Tri-Nation Tournament in Bangladesh, 1st Match: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Jan 10, 2009
Zimbabwe won by 38 runs
10 January 2009 (50-over match)

Mashrafe Mortaza to Masakadza, FOUR, lovely shot and that's the first boundary of the series, Mortaza pitches it up on the offstump and Masakadza pushes it through the line and beats the bowler

Zimbabwe 5/0   H Masakadza 4* (2b 1x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 0.2-0-5-0

Mahbubul Alam to Masakadza, FOUR

Zimbabwe 10/0   H Masakadza 9* (8b 2x4)   Mahbubul Alam 0.5-0-4-0

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   H Masakadza 13* (9b 3x4)   Mahbubul Alam 1-0-8-0

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

Zimbabwe 21/0   V Sibanda 5* (8b 1x4)   Mahbubul Alam 1.3-0-12-0

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   S Matsikenyeri 5* (8b 1x4)   Mahbubul Alam 3-0-16-0

Mahbubul Alam to Sibanda, FOUR

Zimbabwe 35/1   V Sibanda 13* (16b 2x4)   Mahbubul Alam 3.2-0-22-0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, and again no second slip! He lands it outside off and the ball just moves away off the seam, he reaches out to cut it past backward point, gets his elbows high and gets a thick outside edge past first slip and fourth slip

Zimbabwe 39/1   S Matsikenyeri 9* (13b 2x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 4.1-0-17-1

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

Zimbabwe 46/1   S Matsikenyeri 15* (21b 3x4)   Mahbubul Alam 5.1-1-26-0

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, Sibanda nearly cleans up the non-striker, he gets forward to a full delivery and whacks it through the line and Matsikenyeri spreads his legs out to evade the ball as it screeches past him

Zimbabwe 51/1   S Matsikenyeri 20* (27b 4x4)   Nazmul Hossain 0.1-0-4-0

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, FOUR, this is the first time I'm seeing a new batsman start off with the reverse sweep! The ball drifts outside leg, he fetches it and beats the diving backward point fielder

Zimbabwe 57/2   T Taibu 4* (1b 1x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 0.4-0-4-1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taibu, FOUR, and another reverse sweep! He gets in position early and plays it down to third man, this is imperious stuff and he obviously wants to throw Shakib off target straight away

Zimbabwe 61/2   T Taibu 8* (3b 2x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-8-1

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, gives him width outside off to free his arms outside off and he opens out and cracks the ball in the gap between mid-off and extra cover, he bends his knee and hits it off the meat of the bat

Zimbabwe 67/2   S Matsikenyeri 26* (32b 5x4)   Nazmul Hossain 2-0-12-0

Nazmul Hossain to Taibu, FOUR, tucks it to the on side

Zimbabwe 77/2   T Taibu 15* (12b 3x4)   Nazmul Hossain 2.5-0-19-0

Nazmul Hossain to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, stand and deliver! He pitches it up on the offstump and he scoops it across the line and clears mid-on comfortably

Zimbabwe 86/2   S Matsikenyeri 35* (44b 6x4)   Nazmul Hossain 3.5-0-23-0

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, FOUR, nice shot, he pitches it short of a length, he rocks back at his crease and spanks it wide of cover and extra cover

Zimbabwe 103/5   E Chigumbura 6* (21b 1x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 6.2-3-19-2

Naeem Islam to Chigumbura, FOUR, super shot, he errs by dropping it a little short outside off, the lack of pace allows him to rock back and punch it wide of cover, the sweeper cover fielder gives up the chase

Zimbabwe 134/6   E Chigumbura 25* (59b 2x4)   Naeem Islam 9.4-0-31-3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Chigumbura, FOUR, angles it towards the pads, he shuffles and gets a faint touch to the ball and it's just enough to beat Mahbubul who dives in vain at fine leg

Zimbabwe 145/6   E Chigumbura 34* (72b 3x4)   Mehrab Hossain jnr 0.5-0-6-0

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

Zimbabwe 160/7   E Chigumbura 44* (84b 4x4)   Mahbubul Alam 7.3-1-38-0

Mashrafe Mortaza to Price, FOUR, another full toss angling down the legside and this time he's fortunate to find the boundary thanks to a misfield by Mahbubul at short fine-leg

Zimbabwe 169/7   RW Price 7* (6b 1x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 8.3-0-32-1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Price, FOUR, nice shot, he overpitches on the pads and he stays at the crease and whips him on the up down to the vacant fine leg region

Zimbabwe 175/7   RW Price 12* (8b 2x4)   Mashrafe Mortaza 9-0-38-1

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

Zimbabwe 203/8   E Chigumbura 63* (94b 5x4 1x6)   Mahbubul Alam 9.4-1-65-0





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