The storm of Zimbabwe’s batsman took the team to a big score, but Bangladesh achieved this goal and won the three-match T20 series 2-1 along with the match.
Zimbabwe’s wicketkeeper-batsman Regis Chakabwa hit 6 sixes in his innings. (Photo: AFP)
Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by 5 wickets in the last T20 match to win the series 2-1. The last match of the series was exciting, where Zimbabwe, batting first, gave Bangladesh a big target of 194 runs. In response, Bangladesh achieved the target on the basis of some good innings with just 4 balls to spare. Now Bangladesh may have won the match and the series, but in this match, the heart and the show was won by Zimbabwe wicketkeeper batsman Regis Chakabva, who blew the senses of Bangladeshi bowlers by playing a fiery innings. Apart from Chakabwa, Wesley Mudware also helped in keeping the big target by playing fast-paced innings.
The three-match T20 series was tied at 1-1 and all eyes and results were on the last match. Batting first in Harare, Zimbabwe made a strong start and scored 63 runs in 6 overs. Regis Chakabwa, who came after the fall of the first wicket, not only continued the attack, but also increased its intensity and became a headache for the Bangladeshi bowlers.
Bangladeshi bowlers flew in the storm of Chakbwa
Chakabwa remained at the crease for only 5.1 overs and out of which he played only 22 balls, but the devastation he created in these 22 balls created a sensation. He decided to talk only in sixes and created a storm by hitting 6 tremendous sixes. Out of this, 3 sixes were hit in 3 consecutive balls in the same over. Chakabwa scored 48 runs in his innings of 22 balls. However, he missed the first half-century.
Apart from Chakbwa, Wesley also batted vigorously. He hit 5 consecutive fours in the over of Taskin Ahmed. He was dismissed for 54 runs in 36 balls, while in the last over, Ryan Burle also scored 31 runs in 15 balls and Zimbabwe scored 193 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 5 wickets.
Bangladesh won by Sarkar and Shamim’s innings
In reply, Bangladesh lost the first wicket for 20 runs, but Shakib Al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar put on a quick 50-run partnership. For Bangladesh, Sarkar played a fine innings and scored 68 runs in 49 balls and put the team in a good position. In the last over, Shamim Hussain batted indiscriminately and hit 6 fours. Shamim scored an unbeaten 31 runs in just 15 balls, taking the team to the target in 19.2 overs and winning the series with the match by 5 wickets. Captain Mahmudullah also played an important innings of 34 runs for Bangladesh.
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