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Consolation win for Bangladesh to deny Zimbabwe a series whitewash

Bangladesh managed to salvage some pride by beating Zimbabwe by 105 runs in the final One Day International played at Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.

 

The Chevrons’ stand-in skipper Sikander Raza won the toss and chose to bowl first on a wicket which had been favouring the chasing team.

Zimbabwe were looking for their first clean sweep against a test nation since 2001.

This time around the hosts failed to chase 256 runs as they were bowled 151 in 32.1 overs.

For the third time in the series, the Chevrons’ top order failed to put some meaningful runs on the board.

Only the 10th wicket partnership of Richard Ngarava and Victor Nyauchi showed some resistance scoring 68 runs breaking Zimbabwe all time ODI record for the last wicket stand.

Ngarava’s knock with the bat of 34 runs of 27 balls was his career best. It was a series full of records for Zimbabwe.

Afif Hossain starred with the bat for the visitors scoring 85 runs off 81balls and was rightfully named man of the match.

In the bowling department for Bangladesh Mustafizur Rahman was in inspired form picking 4 wickets for 17 runs of 5.2 overs with an economy rate of 3.18

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