Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI: Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Harare, Aug 14, 2011
Zimbabwe won by 7 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Played at Harare Sports Club
14 August 2011 (50-over match)
0.1

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, off the mark right away, short of a length coming in on the pads, worked away to short fine leg who tumbles and stops it

0.2

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, good line pretty soon from Mpofu, fuller and going across close to off stump, he plays it out to covers

0.3

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, even better now, this one holding its line from a length around off stump, he adjusts as it comes in and pushes back towards the bowler

0.4

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, that will go, Mpofu provides lots of width outside off on a length, sits up, and is spanked through cover

0.5

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, more width, but a lot fuller, and Kayes goes after it, but the ball goes just over a leaping backward point

0.6

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, now he provides no width and the batsman is forced into playing in out on the leg side

Bangladesh 7/0   CB Mpofu 1-0-7-0
2.1

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good carry for Mpofu, close to off stump on a fuller length, left alone straight away

2.2

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, goes down the pads with the angle and RAhim helps it round the corner, long leg cannot get there in time

2.3

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good delivery this time, Mpofu finds bounce from back of a length, Rahim goes across, but it climbs too much and he takes it on the body

2.4

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, that is a nice line outside off stump, Mpofu gets it to kick from a length, Rahim is surprised as he pushes forward and is hit high on the bat

2.5

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, moving away a tad now from a length outside off, he stays in the crease and opens the face to run it wide of point, he has a tight technique, Rahim

2.6

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, more lift for Mpofu outside off, bit of away movement as well, he shoulders arms

Bangladesh 14/1   CB Mpofu 2-0-11-0
4.1

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Mpofu continues to find sharp bounce from outside off stump, not far from the wickets too, left alone

4.2

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tighter line, getting him to play with a fuller length too, bat and pad together as he shuffle across and blocks

4.3

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed away to point from a length

4.4

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, gets on top of the bouncer, Mpofu bangs it in short, and he rocks back to time the pull through midwicket

4.5

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, fuller but on the pads, Mpofu hasn't been exactly consistent today, down to long leg with a flick

4.6

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, again on the pads, but a touch slower and he can't time the attempted work off the hip

Bangladesh 20/1   CB Mpofu 3-0-16-0
6.1

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, 1 leg bye, Mpofu has struggled to keep up the pressure from the other end, moves in down the pads and rolls away behind square

6.2

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, fuller but he uses the angle in to the pads to work it through midwicket

6.3

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, solid forward defensive push from Rahim, length ball, he plonks front foot out, head on top of ball, crouching low as he smothers it

6.4

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed away off the front foot to cover, decent line from Mpofu

6.5

Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, oh well, now Rahim has given it away, why, oh why would you do that after looking in serene control, goes the way Ashraful did in the first match, not in control of the pull as Mpofu bangs it in, quickly on to him, he was not in a great position, and square leg will settle under that and take it easily

Mushfiqur Rahim c Ervine b Mpofu 12 (22m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

6.6

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, now Kayes decides to push away from his body outside off, and it goes in the air too, but fortunately for him, wide of point

Bangladesh 26/2   CB Mpofu 4-0-19-1
8.1

Mpofu to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bouncing steeply from short of a length close to off, he flags it through

8.2

Mpofu to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, now the fuller one, well bowled, he does not go hard at it though, and carefully opens the face to run it to point

8.3

Mpofu to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, he had a look at this one, and thought about launching in to it, but it was not full enough, and he had to block it down the track

8.4

Mpofu to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets forward and guides a length ball to point

8.5

Mpofu to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, sharp bounce for Mpofu, this one has really taken off, Ashraful calmly gets head out of the way

8.6

Mpofu to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, leans forward and pushes a length ball with a straight bat, goes towards mid off

Bangladesh 30/3   CB Mpofu 5-1-19-1
22.1

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, no run, pushed back down the track off a length

22.2

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, no run, tucks him up with a length ball right on middle, he shuffles and nudges it towards square leg

22.3

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, fine pull, he gets on top of a short ball and smacks it in front of square leg, there is a short midwicket in place but it was hit far to his right

22.4

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, forces a length ball off the back foot wide of cover

22.5

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, no run, gives him another short ball, this one rises a lot more, and he withdraws out of the pull in the end and bends to allow it zip over his head

22.6

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, no run, length ball sitting up, pushed off the back foot to mid off

Bangladesh 70/6   CB Mpofu 6-1-25-1
24.1

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, no run, he looks to get well forward initially, sees this one pitched full and blocks it carefully

24.2

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, no run, shuffles and plays out a length ball towards cover

24.3

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, another fine pull, second time he has played the shot, and gets his second boundary, in front of square leg, and well past the man at deep square leg, goes back and gets in to a good position for the shot

24.4

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, no run, too short this time and he goes down under it

24.5

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, no run, he is a touch uncertain on the front foot again, length ball some way outside off, he takes a step out and hangs the bat at an angle to get beaten

24.6

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, no run, is a touch uncertain again, and goes half-forward to keep out a full delivery as Mpofu targets the stumps

Bangladesh 76/6   CB Mpofu 7-1-29-1
44.1

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, he goes for the pull again off a slower short one, and mistimes it, but gets it just over midwicket

44.2

Mpofu to Abdur Razzak, no run, nicely bowled from round the stumps, fires in the yorker, and he tries to squeeze it away, misses, and the ball somehow misses off stump as well

44.3

Mpofu to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, nudged off the pads behind square leg

44.4

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, well played, width outside off stump, he arches back and steers it past a diving short third man, how well has he played, gets better and better

44.5

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, well forward now to a length ball and takes off for the single even as he pushes towards cover

44.6

Mpofu to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, fired in full near the blockhole, he goes after it with a big heave and gets it down to long on

Bangladesh 175/7   CB Mpofu 8-1-37-1
46.1

Mpofu to Shafiul Islam, no run, went for the big drive from outside off, beaten

46.2

Mpofu to Shafiul Islam, 1 run, steered to third man as he gets some width outside off

46.3

Mpofu to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, poor throw, it was swung hard, midwicket got to the ball and had the throw been on target at Taibu's end, it could have been more trouble for Bangladesh

46.4

Mpofu to Shafiul Islam, no run, tries to belatedly work a rising delivery, misses it completely as he hops in the air

46.5

Mpofu to Shafiul Islam, 1 run, gets on top of a short and wide one and cuts it to third man

46.6

Mpofu to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, walks outside off stump and lifts a length ball in front of square leg, the man from the deep runs hard and puts in the dive to haul it in, and deep midwicket is around as well to throw it back

Bangladesh 187/8   CB Mpofu 9-1-42-1
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