5th ODI, Bulawayo, Aug 21 2011, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe
(38.2/50 ov, target 254)160
Bangladesh won by 93 runs
player of the match
Shakib Al Hasan

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Taylor gets the series trophy, Meth joins in as well feeling his sore mouth gingerly. A happy Zimbabwe unit pose with the trophy and that brings us to an end of this series.

Brendan Taylor: "Bit disappointed with the way we ended but pretty chuffed with the series win, we will enjoy it. We played well as a collective unit, guys put their hands up and batted deep, bowlers did well and we fielded well. We are in a good place right now [with the depth in the squad] and it is nice to have options. We will get back to some hard work and see where we can improve on for the Pakistan series. Massive thank you to the crowd, they have come out and are getting bigger, hopefully we can put some smiles on their faces."

Brian Vitori is the Man of the Series for his match-winning performances that gave Zimbabwe the series. Vitori: "We have done all the hard work, had two months of preparation, I am not surprised that we did well. I was just having a problem with my shin and had to rest it [for the last two games]. Hopefully I will be ready for the Test against Pakistan."

Shakib Al Hasan is the Man of the Match. Shakib: "All the boys showed some character that we are not here just to play the game. It was painful (the injured finger), not too much worry, it should be alright. Newcomers have shown lots of promise, our fast bowlers have done well throughout the series. Everything came well in the last two games, We were coming off a break from international cricket, so it was not going to be easy for the guys."

Handshakes all around, that is the end of the series. So Bangladesh coming back in this series after it was gone, the third game was within their reach, it was one straight hit away but they could not do it. Poor batting performance from Zimbabwe today, they could do nothing against the spinners once Sibanda fell. Shakib doing it again for Bangladesh, 216 runs in the series at an average of 54 (bettered only by Sibanda), and six wickets at under five an over

Shafiul to Price, OUT

all over for Zimbabwe, that is the game for Bangladesh, Meth is not going to come out to bat, widish delivery, he goes after it from the crease and hits it to backward point

Ray Price c Nasir Hossain b Shafiul Islam 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Shafiul to Price, no run

length ball forced off the front foot towards extra cover

bob: "@Jake, I have a secret recipe for hats, it's family tradition. Given Mahmudullah gets the remaining wickets, I will send you the recipe."

end of over 381 run • 2 wickets
ZIM: 160/8CRR: 4.21 RRR: 7.83 • Need 94 runs from 12 overs
Ray Price0 (0)
Shafiul Islam6-0-26-0
Mahmudullah to Utseya, OUT

another one goes, Utseya departs now, shortish one, he tries to go back in the crease and pull it through square leg, tame top edge, swirls up tamely and shot fine leg is waiting under it

Prosper Utseya c Abdur Razzak b Mahmudullah 7 (7m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.33
Mahmudullah to Utseya, no run

pushed through quicker, and he gets forward to defend

Mahmudullah to Utseya, no run

turns in from off, he plays it towards midwicket

Mahmudullah to Utseya, no run

worked off the back foot to midwicket

Mahmudullah to Waller, OUT

that is it for Waller and for Zimbabwe I say, down on the knee and tries to slog-sweep over midwicket, gets it straight to the man in the deep, been an entertaining innings, and has brought Zimbabwe back a shade but he has given it away

Malcolm Waller c Imrul Kayes b Mahmudullah 51 (78m 70b 4x4 0x6) SR: 72.85
Mahmudullah to Utseya, 1 run

goes hard at the sweep from outside off and gets it in front of square leg

Albert: "If Mahmudullah gets the next 4 wickets you will get to eat all the hats in your house Jake!"

end of over 376 runs
ZIM: 159/6CRR: 4.29 RRR: 7.31 • Need 95 runs from 13 overs
Malcolm Waller51 (69)
Prosper Utseya6 (7)
Shafiul Islam6-0-26-0
Shafiul to Waller, no run

hurls it in full with the angle, flicked to midwicket

Shafiul to Utseya, 1 run

pushed in to the off side for a single

Shafiul to Utseya, no run

loud appeal for leg before, Shafiul is sure he has his man, angled in and strikes him in front of middle and leg, could have gone down leg, but close enough to merit a big shout

Shafiul to Waller, 1 run

pushed in front of point for a single

Shafiul to Waller, no run

opens the face and pushes towards point

Shafiul to Waller, FOUR runs

crack! that resounded around the ground as Waller gets to his 50 with a smashing drive off the front foot that goes through sweeper cover, that was struck really hard and Kayes did not have much time to move to his right

Shafiul is back