Athletic

Ryan Burl hits fifty as Zimbabwe post 156

Riding on the 28-ball 54 from Ryan Burl, Zimbabwe posted 156 for eight in 20 overs against Bangladesh in the third and final T20I of the three-match series on Tuesday at Harare.

Along the way to hitting the fifty, Burl scored 34 from an over of Nasum Ahmed with five sixes.

Like the first two matches of the series, Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat first. They lost six wickets while scoring 67 runs in 13 overs.

But in the next five overs, they scored 79 runs thanks to outstanding batting from Burl.

Zimbabwe had a decent start of 29 runs. But after that, they suffered a collapse to the Bangladeshi bowlers. At one point, it seemed that Bangladesh would wrap them under the 100-run mark.

Along with Burl, Luke Jongwe also did well with the bat scoring 35 off 20 balls with four fours and two sixes.

For Bangladesh, Mahedi Hasan and Hasan Mahmud bagged two wickets each conceding 28 runs each. Nasum Ahmed conceded 40 runs in just two overs.

Bangladesh made three changes in this match. Parvez Hossain Emon is getting his maiden international cap this match replacing Munim Shahriar. Nasum Ahmed and Mahmudullah Riyad are also taking the field replacing Nurul Hasan Sohan and Shoriful Islam.

Before the series decider, Zimbabwe won the first match of the series by 17 runs, and in the second match, Bangladesh won by seven wickets.

Mosaddek Hossain Saikat is leading Bangladesh in today's match. He replaced Nurul Hasan as the captain. Nurul suffered a blow in his finger and was ruled out of the tour.

Source: United News of Bangladesh