Tigers have banglawashed Zimbabwe
11 November 2015, Nirapad News: Bangladesh have banglawashed Zimbabwe in their three-match ODI series with a 61-run win in the last match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday.
Mustafizur Rahman, who captured five wickets, was the key to making Zimbabwe’s run-chanse impossible.
Given the highest target of the series at 277 to win, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 215 in 43.3 overs.
The visitors stumbled, losing two openers — CJ Chibhabha and RW Chakabva — and number three CR Ervine within 47 runs from 8.4 overs. Mustafiz struck first only in the second ball of the innings and bowled Chibhabha. At 6.5 overs, he trapped Chakabva to a slower cutter and took his wicket. Sean Williams made the first fifty in the series for Zimbabwe side. He scored 53 run off 70 balls hitting five boundaries.
Nasir Hossain took Zimbabwean star batsman, CR Ervine, at his rising 21 runs. Bangladesh earlier posted 276 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal made the fifth highest opening partnership of 147 runs, both scoring 73 runs each.
After ups and downs in the middle order, only Mahmudullah anchored the innings in the later part and played a cameo of 52 off 40 balls that helped to reach the total of 276.
Earlier in the day, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has decided to bat first. This was his first time he had won the toss in this ODI series, which the home side had already clinched 2-0 after Monday’s 58-run win.