With a stunning victory over Bangladesh in the third Twenty20 International, Zimbabwe made history by winning the three-match T20I series 2-1. Zimbabwe overcame the visitors for the first time ever in a T20I series and unlocked a new accomplishment by winning the series decider in Harare thanks to Ryan Burl's heroics with the bat and their bowlers skill sets.
Ryan Burl almost came close to hit six sixes in an over, but his 34-run attack on Nasum Ahmed was the turning point in Zimbabwe's incredible comeback victory over Bangladesh. The southpaw's 28-ball 54 helped the hosts to reach a total of 156 runs. Zimbabwe won the T20I series against Bangladesh for the first time with a 10-run victory.
Burl reached his half-century off 24 balls, while Jongwe scored 35 runs off 20 as 79 runs were scored in the five overs from over 14 to 18.
Once Victor Nyauchi dismissed openers Litton Das and Parvez Emon in his first two overs, Bangladesh never got going in their pursuit of 156. After the PowerPlay, the visitors reached a similar 45/3 but were then stopped by the spin duo of Ervine and Raza.
In response, Afif Hossain scored an unbeaten 39* and Mahmudullah scored a run-a-ball 27 to provide a brief moment of resistance. However, none of the other participants' contributions were sufficient or big enough to match what Burl and Jongwe accomplished for the hosts.
Brief scores: Zimbabwe 156/8 in 20 overs (Ryan Burl 54, Luke Jongwe 35; Mahedi Hasan 2-28, Hasan Mahmud 2-28) beat Bangladesh 146/8 in 20 overs (Afif Hossain 39*; Victor Nyauchi 3-29) by 10 runs