Bangladesh in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 1st ODI

Zimbabwe v Bangladesh

Bangladesh won by 121 runs

Out come Mohammad Ashraful and Tamim Iqbal. Tendai Chatara to bowl first up

8.58am All right. About two minutes to go to the start of the series. Zimbabwe are going for the early-morning freshness on this cool winterish morning, but the pitch could slow down in the second half of the match. So a pretty fair toss

Team news from Zimbabwe: Sikandar Raza Butt is making his debut. Some five-six matches from the XI in the last Test. He was born in Sialkot. We are updating the XIs as we speak

Zimbabwe have won the toss, and are bowling first. Gog some Bangladesh team news. Sohag Gazi, Shamsur Rahman, Sajidul Islam and Jahurul Islam are the ones left out. Waiting to hear from Zimbabwe

8.25am "Good morning- in that region where you are the expression for good morning is "livhukenjani" very important ask Heath Streak and he'll explain he is fluent in the Ndebele language!" A good lesson, Seansie. About five minutes to go to the toss

""Mangwanani akanaka kwauri Sid"..... "A good to you Sid!" on my way to queens sports club, cant wait 4 ths to start" Look forward to reading from you from Queens too, Jarzin

8.15am Mangwanani, kanjan, g'day, shagatom. This is the first ODI of the three-match series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. It is nice and cool at about 16 degrees early in the morning in Bulawayo. We are looking a high of 24 degrees today, and no rain is forecast. Toss in 15 minutes

0.1

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, starts with a wide down leg side. Short of a length, and sliding down

0.1

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller, pitched outside leg, beats the flick and hits him on the pad

0.2

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, fuller still, drawing Tamim forward. Defended off the front foot

0.3

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim defends off the front foot again. No movement seen yet

0.4

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, wide down the leg side again. That's two for the over

0.4

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short of a length, pitched outside leg, worked off the hip for the first run off the bat

Two slips in for Ashraful

0.5

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short of a length, pitched outside off, holds its line sightly, steered away to third man

0.6

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full, from wide of the crease, defended off the front foot

End of over 1 (4 runs) Bangladesh 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
Tamim Iqbal    1* (5b)      TL Chatara    1-0-4-0
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (1b)     

Tinashe Panyangara takes the other new ball

1.1

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, starts wide of the crease, gets some outswing, hits the outside half of Ashraful's bat, goes for a single

Two slips for Panyangara too

1.2

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone outside off as this one angles away

1.3

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, driven nicely, but straight to cover

1.4

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, angling away again, defended with an open face

1.5

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, full, middle and leg, clipped away past square leg

1.6

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, short of a length, on the hips, concedes a leg-bye

End of over 2 (4 runs) Bangladesh 8/0 (RR: 4.00)
Tamim Iqbal    3* (10b)      T Panyangara    1-0-3-0
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (2b)      TL Chatara    1-0-4-0

2.1

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended off the front foot

2.2

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, nicely cut away, to the right of third man for a couple

2.3

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

2.4

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, wide of the crease, angling down, takes a touch off the pad on the way

2.5

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a length, hits the high part of the bat as he defends

2.6

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, short of a length again, takes the edge, and flies wide of slip. Second slip had just been taken out. How often does that happen?

End of over 3 (3 runs) Bangladesh 11/0 (RR: 3.66)
Mohammad Ashraful    4* (6b)      TL Chatara    2-0-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    4* (12b)      T Panyangara    1-0-3-0

3.1

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up, just outside off, angling away, beats the expansive Tamim drive

3.2

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone outside off this time

3.3

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, nicely driven this time. The key is the straight face. He has placed this between the bowler and mid-off

3.4

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short of a length, middle and leg, moves forward to push this towards mid-off with soft hands. Gets a single

3.5

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, dug in short, Ashraful drops his wrists, but the ball stays a little low and passes him by the chest

3.6

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, wide length ball, driven on the up, nicely between cover-point and cover

End of over 4 (9 runs) Bangladesh 20/0 (RR: 5.00)
Mohammad Ashraful    8* (8b 1x4)      T Panyangara    2-0-12-0
Tamim Iqbal    9* (16b 1x4)      TL Chatara    2-0-7-0

4.1

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on a length, just outside off, left alone

A really flat pitch going by the early rushes

4.2

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten. A loose, late loose, shot. Stays back to an in-between length delivery. Seems like he will leave it alone, but flashes at it late. Misses

4.3

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good short ball. Swift, at the body, defended off the back foot

4.4

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushed up this time, just outside off, Tamim watches this go

A slip and a gully

4.5

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, another watchful leave outside off

4.6

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, on the pads. That breaks the maiden. Tucked away for a single past square leg

End of over 5 (1 run) Bangladesh 21/0 (RR: 4.20)
Tamim Iqbal    10* (22b 1x4)      TL Chatara    3-0-8-0
Mohammad Ashraful    8* (8b 1x4)      T Panyangara    2-0-12-0

5.1

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, 2 leg byes, moves in after pitching, but they take two leg-byes to fine leg

5.2

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended off the front foot as he pitches this up and on off

5.3

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length, just outside off, punched to cover-point

5.4

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up, just outside off, pushed to cover

5.5

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, punched away nicely, finds cover-point again

"Nasir worth given a chance in No.3. Cant wait to go back to home from office to watch the match!!" Ash, so you are catching only the chase?

5.6

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, a lovely delivery to end the maiden. Moves away after pitching on a length and in front of off. Tamim pushes away from the body, and nearly edges it

Only three off the last two overs. Two of them are leg-byes

End of over 6 (2 runs, maiden) Bangladesh 23/0 (RR: 3.83)
Tamim Iqbal    10* (28b 1x4)      T Panyangara    3-1-12-0
Mohammad Ashraful    8* (8b 1x4)      TL Chatara    3-0-8-0

6.1

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended in front of off

6.2

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitched up this time, Ashraful is on the crease, defends in front of his body

6.3

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 leg bye, full, on the pads, Ashraful misses out. They get a leg-bye, though

6.4

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, 4 leg byes, Tamim does a Tendulkar there. This one seams in from off and short of a length. nearly cuts him into two, and as the ball flies towards fine leg, he shows his bat to the umpire to make sure the runs are credited to his account and not extras. I don't remember batsmen showing their bat to the umpire when they are caught by the keeper. The umpire still calls it leg-byes

6.5

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full, outside off, defended off the front foot

6.6

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, sweetly driven. Full, wide outside off, he gets the front across, and places it between cover and cover-point

End of over 7 (9 runs) Bangladesh 32/0 (RR: 4.57)
Tamim Iqbal    14* (31b 2x4)      TL Chatara    4-0-12-0
Mohammad Ashraful    8* (11b 1x4)      T Panyangara    3-1-12-0

7.1

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, dabbed to third man for one

7.2

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball, outside off, angling away, left alone

7.3

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, wide down the leg side as he pitches this short, but outside leg

7.3

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, punched away off the back foot, but he has found backward point

7.4

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this is fuller than the previous delivery, but not quite driving length. Left alone outside off

7.5

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, punched off the back foot, but can't beat that man at point

7.6

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short of a length, middle and leg, played around the front foot to place it wide of mid-on for one

End of over 8 (3 runs) Bangladesh 35/0 (RR: 4.37)
Tamim Iqbal    15* (36b 2x4)      T Panyangara    4-1-15-0
Mohammad Ashraful    9* (12b 1x4)      TL Chatara    4-0-12-0

8.1

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, appeal for lbw but I don't see much swing. That was bowled from wide of the crease, pitched on off, might have straightened a touch, but not enough to be hitting the stumps

8.2

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, slashes at one shortish outside off, past the outstretched hand of gully

8.3

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended off the back foot

8.4

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, well done by gully and slip. Pitched up, hits the outside half of the bat, gully dives first to half-stop it, then Masakadza at slip dives to his right to stop it

8.5

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, that's a peach. Short of a length, pitched outside off, Ashraful plays the angle, but it seams away. Seams away too much to take the edge

8.6

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, and another beauty. This is slightly fuller, which means Ashraful is more tentative as he pushes at it. Beaten again by the away movement

End of over 9 (1 run) Bangladesh 36/0 (RR: 4.00)
Mohammad Ashraful    9* (16b 1x4)      TL Chatara    5-0-13-0
Tamim Iqbal    16* (38b 2x4)      T Panyangara    4-1-15-0

titon: "If nasir battig lower down the order works the BD, why change it? Every match this subject is brought up."

9.1

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended off the front foot

9.2

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, fuller, middle and leg, clipped away off the pads for a single

SarfBD: "Actually the Zimbabwe bowlers have done a very good job. Ball is coming nicely to the bat and with two excellent stroke makers in the middle, they have conceded only 30 odd runs. Moreover, they have beaten the outside edge quite a few times. But Bangladesh have passed the initial test. Now they need to carry on from here."

9.3

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, Masakadza gets a hand to it. A half chance really. Ashraful slashes at a short ball, gets a thick edge, it is flying away, Masakadza at slip leaps to his right, gets a hand to it, but can't hold on

9.4

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone outside off this time

9.5

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a length, widish, left alone

Bang_La: ""I don't remember batsmen showing their bat to the umpire when they are caught by the keeper " Hahahahaha In that case the batsman's reaction is, "Bat? What bat?""

9.6

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, cut away to third man for one this time

End of over 10 (6 runs) Bangladesh 42/0 (RR: 4.20)
Mohammad Ashraful    14* (20b 2x4)      T Panyangara    5-1-21-0
Tamim Iqbal    17* (40b 2x4)      TL Chatara    5-0-13-0

Chatara to bowl a sixth over

10.1

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on a length, just outside off, defended off the front foot

10.2

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, and suddenly out of nowhere Ashraful pulls out a wild slash without any foot movement. He is nowhere near this widish delivery, and is beaten

10.3

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short of a length, on off, worked to leg for one

10.4

Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, cut away, but there is a deep point to cut it off now that the field restrictions are off

10.5

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, short, seaming away, Ashraful doesn't move again, but this time the mis-hit goes between gull and point for four

10.6

Chatara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, dabs on the top of bounce on this, gets a single to third man

End of over 11 (7 runs) Bangladesh 49/0 (RR: 4.45)
Mohammad Ashraful    20* (25b 3x4)      TL Chatara    6-0-20-0
Tamim Iqbal    18* (41b 2x4)      T Panyangara    5-1-21-0

No bowling change yet

11.1

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, walks across the stumps, but this is short and wide down leg side

11.1

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, defended to cover. They don't want a single, but will get an overthrow thanks to a lob too high from the debutant Butt

11.2

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, length ball outside off, guided away to third man for one

11.3

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, walks across to work this length ball to leg for one

11.4

Panyangara to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full, swinging into the pads, clipped away to fine leg for one

11.5

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, walks across again, defends a length ball outside off

11.6

Panyangara to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defends a length ball outside off

End of over 12 (5 runs) Bangladesh 54/0 (RR: 4.50)
Mohammad Ashraful    22* (29b 3x4)      T Panyangara    6-1-26-0
Tamim Iqbal    20* (43b 2x4)      TL Chatara    6-0-20-0

The first bowling change of the day. Elton Chigumbura to bowl. He can be good, and he can be bad. Which one has turned up today?

12.1

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, starts off with a wide outside off. Full outside off, moving away

12.1

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full, on the pads, worked away for an easy single

12.2

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 leg bye, goes wide of the crease, strays down the leg side, concedes a leg-bye

12.3

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full and wide, driven, but finds shirt cover with the shot

12.4

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short of a length, too straight, tucked away off the hip

12.5

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

12.6

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, this time he leaves one alone watchfully

End of over 13 (4 runs) Bangladesh 58/0 (RR: 4.46)
Mohammad Ashraful    22* (32b 3x4)      E Chigumbura    1-0-3-0
Tamim Iqbal    22* (46b 2x4)      T Panyangara    6-1-26-0

Double change. Shingirai M on now

13.1

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, even he starts with a wide. Down the leg side

13.1

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, loud appeal for lbw. This one did swing back in a little, which means it might have pitched within the stumps. Not give. No leg-bye given either

13.2

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, pitched up wide, driven to deep cover for one

13.3

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, full and wide, a gentle half-volley, driven past cover. Beats sweeper-cover too

13.4

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, strangle down the leg side. No dissent from Tamim. Short of a length, pitches leg, moves back in, Tamim looks to play it fine, gets too fine a touch, and Taylor takes a good diving catch

Tamim Iqbal c †Taylor b SW Masakadza 27 (56m 49b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.10

In comes Mominul. I see the slip is back

13.5

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, on a length, just outside off for the left-hand batsman. Defended

13.6

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, pitched up outside off, driven to cover

End of over 14 (7 runs) Bangladesh 65/1 (RR: 4.64)
Mominul Haque    0* (2b)      SW Masakadza    1-0-7-1
Mohammad Ashraful    23* (33b 3x4)      E Chigumbura    1-0-3-0

"Sid, you were so right! This time Tamim did not show his bat :)" Bang_La, the equivalent of showing the bat would be to walk. Yes, you are right, he didn't walk. Most of the batsmen are like that

14.1

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, full, outside off, driven to sweeper-cover for one

Mohammad Isam tells me this is the first time Mominul is batting at 3

14.2

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, 1 run, full, outside off, pushed wide of mid-off for one

14.3

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, another wide from the wayward Chigumbura. Full and down the leg side. Seven of them so far

14.3

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, shortish, wide, Ashraful doesn't cut away at it. Nearly a wide again, but fine by a small margin

14.4

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, dug in short, Ashraful tries the pull, bottom-edges it towards midwicket

14.5

Chigumbura to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short again, opens the face to run this down to third man

14.6

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, 2 runs, short again, pulled away to deep midwicket for a couple

End of over 15 (6 runs) Bangladesh 71/1 (RR: 4.73)
Mominul Haque    3* (4b)      E Chigumbura    2-0-9-0
Mohammad Ashraful    25* (37b 3x4)      SW Masakadza    1-0-7-1

bunduboy: "shingi = to persevere (loosely translated) masakadza = one who trashes/total destroys (loosely translated) both are shona & i am hoping HE WILL PERSEVERE IN TOTALLY DESTROYING THE TIGERS"

15.1

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, on a length, outside off, swings away a touch, left alone

15.2

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full, outside off, driven to mid-off, who is up in the circle

15.3

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, thrashed away. Too full again, and this time he drives with an open face, and beats cover to his right

15.4

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, what a soft dismissal. Masakadza gets another wicket with a delivery down the leg side. On a length, on the pads, Ashraful can't resist lofting it. Finds the only man in the deep square on the leg side

Mohammad Ashraful c Utseya b SW Masakadza 29 (67m 41b 4x4 0x6) SR: 70.73

"I wonder what one needs to do to get published by cricinfo, the analysis Bunduboy did on Shingi is the same as I did during the tests but never got published...tell me the criteria or is it corruption?" Tonde Gonzo, it's the latter. I have an account in a Swiss bank where you deposit money to get published

Back from the drinks break

15.5

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, left alone outside off

Shibli: "Singi is on a pattern. Just giving away a four and then taking out one."

15.6

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, swinging into the pads, misses on the clip. Hit on the pad

Ash: "The trick here to get a wicket is: 1- Concede a boundary and then 2- Bowl it down the leg side!!!"

End of over 16 (4 runs) Bangladesh 75/2 (RR: 4.68)
Mominul Haque    3* (6b)      SW Masakadza    2-0-11-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (0b)      E Chigumbura    2-0-9-0

Bang_La: "Enough bravery and I was hearing the bell did toll for Ash!"

Captain Mushfiqur is the new man in

16.1

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on a length, from wide of the crease, pushed to mid-on

16.2

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended

16.3

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 leg bye, pushed in from wide of the crease, hits the pad, concedes a leg-bye

16.4

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, on a length, pitched outside leg, and Mominul misses out on those offerings

16.5

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, on a length, middle and off, defended with an open face

Elphas: "Tonde Gonzo in Durban , finaly you get your comment published on cricinfo, I know man you have been trying this for the last 2years. Go zimbabwe go."

16.6

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, 2 wides, big wide outside off. Taylor can't get to it either

"Sid, are you a minister or garments factory owner from Bangladesh? :)" Bang_La, you think Bangladesh invented corruption? Swiss banks have been in fashion in India since 1947

16.6

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, wild heave at a wide length ball. Beaten. He would have kicked himself had he got out to this shot

End of over 17 (3 runs) Bangladesh 78/2 (RR: 4.58)
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (4b)      E Chigumbura    3-0-11-0
Mominul Haque    3* (8b)      SW Masakadza    2-0-11-2

Foysal: "Ashraful soft dismissal. Tell me something new. Please....."

17.1

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, short of a length, moving back in a little, pushed to midwicket

17.2

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, on a length, outside off, angles away to beat the tentative push

A.K. Hasanuzzaman: "Possibly two shortest batsmen in the crease but not it guts :)"

17.3

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, on a length, on off, defended off the back foot

17.4

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, short of a length, outside off, angling away, Mominul is beaten as he tries to cut tentatively

17.5

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 1 run, a tough catch dropped by Utseya. Another poor shot from Bangladesh. Mominul, who has been tied down, just charges at him and throws his bat it. It scoops towards sweeper-cover where Usteya comes charging in, but can't quite hold on to it it despite his best effort

17.6

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, worked away for a single

End of over 18 (2 runs) Bangladesh 80/2 (RR: 4.44)
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (5b)      SW Masakadza    3-0-13-2
Mominul Haque    4* (13b)      E Chigumbura    3-0-11-0

18.1

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length, from wide of the crease, defended off the back foot

A slip still in

18.2

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length, wide, cut away to gully

18.3

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, short again, cut away in front of square, gets a couple for it

"See? Two comments in one over! Someone was complaining of his comments not published. Mate, get the correct swiss bank account number from Sid :)" Or even Bang_La. He/she has made a few transfers today

18.4

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, full, on the pads, clipped away

18.5

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, full, on off, driven to mid-off

18.6

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, 1 run, short of a length, just outside off, dabbed away to third man for one

End of over 19 (4 runs) Bangladesh 84/2 (RR: 4.42)
Mominul Haque    5* (15b)      E Chigumbura    4-0-15-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (9b)      SW Masakadza    3-0-13-2

19.1

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, saved by the inside edge. This is full and swinging back in, hits him in front of leg, but Mominul gets a bit of bat on it

19.2

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, short of a length, wide, left alone

19.3

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, FOUR, short, this gets high, between the shoulder and the head, but Mominul pulls this wide, through midwicket for four

19.4

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 1 run, short of a length, hip-high, worked away to leg for one

19.5

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on a length, on off, holds its line, defended with an open face

Sajid: "I am amazed to check Mominul's stats. His List A average is 15 with no 50 or 100, strike rate is 57.52. I believe he is very lucky to represent his country in ODIs."

19.6

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length, moving away from just outside off, left alone by Mushfiqur

End of over 20 (5 runs) Bangladesh 89/2 (RR: 4.45)
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (11b)      SW Masakadza    4-0-18-2
Mominul Haque    10* (19b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    4-0-15-0

Bang_La: "Mominul should have visited the washroom before coming out so he wouldn't needed to hurry to finish his batting."

On comes Prosper Utseya. He has a slip on

20.1

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, short of a length, dabbed to the left of point for one

"Ehm, Sid, what if I have got some pictures of you that you dont want me to make public (blackmail), does that qualify my post too...?" Jambe, nobody has ever seen the real me. You have heard of Keyser Soze, right?

20.2

Utseya to Mominul Haque, 1 wide, and another wide. Down the leg side

seagull: "This is fun! Watching cricket from my desk on a lessonless Friday morning in an empty staff room. I got a good feeling for BD today!"

20.2

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, short of a length, into the pads, worked away to short fine leg

20.3

Utseya to Mominul Haque, 1 run, down the wicket, gets a single off the inside half of the bat

zim: "Chigumbura fourth over was his first over without extras"

20.4

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of a length, cut away to deep point for one

20.5

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, full, defended back to him

20.6

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, short of a length, on the stumps, defended back to him

End of over 21 (3 runs) Bangladesh 92/2 (RR: 4.38)
Mominul Haque    11* (24b 1x4)      P Utseya    1-0-3-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    5* (12b)      SW Masakadza    4-0-18-2

21.1

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, another wicket chucked away. Or is it? Mushfiqur is not too please walking away. Full, wide, half-volley, Mushfiqur doesn't get close to the line of the ball but still drives at it. Gets the edge, and is taken. Mushfiqur seems to be suggesting it might have been a bump ball. Replays show no such thing

Mushfiqur Rahim c †Taylor b SW Masakadza 5 (25m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in. A slip in for him

21.2

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, another loose shot first up. Gets a thick edge as he pushes at it. Takes a single

21.3

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 1 run, dabbed away to third man for one

"Eish! I wonder if I could sneak out to Queens for a while to watch this game live during lunch time, (if only my boss dont look for me).....I'm only a 10 mins away from Queens....." Asanga, go for it

21.4

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, walks down the wicket and across the line, and then defends a length ball

21.5

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, Bangladesh keep throwing away wickets. A strange little innings from Shakib comes to an end. Shakib keeps walking across and down the wicket for some reason, gets an inside edge onto the pad, which rolls towards point. Mominul wants the single, but Shakib is sending him back, and then for some reason he makes a late decision to go for it. Too late to go back now as Waller underarms the only stump visible to send him back. Poor batting continues

Shakib Al Hasan run out 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

SarfBD: "@Sajid, this is because the main pipeline of Bangladesh team is their age group teams, not the domestic competition."

Talking of talent and pipeline, here is Nasir Hossain

21.6

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, no run, full, on off, defended off the front foot

End of over 22 (2 runs) Bangladesh 94/4 (RR: 4.27)
Nasir Hossain    0* (1b)      SW Masakadza    5-0-20-3
Mominul Haque    12* (25b 1x4)      P Utseya    1-0-3-0

Shin pads coming onto the field. A short leg/silly point might soon come in

22.1

Utseya to Mominul Haque, 3 byes, another awful piece of batting. Has an almighty slog at a full ball, Taylor is beaten by the half-volley, and they take byes. Mominum is almost gone as he takes the third bye, but the relay throw from Taylor is wide

The short leg has moved in now

22.2

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, full, outside off, driven to short cover

22.3

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a length, looks to cut, can't beat point

22.4

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, short again, punched away off the back foot, to the left of deep point

22.5

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, flighted outside off, hits the pad, but he has got outside the line

22.6

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, dabbed away fine of short third man for one

End of over 23 (8 runs) Bangladesh 102/4 (RR: 4.43)
Nasir Hossain    5* (6b 1x4)      P Utseya    2-0-8-0
Mominul Haque    12* (26b 1x4)      SW Masakadza    5-0-20-3

A slip is in

23.1

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended with an open face

SarfBD: "Shakib has developed a habit of walking on the crease. May be he has watched lots of Hayden's video during his injury. Or, may be he missed his morning walk?"

23.2

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a length, angling in, defended off the back foot

Josh: "HELLO BCB, are you reading the situation?. First test match served BD as a practice match to settle in, now the first ODI is going to serve the same. Are you still going to send the team in a tour without making sure there are practice matches in the schedule?"

23.3

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, 1 wide, bouncer, just outside off, he sways out of its line. Called wide for height

23.3

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, no run, full, middle and off, defended to mid-on

23.4

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, wide length ball, driven on the up, sweetly timed, placed in front of sweeper-cover. Top shot

23.5

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of a length, on off, pushed wide of cover for one

23.6

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 1 run, full and wide, hit straight to mid-off, but the pick-up is not clean and a risky single becomes an easy one

End of over 24 (7 runs) Bangladesh 109/4 (RR: 4.54)
Mominul Haque    13* (27b 1x4)      SW Masakadza    6-0-27-3
Nasir Hossain    10* (11b 2x4)      P Utseya    2-0-8-0

24.1

Utseya to Mominul Haque, 1 run, full, middle and leg, driven to long-on

24.2

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, wide of the crease, turning in too far, worked past short leg for one

24.3

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended off the back foot as it turns away

24.4

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, flighted again, defended off the front foot this time

24.5

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, another forward-defensive

24.6

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, and another block off the front foot ends a tight over

End of over 25 (2 runs) Bangladesh 111/4 (RR: 4.44)
Mominul Haque    14* (32b 1x4)      P Utseya    3-0-10-0
Nasir Hossain    11* (12b 2x4)      SW Masakadza    6-0-27-3

Shingi to bowl his seventh over on the bounce

25.1

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a length, on off, dabbed away to gully

25.2

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a length, on off, defended with an open face

No slip now, but mid-off and mid-on are up

25.3

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, length ball, into the pads, worked away for a single

25.4

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 1 run, dabbed away to third man for one

25.5

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, short of a length, wide, nicely punched away with an open face. Beats the square field on the off side

Kelly: "It's interesting, in the three formats of the international game Nasir Hossain's top scores are exactly: 100,100 and 50*"

25.6

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, no run, on a length, on off, defended from the crease

End of over 26 (6 runs) Bangladesh 117/4 (RR: 4.50)
Nasir Hossain    16* (17b 3x4)      SW Masakadza    7-0-33-3
Mominul Haque    15* (33b 1x4)      P Utseya    3-0-10-0

Bang_La: "@Josh, usually I also blame BCB for everything but if players at international level can't change their style according to the field and play conditions, BCB can be acquitted this time."

Brothers bowling from either end. It's Hamilton M now

26.1

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, and beats him first up. On a length, on off, Mominul is early into a loose drive. Lucky not to edge it

Taylor comes up to the stumps

26.2

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

26.3

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 1 run, full and wide, pushed towards short cover, Butt's misfield allows then the single

26.4

H Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, on a length, outside off, pushed to long-off for one

26.5

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 1 run, short of a length, gets a bit big on him, hits the shoulder of the bat, but doesn't carry to point

26.6

H Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of a length, wide, punched away to deep point

End of over 27 (4 runs) Bangladesh 121/4 (RR: 4.48)
Nasir Hossain    18* (19b 3x4)      H Masakadza    1-0-4-0
Mominul Haque    17* (37b 1x4)      SW Masakadza    7-0-33-3

Utseya gets a change of ends

27.1

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, tossed up wide, driven to deep cover for one

27.2

Utseya to Mominul Haque, 1 leg bye, down the wicket, nearly beaten down the leg side, but he sticks out his pad. He gets a leg-bye. I am not sure he was playing a shot here

27.3

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a length, punched back to him

27.4

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, too short, too wide, Hossain rocks back, and punches it in front of square. Beats deep cover with ease

SarfBD: "@Bang_La, "change their style according to the field and play conditions"- I believe lots of people (even cricketers themselves) in Bangladesh back their "natural style" of play, which, I think, is utter rubbish..."

27.5

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, short of a length, dabbed to the other side of deep cover this time, gets a socuple

27.6

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, full, just outside off, Hossain defends, is hit on the pad, but it is outside the line of off

End of over 28 (8 runs) Bangladesh 129/4 (RR: 4.60)
Nasir Hossain    25* (24b 4x4)      P Utseya    4-0-17-0
Mominul Haque    17* (38b 1x4)      H Masakadza    1-0-4-0

28.1

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, on a length, gentle pace, beats him as it moves away from off

28.2

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 1 run, full and wide, driven away to long-off

28.3

H Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, no run, on a length, just outside off, Hossain defends, inside-edges it onto his pad

28.4

H Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, 1 wide, short now, wide, Hossain is beaten on the cut. Called wide

28.4

H Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, full, outside off, driven to long-off

28.5

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 1 run, short of a length, on off, punched to long-off for another single

28.6

H Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, no run, on a length, just outside off, defended back to HM

End of over 29 (4 runs) Bangladesh 133/4 (RR: 4.58)
Nasir Hossain    26* (27b 4x4)      H Masakadza    2-0-8-0
Mominul Haque    19* (41b 1x4)      P Utseya    4-0-17-0

29.1

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, down the wicket, beaten in the flight, is hit on the pad, which saves him

29.2

Utseya to Mominul Haque, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, worked away to leg for one

29.3

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, on a length, outside off, turning in, defended off the back foot

No short leg now

29.4

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, pushed to long-on for one

29.5

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed back to him

29.6

Utseya to Mominul Haque, 1 run, slightly short, turning away, he has time to go back and punch it for a single to deep cover

End of over 30 (3 runs) Bangladesh 136/4 (RR: 4.53)
Mominul Haque    21* (45b 1x4)      P Utseya    5-0-20-0
Nasir Hossain    27* (29b 4x4)      H Masakadza    2-0-8-0

30.1

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 1 run, full toss, middle and leg, smashed to deep midwicket for one

30.2

H Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of a length, wide, punched away to deep cover

30.3

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, low full toss, not timed at all, Masakadza fields in hos follow-through

30.4

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, full, half-volley, on off, defended back to him

30.5

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, FOUR, short, outside leg, third boundary ball of the over, and finally it is dispatched. To long leg for four

30.6

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 1 run, very slow yorker, but it almost sneaks through. Mominul gets bat on it late, and takes a single to short fine

End of over 31 (7 runs) Bangladesh 143/4 (RR: 4.61)
Mominul Haque    27* (50b 2x4)      H Masakadza    3-0-15-0
Nasir Hossain    28* (30b 4x4)      P Utseya    5-0-20-0

31.1

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, goes back to punch one to point. Sends back Hossain as the ball has gone straight to Williams

31.2

Utseya to Mominul Haque, 1 run, on a length, into the pads, pushed wide of midwicket. That's fifty for the stand

31.3

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, tossed up outside off, defended off the front foot

31.4

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, down the wicket, Utseya bowls flat, defended

31.5

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, full, on off, pushed back to him

31.6

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of a length, turning in, worked to leg for one

End of over 32 (2 runs) Bangladesh 145/4 (RR: 4.53)
Nasir Hossain    29* (34b 4x4)      P Utseya    6-0-22-0
Mominul Haque    28* (52b 2x4)      H Masakadza    3-0-15-0

32.1

H Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, on a length, outside off, driven to long-off

32.2

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, short of a length, no room, pushed back to him

32.3

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 2 runs, full and wide, driven to the left of deep cover for two

32.4

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 1 run, full and wide, squeezed out for a single to cover

32.5

H Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of a length, pulled to deep midwicket

32.6

H Masakadza to Mominul Haque, FOUR, short of a length, wide, Mominul waits for it, dabs down hard on it, to the right of point, gets four for this

End of over 33 (9 runs) Bangladesh 154/4 (RR: 4.66)
Mominul Haque    35* (56b 3x4)      H Masakadza    4-0-24-0
Nasir Hossain    31* (36b 4x4)      P Utseya    6-0-22-0

33.1

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, full, on off, pushed to long-on

33.2

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, full, outside off, tapped away to point

33.3

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, on a length, goes back to push this to cover

33.4

Utseya to Mominul Haque, 1 run, goes back again, gets a single to deep cover

33.5

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a length, into the pads, gets away with it as short fine leg is found

33.6

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short and into the pads again, worked away for a single

End of over 34 (3 runs) Bangladesh 157/4 (RR: 4.61)
Nasir Hossain    33* (39b 4x4)      P Utseya    7-0-25-0
Mominul Haque    36* (59b 3x4)      H Masakadza    4-0-24-0

Hamilton M is taken out of the attack. Malcolm Waller to bowl now

34.1

Waller to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, full, outside off, the mid-off is up, and Hossain clears him with ease. Nice shot

34.2

Waller to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, full, outside off, this time driven to deep cover

34.3

Waller to Mominul Haque, no run, full, middle and off, nearly a yorker, dug out back to him

34.4

Waller to Mominul Haque, 1 run, short, into the pads, pulled away for a single

34.5

Waller to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, full, on off, pushed to long-on for one

34.6

Waller to Mominul Haque, no run, looks to play off the back foot, the ball doesn't turn, and he has to hurry to bring the bat down in defence

Time for a drink, after which we will move into the Powerplay. Bangladesh have two set batsmen to look to exploit those field restrictions

End of over 35 (7 runs) Bangladesh 164/4 (RR: 4.68)
Mominul Haque    37* (62b 3x4)      MN Waller    1-0-7-0
Nasir Hossain    39* (42b 5x4)      P Utseya    7-0-25-0

Usteya to bowl the first Powerplay over

35.1

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, full, on off, driven to long-on for one

35.2

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, full, outside off, Mominul stays back, and is beaten on the cut

35.3

Utseya to Mominul Haque, no run, tossed up outside off, hits the toe end of the bat as he drives

35.4

Utseya to Mominul Haque, 1 run, mis-hits a sweep, gets a single to short fine leg

35.5

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, short, stays a touch low, pulled wide of long-on for two

35.6

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of a length, punched down to long-on for one

End of over 36 (5 runs) Bangladesh 169/4 (RR: 4.69)
Nasir Hossain    43* (45b 5x4)      P Utseya    8-0-30-0
Mominul Haque    38* (65b 3x4)      MN Waller    1-0-7-0

Chatara is back into the attack

36.1

Chatara to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of a length, into the body, pulled away for one

36.2

Chatara to Mominul Haque, OUT, Chatara strikes. The extra pace does it for Mominul who has been scratching around. Wide length ball, clearly late into the drive, edges it through. Hang on. We are checking the no-ball. What a waste of time. He is nowhere close to over-stepping. More than half his foot is behind the line. That's his first ODI wicket

Mominul Haque c †Taylor b Chatara 38 (94m 66b 3x4 0x6) SR: 57.57

Mahmudullah is the new man in

36.3

Chatara to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length, angling in towards off, defended off the front foot

36.4

Chatara to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, too full, too straight, wide down the leg side

36.4

Chatara to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length, angling in towards off, defended off the front foot

36.5

Chatara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, on off, dabbed away between cover and point, takes the single

36.6

Chatara to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, short, cut away to the right of third man for a couple

End of over 37 (5 runs) Bangladesh 174/5 (RR: 4.70)
Nasir Hossain    46* (47b 5x4)      TL Chatara    7-0-25-1
Mahmudullah    1* (3b)      P Utseya    8-0-30-0

37.1

Utseya to Mahmudullah, no run, full, outside off, defended off the front foot

37.2

Utseya to Mahmudullah, 1 run, plays a length ball off the back foot, bunts it into the leg side for one

37.3

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, down the wicket to push this to long-on for one

37.4

Utseya to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, punched between cover and point. Chakabva's dive there saves at least one run

37.5

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, down the wicket, defends this back to him

37.6

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, short again, this time he rocks back and punches it powerfully between cover and cover-point. That brings up his fifty too. Clearly head and shoulders above other Bangladesh batsmen

End of over 38 (7 runs) Bangladesh 181/5 (RR: 4.76)
Nasir Hossain    51* (50b 6x4)      P Utseya    9-0-37-0
Mahmudullah    3* (6b)      TL Chatara    7-0-25-1

38.1

Chatara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, runs it down to third man for one

38.2

Chatara to Nasir Hossain, 1 bye, that is not too short, but he goes for the pull, and is beaten by the low bounce. Misses the top of the stumps by not much. Taylor concedes a bye. sloppy work behind the stumps. No feet. Goes with one hand

38.3

Chatara to Mahmudullah, no run, pulled away, but mis-hit towards mid-on

38.4

Chatara to Mahmudullah, no run, full, on off, pushed to straight midwicket. Chakabva doesn't quite field the ball, but his quickness there causes enough doubt to keep the batsmen in their respective creases

38.5

Chatara to Mahmudullah, no run, on a length, into the pads, defended to leg

38.6

Chatara to Mahmudullah, FOUR, too short, pulled away sweetly in front of square. Deep midwicket can't do anything about it

End of over 39 (6 runs) Bangladesh 187/5 (RR: 4.79)
Mahmudullah    8* (11b 1x4)      TL Chatara    8-0-30-1
Nasir Hossain    51* (51b 6x4)      P Utseya    9-0-37-0

Sharmin Simanto: "Nasir Hossain is our Kallis :)"

Panyangara to bowl the last over the Powerplay

39.1

Panyangara to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a length, on off, dabbed away for a single

39.2

Panyangara to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of a length, gets big on him, hits the shoulder of the bat for a single to third man

39.3

Panyangara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, tucked away off the hip for one

39.4

Panyangara to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short, rising towards the chest, he drops it at his boots and takes the single

Biplob: "@sharmin more precisely, he is our Mike Hussy"

39.5

Panyangara to Mahmudullah, no run, on a length, middle and off, pushed to leg, but straight to mid-on

39.6

Panyangara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, drops it with soft hands, takes the single before point comes in

Twenty-seven runs and one wicket in the Powerplay

End of over 40 (4 runs) Bangladesh 191/5 (RR: 4.77)
Mahmudullah    10* (14b 1x4)      T Panyangara    7-1-30-0
Nasir Hossain    53* (54b 6x4)      TL Chatara    8-0-30-1

40.1

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, big wide outside off. Then it must be Chigumbura back into the attack

40.1

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, FOUR, wide of the crease, too full, too straight, short fine leg is up, and has been picked away for an easy four

40.2

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, no run, slightly short of a length, he pushes at it, and is beaten by the away movement

40.3

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on a length, just outside off, pushed to leg for one

40.4

Chigumbura to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, a good straight hit. On a length, middle and leg, chipped over the bowler's head. Long-on is straight, keeps them down to one

40.5

Chigumbura to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, wide, cut away to deep point

luke: "Can't follow as much of this as I'd like but Nasir shines like a sun on the 'stars' of the BD team."

40.6

Chigumbura to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, worked away for one

End of over 41 (9 runs) Bangladesh 200/5 (RR: 4.87)
Nasir Hossain    55* (56b 6x4)      E Chigumbura    5-0-24-0
Mahmudullah    16* (18b 2x4)      T Panyangara    7-1-30-0

""1 wide, big wide outside off. Then it must be Chigumbura back into the attack" LOL, cheeky sod!" Luke, sod is about right

Utseya comes back

41.1

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, SIX, Hussain goes after him first ball. Down the wicket, to the pitch of the ball, and lofts him over long-on for six

41.2

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, too short, too straight, pulled away. Over short fine leg this time. Expected a short ball, and stayed deep in his crease

41.3

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a length, cut away in front of square, finds extra cover

41.4

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, down the wicket, is a little surprised by the full toss, and plays it back to him

41.5

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, no run, driven to mid-on. Three dots in a row

Mid-on goes back to the fence

41.6

Utseya to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

End of over 42 (11 runs) Bangladesh 211/5 (RR: 5.02)
Nasir Hossain    66* (62b 7x4 1x6)      P Utseya    10-0-48-0
Mahmudullah    16* (18b 2x4)      E Chigumbura    5-0-24-0

Shingi is back

42.1

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a length, on off, beaten on the attempt to late-cut it

42.2

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, lofted away down the ground. Gets a single to long-on. Good job he mis-hit it, otherwise he could have been caught

42.3

SW Masakadza to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, pushed to the right of point, takes a single

42.4

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, no run, cut away, but can't beat Williams at point

42.5

SW Masakadza to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, slower ball, full on the pads, worked away to leg for one

42.6

SW Masakadza to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length, holds its line, beats his poke

Tanzir: "Just been transferred to Pattaya. It is my 2nd day here actually. IT Policy very strict at work and most sites are blocked. Luckily cricket is not so popular here in Thailand and Cricinfo is not blocked and so I can take peeps at the commentary now and then. Nasir is playing very well. Is this going to be return to form for the VC M'Ullah?"

End of over 43 (3 runs) Bangladesh 214/5 (RR: 4.97)
Mahmudullah    17* (20b 2x4)      SW Masakadza    8-0-36-3
Nasir Hossain    68* (66b 7x4 1x6)      P Utseya    10-0-48-0

Panyangara comes back

43.1

Panyangara to Nasir Hossain, OUT, upper-cut straight to deep point. That's a lucky break for Zimbabwe. This is short and wide, but he has found the fielder with it

Nasir Hossain c Waller b Panyangara 68 (81m 67b 7x4 1x6) SR: 101.49

Ziaur Rahman is in now

43.2

Panyangara to Ziaur Rahman, 1 leg bye, down the wicket first ball, is hit on the shoulder with the bouncer. He gets a leg-bye by the virtue of that protective-action rule, but nobody deserves a run for this

43.3

Panyangara to Mahmudullah, no run, hit straight to straight midwicket

43.4

Panyangara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full, on off, driven to long-on for one

43.5

Panyangara to Ziaur Rahman, FOUR, wide and short, he moves across, closer to the line of the ball, and cuts it over the ring

43.6

Panyangara to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

End of over 44 (7 runs) Bangladesh 221/6 (RR: 5.02)
Ziaur Rahman    5* (3b 1x4)      T Panyangara    8-1-36-1
Mahmudullah    18* (22b 2x4)      SW Masakadza    8-0-36-3

James: "That's Nasir's third good knock on the trot on this tour. Hope he has a good outing in the Champions Trophy: looks a great prospect for B'desh."

44.1

SW Masakadza to Ziaur Rahman, FOUR, lucky runs. A dip in the pool really. Down the wicket, slogs at it, gets a bottom edge between the keeper and short fine leg

Both third man and fine leg are up

44.2

SW Masakadza to Ziaur Rahman, no run, slower ball, beats his slog by a long distance

44.3

SW Masakadza to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, moves across, is done in by the slower one again. Takes a single to cover

44.4

SW Masakadza to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, wide down the leg side with fine leg up. Fifteen wides now

Saidur: "Very disappointed not to see Nasir getting his hundred. It was a very good effort of rebuilding and pacing the innings. Well done Nasir!"

44.4

SW Masakadza to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on a length, outside off, played with soft hands, gets a single to cover

Adil: "@James ... there is no Bangladesh in Champions Trophy"

44.5

SW Masakadza to Ziaur Rahman, 1 leg bye, low full toss, nearly a yorker. They get a leg-bye despite another ungainly miss from Zia

44.6

SW Masakadza to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side. That's 16 of them. Nearly three extra overs

44.6

SW Masakadza to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on a length, on off, pushed to long-on for one

End of over 45 (10 runs) Bangladesh 231/6 (RR: 5.13)
Mahmudullah    20* (24b 2x4)      SW Masakadza    9-0-45-3
Ziaur Rahman    10* (7b 2x4)      T Panyangara    8-1-36-1

45.1

Panyangara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on a length, angling in, he gets a leading edge, to the right of the bowler

45.2

Panyangara to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, down the wicket to slog this short ball to deep midwicket

45.3

Panyangara to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, down the wicket, right to the pitch of the ball, drives nicely, to the left of long-on, where Butt makes a good diving save

James: "Adil, quite right, sorry, my bad. Possibly also the organisers' bad."

45.4

Panyangara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, worked away for a single

45.5

Panyangara to Ziaur Rahman, 1 run, slogs a full ball to deep midwicket for one

45.6

Panyangara to Mahmudullah, no run, yorker, on off, toe-ended into the pad

End of over 46 (6 runs) Bangladesh 237/6 (RR: 5.15)
Mahmudullah    24* (28b 2x4)      T Panyangara    9-1-42-1
Ziaur Rahman    12* (9b 2x4)      SW Masakadza    9-0-45-3

46.1

Chatara to Ziaur Rahman, OUT, nearly drops it. Ziaur's ungainly stay comes to an end. He charges at Chatara, lofts down the ground, connects well, but these are no Mickey-Mouse boundaries, and Chakabva gets under an easy catch. The ball bursts through to hit his chest, but he collects the rebound

Ziaur Rahman c Chakabva b Chatara 12 (14m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

46.2

Chatara to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side. Seventeenth of the innings

46.2

Chatara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, pulled away to deep midwicket for one

Abdur Razzak to face now

46.3

Chatara to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, short of a length, on the pads, bunted into the leg side, and the huge outfield allows them a second

Ross Lawson: "16 wides in 29 extras! If Zimbabwe lose by only a few runs, we'll know what to blame!"

46.4

Chatara to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, short of a length, punched to extra cover. They take the single, and had Waller hit Razzak was a goner

46.5

Chatara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slower ball, full, on off, gets a single to wide long-on

46.6

Chatara to Abdur Razzak, no run, short of a length, wide down the leg side, but not given as Razzak has moved across the line. Seems to have got away with one there

End of over 47 (6 runs) Bangladesh 243/7 (RR: 5.17)
Abdur Razzak    3* (3b)      TL Chatara    9-0-36-2
Mahmudullah    26* (30b 2x4)      T Panyangara    9-1-42-1

47.1

Panyangara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, down the wicket, drives this to wide long-on for one

47.2

Panyangara to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, pulled down the ground, takes two as this is placed straight of long-on

47.3

Panyangara to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

47.4

Panyangara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, yorker on off, dug out to extra cover

47.5

Panyangara to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, nearly a yorker again, dug out for just the single

KUDA: "hopefully the result will not be " Banladesh wins by 16 wides!""

47.6

Panyangara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, another yorker, another single. Superb over

End of over 48 (7 runs) Bangladesh 250/7 (RR: 5.20)
Mahmudullah    29* (33b 2x4)      T Panyangara    10-1-49-1
Abdur Razzak    7* (6b)      TL Chatara    9-0-36-2

48.1

Chatara to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, pulled wide of deep midwicket where Waller and Chikabva get into some tag-team work to save possibly two and at least one

48.2

Chatara to Mahmudullah, FOUR, short again, and Mahmudullah has smacked this despite having charged at him. Pulled between long-on and deep midwicket

48.3

Chatara to Mahmudullah, no run, Mahmudullah has moved too far across, and is beaten by a wide slower ball

48.4

Chatara to Mahmudullah, 1 run, backs away, Chatara bowls a yorker that follows him. Dug out to cover for one

48.5

Chatara to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, short, on the stumps, nicely played by moving inside the line and pulling it past short fine leg. Poor over so far

48.6

Chatara to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, full and outside off, driven to mid-off

End of over 49 (12 runs) Bangladesh 262/7 (RR: 5.34)
Abdur Razzak    12* (8b 1x4)      TL Chatara    10-0-48-2
Mahmudullah    36* (37b 3x4)      T Panyangara    10-1-49-1

Last over coming up. The over rate is good despite all those wides. Shingi to bowl this one

49.1

SW Masakadza to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, full and straight, driven to long-on for one

49.2

SW Masakadza to Mahmudullah, OUT, slower ball, beats the almighty heave from Mahmudullah. Knocks back the off stump with one from the back of the hand. He has four now. And four balls left to try to take a maiden five-for

Mahmudullah b SW Masakadza 36 (57m 38b 3x4 0x6) SR: 94.73

49.3

SW Masakadza to Shafiul Islam, 1 run, full toss, middle and leg, gets a single to long-on

49.4

SW Masakadza to Abdur Razzak, 1 wide, that's three extra overs bowled. Wide No. 18. So wide outside off this might have been called in Tests

49.4

SW Masakadza to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, moves across, nearly done in by the yorker. They will take the single, though

49.5

SW Masakadza to Shafiul Islam, 1 bye, another slower ball, beats the slog, but Taylor concedes the bye

49.6

SW Masakadza to Abdur Razzak, 2 runs, full and straight, driven straight past Shingi's outstretched hand. Gets a couple

12.35pm After a see-saw innings, we have a par total. Bangladesh were off to a very good start, but played poorly in the middle, only for Nasir Hossain to rescue them again. However, in the end the two sides tussled hard to keep snatching away any advantage the other side might have held. We will be back with the chase at around 1.15pm

End of over 50 (7 runs) Bangladesh 269/8
Abdur Razzak    16* (11b 1x4)      SW Masakadza    10-0-51-4
Shafiul Islam    1* (2b)      TL Chatara    10-0-48-2
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Shingi Masakadza plays a sweep shot, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Bulawayo, May 3, 2013

Shingi Masakadza plays a sweep shot

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May 3, 2013

Shingi Masakadza pulls to the leg side, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Bulawayo, May 3, 2013

Shingi Masakadza pulls to the leg side

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