Sakib’s lucky escape
Bangladesh skipper Sakib al Hasan got a lucky escape after Zimbabwe fielders failed to hear an edge during their third match of the series in Chattogram. Sakib, who came to bat after the dismissal of opener Nazmul Hossain, edged pacer Kyle Jarvis’s final ball of the fifth over to wicketkeeper Brendan Taylor. Although Jarvis was convinced and ready to make an appeal, he decided against it seeing Taylor unmoved. Replay showed that Sakib had a definite edge meaning he was lucky to survive in the very first ball that he played. Sakib could not capitalise much on the escape and was dismissed for 10 by Ryan Burl a few overs later.
Mahmudullah hits first ball for six
Not too many batsmen have the gut to begin their innings hitting a six but Bangladesh middle-order batsman Mahmudullah displayed the courage against Zimbabwe when he came to bat on Wednesday. Bangladesh were three down for 65 in the eighth over when Mahmudullah made his appearance at the crease. During the third ball of the eighth over, Mahmudullah stepped out of the crease and smashed Ryan Burl’s first delivery to him over the long-off for a six to show his intent. Mahmudllah later hit four more sixes and a four for his second highest Twenty20 score of 62 off 41 balls in the innings.
Madziva stunner dismisses Liton
Bangladesh opener Liton Das got a brilliant start in the game against Zimbabwe as he struck four fours and two sixes within the power-play and looked to be destined for a big innings. But an extraordinary effort by Neville Madziva in the field saw him dismissed for just 38. During the penultimate ball of the sixth over bowled by Chris Mpofu, Liton got a leading edge that flew to third man area. Madziva, who was fielding at short fine-leg, ran back keeping an eye on the ball before completing the catch in a stunning manner.
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