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Zimbabwe looks to deny Bangladesh clean sweep

More will be needed from the likes of Malcolm Waller is Zimbabwe is to notch up a much-needed win

Zimbabwe looks to deny Bangladesh clean sweep - Cricket News
Zimbabwe has played five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals since October 20, and much to its dismay, hasn’t tasted success during that period.
In the series against Afghanistan, Zimbabwe won a couple of games but lost the ODI series 2-3, and then suffered a 2-0 loss in the T20Is. It arrived in Bangladesh with hopes of a fight, but went down 0-3 in the ODI series. 
Still, when it was time for the two-match T20I series, plenty was expected from Zimbabwe which has proven itself as one of the better sides in the shortest format. Once again it disappointed, as Bangladesh put on tidy show with the bat to notch up a four-wicket win.
Come Sunday (November 15), Zimbabwe will have another chance take home a win when the final T20I gets underway at the Sher-e-Bangla National stadium in Mirpur.
Zimbabwe will take confidence in the fact that it came close in the first game. The other good news for it, is that Malcom Waller has turned into quite the force. Waller came up with a spectacular 31-ball 68 in the opener.
Unfortunately for Zimbabwe, barring Waller, it didn’t have contributions from the other batsmen.
The other factor that will play a role is the disciplined bowling from Bangladesh. Mashrafe Mortaza, Jubair Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman were in great shape in the previous encounter. Al-Amin Hossain, who was suspended from the side during the World Cup 2015 for breaking a curfew, showed why he is back in the side with a sharp spell.     
Bangladesh’s batting line-up wasn’t in the best of touch in the last game, but thanks to the good display from the bowlers, it was still able to make it through.
Bangladesh’s win was also helped along by a wayward performance from Zimbabwe’s bowlers towards the end of the game. Graeme Cremer and Tendai Chisoro were in the thick of things with their wicket-taking spells, but the rest went for too many runs. 

In short, Zimbabwe is in need of an improved all-round performance and Bangladesh needs just one more win to complete a clear sweep.
Teams (from): 
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Arafat Sunny, Jubair Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Kamrul Islam Rabbi. 
Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (capt), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Chamu Chibhabha, Tendai Chisoro, Graeme Cremer,Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva, Wellington Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami, Taurai Muzarabani, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.   

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