Zimbabwe ends their 2015 cricket tour of Bangladesh looking for a single win, and fans can watch live online as the two teams play their fifth match in nine days on the furiously paced tour, this one the second of two T20 International games after Bangladesh won the first installment of the brief, two-match, 20-overs series on Friday.
Watch highlights of the first Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe T20 International in the video above on this page, courtesy of Willow TV.
That first T20 victory for Bangladesh came after a three-match sweep of the One Day International series that started the quick Zimbabwe tour, meaning that Sunday’s final T20 game will be the final chance for the African tourists to add a win to their ledger in what has been a difficult year for their national cricket team from the struggling country.
In fact, in 10 T20 International matches they have played in 2015, Zimbabwe have claimed just one victory — a surprising win over a visiting India side that had taken the opportunity to rest most their stars and field an XI comprised largely of “B” players in the series on the home Zimbabwe ground.
That win came on July 19, when Zimbabwe set total of 145 then hung on to win by 10 runs.
Bangladesh have played far less T20 cricket in 2015, but have actually won one more game. In four matches in the shortest and fastest-scoring version of cricket so far this year, Bangaldesh have won two — including Friday’s match against Zimbabwe — and lost two.
The Tigers’ two losses came to South Africa in July, with the team’s only other win coming over Pakistan on April 24.
To find out how to watch the second and final T20I Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe match live online, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. The action gets underway at 5 p.m. local time on Sunday, November 15, at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh, which has been the site of all matches on the Zimbabwe tour except the first ODI back on November 7.
For viewers in the United States, the live stream starts at 6 a.m. Eastern Time, 3 a.m. Pacific on Sunday.
In the first T20I, 31-year-old veteran Malcolm Waller recorded the fastest 50 in Zimbabwe cricket history, needing a mere 20 balls to hit the half century, and Graeme Cremer took three wickets, including back-to-back dismissals of Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain — but neither effort was enough to stop Bangladesh, who overcame the Zimbabwe total of 131 with four wickets and 14 balls remaining.
Opening batsman Tamir Iqbal led the way with 33 for Bangladesh, before being sent off by Cremer.
India-based website CricHD will stream the Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe second and final T20 International match 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 second T20I 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 final match of the Bangladesh vs. Zimbabwe cricket series live online, can be found at this link.
The Bangladesh TV network Gazi TV is also available to watch via a live online stream of the final T20 match against Zimbabwe, at this link.
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