Player of the Match
Player of the Match

9pm: Mashrafe collects the trophy and is joined by his team-mates. Zimbabwe have been killed off again. And a toy tiger joins the celebrations as well. Many thanks for your company and comments. Kept me on my toes. Do watch out for analyses from Mohammad Isam. Be back for the T20 series. Until then, goodbye and good night!


Chigumbura: It is disappointing once again. We thought they may score 300-plus score but we kept them to about 270 and managed to pull it back. But again we lost wickets and that's always difficult. T20 is a different version and we have to play different cricket.

Tamim is the Man of the Match. Here he is again: I think I was batting well from the first game. I din't get the big score. We started well with me and Imrul and Mustafiz finished it. There is always room for improvement. We have won the series, so no complaints.

Mushfiqur, Man of the Series: We have really worked hard and it has paid off. The bowlers did their job and the top order did well. It is not an easy wicket to chase. Mustafiz and Al-Amin had lots of overs in the end. It is really pleasing for our team.

Mashrafe: We don't have Shakib, so we have to keep changing bowlers. The dressing room is relaxed. Thanks to the supporters for coming and helping us.

8:40pm : Mashrafe leads his team off the field. Another dominant display from Bangladesh. Mustafiz struck with his second ball to ride his car through Chamu's gate, and also dismissed the other opener - Chakabva. Zimbabwe, however, recovered through Williams and Chigumbura who added 80 together. Williams, benefiting from a couple of reprieves, went on to score the first fifty by a Zimbabwe player this series, but Mustafiz (off)cut his way through the lower order to claim his third five-wicket haul in his ninth ODI.

Tamim: "We have been playing well for the last one year. Hats off to Mustafiz again. Everybody chipped in. When you win games you get confidence. We had planed well and execute it well. The ODIs are over and T20 is a different ball game. With the T20 World Cup coming up, the two T20s are important for us. BPL is happening and that is important for us."

Mohammad Islam: "Mash for Man of the Tournament...Mash for President....Mash for Prime Minister!"

preetom: "expected mustafiz to be the man of the match"

Mahfuz: "What a Banglawash."

Aftiar: "Interesting stat: No Bangladeshi batsmen got out by LBW in this series!"

Arafat Sunny to Muzarabani, OUT, That is that! Bangladesh sweep the series 3-0, they win the final ODI by 61 runs. Loopier and drifts in, another soft dismissal, sums up the story for Zimbabwe. Feebly chipped back to the bowler

T Muzarabani c & b Arafat Sunny 0 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Arafat Sunny to Cremer, 1 run, down the pitch and chipped in front of midwicket
Arafat Sunny to Cremer, no run, drifts in with the angle on middle, dead batted

43 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | ZIM: 214/9 (63 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 4.97, RRR: 9.00)

  • Taurai Muzarabani0 (4b)
  • Graeme Cremer4 (6b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman8-0-34-5
  • Arafat Sunny9-0-46-0

Nayeem: "8 fielders in the slip cordon in an ODI, who would have thought that ever in his life? Tigers are just toying now with Zim.."

Mustafizur Rahman to Muzarabani, no run, yorker at the base of off, jammed into the cordon
Mustafizur Rahman to Muzarabani, no run, nice and full, cuts away outside off. Muzarabani is befuddled as he fishes and misses
Mustafizur Rahman to Muzarabani, no run, full on middle, blocked back
Mustafizur Rahman to Muzarabani, no run, pitched up and curls away outside off, poke and a miss

Whoa! Five slips and three gullies welcome No.11 Muzarabani

Abu Obaida Imon: "3rd "5-for" for #Mustafiz in just 9th match! What an asset he is for world cricket! Bravo Boy!"

Mustafizur Rahman to Panyangara, OUT, Is that a return catch? Mustafiz claims the catch. They go upstairs. Whippy cutter from Mustafiz, Panyangara is early into the drive and spoons it back. It isn't a bump ball. The noise came from the bat jamming the turf. Third five-for in ODIs for Mustafiz in only his ninth game

T Panyangara c & b Mustafizur Rahman 3 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Mustafizur Rahman to Cremer, 1 run, short and on top of the stumps, chopped to off

42 | 3 Runs | ZIM: 213/8 (64 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.07, RRR: 8.00)

  • Tinashe Panyangara3 (4b)
  • Graeme Cremer3 (5b)
  • Arafat Sunny9-0-46-0
  • Mustafizur Rahman7-0-33-4
Arafat Sunny to Panyangara, no run, pushed through outside off, Panyangara can't touch this. Slog sweep connects only with air
Arafat Sunny to Cremer, 1 run,
Arafat Sunny to Cremer, no run, slides on outside off past the groping bat
Arafat Sunny to Panyangara, 1 run, fired on middle and leg, Panyangara sweeps a single to long leg

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4CJ ChibhabhaRW Chakabva
2nd39CR ErvineRW Chakabva
3rd4CR ErvineSC Williams
4th80E ChigumburaSC Williams
5th59SC WilliamsMN Waller
6th2SC WilliamsSikandar Raza
7th19Sikandar RazaLM Jongwe
8th0AG CremerLM Jongwe
9th7T PanyangaraAG Cremer
10th1AG CremerT Muzarabani