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Tigers win T20I series against Zimbabwe

PM greets players, coaches and officials

| Updated: July 26, 2021 12:24:30

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Bangladesh have won the three-match T20I series 2-1 against Zimbabwe after defeating the hosts by five wickets in the third and final T20I match on Sunday at the Harare Sports Club.

Chasing a daunting 194 for the win, opener Soumya smashed 68 before Shamim wrapped things up with four balls to spare, reports bdnews24.com.

Skipper Mahmudullah chipped in with 34 to provide support after Shakib Al Hasan departed for 25, but he fell chasing a wider delivery from Blessing Muzarabani in the penultimate over.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina congratulated the Bangladesh cricket team for their T20 series win.

In a congratulatory message, the prime minister greeted the players, coaches and officials of the national cricket team.

Earlier, after winning the toss and electing to bat, Zimbabwe posted 193 for five in 20 overs, riding on outstanding batting displays by Wessley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva and Ryan Burl, according to UNB.

It is the highest T20 total by Zimbabwe against Bangladesh.

On Sunday’s game, Zimbabwe captain Sikandar Raza won the toss and opted to bat first.

Openers Tadiwanashe Marumani and Madhevere added 63 runs in just 5.6 overs. In the fourth over of the innings, Madhevere struck five fours off Taskin Ahmed. Madhevere took only 13 balls to score his first 30 runs.


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