Bangladesh in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 5th ODI

Zimbabwe v Bangladesh

Bangladesh won by 93 runs

All set for the start of the final game of the series. Tamim to take strike to Mpofu

Marcus: "I would like to have seen Taylor try and get back on the horse, so to speak, and try and set a target after Friday's debacle- that said, a 4-1 series result would be nice too; and good on them giving Meth a go."

9.10 am Zimbabwe have won the toss and will have a bowl

Taylor: "We lost wickets at crucial stages in the last game, we batted poorly. We feel more confident chasing. We would like to restrict them to 250, the wicket will be good all day." Jarvis is out and Meth gets a game finally

Shakib: "Looks like a dry wicket, should be alright. Anything above 250 will be a good total." Junaid is out and Ashraful is back, again

Kepler Wessels says that the pitch is a belter, it is a new strip, is hard and even. He expects a high-scoring game, and does not think the toss will matter much.

9.05 am Welcome to the final match of the ODI series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. The visitors will want to sign off with another win after finally registering their first one in six attempts on this tour on Friday.

Bangladesh have been largely outplayed by a Zimbabwe team hungry to show that their re-entry in to the Test arena is a deserved one. However, old failings have surfaced for both sides, more so for Bangladesh. Their batsmen have continued to bat like princes apart from the previous game. Rubel Hossain has been one of the huge positives though. He has run in hard and has troubled Zimbabwe's batsmen with late movement despite his batsmen not giving him much to defend. There have been promising debuts for Shuvagoto Hom and Nasir Hossain.

Brian Vitori's performances for Zimbabwe have been talked about a lot; there has also been the new confident version of Vusi Sibanda on display. Their middle order has been been prone to collapses though, and that is an old failing they will have to set right if they are to challenge better sides

Have a look at Firdose Moonda's preview

0.1

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, starts on a length on off right away, holds its line a touch and he defends on the off side

0.2

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, gets it to move in from a length again but sends it down leg

0.2

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets the line right this time, around off and straightening, he gets forward to block

0.3

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, direct hit and he was gone, Tamim played the ball towards midwicket and took a few steps out, Kayes set off as well, midwicket got to the ball with a dive and fired in the throw, Mpofu was not around to take it, and it missed the stumps with Kayes well short, he could not have got back in time after running halfway up the track

0.4

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, blocked down the track

0.5

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, slowish one on the pads tickled through square leg

0.6

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, keeping it tight around off, that is the way to go on this flat track, defended back to the bowler

End of over 1 (2 runs) Bangladesh 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
Imrul Kayes    0* (1b)      CB Mpofu    1-0-2-0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (5b)     

1.1

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, gentle full delivery floated well wide of the batsman who gets out towards it and crashes it through extra cover

1.2

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, coming in from back of a length on the pads, strictly gentle medium pace, tucked away to long leg

1.3

Meth to Imrul Kayes, no run, going away from the left-hander after pitching outside leg stump, sharp movement for Meth, he is struck on the pad

1.4

Meth to Imrul Kayes, no run, again he gets it to shape away from the left-hander, fuller length, and he drives with a straight bat down the ground, mid on gets to it with a dive

1.5

Meth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, he's got that movement going away from the left-hander, who gets a thickish edge towards point as he pushes at it

1.6

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, touch more on this away going delivery from Meth, good carry through to Taibu as he lets it go past

End of over 2 (6 runs) Bangladesh 8/0 (RR: 4.00)
Tamim Iqbal    6* (8b 1x4)      KO Meth    1-0-6-0
Imrul Kayes    1* (4b)      CB Mpofu    1-0-2-0

2.1

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, Mpofu has started well, hasn't deviated much from a tight line around off, defends towards mid on

2.2

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, again holding its line around that middle and off line, he shuffles across and blocks

2.3

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, just a bit of width from back of a length, he stands in the crease and tries to thump it through point, mistimes it

2.4

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, that has got to be close, Mpofu puts more effort in a fuller delivery that pitched around leg stump and started to come in, umpire Dharmasena ignores Mpofu's fervent appeal for lbw, looked like going down leg

2.5

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, angled across the left-hander just outside off, he shuffles across and keeps it down

2.6

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, moving away a shade from a length on middle, opens the face and gets it towards point

End of over 3 (maiden) Bangladesh 8/0 (RR: 2.66)
Imrul Kayes    1* (10b)      CB Mpofu    2-1-2-0
Tamim Iqbal    6* (8b 1x4)      KO Meth    1-0-6-0

3.1

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, swinging away from the left-hander, starting around leg and ending up just outside off very full, he gets towards the pitch and pushes towards cover

3.2

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, another one swinging away outside off, he gets towards it and opens the face to push to point

3.3

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, now it holds its line around middle and leg, tucked away to long leg

3.4

Meth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, moving away from outside leg stump, he nudges it behind square leg

3.5

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he is getting consistent away movement from the left-handers, they have to be cautious they get behind it and cover for it while pushing on the off side

3.6

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller now on the stumps, crouches out and pushes back to the bowler

End of over 4 (2 runs) Bangladesh 10/0 (RR: 2.50)
Tamim Iqbal    7* (13b 1x4)      KO Meth    2-0-8-0
Imrul Kayes    2* (11b)      CB Mpofu    2-1-2-0

4.1

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, too straight on middle and leg, tucked behind square leg

4.2

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, pushes a full delivery hard in to the track and it bounces over the bowler, who takes some pace off it, mid on dives over the ball, mid off scrambles after it, gets in to a tangle with the dive but manages to stop it in the end

4.3

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, still fuller and a bit of width, crunched off the front foot, straight to cover

4.4

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, nudged towards square leg for a single

4.5

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, more width this time and he cracks it off the back foot, Sibanda stops it at point and it rolls towards cover

4.6

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, 2 runs, glides it past Sibanda at point and third man gets around to it, Mpofu offering some width in this over

End of over 5 (6 runs) Bangladesh 16/0 (RR: 3.20)
Imrul Kayes    5* (14b)      CB Mpofu    3-1-8-0
Tamim Iqbal    10* (16b 1x4)      KO Meth    2-0-8-0

5.1

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this one straightens after being angled fullish across the left-hander, he goes for the extra cover drive but gets an inside edge on the leg side

5.2

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, shaping away from outside leg stump, he plays it towards midwicket

5.3

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, again moving away, but from well outside leg stump, he could cause a lot of trouble if that line was around middle and off, played out towards square leg

5.4

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, angled across on a length outside off stump, gets forward and pushes to mid off for a single

5.5

Meth to Imrul Kayes, no run, length ball played out towards midwicket

goes round the stumps

5.6

Meth to Imrul Kayes, no run, angles it in on a length, not much movement and he nudges it towards midwicket

End of over 6 (1 run) Bangladesh 17/0 (RR: 2.83)
Imrul Kayes    5* (16b)      KO Meth    3-0-9-0
Tamim Iqbal    11* (20b 1x4)      CB Mpofu    3-1-8-0

Mpofu from round the wicket

6.1

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fires it in fullish outside off stump, he gets forward and pushes towards mid on

6.2

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tries to force him with the angle past midwicket but cannot get it past that man

6.3

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, well done, comes well forward and pushes wide of mid off for a quick single

6.4

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, gets it to the left of mid on with the angle, and waits for an instant before deciding the single is on and rushing across

6.5

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, there is a man at a leg gully position, and Tamim's swings a shortish one on a leg straight to him

6.6

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, tucked with the angle towards deep backward square leg, not much happening for Mpofu with the ball

End of over 7 (3 runs) Bangladesh 20/0 (RR: 2.85)
Tamim Iqbal    13* (25b 1x4)      CB Mpofu    4-1-11-0
Imrul Kayes    6* (17b)      KO Meth    3-0-9-0

7.1

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, that could have been stopped, mid off ran to his left but dived late as Tamim forced a full delivery past him

7.2

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, moving away but starting outside leg again, whipped wristily through square leg

round the stumps

7.3

Meth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, Kayes decides to go down the ground, but does not time it well at all, got too much under the fullish one and got it just over mid on

long on in place now

7.4

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full delivery forced down the ground to long on

7.5

Meth to Imrul Kayes, no run, worked with the angle from a length to midwicket

Rahat: "Bangladesh should concentrate on run rate a bit. Any of these two should go after the bowler. Otherwise a wkt or two will put too much pressure on new one."

7.6

Meth to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, well run, pushes in front of mid on and scampers through for the single

End of over 8 (8 runs) Bangladesh 28/0 (RR: 3.50)
Imrul Kayes    8* (20b)      KO Meth    4-0-17-0
Tamim Iqbal    19* (28b 2x4)      CB Mpofu    4-1-11-0

8.1

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, 1 wide, too short from Mpofu from round the stumps, goes high over the batsman who bends the knee and goes under it

8.1

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, pushed towards gully from the crease

8.2

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, pushes off the front foot towards point, wants the single, but has to go back

8.3

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, no run, good delivery, angled in fullish close to off stump, he gets front foot out and blocks

8.4

Mpofu to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, dropped, that is not on on this placid wicket, Taibu has put down a sharp chance, Kayes went hard as he saw a bit of width outside off stump, the edge flew to Taibu's left, slip was wide and Taibu lunged at it, got his gloves to it but parried it past slip

8.5

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tucked towards midwicket with the angle

8.6

Mpofu to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed off the front foot on the off side

End of over 9 (2 runs) Bangladesh 30/0 (RR: 3.33)
Tamim Iqbal    19* (30b 2x4)      CB Mpofu    5-1-13-0
Imrul Kayes    9* (24b)      KO Meth    4-0-17-0

9.1

Meth to Imrul Kayes, no run, floats it full on the off stump, he crouches forward to push it towards mid on

9.2

Meth to Imrul Kayes, OUT, Meth has struck, that is a lovely delivery, the angle from round the stumps has worked, angled in on a fullish length just outside off, he has to play at it, but it moves away to take the edge and this time Taibu holds on

Imrul Kayes c †Taibu b Meth 9 (39m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 34.61

Anindya: "I don't think RR is goin' to be an issue. Its like old days' cricket. Keep wickets in hand and score 150 in 40 overs. Score 100 in the last 10. Should be enough."

Ashraful is in now

9.3

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pushes forward to a full ball and gets it in front of mid on, direct hit and he was in trouble, but he missed, the backing up was not great as well

9.4

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, fullish and well wide outside off stump from Meth, and Tamim does not need any more invitation, gets forward and smashes it in the air over backward point

9.5

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, and another one, overpitched and he takes toll, goes forward and drives through covers, not much of a gap there but he splits it

9.6

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, uses the angle to push for a single in front of mid on

End of over 10 (10 runs) Bangladesh 40/1 (RR: 4.00)
Tamim Iqbal    28* (33b 4x4)      KO Meth    5-0-27-1
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (1b)      CB Mpofu    5-1-13-0

bowling Powerplay will be started off by Elton

Mohasin: "Bangladesh needs to rethink about Imrul, he has been given too many chances - he never looks to be an opener at ODI."

10.1

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, tucked in front of square leg off the pads, there is a huge misunderstading, as he rushes back halfway up the wicket for the second, Ashraful has not budged, but the throw is at the keeper's end and he is able to get back

10.2

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full and wide enough for Ashraful to come forward and crash it to sweeper cover

10.3

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, tight length but wrong line, on the pads and worked through square leg

Maysun: "I don't get what the people at the helm are thinking about Nafees, Junaid & Ashraful. Too much experimentation at the top is never good. Mushfiqur has slotted well at no. 4 well this series. no. 3 should be between Nafees and Junaid."

10.4

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, fuller and close to off stump, he is forward to smother it in defence

10.5

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, poor delivery, full and too wide outside off stump, Ashraful will go after those any day, off the middle of the bat and wide of sweeper cover who dives and gets a hand to it, but it trickles in to the boundary

10.6

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, well bowled this time, angled in close enough to off make him push forward and get beaten

End of over 11 (7 runs) Bangladesh 47/1 (RR: 4.27)
Mohammad Ashraful    6* (5b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    1-0-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    30* (35b 4x4)      KO Meth    5-0-27-1

11.1

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, this is just fodder for Tamim, at that harmless pace, Meth floats it full and in Tamim's slot outside off, he smashes it past extra cover

11.2

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, dabbed straight to short third man, Ashraful wants the single now but has to go back

11.3

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, drives another full delivery with a straight bat down to long on

Avik: "Ashraful's running seems to be very troublesome. Hopefully he does not get anyone run out."

11.4

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, well bowled, length delivery close to off stump, he pushes forward bat and pad together

11.5

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, floated full outside off stump but Ashraful's firm push finds mid off, not much movement now for Meth

11.6

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, gets on top of a length ball, pushes it off the high part of the bat towards cover

End of over 12 (5 runs) Bangladesh 52/1 (RR: 4.33)
Mohammad Ashraful    6* (8b 1x4)      KO Meth    6-0-32-1
Tamim Iqbal    35* (38b 5x4)      E Chigumbura    1-0-7-0

banglafan: "Mohasin is right. Imrul Kayes can be dropped as ODI opener. SHahriar Nafees would be ideal choice to partner Tamim. SHuvagoto is now a regular, should play at 5 preferably."

12.1

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, angles it across him from wide of the crease, he steers from close to the body to third man

12.2

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, nicely bowled, he troubles Ashraful again with that angled delivery outside off stump, it takes off from short of a length, and Ashraful has a poke at it from the crease, beaten

12.3

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushed towards point off the front foot now

12.4

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tries to go hard for the extra cover drive, mistimes it to mid on

12.5

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, shuffles across and drops a back of a length ball on the leg side, Elton rushes to field

Mirza: "I disagree. Nafees and Junaid have been given countless opportunities and have shown time and time again that they are not capable of playing consistently at number 3. Maybe Ashraful deserves his chance, if he fails, they need to take a look at their domestic league and find someone new."

12.6

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside off on a length

End of over 13 (1 run) Bangladesh 53/1 (RR: 4.07)
Mohammad Ashraful    6* (13b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    2-0-8-0
Tamim Iqbal    36* (39b 5x4)      KO Meth    6-0-32-1

Kazi: "@Maysun: and why cant ashraful be considered at 3?"

13.1

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, mid off is deep, mid off is wide, just as well, as Tamim smashes a half-volley straight to him, it is struck so hard that it pops out of his hands

13.2

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tries to belt another full one down the ground, but mid off gets to it, Meth is really asking for trouble with these gentle half-volleys

over the stumps now

13.3

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, and produces a nippy yorker out of nowhere, Tamim jams down his bat on it

13.4

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, he is getting a touch impatient now, shuffles about and tries to dab one going across past point, cannot beat that man

13.5

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, now he gets the single, drops the length ball softly in front of point and Ashraful responds well

13.6

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tries to slap a widish one past extra cover but does not find any timing on the shot

End of over 14 (1 run) Bangladesh 54/1 (RR: 3.85)
Mohammad Ashraful    6* (14b 1x4)      KO Meth    7-0-33-1
Tamim Iqbal    37* (44b 5x4)      E Chigumbura    2-0-8-0

Avik: "Imrul Kayes should not be dropped right away. He has been the top run scorer for BD in recent times, and partners with Tamim well. He plays the anchor role at times. What he should do is concentrate in his old game, and follow up on what made him successful. And because he is having a bad time out there, he should be given at least 2 full series before anything is done to him as he has contributed so much in the last year."

Elton round the wicket

14.1

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nudged off the pads as he floats it full with the angle

14.2

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, again on the leg stump, tucked away behind square

Maysun: "@banglafan how can you give away no.5 to Hom? Shakib's been batting at no.4, no.5 and no.6 for the past couple of years, but everyone knows he's the best at no.5."

over the stumps to Ashraful

14.3

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full delivery clipped emphatically off the pads but midwicket pulls off a fine diving stop

14.4

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, plonks front foot out and pushes a fullish one back to the bowler

14.5

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, that has flown to the third man boundary, full and wide outside off, he goes after it, and gets a thick edge, third man is pretty square

14.6

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, wide again but on a length, he finds some bounce and Ashraful lets it go

End of over 15 (5 runs) Bangladesh 59/1 (RR: 3.93)
Mohammad Ashraful    10* (18b 2x4)      E Chigumbura    3-0-13-0
Tamim Iqbal    38* (46b 5x4)      KO Meth    7-0-33-1

Fred: "I think bangladesh need to play more test cricket before they begin worrying too much about blooding their younger players, they have lots of talent in their domestic ranks which hasn't been used yet."

Utseya comes on

15.1

Utseya to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tossed up full around middle and leg, pushes forward to defend

15.2

Utseya to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, flighted full around off stump, he reaches out and pushes to long off

Maysun: "@Kazi and Mirza, forget about giving Ashraful a chance. He has been given 10 years, hasn't proved why he should cement his place except the odd century every 2 years. Why are we having a debate about him? We always talk about it!"

15.3

Utseya to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, hurrying on from wide of the crease, he gets forward and blocks

15.4

Utseya to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, down the track but finds midwicket with the push

15.5

Utseya to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, flighted full around off stump, dips on him as he presses forward in defence

15.6

Utseya to Mohammad Ashraful, 5 wides, poor all around, too wide down the leg side from wide of the crease, Taibu cannot get to it in time, Mutizwa cannot stop it running back from short fine leg

15.6

Utseya to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, leaves the crease, takes it on the full and pushes to long on, tidy over ruined by those wides

End of over 16 (7 runs) Bangladesh 66/1 (RR: 4.12)
Mohammad Ashraful    11* (22b 2x4)      P Utseya    1-0-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    39* (48b 5x4)      E Chigumbura    3-0-13-0

16.1

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Ashraful takes on Elton and finds the boundary, down the track and lifts a length ball over extra cover and wide of Waller at sweeper cover

16.2

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, Elton has struck and has taken off in celebration, bends it in with the angle on a length close to off, Ashraful goes feeling forward for it and gets an edge through to Taibu, just walked in to a prod

Mohammad Ashraful c †Taibu b Chigumbura 15 (28m 24b 3x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Rezwan: "The only man can be dropped from current Bangladesh team is Ashraful. There should be no ambiguity, no mercy, no looking back. The most inconsistent team place occupant who blocks spaces for players like Shuvagoto or Nasir."

Mirza: "@ Fred : I agree, but we should start by playing a lot more first class cricket, we are not yet ready for test cricket against the top sides. And talent has never been the issue, the issue is temperament."

16.3

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, shot! gets well forward to a full and wide one and drives along the ground to sweeper cover

Hirok: "why you people didn't remember Alok Kapali. he should get a opportunity instead of ashraful, nafees or zunaed. in recent time he performs good in domestic league but didnt get enough opportunity which he deserves."

16.4

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushes from the crease with an open face towards point

16.5

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, uses the angle from round the stumps to tuck a back of a length ball to long leg

16.6

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, solid front foot drive, that has crashed in to Utseya at extra cover, Rahim looking in superb touch

End of over 17 (6 runs) Bangladesh 72/2 (RR: 4.23)
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (2b)      E Chigumbura    4-0-19-1
Tamim Iqbal    40* (50b 5x4)      P Utseya    1-0-7-0

17.1

Utseya to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tossed up slowly around leg, pushed back towards the bowler, Tamim playing with more caution now

17.2

Utseya to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pushes forward with a straight bat and picks up a single to long off

Marcus: "An ODI average of 22.83, after 10 years is fairly Ashr-awful."

17.3

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, Rahim is brimming with confidence, comes with lots of assurance down the track and eases a full one to long on

17.4

Utseya to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushes a flighted one back to the bowler

17.5

Utseya to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, fires it in full on the pads as he sees Tamim make room and dance down the track, he mistimes the shot towards long on

17.6

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, very full delivery dug out towards midwicket

End of over 18 (3 runs) Bangladesh 75/2 (RR: 4.16)
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (4b)      P Utseya    2-0-10-0
Tamim Iqbal    42* (54b 5x4)      E Chigumbura    4-0-19-1

gav: "Bangladesh need a Imran Khan/Richard Hadlee figure to pull the whole country up to the next level. Only time will tell if Shakib Al Hasan is that character."

18.1

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length ball guided towards point

18.2

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, inside edge as he looks to drive a full delivery from middle stump, goes towards long leg

nazmul: "@Hirok, seriously? Alok performed in domestic cricket? how many hundred has he got in any format of the game since coming back from ICL? just to let you know "NONE""

18.3

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, crouches forward and eases a full delivery back to the bowler

18.4

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Elton is working up some pace, gets it right in the blockhole and Rahim jams his bat on it

18.5

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, steals a quick run with a nudge in front of midwicket

18.6

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, too much on the pads from round the wicket and he picks him to long leg

End of over 19 (3 runs) Bangladesh 78/2 (RR: 4.10)
Tamim Iqbal    44* (57b 5x4)      E Chigumbura    5-0-22-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (7b)      P Utseya    2-0-10-0

19.1

Utseya to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slowly tossed up, he pushes it wide of extra cover but Sibanda gets across quickly and runs down the ball with a slide

19.2

Utseya to Tamim Iqbal, no run, widish one eased towards point off the back foot

19.3

Utseya to Tamim Iqbal, no run, played towards midwicket

19.4

Utseya to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

19.5

Utseya to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nudges one off leg stump in front of square leg

19.6

Utseya to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full on leg and he gets down to sweep to long leg

End of over 20 (1 run) Bangladesh 79/2 (RR: 3.95)
Tamim Iqbal    45* (63b 5x4)      P Utseya    3-0-11-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (7b)      E Chigumbura    5-0-22-1

Price comes on now

Trick Daddy: "Bangladesh fans you are so enthusiastic and passionate about your team, too bad your team lets you down always.."

20.1

Price to Tamim Iqbal, no run, flat but on off stump, punched off the back foot to midwicket

20.2

Price to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, Price has struck right away, Tamim trying to take him on with a lunging slog sweep, Price does not give it a lot of air, pushes it through, and Tamim smashes it straight to midwicket, Price celebrates with lots of words, that is a huge wicket

Tamim Iqbal c Chigumbura b Price 45 (84m 65b 5x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

20.3

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, that has turned a lot, Shakib was shaping up for the cut off the back foot but it came in sharply towards his pads

20.4

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, worked with the turn towards square leg from a fuller length and he is away

20.5

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, comes down the track and eases it to long off

20.6

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, leaves the crease but Price pushes it through flat and he has to block

End of over 21 (2 runs) Bangladesh 81/3 (RR: 3.85)
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (3b)      RW Price    1-0-2-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (8b)      P Utseya    3-0-11-0

Bishnu: "@Nazmul: In support for Alok Kapali just see scorecard of his last match here."

21.1

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, shortish and turning in a long way from outside off, he creates some room outside leg and cuts wide of short third man

21.2

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, drives a full delivery flighted high in the air to long off

21.3

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, played with the turn from outside off to midwicket

21.4

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, quicker and fuller close to off, defended off the front foot

21.5

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, Rahim takes him on with a skip down the track, and a swish over midwicket with the turn

21.6

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, tries to push down the ground from a full length but midwicket gets to his left to field

End of over 22 (6 runs) Bangladesh 87/3 (RR: 3.95)
Mushfiqur Rahim    9* (13b 1x4)      P Utseya    4-0-17-0
Shakib Al Hasan    2* (4b)      RW Price    1-0-2-1

Amraiz: "Wow! Johnson have struck in his 1st over, Oops i mean Ray Price, My bad."

22.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, flat and quick one on off, he stays in the crease and pushes towards cover

22.2

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fullish one middle and leg, he plays it towards midwicket

22.3

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flight this time around middle, he gets low and forward to defend

22.4

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, dropped sees a shortish one and goes on the back foot to cut it, it got on to him quickly, Mpofu was a bit late to come forward at short third man and it fell just short of him as he tried to dive forward belatedly, Mpofu was pretty clumsy in starting to move forward

22.5

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, Shakib hammers the slog sweep, and gets the connection alright, it is fetched from beyond the deep midwicket boundary

22.6

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, nudged behind square leg off the pad

End of over 23 (8 runs) Bangladesh 95/3 (RR: 4.13)
Shakib Al Hasan    9* (7b 1x6)      RW Price    2-0-10-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    10* (16b 1x4)      P Utseya    4-0-17-0

Waller to have a bowl

23.1

Waller to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, flights the off break close to off, it turns in a bit and is worked in front of square leg

galib: "@ Trick Daddy : not always, you can say they are extreme in every perception......sometimes they make us extremely happy...sometimes extremely sad & angry......but we'll be always behind them....."

23.2

Waller to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, the running has been frenetic and nervy today, non-striker takes off as Shakib nudges towards short fine leg, there was no run there

23.3

Waller to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short and turning away outside off, cracked to sweeper cover

23.4

Waller to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tosses it up high, he does not go after it, allows it to dip and eases it to long on

23.5

Waller to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, too flat, too short, too much time, Shakib goes back and slaps it wide of sweeper cover

23.6

Waller to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, better, fuller around leg and pushed towards midwicket

End of over 24 (7 runs) Bangladesh 102/3 (RR: 4.25)
Shakib Al Hasan    14* (11b 1x4 1x6)      MN Waller    1-0-7-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    12* (18b 1x4)      RW Price    2-0-10-1

24.1

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, gets down on a knee for the sweep and gets it in front of square off a full delivery

Naimul: "This is the weakest bowling combination for zim on probably the best batting wicket. Bangladesh need to take the ascendancy."

24.2

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, nudges off the pads towards long leg

24.3

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, he is looking pretty solid, gets out of the crease and drives hard to long on

24.4

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 3 runs, shortish and hurrying on outside off, he gets back and gets the cut through point

Qasim: "@Trick Daddy- Shouldn't you include Pakistan in that statement as well? I am a Pakistani fan and am constantly disappointed with their efforts on and off the field."

24.5

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, cuts in the air again, but this time it falls well short of short third man

24.6

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full delivery outside off driven down with the turn to long on

End of over 25 (7 runs) Bangladesh 109/3 (RR: 4.36)
Mushfiqur Rahim    15* (22b 1x4)      P Utseya    5-0-24-0
Shakib Al Hasan    18* (13b 1x4 1x6)      MN Waller    1-0-7-0

Tim: "In the last 12 months Bangladesh have beaten England in ODI's twice, have won an ODI series against New Zealand, that is a bit to cheer about."

25.1

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets down the track and pushes a flighted one back to the bowler

25.2

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, goes back and guides one from off stump through point

25.3

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pushed through quicker and fuller and he blocks it off the front foot

25.4

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, backs away again and takes it from middle stump and gets it towards point

25.5

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, fine shot, he is dropping it just a bit short, and they are exposing the stumps by backing away, working so far for them as Shakib gets the cut past point

25.6

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, hit hard down the ground towards long off

End of over 26 (6 runs) Bangladesh 115/3 (RR: 4.42)
Shakib Al Hasan    21* (15b 1x4 1x6)      RW Price    3-0-16-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    18* (26b 1x4)      P Utseya    5-0-24-0

26.1

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, turning away but from leg stump and he shuffles across to tuck it to long leg

26.2

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, well forward and smothers a tossed up one outside off

26.3

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, down the track, pushes it through flatter and quicker, he has to block it

26.4

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, backing away to a shortish one turning on to middle again, and cuts it past point

26.5

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, goes down and forces the sweep in the air over the square leg umpire, there is a man in the deep

26.6

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, they are taking the spinner for some easy runs, turning in on leg stump and he picks it through square leg

End of over 27 (4 runs) Bangladesh 119/3 (RR: 4.40)
Mushfiqur Rahim    20* (30b 1x4)      P Utseya    6-0-28-0
Shakib Al Hasan    23* (17b 1x4 1x6)      RW Price    3-0-16-1

27.1

Price to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Rahim has given it away after looking so good, pushed through flat and shortish with the angle from round the wicket, Rahim looks to sweep it over square leg but gets it straight to that man, it got on quickly to him and he was not in a great position for the shot

Mushfiqur Rahim c Sibanda b Price 20 (40m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.51

27.2

Price to Shuvagata Hom, no run, tossed up full and he pushes it back, Price goes scrambling to his left to stop it

27.3

Price to Shuvagata Hom, no run, pushed back down the track

27.4

Price to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run, gets forward to ease a fullish one to long on

27.5

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, backs away and flashes the cut off middle stump, gets it through point, there is a direct hit but Shakib is well in

over the stumps now

27.6

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shortish and turning in, again he makes room and cuts wide of sweeper cover

End of over 28 (4 runs) Bangladesh 123/4 (RR: 4.39)
Shakib Al Hasan    26* (19b 1x4 1x6)      RW Price    4-0-20-2
Shuvagata Hom    1* (3b)      P Utseya    6-0-28-0

banglafan: "We are resigned to our fate, the inevitable, when it comes to cricket. THe best way is to set our expectations to zero, so whatever good comes out is a huge plus."

28.1

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, he is taking too many chances with the cut, this one hurries on towards middle, and he just gets bat on it in time, non-striker wanted the single and had charged half way up the track before coming back

28.2

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushes a fuller one down the track

28.3

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, gets around this one and drives to long off

28.4

Utseya to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run, uses the turn to whip off the back foot in front of square leg

28.5

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushed through full on leg stump, and he sweeps it to deep square leg

28.6

Utseya to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run, lunges forward and wrists a fullish one with the turn from outside off past the non-striker to long on

End of over 29 (4 runs) Bangladesh 127/4 (RR: 4.37)
Shuvagata Hom    3* (5b)      P Utseya    7-0-32-0
Shakib Al Hasan    28* (23b 1x4 1x6)      RW Price    4-0-20-2

29.1

Price to Shuvagata Hom, no run, punches a length ball off the back foot towards point, now Shakib wants the single and charges out before he has to get back

29.2

Price to Shuvagata Hom, no run, flashes off the back foot towards short third man

Lots of men in the ring

29.3

Price to Shuvagata Hom, no run, pushes a full one back to Price

29.4

Price to Shuvagata Hom, no run, width outside off from a shortish length, he cuts hard straight to deepish cover

29.5

Price to Shuvagata Hom, OUT, Price has struck again, he has kept building up the pressure with those dot balls in this over and the newcomer has cracked, Hom saw one bowled fuller and lunged hard at it, but swung it straight to deep midwicket

Shuvagata Hom c Waller b Price 3 (9m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

Slip comes in now

29.6

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, pushes uncertainly in the air but there is no one around short leg and Price fields

End of over 30 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 127/5 (RR: 4.23)
Mahmudullah    0* (1b)      RW Price    5-1-20-3
Shakib Al Hasan    28* (23b 1x4 1x6)      P Utseya    7-0-32-0

30.1

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushes a slow delivery tossed up wide of extra cover

30.2

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, tossed up outside off and he smothers it in forward defence

30.3

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, gets down the track and pushes back to the bowler

30.4

Utseya to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, there is no slip for Utseya, and he gets an edge through that area as he goes back to flash a cut to a not-so-short turning delivery

30.5

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, pushes it through quicker and he blocks it off the front foot

30.6

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, pushed away on the off side

End of over 31 (3 runs) Bangladesh 130/5 (RR: 4.19)
Mahmudullah    2* (6b)      P Utseya    8-0-35-0
Shakib Al Hasan    29* (24b 1x4 1x6)      RW Price    5-1-20-3

31.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 leg bye, gets a tickle off the pads to one going down the leg side

31.2

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, finding some bounce and zip from a length as he puts in more effort, hits the high part of the blade as he pushes forward

31.3

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, plays out one fired in full towards midwicket

31.4

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, blocked off the front foot

31.5

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, keeps him on strike again, he cannot nudge it wide of square leg

31.6

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, tosses it up and he goes hard at the drive, inside edge rolls towards square leg, Price persisting with all those men in the circle

End of over 32 (1 run, maiden) Bangladesh 131/5 (RR: 4.09)
Mahmudullah    2* (11b)      RW Price    6-2-20-3
Shakib Al Hasan    29* (25b 1x4 1x6)      P Utseya    8-0-35-0

32.1

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Utseya gets quickly to his left and stops a firm push down the track

32.2

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, nudged off the pads towards square leg

32.3

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, sees some width outside off and cracks the drive to sweeper cover

32.4

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, cannot get the push past midwicket off a full delivery

32.5

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, tossed up slower and he nudges it towards square leg

32.6

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, fired in quickly and very full, appeal for leg before, would have gone down leg with the angle it seemed

End of over 33 (1 run) Bangladesh 132/5 (RR: 4.00)
Mahmudullah    2* (14b)      P Utseya    9-0-36-0
Shakib Al Hasan    30* (28b 1x4 1x6)      RW Price    6-2-20-3

33.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, going across him from a length, too close to off, but he makes some room and cuts through point

Tim: "Bangladesh getting a real Price check here."

33.2

Price to Mahmudullah, SIX, that will help Bangladesh a bit, some air from Price around middle, and he goes down on the knee to smash the slog sweep beyond deep midwicket, someone tries to catch the ball but tumbles backwards over his chair

The ball has been relayed back, there was some delay in finding it after that messed-up 'catch'

33.3

Price to Mahmudullah, 3 runs, reverse paddle now from a full length outside off stump, gets it quickly towards the third man boundary, Mutizwa hares after it and manages to pull it back

33.4

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, on the leg stump and nudged through square leg, by the time the man from the deep gets to it, they take the second as well

33.5

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, turning on to the pads again, and he takes another single behind square leg

33.6

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, tossed up on the pads but he cannot tickle it past short fine leg

End of over 34 (13 runs) Bangladesh 145/5 (RR: 4.26)
Mahmudullah    11* (17b 1x6)      RW Price    7-2-33-3
Shakib Al Hasan    34* (31b 1x4 1x6)      P Utseya    9-0-36-0

34.1

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, high full toss, he is surprised a bit and pushes it back to the bowler

34.2

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

34.3

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, nudges with the turn straight to square leg

34.4

Utseya to Mahmudullah, 1 run, scoops it from well outside off stump behind square leg

34.5

Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, too much on the pads, and picked in front of square leg

34.6

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, flattish one pushed back down the track

End of over 35 (3 runs) Bangladesh 148/5 (RR: 4.22)
Mahmudullah    12* (20b 1x6)      P Utseya    10-0-39-0
Shakib Al Hasan    36* (34b 1x4 1x6)      RW Price    7-2-33-3

Gareth: "Price has given Zimbabwe a real Ray of sunshine."

35.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, they haven't got the line right to Shakib, again on the pads and he happily tucks it through square leg

35.2

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, pushed through on off stump, he punches towards extra cover

35.3

Price to Mahmudullah, 1 run, angled on the pads and worked towards square leg to bring up the 150

35.4

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, angles it full across the let-hander who pushes off the front foot towards covers

35.5

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, nudges in front of the wicket on the leg side but Taibu gets around to it to prevent the single

35.6

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, shuffled and works a a flat delivery straight to square leg

End of over 36 (3 runs) Bangladesh 151/5 (RR: 4.19)
Mahmudullah    13* (24b 1x6)      RW Price    8-2-36-3
Shakib Al Hasan    38* (36b 1x4 1x6)      P Utseya    10-0-39-0

36.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tries to force an angled fullish one down the ground, cannot time it

36.2

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tries to dab towards third man from close to the body, from middle stump, chops it towards point

36.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, a touch on the pads and he tucks to deep square leg

Rahat: "A collapse for Bangladesh is not a new one. That's why I prefer a blast start even for 1/2 wkt at the start of the innings, on good wickets. When you get some runs at the top of the innings, u've a better chance to score high."

36.4

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, no run, get bat around front pad to work with the angle on the leg side

36.5

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, no run, pushed towards point off the front foot

36.6

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, no run, tries to open the face and run it towards third man, does not time it at all

End of over 37 (1 run) Bangladesh 152/5 (RR: 4.10)
Mahmudullah    13* (27b 1x6)      E Chigumbura    6-0-23-1
Shakib Al Hasan    39* (39b 1x4 1x6)      RW Price    8-2-36-3

Sabbir: "Bangladesh team is like a see-saw....they will take your hope one day and the next day...they will bring it down again....."

37.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, low full toss, again around the pads, worked through square leg

37.2

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, pushed through full on off, defended on the off side

37.3

Price to Mahmudullah, 1 run, tries to paddle-scoop from well outside off stump, gets it in the air and it falls short of the man running across from short fine leg

37.4

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib continues to back away and crack the cut from middle stump

37.5

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, Price gets to his left and fields this push off a fuller one

37.6

Price to Mahmudullah, no run, fired in fuller on the pads with the angle, worked towards square leg

End of over 38 (3 runs) Bangladesh 155/5 (RR: 4.07)
Mahmudullah    14* (31b 1x6)      RW Price    9-2-39-3
Shakib Al Hasan    41* (41b 1x4 1x6)      E Chigumbura    6-0-23-1

Mahmudullah has done precious little apart from the big six over midwicket

38.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, down the track now and bashes a length ball towards sweeper cover

38.2

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, 1 run, now Mahmudullah leaves the crease and tries to slog him over midwicket, gets it in the air but short of the man in the deep

38.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, flashes the cut from close to the body, he has done fine with that shot today, past point and some work for third man

38.4

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, he is going after everything now, full and widish outside off, and he belts it off the front foot to sweeper cover

38.5

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, no run, tries the short ball, he wasn't expecting it, and allowed it to go over his head in the end

38.6

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, no run, pushed towards point off the back foot

End of over 39 (5 runs) Bangladesh 160/5 (RR: 4.10)
Mahmudullah    15* (34b 1x6)      E Chigumbura    7-0-28-1
Shakib Al Hasan    45* (44b 1x4 1x6)      RW Price    9-2-39-3

Meth is back

39.1

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib walks down the track and lifts him in to the gap between long off and sweeper cover

39.2

Meth to Mahmudullah, 1 run, Mahmudullah walks down the track as well, Meth bowls it on a length and he chops it on the off side close to the pitch, Shakib steals the single though

round the stumps to Shakib

39.3

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, flashes with tremendous bat speed and gets a length ball down to third man

39.4

Meth to Mahmudullah, no run, well bowled, he gets it in to the blockhole outside off stump, and he cannot run it down towards third man

Taibu is standing up

39.5

Meth to Mahmudullah, no run, moving away from a length outside off stump, and he misses the dab again

39.6

Meth to Mahmudullah, FOUR, breaks free this time, it has been a struggle for him, but now he gets a low full toss on the pads and flicks it through square leg, there is deep midwicket but it is too far from him

End of over 40 (7 runs) Bangladesh 167/5 (RR: 4.17)
Mahmudullah    20* (38b 1x4 1x6)      KO Meth    8-0-40-1
Shakib Al Hasan    47* (46b 1x4 1x6)      E Chigumbura    7-0-28-1

Mpofu is back as well

40.1

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, and floats it down the leg side from round the stumps

40.1

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, on the pads now and helped with a neat swing down to long leg

Avik: "Mahmudullah always gets a slow start. But once he is settled in, he can be a very handy batsman to have towards this part of the innings."

40.2

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, no run, on target, right on the middle stump from a length, he works it towards midwicket

40.3

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, now he bangs it wide down the leg side to the right-hander, Taibu tries to appeal for caught-behind but he cannot prevent the wide call

40.3

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 1 run, keeps the shortish delivery down through square leg with a swivel and a swing-pull

40.4

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fires it in full around middle with the angle, he flicks it towards deep square leg

40.5

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 1 run, down the track and attempts to slog him down the ground, gets a thick edge that falls short of third man

40.6

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib gets to another ODI 50 with a tuck towards square leg, what would Bangladesh do without him? Not much at all

End of over 41 (7 runs) Bangladesh 174/5 (RR: 4.24)
Shakib Al Hasan    50* (49b 1x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    6-1-20-0
Mahmudullah    22* (41b 1x4 1x6)      KO Meth    8-0-40-1

Tim: "8 an over for 250, still achievable thanks to Shakib."

Elton in the the attack now

41.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, that's a gift, full toss on the pads and Shakib helps it wide of midwicket

41.2

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, has that carried? Shakib got another one on the pads and flicked it in the air, but it fell just short of Taylor at midwicket

41.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slanted widish with the angle outside off, left alone

41.4

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, poor bowling, they have fed Shakib on the leg stump repeatedly, shortish on the pads again, and he pulls it behind square leg

round the stumps now

41.5

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, smashes it from the crease to the man at sweeper cover

41.6

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, no run, almost trickled on to the stumps, it was fired in full, and he got an inside edge as he jammed down his bat on it, the ball started to roll towards the stumps, but Mahmudullah recovered quickly to try and get his bat between stumps and the ball, replays show that the ball actually hit the stumps but could not disturb the bail

End of over 42 (9 runs) Bangladesh 183/5 (RR: 4.35)
Mahmudullah    22* (42b 1x4 1x6)      E Chigumbura    8-0-37-1
Shakib Al Hasan    59* (54b 3x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    6-1-20-0

Fahmim: "Razzak has shown in the second Test of the series that he can whack a few, and Shafiul's heroics in the World Cup match against England has become part of Bangladeshi cricket folklore, but Shakib needs to be there if Bangladesh are to finish it off on a high!"

42.1

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, skips down the track and belts a low full toss straight to extra cover

42.2

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short ball guided to short third man for a quick single

42.3

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, they take two now, nudged off the pads through square leg, by the time Waller gets to it, they have enough time to get back

42.4

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 1 run, dropped, simple chance, Mahmudullah was surprised by a short one dug in to the body and tried to pull it awkwardly, it looped straight to Price at short fine leg, and went through his hands

42.5

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, chopped from close to off stump towards point

42.6

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 1 run, high full toss now, he works it through midwicket

End of over 43 (6 runs) Bangladesh 189/5 (RR: 4.39)
Mahmudullah    26* (45b 1x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    7-1-26-0
Shakib Al Hasan    61* (57b 3x4 1x6)      E Chigumbura    8-0-37-1

Gareth: "In a lot of ways Shakib's captaincy still needs a bit more to fully mature. However, one thing can be said, when Bangladesh have their backs to the wall, he really does deliver with bat and ball."

43.1

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, this partnership is hurting Zimbabwe, Mahmudullah abandons the crease, walks down and belts a fullish one wide of long off

43.2

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, 1 run, he is looking better now, goes hard at another full delivery outside off and gets it towards sweeper cover

43.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 leg byes, another one full and on the pads, he tickles it past a diving Taibu

43.4

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, and yet another full delivery on the pads, I wonder whether it is impossible to get it around his off stump, Shakib nudges it behind square leg and gets back for the second

43.5

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full and on leg stump again, worked in front of square leg

43.6

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full and wide outside off stump, crashed off the front foot to sweeper cover

End of over 44 (9 runs) Bangladesh 198/5 (RR: 4.50)
Mahmudullah    30* (48b 1x4 1x6)      E Chigumbura    9-0-44-1
Shakib Al Hasan    64* (60b 3x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    7-1-26-0

Arif: "@Gareth...Dont forget Shakib is only 24, & he is also the best batsman & best bowler of the team...it takes a super human to do all the things right all time..."

44.1

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 1 run, coming in after pitching close to off, worked behind square leg

Murray: "@Gareth, Was that meant to rhyme or did it just happen to?"

44.2

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, width outside off and slapped away to sweeper cover

44.3

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, jeez, they are really letting it slip here, now he hurls one full and wide down leg

44.3

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 1 run, and now a shortish and wide offering outside off, he cracks it off the back foot, fortunately for mpofu, straight to sweeper cover

44.4

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fullish one outside off pushed off the front foot towards sweeper cover

44.5

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 1 run, gets the single in front of point now

44.6

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, they wanted the single, they will get it off an overthrow as Shakib tried to get back after pushing towards cover who missed with the throw

End of over 45 (7 runs) Bangladesh 205/5 (RR: 4.55)
Shakib Al Hasan    67* (63b 3x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    8-1-33-0
Mahmudullah    33* (51b 1x4 1x6)      E Chigumbura    9-0-44-1

Rahul: "Shakib is the Vettori of Bangladesh. Left-arm slow. Left-hand bat. Similar batting/bowling styles as well. They usually keep doing well even though their team keeps letting everyone down. Exact copy, actually."

batting Powerplay has to be taken now

45.1

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, starts off with a low full toss on the pads, where else, and is worked behind square leg

Faisal: "Zimbabwe is really missing Vitori here." Already, imagine!

45.2

Price to Mahmudullah, FOUR, sees some flight outside off stump and goes violently after it, and cracks it to the deep cover boundary

45.3

Price to Mahmudullah, 1 run, fired in full, he bends the knee and swings wide of long on

45.4

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, take that now, high full toss on the pads, Shakib has been accepting these gifts all along today, and swings it happily to the deep square leg boundary

Gareth: "... um yeah. I'm just ridiculously poetic like that." How about yeah, right?

45.5

Price to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, goes down for the paddle now, and gets it fine on the leg side

45.6

Price to Mahmudullah, 1 run, gives his intentions away by standing outside leg stump and threatening to come down the pitch, he fires it in full well outside off and MAhmudullah has to reach out a long way, almost falls over

End of over 46 (12 runs) Bangladesh 217/5 (RR: 4.71)
Mahmudullah    39* (54b 2x4 1x6)      RW Price    10-2-51-3
Shakib Al Hasan    73* (66b 4x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    8-1-33-0

46.1

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, comes in from middle, shuffles and nudges behind square leg off the pads for an easy couple

46.2

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 1 run, low full toss, around middle and leg, squeezes it down to long leg

46.3

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stands a long way outside leg stump, and Mpofu sees that, and bowls it full in the blockhole close to off stump, Shakib tries to reach out but misses

46.4

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, tries to fire it in full again, expecting him to back away, but this time Shakib hasn't moved, it ends up around his pads and he swings it wide of short fine leg

46.5

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, keeps overdoing the angle and now he ends up wide down leg

Fairooz: "Bangladesh desperately needs a number 3 batsman to pose some threat to a bigger opposition." Mid off is in the circle now

46.5

Mpofu to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tries to squeeze the full delivery past extra cover but cannot time it well

46.6

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 1 run, opens the face and squirts a length ball towards short third man

End of over 47 (10 runs) Bangladesh 227/5 (RR: 4.82)
Mahmudullah    43* (57b 2x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    9-1-43-0
Shakib Al Hasan    78* (69b 5x4 1x6)      RW Price    10-2-51-3

Ahmed: "Just as feared, Zim do not have that killer punch. Hopefully the batsmen can deliver or it would be a case of, we were lucky in the first 3 games."

Naimul: "@rahul: I don't think Vettori can bat half as well as Shakib. He is a great player, but I just don't like it when people compare Shakib to bowling allrounders. Shakib is a proper allrounder." Point

47.1

Meth to Mahmudullah, 1 run, whips a full delivery from middle and off down to long on

47.2

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, down the track and hits a fullish one down to wide long off

Faisal: "You just wish Bangladesh could bat like this on a more consistent basis."

47.3

Meth to Mahmudullah, no run, well done, right in the blockhole on off stump, MAhmudullah gets bat down in time from his huge backlift to keep it out

47.4

Meth to Mahmudullah, FOUR, whoa, he has got a boundary but he was looking to take evasive action initially, or was he, Taibu certainly was as Meth bowled a high full toss, Mahmudullah got down and managed to get the scoop off the high part of the bat fine on the leg side, Taibu will be thankful he connected, or he was straight in the firing line

47.5

Meth to Mahmudullah, 1 run, pushed towards covers for a single

47.6

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, Shakib is gone, Meth goes full on leg stump from round the wicket, Shakib walks across trying to scoop him over short fine leg, misses and leg stump is uprooted

Shakib Al Hasan b Meth 79 (115m 71b 5x4 1x6) SR: 111.26

End of over 48 (7 runs) Bangladesh 234/6 (RR: 4.87)
     KO Meth    9-0-47-2
Mahmudullah    49* (61b 3x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    9-1-43-0

48.1

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, no run, comes in slowly after pitching on a length outside off, he cannot work it away and Mpofu fields

48.2

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, FOUR, shot! down the track, gets under the pitched up delivery and lofts it high over the bowler, one bounce, in to the boundary, and that is 50 for him, he was scratchy at the start but hasn't thrown it away, the dropped chance helped

48.3

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, FOUR, now he gets cheeky, gets front pad across, bends the knee, and picks a full delivery from leg stump fine past a diving Taibu with a neat little paddle-scoop

48.4

Mpofu to Mahmudullah, 1 run, low full toss, hit down to long off

48.5

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, no run, full delivery, and he shuffles to push it down the track, Mpofu fields

the crowd has increased steadily

48.6

Mpofu to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, works a full toss straight to midwicket

End of over 49 (10 runs) Bangladesh 244/6 (RR: 4.97)
Nasir Hossain    1* (2b)      CB Mpofu    10-1-53-0
Mahmudullah    58* (65b 5x4 1x6)      KO Meth    9-0-47-2

Alex: "@Naimul, Vettori has 6 test tons batting at number 8 having to forge parterships with a tail including Chris Martin, Shakib bats in the top 6 with proper batsmen and only has 1 test hundred, enough said." Alex, how about the 83 more Tests that Vettori has played?

49.1

Meth to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, hit hard down the ground and Meth seems to have hurt himself as he gets a hand to it

49.2

Meth to Mahmudullah, 1 run, gets it right in the blockhole, well done, he jams it away on the off side

49.3

Meth to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, moves about in the crease but cannot get the low full toss wide of long on

49.4

Meth to Mahmudullah, 1 run, another one in the blockhole as he looks to walk down the track, cannot do much with it, Meth doing really well here given his lack of pace

49.5

Meth to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, he manages to get this one away, low full toss on the stumps, and he arches back to smash it between deep midwicket and long on

49.6

Meth to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, this is nasty for Meth, he is down, there is blood all around his mouth, it was a full toss smashed straight back at him, got too quickly on to him, and he had no chance to get out of the way, copped it in the face close to the mouth and went straight down on the ground, he has even lost a tooth, he is not moving, and will have to be stretchered off

Bangladesh have got what both captains agreed would be a par total on this track. The visitors were in danger of another collapse at 127 for 5, but it was that man Shakib again who, alongwith Mahmudullah, ensured Bangladesh have a decent total to defend

Faisal: "@Alex Are you saying Chris Martin isn't a proper batsmen?" There is the Phantom faithful, get on board

End of over 50 (9 runs) Bangladesh 253/6
Nasir Hossain    8* (6b 1x4)      KO Meth    10-0-56-2
Mahmudullah    60* (67b 5x4 1x6)      CB Mpofu    10-1-53-0
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Aug 21, 2011

Keegan Meth is attended to after being hit on the face while following through, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 5th ODI, Bulawayo, August 21, 2011

Keegan Meth is attended to after being hit on the face while following through

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Aug 21, 2011

Shakib Al Hasan tries a bit of innovation during his half-century, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 5th ODI, Bulawayo, August 21, 2011

Shakib Al Hasan tries a bit of innovation during his half-century

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