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Zimbabwe in an improbable 3-wicket win over Bangladesh

by Supersport
15 Nov 2015 at 15:05hrs | Views
Neville Madziva smashed 28 off 19 balls to steer Zimbabwe to an improbable three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second and final Twenty20 international in Dhaka on Sunday to square the series.

Needing 18 runs off the final over, Nasir Hossain snared the wicket of Malcolm Waller (40) with the first delivery, and the result seemed a foregone conclusion.

But no-one told Madziva, and he blasted a six, took two runs, a four and finished it off with a maximum to seal victory.

Earlier, Anamul Haque top-scored with 47 as Bangladesh made 135-9.

Anamul held the hosts' innings together amid free-fall of wickets at the other end, hitting just three fours in his 51-ball knock.

Pacer Tinashe Panyangara claimed 3-30 for Zimbabwe, who are seeking to end their tour on a high after losing the opening Twenty20 match on Friday and all three one-day internationals.

Legspinner Graeme Cremer and paceman Neville Madziva picked two wickets each, giving away 21 and 25 runs respectively.

Bangladesh started confidently after skipper Mashrafe Mortaza elected to bat as Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes put on 34 runs in the opening stand.

Tamim miscued a pull shot off Madziva to give a catch to Sean Williams at long on for 21 and Kayes fell in the next over to Tendai Chisoro for 10.

Zimbabwe then made regular breakthroughs to keep the hosts in check.

Anamul was run out in the final over as Bangladesh settled for their lowest total in the last five Twenty20 internationals.

BANGLADESH: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Mustafizur Rahman, Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain

ZIMBABWE: Sikandar Raza, RW Chakabva (wk), SC Williams, E Chigumbura (capt), CR Ervine, MN Waller, LM Jongwe, N Madziva, TS Chisoro, AG Cremer, T Panyangara

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