Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd ODI….

All important 3rd ODI of 5 match series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe was played at Dhaka. Both teams were hoping to win it in order to get 2-1 lead in the series.

Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and invited Bangladesh to bat first in cloudy conditions.

Team Changes: Zimbabwe made three changes their captain Chigumbura was out due to groin injury while Creamer and both Maskadza were in.

Tigers had picked their winning eleven again.

Bowlers responded well to their captain’s call by removing Tamim and Junaid within five overs and Bangladesh was in deep trouble, they were 7-2. Imrul Kayes and Raqib ul Hassan tried to stabilize things before Utseya removed both Raqib and Imrul and tigers were once again in bother at 71-4.

Then, captain Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim shared a stand of 115 runs, both got to their 50s and made sure  that their bowlers have some thing to defend.

Bangladesh was successful in scoring 247-7 in their 50 overs.

In there reply, Zimbabwe never looked comfortable losing their wickets consistently thanks to Abdur Razzak they were 47-6 in 20th over. Standing captain played good innings of 67 but no one was their to support him.

Player of The Day : Abdur Razzak took 4 wickets conceding only 14 runs in his 10 overs and richly awarded man of the match.

Flop of the day: Tatenda Taibu who scored just 3 runs of  23 deliveries and more importantly missed an easy stumping chance of Mushfiqur when Bangladesh was struggling at 88 for 4.

Next match will be played on 10th December at Chittagong and it will be must win for Zimbabwe in order to keep series alive.

 

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