Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    13.5 bowled 'em, Mpofu has gone for a run after uprooting Tamim's off stump, the changed angle has worked, Mpofu angles it in from a length, Tamim opts to shoulder arms, the leaving has been generally very good in this game, but to Tamim's horror, it carried on coming in with the angle to shatter the off stump, Zimbabwe's joy is boundless, they have got the big one 65/1
    21.3 Jarvis has some reward for some lovely bowling, gets it to jag away from a length on off stump, have to play at those, and Taibu snaps up the healthy edge, Price jumps straight in to Jarvis and almost takes him down 87/2
    25.6 now it is Jarvis' turn to take off on a run, that angle from round the stumps is working well for Zimbabwe, Jarvis goes really wide of the crease and hurls it in on a length, Nafees has to play at it and goes forward to drive it, but it bends back in even further, and sneaks between bat and pad to take out middle 102/3
    38.5 that is the end of Ashraful, Vitori has plugged and plugged away outside the off stump, one going away, another holding its line, yet another jagging back in, this one started to curl back in a touch from just short of a length, Ashraful shuffled well across and tried to push it away with the angle, a bit away from the body, but the late movement did him in, and the inside edge clattered in to the off stump and took it out 140/4
    49.3 they are falling apart now, Mpofu fires in the full delivery on the stumps, Rahim sets himself up for the flick, and hits it straight in the air to square leg, Price and Mpofu do the celebratory jig and tap their legs together 174/7
    47.4 Mpofu gets his man, Mahmudullah perishes outside off, he had been going after wide deliveries, saw this one pitched a bit short and went for the cut without any foot movement, and it bounced to take the edge on its way to Taibu, who celebrates and is lifted off the ground by a delighted Price 167/5
    48.4 that could be the game, Shakib falls to a nothing shot, he has been threatening to do this right from the time he came in, and has perished outside off stump, length ball going across some way outside off, no need to do anything with it, but he goes pushing at it with an angled blade, and second slip gets low and forward to his right to accept the gift, Taylor takes out his opposite number and celebrates 174/6
    54.1 bowled 'em, Elton goes through his defenses, Razzak's cameo is over, full delivery on the stumps from round the wicket, he goes for another big hoick over mid on, misses, and the ball clatters in to off stump 224/8
    55.1 and Jarvis goes through Shafiul's defenses first ball after lunch, he has shown so much potential in his debut Test, pitched up around middle, holding its line, and taking out the middle stump as the batsman tries to push at it from the crease 228/9
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    57.3 that has got to be close and umpire Dharmasena has given it, Jarvis gets the last one with a length ball that jags back in sharply to strike him in front 244/10
    7 (b 4, lb 2, nb 1)
    244 all out (57.3 Overs, RR: 4.24, 272 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Tamim Iqbal, 13.5 ov), 2-87 (Imrul Kayes, 21.3 ov), 3-102 (Shahriar Nafees, 25.6 ov), 4-140 (Mohammad Ashraful, 38.5 ov), 5-167 (Mahmudullah, 47.4 ov), 6-174 (Shakib Al Hasan, 48.4 ov), 7-174 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 49.3 ov), 8-224 (Abdur Razzak, 54.1 ov), 9-228 (Shafiul Islam, 55.1 ov), 10-244 (Robiul Islam, 57.3 ov)
    BV Vitori14.015614.0000
    KM Jarvis16.346143.6900
    E Chigumbura15.035023.3300
    CB Mpofu10.005135.1001
    RW Price2.0020010.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 4 Aug - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 264/2 (H Masakadza 88*, BRM Taylor 40*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 5 Aug - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 107/3 (Mohammad Ashraful 34*, Mahmudullah 4*, 46 ov)
  • Sat, 6 Aug - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 92/4 (BRM Taylor 5*, T Taibu 0*, 34.3 ov)
  • Sun, 7 Aug - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 112/3 (Mohammad Ashraful 19*, Mushfiqur Rahim 4*, 30 ov)
  • Mon, 8 Aug - day 5 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 244 (57.3 ov) - end of match

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