Tamim Iqbal century, Nurul Hasan 45* full Bangladesh’s 3-0 whitewash
Chakabva, Burl and Raza fifties go in useless for Zimbabwe
Bangladesh 302 for five (Iqbal 112, Nurul 45*, Madhevere 2-45) beat Zimbabwe 298 (Chakabva 84, Burl 59, Raza 57, Rahman 3-57, Saifuddin 3-87) by 5 wickets
Tamim Iqbal’s forceful 112 off 97 balls arrange Bangladesh’s 299 chase earlier than Nurul Hasan, taking part in his first ODI in almost 5 years, put the ending touches along with his 39-ball unbeaten 45 to offer the guests a five-wicket win. The guests collected full factors for the World Cup Tremendous League from the ODI sequence by profitable 3-0 as Zimbabwe, regardless of batting nicely on this recreation, fell into disarray with the ball, and the chase was accomplished with two overs to spare.
Even after eradicating a rampant Iqbal and Mahmudullah off consecutive balls, the house facet could not cease Nurul and Mohammad Mithun from including 64 for the fifth wicket, earlier than Nurul and Afif Hossain, unbeaten on a 17-ball 26, completed the job.
Iqbal struck his quickest ODI century, his 14th within the format with eight fours and three sixes. His essential contribution was within the type of three partnerships: he added 88 with Liton Das for the opening stand earlier than including 59 with Shakib Al Hasan and 57 with Mithun for the following two wickets.
Iqbal pushed Bangladesh’s chase into the following gear as early because the eighth over. He struck a six and two fours off Tendai Chatara, who conceded 19 runs within the over. He hammered his second six off a Donald Tiripano free hit, earlier than Das fell top-edging Wessley Madhevere to backward sq. leg off a sweep, for 32.
Shakib could not forgive himself after under-edging Jongwe, having scored a snug 30 off 42 balls. Iqbal hardly let go of any scoring alternatives even after Shakib’s dismissal. After sweeping Burl for 4, he moved into the nineties with a whip off Jongwe.
Iqbal reached his century within the thirtieth over when his drive off Chatara went via mid-off’s legs for 4. However Tiripano eliminated Iqbal and Mahmudullah off the primary two balls following the drinks break, getting each caught behind to free pictures. Two in-form senior batters gone in a matter of minutes should have nervous the Bangladesh dressing room, however Nurul did not appear too bothered.
He opened his account, off the hat-trick ball, with a steered 4 via level, earlier than hammering Jongwe for 2 fours – a whip throughout sq. leg, and chipped over mid-on. Nurul had one other brace of boundaries off Tiripano throughout his nine-ball over, which ended with wicketkeeper Chakabva dropping Mithun.
It did not value Zimbabwe something as Mithun fell on the identical rating, 30, by holing out to long-off off Madhevere. Hossain then accomplished the job by hitting three fours and a six, two of these taking Bangladesh to the goal.
Zimbabwe’s bowling had fallen aside by then, having conceded 27 extras, aside from lacking a couple of run-out possibilities and Chakabva dropping an opportunity. However it was a a lot improved batting effort from the house facet. Chakabva’s career-best 84 saved the Zimbabwe innings collectively, as he struck seven fours and a six in his 91-ball knock whereas being promoted to open. He added 71 runs for the third wicket with the rookie Dion Myers, however Zimbabwe have been in the midst of a mini-collapse when Chakabva obtained out.
However Raza’s six fours and a six within the subsequent seven overs — sweeping, pulling and driving with class – calmed the house facet’s nerves. Burl, who had nurdled 12 runs off 25 balls till the forty fifth over, then took over along with his burst of boundaries.
He struck 47 runs off his subsequent 18 balls, that began with two fours off Taskin Ahmed within the forty fifth over, earlier than flat-batting Mustafizur Rahman for his first six. Subsequent over, he flicked Mohammad Saifuddin for 2 consecutive sixes on the leg facet. When Shakib dropped him on the deep-fine-leg boundary, Burl reached his second ODI fifty, off 38 balls.
Rahman stopped the carnage by eradicating Raza within the forty eighth over for 57 off 54 balls, with seven fours and a six, earlier than Saifuddin dismissed Burl, Tiripano and Chatara within the following over. This 13-ball section had a big effect on the sport in the end, as an extra 15 runs might have given Zimbabwe a psychological benefit.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo’s Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84