Tigers win by 91 runs against Zimbabwe

January 23, 2018

Tamim Iqbal and Sakib al Hasan struck fifties before bowlers provided stunning performances as Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by 91 runs in their third match of the tri-nation tournament in Mirpur on Tuesday.
Chasing a decent target of 217 runs, Zimbabwe lost wickets at regular intervals before they were bowled out for 125 runs in 36.3 overs.
In-form Sikandar Raza made 39 runs while skipper Graeme Cremer scored 23 runs for Zimbabwe.
Sakib al Hasan produced yet another all-round effort as claimed 3-34 while scoring 51 off 80 deliveries with bat.
Mashrafee bin Murtaza, Sunzamul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman all chipped in with claiming two wickets each for the Tigers who registered three consecutive victories in the series.
Earlier, Zimbabwe restricted Bangladesh to 216-9 in 50 overs despite Tamim and Sakib each scoring a fifty.
Man-of-the-match Tamim scored highest 76 off 105 balls- his third fifties in as many matches of the tournament- which, at 66, also made him first Bangladeshi to complete 6,000 runs in ODIs.
Tamim earlier at 42 also become the highest run-getter in ODI in a single venue, surpassing for Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya’s 2,514 runs at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Tamim and Sakib shared 106 runs for the second wicket after Bangladesh, who won the toss and opted to bat, lost opener Anamul Haque for one.
Bangladesh collapsed spectacularly losing six wickets for 23 runs after Mushfiqur Rahim (18) followed Sakib.
The Tigers had their lower order batsmen to thank to help them past 200-run mark and stay in contention for their 10th successive win over Zimbabwe as Suznamul Islam made 19 and Mustafizur Rahman remained unbeaten 18.
Rubel Hossain struck a six in the final over before Mustafiz signed off with a four in the final delivery.
Skipper Graeme Cremer claimed 4-32 runs for Zimbabwe while Kyle Jarvis chipped in with 3-42.
Zimbabwe still have the chance to qualify for the finals on January 27 if hosts Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by big margin in their next match on Thursday.
The Tigers have already booked their final-berth winning after winning the first two matches of the tournament.

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