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3rd ODI, Harare, July 20, 2021, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe
(48/50 ov, T:299) 302/5

Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
112 (97)
Player Of The Series
145 runs • 8 wkts
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end of over 4816 runs
BAN: 302/5CRR: 6.29 
Afif Hossain26 (17b 3x4 1x6)
Nurul Hasan45 (39b 6x4)
Luke Jongwe 7-0-44-1
Blessing Muzarabani 8-0-43-0

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

Tamim collects the trophy and now the players are posing for the team photo.

Tamim Iqbal is the Player of the Match. Tamim: Happy that I contributed for the team. I thought it was a very good wicket, they batted exceptionally well. They could have 25-30 runs more but we bowled well in the last two-three overs. It was a good challenge for the batting unit and we responded well. Unfortunately, I won't be part of the T20 team because of my injury. I need to do rehab for 10-12 weeks. But all the best to the players and Eid Mubarak to everyone back home.

Shakib Al Hasan is the Player of the Series. Shakib: Feels good to contribute for the team. Winning 3-0 against Zimbabwe in Zimbabwe is not easy. The pitch was really good today, and I feel I missed out. In T20Is, we have to be at our best as the game changes in the matter of an over. We will have to take it one game at a time.

Brendan Taylor: 15-20 runs short. They paced the innings beautifully. Tamim showed his class today. We can take some positives out of it though. Regis has really found another gear, I am really pleased for him. Raza and Burl performed well after coming from injuries. Muzarabani is our strike bowler, Tiripano had found some rhythm and some reverse swing, so I stuck with him but they saw him off.

Time for the presentation ceremony.

Andy: "Mature performance from two youngsters, keep it up"

Khalid: "What a knock from Nurul coming back to the team after so many days. Bravo!!"

5.15pm A win with two overs to spare. Tamim Iqbal's brilliant ton had set up the chase and Nurul Hasan finished it with an unbeaten 39-ball 45. Just like all the games so far on this tour, Zimbabwe seemed to have things under control at times but they failed to seize those moments. Taylor's captaincy was a bit baffling as well. He didn't bring on Muzarabani earlier and kept throwing the ball to Tiripano, just like Bangladesh did with Saifuddin.

Jongwe to Afif, FOUR runs

a thumping win for Bangladesh as they complete the whitewash. Agony for Zimbabwe. Fuller outside off and this had been driven through covers to wrap up the game

Jongwe to Afif, SIX runs

the scores are level. Fuller outside off and Afif goes big. Gets down on one knee and launches it over mid-off

Jongwe to Afif, 1 wide

fuller but way, way outside off, another wide

Jongwe to Afif, no run

a low full toss around off, smashed but straight to extra cover

Jongwe to Nurul, 1 run

full and straight. Driven towards long-on. The fielder fumbles but only a single

Jongwe to Nurul, 1 wide

fuller but down the leg side. Another freebie

Jongwe to Nurul, 2 runs

fuller on the stumps, flicked towards deep midwicket

Rony: "Nurul Hasan showing energetic approach to this chase. Hope he will get more chances to play in upcoming matches including T20Is. "

A wide long-on in place. Expect to bowl him straight

Jongwe to Afif, 1 run

fuller outside off, digs it out towards cover and sets off. A direct hit and Nurul was out

13 required from 18. Change of gloves for Nurul. There might be a message for him as well.

Jongwe now

end of over 476 runs
BAN: 286/5CRR: 6.08 RRR: 4.33 • Need 13 runs from 18b
Afif Hossain15 (13b 2x4)
Nurul Hasan42 (37b 6x4)
Blessing Muzarabani 8-0-43-0
Wessly Madhevere 10-0-45-2

Imam: "I don't understand Taylor's captaincy here. Why wait so long to bring bang your best bowler when you need wickets so desperately? "

Muzarabani to Afif, 1 run

slower length ball on the pads, tucked away towards fine leg

Muzarabani to Afif, no run

short of length outside off, goes for the pull but mistimes it into the ground. Raza is alert this time and prevent any runs

Muzarabani to Afif, no run

short of length outside off, chopped towards backward point

Muzarabani to Afif, 2 runs

slower length ball on the stumps and they sneak in two once again. Played in front of square leg with soft hands and the short midwicket fielder was slow to respond. Think it was Raza

Muzarabani to Afif, 2 runs

short of length outside off, chopped behind point. Chatara fumbles there as the fielder called for two. Easily done in the end

Around the wicket

Muzarabani to Nurul, 1 run

slower one. Length ball around off. Nurul comes forward and defends it towards covers for a quick single

Muzarabani is back. He has three overs left but now he can bowl only two. Think Taylor got his calculations wrong

end of over 461 run
BAN: 280/5CRR: 6.08 RRR: 4.75 • Need 19 runs from 24b
Afif Hossain10 (8b 2x4)
Nurul Hasan41 (36b 6x4)
Wessly Madhevere 10-0-45-2
Donald Tiripano 7-0-61-2
Madhevere to Afif, no run

fuller on the stumps, pushed towards short midwicket. So just a single from that over

Madhevere to Afif, no run

length ball outside off, taps it towards point

Around the wicket

Madhevere to Nurul, 1 run

length outside off, punches it towards deep point from the back foot

Madhevere to Nurul, no run

length ball on the stumps, flicked towards square leg. A sliding stop there

Madhevere to Nurul, no run

down the wicket but Madhevere bowled it shorter. Looks to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge on to the pads

Madhevere to Nurul, no run

length ball around off, pushes it towards extra cover

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