Bangladesh scored a sizeable victory over Zimbabwe in 39 games to boost its Tri-Series campaign following its defeat by Afghanistan.
After being inserted, the hosts increased to 175/7, which would be more than enough for Zimbabwe. Each of the top 5 reached a double-digit value, with Liton placing 38 out of 22 and Mushfiqur Rahim contributing a useful 32 out of 26.
The latter succeeded in a 78 -minute partnership with Mahmudullah, who scored five with a 41-ball 62 against a lone four before he fell in the final. The tigers stumbled slightly toward the end of their innings, and their potential sum could have been 10 runs short of what they had imagined before Mushfiqur’s release. Kyle Jarvis took 3/32, while Sean Williams and Tinotenda Mutombodzi were both economically.
Nevertheless, the profit margin seemed huge, as Zimbabwe lost three goals early on before slipping further to 66/7. Hamilton Masakadza offered the only resistance that came in early with a ball throw of 25, helping his team to recover slightly from 8/3 before being hit at the top.
The gates were split, with Shafiul Islam and Aminul Islam each taking two wickets before the former gave a hint to Richmond Mutumbami.
Zimbabwe, however, never looked to recover from his bad start, and Shafiul would have the last laugh and make Mutumbami pounce on a third man before Mustafizur Rahman tidied his tail and took him to 50 T20I gates. He is the fourth fastest bowler in history to the landmark.
The win puts Bangladesh in the top spot with Afghanistan at the top despite the hosts playing one more game. Zimbabwe, who are still four points behind with one game, is no longer fighting for the title.