Twitter reactions: Zimbabwe clinches 5th T20I to avoid whitewash against Bangladesh

May 13, 2024

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In the concluding encounter of the Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2024, the Shere Bangla National Stadium witnessed an intense battle between the hosts and visitors. Zimbabwe, determined to salvage their pride after a string of defeats, won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Mahmudullah shines for Bangladesh

Bangladesh, put in to bat, posted a competitive total of 157/6 in their allotted 20 overs. Mahmudullah emerged as the standout performer for the hosts, smashing 54 runs off 44 deliveries, ably supported by Najmul Hossain Shanto (36 runs off 28 balls) and Jaker Ali Anik (24 runs off 11 balls). However, Zimbabwe’s bowlers, led by Blessing Muzarabani (2 wickets for 22 runs) and Brian Bennett (2 wickets for 20 runs), kept the scoring in check.

Brian Bennett and Sikandar Raza smashes match-winning half-centuries

In response, Zimbabwe chased down the target with ease, finishing at 158/2 in just 18.3 overs. Brian Bennett‘s blistering knock of 70 runs off 49 balls, supported by Sikandar Raza‘s aggressive 72 runs off 46 balls, powered Zimbabwe to victory. Despite a valiant effort by Bangladesh’s bowlers, Zimbabwe’s batsmen dominated the proceedings, securing an emphatic eight-wicket win.

Player of the Match

For his exceptional all-round performance, Brian Bennett was named the Player of the Match, capping off a memorable outing for the Zimbabwean team.

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While Bangladesh had dominated the earlier matches in the series, winning the first four encounters convincingly, Zimbabwe’s victory in the final T20I provided them with a much-needed morale boost. With the series now concluded, Bangladesh emerges victorious, having clinched the series 4-1.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Brian Bennett and Sikandar Raza power Zimbabwe to a consolation eight-wicket win 👏#BANvZIM

— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) May 12, 2024

Mahmudullah Riad achieves his 8th T20i fifty in style at the SBNCS, Mirpur.🌟🏏#BANvZIM #BCB #Cricket

— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) May 12, 2024

Finally Zimbabwe wins
Well done to #Raza for steering the team to a Great Win

Thank you for The live stream

— NdauTribe (@RangaNaiti) May 12, 2024

It’s a consolation win for Zimbabwe but an emphatic one at that. Sikandar Raza and Brian Bennett power the Chevrons to an 8 wicket win over full strength Bangladesh in Dhaka!🇿🇼

— Adam Theo🇿🇼🏏 (@AdamTheofilatos) May 12, 2024


— Khalid Masum (@khalidmasum247) May 12, 2024

Raza fails in the first 4 matches, and Zimbabwe lost all the 4 matches. Raza scores a Half-Century and Zimbabwe wins this match. Zimbabwe is too reliant on Skipper, which is not good for any team. Others need to step up too !!#SikandarRaza #BanvZim #BanvsZim #T20I

— Mustafa Moudi (@Mustafamoudi) May 12, 2024

My man Sikandar Raza Finally Doing it For Zimbabwe 🥹❤️😍#BANvZIM #ZIMvBAN

— Devendra 🇮🇳 (@Devendra786s) May 12, 2024

Stand and Deliver! Sikandar Raza tonks one over the leg side boundary for a massive 6!

— Adam Theo🇿🇼🏏 (@AdamTheofilatos) May 12, 2024

Not really bothered by the fact that Bd couldn’t whitewash.. however, I am so happy for Sikandar Raza he really deserves it🩷

— 𝐍𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐛𝐚🌹 (@naziba_rose77) May 12, 2024

Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets today 🔥❤️.

Sikandar Raza 72 runs just 46 balls today 5th t20.

— Malik Hammad (@Hammad_Iqbal786) May 12, 2024

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