0
17.6
1
Ngarava to Mohammad Naim, 1 run, short of a length and slightly outside off, parried to deep point to complete the over with 16 runs

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st102Soumya SarkarMohammad Naim
2nd21MahmudullahMohammad Naim
3rd30Nurul HasanMohammad Naim