Friday 23 January 2009 

Bangladesh Restrict Zimbabwe To 119 In Decider

Zimbabwe 119-9 (Williams 38, Shakib Al Hasan 3-15) v
Bangladesh

3rd One Day International, Mirpur, Dhaka

Bangladesh restricted Zimbabwe to 119 for nine in the third and deciding One Day International in Mirpur which was reduced to 37 overs per side after early fog.

Mashrafe Mortaza picked up three wickets for 17 to hand his side a good chance of sealing a come-from-behind series victory.

Bangladesh won the toss and once again chose to field and needed five balls to get the first breakthrough when Mortaza had Vusi Sibanda trapped in front without scoring.

He then had Hamilton Masakadza (10) caught by Mehrab Hossain and bowled Stuart Matsikenyeri (10) and the tourists were floundering at 31 for three.

Sean Williams made 38, again performing well in a crisis but he had little support and as Shakib Al Hasan helped himself to three for 15, Zimbabwe's chances of a rare series win appeared to be slipping away.

They won the first match by two wickets before Bangladesh hit back with a six-wicket victory.

© Cricket World 2009

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