4th Match (N), Chattogram, Sep 18 2019, Bangladesh Twenty20 Tri-Series
(20 ov, target 176)
Bangladesh won by 39 runs
Player Of The Match
ZIM Innings
Full commentary
end of over 203 runs • 2 wicket
ZIM: 136/10CRR: 6.8 
Chris Mpofu0 (0)
Mustafizur Rahman4-0-38-2
Shafiul Islam4-0-36-3

That's all from our side for this game. See you soon.

Shakib Al Hasan: I thought we started well with the bat. The way we wanted to finish the innings, we couldn't. The bowlers bowled brilliantly, and at the same time, the way we fielded was terrific. It helped having proper five bowlers and in T20 matches, more often than not it's your bowlers who win you matches. Going into the final, if we win the next match that would be huge boost up as momentum is a big thing in T20 cricket.

Mahmudullah: From the dressing room only I had made my mind that I would go from the first ball. Liton batted really well, Mushy batted really well. Happy to contribute to the win and hopefully I will be more consistent. We need to put our best performance in the next game.

Mahmudullah is the Player of the Match.

Hamilton Masakadza: A bit of a disaster there with the batting. When you lose half your side within first ten overs, it's hard to come back. I thought the total was definitely chaseable, especially given the dew. That was also one of the reasons behind bowling first.

Time for the presentation ceremony.

10.00pm So Zimbabwe crash out of the race for the final as Bangladesh have outplayed them here at Chittagong. They had come closer in their first two games but today's was a disappointing performance. For Bangladesh, Liton and Mahmudullah led with the bat and then their bowlers had Zimbabwe reeling at 44 for 6 in the ninth over. Mutumbami scored 54 off 32 but that just reduced the margin of defeat.

Mustafizur Rahman to Ndlovu, OUT
moves across way outside off and too early, exposing the stumps, Mustafizur bowls it full-ish and in the line of the stumps to hit the middle stick
A Ndlovu b Mustafizur Rahman 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
Mustafizur Rahman to Ndlovu, no run
short and wide outside off, looks to go for the cut, misses
Mustafizur Rahman to Jarvis, OUT
short of length around off, Jarvis looks to go over long-on but cannot clear the fielder, an easy catch for Sabbir and that's the 50th T20I wicket for Mustafizur, the second Bangladesh bowler after Shakib to reach the landmark
KM Jarvis c sub (Sabbir Rahman) b Mustafizur Rahman 27 (20b 1x4 2x6) SR: 135.00
Mustafizur Rahman to Jarvis, no run
short of length wide outside off, fails Jarvis to connect the pull
Mustafizur Rahman to Jarvis, 2 runs
length ball angling away, a drag pull towards wide long-on and they come back for the second. A direct hit would have been surely out
Mustafizur Rahman to Ndlovu, 1 run
length ball angling away, opens the face to work it towards short third man
end of over 1913 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 133/8CRR: 7 • RRR: 43.00 • Need 43 runs from 6b
Kyle Jarvis25 (17)
Ainsley Ndlovu1 (1)
Shafiul Islam4-0-36-3
Mohammad Saifuddin4-0-14-1
Shafiul Islam to Jarvis, SIX runs
another slower one, fuller outside off and Jarvis goes aerial towards long-off, the fielder sprints to his left, puts in the dive but the ball just evades him and hits the skirting on the full
Shafiul Islam to Jarvis, 2 runs
a slower length ball, dragged towards wide long-on for two
Shafiul Islam to Jarvis, no run
a quick bouncer angling in towards the batsman who was looking to pull but had to take evasive action in the end
Shafiul Islam to Ndlovu, 1 run
another slower one, fuller and wider outside off, drags it towards long-on
Shafiul Islam to Mutumbami, OUT
fuller and wider outside off, Mutumbami looks go over extra cover but it's a slower one and he ends up slicing it towards short third man, easy catch for Saifuddin
R Mutumbami c Mohammad Saifuddin b Shafiul Islam 54 (32b 4x4 3x6) SR: 168.75
Shafiul Islam to Mutumbami, FOUR runs
fuller outside off, gives charge and looks to go over long-off, gets a thick outside edge that just evades the short third man's jump

Zubaier Mostafa: "Fizz is looking Fizzed out. Hope he finds form soon."

end of over 187 runs
ZIM: 120/7CRR: 6.66 • RRR: 28.00 • Need 56 runs from 12b
Kyle Jarvis17 (14)
Richmond Mutumbami50 (30)
Mohammad Saifuddin4-0-14-1
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-35-0
Mohammad Saifuddin to Jarvis, no run
a slower short one, Jarvis was early into the pull and gets beaten as the ball goes over the stumps
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mutumbami, 1 run
and that's his maiden T20I fifty. Fuller around off, comes forward and pushes it towards extra cover for a quick single, gets to his half-century off just 30 balls

Mutumbami on 49

Mohammad Saifuddin to Jarvis, 1 run
a low full toss outside off, moving away from the batsman, steered towards extra cover
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mutumbami, 1 run
a slower short ball outside off, Mutumbami comes down the track and taps it towards cover-point

Pias: "Zim top order must be kicking themselves. Dew has set in and Bangladesh bowling all over the place... but because they've lost too many early on, it's too much for the tail now"

Mohammad Saifuddin to Mutumbami, no run
gets the yorker right this time, right in the blockhole, Mutumbami jams his bat at it
Mohammad Saifuddin to Mutumbami, FOUR runs
a slower one gone wrong, ends up bowling a juicy full toss on the stumps, Mutumbami pulls it between deep square leg and deep midwicket for four

63 needed from last three

end of over 1714 runs
ZIM: 113/7CRR: 6.64 • RRR: 21.00 • Need 63 runs from 18b
Kyle Jarvis16 (12)
Richmond Mutumbami44 (26)
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-35-0
Shafiul Islam3-0-23-2
Mustafizur Rahman to Jarvis, SIX runs
length ball outside off, Jarvis waits on the back foot and pulls it over wide long-on for a six
Mustafizur Rahman to Mutumbami, 1 run
short of length outside off, goes for the pull but ends up hitting it in the air towards deep midwicket, falls well short of the incoming fielder
Mustafizur Rahman to Mutumbami, 2 runs
fuller around off, comes down and smashes it down the wicket, Liton puts in a dive to his left to stop the boundary
Mustafizur Rahman to Mutumbami, no run
fuller and wider outside off, tries to reach there but it goes over the bat
Mustafizur Rahman to Mutumbami, FOUR runs
a wide full toss outside off, Mutumbami just opens the face of the bat and uses the pace, gets four to third man