Bangladesh open 2016 with a four-wicket win! That's the hosts' second-highest successful run chase in T20s. Shakib backs away and throws the bowler off course again. Jongwe slings a wide ball down leg. The dive from Moor is not enough again
6:15pm Bangladesh lost Soumya early, but Tamim gave the hosts a decent platform. Sabbir then dropped anchor and Shakib finished off the 164 chase calmly. Zimbabwe's openers had dominated in the early exchanges of the match, but a middle-order collapse set them back and eventually led to the downfall.
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Chigumbura: The most important period where we should have maximised we did not. We should work on that.Good to have the senior guys back in the team, but is is important to finish off games. We did not take our chances and I thought the bowlers did a good job. We did not back it up with our fielding.
Mashrafe: It was a clinical performance, batting. Bowling we will have to improve. Tamim was calm, Sabbir was brilliant, and Shakib finished it off. At stage, they looked to score 170-80, but the way Mustafiz and Al-Amin bowled was brilliant.
Hamilton Masakadza has to console himself with the Man-of-the-Match award
Hamilton: I thought I could have put a few more runs on the board. I think usually we have high-scoring games here. I was in, I should have made sure I should have stayed till the end. A lot of good young guys coming through and things are looking good for us in the future.
riad: "Zimbabwe did not score well in the death and later in the chase they allowed Bangladesh to score big."
botha: "2x5 wides from death bowlers, next time Zim would do better to use spinners in the death."
Shakib backs away again, the bowler follows him with a full toss. Whirl of the wrists as Shakib whips over backward square leg
short of a length on middle, Shakib backs away and carves it over to the third man boundary
slower ball on off, nudged towards mid-on
Shakib steps away outside leg, Jongwe fires a yorker, and pings the pad
Bangladesh need 13 off the last two overs
full on middle and leg, whipped to long leg
Shakib steps out, makes room. Vitori gets the yorker wrong and sprays miles down leg, beating the diving Moor
pretty full and on off, flashed into the covers
full on off, Nurul drops to one knee, scoops it fine of short fine leg
Shakib jumps outside leg, Vitori chases him. Driven to long-on
full on middle again, squeezed to midwicket
yorker, right at the base of middle, Shakib angles it to short third man
Nurul walks down the track, this short ball is floated outside off to beat the new batsman
Nurul, the debutant joins Shakib
six and out! The off stump is knocked back. Near-yorker length ball, Mahmudullah loses his shape and bottom-edges the ball back to disturb the furniture
short and width outside off, Mahmudullah makes room and cuts it. He sends it flying over the covers
Shakib makes room, waits for the slower ball, adjusts, and cuts it towards deep cover. They take the third off an overthrow
length and outside off, guided to third man
back of a length and on middle, Shakib uses his wrists and plays it in front of mid-on
nudged off the pads to short fine leg
Crucial wicket, Zimbabwe stay in the contest! Full and just a shade outside off, Mushfiq goes low for his pet shot - the slog sweep - and ends up skying it to deep midwicket. Raza is pumped
|Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna|
|Toss||Zimbabwe, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Bangladesh led the 4-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 479|
|Hours of play (local time)||15.00 start, First Session 15.00-16.20, Interval 16.20-16.40, Second Session 16.40-18.10|
|Match days||15 January 2016 - day (20-over match)|