Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Bangladesh v Zimbabwe 3rd ODI
The 3rd match of the three-match ODI series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will be played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.
For all those who thought that the white-ball series will be a walkover for Bangladesh, the 2nd ODI came as a lesson. While chasing 322, many would have thought that Zimbabwe had no chance. However, the team reached as near as 4 runs from the total, but could not get over the line.
Bangladesh have already won the three-match series but Zimbabwe's never-say-die spirit means that there will be something to look forward to in the final match of the series.
Opener Tamim Iqbal was the top performer for Bangladesh who scored 158 off 136 deliveries while Taijul Islam picked up the three wickets.
Apart from Zimbabwe opener Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, who scored a half-century, there was not much contribution from the team's top order which becomes all the more vital when Zimbabwe were chasing a mammoth total like 322.
U-19 Sensation Wesley Madhevere (52 off 57) and all-rounder Sikandar Raza (66 off 57) ignited hopes but once they were dismissed, it seemed all over for Zimbabwe. But Donald Tiripano, who had earlier picked up two wickets, had other plans.
Assisted by Tinotenda Mutombodzi who scored 34 from 21, Tiripano kept blasting one six after another and brought up his fifty off just 26 deliveries. A wide that was not called meant that the equation came down to six off the last ball, but the visitors lost by 4 runs.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Taijul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain
Zimbabwe - Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Regis Chakabva, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams (c), Wesley Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Donald Tiripano, Carl Mumba, Charlton Tshuma
Who will win the toss? - Bangladesh
Who will win? – Bangladesh
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sean Williams (Zimbabwe), Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Chris Mpofu (Zimbabwe), Taijul Islam (Bangladesh)
Most Sixes – Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Liton Das (Bangladesh)
Player of the Match – Tamim Iqbal
Team Scores Batting first – Zimbabwe 250+, Bangladesh 300+
Match Handicap Bangladesh
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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