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124dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Ashraful ton charges Bangladesh to easy win

A disciplined bowling performance restricted Zimbabwe to a below-par 207 before Mohammad Ashraful led the chase with a breezy ton to help Bangladesh clinch a facile win in the first ODI in Bulawayo

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Ashraful
103(103) 12x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 41 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
6 0 13 22 29 6 10 17
MA Vermeulen
92(128) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 30 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 9 14 6 22 7 22 12

Best performances - Bowlers

Nazmul Hossain
O6.5
M0
R29
W3
Eco4.24
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mahmudullah
O8
M1
R39
W2
Eco4.87
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Bangladesh led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

9 August 2009 (50-over match)

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Match Referee

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 runs, 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 runs, 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

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

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