In the opening match of the tri-series over Zimbabwe, Bangladesh pulled off a grand heist in Dhaka to pick up an exciting, come-from-behind win. Chasing 145 in 18 overs-they required 41 off the last five overs after the competition was cut short owing to a moist outfield that led to a delayed beginning. While Zimbabwe was the best side for most of the match, the 82-out of 47 bet was seventh-wicked.
Zimbabwe began on a good note after a delayed beginning owing to a moist outfield, with Brendan Taylor dispatching the first innings ball to the border. Nevertheless, debutant Taijul Islam wasn’t scared to throw it up and it paid dividends straight away as he received Taylor in his first T20I ball to top edge. Skipper Hamilton Masakadza frequently discovered the limits and attacked.
After a slow beginning due to the wickets dropping at the other end, Burl followed Shakib Al Hasan, who had only granted up to that stage 19 runs in three overs, bringing him with three sixes and as many fours for as many as 30 runs in the over, scoring his first half-century in T20I cricket. That turned stuff around for Zimbabwe, which at one stage did not seem to even get to.
Bangladesh 148 for 7 (Afif Hossain 52, Madziva 2-25) beat Zimbabwe 144 for 5 (Burl 57*, Mosaddek 1-10) by three wickets.