Bangladesh breaks the circle of residual rates. Despite losing the only test to Afghanistan, the tri-nation T20 series started with a win in the stands. The hosts lost Zimbabwe by five wickets to spread the thrill. The start of the run was not bad for Bangladesh. However, the trend is not much longer. Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar were out for two consecutive balls when the score was 25. Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan returned later. Then it seemed like the process of losing wickets! Bangladesh lost five top-order batsmen in 5 balls. Bangladesh receives a new young star, Afif Hossain.
Later, Mahmudullah and Sabbir tried to form a pair. But after the two runs back in the match, the match almost went to Zimbabwe. However, in that adverse situation, the match turned to Arif Hossain and Mossadeke in a stormy pair. Especially after playing only the second T20, Afif Hossain set his stage.
From the beginning, Afif stormed out of Zimbabwe to take the match. He scored just 20 balls in his first half-century. Of course, he had to take a leave of 5 runs away from the win. His innings was 4 fours and one six. It was broken by a stormy 52-run stand by Mosaddek and Afif. However, Saifuddin and Mosaddek won the match despite losing 5 wickets in 5.4 overs. Saif took the win on four hits. Mosaddek was unbeaten on 5 for 25. Afif has also played a key role in winning the match.
Kyle Jarvis, Chatara and Madjiva took two wickets for Zimbabwe.
Earlier, Zimbabwe scored 3 runs in 5 overs in the first over of the tri-nation Twenty20 in Mirpur. As the outfield was wet, the late start of the game made the game go over the cartel.
Of course, the beginning was a record. Shakib Al Hasan gave the ball to Tajul in the second over. The wicket was taken by the spinner for the first time in his first international Twenty20 match. Brendan Taylor is his first victim in Twenty20 cricket. Which is very rare in T20. Zimbabwe, however, did not have a problem with that. Skipper Hamilton Masakadza is the wheel of the bat. Mostafiz did not let Arvin be spit in between. 6 runs off him. After that, the rhythm fell to Zimbabwe. Saifuddin returns Masakadza to be dangerous. He returned for 5 off 27 balls. After his departure, the batting at random speed became random. The wicket fell by 5 wickets.
However, Zimbabwe turned around and struggled to score. And the biggest contributor to this score is Ryan Burley. Storm chase half-century. He was unbeaten on four fours and four sixes off just 12 balls. Shakib took 4 runs from 5 overs. Tinotenda Mutombji contributed to that. The batsman played 20 fours and four sixes in his innings of 24 runs.
Taizul Islam, Saifuddin, Mosaddek and Mostafizur Rahman took one wicket for Bangladesh.