The Tigers beat Zimbabwe by 91 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 | 0

Bangladesh kept their winning streak continue by winning the 3rd match in tri nation series. The tri nation series consists of Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka which was hosted at Bangladesh. The tournament started in 15th January, 2018 where  the inaugural match was between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Bangladesh won the match. Now, they once against faced Zimbabwe which was the 5th match of the tournament. In the match, The Tigers beat Zimbabwe by 91 runs.

The Tigers beat Zimbabwe by 91 runs

Zimbabwe started the tournament with a defeat but in their 2nd match, they turned around and beat Sri Lanka. Basically, they are one of the low ranked team in the cricket World and to beat the Lions was seems an accident and the Lions team accidentally faced a batting disaster. Later in their 2nd meeting against the Lions, Sri Lanka gave them no chance. But today we would like to discuss about the 5th match of the tournament. It was the 3rd match of Bangladesh where they won first two matches against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. On the other hand, it was the 4th match of Zimbabwe. They managed just one victory out there in the tournament.

The match between them was taken place in 23rd January, 2018 which was a day/ night competition. It was hosted at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka. In the match, the Tigers came to bat by winning the toss. Bangladesh did not able to present any big score in front of them but it was enough to beat Zimbabwe because Bangladesh has strong bowling side. The Tigers scored 216 runs in selected 50 overs where opener Tamim Iqbal scored 76 runs highest and became the first Bangladeshi batsman to reach 6,000 runs milestone in ODI. Graeme Cremer took highest four wickets for the guest team.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe facing a batting collapsed against Bangladesh and the bowlers bowled very well and maintained proper line and length. So, they getting all out in 125 runs in 36.3 overs. Sikandar Raza scored highest 39 runs in 59 balls for the team Zimbabwe. Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets for the Tigers. Finally, Tamim Iqbal was revealed as the player of the match award. Through the match, Mashrafe Mortaza won his 30th ODI match which is the highest by a captain of the Tigers. Besides, Graeme Cremer took his 100th wickets through the match as well. So, the Tigers had one match left after the match against Zimbabwe which will be against Sri Lanka. And Zimbabwe finished tri nation tournament after defeating the match.

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