Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | BDESH: 162/8 (7 runs required, RR: 8.10)

  • Sohag Gazi2 (4b)
  • T Panyangara4-0-32-3
  • BV Vitori4-0-24-1


Mushfiqur: "We lost two set batsmen in the same over, then the two run outs. 169 was gettable and we should have restricted them to 160."

Taylor: "Panyangara came back really strong. You never think you have enough, it was a flat wicket. In this format the team that holds its nerve gets over the line. Panyangara is a laidback guy."

Man of the Match is Masakadza: "Very relieved. We stuck to our guns well. It was good for us that we got both wickets (Shakib and Shamsur) in the same over. Really happy I managed to convert my start today."

Bangladesh have only a day to recover from what hit them today. That over will haunt them. The teams are back again tomorrow for the second and final T20 to conclude the tour. Thanks for your company and the mails. We'll see you again soon. Cheers!

End of match: What a fabulous comeback by Zimbabwe. They looked out of it when Shakib and Shamsur were running away with it. One over changed it all. Both set batsmen departed and from that point, Bangladesh well and truly botched it. The running was all over the place, the number of dot balls piled on the pressure and in the end, even Mushfiqur couldn't see his side through.

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SarfBD: "We choked. That's all".

Nick: "phew its finally over and what a cliffhanger for Zim to win, great comeback from Panyangara"

Mostak Ahmed: "So finally Bangladesh lost the game by conceding 6 on the last delivery of 20th over, this is the case when ever you conceding six on last delivery!!"

Panyangara to Abdur Razzak, OUT, and a wicket to finish things off! Panyangara continues bowling it full, on the stumps, swings and the ball hits the pads, plumb in front, what a terrific last over that was by Panyangara

Abdur Razzak lbw b Panyangara 2 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Panyangara to Abdur Razzak, no run, excellent over this from Panyangara! Razzak swings again at a full delivery outside off, no contact, Taylor jumps up in celebration knowing they have this in the bag

They need a boundary

Panyangara to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, keeps it tight again! This was another fuller delivery, on the stumps, swings and mistimes the hoick to the deep on the on side
Panyangara to Abdur Razzak, no run, no he can't! This was full and a touch wide outside off, Razzak made a bit of room, failed to make contact

Can Razzak send this one out of the ground?

Panyangara to Sohag Gazi, 1 leg bye, he moves across his stumps and tries the lap shot! The ball only clips his pads and rolls away, only a single
Panyangara to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, the captain wanted the strike and he's out off the first ball! It was a low full toss, Mushfiqur went across and tried to smash that over deep square leg, Williams takes it well in front of the rope

Mushfiqur Rahim c Williams b Panyangara 28 (32m 14b 1x4 2x6) SR: 200.00

10 to get off 6! Did anyone think it would get this close?

19 | 10 Runs | BDESH: 159/6 (10 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.36, RRR: 10.00)

  • Mushfiqur Rahim28 (13b)
  • Sohag Gazi2 (3b)
  • BV Vitori4-0-24-1
  • T Panyangara3-0-30-1

Anupam: "Fair decision, i think the rule of grounding the bat needs to change in dives. The batsman has crossed the crease and grounded the bat but momentum means the bat sometimes goes up in the air, don't think it should be out.."

Vitori to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, he shuffles and chips it over square leg and Gazi thinks of two but the captain's happy with one! He wants the strike
Vitori to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, Gazi tries to paddle scoop it and he gets an inside edge clips his pads and rolls to the off side, they sneak a single
Vitori to Sohag Gazi, no run, this was short and fizzing towards the face and he swings and misses
Vitori to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, swings across the line and he places it to deep midwicket

Bang_La: "I am Bangladeshi yet totally appalled by the not-out decision. The bat was in air clearly, could tell from the shadow."

Vitori to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX runs, Mushfiqur's turning it on! This was full and wide outside the off stump and he reaches forward and scoops it over extra cover
Vitori to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump and he hops at the crease and punches it to the off side

Daniel Alexander: "Took the dog for a walk, and the decision was still pending #thatwaslong"

18 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 149/6 (20 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.27, RRR: 10.00)

  • Mushfiqur Rahim20 (10b)
  • Sohag Gazi0 (0b)
  • T Panyangara3-0-30-1
  • TL Chatara3-0-30-0

There was a scoring error in the 17th over. It was indeed Ziaur on strike for those deliveries that beat the batsman. Mushfiqur hit the six

Panyangara to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR runs, full outside the off stump and he gets down and bashes it away to long-off, a boundary to relieve the pressure
Panyangara to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, do we have yet another run out?? Tough one for the third umpire. Mushfiqur slogs the ball to wide long-on, they take the first run and set off for the second, the throw is flat and to the keeper, Mushfiqur dives and Taylor breaks the stumps, the bat bounced up and appeared to be in the air when the bails were dislodged, the third umpire is taking his time. He studies countless replays and he isn't 100% certain the bat was grounded properly and he rules in favour of the batsman!
Panyangara to Ziaur Rahman, OUT, and yet another wicket falls! Ziaur was udner pressure to score, he chips down the track and lofts him straight to deep extra cover

Ziaur Rahman c Sibanda b Panyangara 2 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

Panyangara to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, he fires a yorker length delivery outside off and drills it to cover
Panyangara to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, and we have a collision! Drills the ball to long-on and the batsmen collide midway, all happening here, luckily for it doesn't cost the visitors
Panyangara to Ziaur Rahman, no run,

17 | 11 Runs | BDESH: 141/5 (28 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.29, RRR: 9.33)

  • Mushfiqur Rahim13 (7b)
  • Ziaur Rahman1 (4b)
  • TL Chatara3-0-30-0
  • CT Mutombodzi4-0-33-0
Chatara to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX runs, and the captain relieves the pressure with a six! This was short and he swivels and pulls over deep midwicket, a charged up captain yells at Zia
Chatara to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, and he finally gets some bat on it this time but it's an outside edge to third man
Chatara to Ziaur Rahman, no run, the pressure gets to the batsman as he gives the charge and swings wildly, and yes he missed it again
Chatara to Ziaur Rahman, no run, beaten again! This was a better ball, closer to the off stump, moved in and then the other way, Zia nearly edge that
Chatara to Ziaur Rahman, no run, nearly finds the edge! This one skidded through and Zia fished at that

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st2Shamsur RahmanTamim Iqbal
2nd118Shamsur RahmanShakib Al Hasan
3rd4Shamsur RahmanMushfiqur Rahim
4th2Mushfiqur RahimNasir Hossain
5th4MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
6th13Ziaur RahmanMushfiqur Rahim
7th16Mushfiqur RahimSohag Gazi
8th3Abdur RazzakSohag Gazi