Malcolm Waller played a blinder © Getty Images (representational image)
Malcolm Waller played a blinder © Getty Images (representational image)

Zimbabwe entered into the T20I series with high expectations after the miserable ODI series where they lost all the three  matches. However, it looks like their troubles are still not over. They were bowled out for a paltry 131 in the first T20I. Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bowl first. Raza and Chakawa opened the batting for Zimbabwe. Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza started the proceedings with the new ball. Zimbabwe did not start well and lost three wickets in the first three overs itself. Then came Malcolm Waller and played the innings of his life slamming 68 off just 31 balls.  He struck four shots to the fence and six gigantic sixes in his knock. If it wasn’t for Malcolm Waller, Zimbabwe could had been bowled out for under 100 runs. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD 1st T20I match, Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2015, at Mirpur

Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman and Jubair Hossain took two wickets each. Mustafizur took the key wicket of Waller. Now, it’s upto the Bangladesh’s batsman to make sure that they chase down the small target. Let’s see the kind of start their openers Imrul Kayes and Anamul Haque give them Tough job ahead of Zimbabwe bowlers. Zimbabwe slow bowlers Graeme Cremer and Sikandar Raza will have to make sure that they pick crucial wickets in the middle overs and also remain economical at the same time. Lucky for Bangladesh, Imrul Kayes is not playing in this match. Kayes was in good touch in the ODI series, notching up a couple of half-centuries in the ODI series. Mushfiqur Rahim, who cracked a quick hundred in the first match will also be a player to watch out for in the match. LIVE BLOG: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2015, 1st T20I at Mirpur