Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh, 2008/09 / Commentary

Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh - 1st match

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe won by 38 runs

1.1

Mahbubul Alam to Masakadza, no run, Mahbubul bowls his first ball in ODIs, lands it bang on target outside off and he defends forward

1.2

Mahbubul Alam to Masakadza, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and gets it to shape away slightly he lets it go

1.3

Mahbubul Alam to Masakadza, no run

1.4

Mahbubul Alam to Masakadza, no run, strays on the pads, he shuffles and works it away down towards fine leg

1.5

Mahbubul Alam to Masakadza, FOUR

1.6

Mahbubul Alam to Masakadza, FOUR, that's a cracker of a shot, it lands on a half volley outside off and he takes a step forward and bangs it past the bowler's outstretched hands and the ball screeches past mid-off

Zimbabwe 14/0   Mahbubul Alam 1-0-8-0

3.1

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run, angles it outside off, he he angles it down towards backward point

3.2

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run

3.3

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, FOUR, he gets a big shuffle across his stumps and the ball moves away very late and very nearly takes the outside edge

3.4

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run, bangs it in short outside off and he ducks under that bouncer

3.5

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run

3.6

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run, edged and no second slip, he squares him up nicely on off and middle and he shapes to work it to the on side but gets a leading edge which ballons past first slip, Ashraful should attack more

Zimbabwe 21/0   Mahbubul Alam 2-0-12-0

5.1

Mahbubul Alam to Matsikenyeri, no run

5.2

Mahbubul Alam to Matsikenyeri, no run

5.3

Mahbubul Alam to Matsikenyeri, no run

5.4

Mahbubul Alam to Matsikenyeri, no run, shapes away outside off, it just beats the edge

5.5

Mahbubul Alam to Matsikenyeri, no run

5.6

Mahbubul Alam to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, shuffles across his stumps and works it with the swing past mid-on, he doesn't go through with the shot well but places it well enough

Zimbabwe 28/1   Mahbubul Alam 3-0-16-0

7.1

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, 2 runs, not the best of shots, the ball angles towards the pads and he chips it away to the on side and just about bisects the gap between mid-on and midwicket, it was in the air for a few anxious moments

7.2

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, FOUR

7.3

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run

7.4

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run

7.5

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run

7.6

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run, lands it outside off, he shoulders arms

Zimbabwe 35/1   Mahbubul Alam 4-0-22-0

9.1

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run, probes away outside off and teases the batsman onto the forward prod

9.2

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run, lands it outside off and he shoulders arms

9.3

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run, gets across his stumps and pats it away towards cover

9.4

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run, lands it on the off stump and he plays it to the off side

9.5

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run, angles it on the pads and he works it to the on side

9.6

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, no run, short and wide and he shapes to slash it down to point but he mistimes the shot and chops it down to the fielder

Zimbabwe 39/1   Mahbubul Alam 5-1-22-0

11.1

Mahbubul Alam to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, good shot, he strays on the pads and pitches it up, he gets forward and chips it high in the air over midwicket, stylishly put away

11.2

Mahbubul Alam to Matsikenyeri, no run, gets behind the line to a good length ball and defends

11.3

Mahbubul Alam to Matsikenyeri, no run, bowls it dead straight on the offstump and he defends it away back to the bowler

11.4

Mahbubul Alam to Matsikenyeri, no run, adjusts to a fuller length on the off stump, he defends

11.5

Mahbubul Alam to Matsikenyeri, no run, gets across his stumps and defends softly to the off side

11.6

Mahbubul Alam to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, he shapes to pull it away too early but the slower ball foxes him and the ball hits his body instead

Zimbabwe 47/1   Mahbubul Alam 6-1-27-0

43.1

Mahbubul Alam to Chigumbura, no run, full and gets it to swing in late, he gets forward and taps it back to the bowler

43.2

Mahbubul Alam to Chigumbura, 2 runs, swings it on the pads, he shuffles and clips it in the air past the vacant midwicket region

43.3

Mahbubul Alam to Chigumbura, 1 run, drifts on the pads, he clips it behind square on the on side

43.4

Mahbubul Alam to Utseya, no run, keeps it full and gets it to swing in and Utseya fails to pierce the infield on the off side

43.5

Mahbubul Alam to Utseya, 1 wide, slides wide down the leg side and wide called

43.5

Mahbubul Alam to Utseya, 2 runs, goes for a big heave across the line but he mistimes the shot and places wide of long-on

43.6

Mahbubul Alam to Utseya, no run, tries to smash that over deep square-leg but he fails to pick the slower ball and swishes at thin air instead

Zimbabwe 154/6   Mahbubul Alam 7-1-33-0

45.1

Mahbubul Alam to Price, no run, full outside off, he drives to the off side

45.2

Mahbubul Alam to Price, 1 run, bowls it full and swings it in on his pads, he moves across and digs it out to the on side

45.3

Mahbubul Alam to Chigumbura, FOUR, bang! He grants him width outside off, he bends his knee just a touch, gets his elbows high and flays a square drive past backward point and cover

45.4

Mahbubul Alam to Chigumbura, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he works it away through the line to midwicket

45.5

Mahbubul Alam to Price, no run, gets some late reverse swing on the pads and nearly traps Price all ends up as the ball clips his pads and nearly hits the offstump, there's an appeal but the ball was missing leg

45.6

Mahbubul Alam to Price, 1 wide, bowls a full toss down the leg side and Price really should have got some bat on that

45.6

Mahbubul Alam to Price, 1 run, punches a full delivery past the bowler and down to long-on

Zimbabwe 163/7   Mahbubul Alam 8-1-41-0

47.1

Mahbubul Alam to Chigumbura, 1 run, the square drive is placed with power towards backward point and a neat dive saves at least a couple of runs

47.2

Mahbubul Alam to Price, 1 run, full on middle and leg and he works it to long-on

47.3

Mahbubul Alam to Chigumbura, 1 run, gets a half stride forward and taps a slower ball towards short extra cover and sets off quickly

47.4

Mahbubul Alam to Price, no run, tucks a yorker length ball towards mid-on and Chigumbura is sent back and dives at his crease

47.5

Mahbubul Alam to Price, 2 runs, clips it towards midwicket and sets off for a quick single, he's miles out of his ground and the throw is well wide of the stumps, there are over thows as well

47.6

Mahbubul Alam to Price, 1 run, makes room and heaves a full delivery across the line to the on side

Zimbabwe 181/7   Mahbubul Alam 9-1-47-0

49.1

Mahbubul Alam to Mupariwa, 5 wides, misdirects a slower ball down the legside, Rahim dives in vain to his left to cut it off

49.1

Mahbubul Alam to Mupariwa, 1 run, just opens the face of the bat and angles a slower delivery towards point

49.2

Mahbubul Alam to Chigumbura, 2 runs, makes room to smash it over his head but he hits it off the splice of the bat and falls well short of long-on

49.3

Mahbubul Alam to Chigumbura, SIX, the first of the series, he stays at the crease, waits for the slower ball to come on to him and slams it straight over the bowler's head

49.4

Mahbubul Alam to Chigumbura, FOUR, pitches it full and gets it to curve in, he makes room and clubs it over midwicket, he bisects the fielders in the deep

49.5

Mahbubul Alam to Chigumbura, 1 run, OUT, makes room and heaves it over square leg, they attempt a second run but the throw from the deep is sharp and Rahim does well to slide to his right and whip off the bails

E Chigumbura run out 64 (98m 95b 5x4 1x6) SR: 67.36

49.6

Mahbubul Alam to Rainsford, 1 leg bye, goes for a heave but the ball hits his pads and trickles to the off side

Zimbabwe 205/9   Mahbubul Alam 10-1-66-0
Tournament Results
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Jan 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Dhaka - Jan 14, 2009
Bangladesh won by 5 wickets (with 43 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Dhaka - Jan 12, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 130 runs
Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka - Jan 10, 2009
Zimbabwe won by 38 runs
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Jan 10, 2009

Elton Chigumbura was named the Man of the Match, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Bangladesh tri-series, Mirpur, January 10, 2009

Elton Chigumbura was named the Man of the Match

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Jan 10, 2009

Elton Chigumbura with his Man-of-the-Match award, Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI, Bangladesh tri-series, Mirpur, January 10, 2009

Elton Chigumbura with his Man-of-the-Match award

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