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3rd Match, Khulna, Jan 20 2016, Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh [Jan 2016]
(20 ov, target 188)156/6
Zimbabwe won by 31 runs
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• The Report by Vishal Dikshit

Zimbabwe spinners keep series alive by defending 187

Zimbabwe's batting line-up mustered a power-packed performance, something they hadn't done earlier in the series, to keep the series alive with a 31-run win in the third T20 against Bangladesh

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Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe187/6(20 overs)
Bangladesh156/6(20 overs)
end of over 2012 runs
BDESH: 156/6CRR: 7.80 
Muktar Ali19 (15)
Nurul Hasan30 (17)
Brian Vitori4-0-45-0
Taurai Muzarabani3-0-41-0

6:35pm: After whipping up their third-highest score in T20Is, Zimbabwe asphyxiated Bangladesh's chase. Sabbir extended his good form and struck a fifty, but Chisoro, Cremer, and Raza tied the hosts down. The asking rate shot up, scoreboard pressure told, and Bangladesh's chances were extinguished with the wicket of Shakib.

Mashrafe: It is a big lesson. The bowling wasn't there. Rain helped Zimbabwe batters, but credit to them. A few newcomers are good. By playing one match, you can't gauge anything. The last match, we will have to come back strongly. It was 170-wicket but the ball started to grip after the rain.

Hamilton: Good to be back in the series. Early on, we spoke of the middle order coming together. They did it today; it was a complete performance. Think there would be more changes in the last game as well.

Waller is the Man of the Match

Waller: The guys are happy to finally get a win. We have been positing good scores, and we came out on top. We gave the chance to the bowlers to hit the yorkers. The ball came on nicely, then it stuck a bit.

That is all we have for you. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Hope you tune in for the fourth T20 too, on Friday. Ta, ta for now.

JimmyA: "Good job Hammie. He used his spinners well."

Elton Phiri: "Well done Zimbabwe!!! Waller/Cremer for the man of the match award.."

19.6
1
Vitori to Muktar Ali, 1 run

blockhole ball on off, hit to long-off. Zimbabwe stay alive in the series

19.5
4
Vitori to Muktar Ali, FOUR runs

low full toss on off, this is sliced away behind point, beats the two men behind square

19.4
Vitori to Muktar Ali, no run

full on middle, Ali backs away and lashes it to cover

19.3
1
Vitori to Nurul, 1 run

full and outside off, carved to sweeper cover

19.2
4
Vitori to Nurul, FOUR runs

Nurul steps out, picks it off his thigh, and flicks it past short fine leg for four

19.1
2
Vitori to Nurul, 2 runs

Vitori brings out another slower ball of his own. The batsman shuffles across off and misses the scoop. Mutumbami is beaten as well

end of over 1918 runs
BDESH: 144/6CRR: 7.57 • RRR: 44.00 • Need 44 from 6b
Muktar Ali14 (12)
Nurul Hasan23 (14)
Taurai Muzarabani3-0-41-0
Brian Vitori3-0-33-0
18.6
6
Muzarabani to Muktar Ali, SIX runs

leg-breakish slower ball outside off, the batsman waits and swings it over long-off

18.5
1
Muzarabani to Nurul, 1 run

Nurul walks down the track and lofts it to long-on

18.4
1
Muzarabani to Muktar Ali, 1 run
18.3
1
Muzarabani to Nurul, 1 run

full, another slower ball. Poked towards point

18.3
1w
Muzarabani to Nurul, 1 wide

leg-side wide

18.2
4
Muzarabani to Nurul, FOUR runs

full, another slower ball outside off. Pasted over the covers. Nurul manufactures his own pace

18.1
4
Muzarabani to Nurul, FOUR runs

short, slower ball on middle. Slogged in the gap between deep midwicket and long-on

end of over 1811 runs
BDESH: 126/6CRR: 7.00 • RRR: 31.00 • Need 62 from 12b
Muktar Ali7 (10)
Nurul Hasan13 (10)
Brian Vitori3-0-33-0
Graeme Cremer4-0-18-3
17.6
Vitori to Muktar Ali, no run

cutter outside off, play and miss

17.5
1
Vitori to Nurul, 1 run

full, slower ball outside off. Dragged down the ground

17.4
4
Vitori to Nurul, FOUR runs

low full toss outside off, Nurul scoops fine on the off side now for four. Short third man had no chance

17.3
1
Vitori to Muktar Ali, 1 run

yorker on off again, dug out towards point

17.2
1
Vitori to Nurul, 1 run

yorker, right in the blockhole on off and middle, angled to backward point

17.1
4
Vitori to Nurul, FOUR runs

full on middle and leg, lap-scooped over the keeper

Vitori is back

end of over 172 runs
BDESH: 115/6CRR: 6.76 • RRR: 24.33 • Need 73 from 18b
Nurul Hasan3 (6)
Muktar Ali6 (8)
Graeme Cremer4-0-18-3
Tendai Chisoro4-0-15-1
16.6
1
Cremer to Nurul, 1 run

slides on off, chopped to short third man

Best performances - batsmen
Sabbir Rahman portrait
Sabbir Rahman
50 runs (32)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
slog shot
10 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Malcolm Waller profile photo
MN Waller
49 runs (23)
2 fours
4 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
cover drive
11 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Graeme Cremer
AG Cremer
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
3
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
3
ECO
8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
SeriesZimbabwe tour of Bangladesh [Jan 2016]
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Malcolm Waller
Malcolm Waller
Series resultBangladesh led the 4-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 482
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 days20 January 2016 - day match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Abu Hider
Abu Hider
Mohammad Shahid
Mohammad Shahid
Mosaddek Hossain
Mosaddek Hossain
Muktar Ali
Muktar Ali
Umpires
Bangladesh Image
Anisur Rahman
Bangladesh Image
Enamul Haque
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Sharfuddoula
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Masudur Rahman
Match Referee
England Image
Chris Broad