DESPITE suffering a series whitewash on home soil to Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club yesterday, Zimbabwe national cricket team captain Brendan Taylor was encouraged by the team’s performance which he said gradually improved throughout the series.
The Chevrons lost the third and final One Day International match by five wickets.
The selectors tried out different line-ups and batting orders in vain, with Regis Chakabva being promoted up the batting order and he finished as the top scorer in the series with 164 runs. The middle order performed better as Wesley Madhevere, Ryan Burl and Sikandar Raza all knocked half centuries.
Although the Chevrons appeared to have things under control, they did not make the best of crucial moments and suffered the five wicket defeat that resulted in their first series whitewash at home to Bangladesh.
The series loss means Zimbabwe could not get a single point on the International Cricket Council super league table where the top eight nations will earn a slot at the 2023 World Cup.
The Chevrons, who are on 13th position, will now shift attention to the T20 series which begins tomorrow.