Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2010/11 / Commentary

Zimbabwe in Bangladesh ODI Series - 1st ODI

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 9 runs

Mashrafe, back from injury, has the ball.

With the World Cup months away, the entire cricketing world is looking forward to this series to have a glimpse of how the tracks in Bangladesh will behave. Nitin Sundar thinks the hosts are the overwhelming favourites. Have a look at his preview

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Junaid Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Suhrawadi Shuvo, Shafiul Islam

Chigumbura: "I think 240-250 is a good score on this track. We also have some good spinners in our line-up and will try to first up a good score." Hamilton Masakadza is not in the XI. Chamu Chibhabha will open with Brendan Taylor.

Shakib: "Looks to be a good batting track, but there will be some moisture due to the dew, and we want to capitalise on that. After a long time, Tamim is back. Hopefully, he will continue his good form."

The news from the stadium is that Bangladesh have won the toss and are fielding first

Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the first ODI between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in Mirpur.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 5 wides, strays way down the leg side first up, Rahim had no chance behind the stumps

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, better line this time from Mash, gets some shape away from outside off stump, left alone

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, now this one comes in from around off, Taylor thought it would go away and was in no position to play as it jagged back in, and was beaten

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 1 run, gives him an offcutter now, off the inside edge to fine leg

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, in the zone outside off from Mash, Chamu lets it go, again some away shape for the bowler

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, goes back in the crease to defend this length ball on off to cover

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, 1 run, straighter this time on middle and leg, clipped in the gap at midwicket for a single, tight lines from Mash after that wayward delivery first up

End of over 1 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
CJ Chibhabha    1* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-7-0
BRM Taylor    1* (3b)     

Shafiul Islam will share the new ball

1.1

Shafiul Islam to Chibhabha, no run, lovely delivery from Shafiul, around off stump, and nipping away off the seam, he pushes forward and is beaten comprehensively

1.2

Shafiul Islam to Chibhabha, no run, fuller now, driven forcefully down to mid off

1.3

Shafiul Islam to Chibhabha, FOUR, digs it short, and Chibhabha goes for the pull, but he was late on the shot, and got it in the air just wide of the diving mid on fielder for the first boundary of the match

1.4

Shafiul Islam to Chibhabha, no run, goes for the cut to a ball shaping away from him off a length, and misses

1.5

Shafiul Islam to Chibhabha, 1 leg bye, dug in shortish again and angled into the body, he is hit high on the thigh pad, and they take a quick leg bye as it rolls away in front of point

1.6

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, 1 run, stays back in the crease, and guides this length delivery to third man for a single, deftly done

End of over 2 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 13/0 (RR: 6.50)
BRM Taylor    2* (4b)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-5-0
CJ Chibhabha    5* (8b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-7-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 1 run, tucked away behind short square leg off the pads, and they rush through for a single

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, left alone outside off stump

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, worked away to midwicket off the back foot

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, gives him no room as he digs this one into the body, defended down the track

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, that was close! it was a pacy delivery on the stumps, and Chibhabha was hit high on the thigh pad, as the ball rolled away towards the off side, Taylor rushed half way down the pitch for a single, Chibhabha was in no position to run, Taylor rushed back and if the throw had hit, he would have struggled

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, left well alone outside off

End of over 3 (1 run) Zimbabwe 14/0 (RR: 4.66)
CJ Chibhabha    5* (13b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-8-0
BRM Taylor    3* (5b)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-5-0

3.1

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, FOUR, thwack! it as in the slot outside off, and Taylor got down on one knee, and sent it racing through the covers for a boundary, excellent placement

3.2

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, loud appeal for leg before, but there was an inside edge there as he looked to clip the angled delivery through midiwicket

3.3

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, this one kept a bit low, and Taylor went back to punch it to Shafiul

3.4

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, squares him up a bit, he was trying to guide this length ball through midwicket, and it skidded through and he got a leading edge into the off side

3.5

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, fuller on the stumps, driven down to mid on

3.6

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, similar delivery, a touch wider outside off, he finds mid off this time with the drive

End of over 4 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 18/0 (RR: 4.50)
BRM Taylor    7* (11b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-9-0
CJ Chibhabha    5* (13b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-8-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, 1 run, gets half forward and runs down a length delivery to third man for a single

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, FOUR, short and wide, and he stands tall and slaps it through extra cover, who ends up chasing it all the way to the boundary, Razzak it was

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, FOUR, another one now, take that, this ball was a touch fuller, he eased it into the gap at extra cover for another boundary

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 1 run, run out opportunity missed it was tucked away to deep square, they went for the second which wasn't there, the throw came to Rahim at a comfortable height on the stumps, the batsman was not even in the picture, but Rahim could not collect, what a let off

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, cuts him in half as it jags back from a length outside off

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, defended to cover

End of over 5 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 28/0 (RR: 5.60)
CJ Chibhabha    6* (16b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-18-0
BRM Taylor    16* (14b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-9-0

5.1

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, 2 runs, pulled away to backward square, they are pushing for the second run now, Taylor just about makes his ground as this time Rahim makes no mistake with the take, and whips off the bails, replays confirm that

5.2

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, defended off the back foot in to the off side, off an inside edge

5.3

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, mid on puts in the dive and saves a certain boundary, it was driven hard down the ground close to the non-striker, but the fielder ran across and saved four runs

5.4

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, fuller outside off, gets forward to ease it to point

5.5

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, no run, another good effort in the field, this time at point, saves some more runs for Bangladesh

5.6

Shafiul Islam to Taylor, 2 runs, worked away into the gap at midwicket for a couple, not enough power on the shot to take it all the way

End of over 6 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 32/0 (RR: 5.33)
BRM Taylor    20* (20b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-13-0
CJ Chibhabha    6* (16b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-18-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, Bangladesh are throwing themselves in the field, it was cut away to the left of Shuvo at point who dived across and saved a certain boundary

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, FOUR, no saving this one, overpitched on leg, and lifted over mid on for a boundary, clean hit

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, driven to extra cover, cannot beat the off side ring

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, punched off the back foot to mid off

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, good slower one outside off, Chibhabha was too early into the cut, and missed out completely

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, FOUR, stays back on the crease this time, and eases another slower one in the gap between cover and point for a boundary, well played

End of over 7 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 40/0 (RR: 5.71)
CJ Chibhabha    14* (22b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-26-0
BRM Taylor    20* (20b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-13-0

Abdur Razzak comes on to bowl some left-arm spin

7.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, and gets some turn right away outside off, Taylor is beaten as he pushes forward

7.2

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, reaches out to drive this tossed up ball to long off

7.3

Abdur Razzak to Chibhabha, FOUR, Chibhabha waits for this one to turn, and cuts it away between cover and point for a boundary

7.4

Abdur Razzak to Chibhabha, 1 run, gets forward to drive this one wide of mid on

7.5

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, defended towards short midwicket

7.6

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, quicker on the stumps, he pushes forward to defend down the track

End of over 8 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 46/0 (RR: 5.75)
BRM Taylor    21* (24b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-6-0
CJ Chibhabha    19* (24b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-26-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, goes across and tries to work this back of a length delivery to midwicket, gets it down to mid on, they abandon premature thoughts of a single

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, 3 runs, another run out chance, Chibhabha had punched a length delivery thorough cover, and they decided to go for the third, Chibhabha was a bit late in going for the run and had to put in a full length dive at the non-striker's even as Ashraful whipped off the bails, replays show he had just about made it

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, Mash is getting the ball to shape away from a length around off, Taylor lets it go

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, more away shape for Mash outside off, Taylor gets forward and shoulders arms

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 1 run, opens the face of the bat to guide this length delivery to the left of point for a quick single, and that brings up the 50 stand

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, 2 runs, gets forward and gets a thick outside edge in front of third man, and good running gives them two runs

End of over 9 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 52/0 (RR: 5.77)
CJ Chibhabha    24* (27b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-32-0
BRM Taylor    22* (27b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-6-0

9.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, defended off the front foot into the off side

9.2

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, slapped back to the bowler off the back foot

9.3

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, pushed down to long off for a single

9.4

Abdur Razzak to Chibhabha, no run, quicker and going straight on the stumps, he goes back to cut it to point

9.5

Abdur Razzak to Chibhabha, no run, turned to short midwicket who dives and fields

9.6

Abdur Razzak to Chibhabha, OUT, bowled 'em! spin gets Bangladesh the breakthrough, it was flighted nicely on the stumps, Chibhabha went for the big heave over midwicket on one knee, was beaten in flight, and the ball crashed into the stumps, he has thrown away a good start here

CJ Chibhabha b Abdur Razzak 24 (38m 30b 4x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

End of over 10 (1 run) Zimbabwe 53/1 (RR: 5.30)
     Abdur Razzak    2-0-7-1
BRM Taylor    23* (30b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-32-0

Chakabva is the new man in. He has been in good form in the Stanbic Twenty20. Bowling Powerplay has been taken

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, goes back to defend this back of a length delivery back to the bowler

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, FOUR, Mash produces the edge, as the batsman poked at a delivery outside off, and it runs to the right of Rahim for a boundary, Mortaza can't believe it

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 1 leg bye, now he strays down the leg side, the ball dies on its way to the keeper, and he fails to collect even as he puts in the dive

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chakabva, no run, overpitched on the stumps, driven but finds short extra cover in the way

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chakabva, no run, gets forward and leaves this length ball outside off with a flourish

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chakabva, no run, gets an inside edge towards square leg as he defends off the back foot

End of over 11 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 58/1 (RR: 5.27)
RW Chakabva    0* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-36-0
BRM Taylor    27* (33b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-7-1

11.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, tossed up and turning outside off, left alone

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, OUT, this is lovely bowling, it was flighted teasingly around off, and lured him forward, it turned across the bat face and Rahim had the bails off in a flash, replays show Taylor's foot was in the air as he pushed forward, he failed to get it back in time, and Razzak has removed the openers

BRM Taylor st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Abdur Razzak 27 (48m 35b 4x4 0x6) SR: 77.14

The Zimbabwe captain Chigumbura walks in

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, no run, another tossed up ball around off, Elton gets forward to push out to point

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, no run, turns across the batsman, who leaves it alone

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, 1 run, waits for it to turn, it was a touch short too, and cuts it away to sweeper cover

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, no run, flighted on middle and leg now, defended down the track, bat and pad close together

End of over 12 (1 run) Zimbabwe 59/2 (RR: 4.91)
RW Chakabva    0* (4b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-8-2
E Chigumbura    1* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-36-0

Shafiul is back, Nitin says the bowlers are being 'Shafiuled' around

12.1

Shafiul Islam to Chigumbura, no run, flicked away in Caribbean style to square leg, runs down the track, but rushes back as there is no single there

12.2

Shafiul Islam to Chigumbura, no run, pushes forward to defend to cover

12.3

Shafiul Islam to Chigumbura, 1 run, on the pads, whipped away through square leg

12.4

Shafiul Islam to Chakabva, FOUR, shot! it was overpitched on leg stump, and he drove it through midwicket for a boundary with all the works, high elbow and full face of the bat

12.5

Shafiul Islam to Chakabva, 1 run, shorter this time, gets across and tucks it off the back foot through square leg

12.6

Shafiul Islam to Chigumbura, 1 wide, gives him another short one, but this one sails over the batsman's head, and is called a wide

12.6

Shafiul Islam to Chigumbura, 1 run, gets half forward and guides this back of a length ball to third man

End of over 13 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 67/2 (RR: 5.15)
E Chigumbura    3* (7b)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-21-0
RW Chakabva    5* (6b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-8-2

Razzak, who has gone past 150 ODI wickets, continues

13.1

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, FOUR, thump! Elton plonks his front foot forward, and swings this flighted ball from way outside off up and over wide mid on for a boundary, just hit across the line there

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, no run, dropped Ashraful has put down a dolly at short extra cover, it was angled in full on the stumps, and he got a leading edge towards Ashraful who went down on his knees to cover the ball but clanged it

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, OUT, the drop hasn't cost Bangladesh much, Razzak is all over them at the moment, it was shortish outside off, but not there for the cut, Elton went for the shot anyway, and drageed the ball on to his stumps, another one goes

E Chigumbura b Abdur Razzak 7 (10m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

Tatenda Taibu is the new man in

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, pushes forward to defend this one on middle and leg

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, he is getting it to turn big from around off, beats Taibu now as he pushes at it with bat behind pad

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, flighted delivery driven to mid off

End of over 14 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 71/3 (RR: 5.07)
T Taibu    0* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-12-3
RW Chakabva    5* (6b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-21-0

more spin. Shuvo comes on

14.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, tossed up full, defended towards cover

14.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, slower and a touch shorter this time, defended off the back foot

14.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, 1 run, gets to the pitch of this tossed up ball and drives to sweeper cover

14.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, defended off the front foot

14.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, driven back to the bowler, this is good bowling

14.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, drives this overpitched delivery, but straight to mid off

End of over 15 (1 run) Zimbabwe 72/3 (RR: 4.80)
T Taibu    0* (6b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-1-0
RW Chakabva    6* (9b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-12-3

15.1

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, no run, tossed up around off, uncertainly presses forward to defend

15.2

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, no run, quicker on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler off the back foot

15.3

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, no run, almost got through him, it was tossed up on leg, and beat him in flight as he went for the drive

15.4

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, no run, pushed out to point

15.5

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, 1 run, hit down to deep square leg

15.6

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, driven to short extra cover

End of over 16 (1 run) Zimbabwe 73/3 (RR: 4.56)
T Taibu    0* (7b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-13-3
RW Chakabva    7* (14b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-1-0

16.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, tossed up full on the stumps, defended off the front foot

16.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, turns across the bat face as he pushes out, and the outside edge rolls way to point

16.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, defended down the track off the front foot

16.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, tries to drive to long off but Shuvo dives and saves runs

16.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, pushed away to short extra cover, they are just plodding around here

16.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, tucked away to short midwicket, they are going nowhere, Bangladesh are slowly stifling them with spin

End of over 17 (maiden) Zimbabwe 73/3 (RR: 4.29)
RW Chakabva    7* (20b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-1-1-0
T Taibu    0* (7b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-13-3

Razzak continues.

Suraj: "The phenomenal rate at which the Bangladeshi spinners strike should encourage the captain to play all 4-5bowlers as spinners.especially in the sub-continent.because the only class pace bowler, mortaza is injured more often than not!"

It's drinks, and time for a hungry Abhishek Purohit to go grab some breakfast. This is Nitin Sundar to take you through the next couple of overs.

17.1

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, floated outside off, Taibu has a look and shoulder arms

17.2

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, on off stump this time and straightening, Taibu covers the turn and defends to the off side

17.3

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, this one bounces extra from around off stump and Taibu guides it carefully towards point

17.4

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, fuller on leg stump and Taibu drives to mid on

17.5

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, pushed through on off stump, Tabu goes back quickly and cuts straight to point

17.6

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, tossed up a touch, Taibu prods forward and defends. Muted appeal from behind, that may have hit bat and pad

End of over 18 (maiden) Zimbabwe 73/3 (RR: 4.05)
T Taibu    0* (13b)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-13-3
RW Chakabva    7* (20b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-1-1-0

18.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, loud appeal for lbw and Regis is a little lucky to get away with it. Tossed up on leg and turning into the stumps, he goes for a big sweep and misses. That hit him in front of leg stump. Close call

18.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, 1 run, skips out of the crease this time and taps into the covers for a quick single. Taibu flies in horizontally to make his ground

18.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, eases one on off stump line into the covers

18.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, FOUR, lovely loft from Taibu, reaches out to a flighted offering and slaps it almost kindly over the bowler's head. It rolls away for four more

18.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, 1 run, Taibu jumps out this time and drives into the covers. An easier single on offer this time.

18.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, on the pads and tucked round the corner for one.

Right, Abhishek's literally gobbled his food and is back on now.

End of over 19 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 79/3 (RR: 4.15)
RW Chakabva    8* (23b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-1-7-0
T Taibu    5* (16b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-13-3

The quicker breakfast I ever had. Thanks Nitin. Shakib brings himself on

19.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, tossed up but on leg, driven away to the right of midwicket

19.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, some turn for Shakib from around off stump, left alone

19.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, defended towards point

19.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, pushed out to short midwicket

19.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, FOUR, drifts way down the leg side, he rolls his wrists and gets the sweep behind deep square leg for a welcome boundary

19.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, again turn for Shakib from leg stump, defended off the front foot

End of over 20 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 84/3 (RR: 4.20)
RW Chakabva    12* (28b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-5-0
T Taibu    6* (17b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-1-7-0

20.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, punched away to extra cover off the back foot

20.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, Shuvo is flying away to his right to field a drive straight back off the front foot

20.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, 1 run, waits for the turn, and cuts it away to sweeper cover

20.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, 1 run, worked away square off the back foot

20.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, Taibu just stands upright in the cease, comes down the pitch, but Shuvo shortens the length and he can only push it back

20.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, driven back to the bowler

End of over 21 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 86/3 (RR: 4.09)
T Taibu    7* (22b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    4-1-9-0
RW Chakabva    13* (29b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-5-0

21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, turning away, eased off the back foot to point

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, driven to short extra cover off the front foot

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, another drive finds the fielder, this time the bowler himself

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, 1 run, driven down to long off this time

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run, they are just rushing through the overs, and Zimbabwe are getting stuck, another front foot defence

End of over 22 (1 run) Zimbabwe 87/3 (RR: 3.95)
T Taibu    7* (24b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-6-0
RW Chakabva    14* (33b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    4-1-9-0

22.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, stays back in the crease, and this quick delivery just rushes through, he gets his bat down in time

22.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, rocks back and cuts away to extra cover

22.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, defended back to the bowler

22.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, tries to break the shackles by charging down the track, but there is no room to work with, pushes back to the bowler

22.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, worked away to short midwicket

22.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, driven straight to point off the front foot

End of over 23 (maiden) Zimbabwe 87/3 (RR: 3.78)
RW Chakabva    14* (39b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    5-2-9-0
T Taibu    7* (24b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-6-0

23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, FOUR, inventive from Taibu, he had set himself up for the reverse sweep even before the ball was bowled, and got the connection past point, could be risky that one

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, eased away to sweeper cover for a single

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, reaches out to smother the turn

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, skips down the track, but Shakib shortens the length, lovely bowling, again he can only push it back

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, almost got him there, it was on leg stump and he went for the sweep, was almost bowled round his legs, very lucky

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, worked away but straight to midwicket

End of over 24 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 92/3 (RR: 3.83)
RW Chakabva    14* (43b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-11-0
T Taibu    12* (26b 2x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    5-2-9-0

24.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, 2 runs, worked away square off the back foot

24.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, down the track, and plays it out to extra cover

24.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, looks to rush down the pitch again, Shuvo bowls it short, played out to midwicket, stifling bowling

24.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, OUT, this was bound to happen, it was tossed up a bit, he went for the almighty heave, but got it only as far as backward point who took the simplest of catches, Shuvo is pumped up, Zimbabwe are tottering

T Taibu c Junaid Siddique b Suhrawadi Shuvo 14 (32m 30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

Ervine is the new man

24.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, full outside off, defended off the front foot

24.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, another flighted delivery, a tad wider outside off, gets forward and defends

End of over 25 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 94/4 (RR: 3.76)
CR Ervine    0* (2b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    6-2-11-1
RW Chakabva    14* (43b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-11-0

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, another forward push down the track

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, FOUR, swept hard through square leg, Shakib had overpitched, and Chakabva went for the shot and got the placement right

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, reaches forward to defend the flighted ball on the stumps

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, goes for another sweep, misses and is hit on the pads outside leg, the ball pops up in front of slip

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, 1 run, driven to sweeper cover off the front foot

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, no run, now pushes this one flatter, he plays inside the line waiting for the turn from outside off, it rushes past straight to beat him

End of over 26 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 99/4 (RR: 3.80)
CR Ervine    0* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-16-0
RW Chakabva    19* (48b 3x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    6-2-11-1

26.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, FOUR, he is getting the connection on the sweep, another one, this time in front of square, they need more of these

26.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, no run, defended off the inside edge towards midwicket

26.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chakabva, 3 runs, tries the scoop now, gets down on one knee and gets it in the air fine down the leg side

26.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, turning down the pads, worked away to short fine leg

26.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, pushed back to the bowler who dives across to field

26.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, reaches out to defend towards extra cover

End of over 27 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 106/4 (RR: 3.92)
CR Ervine    0* (6b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    7-2-18-1
RW Chakabva    26* (51b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-16-0

Mahmudullah comes on

27.1

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed away to short extra cover

27.2

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, no run, gets an inside edge very close to the stumps on the leg side as he presses forward

27.3

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, no run, played out towards mid on

27.4

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, no run, pushed out to extra cover

27.5

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, no run, right on the stumps, patted back down the track

27.6

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, no run, flatter and quicker, worked away to midwicket

End of over 28 (maiden) Zimbabwe 106/4 (RR: 3.78)
RW Chakabva    26* (57b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    1-1-0-0
CR Ervine    0* (6b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    7-2-18-1

28.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, no run, defended off the front foot back to Shakib

28.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, no run, shimmies down the track, Shakib shortens the length, he works it away to square leg

28.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, FOUR, rare poor ball from Shakiib, full toss, put away through extra cover for a boundary

28.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, and works this one away for a single

28.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, 2 runs, full outside off, hammered away just wide of the man at extra cover

28.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, closer to the stumps, he can only push it out towards cover

End of over 29 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 113/4 (RR: 3.89)
RW Chakabva    28* (59b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-23-0
CR Ervine    5* (10b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    1-1-0-0

29.1

Mahmudullah to Ervine, no run, tossed up on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

29.2

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 run, fuller on leg, leans forward to turn it in front of square

29.3

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, 1 run, good urgency, down the track and pinches a single towards mid off

29.4

Mahmudullah to Ervine, no run, fuller on leg again to Ervine, worked away to midwicket

29.5

Mahmudullah to Ervine, no run, on the money around off, pushed back to the bowler

29.6

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 run, eased away to sweeper cover off the front foot

End of over 30 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 116/4 (RR: 3.86)
CR Ervine    7* (15b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    2-1-3-0
RW Chakabva    29* (60b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-23-0

30.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, no run, another dot delivery, pressure building all the time

30.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, skips down the pitch and drives down to long on

30.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, pushed out to cover, Ervine wants the non-existent run, is sent back rightly

30.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, 1 run, rocks back to cut this flat delivery to sweeper cover

30.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, no run, angled across Ervine, who guides it with an open face to short third man

30.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, fuller on the stumps, nicely paddled away to fine leg

End of over 31 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 119/4 (RR: 3.83)
CR Ervine    9* (19b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-26-0
RW Chakabva    30* (62b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    2-1-3-0

31.1

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 5 runs, down the track, and steals a single to mid on, who fires in a wild throw, and it goes fine behind the stumps for four overthrows, Razzaq it was

31.2

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, 1 run, worked down to long on off the back foot

31.3

Mahmudullah to Ervine, no run, pushed out to cover off the front foot, no room to do more than that

31.4

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 wide, almost stumped down the leg side, it was pushed through quicker, Ervine missed but had his foot just inside the crease, unlike Taylor

31.4

Mahmudullah to Ervine, no run, steered to short third man

31.5

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 run, punched to sweeper cover for a single

31.6

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, no run, turning in from outside off, defended off the front foot

End of over 32 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 127/4 (RR: 3.96)
RW Chakabva    31* (64b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    3-1-11-0
CR Ervine    15* (23b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-26-0

32.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, no run, pushed towards extra cover off the front foot

32.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, no run, guided towards point this time

32.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, no run, angled across him, goes straight on, he misses out on the punch, and is beaten

32.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, no run, played out to point now

32.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, swept away for a single

32.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, nearly got him, it was pushed through straight, got the inside edge as he stabbed at it, but just about missed the stumps

End of over 33 (1 run) Zimbabwe 128/4 (RR: 3.87)
RW Chakabva    31* (65b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-27-0
CR Ervine    16* (28b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    3-1-11-0

33.1

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 run, walks down the track and pushes towards cover for a quick single

33.2

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, no run, goes back to work it to midwicket

33.3

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, 1 run, hares down the track, gets an inside edge towards midwicket, both meet midway for the single, and then rush back as the throw comes in

33.4

Mahmudullah to Ervine, no run, guided to the right of slip

33.5

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 wide, strays down the leg side, he misses on the nurdle

33.5

Mahmudullah to Ervine, no run, patted back down the track

33.6

Mahmudullah to Ervine, no run, flatter and quicker, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 34 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 131/4 (RR: 3.85)
CR Ervine    17* (32b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    4-1-14-0
RW Chakabva    32* (67b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-27-0

34.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, 1 run, skips down the track and swing it away to deep midwicket

34.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, worked away to fine leg

34.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, goes for the sweep, but mistimes it in front of short fine

34.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, 1 run, gets it alright this time, down to deep square leg

34.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, no run, clipped straight to midwicket

34.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, down the track and hit down to long on

End of over 35 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 135/4 (RR: 3.85)
CR Ervine    19* (35b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-31-0
RW Chakabva    34* (70b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    4-1-14-0

35.1

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 run, gets forward and gets an inside edge through square leg

35.2

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, 1 run, goes back and works this away through midwicket

35.3

Mahmudullah to Ervine, no run, tossed up and driven but a diving midwicket prevents the run

35.4

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 run, short and turning away outside off, cut away to sweeper cover

35.5

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, 1 run, flatter and turning down the pads, hit down to deep square leg

35.6

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 run, fuller but on the pads again, driven through midwicket

End of over 36 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 140/4 (RR: 3.88)
CR Ervine    22* (39b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    5-1-19-0
RW Chakabva    36* (72b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-31-0

Average scores at Mirpur are 187 and 180, for teams batting first and second respectively. And therein lies the entire story

36.1

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the front foot

36.2

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, flatter around off, pushed out to cover

36.3

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, 1 run, short, and slowly turning in, pulled away but straight to deep midwicket

36.4

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, no run, almost yorks himself as he rushes down to this tossed up delivery

36.5

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, no run, guided to third man off the back foot

36.6

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, 3 wides, angled down the pads, just helps it on its way with the paddle fine or does he, its given as byes

36.6

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, 1 leg bye, flicked away off the pads towards short fine leg

End of over 37 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 145/4 (RR: 3.91)
RW Chakabva    36* (75b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-17-3
CR Ervine    23* (42b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    5-1-19-0

The 50 stand is up between these two, off 74 balls

37.1

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, no run, loud appeal for lbw, as he was struck on the pads, was looking to reverse sweep, but missed it totally, looked to be sliding down leg

37.2

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, 1 run, hit down the ground for a single

37.3

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 run, on the pads, helped away to fine leg for another single

37.4

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, 1 run, whipped down to long on

37.5

Mahmudullah to Ervine, no run, tossed up ball worked to midwicket, Chakabva wants the run, and ends up running it, half way down the pitch, and then retracing his steps back

37.6

Mahmudullah to Ervine, no run, good delivery to end the over, he can not do much with that one

End of over 38 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 148/4 (RR: 3.89)
CR Ervine    24* (45b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    6-1-22-0
RW Chakabva    38* (78b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-17-3

38.1

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, 2 runs, down the track, and down towards mid on for a single

38.2

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, 2 runs, skips down the pitch, they are using their feet nicely now, and it is driven into the gap at midwicket, Ashraful puts in the dive from long on and saves the boundary

38.3

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, no run, much quicker, he is stuck on the crease and struck on the pads, but the appeal is turned down, was there an inside edge there?

38.4

Abdur Razzak to Chakabva, 1 run, fuller and driven down to long off

38.5

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, 2 runs, eased away wide of extra cover, Ashraful running in misfields

38.6

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, 1 run, worked away towards point for a quick single

End of over 39 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 156/4 (RR: 4.00)
CR Ervine    27* (47b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-1-25-3
RW Chakabva    43* (82b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    6-1-22-0

39.1

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 run, takes this one on the full and drives down to long on

39.2

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, no run, flighted on the stumps, worked away to midwicket

39.3

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, 2 runs, short and turning in, keeps low but he adjusts to cut it away to sweeper cover

39.4

Mahmudullah to Chakabva, OUT, what a soft dismissal, he just walked down the track, and hit this flighted delivery straight back to Mahmudullah who goes down to his left as he takes it, Chakabva has thrown it away here, just when Zimbabwe seemed to have got over the tough middle period

RW Chakabva c & b Mahmudullah 45 (91m 85b 4x4 0x6) SR: 52.94

Utseya comes in now, after drinks

39.5

Mahmudullah to Utseya, 1 run, and goes for the paddle sweep right away to a ball around off, and gets it down to fine leg

39.6

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 2 runs, down the leg side, Ervine sweeps it fine in its way, Ashraful picks up the ball and throws it in the air in no man's land, and they take the second

End of over 40 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 162/5 (RR: 4.05)
CR Ervine    30* (49b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    7-1-28-1
P Utseya    1* (1b)      Abdur Razzak    8-1-25-3

Shuvo is back

40.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Utseya, 1 run, down the track and nurdles it towards square leg for a single

40.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, 1 run, short, wide, not much turn, slapped away to sweeper cover

40.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Utseya, no run, punched to extra cover off the back foot

40.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Utseya, no run, sharp turn from a shortish length, he is hit on the pads as he comes down the pitch

40.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Utseya, no run, punched to extra cover

40.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Utseya, 1 run, goes for the sweep, gets it high in the air but it calls short of the man running in from deep square leg

End of over 41 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 165/5 (RR: 4.02)
P Utseya    3* (6b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    8-2-21-1
CR Ervine    31* (50b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    7-1-28-1

41.1

Mahmudullah to Utseya, 1 wide, fired wide down the leg side

41.1

Mahmudullah to Utseya, 1 run, down the track and hit down to long on, have to do that more often

41.2

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 run, over pitched on leg stump, driven to long on

41.3

Mahmudullah to Utseya, 1 run, just falls short of a diving Shuvo at midwicket, it stopped up a bit on the batsman and he worked it in the air towards Shuvo

41.4

Mahmudullah to Ervine, no run, defended into the off side

41.5

Mahmudullah to Ervine, 1 run, guided behind point, they go for the quick single, but replays show the dive in has saves Utseya

41.6

Mahmudullah to Utseya, 1 run, again this one stops a bit on him, punched in the air down to long on off the back foot

End of over 42 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 171/5 (RR: 4.07)
P Utseya    6* (9b)      Mahmudullah    8-1-34-1
CR Ervine    33* (53b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    8-2-21-1

Batting Powerplay has been taken, even as Shakib himself comes on

42.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, shortens the length as he sees him coming down, punched away to extra cover

42.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, rocks back and cuts but straight to deep extra cover

42.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, worked away to midwicket off the back foot

42.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, takes it on the full from outside off, and sweeps to deep square leg

42.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, can't beat extra cover with the front foot drive

42.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, comes down the track, there is no option really, and mows this one from outside off to deep midwicket

End of over 43 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 174/5 (RR: 4.04)
P Utseya    8* (14b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-34-0
CR Ervine    34* (54b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    8-1-34-1

Razzak is back

43.1

Abdur Razzak to Utseya, 1 run, short and wide outside off, slammed down wide of long off

43.2

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, 1 run, makes room outside leg and drives but cannot beat extra cover

43.3

Abdur Razzak to Utseya, 1 run, stands outside leg before the ball has been bowled, he fires it in, he can only take a single towards midwicket

43.4

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, FOUR, and we have a boundary! he skipped down the track, and lifted this tossed up ball over mid off for a four

43.5

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, 1 run, fuller and driven down to long on

43.6

Abdur Razzak to Utseya, no run, follows him on leg stump as he looks to make room, pushed back to the bowler, lovely bowling

End of over 44 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 182/5 (RR: 4.13)
P Utseya    10* (17b)      Abdur Razzak    9-1-33-3
CR Ervine    40* (57b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-34-0

44.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, flighted outside off and driven wide of mid off for a run

44.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, another flat ball angled in to the batsman, hit back to the bowler

44.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, arm ball again, coming in with the angle, worked away to deep midwicket

44.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, OUT, and Ervine has holed out to long on here, this is slow death, there was no option but to try and go over the top, but he hit it straight to Ashraful at long on

CR Ervine c Mohammad Ashraful b Shakib Al Hasan 41 (63m 59b 2x4 0x6) SR: 69.49

Dabengwa is the new batsman

44.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, flighted around off and coming in, mistimed to extra cover

44.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, nurdled into the on side for a single, can't get more than that with this stifling line

End of over 45 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 185/6 (RR: 4.11)
P Utseya    12* (21b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-37-1
KM Dabengwa    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    9-1-33-3

Shuvo gets another bowl, if one spinner is not on, another is

45.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Utseya, 1 run, down the track and driven down to long on

45.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Dabengwa, no run, gets across and drives, but finds midwicket

45.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Dabengwa, 1 run, goes still further across, outside off in fact, and works this delivery to square leg

45.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Utseya, 1 run, follows him with an angled ball as he makes room, he can only hit it down to mid off for a single

45.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Dabengwa, FOUR, gets it in the gap this time, it was a high full toss, he came down the track, and got it between deep midwicket and deep square leg for a boundary, both men tried to stop it with their feet, but it rushed past them

45.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Dabengwa, 1 run, tucked away square for a single

End of over 46 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 193/6 (RR: 4.19)
KM Dabengwa    6* (4b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    9-2-29-1
P Utseya    14* (23b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-37-1

46.1

Abdur Razzak to Dabengwa, 1 run, leading edge in the air as he charges down, but straight over the bowler's head and falls safely

46.2

Abdur Razzak to Utseya, 1 run, over pitched on the stumps, driven down to long off

46.3

Abdur Razzak to Dabengwa, 1 run, sweeps in the air from outside off and gets a single down to deep midwicket

46.4

Abdur Razzak to Utseya, FOUR, gets good connection thsi time, comes down the track and lifts this flighted delivery over midwicket for a boundary

46.5

Abdur Razzak to Utseya, 1 run, makes room and cuts it but there are two fielders in that backward point region

46.6

Abdur Razzak to Dabengwa, OUT, another one goes! it was flighted around off, and he tried to go straight down the ground, but only got it as far as mid off who pouched it, Razzak has four

KM Dabengwa c Shakib Al Hasan b Abdur Razzak 8 (9m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

End of over 47 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 201/7 (RR: 4.27)
     Abdur Razzak    10-1-41-4
P Utseya    20* (26b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    9-2-29-1

As you may have noticed from our Summary scorecard, the live Powerplay details are now in the top right corner, along with the run-rate details. Head to the scorecard notes section for details on completed Powerplays. Meth is the new batsman

47.1

Mahmudullah to Meth, 1 run, Bangladesh miss another run out chance, it was driven towards mid on, Shakib put in the dive from midwicket but could not get the throw to the bowler with the batsman way out of his ground

47.2

Mahmudullah to Utseya, 1 run

47.3

Mahmudullah to Meth, 1 run, tucked away through midwicket

47.4

Mahmudullah to Utseya, OUT, Shuvo has taken an excellent catch at wide long on, Utseys looked to heave it over that region, got it high in the air, and Shuvo ran hard and dived to his right to take the catch, he's been outstanding in the field today, one more Zimbabwe wicket falls

P Utseya c Suhrawadi Shuvo b Mahmudullah 21 (33m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

47.5

Mahmudullah to Meth, 1 run, flighted nicely outside off, gets forward and drives down to long off

47.6

Mahmudullah to Price, 1 leg bye, goes for an extravagant reverse sweep, misses completely, it goes fine down the leg side off the pads

End of over 48 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 206/8 (RR: 4.29)
RW Price    0* (1b)      Mahmudullah    9-1-38-2
KO Meth    3* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    10-1-41-4

48.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Price, 1 run, goes back and works it in front of square leg

48.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Meth, no run, bowls it slower, he looks to run it fine, and misses

48.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Meth, OUT, one more to Shuvo, Meth gave him the blind charge, looking to mow it over midwicket, it turned past him, and Rahim did the rest

KO Meth st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Suhrawadi Shuvo 3 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

48.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mpofu, 2 runs, leans forward and wristily turns this delivery from outside off through midwicket for a couple, Price had to rush back for the second

48.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mpofu, no run, pushed out to cover

48.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Mpofu, OUT, goes for a slow motion paddle sweep, it loops up and falls short of the man at short fine, he fires in the throw, Mpofu was looking for the single, found he had to turn back, tried doing so in slower motion, and was well short of the crease, and that's the end of that

CB Mpofu run out 2 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Shishank: "Bangladesh looks good to make the next round in the world cup,with all the matches in their own backyard, and with spinners spinning the web.They might give the top teams a run for their money."

So Zimbabwe have been bundled out for 209, and in a sign of things to come, all the wickets except the last have fallen to the spinners. Zimbabwe got off to a good start against the seamers, but once the spinners came on, it was Operation Choke till the end. The two fast bowlers have together bowled ten overs, and it was spin all the way from the 14th over onwards. But Zimbabwe have gone well past the average first innings score at Mirpur, 187, and it should be an interesting tussle between their spinners led by Ray Price and Bangladesh's batsmen. Nitin Sundar has been keeping a close eye on proceedings, and his bulletin should be up here soon. Join us at 12.40 local time for the chase

End of over 49 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 209/10 (RR: 4.26)
     Suhrawadi Shuvo    10-2-32-2
RW Price    1* (2b)      Mahmudullah    9-1-38-2
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Dec 1, 2010

Ray Price celebrate after bowling Mushfiqur Rahim for 1, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Mirpur, December 1, 2010

Ray Price celebrate after bowling Mushfiqur Rahim for 1

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Zimbabwe celebrate after dismissing Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Mirpur, December 1, 2010

Zimbabwe celebrate after dismissing Tamim Iqbal

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