result
1st match (D/N), Dhaka, Jan 15 2018, Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series
(28.3/50 ov)171/2
Bangladesh won by 8 wickets (with 129 balls remaining)
player of the match
Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh

6.20 pm That's all from Mirpur today. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the first match of this tri-nation series. It's Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka in two days, but till then it's good bye from Sreshth and Deivayaran. Tata!

6.10 pm Time for the presentation ceremony. First up, the losing captain, Graeme Cremer. He says: "Definitely not enough runs on the board. We didn't mind batting first, but we needed 240. Raza was decent, so was PJ. The lack of ODI's have hurt us a little, but we do have some experienced players. Guess it never helps when you don't play enough. Sometimes it's too late to learn in a short tournament like this. We are going to Dubai after this series, and then the World Cup Qualifiers at home. This is what we are looking ahead at. For the next game, we'll look to get to 40-45 in the first ten overs and then see where we go from there. We'll be better in the next game."

Mashrafe Mortaza, the winning captain: "South Africa was tough. So coming home and winning is always good. We need to play well against Sri Lanka as well. The bowlers did well, we knew there was no sun last few days, so knew wicket may play some role. Shakib, brilliant. When you're chasing 171, we just knew that one or two partnerships and we'd be done. Tamim did so well, so did Anamul. Shakib did great batting at No.3. It's very important to get the first win. Hopefully we can continue."

Shakib Al Hasan is the Man of the Match. Here's what the man has to say: "It was important to get early wickets, because the wicket got better as the game progressed. There was a bit of moisture at the start, so we thought spinners might get help. And, that's exactly what happened. Tamim's been terrific last few years. Hopefully he can continue doing that. Batting at No. 3 gives you more opportunity to bat more. At No.3 team expects you to score more runs. New job, new responsibilities. Hopefully, I can carry on."

6.03 pm Reactions from the two captains coming up next. A bunch of contenders for the Man of the Match as well. Will it be Shakib Al Hasan or Tamim Iqbal?

Shahidul Arman: "Stats: Kapil dev never gave a no ball in his whole career (131 Tests and 225 ODIs) And debutant Muzarabani made 4 already in one over!!"

Ovy: "Hope Zimbabwe step up their game. It's really sad to see them suffering like this. We Bangladeshi learn a lot from them once. Come on Zimbabwe!"

6.00 pm A dominating performance from Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal's unbeaten 84 sees the hosts through to the win. Zimbabwe, however, will be disappointed with their batting as well as their bowling. Their fielding, too, let them down. The teams shake hands as the Bangladesh fans rejoice in Mirpur. They overhauled 171 with ease after a thoroughly professional bowling performance in the first innings.

28.3
1
Cremer to Mushfiqur, 1 run

good length on middle stump, turned off his hips to short fine leg. There's the win! Bangladesh win by eight wickets.

Scores are level.

28.2
4
Cremer to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

full on leg stump, swept with the turn on this occasion. Goes over the square-leg umpire, and deep backward square can't stop this either

Tahia Tahia: "Tamim can't get a 100 anyway with the number of runs available. So Why aren't these two just playing to finish this asap and get a huge NRR advantage. Could help should BD lose to SL and Zim win with SL (1 win each scenario)"

28.1
1
Cremer to Tamim, 1 run

full on middle stump, worked off his toes to midwicket. Wants a quick run, get it with ease

Bangladesh need six more runs.

end of over 2811 runs
BDESH: 165/2CRR: 5.89 • RRR: 0.27 • Need 6 runs from 22 overs
Tamim Iqbal83 (92)
Mushfiqur Rahim9 (21)
Blessing Muzarabani4-0-31-0
Graeme Cremer7-0-40-0
27.6
1
Muzarabani to Tamim, 1 run

back of a length on middle stump, tapped to midwicket for a quick run, another direct hit at the non-striker's makes the Zimbabweans interested, but replays say 'not out'. End of a marathon over

Ovy: "The way Tamim Iqbal is batting he's certainly one of the best openers currently, right? His records in last 2 years has been phenomenal. " -- He's definitely up there, yes. He made it clear in his interview with ESPNcricinfo last year that his aim is to be the World's No.1 opener.

27.5
2
Muzarabani to Tamim, 2 runs

back of a length on leg stump, tapped off his hips to deep backward square. They want the second, and Tamim may be out here! Direct hit from the man at deep backward square, but replays suggest he's in.

27.4
2
Muzarabani to Tamim, 2 runs

full on off stump, slapped away from his body over cover, falls short of the man in the deep. Tamim scampers back for the second run

over the wicket

27.4
1nb
Muzarabani to Tamim, (no ball)

full and wide outside off, goes over the tram lines through to the keeper. Tamim misses the wild slog, but another big no ball from the debutant. The free hit continues.

27.4
1nb
Muzarabani to Tamim, (no ball)

full and wide outside off, takes the outside edge through to the keeper. Would've been out, but it was a free hit. Plus, it's another no ball. His no balls are getting bigger and bigger.

27.4
1nb
Muzarabani to Tamim, (no ball)

full outside off once again, another huuuge no ball from the bowler. Another free hit, this time to Tamim

around the wicket

27.3
1
Muzarabani to Mushfiqur, 1 run

back of a length outside off, angling into the batsman, got big on him but does well to tap this off his chest towards the leg side

27.2
Muzarabani to Mushfiqur, no run

can't put it away! Back of a length wide outside off, attempts a cut but plays under the delivery. Extra bounce this time

Free hit

27.2
1nb
Muzarabani to Mushfiqur, (no ball)

short and wide outside off, tries to cut but not in the gap. Stopped by Raza at cover. But, oh dear, it's a big no ball.

Sawan: "It might be a bit harsh on Sunjamul, But I want either of Abul/Saif to play against SL. They have a lot more offer both with bat and bowl."

27.1
1
Muzarabani to Tamim, 1 run

good length on middle and leg, flicked off his hips to square leg

end of over 275 runs
BDESH: 154/2CRR: 5.70 • RRR: 0.74 • Need 17 runs from 23 overs
Tamim Iqbal77 (85)
Mushfiqur Rahim8 (18)
Graeme Cremer7-0-40-0
Sikandar Raza10-1-53-2
26.6
1
Cremer to Tamim, 1 run

back of a length on middle stump, goes deep into the crease and nudges this to deep midwicket

26.5
4
Cremer to Tamim, FOUR runs

full and wide outside off, slapped away from his body to cover. Misfield once again by the man there, allowing the ball to go through his legs. Four free runs. Jarvis the guilty man on this occasion

Delwar Hossain: "There's not enough runs left in the innings for Tamim to get to his century. Bad luck."

Kamrul: "Don't remember the last time Bangladesh dominated Zimbabwe like today."

26.4
Cremer to Tamim, no run

full on off stump, defended with soft hands

26.3
Cremer to Tamim, no run

good length wide outside off, pokes at it and plays towards short third man

26.2
Cremer to Tamim, no run

good length on middle stump, spins into him, turned off his hips to square leg

26.1
Cremer to Tamim, no run

back of a length on middle stumps, goes deep into the crease and taps it back to Cremer

Bothwell: "@Ralph, im reliably informed Williams has a bad behaviour record, as for Chris Mpofu i'm also as surprised as you.. Your guess is as good as mine. "