Bangladesh were off to a good start in the first few overs as Liton Das and Nazmul Hossain Shanto posted 49 runs on the board in just 4.4 overs before Shanto got out in the fifth ball of the fifth over
Opening batting in T20Is have become a concern in recent times for Bangladesh as their openers failed to give a good start in the last few matches.
As a consequence, Bangladesh team management rang the changes after two games in the ongoing tri-nation T20I series and Wednesday in the third match, the Tigers opted for a new opening pair - Liton Das and Nazmul Hossain Shanto.
And finally, Bangladesh were off to a good start in the first few overs as Liton and Shanto posted 49 runs on the board in just 4.4 overs before Shanto got out in the fifth ball of the fifth over.
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Credit goes mainly to Liton as the right-handed opener scored 38 off just 22 deliveries including four fours and a couple of sixes.
A total of 21 runs came in the third over of the innings bowled by left arm spinner Ainsley Ndlovu, among which, Liton scored 20, smashing two sixes, a boundary, a three and a single.
Good start for the Tigers.
BANGLADESH INNINGS R B
Shanto c & b Jarvis 11 9
Liton c Madziva b Mpofu 38 22
Shakib c Williams b Burl 10 9
Mushfiq c Taylor b Mutombodzi 32 26
Mahmudullah c Williams b Jarvis 62 41
Afif c Taylor b Mpofu 7 8
Mosaddek c Chakabva b Jarvis 2 3
Saifuddin not out 2 1
Aminul not out 0 0
Extras (lb 3, w 4) 7
Total (19.5 Overs) 171/7
Fall Of Wickets
1-49 (Shanto), 2-55 (Liton), 3-65 (Shakib), 4-143 (Mushfiq), 5-159 (Afif), 6-169 (Mahmudullah), 7-169 (Mosaddek)
Ndlovu 3-0-32-0, Jarvis 3.5-0-28-3, Mpofu 4-0-42-2, Williams 4-0-26-0, Burl 1-0-13-1, Mutombodzi 3-0-17-1, Madziva 1-0-10-0
ZIMBABWE INNINGS R B
Taylor c Shakib b Saifuddin 0 5
Masakadza (c) b Aminul 25 25
Chakabva b Shakib 0 2
Williams c Afif b Shafiul 2 5
Mutombodzi c Shanto b Biplob 11 9
Burl b Shafiul 1 3
Mutumbami c Saifuddin b Shafiul 54 32
Madziva run out (Shakib) 9 15
Jarvis c sub (Sabbir) b Mustafizur 27 20
Ndlovu b Mustafizur 2 4
Mpofu not out 0 0
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 3) 5
Total (20 Overs) 136/10
Fall Of Wickets
1-0 (Taylor), 2-2 (Chakabva), 3-8 (Williams), 4-35 (Mutombodzi), 5-37 (Burl), 6-44 (Masakadza), 7-66 (Madziva), 8-124 (Mutumbami), 9-136 (Jarvis), 10-136 (Ndlovu)
Saifuddin-4-0-14, Shakib 4-0-28-1, Shafiul 4-0-36-3, Mustafizur 4-0-38, Aminul 4-0-18-2
Result: Bangladesh won by 39 runs