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Jubair's debut hits and misses

Debutant Jubair Hossain gets the first of two wickets in an over Associated Press

The bowling smarts
Early in Zimbabwe's innings, Al-Amin Hossain saw Regis Chakabva head outside the off stump and wind-up, and shortened the length at the batsmen. Chakabva had already committed to the over-the-head scoop so he had no option but to reach for the ball from a crouching position. The shot was hardly timed, giving Mushfiqur Rahim ample time to dive forward and take the catch.

The double-bounce that wasn't
Not since Mohammad Ashraful's infamous double-bouncing delivery that AB de Villiers top edged back to the bowler has the Bangladesh crowd seen such a ball. Jubair Hossain's third ball of his T20 career, in the 10th over of the innings, was nearly a double bouncing ball but Malcolm Waller spared him the ignominy. But he didn't spare him fully after meeting it one bounce, belting the delivery over long-on for his first six.

The faulty rope trick
Waller was well into his six-hitting spree when he hammered one towards long-on at the end of the 11th over. Tamim Iqbal moved back a few steps and took the catch but he couldn't keep his balance and went on to the other side of the boundary. He did try to flick it back before doing so, but wasn't successful, and it was another six for Waller.

The comeback
Mashrafe Mortaza brought back Jubair for his second over in the 16th over, which many felt was a huge risk given how the legspinner's first over went for 17 runs. Off his second ball, though, he had Luke Jongwe fail at a reverse-sweep and struck him in front of the stumps. The umpire raised the finger but there was no celebration from Jubair. Only relief. And he had some more when he struck again, off the final ball of the over, removing Neville Madziva. From 1-0-17-0 to 2-0-20-2? He'd take it, we think.

The self-defence
Tendai Chisoro ran in fast enough from long-off to reach a skier from Tamim Iqbal off Graeme Cremer in the ninth over. The ball was in the air for quite a while but when it fell, Chisoro hadn't got under the ball and it looked like he was trying to save himself as the ball dropped just in front of him.