Bangladesh hold on to narrowly beat Zimbabwe after final-ball drama

Mosaddek Hossain held his nerve despite having to bowl the final ball twice as Bangladesh edged to a three-run win over Zimbabwe at the T20 World Cup.

Zimbabwe needed five from the last delivery to overhaul Bangladesh's 150 for seven but Blessing Muzarabani missed with a huge heave off Mosaddek and was stumped by Tigers wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan.

As Bangladesh celebrated, replays showed Hasan had collected the ball in front of the stumps which meant a no-ball was declared and Muzarabani would get another chance of a free hit.

With just four runs required, Zimbabwe's number 10 batter once more was unable to get bat to ball off Mosaddek and Bangladesh were able to breathe a sigh of relief to claim their second Super 12s win.

Najmul Hossain Shanto underpinned Bangladesh's total with 71 from 55 balls before Zimbabwe lurched to 35 for four in the powerplay.

Sean Williams offered some resistance with 64 off 42 balls but Taskin Ahmed (three for 19) and Mustafizur Rahman (two for 15) were brilliant before Mosaddek (two for 34) closed the show as Zimbabwe were left marooned on 147 for eight.

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