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Burl in star showing as Zimbabwe clinch T20I series against Bangladesh

Ryan Burl smashed five sixes in a 34-run over in the third T20I as Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 10 runs at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday to clinch the series.


Burl’s riotous performance of four successive sixes followed by a four and a six is the joint-second most runs scored in an over in men’s T20Is.

The spirited display gave Zimbabwe their first ever series win over a Full Member in bilateral T20I cricket.

Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first on a wicket which seemed friendly to batting.

The host’s top order once again failed to get going and wickets were falling at regular intervals until the 7th wicket partnership of Ryan Burl and Luke Jongwe which put up 79 runs.

The 79-run partnership off 31 balls between Ryan Burl and Luke Jongwe has the all-time highest run-rate for a T20I partnership (min: 75 runs) for the 7th wicket and below. Picture by Zimbabwe Cricket

Burl stared with the bat scoring 54 runs off 28 balls and was named the man of the match for his fine cameo as Zimbabwe posted a modest total of 156-8.

Pace bowler Victor Nyauchi was the pick of the crop for chevrons picking up 3 wickets for 28 runs in the allotted 4 overs.

Brad Evans also had a good day at the park getting rid of the dangerous Mohammad Mahmudullah for 27 and Mossaddek Hossain for a duck.

Restricting Bangladesh to 146-8 to register a famous win.

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