Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2008/09 / Commentary

Zimbabwe in Bangladesh ODI Series - 2nd ODI

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Bangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)

Welcome to the Cricinfo coverage of the Bangladesh Zimbabwe series and today the 2nd ODI `The news from here is that they are using a different pitch, with some grass, Bangladesh winning the toss and bowling first today Mehrab Hossain in for Siddique and Vusi Sibanda back for Zim

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, starts on the perfect line and length, swings away beats the edge on the forward defence

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, shorter ball, on the leg, back to defend to the on side

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, all defensive as he gets across and forward

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, shuffles down the pitch but id beaten by the swing

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, well forward. played ;ate under the eyes, defends

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, 1 run, flicked off the fu;;er bal;l on the legs, runs that to deep backward square leg

End of over 1 (1 run) Zimbabwe 1/0
V Sibanda    1* (6b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-1-0
H Masakadza    0* (0b)     

1.1

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, no run, starts full outside the off, brings out the drive, not timed to covers

1.2

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, 1 run, edges to third man

1.3

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, no run, defends to off

1.4

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, no run, drives to cover

1.5

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, no run, beaten outside off

1.6

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, FOUR, flicks that off the legs to deep square leg

End of over 2 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 6/0
H Masakadza    4* (4b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    1-0-5-0
V Sibanda    2* (8b)     

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, using his feet to counter the swing, beaten

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, shorter ball, back, hits high on the back pad

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, stays in the crease this time, defends to the off

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, leaves outside off, that cuts back sharply off the pitch into the pad, big appeal, but too far forward to give that out

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, left alone outside off, swing takes it further away

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, shuffles forward and across, defends to the off

End of over 3 (maiden) Zimbabwe 6/0
V Sibanda    2* (14b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-1-1-0
H Masakadza    4* (4b 1x4)     

3.1

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, 1 run, well forward and across, defends into the gap at cover, hesitation has Sibanda scrambling to get home

3.2

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, no run, leg side, looks to run that to leg side, beats the bat high into the pad

3.3

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, no run, touch wide outside off, leaves as he shuffles forward and across

3.4

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, no run, angled into the batsman this time, gets forward, cuts in, clips the gloves high into the inside leg, that hurt a bit

3.5

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, no run, charges at that, has a bit of a go at it, drags it across to midwicket, no timing there

3.6

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, no run, angled into the legs, looks to run that leg side, again takes it on the pads

good start for Bangladesh, on what appears to be a bowler friendly pitch

End of over 4 (1 run) Zimbabwe 7/0
V Sibanda    2* (19b)      Nazmul Hossain    2-0-6-0
H Masakadza    5* (5b 1x4)     

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, swings away outside the off, no shot offered

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, well forward and over the ball just on the off, rolls the defence to the off

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, shorter ball, on line, has the batsman defending on the front foot, standing up as he plays that

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, on line, cuts back sharply, hits high on the front leg, appeal turned down

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, 1 run, gets the one that leaves him off the pitch, is forward but thick edge to ground and wide of the slips

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, 2 leg byes, leg side ball, plays the glance, but comes off the pad fine of fine leg

End of over 5 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 10/0
V Sibanda    2* (20b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-1-2-0
H Masakadza    6* (10b 1x4)     

5.1

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, no run, good ball that, drew him forward, defends, ball leaves him off the pitch, beaten

5.2

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, no run, shorter ball, gets forward and gently defends back down the pitch

5.3

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, FOUR, gets forward and swings at that as he comes down the pitch, not timed well, but enough to clear mid-on

5.4

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, no run, bit of a charge again, replays the lofted shot, inside half of the bat to midwicket

5.5

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, no run, that one goes straight through him, got forward and across, beaten by the away movement off the pitch

5.6

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, no run, left alone a touch too wide outside off

End of over 6 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 14/0
H Masakadza    10* (16b 2x4)      Nazmul Hossain    3-0-10-0
V Sibanda    2* (20b)     

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, just short, cuts back, defended neatly from the back foot, runs that back down the on side of the pitch

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, 1 run, on the back foot again, this time outside off, opens the face of the bat and runs that towards third man

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, 1 leg bye, gets back to a leg side short ball, into the pad, squirts away to the off side, quick run taken

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, well forward, gently stroked back down the ground towards mid-off

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, away swing outside off, left alone

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, just short pitching leg, Sibanda having problems in working it leg side, again takes that on the pad

End of over 7 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 16/0
V Sibanda    3* (25b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-3-0
H Masakadza    10* (17b 2x4)     

7.1

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, no run, forward defence from line and length, rolls that away to the off side

7.2

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, no run, slower ball, full on the leg, clipped neatly down the ground but straight at mid-on

7.3

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, no run, touch shorter, still attacking leg stump, defends from the crease towards midwicket

7.4

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, 3 runs, leg stump line again, better shot that, gently chips the midwicket who chases all the way to the rope

7.5

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, 1 run, leg stump line, back, gets bat to it this as he works it backward of square leg

7.6

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, FOUR, stays on that leg side line, drops that a bit short and is pulled away forward of square from the front foot

End of over 8 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 24/0
H Masakadza    17* (22b 3x4)      Nazmul Hossain    4-0-18-0
V Sibanda    4* (26b)     

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, right on line, plays a solid looking defence to the off

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, 1 run, shuffles down the pitch, gets inside that and works it towards the fine leg

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, well forward outside off, that cuts back high on the flap of the front foot, huge appeal but no chance there

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, all defensive as he gets one on the off, rolls away towards cover

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, shorter ball catches him on the front foot, has to adjust, standing tall he defends to the off

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, angled into the legs, well defended again standing tall, to the on side

End of over 9 (1 run) Zimbabwe 25/0
H Masakadza    17* (26b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-4-0
V Sibanda    5* (28b)     

9.1

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, no run, shuffles down the pitch, angled leg stump, off the pad, loops to a short midwicket, appeal for the lbw or the catch, both turned down

9.2

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, no run, shuffles down again, strokes the drive towards extra cover

9.3

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, no run, leg stump line, goes further leg side off the pitch, clips the pad to a diving keeper

9.4

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, 1 run, shorter ball, stays on the leg stump, that is flicked off the hips towards deep square leg

9.5

Nazmul Hossain to Masakadza, OUT, comes down the pitch, looks to loft mid-off, hits low and outside half of the bat, gentle catch taken at mid-off

H Masakadza c Rubel Hossain b Nazmul Hossain 17 (45m 27b 3x4 0x6) SR: 62.96

9.6

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, geta beauty first up, drawn forward, has to play at it, ball straightens a fraction to much as it beats the edge

2nd Power Play taken

End of over 10 (1 run) Zimbabwe 26/1
S Matsikenyeri    0* (1b)      Nazmul Hossain    5-0-19-1
V Sibanda    6* (32b)     

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, well forward defends just on the off stump

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, shortish ball, angled in, back and defends down the on side of the pitch

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, awkward looking shot, got across, ball pops from just short of length, ends up defending with a horizontal bat

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, no run, full and straight, almost a yorker, low on the bat as he digs that out back down the pitch

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sibanda, 1 run, well forward, ball moves away from just short of length, thick edge to ground and to third man

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Matsikenyeri, 2 runs, good looking shot as he flicks that neatly off the legs to deep backward square leg, good running too

End of over 11 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 29/1
S Matsikenyeri    2* (2b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-1-7-0
V Sibanda    7* (37b)     

11.1

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, no run, just outside off, forward defending towards point

11.2

Nazmul Hossain to Sibanda, OUT, angled into the legs, pitches and straightens, Sibanda misses the flick to the on side, into the pads, and that appeal is upheld, good decision

V Sibanda lbw b Nazmul Hossain 7 (54m 39b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.94

11.3

Nazmul Hossain to Taibu, no run, gets a similar ball, taibu hower plays sraight, dabs that down the on side of the pitch

11.4

Nazmul Hossain to Taibu, 1 leg bye, leg side, clips the outside half of the pad, rolls away to square leg area, easy run

11.5

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, defends line and length from the crease, rolls that back at the bowler

11.6

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, all defensive as he gets well behind that, dabs down the pitch

Opening bowlers have done their jobs, now time for Rubel Hossain

End of over 12 (1 run, wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 30/2
S Matsikenyeri    2* (4b)      Nazmul Hossain    6-1-19-2
T Taibu    0* (2b)     

12.1

Rubel Hossain to Taibu, 1 run, starts short outside the off and is chopped down to third man

12.2

Rubel Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, very full, angled at the legs, flicks, pad, way outside the leg

12.3

Rubel Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, line and length, defends to the off

12.4

Rubel Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, short outside off, back, cuts well, on the bounce straight at backward point

12.5

Rubel Hossain to Matsikenyeri, 2 runs, flicks the full leg stump ball away forward of long leg, great running from both who are very quick between the wickets

12.6

Rubel Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, all defensive as he hits the spot

Nazmul to continue

End of over 13 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 33/2
S Matsikenyeri    4* (9b)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-3-0
T Taibu    1* (3b)     

13.1

Nazmul Hossain to Taibu, 1 run, plays that one a bit forward of the front foot, almost reaching for it, thick edge to third man

13.2

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, gets half forward, open face outside the off, runs that to third man

13.3

Nazmul Hossain to Taibu, no run, batting way outside the crease, gets half foward, defends down the middle of the pitch

13.4

Nazmul Hossain to Taibu, 1 run, width, gets well across, strokes the drive wide of a diving extra cover, nice fielding

13.5

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, just on the off, touch short of length, has him defending and checking the shot, to the off

13.6

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, that comes back sharply, hurries the bat inside, gets the edge, pad and bouncing wide of the off stump to the keeper

End of over 14 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 36/2
S Matsikenyeri    5* (12b)      Nazmul Hossain    7-1-22-2
T Taibu    3* (6b)     

14.1

Rubel Hossain to Taibu, no run, gets well forward, plays across the line to one not too far outside off, cuts him in half, beats everything but the keeper

14.2

Rubel Hossain to Taibu, 1 wide, comes down the pitch early, bouncer goes in but climbs well over the head of Taibu, wide called

14.2

Rubel Hossain to Taibu, OUT, walks down the pitch again, this time he fires at the feet, well flicked off the toes, only just in the air, diving from midwicket Mehrab takes a blinder

T Taibu c Mehrab Hossain jnr b Rubel Hossain 3 (14m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Match State: Drinks

14.3

Rubel Hossain to Williams, 1 no ball, oversteps and maybe a gift for Williams as he now gets a free hit

14.3

Rubel Hossain to Williams, no run, misses out as he tries to drive outside the off, beaten as that angles across the left hander, free hit wasted by Zimbabwe

14.4

Rubel Hossain to Williams, no run, all defensive as he gets well behind that

14.5

Rubel Hossain to Williams, no run, outside off, angle across beats Williams who hangs the bat out at that one

14.6

Rubel Hossain to Williams, 1 run, full on the off, gets forward defending, the thick outside edge gets him off the mark down to third man

End of over 15 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 39/3
SC Williams    1* (5b)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-6-1
S Matsikenyeri    5* (12b)     

15.1

Nazmul Hossain to Williams, no run, left alone as that slides across him

15.2

Nazmul Hossain to Williams, 1 run, outside off, looks to drive, then stops the shot, another thick edge to third man

15.3

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, defends off the pads towards midwicket

15.4

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, that one pitches outside off, cuts back from a shortish length, well adjusted as he defends towards mid-on

15.5

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, all defensive again, runs that back down the pitch

15.6

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, full on the off, firm push into the gap at cover, from the front foot he sets off for a quick and in the end an easy run

End of over 16 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 41/3
S Matsikenyeri    6* (16b)      Nazmul Hossain    8-1-24-2
SC Williams    2* (7b)     

16.1

Rubel Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, short, back defends to the off

16.2

Rubel Hossain to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, width outside off, slashes at that from the crease, top edge sails over the single slip

16.3

Rubel Hossain to Matsikenyeri, no run, fuller ball, on line, forces to the on side, not timed at all, rolls back down the pitch, that hurried into him

16.4

Rubel Hossain to Matsikenyeri, OUT, drives down the ground to mid-on who dives, saves, batsmen decide to return, lazy effort from Matsikenyeri, fielder throws from the knees, direct hit, TV called, Matsikenyeri on a Sunday afternoon walk, gets the bat down too late, poor cricket from Zi

S Matsikenyeri run out 10 (35m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

mbabwe

16.5

Rubel Hossain to Chigumbura, no run, short ball, batsman wants to duck, sees it staying low, has to adjust late, defends

16.6

Rubel Hossain to Chigumbura, 1 run, worked neatly off the hips towards long leg

End of over 17 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 46/4
E Chigumbura    1* (2b)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-11-1
SC Williams    2* (7b)     

17.1

Nazmul Hossain to Chigumbura, no run, pushes forward outside off, bit of a lunge as he goes forward, beaten

17.2

Nazmul Hossain to Chigumbura, OUT, GONE, outside off, again lunges into the drive, inside edge crashes into the off stump

E Chigumbura b Nazmul Hossain 1 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

17.3

Nazmul Hossain to Waller, no run, all defensive to the off, thats a better looking defensive shot, bat and pad very close to gether

17.4

Nazmul Hossain to Waller, no run, and again, defends back down the pitch

17.5

Nazmul Hossain to Waller, 1 run, on the back foot, watched carefully as he opens the face to run that to third man

17.6

Nazmul Hossain to Williams, no run, nearly 6 down, pushes at one going across him, beaten

Thats 5 wickets for 21 runs in 8 overs, one would call that a slight collapse

End of over 18 (1 run) Zimbabwe 47/5
SC Williams    2* (8b)      Nazmul Hossain    9-1-25-3
MN Waller    1* (3b)     

18.1

Rubel Hossain to Waller, no run, pulls the bat inside that shorter ball just outside off, good leave

18.2

Rubel Hossain to Waller, no run, all defensive again, good line and length, gets well forward, defends under the eyes

18.3

Rubel Hossain to Waller, OUT, GONE, beaten by pace and a slight reverse swing, got foward quite neatly, but was just too late on that, wickets splayed

MN Waller b Rubel Hossain 1 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

18.4

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, left alone well wide of the off stump

18.5

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, line and length, defends down the on side of the pitch

18.6

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run

End of over 19 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 47/6
P Utseya    0* (3b)      Rubel Hossain    4-1-11-2
SC Williams    2* (8b)     

19.1

Nazmul Hossain to Williams, 3 runs, on the back foot, pushes with timing into the gap at cover, laboured chase by Shakib

19.2

Nazmul Hossain to Utseya, no run, well forward, ball is shortish, catch the top of the back leg, appeal is cut short

19.3

Nazmul Hossain to Utseya, no run, well forward again to a ball pitched up, defends to cover

19.4

Nazmul Hossain to Utseya, no run, well forward, all defensive, rolls that out to the off

19.5

Nazmul Hossain to Utseya, no run, all defensive as Nazmul strives for the fourth and a career best

19.6

Nazmul Hossain to Utseya, no run, defends from line and length back down the pitch

That ends his 10 overs, well bowled sir, as the team rally round him with pats on his back

End of over 20 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 50/6
P Utseya    0* (8b)      Nazmul Hossain    10-1-28-3
SC Williams    5* (9b)     

20.1

Rubel Hossain to Williams, no run, short outside off, angled across him, pushes at that, beaten

20.2

Rubel Hossain to Williams, no run, attempted yorker, just too full, defended from the very bottom of the bat to cover

20.3

Rubel Hossain to Williams, no run, beaten by the reverse swing, caught at the crease, Williams looking for an edge here

20.4

Rubel Hossain to Williams, no run, better technique, leaves that as it is reversing across the left hander

20.5

Rubel Hossain to Williams, no run, goes under the bouncer that seams back at the left hander

20.6

Rubel Hossain to Williams, no run, another attempted yorker, well kept out to cover

Spin for the first time today, Shakib on

End of over 21 (maiden) Zimbabwe 50/6
SC Williams    5* (15b)      Rubel Hossain    5-2-11-2
P Utseya    0* (8b)     

21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, gets well forward, slight inside half of the bat, pops that up to the vacant short leg area

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, defends to the off

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, well forward, plays with the slight turn to the off

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, well forward on the legs, worked to short fine leg

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, well wide of the off, turns away, left

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, arm ball, flat and quick, takes that off the front pad to the on side, Shakib got excited for a fraction there, though he had the lbw

End of over 22 (maiden) Zimbabwe 50/6
P Utseya    0* (14b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-1-0-0
SC Williams    5* (15b)     

22.1

Rubel Hossain to Williams, 1 run, leg stump ball is worked off the legs towards fine leg

22.2

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, full and straight, strokes the drive back down the pitch, just misses the stumps at the bowlers end, mid-on cuts off

22.3

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, well defended to the off

22.4

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, firmly forward from a fuller ball on the off, stroked towards mid-off

22.5

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, goes under the straight bouncer, bowler has seen him get forward early and forcing him to rethink

22.6

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, well forward again, stroked to cover

End of over 23 (1 run) Zimbabwe 51/6
P Utseya    0* (19b)      Rubel Hossain    6-2-12-2
SC Williams    6* (16b)     

23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, over the wicket to the left hander getting well foward to one turning sharply into the defensive bat

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, forward again, gets to the pitch defending

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, 1 run, shuffles forward to get the defensive push to cover in

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, round the wicket, draws him forward defending

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, fuller ball is stroked towards a deep mid-off

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, wants to get forward, ball is dragged a bit short, shuffles back and turned off the hips to short fine leg

Spin from both ends now, Islam comes on

End of over 24 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 53/6
SC Williams    7* (20b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-1-2-0
P Utseya    1* (21b)     

24.1

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, starts on length, gets the forward defence

24.2

Naeem Islam to Utseya, 2 wides, sharp turn from middle, rips across and beats the keeper

24.2

Naeem Islam to Williams, no run, flighted well up, stroked from the crease back at the bowler

24.3

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, too short, on the back foot, punched square to the cover sweeper

24.4

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, flighted well up, forward, defends to cover

24.5

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, just on the off, that holds the line, defended back at the bowler

24.6

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, leg stump line, worked well to square leg, does not beat the field

End of over 25 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 56/6
P Utseya    1* (24b)      Naeem Islam    1-0-3-0
SC Williams    8* (22b)     

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, shuffles forward, all defensive as he gets to the pitch of the ball

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, arm ball gets the inside edge as he pushes forward

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, 1 run, flighted up on the leg stump, stroked down the ground towards long on

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, flighted and stroked gently towards long off

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, on the back foot as he gets one just short, punchess to the bowler

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, flighted well up, drives, bowler gets fingers to it, palms it towards mid-off

End of over 26 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 58/6
SC Williams    9* (27b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-1-4-0
P Utseya    2* (25b)     

26.1

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, defends from just outside off

26.2

Naeem Islam to Utseya, 1 leg bye, pitches on off, rips back at the batsman, clips the pad down to short fine leg

26.3

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, touch short on the legs, flicked sqaure

26.4

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, defends from the front foot towards the bowler

26.5

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, on the back foot, worked at the forward square leg

26.6

Naeem Islam to Utseya, 1 run, gently forward outside off, stroked wide of the cover, sweeper in quickly

End of over 27 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 61/6
P Utseya    3* (30b)      Naeem Islam    2-0-5-0
SC Williams    10* (28b)     

27.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, defends to the bowler

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, defends to the bowler, no urgency from Zimbabwe, have to rebuild now

27.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, defends to the off

27.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, just a touch shorter, and slower ball, has time to get forward, watches the turn, defends

27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, again not interested in anything else but defence, rolls that back at cover

27.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, shorter ball, punched gently at cover

Zimbabwe needs to try and rotate the strike

End of over 28 (maiden) Zimbabwe 61/6
P Utseya    3* (36b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-2-4-0
SC Williams    10* (28b)     

28.1

Naeem Islam to Williams, no run, flat ball on the off, defends down the pitch

28.2

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, on the back foot, punched towards the cover sweeper

28.3

Naeem Islam to Utseya, 1 run, flighted into the legs, stroked towards long on

28.4

Naeem Islam to Williams, no run, on the back foot, shortish ball, punched at cover

28.5

Naeem Islam to Williams, no run, outside off, rips back into the pad as he pushes forward, huge appeal, not given

28.6

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, outside off, touch short, punches wide of cover

Bangladesh now racing through the overs

End of over 29 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 64/6
SC Williams    12* (33b)      Naeem Islam    3-0-8-0
P Utseya    4* (37b)     

29.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, drawn well forward, shuffles forward and strides to get to the pitch

29.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, flighted up, drives, in the air but just short of the bowler

29.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, 1 run, too short, gets back and runs that with a punch to deep midwicket

29.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, flighted on the off, defends to the bowler

29.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, on the back foot on the off, punches to cover

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, arm ball, gets forward, has to hurry the shot, inside edge to midwicket

End of over 30 (1 run) Zimbabwe 65/6
P Utseya    4* (40b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-2-5-0
SC Williams    13* (36b)     

30.1

Naeem Islam to Williams, no run, flighted into the leg stump, well forward and defends to the off

30.2

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, flicks off the pads from the front foot, runs away to deep square leg

30.3

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, full, strokes the drive back at the bowler

30.4

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, flighted, forward, defends, nearly goes through with the shot, pops up on the on side

30.5

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, defends back down the pitch

30.6

Naeem Islam to Utseya, 1 run, flighted up, drives with the spin towards long on

End of over 31 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 67/6
P Utseya    5* (44b)      Naeem Islam    4-0-10-0
SC Williams    14* (38b)     

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, beauty, draws him forward, all defensive, rips away and is beaten

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, and again, got well forward, spins takes it past the defensive edge

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, arm ball is just kept out as he hurries the bat down

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, defends from the front foot

31.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, arm ball again, has to hurry, gets the bat well ahead of the pad as he defends

31.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, flighted well up on the leg, forward, defends to the on side

End of over 32 (maiden) Zimbabwe 67/6
P Utseya    5* (50b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-3-5-0
SC Williams    14* (38b)     

32.1

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, on the back foot, touch too short, easy on the back foot to the sweeper

32.2

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, defends to the off

32.3

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, uses the feet. fires that in, defends to the on side

32.4

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, short, back to pull, straight at square leg

32.5

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, shuffles down to the pitch, defends back at the bowler

32.6

Naeem Islam to Utseya, 1 run, flighted outside off, gets across and pushes that square towards the cover sweepe

End of over 33 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 69/6
P Utseya    6* (55b)      Naeem Islam    5-0-12-0
SC Williams    15* (39b)     

33.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, defends that from length, pushing to the off

33.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, flighted on the legs, aggressive sweep, straight at deep square leg

33.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, well forward, stroked to cover

33.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, well forward, worked on side with the turn

33.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, 1 run, flighted on the legs, touch full, clipped to long on

33.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, no run, all defensive, rolls that to the on side

Match State: Drinks These two have bowled 11 overs in 24 minutes. Thats just over 2 minutes an over, excellent over rate, but not doing anything for my typing skills

End of over 34 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 71/6
P Utseya    7* (58b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-3-7-0
SC Williams    16* (42b)     

Mortaza coming back on to try for a quick wicket, maybe two overs for him

34.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Williams, no run, starts with a slow yorker, well dug out towards mid-on, Williams show Matsikenyery how he should have got back to the crease as the return is fired back

34.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Williams, 2 runs, outside off, touch short, worked well forward of the third man, good running

34.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Williams, no run, no run, bouncer gets the batsman ducking

34.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Williams, 1 run, one run, dabs from the crease towards a deepish point, quick run taken, throw is just wide but was home

34.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, no run, gets forward, ball is short, stands up and pushes towards point

34.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, no run, no run, another bouncer has Prosper getting well under it

End of over 35 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 74/6
P Utseya    7* (60b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-1-10-0
SC Williams    19* (46b)     

This now the highest partnership of the innings. New bowler as Mahmudullah comes on.

35.1

Mahmudullah to Williams, 1 run, touch short outside off, stroked gently through the gap at cover

35.2

Mahmudullah to Utseya, 1 run, uses his feet and stroked past the midwicket, long on covers well

35.3

Mahmudullah to Williams, no run, well forward and strokes the drive to the bowler

35.4

Mahmudullah to Williams, 1 run, pushes the ball from length wide of cover

35.5

Mahmudullah to Utseya, no run, all defensive back at the bowler

35.6

Mahmudullah to Utseya, no run, no run, comes well down the pitch to get to the pitch, defends to the bowler

End of over 36 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 77/6
P Utseya    8* (63b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-3-0
SC Williams    21* (49b)     

36.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Williams, no run, round the wicket draws him well forward, defends to cover

36.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Williams, no run, no run, touch short, gets back and clips straight at midwicket

36.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Williams, 1 no ball, outside off, left alone, but he has overstepped and a free hit to follow

36.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Williams, 1 run, batsman may have forgotten about the free hit, plays that gently to the off side as they scamper for the run

36.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, no run

36.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, 1 run

36.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Williams, no run

End of over 37 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 80/6
SC Williams    22* (54b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-1-13-0
P Utseya    9* (65b)     

37.1

Mahmudullah to Utseya, 1 run

37.2

Mahmudullah to Williams, no run

37.3

Mahmudullah to Williams, no run

37.4

Mahmudullah to Williams, no run

37.5

Mahmudullah to Williams, no run

37.6

Mahmudullah to Williams, no run

Appologies for that, missed the bowling change Rubel back on

End of over 38 (1 run) Zimbabwe 81/6
SC Williams    22* (59b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-4-0
P Utseya    10* (66b)     

38.1

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, starts a touch short, gets back and pushes towards point

38.2

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, 1 run, short again outside off, chops that late from the front foot, runs it to third man

38.3

Rubel Hossain to Williams, no run, on the back foot to one on the off, pushes into the covers

We are into the batting power play

38.4

Rubel Hossain to Williams, FOUR, too wide outside off, slashes the square drive past the point

38.5

Rubel Hossain to Williams, 1 run, square drive again, this time a diving point gets a hand to it

38.6

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, short outside off, goes on the pull, not timed to midwicket

Shakib back

End of over 39 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 87/6
P Utseya    11* (69b)      Rubel Hossain    7-2-18-2
SC Williams    27* (62b 1x4)     

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, FOUR, too short outside off, back cutting, clears the backward point

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, 4 wides, leg side wide, sweeps no contact, runs nearly to the rope at fine leg

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, all defensive from the front foot

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, on line and length, defends to the off

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, on the back foot, punches to the cover sweeper

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, 1 run, on the back foot, punched down the ground to long on and thats the 50 partnership, a record for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, defends to the off

End of over 40 (10 runs) Zimbabwe 97/6
P Utseya    12* (73b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-3-17-0
SC Williams    32* (64b 2x4)     

40.1

Rubel Hossain to Williams, 1 run, turns the shortish ball off the legs towards fine leg

40.2

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, FOUR, outside off, too short again, cuts hard, bottom edge where a slip may have been

40.3

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, 1 run, leg stump line is worked off the pads towards fine leg

40.4

Rubel Hossain to Williams, 1 run, full on the off, drives square, good diving save by Raqibul

40.5

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, FOUR, leg side, flicks very fine, that races away

40.6

Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, short outside off, crashes the cut at that but a great stop on the bounce by a diving point

End of over 41 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 108/6
P Utseya    21* (77b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    8-2-29-2
SC Williams    34* (66b 2x4)     

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, 1 run, leg stump ball is clipped to a diving midwicket

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, leg stump line, flicks just wide of short fine leg, quick run taken, throw is very wide at the bowlers end

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, 1 run, whipped away backward of square as he gets another leg side ball

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, line and length, defends to the off

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, on the back foot, punched straight back at the bowler

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, sweeps from the length ball, well struck but straight at deep backward square leg

Islam replaces Rubel

End of over 42 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 112/6
P Utseya    23* (81b 2x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-3-21-0
SC Williams    36* (68b 2x4)     

42.1

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, defends from round the wicket to the bowler

42.2

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, shuffles down, stroked back at bowler

42.3

Naeem Islam to Utseya, no run, drives firmly down the wicket. bowler gets across

42.4

Naeem Islam to Utseya, 1 run, sweeps well again, slightly in the air, but one bounce to backward square leg

42.5

Naeem Islam to Williams, no run, flighted right up into the block hole, dug out down the pitch

42.6

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, uses his feet, lofts the bowler, wide of long off who gathers on the bounce

Mahmudullah back on

End of over 43 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 114/6
SC Williams    37* (70b 2x4)      Naeem Islam    6-0-14-0
P Utseya    24* (85b 2x4)     

43.1

Mahmudullah to Williams, no run, flight brings out a good drive, but straight at cover

43.2

Mahmudullah to Williams, 1 run, soft hands from the front foot to the off, quick run taken

43.3

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

43.4

Mahmudullah to Utseya, no run, firmly driven on the walk back at the bowler

43.5

Mahmudullah to Utseya, 1 run, quick run taken as he strokes, on the walk, to the on side, fumble gets him home to mid-on

43.6

Mahmudullah to Williams, SIX, slog sweep from outside off, with the turn and goes all the way over midwicket

End of over 44 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 122/6
SC Williams    44* (73b 2x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    3-0-12-0
P Utseya    25* (88b 2x4)     

44.1

Naeem Islam to Utseya, 1 run, uses his feet, drives down the on side towards long on

44.2

Naeem Islam to Williams, no run, flighted just on the off, gets forward and has to defend that

44.3

Naeem Islam to Williams, 2 runs, leg stump line brings out the lap sweep backward of long leg who does well to cut off

44.4

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 wide, big leg side wide

44.4

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, short enough to cut firmly to the cover point sweeper

44.5

Naeem Islam to Utseya, 1 run, uses the feet and drives down to long off

44.6

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, sweeps once again, thiss time long leg does not have to move

Shakib to bowl his last over, wicketless today

End of over 45 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 129/6
SC Williams    48* (77b 2x4 1x6)      Naeem Islam    7-0-21-0
P Utseya    27* (90b 2x4)     

45.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, 1 run, on the back foot, dabs to the on side for a quick run

45.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, on the back foot, forcing, nearly sends a return catch to the bowler

45.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, sweeps well to deep backward square leg, and with that they pass Zimbabwe's lowest score against Bangladesh

45.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, defends from the crease as that turns back from length

45.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, no run, drives well but good work from the bowler diving to his right

45.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Williams, 1 run, on the back foot, punched down the ground to long on for his 50

End of over 46 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 132/6
SC Williams    50* (81b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-3-24-0
P Utseya    28* (92b 2x4)     

46.1

Naeem Islam to Williams, no run, on the back foot, falls away as he cuts at that, not timed to cover

46.2

Naeem Islam to Williams, no run, again falls away on the cut, beaten

46.3

Naeem Islam to Williams, 2 runs, reverse sweep gets it wide of short fine leg, good running to long leg

46.4

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, normal sweep this time, long leg cuts off and keeps them to one

46.5

Naeem Islam to Utseya, 1 run, uses his feet, slices that off the face, looked to the on side, falls safely at mid-off

46.6

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, back, punches the short ball towards the deep point sweeper

Mortaza back on to bowl the final two overs from this end

End of over 47 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 137/6
SC Williams    54* (86b 2x4 1x6)      Naeem Islam    8-0-26-0
P Utseya    29* (93b 2x4)     

47.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Williams, 1 run, full on the off, drives straight, two is the call, but long off does very well has the ball back quickly

47.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, no run, wide on the off, slower ball, Utseya is through with the shot far too early, well bowled

47.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, no run, another one with the fingers running over the seam, shortish outside off, but forcing the shot has him well beaten by the lack of pace

47.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, 1 run, The chat from Williams works, another off cutter is defended softly into the covers for the run

47.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Williams, FOUR, makes a lot of room outside the off, steps inside it, and lap sweeps that fine with fine leg up in the circle, easy four, but cheeky

47.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Williams, OUT, gets the yorker, as he moves to the leg side, chops on the off to gully, looks up and Utseya is standing next to him, throw goes to the bowler and Williams is well run out, what a silly way to end the partnership

SC Williams run out 59 (130m 89b 3x4 1x6) SR: 66.29

End of over 48 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 143/6
     Mashrafe Mortaza    9-1-19-0
P Utseya    30* (96b 2x4)     

48.1

Naeem Islam to Price, 1 run, flicked off the legs to short fine leg

48.2

Naeem Islam to Utseya, 1 run, down the pitch swing, slices that again, and lucky again as he clears the man at point

48.3

Naeem Islam to Price, 1 run, reverse sweep, well struck, but straight at short fine leg, good running

48.4

Naeem Islam to Utseya, SIX, huge blow that, slog sweep, out the middle, goes a long way over midwicket boundary

48.5

Naeem Islam to Utseya, 1 leg bye, outside leg, swings again, misses, into the pad, appeal, but that pitched miles outside leg

48.6

Naeem Islam to Price, FOUR, reverse sweep this time beats the man in the ring at short fine leg

End of over 49 (14 runs) Zimbabwe 157/7
RW Price    6* (3b 1x4)      Naeem Islam    9-0-39-0
P Utseya    37* (99b 2x4 1x6)     

49.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, 1 run, full toss on the off stump is firmly driven towards long off

49.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Price, 1 run, outside off, down the pitch forcing, right hand drags that across to deep midwicket

49.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, OUT, Utseya stands well outside the off, Mortaza fires that straight at the stumps, flicks to the leg side, misses, gets a pad in the way, and that is right in front

P Utseya lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza 38 (111m 101b 2x4 1x6) SR: 37.62

49.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Mupariwa, 1 run, full toss, straight, maybe the yorker, lofted down to long off

49.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Price, no run, slow yorker just outside the off, swings across the line and is beaten, that just missed the off stump

49.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Price, OUT, you miss I hit as Price swings at that, plays way across the line and hears the death rattle behind him

RW Price b Mashrafe Mortaza 7 (9m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

That closes the Zimbabwe innings at 160/9 but who would have bet on that total after being 47/6 in the 19th over. An excellent record partnership of 96 between Price and captain Utseya put them right back into the game and now have set a target that could well give them the series. With low scores being the order of the day it might turn out to be a winning score with Bangladesh needing the 161 for victory. We will be back in 40 minutes to bring you the home sides innings

End of over 50 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 160/9
     Mashrafe Mortaza    10-1-22-2
T Mupariwa    1* (1b)     
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Jan 21, 2009

Mehrab Hossain jnr plays a shot through the leg side, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, January 21, 2008

Mehrab Hossain jnr plays a shot through the leg side

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Jan 21, 2009

Raqibul Hasan drives during his half-century, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI, Mirpur, January 21, 2008

Raqibul Hasan drives during his half-century

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