Bangladesh decides to bat first after winning toss
11 November 2015, Nirapad News: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss for the first time in this ODI series and has decided to bat first in the third ODI against Zimbabwe in Mirpur on Wednesday.
Bangladesh will be keen to end their emphatic year in international cricket with a “banglawash” in the last day of the three-day ODI against Zimbabwe.
Tigers proved the critics wrong and turned their fate to bag the fifth home-series on by securing the three-match ODI series on Monday.
However, heading into the last match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium the hosts are not taking things lightly as a defeat at the hands of the 10th ranked ODI nation will see them drop two valuable rating points in the rankings table.
Bangladesh currently stand 7th with 96 points and a clean sweep of the series will ensure them just one points.
Both teams remained unchanged as the visitors looked to salvage some pride in what had so far been a winless tour.
The pitch was likely to remain flat and slow, with some dew expected in the evening, which the home side decided to take head on.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Liton Das, 4 Mahmudullah, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Sabbir Rahman, 7 Nasir Hossain, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 9 Arafat Sunny, 10 Mustafizur Rahman, 11 Al-Amin Hossain
Zimbabwe: 1 Chamu Chibhabha, 2 Regis Chakbava, 3 Craig Ervine, 4 Malcolm Waller, 5 Sean Williams, 6 Sikandar Raza, 7 Elton Chigumbura (capt), 8 Luke Jongwe, 9 Graeme Cremer, 10 Tinashe Panyangara, 11 Taurai Muzarabani