Taijul Islam’s hat-trick, the first by an ODI debutant, spun Zimbabwe out for 128 and spurred Bangladesh to their second 5-0 series win yesterday.
No matter the circumstances, there has always been a recurring theme in this series. Zimbabwe lose a game, fight back harder in the next, but Bangladesh somehow just strive to stay on top.
Umpire Anisur Rahman gave Hamilton Masakadza out caught down the leg-side off Mashrafe Mortaza.
Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes smashed centuries in a record opening stand for Bangladesh to put the hosts on top at the start of the third and final Test against Zimbabwe in Chittagong yesterday.
A nuggety Tamim Iqbal century was complemented by a stroke-filled one from Shakib Al Hasan as Bangladesh cashed in on the painstaking foundation they had laid in Khulna to make 433 on the second day yesterday.
The resolve of the Bangladesh batsmen has been under question in recent times and some more arose after early dismissals in the first two sessions, but Tamim Iqbal’s restrained half-century kept a disciplined Zimbabwe at bay in Khulna.