Player of the Match
Player of the Match

8:30pm: That is all we have for you. Thanks for your company and comments. Do join us back for the second T20 on Sunday. Till then, buh-bye and good night.

Presentation:

Waller, Man of the Match: I just freed myself up and played my game. I did not think too much about it and went for the areas. I am sure the boys will come to the party next game

Chigumbura: Especially after three quick wickets, I thought Waller gave us a chance to defend the score. Today, the pitch was different and it was keeping low. That's where we lost it. We have to make sure we stay positive.

Mashrafe: I am not really satisfied. We got partnerships but we couldn't get through. Waller batted really well today and we got his wicket at the right time.

8:15pm: Bangladesh were jolted by early wickets, Cremer and Chisoro then combined well in the middle overs, but Mahmudullah showed calmness and as did Mashrafe. Eventually, Bangladesh clinched it by four wickets. They were also helped by Panyangara who lost his rhythm at the death and sprayed the ball all round the shop. Perhaps, an extra 20 runs from Zimbabwe would have tested Bangladesh further.

Bharath Seervi, our statsman strikes: "First time the Bangladesh team is without a left-arm spinner. In all their previous 44 T20Is they had at least 1 left-arm spinner "

Niaz: "Mash for man of the match, please :-)"

Abir Utsha : "Waller should be judged Man of the Match."

Mahmudullah: I just did it for the team. My role is to put on partnerships and finish.

17.4
6
Jongwe to Mashrafe Mortaza, SIX runs, Mashrafe finishes it off with a six! Length ball, Mashrafe sizes it up and launches it down the ground to put the seal on Bangladesh's win

Over the wicket.

17.3
4
Jongwe to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs, short on the leg from round the wicket, pulled away, fine leg had no chance. The crowd dancing and jiving to their captain's tune
17.2
0
Jongwe to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full and on the pads, Mashrafe can't connect with a flick
17.1
1
Jongwe to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full and on middle, dabbed in front of midwicket. Jongwe gets across quickly but can't throw the stumps down at the non-strikers' end

Jongwe.

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | BDESH: 125/6 (7 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.35, RRR: 2.33)

  • Mashrafe Mortaza5 (9b)
  • Mahmudullah21 (20b)
  • N Madziva3-0-24-0
  • TS Chisoro4-1-15-2

Bangladesh need only 7 off 18 balls

16.6
0
Madziva to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, low full toss on off, (mis)hit back to the bowler
16.5
1
Madziva to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Madziva persists with the shorter length, swivel-pulled behind square
16.4
1
Madziva to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, dug in again, pulled powerfully to deep midwicket
16.3
4
Madziva to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR runs, short and on middle and leg, Mashrafe gets inside the line and helps it fine with a pull
16.2
0
Madziva to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, full ball on off, that's pushed back to the bowler
16.1
1
Madziva to Mahmudullah, 1 run, too full and outside off, driven crisply to Ervine at deep cover

Madziva replaces Panyangara.

END OF OVER:
16 | (wicket maiden) | BDESH: 118/6 (14 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.37, RRR: 3.50)

  • Mashrafe Mortaza0 (5b)
  • Mahmudullah19 (18b)
  • TS Chisoro4-1-15-2
  • T Panyangara3-0-25-0
15.6
0
Chisoro to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, Chisoro gives this more air outside off to round off a wicket maiden. Mashrafe hangs back and glides it to short third man, all along the ground, though
15.5
0
Chisoro to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, another quick, flat one. Mashrafe answers with a front-foot defence

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st6Tamim IqbalAnamul Haque
2nd39Tamim IqbalSabbir Rahman
3rd9Mushfiqur RahimTamim Iqbal
4th25Tamim IqbalNasir Hossain
5th1MahmudullahTamim Iqbal
6th38MahmudullahLiton Das
7th18Mashrafe MortazaMahmudullah