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5th match (D/N), Dhaka, Jan 23 2018, Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series
(36.3/50 ov, target 217)125
Bangladesh won by 91 runs
player of the match
Tamim Iqbal
Bangladesh
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• The Report by Mohammad Isam

Shakib, Tamim lead Bangladesh's rout of Zimbabwe

Bangaldesh's most experienced players came to the fore on a dodgy pitch, contributing important runs before Shakib dented Zimbabwe's top order

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Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh216/9(50 overs)
Zimbabwe125/10(36.3 overs)

7.06 pm That's all from Mirpur for today. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the fifth game from this Tri-nation series. For now, it's good bye from Ranjith P, Varun Shetty and Sreshth Shah.

6.53 pm We're almost ready for the presentation ceremony. By the way, this is Mashrafe Mortaza's 30th win as ODI captain. He goes past the previous highest of 29 wins by Habibul Bashar.

The Man of the Match today is Tamim Iqbal, denying Shakib Al Hasan a hat-trick of awards. He says: "It wasn't the easiest wicket. On this kind of wicket, you just need to be patient and hit the loose balls. I thought my dismissal wasn't the great, should've batted through. A score of 230-240 would've been ideal. Even thought we weren't getting boundaries, we wanted to rotate the strike. Shakib played great and so did Mushfiqur. Always a proud moment to break records (most ODI runs in a venue and first Bangladeshi to 6000 runs)."

The winning captain now. Here's Mashrafe Mortaza. He says: "We thought it'd be a 280-300 surface at the toss, but it was a difficult pitch to bat on. Tamim and Shakib were brilliant and we although we did lose a bunch of wickets in the middle, our Nos. 9,10 and 11 added 45-odd runs together. Good thing that they are working with the coaches. Fizz has been practicing with the bat, and it paid off for him. When we came out to bowl, we wanted professionalism from the boys, and they all turned up. The way boys are going, it's very good. It's important to keep the intensity and momentum - hopefully we keep it for the rest of the tournament."

Here's the losing captain, Graeme Cremer. He says: "Difficult surface here, all of them look similar, but they all play different. Toss wasn't too crucial. We went about really well with the ball, were pleased with the 216 we restricted them in. But our batting was bad. It was nice to get Tamim out (on his own bowling), and we did claw it back nicely, especially since we bowled them out. I thought we gave Bangladesh some soft wickets. It's always tough to recover after a few early wickets. We've enjoyed the tri-series so far. We've brought some youngsters like Muzarabani. We hope to make the final, but all in all, we've enjoyed our trip here, and hopefully the youngsters have learnt something."

MahfuzKamal from Japan: "Arigatougozaimashita Sreshth. Another two matches ahead for Bangladesh in this series. As a Bangladeshi fan, I wish Shakib can break another Bengali Saurav Ganguli's record. I know I am optimistic :))

6.50 pm The Bangladesh bowlers made quick work of Zimbabwe's batting. They win by 91 runs, and secure another bonus-point win. Zimbabwe drop to third on the points table after this loss.

Mushfiqur says: "The pitch was tricky. And Sunzmul and Mustafizur at the end helped us get the momentum. We had thought that 250 would be a good score. We wanted someone to make a big score, but Tamim and Shakib couldn't reach their hundreds. But also, Cremer and Jarvis were excellent, so hopefully we can learn from those mistakes. The bowling attack we have, I knew we were in with a shot. The late 45 runs got by the tailenders gave them the confidence with the ball as well. Our motto of the team is to keep the momentum going. Want to play the same brand of cricket."

36.3
W
Mustafizur to Jarvis, OUT

pocketed by mid off! And it's all over. Full on off stump and smacked over the bowler's head. But no real power behind that. Taken by mid off with ease!

Kyle Jarvis c Mahmudullah b Mustafizur Rahman 10 (19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.63
36.2
4
Mustafizur to Jarvis, FOUR runs

full on middle stump, and smacked over Fizz. No stopping that as the ball races away to the long off boundary

36.1
Mustafizur to Jarvis, no run

full on off, muscled towards midwicket but no run on offer

MahfuzKamal: "How many records there are for a hat-trick of man-of-the-match?" -- Quite a lot actually. check this piece from ten years, written by George Binoy and Travis Basevi, that lists a bunch of them. Sourav Ganguly has the record for four-consecutive awards

end of over 364 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 121/9CRR: 3.36 RRR: 6.86 • Need 96 from 14 overs
Blessing Muzarabani0 (1)
Kyle Jarvis6 (16)
Shakib Al Hasan9-2-34-3
Mustafizur Rahman6-3-12-1
35.6
Shakib to Muzarabani, no run

full on off stump, tapped down the ground to mid off

35.5
1
Shakib to Jarvis, 1 run

tossed up full outside off, drives with the bat's open face behind square

35.4
2
Shakib to Jarvis, 2 runs

good length on middle and leg, whipped easily off his pads to deep midwicket. They want the second run, and they scamper through

35.3
W
Shakib to Chatara, OUT

easily taken at cow corner! Full on middle and Chatara goes for the slog, comes off the bat's toe end and it's only going down the throat of the man at wide long on

Tendai Chatara c Sabbir Rahman b Shakib Al Hasan 8 (13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.53
35.2
Shakib to Chatara, no run

full just outside off, Chatara tries to defend but the ball turns away from his bat's face. Big appeal for the caught behind or lbw, but the umpire is not interested

35.1
1
Shakib to Jarvis, 1 run

full on off stump, driven down the ground to long on. Firmly hit back

end of over 351 run
ZIM: 117/8CRR: 3.34 RRR: 6.67 • Need 100 from 15 overs
Tendai Chatara8 (11)
Kyle Jarvis2 (13)
Mustafizur Rahman6-3-12-1
Shakib Al Hasan8-2-30-2
34.6
Mustafizur to Chatara, no run

good length on middle stump, angling away from the tailender. Tries to poke at it with the angled bat, and the ball takes a feather-edge off the bat's surface. The ball's dipping, and forces the keeper to dive forward, but he misses the catch. Pops out of his hand as he tries to control himself. Goes down as a dropped

34.5
Mustafizur to Chatara, no run

good length on middle and off, Chatara defends firmly after getting his body behind the ball

34.4
Mustafizur to Chatara, no run

back of a length outside off, comes charging down the ground to slog this over the leg side, but he misses the shot completely. Goes under his bat and just past the outside of off stump

Show: "How is it decided whether the winning team gets the bonus point?" -- I hear Fermat is still trying to solve that equation

34.3
1
Mustafizur to Jarvis, 1 run

back of a length outside off, carved off the back foot to point. Misfield there, allows them to scamper through

34.2
Mustafizur to Jarvis, no run

full on off stump, smacked back to Fizz off the front foot

Mahneel: "Hi Sreshth, do you reckon Raza is currently one of the most underrated all rounders of the lot?" -- He's quite highly rated, to be honest. Wish Zimbabwe played more Tests and ODIs against higher-ranked opposition

34.1
Mustafizur to Jarvis, no run

good length on off stump, punched off the back foot to mid on. No single on offer

around the wicket

end of over 345 runs
ZIM: 116/8CRR: 3.41 RRR: 6.31 • Need 101 from 16 overs
Tendai Chatara8 (8)
Kyle Jarvis1 (10)
Shakib Al Hasan8-2-30-2
Mustafizur Rahman5-3-11-1

Sreshth is returning to take you to the end.

33.6
Shakib to Chatara, no run

good length on off stump, defended off the back foot

33.5
Shakib to Chatara, no run

back of a length on off stump, defended into the covers off the back foot

33.4
4
Shakib to Chatara, FOUR runs

swings and connects. Length ball outside off. Reaches out and drags it to the wide long-on boundary

33.3
Shakib to Chatara, no run

back of a length on the pads, goes on the back foot and misses the glance

33.2
Shakib to Chatara, no run

good length on off stump, defended on the front foot

Best performances - batters
Tamim Iqbal portrait
Tamim Iqbal
76 runs (105)
6 fours
0 six
Control91%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
0 four
0 six
41269158715
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan
51 runs (80)
6 fours
0 six
Control83%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
1963511016
Best performances - bowlers
Graeme Cremer
AG Cremer
O
10
M
0
R
32
W
4
ECO
3.2
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan
O
9
M
2
R
34
W
3
ECO
3.77
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh Tri-Nation SeriesZimbabwe tour of Bangladesh
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
Match numberODI no. 3964
Hours of play (local time)12:00 start, First Session 12.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45
Match days23 January 2018 - daynight(50-over match)
Umpires
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
Bangladesh Image
Sharfuddoula
TV Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Masudur Rahman
Match Referee
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David Boon
PointsBangladesh 5, Zimbabwe 0