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Kayes' bulls-eye and Ervine's agility

Imrul Kayes acknowledges his fifty AFP

The slip

After Chamu Chibhabha edged a four and tonked a six in the third over, Regis Chakabva went to the other extreme and nearly got out playing a defensive stroke. In an attempt to keep out a quick Mashrafe Mortaza delivery, the bat slipped out of his hand and swung back towards his stumps and fell only inches short.

The imaginary header

Mushfiqur Rahim's attempt at going inside-out against Graeme Cremer only caught the outside half of his bat and skimmed to Luke Jongwe at short third-man. It was a good catch, which Mushfiqur believed might not happen. After completing the shot, he was following the ball and jumped high, like a striker preparing to head one into net, willing the ball to go over Jongwe's grasp. But the fielder held on it, and Bangladesh continued to stutter.

The encore gone wrong

In his first ODI since the 2015 World Cup, Imrul Kayes went after the Zimbabwe bowlers at every opportunity. He blasted three sixes over midwicket and the fourth was a straight hit off Sean Williams in the 32nd over. The next delivery, a full-toss, met the same treatment except Kayes lofted it straight down long-off's throat. Williams had a few things to say, but Kayes was too shocked to listen and kept looking at his bat as he left the field.

The extra reach

Craig Ervine took two catches in two consecutive overs in the latter stages of the Bangladesh innings. The first one, to dismiss Nasir, showed off his presence of mind. It was hit hard and though Ervine did not have to move much, he was on the edge of the midwicket boundary and just about kept his balance. His next opportunity came six balls later, this time at extra cover, when he stretched to his right to interfere with another powerful stroke and left Arafat Sunny walking back to the hut.