ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 5th match, Qualifying Group

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Bangladesh won by 101 runs

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

Bangladesh 6/0   Rajin Saleh 6* (10b 1x4)   EC Rainsford 1.4-1-6-0

7.1

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, whipped off the hips on the front foot and that races through the square-leg boundary

Bangladesh 16/1   Shahriar Nafees 5* (19b 1x4)   AJ Ireland 3.1-1-9-0

7.6

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, ooh, too straight from the bowler and the batsman is quickly onto that one helping it round to right behind him

Bangladesh 22/1   Shahriar Nafees 10* (23b 2x4)   AJ Ireland 4-1-15-0

10.1

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

Bangladesh 33/2   Shakib Al Hasan 6* (4b 1x4)   EC Rainsford 5.1-3-15-1

11.3

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, too much width and Nafees climbs into a great cut behind square

Bangladesh 39/2   Shahriar Nafees 18* (36b 3x4)   AJ Ireland 5.3-1-22-1

12.2

Rainsford to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR

Bangladesh 46/2   Shahriar Nafees 22* (40b 4x4)   EC Rainsford 6.2-3-23-1

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

Bangladesh 51/2   Shahriar Nafees 26* (42b 5x4)   EC Rainsford 6.4-3-28-1

15.4

Brent to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, crisp hit through the covers, superb

Bangladesh 60/2   Shahriar Nafees 31* (54b 6x4)   GB Brent 1.4-0-5-0

16.2

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

Bangladesh 64/2   Shakib Al Hasan 15* (15b 2x4)   E Chigumbura 1.2-0-7-0

19.5

Brent to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, attempted slower one, Nafees plays a premedititated swipe to the midwicket boundary

Bangladesh 72/2   Shahriar Nafees 35* (67b 7x4)   GB Brent 3.5-0-11-0

19.5

Brent to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, attempted slower one, Nafees plays a premeditated swipe to the midwicket boundary

Bangladesh 72/2   Shahriar Nafees 35* (67b 7x4)   GB Brent 3.5-0-11-0

21.2

Brent to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, superb shot, up and over extra cover and it races to the boundary

Bangladesh 80/2   Shahriar Nafees 41* (72b 8x4)   GB Brent 4.2-0-16-0

24.4

Utseya to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, too short and Nafees rocks back and finds the gap between short third man and point, the ball races across the outfield to the fence

Bangladesh 90/2   Shahriar Nafees 48* (86b 9x4)   P Utseya 1.4-1-7-0

26.5

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, beautiful shot, great footwork as he chips down the pitch and goes inside out over extra cover

Bangladesh 97/2   Shakib Al Hasan 30* (43b 3x4)   P Utseya 2.5-1-11-0

31.6

Kamungozi to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, lovely shot, swings his arms and launches that over mid-on, good use of his feet

Bangladesh 119/3   Habibul Bashar 7* (8b 1x4)   T Kamungozi 5-0-20-1

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

Bangladesh 123/3   Shahriar Nafees 61* (107b 10x4)   E Chigumbura 4.2-0-16-0

32.4

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

Bangladesh 128/3   Habibul Bashar 11* (9b 2x4)   E Chigumbura 4.4-0-21-0

34.4

Utseya to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, authoritative shot over mid-wicket and that rockets away to the boundary

Bangladesh 135/3   Shahriar Nafees 68* (112b 11x4)   P Utseya 5.4-1-24-0

36.3

Utseya to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, did well to teach out for that and slog sweep it to the boundary

Bangladesh 141/3   Shahriar Nafees 73* (120b 12x4)   P Utseya 6.3-1-28-0

38.1

Utseya to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, reaches out for that one and rushes it through to the midwicket boundary

Bangladesh 151/3   Shahriar Nafees 78* (124b 13x4)   P Utseya 7.1-1-33-0

38.2

Utseya to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, lovely aerial cover drive for four, opening up his hands to dispatch that one and Bangladesh are certainly picking up the pace here

Bangladesh 155/3   Shahriar Nafees 82* (125b 14x4)   P Utseya 7.2-1-37-0

40.6

Utseya to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, follows this with a glorious, full swinging drive finding the gap at mid off, Nafees really accelerating now

Bangladesh 173/3   Shahriar Nafees 97* (137b 15x4 1x6)   P Utseya 9-1-50-0

41.1

Kamungozi to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, Bahsar joins in the fun swinging to midwicket

Bangladesh 177/3   Habibul Bashar 23* (31b 3x4)   T Kamungozi 9.1-0-35-1

42.6

Ireland to Habibul Bashar, FOUR, strong hit over mid on and one bounce into the crowd

Bangladesh 188/3   Habibul Bashar 30* (37b 4x4)   AJ Ireland 7-1-29-1

44.1

Ireland to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, full and straight and clipped like a king through midwicket

Bangladesh 193/4   Shahriar Nafees 104* (144b 16x4 1x6)   AJ Ireland 7.1-1-33-1

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

Bangladesh 204/5   Shahriar Nafees 113* (148b 17x4 1x6)   EC Rainsford 8.2-3-35-2
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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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