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135/8 (20)
136/3 (17.3)
BAN won by 7 wickets
Player of the match: Mosaddek Hossain
 
Right then, that brings an end to our coverage of this game. Mosaddek and Litton Das ensuring that the third game is not a dead rubber. Do join us for that on Tuesday evening! Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the latest news and live coverage of games from across the globe. Until next time then, this is me, Maanas Upadhyay, alongside Karthik Raj, signing off! Adios!
Nurul Hasan (Bangladesh skipper): Great performance form the guys, especially the bowlers. Mosaddek set the tone for us and in the batting, Litton set the tone. No, I think we would have bowled first. Yeah, definitely inshallah we will do well and win the next game. 
Regis Chakabva (Zimbabwe vice-captain): We got ourselves in a bit of trouble early on. Credit to Raza and Burl for the recovery but we were still 20-30 short. Credit to Bangladesh who bowled in the right areas and restricted us. Raza has been very good in the recent past. That is what the coach has been asking the batsmen to come good in tricky situations. Hopefully, Craig Ervine will be fit for the last game.
Mosaddek Hossain is adjudged as the Player of the Match. Here is what he had to say: 
Feeling fantastic (on breaking the record for best figures at the ground). Yeah it was planned before (bowling with the new ball), captain asked me to bowl with the new ball. We don't talk that much (after the loss). If we can play well, we can win. 
Time for the post-match presentation!
Bangladesh 136/3(17.3) beat Zimbabwe 135/8(20) by 7 wickets

Sikandar Raza 62(53) & 1-18(3) | Ryan Burl 32(31) | Sean Williams 1-13(2)

Litton Das 56(33) | Mosaddek Hossain 5-20(4) | Afif Hossain 30*(28)

A comprehensive performance in the end from Bangladesh as they level the series 1-1 going into the decider on Tuesday. A game that was almost the opposite of the one that was played yesterday - where close to 400 runs were scored over the course of the contest. Today, on the other hand, was a much more challenging day, where the pitch assisted the slower bowlers and run-scoring was not nearly as easy. The ball gripped, spun and did enough to keep the batters on their toes. Needing 136 runs to win, Bangladesh got off to a flier courtesy of Litton Das, who went about his business in a sensational manner, scoring a quick-fire 56 runs. He was supported well by the batters that played around him. However, wickets in quick succession put Bangladesh in a precarious position at 81//3. It was at that stage where Zimbabwe were sniffing a comeback in this contest. Nonetheless, a brilliant partnership between Afif Hossain and Shanto sealed the deal for the side. Started off slowly initially, did the pair but once they adjusted to the pace of the ball, it was smooth sailing for Bangladesh. Not much to write back home for the Zimbabwe bowlers and they will have to certainly go back to the drawing board and form a new plan for the Bangladeshi batters. Right, a day's rest before these two sides clash for the series-decider. Should be a cracker of a contest! For now, hang around for the presentations! 
17.3 Tanaka Chivanga to Najmul Hossain Shanto, full delivery, Najmul drives it straight and the bowler can't stop it. Single taken as Bangladesh seal a 7-wicket victory with 15 balls to spare
17.3 Tanaka Chivanga to Najmul Hossain Shanto, full and outside the tramline, Najmul leaves it alone. WIDE called. Bangladesh need only one more run to win
17.2 Tanaka Chivanga to Najmul Hossain Shanto, full, off-cutter wide of off, Najmul looks to drive but he gets beaten on the outside-edge
17.1 Tanaka Chivanga to Najmul Hossain Shanto, yorker wide of off, Najmul digs it out to backward point. No run
17
overs
134 /3 score
1w
1
4lb
3
4
0
0
runs
cricket bat icon Afif Hossain *
30 (28)
cricket bat icon Nazmul Hossain Shanto
18 (18)
cricket ball icon Richard Ngarava
1 /23
16.6 Richard Ngarava to Afif Hossain, back of a length and seaming in, Afif defends it towards point. No run
16.5 Richard Ngarava to Afif Hossain, length delivery on off, Afif defends it back to the bowler. No run
16.4 Richard Ngarava to Afif Hossain, full outside-off, Afif goes over mid-off for a boundary. FOUR!! One bounce and into the fence. This brings up the fifty partnership between Afif and Najmul Hossain Shanto!
16.3 Richard Ngarava to Najmul Hossain Shanto, full-toss outside-off, Najmul clips it through mid-wicket and take three runs. There was no fielder in the deep and the man at deep square-leg had to run across
16.2 Richard Ngarava to Najmul Hossain Shanto, short delivery at pace, Najmul gets hurried and the ball deflects off the helmet to the deep third fence. Four leg-byes for Bangladesh and there will be a concussion test!
16.1 Richard Ngarava to Afif Hossain, back of a length delivery, Afif pushes it to covers for a single
16.1 Richard Ngarava to Afif Hossain, short delivery down the leg-side, WIDE called
Richard Ngarava [2-0-14-1] is back into the attack

Jongwe, who had snared a couple of wickets in the previous game, is brought into the attack perhaps a little too late. Should be smooth sailing for Bangladesh from here on.
Bangladesh need 15 runs in 4 overs
16
overs
121 /3 score
1
1
1
1
1
1w
1
runs
cricket bat icon Afif Hossain *
25 (24)
cricket bat icon Nazmul Hossain Shanto
15 (16)
cricket ball icon Luke Jongwe
0 /7