Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2008/09 / Commentary

Zimbabwe in Bangladesh ODI Series - 1st ODI

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Welcome to the Cricinfo coverage of this first match of three Internationals between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. My name is Keith Lane and I will be covering this series for you.

Bangladesh will feel that they have the edge after a collective showing in the recent tri-series with captain Ashraful expecting a clean sweep. Zimbabwe will have to improve their batting performance against spin if they are to be competitive with captain Utseya saying that 200 will be a competitive total.

The pitch has produced some low scores in the last four Internationals with the team winning the toss fielding first on each occasion. Today should be no different.

We do appologize for the delay which is beyond our controll

Technical problems are being experienced

0.1

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run

0.2

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run

0.3

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run

0.4

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run

0.5

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run

0.6

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run

End of over 1 (maiden) Bangladesh 0/0
Tamim Iqbal    0* (6b)      EC Rainsford    1-1-0-0
Junaid Siddique    0* (0b)     

1.1

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, no run

1.2

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, no run

1.3

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, no run

1.4

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, no run

1.5

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, no run

1.6

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, no run

End of over 2 (maiden) Bangladesh 0/0
Junaid Siddique    0* (6b)      T Mupariwa    1-1-0-0
Tamim Iqbal    0* (6b)     

2.1

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run

2.2

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run

2.3

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run

2.4

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run

2.5

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run

2.6

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run

End of over 3 (maiden) Bangladesh 0/0
Tamim Iqbal    0* (12b)      EC Rainsford    2-2-0-0
Junaid Siddique    0* (6b)     

3.1

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, 1 wide

3.1

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, no run

3.2

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, no run

3.3

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, no run

3.4

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, no run

3.5

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs

3.6

Mupariwa to Junaid Siddique, 1 run

End of over 4 (4 runs) Bangladesh 4/0
Junaid Siddique    3* (12b)      T Mupariwa    2-1-4-0
Tamim Iqbal    0* (12b)     

4.1

Rainsford to Junaid Siddique, no run

4.2

Rainsford to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs

4.3

Rainsford to Junaid Siddique, no run

4.4

Rainsford to Junaid Siddique, no run

4.5

Rainsford to Junaid Siddique, no run

4.6

Rainsford to Junaid Siddique, no run

End of over 5 (2 runs) Bangladesh 6/0
Junaid Siddique    5* (18b)      EC Rainsford    3-2-2-0
Tamim Iqbal    0* (12b)     

5.1

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run

5.2

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run

5.3

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR

5.4

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run

5.5

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run

5.6

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run

End of over 6 (4 runs) Bangladesh 10/0
Tamim Iqbal    4* (18b 1x4)      T Mupariwa    3-1-8-0
Junaid Siddique    5* (18b)     

6.1

Rainsford to Junaid Siddique, no run

6.2

Rainsford to Junaid Siddique, no run

6.3

Rainsford to Junaid Siddique, no run

6.4

Rainsford to Junaid Siddique, no run

Sorry about the technical problem, but we are up to date as of now

6.5

Rainsford to Junaid Siddique, no run, another ball on line and length, gets him coming forward very defensively

6.6

Rainsford to Junaid Siddique, OUT, line and length, gets forward, slight movement back at the left hander has him stone dead as it hits low on the front pad

Junaid Siddique lbw b Rainsford 3 (29m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

Ashraful promotes himself up the order as he comes to the crease

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 10/1
     EC Rainsford    4-3-2-1
Tamim Iqbal    4* (18b 1x4)     

7.1

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone as that angles away from Iqbal

7.2

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, angain angles that from over the wicket across the left hander, left alone

7.3

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, touch short of length, gets back and across, nudges to the on side

7.4

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone outside off, angle takes it well wide of the batsman

7.5

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone once again

7.6

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good line this just outside the off, angle takes it away from a leaving batsman

End of over 8 (maiden) Bangladesh 10/1
Tamim Iqbal    4* (24b 1x4)      T Mupariwa    4-2-8-0
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (0b)     

8.1

Rainsford to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, just on the off, nice shape from rainsford, gets a solid defence on the front foot

8.2

Rainsford to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, all defensive from Ashraful as he is drawn forward by a ball swinging away

8.3

Rainsford to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, slower ball, touch full, drives well, cover dives, may have got some fingers to it, hauled in short of the boundary

8.4

Rainsford to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, back on pace, line and length, slight away swing, defends to the off

8.5

Rainsford to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone as the away swing leaves the right hander

8.6

Rainsford to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full, leg stump line, flicks well, in the air but well short of fine leg getting around

End of over 9 (3 runs) Bangladesh 13/1
Mohammad Ashraful    3* (6b)      EC Rainsford    5-3-5-1
Tamim Iqbal    6* (24b 1x4)     

9.1

Mupariwa to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside off, that cuts back off the pitch, excitement from the Zimbabwe slips, but well wide of the stumps

9.2

Mupariwa to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets well forward defends from length to the off

9.3

Mupariwa to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, well forward, defends down the pitch

9.4

Mupariwa to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bouncer, gets Ashraful ducking on the front foot

9.5

Mupariwa to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller ball, straight, drives straight at mid-on

9.6

Mupariwa to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, control leaves him a bit, that starts wide and swings away too much

9.6

Mupariwa to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushes forward, maybe the slower ball, gets through the shot, in the air towards covers, comes up short

Power Play 2 taken

End of over 10 (1 run) Bangladesh 14/1
Mohammad Ashraful    3* (12b)      T Mupariwa    5-2-9-0
Tamim Iqbal    6* (24b 1x4)     

10.1

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone outside off

10.2

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run, cuts at the shorter ball, too close to the body, plays over the top of it

10.3

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leaves well this time as that is just wide of the off

10.4

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets one to come back sharply from just short of length, some lift, taken high on the leading hip

10.5

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run, just outside off, gets forward, angles the defence back towards the on side

10.6

Rainsford to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 11 (maiden) Bangladesh 14/1
Tamim Iqbal    6* (30b 1x4)      EC Rainsford    6-4-5-1
Mohammad Ashraful    3* (12b)     

11.1

Mupariwa to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, outside off, a slight little swish across the line as he comes down the pitch, beaten, poor shot that

11.2

Mupariwa to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, gets well forward this time, defensive push gets the inside edge and squirts down to fine leg

11.3

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, just short of length, on the front foot, has to adjust and plays that almost standing up, defends down the pitch

11.4

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, looks to work the straighter ball to the on side, runs it to midwicket

11.5

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten outside off as he gets forward and hangs the bat out at the ball sliding away from him

11.6

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short ball, gets caught on the front foot, defends standing up towards midwicket

End of over 12 (1 run) Bangladesh 15/1
Tamim Iqbal    6* (34b 1x4)      T Mupariwa    6-2-10-0
Mohammad Ashraful    4* (14b)     

12.1

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, half volley on the off, drives firmly, great fielding by a diving Dabengwa

12.2

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defends from line and length

12.3

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, off cutter is left alone, ooohhhs, from behind the wicket

12.4

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, fuller ball on the leg, looks to flick fine, gets the leading edge to mid-on, good diving catch to rainsford's right

Mohammad Ashraful c Rainsford b Chigumbura 4 (26m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

12.5

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, well defends to the off

12.6

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, line and length, maybe just a touch straight, defends back to the bolwer

End of over 13 (1 run, wicket maiden) Bangladesh 15/2
Tamim Iqbal    6* (36b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    1-1-0-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (0b)     

13.1

Mupariwa to Raqibul Hasan, 1 wide

13.1

Mupariwa to Raqibul Hasan, no run, left alone outside off

13.2

Mupariwa to Raqibul Hasan, no run, great ball, draws the batsman onto the front foot, cuts away off the pitch, well bea
ten

13.3

Mupariwa to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defends firmly down the pitch, Iqbal trying to get back to the crease gets the bat
in the way, well fielded by the batsman

13.4

Mupariwa to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defended towards cover

13.5

Mupariwa to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, thick edge down to third man, easy single

13.6

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run

End of over 14 (2 runs) Bangladesh 17/2
Tamim Iqbal    6* (37b 1x4)      T Mupariwa    7-2-12-0
Raqibul Hasan    1* (5b)     

14.1

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, no run

14.2

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, drives straight, mid-off has a bit too do, cuts off on the dive

14.3

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, SHOT, full on the off, drives straight, mid-off has no chance

14.4

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends towards cover point

14.5

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, slower ball, defends to the off, wide of cover, quick run taken

14.6

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defends towards the bowler

End of over 15 (6 runs) Bangladesh 23/2
Raqibul Hasan    2* (8b)      E Chigumbura    2-1-6-1
Tamim Iqbal    11* (40b 2x4)     

15.1

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, touch short on the off, forces the back foot drive straight at cover

15.2

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, half volley is not put away, drives cleanly straight at cover

15.3

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends to the off

15.4

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends to the off

15.5

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, no run, leg stump fine, touch full, looks to work that to the on side, beaten into the pad, no real appeal

15.6

Mupariwa to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, driving outside the off, gets a big inside edge, rolls away towards the backward square leg

Match State: Drinks Off they go for for a drinks break

End of over 16 (1 run) Bangladesh 24/2
Tamim Iqbal    12* (46b 2x4)      T Mupariwa    8-2-13-0
Raqibul Hasan    2* (8b)     

16.1

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, just outside off, defends to cover

16.2

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the back foot and strokes gently to cover

16.3

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off, short ball, gets back and chops straight at backward point

16.4

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, outside off, Iqbal has a full flash at that, no foot movement, does not get close to it

16.4

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, and a repeat, once again he has a full go at that, all he can do with that is to get an edge

16.4

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, fuller sraight ball is worked behind the square leg

16.5

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, too full, on the legs, cleanly timed as he flicks that away square on the leg side

16.6

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, no run, back on line and length, solid defence down the pitch

End of over 17 (7 runs) Bangladesh 31/2
Raqibul Hasan    6* (10b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    3-1-13-1
Tamim Iqbal    13* (50b 2x4)     

17.1

Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, line and length, defends back at the new bowler

17.2

Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller ball but on line, defends back towards mid-on

17.3

Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outside off, looks to run that down to third man with the open bat, betaen to the keeper standing up

17.4

Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full strokes the drive towards mid-on, good fielding again

17.5

Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, outside off, very wide, hangs the bat out at it again, this time he does get the edge

Tamim Iqbal c †Taibu b Masakadza 13 (84m 54b 2x4 0x6) SR: 24.07

Shakib Al Hasan to the crease

17.6

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back to cut, ball cuts back at him, gets bat to it, runs it to gully

End of over 18 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 31/3
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (1b)      H Masakadza    1-1-0-1
Raqibul Hasan    6* (10b 1x4)     

18.1

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, no run, well forward, defends to the off

18.2

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, no run, has a full slashing cut at a shortish ball outside off, beaten

18.3

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, drifting down the leg side, flicks fine and races it well forward of fine leg

18.4

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, no run, well forward defends with soft hands to the off, wants one, sent back

18.5

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, full ball on the legs, pushes wide of mid-on, good fielding but better running beats the return

18.6

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, wide ball outside off, flashes that drive at it, gets the outside half of the bat, in the air for a while, but well short of the cover sweeper

End of over 19 (6 runs) Bangladesh 37/3
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (2b)      E Chigumbura    4-1-19-1
Raqibul Hasan    11* (15b 2x4)     

19.1

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, where did that cone from, fuller ball on the off, smashes that over midwicket

19.2

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, outside off, touch short, delicate little late cut, good fielding from third man saves the boundary

19.3

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, again he angles the bat to one outside off, runs that towards third man

19.4

Masakadza to Raqibul Hasan, no run, line and length, just on the off is defended to cover

19.5

Masakadza to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short of length on the off, has to adjust as he got forward early, runs it towards mid-off

19.6

Masakadza to Raqibul Hasan, no run, gets well forward, ball goes away off the pitch, bat pulled inside the pad as he leaves

End of over 20 (9 runs) Bangladesh 46/3
Raqibul Hasan    11* (18b 2x4)      H Masakadza    2-1-9-1
Shakib Al Hasan    10* (5b 1x6)     

20.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, outside off, swings away to the leg side, beaten

20.2

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, on the back foot to cut, l ball cuts back, betas the bat on the inside and nearly beats Taibu as well as he has to get back to take

20.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, left alone outside the off

20.4

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, neat looking off drive, but straight at the fielder

20.5

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shorter ball, too straight, worked from the crease into the gap forward of midwicket

20.6

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, no run, straight drive towards mid-off again does not beat the field

End of over 21 (1 run) Bangladesh 47/3
Raqibul Hasan    11* (19b 2x4)      E Chigumbura    5-1-20-1
Shakib Al Hasan    11* (10b 1x6)     

21.1

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, standing tall in the crease he punches to the on side, bowler gets around to cut off

21.2

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, firmly driven straight at cover

21.3

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, softer hands as he gently drives towards mid-off, quick run, poor throw clears the keeper, batsmen both have run through too far and can not get the second for the overthrow

21.4

Masakadza to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, drives outside off, edged, races away through the vacant slip area

21.5

Masakadza to Raqibul Hasan, no run, line and length just outside off, defends towards cover

21.6

Masakadza to Raqibul Hasan, no run

End of over 22 (5 runs) Bangladesh 52/3
Raqibul Hasan    15* (22b 3x4)      H Masakadza    3-1-14-1
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (13b 1x6)     

22.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defends from just back of length, runs it to the off

22.2

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, gets back to one outside off, chops that from close to the body to a wide third man

22.3

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, no run, drives from outside off, straight at cover

22.4

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short outside off, gets back to pull from very wide outside off, mistimes back at the bowler

22.5

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, does get bat to this one as he pulls well to midwicket

22.6

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, pulls at the short ball again, drags that down to the man posted at deep midwicket

Price comes into the attacj for a bit of spin

End of over 23 (6 runs) Bangladesh 58/3
Raqibul Hasan    20* (26b 4x4)      E Chigumbura    6-1-26-1
Shakib Al Hasan    13* (15b 1x6)     

23.1

Price to Raqibul Hasan, no run, uses his feet down the pitch, nearly turns that into a yorker, dug out to mid-on

23.2

Price to Raqibul Hasan, no run, slower ball, gets a lot of turn away from the bat

23.3

Price to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fullish ball on the legs, defends to the on side, Price round to collect

23.4

Price to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, down the pitch again, swings that just over the midwicket, gets a boundary, but a lot of luck in that

23.5

Price to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, now plays a great shot, off drive off the back foot, easily beats the cover

23.6

Price to Raqibul Hasan, OUT, gets back again, again a slow flighted ball, turn and bounce, scoops that back down the pitch

Raqibul Hasan c & b Price 28 (55m 33b 6x4 0x6) SR: 84.84

Utseya on, so spin at both ends now

End of over 24 (8 runs) Bangladesh 66/4
     RW Price    1-0-8-1
Shakib Al Hasan    13* (15b 1x6)     

24.1

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, outside off, touch short, cuts to the cover sweeper

24.2

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full at the feet, clips wide of mid-off

24.3

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back to cut, so close, bottom edge into the ground short of keeper standing up

24.4

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stroked from the front foot back at the bowler

24.5

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, strked from the front foot towards and wide of mid-on

24.6

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the back foot, punches to midwicket, slight fumble in the field, but got away with it

End of over 25 (3 runs) Bangladesh 69/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (2b)      P Utseya    1-0-3-0
Shakib Al Hasan    15* (19b 1x6)     

25.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defends to the on side

25.2

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, outside of, touch short, cuts too close to the body, top edges to a backward gully, who fumbles, once, twice, three times and then holds on

Shakib Al Hasan c Chigumbura b Price 15 (31m 21b 0x4 1x6) SR: 71.42

25.3

Price to Mahmudullah, 1 run, well forward to the pitch, slight outside edge, along the ground wide of slip

25.4

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, well forward, defends to the on side

25.5

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, well forward and over that, smothers turn and bounce, rolls away to the off

25.6

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside leg, flicks gently, can not beat short fine leg

End of over 26 (1 run) Bangladesh 70/5
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (5b)      RW Price    2-0-9-2
Mahmudullah    1* (1b)     

26.1

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted on the off, defends from the front foot

26.2

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, stays on line, flatter ball, defends to the bowler

26.3

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, quicker flat ball, stroked into the covers

26.4

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted, gets back, inside leading edge to the on side

26.5

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, well forward defends

26.6

Utseya to Mahmudullah, 1 run, flighted outside off, drives down the ground to the man at long off

End of over 27 (1 run) Bangladesh 71/5
Mahmudullah    2* (7b)      P Utseya    2-0-4-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (5b)     

27.1

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, defends from just on the off, rolls it away to cover

27.2

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, defends to the off

27.3

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted up, enticing ball, defends to the on side

27.4

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, looks to tickle that to the on side, straight at short fine leg

27.5

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted, drives, gets the inside edge back at Price

27.6

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, defends down the pitch

End of over 28 (maiden) Bangladesh 71/5
Mahmudullah    2* (13b)      RW Price    3-1-9-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (5b)     

28.1

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fullish ball on the off, stroked to mid-off

28.2

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked gently towards square leg, good running

28.3

Utseya to Mahmudullah, 1 run, fullish on the off, given flight, checked drive down the ground

28.4

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back to cut, turns back at him, dabs to gully

28.5

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets forward, pops towards but short of midwicket

28.6

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, goes down on one knee, sweeps gently wide of the man sweeping the midwicket boundary

End of over 29 (4 runs) Bangladesh 75/5
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (10b)      P Utseya    3-0-8-0
Mahmudullah    3* (14b)     

29.1

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, defends from the leg stump down the pitch

29.2

Price to Mahmudullah, 1 run, gets well inside that, stroked wide of mid-off

29.3

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends from length back to Price

29.4

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, down the pitch, might have been seen, fired into the fet, defends to Price

29.5

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, uses his feet, goes over the bowler, safest part of the ground, welcome boundary

29.6

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flighted right up, does not drag the batsman out, defends to the bowler

Zimbabwe now racing through the overs

End of over 30 (5 runs) Bangladesh 80/5
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (14b 1x4)      RW Price    4-1-14-2
Mahmudullah    4* (16b)     

30.1

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, defends to the on side, in the air, but not near a fielder

30.2

Utseya to Mahmudullah, FOUR, too short, too wide and well put away on the cut

30.3

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, angled into the bat, gets on the back foot, pushes to the bowler who is getting some leg spin

30.4

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, defends from the back foot, outside half of the bat to the backward gully

30.5

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, defends to the bowler

30.6

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, cuts off the front foot and that man at a backward slightly deep gully cuts off again

End of over 31 (4 runs) Bangladesh 84/5
Mahmudullah    8* (22b 1x4)      P Utseya    4-0-12-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (14b 1x4)     

31.1

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, uses his feet to get to the pitch, stroed down the ground to long off

31.2

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted on the off, gets well forward and over that defending

31.3

Price to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full on the legs, clipped to mid-on, good calling and running

31.4

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the back foot, nudges to the on side, midwicket in quickly

31.5

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends to the off, sets off, but gets back as that goes straight at cover

31.6

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, leg stump line, dabs behind the sauare leg

End of over 32 (3 runs) Bangladesh 87/5
Mushfiqur Rahim    10* (18b 1x4)      RW Price    5-1-17-2
Mahmudullah    9* (24b 1x4)     

32.1

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked neatly behind square leg, and al,ost walks the single, good play by these two now

32.2

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, defends from line to the off

32.3

Utseya to Mahmudullah, 1 run, and againm calling early gets the single as he turns that towards midwicket

32.4

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the back foot, punched to the bowler

32.5

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, uses his feet to get over the ball, defends

32.6

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, short wide, cuts, thank you sir

Match State: Drinks Some good batting from the two at the crease, taking good safe quick singles, rotating the strike and putting away the bad balls Working hard to get Bangladesh back into the game

End of over 33 (6 runs) Bangladesh 93/5
Mushfiqur Rahim    15* (22b 2x4)      P Utseya    5-0-18-0
Mahmudullah    10* (26b 1x4)     

33.1

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, starts again leg side, flicks to short fine leg

33.2

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, on the back foot, pushes to point

33.3

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, arm ball, flat, rushes the shot on the front foot, thick edge toward backward point

33.4

Price to Mahmudullah, 1 run, fuller ball, flight, stroked wide of cover

33.5

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, worked off the legs and again straight at short fine leg

33.6

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flightes leg stump, uses his feet, in the air, very close to the midwicket

Rainsford comes back maybe for a quick second spell

End of over 34 (1 run) Bangladesh 94/5
Mushfiqur Rahim    15* (24b 2x4)      RW Price    6-1-18-2
Mahmudullah    11* (30b 1x4)     

34.1

Rainsford to Mahmudullah, no run, starts full and leg side, batsman is forward, but bat is caught in the pads, ball clips the pad on its way to the keeper

34.2

Rainsford to Mahmudullah, 1 run, leg stump line again, this time the bat clears the front leg and works it to square leg

34.3

Rainsford to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside off, away swing still there, beates the outside edge

34.4

Rainsford to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, once again it moves away off the pitch, beaten

34.5

Rainsford to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beaten again, some nice away swing and movement off the pitch, that beat the edge and also just wide of the off stump

34.6

Rainsford to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, movement again, but plays that late and nudges down to gully

End of over 35 (1 run) Bangladesh 95/5
Mushfiqur Rahim    15* (28b 2x4)      EC Rainsford    7-4-6-1
Mahmudullah    12* (32b 1x4)     

35.1

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, defends from length to the off

35.2

Price to Mahmudullah, 1 run, gets well inside that flighted ball, stroked on the drive, inside out, down to long off

35.3

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends down the pitch

35.4

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leg stump line, worked straight to short fine leg

35.5

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, on the back foot, dabs towards the square leg, easy run

35.6

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, outside off, comes down, chops late to cover

End of over 36 (2 runs) Bangladesh 97/5
Mahmudullah    13* (35b 1x4)      RW Price    7-1-20-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    16* (31b 2x4)     

36.1

Rainsford to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, slower ball, fingers cutting across the seam, too full and straight, neatly driven forward of midwicket

36.2

Rainsford to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, leg stump line again, dabs to the on side, good cricket from Rahim

36.3

Rainsford to Mahmudullah, no run, better line and the movement away off the pitch beats the forward defence

36.4

Rainsford to Mahmudullah, 1 run, strays down the leg side again, flicks well, runs that towards the long leg

36.5

Rainsford to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, line and length brongs out the forward defence, bowler collects in his follow through

36.6

Rainsford to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short and wide, cuts very well. but on the bounce to gully, no reward for a good shot

End of over 37 (6 runs) Bangladesh 103/5
Mushfiqur Rahim    21* (35b 3x4)      EC Rainsford    8-4-12-1
Mahmudullah    14* (37b 1x4)     

37.1

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, flighted at the off stump, angled in from wide, defends to the off

37.2

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, again, stays on the spot, defends to cover

37.3

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, flatter quicker ball, worked to the on side, taibu is quickly around, stops the run

37.4

Price to Mahmudullah, OUT, what a silly boy, tries the reverse sweep, clips that straigh at a jumping point, poor shot slection

Mahmudullah c Dabengwa b Price 14 (43m 41b 1x4 0x6) SR: 34.14

Almost a stunned silence amongst the spectators when that wicket went down, the two at the crease had done so well in restoring the innings, then that happened

37.5

Price to Naeem Islam, no run, forward to defend

37.6

Price to Naeem Islam, no run, well flighted on the legs, worked to the on side, wants one, short fine leg in too quick

Spin replaces Rainsford as Dabengwa comes on

End of over 38 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 103/6
Naeem Islam    0* (2b)      RW Price    8-2-20-3
Mushfiqur Rahim    21* (35b 3x4)     

38.1

Dabengwa to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, well flighted on the off, defends down the pitch

38.2

Dabengwa to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, flighted on the off, stroked down the ground to long off

38.3

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, no run, well forward, hard hands as he pushes that to cover

38.4

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, no run, better shot as he gets forward, defends late right under the eyes

38.5

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, 1 run, well forward again hard hands, thick edge past the deep gully

38.6

Dabengwa to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, arm ball, gets forward, pushes for the turn, balls gets through the gate into the stumps

Mushfiqur Rahim b Dabengwa 22 (54m 38b 3x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

Mortaza is the new batsman Utseya takes over from Price

End of over 39 (2 runs) Bangladesh 105/7
     KM Dabengwa    1-0-2-1
Naeem Islam    1* (5b)     

39.1

Utseya to Naeem Islam, 1 run, worked away off the legs to the on side

39.2

Utseya to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, well forward on the off, plays with the turn to the on side

39.3

Utseya to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, well forward on the off, pushes at that, outside half of the bat to the off

39.4

Utseya to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, well forward defending to the on side

39.5

Utseya to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, well forward defending to the on side

39.6

Utseya to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, and again well forward defending to the on side

End of over 40 (1 run) Bangladesh 106/7
Mashrafe Mortaza    0* (5b)      P Utseya    6-0-19-0
Naeem Islam    2* (6b)     

40.1

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, no run, line and length, gets a bit of turn away from the bat, defends

40.2

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, no run, flighted on the off, stroked back at the bowler

40.3

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, 1 run, outside off, too short, cuts to the deep cover sweeper

40.4

Dabengwa to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full ball, touch straight, clipped straight at midwicket

40.5

Dabengwa to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flighted on the legs, looks to run that fine, taken on the pad

40.6

Dabengwa to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, well forward, defends to the off, ball holds up, loops away to the off, catch it is that call, but no one near

End of over 41 (1 run) Bangladesh 107/7
Mashrafe Mortaza    0* (8b)      KM Dabengwa    2-0-3-1
Naeem Islam    3* (9b)     

41.1

Utseya to Naeem Islam, no run, flighted on the leg, defends from the back foot

41.2

Utseya to Naeem Islam, no run, shortish on the off, cuts to point

41.3

Utseya to Naeem Islam, no run, flighted and driven to cover

41.4

Utseya to Naeem Islam, 1 run, too short, punched from the back foot, races down to the cover sweeper

41.5

Utseya to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, leg stump line, worked to short fine leg

41.6

Utseya to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, dabs from length to the off

And that over must have been quicket than a minute

End of over 42 (1 run) Bangladesh 108/7
Mashrafe Mortaza    0* (10b)      P Utseya    7-0-20-0
Naeem Islam    4* (13b)     

42.1

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, no run, left away, flighted and slight turn away

42.2

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, no run, well forward defending to the off

42.3

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, no run, lots of flight, firmly driven, but straight at cover

42.4

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, 2 runs, drags that short on the off, cuts well forward of the cover sweeper for the easy two

42.5

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, FOUR, leg side, full, paddles that very fine, cheeky shot that

42.6

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, no run, defends back at the bowler

Zimbabwe going to finish well inside ther allocated time for 50 overs

End of over 43 (6 runs) Bangladesh 114/7
Naeem Islam    10* (19b 1x4)      KM Dabengwa    3-0-9-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    0* (10b)     

43.1

Utseya to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defends the flight to the off

43.2

Utseya to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, worked off the legs to the on side, wants one, sent back

43.3

Utseya to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, gets his run this time as he works that just backward of square leg

43.4

Utseya to Naeem Islam, 1 run, too short, quicker ball, punched forward of point

43.5

Utseya to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, down the pitch, get the trumpets out, has a full swish at that, taken on the pads

43.6

Utseya to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, quicker ball outside off, looks to drive more correctly, but is well beaten

End of over 44 (2 runs) Bangladesh 116/7
Mashrafe Mortaza    1* (15b)      P Utseya    8-0-22-0
Naeem Islam    11* (20b 1x4)     

44.1

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, 1 run, flighted on the off, stroked towards a deepish extra cover

44.2

Dabengwa to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, sweeps off the leg stump, this time short fine leg has no chance

44.3

Dabengwa to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, down the pitch, again tries for the big one, hits that straight at long on who takes a flat catch inches from the boundary rope

Mashrafe Mortaza c Masakadza b Dabengwa 5 (14m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 29.41

44.4

Dabengwa to Nazmul Hossain, no run, well forward on the leg side, pads that away

44.5

Dabengwa to Nazmul Hossain, no run, leg stump line again, gets the pad to it

44.6

Dabengwa to Nazmul Hossain, no run, and again, off the pad on the leg side

One wonders about the Mortaza shot, with the third power play now coming into effect, he may just have started three balls to early

End of over 45 (5 runs) Bangladesh 121/8
Nazmul Hossain    0* (3b)      KM Dabengwa    4-0-14-2
Naeem Islam    12* (21b 1x4)     

45.1

Price to Naeem Islam, no run, on the back foot, nudges with the turn to gully

45.2

Price to Naeem Islam, 1 run, forward, soft hands to the on side, quick but easy run

45.3

Price to Nazmul Hossain, no run, back, defends to the off

45.4

Price to Nazmul Hossain, no run, lots of flight, gets back and pushes to Price

45.5

Price to Nazmul Hossain, no run, plays across the line as he runs that to midwicket

45.6

Price to Nazmul Hossain, no run, back again, flighted, looking and playing late for the turn, defends to the off

End of over 46 (1 run) Bangladesh 122/8
Nazmul Hossain    0* (7b)      RW Price    9-2-21-3
Naeem Islam    13* (23b 1x4)     

46.1

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, no run, driving at the flighted off stump ball, thick edge towards gully

46.2

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, no run, angled at the legs, back, defends to the on side

46.3

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, no run, flighted ball, yorker dug out to the on side

46.4

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, no run, looks to cut from the front foot, can not beat the cover field

46.5

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, 1 run, pushes well forward on the off, inside/leading edge to the on side

46.6

Dabengwa to Nazmul Hossain, no run, well forward outside off, beaten by turn and bounce

Last over for Price

End of over 47 (1 run) Bangladesh 123/8
Nazmul Hossain    0* (8b)      KM Dabengwa    5-0-15-2
Naeem Islam    14* (28b 1x4)     

47.1

Price to Naeem Islam, no run, plays from the back foot, plays late, watchfully, defends to the off

47.2

Price to Naeem Islam, no run, gets well forward on the off, inside edge towards short fine leg

47.3

Price to Naeem Islam, 1 run, uses his feet, goes hard at that but straight at the man at long off

47.4

Price to Nazmul Hossain, OUT, comes dancing down the pitch to a ball well flighted, has the full swing at that, misses, and continues to the change rooms

Nazmul Hossain st †Taibu b Price 0 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

47.5

Price to Rubel Hossain, no run, well forward, defends to the off, outside half of the bat to slip

47.6

Price to Rubel Hossain, no run, defends to the off

Well bowled Raymond Price, his best figures in International One Day cricket

End of over 48 (1 run) Bangladesh 124/9
Rubel Hossain    0* (2b)      RW Price    10-2-22-4
Naeem Islam    15* (31b 1x4)     

48.1

Dabengwa to Naeem Islam, OUT, comes down the pitch and now he has a huge swing to the on side, gets a top edge, that goes straight up, high, but the bowler is under it and makes sure

Naeem Islam c & b Dabengwa 15 (33m 32b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.87

That completes the Bangladesh innings, their third lowest score ever against Zimbabwe and one must question the decision to bat first The last four ODI's played here the team winning the toss has fielded and won the last two. We will be back with you in about 35 minutes

Series Results
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka - Jan 23, 2009
Bangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka - Jan 21, 2009
Bangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka - Jan 19, 2009
Zimbabwe won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
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Jan 19, 2009

Ray Price kisses the Man of the Match trophy, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Mirpur, January 19, 2009

Ray Price kisses the Man of the Match trophy

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Jan 19, 2009

Ray Price and Tawanda Mupariwa celebrate Zimbabwe's win, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Mirpur, January 19, 2009

Ray Price and Tawanda Mupariwa celebrate Zimbabwe's win

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