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Plays of the day for the second T20 between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh
May 12, 2013
Mahmudullah got into a heated argument with umpire Jeremiah Matibiri in the ninth over, about what appeared to be regarding the non-striker Sean Williams. He started off with a one-word reply, before yelling at the umpire. Mushfiqur Rahim entered the scene quickly, but Matibiri stood firm. There's a YouTube video of Mahmudullah having a quiet word with Brendan Taylor that has gained popularity as one of the tamer sledges circulated on the internet.
Vusimuzi Sibanda has had a mixed four weeks in terms of catching, taking some tough catches and dropping a sitter too. Shakib Al Hasan's slash towards deep cover was heading towards him, where he jumped up, tried to pluck it one-handed but failed. He tipped it over the rope for a six, an unfair outcome of such a remarkable attempt.
There's no bigger squeal in world cricket than Mushfiqur Rahim's. Williams survived an lbw appeal to a straight Sohag Gazi delivery that was going to hit middle. The umpire gave a loud call of 'no', and the only replay showed that the bat was also nowhere near the ball. Mushfiqur was left disappointed.
Nasir was run out in the dramatic collapse in the first Twenty20, and his innings ended the same way in the second game. This time he made 27 and helped Bangladesh get out of a rut, but just when he looked like cutting loose, it happened again. Gazi bunted the ball towards mid-on, from where Sibanda swooped on the ball but the batsmen were still uncertain whether to take the run. Nasir turned back late, and Sibanda scored a direct-hit with the batsman a few inches short.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets hereFeeds: Mohammad Isam
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