Bangladesh in Zimbabwe Test Series - 2nd Test

Zimbabwe v Bangladesh

Bangladesh won by 143 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

A minute's silence is observed in memory of those who died in the building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh. Jarvis to run in, to the Bangladesh openers, who are wearing black armbands. Tamim to take strike

9.35 am Zimbabwe win the toss and will bowl

Brendan Taylor: "Always nips around early in the morning here. [Pitch] looks a bit soft underneath."

Mushfiqur Rahim: "We would have also bowled first, as it has been under covers last couple of days."

One change for the hosts, Regis Chakabva is in for Timycen Maruma, who has a knee injury. As many as four changes for Bangladesh - Tamim, Mominul, Sajidul and Ziaur are in. Mahmudullah, Nafees, Enamul and Rubel are out. Ziaur makes his Test debut, while Sajidul is playing his first Test in more than five years

Firdose Moonda, our correspondent at the ground, says it is clear and cool, completely different from yesterday, which was cloudy and wet. She also says the pitch is "pretty greenish." Mluleki Nkala says on air there is an even cover of grass and there should be some assistance early on, but not as much as there was in the first Test

Rashed Asger: "Hope the inclusion of Tamim will give an edge to Bangladesh batting power.The have every strength to fight back."

Bryan Morton: "Suspect Tamim's inclusion may give Kyle 'Ordinary' Jarvis a bit of incentive..."

Faisal: "Can't wait to watch Tamim's batting. Looking for another masterpiece from him in this crucial time."

elphas: "Honestly don't see Zimbabwe losing this opportunity of back to back wins. This will mean they have to wait another 12 years for that. A win for Zimbabwe here."

9.15 am local time Welcome to our coverage of the second and final Test between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in Harare. The hosts have won two Tests in a series only once, against the same opposition, back in 2001. This is as big as it gets for Brendan Taylor and his men. No wonder the expectations are huge, says the Zimbabwe captain. "It will give us dignity in the cricket world," says the interim coach Stephen Mangongo.

It is easy to forget after the first Test how much progress Bangladesh had made against Sri Lanka and West Indies. Drawing a Test in Galle was no mean achievement. Do they have it in them to come back after a heavy defeat? Here's the preview

0.1

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, full and wide across the left-hander, he reaches out to it and smashes it to point

0.2

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, mid on creates an opportunity with a dive to stop a tuck by Tamim, he was off balance as he threw, Tamim was not even in the frame, but the fielder misses

0.3

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, 1 run, some away swing on a fullish length, driven through cover

0.4

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushes forward to block a pitched up delivery straigthening around off

0.5

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, pitched up full outside off and Tamim reaches it to thrash it through covers, it slows down in the outfield but is timed well enough to trickle over

Three slips, gully

0.6

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, went for the big drive again, but this has swung in, and beaten the inside edge

End of over 1 (6 runs) Bangladesh 6/0
Tamim Iqbal    5* (5b 1x4)      KM Jarvis    1-0-6-0
Jahurul Islam    1* (1b)     

Meth from the other end. Three slips and a gully

1.1

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, angled in and straightening on the stumps, fullish length, defended

1.2

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, dropped, Cremer has put it down at gully, Meth gets the outswinger going outside off, invites the drive, produces a thick edge, Cremer clangs it to his left, decent catchable height

Repeat of what happened in the first Test then

1.3

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, angled down the leg side

1.4

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, inswinger now, on off, pitched up length, defended carefully

1.5

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, floats it up for the outswinger outside off, this time he lets it go

Zmn: "What a team! They can think of taking risky run at the second ball of a test match. BRAVE. Test is of patience; not bravery."

1.6

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, angled in, good length close to off, moving away, he is not getting lured again so soon

End of over 2 (maiden) Bangladesh 6/0
Jahurul Islam    1* (7b)      KO Meth    1-1-0-0
Tamim Iqbal    5* (5b 1x4)      KM Jarvis    1-0-6-0

2.1

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run

FZ: "So that was the promise from the team to the people? 1st Two overs, 1 missed run out and 1 catch dropped? I am even scared if a wicket will fall while i type this..."

2.2

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, (no ball) 1 run, leans well forward to tuck an inswinger in front of square leg

2.2

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, no run, fired full and down the leg side it straightens but that is of no use with the line

Three slips and a gully

2.3

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, no run, sharp and full close to off stump, swerves away, left alone

2.4

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, 2 runs, angled in full into middle and leg, forced past square leg off the inner part of the bat

2.5

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, no run, shout for lbw, but this good length delivery was clearly headed down the leg side

2.6

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, no run, gets forward and drives to shortish mid on

End of over 3 (4 runs) Bangladesh 10/0
Jahurul Islam    3* (12b)      KM Jarvis    2-0-10-0
Tamim Iqbal    6* (7b 1x4)      KO Meth    1-1-0-0

3.1

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, that moves a mile away from the left-hander after wobbling in on a good length

Tanvir: "Enough is enough!! We don't need anymore collapses."

3.2

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, comes forward to push an away going length ball down the pitch

3.3

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, moving across and ending on off stump, carefully pushed to off

3.4

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, more confusion with the running, runs this with the swing past backward point, who dives and parries it towards gully, Jahurul rushes in just in time

3.5

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, fuller now, angled in and then moving away, he gets bat down in time

3.6

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, gentle away swinger floated up outside off, he takes a step out and lets it go

End of over 4 (1 run) Bangladesh 11/0
Jahurul Islam    3* (14b)      KO Meth    2-1-1-0
Tamim Iqbal    7* (11b 1x4)      KM Jarvis    2-0-10-0

Firdose feeling the early morning conditions at the ground: "Let me tell you this breeze blowing into the press box is ICY."

4.1

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nudges an inswinger towards square leg

4.2

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets forward neatly to block a length ball straightening in

4.3

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, looking to play with a slightly closed face to cover for the inswing, pushes a low full toss straight past the non-striker

4.4

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bounces from just back of a length, defended, Jarvis has broken the stumps during delivery stride, in a few days, that will be a no-ball

Tim: "Tamim reminds me of a young Mike Hussey, constant movement, always looking to get ahead of the game. Just needs to mellow out a bit like Hussey did as he got older"

4.5

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length ball going across, he is forward and across to smother it

4.6

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, overpitched, he gets to the line and drives hard to extra cover

End of over 5 (2 runs) Bangladesh 13/0
Tamim Iqbal    9* (17b 1x4)      KM Jarvis    3-0-12-0
Jahurul Islam    3* (14b)      KO Meth    2-1-1-0

James: "I'm "confident" Bangladesh will bat better here than in the first test. Largely because I don't think they can bat much worse."

5.1

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, that has come back like an offbreak, it started across and wide outside off, but then changed direction alarmingly

5.2

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, overpitched on the stumps, pushed to mid on

5.3

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, drives an overpitched outswinger down the pitch, bowler gets a hand to it, mid off gets around

5.4

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, lets a very gentle away moving ball go outside off

5.5

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, big inswinger, past the defensive push and hits him high on the thigh pad

5.6

Meth to Jahurul Islam, 1 run, moving in a lot again but down the pads and worked to fine leg

End of over 6 (1 run) Bangladesh 14/0
Jahurul Islam    4* (20b)      KO Meth    3-1-2-0
Tamim Iqbal    9* (17b 1x4)      KM Jarvis    3-0-12-0

Sajib: "@James : I just hope you didn't jinx them."

6.1

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, 2 runs, overpitched again, on the stumps, he's not in control of the drive, gets a couple through midwicket

6.2

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, 2 runs, overpitched yet again, driven in the air, but past mid on, who chases and keeps them to two

6.3

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, no run, takes a step out and shoulders arms to a good length outswinger

6.4

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, no run, nicely played, bouncing and moving away from a good length, he softly defends towards point

6.5

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, FOUR, full on the pads and it is picked away over square leg

6.6

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, 3 runs, and another one on the pads, flicked powerfully through midwicket, it slows down close to the rope

End of over 7 (11 runs) Bangladesh 25/0
Jahurul Islam    15* (26b 1x4)      KM Jarvis    4-0-23-0
Tamim Iqbal    9* (17b 1x4)      KO Meth    3-1-2-0

Apart from the dropped catch, Bangladesh have tackled the swing quite well, Zimbabwe have started getting wayward with the lines

7.1

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, outswinger, widish outside off, he lets it go, he's been leaving very well

7.2

Meth to Jahurul Islam, FOUR, overpitched, straightening, he forces it past mid on, and that is hit hard enough to beat the slow ness of the outfield

Sumon: "Guys, I hope all of you are being sarcastic. I am sick of over-bashing after poor performance and over-praising after good performances by BD fans. Lets be less emotional, please!"

7.3

Meth to Jahurul Islam, 2 runs, opening up now, takes on a pitched up outswinger, and lofts it over mid off for more runs

7.4

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, shortish now, bouncing outside off, left alone

7.5

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, inswinger, he is forward to drive it down the pitch, wants the run, but mid on has dived and stopped it, and Jahurul has to rush back

7.6

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, another outswinger, good length, and another leave outside off

End of over 8 (6 runs) Bangladesh 31/0
Jahurul Islam    21* (32b 2x4)      KO Meth    4-1-8-0
Tamim Iqbal    9* (17b 1x4)      KM Jarvis    4-0-23-0

8.1

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pushes at one leaving him with the angle from a good length, beaten

8.2

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes hard on the drive at a full and wide one, beaten again

8.3

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, similar line, good length across and just outside off, he pushes solidly to cover now

8.4

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes after another one going across and hammers it to extra cover, who misfields, but they don't run

8.5

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, straightening on leg, he gets across and tickles it fine, Chakabva runs across to field

Abheeshu: "@Sumon No game is watched without full emotions @ the sub-continent"

8.6

Jarvis to Jahurul Islam, 2 runs, full and into the pads of the right-hander once more from Jarvis, easily flicked to deep square, where it slows down and is pulled back inches inside

Jarvis disappointing against the right-hander

End of over 9 (3 runs) Bangladesh 34/0
Jahurul Islam    23* (33b 2x4)      KM Jarvis    5-0-26-0
Tamim Iqbal    10* (22b 1x4)      KO Meth    4-1-8-0

9.1

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, nice, floated up and swinging across Tamim, who gets forward, watches it closely and lets it go

9.2

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, still more confusion with the running, pushes a length outswinger in front of cover, non-striker hesitant, but makes it in the end, throw misses

9.3

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, gets across and outside off to an ouswinger, and lets it go

9.4

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, pushes this away going delivery in the air now, but it falls short of extra cover

Tahir: "Positive cricket from Jaharul. Hope he gets his maiden 50 and hoping for something big from Tamim."

Extra cover comes up

9.5

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, appeal for lbw from the cordon turned down, he is batting outside the crease and was hit on the forward push, was there an inside edge?

9.6

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, right behind an overpitched straightening ball to block, Jahurul doing all the right things

End of over 10 (1 run) Bangladesh 35/0
Jahurul Islam    23* (37b 2x4)      KO Meth    5-1-9-0
Tamim Iqbal    11* (24b 1x4)      KM Jarvis    5-0-26-0

Shingi Masakadza comes on

10.1

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball slanted across, left alone, decent bounce

10.2

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes across to a length ball on middle and off and nudges towards square leg

10.3

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, too far wide as he tries to angle it across, really wayward

10.3

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, holding its line and pitched up as Tamim gets forward, pushes it down the track

10.4

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, withdraws the bat from the line of one going across from a good length

10.5

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up close to off stump, he takes a step out and holds the bat high to let it pass

10.6

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, holding its line and nippy on off stump, punched to the bowler

End of over 11 (1 run) Bangladesh 36/0
Tamim Iqbal    11* (30b 1x4)      SW Masakadza    1-0-1-0
Jahurul Islam    23* (37b 2x4)      KO Meth    5-1-9-0

Zmn: "@Tahir; not POSITIVE batting, we need TEST batting; with quality, grammar, attitude and patience. Thanks."

11.1

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, hits the pads as it is slanted in, keeper moves to his left to cut it off

11.2

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, angled in again, fullish, he defends solidly towards mid on

11.3

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, pushes at this length ball outside off, thick outside edge to gully

11.4

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, full and moving away, inviting the drive, but Jahurul is having none of it

11.5

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, stretches forward to smother a straightening full one to short extra

11.6

Meth to Jahurul Islam, no run, bounces and moves away from a good length, but Jahurul has left superbly this morning

End of over 12 (maiden) Bangladesh 36/0
Jahurul Islam    23* (43b 2x4)      KO Meth    6-2-9-0
Tamim Iqbal    11* (30b 1x4)      SW Masakadza    1-0-1-0

Baundule: "I start praying when Jahurul's score is around 30-40. Most often he finds a way to get out making my prayer unsuccessful. :("

12.1

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, overpitched outside off, he squeezes it behind point, and the outfield denies them another boundary

12.2

SW Masakadza to Jahurul Islam, no run, hits the pads from a good length, but high and headed down leg

12.3

SW Masakadza to Jahurul Islam, no run, holding the line from back of a length, knocked down into the pitch

12.4

SW Masakadza to Jahurul Islam, 1 run, straightening, but on middle and leg from short of a length, he is across to nudge it square

12.5

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bouncing as it is slanted across, from a good length, left alone

Tauhid: "Tahir, pleas do not jinx Jahurul. Let him play as long as possible, 50 or whatever."

12.6

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, authoritative, forward outside off to drive this overpitched ball through extra cover, and the outfield serves as an additional fielder again

End of over 13 (7 runs) Bangladesh 43/0
Tamim Iqbal    17* (33b 1x4)      SW Masakadza    2-0-8-0
Jahurul Islam    24* (46b 2x4)      KO Meth    6-2-9-0

13.1

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, reaches forward and eases this into the gap to the right of mid off for one

13.2

Meth to Jahurul Islam, OUT, oh dear, oh dear, what a waste, he's batted so well against the swinging new ball, and now he does this, at the stroke of drinks, Meth pitches it up and straightens it around off, Jahurul wants to loft that straight, he's only ended up offering cover a skier, it needed some running back but is done quite safely, taken as it comes down over his shoulder

Jahurul Islam c Waller b Meth 24 (59m 47b 2x4 0x6) SR: 51.06

Ryan: "Baundule: Another unsuccessful prayer! :("

Seansie: "Let me speak please! Cremer should have grasped the chance at gully , Grass it he did at gully, gasp we all did thinking golly, lay some cream on your palms and won't you man...and perhaps less so the hair jelly! ps. I like Cremer, we went to school together so.."

13.3

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, comes forward and guides an angled length ball to gully

13.4

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, swinging across from outside leg, worked square for a single

13.5

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, moves forward to defend one that angles in and then starts to leave him

13.6

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, inswinger, he leans across and closes the face to work it in front of square leg

Atikur: "Here we go--on the same roller coaster!! I hope BD boys have the mental strength to stop the dominos effect. Good luck!!"

End of over 14 (3 runs) Bangladesh 46/1
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (2b)      KO Meth    7-2-12-1
Tamim Iqbal    19* (36b 1x4)      SW Masakadza    2-0-8-0

14.1

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, sharp bounce and away shape from just back of a length, left alone

14.2

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, angled in, good length, bounce again, he quietly drops it into the pitch off the back foot

14.3

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, hits the bat hard from a length as he gets across and behind the line on off

Maysun: "Jahurul is not a long term solution for Bangladesh. So far in his international career, he has got out almost every time after a start. Not the type of player, Bangladesh needs if they're to ascend!"

14.4

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, nice, just holding its line from short of a length, Ashraful comes forward late and is beaten

14.5

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, testing stuff from Shingi, back of a length and bouncing on off, thick outside edge pops up towards point

14.6

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, now he pitches it up after a few shortish ones, on the stumps too, Ashraful drives it back solidly, but bowler saves runs as he goes sprawling to his right

End of over 15 (maiden) Bangladesh 46/1
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (8b)      SW Masakadza    3-1-8-0
Tamim Iqbal    19* (36b 1x4)      KO Meth    7-2-12-1

15.1

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, outswinger starting from outside leg stump, he bends forward low to smother it

Sharart Verma: "Jahurul out and blame given to 'Jinx'. Why jinx works so often especially in test matches and especially so when you don't want it to happen?"

15.2

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, watches this away swinger sail across outside off stump

15.3

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, no run, right forward and bending low to defend an away going delivery towards covers

15.4

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, good length, starting outside leg, moves across, and is worked square

Sachit: "I understand Mahmudullah is going through a lean patch but in last 4 years he has proved time and again that he is one of the most dependable players in BD lineup. So I think its very unfortunate to drop him out from the playing eleven."

15.5

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bowled full and straightens close to off, Ashraful forward and low to defend

15.6

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, straightens from a good length on off, he moves across and blocks off the back foot

End of over 16 (1 run) Bangladesh 47/1
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (10b)      KO Meth    8-2-13-1
Tamim Iqbal    20* (40b 1x4)      SW Masakadza    3-1-8-0

Baundule: "It is not Jahurul's fault that he continues getting selected repeating the same 'mistake' over and over again. I have no objection when a player scores a duck; but once set he must make it count."

Some strapping on the right wrist for Shingi

16.1

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length on off stump, he moves forward and defends

16.2

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length, he drops it from the crease to point

Vinay: "@Sharart Verma Jinx is simply put down to short term memory. If someone were to say something and an event follows that is linked, such is the closeness, there is a thought that one caused the other. However, I could easily say 'Michael Clarke is looking shaky here on 5' and he goes on to score 250+. No-one remembers the 'jinx' because the getting out soon after doesn't ensue. :)"

16.3

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, overpitched close to off, Tamim drives, to short extra

16.4

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, hit on the pad, and there is a loud shout, that hit him above the knee roll and also pitched outside leg

16.5

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, full and wide, Tamim down on the knee and thrashes it to the deep cover boundary, even the slow outfield cannot stop that

Jashim: "@Sachit- dropping an out-of-form player is a common practice in cricket arena, and it's proven that it usually works. Hope Mahmudullah can make a successful come back."

16.6

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, holding its line on off stump, good length, carefully punched to covers

Mahfuz: "I think , Mahmudullah has got enough chances and BD should not waste more for that position for him.Rather Mominul looks promising."

End of over 17 (4 runs) Bangladesh 51/1
Tamim Iqbal    24* (46b 2x4)      SW Masakadza    4-1-12-0
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (10b)      KO Meth    8-2-13-1

Meth continues his long spell, ninth over now

17.1

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, slanted across wide outside off, then swerves in sharply, left alone

17.2

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushed across wide again, straightens, easy leave

17.3

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, walks outside off and shoulders arms to a similar widish delivery

17.4

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pitched up now on off stump, starts to go away, Ashraful bends forward low to smother it, well played

17.5

Meth to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, into the pads with the angle, on a length, and tucked to fine leg

round the stumps

17.6

Meth to Tamim Iqbal, 4 leg byes, one more run out chance gone, Tamim works it square off the pads, non-striker rushes up more than half of the way for the single, Tamim takes a few steps out and stops, the throw comes in to the bowler, who breaks the stumps too early with his leg, Ashraful was not even in the frame, to make it worse for Zimbabwe, the accurate throw runs away for four as Meth fails to gather

Max: "About the Jahurul bashing, isn't it more important for opening batsmen to get a start and see off the new ball consistently rather than score big sometimes but get out for ducks other times?"

End of over 18 (5 runs) Bangladesh 56/1
Tamim Iqbal    24* (47b 2x4)      KO Meth    9-2-14-1
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (15b)      SW Masakadza    4-1-12-0

18.1

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bouncing and moving away, good length outside off, left alone

18.2

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, scooped over square leg for a couple

Change of bats for Ashraful

18.3

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, not enough width to cut, bouncing too, he runs it to point

Faysal: "I disagree with the theories being presented about Jahurul here. The fact that he gets a start every single time he bats shows that he has the talent to play test cricket. Its only a matter of time when he will convert his starts. His test career is just 12 innings old. I think He should get at least 4 more tests.I would rather have a guy who scores 30 every time he opens as by doing that he takes the shine off the new ball which is equally important job ."

18.4

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushes a length ball on off towards covers

Still three slips and a gully

18.5

SW Masakadza to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, Ashraful throws it away now, wants to pull a bouncer just outside off, it has climbed a lot, around head-high, he ends up lobbing it to gully from close to the toe end

Mohammad Ashraful c Cremer b SW Masakadza 4 (31m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

18.6

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, that holds its line from back of a length, he comes across to block, thick inside edges it into the back of the left pad, and there is stays till he picks it up

End of over 19 (2 runs) Bangladesh 58/2
Mominul Haque    0* (1b)      SW Masakadza    5-1-14-1
Tamim Iqbal    24* (47b 2x4)      KO Meth    9-2-14-1

Chigumbura comes on

taron : "A batsmen making starts every game shouldn't warrant him a place in the side. What happens when he's out of form? Currently he's batting well meaning he is in form but wait till he loses form and look at his average then. When you're in form, you have to make the most of it..."

19.1

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, dropped, first ball he produces a thick edge with one angled across on a length, it is very low to Taylor's left, not an easy chance by any means, the captain dives but it scurries through his hands

19.2

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, leans forward to work a pitched up ball square on le

19.3

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, doing too much with the angle and pushed wide

19.4

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, sharp and full just outside off, he guides it off the front foot to point

19.5

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, moving across but starting outside leg, blocked easily

19.6

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tries to crash it through extra cover, but ends up hitting it back to to the bowler, who throws it back to the keeper

Saif: "I've an assignment due tomorrow and can hardly follow this test, to make matter worse, everytime I come to check the score, Bangladesh loses a wicket of a batsmen who is well set, thereby, for the sake of my homeland (and my grades), I will stop following for now!!, WIN-WIN situation right there!!"

End of over 20 (6 runs) Bangladesh 64/2
Tamim Iqbal    30* (53b 3x4)      E Chigumbura    1-0-6-0
Mominul Haque    0* (1b)      SW Masakadza    5-1-14-1

Hasan Arif: "3 innings...3 irresponsible outs! That's the way you sum up Ashraful's career. He won't change!"

20.1

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, no run, back of a length, punched from the crease to extra cover

20.2

SW Masakadza to Mominul Haque, 3 runs, overpitched and driven through vacant mid off, pulled back just inside as it slows down

round the stumps

20.3

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, overpitched and angled in, for once, Tamim can't time the drive

20.4

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, there for the drive again, this time he hits it to the bowler, who throws it back, Tamim holds his hands up, questioning the need for such stuff

20.5

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, there to be driven once more, overpitched outside off, and Tamim responds with a powerful drive through cover, no help from the outfield is enough on this one

20.6

SW Masakadza to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length now, widish, Tamim was coming forward but then holds his bat high and lets it pass

End of over 21 (7 runs) Bangladesh 71/2
Tamim Iqbal    34* (57b 4x4)      SW Masakadza    6-1-21-1
Mominul Haque    3* (3b)      E Chigumbura    1-0-6-0

ganny: "@Hasan, Why do you single out Ashraful. Its the case with all the BD batsman. They won't change:("

21.1

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, thick edge as he pushes at a back of a length ball angled across, point cannot stop it with the dive, cover does

21.2

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, back of a length again, slanted across, left alone

21.3

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, slightly fuller, sharp angle across once more, he lets it go

21.4

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, too wide and doing too much with the angle

21.5

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, appeal for caught behind from behind the wicket, this is full and across closer to off, Mominul pushes at it, beaten

21.6

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, FOUR, overpitched, in the driving zone, and it is put away forcefully through vacant mid off

End of over 22 (4 runs) Bangladesh 75/2
Mominul Haque    7* (9b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    2-0-10-0
Tamim Iqbal    34* (57b 4x4)      SW Masakadza    6-1-21-1

Jarvis back for another go, round the stumps

22.1

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, outside edge first ball, slanted in and bouncing sharply from back of a length, the edge is in the gap, though, between slips and gully

22.2

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length, around off, he is stretching right forward to defend

22.3

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up further, closer to off, a leading edge to extra cover as he tries to work it to leg

22.4

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up again, Tamim drives, and misses

22.5

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, (no ball) 1 run, sends it on the pads from a good length, and is turned to fine leg

22.5

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, no run, full and wide, he watches it go through

22.6

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, 3 runs, fullish on the pads again, and it's whipped through midwicket

End of over 23 (9 runs) Bangladesh 84/2
Mominul Haque    10* (11b 1x4)      KM Jarvis    6-0-35-0
Tamim Iqbal    39* (62b 5x4)      E Chigumbura    2-0-10-0

Adnan Mahmud: "I feel sorry for players like Tamim, Shakib and Mushfiq. Had they been playing for some major countries like ENG,SA they would have got the chance take themselves to another level world cricket. As BD get rare chances to play test cricket, even ODIs, against major teams like AUS, ENG, SA."

23.1

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, predictable with the angle going across the left-hander, left alone

23.2

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, fuller and closer to off now, moving away with the angle, he shouders arms

23.3

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, throws his bat for the cut, and misses a short and wide one

23.4

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, good length, starting outside leg, and ending on middle and leg, defended down the pitch

23.5

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, moves across and blocks a short of a length ball

23.6

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, slanted fullish and wide outside off, no need to play that

End of over 24 (maiden) Bangladesh 84/2
Mominul Haque    10* (17b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    3-1-10-0
Tamim Iqbal    39* (62b 5x4)      KM Jarvis    6-0-35-0

24.1

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bouncer dug in from round the stumps, he bends down on a knee, and pulls his head away

24.2

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, drops a short of a length ball close to the pitch on off, and after some hesitation, they are through

24.3

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, no run, thick inside edge onto thigh pad off one angled in sharply from short of a length

ReZ_1: "@adnan, thats what makes you a legend, being able to come out from ordinary"

24.4

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, no run, floated full and way outside off from wide of the crease, he is not going for it

24.5

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, no run, Jarvis has strayed off line far too often this morning, angled too much into the left-hander, and goes down the leg side

24.6

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, FOUR, Bangladesh end the session with a boundary, Mominul bends across to a full and wide delivery and flays it to the deep cover rope

Lunch Most sides would take 89 for 2 after being sent in on a winter morning. And both the wickets were given by Bangladesh. Zimbabwe dropped two catches, and missed numerous run-out chances. Jarvis disappointing with his lack of control. Meth at the opposite end on the control spectrum, moving it this way and that with absolute command. Jahurul tackled swing the best before throwing it away

Faysal: "@Adnan - don't feel sorry for us. I tend to take a long term view on BD cricket. I look at BD batsmen a generation ago and see averages of 15 to 25. Now they have averages of 25 to 35. This generation of Tamims and Shakibs will help the next generation to average 35 to 45. So happy days are coming. And I also see some people complaining that BD has got 12 years already and so and so. My advice to them is stop watching our team and find something else to do. I am genetically programmed to support BD so there is no hope for me. Save yourselves while you still can!!!!"

End of over 25 (5 runs) Bangladesh 89/2
Mominul Haque    14* (21b 2x4)      KM Jarvis    7-0-40-0
Tamim Iqbal    40* (64b 5x4)      E Chigumbura    3-1-10-0

Back for the second session. Zimbabwe doing the huddle. Chigumbura to continue

25.1

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitched up and a shout for lbw turned down as he pushes forward

25.2

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, good length and slanted across close to off, he pushes and guides it past point

25.3

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, 1 run, goes for the pull, not that short a delivery, and he underedges it behind square

25.4

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, 3 runs, bowled full around leg, he clips it through midwicket, they go for the third, there is a direct hit at the bowler's end, but he's made it

Andrew: "That was Bangladesh's session. You can't put a side in to bat and then waste four chances, with your main bowlers going at almost 6 runs to the over. I'm disappointed that Zim let them off the hook."

25.5

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, thick outside edge scurries to point as he pushes straight at a full delivery on leg

25.6

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, pushed out to cover from the crease

End of over 26 (5 runs) Bangladesh 94/2
Mominul Haque    15* (24b 2x4)      E Chigumbura    4-1-15-0
Tamim Iqbal    44* (67b 5x4)      KM Jarvis    7-0-40-0

26.1

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Jarvis serves it up a full toss from over the stumps, and Tamim gets to 2000 Test runs with a crunching drive to the deep extra cover rope

26.2

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, comes forward to block a good length delivery around off, solid defence

26.3

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, overpitched again, he sends another drive screaming through the of side, but extra cover is in the way

Ishtiak: "@ Andrew. Don't be impatient. Bangladesh has rich history of returning favors!! :) ."

26.4

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball left alone outside off stump

26.5

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, Jarvis is just not finding the right length, another one bowled too full around off, and pushed past the non-striker

26.6

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, no run, full length again, this swung in a tad and was pushed to leg with a closed face

End of over 27 (5 runs) Bangladesh 99/2
Mominul Haque    15* (25b 2x4)      KM Jarvis    8-0-45-0
Tamim Iqbal    49* (72b 6x4)      E Chigumbura    4-1-15-0

27.1

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, bends forward low to keep a pitched up delivery on off out

27.2

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pops in the air but well short of the slips as he gets a thick inside edge onto pad on the defensive push

27.3

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, moving across from a good length, pushed with an open to point

27.4

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, stays in the crease and runs it to point from close to off stump again

Tafuj: "The bowlers are expensive today, and the run rate is going up too. Guys, get ur stuff together."

27.5

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short and wide, he goes after it, off the toe end, but drops short of first slip, and even second cannot reach it with a dive

27.6

Chigumbura to Tamim Iqbal, no run, starting outside leg stump and into the pads, he fails to work it fine

End of over 28 (maiden) Bangladesh 99/2
Tamim Iqbal    49* (78b 6x4)      E Chigumbura    5-2-15-0
Mominul Haque    15* (25b 2x4)      KM Jarvis    8-0-45-0

28.1

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, no run, slight inswing for Jarvis, fullish around off from over the stumps, pushed to extra cover

28.2

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, no run, comes forward to the pitch of a fullish one and drives it to mid off

28.3

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, no run, thick inside edge rolls towards slips off pad as he pushes at a short of a length ball

28.4

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, no run, ending on off stump, good length, better from Jarvis, defended towards cover

28.5

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, 3 runs, flashes at a full and wide one, and it flies past gully's dive, slows down near the third man rope

luke: "First chance to comment after sitting for almost two hours in a meeting (I'd forgotten I'd called it :) and felt it'd be rude to cancel) with my phone on my knee under the desk giving updates of dropped catches and missed run outs. 100/2 one has to say BD are all over this ... come on Zim, time to hit back, no!?"

28.6

Jarvis to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, jeez, third waste of the day, and it is the biggest one, that of a well-set Tamim Iqbal, pushes in front of mid off and rushes for the single, Shingi runs in, slides forward and lobs it at the stumps, a direct hit, and Tamim is found short by a foot or so

Tamim Iqbal run out 49 (138m 79b 6x4 0x6) SR: 62.02

End of over 29 (3 runs) Bangladesh 102/3
     KM Jarvis    9-0-48-0
Mominul Haque    18* (30b 2x4)      E Chigumbura    5-2-15-0

29.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, first ball he faces and Shakib crashes a full one past backward point's dive

James: "Top work Luke!"

29.2

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs

Onismore Dudu: "Luke where have you been all this time? Dont you call a meeting again I need your striking power."

29.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, length ball moving across some way outside off, he lets it be

Mike T: "@Luke Great timing! As a staunch Zim supporter, please stay out of all meetings and keep commenting!!"

29.4

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, bat and pad tightly together as he defends a good length ball on off

Wahid: "Same old story, Bangladesh Batsmen finding ways to get themselves out!"

29.5

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length again, worked off the pad to square leg

29.6

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, overpitched outside off, he drives hard but Zimbabwe have put in the sweeper now

End of over 30 (7 runs) Bangladesh 109/3
Shakib Al Hasan    7* (6b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    6-2-22-0
Mominul Haque    18* (30b 2x4)      KM Jarvis    9-0-48-0

Zics: "The things I hate most- A run out in Test Cricket."

Jake: "I must say it's good to see Ashraful back in form again. He gave me a scare with that 190... But all is right with the world again."

30.1

Jarvis to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, short and wide from round the stumps, Shakib jumps and upper cuts it high and into the third man rope

30.2

Jarvis to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, that came in from short of a length and surprised Shakib, who was shaping up for the cut

30.3

Jarvis to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length now, around off, he gets forward and softly defends to the off side

30.4

Jarvis to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, delivered fullish from wide of the crease, Shakib moves forward to block

Abhimanyu: "@Luke: The force is strong with you it seems. Judging by your name..not a surprise"

30.5

Jarvis to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full and wide now, Shakib goes after it, single to sweeper cover

30.6

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, no run, wider still, full again, he lets it go

End of over 31 (5 runs) Bangladesh 114/3
Mominul Haque    18* (31b 2x4)      KM Jarvis    10-0-53-0
Shakib Al Hasan    12* (11b 2x4)      E Chigumbura    6-2-22-0

Rahat: "Well, Tamim always returns the favour."

31.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, moves across to one that gets big on him from back of a length and chops it to deep point

31.2

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, forward to defend to cover with the angle and with a slightly open face

31.3

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, good length on leg stump, turned to forward square leg

Xeal: "Luke got a lucky fluke But Tamim didn't run like Buick He got run out Cuz' of Shingi the stout"

31.4

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, pushes a length ball to midwicket, non-striker wants the single, not getting it

31.5

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, that came onto him quickly from a good length, awkwardly defended

Baundule: "The opposition is dropping your catches, get yourself run out! Good work, Tamim."

31.6

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, too wide across the left-hander with the angle

End of over 32 (1 run) Bangladesh 115/3
Mominul Haque    18* (36b 2x4)      E Chigumbura    7-2-23-0
Shakib Al Hasan    13* (12b 2x4)      KM Jarvis    10-0-53-0

32.1

Jarvis to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitched up widish outside off stump, Shakib lets it go

32.2

Jarvis to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angled in sharply from wide of the crease, comes in close to off, thick inside edge onto pad as he defends

32.3

Jarvis to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, too short and wide, another upper cut, and another boundary over third man

32.4

Jarvis to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slower one pitched up, he checks his push and softly runs it to point for one

32.5

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, 2 runs, overpitched on the stumps and driven forcefully past the bowler, mid on chases and hauls it back

32.6

Jarvis to Mominul Haque, 3 runs, overpitched from Jarvis for the zillionth time, Mominul crunches it between extra cover and mid off, another chase for Shingi, and he reaches it just inside the rope

End of over 33 (10 runs) Bangladesh 125/3
Mominul Haque    23* (38b 2x4)      KM Jarvis    11-0-63-0
Shakib Al Hasan    18* (16b 3x4)      E Chigumbura    7-2-23-0

33.1

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run, too wide outside off, he tries to reach it but cannot

33.2

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, no run

33.3

Chigumbura to Mominul Haque, OUT, guess what's happened again, won't be too hard, another one has given it away, Mominul tries to punch a good length ball through extra cover, instead, he's scooped it for the man at extra cover to take a dolly, Mominul had got across and was close to the line, tried to slap it away on the up in the end but it bounced

Mominul Haque c SW Masakadza b Chigumbura 23 (66m 41b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.09

33.4

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, reaches out and dabs a short and wide one to point

33.5

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, bouncer, he sways out of the line outside off

33.6

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, left alone, that wasn't far from off stump in the end as it angled in from wide of the crease

End of over 34 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 125/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (3b)      E Chigumbura    8-3-23-1
Shakib Al Hasan    18* (16b 3x4)      KM Jarvis    11-0-63-0

Shingi is back

Andrew: "And the Mohammad Ashraful Award for Flattering to Deceive goes to.....Kyle Jarvis!"

James: "Too many starts, not enough conversion, too many thrown away wickets. Story of Bangladesh innings. And it could have been a lot worse if Zimbabwe had taken their chances."

34.1

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, angled in from round the stumps, on the pads, and turned to fine leg

Wahid: "4 wickets and not one of them have to be earned by the bowlers! That's test cricket at its worst."

34.2

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beauty, probably the best delivery of the day, did not swing too much, angled in on a length, close to off, drew him forward, and moved away to just beat the edge

34.3

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, overpitched, driven to short extra cover

34.4

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, goes for the magic delivery again, but to full this time, and he is able to defend even as it straightens

Charbel: "Zimbabwe are going to be in for a massive surprise when they play sides who put a price on their wickets.... I'm sorry Zim fans but be aware of that!"

34.5

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 no ball, nice, bouncing and holding its line from back of a length, not far from off as it is left alone

Zics: "I am in my Office and will be home within an hour. Would someone please request them to stay on crease till I turn my TV on there."

34.5

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short and widish, good bounce, he gets on top and steers to point

34.6

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, overpitched and slanted full on the stumps, driven solidly down the pitch, bowler goes down to stop it

End of over 35 (2 runs) Bangladesh 127/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (9b)      SW Masakadza    7-1-23-1
Shakib Al Hasan    19* (17b 3x4)      E Chigumbura    8-3-23-1

Ahmar_Jami: "Why are you guys commenting on "wickets throwing away spree" of Bangladesh batsman. Come on guys, It is business as usual. We normally discuss or comment on extraordinary or below average performances."

35.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tight line, starts outside leg and going across close to off, he watches it closely and shoulders arms

35.2

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, similar delivery but a lot wider

35.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shifts it right on off stump now, good length, defended

35.4

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, that was dug in short and rushed onto him, Shakib tackled it well, swivelling to hook it down to fine leg

35.5

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, wide from back of a length, slight away shape, left alone

35.6

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pitched up now, but wider, and he is not going after it

End of over 36 (1 run) Bangladesh 128/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (11b)      E Chigumbura    9-3-24-1
Shakib Al Hasan    20* (21b 3x4)      SW Masakadza    7-1-23-1

Maysun: "I got out from work early thinking, I'd catch some of Tamim's batting, only to find on my way that Bangladesh are four down. A quick detour, and I find myself at a cafe, chilling."

36.1

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short and into the body, he swivels and helps it down to fine leg

James: "Shakib has just about got to a wicket throwing score."

36.2

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, straightening but overpitched, patted back to the bowler

36.3

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, almost in the blockhole around off stump, dug back to the bowler

Three slips and a gully almost thoughout

36.4

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, lovely, angled in on a good length and moving away close to off stump, Mushfiq does not play at it

36.5

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, 3 runs, short of a length and wide, slapped through extra cover, nothing desperate about it, and still gave it the treatment it deserved, stopped just inside

36.6

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length around off stump, he moves across and defend

End of over 37 (4 runs) Bangladesh 132/4
Shakib Al Hasan    21* (23b 3x4)      SW Masakadza    8-1-27-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (15b)      E Chigumbura    9-3-24-1

'Boss': "Dear Maysun. I am your Boss. You are fired!"

37.1

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, short and wide, cut through point, Shingi has been chasing them down all day, he pulls it back, but this time he's touched the rope

AndrewM: "@Charbel... While we Zim fans appreciate your cautionary advice, I might point out we have just recently toured the WI...."

37.2

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, shortish and wide once more, this time the cut finds point

Afsor: "Time to celebrate BD have passed the first innings score of the first test with 6 wickets in hand :)."

37.3

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, beaten, gets the line closer to off stump, and it takes off, Mushfiq goes pushing at it

37.4

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, goes back to shortish and wide, comes in a tad, cut to point again

37.5

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, straightens but starts too far outside off stump, sharp bounce

37.6

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, wide length ball punched to point

End of over 38 (4 runs) Bangladesh 136/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    7* (21b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    10-3-28-1
Shakib Al Hasan    21* (23b 3x4)      SW Masakadza    8-1-27-1

38.1

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, moves across tentatively and inside edges a length ball on off square to the leg side

38.2

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, straightens full on off and middle, he gets bat around front pad to tuck to midwicket

38.3

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length ball angled across, moving further away after pitching, left alone

38.4

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, comes across and works this length ball from middle to square leg

38.5

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, nice, angled in from wide of the crease and changing direction on off stump, he moves across, gets behind the line and defends

38.6

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, superb line from Shingi, pitched up now, in towards off and straightens, left alone

End of over 39 (3 runs) Bangladesh 139/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (24b 1x4)      SW Masakadza    9-1-30-1
Shakib Al Hasan    23* (26b 3x4)      E Chigumbura    10-3-28-1

39.1

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stretches for a low and wide full toss, underedges it towards gully

39.2

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length, moving across, left alone outside off stump

39.3

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, ending right on off stump with the angle, he awkwardly defends after shuffling across

39.4

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, beaten as he goes for the cut, not short enough, and not too wide

39.5

Chigumbura to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, back of a length into the body, he turns it behind square leg

Aziz: "I DO believe these two will not throw theirs, they have always been outstanding in crisis moments, c'mon shakib and mushi !"

39.6

Chigumbura to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, across and behind it to defend one slanted in sharply at off stump

End of over 40 (1 run) Bangladesh 140/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (25b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    11-3-29-1
Shakib Al Hasan    24* (31b 3x4)      SW Masakadza    9-1-30-1

40.1

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushes a length ball to point, non-striker wants the single, is sent back

40.2

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, now Shakib wants the single after pushing a similar delivery in front of cover, Mushfiq's turn to shout 'no'

ZimTim: "Come on Zimbabwe, bring on a spinner and mix things up a bit.... Always so one dimensional."

40.3

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, needless, goes chasing a length ball some feet outside off and swinging further away, beaten

40.4

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed through wider and fuller, this time Shakib reins himself in

Boss's Boss: "Dear Boss: You are fired for not working and checking cricinfo :D"

40.5

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, and again, shifts it a touch closer to off stump, good length, and leaving him on the angle, Shakib goes pushing well outside off, beaten

40.6

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, now he does not commit forward, this one is much closer to off stump, though, and he has to chop it away awkwardly to gully in the end

End of over 41 (maiden) Bangladesh 140/4
Shakib Al Hasan    24* (37b 3x4)      SW Masakadza    10-2-30-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (25b 1x4)      E Chigumbura    11-3-29-1

Meth is back, two slips and a gully

Ahmar_Jami: "After so many years since Bangladesh got Test playing nation status, (At times) they still play like minnows. Grow up man. We need a better team now. No more catching practice during a test match"

41.1

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, swinging away first up, good length, left alone

41.2

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, a lot wider than the previous one, moving away, Mushfiq decides to dab it, and is beaten

41.3

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, closer to off stump and pushed down the pitch

41.4

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, thick inside edge to the leg side as he comes forward to defend one around off

41.5

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pitched up for the drive, and he does, safely, but not powerfully to cover

41.6

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, that looks plumb on first look, angled in from wide of the crease, Mushfiq plays for the away swing and misses the drive as it comes in, hit on the pad in front of middle, not given

End of over 42 (maiden) Bangladesh 140/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (31b 1x4)      KO Meth    10-3-14-1
Shakib Al Hasan    24* (37b 3x4)      SW Masakadza    10-2-30-1

42.1

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, nothing shot, shortish ball, Shakib swivels and tries to half-heartedly swing it to leg, pops it up in the air, but it falls safely short of the bowler

42.2

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, guides this length ball to deep point

42.3

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pitched up outside off, driven to extra cover

42.4

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, leaving him outside off stump, not much bounce, left alone

42.5

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, neat, not much width, but back of a length, and he camps back to steer it between gully and backward point

42.6

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, stays back to a good length ball now and punches it to cover

End of over 43 (5 runs) Bangladesh 145/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    12* (35b 2x4)      SW Masakadza    11-2-35-1
Shakib Al Hasan    25* (39b 3x4)      KO Meth    10-3-14-1

Maysun: "Boss and Boss' boss, if we keep on firing, it'll be a ripple effect. And the firm will end up with no one. Let's just enjoy some cricket. Cheers."

43.1

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, floated up from round the stumps, widish, and Shakib lets it go

43.2

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, moves across outside off and defends a length ball to the leg side

43.3

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angled in fullish, he bends forward low to squeeze it to point

43.4

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, across and behind the line to defend a good length ball ending on off

Ahmar_Jami: "@Boss's Boss. If checking cricinfo can be the sole reason of getting fired. Nearly half of the world population will be fired...Unemployment will rise....inflation will be sky high....economies will crumble.....economic slump. AHHHH..ALL BLAME ON CRICINFO...:)"

43.5

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed back to the bowler

43.6

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stretches forward and across and turns it to square leg

End of over 44 (maiden) Bangladesh 145/4
Shakib Al Hasan    25* (45b 3x4)      KO Meth    11-4-14-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    12* (35b 2x4)      SW Masakadza    11-2-35-1

44.1

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, into the pads from a good length and nudged to square leg

44.2

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, knocks a length delivery towards square leg, and trots out, Mushfiq stops that with a loud call of no

44.3

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib escapes, throws his bat at a full and wide one, and it flies between gully and slips

CEO: "Since no one else seems to be doing any work I too am taking the day off. Maysun and staff, beers are on me"

44.4

SW Masakadza to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, on the leg stump now, rare wrong line from Shingi, nudged to fine leg

44.5

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, that kicked from just back of a length, and knocked the glove as he went across to defend

44.6

SW Masakadza to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, overpitched delivery driven to extra cover

End of over 45 (6 runs) Bangladesh 151/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    13* (38b 2x4)      SW Masakadza    12-2-41-1
Shakib Al Hasan    30* (48b 4x4)      KO Meth    11-4-14-1

Debasish: "Shakib's ton is now visible through my binoculars"

45.1

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, walks down and outside off stump, and pushes to mid off

45.2

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushes for a sharp single in front of cover, throw takes out middle stump at striker's end, but Mushfiq has passed the wickets by then

45.3

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, widish length ball, dabbed on the bounce to gully

45.4

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, gets across to defend on off, thick outside edge goes to gully

45.5

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, away swing from a good length, but a touch widish, left alone

'Shakib': "Just Checked Cricinfo on the non-striker end.. Please don't jinx me guys... :("

45.6

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, top shot, overpitched away swinger wide outside off, Mushfiq bends down on a knee and cracks it through cover

End of over 46 (5 runs) Bangladesh 156/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    17* (42b 3x4)      KO Meth    12-4-19-1
Shakib Al Hasan    31* (50b 4x4)      SW Masakadza    12-2-41-1

Here comes the legspinner, Mr Cremer

Yusuf: "@ahmar-jami Actually with a rise in unemployment, inflation would fall. Check Phillip's Curve." Getting technical here, someone throw in stagflation too

46.1

Cremer to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted full on middle and leg, whipped to forward square leg

Short leg

46.2

Cremer to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up full once more, he moves across and whips forcefully, to midwicket

46.3

Cremer to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, touch flatter, he moves forward to knock it to short leg

46.4

Cremer to Shakib Al Hasan, 3 runs, turns in to off stump from a good length, Shakib creates space with a quick movement on the back foot and cuts it hard behind point

Slip, short leg

46.5

Cremer to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, tossed up full just outside leg, he moves inside the line to push to mid off and they go through after some confusion

46.6

Cremer to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted slowly on middle and leg, nudged past short leg

End of over 47 (4 runs) Bangladesh 160/4
Shakib Al Hasan    34* (55b 4x4)      AG Cremer    1-0-4-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    18* (43b 3x4)      KO Meth    12-4-19-1

Chairman: "I am issuing lay off notice."

47.1

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, angled in from wide of the crease and curling away just outside off, left alone

47.2

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, bounces as it straightens on a good length, he comes forward and flags it through

47.3

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, holds the line on off stump, he is forward to keep it out

Shahzeb: "Man.... the odds against phillip curves getting mentioned on cricinfo....was probably even bleaker than Bangladesh beating Brazil in football. But just happened....while back."

47.4

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, holds the line again, but some way outside off, he shoulders arms

47.5

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pitched up, he drives, but straight to extra cover

taron : "Inflation can still be high if it is cost-push inflation though as displayed by the current situation in UK." Taron, inflation can be permanent, like in India, where it is then passed off as a side-effect of growth

47.6

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, thick inside edge as he pushes forward to defend

End of over 48 (maiden) Bangladesh 160/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    18* (49b 3x4)      KO Meth    13-5-19-1
Shakib Al Hasan    34* (55b 4x4)      AG Cremer    1-0-4-0

48.1

Cremer to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tossed up fullish on middle and leg, he isnt taking him on, softly turns it to short fine leg

Share Market: "Please guys....I am crashing!!! :-(" the bubble has burst then

48.2

Cremer to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, flighted quicker on middle and leg, he stretches forward to block

48.3

Cremer to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, drives hard but cannot beat extra cover

48.4

Cremer to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, sharp turn and some bounce outside off, he cuts, to point

48.5

Cremer to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, goes back to a tossed up length ball, the turn is slow and he punches to covers

48.6

Cremer to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, well forward to smother another tossed up ball on middle and leg

End of over 49 (1 run) Bangladesh 161/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    18* (54b 3x4)      AG Cremer    2-0-5-0
Shakib Al Hasan    35* (56b 4x4)      KO Meth    13-5-19-1

Max: "Inflation? Come on guys, the cricket isn't that bad is it?"

Ahsan: "Amidst all the inflation, Bangladesh seem to have begun to build a good partnership!"

49.1

Meth to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, walks down the pitch, Meth drops it slightly short, Shakib runs it to covers for one

Baundule: "160/4 is acceptable; but the way those wickets were gifted is unacceptable."

49.2

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, swinging in fullish to off and middle, he carefully pats it back

Ratings Agency: "Cricinfo confirmed as continuing its Triple A rating." Top investment grade as always

49.3

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, stretches forward to defend a good length ball to extra cover

49.4

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length and moving away slightly outside off stump, left alone

49.5

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, left alone outside off stump

49.6

Meth to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, thick outside edge as he pushes away from the body at a length ball that bounced extra, past the two slips

End of over 50 (3 runs) Bangladesh 164/4
Mushfiqur Rahim    20* (59b 3x4)      KO Meth    14-5-22-1
Shakib Al Hasan    36* (57b 4x4)      AG Cremer    2-0-5-0
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Mushfiqur Rahim and Brendan Taylor with the trophy, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, April 29, 2013

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Bangladesh celebrate a 143-run victory, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, April 29, 2013

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