At the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, 8 May 2013
Result: Zimbabwe 251 for 3 (Sibanda 103*, Williams 55*) beat Bangladesh 247 for 9 (Mahmudullah 75*, Nasir 63) by 7 wickets.
Vusimuzi Sibanda finally overcame the nervous nineties as he scored a match-winning century to guide Zimbabwe to a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh, which gave them a 2-1 series win at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
Brendan Taylor amazingly won the toss for the third time in a row, and, it came as no surprise when he asked the tourists to bat in the third and final Teletalk 3G One-Day International (ODI) match.
Zimbabwe made one team change, leaving out Shingirai Masakadza and bringing in left-arm swing bowler Brian Vitori, and Vitori vindicated the selector's decision by taking two wickets with consecutive deliveries to leave Bangladesh reeling with two wickets gone and only 15 runs up.
Vitori accounted for Mohammad Ashraful who fended a sharply rising delivery to Vusimuzi Sibanda who took a simple catch in the gully, and then uprooted Jahurul Islam's middle stump with a devastating in-swinging yorker.
Vitori clearly seemed to be back to full fitness as he ran in with aggression and purpose and got the ball to move both ways at a lively pace.
Bangladesh's total of 248 for nine wickets was thanks to half centuries by the persistent Nasir Hossain who made an attractive 63, and all-rounder Mahmudullah top scored with a career best 75 not out.
Vitori was the pick of the bowlers, taking two for 43 in nine overs, while Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara also took two wickets each.
Hamilton Masakadza and Sibanda continued where they left off on Sunday, as the two openers took on the Bangladesh bowlers from the onset, adding 79 for the first wicket, before Masakadza fell for an aggressive 41 runs. Sikandar Raza Butt and Sibanda added 56 before Bangladesh briefly clawed their way back into the match with the quick dismissals of Butt and captain Brendan Taylor.
But Sunday's man of the match, Sean Williams, then joined Sibanda, and their unbeaten fourth wicket stand of 109 off just 94 deliveries powered Zimbabwe to victory in just 47.1 overs, with Williams scoring back to back half centuries, has he finished unbeaten on 55 of 46 balls, which included six fours and a six.
Sibanda was at his brilliant best. His innings was a mixture of patience and power, and his shot selection was outstanding.
He had the privilege of scoring the winning runs, and going to his second ODI century when he fortuitously edged Robiul Islam for four. Sibanda faced 135 deliveries and struck nine fours and two sixes on his way to an unbeaten 103 and an innings which reminded everybody of his talent and class.
The two teams remain in Bulawayo where they will play each other in back-to- back Twenty20 International matches on Saturday and Sunday.
They will be the last two fixtures as captain for Mushfiqur Rahim, who announced his resignation at the post-match news conference at the Queens Sports Club today.