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Bangladesh chase 194 runs against Zimbabwe in third T20I

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Update: Sunday, July 25, 2021

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Bangladesh chase 194 runs against Zimbabwe in third T20I

The match is the decider of the series given Bangladesh had won the first game while Zimbabwe won the second to keep the series at a balance

Hosts Zimbabwe have set 194 runs target, losing five wickets, for Bangladesh to chase in the third and the final T20I game of the series at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.

Zimbabwe innings was boosted with opener Wessley Madhevere’s 36-ball 54 laced with six bouvdaries. Wicket-keeper batsman Regis Chakabva fell short from half century by two runs scoring a blistering 48 off 22 deliveries with six over boundaries.

Dion Myers added 23 to the tally while Ryan Burl remained unbeaten on 31 off 15 ball.

Occasion medium pacer Soumya Sarkar was the most successful in Bangladesh bowling attack with two wickets conceding 19 runs in three overs.

Earlier, for the third game in a row, Zimbabwe captain Sikandar Raza wont the toss and decided to bat first.

The match is the decider of the series given Bangladesh had won the first game while Zimbabwe won the second to keep the series at a balance.

Hosts Zimbabwe will have the ambition to deny Bangladesh from a hat-trick of titles. Bangladesh in the month-long tour found success first winning the lone Test match and then the three one-day internationals.

The visitors had a dominating start to the T20I series as well winning the first game by eight wickets but found Zimbabwe bounce back in the second game.

Bangladesh has one change with spinner Nasum Ahmed coming in place of off-spin all-rounder Sheikh Mahedi Hasan.

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Zimbabwe on the other hand are unchanged and are looking to their maiden bilateral T20I series that has involved more than one match.

Bangladesh: Mohammad Naim, Soumya Sarkar, Nasum Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan †, Shamim Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam

Zimbabwe: Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wessley Madhevere, Regis Chakabva †, Dion Myers, Sikandar Raza (c), Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Milton Shumba, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani

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