Bangladesh whitewash Zimbabwe 3-0

Bangladesh whitewash Zimbabwe 3-0

Bangladesh have won the third ODI by five wickets against hosts Zimbabwe and complete the 3-0 series sweep at Harare Sports Club Ground in Harare on Tuesday.

Chaing to 298 to win Tamim Iqbal has scored his 14th ODI century (112) before getting out during the 35th over of the innings.

Nurul Hasan Sohan was unbeaten on 45 while Afif Hossian was not out on 26 when Bangladesh reached their target with 12 balls to spare.

Openers Tamim and Liton Das laid a solid foundation with a 88-run partnership while chasing 298 runs set by Zimbabwe. Liton left the crease after scoring 32 runs before Shakib al Hasan got out after contributing 30.

Earlier, Zimbabwe scored 298 runs before getting all out in 49.3 overs. Opener Regis Chakabva scored 84 runs while Sikandar Raza (57) and Ryan Burl (59) both made half centuries to push the Zimbabwe total close to 300 marks. Bangladesh pacers Mohammad Saifuddin and Mustafizur Rahman took 3 wickets each at the end of the first innings.

Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal won the toss and elect to bowl first. Bangladesh made two changes from the playing eleven of second ODI as wicketkeeper batsman Nurul Hasan Sohan and left arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman came in replacing all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraj and left arm pacer Shoriful Islam.

Bangladesh have already won first two games and secure the series 2-0.

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal(c), Liton Das(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman

Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Regis Chakabva(w), Timycen Maruma, Brendan Taylor(c), Dion Myers, Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Donald Tiripano, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani


Bangladesh 302 for 5 (Iqbal 112, Nurul 45*, Madhevere 2-45) beat Zimbabwe 298 (Chakabva 84, Burl 59, Raza 57, Rahman 3-57, Saifuddin 3-87) by five wickets