Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I

Bangladesh won by 9 wkts

ZIM - 119/7 (20)
BAN - 120/1 (15.5)

CRR:  7.58

Player of the Match

Player of the Series


The trophy is handed to Mahmudullah by the BCB President who then goes off the stage to allow the team to take centerstage. They pose for the photographs and seem a happy bunch. 1-0 in the one-off Test, 3-0 in the ODI series and 2-0 in the T20Is, it's been a perfect time for Bangladesh across formats. Yes, Zimbabwe haven't tested them that much but this will give the Tigers confidence as they go forward. As for the visitors, they will hope to put up a better show in their upcoming assignments. It's officially a wrap to Zimbabwe's tour of Bangladesh 2020. This is Hari Sadanandan signing off on behalf of my mates Siva and Nikhil Jadhav. Until next time, it's goodbye from us.

Mahmudullah, winning captain: The way we played is pleasing to see. Especially Liton has batted outstandingly well. Shows his maturity and hunger. Really happy for him and the boys. We've given some chances to new guys today. Mahmud bowled with good pace, Mahedi and Al-Amin also bowled well, so did Mustafizur. All in all, a team effort. The hunger was there this series, we weren't up to the mark in the last few series. Good to see the boys showing it with the World Cup not that far away.

Liton Das, Player of the Match and Player of the Series: I'm feeling proud personally. All thanks to God. I'm just practicing hard and following the processes. Changed my mindset and approach a bit. Thanks to the coaching staff for giving guidance, especially coach Domingo who has stressed on the importance of timing the ball than going hard.

Sean Williams, losing captain: We're down at the moment but need to stay positive. Things happen quickly in T20 cricket. It's just not happening for us at the moment. Need to reflect on ourselves. Looking forward to the Ireland series and will try to give them a run for their money. (On Taylor's fifty) I'm really happy for him. He's come through a tough mental period and he's lead by example. He's got a lot of flak from the media and in his mind too he has fought battles. I'm really happy for him. Important for the senior players to lead by example. It will bring out the characters in the side.

20:58 Local Time, 14:58 GMT, 20:28 IST: Professional, flawless, clinical - many such adjectives to describe Bangladesh's performance today. The bowlers did the main job by restricting Zimbabwe to a paltry total and the game was virtually done there itself. Then, Liton Das continued with his merry ways, stroking yet another fifty and batted till the end to see his side through with 25 balls left. With Tamim rested, rookie Naim got yet another chance and once again looked impressive in his innings, forging a 77-run stand with Liton to drown whatever minimal hopes Zimbabwe would have had. He couldn't be there till the end but Sarkar came in and struck a few lusty blows to finish things off. Zimbabwe were never really in the contest today, and this has been the case throughout the entire tour, bar that one ODI where Tiripano's heroics brought them close. They would be disappointed, more by the manner of defeats than anything else.

15.5 Mpofu to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, Bangladesh complete a clinical 2-0 whitewash! The formalities are done with a dab from Sarkar towards short third man and the batsmen scamper through for the winning run

15.4 Mpofu to Soumya Sarkar, no run, slower ball, wider outside off and Sarkar is beaten on the drive

15.3 Mpofu to Soumya Sarkar, SIX, dispatched with disdain! Short ball from Mpofu but not pacy enough to trouble Sarkar who swivels to pull this over deep backward square leg. There is a man near the fence but he can only watch this sail over the ropes. Scores level!

15.2 Mpofu to Soumya Sarkar, no run, short and wide, Sarkar cuts hard but straight to point

15.1 Mpofu to Liton Das, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, pulled away towards deep mid-wicket

15.1 Mpofu to Liton Das, wide, spills this well down the leg-side, Das misses the leg glance and Mpofu has an optimistic shout for caught behind, more to distract the wide call than anything else. Doesn't work though

Chris Mpofu [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

BAN: 111-1 after 15 overs

14.6 Williams to Liton Das, 1 run, backs away a bit, forcing Williams to follow him with a slider. Nurdled towards short fine leg

14.5 Williams to Soumya Sarkar, 1 run, fired in on leg stump, whipped away towards deep backward square leg

14.4 Williams to Liton Das, 1 run, drops this a bit short and wide, Das cuts this away towards sweeper cover

14.3 Williams to Liton Das, no run, fuller and flatter this time, blocked out back towards Williams

14.2 Williams to Liton Das, no run, turns away from a good length, catching the outside half of the blade as Das tries to flick

14.1 Williams to Liton Das, no run, stifled LBW appeal, turned down! Das looks at his bat as if to suggest to the umpire that there was an inside edge. Don't think there was to be honest. Was the slider that pinged Das on the front pad. Was a bit close but not given

Sean Williams [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

BAN: 108-1 after 14 overs

13.6 Madhevere to Soumya Sarkar, SIX, muscled away! A fraction too short from Madhevere and Sarkar rocks back in a jiffy, pulling this over wide long-on. Went into the night sky and just kept going, over the fence by some distance