taken at long-on, and that's over. Good length ball bowled wide of off, as he swings his bat to play across the line. The ball finds Masakadza again, and he can't stop himself from celebrating with a smile and a shake of the shoulder. Zimbabwe win, finally
Phew! Zimbabwe edge past Bangladesh in the sixth attempt after running close on five occasions earlier. The series is all square at 1-1, and don't forget to join us for the decider on Sunday. Until then, you can hop on the action between Sri Lanka and India, as we bid goodbye to you today!
Andy: "So happy for Zimbabwe! Between broken shoes, dodgy administrators"
SunnyK: "What a Lucky Charm for Zimbabwe! Wellington Masakadza is literally Everywhere!"
Here's Raza: "Today we managed to tick a lot more boxes than we managed yesterday. [166 was enough?] I would have taken that [score], and with a young squad, it gives us confidence. We back ourselves to defend... Blessing listened to the team plan... and hopefully we all listen to the team plan for the final game!"
Madhevere is the Player of the Match for his knock of 73: "All credit to the boys. Everyone in the change room gave me positive ideas... The wicket was on the slower side, but credit to the Bangladesh bowlers - they bowled well. I'm starting to fancy opening in T20s, and build on that as well... "
Mahmudullah will speak first: "We didn't have a good partnership... We missed a few chances in the field, that's why they put big partnerships and got to a big total. We need to look into those areas and come back stronger. [Shoriful a positive?] Shoriful has been bowling really well. The bowlers have been trying really hard."
Time for the presentations
Hetelani Mukwak: "Today it was a real team work from the Zimbabwean side, all departments played very well. Thumbs up team Zimbabwe "
Camper: "@Hetelani Mukwak Tendai Chatara (at least for today) has looked all of the bowling partner that Muzarabani has been deserving for some time now. He bowled much better than Ngarava and probably if Ngarava had played this game would have been much closer."
4.05pm So here comes the hosts' first win of the tour. A real team effort from Zimbabwe, led by Madhevere, Burl and Masakadza, as they win by 23 runs. They posted 166 and avoided a batting collapse for a change, and their bowlers answered the call with a match-winning display. Zimbabwe's fielding was also spot-on - much in contrast to that of Bangladesh today - and an all-round effort means the series is levelled at 1-1.
short of a length again, and goes wide of off. Taskin swings his bat, but can't connect to that while playing away from his body
yorker length on middle and off, and driven down the ground. A run-out chance at the keeper's end. Taskin wasn't dragging his bat, and that's touch-and-go as the bails are clipped just at the moment Taskin bangs his bat inside the crease
Shoriful is the new man, but Taskin will be on strike
caught at extra cover while going for a heave. This was on a good length and wide of off again, as he made room to try and swing the bat, but could only sky that to the fielder
top-edges a pull past short third man. Short of a length and wide of off, the batter swings his bat and gets it through to the right of the fielder
the ball rolls over to the keeper, as this is bowled very full and wide of off. Called a wide, but Raza not happy as it was a very tight call
slower ball on a full length on middle and leg, and he pushes it to deep point by making room
dances down after making room, but can't get bat on ball while trying to pull the short of a length ball on middle
clipped to deep square leg off the inside edge for a couple. This was bowled in the slot, but the batter swung his bat much earlier than the ball arrived
another shortish ball on middle, tapped toward point with a skip in the crease
good length ball on middle and leg, and angles back in as the batter makes room and the ball passes his inside edge on its way to the keeper
goes for the swing, but the ball is pretty wide of him. Fullish length and outside off, as the batter plays while being stuck in his crease
35 from 12. Anyone for (more) drama?
Hetelani Mukwak: "Tendai Chatara is nolonger effective as he used to be some 5 years ago, it's high time that he should retire. "
another good stop by the man at deep midwicket. This time he rushes to his right to stop the short ball on middle which is pulled pretty powerfully as well
Chatara runs in, but backs out eventually
is he hit-wicket? There was a sound of the stumps getting clipped just before the ball left the bowler's hands. This looks ridiculous, with the bails having come off by the wind. Anyway, the bowler had gone for the short ball on middle with the batter deep in his crease to pull to deep midwicket. But this is strange, I don't remember such a coincidence ever
slashes this full delivery on middle and off to extra cover
good leaping stop by deep midwicket to his left to prevent a boundary. Short of a length on middle, and pulled toward deep square leg but the fielder intercepts and keeps it down to two
short of a length ball on middle, and climbing on to the batter. Pulled toward midwicket with his eyes almost taken off the ball
Taskin is the new man
pulled to fine leg, and he's gone. Steps across to this good length ball on middle and off, and swings his bat to try and clear the fence. But that's instead hit really flat to the fielder, and that's also probably the game for Zimbabwe
slower delivery on a fullish length and wide of off. Left alone by the batter, and called a wide
Chatara back. Over the wicket
Harare hangover: "You just can't keep Wellington out of the game." --- You got it!
backs away to this very full on middle, and pushes to deep midwicket. A throw back in time from Masakadza means the batters are restricted to one
|Harare Sports Club|
|Toss||Zimbabwe, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||3-match series level 1-1|
|Match number||T20I no. 1198|
|Match days||23 July 2021 - day (20-over match)|
Over 20 • BAN 143/10
Mahmudullah says Bangladesh 'didn't click as a batting group' after loss to Zimbabwe
Sikandar Raza: I always believed and prayed that things will turn
|Shakib Al Hasan||caught||12||10|
|Shoriful Islam||not out||0||0|
|Extras||(b 2, lb 7, w 4)|
|Total||143(10 wkts; 19.5 ovs)|