Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2010/11 / Commentary

Zimbabwe in Bangladesh ODI Series - 5th ODI

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Bangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)

It will be Taylor and Masakadza opening for Zimbabwe and Mashrafe it will be with the ball for Bangladesh

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the final match of the series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. The last match was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Till we get to the toss and team news, you can have a read of preview for this match

Toss: Zimbabwe win the toss and are batting

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Teams: Bangladesh retain the winning combination and Zimbabwe have rung in a couple of changes- Shingirai Masakadza makes way for Keith Dabengwa and Elton Chigumbara comes back into the team at the expense of Chamu Chibhabha

For people asking if the covers are off, yes they are!

The pitch is lighter and it might take more turn than what it did in Dhaka. There are a few cracks on the pitch and it will certainly take turn if the ball hits one of them. Abdur Razzak must be raring to have a go at Zimbabwe

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 1 no ball, good length on the middle stump. It moves away after pitching and Taylor defends it carefully. Mashrafe oversteps

First Free-hit of the series coming up

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, OUT, and a nightmare start! Fuller ball outside the off stump. Taylor opens his arms and drives it to extra-cover. Shuvo moves to his left and fields. He sees that Taylor is half-way down the pitch and throws it to the keeper's end. Rahim need not even lay a finger on it as the throw takes the bails off. Run-out of a free-hit!

BRM Taylor run out 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dabengwa, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Dabengwa comes forward and pushes it to the off side

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dabengwa, no run, fuller on the pads. Dabengwa comes forward and turns it to square-leg

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dabengwa, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Dabengwa moves across and lets it pass to the keeper

There is a lot of chatter from the Bangladesh fielders

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dabengwa, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Dabengwa comes forward and opens the face of the bat as he pushes it to point

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dabengwa, no run, good length ball on the off stump. Dabengwa comes forward and defends it to cover

End of over 1 (1 run) Zimbabwe 1/1 (RR: 1.00)
KM Dabengwa    0* (5b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-1-0
H Masakadza    0* (0b)     

Shafiul Islam will share the new ball

1.1

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Masakadza comes forward in defense and is struck on the pads on the same line. Shafiul appeals but it can't be given out

1.2

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, how close was that! Masakadza looks to cut a short ball outside the off stump and gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball drifts away

1.3

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Masakadza lets the ball pass

1.4

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, fuller on the off and middle. Masakadza comes forward and drives it to mid-on

1.5

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, good length ball coming in from outside the off stump. Masakadza comes forward and pushes it to cover

1.6

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, fuller on the pads. Masakadza turns it to leg side for a single

End of over 2 (1 run) Zimbabwe 2/1 (RR: 1.00)
H Masakadza    1* (6b)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-1-0
KM Dabengwa    0* (5b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-1-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Masakadza pushes it to point and sets off for a non-existent single. If the throw by Raqibul was direct, Masakadza would have been run-out too

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Masakadza plays it with soft hands and runs across for a quick single. He was hesitant to take the run but takes it

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dabengwa, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Dabengwa comes forward and defends it

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dabengwa, 2 runs, short and wide outside the off stump. Dabengwa cuts it to third man for a couple

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dabengwa, no run, short outside the off stump. Dabengwa moves across and loos to cut it but is beaten by the movement

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dabengwa, 1 run, fuller on the pads. Dabengwa leans across and turns it to midwicket for a single

End of over 3 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 6/1 (RR: 2.00)
KM Dabengwa    3* (9b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-5-0
H Masakadza    2* (8b)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-1-0

3.1

Shafiul Islam to Dabengwa, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Dabengwa opens the face of the bat and pushes it to point

3.2

Shafiul Islam to Dabengwa, no run, fuller in length on the off stump. The ball moves away after pitching. Dabengwa looks to drive and is beaten. Shafiul has a few words to say to the batsman

3.3

Shafiul Islam to Dabengwa, no run, on the middle and leg. Dabengwa tucks it to midwicket

3.4

Shafiul Islam to Dabengwa, no run, good length ball on the middle and off. Dabengwa comes forward and looks to defend as he gets an inside edge back onto the pads

3.5

Shafiul Islam to Dabengwa, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Dabengwa looks to run it down and is beaten

3.6

Shafiul Islam to Dabengwa, no run, good length ball outside the off stump and moving away. Dabengwa shoulders arms and lets it pass to the keeper

End of over 4 (maiden) Zimbabwe 6/1 (RR: 1.50)
KM Dabengwa    3* (15b)      Shafiul Islam    2-1-1-0
H Masakadza    2* (8b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-5-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, 3 runs, good length ball on the off and middle. Masakadza drives it to long-off and gets three runs. There could have been a chance of run-out if the throw had been proper as Dabengwa was looking at the ball when Masakadza is running for the third

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dabengwa, 1 run, good length ball outside the off stump. Dabengwa comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Masakadza comes forward and drives it to mid-off

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, short outside the off stump. Masakadza gets onto the backfoot and drives it to short extra cover

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, good length ball left alone outside the off stump

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Masakadza comes forward and drives it to short extra-cover, who deflects it to mid-off

End of over 5 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 10/1 (RR: 2.00)
H Masakadza    5* (13b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-9-0
KM Dabengwa    4* (16b)      Shafiul Islam    2-1-1-0

5.1

Shafiul Islam to Dabengwa, 1 run, on the pads as Dabengwa pushes it to deep square-leg for a single

5.2

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, fuller length ball outside the off stump. Masakadza comes forward and drives. Shafiul leaps across to his left on the follow through and fields the ball

5.3

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Masakadza comes forward and drives it to cover

5.4

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, full and wide outside the off stump. Masakadza comes forward and drives it to cover point. An oppotunity missed that

5.5

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Masakadza comes forward and turns it to the leg side. The callinf seems to have ceased as Masakadza realises late that Dabengwa is not interested in the run and runs back. Shuvo's throw is a little wayward and Masakadza survives

5.6

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, pushes it to midwicket for a single

End of over 6 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 12/1 (RR: 2.00)
H Masakadza    6* (18b)      Shafiul Islam    3-1-3-0
KM Dabengwa    5* (17b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-9-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Masakadza drives it to cover

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, OUT, and the cracks come into play! Good length ball outside the off stump and coming in. Masakadza looks to play across the line and the bounce deceives him. He is struck on the flap of the back pad and the umpire has no hesitation in raising the index finger as Masakadza was playing on the backfoot. As a colleague of mine would say "Plumb as they come"

H Masakadza lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza 6 (31m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Ervine the new batsman

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, no run, good length ball on the off stump. Ervine comes forward and defends it

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, no run, fuller on the middle stump. Ervine comes forward and turns it to square-leg

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, no run, good length ball on the middle stump. Ervine comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, no run, good length ball defended to the leg side

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 12/2 (RR: 1.71)
CR Ervine    0* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-9-1
KM Dabengwa    5* (17b)      Shafiul Islam    3-1-3-0

7.1

Shafiul Islam to Dabengwa, 1 run, on the off stump. Dabengwa runs it down to third man for a single

7.2

Shafiul Islam to Ervine, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Ervine moves across and shoulders arms

7.3

Shafiul Islam to Ervine, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Ervine shoulders arms and lets it pass to the keeper. Rahim fumbles with the take and looks at the pitch

7.4

Shafiul Islam to Ervine, no run, good length ball, moving away after pitching. Ervine lets it pass to the keeper

7.5

Shafiul Islam to Ervine, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Ervine moves across and lets it pass again

7.6

Shafiul Islam to Ervine, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Ervine moves across and lets it pass to the keeper yet again. Done it five times out of five this over

End of over 8 (1 run) Zimbabwe 13/2 (RR: 1.62)
CR Ervine    0* (9b)      Shafiul Islam    4-1-4-0
KM Dabengwa    6* (18b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-9-1

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dabengwa, 1 run, good length ball on the middle stump. Dabengwa comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a single

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, no run, finally Ervine decides to lay some wood on the ball as he comes forward and defends a ball to the off side

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, no run, on the middle stump. Ervine leans across and pushes it to midwicket

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, 2 runs, drifts onto the pads as Ervine flicks it to fine-leg for a couple and gets off the mark in the process

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump. Ervine comes forward and drives it past mid-off for a couple

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, no run, yorker on the middle stump. Ervine defends it to short midwicket

End of over 9 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 18/2 (RR: 2.00)
CR Ervine    4* (14b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-14-1
KM Dabengwa    7* (19b)      Shafiul Islam    4-1-4-0

9.1

Shafiul Islam to Dabengwa, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Dabengwa looks to drive it and gets an outside edge to third-man for a single

9.2

Shafiul Islam to Ervine, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Ervine comes forward and punches it to cover

9.3

Shafiul Islam to Ervine, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Ervine looks to play it down as he gets a bottom edge to third-man for a single

9.4

Shafiul Islam to Dabengwa, no run, slower ball outside the off stump. Dabengwa comes forward and drives it to cover

9.5

Shafiul Islam to Dabengwa, no run, off-cutter outside the off stump. Dabengwa looks to run it down to third-man and is beaten by the lack of pace

9.6

Shafiul Islam to Dabengwa, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump. Dabengwa looks to cut it and gets a top edge to third man for a single

End of over 10 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 21/2 (RR: 2.10)
KM Dabengwa    9* (23b)      Shafiul Islam    5-1-7-0
CR Ervine    5* (16b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-14-1

Still no boundary. The Bowling Powerplay is taken meanwhile. Mashrafe continues

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Dabengwa, OUT, and Mash has struck again! he has been pretty consistent with his line and length today, this one was slightly angled across the left-hander from just back of a length, it rapped him on the back pad around off stump as he pushed outside the line from the crease, umpire Asoka raised the finger right away, Zimbabwe are in disarray

KM Dabengwa lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza 9 (46m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Taibu is the new man in

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taibu, no run, bowls it fuller, again around that off stump, Taibu gets to the pitch and drives to mid off

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taibu, no run, in the channel outside off, he leaves it alone, and Rahim gets hit flush on the knee as the ball bounces before him, that hurts, he is down on the ground, it absolutely died on its way to the keeper

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taibu, no run, looks to steer this one down to third man, gets too close to the line of the delivery, and ends up chopping it close to the stumps on the off side, it bounced a bit more too, slip runs forward to field

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taibu, no run, lets this one outside the off stump go through to Rahim

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taibu, no run, goes on his toes to this back of a length ball and plays it back down the track, Mash fields in his followthrough

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 21/3 (RR: 1.90)
T Taibu    0* (5b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-2-14-2
CR Ervine    5* (16b)      Shafiul Islam    5-1-7-0

Time for some spin. Naeem Islam comes on to bowl off breaks

11.1

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, tossed up nicely on middle and leg, gets forward to defend

11.2

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, flights it on off now, he gets an inside edge as he presses forward, it went straight on

11.3

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, pushed back down the track, good start from Naeem

11.4

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, fired in on middle from very wide of the crease, he defends it back to the bowler

11.5

Naeem Islam to Ervine, 1 run, gets an inside edge and takes the single as the ball goes backward of square, short fine leg tidies up

11.6

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, tossed up on middle and leg to the right-hander, he plays it out to midwicket to end a good first over

End of over 12 (1 run) Zimbabwe 22/3 (RR: 1.83)
T Taibu    0* (6b)      Naeem Islam    1-0-1-0
CR Ervine    6* (21b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-2-14-2

12.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, no run, stays on the back foot and pings mid off with the punch to a length ball

12.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, no run, angled across and finishing just outside off, he leans across and forward to defend towards cover

12.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, 1 run, comes in off the seam and tucks him up around leg stump, he works it away square for a single

12.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taibu, no run, goes straight as an arrow in the corridor outside off, Taibu has nothing to do with it, Mash has progressively stepped it up in this series

12.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taibu, 1 run, the little man taps this in front of extra cover and hares across for the single, even Shuvo can't beat him to the crease with a diving throw

12.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Ervine, no run, can't do much with those, right on target on the stumps, defended into the on side

End of over 13 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 24/3 (RR: 1.84)
CR Ervine    7* (25b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-2-16-2
T Taibu    1* (8b)      Naeem Islam    1-0-1-0

13.1

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, defended towards extra cover off the front foot

13.2

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, makes room outside leg but cannot get the timing on the cut, not much turn for Naeem

13.3

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, rocks back and punches, but straight to extra cover, missed out there

13.4

Naeem Islam to Taibu, 1 run, works this away in front of square leg where a diving stop cannot prevent the single

13.5

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, pushed out to midwicket off the front foot

13.6

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, gets a leading edge as he pushes at this one on leg stump, the ball stopped a bit on him, but it falls safely way short of mid on

End of over 14 (1 run) Zimbabwe 25/3 (RR: 1.78)
CR Ervine    7* (27b)      Naeem Islam    2-0-2-0
T Taibu    2* (12b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-2-16-2

14.1

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

14.2

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover

14.3

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, 1 run, turns it to midwicket for a single

14.4

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, on the leg stump. Ervine comes forward and defends it to midwicket

14.5

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

14.6

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, 1 run, turns it behind square for a single

Match State: Drinks

End of over 15 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 27/3 (RR: 1.80)
CR Ervine    8* (30b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0
T Taibu    3* (15b)      Naeem Islam    2-0-2-0

15.1

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, pushes it to midwicket as he comes forward to a ball on the off stump

15.2

Naeem Islam to Ervine, 2 runs, comes forward and takes it on the full as he pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

15.3

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Ervine comes forward and defends it onto the pitch

15.4

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, on the leg stump. Ervine turns it to short fine-leg

15.5

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Ervine comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

15.6

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Ervine comes forward and pushes it to point

End of over 16 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 29/3 (RR: 1.81)
CR Ervine    10* (36b)      Naeem Islam    3-0-4-0
T Taibu    3* (15b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0

16.1

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, outside the off stump. Taibu comes forward and pushes it to cover

16.2

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, on the leg stump. Taibu comes forward and pushes it to the leg side

16.3

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover

16.4

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, 1 run, off the outside edge to short third-man for a single

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, comes forward and defends it to point

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run

End of over 17 (1 run) Zimbabwe 30/3 (RR: 1.76)
CR Ervine    10* (38b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-3-0
T Taibu    4* (19b)      Naeem Islam    3-0-4-0

17.1

Naeem Islam to Taibu, 1 run, on the leg stump. Taibu turns it to square-leg for a single

17.2

Naeem Islam to Ervine, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Ervine turns it to midwicket for a single

17.3

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, fuller on the leg stump. Taibu comes forward and turns it to short fine-leg

17.4

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, short outside the off stump. Taibu looks to cut it away and gets a bottom edge onto the pitch

17.5

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

17.6

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu drives it to cover

End of over 18 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 32/3 (RR: 1.77)
T Taibu    5* (24b)      Naeem Islam    4-0-6-0
CR Ervine    11* (39b)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-3-0

18.1

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Ervine comes forward and defends

18.2

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

18.3

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, struck on the pads outside the leg stump. Can't be given out

18.4

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

18.5

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run

18.6

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Ervine pushes it past cover for a single

End of over 19 (1 run) Zimbabwe 33/3 (RR: 1.73)
CR Ervine    12* (45b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-4-0
T Taibu    5* (24b)      Naeem Islam    4-0-6-0

19.1

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Ervine comes forward and defends it back onto the pitch

19.2

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Ervine comes forward and pushes it to point

19.3

Naeem Islam to Ervine, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Ervine sweeps it to fine-leg for a single

19.4

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, outside the off stump and turning in. Taibu defends it off the backfoot to cover

19.5

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu comes down the track and drives it to cover

19.6

Naeem Islam to Taibu, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

19.6

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, comes forward and drives a fuller delivery to cover

End of over 20 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 35/3 (RR: 1.75)
T Taibu    5* (27b)      Naeem Islam    5-0-8-0
CR Ervine    13* (48b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-4-0

20.1

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, 2 runs, fuller on the off stump. Ervine reverse-sweeps it to third-man for a couple

20.2

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Ervine comes down the track and drives it to extra-cover for a single

20.3

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu drives it back to the bowler

20.4

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, fuller on the leg stump. Taibu looks to glance it and gets an inside edge

20.5

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, fuller on the middle stump. Taibu drives it to cover after making room

20.6

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, fuller on the leg stump. Taibu pushes it to midwicket

End of over 21 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 38/3 (RR: 1.80)
T Taibu    5* (31b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-7-0
CR Ervine    16* (50b)      Naeem Islam    5-0-8-0

21.1

Naeem Islam to Ervine, no run, off the outside edge to first slip. It just fell short of the diving fielder

21.2

Naeem Islam to Ervine, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Ervine sweeps it to deep square-leg for a single

21.3

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover

21.4

Naeem Islam to Taibu, 1 run, on the leg stump. Taibu turns it to midwicket for a single

21.5

Naeem Islam to Ervine, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Ervine pushes it to point for a single

21.6

Naeem Islam to Taibu, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump. Taibu skips down the track and lofts it to deep midwicket for a couple

End of over 22 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 43/3 (RR: 1.95)
T Taibu    8* (34b)      Naeem Islam    6-0-13-0
CR Ervine    18* (53b)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-7-0

22.1

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, fuller on the leg stump. ervine comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

22.2

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, 1 run, on the leg stump. Ervine comes forward and turns it to midwicket for a single

22.3

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu comes forward and drives it to cover

22.4

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

22.5

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, pushes it back to the bowler again

22.6

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, fuller on the leg stump. Taibu pushes it to leg side

End of over 23 (1 run) Zimbabwe 44/3 (RR: 1.91)
T Taibu    8* (38b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-8-0
CR Ervine    19* (55b)      Naeem Islam    6-0-13-0

23.1

Naeem Islam to Ervine, 2 runs, on the off stump. Ervine sweeps it to fine-leg for a couple

23.2

Naeem Islam to Ervine, 1 run, outside the off stump. Ervine comes forward and pushes it past point for a single

23.3

Naeem Islam to Taibu, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

23.3

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

23.4

Naeem Islam to Taibu, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump. Taibu comes down the track and lofts it to deep midwicket for a couple

23.5

Naeem Islam to Taibu, no run, outside the off stump. Taibu comes forward and defends it

23.6

Naeem Islam to Taibu, FOUR, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu comes down the track and lofts it over mid-off. He gets the first boundary of the game with that shot

End of over 24 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 54/3 (RR: 2.25)
T Taibu    14* (42b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    7-0-23-0
CR Ervine    22* (57b)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-8-0

24.1

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, struck on the pads outside the line of the off stump

24.2

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, struck on the pad outside the off stump. Ervine looks to sweep it away and misses. There is an excitement as Rahim appeals

24.3

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

24.4

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump. Ervine turns it to deep midwicket for a couple

24.5

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, on the leg stump. Ervine pushes it to short fine-leg

24.6

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, outside the off stump. Ervine comes forward and drives it to point

End of over 25 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 56/3 (RR: 2.24)
CR Ervine    24* (63b)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-10-0
T Taibu    14* (42b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    7-0-23-0

Shuvo replaces Naeem

25.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, 2 runs, On the leg stump. Taibu sweeps it to fine-leg for a couple

25.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu comes forward and defends

25.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, 1 run, on the leg stump. Taibu turns it to the leg side for a single

25.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, on the pads. Ervine comes forward and glances it to short fine-leg

25.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, fuller on the leg stump. Ervine comes forward and drives it to mid-on

25.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, 1 run, fuller on the off stump. Ervine reverse sweeps it to point for a single

End of over 26 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 60/3 (RR: 2.30)
CR Ervine    25* (66b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-4-0
T Taibu    17* (45b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-10-0

26.1

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Ervine comes down the track and defends

26.2

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, 1 run, good length ball on the middle stump. Ervine drives it to long-on for a single

26.3

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, short outside the off stump. Taibu defends it off the backfoot

26.4

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Taibu defends it off the backfoot

26.5

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu drives it to long-off for a single

26.6

Abdur Razzak to Ervine, no run, short ball outside the off stump. Ervine drives it off the backfoot to cover

End of over 27 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 62/3 (RR: 2.29)
CR Ervine    26* (69b)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-12-0
T Taibu    18* (48b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    1-0-4-0

27.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, 1 run, drives it to long-off for a single

27.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, straight ball that goes past the gap between pad and bat

27.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

27.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

27.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, fuller on the middle stump. Ervine comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

27.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a single

27.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, short outside the off stump. Taibu defends it on the frontfoot

End of over 28 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 65/3 (RR: 2.32)
T Taibu    19* (50b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-0-7-0
CR Ervine    27* (73b)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-12-0

Shakib into the attack now

28.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, on the off stump. Ervine reverse-sweeps it to fine-leg for a single

28.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run, on the off stump. Taibu comes forward and punches it to cover

28.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run, and the same again

28.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 3 runs, fuller on the middle and leg. Taibu switch-hits it to deep point for three runs

28.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, no run, on the leg stump. Ervine comes forward and pushes it to the leg side

28.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, comes forward and drives it to long-on for a single

End of over 29 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 70/3 (RR: 2.41)
CR Ervine    29* (76b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-5-0
T Taibu    22* (53b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    2-0-7-0

29.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, 1 run, on the off stump. Ervine reverse-sweeps it to deep point for a single

29.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

29.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu defends it back onto the pitch

29.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Taibu cuts it to point and a misfield allows him a single

29.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, on the leg stump. Ervine looks to sweep it away and gets a faint edge. Rahim looks to dive and take the catch but the ball is far out of his reach

29.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, 2 runs, drives it to long-on for a couple

End of over 30 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 74/3 (RR: 2.46)
CR Ervine    32* (79b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-0-11-0
T Taibu    23* (56b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-5-0

30.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, on the off stump. Taibu sweeps it to midwicket for a single

30.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, forces it to long-on for a single

30.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run, outside the off stump. Taibu pushes it to cover

30.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, turns it to square-leg for a single

30.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, cuts it to deep point for a single

30.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 2 runs, on the leg stump. Taibu pushes it to deep midwicket for a couple. Ervine and Taibu are running well between the wickets

End of over 31 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 80/3 (RR: 2.58)
T Taibu    27* (60b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-11-0
CR Ervine    34* (81b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    3-0-11-0

31.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, FOUR, on the off stump. Ervine leans forward and sweeps it to backward square-leg for a boundary. His first of the match

31.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, 1 run, on the leg stump. Ervine sweeps it to midwicket for a single

31.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, 1 run, drives it off the backfoot to sweeper cover for a single

31.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

31.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, comes down the track and pushes it back to the bowler

31.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, outside the off stump. Ervine pads it away to point

End of over 32 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 86/3 (RR: 2.68)
CR Ervine    39* (86b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    4-0-17-0
T Taibu    28* (61b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-11-0

32.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run, outside the off stump. Taibu comes forward and drives it to cover

32.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, on the off stump. Taibu sweeps it to fine-leg for a single

32.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, pushes it to point for a single

32.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run, outside the off stump. Taibu looks to sweep it and is beaten

32.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run, comes forward and drives it to cover

32.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single. It helped that Taibu took it on the full

End of over 33 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 89/3 (RR: 2.69)
T Taibu    30* (66b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-14-0
CR Ervine    40* (87b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    4-0-17-0

33.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, 2 runs, short outside the off stump. Taibu rocks back and drives it to sweeper cover for a couple

33.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, 1 run, pushes it to cover for a single

33.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, outside the off stump. Ervine comes down the track and defends it to the off side

33.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, 1 run, on the leg stump. Ervine pushes it to mid-on for a single

33.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, 1 run, on the middle stump. Taibu skips down the track and pushes it to deep midwicket for a single

33.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Ervine, no run, on the leg stump. Ervine pushes it to midwicket

End of over 34 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 94/3 (RR: 2.76)
CR Ervine    41* (90b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    5-0-22-0
T Taibu    34* (69b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-14-0

34.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run, pushes it to point

34.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 2 runs, outside the off stump. Taibu drives it off the backfoot to sweeper cover for a single. A throw which hits the stumps and veers off the path allows an extra single

34.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run, pushes it back to the bowler

34.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, on the leg stump. Taibu pushes it to midwicket for a single

34.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, on the leg stump. Ervine glances it to fine-leg for a single

34.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump. Taibu drives it to long-on for a single

End of over 35 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 99/3 (RR: 2.82)
T Taibu    38* (74b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-19-0
CR Ervine    42* (91b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    5-0-22-0

Shafiul comes back into the attack

35.1

Shafiul Islam to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu drives it to cover

35.2

Shafiul Islam to Taibu, no run, good length on the middle stump and coming in. Taibu looks to flick it away and is struck on the pads. It would have been going down the leg stump

35.3

Shafiul Islam to Taibu, 2 leg byes, on the leg stump. It hits the pads and trickles to fine-leg for a couple of leg-byes

35.4

Shafiul Islam to Taibu, 1 run, outside the off stump. Taibu guides it to third-man for a single

35.5

Shafiul Islam to Ervine, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Ervine comes forward and drives it to cover

35.6

Shafiul Islam to Ervine, no run, outside the off stump and curving away. Ervine looks to drive and is beaten by the away movement

End of over 36 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 102/3 (RR: 2.83)
CR Ervine    42* (93b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    6-1-8-0
T Taibu    39* (78b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-19-0

Naeem comes back into the attack

36.1

Naeem Islam to Taibu, 2 runs, good length ball outside the off stump. Taibu chops it to third-man for a couple

36.2

Naeem Islam to Taibu, 1 run, on the middle and leg. Taibu sweeps it to short fine-leg for a single

36.3

Naeem Islam to Ervine, 1 run, drives it to cover for a single

36.4

Naeem Islam to Taibu, 1 run, short on the middle stump. Taibu pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

36.5

Naeem Islam to Ervine, 1 run, on the leg stump. Ervine sweeps it to short fine-leg for a single

36.6

Naeem Islam to Taibu, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu drives it to wide long-off for a single

End of over 37 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 109/3 (RR: 2.94)
T Taibu    44* (82b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    8-0-30-0
CR Ervine    44* (95b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    6-1-8-0

37.1

Shafiul Islam to Taibu, no run, on the leg stump. Taibu pushes it to midwicket

37.2

Shafiul Islam to Taibu, 2 leg byes, on the leg stump and hits the pads. Taibu runs across and runs across for a couple of leg-byes

37.3

Shafiul Islam to Taibu, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu drives it to sweeper cover for a single

37.4

Shafiul Islam to Ervine, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Ervine comes forward and drives it to cover

37.5

Shafiul Islam to Ervine, 1 run, good length ball on the middle stump. Ervine comes forward and pushes it to midwicket for a single

37.6

Shafiul Islam to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu comes forward and drives it to cover

and it's drinks

End of over 38 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 113/3 (RR: 2.97)
T Taibu    45* (86b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    7-1-10-0
CR Ervine    45* (97b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    8-0-30-0

Shakib back into the attack

38.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 wide, and starts off with a wide down the leg side

38.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, 1 run, on the off stump. Ervine sweeps it to deep midwicket for a single

38.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run, comes forward and pushes it to mid-on

38.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, on the leg stump. Taibu comes forward and turns it to square-leg for a single

38.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, no run, comes forward and defends it back to the bowler

38.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ervine, OUT, the partnership comes to an end! Ervine looks to reverse sweep it and gets a top edge that settles easily in Rahim's gloves. And can you believe the fact that it is the first wicket for spin today!! Shows how well Taibu and Ervine have played the spinners

CR Ervine c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 46 (116m 100b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.00

Chigumbara comes in

38.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine-leg for a leg-bye

End of over 39 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 117/4 (RR: 3.00)
E Chigumbura    0* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-22-1
T Taibu    46* (88b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    7-1-10-0

Shuvo comes back into the attack

39.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chigumbura, no run, an arm ball speared onto the legs. Rahim belts out an appeal but immediately negated by the umpire

39.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chigumbura, 2 runs, on the leg stump. Chigumbara turns it to fine-leg for a couple

39.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chigumbura, no run, fuller on the middle stump. Chigumbara drives it to midwicket

39.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and pushes it to cover

39.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chigumbura, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Chigumbara comes back and defends it

39.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chigumbura, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump. Chigumbara runs a leg-bye

End of over 40 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 120/4 (RR: 3.00)
E Chigumbura    2* (7b)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    6-0-24-0
T Taibu    46* (88b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-22-1

40.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, SIX, an arm-ball on the off stump. Chigumbara lofts it over wide long-on for a huge six

40.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, on the leg stump and struck on the pads. It would have been going down leg

40.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and defends it to off side

40.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Chigumbara drives it to long-off for a single

40.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, on the off stump. Taibu drives it to sweeper cover for a single

40.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, on the leg stump. Chigumbara glances it to short fine-leg for a single

End of over 41 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 129/4 (RR: 3.14)
E Chigumbura    10* (12b 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-31-1
T Taibu    47* (89b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    6-0-24-0

41.1

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chigumbura, 2 runs, fuller on the leg stump. Chigumbara pushes it wide of the fielder at long-on for a couple

41.2

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chigumbura, 1 run, Chigumbara pushes it to midwicket for a single

41.3

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu comes forward and drives to cover

41.4

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Taibu, 1 run, good length ball on the middle stump. Taibu pushes it to midwicket for a single

41.5

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and drives it back to the bowler

41.6

Suhrawadi Shuvo to Chigumbura, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Chigumbara comes forward and drives it to cover

End of over 42 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 133/4 (RR: 3.16)
E Chigumbura    13* (16b 1x6)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    7-0-28-0
T Taibu    48* (91b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-31-1

42.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu pushes it to cover for a single

42.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run

42.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, outside the off stump. Chigumbara pushes it to cover for a single

42.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Taibu comes forward and pushes it to cover

42.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Taibu rocks back and cuts it to deep point. He gets to his 16th half-century with that single

42.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, straight ball outside the off stump. Chigumbara looks to slog and is beaten

End of over 43 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 136/4 (RR: 3.16)
E Chigumbura    14* (19b 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-34-1
T Taibu    50* (94b 1x4)      Suhrawadi Shuvo    7-0-28-0

Razzak comes back

43.1

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump. Taibu comes forward and pushes it to midwicket

43.2

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, no run, outside the off stump. Chigumbara comes forward and pushes it to cover

43.3

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, no run, digs out a yorker on the middle stump

43.4

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, no run

43.5

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Chigumbara comes forward and pushes it to point

43.6

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, no run, good length ball on the off and middle. Chigumbara comes forward and defends it with the full face of the bat

End of over 44 (1 run) Zimbabwe 137/4 (RR: 3.11)
E Chigumbura    14* (24b 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-13-0
T Taibu    51* (95b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-34-1

Batting Powerplay taken

44.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu comes forward and drives it to cover

44.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, outside the off stump. Taibu looks to sweep it and decides against it at the last moment as he slices it to point for a single

44.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, FOUR, good length ball outside the off stump. Chigumbara drives it off the backfoot to sweeper cover for a boundary

44.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, on the leg stump. Chigumbara pushes it to leg side for a single

44.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Taibu comes back and cuts it to point for a single

44.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, on the leg stump. Chigumbara pushes it to midwicket and runs across for a single

End of over 45 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 145/4 (RR: 3.22)
E Chigumbura    20* (27b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-42-1
T Taibu    53* (98b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-13-0

45.1

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, no run

45.2

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump. Chigumbara lofts it to wide long-off for a couple

45.3

Abdur Razzak to Chigumbura, 1 run, this time he lofts it to long-off for a single

45.4

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, 2 runs, Taibu follows his captain's cue as he chips it to wide long-off for a couple

45.5

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu comes forward and defends

45.6

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu chips it over extra-cover for a couple

End of over 46 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 152/4 (RR: 3.30)
T Taibu    57* (101b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-20-0
E Chigumbura    23* (30b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-42-1

46.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Chigumbara comes forward and defends

46.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and pushes it to point

46.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

46.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, OUT, and the strangling line works as Chigumbara rocks back and looks to pull it away. He does not get enough bat on it . Raqibul running in from long-on takes an easy catch. Shakib wins the battle of the captains

E Chigumbura c Raqibul Hasan b Shakib Al Hasan 23 (24m 34b 1x4 1x6) SR: 67.64

Utseya the new batsman but Taibu is on strike

46.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, 1 run, short outside the off stump. Taibu cuts it to deep point for a single

46.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Utseya drives it to long-off for a single and gets off the mark

End of over 47 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 154/5 (RR: 3.27)
P Utseya    1* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-44-2
T Taibu    58* (102b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-20-0

47.1

Abdur Razzak to Utseya, no run, fuller outside the off stump. Utseya drives it back to the bowler

47.2

Abdur Razzak to Utseya, no run, struck on the pads outside the off stump

47.3

Abdur Razzak to Utseya, FOUR, on the off stump. Utseya comes down the track and lofts it over the infield on the leg side as the ball runs away to the long-on boundary

47.4

Abdur Razzak to Utseya, no run, straight ball outside the off stump. Utseya looks to slog it and is beaten

47.5

Abdur Razzak to Utseya, 1 run, turns it to fine-leg for a single

47.6

Abdur Razzak to Taibu, SIX, short on the middle stump. Taibu makes room and lofts it over long-on for his first six

End of over 48 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 165/5 (RR: 3.43)
T Taibu    64* (103b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-31-0
P Utseya    6* (6b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-0-44-2

48.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 2 runs, outside the off stump. Utseya moves across and sweeps it to deep midwicket for a couple

48.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Utseya drives it to cover for a single

48.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, OUT, fuller outside the off stump. Taibu makes room and looks to go inside out. He gets the shot right but it has no elevation as it settles in the hands of Mashrafe at extra-cover

T Taibu c Mashrafe Mortaza b Shakib Al Hasan 64 (132m 104b 1x4 1x6) SR: 61.53

48.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, no run, comes forward and defends it

48.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, FOUR, fuller on the off stump. Chakabva sweeps it past midwicket for a boundary

48.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, 3 wides, wide down the leg stump and Rahim misses a stumping chance as Chakabva comes down the track and misses the line of the ball. They run a couple more as Shafiul pulls it back in

48.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Chakabva, FOUR, Chakabva makes the extra ball count as he comes down the track and lofts it to over long-on for a boundary. Shakib does not finish with flattering figures in terms of economy rate

End of over 49 (14 runs) Zimbabwe 179/6 (RR: 3.65)
RW Chakabva    8* (3b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-58-3
P Utseya    9* (8b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    10-0-31-0

49.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, 1 run, on the off stump. Utseya pulls it to deep midwicket for a single

49.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chakabva, 1 run, slower ball outside the off stump. Chakabva mistimes a scoop shot to short fine-leg for a single

49.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, 1 run, short and slower ball outside the off stump. Utseya drives it to cover for a single

49.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chakabva, 1 run, short ball outside the off stump. Chakabva pulls it and gets a top-edge that falls in the no-mans land at midwicket

49.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump. Utseya drives it to cover for a single

49.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chakabva, FOUR, fuller on the off stump. Chakabva slogs it to deep midwicket where Shuvo had the catch covered but does not take it and what more, he relays it to the ropes and concedes a boundary

Zimbabwe finish at 188. A good score considering they found themselves at 21/3 at the end of eleventh over. Ervine and Taibu took their time to settle down and then started to keep the score moving by rotating the strike. The lower middle order struck a few lusty blows to ensure that the score crossed 180, which was considered to be a par score when the game started

Bangladesh was not helped by the fact that Razzak wasn't spinning webs around the Zimbabwean batsmen today. Shakib did manage to pick a few wickets but was also expensive. If the first innings is any indicator, Bangladesh will find it tough to get the boundaries going because of the heavy outfield. They will require a lot of patience to overhaul this target

End of over 50 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 188/6
RW Chakabva    14* (6b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-2-25-2
P Utseya    12* (11b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-0-58-3
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Dec 12, 2010

Tamim Iqbal smashed seven sixes in his 95, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI, Chittagong

Tamim Iqbal smashed seven sixes in his 95

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Dec 12, 2010

Tamim Iqbal and Mashrafe Mortaza after Bangladesh's victory, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 5th ODI, Chittagong, December 12, 2010

Tamim Iqbal and Mashrafe Mortaza after Bangladesh's victory

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