Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

E Chigumbura
64(95) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 3 1 1 1 2 13 1
Shakib Al Hasan
52(66) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
3 0 1 4 2 4 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

P Utseya
O10.0
M3
R22
W2
Eco2.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shakib Al Hasan
O10.0
M3
R23
W3
Eco2.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So Zimbabwe win by 38 runs and begin the tri-series on a high. They've been at the receiving end of a lot of defeats at the hands of Bangladesh over the last few years and they've turned it around here. The way they bowled and fielded today would have given even the bigger teams a run for their money. Utseya led from the front by bringing himself on in the second over and setting a fine example with his bowling, keeping the batsmen in check. Can't say the same for Ashraful, who perished in an indiscreet manner yet again.

All in all a very professional performance by Zimbabwe, particularly Chigumbura, who scored an under pressure 62, got the wicket of Shakib and effected a direct hit. Here's the presentation. All the proceeds of this game go to Manjural Islam Rana.

Ashraful: "Batsmen made starts and didn't carry on. Very disappointing performance."

Utseya: "Starting 2009 with a win, not more than that. We've been working hard back home. There's still room for improvement."

Chigumbura is the Man of the Match. "My performance was a long time coming, I struggled in my last season. Hopefully I will continue my good form."

That's it from us. We thank you for your patience, after all the tech glitches this morning. We'll be back in two days for game two - Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe (9.00 am local time). Till then, it's goodbye!

46.2
W
Price to Mahbubul Alam, OUT, and Zimbabwe win! Mahbubul tries to launch him downtown by stepping down the track, he fails to get the elevation to clear long-on and Matsikenyeri cups it just in front of the rope
46.1
0
Price to Mahbubul Alam, no run, comes over the wicket, he stays at the crease and defends

Price to bowl his final over

END OF OVER:
46 | 2 Runs | BDESH: 167/9

  • Nazmul Hossain3 (13b)
  • Mahbubul Alam22 (26b)
  • E Chigumbura6-0-21-1
  • RW Price9-1-35-1
45.6
0
Chigumbura to Nazmul Hossain, no run, makes room to crash it straight but he misses it completely
45.5
1
Chigumbura to Mahbubul Alam, 1 run, tries to heave it away and it's a slower ball, he works it to the on side
45.4
0
Chigumbura to Mahbubul Alam, no run, ouch! Mahbubul fails to out away a full toss and it strikes him on the abdomen, he's on the turf in pain and they're reviving him
45.3
0
Chigumbura to Mahbubul Alam, no run

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

E Chigumbura
64(95) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 3 1 1 1 2 13 1
Shakib Al Hasan
52(66) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
3 0 1 4 2 4 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

P Utseya
O10.0
M3
R22
W2
Eco2.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shakib Al Hasan
O10.0
M3
R23
W3
Eco2.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh

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