Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Harare, 2nd day April 26, 2013

Robiul, Nasir put Bangladesh ahead

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Zimbabwe 158 for 4 (Chigumbura 45*, Robiul 2-34) trail Bangladesh 391 (Shakib 81, Nasir 77, Mushfiqur 60, Chigumbura 3-75) by 233 runs
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A mid-afternoon spell from Robiul Islam swung the second and final Test Bangladesh's way. The fast bowler troubled Zimbabwe considerably, but the visitors would have liked a few more wickets in the final session after the home side ended the second day on 158 for 4.

The game is increasingly becoming an engrossing contest, especially after the 61-run unbeaten fifth-wicket stand between Elton Chigumbura, who remained at the crease on 45, accompanied by Malcolm Waller, who was not out on 30. They forced the pace, after being held back considerably by Bangladesh's main bowler.

Robiul's first spell of 11 overs cost just 16 runs as he racked up six maidens. The reward was two wickets during that middle session, from which Zimbabwe haven't quite recovered. His two subsequent spells were disciplined, too, and it helped the other bowlers to merely keep to their task rather than bring out anything extraordinary. The day was always going to be Robiul's.

His work on the second day began with the bat in hand. Towards the end of the Bangladesh innings, he blasted two fours and two sixes in his 18-ball 24. He took 17 runs off a Graeme Cremer over as Zimbabwe struggled to close Bangladesh out. When he had the ball in hand, Robiul was in the zone.

He tested Regis Chakabva with his good length deliveries, pitching and moving away on most occasions. The odd delivery every over went straight on as both Chakabva and Vusi Sibanda hardly made an impression on the bowling. Chakabva was dropped on 6 by a diving captain Mushfiqur Rahim behind the wicket off Robiul. But he fell in the same bowler's next over. The ball didn't appear to take the edge, but the umpire adjudged him caught behind. Sibanda fell in Robiul's following over, his edge to the wicketkeeper thin but audible.

Robiul then had a battle to remember with Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor, the best batsman on show this series. He first bowled very full and straight, before resorting to the shorter deliveries. In the 17th over alone, he had Taylor gloving a bouncer awkwardly before edging a good-length ball short of first slip. Taylor played 34 deliveries from Robiul, scoring only six runs. Mushfiqur posted a third man to cut out Taylor's ramp shot against the short ball but Robiul probably overdid the short stuff.

Hamilton Masakadza fell to a Shakib Al Hasan delivery that didn't turn. It was the left-arm spinner's fourth ball in the game, and put the home side deeper into trouble at 45 for 3.

Taylor battled on after tea, opening up on more than one occasion during his partnership with Waller. They added 52 before the Zimbabwe captain holed out to deep square leg off Sohag Gazi.

Afterwards and till stumps, Waller and Chigumbura forced the issue with regular change of strike and boundaries which flowed more as the visitors tried to eke out a wicket in the last hour.

Earlier, Nasir helped Bangladesh add a further 91. He made 77 off 103, leading two important partnerships after the dismissal of the top six batsmen. He added 33 for the seventh wicket with Ziaur Rahman, before putting together 51 for the eight wicket with Gazi.

Nasir hit eleven boundaries, and his positive approach against the second new ball should encourage the other batsmen to not throw it away after getting a start. Nasir began slowly, but didn't let go of any opportunity to find the boundary until he was bowled around his legs by Cremer, becoming the ninth batsman out for 367. Robiul's hitting stretched the score to 391, and his bowling made sure Zimbabwe would have a hard time getting anywhere close.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • dontlikecricket on April 26, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    Much improved performance by BD, especially batting. However their fast bowling is not good enough on an international level. Better fast bowling (well any other test playing bowlers apart from BD) would have dismantled ZIM. I am not entirely sure why BD is struggling to produce decent fast bowlers (they do need better batsmen as well)? I seem to think BD board needs to think to improve their first class system. I am surprised that it has not done so far. It takes good few years to produce test level players and if BCB invests in first class structure now, we will see results in 5/6 years or so!!

  • Donsshaddow on April 26, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    Nasir Hossain has this confident aura around him that makes him stand out among the other batsmen. Even against Sri Lanka he impressed with the 'swagger' and confident disposition. It augurs well for the future of Bangladesh cricket if he can build on this confidence. But it takes 'two to tango' and he will need others in the team to stand up and be counted if the team is to become a house-hold name

  • Warm_Coffee on April 27, 2013, 10:09 GMT

    What is Rahim doing? not allowing Zia to bowl and over bowling Shakib again. I don't want to see Shakib injuring his leg again if he overdoes it a bit. Elton played really well, very positive deserved a 100 but in form bowler Robiul has been a gem.

  • Mystrious_Faisal on April 27, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    Robiul, you beauty!! How can a bowler bowling like this consistently! I am totally impressed.........;)

  • borhans on April 27, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    Isn't it amazing that BD always was good at spin but still we are bringing foreign coach for spin but the bowling department which we are really lacking is pace but we don't have any fast bowling coach .I don't even think cricket board doing any pacer hunter or anything kind of this to pick some good pacers .BCB is too busy with T20 & other competition arranging stuff that they don't really giving enough effort to bring more talents from schools level & nurture them well for future..We are showing off too much but inside we are totally depending on individual players for their own well being

  • Warm_Coffee on April 27, 2013, 7:56 GMT

    I agree! 2 weakest teams in Test Cricket should be playing eachother in 3/4 tests especially since they don't get to play as much Test Cricket as the top teams. Zimbabwe have been impressive showing fight and making it a good contest.

  • on April 27, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    Inshallah Bangladesh won the match...

  • Sadequl on April 27, 2013, 6:58 GMT

    @ Murshed Hasan just to remind U don't relay on BD boys so much & there R so many examples for them to loose a match even when that was in their winning grip.

    As far as it looks like now there is a chance other batsmen except Taylor from Zim R looking some sort of responsibility among them to fight back in 2nd test to make it closer or even take some sort of lead in this 1st innings & thus most probably match might have a bigger chance to be ended up with a draw then.

    If Sajidul or Ziaur could have proved the justification as changed bowlers for BD yesterday or even today then BD could have upper hand to take the lead but the way Waller and Chigumbura fights back, now match is evenly posed for both sides.

    I am sure as spectator most of us would want to see more fights between two tests rivals & both boards should atleast try to arrange at best 3 tests for each future series or as more as possible when they can not have other top test playing nations to support them continuously.

  • on April 27, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    Bangladesh betting line up is best batting line up ever. i dont want to see any change . why nafiz out from bd team , i dont understand. nafiz is batter then jaharul. bd need to keep mafiz, mominul and mahmudullah . bangladesh bowling department is very week. bd need parfect some bowler like , rubel, sofiul, masraffee, ...bd can beat any team at this time.. keep going .....all the best for bd,

  • Energetic. on April 27, 2013, 6:25 GMT

    I'm not a fan of Jahurul because he doesn't value his wicket and there are much better batsman than him in Bangladesh i.e. Marshall, that's for Test Cricket. Jahurul style is more suited to the limited forms. Any lead will be great but we have to bat much much better in the second innings but have a feeling it won't.

  • dontlikecricket on April 26, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    Much improved performance by BD, especially batting. However their fast bowling is not good enough on an international level. Better fast bowling (well any other test playing bowlers apart from BD) would have dismantled ZIM. I am not entirely sure why BD is struggling to produce decent fast bowlers (they do need better batsmen as well)? I seem to think BD board needs to think to improve their first class system. I am surprised that it has not done so far. It takes good few years to produce test level players and if BCB invests in first class structure now, we will see results in 5/6 years or so!!

  • Donsshaddow on April 26, 2013, 11:02 GMT

    Nasir Hossain has this confident aura around him that makes him stand out among the other batsmen. Even against Sri Lanka he impressed with the 'swagger' and confident disposition. It augurs well for the future of Bangladesh cricket if he can build on this confidence. But it takes 'two to tango' and he will need others in the team to stand up and be counted if the team is to become a house-hold name

  • Warm_Coffee on April 27, 2013, 10:09 GMT

    What is Rahim doing? not allowing Zia to bowl and over bowling Shakib again. I don't want to see Shakib injuring his leg again if he overdoes it a bit. Elton played really well, very positive deserved a 100 but in form bowler Robiul has been a gem.

  • Mystrious_Faisal on April 27, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    Robiul, you beauty!! How can a bowler bowling like this consistently! I am totally impressed.........;)

  • borhans on April 27, 2013, 8:54 GMT

    Isn't it amazing that BD always was good at spin but still we are bringing foreign coach for spin but the bowling department which we are really lacking is pace but we don't have any fast bowling coach .I don't even think cricket board doing any pacer hunter or anything kind of this to pick some good pacers .BCB is too busy with T20 & other competition arranging stuff that they don't really giving enough effort to bring more talents from schools level & nurture them well for future..We are showing off too much but inside we are totally depending on individual players for their own well being

  • Warm_Coffee on April 27, 2013, 7:56 GMT

    I agree! 2 weakest teams in Test Cricket should be playing eachother in 3/4 tests especially since they don't get to play as much Test Cricket as the top teams. Zimbabwe have been impressive showing fight and making it a good contest.

  • on April 27, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    Inshallah Bangladesh won the match...

  • Sadequl on April 27, 2013, 6:58 GMT

    @ Murshed Hasan just to remind U don't relay on BD boys so much & there R so many examples for them to loose a match even when that was in their winning grip.

    As far as it looks like now there is a chance other batsmen except Taylor from Zim R looking some sort of responsibility among them to fight back in 2nd test to make it closer or even take some sort of lead in this 1st innings & thus most probably match might have a bigger chance to be ended up with a draw then.

    If Sajidul or Ziaur could have proved the justification as changed bowlers for BD yesterday or even today then BD could have upper hand to take the lead but the way Waller and Chigumbura fights back, now match is evenly posed for both sides.

    I am sure as spectator most of us would want to see more fights between two tests rivals & both boards should atleast try to arrange at best 3 tests for each future series or as more as possible when they can not have other top test playing nations to support them continuously.

  • on April 27, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    Bangladesh betting line up is best batting line up ever. i dont want to see any change . why nafiz out from bd team , i dont understand. nafiz is batter then jaharul. bd need to keep mafiz, mominul and mahmudullah . bangladesh bowling department is very week. bd need parfect some bowler like , rubel, sofiul, masraffee, ...bd can beat any team at this time.. keep going .....all the best for bd,

  • Energetic. on April 27, 2013, 6:25 GMT

    I'm not a fan of Jahurul because he doesn't value his wicket and there are much better batsman than him in Bangladesh i.e. Marshall, that's for Test Cricket. Jahurul style is more suited to the limited forms. Any lead will be great but we have to bat much much better in the second innings but have a feeling it won't.

  • Tal_Botvinnik on April 27, 2013, 5:58 GMT

    The Match isn't over and the BD fans started their praises yet again. How many times have BD got into a good position and then lost like the 2nd test vs pakistan in 2011.

  • on April 27, 2013, 4:29 GMT

    The Tigers are roaring everywhere, in BD, in Zim! The senior team took the control in the 2nd test against Zim so far and the young Royal Bengal Tigers beat SL youth in the 3rd ODI and is leading the series by 2-1! Now see, the haters of BD cricket went in hiding again in the caves whereas they came out in large numbers when BD lost the 1st test in Zim!

  • SG_Styles on April 27, 2013, 4:29 GMT

    Good comeback from BD. Especially after that hammering in d 1st test. BD have found a solid performer in Nasir Hossain. He looks confident n shows enough temperament that BD batsmen havent have shown before. He has right balance of attack n defence. One can not simply depend on attack all d time to succeed at i'ntnl level unless hez Sehwag n Gayle. Tamim should learn this. Talking abt Zimbabwe, apart from Taylor their batting looks below par. They havent found a bunch f quality players since d era f d Flowers' n d Stricks'. Not a good sign for them n for d World Cricket also. Hope to see some serious improvement in both d sides !

  • on April 27, 2013, 3:35 GMT

    Better performance from BD.... But would have liked Chigu and Waller to fall yesterday. As it was not so, want them to do it today early.... Make them accept the defeat with bigger margin..........

  • fr600 on April 27, 2013, 3:27 GMT

    I have always praised Nasir for his performance and I keep on doing it because I know he's the kind of player who usually wouldn't disappoint.

  • Fogu on April 26, 2013, 23:56 GMT

    @ Danyal. Lets not get carried away with talks of excellence. We need to take one step at a time. Lets win this match first. BD needs better fast bowlers, better techniques against fast bowlers, better temperament while batting, mental toughness and a killer instinct while bowling and fielding. These things develop over time and with careful planning which we lack from our "cherished" BCB. I would be happy if BD consistently draws matches against big teams. I would be happy if we consistently bat for over 100 overs every game. I would be happy if we take 20 wickets in every other game. I love my team but i am realistic. We have ways to go but i am hopeful. Go Tigers!

  • on April 26, 2013, 22:40 GMT

    pitch seems behaving in spinners favor, sakib and gazi will do the rest for tomorrow and hopefully robiul also will keep continue his magic bowling.

  • on April 26, 2013, 22:33 GMT

    BD is a missing a wicket taker fast bowler who could turn the game in their favor. Test cricket is about bowling opponents out in both innings. Unless bowlers can bowl out opponents in both innings, even you score 1000 runs won't mean much as you are not gonna pull off a 'W'.

    What is Ziaur doing in the test squad only BD selectors can explain as he is not a test bowler but he is a pretty good resource for ODI/T20? It is hard to believe that BD selectors couldn't find one wicket taker fast bowler in a domestic cricket.

  • splites on April 26, 2013, 22:10 GMT

    BD's Test cricket has seen little improvement in the sense that they have become a bit more competitive. They just need to produce some more results. Bowling, especially fast and leg spin, has always been a concern for me where they are concerned. They have potential, but how can a fast bowler develop that potential into results on pitches that don't offer much bounce or movement? Running in and dropping 6 balls is all well and good, but at the end of the day, there is the need to know how to use the short ball on good hard, decent pitches (well they're in Zim now). BD also need to look at developing a quality leg break bowler (aka the "other" fast bowler"). They've recently shown that they can occupy the crease and amass big totals, but they have to start doing it a bit more often. Hopefully these two teams can knuckle down and apply the very the approach needed to compete againt the higher ranked teams. It's a process, but it has to be applied quickly.

  • Captainman on April 26, 2013, 20:58 GMT

    The young Nasir Hossain is much better than the young Joe Root.

  • on April 26, 2013, 20:14 GMT

    Surely Robiul will be the key bowler very soon. Sajedul was also good, but he needs to learn how to swing the ball inside, and then these two bowlers will give Bangladesh future dreams.

  • Warm_Coffee on April 26, 2013, 20:12 GMT

    It is clear no practice matches was the reason why we lost so bad and deservedly so against them in the last test match otherwise most likely would've been a draw. Zimbabwe are showing a fight and not bowing down I like their attitude. I hope our board learns to not make that mistake again. It takes a while to adjust to alien conditions. Bangladesh is on track.

  • DanyalHassan on April 26, 2013, 19:47 GMT

    Bangladesh is lucky to find Nasir Hussein and Shohag Gasi to bolster the fragile batting and clueless bowling attack. Robiul is gaining strength every match and Mushfiqur Rahim's captaincy is improving day by day. At this rate, Bangladesh is moving into the league of excellence very soon.

  • on April 26, 2013, 19:00 GMT

    Thanks to Allaha, atleast we get relief from that t20 circus and bangla is in a good position to get hold of this test . This Nasir buddy seemsa versatile crickter ,weldone bud. Long live test ckt and may be perish that circus cricket .

  • bmbexpress on April 26, 2013, 18:53 GMT

    @asiacricket - During the last game I told many things to support BD team. But they let me deep down. Just hoping that they can lift me up this time. I support your view about TAILS vs BD. I think BD lacks the mental strength and they have the tendency to loosen up when they get into the TAILS. But the fact is, when you don't throw away even the TAILS can gather more than the TOPS.

  • on April 26, 2013, 18:48 GMT

    Now,BD needs to stop Chigumbura and some early wickets in tomorrow morning.Best of luck for Robiul who already done well today.

  • Energetic. on April 26, 2013, 17:54 GMT

    Even Stevens I would say. The new ball is not due for another 20 overs so if Zim have a good start tomorrow than Bangladesh have to do it all over again with the bat and it won't be easy.

  • asiacricket1234 on April 26, 2013, 17:32 GMT

    I would not say that Bangladesh is in Commanding position because they gave away too many run in the last session and now Zimbabwe do not have to follow on. Also Bangladesh has a habit of giving away too many run to the tailender. Zimbabwe's last 4 batsmen put more than 100 run against Bangladesh in last test and Bangladesh only managed 91 run with last 4 wickets. From here Zimbabwe has a good chance to post a lead. Not that their last batsmen are that good but Bangladesh usually fail to wrap up.

  • bmbexpress on April 26, 2013, 17:21 GMT

    Apart from technical abilities, what BD lacks the most is their mental strength - ability to read the situation and deciding the purpose accordingly and strongly. But I am always an optimistic fan of BD cricket team. They are doing quite consistent results in ODIs. I think they need to be brave and thinking from tomorrow. One loose session from BD can get the match back to ZIM. Robiul is doing wonderful. But I think they can try more options - Nasir, Mominul can bowl a few overs.

  • Mystrious_Faisal on April 26, 2013, 17:20 GMT

    Bangladesh on commanding position. But they have rich history of lost test match they could easily win. Lets see, if they can make my thinks wrong this time. Best of luck.

  • Anti_ZCFOutkast on April 26, 2013, 16:38 GMT

    Hopefully Mutumbami, Cremer, Meth, and Shingi Masakadza can combine for 150 runs. Zimbabwe has a much stronger tail than usual which is good. Cremer could almost make the team solely on his batting at the moment.

  • ZCFOutkast on April 26, 2013, 16:26 GMT

    Poor Zim! Top seamers would destroy us because of these makeshift openers. What cannot be argued is that we desperately need our top trio(Vusi, Hami&Taylor) further down below to advance the innings as did Mushfiqur, SAH & Nasir.

    I have maligned this young man several times but he continues to state his case convincingly. When Aus were struggling up the order they turned to Katich who was a middle order bat almost his entire career. Waller is just as unfashionable, but effective. Doesn't have Katich's experience and honed ability to open but he may be our solution at first drop.

    For crying out loud if you need a technically correct&classy batsman as the other opener, then Matsi's wicket is worth sacrificing, not Vusi. Mawoyo is injured but Mad Vermeulen has shown his class in FC(&club cricket for good measure). Slot him in there for now!!

    Mawoyo/Vermeulen, Matsikenyeri, Waller, Hamilton, Sibanda, Taylor(c-wk), Chigumbura, Utseya, Shingi, Jarvis, Mpofu.(Sorry Meth. Ditch Cremer!)

  • Anti_ZCFOutkast on April 26, 2013, 16:23 GMT

    Tough day for Zimbabwe, except for the last session. Great to see the ever-reliable Malcolm Waller contributing and Chigumbura return to some form. Just need Craig Ervine back and the middle order is set. The top order is another question however, Sibanda and Masakadza continue to fail. PJ Moor and Kevin Kasuza are waiting in the wings to take over should they continue to fail. There surely needs to be consequences for constant failings, no matter how much potential a player has.

  • Captainman on April 26, 2013, 15:58 GMT

    The wicket is still nowhere near close to deteriorating as much and looks that won't happen until towards the end of day 4. So if Bangladesh can bowl them out and gain at least 50 or more runs lead and set more than 250 for Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe have it all to do to protect their wickets.

  • on April 26, 2013, 15:52 GMT

    U r doin well so far, BD. Now stay consistant, dont lose yr head. B stong mentally n u will go far. Best wishes fr da 3rd, 4th n 5th days.

  • Fogu on April 26, 2013, 15:48 GMT

    The match is still even in my books since ZM doesn't have to win this match. They just need a draw to win the series. BD needs some quick wickets in the morning. BD bowlers need to attack and Mushy needs to better rotate his bowlers. He should also use Nasir and Zia more along with Sohag. We need Robiul for the second innings as well. Zia had tied down one end very well in the morning but was not used later at all. Come on Tigers, you can do it. Go Tigers!

  • Warm_Coffee on April 26, 2013, 15:37 GMT

    I wonder how Zimbabwe would've faired if they were playing this series in Bangladesh? but still our players are dropping their catches which is very disappointing. Shakib is playing well scored 81, 3 maidens 1 wicket and a catch, good all-round Cricket so far but he has been bowling a lot of short deliveries as well.

  • Deadwood on April 26, 2013, 14:59 GMT

    Nasir Hossain - Mr. Consistent :)

  • BanglaBandhu on April 26, 2013, 14:58 GMT

    With Taylor gone there are not many more positives left with ZIM batting. Waller and Chigumbura are playing well but after him whose left???

    BD have taken this game by the horns and its payback for the humiliating loss in the first match. Good batting, OK bowling and good fielding. Well done Bangladesh!

  • on April 26, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    Gazi just disappoints me . Even Cremer did better bowling then him. He has to learn and should not try much. when he is confident then he should do some variations. He has to control his variations and always thinking as a bowler. Come out Gazi, BD needs a full time specialist spin and bowling coach for their team.

  • on April 26, 2013, 14:03 GMT

    Zim top three really need to go...The Skipper may not always make runs...

  • on April 26, 2013, 13:00 GMT

    Nasir has some beautiful class in his batting style. Some easy and elegant of making runs which is really beautiful to see. For long time bd batsman will play like this way. Hope he will continue this.

  • Mystrious_Faisal on April 26, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    Looking forward to watch a distructing bowling from Robiul Islam. Such a good bowler he is! He has a a 8 year experience in 1st class. And he is showing what he learned from that. Best in Bangladesh after Mashrafee Mortaza. Keep it up, mate.....:)

  • CrICkeeet on April 26, 2013, 12:03 GMT

    Perdon me both ZIM & BAN fans..... Well done BD bt I think d poor bowling changes by Taylor costs ZIM.... The zim bowlers bowled nt so bad bt they nt able 2 use the perfect bowlers in perfect time....... ND yup.... I thought struggling of ban will continue bt Bd proved me wrong... lets see whats gonna happen...

  • Mystrious_Faisal on April 26, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    Nasir is one of the promising batsman from BD. He could be handy, if taken care properly. He is really classic. I think a team like South Africa would love to get him in their team. Impressive....+

  • Sabiaah_Naz_BD on April 26, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    Love you Nasir! You are so consistant..

  • Sabiaah_Naz_BD on April 26, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    Love you Nasir! You are so consistant..

  • Mystrious_Faisal on April 26, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    Nasir is one of the promising batsman from BD. He could be handy, if taken care properly. He is really classic. I think a team like South Africa would love to get him in their team. Impressive....+

  • CrICkeeet on April 26, 2013, 12:03 GMT

    Perdon me both ZIM & BAN fans..... Well done BD bt I think d poor bowling changes by Taylor costs ZIM.... The zim bowlers bowled nt so bad bt they nt able 2 use the perfect bowlers in perfect time....... ND yup.... I thought struggling of ban will continue bt Bd proved me wrong... lets see whats gonna happen...

  • Mystrious_Faisal on April 26, 2013, 12:08 GMT

    Looking forward to watch a distructing bowling from Robiul Islam. Such a good bowler he is! He has a a 8 year experience in 1st class. And he is showing what he learned from that. Best in Bangladesh after Mashrafee Mortaza. Keep it up, mate.....:)

  • on April 26, 2013, 13:00 GMT

    Nasir has some beautiful class in his batting style. Some easy and elegant of making runs which is really beautiful to see. For long time bd batsman will play like this way. Hope he will continue this.

  • on April 26, 2013, 14:03 GMT

    Zim top three really need to go...The Skipper may not always make runs...

  • on April 26, 2013, 14:30 GMT

    Gazi just disappoints me . Even Cremer did better bowling then him. He has to learn and should not try much. when he is confident then he should do some variations. He has to control his variations and always thinking as a bowler. Come out Gazi, BD needs a full time specialist spin and bowling coach for their team.

  • BanglaBandhu on April 26, 2013, 14:58 GMT

    With Taylor gone there are not many more positives left with ZIM batting. Waller and Chigumbura are playing well but after him whose left???

    BD have taken this game by the horns and its payback for the humiliating loss in the first match. Good batting, OK bowling and good fielding. Well done Bangladesh!

  • Deadwood on April 26, 2013, 14:59 GMT

    Nasir Hossain - Mr. Consistent :)

  • Warm_Coffee on April 26, 2013, 15:37 GMT

    I wonder how Zimbabwe would've faired if they were playing this series in Bangladesh? but still our players are dropping their catches which is very disappointing. Shakib is playing well scored 81, 3 maidens 1 wicket and a catch, good all-round Cricket so far but he has been bowling a lot of short deliveries as well.