Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    31.6 he was getting some sharp movement into the right-hander, and now he finally manages one sharp enough to beat the inside edge and ping the pad. Moves in the air and further into him after pitching. But in line to crash into leg stump. Just about clipping leg stump to get three reds, as replays show 85/3
    10.4 oops, an ugly slog. That's an unacceptable shot on the first morning of a session. He has gifted Bangladesh an opening here. Nicely looped up and slides in to beat the bat and crash into middle 35/1
    16.2 oh, well bowled, and Bangladesh are celebrating, but Taylor's standing his ground here... The umpires have gone upstairs for a catch at short leg. The soft signal is out. Nazmul Hossain Shanto claimed a low catch, straight off the inside edge, and Taylor wasn't sure he'd taken it cleanly. From the replays it seems like he has. Very well bowled. Drew Taylor forward to defend, and the ball kept coming in with the angle to take a thick inside edge. Could have played that with softer hands, I guess. Much better hands from Shanto - the ball nearly popped out but he grabbed it nicely on the second attempt 47/2
    76.3 and Mahmudullah's given Bangladesh the breakthrough! The big, big wicket of Williams, that too. Even against Mehidy, he was having a bit of trouble with the one that pitched outside off and turned away, because he wasn't getting his front foot far enough across. He had been worried about the straighter one, worried about lbw, and his front pad had been going away from the line of the ball. Well, now Mahmudullah flights one nicely into that line outside off, and gets it to dip onto a dangerous length and spin away sharply. Williams looks to defend, but he's playing well away from his body and only manages a thick edge, which Mehidy grabs brilliantly with a dive to his left at first slip 201/5
    47.3 for the first time ever, Test cricket witnesses Nazmul Islam's naagin dance! He gets Raza with the one that goes with the arm - pretty poorly handled by the batsman, who is forward but not close enough to the pitch of the ball, and brings the bat down at an angle in defence, curtain-rail style, and leaves a big gap for the ball to sneak through 129/4
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    192
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    32.81
    102.1 oh, a blinder at short leg! These have got to stick on, and this one did. Nicely done by the bowler, loops it up and invites the stroke from Chakabva who clips it off the pads. Just doesn't manage to keep it down and the ball travels straight into the hands of Nazmul. He wasn't even trying to catch so much as turning away to take cover 261/6
    109.3 gone! It was a length ball outside off, Wellington pushes at it but the ball goes straight with the arm, takes an outside edge and Bangladesh have struck right after the drinks break 268/7
    112.5 another wicket. It was a length ball, around middle, Mavuta came forward and thrust his bat and pad, but ends up playing inside the line and is struck right in front. The ball would have gone on to hit the top of middle stump, replays show 273/8
    117.2 five-wicket haul for Taijul. Jarvis looks to go big but gets an outside edge and a good catch near head-height by Mehidy Hasan at first slip. Fourth five-wicket haul in Test cricket for Taijul 282/9
    117.3 make that six! Chatara goes for a first-ball duck, pushes at the length ball and a regulation catch to Liton Das at silly mid-off 282/10
    Extras
    2 (b 1, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    282 all out (117.3 Overs, RR: 2.4)
    Fall of wickets: 1-35 (BB Chari, 10.4 ov), 2-47 (BRM Taylor, 16.2 ov), 3-85 (H Masakadza, 31.6 ov), 4-129 (Sikandar Raza, 47.3 ov), 5-201 (SC Williams, 76.3 ov), 6-261 (RW Chakabva, 102.1 ov), 7-268 (WP Masakadza, 109.3 ov), 8-273 (B Mavuta, 112.5 ov), 9-282 (KM Jarvis, 117.2 ov), 10-282 (TL Chatara, 117.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Abu Jayed2136813.2300
    Taijul Islam39.3710862.7300
    Ariful Haque41701.7500
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz2784501.6600
    Nazmul Islam2364922.1300
    Mahmudullah30311.0000
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    8.3 and two balls after that, he plays a loose shot outside off, which really, that sort of looseness won't go unpunished probably once or twice out of ten times. Terrific delivery, though, drawing him forward into the channel with a fuller length ball and then getting it to leave him expertly to shave the outside edge and settle into the big gloves 14/2
    3.5 chopped on. Persists in that channel outside off, and this time he gets some bounce from a back of a length. Imrul hops back up and brings the bat down at a slight angle and gets an inside edge onto the stumps 8/1
    18.3 a perfect offbreak. A little bit of flight, pitching just around off stump, forcing the batsman to come forward and play, and as Mominul pushes his bat forward, the ball spins just enough to take the outside edge and Hamilton Masakadza takes a good low catch to his right 49/5
    9.3 ah, really need to curb those instincts.. Pushes away from the body. Chatara's getting these to leave the batsman pretty subtly, so that's easier said than done. Gets beaten promptly. Actually, Zimbabwe are convinced there's something here. Was it bat hitting the ground, though? Nah, a clear edge. Nazmul trudges off, and Bangladesh are all of a sudden on the backfoot for the first time in the match 19/3
    9.5 uh-oh! Mahmudullah, the captain's gone. Bowled off an inside edge. This is beautiful bowling by Chatara. Beautiful seam, even more beautiful angles. Mahmudullah instinctively presses forward to block a back of a length ball but it cuts in pretty sharply off the deck and shaves the inside edge, before, to his horror, crashing into the stumps. Bangladesh in some serious trouble here. And they have to bat last. A first-innings lead is non-negotiable, really 19/4
    28.2 oh, dear lord! This template never seems to leave Bangladesh. Boundary and then immediately a wicket. Extra bounce from a back of a length, outside off, but stifling enough to make him poke at it, gets the outside edge, a big fat one at that and the keeper gleefully pouches it 78/6
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    38.2 that's pretty tame. Probably done in by how quickly and how sharply that curved into him, some extra bounce as well. And all that means Miraz gets a leading edge back to the bowler as he tries to flick it off the pads 108/7
    45.4 and gone! Raza does the trick again. Taijul was nowhere near the pitch of the ball and sharp turn almost squares him up, forces an outside edge and the keeper does the rest 131/8
    49.5 caught beautifully at silly point. It was a length ball, Nazmul reaches out, couldn't reach to the pitch of the ball, pushes at it and the ball goes towards Brian Chari who stays low and takes a good catch 143/9
    50.6 a yes, no and sorry! It was a length ball, Ariful dabs it towards square leg, Abu Jayed sets off as soon as the ball is hit, without realising it went right towards Taylor who takes a step or two to his right, lobs the ball back to the bowler who breaks the stumps. Jayed couldn't undo his steps in time 143/10
    Extras
    8 (b 7, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    143 all out (51 Overs, RR: 2.8)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Imrul Kayes, 3.5 ov), 2-14 (Liton Das, 8.3 ov), 3-19 (Najmul Hossain Shanto, 9.3 ov), 4-19 (Mahmudullah, 9.5 ov), 5-49 (Mominul Haque, 18.3 ov), 6-78 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 28.2 ov), 7-108 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 38.2 ov), 8-131 (Taijul Islam, 45.4 ov), 9-143 (Nazmul Islam, 49.5 ov), 10-143 (Abu Jayed, 50.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KM Jarvis1122822.5400
    TL Chatara1041931.9000
    B Mavuta602704.5000
    Sikandar Raza1223532.9100
    WP Masakadza822102.6200
    SC Williams40511.2500
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    36.1 Where has this come from? Masakadza has played a couple of shots already in this session, and now he's perished! Mehidy came around the wicket, and Masakadza lined him up with a reverse sweep. But he misses completely, and an appeal for lbw is upheld. There's a brief chat between the batsmen about taking the review, but Williams advises against it. Bangladesh break through, and Masakadza falls short of what would have been a second patient fifty in the game. 101/3
    12.2 lovely bowling. Follows the dart with a sumptuous delivery - tossed up so slow through the air. Chari inches forward but plays inside the line - that's because of Mehidy's drift and it's so beautiful, just enough to beat the outside edge and knock back off stump 19/1
    18.2 caught near long-on! Top work by Imrul! He has to run back a big distance, tracking the ball over his shoulders, but he never loses sight of it. Even picks up on how he needs to reach for it at the very end. Does so and grabs it with both hands. Taylor falls, playing those shots that he hoped would mess with the Bangladesh spinners' discipline. But Taijul held on and so did his team 47/2
    41.5 bowled 'im! Well, Zimbabwe usually play the reverse sweep well, and Williams plays it as well as anyone, but the shot has now brought two wickets since lunch. Williams was quickly into position for the stroke, but the ball landed just a little too close to him to execute it properly. After a couple of ricochets, the ball finds its way onto the stumps, and Bangladesh have another. It looks like the ball came right off his boot, no bat involved. 121/4
    43.3 there goes another one! Taijul has his tenth wicket in the game, and Bangladesh are roaring back into this. Having used his feet so well at the beginning of the over, Raza inexplicably stays back to this one. The ball grips, turns and beats his desperate defensive push to rattle the stumps. This is his first 10-wicket haul in Tests. 130/6
    41.6 there goes another one! Mahmudullah took an age setting his field just right, and a rattled PJ Moor pushed with hard hands to offer silly mid off a simple catch. There was a man at a close, catching mid on, a short leg, silly mid off and a slip. They all crowded Moor, who tapped his first ball straight to Liton Das at silly mid off. Two in two! 121/5
    64.2 caught at short cover! That's not what you do with a half-volley. Having looked fairly solid in defence, he goes for the drive - and it's wide enough to drive too - only he fails to place and he's utterly peeved with himself for the mistake. Spins around in disgust, hacking his bat at the air, before walking off. 172/8
    62.5 lbw to the slider but Wellington goes for a review. This is beautiful bowling. Pitching it right up on off stump, the undercutter meant to go on with the arm. Wellington goes back - which is a poor call - and is rushed by the ball zipping through to him, pinning him in front of middle. DRS gives out three reds and umpire Tucker's decision stands 165/7
    64.6 taken at deepish mid-off. Two wickets in the over, to not especially great deliveries, but that's expected at the tail-end of a batting line up. Mavuta makes room to belt a length ball. But in making space for himself, he ruins his chances of making good connection. Toe-end strike goes straight up and Ariful takes a simple catch 173/9
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    65.4 big appeal for lbw and umpire Kettleborough gives it. Chatara asks for the review, and it seems like he thinks he's hit it. Replays show he has, but the ball strikes pad first, before the bat comes into contact. This doesn't look good for Zimbabwe. The skidder is in line with middle stump. It straightens just enough, and does so at good pace, to trouble the batsman. Ball-tracking comes up - three reds - he's out 181/10
    Extras
    8 (b 4, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    181 all out (65.4 Overs, RR: 2.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (BB Chari, 12.2 ov), 2-47 (BRM Taylor, 18.2 ov), 3-101 (H Masakadza, 36.1 ov), 4-121 (SC Williams, 41.5 ov), 5-121 (PJ Moor, 41.6 ov), 6-130 (Sikandar Raza, 43.3 ov), 7-165 (WP Masakadza, 62.5 ov), 8-172 (RW Chakabva, 64.2 ov), 9-173 (B Mavuta, 64.6 ov), 10-181 (TL Chatara, 65.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Taijul Islam28.486252.1600
    Nazmul Islam612724.5000
    Abu Jayed712503.5700
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz1974832.5200
    Mahmudullah41701.7500
    Mominul Haque10404.0000
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    22.6 extended appeal for lbw! Umpire Kettleborough says no, but they're reviewing it. Liton was aiming to pull to midwicket, but the ball just rushed on to him a little and struck him on the thigh and fairly adjacent. There's no bat involved, the impact is in line and it's hitting the top of middle. Three reds, the opening stand is broken and Zimbabwe celebrate! Excellent referral. Terrible shot. 56/1
    36.5 bowled him! Raza strikes again! Imrul had chosen his shots so wisely up to this point, but now he falls to an unnecessary paddle sweep. The ball was floated right up to him, drifting down the leg side, but it was too full for the sweep, and he's bowled around his legs. 83/3
    27.3 he's chopped on! Jarvis belts out a roar and Zimbabwe are on top here. Intense bowling and the rewards are coming. Gets this to bounce extra off a length, the angle is moving away. Where Mominul was better off defending with a straight bat, he attempts to punch on the up. But the bounce ensures he's in no position and it takes the thick inside edge before smashing the stumps. 67/2
    42.3 the marathon man strikes again, this is a very poor stroke. He wasn't sure whether to play full-blooded sweep or just defend. In the end, he got into an awkward tangle, and the ball hit the glove, onto the body and to the short leg fielder. Alarm bells ringing in the Bangladesh camp 102/4
    46.5 oh dear, what have you done at the stroke of lunch? This is a loose shot, what a terrible way to go. He better not look into the coach's eyes for a while to come. This is an attempted googly gone wrong, the length is too short and this was sitting up for him to slap, Shanto after giving himself the room suddenly checks his shot and ends up chipping it. Raza dives to his right and point to complete an excellent catch. It's lunch and Zimbabwe are on top! 111/5
    54.3 caught in the deep! Mushfiqur missed a sweep in Mavuta's last over, now he's top edged one. The extra bounce meant the ball took the top edge, and Masakadza sprinted in from deep square leg to hold onto a diving catch. His sunglasses flew off his hat as he went to ground, and for a moment it looked like he'd grassed it ... but it's a clean catch, and Zimbabwe have taken a significant forward step in their push for victory. 132/6
    63.1 Zimbabwe have recorded their first away win since 2001! What scenes in Sylhet. The batsman is completely deceived in flight, he goes for a wild heave, but ends up getting a top-edge. This is so high in the air, that two fielders are underneath it. Regis Chakabva, the keeper, calls for it and settles underneath it to complete an excellent catch. He immediately uproots the stumps before running in to join his mates in celebration. Hail the spirit of the Zimbabweans 169/10
    58.6 beautiful bowling. Plenty of revs, there's enough turn as it lands on the rough outside off and spins away. Mehedy jabs at this and gets the thinnest of edges. That said, it still needed some catching from Chakabva, who rode the bounce very nicely to pouch this safely. Mavuta continues to impress, what a delivery, one that would've made any top legspinner of yore very, very proud. 150/7
    59.5 first Test wicket for Wellington Masakadza! Nice flight, enticed Taijul to go over the top. He does exactly that but the turn means he ends not just just toe-ending it but also drag it straight to long-on. Coach Lalchand Rajput is on his feet. Zimbabwe are not far from their first away win in 17 years. 151/8
    60.1 draws him forward and beats the inside edge with sharp turn. The appeal was convincing, umpire Richard Kettleborough ruled it out on the field. Bangladesh went for a review, with the hope that this may have bounced over, but ball tracking confirms this as umpire's call. The ball struck just about in line and would've clipped the stumps. 155/9
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    7 (b 5, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    169 all out (63.1 Overs, RR: 2.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Liton Das, 22.6 ov), 2-67 (Mominul Haque, 27.3 ov), 3-83 (Imrul Kayes, 36.5 ov), 4-102 (Mahmudullah, 42.3 ov), 5-111 (Najmul Hossain Shanto, 46.5 ov), 6-132 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 54.3 ov), 7-150 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 58.6 ov), 8-151 (Taijul Islam, 59.5 ov), 9-155 (Nazmul Islam, 60.1 ov), 10-169 (Ariful Haque, 63.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KM Jarvis1452912.0700
    TL Chatara922502.7700
    Sikandar Raza1714132.4100
    SC Williams821301.6200
    B Mavuta1022142.1000
    WP Masakadza5.103326.3800

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Zimbabwe led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

3,4,5,6 November 2018 (5-day match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sat, 03 Nov - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 236/5 (PJ Moor 37*, RW Chakabva 20*, 91 ov)
  • Sun, 04 Nov - day 2 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 1/0 (H Masakadza 1*, BB Chari 0*, 2 ov)
  • Mon, 05 Nov - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 26/0 (Liton Das 14*, Imrul Kayes 12*, 10.1 ov)
  • Tue, 06 Nov - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 169 (63.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Bangladesh 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st56Imrul KayesLiton Das
2nd11Imrul KayesMominul Haque
3rd16MahmudullahImrul Kayes
4th19MahmudullahNajmul Hossain Shanto
5th9Mushfiqur RahimNajmul Hossain Shanto
6th21Mushfiqur RahimAriful Haque
7th18Ariful HaqueMehidy Hasan Miraz
8th1Ariful HaqueTaijul Islam
9th4Ariful HaqueNazmul Islam
10th14Ariful HaqueAbu Jayed