Opener Najmul Hossain Shanto and pacers Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman shone for Bangladesh as the Tigers defeated Zimbabwe by three runs in a T20 World Cup Super 12 clash that swayed back and forth till the last moment at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday.
There was a rain delay and a power failure which forced the floodlights at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur to go out for about five minutes as T20I cricket returned after ten months in the opening game of the tri-nation T20I series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe yesterday.
Sections of the stands at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur were already empty when Bangladesh were reeling at 60 for six inside ten overs in their chase of 145 against Zimbabwe in the tri-nation T20I series opener yesterday.
Bangladesh may not have been able to become a consistent side in Test cricket, but their batsman have certainly remained consistent in a negative way by not reaching the 200-run mark in their last seven innings.
Bangladesh will not only eye their tenth series win over their once archrivals coming into a potentially series-deciding second of the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe today, they will also want to become a more consistent side at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
It was yet another comprehensive win for the Tigers when they posted a 91-run victory with a bonus point against Zimbabwe in their
Bangladesh grab their third victory in the tri-nation series as they defeat Zimbabwe by 91 runs.
Bangladesh have never won a tri-series, having hosted six such tournaments before the ongoing one and the only time the Tigers reached the final of a tri-nation was back in 2009, when the Tigers went on to lose the final to Sri Lanka.