Player of the Match
Player of the Match
25dThe Report by Liam Brickhill

Imrul, Soumya centuries seal 3-0 sweep

The duo helped mow down a 287-run target with 47 balls to spare, after Sean Williams' century had given Zimbabwe a fighting chance

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SC Williams
129(143) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
14 2 5 12 24 17 16 39
Soumya Sarkar
117(92) 9x4 - 6x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 23 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
6 10 5 6 36 29 15 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Nazmul Islam
O8
M0
R58
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
H Masakadza
O1
M0
R3
W1
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Bangladesh won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

26 October 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

9.55pm I don't remember the last time Bangladesh were this clinical. Very often, they have belligerent starts, then slow down through the middle, largely due to failure to rotate the strike, then slog and lose wickets, and end up limping over the line, usually with Shakib or another veteran helping them over. But there was none of that today. No Shakib. No middle-overs meltdown. No scraping through. Just a thoroughly dominant performance, thrashing a Zimbabwe side with some unbelievable hitting. They lost Liton early, but once Imrul and Soumya settled in, they never looked back. They were relentless in their hitting, finding the boundary with effortless frequency and mowing the target down. Zimbabwe had their own heroes in Sean Williams and Brendan Taylor, but it was nowhere enough to stop them getting overpowered by Bangladesh's batting might.

Ahnaf Tahmid: "Back to back two matches won by hitting a SIX !! Shows you how dominant Bangladesh have been in this last 2 matches."

Presentation time.

"We had a good outing with the bat," says Hamilton Masakadza. "We thought we had a good score, but the second-wicket partnership took the game away from us. Different mindset in the Tests, a few of the guys got some runs on the board, and hopefully we can carry that confidence."

Soumya Sarkar is Man of the Match. He says he's very pleased to play this innings. He's been out of the team for some time, so that innings felt good. It was a batting-friendly pitch, and he took an opportune moment to play a big innings.

Imrul kayes is Man of the Series. Highest run-tally in a three-match series for Bangladesh. "It's been a great series for me. I tried my best and wanted to do something better and something different. Soumya is a positive player. He's a class batsman. My pressure was released by him. I will try my best in the Test series as well."

"Coming back from Asia Cup, we had a lot of confidence," says Mashrafe Motaza. "Our bowling needs to improve, even from my side. We lost some rhythm, but we did alright. The bowlers did well, even with the inexperience, we restricted them to 285, which was a good effort. Soumya and Imrul played with lot of calm. I hope our Test team will do well."

Zimbabwe's horrid time in ODIs continues with yet another clean sweep. Can they salvage something in the Tests? They have some time to empty this bag and come out fresh. FOr now, this is all we have. Hop onto the T20I between Pakistan and Australia if your appetite for cricket isn't satiated yet. From Hemant, Debayan and myself, it's goodbye.

42.1
6
Williams to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX runs, is that the game? Yes, it is. That has carried for six. Short, straightening around off, Mushfiqur rocks back and pulls over deep midwicket

END OF OVER:
42 | 6 Runs | BDESH: 282/3 (5 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.71, RRR: 0.62)

  • Mohammad Mithun7 (11b)
  • Mushfiqur Rahim22 (38b)
  • WP Masakadza10-0-71-1
  • SC Williams6-0-37-0
41.6
4
WP Masakadza to Mohammad Mithun, FOUR runs, full toss, angled into him, shovels it straight over mid-on.. one-bounce over the boundary
41.5
0
WP Masakadza to Mohammad Mithun, no run, full toss, driven to extra cover
41.4
0
WP Masakadza to Mohammad Mithun, no run, gets forward and blocks a length ball
41.3
2
WP Masakadza to Mohammad Mithun, 2 runs, advances down the ground and tries to heave this slider over the on side, rolls along to deep midwicket off the inside part of the bat
41.2
0
WP Masakadza to Mohammad Mithun, no run, loops it up on middle, waits and blocks to point

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0Imrul KayesLiton Das
2nd220Imrul KayesSoumya Sarkar
3rd54Mushfiqur RahimImrul Kayes
4th14Mushfiqur RahimMohammad Mithun