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03-Nov-2009 06:13:00 GMT
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 4th ODI, Chittagong

Bangladesh Seal Series With Thumping Win

Chittagong: Bangladesh's top order has rarely been in prime form over the past year, but if there was a game in which they could afford to fail, this was it. After the home side's bowlers demolished Zimbabwe for 44, the fifth lowest total in one-dayers, even a familiar failure at the top couldn't stop Bangladesh from taking the series by knocking off the runs in 11.5 overs.

Despite two big wins in the previous two matches Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan had been unhappy with his team's performance, demanding an improved show. The bowlers delivered again, but the batting again wobbled, and the fielding was a mixed bag. Zimbabwe could have been in for even more embarrassment had Bangladesh not grassed three catches.

After three games in Mirpur the action shifted to Chittagong, where the pitch offered plenty of turn and bounce, but Zimbabwe can't use that as an excuse as most of the wickets were due to some poor shot selection from the batsmen rather than due to gremlins in the track.

Earlier, Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza won the toss and chose to bat first in the fourth One-Dayer. Zimbabwe were dismissed for 44 in the fourth One-Day International against Bangladesh at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Tuesday.

Bangladesh kept an unchanged team that won the third match in Dhaka last week to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Zimbabwe replaced Forster Mutizwa with Mark Vermuelen in the only change.

Nazmul Hossain declared man of the match. 5th and last match played at same veunue on Nov 05

Brief scores
Zimbabwe: 44 (Shakib 3-8, Enamul 3-16)
Bangladesh: 49 for 4 (Tamim 22)
Result: Bangladesh won by six wickets
MOM: Nazmul Hossain (Bangladesh)

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