ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 5th match, Qualifying Group

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Bangladesh won by 101 runs

Welcome back to the second session of this match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Shahriar Nafees' brilliant innings lead the Bangladesh innings and now it is down to the bowlers. Zimbabwe will need a solid start before the spinners come into operation on this slow pitch. Here we go.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, good start from Mortaza, short of a length and it climbs past the edge and carries nicely through to the keeper

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, fuller ball this time, attacking the stumps, and it's work to midwicket

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, raps the pads but is drifting down the leg side

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, 2 runs, again drifting a little too straight and the batsman uses the pace of the ball to work it behind square as Zimbabwe open their chase

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, 1 run, worked down to third man off the front foot

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, solid forward defence by Taylor, who has been moved up to the opening position for this innings

Fairly quiet start all round as Mortaza found a probing length and the batsmen tried to gauge the pace of the pitch

And it's Reza to share the new ball with Syed Rasel being left out of this match

End of over 1 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 3/0 (229 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.67)
BRM Taylor    0* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-3-0
CJ Chibhabha    3* (5b)     

1.1

Farhad Reza to Chibhabha, no run, outside off stump and through to the keeper

1.2

Farhad Reza to Chibhabha, no run, pitched on the stumps and the batsman lunges forward, Reza fields in his follow through

1.3

Farhad Reza to Chibhabha, FOUR, offered a touch more width and the Chibhabha frees his arms, slicing the ball through backward point with an open face and the ball speeds away

1.4

Farhad Reza to Chibhabha, 1 run, again an open face, but this one goes finer - past gully - and down to third man

1.5

Farhad Reza to Taylor, no run, defended off the front foot, Reza is nothing more than medium pace

1.6

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, driven towards cover point, who lets the ball through his hands and gifts Zimbabwe a single

End of over 2 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 9/0 (223 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 4.64)
BRM Taylor    1* (3b)      Farhad Reza    1-0-6-0
CJ Chibhabha    8* (9b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-3-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 1 run, another fumble by Bangladesh, this time by Bashar at mid on. They can't afford to give away runs

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, defended into the covers

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, Mortaza finding good areas and the batsman flashes outside off stump but the ball just misses the edge

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, blocked on the front foot but Chibhabha doesn't look very comfortable

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, shoulders arms as the ball shapes away

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, another excellent delivery which squares the batsman up in defence. Mortaza has started well here and is keeping the Zimbabweans on their toes

End of over 3 (1 run) Zimbabwe 10/0 (222 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 4.72)
CJ Chibhabha    8* (14b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-4-0
BRM Taylor    2* (4b)      Farhad Reza    1-0-6-0

3.1

Farhad Reza to Taylor, no run, forced out to midwicket with a straight bat, Reza doesn't get much bounce

3.2

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, driven on the up by Taylor but doesn't quite beat mid off who bends down and collects with his left hand

3.3

Farhad Reza to Chibhabha, 1 leg bye, tries to work the ball into the gap at square leg but it just takes the pad

3.4

Farhad Reza to Taylor, no run, confidently driven to mid off. Taylor has often looked the most correct Zimbabwe batsman, if only he could see off the new ball

3.5

Farhad Reza to Taylor, no run, pushed down to mid off

3.6

Farhad Reza to Taylor, no run, another solid shot which is fielded by mid off

The Bangladesh seamers have started off with impressive lines and lengths

End of over 4 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 12/0 (220 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.78)
BRM Taylor    3* (9b)      Farhad Reza    2-0-7-0
CJ Chibhabha    8* (15b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-4-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, the bowler starts to go up in appeal but the ball is heading well down the leg side

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, 3 runs, connects well with this one and finds the gap at cover with an open face, not quite enough power to reach the fence but some good running

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, FOUR, superb timing through square leg as Mortaza drifts too straight again and a welcome boundary for Taylor

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, Mortaza gets his line back and the batsman comes forward with a strong defensive shot

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, played off the front foot again and fielded by point

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 1 run, sharp single into the covers, it will be important that Zimbabwe run well in this innings

Zimbabwe's problem, one of many, has been losing early wickets to the new ball which leaves them behind the rate. These two openers need to carry on this solid start

End of over 5 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 20/0 (212 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.71)
BRM Taylor    8* (13b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-12-0
CJ Chibhabha    11* (17b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    2-0-7-0

5.1

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, well fielded by Razzaq at mid off who dives to his left and probably saves three runs from a powerful drive

5.2

Farhad Reza to Chibhabha, no run

5.3

Farhad Reza to Chibhabha, FOUR, sweetly struck through the gap between mid on and midwicket. Just fractionally off line and the batsman cashed in

5.4

Farhad Reza to Chibhabha, no run, hammered off the back foot but straight to the fielder at cover

no slips now for Reza, men short on either side of the pitch and midwicket and cover

5.5

Farhad Reza to Chibhabha, no run, comes forward, fielded by the man at midwicket

5.6

Farhad Reza to Chibhabha, 1 run, pushed towards mid on and a sharp single is scampered, direct hit but the batsman is home

End of over 6 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 26/0 (206 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.33, RRR: 4.68)
CJ Chibhabha    16* (22b 2x4)      Farhad Reza    3-0-13-0
BRM Taylor    9* (14b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-12-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, played from the crease, back to the bowler

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, no run, defended on the move as Mortaza pitches up

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Chibhabha, OUT, this one is right on line and Chibhabha tries to play it through the on side, the ball straightens slightly and strikes the front pad just above the ankle. That is heading for middle and leg and Bangladesh have their first breakthrough

CJ Chibhabha lbw b Mashrafe Mortaza 16 (23m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.00

once again, a lack of footwork causing problems for Zimbabwe's batsmen

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, that was close as well, as Masakadza lunges forward and is struck on the pad. But umpire Harper gives him the benefit of the doubt although replays show it is very close

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, gets bat onto this one and it goes out into the off side

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, no run, behind this with a solid defensive shot

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 26/1 (206 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.71, RRR: 4.79)
H Masakadza    0* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-12-1
BRM Taylor    9* (14b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    3-0-13-0

7.1

Farhad Reza to Taylor, no run, inside edge and bounces over the stumps leaving Taylor to field

7.2

Farhad Reza to Taylor, no run, takes the bottom hand off the bat, showing he wasn't in complete control, and the ball rolls out to cover

7.3

Farhad Reza to Taylor, no run, more power in this shot as both hands stay on the bat, again fielded by cover

7.4

Farhad Reza to Taylor, no run, comes forward and drives the ball into the on side

7.5

Farhad Reza to Taylor, no run, short of a length and Taylor forces off the back foot, down to mid on

7.6

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, driven firmly to short extra-cover, who parries the ball over his head and mid-off tidies up

End of over 8 (1 run) Zimbabwe 27/1 (205 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.37, RRR: 4.88)
BRM Taylor    10* (20b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    4-0-14-0
H Masakadza    0* (3b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-1-12-1

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, excellent delivery from Mortaza which pitches and seams away from Taylor, who is left prodding at thin air

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, another cracker which Taylor can only waft at as it moves away

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, slightly straighter this time and it connects with the middle of the bat

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, doesn't really get forward and the ball strikes the bottom half of the bat and dribbles back to the bowler

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, 1 run, fuller and driven to cover where the fielder, Reza, dives and collects in one hand before throwing it quickly towards the non-striker's end but just misses the stumps. That was a tight run

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, 1 run, forced into the on side as Mortaza's fine start continues

End of over 9 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 29/1 (203 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.22, RRR: 4.95)
H Masakadza    1* (4b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-14-1
BRM Taylor    11* (25b 1x4)      Farhad Reza    4-0-14-0

9.1

Farhad Reza to Masakadza, 1 run, driven firmly and it bounces over the man at short extra, allowing the batsmen a single as mid off fields

9.2

Farhad Reza to Taylor, FOUR, stunning straight drive, simple execution as Taylor punches through the line and sends the ball racing past the stumps and down to the fence

Taylor has the shots, he just needs to learn when and where to play them

9.3

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, slower ball crisply turned into midwicket and mid on is forced to dive to his right to save the boundary

9.4

Farhad Reza to Masakadza, no run, defended down to mid off

9.5

Farhad Reza to Masakadza, no run, behind this one with a straight bat

9.6

Farhad Reza to Masakadza, no run, driven up to mid off to end the first 10 overs

And now you will have the lovely Jenny to take you through the next passage of play. Thank you the lovely Andrew, how polite we are, must be Friday afternoon.

End of over 10 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 35/1 (197 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 4.92)
H Masakadza    2* (8b)      Farhad Reza    5-0-20-0
BRM Taylor    16* (27b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-1-14-1

10.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, defensive on the back foot

10.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, that's defended once more, good delivery

10.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, Mortaza lets out a small grunt as he delivers the ball with extra effort; it pitches and moves in at the righthander who fends it off

10.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, angled in at the righthander again who comes forward cautiously and yet is deliberate in offering a straight-batted defensive, crouching and facing towards cover as he finishes

10.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, no run, that pitches in line with off stump and that's defended

10.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Taylor, OUT, soft run out - classic mix-up and Zimbabwe pay the price with Masakadza sacrificing himself. Taylor middled the ball with a good shot which took the opposing stumps and the richochet was quickly gathered and returned to the keeper who waited and took the stumps. Taylor set off and Masakadza was stranded in no-man's land, and he crossed with the scampering Taylor to let that batsman stay in.

H Masakadza run out 2 (18m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 35/2 (197 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 3.18, RRR: 5.05)
BRM Taylor    16* (33b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-2-14-1
     Farhad Reza    5-0-20-0

11.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 1 run, softly driven to cover

11.2

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, speared right up and that's a huge call as the ball raps the batsman on the pad, but it looked to be turning too much and missing leg

11.3

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, another appeal, this time from the keeper, who pulls out of the appeal at the last minute

11.4

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, decent tight bowling and the batsman can only jab down on that one at the last

11.5

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, ooh, a very big appeal on the front foot but that's turned down because of a big step forward. That looked fairly close

11.6

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, defended this time

End of over 12 (1 run) Zimbabwe 36/2 (196 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 5.15)
GM Strydom    0* (5b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-1-0
BRM Taylor    17* (34b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-2-14-1

12.1

Farhad Reza to Taylor, FOUR, beautiful shot turned round off the legs and played well on the on-side, through midwicket

12.2

Farhad Reza to Taylor, no run, hit to just in front of point without much power

12.3

Farhad Reza to Taylor, 1 run, steered to mid on and that's a confident shout for a single

12.4

Farhad Reza to Strydom, 1 run, thick edge from an attempted cover drive rolls down to third man

12.5

Farhad Reza to Taylor, FOUR, whipped with his wrists, a la Pietersen, round to midwicket: smart batting and that's some lovely timing there

12.6

Farhad Reza to Taylor, FOUR, ooh, a sliver of a chance. That was a big outside edge as Taylor shaped to drive but it just evaded the outstretched right paw of the keeper

End of over 13 (14 runs) Zimbabwe 50/2 (182 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.84, RRR: 4.91)
BRM Taylor    30* (39b 5x4)      Farhad Reza    6-0-34-0
GM Strydom    1* (6b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-1-0

13.1

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, speared right up there and that's defended on the front foot with a solid bat

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, guided to cover

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, defended on the front foot as that pitches on off stump

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, that's a huge shout, pitching on off stump and going pretty straight and yet the umpire isn't interested

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, that's left alone this time

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, hit out to cover point

End of over 14 (maiden) Zimbabwe 50/2 (182 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.57, RRR: 5.05)
GM Strydom    1* (12b)      Abdur Razzak    2-1-1-0
BRM Taylor    30* (39b 5x4)      Farhad Reza    6-0-34-0

14.1

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, 2 runs, scrambled two that was comfortable in the end

14.2

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, no run, left alone

14.3

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, no run, comes forward to defend that one this time

14.4

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, no run, defended again

14.5

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, 1 run, strayed down leg and that's picked up off his toes and flicked casually and effectively behind square

14.6

Mohammad Rafique to Strydom, no run, ooh, that one almost sneaked through but the batsman got a fine edge on it in the end, which clattered into his pads and the bowler can't believe it, rubbing his hair

End of over 15 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 53/2 (179 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.53, RRR: 5.11)
GM Strydom    1* (13b)      Mohammad Rafique    1-0-3-0
BRM Taylor    33* (44b 5x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-1-1-0

15.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, straight and that's defended forward, probing length from Razzaq, allowing no width at all and forcing the batsman to play

15.2

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, defended once more

15.3

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, another defensive shot and the spinners are applying the squeeze here all right

15.4

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, a big swoosh at that one flies through under his edge

15.5

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, on the button once more and the batsman can only defend again

15.6

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, FOUR, rare runs off Razzaq, and this was a glorious four struck sweetly, a glorious flick off the legs through midwicket and there was a despairing dive on the boundary, to no end

End of over 16 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 57/2 (175 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.56, RRR: 5.14)
BRM Taylor    37* (50b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-1-5-0
GM Strydom    1* (13b)      Mohammad Rafique    1-0-3-0

16.1

Mohammad Rafique to Strydom, no run, chopped a bump ball straight to backward point

16.2

Mohammad Rafique to Strydom, 3 runs, the ball skidded on that was ticked fine for two hasty runs

16.3

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, no run, hit to mid-on

16.4

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, no run

16.5

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, no run, dropped that one a touch short and that's firmly struck to cover but well fielded

16.6

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, no run, tried to work that very fine but failed to get hold of it and it crashes into the pads

End of over 17 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 60/2 (172 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.52, RRR: 5.21)
BRM Taylor    37* (54b 6x4)      Mohammad Rafique    2-0-6-0
GM Strydom    4* (15b)      Abdur Razzak    3-1-5-0

17.1

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, lovely ball, moved away from the righthander with some juicy turn and he just failed to get an edge on it

17.2

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, a big shout, the bowler on his front knee in appeal and that hits the batsman straight in front but the umpire turns it down

17.3

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, a nice yorker this time and the batsman just jabs his bat down at the last minute

17.4

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, defended forward

17.5

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, defended on the back foot this time

17.6

Abdur Razzak to Strydom, no run, the batsman tries to on-drive that one but doesn't quite get hold of it and that's picked up by the bowler to complete a well-bowled maiden

End of over 18 (maiden) Zimbabwe 60/2 (172 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 5.37)
GM Strydom    4* (21b)      Abdur Razzak    4-2-5-0
BRM Taylor    37* (54b 6x4)      Mohammad Rafique    2-0-6-0

18.1

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, no run, attempts a drive but that's picked up by the bowler

18.2

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, 1 run, hit out softly to square leg

18.3

Mohammad Rafique to Strydom, OUT, cleaned him right up with a quicker one that rocketed against the pads off the bat and straight into the sticks. This wicket was always on the cards with Strydom struggling against the spin.

GM Strydom b Mohammad Rafique 4 (24m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

18.4

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, no run, ah, a big shout first up but Umpire Harper turns that one down because he got a stride in

18.5

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, no run, defended with a straight bat

18.6

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, no run, defended once more

End of over 19 (1 run) Zimbabwe 61/3 (171 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.21, RRR: 5.51)
S Matsikenyeri    0* (3b)      Mohammad Rafique    3-0-7-1
BRM Taylor    38* (56b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-2-5-0

19.1

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, speared up in the blockhole and that's defended once more; the squeeze is really on Zimbabwe now

19.2

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 2 runs, big leading edge against the spin balloons up and lands in space at long-on

19.3

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, defended again

19.4

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, defended into the covers

19.5

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, defended on the front foot this time

19.6

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, 3 runs, nicely struck; just waited for the ball to come to him a fraction longer and that's guided into midwicket

A better over for Zimbabwe there, they'll be pleased with that. Talking of pleasure, Edward is raring to get into the commentator's chair, so without further ado, here he is.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 66/3 (166 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.30, RRR: 5.53)
BRM Taylor    43* (62b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-2-10-0
S Matsikenyeri    0* (3b)      Mohammad Rafique    3-0-7-1

20.1

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, 1 run, driven back to mid on for a single

20.2

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, no run, tries to work a straight ball square on the off side

20.3

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, no run, drives straighter this time

20.4

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, no run, worked to midwicket

20.5

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, no run

20.6

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, paddle sweep to man at 45, that's him off the mark

End of over 21 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 68/3 (164 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.23, RRR: 5.65)
S Matsikenyeri    1* (8b)      Mohammad Rafique    4-0-9-1
BRM Taylor    44* (63b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-2-10-0

21.1

Abdur Razzak to Matsikenyeri, no run, plays outside off stump, balls spin and Mashud takes off the bails, they've gone for a reply, he looks safe, just gets the toe back in time

It's getting tight for Zimbabawe with these spinners really building pressure

21.2

Abdur Razzak to Matsikenyeri, no run, punched back to the bowler

21.3

Abdur Razzak to Matsikenyeri, no run, blocked to cover

21.4

Abdur Razzak to Matsikenyeri, no run, straight to mid on

21.5

Abdur Razzak to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, single off the last ball with a push to cover which only gives Taylor the one ball, not ideal batting

21.6

Abdur Razzak to Taylor, no run, Taylor cannot farm the strike and plays and misses as the ball bounces and spins

ZIm need to improve their rotation of strike at the moment, they're getting stuck with a batsman set

End of over 22 (1 run) Zimbabwe 69/3 (163 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.13, RRR: 5.82)
BRM Taylor    44* (64b 6x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-2-11-0
S Matsikenyeri    2* (13b)      Mohammad Rafique    4-0-9-1

22.1

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, no run, pushed to cover

22.2

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, no run, blocked to the bowler

22.3

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, 2 runs, finds the gap at mid off, misfield leads to the second

22.4

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, clipped through midwicket, great timing, that's better

22.5

Mohammad Rafique to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, better over for Zim, dropped to midwicket

22.6

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, 1 run, turned round to deep backward square leg

Much better over from Zim, but they need a few more like that to make a match of this. Taylor is vital. Change of bowler, the third in the trio of leftarm spinner, Hasan is into the attack with his round arm action.

End of over 23 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 77/3 (155 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.34, RRR: 5.74)
BRM Taylor    45* (65b 6x4)      Mohammad Rafique    5-0-17-1
S Matsikenyeri    9* (18b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-2-11-0

23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 run, OUT, dear oh dear, Taylor has worked it to deep backward square, turned for a quick second but Matsikenyeri has not moved - poor Taylor looked up to see his partner unmoved at the other end. For the second time in the innings, Taylor sprints passed a partner, running him out.

S Matsikenyeri run out 9 (20m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 run, worked to long off

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, allrounder Chigumbura faces his first ball and takes one to square leg from a thick inside edge

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, pushed to mid off and Taylor doesn't want another run out

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, FOUR, muted celebrations from Taylor for his fifty, late cut passed short third man but Zim are in bother

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, blocked to cover

Taylor has batted nicely, a touch of Pietersen flamboyance about his strokeplay, but those two run outs make for ugly reading on the scorecard.

End of over 24 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 84/4 (148 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 5.69)
BRM Taylor    51* (70b 7x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-7-0
E Chigumbura    1* (1b)      Mohammad Rafique    5-0-17-1

24.1

Mohammad Rafique to Chigumbura, 1 run

24.2

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, no run, loud appeal for ball slipping down the leg

24.3

Mohammad Rafique to Taylor, 1 run, mid off kept busy again after a nice drive

24.4

Mohammad Rafique to Chigumbura, no run

24.5

Mohammad Rafique to Chigumbura, no run

24.6

Mohammad Rafique to Chigumbura, 1 run, driven into the covers but finds the gap

They're working hard but these spinners are suffocating - good, boring bowling

End of over 25 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 87/4 (145 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.48, RRR: 5.80)
E Chigumbura    3* (5b)      Mohammad Rafique    6-0-20-1
BRM Taylor    52* (72b 7x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-7-0

25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, blocked and the bowler fields

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, driven down to mid on and they trot through

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, trying to use his feet but he's finding it hard to get away

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, OUT, looks dangerous this, Taylor's been dragged out of his crease, over-balanced and Mashud has whipped off the bails. They are going to the third umpire but Taylor has walked. That could be it...

BRM Taylor st †Khaled Mashud b Shakib Al Hasan 52 (97m 74b 7x4 0x6) SR: 70.27

Zim are struggling now - the experienced Brent has surely too much to do against this agonising slow stuff

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, guided to short third man

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, turned behind square on the legside

End of over 26 (1 run) Zimbabwe 88/5 (144 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.38, RRR: 6.00)
GB Brent    0* (2b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-8-1
E Chigumbura    4* (7b)      Mohammad Rafique    6-0-20-1

26.1

Mohammad Rafique to Chigumbura, no run, on leg stump and padded away

26.2

Mohammad Rafique to Chigumbura, 1 run, pushed to mid on

26.3

Mohammad Rafique to Brent, no run, mis-reads the length and tries to cut a full ball, Mashud grabs it

26.4

Mohammad Rafique to Brent, no run, pushed back to mid off

26.5

Mohammad Rafique to Brent, no run, couldn't pick his nose, it bounced and turned passed the outside edge, missed it by at least two bats' worth

26.6

Mohammad Rafique to Brent, no run, big shout with a good stride, which probably saves him, that was very straight

End of over 27 (1 run) Zimbabwe 89/5 (143 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.29, RRR: 6.21)
GB Brent    0* (6b)      Mohammad Rafique    7-0-21-1
E Chigumbura    5* (9b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-8-1

27.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, bit of bounce and prodded on the offside

27.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run

27.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run

27.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run

27.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, the bowler gathers another block

27.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, that familiar ZIm block comes out again, the run rates creeping up

Zim are probably leaving too much to do too late here, they could have done with a few more wickets in hand and some quick bowling to face

End of over 28 (1 run) Zimbabwe 90/5 (142 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.21, RRR: 6.45)
GB Brent    0* (8b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-9-1
E Chigumbura    6* (13b)      Mohammad Rafique    7-0-21-1

28.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Chigumbura, 1 run

28.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Brent, no run

28.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Brent, no run

28.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Brent, 1 run

28.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Chigumbura, no run, played out to cover

28.6

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Chigumbura, 1 run, toppled over but manages to squirt it to midwicket

End of over 29 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 93/5 (139 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 6.61)
E Chigumbura    8* (16b)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    1-0-3-0
GB Brent    1* (11b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-9-1

29.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, blocked to square leg and the keeper fields

29.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, driven into the offside

29.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, wide of the crease but manages to play it to long on

29.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, dribbles out on the on side

29.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, more offside prodding

29.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, attempted sweep but missed again

The game is slipping rapidly away from the Zims here, and on that note, following more and more blocking, my ginger friend Andrew is eagerly waiting to entertain you - hope he's more interesting than the cricket

End of over 30 (1 run) Zimbabwe 94/5 (138 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.13, RRR: 6.90)
GB Brent    1* (14b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-10-1
E Chigumbura    9* (19b)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    1-0-3-0

Thanks Edward, Zimbabwe are really struggling here as the spinners continue to turn the screw. The required rate is nearly seven-an-over.

30.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Chigumbura, no run, clipped out to midwicket

30.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Chigumbura, 1 run, firmly driven down to long off, but Zimbabwe need boundaries

30.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Brent, 1 run, clubbed straight to long off

30.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Chigumbura, 1 run, angled out to point

30.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Brent, 1 run, down to long off again

30.6

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Chigumbura, 1 leg bye, nearly a mix-up in the running as the ball drops into the leg side but Chigumbura makes his ground at the non-striker's end

End of over 31 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 99/5 (133 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.19, RRR: 7.00)
E Chigumbura    11* (23b)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    2-0-7-0
GB Brent    3* (16b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-10-1

31.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, can't beat backward point as he steers the ball away

31.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, thick inside-edge past the stumps to short fine-leg

31.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, takes the pad into the leg side

31.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, into the off side

31.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, loud appeal for lbw, but struck just outside the line of off stump

31.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, blocked into the leg side as the required rate continues to climb

End of over 32 (1 run) Zimbabwe 100/5 (132 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.12, RRR: 7.33)
GB Brent    3* (20b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-11-1
E Chigumbura    12* (25b)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    2-0-7-0

32.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Chigumbura, 1 run, driven up to long on

32.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Brent, no run, down the pitch, makes it into a full toss but picks out midwicket

32.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Brent, 1 run, finds the vacant mid on area this time and the man on the fence cleans up

32.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Chigumbura, 1 run, pushed down the ground

32.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Brent, 1 run, turned square but again it's just a single

32.6

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Chigumbura, 1 run, the tip and run continues but still no sign of the big shots

End of over 33 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 105/5 (127 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.18, RRR: 7.47)
E Chigumbura    15* (28b)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    3-0-12-0
GB Brent    5* (23b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-0-11-1

33.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, played on the up and a fine diving save from the bowler

33.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, plays this from the crease and works down to long on

33.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, 1 run, comes forward and drives square through point to the sweeper on the fence

33.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, again keeps the man on the fence busy

33.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, straight to midwicket and Brent is struggling to get the ball away

33.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, back to the bowler and Zimbabwe are not really going anywhere here. They may as well have a dip and see what they can do.

A bit of a change now, still spin but the off spin type from Rajin Saleh

End of over 34 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 108/5 (124 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.17, RRR: 7.75)
GB Brent    6* (26b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-14-1
E Chigumbura    17* (31b)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    3-0-12-0

34.1

Rajin Saleh to Chigumbura, no run, pushed out to midwicket

34.2

Rajin Saleh to Chigumbura, 1 run, down to long on

34.3

Rajin Saleh to Brent, no run, turned to short fine-leg

34.4

Rajin Saleh to Brent, 1 run, pushed into the leg side and they scamper a quick single

34.5

Rajin Saleh to Chigumbura, 2 runs, wow, something more than a single as the batsmen sprint two from a well-placed drive into the covers

34.6

Rajin Saleh to Chigumbura, 1 run, back to the bowler, who fumbles and they get one to long off

End of over 35 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 113/5 (119 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.22, RRR: 7.93)
E Chigumbura    21* (35b)      Rajin Saleh    1-0-5-0
GB Brent    7* (28b)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-0-14-1

35.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, straight ball played out into the on side

35.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, can't break the field as mid on collects

35.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, this time he hits it with enough power to get the ball down the ground to long on

35.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, back to the bowler

35.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, comes forward but can only block it down the pitch

35.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, tries to sweep, misses and is taken on the pad well outside the line of the off stump. Saqibul's fine spell continues

End of over 36 (1 run) Zimbabwe 114/5 (118 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 3.16, RRR: 8.42)
GB Brent    7* (31b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-15-1
E Chigumbura    22* (38b)      Rajin Saleh    1-0-5-0

36.1

Rajin Saleh to Chigumbura, 1 run, in the air but past the bowler and down to long off

36.2

Rajin Saleh to Brent, 1 run, Rafique does the fielding at long off

36.3

Rajin Saleh to Chigumbura, no run, straight to midwicket

36.4

Rajin Saleh to Chigumbura, no run, struck back to Saleh who fields at the second attempt

36.5

Rajin Saleh to Chigumbura, 1 run

36.6

Rajin Saleh to Brent, 1 leg bye, off the pad, down into the leg side

This hasn't exactly turned into a thriller as the 12th man brinks out some instructions. Hopefully he's saying play some shots.

End of over 37 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 118/5 (114 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.18, RRR: 8.76)
GB Brent    8* (33b)      Rajin Saleh    2-0-8-0
E Chigumbura    24* (42b)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-0-15-1

37.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, 1 run, punched out to deep cover

37.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, guess what? yep, it's blocked

37.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, defended out to cover with too much power to get a single

37.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run

37.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, out to point and no one is going anywhere very quickly

37.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, forced out to the man on the cover boundary

These two batsmen haven't managed a boundary between them, in fact no boundaries for 85 balls

End of over 38 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 120/5 (112 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.15, RRR: 9.33)
E Chigumbura    25* (47b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-17-1
GB Brent    9* (34b)      Rajin Saleh    2-0-8-0

38.1

Mohammad Rafique to Chigumbura, no run

38.2

Mohammad Rafique to Chigumbura, 1 run, down to long on

38.3

Mohammad Rafique to Brent, no run, bit more flight from Rafique and Brent misses his cut shot

38.4

Mohammad Rafique to Brent, 1 run, long off again in action but Bangladesh won't worry about the ones

38.5

Mohammad Rafique to Chigumbura, no run, and they'll worry even less about the scoreless deliveries

38.6

Mohammad Rafique to Chigumbura, 1 run, sorry, I've run out of ways to describe a single...so it's a single into the on side

Zimbabwe clearly just trying to bat out their overs, which doesn't make for a great viewing experience

End of over 39 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 123/5 (109 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.15, RRR: 9.90)
E Chigumbura    27* (51b)      Mohammad Rafique    8-0-24-1
GB Brent    10* (36b)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-0-17-1

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, tries to sweep but doesn't connect

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, OUT, stunning effort from Saqibul as the batsman tries to turn the ball away and gets a leading edge high into the on side. There is no one fielding inside the ring so Saqibul has to make the ground himself and completes the catch with a fine diving catch

E Chigumbura c & b Shakib Al Hasan 27 (46m 53b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.94

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, no run, outside edge to short third man

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Brent, OUT, and another one bites the dust as Brent gets a huge top edge to an attempted sweep which is safely pouched by Bashar at midwicket

GB Brent c Habibul Bashar b Shakib Al Hasan 10 (42m 38b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.31

the end is close here and so is Bangladesh revenge for their defeat in Zimbabwe earlier this year

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, worked out to midwicket

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, inside edge but falls just wide of the stumps

And for the final stages of this match it's back to Edward Craig

End of over 40 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 123/7 (109 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.07, RRR: 10.90)
P Utseya    0* (2b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-1-17-3
AJ Ireland    0* (0b)      Mohammad Rafique    8-0-24-1

40.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ireland, no run, Pushed forward

40.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ireland, no run, Pushed forward and a big appeal but not out

40.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ireland, no run, Prodding forward, as opposed to a push - big difference

40.4

Mohammad Rafique to Ireland, no run, driven to mid off

40.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ireland, no run, batting for a draw now, as he leaves it outside off stump

40.6

Mohammad Rafique to Ireland, no run, wraps him in front once more, stifled appeal

End of over 41 (maiden) Zimbabwe 123/7 (109 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.00, RRR: 12.11)
AJ Ireland    0* (6b)      Mohammad Rafique    9-1-24-1
P Utseya    0* (2b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-1-17-3

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, pushed back to bowler

Thanks Andrew, from one redhead to another with a third at the crease. I am sure Ireland didn't fancy a bat today

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, driven to mid on

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ireland, 1 bye, that's done the batsman, keeper but not the stumps, between bat and pad

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, turned round and fielded by Mashud

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, pushed back once more to the bowler - batting for pride now

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, that's blocked once more, off an inside edge and the smiling Sakib is finished, only costing 18 - great bowling

End of over 42 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 125/7 (107 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 2.97, RRR: 13.37)
P Utseya    1* (7b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-1-18-3
AJ Ireland    0* (7b)      Mohammad Rafique    9-1-24-1

42.1

Mohammad Rafique to Ireland, no run, blocked, blocked, blocked - just over 13 an over needed now

42.2

Mohammad Rafique to Ireland, no run, that was more of a poke back to the bowler

42.3

Mohammad Rafique to Ireland, 1 run, attempted drive dribbles into the off

42.4

Mohammad Rafique to Utseya, 1 run, driven down the ground, much more bat on it this time

42.5

Mohammad Rafique to Ireland, OUT, and that's the end of Ireland, a swipe across the line and the experienced Rafique hits the leg stump - not sure where he was trying to hit that, but at least he didn't block it - again...

AJ Ireland b Mohammad Rafique 1 (8m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

42.6

Mohammad Rafique to Rainsford, no run, huge appeal on Rafique's last ball - screaming for more success, but he's won the game with his tight, accurate spin

It is never clear what you should do now, the game is dead, do you annoy everyone by batting out time or just swing? Let's hope they don't treat it like a timed game

End of over 43 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 127/8 (105 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 2.95, RRR: 15.00)
EC Rainsford    0* (1b)      Mohammad Rafique    10-1-26-2
P Utseya    2* (8b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-1-18-3

43.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, no run, plays and misses outside off from the quick bowler - huge relief that the spin drought has finished

43.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, 1 run, clobbered through the off to the cover sweeper

43.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Rainsford, no run, blocked back to mid off

43.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Rainsford, 1 run, short ball, attempted pull and balloons over a vacant short leg

43.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, no run, driven nicely but stopped at point

43.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Utseya, no run, full but can't find a way through, blocked back to the bowler

End of over 44 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 129/8 (103 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 2.93, RRR: 17.16)
P Utseya    3* (12b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-2-16-1
EC Rainsford    1* (3b)      Mohammad Rafique    10-1-26-2

44.1

Abdur Razzak to Rainsford, 1 run, there are still six inside the circle, dribbles out towards that backward square

44.2

Abdur Razzak to Utseya, OUT, another one falls, big swipe across the line trying to keep up with that uber-run rate and it rattles the middle poll. That ball started straight, bounced straight and hit straight, unlike the shot

P Utseya b Abdur Razzak 3 (22m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

We're into the final throes here, Zim have struggled and disappointed, Bangladesh are looking clinical and making the most of this slow pitch

44.3

Abdur Razzak to Kamungozi, no run, pushed back to mid off

44.4

Abdur Razzak to Kamungozi, OUT, and that's it, game over. He goes back to one that he should be forward to, it careers past a flapping bat, taking out all three.

T Kamungozi b Abdur Razzak 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Well done Bangladesh! That's their first Champions Trophy win ever and they regain bottom of the table bragging rites. Zimbabwe have folded once more, but at least one of their batsman made 50. Zimbabwe were poor in this tournament and, as soon as the pace came off the ball on this slow wicket, they were always going to struggle. Bangladesh's score was, looking back, probably better than par. And thanks for joining me on my debut - and the rest of the team - from all of us here, good night.

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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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