Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Bangladesh have done it comfortably. They were chasing a fairly low target, despite the resistance offered by Brendan Taylor and Ray Price, and were guided superbly by Mushfiqur who played a calm innings but deprived himself of a deserving century. However, if one were to pick the player of the day, it would have to be Dolar Mahmud, who rocked Zimbabwe with four wickets to help restrict them to an easily chaseable score. Bangladesh have won three ODI series in a row and have signed off from this series with authority. Shakib's captaincy has been hugely impressive and more importantly, he's led by example, both here and in the tour of West Indies. One shouldn't be too surprised if Bangladesh persist with him as their captain once Mortaza returns. We'll get you the presentation details in a bit.

Utseya: "Yes, we are disappointed but Bangladesh proved they were the better team. The younger players have done well. We thank the crowd for supporting us and we hope to put in a better performance next time. With the franchise system coming in, it can only get better."

Shakib: "The boys have been showing their character, have been performing well throughout this series and have played very good cricket. The players have stepped up and Mushfiqur played well today. The top order has clicked. I'm focusing on my game, and the boys have supported me well."

Dolar Mahmud is the Man of the Match.

Dolar: "It's good to perform well in international cricket and I played well this time. The wicket was providing assistance and I made use of it."

Tamim is the Man of the series with 300-odd runs, including that match-winning 150-odd in the fourth ODI.

Tamim: "This is my first such award and hopefully there'll be more to come. The 154 was my best innings and hopefully there'll be many more. The top order played very well this series, and Junaid supported me really well. The boys have performed superbly and we're very happy."

That's all from us, folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. It's been a pleasure bringing you this series and we hope you've enjoyed it. Until the next time, on behalf of everyone at Cricinfo, this is Sid Talya signing off. Adios!

Williams to Naeem Islam, FOUR runs, all over, tossed up on the off, waits for it, takes on a length and smashes it over the bowler's head to seal a 4-1 win
Williams to Naeem Islam, no run, full on middle, driven back to the bowler who hurls it back at the stumps at the striker's end
Williams to Naeem Islam, no run, threw it up and invited him to go for the big one, swung hard but missed
Williams to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short on middle, punched off the back foot just wide of mid-off for a single
Williams to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted on middle, drive straight to mid-off, how long will this take?

47 | 5 Runs | BDESH: 207/5 (3 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.40, RRR: 1.00)

  • Naeem Islam0 (4b)
  • Mahmudullah26 (39b)
  • EC Rainsford8-1-39-0
  • SC Williams3-0-10-0
Rainsford to Naeem Islam, no run, full toss on the off stump, stays rooted to the crease and punches it to mid-off
Rainsford to Mahmudullah, 1 run, pitched up on middle and off, flicks it away to deep square leg for a single
Rainsford to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a good length outside off, walks across and bunts it to point
Rainsford to Mahmudullah, no run, bouncer, we haven't seen any today, banged in outside off, left alone

Just one hit away...

Rainsford to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs, almost done, short outside off, comes down the track and swats it past the bowler wide of mid-off for a boundary
Rainsford to Mahmudullah, no run, landed short outside off, pushed through to cover off the back foot

Heath Streak's having a word with Peter Chingoka. Rainsford comes on. He has a widish slip in place.

46 | 3 Runs | BDESH: 202/5 (8 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.39, RRR: 2.00)

  • Naeem Islam0 (3b)
  • Mahmudullah21 (34b)
  • SC Williams3-0-10-0
  • RW Price10-2-21-2
Williams to Naeem Islam, no run, threw it up this time, very slow through the air, defended with a reach to cover
Williams to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short and quick on the off, smacked down to long-on for a single
Williams to Mahmudullah, no run, sliding it on leg stump, worked away to midwicket
Williams to Mahmudullah, no run, went with the arm, bowled on a good length on middle, defended back to the bowler
Williams to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, short outside off, slashed hard, got a thick outside edge and it fell just short of Price at short third, he fumbled and they take two
Williams to Mahmudullah, no run, fired it on a good length outside off, defended to cover

The powerplay is in operation now, with just five overs remaining. Williams will bowl.

45 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | BDESH: 199/5 (11 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 4.42, RRR: 2.20)

  • Naeem Islam0 (2b)
  • Mahmudullah18 (29b)
  • RW Price10-2-21-2
  • SC Williams2-0-7-0
Price to Naeem Islam, no run, drifting in towards the off stump, turning away, gets on the back foot and defends it to cover
Price to Naeem Islam, no run, arm ball, bowled quick, short on middle, chopped down to point

Naeem comes in

Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe 2009 News

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st43Mushfiqur RahimTamim Iqbal
2nd5Mohammad AshrafulMushfiqur Rahim
3rd51Mushfiqur RahimRaqibul Hasan
4th70Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
5th30MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
6th13Naeem IslamMahmudullah