Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Nasir Hossain
68(67) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 3 0 1 4 2
H Masakadza
38(53) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 0 0 2 0 8 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Ziaur Rahman
O9.0
M1
R30
W5
Eco3.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SW Masakadza
O10.0
M0
R51
W4
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That's all we have from today. The second game is on Sunday, 9am Bulawayo time. Do join us then. Cheers

Quotes from the presentation
"Shocker," says Brendan Taylor. "Very disappointing. We were happy restricting them to 268 on a flat wicket, but we didn't bat well. No room for excuses. We have got to come back well. It's such a good wicket. We kept finding ways to get out. it is frustrating. Bangladesh kept it really simple. We can learn from them. Not much time. Tomorrow practice, and come out and be positive and back ourselves. They are going to be tough to beat, but we will be up for that."

"Always happy with such wins," says Mushfiqur Rahim. "It is an important match because this is the series opener. We lost a few wickets, but Nasir and Mominul and Mahmudullah batted really well. Shows Nasir is in good form. It is a pleasure to play with him. He and Mominul put up a crucial partnership. Shafiul took early wickets, and we knew it was a matter of one or two wickets when they got that partnership going. And Zia bowled superbly."

"First of all I thank Allah," says Ziaur Rahman, the Man of the Match. "I was looking to bowl straight, just bowl line and length. Everybody supported me. Beautiful country. I am enjoying the stay here."

Shakib plucks out a stump for Ziaur Rahman, who came into the match with an average of 100, but has taken five wickets to skittle out Zimbabwe. That's a big win by 121 runs after being put in. A solid innings from Nasir Hossain set them up after Bangladesh had been 94 for 4 at one stage. After that, their bowlers, no longer relying on just spin, put the hosts under a lot of pressure, and reaped the wickets

"Our boys played really really well," says Abdur Razzak. "We batted well first, and then bowled really well. When I started the career, we have been playing more ODIs than Tests so we enjoy the format. We will try to play similar kind of cricket in the coming matches."

32.1
W
Robiul Islam to Masakadza, OUT, it's over. Robiul gets the wicket with a full and straight delivery. This hits him middle and leg, and would have taken leg

END OF OVER:
32 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | ZIM: 148/9

  • TL Chatara0 (2b)
  • SW Masakadza33 (32b)
  • Ziaur Rahman9-1-30-5
  • Mominul Haque1-0-7-0
31.6
0
Ziaur Rahman to Chatara, no run, another appeal for lbw. A smiliar delivery really except that this one has taken the inside edge
31.5
0
Ziaur Rahman to Chatara, no run, how close has he come to a hat-trick? He had it, for mine, but the big stride from Chatara seems to have saved him. This was straight, just short of a length, seamed in, and trapped him in front. Not given. I can only imagine the stride saved him

Chatara to face the hat-trick ball. Two slips, a short cover,a gully catching

31.4
W
Ziaur Rahman to Panyangara, OUT, that's five for Zia. he began the day with an average for 100. What a game cricket is. This one nips back in from a length just outside off, and traps him dead in front. Can Zia finish this off with a hat-trick?

Panyangara is the new man in

Time for the final drink of the afternoon

31.3
W
Ziaur Rahman to Waller, OUT, and finally the slog gets Bangladesh the wicket. This partnership much have frustrated Bangladesh, but Zia has come back and broken through. Waller swipes across the line, and misses, and is bowled

AndrewM: "Just back on, after a coffee delay (Salvadorian coffee amongst the best in the world!) and its all rather depressing. Shingi has done himself proud recently though, i remember Allan Donald singling him out for praise during his brief coaching stint in Zim. Would love it if these 2 could get 50 each..."

31.2
0
Ziaur Rahman to Waller, no run, on a length, on off, defended off the front foot

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Nasir Hossain
68(67) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 6 3 0 1 4 2
H Masakadza
38(53) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 0 0 2 0 8 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Ziaur Rahman
O9.0
M1
R30
W5
Eco3.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SW Masakadza
O10.0
M0
R51
W4
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF