Bangladesh won the fifth and final match of the ODI series by 5 wickets to complete 5-0 whitewash. Winning the toss, for the first time in the series Zimbabwe opted to bat. They made a great start after an early wicket of Raza.
Masakadza and Sibanda put on a 79 runs partnership. Zimbabwe was 96 for 1 at one stage and it looked like they will put on a big score. But once Zubair got the wicket of Masakadza Zimbabwean batting line went through a big collapse. They lost 9 wickets for just 32 runs.In that process Taijul became the only player ODI history to make a hat trick on his debut. Sakib and Jubair took 3 and 2 wickets respectively. Chasing a small total of 129 Bangladeshi top order again made a poor start.
But another debutant Soumya Sarkar made a good impression. He did have a chance to bowl and scored 20 only runs with the bat, but showed great skill and footwork.
Mushfiq and Mahmudullah once again rescued Bangladesh from a state of bother. Mushfiq was unfortunately given out by the umpire but Mahmudullah ensured Bangladesh victory by staying at the wicket with Sabbir. He completed his half century in that process.
Taijul was given man of the match award and Mahmudullah judged man of the series. Both the test and ODI series trophy was given to the respective captains, Mushfiq and Mashrafe, by the honorable PM Sheikh Hasina.
UNB adds: Mahmudullah scored not out 51 runs off 55 deliveries with 10 fours while Soumya Sarker made 20 runs from 18 balls featuring four fours in the final match.
Tendai Chatara grabbed three wickets for 44 runs in his 10 overs quota while Tinasha Panyangara took the other two wickets for 49 runs also bowling 10 overs.
Earlier, Taijul Islam’s record-making hat-trick and all rounder Shakib Al Hasan’s three wickets hauls enabled Bangladesh to restrict Zimbabwe at 128 runs in their last match of the five-match Bashundhara Cement ODI series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
The visiting side were all out in 30 overs. The visitors faced early jolt losing the opening batsman Sikandar Raza (9) who was caught by Test skipper Mushfiqur Rahim off a Mashrafe Mortaza delivery at 16 1 in 4.5 overs.
Opener Hamilton Masakadza pairing with number three Vusi Sibanda tried to repair the early damage contributing 79 runs in 12.5 overs in the second wicket stand before H Masakadza was bowled by Jubair Hossain at 95 runs in 17.4 overs.
Jubair later took another wicket — Timycen Maruma (1) — to complete his two wickets mission for 41 runs in 8 overs.
H Masakadza scored team highest 52 runs facing 54 balls with five fours and three sixes.
Vusi Sibanda made 37 runs off 51 balls with three fours before being caught by Mashrafe Mortaza off a Shakib Al Hasan ball at 109 in 22.5 overs.
Debutant Tajul Islam on his way to four wickets haul took Solomon Mire (9), Tinashe Panyangara (0), John Nyumbu (3) and Tendai Chatara (0) for 11 runs in 7 overs.
Dependable world famed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan grabbed the wickets of Brendan Taylor (9), Vusi Sibanda(37) and Tafadzwa Kamungozi (2)– for 30 runs also in 7 overs. – UNB