Zimbabwe and Bangladesh agree to bring forward their T20I series; first game to played on July 22

The start of three-match T20I series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh has been brought forward by a day.

Aditya Kumar Editor

Updated - 20 July 2021 10:29 am

Bangladesh's ongoing tour to Zimbabwe will now end two days prior to the schedule. The reason behind it is the recent change in the fixtures brought in by the two sides. Zimbabwe Cricket shared the news via Twitter and a press release. The body also informed that the changes were made to "address the scheduling and logistical challenges that the tour's broadcast production company was facing".

Notably, the start of the upcoming three-match T20I series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh has been brought forward by a day. The series that was scheduled to kick off on July 23 will now start on a day prior, that is July 22. Similarly, there will be a change in the schedule of other matches as well. The rest two matches, which were earlier slated to be held on July 25 and 27, will now take place on 23 and 25, respectively. This implies that the contests between the two teams will end two days prior.

Zimbabwe's struggle for a win continues

Notably, the series has been outright dominated by the Tigers as they have emerged victorious in all the games played against the host nation in the tour so far. The two teams kicked off with a one-off Test where Bangladesh registered a 220-run win. Mahmudullah with an unbeaten 150 was the star of the game as the guests registered 468 runs on board before bundling out Zimbabwe for 276, all thanks to Mehidy Hasan's five-for and Shakib Al Hasan's 4/82. Riding on the foundation laid by the two players in the first half of the game, Bangladesh comfortably registered a win.

The contest between the sides then moved to the one-dayers. Bangladesh registered a 155-run win in the first ODI, thanks to Litton Das' century in the first innings that helped them post 276 on the board before bowling out Zimbabwe for mere 121. In the second game, they were given a tough fight by Zimbabwe but eventually won the game by 3 wickets. The match went till the last over wherein Shakib led his men home, carrying his bat on 96. The third and final ODI between the sides is slated to take place on July 20.