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256/9 (50)
151/10 (32.2)
BAN won by 105 runs.
Player of the match: Afif Hossain
 
And that concludes a fascinating tour. Zimbabwe take both the T20I and ODI honors and have made a statement of some kind. It's been a pleasure bringing the coverage of this tour to you and we can't thank you enough for tuning into the same. Of course, keep yourselves updated with plenty more cricketing news and action from around the globe right here on Sportskeeda, including the start of New Zealand's white ball tour of the West Indies later today. For now though, on behalf of my good friend and co-commentator Pradeep Somashekar, this is Sooryanarayanan Sesha taking your leave. Good night, take care and see you around!
Regis Chakabva receives the series trophy and Sikandar Raza, the captain for the day, joins him in receiving it. The rest of the team, as well as the coaching staff, join the duo and it's a visibly happy camp alright. They break into a huge cheer and they've totally earned this victory. Their first against Bangladesh since 2013 and lest we forget, it's a Bangladesh side that has triumped in South Africa and the West Indies this year. A massive achievement for the hosts and it's just the kind of momentum they would have wanted with a big series against India coming up next week. As for Bangladesh, it's back to the drawing board despite a consolation victory today. They have areas to work on and they must sort them out soon enough.
Regis Chakabva (Zimbabwe's Captain for the series): (On his injury) I'm okay. (On the series win) Very important. We came into the series with a goal in mind to obviously win the series, play some good positive cricket. We had some good partnerships with the bat. We're again trying to work on a few things with the ball and we're really happy it all came together. We've always been talking about having a good attitude and coming into the match with a positive mentality. It's really good to come out of the Qualifiers onto the T20s with the same positivity. We do have a few injuries and niggles around the camp. We certainly hope the boys will come around nicely.
Tamim Iqbal (Captain, Bangladesh): Not really, at one point, I felt we were struggling, the wicket was good and the way Afif batting was pleasing to see, whenever he was on strike, he never looked like that, timing the ball really well. When you have lost games scoring 300 and 290, 250 looked like 200, I really thought the game would be over in under 35 overs but we thought, let's try and attack more and luckily we got those early five wickets, it became a little easy for us. (About Ebadot) Was a bit surprised, he's not part of the ODI mix, luckily he was available for the last game and he delivers it.
No surprises as far as Man of the series is concerned, it's Sikandar Raza from Zimbabwe!

Here's what he has to say: It would have been nice to win the game again for the team. Thank God for another opportunity, for life and health and hopefully I keep doing well. A lot of the work has been done in the nets. I keep my emotions in check, I look at the opposition and prepare accordingly. It's certainly not been easy missing some of the big guns in the changing room but seeing how some of the youngsters have performed - Innocent Kaia's hundred in the first game was one of the best hundreds I've seen from a guy playing just his fourth game. Richard Ngarava returning from injury and bowling well, Luke Jongwe...Tony Munyonga...it's been very pleasing. Big thank you to everyone who turned up today. It wouldn't have been possible without your support.
Afif Hossain has been adjudged the Player of the Match for his blistering knock that set the tone for this win for Bangladesh!

Afif Hossain:
It's always nice to be on the winning side. We played really well, we need to improve on the bowling. Looking forward to the Asia Cup, hope we get some rest and come back and do well in the series.
Bangladesh 256/9 (50) beat Zimbabwe 151 (32.2) by 105 runs.
Afif Hossain 85 (81) | Luke Jongwe 2/38 (6)
Richard Ngarava 34* (27) | Mustafizur Rahman 4/17 (5.2)

A comprehensive victory in the end for Bangladesh as they manage to avoid a series whitewash. It sure needed wickets in a cluster and well, they scalped five of those within the first ten overs as the Zimbabweans lost the plot against Hasan Mahmud and Ebadot Hossain.

The latter's double-whammy included that of the in-form Sikandar Raza, whose defense was finally breached this series. The moment his middle and off stumps were shattered, it pretty much signaled a point of no return for the hosts and that's exactly how things transpired.

One after another, wickets fell like ninepins as the Domino Effect took centerstage. Each of the Bangladeshi bowlers got in amongst the wickets and despite being held back for a good part of the essay, Mustafizur Rahman got in on the act as well, leaving Zimbabwe with the possible ignominy of being skittled out under 100.

That's when the frustration began for the visitors though as the last-wicket pair of Richard Ngarava and Victor Nyauchi took centerstage. Throwing caution to the wind, the duo tore into any and every bowler in their path with absolutely nothing to lose. They racked up a 50-run stand off just 40 deliveries and even took the total past 150, leaving the visitors scratching their heads.

A bizarre no ball call for which nobody knows the reason, a dropped catch and a caught behind appeal that didn't go the bowler's way ensued. In the end though, it was the Fizz who castled Nyauchi to ensure that the counter-attack was brought to a screeching halt, sealing a massive victory nonetheless for Bangladesh. Such was the impact of their early strikes that victory was never beyond doubt for the visitors. Stay tuned for the presentation...
Finally indeed! And this is what makes you wonder why the Fizz was kept out of the attack for a good part of this stand. It's all over now though as Bangladesh seal a consolation 105-run win. Zimbabwe take the series 2-1!
32.2 Mustafizur Rahman to Victor Nyauchi, OUT! FINALLY, FINALLY, CLEANED HIM UP! Slightly frustrating end to the game for Bangladesh but they'll take it as they thump Zimbabwe to finish the tour with a win here. Change of pace doing the trick, length on the stumps, Nyauchi exposes all his stumps to hoick and misses, through to make a mess of it.
32.1 Mustafizur Rahman to Victor Nyauchi, OH! Yorker but outside the leg-stump, Nyauchi backs away and looks to dig it out but misses, through to the keeper.
When it goes bad, it can go really bad alright! Bangladesh are clearly flustered. It's about that one delivery really but it's taking ages to come.
32
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151 /9 score
1
4
1
0
1
0
runs
cricket bat icon Richard Ngarava *
34 (27)
cricket bat icon Victor Nyauchi
26 (29)
cricket ball icon Ebadot Hossain
2 /38
31.6 Ebadot Hossain to Richard Ngarava, too full on the wide of off-stump, Ngarava down the track, goes reaching for it and misses.
31.5 Ebadot Hossain to Victor Nyauchi, change of pace, back of a length on the outside off, Nyauchi skips down the track and had to reach for it, toe ends it down to third-man for one.
31.4 Ebadot Hossain to Victor Nyauchi, back of a length on the off-stump, Nyauchi on the backfoot rides the bounce, straight to the point fielder.
31.3 Ebadot Hossain to Richard Ngarava, DROPPED! It's all happening. Full on the wide of off-stump, Ngarava reaches and gets a thick outside edge, Rahim dives to his left, gets his glove to it but couldn't cling on. Brings up the 150 for Zimbabwe!
31.2 Ebadot Hossain to Richard Ngarava, FOUR MORE! No stopping these two at the moment. Back of a length on the off-stump, Ngarava swipes that one away, beats the sweeper as it runs away for another boundary.
31.1 Ebadot Hossain to Victor Nyauchi, back of a length on the off-stump, Nyauchi backing away cuts it fiercely, through the covers for one.
The Bangladeshis cannot believe it! Skipper Tamim wears a look of frustration on his face with all and sundry absolutely convinced that there was some bat on that. And well, it's time for the second drinks break! Who'd have imagined we'd make it this far, eh?
31
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144 /9 score
4
1
0
0
0
0
runs
cricket bat icon Richard Ngarava *
29 (24)
cricket bat icon Victor Nyauchi
24 (26)
cricket ball icon Mustafizur Rahman
3 /17