Chakabva, Raza, Burl power Zimbabwe to 298
Regis Chakabva, Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl struck quick half-centuries as Zimbabwe posted a challenging total of 298 all out against Bangladesh in the third and final one-day international at the Harare Sports Club on Tuesday.
After being put into bat by Bangladesh, Zimbabwe rode on Chakabva's aggressive start to lay the platform for the big total.
The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 84 off 91 deliveries and was involved in useful partnerships with Brendan Taylor and Dion Myers.
When Chakabva got out following the dismissals of Taylor (34), Myers (29) and Madhevere (3), it looked as if Zimbabwe would not be able to capitalise on a good start.
But Raza (57) and Burl (59) then blasted the Bangladesh bowlers to make sure the hosts got close to 300, looking to avoid whitewash.
Mustafizur Rahman was the most effective of the Bangladesh bowlers, taking three wickets for 57 runs in 9.3 overs. Mohammad Saifuddin, who went for 87 runs in eight overs, somewhat redeemed himself with three wickets in his last over.
Mahmudullah Riyad, playing his 200th ODI match, took two wickets for 45 runs while Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed took a wicket each.
Bangladesh had already confirmed the series having won the first two matches. The margin of victory in the first match was by 155 runs while the second match went down to the wire as the Tigers prevailed with a three-wicket win.
Bangladesh made two changes for the game, bringing in Mustafizur Rahman in place of Shoriful Islam, who had got four wickets in the last match. Wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan Sohan replaced injured Mehedi Hasan Miraz.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal(c), Liton Das(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Two changes for Zimbabwe as well: Ryan Burl and Donald Tiripano come in for Richard Ngarava and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe.
Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva(w), Timycen Maruma, Brendan Taylor(c), Dion Myers, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani