ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 5th match, Qualifying Group

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Bangladesh won by 101 runs

14.1

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, no run, the Zim allrounder's first ball jumps from this low, slow pitch and loops to a vacant silly point position - there are never enough silly points in place these days

14.2

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, turned to fine leg easily - too straight

14.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, straight again, blocked back to the bowler

14.4

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, throws his hands at it and it flies down to third man, the Tigers looking positive now, good running and trying to be aggressive

14.5

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, played at outside off stump the ball barely creeps above ground and dribbles to the keeper

14.6

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full and pushed back to mid off

Bangladesh 56/2   E Chigumbura 1-0-3-0

16.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

16.2

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, drove nicely through the line straight, great shot, Bengalis beginning to punish on length

16.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, clipped round to fine leg

16.4

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, no run, that slow pitch saves the bowler, width but keeps low and Taylor scrambles round his knees

16.5

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, no run, thick inside edge that finds midwicket

16.6

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good fielding at mid off from the skipper, the Zimbaweans are looking good in the field

Bangladesh 65/2   E Chigumbura 2-0-8-0

18.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, on the back foot, fended to cover, wants one but his partner wisely sends him back, especially considering the quality of the fielding

18.2

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, more width, more hands thrown through the ball and another great diving stop from Strydom

18.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, drops and goes, no one in close on the off side, the shy hits the stumps but he's well in

18.4

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, no run, width and misses out

18.5

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, no run, chopped into the offside - too much width here but he's getting away with it because of the slow pitch

18.5

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, no run, chopped into the offside - too much width here but he's getting away with it because of the slow pitch

18.6

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, no run

Bangladesh 67/2   E Chigumbura 3-0-9-0

20.1

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, no run, outside off stump, flashes at it but misses by a mile

20.2

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, on a good length, played down to third man

20.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, played back down the pitch

20.4

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tries to cut, gets a bottom edge which flies past off stump and is well taken on the bounce by Taylor

20.5

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, worked out to midwicket and the single brings the 50 stand, it's been hard work but this pair are playing well

20.6

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, attempts to play it through the on side but the bowler fields in his follow through

Bangladesh 76/2   E Chigumbura 4-0-12-0

32.1

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pushed right up there and that's well defended

32.2

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, Aw, lovely shot. Came down the track and thwacked that right over mid-on with a great deal of power and middle

32.3

Chigumbura to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, waited for the ball this time and drops softs hands over the ball which he caresses behind point

32.4

Chigumbura to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, cut off the back foot through point, nicely struck

32.5

Chigumbura to Habibul Bashar, no run, driven to cover

32.6

Chigumbura to Habibul Bashar, no run

Bangladesh 128/3   E Chigumbura 5-0-21-0
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Photos

Oct 13, 2006

Saqibul Hasan plucks off a superb catch off his own bowling to dismiss Elton Chigumbura, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, Champions Trophy, Jaipur, October 13, 2006

Saqibul Hasan plucks off a superb catch to dismiss Elton Chigumbura

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Oct 13, 2006

The Bangladesh players walk off after a job well done, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, Champions Trophy, Jaipur, October 13, 2006

The Bangladesh players walk off after a job well done

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