Tuesday, 23 January 2018 - 22:45
Zimbabwe defeated, Sri Lanka in with a chance


Zimbabwe made a complete hash of their 217-run chase against Bangladesh in Mirpur, as they were bowled out for 125 and lost by 91 runs.

In the process, they also lost control of their path to the tri-series final.

Sri Lanka now has a chance to overtake them on the table if they beat the home side in the last league game on Thursday.

Bangladesh's spinners and medium-pacers combined impressively to bowl Zimbabwe out in 36.3 overs, helping their side to a third consecutive win with a bonus point.

This was Bangladesh's lowest total in a win against Zimbabwe. The win was also Mashrafe Mortaza's 30th as Bangladesh captain, making him the most successful in terms of wins.

He overtook Habibul Bashar's 29 wins.

Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets, like he had in the two previous games, while there were two each for Mortaza, Sunzamul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman. Shakib made a fifty in the first innings as well, adding 106 for the second wicket with Man of the Match Tamim Iqbal, who scored his third fifty in a row.

Bangladesh: 216 for 9

(Tamim 76, Shakib 51, Cremer 4-32, Jarvis 3-42)

Zimbabwe: 125 all out

(Raza 39, Shakib 3-32, Mustafizur 2-16, Sunzamul 2-28)
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