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March 13, 2004, 04:12 PM
Fifth one-day international, Harare
Zimbabwe v Bangladesh
Play starts Sunday, 0730 GMT
Showers are forecast for what should be a fiercely competitive series-deciding contest in Harare on Sunday.
After the first two matches were rained off, Bangladesh recorded a rare win in one-day internationals by triumphing in the third of five scheduled matches.
But Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak took four wickets on Friday as his team fought back in a close contest.
Habibul Bashar and Mohammad Ashraful will be hoping to take their team to a big score if Bangladesh bat first.
Source- BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/3508648.stm)
March 13, 2004, 05:04 PM
Tigers' last shot
Bangladesh will be sniffing a maiden series victory when Habibul Bashar's men take on Zimbabwe in the fifth and final one-day international at the Harare Sports Club ground today.
Satellite channel ESPN will telecast the match live from 1.20pm (BST).
After heavy showers in Bulawayo washed out any prospect of play in the first two matches, the series is surprisingly level at 1-1.
A brilliant all-round show by Zimbabwe skipper Heath Streak in the penultimate match on Friday snatched victory from the clutches of defeat at the same venue as the Tigers lost by just 14 runs.
The tourists, winless since the 1999 World Cup in England, stunned the cricket world on Wednesday when they pulled off a sensational eight-run win to take the lead. Their fourth victory in the abridged version of the game brought to an end a consecutive 47-match losing streak.
And the new-found confidence has lifted the players' morale aheadof the decider.
Bangladesh are expected to make one change to the team that narrowly lost the fourth one-dayer with all-rounder Manjarul Islam being named in the 12-member squad.
"Manjarul has been included in the 12-member squad and there is a possibility of another player coming in," Bangladesh team manager MA Latif told The Daily Star Sport over telephone last night.
But he declined to elaborate whom they would likely replace.
Latif said that the players had their last practice session under sunshine and they worked hard on their fielding. Bangladesh conceded 29 extras in the previous match to help Zimbabwe score a fighting 242.
When asked what was weather going to be like for the game he said forecast was for a partly cloud sky with a slight chance of rain.
Dav Whatmore's charges will leave Zimbabwe on March 15 and they are expected to arrive home on March 17 after a rain-hit series.
March 13, 2004, 05:22 PM
We are capable of wining Zimbabwe but then you know how the BD team is.
Win or loss i want to see a fight to the finish.
March 14, 2004, 12:56 AM
i was relly hoping that Khaled Mahmud would be dropped today. just for once i would like to think we have the best team possible.
March 14, 2004, 01:01 AM
I really hope that inshallah he can do well with the bat again.
March 14, 2004, 09:09 PM
toi mone amar aktuo dukkho nai. dol khailla harse ar chachajan bhalo korse. koto manusher mukhai na chachajan amar chun kali makhai dise. bhabtai koto bhalo lagtese. chachajon chinta korba na. tomar ai bhatija kintu shob shomoy tomare chaport korbo. buzhla chacha.
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