Bangladesh has beaten Zimbabwe in a three-match series in the One Day International thanks to Shakib Al Hasan’s 96 points.
Zimbabwe lost to Bangladesh by three wickets on Sunday with a score of 0-2 in a one-day international series in Harare. The All-rounder of Bangladesh Shakib hit an unbeaten 96 during this match. Bangladesh scored 242-7 through a four from its all-rounder Shakib off the first ball of the final over, while Zimbabwe made 240-9 off 50 overs and having an unexpected dismissal of its captain Brendan Taylor. After the opponent’s captain dismissal for 20 in the 10th over, Shakib was chosen as MVP of the match for an innings that began with Bangladesh 39-1.
Shakib commented on his emotions after he had taken 2-42 before his innings that he was very happy and excited with the whole game.
“A lot of credit to Mohammad Saifuddin (28 not out), who showed great composure. The wicket was slower today than on Friday in the first match”, Shakib said later on.
“If the bowlers were bowling straight into the wicket, you had to take chances, which is where we lost wickets.”
After the intervention of Langton Rusere, a TV umpire, Taylor was supposed to be out hit wicket for 46 during the 25th over
The skipper attempted an uppercut against left-arm quick bowler Shoriful Islam but failed to connect with the ball.
The captain swished his bat backward in a ‘shadow’ shot once the ball had passed him and dislodged the off bail, provoking a Bangladesh fielder to make a complaint to an arbiter.
As a consequence, Brendan Taylor had to go out of the game following the decision of the umpire Rusere.
The captain of Sri Lanka didn’t comment much on his dismissal but he has complemented a “much-improved performance” his team showed after suffering a 155-run defeat and being all out for 121 on Friday. He also said that Bangladesh showed a fine and relaxed stable game. Taylor hopes that the last game may have a more preferred scenario for his team.
Zimbabwe started playing weakly after it had won the toss. It lost openers Tadiwanashe Marumani (13) and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe (1) dismissively.
Wesley Madhevere top-scored with 56 before lofting a shot that was caught by Tamim after his striking dive. Madhevere also came in at number six and managed only nine scores playing as an opener on Friday.
The series of Bangladesh against India pass under the auspices of the World Cup Super League. The tournament determines which of seven participating teams will earn a place in the 2023 World Cup.
The three matches are part of the World Cup Super League, a feeder tournament that determines which seven teams, along with hosts India, earn direct qualification to the 2023 World Cup.