ZIM vs BAN 2nd T20: Wesley Madhevere stars as Zimbabwe thrash Bangladesh by 23 runs, series level – Zimbabwe opening batsman Wesley Madhevere’s outstanding batting followed by Wellington Masakadza and Blessing Muzarabani’s disciplined bowling helped host beat Bangladesh by runs in the2nd T20I of the three-match series against Bangladesh here at the Harare Sports Club, Harare on Friday. With this win, Zimbabwe has levelled the series 1-1.
Chasing a challenging target of 167, Bangladesh had the worst possible start as Muzarabani removed Naim Sheikh and Soumya Sarkar in the third over of the innings. The duo had scored 100 runs for the first wicket in the first match of the series. The visitors were reduced to 2-17. After that Masakadza picked three-wicket in a span of three overs. Followed by another two wickets by Tendai Chatara.
For the host, Shamim Hossain was the top scorer as he scored 29 runs in 13 balls while Afif Hossain hit 25 runs in 25 balls.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh
|Naim Sheikh||b B Muzarabani||5||8||1||0||62.50|
|Soumya Sarkar||c Sikandar Raza b B Muzarabani||8||7||1||0||114.29|
|Mahedi Hasan||c RP Burl b WP Masakadza||15||19||2||0||78.95|
|Shakib Al Hasan||c Sikandar Raza b WP Masakadza||12||10||2||0||120.00|
|Mahmudullah (C)||c (sub TK Musakanda) b WP Masakadza||4||6||0||0||66.67|
|Afif Hossain||c M Shumba b TL Chatara||24||25||1||1||96.00|
|Nurul Hasan (WK)||c WP Masakadza b TL Chatara||9||8||1||0||112.50|
|Shamim Hossain||c WP Masakadza b LM Jongwe||29||13||3||2||223.08|
|Mohammad Saifuddin||c Sikandar Raza b LM Jongwe||19||15||1||1||126.67|
|Taskin Ahmed||c WP Masakadza b LM Jongwe||5||8||0||0||62.50|
|Shoriful Islam||Not out||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||13 (b 2, w 4, nb 0, lb 7)|
ZIM vs BAN 2nd T20: Wesley Madhevere shines as Zimbabwe set 167 runs target against Bangladesh
Zimbabwe opening batsman Wesley Madhevere played a brilliant knock of 74 runs in just 57 balls to help host post a competitive total of 167 runs against Bangladesh in the 2nd T20I of the three-match series here at the Harare Sports Club, Harare on Friday.
#2ndT20I | FIFTY! Wessly Madhevere has scored his 3⃣rd T20I half-century off 4⃣5⃣ deliveries, with 6⃣ boundaries! 👏#ZIMvBAN | #IspahaniT20ISeries | #VisitZimbabwe | #BowlOutCovid19 pic.twitter.com/OpUVOx41kO
— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) July 23, 2021
Madhevere played with a strike rate of 129.82, smashing five fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Ryan Burl and Dion Myers. Burl scored 34 runs in 19 balls with the help of two sixes and two fours while Myers scored 26 runs in just 21 balls.
For Bangladesh, Shoriful Islam continued his great form by picking three wickets while Mahedi Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan picked one wicket each.
Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh
|Tadiwanashe Marumani||b Mahedi Hasan||3||5||0||0||60.00|
|Wesley Madhevere||c Afif Hossain b Shoriful Islam||74||57||5||3||129.82|
|Regis Chakabva (WK)||c Shoriful Islam b Shakib Al Hasan||14||9||1||1||155.56|
|Dion Myers||c Mahedi Hasan b Shoriful Islam||26||21||2||1||123.81|
|Sikandar Raza (C)||runout (Soumya Sarkar)||4||6||0||0||66.67|
|Ryan Burl||Not out||34||19||2||2||178.95|
|Luke Jongwe||c Shakib Al Hasan b Shoriful Islam||2||3||0||0||66.67|
|Extra||9 (b 0, w 7, nb 0, lb 2)|
|Yet To Bat||M Shumba, B Muzarabani, TL Chatara, WP Masakadza|
|Shakib Al Hasan||4||0||32||1||8.00|
ZIM vs BAN 2nd T20: Zimbabwe win toss, opt to bat first – follow live updates- Zimbabwe captain Sikandar Raza won the toss and opted to bat first against Bangladesh in the 2nd T20I of the three-match series here at the Harare Sports Club, Harare on Friday. Bangladesh started the T20I series on a high as they won the first contest against Zimbabwe by eight wickets.
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah(c), Nurul Hasan(w), Afif Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Regis Chakabva(w), Dion Myers, Sikandar Raza(c), Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara
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