ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 5th match, Qualifying Group

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Bangladesh won by 101 runs

0.1

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, bangs it in short, gets some reasonable bounce but that bends away from the batsman and he shoulders arms

0.2

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, a little wider this time and that bends right away from the batsman who has no interest in chasing it

0.3

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, straighter and the batsman defends that one with a straight bat, showing the maker's mark perfectly

0.4

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, again that one was defended and this is tidy so far from Rainsford, right on the money there

0.5

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, a hint of swing again and that leaves the batsman, who leaves the ball in turn

0.6

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, more swing and Saleh leaves that well alone to bring up a maiden first off and that's a good start for Zimbabwe

Bangladesh 0/0   EC Rainsford 1-1-0-0

2.1

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, the batsman steers that one out to cover where it's tidily picked up and Bangladesh are still searching for their first run

2.2

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone as that one sails down the off-side channel

2.3

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, 2 runs, runs at last! And they're cheered loudly by the crowd. Good hands, pushing that in front of square and that's his 1000th run in one-dayers. Well done that man

2.4

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, FOUR, and more runs the very next ball! Struck more fluently this time, a lovely, balanced cover-drive which he threw his hands at, and that evades the diving fielder at cover and races away

2.5

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, 1 wide, very wide down the off-side, but the batsman had a bit of a head-rush and chased it with his bat, but it was too wide to reach

2.5

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, that one swung away from the righthander who slashed at it with an ugly swish

2.6

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run

Bangladesh 7/0   EC Rainsford 2-1-7-0

4.1

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, play and miss, the batsman was squared right up there by one which beats him with the lack of bounce. This pitch is showing some variation in bounce; it's quite heavily cracked

4.2

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, the batsman squares up to that to defend it and a thick outside edge flies low and out of danger

4.3

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, straighter line and that's defended

4.4

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone

4.5

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, no run, straighter and that's helped into the on-side

4.6

Rainsford to Rajin Saleh, OUT, plumb! Not much doubt about that one, as the batsman shaped to pull but the ball failed to get up at all, and struck on the back leg just above the knee roll. The ball would have gone on to hit the top of off

Rajin Saleh lbw b Rainsford 6 (21m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Bangladesh 9/1   EC Rainsford 3-2-7-1

6.1

Rainsford to Aftab Ahmed, no run, defended forward

6.2

Rainsford to Aftab Ahmed, no run, defended on the front foot again

6.3

Rainsford to Aftab Ahmed, no run, hit into the covers

6.4

Rainsford to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good length delivery and that's defended once more

6.5

Rainsford to Aftab Ahmed, no run, played that one away from the body, a cut on the back foot but that goes straight to the man at point who gets his body behind it

6.6

Rainsford to Aftab Ahmed, no run, ooh! Another big appeal but that one's missing leg

Bangladesh 12/1   EC Rainsford 4-3-7-1

8.1

Rainsford to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, straight drive but that's quickly picked up

8.2

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, worked off his hips and that's hit just behind square

8.3

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, no run, that's a good length and that's straight and defended

8.4

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended into the covers

8.5

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pushed right up there and defended once more

8.6

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide, wide signalled and Rainsford puts his hands on his hips, but he can't argue with the umpire, that was really wide down off and the batsman gamely tries to lash that through covers but can't get anywhere near it

8.6

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended this time

Bangladesh 26/1   EC Rainsford 5-3-11-1

10.1

Rainsford to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, too straight and turned down to fine leg

10.2

Rainsford to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, thick inside edge to mid wicket

10.3

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, no run, back of a length off the back foot to point

10.4

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, no run, full and chopped to mid wicket, Zimbabwe keeping up the pressure

10.5

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, fuller and wider, batsman throws his arms at it and it flies over second slip - Bangladesh looking to be more positive now

10.6

Rainsford to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Left outside off stump

Bangladesh 35/2   EC Rainsford 6-3-17-1

12.1

Rainsford to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full and pushed wide of mid off for a single, nice looking shot from Saqibul

12.2

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide

12.2

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR

12.3

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, 1 wide, came back off the seam, huge appeal as it wraps him on the pads and heads to the boundary fine of third man - looks an unlucky decision for the bowler

12.3

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, no run, a disappointed bowler flings this one full and wide of leg stump

12.4

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, shot of the day - straight past the bowler, full maker's name visible and his sponsor is thrilled

12.5

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, no run, dropped on the off side from a good length

12.6

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pushed to mid off - Fletcher and Strauss watching with interest

Bangladesh 51/2   EC Rainsford 7-3-28-1

43.1

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, runs it to third man for his second 100 in ODIs - he looks delighted, hugs his partner and it has been a great knock. Arms are in the air, he takes off his cap (it's been good to see him helmetless for the last 20 overs) - and that's a huge grin

43.2

Rainsford to Habibul Bashar, no run, full and in the block hole - clever death bowling

43.3

Rainsford to Habibul Bashar, no run, big drive and the bowler stops it in his follow through

43.4

Rainsford to Habibul Bashar, OUT, full, gives himself room, looks to smash it over cover for a maximum but all his ambitions are shattered by Rainsford's accuracy

Habibul Bashar b Rainsford 30 (50m 40b 4x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

43.5

Rainsford to Farhad Reza, no run, played out to midwicket

43.6

Rainsford to Farhad Reza, no run, clipped firmly to midwicket once more

Bangladesh 189/4   EC Rainsford 8-3-29-2

45.1

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, big hit to long off and a fumble allows them to come back for two, not what Zimbabwe want

45.2

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, just short of a length and Nafees plays a pull drive to that gap at straight midwicket, he's cashed in there a lot this innings

45.3

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, no run, looks to hit over extra cover and misses - better length from Rainsford

45.4

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, no run, misses the stumps and the bat, just - that shaved the blue-painted wickets - Nafees needs to hit calmly now

45.5

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, 1 leg bye, swings again to leg, misses again and dribbles to gully from his pads

45.6

Rainsford to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, deep ring fielder in the offside gathers

Bangladesh 206/5   EC Rainsford 9-3-36-2

47.1

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, tries to smash it over cover and thick outside edge is picked up by third man

47.2

Rainsford to Mohammad Rafique, 1 leg bye, turned to fine leg

47.3

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, ugly heave runs to the gap at wide fine leg

47.4

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, no run, great death bowling, makes room and the ball is fired in at his feet

47.5

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, full and chopped back to the bowler who half stops it

47.6

Rainsford to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, chipped to mid off and that's Raisnford's lot - he's bowled well at the start and death, with anger and great energy

Bangladesh 218/6   EC Rainsford 10-3-41-2
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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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