Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe, Only Test: Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Aug 4-8, 2011
Played at Harare Sports Club
4,5,6,7,8 August 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
29.4

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, there is some more energy in the run-up from Rubel, and he bangs it in back of a length outside off, left alone

29.5

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, moving away this time, but from way outside off stump, easily left alone

29.6

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, much better delivery, pretty close to the off stump, but Zimbabwe have left well and bring up lunch with another confident leave

Zimbabwe 102/1   H Masakadza 0* (3b)
30.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, solid front foot block from Masakadza, he gets on top of the length ball and smothers it on the off side

Zimbabwe 107/1   H Masakadza 0* (4b)
31.2

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, left alone outside the off stump

31.3

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, straightening outside the off stump off a fuller length, he gets to it and opens the face to push towards point

31.4

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, another firm front foot block as he comes forward to defend a length ball towards extra cover

31.5

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, shortish and sitting up wide, but he arches back and slams the cut without much timing straight to point

31.6

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, more power on this drive off the front foot to a delivery pitched further up, but mid off scrambles and gets around to it

Zimbabwe 108/1   H Masakadza 0* (9b)
33.1

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, blocks a length delivery outside off towards covers

33.2

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, shuffles and lunges forward to block a fuller delivery solidly towards mid off

33.3

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 2 runs, fine pull from Masakadza to get off the mark, got on top of a rising short one around off and pulled it through midwicket

33.4

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, he is looking very solid out there, comes forward, and plays the perfect defensive block to a length ball that straightens a tad

33.5

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, thick outside edge now, but he took one hand off the bat handle and kept it down towards point;s left as he pressed forward

33.6

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, goes for the drive off the front foot, but deep mid off is a touch wide as well, and he cuts it off quite comfortably

Zimbabwe 114/1   H Masakadza 2* (15b)
34.4

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, hmm, he was not sure whether to go after that wide delivery outside off, walked towards it looking to cut it away, but then seemed to change his mind late and ended up playing a loose waft

34.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, digs it in short but it does not trouble Masakadza at all as he lets it sail past

34.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, pitched much fuller and around middle and leg, he gets forward and drives solidly to mid on

Zimbabwe 115/1   H Masakadza 2* (18b)
35.3

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, gets it to move away but from way outside off stump, that has been Bangladesh's story today, and he lets it go

35.4

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, FOUR, superb shot from Masakadza, Shafiul pitches fuller but gets the line wrong on leg stump, and is put past wide mid on with an emphatic clip

35.5

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, played out in to the leg side as Shafiul goes on the pads again with the angle

35.6

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, back of a length, way outside off, simple leave for the batsman, another over gone

Zimbabwe 120/1   H Masakadza 6* (22b 1x4)
36.4

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, gets forward with lots of intent, sees this one moving away a bit and decides to shoulder arms in the end

36.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, miles outside the off stump and angled further away from close to the stumps to make him play

36.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, FOUR, inside edge this time, but no luck for Bangladesh, he got too far across to negotiate a rising one, and ended up pushing outside the line, the ball took the inner part of the bat and flew past Rahim, who had no chance

Zimbabwe 125/1   H Masakadza 10* (25b 2x4)
37.3

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, getting some away shape after angling it in from wide of the crease, now if he could only get it closer to the batsman instead of three feet outside off

37.4

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, angled in to the body from back of a length, he waits on the back foot and works it towards midwicket

37.5

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, gets well forward to try and block this one coming in with the angle, end up getting an inside edge close to the crease

37.6

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, overpitched, he shuffles and clips it off the pads, but cannot beat mid on

Zimbabwe 126/1   H Masakadza 10* (29b 2x4)
38.2

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, gets forward, sees this one come in with the angle and adjusts to play it out to mid on

38.3

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, again on the leg stump, the field is set defensive on the leg side with two men in the deep and he picks up a single easily

38.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, pushed away on the off side for a single

Zimbabwe 130/1   H Masakadza 12* (32b 2x4)
39.1

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, 2 runs, short of a length and sitting up, clearly Bangladesh have not learnt from the first session, he cracks it off the back foot wide of sweeper cover

39.2

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, blocks a length ball off the front foot towards cover, sees the non-striker gathering needless momentum and sends him back

39.3

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, another one banged in short of a length, Shafiul grunts with the effort, the ball sits up and is punched to sweeper cover off the back foot

39.6

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, gentle harmless bouncer rising outside off stump, he goes down on a knee and keeps bat out of the line

Zimbabwe 134/1   H Masakadza 15* (36b 2x4)
40.4

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, FOUR, superb shot, pitched up, inviting the drive, he does so, reaching out towards the pitch and putting it past the bowler and mid off with a lovely straight followthrough

40.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, blocked away half-forward to extra cover from a length, that one seemed to kick a bit at him

40.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, almost goes through him with the near-yorker length, he stabs at it and the inside edge flies to the left of Rahim who gets to it

Zimbabwe 139/1   H Masakadza 19* (39b 3x4)
42.1

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, starts with a wide delivery, shortish too, left alone

42.2

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, fuller now, some shape away, Masakadza plays with an open face, the ball goes to gully on the bounce

42.3

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, another widish delivery, Masakadza looks like he is going to leave it, but then very late he pokes at it, unsuccessfully, though

42.4

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, more certain in leaving this one alone

42.5

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, FOUR, very well bowled - not sure if it has reversed but it swung away late, to Masakadza's credit he played it with soft hands, and the edge went along the ground, past the lone wide slip

42.6

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, left alone outside off, slightly too wide

Zimbabwe 143/1   H Masakadza 23* (45b 4x4)
43.4

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, moving away from way outside the off stump, it would take a suicidal batsman to go after that

43.5

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, Shafiul gets it right on target and goes up in appeal for lbw, but there was a big inside edge as the batsman pressed forward to defend

43.6

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, another hour that belonged to the hosts as another one wide outside off is left alone to bring up drinks

Zimbabwe 144/1   H Masakadza 23* (48b 4x4)
44.4

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, blocks a short of a length ball down the track after moving across the stumps

44.5

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 2 runs, seems to be waiting for the back of a length ball, and lifts it over square leg, some nifty work from the man in the deep saves the boundary

44.6

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, missed out for once, gets a short and wide one and cracks the cut to point

Zimbabwe 147/1   H Masakadza 25* (51b 4x4)
45.5

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, gets bat in front of pad and works one with the angle through square leg

Zimbabwe 149/1   H Masakadza 26* (52b 4x4)
46.1

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, cannot get the cut past the man at point, it was short and wide but he could not place the shot

46.2

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, thought of having a go at this back of a length ball close to off, similar to the one that produced the edge that was dropped at second slip, but left it alone in the end

46.3

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, length ball left alone outside the off stump, just how well have Zimbabwe left today

46.4

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, loud shout for lbw, was that pad first, was he struck outside the line, he was indeed well outside the line as he lunged forward to defend the length ball, looked to be a bit of bat as well

46.5

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, pushed away towards extra cover

46.6

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 2 runs, sweeper cover will have some running to do to stop this one punched off the back foot

Zimbabwe 151/1   H Masakadza 28* (58b 4x4)
47.4

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, hit on the pad as he comes forward, that would have gone easily down leg

47.5

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, FOUR, another sweep, looked a touch pre-meditated as he took the full delivery from around off stump, and beat the man in the deep to the fine leg boundary

47.6

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, good delivery, tossed up, dipping and turning away, thickish outside edge wide of slip as he comes forward to defend

Zimbabwe 162/1   H Masakadza 32* (61b 5x4)
49.1

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, gets well forward in defence to a full delivery

49.2

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, was that off the bat? he looked to work a flighted ball through midwicket, but it looped up on the off to fall well short of slip

49.3

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, cut towards point off the back foot

49.4

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, watched this one flighted outside off and turning past him

49.5

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, 1 leg bye, shuffles to work it off the pads, in the air for a while, but well past forward short leg

Zimbabwe 163/2   H Masakadza 32* (66b 5x4)
50.1

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, FOUR, well, one of them had to get through that off side in-field, short and wide for the umpteenth time, he stands tall and cracks it off the back foot, hits the gap as well this time, that will do

50.2

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, lunges forward to defend a length ball around the off stump, has been pretty solid in defence today

50.3

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, another one short and wide, comes slowly off the track, and he watches it go past

50.4

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 3 runs, overpitched and angled in to the pads, he lunges forward, adjusts and clips it past mid on,. slows down as it approaches the ropes

Zimbabwe 170/2   H Masakadza 39* (70b 6x4)
51.1

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, well forward in defence to block a tossed up ball on the off side

51.2

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, SIX, down the track he comes, they are not going to let Razzak settle down, saw the flighted one angled in and charged down to lift it well over mid on

51.3

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, shuffles and keeps down this one wide of short leg

51.4

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, 1 run, goes for the sweep, does not get too much on it and long leg gets around to it

Zimbabwe 177/2   H Masakadza 46* (74b 6x4 1x6)
52.1

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, goes on the back foot to push a length ball past the non-striker but not enough on it to beat mid on

52.2

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 1 run, sweeper cover has to really scramble to his right to cut off this shot, another short and wide delivery and Masakadza thumped it off the back foot

Zimbabwe 178/2   H Masakadza 47* (76b 6x4 1x6)
53.1

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, tosses it up around leg stump and it is pushed back off the front foot

53.2

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, 1 run, now Razzak with one short and wide outside off, he waits and thumps it off the back foot, straight to sweeper cover

Zimbabwe 179/2   H Masakadza 48* (78b 6x4 1x6)
54.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, tossed up, he takes it on the full and drives back to the bowler

54.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, goes back now to play out a length ball coming in towards mid on

54.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, works this one off the pads past short leg but midwicket gets to it

54.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, again looking to play off the back foot, could be in trouble if it hurries on in, punched to extra cover this time

54.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, pushed back down the track off the front foot

54.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, 2 runs, brings up his 50 with a sweep off a flat delivery from outside off stump, acknowledges the applause with a wave of the bat

Zimbabwe 181/2   H Masakadza 50* (84b 6x4 1x6)
55.5

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, defended back to the bowler off the front foot

55.6

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, lots of turn on this one, but from way outside off stump from a very full length, easily left alone

Zimbabwe 182/2   H Masakadza 50* (86b 6x4 1x6)
56.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, punches off the back foot straight to extra cover

56.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, another short delivery, punched off the back foot down the track

56.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, 1 run, that was close, he had him driving this flighted one with the turn, and the ball was in the air and not far from short extra cover, Shakib has hands on his head

Zimbabwe 184/2   H Masakadza 51* (89b 6x4 1x6)
57.1

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, another block off the front foot from outside off stump

57.2

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, whips off the back foot right in to short leg

57.3

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, 1 run, works it with the angle off the pads and gets it past the lurking short leg

57.5

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, well bowled, daring him to go for it with a teasing tossed up delivery, he resists and pats it down the track

57.6

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, 1 run, played out towards midwicket

Zimbabwe 187/2   H Masakadza 53* (94b 6x4 1x6)
58.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, the spinners have dried up the runs, he gets forward to defend another tight delivery

58.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, 2 runs, the sweep is the panacea for lack of runs, fetches a couple through square leg as he drags it from outside off

58.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, fires in the flat delivery and makes him get forward to block

58.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, tries to whip a full tossed up ball but gets it straight to mid on

58.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, fires this one with the angle well down the leg side

58.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, gets on to the front foot to smother one on the stumps down the track

Zimbabwe 189/2   H Masakadza 55* (100b 6x4 1x6)
59.2

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, this one kicks up from a length and he takes the bottom hand off the bat as he presses forward

59.3

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, 1 run, sweeps for the taking, from around off stump off a full delivery, in the air but there are vacant spaces in front of long leg

Zimbabwe 191/2   H Masakadza 56* (102b 6x4 1x6)
60.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, slowly comes off the pitch from a length and is played out to midwicket

60.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, pushes this one back down the track off the back foot

60.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, tosses it up much fuller now and is met with a straight defensive bat

60.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, whips it off the pads but square leg gets to it with a scrambling dive

60.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, more front foot defence from Masakadza, who will blink first?

60.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, throws up the bait full outside off, he watches it turn away

Zimbabwe 191/2   H Masakadza 56* (108b 6x4 1x6)
61.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, short outside off but he cannot put it away as it rises

61.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, this time he cracks it off the back foot to sweeper cover, I can't fathom for the life of me why they have persisted with the short and wide stuff, well it has brought them two wickets, but still

Zimbabwe 193/2   H Masakadza 57* (110b 6x4 1x6)
62.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, tossed up but around leg stump, and he defends on the on side off an inside edge

62.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, blocks a flat delivery off the front foot

62.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, gets him to drive, but along the ground, to short extra cover

62.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, another solid block as he gets forward to a flatter delivery

62.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, abandons the crease, comes down the track, the length is shortened, and he has to blocks down the track

62.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, 1 run, the spinners are holding one end up, played out to midwicket

Zimbabwe 194/2   H Masakadza 58* (116b 6x4 1x6)
63.1

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, could you guess, yes, short and wide, and cracked off the back foot to sweeper cover

63.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, banged in back of a length, harmless delivery, he goes back and pushes it back to the bowler

63.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, hmm, that's a probing line, close to off stump, on a length, but it will take more than that to rush Zimbabwe in to something loose outside off as he leaves it, how about a short and wide one?

Zimbabwe 198/2   H Masakadza 59* (119b 6x4 1x6)
64.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, gets well forward in defence to smother a length ball down the track

64.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, fires it in from wide of the crease, makes no difference to the batsman, another forward block

64.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, more solid defending off the front foot as Shakib bowls from wide of the crease again

64.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, he is trying hard, he is firing them in, but they are being smothered by a solid forward defensive

64.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, and yet another firm push off the front foot to end a tight but harmless over

Zimbabwe 199/2   H Masakadza 59* (124b 6x4 1x6)
65.3

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, FOUR, that'll do, short, sitting up and he slams the pull through square leg, got behind it very quickly

65.4

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, left alone well outside the off stump as it moves away a tad

65.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, length ball around off stump, he tries to force it past the bowler but cannot time the shot

65.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, better delivery, pitched up and gets an inside edge on the leg side as he presses forward

Zimbabwe 204/2   H Masakadza 63* (128b 7x4 1x6)
67.1

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 2 runs, and he serves up a shortish and wide ball that is slapped away to sweeper cover, all the Bangladesh seamers should treat that man to dinner today, considering the runs he has saved for them

67.2

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, punched tidily off the back foot but cannot beat the man at point, ho hum

67.3

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 1 run, eases this full delivery past the non-striker with a straight bat, mid on gets to it and fires in the throw, not at the stumps, but at the bowler who is some way away

Zimbabwe 211/2   H Masakadza 66* (131b 7x4 1x6)
68.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, gets forward to smother a flat ball on the off side, Shakib persevering but not much out there for him

68.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, drives a full delivery to mid on off the front foot

68.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, tosses it up full and gets him to come forward and block

68.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, solidly behind the line and blocking on the off with the turn

68.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, 1 run, works this one off the pads past square leg

Zimbabwe 212/2   H Masakadza 67* (136b 7x4 1x6)
69.3

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, drops it back of a length, and he can stand in the crease, allow it to come on and punch to extra cover

69.4

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 2 runs, solid drive off the front foot, pings mid off, who finds it too hot to stop cleanly and lets it slip through his hands

69.5

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, he is going hard after them now, drives a very full ball hard in to the ground but cannot beat extra cover

69.6

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, blocks this one on the off side to end a productive over for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 220/2   H Masakadza 69* (140b 7x4 1x6)
71.1

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, moves away from well outside off stump on a length, and gets just a leave from the batsman

71.2

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 1 run, short and wide and thumped off the back foot to sweeper cover

71.5

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, bangs in the bouncer, this one is off target, some way outside the off stump as Masakadza drops the wrists and lets it go

71.6

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 1 run, punched hard off the back foot, width, lots of it around off stump, has been there all day, so has been that man at sweeper cover and he is in business again

Zimbabwe 225/2   H Masakadza 71* (144b 7x4 1x6)
72.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, short and wide from the spinner now, but the cut still cannot beat point

72.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, punched away to extra cover this time

72.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, 1 run, fuller delivery around leg stump and he whips it wide of mid on

72.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, 1 run, goes down on a knee for a forcing sweep and gets it through square leg

Zimbabwe 232/2   H Masakadza 73* (148b 7x4 1x6)
73.1

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, 1 run, now he starts off with one short and wide outside off, and is slapped wide of sweeper cover

73.4

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, too close for the cut for once, and he is beaten as he goes for the shot

73.5

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, gets well forward to block a length ball on the off side

73.6

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, not much happening for Bangladesh, as Masakadza smothers another delivery around the off stump

Zimbabwe 234/2   H Masakadza 74* (152b 7x4 1x6)
74.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, blocked off the front foot on the off side as it pitches around leg stump

74.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, looks to have a go at this one off the back foot but only pats the ball away in the end

74.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, 1 run, smacks the sweep behind square leg to pick up another single

Zimbabwe 236/2   H Masakadza 75* (155b 7x4 1x6)
75.1

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, looks to whip against the turn, but the ball dips on him and he cannot beat midwicket

75.2

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, gets in to a tangle as this one is speared in full on the pads, and almost yorks himself, ball rolls away wide of slip

75.3

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, turning away outside off and left well alone

75.4

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, this one sits up from a length, and he punches it back to the bowler

75.5

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, gets well forward to defend a flat delivery

75.6

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, 1 run, works it in front of square leg off the pads

Zimbabwe 237/2   H Masakadza 76* (161b 7x4 1x6)
76.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, played out towards midwicket off the back foot

76.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, another one played out towards that man, who is at a shortish midwicket

76.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, tossed up, he resists the temptation and finds short midwicket again with a push

76.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, pushed away towards extra cover off the back foot

76.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, the sweep from outside leg stump this time, but there is a man at short fine leg now

76.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, played out on the off side, and yet another hour going Zimbabwe's way as drinks comes on

Zimbabwe 237/2   H Masakadza 76* (167b 7x4 1x6)
77.2

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, fires it in and he waits to play it out in front of square leg

77.3

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, waits on the back foot and tries cut it past point but cannot beat that man

77.4

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, 1 run, forces the punch to sweeper cover off the back foot

Zimbabwe 239/2   H Masakadza 77* (170b 7x4 1x6)
78.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, 2 runs, sweep, from middle stump, and well in front of square leg for a couple

78.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, tossed up slowly through the air and he gets forward to smother it

78.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, no run, tries to force it off the back foot past the bowler but Shakib quickly gets to his right to field

78.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Masakadza, 1 run, worked square on the leg side off the pads

Zimbabwe 242/2   H Masakadza 80* (174b 7x4 1x6)
79.1

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, leaves it alone outside the off stump

79.2

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, 1 run, forcing punch that beats the bowler and a diving mid on, but long off gets around to it with a run

Zimbabwe 247/2   H Masakadza 81* (176b 7x4 1x6)
80.1

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, some zip and carry right away with the shiny red ball, but well outside off and he gets forward and leaves

80.2

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, thuds in to the bat as he comes forward to defend the length delivery

80.3

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, closes the face of the blade as he drives a fuller delivery, and that is why it goes towards mid on

80.4

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, goes straight on with the angle and he works it off the pads in front of square leg

Zimbabwe 248/2   H Masakadza 82* (180b 7x4 1x6)
81.1

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, no run, he gets forward but it runs off the thick outside edge as it bounces a bit more than the old ball

81.2

Abdur Razzak to Masakadza, 1 run, cracked off the back foot to sweeper cover

Zimbabwe 249/2   H Masakadza 83* (182b 7x4 1x6)
82.1

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, angled on the pads and worked away through square leg

Zimbabwe 250/2   H Masakadza 84* (183b 7x4 1x6)
83.1

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, gets it to bounce extra from back of a length, and Masakadza takes it on the glove as he shuffles to nudge it on the leg side

83.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, 4 leg byes, that is a wasted delivery, on the pads, and Masakadza gets enough on it to send it flying past a diving Rahim

83.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, straightens outside off stump from a fuller length and he blocks it solidly

Zimbabwe 258/2   H Masakadza 85* (186b 7x4 1x6)
85.1

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, carries on from where Shafiul left off with a length delivery miles outside the off stump

85.2

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, short, wide, another delivery Bangladesh have favoured today, slapped away to sweeper cover

Zimbabwe 259/2   H Masakadza 86* (188b 7x4 1x6)
86.1

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, gets well forward, brings bat in front of pad and nudges a length ball angled in towards square leg

86.4

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, left well alone outside the off stump

86.5

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, brings the bat down at an angle and pushes a length ball that makes him play for once, on to the off side

86.6

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, shuffles across and works one angled in through midwicket to bring up the 100 of the stand

Zimbabwe 262/2   H Masakadza 88* (192b 7x4 1x6)
87.1

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, now that is a rarity, leading edge as he makes him push at one that is pitched full and straightens around off, rolls away towards mid off

87.2

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, moves away after pitching well outside off, no need to play at those

87.3

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, a touch closer to off stump, but it will take a much better delivery to get these Zimbabwe batsmen who have left really well today

87.4

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, bit of away movement, from way outside off stump, and those shall be left alone,

87.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, makes him play again, that sounds so refreshing, one can forget it is the new ball given the way the seamers have bowled, he shuffles and blocks it down the track

87.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, gets some lift from back of a length, but it is easily punched off the back foot towards extra cover

Zimbabwe 262/2   H Masakadza 88* (198b 7x4 1x6)
89.1

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, bends the knees and goes down as he sees a climbing back of a length ball, quite some way outside off

89.2

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, tries the yorker for once, does not quite get it right, it is jabbed back to him anyways

89.3

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, and lets rip a back of a length one that rises and has him going back to block solidly

89.4

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, now he bowls it much fuller on the pads, Masakadza resists the temptation to flick and just plays it out to short leg

89.5

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 1 leg bye, hits him on the body as this one shoots from short of a length, Masakadza shuffled across looking to nudge it away fine, but took it in the ribs as he missed, that would have hurt

Zimbabwe 263/2   H Masakadza 88* (203b 7x4 1x6)
90.6

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, Masakadza begins from where he left off yesterday, this one holds its line outside off, but close enough to draw him forward, and he solidly defends towards cover

Zimbabwe 265/2   H Masakadza 88* (204b 7x4 1x6)
91.4

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, full delivery again, but around off, and makes him get forward and carefully push to extra cover

91.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, shifts the line just a bit outside off, god delivery though, moving away with the angle from close to the stumps, but Masakadza lets it go right away

91.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, similar delivery, Bangladesh have been considerably better in these two overs than they were yesterday, but Masakadza is leaving superbly

Zimbabwe 268/2   H Masakadza 88* (207b 7x4 1x6)
93.1

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, phew, how good a leave is that, pitches on off stump on a length, and then shapes away just a bit, but Masakadza seems to be in the zone as far as knowledge of his off stump is concerned, he lets it go without any fuss at all

93.2

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, a touch wider outside off, and he shoulders arms right away

93.3

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, pitched up further, he is late in getting forward, and mistimes the drive to mid on

93.4

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, close to off stump, holding its line again, but Masakadza is solid in defence towards mid off

93.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, just as shade fuller, Masakadza has been good in judging the length, right forward he comes, covers for the bit of away movement after pitching, and defends

93.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, another one blocked solidly, this time towards extra cover

Zimbabwe 268/2   H Masakadza 88* (213b 7x4 1x6)
94.5

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, well played by Masakadza, Shafiul has been bowling really well today, this one moved away after coming in with the angle on middle, but Masakadza's push was so straight there was no way he was going to be troubled

94.6

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, left alone outside off, good bounce for Shafiul

Zimbabwe 269/2   H Masakadza 88* (215b 7x4 1x6)
96.1

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, 2 runs, is that the only way Bangladesh can break this stand, Masakadza got forward to drive an away going delivery straight past the bowler, but Shafiul got a hand to it, the ball found the stumps and ricocheted past mid on, but Taylor's bat was back in time as replays showed

96.2

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, and bowls a length ball around middle and leg, making him watchfully block

96.3

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, tries to angle it past the right-hander, but Masakadza gets front foot out and defends as solidly as ever towards cover

96.4

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, tries to work this one in front of square leg, but it bounces a bit more, and he takes it on the body

96.5

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, good delivery, coming back after being angled away from the batsman, he was in no position to counter the changed angle as he was already forward, took it high on the pad

96.6

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, 3 runs, bowls it full on the pads and Masakadza clips it past midwicket, where the fielder does not really charge after it, and concedes three

Zimbabwe 274/2   H Masakadza 93* (221b 7x4 1x6)
97.1

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, whoa, he tries the bouncer, but bangs it in really short and it goes way down the leg side, good diving take from Rahim

97.2

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, gets the bouncer on target this time but Masakadza easily goes down under it

97.3

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, 2 runs, good delivery and very well played, straightening from a full length close to off, he pushes forward with soft hands, takes one hand off the bat, and watches it go behind point

97.4

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, shuffles and carefully plays it out off the back foot towards midwicket

97.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, wasted delivery again, banging the short ball too short and it goes harmlessly above the batsmnan

97.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, he is playing very watchfully now, a bit too much, shuffles, stays beside the line and pats away a gentle back of a length ball down the track, knows he could have done more with it, and grimaces

Zimbabwe 276/2   H Masakadza 95* (227b 7x4 1x6)
98.2

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, digs in the bouncer, too short though and it goes over the batsman

98.3

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, now the slower one on a length, he is already forward and waits till it comes before defending back to the bowler

98.4

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, this one kicks from a length but Masakadza handles it well, taking bottom hand off the bat, and pushing towards gully

98.5

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, another one bounces extra from around a length, he gets forward, and with some discomfort, blocks it

98.6

Shafiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, punches off the back foot, but without much power to mid off

Zimbabwe 277/2   H Masakadza 95* (232b 7x4 1x6)
99.2

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, FOUR, this time Masakadza will get four with the back foot punch, it was timed better than the previous one, he got on his toes to time it well, and it beat mid off's dive

99.3

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, carefully gets behind the line of this one straightening from back of a length to defend on the off side

99.4

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, there is Test hundred No 2 for Hamilton Masakadza, the first one was on debut ten years ago, emphatic clip in front of square leg brings cheers all around the ground, Taylor gets across to give him a hug, Masakadza proudly raises the bat to acknowledge the applause, it's been a superb innings, intense concentration, and good technique

Zimbabwe 283/2   H Masakadza 100* (235b 8x4 1x6)
100.1

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 1 run, worked away off the pads in front of square leg

100.4

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 1 run, this one bounced alright, but Masakadza got on his toes to keep it down towards square leg and pick up a run

100.6

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, no run, defended to the bowler off the back foot

Zimbabwe 287/2   H Masakadza 102* (238b 8x4 1x6)
101.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, moves away, but from short of a length, and he shoulders arms almost immediately

Zimbabwe 296/2   H Masakadza 102* (239b 8x4 1x6)
102.3

Rubel Hossain to Masakadza, 1 run, he slings it in to the pads, on a full length, and Masakadza eases it in front of square leg, no fuss at all

Zimbabwe 298/2   H Masakadza 103* (240b 8x4 1x6)
103.1

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, too far wide outside off, too short, and moving further away, left alone

103.2

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, 1 run, gets forward and drives a full ball away from the body, but no harm done as he gets it towards sweeper cover

103.5

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, no run, lunges forward with a big backlift only to smother the length ball in defence

103.6

Robiul Islam to Masakadza, OUT, Masakadza is gone, finally Bangladesh have broken through, the full length it is, the full length that makes Masakadza drive away from the body for once, and it moves away late to produce the edge that flies to wide slip, who moves to his left to snap the sharp take, first Test wicket for Robiul, he is relieved

H Masakadza c Imrul Kayes b Robiul Islam 104 (306m 244b 8x4 1x6) SR: 42.62

Zimbabwe 304/3   H Masakadza 104 (244b 8x4 1x6)
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