Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20I
Bangladesh won by 48 runs
21:31 Local Time: It's the T20 sprint, where the predators are far more brutal with its killing. The adrenaline kicks in, and Bangladesh grab another opportunity to maul the Zimbabwean impalas, who really stood no chance, but haven't exactly bothered to put up a fight. They've got one more chance on Wednesday, as Rishi Roy bids you goodbye for the day from the hotseat, alongside Raju Peethala, Naga , and Akshay Maanay . Cheers!
Soumya Sarkar | Man of the Match | (62* off 32): I felt really good. It was my first game after my wedding. I was a bit nervous, but I played bravely and managed to perform well. Liton was playing xi well when I went in, and when he got out, I took over and managed to hit out in the last few overs. I am returning after a while, so I was a little lax on the field, so I think it's important in future for me not to miss crucial catches, and I think practice will certainly help with that.
Mahmudullah | Bangladesh captain: It was pleasing to see how the batters performed. Tamim and Liton gave us the start we wanted, and Soumya finished off really well. The wicket was tacky up front, but the batters looked really good and applied themselves according to its strengths. The bowlers held its nerve and executed really well. We can't be complacent, we need to be consistent in applying our skills and that's what we are aiming for. Aminul was a bit nervous, and I told him to bowl with a big heart and he did...
Sean Williams | Zimbabwe captain: Winning the toss result was good, batting second was alright. It was tacky. We missed our length with the ball, and partnerships at the top were required and that let us down. Partnerships up top will have given us a chance and gotten us close. Chasing 200 in a T20 can create pressure, and with the short boundary tonight and the strikers we have, it shouldn't have been this poor a performance. I hit a full-toss straight down square leg's throat, and on another night it could have been six, so hopefully things turn around for us.
Bangladesh 1-0 Zimbabwe | 21:14 Local Time: Ruthless as tigers always are! They may be full, they may have nothing to prove, but they'll hunt for sport. The toss result was the last thing that went right for Zimbabwe today, as Bangladesh mauled the visitors, the openers clubbing Zimbabwe to all parts, before Soumya took over at the death, hammering 75 in the last 5 - with a special liking to Mr. Mpofu. Zimbabwe were never in the chase, trundling along with no sustenance; Williams' dismissal off a full-toss and his cry of agony summed up Zimbabwe's tour. And despite the entertaining cameos from the tail, it was simply a target too far today as the Fizz and the wristie ravaged into Zimbabwe. Presentations in a bit...
ZIM: 152-10 after 19 overs
18.6 Mustafizur to Mumba, out Caught by Liton Das! The 9-ball over ends on a good note for Bangladesh! Mumba tries to go into the line once again, ends up slicing it high into the night sky, as long-off settles comfortably underneath it to seal a win for Bangladesh, who've maintained a clean sheet in this series. Mumba c Liton Das b Mustafizur 25(16) [4s-3 6s-1]
Mustafizur to Mumba, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
18.5 Mustafizur to Mumba, no run, another dragged hack from outside off, to a slower one wide outside off, and he misses
18.5 Mustafizur to Mumba, wide , till another wide, too short, too wide, and Mumba misses out with the flying upper-cut
18.4 Mustafizur to Mumba, no run, only just inside the tramline this time, a change-up gripper from a length, and Mumba misses with the bat-swing
18.3 Mustafizur to Mumba, 4 , full and marginally wide, Mumba throws his hands at this and gets it flat over cover as it races away to the deep extra cover fence for four! Incredible hitting!
18.3 Mustafizur to Mumba, wide , recalibrate Mr. Fizz! Far too wide, the yorker, and that's past the tramline. Called a wide...
18.2 Mustafizur to Mumba, 6 , right in slot, Mumba has a bottom-handed hack at this, everything wrong with the cross-batted hit but the timing is incredible - soars over the straight boundary for six...
18.1 Mustafizur to Mumba, no run, grips off a short of length, Mumba has anm almighty heave whole the line, misses
18.1 Mustafizur to Mumba, wide , full, wide, and just past the tramline this match time as Mumba reaches out to slash but misses, wide called
Mustafizur Rahman [3.0-0-19-2] is back into the attack
ZIM: 139-9 after 18 overs
17.6 Shafiul to Mpofu, no run, a terrific, inch-perfect yorker, but Mumba has managed to squirt it out and has survived