Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That was a comprehensive win for Bangladesh, totally outplaying Zimbabwe. On a docile pitch, 207 was just not even runs on the board for Zimbabwe, whose batsmen just couldn't score quickly off Bangladesh's array of spinners.

Junaid and Tamim gave the Bangladesh chase the perfect launchpad, and Ashraful made a near-flawless century to finish the game. Zimbabwe's bowlers need to be more disciplined as well, leaking plenty of extras besides feeding the batsmen with hit-me deliveries.

Sharthak from Bangladesh: "Good win to start the series for Bangladesh. The most impressive part of this win was sensible batting."

Post-match presentation: Prosper Utseya says his batsmen should have applied themselves better early in the innings so that they could have attacked later in the innings.

Shakib Al Hasan says the boys did a very good job, and is happy with his team's performance.

Mohammad Ashraful is the Man of the Match. "My team-mates have supported me though I didn't do well in the Tests against West Indies," he says. He adds that not being captain has also reduced the burden on him and allowed him to play more freely.

That's it from us here at Cricinfo. Thanks for all the mails, do join us again for the second ODI on Tuesday

34.3
4
Chibhabha to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR, Raqibul finishes it with a lofted drive over mid-off for a boundary
34.3
1nb
Chibhabha to Raqibul Hasan, 1(no ball) , Zimbabwe are helping Bangladesh across the line here, that no-ball means only one more is needed, free-hit time
34.2
0
Chibhabha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, yorker on legstump, dug out by the batsman towards the off side
34.1
0
Chibhabha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short and wide, Raqibul muscles it to mid-on

END OF OVER:
34 | 4 Runs | BDESH: 206/2 (2 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.05, RRR: 0.12)

  • Mohammad Ashraful103 (103b)
  • Raqibul Hasan7 (21b)
  • H Masakadza3-0-19-0
  • CJ Chibhabha6-0-45-1
33.6
0
Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, wanted to finish it off there, but a furious slash is fielded at cover
33.5
4
Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, that's his century, his 3rd on ODIs, an innovative shot from him to being up three figures, opened the face to glide the ball fine to the third man boundary
33.4
0
Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, slower ball outside off, Ashraful goes for the cut but misses, the ball slides under his bat
33.3
0
Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tries to force it past point, but a diving fielder there denies him
33.2
0
Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets behind the line and defends solidly
33.1
0
Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, chopped towards point, the wait for a century continues

END OF OVER:
33 | 1 Run | BDESH: 202/2 (6 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.12, RRR: 0.35)

  • Raqibul Hasan7 (21b)
  • Mohammad Ashraful99 (97b)
  • CJ Chibhabha6-0-45-1
  • AG Cremer5-0-30-0

Will Ashraful finish things off with a six, a-la Virender Sehwag? He's on 3000 ODI runs by the way

32.6
0
Chibhabha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, more defence from Raqibul to end the over
32.5
0
Chibhabha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short and outside off, punched off the back foot towards mid-off
32.4
0
Chibhabha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, length ball just outside off, driven firmly towards cover
32.3
0
Chibhabha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, back of a length on offstump, more defence from Raqibul
32.2
0
Chibhabha to Raqibul Hasan, no run, fullish on middle and off, Raqibul defends off the back foot
32.1
1
Chibhabha to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, well outside off, Ashraful chops it down to third man for a single, moves to 99

Chibhabha comes back into the attack

END OF OVER:
32 | 3 Runs | BDESH: 201/2 (7 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.28, RRR: 0.38)

  • Mohammad Ashraful98 (96b)
  • Raqibul Hasan7 (16b)
  • AG Cremer5-0-30-0
  • P Utseya6-0-31-0
31.6
1
Cremer to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, driven inside-out towards sweeper cover for a single to retain the strike
31.5
0
Cremer to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on middle and off, Ashraful gets behind the line and defends
31.4
0
Cremer to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, a googly from Cremer, Ashraful defends off the back foot

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st30Junaid SiddiqueTamim Iqbal
2nd137Mohammad AshrafulTamim Iqbal
3rd44Mohammad AshrafulRaqibul Hasan