Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe – 5th T20 International Preview & Prediction

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Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe – 5th T20 International Preview & Prediction


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THE FACTS

When is Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe on and what time does it start? Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe will take place on Sunday 12th May, 2024 – 05:00 (UK)

Where is Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe taking place? Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe will take place at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

THE LOWDOWN

BANGLADESH

Bangladesh were no doubt given their stiffest challenge of the series so far on Friday, a series which has gone overwhelmingly in the favour of the Tigers. Bowled out for 143, Bangladesh’s bowlers were required to put in their best performance across these T20i fixtures in order to defend that score. Three wickets in the powerplay got them off to a great start and a mixture of both tight and clinical bowling saw the hosts come through, winning by 5 runs in a thrilling conclusion that saw them claim the final two wickets in the 20th over.

ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe will be devastated that they couldn’t get over the line in the fourth T20i, having been bowled out for 138 chasing 144 to win. With four balls left in the match, Zimbabwe required just five runs to secure what would’ve been their first victory across what has been a one-sided series. However, the ninth wicket of Blessing Muzarabani was followed the very next ball by the dismissal of Richard Ngarava, rendering Zimbabwe all out.

THE PREDICTION

Being beaten in the manner that they were in the fourth T20i may well have flattened Zimbabwe from a confidence perspective. Whilst they can take heart for competing so valiantly in Mirpur, to not get over the line will have hurt psychologically and Bangladesh may well profit in this fifth match. The sweep is there for the taking and having played the best and most clutch cricket throughout the series, Bangladesh are expected to come through again.

TIP: BANGLADESH TO WIN