BD vs ZIM 3rd T20I Highlights 5-7-2024

Watch cricket video highlights between Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2024 third twenty/20 International match, played at Chattogram.

Bangladesh won the third game of the Twenty20 International series at Chattogram, defeating a late batting comeback by Zimbabwe’s leading scorers, Faraz Akram and Blessing Muzarabani. With two games remaining in Dhaka, they triumphed by nine runs on Tuesday. Playing in just his sixth Twenty20 international, Akram scored an undefeated 34 off 19 balls as the visitors collapsed to 91 for 8 in pursuit of 166. Along with Wellington Masakadza, he contributed 54 runs, setting a new ninth-wicket record for Zimbabwe. Akram’s 34 was also the highest score by a No. 10 batsman in Zimbabwe.

In the last over, Muzarabani, who had previously had career-best statistics of 3 for 14, hit two fours when Zimbabwe needed 21 runs. However, Saifuddin put an end to the issue with some precise death-overs bowling. For the third straight game, Zimbabwe scored lower-order runs, particularly when the rest fell swiftly. Once more, Towhid Hridoy was vital in Bangladesh’s victory. During an 87-run fourth wicket partnership with Jaker Ali (44), Hridoy scored his maiden Twenty20 International fifty. Bangladesh lost three wickets in the first nine overs, so this duo had to step up.

In the fourth over, Litton Das made the most bizarre shot sequence selections to get out. Against Muzarabani, he missed two lap scoops before dragging the ball onto his stumps on his third try. Litton has already performed poorly in white-ball cricket this year; it is unknown if he will be included in Bangladesh’s T20 World Cup team. It’s unlikely that this inning will improve his cause. When captain Najmul Hossain Shanto’s opposing number Sikandar Raza bowled him a little differently, Shanto too got out cheaply. For the squad, Shanto’s poor footwork would be an issue. Those would be long-term worries, but there was instant anxiety when Tanzid Hasan fell in the ninth over while attempting to slog Faraz Akram. Bangladesh, having lost their designated batsman, were circling around a poor run rate.

After the fourth-wicket combination hit a boundary in their opening 3.3 overs, Jaker and Hridoy hit Raza for two sixes in three deliveries. Before Hridoy hammered a larger one into the mid-wicket stands, the first was a straight hit. However, Jaker was given a life-threatening blow by Zimbabwe in the fifteenth over when his slog-sweep off Luke Jongwe landed between Brian Bennett and Jonathan Campbell, who were both staring at each other.

In the 16th over, Hridoy got his second six from Masakadza, and in the 18th over, he reached his first T20I fifty. Soon after, Jaker called Jongwe out for a massive six. When Bangladesh got close to 150 in the penultimate over, Hridoy’s scoop also connected. Litton made three consecutive attempts at the same shot, his ejection coming from the third attempt. It demonstrated the difference in faith between Hridoy and Litton.

The following delivery, however, was a bit of an anti-climax for Muzarabani as his yorker crashed into Hridoy’s leg-stump. Hridoy attempted to swing the ball to the leg side, but the delivery was too good, slipping past his bat and pad. After Hridoy was out, Jaker was hit by another full delivery from Muzarabani that struck his stumps. Muzarabani’s three-for prevented Zimbabwe from scoring too much. Additionally, it was a prize for a quick bowler who maintains accuracy even when attempting changes.

Zimbabwe lost their opening four wickets for fewer than fifty runs for the third time in a row. In the third over, Joylord Gumbie misjudged a one to third man; in the fifth over, Bennett was caught and bowled by Tanzim Hasan Sakib. After a powerplay by Zimbabwe, Craig Ervine was taken out for seven by Saifuddin. Raza, who reached five consecutive fifties since November 2023, also had trouble establishing a pattern. Rishad Hossain caught up to him for a score of 1, which was his seventh straight low score.

Following a 26-ball 31 by Tadiwanashe Marumani, Clive Madande added an additional 11. In the previous game, Campbell, who had hit the ball cleanly in his debut, hit Tanvir Islam for two straight sixes before his effort at a third consecutive run was caught by Litton at the deep square-leg boundary. The visitors appeared to be headed for loss when Jongwe was removed by Rishad in the 15th over, but Akram hit Rishad with two sixes over midwicket later in the over and then found two more fours from Saifuddin in the 17th over.

The 18th over saw Taskin miss a tough opportunity from Masakadza, but he bounced back to give up just six runs in the last over. After Masakadza was removed by Saifuddin with the first ball of the 20th over, Muzarabani hit two straight fours. The aim was reduced to 13 in three balls as a result, but the Zimbabwean tail was no longer heroic. They gave it their best shot, but they came up short by nine.

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