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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 5th Match – Bangladesh won by 91 runs

BAN 216/9 (50.0 Ovs)
ZIM 125-all out (36.3 Ovs)

Bangladesh won by 91 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Tamim Iqbal

Tamim, Man of the Match: It wasn’t the easiest wicket. On this kind of wicket, you need to be patient and cash in on the bad balls. Me and Shakib were going well, but my wicket was the key. I should have batted through and helped get that 240-250 score. It was tough at the start and they were also bowling well. To achieve something like that is always a proud moment (highest run-scorer at a single venue – Shere Bangla National Stadium). I will not leave him (Shakib) alone (chuckles) (referring to the MoM competition).
Mortaza: With the way the wicket played, we thought we could get more. The way Tamim and Shakib batted, it was good. But we lost too many wickets in the middle. He (Mustafizur) has been practising his batting. The confidence was there in the dressing room at the halfway mark. It is very important to keep the momentum and hopefully we can keep going.
Cremer: It was a difficult wicket. All the wickets look similar but play differently. The toss was not crucial. We went about nicely with the ball and in the field. We should have done better with the bat. It was nice to get him (Tamim) out like that. When Shakib and Tamim were going, they could have got more, but we pulled it back. I thought the wicket didn’t get us out, we gave Bangladesh a few soft wickets. We can’t blame the wicket. It is tough when you lose wickets in the first 10 overs. We enjoyed the tour. Hopefully we will make the final and for that Bangladesh will have to play really well against Sri Lanka.




Bangladesh Innings

Bangladesh Innings

Zimbabwe Innings

Zimbabwe Innings

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