Zimbabwe win Dhaka thriller

Bangladesh

Zimbabwe earned their first win on tour in Bangladesh following some last gasp power hitting from Neville Madviza which saw the visitors win with three wickets and one ball to spare.

The Tigers won the toss and chose to bat. Opening batsmen Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes got the hosts off to a fairly brisk start until a short ball from Neville Madziva got the better of Iqbal, who top edged the ball straight up in the air for a simple catch.

Zimbabwe's Tendai Chisoro would strike in the following over, leaving Bangladesh 35/2 at the start of the fifth over.

Mushigiqur Rahim and Anamul Haque would steady the ship, putting on 25 runs before Graeme creamer got Rahim out with his first ball. Sabbir Rahman would also fall to the spinner six overs later, with he and Haque adding 39 runs to the total. 

From there the scorecard made sorry reading for the hosts, with, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza and Arafat Sunnay all falling for singles figures as Haque held up his end, eventually perishing for a well played 47 off 51 balls in the last over.

Zimbabwe looked helpless at 39/5 as the hosts rattled through the top order, with Mortoza and Hossain combining well to run out Craig Irvine. 

But then the comeback started, with Luke Jongwe and Malcom Waller complementing each other well and putting on a stand of 55, before Jongwe fell for 34 off 38 when he topped edged the ball down to fine leg off Hossain.

But Waller soldiered on for the visitors, landing a few hefty blows and leaving Hossain 18 to defend off the last over. 

Waller then holed out to long on on the first ball, heavily tipping the scales in favour of Bangladesh. The batsmen crossed, putting Madziwa on strike with 18 off five needed. 

Here is where the fireworks started, as the right hand bat landed a six, ran two and earned a streaky four, reducing the deficit to just six with two balls remaining. 

Madwiza then drove Hossain over his head for a massive six off the penultimate ball, cueing celebrations from the Zimbabwe camp.

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