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)
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  • Overs 101-150

Robiul Islam to Mawoyo, FOUR, first boundary for Zimbabwe and it comes off a poor delivery, short, wide, dug in way outside off and he gives it everything, thumping the cut over point

Zimbabwe 11/0   TMK Mawoyo 4* (8b 1x4)   Robiul Islam 1.1-0-7-0

Robiul Islam to Mawoyo, FOUR, and then he serves up a half-volley which is the perfect length around off to lean in to the drive and put it past extra cover

Zimbabwe 15/0   TMK Mawoyo 8* (10b 2x4)   Robiul Islam 1.3-0-11-0

Robiul Islam to Mawoyo, FOUR, now, now, would you believe it, he delivers another over-pitched delivery, he just has to get front foot out and push it past extra cover, and it races away

Zimbabwe 19/0   TMK Mawoyo 12* (12b 3x4)   Robiul Islam 1.5-0-15-0

Rubel Hossain to Sibanda, FOUR, shot!, there for the drive and he does, goes forward, to the pitch of the full delivery, and puts it past the non-striker with a big flourish of a followthrough

Zimbabwe 34/0   V Sibanda 13* (32b 1x4)   Rubel Hossain 2.3-0-8-0

Rubel Hossain to Sibanda, FOUR, smack! short, sitting up, and put away, not much time to go back, he swivels on a leg and pulls it over midwicket

Zimbabwe 38/0   V Sibanda 17* (34b 2x4)   Rubel Hossain 2.5-0-12-0

Shafiul Islam to Mawoyo, FOUR, overpitched, and another one is put away, this time just to the left of a diving point, gets well forward and opens the face to get the placement right

Zimbabwe 42/0   TMK Mawoyo 17* (26b 4x4)   Shafiul Islam 5.1-4-7-0

Rubel Hossain to Mawoyo, FOUR, as someone says, when you slash, slash hard, that is that Mawoyo does as he throws his bat at one climbing outside off, and gets it high over the slip cordon and away to the third man boundary

Zimbabwe 49/0   TMK Mawoyo 24* (33b 5x4)   Rubel Hossain 3.3-0-16-0

Rubel Hossain to Mawoyo, FOUR, and from the other end, the runs just continue to flow, just a bit of width, but they have played pace really well today, allows it to come on, and cuts it late over gully

Zimbabwe 55/0   TMK Mawoyo 30* (41b 6x4)   Rubel Hossain 4.1-0-21-0

Abdur Razzak to Sibanda, FOUR, another sweep from a fuller length, and this will beat the man in the deep, it is played well in front of square leg

Zimbabwe 72/0   V Sibanda 32* (59b 3x4)   Abdur Razzak 1.5-0-10-0

Robiul Islam to Sibanda, FOUR, this one is in the hitting zone, gets it closer to off stump, but it still gives the batsman comfortable width to swing the blade and smash it past cover

Zimbabwe 83/0   V Sibanda 40* (79b 4x4)   Robiul Islam 2.3-0-19-0

Abdur Razzak to Sibanda, FOUR, fired in full outside leg stump, and the sweep is a neat answer to that line, gets it to the long leg boundary

Zimbabwe 92/0   V Sibanda 46* (87b 5x4)   Abdur Razzak 5.1-0-21-0

Robiul Islam to Mawoyo, FOUR, there is a thick outside edge, but it is in the gap between slips and gully, he had pushed well forward to a length ball, and kept it down with soft hands

Zimbabwe 96/0   TMK Mawoyo 42* (65b 7x4)   Robiul Islam 4.1-0-26-0

Robiul Islam to Sibanda, FOUR, and first ball after the break, with two men on the deep boundary square on the leg side, he sees a short ball on the pads and whips it in the gap between those two men

Zimbabwe 106/1   V Sibanda 54* (102b 6x4)   Robiul Islam 6.1-0-34-0

Robiul Islam to Sibanda, FOUR, how's that for a drive, they have played the shot so well today, overpitched delivery, he does not go hard at it, just pushes with a very straight bat, the timing is so good that the non-striker has to rush out of the way as it goes screaming past him

Zimbabwe 112/1   V Sibanda 60* (108b 7x4)   Robiul Islam 7.1-0-39-0

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

Zimbabwe 120/1   H Masakadza 6* (20b 1x4)   Shafiul Islam 6.4-4-15-0

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)   Robiul Islam 10-0-45-0

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

Zimbabwe 139/1   H Masakadza 19* (37b 3x4)   Robiul Islam 11.4-0-54-0

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

Zimbabwe 143/1   H Masakadza 23* (44b 4x4)   Rubel Hossain 8.5-0-31-1

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

Zimbabwe 162/1   H Masakadza 32* (60b 5x4)   Abdur Razzak 7.5-0-33-0

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

Zimbabwe 167/2   H Masakadza 36* (67b 6x4)   Rubel Hossain 12.1-1-40-2

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

Zimbabwe 204/2   H Masakadza 63* (125b 7x4 1x6)   Robiul Islam 14.3-0-65-0

Rubel Hossain to Taylor, FOUR, dropped extremely tough chance, slip is wide, Rahim had to go for the ball as Taylor slashed hard and the ball flew between keeper and slip, Rahim got a glove to it but only managed to parry it away, it was really travelling

Zimbabwe 217/2   BRM Taylor 19* (50b 1x4)   Rubel Hossain 15.1-1-51-2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, FOUR, another short and wide ball, and this time the cut finds the gap at cover, and there is no sweeper cover as well, boundary for the taking

Zimbabwe 230/2   BRM Taylor 27* (60b 2x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 14.4-1-29-0

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, FOUR, out of nowhere, Taylor skips down the track, gets to the pitch of the length ball and launches it well over wide mid on

Zimbabwe 246/2   BRM Taylor 35* (71b 3x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 18-2-40-0

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

Zimbabwe 282/2   H Masakadza 99* (233b 8x4 1x6)   Robiul Islam 22.2-3-78-0

Robiul Islam to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor's turn to raise the bat as he cracks the cut off the back foot to a short and wide one to bring up his 50

Zimbabwe 291/2   BRM Taylor 53* (140b 4x4)   Robiul Islam 23.1-3-83-0

Robiul Islam to Taylor, FOUR, and once again, Zimbabwe were hitting the cuts to the fielder at point yesterday, but today Taylor has pinged the gap off consecutive deliveries, this one was even wider, and he eagerly slapped it in front of point

Zimbabwe 295/2   BRM Taylor 57* (141b 5x4)   Robiul Islam 23.2-3-87-0

Robiul Islam to Taylor, FOUR, bit of an outside edge, but Taylor intended this, he stood beside the line of one moving away from just short of a length, opened the face and kept it down to get it between slip and gully

Zimbabwe 303/2   BRM Taylor 63* (150b 6x4)   Robiul Islam 24.3-3-93-0

Mahmudullah to Ervine, FOUR, marginally short, hurries on, but Ervine is quick to rock back and punch in the gap between point and cover, and it runs in to the boundary to beat the man chasing from cover

Zimbabwe 317/3   CR Ervine 6* (30b 1x4)   Mahmudullah 1.4-0-8-0

Robiul Islam to Chigumbura, FOUR, the short and wide ball arrives and Elton cuts it forcefully off the back foot, behind point and to the boundary, just leaned back and thumped it

Zimbabwe 326/5   E Chigumbura 5* (8b 1x4)   Robiul Islam 29.5-4-106-2

Rubel Hossain to Taibu, (no ball) FOUR, Rubel oversteps, gives Taibu width outside the off stump, and he slashes over the ball to keep it down in the gap between slips and gully

Zimbabwe 331/6   T Taibu 7* (18b 1x4)   Rubel Hossain 23.2-2-71-2

Rubel Hossain to Taibu, FOUR, this is not what Bangladesh want, they are giving away easy runs to Taibu, short and wide outside off, and he latches on with a cut that sends the ball racing wide of point

Zimbabwe 335/6   T Taibu 11* (22b 2x4)   Rubel Hossain 24-2-75-2

Rubel Hossain to Taibu, FOUR, more width outside off, this is hurting Bangladesh, they would want to wrap this innings up, Taibu uses the pace of the bowler to steer this one to the vacant third man boundary

Zimbabwe 339/6   T Taibu 15* (24b 3x4)   Rubel Hossain 24.2-2-79-2

Shakib Al Hasan to Price, FOUR, well done, he gets this one away, fuller and flatter, he gets down on a knee and sweeps with the angle behind square leg and beats the man in the deep

Zimbabwe 343/6   RW Price 4* (14b 1x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 20.5-4-44-1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vitori, FOUR, not a bad way to get your first Test runs, this one is straighter, around middle and leg, and he goes down on a knee to sweep in the air over square leg

Zimbabwe 356/8   BV Vitori 4* (3b 1x4)   Shakib Al Hasan 23.4-4-51-2
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Hours of play (local time) 10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

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