Tuesday, 28 September, 2021
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Yet another credible win for Tigers

The Bangladesh Tigers again roared to a convincing win against Zimbabwe by beating the hosts by five wickets in the third and final cricket match in Harare on Sunday. Through this victory, the Bangladesh cricketers have sealed the T-20 series. Earlier, the Tigers won the preceding one-off Test series and three-match one-day international series by 1-0 and 3-0 margin respectively and Sunday’s series win against Zimbabwe is their only T20 series victory on the Zimbabwean soil. Bangladesh’s stunning victory over Zimbabwe will remain a source of inspiration for the next generations of cricketers.

 The spectacular victory has brought smiles on the faces of millions of cricket fans both at home and abroad. Our hearty congratulations to the country’s cricket heroes! Not only the countrymen, but President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also extended their heartiest congratulations to the Bangladesh national cricket team. But, the victory was not that easy. Zimbabwe made Tigers toil and Tigers had a mountain to climb to clinch the victory after Zimbabwe scored their second-highest T20I total of 193 for five wickets in 20 overs.

Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainty, but Soumya Sarkar's all-rounder performance – two wickets with the ball and a second 50 of the series – along with young all-rounder Shamim Hossain's big-hitting (31 not out off 15 balls) helped Bangladesh chase down a 194-run target with four balls to spare. Shamim finished off what Soumya had started. They successfully rose to the occasion by bouncing back with the impressive win. Everyone is now talking about their heroics. Zimbabwe cricketers were very strong in their home soil and they also proved it. But, Soumya and Shamim proved that their psychological bases are very strong. Despite odds, they kept alive their winning spirit. All through, they played keeping their calm composure and ultimately led their team to victory. All other team mates should emulate their example in the future matches. This match will remain ever-fresh in the hearts of cricket fans in the coming days. This victory is undoubtedly a big boost for Bangladesh cricket and the national team. Let the Tigers maintain the victory spree!