The Bangladesh cricket team goes for their second “Banglawash” of 2015, with Zimbabwe the victim this time, and fans can watch live online as the two nations play their third and final One Day International match in Dhaka, with the visitors hoping to salvage at least one victory against a team that has absolutely dominated them over the past year.
Bangladesh won the second ODI of the series on Monday, going up 2-0 in the three-match set to secure their fifth ODI series win in row and second over Zimbabwe.
Watch the third Bangaldesh vs. Zimbabwe ODI in the video above on this page.
Bangladesh swept a five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe back in November and December of 2014, meaning that a win in Wednesday’s third ODI would be the Tigers eighth straight win over the African visitors in ODI matches.
In fact, Bangladesh are now 14-2 in their last 16 ODI matches played as part of bilateral series, their only individual losses coming to India and South Africa in three-match sets won by the Tigers in June and July respectively. They swept three games from Pakistan in April.
All of those bilateral series, however, were played on the friendly pitches of Bangladesh home cricket grounds. Bangladesh also played six matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in February and March of this year.
In those matches, the Tigers compiled a 3-3 mark — though they stunned and inspired the cricket world by advancing to the Cricket World Cup quarterfinals for the first time on the strength of their group stage 3-2 mark, with one weather washout.
To find out other ways to watch the third Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe ODI live online, see the streaming info at the bottom of this article. Play is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. local time on Wednesday, November 11, at Sher-e-Bangla International Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
For United States viewers, the live stream goes online at 2 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, and 11 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, Pacific Time.
After a crushing, 145-run victory in the first match, Bangladesh won the second ODI by 58 runs, which had to be considered a moral victory for Zimbabwe, who have struggled mightily for the past year.
The visitors’ bowling attack continued to put up respectable performances, with Tinashe Panyangara leading the way, taking three wickets for just 41 runs in 10 overs.
Bangladesh’s 20-year-old fast bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets for the home side in just eight overs, and on the batting side, Imrul Kayes led the way with a crisp 76 off of 89 balls, including six boundaries and four sixes.
Zimbabwe have been among the world’s most active ODI sides this year, but will be desperate for a victory Wednesday, with a 7-20 record in ODI matches in 2015 so far, including their lone ICC World Cup victory, defeating the United Arab Emirates by four wickets.
The Africans also swept a three-game bilateral ODI series from visiting Ireland in October.
India-based website CricHD will stream the Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe third and final ODI at this link, but viewers there will have to put up with numerous advertisements that can cause all kinds of trouble for browsers and computer systems when trying to watch live online. The best way to watch the Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe third ODI match live online in the United States is through Willow TV, which can be found via this YouTube link with a monthly subscription fee, as well as on Willow TV’s own site, accessible by clicking here.
While Willow requires a monthly subscription fee, fans can also sign up for a one-month free trial of Sling TV’s International Sports Package, which includes the all-cricket channel. Information on that free deal, which would allow fans to watch the Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe cricket series live online, can be found at this link.
[Featured Photo By A.M. Ahad / Associated Press]