Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe, 2003/04 / Commentary

Bangladesh in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 3rd ODI

Zimbabwe v Bangladesh

Bangladesh won by 8 runs

Match State: Match start scheduled for 9.30am local time (7.30am GMT) Match State: Match start scheduled for 9.30am local time (7.30am GMT) Hello and welcome to Wisden Cricinfo's live coverage of the third ODI between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh being held at Harare Sports Club, Harare finally some good news after the first two matches were abandoned without a ball being bowled, the sun is out in force and we have a perfect day. A mix of clouds and sun. High 78F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph is the weather forecast for the day David Orchard and Ian Robinson will be in charge of the proceedings, Kevan Barbour is the third umpire and Wasim Raja is the match referee Heath Streak has won the toss and elected to bowl first Zimbabwean team: Heath Streak, Tatenda Taibu, Barney Rogers, Dion Ebrahim, Blessing Mahwire, Stuart Carlisle, Douglas Hondo, Sean Ervine, Raymond Price, Stuart Matsikenyeri and Grant Flower. Travis Friend is the 12th man `Bangladesh team: Shahriar Hossain, Alok Kapali, Habibul Bashar, Rajin Saleh, Mohammad Ashraful, Mushfiqur Rahman, Khaled Mahmud, Khaled Mashud, Mohammad Rafique , Tapas Baisya and Tareq Aziz.

0.1

Streak to Alok Kapali, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and moving away, nice shape, no shot offered

0.2

Streak to Alok Kapali, no run

0.3

Streak to Alok Kapali, no run

0.4

Streak to Alok Kapali, no run

0.5

Streak to Alok Kapali, 3 runs, outside the off stump, played down the track to the long on region, long chase for the fielder

0.6

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run, defended to the off side

Douglas Hondo to share the new ball

End of over 1 (3 runs) Bangladesh 3/0
Shahriar Hossain    0* (1b)      HH Streak    1-0-3-0
Alok Kapali    3* (5b)     

1.1

Hondo to Alok Kapali, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Kapali plays across the line, miss-hits it away to the leg side

1.2

Hondo to Alok Kapali, FOUR, shot! fraction short, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, Kapali gets into a nice position and pulls it away to the fine leg fence, perfect timing this time

1.3

Hondo to Alok Kapali, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, left alone

1.4

Hondo to Alok Kapali, 1 run, turned away to the vacant square leg region, easy single

1.5

Hondo to Shahriar Hossain, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and moving in, left alone

1.6

Hondo to Shahriar Hossain, no run, cut away to the point region, was not timed well

End of over 2 (5 runs) Bangladesh 8/0
Shahriar Hossain    0* (3b)      DT Hondo    1-0-5-0
Alok Kapali    8* (9b 1x4)     

2.1

Streak to Alok Kapali, 1 run, edged and wide! good delivery outside the off stump, Kapali pushes at it and, ball takes the edge and goes wide of the third slip

2.2

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run, beauty! pitched touch outside the off stump and moving away late, opens up Hossain, lucky not to have edged it

2.3

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run

2.4

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run

2.5

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run

2.6

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven wide of the cover fielder, was not timed well and the fielder catches up, just the single

End of over 3 (2 runs) Bangladesh 10/0
Shahriar Hossain    1* (8b)      HH Streak    2-0-5-0
Alok Kapali    9* (10b 1x4)     

3.1

Hondo to Shahriar Hossain, no run, fraction short, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, defended to the leg side

3.2

Hondo to Shahriar Hossain, 1 run

3.3

Hondo to Alok Kapali, no run

3.4

Hondo to Alok Kapali, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Kapali gets right behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

3.5

Hondo to Alok Kapali, 1 no ball, goes back and pushes it wide of the short cover fielder, no chance of a run there

3.5

Hondo to Alok Kapali, no run, dropped! wide outside the off stump, Kapali once again plays away from his body and ends up hitting it uplishly to the backward point region, was not an easy chance but Ebrahim messes it up, Kapali survives

3.6

Hondo to Alok Kapali, no run

End of over 4 (2 runs) Bangladesh 12/0
Alok Kapali    9* (15b 1x4)      DT Hondo    2-0-7-0
Shahriar Hossain    2* (10b)     

4.1

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and moving away late, left alone

4.2

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run

4.3

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run, another super delivery, pitched outside the off stump shaping away from the right hander, Hossain pushes at it and gets beaten

4.4

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended

4.5

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run, goes back and defends it straight to the point fielder at one bounce

4.6

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, left alone

End of over 5 (maiden) Bangladesh 12/0
Shahriar Hossain    2* (16b)      HH Streak    3-1-5-0
Alok Kapali    9* (15b 1x4)     

5.1

Hondo to Alok Kapali, no run, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, goes back and turns it away to the square leg region, just getting on top of that

5.2

Hondo to Alok Kapali, no run, fuller length delivery on the middle and off stump line, driven hard but can't get it past the mid off fielder

5.3

Hondo to Alok Kapali, no run, pitched up, ball angling in after pitching outside the off stump, defended back to the bowler with a straight bat

5.4

Hondo to Alok Kapali, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump, ball moving away further after pitching, Kapali follows it and gets beaten

5.4

Hondo to Alok Kapali, no run, pitched up, moving away after pitching, no shot offered

5.5

Hondo to Alok Kapali, 1 wide, another wayward delivery outside the off stump, Kapali slashes at it far away from his body, makes no connection

5.5

Hondo to Alok Kapali, no run, pitched outside the off stump and came back in sharply, Kapali moves across and gets hit on the pad outside the line of the off stump, appeal turned down

5.6

Hondo to Alok Kapali, OUT, first blood! superb delivery, pitched in line and moving away late, Kapali had to play at it and ends up with a thin edge straight to Taibu behind the stumps, Hondo strikes

Alok Kapali c †Taibu b Hondo 9 (25m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

Habibul Bashar is the new batsman

End of over 6 (2 runs) Bangladesh 14/1
     DT Hondo    3-0-9-1
Shahriar Hossain    2* (16b)     

6.1

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended

6.2

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run

6.3

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, Hossain plays hard with no footwork and gets beaten

6.4

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run, defended to the off side

6.5

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run, short outside the off stump, cut straight to the point fielder at one bounce

6.6

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, no run, bouncer on the middle, Hossain ducks under it, second maiden for Streak!

End of over 7 (maiden) Bangladesh 14/1
Shahriar Hossain    2* (22b)      HH Streak    4-2-5-0
Habibul Bashar    0* (0b)     

7.1

Hondo to Habibul Bashar, no run, short of a good length, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, defended

7.2

Hondo to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, left alone

7.3

Hondo to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, fuller length delivery on the middle leg stump line, turned away fine and the ball races down to the fine leg boundary

7.4

Hondo to Habibul Bashar, 2 runs, turned away to square leg

7.5

Hondo to Habibul Bashar, no run

7.6

Hondo to Habibul Bashar, no run

End of over 8 (6 runs) Bangladesh 20/1
Habibul Bashar    6* (6b 1x4)      DT Hondo    4-0-15-1
Shahriar Hossain    2* (22b)     

8.1

Streak to Shahriar Hossain, OUT, gone! outside the off stump, smashed straight to Rogers at backward point, was hit hard but taken cleanly, Streak strikes

Shahriar Hossain c Rogers b Streak 2 (35m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.69

Rajin Saleh is the new batsman

8.2

Streak to Rajin Saleh, no run, outside the off stump, left alone

8.3

Streak to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and moving away, no shot offered, nice carry to the keeper

8.4

Streak to Rajin Saleh, 1 leg bye

8.5

Streak to Habibul Bashar, no run

8.6

Streak to Habibul Bashar, 1 wide

8.6

Streak to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, take that! fraction short outside the off stump, pulled away to the mid wicket fence

End of over 9 (6 runs) Bangladesh 26/2
Habibul Bashar    10* (8b 2x4)      HH Streak    5-2-10-1
Rajin Saleh    0* (3b)     

9.1

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, 1 wide, down the leg side

9.1

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off, defended leaning forward

9.2

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven hard but straight back to the bowler

9.3

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended to the leg side, fielder comes in quickly and single is cut off

9.4

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the mid off fielder

9.5

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, left alone

9.6

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, turned away to the vacant backward of square leg region

End of over 10 (2 runs) Bangladesh 28/2
Rajin Saleh    1* (9b)      DT Hondo    5-0-17-1
Habibul Bashar    10* (8b 2x4)     

10.1

Streak to Rajin Saleh, 1 wide, outside the off stump, tight call this

10.1

Streak to Rajin Saleh, no run, good delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

10.2

Streak to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, extra bounce, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, defended awkwardly to the short fine leg region, easy single

10.3

Streak to Habibul Bashar, no run, pitched up out side the off stump, defended

10.4

Streak to Habibul Bashar, 1 wide

10.4

Streak to Habibul Bashar, no run, fraction short, pulled away to the mid wicket region, non-striker was keen on a run but is sent back

10.5

Streak to Habibul Bashar, no run, fuller length outside the off stump, very close to the off stump line, defended

10.6

Streak to Habibul Bashar, no run, drifting down the leg side, played away to the square leg region

End of over 11 (3 runs) Bangladesh 31/2
Habibul Bashar    10* (12b 2x4)      HH Streak    6-2-13-1
Rajin Saleh    2* (11b)     

11.1

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, 1 wide, another wide! again down the leg side

11.1

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and angling in, defended watchfully

11.2

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, FOUR, no stopping that! pitched up outside the off stump, perfectly in the slot, driven wide of the mid off fielder

11.3

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended back to the bowler

11.4

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, no run, pitched up on the middle and off, driven down to the mid on region

11.5

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off side, no shot offered

11.6

Hondo to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and moving in, defended back to the bowler

First bowling change of the day, Sean Ervine into the attack now

End of over 12 (5 runs) Bangladesh 36/2
Rajin Saleh    6* (17b 1x4)      DT Hondo    6-0-22-1
Habibul Bashar    10* (12b 2x4)     

12.1

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and swinging away, left alone

12.2

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, short outside the off stump, cut away to the third man region, just the single

12.3

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, no run

12.4

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, pushed down to third man, easy single

12.5

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, no run, pitched up on the middle and off, defended to the off side

12.6

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, no run

double bowling change, Blessing Mahwire into the attack now

End of over 13 (2 runs) Bangladesh 38/2
Habibul Bashar    11* (16b 2x4)      SM Ervine    1-0-2-0
Rajin Saleh    7* (19b 1x4)     

13.1

Mahwire to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length delivery, pitched in line and drifting down the leg side, defended

13.2

Mahwire to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length delivery wide outside the off stump, no shot offered

13.3

Mahwire to Rajin Saleh, no run, pitched outside the off stump and moving away, no shot offered

13.4

Mahwire to Rajin Saleh, no run, moves forward and defends well

13.5

Mahwire to Rajin Saleh, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, defended to the leg side

13.6

Mahwire to Rajin Saleh, no run, pushed to the mid off region, fielder comes in quickly and the single is not taken, Mahwire starts with a maiden

End of over 14 (maiden) Bangladesh 38/2
Rajin Saleh    7* (25b 1x4)      NB Mahwire    1-1-0-0
Habibul Bashar    11* (16b 2x4)     

14.1

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, no run, pushed to point

14.2

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side, ball clips the pad and runs away to the square leg region

14.3

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, pushed just wide of the point fielder

14.4

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, no run

14.5

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, Saleh stands tall and defends it to the off side

14.6

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, no run, outside the off stump, left alone

just the one slip in place now

End of over 15 (1 run, maiden) Bangladesh 39/2
Rajin Saleh    7* (29b 1x4)      SM Ervine    2-1-2-0
Habibul Bashar    11* (18b 2x4)     

15.1

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, cut away hard but straight to the fielder at backward point

15.2

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length delivery, came back in sharply, hits the pad outside the line of the off stump, appeal for LBW turned down

15.3

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven down the track, Mahwire stretches out and picks it up with his left hand

15.4

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, no run, short outside the off stump, ball kept a bit low, no shot offered

15.5

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, played away to the off side, was not timed well

15.6

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Bashar dives hard but makes no contact

time for drinks Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (maiden) Bangladesh 39/2
Habibul Bashar    11* (24b 2x4)      NB Mahwire    2-2-0-0
Rajin Saleh    7* (29b 1x4)     

16.1

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, no run, fraction short outside the offs stump, Saleh cuts and gets a bottom edge, one bounce to the keeper

16.2

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended to the gully region, fielder comes in quickly

16.3

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, FOUR, excellent! short and touch wide outside the off stump, Saleh leans back and cuts it into the gap between point and gully, third man had no chance

16.4

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, no run, beauty! superb delivery outside the off stump, Saleh pushes at it and gets beaten, good reply

16.5

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, defended to the leg side, easy single taken

16.6

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, no run

End of over 17 (5 runs) Bangladesh 44/2
Habibul Bashar    11* (25b 2x4)      SM Ervine    3-1-7-0
Rajin Saleh    12* (34b 2x4)     

17.1

Mahwire to Rajin Saleh, no run, pithed up on the pads, driven straight to the mid on fielder, loud NO call from the batsman

17.2

Mahwire to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, ball moving away a bit after pitching, Saleh watches it all the way to the keeper

17.3

Mahwire to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, fuller length outside the off stump, Saleh swings hard trying to go over the top of mid off, ends up miss-hitting it just wide of the fielder running back

17.4

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Bashar cuts and gets a thick bottom edge, ball hits the slip fielder on the legs and goes past the keeper

17.5

Mahwire to Rajin Saleh, 1 wide, down the leg side

17.5

Mahwire to Rajin Saleh, FOUR, shot! pitched up outside the off stump, perfect half volley, driven wide of the mid off fielder

17.6

Mahwire to Rajin Saleh, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump, defended

Ervine to continue

End of over 18 (7 runs) Bangladesh 51/2
Rajin Saleh    17* (39b 3x4)      NB Mahwire    3-2-7-0
Habibul Bashar    12* (26b 2x4)     

18.1

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length delivery very close to the off stump line, defended

18.2

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, no run, fraction short outside the off stump, pulled away beautifully but straight to Grand Flower at mid wicket

18.3

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, short outside the off stump, no real width, Bashar goes back and cuts it down to the third man region, fielder moves across quickly and stops the second run

18.4

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, no run

18.5

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, short outside the off stump, very close to the off stump line, Saleh waits for it and cuts it late, just the single

18.6

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, pitched up on the middle and leg, turned away to the mid wicket region, good diving stop there saves runs

End of over 19 (3 runs) Bangladesh 54/2
Habibul Bashar    14* (30b 2x4)      SM Ervine    4-1-10-0
Rajin Saleh    18* (41b 3x4)     

19.1

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, 1 wide, down the leg side, another extra!

19.1

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, drifting down the leg side, all Bashar had to do was to get bat to ball and it's another boundary down to fine leg

19.2

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and came back in, Bashar moves forward and gets hit on the pad but slightly outside the line of the off stump, loud shout for LBW turned down

19.3

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, no run

19.4

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, perfect timing! pitched up on the leg, flicked away to the backward of square leg fence, made it look easy

19.5

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, four more! wide outside the off stump, Bashar follows it and gets a thick edge wide of the keeper

19.6

Mahwire to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, cut down to the third man region, easy single to end the over, expensive one

End of over 20 (14 runs) Bangladesh 68/2
Habibul Bashar    27* (36b 5x4)      NB Mahwire    4-2-21-0
Rajin Saleh    18* (41b 3x4)     

20.1

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, no run, short outside the off stump, played wide of the gully fielder, full length diving stop there saves runs

20.2

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, no run, fraction short, very close to cut but Bashar cuts and gets beaten

20.3

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, short outside the off stump, again no width for the cut shot, Bashar waits for it and plays it late, beats the third man fielder comfortably

20.4

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, 2 runs, pulls it wide of the fine leg fielder, comes back easily for the second

20.5

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

spin introduced into the attack Price coming round the wicket to the right hander

20.6

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, no run

spin introduced into the attack Price coming round the wicket to the right hander

End of over 21 (6 runs) Bangladesh 74/2
Habibul Bashar    33* (42b 6x4)      SM Ervine    5-1-16-0
Rajin Saleh    18* (41b 3x4)     

21.1

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run, pitched outside the off stump and spinning in, defended back to the bowler

21.2

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, goes back and pushes it straight to the cover fielder, was hit uplishly but well short

21.3

Price to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, driven down to the long off region, easy single

21.4

Price to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, turned away to the leg side, dangerous run, throw misses the stumps and Saleh survives

21.5

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended to the off side

21.6

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run

End of over 22 (2 runs) Bangladesh 76/2
Rajin Saleh    19* (46b 3x4)      RW Price    1-0-2-0
Habibul Bashar    34* (43b 6x4)     

22.1

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, no run

22.2

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, 1 run

22.3

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, no run

22.4

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, no run

22.5

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, 1 run

22.6

Ervine to Habibul Bashar, 1 run

End of over 23 (3 runs) Bangladesh 79/2
Habibul Bashar    36* (46b 6x4)      SM Ervine    6-1-19-0
Rajin Saleh    20* (49b 3x4)     

23.1

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run

23.2

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run

23.3

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended to the off side, fielder comes in quickly and saves the single

23.4

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run, played down to the mid on region, good diving stop there saves runs

23.5

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run, turned away to the leg side, keeper covers it well

23.6

Price to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, tossed up on the middle and off, driven wide of the mid off fielder, easy single to end the over

Grant Flower into the attack now

End of over 24 (2 runs) Bangladesh 81/2
Rajin Saleh    22* (55b 3x4)      RW Price    2-0-3-0
Habibul Bashar    36* (46b 6x4)     

24.1

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run, full-toss on the middle, hit straight back to the bowler

24.2

Flower to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, driven down to the long off region, just the single

24.3

Flower to Habibul Bashar, no run, goes back and turns it away to the mid wicket region

24.4

Flower to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, waits for it and cuts it away to the deep cover region, easy single

24.5

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run, moves forward and defends it back down the track

24.6

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run, comes down the track and defends it to the off side

End of over 25 (2 runs) Bangladesh 83/2
Rajin Saleh    23* (59b 3x4)      GW Flower    1-0-2-0
Habibul Bashar    37* (48b 6x4)     

25.1

Price to Habibul Bashar, 1 bye

25.2

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended to the off side

25.3

Price to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, comes down the track and drives it down to the long off region

25.4

Price to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, waits for it and turns it away to the vacant square leg region

25.5

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended to the gully region

25.6

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run

End of over 26 (3 runs) Bangladesh 86/2
Rajin Saleh    24* (62b 3x4)      RW Price    3-0-5-0
Habibul Bashar    38* (50b 6x4)     

26.1

Flower to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, fraction short outside the off stump, Bashar waits for it and cuts it away to the deep point region

26.2

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run

26.3

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run, drives it back to the bowler

26.4

Flower to Rajin Saleh, 4 runs, shot! comes down the track and lofts it away to the deep mid wicket region, great piece of fielding in the deep, but the batsmen run four

26.5

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run

26.6

Flower to Rajin Saleh, 1 run

End of over 27 (6 runs) Bangladesh 92/2
Rajin Saleh    29* (67b 3x4)      GW Flower    2-0-8-0
Habibul Bashar    39* (51b 6x4)     

27.1

Price to Rajin Saleh, 1 run

27.2

Price to Habibul Bashar, 1 run

27.3

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run, outside the off stump, left alone

27.4

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run

27.5

Price to Rajin Saleh, SIX, comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it over the long on fence, good clean hit, huge hit, and new balls called for

27.6

Price to Rajin Saleh, 1 run

End of over 28 (9 runs) Bangladesh 101/2
Rajin Saleh    37* (72b 3x4 1x6)      RW Price    4-0-14-0
Habibul Bashar    40* (52b 6x4)     

28.1

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run

28.2

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run

28.3

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run, pushed back to the bowler

28.4

Flower to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, defended to the off side with soft hands, quick single taken

28.5

Flower to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, again defended to the off side, another quick single taken, close one

28.6

Flower to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, swept down to the fine leg region, easy single to end the over

End of over 29 (3 runs) Bangladesh 104/2
Rajin Saleh    39* (77b 3x4 1x6)      GW Flower    3-0-11-0
Habibul Bashar    41* (53b 6x4)     

29.1

Price to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, waits for it and plays it away to deep cover, quick single

29.2

Price to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, swept fine, short fine leg comes across and fields

29.3

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run, steps out and pushes it straight to the cover fielder

29.4

Price to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, defended to the point region, miss-field allows the batsmen to cross over

29.5

Price to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended

29.6

Price to Habibul Bashar, no run, goes back and plays it down to the mid on region

End of over 30 (3 runs) Bangladesh 107/2
Habibul Bashar    42* (56b 6x4)      RW Price    5-0-17-0
Rajin Saleh    41* (80b 3x4 1x6)     

30.1

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run

30.2

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run

30.3

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run

30.4

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run

30.5

Flower to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, swept fine to the deep fine leg region

30.6

Flower to Habibul Bashar, no run

End of over 31 (2 runs) Bangladesh 109/2
Habibul Bashar    45* (57b 6x4)      GW Flower    4-0-12-0
Rajin Saleh    40* (85b 3x4 1x6)     

31.1

Price to Habibul Bashar, 1 run

31.2

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run

31.3

Price to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, driven down to long off

31.4

Price to Habibul Bashar, no run, turned away to the leg side

31.5

Price to Habibul Bashar, no run, goes back and cuts it away to the point region

31.6

Price to Habibul Bashar, no run, comes down the track and defends

End of over 32 (2 runs) Bangladesh 111/2
Habibul Bashar    46* (61b 6x4)      RW Price    6-0-19-0
Rajin Saleh    41* (87b 3x4 1x6)     

32.1

Flower to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, played down to long on

32.2

Flower to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, waits for it and pulls it down to the long on region

32.3

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run, played straight to the man at short fine leg

32.4

Flower to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, comes down the track and plays it down to the long off region, easy single

32.5

Flower to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended to the off side

32.6

Flower to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, played wide of the cover fielder

End of over 33 (4 runs) Bangladesh 115/2
Habibul Bashar    48* (64b 6x4)      GW Flower    5-0-16-0
Rajin Saleh    43* (90b 3x4 1x6)     

33.1

Price to Habibul Bashar, no run, goes back and plays it straight to the man at short mid wicket

33.2

Price to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, fifty! swept away to deep fine leg

33.3

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run

33.4

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run

33.5

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run

33.6

Price to Rajin Saleh, 3 runs, waits for it and plays it late and gets it wide of the short third man fielder

End of over 34 (4 runs) Bangladesh 119/2
Rajin Saleh    46* (94b 3x4 1x6)      RW Price    7-0-23-0
Habibul Bashar    50* (72b 6x4)     

34.1

Flower to Rajin Saleh, 1 run

34.2

Flower to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, lofted down to the long on region, falls short of the fielder

34.3

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended to the off side

34.4

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run, pushed back to the bowler

34.5

Flower to Rajin Saleh, 1 run

34.6

Flower to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, cut away wide of the point fielder

End of over 35 (4 runs) Bangladesh 123/2
Habibul Bashar    52* (74b 6x4)      GW Flower    6-0-20-0
Rajin Saleh    48* (98b 3x4 1x6)     

35.1

Price to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, shot! flighted delivery on the middle and leg, Bashar comes down the track, gets inside the line and lofts it over the cover fielder

over the wicket to the right hander

35.2

Price to Habibul Bashar, no run, defended to the leg side

35.3

Price to Habibul Bashar, 1 run, comes down the track and chips it down to the long off region

35.4

Price to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, played wide of the diving mid off fielder

35.5

Price to Habibul Bashar, 2 leg byes

35.6

Price to Habibul Bashar, 2 runs, comes down the track and lofts it away to the deep mid wicket region, played into the gap

End of over 36 (10 runs) Bangladesh 133/2
Habibul Bashar    59* (79b 7x4)      RW Price    8-0-31-0
Rajin Saleh    49* (99b 3x4 1x6)     

36.1

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run, down the leg side, swept straight to the short fine leg fielder

36.2

Flower to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, played wide of the point fielder, brings up his fifty

36.3

Flower to Habibul Bashar, OUT, gone! short delivery on the middle and leg stump line, pulled away straight to Ebrahim at mid wicket

Habibul Bashar c Ebrahim b Flower 61 (112m 80b 7x4 0x6) SR: 76.25

36.4

Flower to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run

36.5

Flower to Rajin Saleh, no run

36.6

Flower to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, comes down the track, takes it on the full and drives it down to the long off region

End of over 37 (3 runs) Bangladesh 136/3
Rajin Saleh    51* (98b 3x4 1x6)      GW Flower    7-0-23-1
Mohammad Rafique    1* (1b)     

37.1

Price to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, goes back and plays it wide of the short fine leg fielder, easy single

37.2

Price to Mohammad Rafique, no run, pushed back to the bowler, was not timed well

37.3

Price to Mohammad Rafique, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, pushed down to mid off

37.4

Price to Mohammad Rafique, no run, played straight to the point fielder

37.5

Price to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, turned away to the mid wicket region, quick single taken

37.6

Price to Rajin Saleh, FOUR, short outside the off stump, Saleh goes back and cuts it wide of the cover fielder, ball races away to the fence

Streak is back

End of over 38 (6 runs) Bangladesh 142/3
Rajin Saleh    56* (100b 4x4 1x6)      RW Price    9-0-37-0
Mohammad Rafique    2* (5b)     

38.1

Streak to Mohammad Rafique, 2 leg byes, drifting down the leg side, ball clips the pad and runs down fine

38.2

Streak to Mohammad Rafique, no run, fraction short, pitched in line and angling across the left hander, defended

38.3

Streak to Mohammad Rafique, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, turned away to the deep square leg region

38.4

Streak to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off, pushed down to mid off

38.5

Streak to Mohammad Rafique, no run, short outside the off stump, ball came back in, Rafique cuts and gets an inside edge straight to the keeper, huge appeal but the umpire is not interested!

38.6

Streak to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, pushed wide of the cover fielder

End of over 39 (5 runs) Bangladesh 147/3
Mohammad Rafique    5* (11b)      HH Streak    7-2-16-1
Rajin Saleh    56* (100b 4x4 1x6)     

39.1

Price to Mohammad Rafique, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump, played straight to the mid off fielder

39.2

Price to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, turned away to the square leg region, was not timed well but gets the single

39.3

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run, comes down the track and defends, Price follows it up and stops the single

39.4

Price to Rajin Saleh, no run, good delivery outside the offs stump, nice turn, Saleh pushes at it and gets beaten

39.5

Price to Rajin Saleh, OUT, RUN OUT! pushed to the gully region, quick single called for, fielder comes in quickly, dives forward, picks it up cleanly and throws it back to the keeper, the bails are off in a flash and Rafique is well short of his crease

Mohammad Rafique run out 6 (14m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

Mohammad Ashraful is the new batsman

39.6

Price to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run

End of over 40 (2 runs) Bangladesh 149/4
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (1b)      RW Price    10-0-42-0
Rajin Saleh    56* (103b 4x4 1x6)     

40.1

Streak to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

40.2

Streak to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, short delivery outside the off stump, waits for it and plays it down to the third man region, runs hard and gets the second run

40.3

Streak to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, defended to the gully region with soft hands, quick single taken

40.4

Streak to Rajin Saleh, no run

40.5

Streak to Rajin Saleh, no run

40.6

Streak to Rajin Saleh, 1 run

End of over 41 (4 runs) Bangladesh 153/4
Rajin Saleh    57* (106b 4x4 1x6)      HH Streak    8-2-20-1
Mohammad Ashraful    4* (4b)     

41.1

Ervine to Rajin Saleh, OUT, slower delivery outside the off stump, ends up ballooning it to the long on region, Hondo comes in and takes a good catch

Rajin Saleh c Hondo b Ervine 57 (126m 107b 4x4 1x6) SR: 53.27

41.2

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR

41.3

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run

41.4

Ervine to Mushfiqur Rahman, 1 no ball, OUT, RUN OUT! another one, down to the keeper, they run, direct hit at the bowlers end

Mushfiqur Rahman run out 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

41.4

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs

41.5

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR

41.6

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

Hondo is back

End of over 42 (12 runs) Bangladesh 165/6
Mohammad Ashraful    15* (9b 2x4)      SM Ervine    7-1-32-1
Khaled Mahmud    0* (0b)     

42.1

Hondo to Khaled Mahmud, 1 run, outside the off stump, cut away to deep point

42.2

Hondo to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, digs it out to the cover fielder

42.3

Hondo to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short outside the off stump, pulled away uplishly to the deep mid wicket region

42.4

Hondo to Khaled Mahmud, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the mid off fielder

42.5

Hondo to Khaled Mahmud, 1 run, plays it down to the mid on region

42.6

Hondo to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, shot! moves forward takes it on the full and taps it wide of the short fine leg fielder

End of over 43 (8 runs) Bangladesh 173/6
Mohammad Ashraful    20* (12b 3x4)      DT Hondo    7-0-29-1
Khaled Mahmud    2* (3b)     

43.1

Ervine to Khaled Mahmud, no run, outside the off stump, shade slow, Mahmud tries to play it away but makes no contact

43.2

Ervine to Khaled Mahmud, no run, yorker on the middle and leg, defended back to the bowler

43.3

Ervine to Khaled Mahmud, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Mahmud slashes hard and gets an edge down to the third man region

43.4

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the middle and leg, defended to the leg side

43.5

Ervine to Khaled Mahmud, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Mahmud drives hard and gets a thick edge down to the third man region, just the single

43.6

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, played wide of the bowler, mid off fielder is wide and the single is taken

End of over 44 (4 runs) Bangladesh 177/6
Mohammad Ashraful    22* (14b 3x4)      SM Ervine    8-1-36-1
Khaled Mahmud    4* (7b)     

44.1

Hondo to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, good length delivery wide outside the off stump, Ashraful pushes at it and gets beaten

44.1

Hondo to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pitched up on the pads, turned away to square leg

44.2

Hondo to Khaled Mahmud, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, smashed wide of the mid off fielder, was hit uplishly but well wide of the fielder, top shot

44.3

Hondo to Khaled Mahmud, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump, Mahmud pulls and gets beaten

44.4

Hondo to Khaled Mahmud, SIX, MAX! short delivery on the middle and leg, Mahmud gets back quickly and pulls it over the mid wicket fence

44.5

Hondo to Khaled Mahmud, 1 run

44.6

Hondo to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, played over the cover fielder

End of over 45 (15 runs) Bangladesh 192/6
Mohammad Ashraful    25* (16b 3x4)      DT Hondo    8-0-44-1
Khaled Mahmud    15* (11b 1x4 1x6)     

45.1

Ervine to Khaled Mahmud, 1 run

45.2

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, outside the off stump, was the slower one, Ashraful moves across and tries to play it over the short fine leg fielder but ends up almost giving him a catch

45.3

Ervine to Khaled Mahmud, 1 leg bye

45.4

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, outside the off stump, swing hard and gets it on the meat of the bat, ball races away to the mid wicket fence

45.5

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full toss on the middle, played away to deep square leg

45.6

Ervine to Khaled Mahmud, FOUR, smashed over extra cover, another superb shot

End of over 46 (12 runs) Bangladesh 204/6
Khaled Mahmud    20* (14b 2x4 1x6)      SM Ervine    9-1-47-1
Mohammad Ashraful    31* (19b 4x4)     

46.1

Streak to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pitched up on the middle and off, played down to long on

46.2

Streak to Khaled Mahmud, 1 run, goes for the drive and gets an inside edge down to short fine leg

46.3

Streak to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full toss on the middle and leg, played down to long on

46.4

Streak to Khaled Mahmud, 1 run, pitched up outside the leg stump, Mahmud moves away and pushes it to the point region

46.5

Streak to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, pitched up outside the off stump, driven down to the long off region, gets it wide of the fielder, runs the first run hard and gets back easily for the second

46.6

Streak to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, OUT, slower delivery on the middle and leg, turned away to the mid wicket region, throw hits the stumps and another run is taken, third umpire is called in and the Red light flashes! Mashud is just short

Khaled Mahmud run out 22 (25m 16b 2x4 1x6) SR: 137.50

End of over 47 (7 runs) Bangladesh 211/6
Mohammad Ashraful    36* (23b 4x4)      HH Streak    9-2-27-1
    

47.1

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run

47.2

Ervine to Khaled Mashud, 1 run

47.3

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pitched up outside the offs stump, turned away to the mid wicket region

47.4

Ervine to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, slower delivery outside the off stump, played across the line to the mid wicket region

47.5

Ervine to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, played down to long on

47.6

Ervine to Khaled Mashud, 1 run

second last over coming up

End of over 48 (6 runs) Bangladesh 217/7
Khaled Mashud    3* (3b)      SM Ervine    10-1-53-1
Mohammad Ashraful    39* (26b 4x4)     

48.1

Streak to Khaled Mashud, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the point fielder

48.2

Streak to Khaled Mashud, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, big swing and a miss

48.3

Streak to Khaled Mashud, 1 leg bye, drifting down the leg side, ball clips the pad and goes fine, Taibu dives full length and saves a certain four

48.4

Streak to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, full-toss outside the off stump, ends up miss-hitting it down to the long on region, runs hard and gets the second run

48.5

Streak to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, fuller length delivery touch outside the off stump, Ashraful moves across, get inside the line and flicks it over the short fine leg fielder

48.6

Streak to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, slower delivery, played down to the mid on region

last over! Hondo it will be

End of over 49 (8 runs) Bangladesh 225/7
Mohammad Ashraful    46* (29b 5x4)      HH Streak    10-2-34-1
Khaled Mashud    3* (6b)     

49.1

Hondo to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, pitched up outside the off stump, smashed down to the long on region, overthrow gives away an extra run

49.2

Hondo to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, pitched up outside the off stump, played away to the deep cover region, comes back for the second, well played, 50 off just 31 balls

Hondo slipped bowling that ball and looks like he is in trouble Mahwire will finish the over

49.3

Mahwire to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, down the leg side, played straight to the short fine leg fielder

49.4

Mahwire to Khaled Mashud, FOUR, pitched up on the middle and leg, lofted away to the mid wicket fence, well placed

49.5

Mahwire to Khaled Mashud, 2 runs, gives himself room and plays it away to the cover region, fielder half stops it and the second run is taken

49.6

Mahwire to Khaled Mashud, 2 runs, chips it down to the long on region, wild throw goes over the keeper and an extra run is taken

we will be back with the Zimbabwean run chase in 40 minutes time, be sure to join us then Match State: Innings Break Welcome back Zimbabwe need 239 runs to win this match Grant Flower and Rogers will open the innings and it will be Tapas Baisya to start the bowling attack

End of over 50 (13 runs) Bangladesh 238/7
Khaled Mashud    11* (9b 1x4)      NB Mahwire    4.4-2-30-0
Mohammad Ashraful    51* (32b 5x4)     
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