ZIM vs BAN 3rd ODI Review: Tamim Iqbal's century helps Bangladesh whitewash Zimbabwe

ZIM vs BAN 3rd ODI Review: Tamim Iqbal’s century helps Bangladesh whitewash Zimbabwe

Regis Chakabva was exceptional for Zimbabwe in the game but unfortunately, it did not reap any rewards to the team as the visitors chased down the total. 

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Bangladesh Cricket Team. (Photo by JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP via Getty Images)

Bangladesh carried their sheer dominance on Zimbabwe as they triumphed over them in the third ODI by 5 wickets. Though Zimbabwe was able to put a competitive total on the board, Bangladesh got better of them to win the series 3-0. Mohammad Saifuddin and Mustafizur Rahman scalped 3 wickets each as they ran through the middle-order of Zimbabwe. Tamim Iqbal played a captain’s knock to lead the side to victory.

Owing to Regis Chakabva’s impressive innings and fifties from Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl, the hosts put a total of 299 for Bangladesh. Chasing down the total, Tamim Iqbal proved to be the architect of it as he displayed a solid performance by hitting a century. In his knock of 112 runs, he played some splendid shots to fashion Bangladesh’s chances of making the chase a cakewalk.

Iqbal hit 8 fours and three sixes at a strike rate of 115.46. Nurul Hasan (45*) and Afif Hossain (26*) then sailed Bangladesh to the finish line with their final touches. Regis Chakabva was exceptional for Zimbabwe in the game but unfortunately, it did not reap any rewards to the team as the visitors chased down the total.

Regis Chakabva’s 84 goes in vain as Bangladesh triumph

Zimbabwe and Bangladesh locked horns against each other for the final ODI on Tuesday, July 20 at the Harare Sports Club. After having won the toss, the visitors opted to field first. Bangladesh entered the contest with all the momentum by its side. They had previously secured victory in the one-off Test match and further added to their glory by clinching the ODI series as well.

Zimbabwe, who couldn’t find a way to bounce back in the series owing to Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das’ show in the second ODI, would have wanted to avoid a clean sweep in the series. Regis Chakabva yet again made a pivotal contribution to the Zimbabwean side by providing a flying start to the team.

He hit a belligerent 84 which included as many as 7 fours and a six. Sikandar Raza (57) and Ryan Burl (59) went on to bring quick half-centuries but Bangladesh bettered their abilities with the ball to remove the lower middle order in quick succession.