Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe, 1st ODI: Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Aug 12, 2011
Zimbabwe won by 4 wickets (with 52 balls remaining)
Played at Harare Sports Club
12 August 2011 (50-over match)

Mpofu has the new ball, he will bowl to Tamim

Marcus: "If Zimbabwe Cricket is so concerned about its balance sheet, why not hold this match tomorrow as part of a weekend double header. Surely that would attract a bigger crowd? Or are they more concerned about Bangladeshi TV viewers?"

Zimbabwe have won the toss and will have a bowl

Brendan Taylor: "Our top order seem to have worked out a better gameplan during chasing. During the Test we saw that the ball did something in the first session."

Kyle Jarvis and Tino Mawoyo miss out from the Zimbabwe XI that played the Test. Prosper Utseya and Forster Mutizwa come in

Shakib Al Hasan: "I was confused what to do, we are happy to bat first. This should be a good surface for batting."

Kepler Wessels says there is lesser grass on the surface compared to the pitch on which the Test was played. There is some early morning moisture but that should evaporate soon and bat first is the way to go, he says.

9 am Welcome to our coverage of the first of the five ODIs between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. The Test match is done with, too bad we had only one. Maybe they could have fitted in another Test and cut down the ODIs to three, but that wasn't to be. Have a look at Firdose Moonda's preview while we wait for the start.

0.1

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up around a length outside off, left alone

0.2

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a bit closer to off stump this time, on a length again, just straightening a bit, defended on the leg side

0.3

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, runs in nicely and bowls a touch fuller around off, holding its line again, he gets forward and blocks

0.4

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, just short of a good length now, bit if width outside off, he tries to force off the back foot, straight to covers

0.5

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, first run of the match as he shuffles across, and works a back of a length ball wide of mid on

Saif: "Shakib is relieved to lose the toss, after making the wrong call in the tests."

0.6

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, there comes the short ball from Mpofu, at lively pace too, he used it well in the Test, Kayes weaves out of the line

End of over 1 (1 run) Bangladesh 1/0 (RR: 1.00)

    • Imrul Kayes 0 (1b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 1 (5b)
    • CB Mpofu 1-0-1-0

Brian Vitori on ODI debut from the other end

1.1

Vitori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, starts back of a length and in to Tamim with the angle, he goes on his toes to keep it down in front of square for a single

1.2

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, no run, hit on the body as he shuffles to try and work him on the leg side, beaten for pace and bounce, ball rolls away on the off side

1.3

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, no run, short of a length again from Vitori, he brings it down on the leg side, not much movement so far

1.4

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, no run, but he is getting it to bounce alright, Kayes has to hold bat high up close to his face to fend it down on the off side

1.5

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, a touch fuller, good delivery, he gets an inside edge as he is late in pushing forward, they steal a sharp single though

1.6

Vitori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, similar delivery to the one that got him in the Test, not moving as much as that one did, he hangs his bat out at it away from the body, beaten

End of over 2 (2 runs) Bangladesh 3/0 (RR: 1.50)

    • Tamim Iqbal 2 (7b)
    • Imrul Kayes 1 (5b)
    • BV Vitori 1-0-2-0
    • CB Mpofu 1-0-1-0
2.1

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, Mpofu targets back of a length, he shuffles to work in front of square leg

2.2

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, sharp delivery bowled fuller close to off stump, good leave from the batsman as he withdraws bat late

2.3

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, worked in to the leg side in front of square, he wants the single but there is a man there

2.4

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, goes a touch widish outside off with the angle from over the wicket, left alone

Waqar: "As much as I like Tamim Iqbal, after seeing his comments about Jarvis I hope he doesn't make runs today. Why disrespect a cricketer, Tamim isn't half the superstar Andy Flower ever was, yet never heard Flower making arrogant comments. Tamim should start being himself and get rid of his arrogance."

2.5

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, pushed away on the off side off the back foot

2.6

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, almost did him with the slow bouncer, he swivelled early to play the pull and almost hit it straight to square leg, goes on the bounce to that man

End of over 3 (maiden) Bangladesh 3/0 (RR: 1.00)

    • Imrul Kayes 1 (11b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 2 (7b)
    • CB Mpofu 2-1-1-0
    • BV Vitori 1-0-2-0
3.1

Vitori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, played out towards point

3.2

Vitori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, lovely delivery, Vitori has got the shape going away from the left-hander, this one holds its line on off stump, and zips past the outside edge as he pushes forward

3.3

Vitori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, just a touch shorter, again holding its line, he shuffles across and carefully defends off the back foot

3.4

Vitori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes full on the pads, and he flicks it quickly to Ervine's right at short fine leg, he does well to get down and stop the ball

3.5

Vitori to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, goes straight in to Tamim with the angle from back of a length, he works it away to deep midwicket

3.6

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, no run, now this one tails away from just short of a length outside off, left alone this time

End of over 4 (1 run) Bangladesh 4/0 (RR: 1.00)

    • Imrul Kayes 1 (12b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 3 (12b)
    • BV Vitori 2-0-3-0
    • CB Mpofu 2-1-1-0
4.1

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the pads and easily worked away to deep square leg

4.2

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, holds its line from short of a length around middle and leg, he tries to nudge it wide of square leg but it goes straight to that man

4.3

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, now this one moves away with the angle, Mpofu banging it in back of a length, he adjusts to run it wide of point

4.4

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, fuller and he gets the opportunity to push forward, wide of mid off, and they take on the throw, direct hit could have had Kayes in trouble

Short midwicket in place

4.5

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bowls it fuller again, going away with the angle outside off, left alone

Zimbabwe's pace attack has earned praise from none other than Allan Donald, as Athar Ali Khan mentioned on air

4.6

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, played out in front of square on the leg side

End of over 5 (2 runs) Bangladesh 6/0 (RR: 1.20)

    • Tamim Iqbal 4 (15b)
    • Imrul Kayes 2 (15b)
    • CB Mpofu 3-1-3-0
    • BV Vitori 2-0-3-0
5.1

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, outside edge as he presses forward, but a mighty thick one and it flies down to third man

5.2

Vitori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, now he gets it go straight in with the angle, all along from a length, Tamim is uncertain about the away going one and takes it on the body as bat comes at an angle outside the line

5.3

Vitori to Tamim Iqbal, no run, holds its line on middle stump, this is good stuff from Vitori, he hastily stabs it away on the off side

5.4

Vitori to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, the bait from Vitori and the standard response from Tamim, he throws his bat at a short ball that climbs quickly on him, and mistimes the pull in the air for Elton to take a tumbling catch at wide mid on

Tamim Iqbal c Chigumbura b Vitori 4 (22m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

5.5

Vitori to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, shot, gets forward to the pitch of a full delivery outside off and crashes it wide of extra cover

Garawi: "WAQAR you got your wish!"

5.6

Vitori to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, almost another one, don't get the hurry that Bangladesh are in, that's the way they went in the Test as well, Nafees throws his bat as he sees a hint of width outside off, and the ball goes on the bounce to squarish third man

End of over 6 (4 runs) Bangladesh 10/1 (RR: 1.66)

    • Shahriar Nafees 3 (2b)
    • Imrul Kayes 3 (16b)
    • BV Vitori 3-0-7-1
    • CB Mpofu 3-1-3-0
6.1

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Mpofu gets it to bounce from a length, outside off, good angle that, leaving the batsman, who shoulders arms for once

6.2

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, a touch wider outside off now from a length, good carry again, another leave

Charbel: "As much as I love Tamim, Tamim should worry about the ordinary things he's doing before he talks about anyone else. Anyone."

6.3

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, stays in the crease and guides a length ball leaving him to point

6.4

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, slower one from Mpofu, pitched up all the same, he is already well forward and adjusts to push with an open face towards point

6.5

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good areas from Mpofu, on a length and zipping away across the left hander, left alone

Lone wide slip in place

6.6

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, slower one again, he carefully gets forward, this one bounces a bit, and he defends off the high part of the blade

End of over 7 (maiden) Bangladesh 10/1 (RR: 1.42)

    • Shahriar Nafees 3 (8b)
    • Imrul Kayes 3 (16b)
    • CB Mpofu 4-2-3-0
    • BV Vitori 3-0-7-1
7.1

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, no run, Vitori keeping it tight just back of a length around middle and off, defended down the track

7.2

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, no run, good line, around off and just about holding its line a tad, he shuffles across and defends

Solomon: "Poetic Justice. Well done Brian Vitori." the celebration from Zimbabwe was justifiably ecstatic, lots of shouting

7.3

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, no run, uff, how has that missed off stump, he came forward to a length ball and shouldered arms, it carried on coming in with the angle, and whizzed past the stumps

7.4

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, no run, now the full delivery on the pads, but he cannot put it away, clips straight to square leg

7.5

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, no run, fuller and nipping in, he is not coming forward, caught in the crease and scrambles to keep it out down the track

7.6

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, sends it wide down leg this time with the angle

James: "Impressive "strangulation" bowling from Mpofu, will create opportunities for the less experienced Vitori."

7.6

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, goes for the release shot, and gets it over and wide of mid on, Vitori goes much fuller and he goes hard at it with a huge swing and gets the first boundary of the innings

End of over 8 (5 runs) Bangladesh 15/1 (RR: 1.87)

    • Imrul Kayes 7 (22b 1x4)
    • Shahriar Nafees 3 (8b)
    • BV Vitori 4-0-12-1
    • CB Mpofu 4-2-3-0
8.1

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, plonks front foot out and gets bat in front to defend a pacy length ball

8.2

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, ripper, that has just zoomed away after pitching with the angle around middle, he goes forward and across to push at it, but the sharp away movement beat him

8.3

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, goes hard at a pitched up ball, but mistimes the shot to point

8.4

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, another batsman is hurried in to the pull, Mpofu using the short ball very well, gets big on Nafees but the ball falls safely in front of long leg

Long leg comes in, square leg is deep now

8.5

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, and he bowls a slowish length ball leaving the batsman, he hangs his bat out and gets it away towards third man

8.6

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, well bowled, Mpofu has given nothing away, just back of a length and bouncing right on middle, he opens the face to guide it to third man

End of over 9 (3 runs) Bangladesh 18/1 (RR: 2.00)

    • Shahriar Nafees 5 (13b)
    • Imrul Kayes 8 (23b 1x4)
    • CB Mpofu 5-2-6-0
    • BV Vitori 4-0-12-1
9.1

Vitori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, very full outside off, going straight on, he tries to hammer it through cover, but goes at it with an angled bat, and mistimes the shot back to the bowler

9.2

Vitori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, gets well forward this time, Vitori gets it to hold the line and kick from a length outside off, pushed towards point

9.3

Vitori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, very useful delivery from Vitori, running in busily and sending down a pacy length ball that carries on coming in with the angle, not far from off stump as he lets it go

9.4

Vitori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, this is superb stuff, forced to play at one holding its line very close to off stump, fortunate that he did not edge it

9.5

Vitori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, brings the bat down with an open face to push a length ball straightening quickly outside off to point

9.6

Vitori to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, just a bit of width, he gets the single by guiding it to squarish third man

End of over 10 (1 run) Bangladesh 19/1 (RR: 1.90)

    • Shahriar Nafees 6 (19b)
    • Imrul Kayes 8 (23b 1x4)
    • BV Vitori 5-0-13-1
    • CB Mpofu 5-2-6-0

One boundary hit in 60 balls, here is the bowling Powerplay now

10.1

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, good start by Bangladesh to the bowling Powerplay, width from the bowler and he crashes it through covers from the crease

round the stumps now

10.2

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, gets forward to one coming in with the angle from a length and defends

10.3

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pitched up close to off, well forward and pushing it towards point

10.4

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, still fuller, he gets front foot and tries to open the face but gets it straight towards point

10.5

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, no run, was that the slower one, seemed to stop on him from a full length as he came forward for the drive, ball goes to extra cover

10.6

Mpofu to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, opens the face late to guide this full delivery to third man

End of over 11 (5 runs) Bangladesh 24/1 (RR: 2.18)

    • Shahriar Nafees 11 (25b 1x4)
    • Imrul Kayes 8 (23b 1x4)
    • CB Mpofu 6-2-11-0
    • BV Vitori 5-0-13-1

Saad: "I didn't wake up @ 3.30 am to watch this show from our BD boys.... Guys we are better than this.... peace."

11.1

Vitori to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, shortish delivery coming in, swung hard with the angle down to long leg

11.2

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, again on the pads, from back of a length, and he shuffles to nudge it to long leg

11.3

Vitori to Shahriar Nafees, no run, gets forward to a length ball and opens the face to push towards point

11.4

Vitori to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, that is a fine shot, this one tails full in to the batsman, who just thwacks it wide of mid on with the angle, pulled back inside the rope

11.5

Vitori to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, he has gone through him, Vitori gets better and better, he had been working on the angle in to the left-hander, keeping it full mostly, this one came in a bit from around middle, and sneaked in between bat and pad to uproot leg stump as he went for the drive down the ground

Shahriar Nafees b Vitori 14 (14m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 48.27

ibrahim: "Worst jersey ever! how come that orange color goes with Bangladesh Jersey!" Beats me completely, looks hideous in fact

11.6

Vitori to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Ashraful goes for a tight single first ball, pushes off the front foot in front of mid off, and takes off right away, mid off cannot pick up the ball cleanly as he runs in, that could have been tight

End of over 12 (5 runs) Bangladesh 29/2 (RR: 2.41)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 1 (1b)
    • Imrul Kayes 9 (24b 1x4)
    • BV Vitori 6-0-18-2
    • CB Mpofu 6-2-11-0

Mpofu continues, has been a long spell

12.1

Mpofu to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, hurls it in on a length, he gets forward to block

12.2

Mpofu to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller now, on off, he pushes softly towards mid on

Shadreck: "Vitori where were you all these years? Nice!!!!!"

12.3

Mpofu to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, gets if fine of the pads as he shuffles to flick a fullish one

round the stumps now

12.4

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, neatly done, softly works one with the angle in front of square leg and off they go

12.5

Mpofu to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, phew, this one has taken off from back of a length, Ashraful has done well to avoid it, arches back and gets head out of the way, also remembers to drop the wrists

12.6

Mpofu to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, well bowled, lively stuff from Mpofu, kicks from a length and he is hit high on the pad as he comes forward

End of over 13 (2 runs) Bangladesh 31/2 (RR: 2.38)

    • Mohammad Ashraful 2 (6b)
    • Imrul Kayes 10 (25b 1x4)
    • CB Mpofu 7-2-13-0
    • BV Vitori 6-0-18-2

Vitori continues as well from the other end

13.1

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, shuffles and works a shortish one off the pads through square leg

13.2

Vitori to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, that is the end of Ashraful, he has thrown it away, Vitori all over Bangladesh, it was the short ball, very well directed in to Ashraful, he shuffled across and went for the big pull, and the ball swirled straight in to the hands of long leg

Mohammad Ashraful c Mpofu b Vitori 2 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

13.3

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, goes full but down leg with the angle

13.3

Vitori to Imrul Kayes, OUT, Vitori, Vitori, Bangladesh cannot get away from him, yet another one, well bowled, full delivery on the stumps, coming in with the angle, the front foot was planted across, the bat was late in coming down, the ball crashed in to pad, umpire Dharmasena pondered about it for some time before sending him back

Imrul Kayes lbw b Vitori 11 (64m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.74

13.4

Vitori to Mahmudullah, no run, shuffles across to work one off the pads towards square leg

13.5

Vitori to Mahmudullah, no run, back of a length, he goes deep in the crease and plays it out on the leg side

13.6

Vitori to Mahmudullah, no run, now he slants it across the right hander, who pushes away from the body, he wants the single, but extra cover dives to cut it off

End of over 14 (2 runs) Bangladesh 33/4 (RR: 2.35)

    • Mahmudullah 0 (3b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 0 (0b)
    • BV Vitori 7-0-20-4
    • CB Mpofu 7-2-13-0

Elton replacing Mpofu

14.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, goes some way down the leg side as he bowls a straight delivery from over the wicket

14.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 leg bye, fires it in very full, but on the pads, and he shuffles to tickle it past the keeper

14.2

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, no run, another full delivery, angled in around off and middle, worked towards mid on

Gareth: "Good Captaining by Taylor! Too many captains try to rotate their bowlers rather early nowdays, a trend from T20 cricket. But he's given these two the opportunity to get in their groove and Vitori has paid him back with wickets."

14.3

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, no run, drives a full delivery straight to extra cover

14.4

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, FOUR, gets this widish one past point, reaches out and opens the face to time the shot past that man

14.5

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, no run, there is a lot of protection in that area, and he cannot get the push past the point region this time

14.6

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, no run, still wider, and he stretches out to have a go at it, straight to shortish cover

End of over 15 (6 runs) Bangladesh 39/4 (RR: 2.60)

    • Mahmudullah 4 (8b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 0 (1b)
    • E Chigumbura 1-0-5-0
    • BV Vitori 7-0-20-4

Hossain: "Can Bangladesh go past 58?" Now come on, so much pessimism?

Vitori continues after drinks

15.1

Vitori to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, bowls a fullish one around off and he gets to the pitch to push toward covers

15.2

Vitori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shuffles and works a back of a length ball in front of square leg

15.3

Vitori to Mahmudullah, no run, angled across and ending around middle and off, good control from Vitori, he smothers it in forward defence

15.4

Vitori to Mahmudullah, no run, gets some width off a full one and crashes it off the front foot, good sliding stop at extra cover on the edge of the circle

15.5

Vitori to Mahmudullah, no run, bangs in the short ball, but some way outside off and it is left alone

Prash: "Aha! This match is so very refreshing to watch. Even my 6yrs young nephew is watching it. I just wish it started at 3:30 pm(IST), so that i need not watch a certain horror-comedy show thats screening at Birmingham."

15.6

Vitori to Mahmudullah, no run, drops a length ball in front of cover and trots down the track, sees the fielder advancing towards the ball and changes direction to trot back

End of over 16 (1 run) Bangladesh 40/4 (RR: 2.50)

    • Mahmudullah 4 (12b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1 (3b)
    • BV Vitori 8-0-21-4
    • E Chigumbura 1-0-5-0
16.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stands tall and eases a full delivery with a nice followthrough down the ground, but mid off gets quickly to his left to field

16.2

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, gets around one on the pads and works it down to long leg

16.3

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, no run, plays out a fullish and wide one from the crease to point

16.4

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, 1 run, squeezes a very full ball past a diving point, third man gets to it, Elton giving too much width at the moment

16.5

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, stands in the crease and punches a length ball to sweeper cover

16.6

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, OUT, well what do I know, the wide and full length has worked for Elton, Mahmudullah slams it hard but did not keep it down and it flew straight to Masakadza at backward point, who seemed surprised for a moment as the ball lodged in his hands before celebrating

Mahmudullah c Masakadza b Chigumbura 5 (18m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 17 (3 runs) Bangladesh 43/5 (RR: 2.52)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 3 (6b)
    • E Chigumbura 2-0-8-1
    • BV Vitori 8-0-21-4

Prosper Utseya in the attack for some off spin

17.1

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short and wide outside off, but he cannot get the cut past point

17.2

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards long off

17.3

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed away on the off side, Taibu gets around to it

17.4

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, played out off the front foot on the leg side in front of square

17.5

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, comes down the track, gets too close to the pitch of the ball and pushes it to the bowler

17.6

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the back foot and brings the bat down from a big backlift to play it towards midwicket

End of over 18 (1 run) Bangladesh 44/5 (RR: 2.44)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (4b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4 (8b)
    • P Utseya 1-0-1-0
    • E Chigumbura 2-0-8-1

Elton from round the stumps

18.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angles it in full around middle and off, he is a touch late on it and works it in front of square leg, elton has hands on his head

18.2

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goes for the yorker, gets it very full, and he squeezes it out towards extra cover

18.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, sends it down the leg side with the angle

18.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, nudged off the pads down to long leg, length ball coming in with the angle, and he gets bat down in time

18.4

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, the off side cordon is packed with numerous men, he comes forward and pushes a fuller one to extra cover

18.5

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, good drive, but getting it past those men will be some ask, cover dives and takes a lot of pace off the shot

18.6

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib tries to find some runs, whips this full delivery off one leg but there is long on in place

End of over 19 (4 runs) Bangladesh 48/5 (RR: 2.52)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 6 (12b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 1 (6b)
    • E Chigumbura 3-0-12-1
    • P Utseya 1-0-1-0
19.1

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, turn from off stump, but slow turn, punched off the back foot to extra cover

19.2

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, more turn, this time from leg stump, he pushes it and gets it past a running
Utseya down to long off

19.3

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, comes down the track as Utseya flights it well outside off, but it dips around a length and he defends

19.4

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, drives a fuller one with the angle to long on

19.5

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up just outside leg, he makes some room to drive with the turn but straight to the bowler

19.6

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, played out towards square leg, steady over from Utseya

End of over 20 (2 runs) Bangladesh 50/5 (RR: 2.50)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 7 (16b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 2 (8b)
    • P Utseya 2-0-3-0
    • E Chigumbura 3-0-12-1
20.1

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, shortish one getting big on him, he goes on his toes and guides with an open face to backward point

20.2

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, another one gets big on him outside off stump as Elton bangs it in with the angle, he is surprised but opens the face to run it to third man

round the stumps to Shakib

20.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tries to punch a fullish one with the angle but hits it straight to midwicket

20.4

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, here comes Shakib down the track, Elton sprays it wide outside off, Shakib reaches out and crunches it but another excellent stop at extra cover saves runs

20.5

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, hit in to the off side past point for a single

20.6

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Zimbabwe fielding has been really good, one more diving stop, at cover as Mushfiqur times a length ball

End of over 21 (2 runs) Bangladesh 52/5 (RR: 2.47)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 3 (11b)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 8 (19b)
    • E Chigumbura 4-0-14-1
    • P Utseya 2-0-3-0
21.1

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, leaves the crease and drives a flighted ball with the turn past extra cover

21.2

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slams the attempted pull in to the ground as he gets lots of turn from a shortish length outside off

21.3

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked with the turn to long on

21.4

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slams a full delivery off the front foot, and gets it past Utseya down the ground

21.5

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked just past midwicket off the front foot

21.6

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Bangladesh find the boundary, it is Shakib, gets down on the knee for the full-blooded sweep and gets it in front of square leg as Utseya goes on the leg stump

End of over 22 (8 runs) Bangladesh 60/5 (RR: 2.72)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 14 (22b 1x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 5 (14b)
    • P Utseya 3-0-11-0
    • E Chigumbura 4-0-14-1
22.1

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, another one finds the gap, Elton persisting with the wide line and he cracks the cut between two men around point

22.2

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, opens the face to run a bouncing one to third man, again some width outside off

22.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tries to force a pitched up ball past the bowler who gets a hand to it and takes pace off it, Shakib wants the single and comes charging down, but Mushfiqur sends him rightly back

22.4

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, the single is on this time with a work to long on past the non-striker

22.5

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, much better against the right hander, bowled from wide of the crease and he has to defend as it comes in on middle

22.6

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, holding its line a shade from back of a length, but he gets it wide enough of backward point for a tight single as the man cannot stop the ball cleanly to his left

End of over 23 (7 runs) Bangladesh 67/5 (RR: 2.91)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 11 (18b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 15 (24b 1x4)
    • E Chigumbura 5-0-21-1
    • P Utseya 3-0-11-0

Ali: "Mushfiq's average does not reflect the amount of potential he has. This seems an ideal time for him to improve his average which lingers below 25."

23.1

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, shortish and turning in, makes room to cut off the back foot to sweeper cover

23.2

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, he is getting some turn, but it is slow and does not bother shakib who pushes it down to long on

23.3

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, cannot work it past midwicket as he comes down the track

23.4

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tries the paddle-scoop off a full delivery, manages a single fine on the leg side

23.5

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, goes back to a length ball that hurries on, but gets the punch past extra cover

23.6

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, down the track and gets the tossed up delivery down to long off

End of over 24 (5 runs) Bangladesh 72/5 (RR: 3.00)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 14 (22b 1x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 17 (26b 1x4)
    • P Utseya 4-0-16-0
    • E Chigumbura 5-0-21-1

Price in to the attack

24.1

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fires it in full around off, he takes a step out and smothers it

24.2

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, shortish and a bit of width, he gets back quickly and cracks the cut in front of point

24.3

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tosses it up on a length, he gets outside the crease and pushes towards cover

24.4

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full in to the pads, worked out to midwicket

24.5

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tight line, goes back but has to push in to the leg side

24.6

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, driven down to long off for a single

End of over 25 (5 runs) Bangladesh 77/5 (RR: 3.08)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 19 (28b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 17 (26b 1x4)
    • RW Price 1-0-5-0
    • P Utseya 4-0-16-0

Luke: "Ali, I think we can say the same about Chigumbura's bowling potential. But these guys have to prove it's more than potential. Even I have potential..."

25.1

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run

25.2

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, has Taibu messed up the stumping, he could not collect cleanly as Shakib danced down the track and had a big heave, was beaten by the flight and it turned past him, Taibu had a simple stumping but took a long time in whipping the bails off, and allowed Shakib to get back

25.3

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, and he gets the boundary now, how much will this cost Zimbabwe, Shakib gets down on the knee and slog sweeps through midwicket, splits the gap in the deep

25.4

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pulled down the ground to long on for a single

25.5

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, played out in the leg side in front of square leg

25.6

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, good batting this, they are taking the spinners on, lunges forward and gets the slog sweep over midwicket

End of over 26 (8 runs) Bangladesh 85/5 (RR: 3.26)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 22 (31b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 22 (29b 2x4)
    • P Utseya 5-0-24-0
    • RW Price 1-0-5-0
26.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, works a flat and full ball to midwicket

26.2

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slants it across flat with the angle, he goes for a slash, gets it in the air towards short third man

26.3

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, punched down the ground to long off

26.4

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fired in full on leg stump, he pushes it in front of midwicket

26.5

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, down the leg side with the angle as he pushes it through

26.6

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, uses the angle on a flat one on the pads to whip it through square leg

End of over 27 (2 runs) Bangladesh 87/5 (RR: 3.22)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 23 (34b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 23 (32b 2x4)
    • RW Price 2-0-7-0
    • P Utseya 5-0-24-0
27.1

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good flight from Utseya, he works it off the front foot to midwicket

27.2

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, goes hard at a tossed up ball as he leaves the crease, gets it to long off

27.3

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tosses it up slowly through the air, Shakib does not charges this time, just skips out and eases it to long off

27.4

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tries the scoop again, but gets it a touch high on the bat, the man from square leg came running to his right but it fell short of him

27.5

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, played down the ground for a couple

27.6

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, brings up the 50 of the stand with a cut off the back foot as he bowls this one flat outside off, Zimbabwe appear to have gone flat in recent overs as well

End of over 28 (6 runs) Bangladesh 93/5 (RR: 3.32)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 27 (35b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 25 (37b 2x4)
    • P Utseya 6-0-30-0
    • RW Price 2-0-7-0
28.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, width outside off as it goes on with the angle, and he gets the cut wide of sweeper cover

28.2

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, straightening on middle from a length, he goes back to block it without fuss

28.3

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, flicked in front of midwicket for a tight single

28.4

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, backs away and punches it off middle stump to long off

28.5

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, straightish one hurrying on from a fuller length, he defends down the track

28.6

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, pushes firmly off the front foot down to long off, these two are just milking the spinners

End of over 29 (4 runs) Bangladesh 97/5 (RR: 3.34)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 27 (41b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 29 (37b 2x4)
    • RW Price 3-0-11-0
    • P Utseya 6-0-30-0
29.1

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flighted full around off, carefully worked with the turn to midwicket

29.2

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed off the front foot to extra cover

29.3

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, forces a full one with the turn through midwicket

29.4

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, shuffles across and outside the line to tickle it with the angle to square leg

Solomon: "Zimbabwe is probably out of ideas now."

29.5

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, tossed up, but he waits on it to turn, and cuts it hard wide of Price in the deep to come back easily for the second

29.6

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, not much happening for the spinners, slow turn from middle and he punches it off the back foot to long off

End of over 30 (4 runs) Bangladesh 101/5 (RR: 3.36)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 32 (39b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 28 (45b 2x4)
    • P Utseya 7-0-34-0
    • RW Price 3-0-11-0

ali: "Just like the good old days, the first hundred coming off in 30 overs... except just that these aren't the old days anymore."

30.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushes off the back foot to long off

30.2

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends a flighted one off the front foot

30.3

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fired in on a length but it gets up slowly, he pushes it down the track

30.4

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, comes down the track, but Price shortens the length and he has to defend

30.5

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tight single, worked towards square leg and they rush across, direct hit was needed though, by the time Taibu collected and whipped off the bails, batsman was home

30.6

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, hit away wide of sweeper cover for a comfortable couple

End of over 31 (4 runs) Bangladesh 105/5 (RR: 3.38)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 35 (41b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 29 (49b 2x4)
    • RW Price 4-0-15-0
    • P Utseya 7-0-34-0

Tim: "200 will be defendable. Don't know if they'll get that many though. These two still have a lot of work to do. Hope Prosper gets his 100th." Elton is back

31.1

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, and starts off wide outside off again, slapped off the back foot to sweeper cover

31.2

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, much tighter against the left hander from round the stumps, pushed down the ground

31.3

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, coming in with the angle from wide of the crease, he cannot guide it wide of point

31.4

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, lots of width this time, Zimbabwe letting the pressure slip, punched easily to sweeper cover

31.5

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, worked behind square leg off the pads, and gets back for the second, well done

31.6

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shuffles across and whips a full delivery down to long on

End of over 32 (6 runs) Bangladesh 111/5 (RR: 3.46)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 39 (44b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 31 (52b 2x4)
    • E Chigumbura 6-0-27-1
    • RW Price 4-0-15-0

Jason: "Why are Zim not going for the kill and giving Vitori his last two overs now! The spin option is not working come on Taylor..."

32.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, loud appeal from Taibu for lbw, that looked very close, struck in front of middle from a full length as he tried to sweep, late on the shot, not given, that looked like it would have hit leg stump

32.2

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed towards point, Mush wants the single but is sent back, a second later and it could have been tight

32.3

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long off

32.4

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended off the back foot as he fires it in

32.5

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed back to the bowler off the back foot

32.6

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, turning away a tad, rare from Price, he makes room to push down to long off

End of over 33 (2 runs) Bangladesh 113/5 (RR: 3.42)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 32 (55b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 40 (47b 2x4)
    • RW Price 5-0-17-0
    • E Chigumbura 6-0-27-1
33.1

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, more width from Elton, but there is a short point in place and he cuts straight to him

33.2

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, whoa, Mushfiqur looks to go down the ground, closes the bat face, and the edge flies in the air but falls short of third man

33.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full delivery driven hard wide of long on

33.4

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tries to reach out to a wide ball and drive through extra cover but hits it back to the bowler on the bounce

33.5

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, now he finds extra cover as he eases forward and pushes a length ball

33.6

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, inside edge goes past the stumps and past Taibu as well, as he looks to belatedly swat an angled delivery that wasn't short enough

End of over 34 (6 runs) Bangladesh 119/5 (RR: 3.50)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 37 (60b 3x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 41 (48b 2x4)
    • E Chigumbura 7-0-33-1
    • RW Price 5-0-17-0

Shakib was on 17 when Taibu fluffed that stumping

Shadreck: "I would bring Vitori back."

34.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, on the pads and worked easily wide of square leg

34.2

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, whipped off the back foot straight to midwicket

34.3

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, too short and down leg with the angle, he bends the knee and swings it hard past short fine leg, poor delivery

34.4

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, again on leg stump, he shuffles to work behind square leg

34.5

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays in the crease and squeezes a fuller one towards extra cover

34.6

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, good run and diving stop at short third man, Shakib had cut the flat delivery hard and it was travelling

End of over 35 (7 runs) Bangladesh 126/5 (RR: 3.60)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 43 (51b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 42 (63b 4x4)
    • RW Price 6-0-24-0
    • E Chigumbura 7-0-33-1

history101: "vintage Zimbabwe perfomance, if the seamers do well, the tweakers, cant get it right! so much for their recovery." Masakadza in to the attack now

35.1

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, and goes past the outside edge as he gets some lift and away movement off a length

35.2

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, stays beside the line and pushes past point to the man in the deep

35.3

Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, fullish one right on middle, he pushes with a big straight followthrough to long on

35.4

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, very full delivery now, he squeezes it past the man at extra cover

35.5

Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short, wide, bouncing delivery, he gets an edge as he goes for the cut, and it trickles past the keeper on the off side

35.6

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushed away towards extra cover, a steady over, but Zimbabwe need much more

End of over 36 (5 runs) Bangladesh 131/5 (RR: 3.63)

    • Shakib Al Hasan 46 (55b 2x4)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 44 (65b 4x4)
    • H Masakadza 1-0-5-0
    • RW Price 6-0-24-0
36.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, gets forward to push an angled full delivery down to long off

36.2

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, gets around another full ball to drive along the ground to long off

36.3

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Bangladesh are not being troubled at all, another pushed single to long off, easy as they come

36.4

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, now sweeps from outside leg stump and gets it behind square leg

36.5

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tries to steer with the angle past short third man, gets it straight to that man, but the single is on

36.6

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, blocks a fullish ball off the front foot

End of over 37 (5 runs) Bangladesh 136/5 (RR: 3.67)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 46 (68b 4x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 49 (58b 2x4)
    • RW Price 7-0-29-0
    • H Masakadza 1-0-5-0
37.1

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, half century for the Bangladesh captain, eases a full delivery straight down the ground, yet again he is there to guide Bangladesh to a fighting total

37.2

Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed away towards extra cover

37.3

Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, bit of inward movement after pitching on a length outside off, guided to backward point

37.4

Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, forced off the back foot to mid off

37.5

Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tries to squeeze a very full delivery but Masakadza gets to his left to field

37.6

Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, pushes a length ball off the front foot to long off for another single

End of over 38 (2 runs) Bangladesh 138/5 (RR: 3.63)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 47 (73b 4x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 50 (59b 2x4)
    • H Masakadza 2-0-7-0
    • RW Price 7-0-29-0

TC: "Whats with all the negativity? after the first 20 overs everyone was waxing lyrical. Let Taylor captain then after the Zim innings you all can whine. I'm comfortable. c`mon ZIM."

38.1

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, takes it from around off as he backs away and guides it towards sweeper cover

38.2

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, stays in the crease to a tossed up ball, he has been doing this often, and pushes wide of extra cover

38.3

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, good shot, comes down the track and works with the turn wide of long on, who runs in hard but fumbles to allow the second, bringing up 50 for Rahim as well, well played, could bat higher up the order

38.4

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, now the 100 stand comes up with a push to long off

38.5

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib continues to pick up the singles comfortably

38.6

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, another pushed single on the off side, how well have these two soaked up the pressure

End of over 39 (7 runs) Bangladesh 145/5 (RR: 3.71)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 52 (77b 4x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 52 (61b 2x4)
    • P Utseya 8-0-41-0
    • H Masakadza 2-0-7-0
39.1

Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed hard down the track to the bowler

Masakadza takes out middle stump but Rahim pulls out late and he has to bowl that one again

39.2

Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, drives a full delivery from middle along the ground to long on

39.3

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, makes room and forces the cut past point

39.4

Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushes a length ball to midwicket

39.5

Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 leg bye, shuffles across to work one off the pads, it beats Taibu as it trickles off the pad

39.6

Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, that is a superb catch, Shakib has to walk back, he has batted so well, tried to force a length ball leaving him from the crease, did not have much room to work with, and pushed in the air towards shortish extra cover, who went down on his left to take a very sharp chance, it was flying past him

Shakib Al Hasan c Utseya b Masakadza 53 (111m 63b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.12

End of over 40 (3 runs) Bangladesh 148/6 (RR: 3.70)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 53 (81b 4x4)
    • H Masakadza 3-0-9-1
    • P Utseya 8-0-41-0

Mpofu is back

40.1

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, hits the high part of the bat from back of a length right away

40.2

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, width outside off, but he carefully guides it to backward point, he will have to do most of the scoring now

40.3

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, that is well played, he came forward and opened the face to send the length ball racing fine wide of third man

40.4

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, cut away to point off the back foot

40.5

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, more width but he does not go hard at it, keeps the cut down towards point

40.6

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slower and fuller, he pushes forward towards extra cover

End of over 41 (4 runs) Bangladesh 152/6 (RR: 3.70)

    • Mushfiqur Rahim 57 (87b 5x4)
    • Suhrawadi Shuvo 0 (0b)
    • CB Mpofu 8-2-17-0
    • H Masakadza 3-0-9-1
41.1

Utseya to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, tosses it up and he pushes it straight back at him, but it goes right through Utseya who was a bit late in getting down

41.2

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed back to the bowler off the back foot

41.3

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, gets out of the crease with the turn to long on

41.4

Utseya to Suhrawadi Shuvo, no run, turning slowly from around leg stump, he pushes half forward and gets it towards square leg

41.5

Utseya to Suhrawadi Shuvo, no run, shortish and turning away outside off, cannot get it past covers

41.6

Utseya to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, worked in to the leg side for a single

End of over 42 (3 runs) Bangladesh 155/6 (RR: 3.69)

    • Suhrawadi Shuvo 2 (4b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 58 (89b 5x4)
    • P Utseya 9-0-44-0
    • CB Mpofu 8-2-17-0

TC: "I have a new found sense of trust in the batsmen. I would trust us to chase anything around the 200 mark. C`mon Hamilton get in there!!"

42.1

Price to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 2 runs, goes down on the knee and crunches the slog sweep wide of the man at deep midwicket who runs hard to his right and puts in the slide to save the boundary

42.2

Price to Suhrawadi Shuvo, no run, worked with the turn to short fine leg

42.3

Price to Suhrawadi Shuvo, no run, cannot get it past short fine leg again

42.4

Price to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, bounces a but from a length and he pushes it down to long on

42.5

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, uses the angle to nudge for a single to square leg off the pads

42.6

Price to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, lunges forward and pushes a length ball to long on for a single

End of over 43 (5 runs) Bangladesh 160/6 (RR: 3.72)

    • Suhrawadi Shuvo 6 (9b)
    • Mushfiqur Rahim 59 (90b 5x4)
    • RW Price 8-0-34-0
    • P Utseya 9-0-44-0
43.1

Utseya to Suhrawadi Shuvo, no run, reaches out to push a flighted one back to the bowler

43.2

Utseya to Suhrawadi Shuvo, no run, confusion, pushed in to the off side, Rahim was half way up the track for the single, slipped as Utseya missed the pick up, and was back by the time extra cover got to the ball

43.3

Utseya to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, pushed down to long on

43.4

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Rahim down the track and picks out long on, fired in full, he got close to the pitch of the delivery and lofted it straight to that man, 100th ODI wicket for Utseya

Mushfiqur Rahim c Masakadza b Utseya 59 (93m 91b 5x4 0x6) SR: 64.83

Razzak smacked quite a few in the second innings of the Test, what can he do now

43.5

Utseya to Abdur Razzak, no run, takes it on the pads as he misses the work off one turning away from the pads

43.6

Utseya to Abdur Razzak, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

End of over 44 (1 run) Bangladesh 161/7 (RR: 3.65)

    • Abdur Razzak 0 (2b)
    • Suhrawadi Shuvo 7 (12b)
    • P Utseya 10-0-45-1
    • RW Price 8-0-34-0

Solomon is not satisfied: "Zim needs to assert themselves on the world stage. Blowing HOT and COLD during an innings isn't the way to go."

44.1

Price to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, pulls a shortish one hard but to the man at deep midwicket

44.2

Price to Abdur Razzak, OUT, and another one goes, Razzak can't do anything this time, went back to force one going across through the leg side, it rushed on to him, and he got a top edge that popped straight to extra cover

Abdur Razzak c Taylor b Price 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

44.3

Price to Suhrawadi Shuvo, no run, tossed up full, and he goes past the outside edge as batsman presses forward

44.4

Price to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, worked on the leg side for a single

Slip in place now

44.5

Price to Shafiul Islam, no run, goes back and pushes in front of point

44.6

Price to Shafiul Islam, no run, inside edge on the leg side as he pushes forward to a flighted ball

End of over 45 (2 runs) Bangladesh 163/8 (RR: 3.62)

    • Shafiul Islam 0 (2b)
    • Suhrawadi Shuvo 9 (15b)
    • RW Price 9-0-36-1
    • P Utseya 10-0-45-1

tim: "Can't we just let Zimbabwe play? Every bowler has kept it tight, there has been only one partnership of note and they'll most likely bowl the opposition out for less than 180. I'd say this is a flawless performance."

batting Powerplay has to be taken now. Vitori is back

45.1

Vitori to Suhrawadi Shuvo, FOUR, poor delivery to start with, full toss on the pads and he puts it away past short fine leg with a neat twirl of the wrists

45.2

Vitori to Suhrawadi Shuvo, no run, again fullish on the pads, but he cannot connect this time and it pops up on the leg side

45.3

Vitori to Suhrawadi Shuvo, no run, much better, finds the line this time, full and heading for middle and leg, he manages to jab it away

45.4

Vitori to Suhrawadi Shuvo, no run, almost got through, goes for the yorker, gets it right around middle too, but Shuvo manages to dig it out

45.5

Vitori to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, inside edge as he bangs in a short of a length ball that climbs in to Shuvo, who edges it off the pad towards Taibu on the off side

45.6

Vitori to Shafiul Islam, no run, two appeals, both turned down, worked off the pads in front of square leg, Vitori appeals for leg before but it pitched outside leg and then Taibu appeals for run out as Shafiul gets back in to the crease

End of over 46 (5 runs) Bangladesh 168/8 (RR: 3.65)

    • Shafiul Islam 0 (3b)
    • Suhrawadi Shuvo 14 (20b 1x4)
    • BV Vitori 9-0-26-4
    • RW Price 9-0-36-1
46.1

Price to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, worked in front of square leg and now they get the single

46.2

Price to Shafiul Islam, no run, plays it out towards midwicket off the back foot, Price fields

46.3

Price to Shafiul Islam, no run, cannot get it past square leg

46.4

Price to Shafiul Islam, 2 runs, swings hard and gets it wide of the man at deep square leg

46.5

Price to Shafiul Islam, FOUR, short, and he goes back to swing at it, just over the man at mid on and it will run in to the boundary

46.6

Price to Shafiul Islam, 1 run, goes for another heave-ho off a flighted full delivery on leg stump, inside edge on to pad but they will get the single

End of over 47 (8 runs) Bangladesh 176/8 (RR: 3.74)

    • Shafiul Islam 7 (8b 1x4)
    • Suhrawadi Shuvo 15 (21b 1x4)
    • RW Price 10-0-44-1
    • BV Vitori 9-0-26-4
47.1

Vitori to Shafiul Islam, 1 leg bye, darts it in to the pads on a length, trickles in to the off side and they take the run

47.2

Vitori to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, now in to the left hander's pads from a fuller length, he nudges it in front of square leg

47.3

Vitori to Shafiul Islam, 1 run, makes room and pushes at a widish one to send it to third man

47.4

Vitori to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, length ball hit hard but down to long on, only a single

round the wicket now

47.5

Vitori to Shafiul Islam, OUT, there is the five-for on debut for Vitori, first Zimbabwean to do so, Zimbabwe get together in a huddle, Shafiul went for the big lofted shot off a full delivery over mid off but could not clear the man who went to his left to take the simple catch

Shafiul Islam c Sibanda b Vitori 8 (15m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

Here is the list of best figures on ODI debut

47.6

Vitori to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, and almost a sixth wicket on debut, now Shuvo tried to shovel a full delivery straight down the ground, mid off went flying to his left, got both hands to the ball, but it was always going to be a tough chance and the ball popped out

End of over 48 (5 runs) Bangladesh 181/9 (RR: 3.77)

    • Suhrawadi Shuvo 18 (24b 1x4)
    • Rubel Hossain 0 (0b)
    • BV Vitori 10-0-30-5
    • RW Price 10-0-44-1
48.1

Mpofu to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, smacks a full one with the angle down to long on

48.2

Mpofu to Rubel Hossain, no run, beaten outside off as he has a waft at a length ball

Solomon: "So happy for Brian Vitori. So much potential. Just hope he does not do another Hamilton Masakadza on us."

48.3

Mpofu to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, low full toss hit in front of midwicket, who got around to the ball but the single had been taken by then

48.4

Mpofu to Suhrawadi Shuvo, 1 run, OUT, that is the end of the innings, there was never going to be a second run, it was worked in front of square leg, they were looking to get Shuvo back on strike, but the man from square leg got quickly to the ball, put in the slide and fired in the throw to Taibu, who did the rest, Rubel tried to get back but he was already half way down the track for the second and was never going to make it back

Rubel Hossain run out 1 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Brian Vitori becomes only the seventh bowler to take a five-for on ODI debut. Not bad at all for a bowler who wasn't rated at all by the opposition's best batsman. He got him today as well, and but for a 105-run sixth-wicket stand between Shakib and Rahim, Bangladesh would have struggled to reach 150. They fell just when Bangladesh were looking to launch in to the final onslaught though, and that is why it never came. Zimbabwe will back themselves to chase 185. Join us in 35 minutes for the chase

Liberty: "Zim has got a gem in Vitori i am sure with Streaky around him he is destined for dizzy heights!"

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