Zimbabwe secures emphatic 31-run win over Bangladesh in T20

KHULNA, Bangladesh (AP) Zimbabwe snapped its four-game losing-streak with an emphatic 31-run win over Bangladesh in the third T20 International on Wednesday.

The visitors racked up 187-6, its highest total against Bangladesh, after four straight defeats in T20 cricket.

Bangladesh was restricted to 156-6 after a disciplined performance from Zimbabwe's bowlers.

Zimbabwe got off to a rapid start, thanks to stand-in captain Hamilton Masakadza and Vusi Sibanda before Shakib Al Hasan (3-32) helped Bangladesh claw back halfway through the middle.

But Malcolm Waller and Sean Williams ensured they would end on a high with a 74-run partnership for the Zimbabweans.

Waller displayed a destructive innings, smashing 49 while Sibanda added 44.

Sabbir Rahman struck 50 for Bangladesh and Nurul Hasan was unbeaten on 30.

Zimbabwe's leg-spinner Graeme Cremer returned figures 3-18.