Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe, 2009 / Commentary

Bangladesh in Zimbabwe ODI Series - 1st ODI

Zimbabwe v Bangladesh

Bangladesh won by 8 wickets (with 93 balls remaining)

9.30am The Zimbabwe openers, Vermeulen and Masakadza, stroll out, hardly any fans in attendance as yet.

9.25am Toss Shakib Al Hasan calls 'Heads', and heads it is. Bangladesh choose to field. "We have made two changes, but I can't remember them," says Shakib.

Bangladesh were jolted by a defeat to Zimbabwe A on Friday, something Shakib partly attributed to the long flight from the West Indies.

Naimul from Bangladesh writes in: "Do not forget that this Zimbabwean side is not the same side they used to have in last 2-3 years. Some of their best players have returned in this series. Moreover, Zimbabwe has home advantages. So, I think, both teams have an equal chance."

9.20am The game will start in ten minutes. After Bangladesh's triumphant tour of West Indies, they are clearly the favourites for the series, and anything less than a comprehensive series win will be a disappointment.

A couple of green patches of grass on the pitch, but it is expected to be a good batting track, with some help for the bowlers in the first few overs.

9.10am Welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the first one-dayer between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. They may not be strongest teams in the world, but both sides have won their previous five matches, quite an unusual occurence.

0.1

Syed Rasel to Masakadza, no run, Rasel starts off with a ball angling across the batsman, pitching just outside off, batsman looks to drive but misses

0.2

Syed Rasel to Masakadza, no run, that cut back in sharply, after pitching on off, the batsman was surprised by the movement and just about manages to get bat on it

0.3

Syed Rasel to Masakadza, no run, again the ball angles across the batsman, good length delviery, Masakadza looks to defend but is beaten

0.4

Syed Rasel to Masakadza, no run, slightly overpitched on the pads this time, pushed towards mid-on

0.5

Syed Rasel to Masakadza, no run, this has been a solid over from Rasel so far, pitching it on a length and getting it to move into the batsman, who defends back towards the bowler

0.6

Syed Rasel to Masakadza, OUT, Rasel rounds off a superb over with a wicket, pretty wide outside off, Masakadza swings at it, should have left it alone, gets a thin outside edge to the keeper, a loose shot, and that's a terrible start for Zimababwe

H Masakadza c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Syed Rasel 0 (1m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 0/1 (RR: 0.00)
     Syed Rasel    1-1-0-1
MA Vermeulen    0* (0b)     

1.1

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, Hossain also starts well, straightaway hitting a length outside off, batsman wanted to defend but is beaten

1.2

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, slightly wider outside off, left alone by the batsman

1.3

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, this time it is on off stump, Vermeulen gets on the front foot and blocks it back towards the bowler

1.4

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, 1 run, first runs for Zimbabwe, Hossain overpitches it on middle and leg, flicked away in front of square leg

1.5

Nazmul Hossain to Chibhabha, 1 run, Hossain sticks to a good line and length, gets an inside-edge towards fine leg

1.6

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, a touch fuller from Hossain, a good-looking extra-cover drive from Vermeulen, but doesn't beat the fielder

Fuad from Canada: "It's 3:30 in the morning in Canada and I can't sleep. As once a great man said if you can't sleep at 3:30 in the morning watch a game. Hope this will be exciting, if not I might fall asleep."

End of over 2 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 2/1 (RR: 1.00)
MA Vermeulen    1* (5b)      Nazmul Hossain    1-0-2-0
CJ Chibhabha    1* (1b)      Syed Rasel    1-1-0-1

2.1

Syed Rasel to Chibhabha, 1 run, short of a length from Rasel, the batsman gets on the back foot and chops it towards third man

2.2

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, no run

2.3

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, 1 run

2.4

Syed Rasel to Chibhabha, no run

2.5

Syed Rasel to Chibhabha, no run

2.6

Syed Rasel to Chibhabha, no run

End of over 3 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 4/1 (RR: 1.33)
CJ Chibhabha    2* (5b)      Syed Rasel    2-1-2-1
MA Vermeulen    2* (7b)      Nazmul Hossain    1-0-2-0

3.1

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run

3.2

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run

3.3

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, length ball just outside off, driven firmly off the front foot towards the covers

3.4

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, fullish on middle and leg, blocked back down the pitch

3.5

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, back of a length, and again the ball is pushed back towards the bowler

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3.6

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, FOUR, short of a length, just outside off, Vermuelen gets on the front foot and powers it past extra cover for a boundary

End of over 4 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 8/1 (RR: 2.00)
MA Vermeulen    6* (13b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    2-0-6-0
CJ Chibhabha    2* (5b)      Syed Rasel    2-1-2-1

4.1

Syed Rasel to Chibhabha, no run, big appeal for lbw, going on with angle after pitching on a back of a length, on middle, looked to be missing off stump

4.2

Syed Rasel to Chibhabha, no run, similar length, well outside off, Chibhabha looks to cut off the back foot but misses

4.3

Syed Rasel to Chibhabha, FOUR, this time he connects, he was attempting the same stroke as on the previous delivery, he moved across towards the line of the ball and gets bat on ball, which races away fine of third man

4.4

Syed Rasel to Chibhabha, 1 run, length ball on the pads, glanced down to fine leg for a single

4.5

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, no run, length ball on middle and off, Vermuelen stays on the back foot and turns it towards square leg

4.6

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, 1 run, back of a length ball just outside off, Vermuelen stands tall and forces it wristily towards midwicket

End of over 5 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 14/1 (RR: 2.80)
MA Vermeulen    7* (15b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    3-1-8-1
CJ Chibhabha    7* (9b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    2-0-6-0

5.1

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, punched towards extra cover off the back foot by Vermuelen

5.2

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, FOUR, shot, full ball on the pads, it was a slower ball from Hossain, Vermuelen flicks it to the right of a diving mid-on fielder

5.3

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, 2 runs, Vermuelen growing in confidence here, he stands tall and muscles it towards cover this time, the fielder had to sprint across to his right to cut it off

5.4

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, 2 runs, strays on to the pads this time, easy pickings for Vermuelen, nudges it towards square leg

5.5

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, much better line from Hossain, heading for off stump, Vermuelen punches it toward mid-off, too firmly to have time to take a single

5.6

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, similar ball from Hossain to end the over, similar response from Vermuelen, mid-off has more fielding to do

End of over 6 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 22/1 (RR: 3.66)
MA Vermeulen    15* (21b 2x4)      Nazmul Hossain    3-0-14-0
CJ Chibhabha    7* (9b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    3-1-8-1

6.1

Syed Rasel to Chibhabha, no run, shortish and wide outside off stump, left alone by the batsman, keeper standing up, collects it well

6.2

Syed Rasel to Chibhabha, no run, just outside off stump, defended off the back foot

6.3

Syed Rasel to Chibhabha, 1 leg bye, massive appeal for lbw, Rasel was convinced that was out, pitching on a length on middle, going on with the angle, strikes the batsman's pads but would have missed off

6.4

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, 2 runs, on the pads this time, Vermuelen stabs it wide of mid-on

6.5

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, no run, 'Beautiful Rassie', shouts Mushfiqur as Rasel sends down a length ball pitching on off and giving back in, defended by the batsman

6.6

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, no run, again Mushfiqur chirps encouragement, Vermuelen was a little uncomfortable defended that one, it was on a length on middle, Vermuelen chose to stay on the back foot and defends

End of over 7 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 25/1 (RR: 3.57)
MA Vermeulen    17* (24b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    4-1-10-1
CJ Chibhabha    7* (12b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    3-0-14-0

7.1

Nazmul Hossain to Chibhabha, OUT, Hossain strikes, that's the end of Chibhabha, not too great a delivery, back of a length just outside off, going straight on, Chibhabha gets a thin edge to the keeper

CJ Chibhabha c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Nazmul Hossain 7 (24m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

7.2

Nazmul Hossain to Taylor, no run, angling in towards middle, Taylor defends it solidly back down the pitch

7.3

Nazmul Hossain to Taylor, no run, length ball, jagging in towards of stump, Taylor blocks it back down the pitch

7.4

Nazmul Hossain to Taylor, 1 run, on middle and leg this time, punched to the right of the bowler, mid-on has to make ground to his left to cut it off

7.5

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, Hossain keeps it tight, length ball heading to offstump, Vermuelen defends

7.6

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, 1 run, on the pads, Vermuelen works it away wide of mid-on for a single

End of over 8 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 27/2 (RR: 3.37)
MA Vermeulen    18* (26b 2x4)      Nazmul Hossain    4-0-16-1
BRM Taylor    1* (3b)      Syed Rasel    4-1-10-1

8.1

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, no run, shortish ball, played from just outside off, pushed towards mid-off

8.2

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, 1 run, moves in a touch after pitching on off, Vermuelen looked to defend off the front foot, gets an inside edge which takes the ball towards square leg

8.3

Syed Rasel to Taylor, FOUR, easy runs for Zimbabwe, Rasel slides one down the leg side, an attempted slower ball, Taylor gets some bat on it and sends it scurrying past the keeper for a boundary

8.4

Syed Rasel to Taylor, no run, 'Great areas Rassie' is the call this time from Mushfiqur, defended towards extra cover

8.5

Syed Rasel to Taylor, no run, short of length, angling across Taylor, who blocks it towards the off side

8.6

Syed Rasel to Taylor, no run, pitched up, just outside off, Taylor gets a big stride in as he defends solidly

End of over 9 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 32/2 (RR: 3.55)
BRM Taylor    5* (7b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    5-1-15-1
MA Vermeulen    19* (28b 2x4)      Nazmul Hossain    4-0-16-1

9.1

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, 1 run, on the pads, whipped away by Vermuelen, the fielder at midwicket dives to his left to cut it off

9.2

Nazmul Hossain to Taylor, no run, fullish, on middle and leg, driven firmly towards mid-on

9.3

Nazmul Hossain to Taylor, no run, back of a length, about a foot outside off, batsman opens the face and steers it towards point, 'No' he cries after thinking about a single

9.4

Nazmul Hossain to Taylor, no run, close to the off stump, Taylor gets in the backfoot and slashes it to point, straight towards the fielder

9.5

Nazmul Hossain to Taylor, no run, back of a length, well outside off, jabbed towards point

9.6

Nazmul Hossain to Taylor, 2 runs, gets his line wrong this time, sliding the ball down leg, helped along towards fine leg, and that's the end of the first Powerplay

End of over 10 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 35/2 (RR: 3.50)
BRM Taylor    7* (12b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    5-0-19-1
MA Vermeulen    20* (29b 2x4)      Syed Rasel    5-1-15-1

The bowling Powerplay has been taken. Rasel to continue.

10.1

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, no run, powerfully struck, but can't beat the point fielder, Vermeulen had a bit of width to work with, and he latched on to that one, needed better placement though

10.2

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, no run, tight line just outside off, blocked back towards the bowler

10.3

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, 1 run, length ball, pitching on off, Vermeulen strides forward and punches it towards extra cover

10.4

Syed Rasel to Taylor, 3 runs, half-volley well outside off stump, Taylor drives that powerfully past extra cover, Ashrafull chases after it and stops it with his foot at the boundary

10.5

Syed Rasel to Vermeulen, 1 run, opens the face of the bat to guide the ball towards point

10.6

Syed Rasel to Taylor, no run, back of a length, keeps it tight, Taylor can only defend that one

End of over 11 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 40/2 (RR: 3.63)
BRM Taylor    10* (14b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    6-1-20-1
MA Vermeulen    22* (33b 2x4)      Nazmul Hossain    5-0-19-1

11.1

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, short of length, on off, punched off the back foot towards mid-on

11.2

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, FOUR, wonderful shot from Vermeulen, length ball on off, the batsman stands tall and powers the ball past extra cover, that was driven on the up

Shakib Al Hasan is loosening up, perhaps he'll bowl the next over

11.3

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, on the pads this time, pushed towards mid-on, straight towards the fielder

11.4

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, swings and misses outside off, no footwork at all from Vermeulen, it was a length delivery outside off

11.5

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, back of a length angling into the leg stump, clipped towards square leg

11.6

Nazmul Hossain to Vermeulen, no run, back of a length, heading for the leg stump, pushed off the back foot towards mid-on

End of over 12 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 44/2 (RR: 3.66)
MA Vermeulen    26* (39b 3x4)      Nazmul Hossain    6-0-23-1
BRM Taylor    10* (14b 1x4)      Syed Rasel    6-1-20-1

'Left arm round the wicket', say Shakib

12.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, nearly strikes first ball, tossed up, full toss which was almost played back to the bowler, lands just short

12.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 run, overpitched outside off, driven down to long-off for a single

12.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, no run, that was plumb, but umpire Saheba turns it down, hitting low in front of offstump, would have hit off and middle

12.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, no run, defended toward the off side by Vermuelen

12.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, no run

12.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, no run, on the pads, turned towards midwicket

End of over 13 (1 run) Zimbabwe 45/2 (RR: 3.46)
MA Vermeulen    26* (43b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0
BRM Taylor    11* (16b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    6-0-23-1

Enamul Haque jnr is into the attack. A delay as the sightscreen is adjusted. Michael Jackson's "Beat it" blares around the ground

13.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Taylor, no run, appeal for lbw, but that pitched outside leg

13.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Taylor, 1 run, length ball on middle and leg, pushed towards mid-on

13.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, Vermuelen stays on the back foot and turns a leg stump ball towards midwicket

13.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, a big stride forward as he defends it confidently off the front foot

13.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, Vermuelen is down the track as he tries to deal with a flatter delivery from Enamul, inside egde onto the pad

13.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, heading down the leg side, nudged behind square on the leg side

End of over 14 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 47/2 (RR: 3.35)
MA Vermeulen    27* (47b 3x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    1-0-2-0
BRM Taylor    12* (18b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-1-0

14.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off, the batsman takes a couple of steps and punches it to long-off

14.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 1 run, clipped towards backward square leg for a single

14.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, 2 runs, Zimbabwe's 50 comes up as Vermuelen turns the ball towards square leg

14.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, 1 run, punched towards long-off for a single

14.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, bowled from wide of the crease, angling towards middle, defended by Taylor

14.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, 3 runs, length ball on the pads, chipped over midwicket by the batsman, the ball doesn't quite go all the way to the boundary

End of over 15 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 55/2 (RR: 3.66)
BRM Taylor    16* (21b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-9-0
MA Vermeulen    31* (50b 3x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    1-0-2-0

15.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Taylor, 1 run, gets forward and nudges it toward square leg

15.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, Vermuelen stands tall and powers it towards mid-on

15.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Taylor, no run, length ball just outside off, Taylor drives it back to the bowler

15.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Taylor, 1 run, keeps it on a length but strays on to the leg side, turned to square leg

15.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, on middle stump, Zimbabwe picking off the singles, this time to long-on

15.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Taylor, no run, another huge appeal, the batsman is struck low on the pads in line with leg stump, but there was some doubt whether that would have gone on to hit leg stump

End of over 16 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 59/2 (RR: 3.68)
BRM Taylor    18* (25b 1x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    2-0-6-0
MA Vermeulen    33* (52b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-9-0

16.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, 2 runs, Nazmul drops it at deep midwicket, should have been taken that one, Vermuelen swing that high and there was plenty of time to get under it

16.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, no run, gets forward and defends it to the off side

16.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, no run, more front foot defence from Taylor

16.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, no run, gets forward and defends it back down the pitch

16.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, FOUR, pretty close to off stump, Vermuelen played it very late, steers it past backward point for a boundary

16.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, no run, on the pads, Vermuelen is content to defend toward short leg

End of over 17 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 65/2 (RR: 3.82)
MA Vermeulen    39* (58b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-15-0
BRM Taylor    18* (25b 1x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    2-0-6-0

17.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Taylor, 1 run, length ball on offstump, Taylor shows the full face of the bat as he punches it towards long-off

17.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, FOUR, mows it over midwicket, it was a full ball outside off, that shot was pure power

17.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, stays one the back foot and pushes it to long-on

17.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Taylor, no run, turned towards square leg

17.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Taylor, 1 run, get forward and nudges it behind square leg this time to get a single

17.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, muscled off the back foot, but straight towards cover

End of over 18 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 72/2 (RR: 4.00)
MA Vermeulen    44* (61b 5x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    3-0-13-0
BRM Taylor    20* (28b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-15-0

18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, flighted delivery outside off, glides it towards point

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, defended back towards the bowler

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, stays on the back foot and punches it towards extra cover

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, left lone outside the off stump by Taylor

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, more forward defence to end the over

End of over 19 (maiden) Zimbabwe 72/2 (RR: 3.78)
BRM Taylor    20* (34b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-1-15-0
MA Vermeulen    44* (61b 5x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    3-0-13-0

19.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run

19.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, defended towards midwicket

19.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, tries to chop it past backward point, but can't beat the fielder

19.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, keeps it tight around off, Vermuelen takes a couple of paces down the track but his punch doesn't go past the bowler

19.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, gets on the front foot and pushes it towards long-on

19.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Taylor, no run, Taylor gets forwards and opens the face to get the ball towards point

Good couple of over for Bangladesh

End of over 20 (1 run) Zimbabwe 73/2 (RR: 3.65)
BRM Taylor    20* (35b 1x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    4-0-14-0
MA Vermeulen    45* (66b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-1-15-0

20.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, 1 leg bye, hit high on the pads, the ball rolls towards backward point, the batsman scramble a leg bye

20.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, defended off the back foot towards point

20.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, turns the ball from off stump toward midwicket

20.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, no run, almost an action replay of the previous ball

20.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taylor, OUT, Taylor is gone lbw, he was pretty unlucky though, the ball looked to be heading for the stumps, but he got a thin inside edge as he defended, and he had got a massive stride in as well

BRM Taylor lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 20 (50m 39b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.28

20.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Coventry, no run, End of another good over for Bangladesh, length ball on off, defended to the leg side

End of over 21 (1 run, wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 74/3 (RR: 3.52)
CK Coventry    0* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-2-15-1
MA Vermeulen    45* (67b 5x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    4-0-14-0

21.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, forced off the back foot towards midwicket, straight towards the fielder

21.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, back of a length on the off stump, punched towards long-on

21.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Coventry, no run, pushed through quicker, Coventry gets behind the line and defends, 'One brings two boys', says Mushfiqur

21.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Coventry, FOUR, Coventry gets off the mark by clobbering the ball over mid-on for a boundary

21.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Coventry, no run, wide outside off, Coventry gets on the back foot and defends towards point

21.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Coventry, no run, big appeal for lbw, but that was sliding down the leg side

End of over 22 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 79/3 (RR: 3.59)
CK Coventry    4* (5b 1x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    5-0-19-0
MA Vermeulen    46* (69b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    5-2-15-1

22.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, 1 run, length ball pitching on off, Vermeulen stays on the back foot and forces it to long-on

22.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Coventry, no run, Coventry is square up by that one, luckily for him the outside edge rolls away harmlessly towards point

22.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Coventry, no run, driven towards extra cover

22.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Coventry, no run, another appeal for lbw, pitching outside off, and hitting the pad on off, batsman wasn't really playing a stroke, that was pretty close

22.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Coventry, no run

22.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Coventry, no run, ends the over by blocking the ball back to the bowler

End of over 23 (1 run) Zimbabwe 80/3 (RR: 3.47)
CK Coventry    4* (10b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-2-16-1
MA Vermeulen    47* (70b 5x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    5-0-19-0

23.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, pushed to long-on for a single

23.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Coventry, no run, length ball pitching just outside off, pushed towards cover

23.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Coventry, 1 run, 'Catch' is the cry as Coventry swings a short ball towards midwicket, reaches the fielder on the bounce

23.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, defended towards square leg

23.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 2 runs, superb half-century for Vermuelen, he gets the landmark by chopping a shortish ball towards sweeper cover

23.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, this time he shows the full face of the bat as he blocks it back down the pitch

End of over 24 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 84/3 (RR: 3.50)
MA Vermeulen    50* (74b 5x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    6-0-23-0
CK Coventry    5* (12b 1x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    6-2-16-1

24.1

Mahmudullah to Coventry, no run, flighted delivery, pitched up outside off, beaten as he looks to drive

24.2

Mahmudullah to Coventry, no run, tossed up delivery, punched back to the bowler

24.3

Mahmudullah to Coventry, 1 run, gets on the front foot and carves it over cover

24.4

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run, low full toss on off stump, worked away to long-on

24.5

Mahmudullah to Coventry, 1 run, straying onto the pads, the batsman gets on the back foot and turns it towards square leg

24.6

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run, overpitched, just outside off, driven firmly to long-off

End of over 25 (4 runs) Zimbabwe 88/3 (RR: 3.52)
MA Vermeulen    52* (76b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-4-0
CK Coventry    7* (16b 1x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    6-0-23-0

25.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, on the pads, clipped to square leg for an easy single

25.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Coventry, SIX, first six of the day, lovely swing of the bat, doesn't bother much with the footwork, the full delivery is deposited over long-off

25.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Coventry, 1 run, turned towards midwicket with soft hands

25.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, stands tall and pushes it back towards the bowler

25.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, keeps the bat and pad close together as he defends

25.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, takes a couple of steps down the track and muscles it towards long-off, all along the ground

End of over 26 (9 runs) Zimbabwe 97/3 (RR: 3.73)
MA Vermeulen    54* (80b 5x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    7-0-32-0
CK Coventry    14* (18b 1x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-4-0

26.1

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run, overpitched just outside off, driven towards wide long-off

26.2

Mahmudullah to Coventry, 1 run, full ball on middle, swung away towards long-on

26.3

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run, a bit of width outside off, played with soft hands towards point

26.4

Mahmudullah to Coventry, 1 run, length ball outside off, Coventry backs away to make room and drives it towards extra cover

26.5

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 2 runs, powered towards wide long-off, Coventry races back for the second, good running that

26.6

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run, length ball turning into the batsman, who stays in the back foot and works it behind square leg

End of over 27 (7 runs) Zimbabwe 104/3 (RR: 3.85)
MA Vermeulen    59* (84b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-11-0
CK Coventry    16* (20b 1x4 1x6)      Enamul Haque jnr    7-0-32-0

Naeem Islam comes into the attack

27.1

Naeem Islam to Vermeulen, 1 run, full and on the pads, squeezed out towards midwicket

27.2

Naeem Islam to Coventry, 1 run, played towards midwicket for a single

27.3

Naeem Islam to Vermeulen, 1 run, wide outside off this time, steered towards point for yet another single

27.4

Naeem Islam to Coventry, 1 run, back of a length on off, wristily played to backward square leg

27.5

Naeem Islam to Vermeulen, 1 run, the fifth single of the over comes up with a drive to long-on

27.6

Naeem Islam to Coventry, 1 run, down the leg side, the batsman makes room and punches it to long-on to complete an over of singles

End of over 28 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 110/3 (RR: 3.92)
CK Coventry    19* (23b 1x4 1x6)      Naeem Islam    1-0-6-0
MA Vermeulen    62* (87b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-11-0

Another change, Ashraful has been given the ball

28.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Coventry, OUT, and he strikes first ball, Coventry's aggressive innings comes to an end, he was looking to clear the midwicket boundary, gets a bit of a top edge, and Mahmudullah takes a well-judged catch just within the rope

CK Coventry c Mahmudullah b Mohammad Ashraful 19 (20m 24b 1x4 1x6) SR: 79.16

28.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Vermeulen, 1 run, fullish on the pads, whipped towards long-on for a single

Round the wicket

28.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Williams, no run, flighted, full outside off, pushed towards mid-off

28.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Williams, no run, defended towards point this time

28.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Williams, 1 run, flighted again, on middle and leg, pushed towards long-on

28.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Vermeulen, no run, Vermuelen was early into his forward defensive, no worries for him though as the ball dribbles harmlessly towards the off side

End of over 29 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 112/4 (RR: 3.86)
MA Vermeulen    63* (89b 5x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-2-1
SC Williams    1* (3b)      Naeem Islam    1-0-6-0

29.1

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, short and wide, carved towards deep point for a single

29.2

Naeem Islam to Vermeulen, no run, length ball on off, Vermuelen gets forward and defends

29.3

Naeem Islam to Vermeulen, no run, similar delivery, turned towards midwicket this time

29.4

Naeem Islam to Vermeulen, no run, a bit outside off, Vermuelen gets forward and drops it towards cover

29.5

Naeem Islam to Vermeulen, 1 run, short ball on the leg side, Vermuelen swings his bat and gets the ball to backward square leg

around the wicket to the left-hander

29.6

Naeem Islam to Williams, no run, fullish and outside off, driven toward cover

End of over 30 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 114/4 (RR: 3.80)
SC Williams    2* (5b)      Naeem Islam    2-0-8-0
MA Vermeulen    64* (93b 5x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-2-1

Mahmudullah has the ball, bowling around the stumps

30.1

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run, short and on leg stump, hammered towards midwicket

30.2

Mahmudullah to Williams, no run, length ball outside off, Williams stands tall and defends to the off side

30.3

Mahmudullah to Williams, no run, more width this time for Williams, he chops it towards backward point

30.4

Mahmudullah to Williams, no run, 'Beauty, beauty' says Mushfiqur, as the batsman can only block the ball back towards the bowler

30.5

Mahmudullah to Williams, 1 run, driven with more power this time, beats a diving Mahmudullah to get a single

30.6

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run, on the pads this time, Vermeulen was early into his shot, lobs towards mid-on but wide of the fielder

End of over 31 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 117/4 (RR: 3.77)
MA Vermeulen    66* (95b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-14-0
SC Williams    3* (9b)      Naeem Islam    2-0-8-0

31.1

Naeem Islam to Vermeulen, 1 run, length ball which is punched towards long-off for an easy single

Around the wicket now

31.2

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, another easy single, again driven to long-off

31.3

Naeem Islam to Vermeulen, 1 run, short of length, on middle and off, Vermuelen stays on the back foot and whips the ball towards long-on

31.4

Naeem Islam to Williams, 1 run, angling into offstump, clips it towards midwicket

31.5

Naeem Islam to Vermeulen, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, punched towards wide mid-on

31.6

Naeem Islam to Williams, no run, down the leg side, but not given a wide

End of over 32 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 122/4 (RR: 3.81)
SC Williams    5* (12b)      Naeem Islam    3-0-13-0
MA Vermeulen    69* (98b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-14-0

32.1

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run

32.2

Mahmudullah to Williams, 1 run, driven down to long-on for a single

32.3

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run, again punched to long-on

32.4

Mahmudullah to Williams, OUT, That's the end of Williams, he was plumb in front, missing the ball as he tries to play it to midwicket, that was a quicker delivery from Mahmudullah, pitching just outside off, struck on the back leg in front of off, no doubt about that

SC Williams lbw b Mahmudullah 6 (14m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

32.5

Mahmudullah to Matsikenyeri, no run, gets forward and pushes the ball back to the bowler

32.6

Mahmudullah to Matsikenyeri, no run, full on middle and leg, squeezed out towards mid-on

End of over 33 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 125/5 (RR: 3.78)
S Matsikenyeri    0* (2b)      Mahmudullah    4-0-17-1
MA Vermeulen    71* (100b 5x4)      Naeem Islam    3-0-13-0

33.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, swept to short fine leg for a quick single

33.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, full on the pads, turned towards midwicket for a single

33.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, solidly defended off the front foot by Vermuelen

33.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, length ball on off, driven to the right of the bowler

33.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Matsikenyeri, no run, gets forward to defend, a bit of an inside edge has the ball racing towards backward square leg

33.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Matsikenyeri, no run, ovepitched on leg stump, blocked towards square leg

End of over 34 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 128/5 (RR: 3.76)
S Matsikenyeri    1* (5b)      Enamul Haque jnr    8-0-35-0
MA Vermeulen    73* (103b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    4-0-17-1

34.1

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, no run, full and on the pads, turned toward midwicket, straight towards the fielder

34.2

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, no run, stands tall and drives it back towards the bowler

34.3

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, no run, quicker ball, on the pads, clipped towards midwicket

34.4

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run, gets the single finally, Vermeulen turns it behind square leg

34.5

Mahmudullah to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, tossed up by the bowler, the batsman takes a couple of steps down the track and whips it towards long-on

34.6

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run, overpitched on middle stump, Vermeulen plays it inside-out towards long-off for a single

End of over 35 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 131/5 (RR: 3.74)
MA Vermeulen    75* (108b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    5-0-20-1
S Matsikenyeri    2* (6b)      Enamul Haque jnr    8-0-35-0

35.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, pushes it off the back foot towards mid-on

35.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, gets forward and defends with soft hands

35.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, hit firmly this time, but straight at the fielder at extra cover

35.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, gets it wide of that fielder this time, and he finally gets a single, Zimbabwe need to up their scoring rate here

35.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, on the pads, nudged towards midwicket for a single

35.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, FOUR, a one-handed sweep races to fine leg, a welcome boundary for Zimbabwe, and Vermuelen moves into the eighties

End of over 36 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 137/5 (RR: 3.80)
MA Vermeulen    80* (113b 6x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    9-0-41-0
S Matsikenyeri    3* (7b)      Mahmudullah    5-0-20-1

36.1

Mahmudullah to Matsikenyeri, no run, appeal for lbw, just pitching outside leg or he was a goner

36.2

Mahmudullah to Matsikenyeri, FOUR, Matsikenyeri is tired of blocking, he steps out and slogs the ball towards long-on, where Junaid misfields to give away a boundary

36.3

Mahmudullah to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, driven to long-off for a single this time

36.4

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, no run, played back to the bowler off the front foot

36.5

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run, long-off has more work to do, Vermeulen gets a single in that area

36.6

Mahmudullah to Matsikenyeri, no run, solid forward defensive to end the over

End of over 37 (6 runs) Zimbabwe 143/5 (RR: 3.86)
S Matsikenyeri    8* (11b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    6-0-26-1
MA Vermeulen    81* (115b 6x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    9-0-41-0

37.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, turned to square leg, straight towards the fielder

37.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, 1 run, down the track, carves it inside out towards extra cover, where Mahmudullah dives to make a great stop

37.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Matsikenyeri, 1 run, swept to deep backward square leg for a single

37.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, punched to mid-on, no run

37.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, hit firmly back to the bowler, another dot ball

37.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Vermeulen, no run, and again the bowler collects the drive from the batsman

End of over 38 (2 runs) Zimbabwe 145/5 (RR: 3.81)
MA Vermeulen    82* (120b 6x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    10-0-43-0
S Matsikenyeri    9* (12b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    6-0-26-1

38.1

Mahmudullah to Matsikenyeri, no run, flighted delivery, pitching outside off, the batsman looked to smash it past point but misses

38.2

Mahmudullah to Matsikenyeri, OUT, the pressure had been building up, and it shows, Matsikenyeri tries to loft the ball over long-on, doesn't get hold of it though, and Naeem Islam takes a simple catch at long-on

S Matsikenyeri c Naeem Islam b Mahmudullah 9 (13m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

38.3

Mahmudullah to Chigumbura, no run, on the pads, turned to square leg

38.4

Mahmudullah to Chigumbura, no run, on leg stump this time, driven to mid-on

38.5

Mahmudullah to Chigumbura, no run, solid forward defensive to an offstump delivery

38.6

Mahmudullah to Chigumbura, no run, again looking to defend, gets an inside edge towards backward square leg

End of over 39 (wicket maiden) Zimbabwe 145/6 (RR: 3.71)
E Chigumbura    0* (4b)      Mahmudullah    7-1-26-2
MA Vermeulen    82* (120b 6x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    10-0-43-0

Shakib is back

39.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, 1 run, another one-handed sweep by Vermeulen, doesn't connect too well and the ball dribbles to backward square leg

39.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, full outside off, driven to extra cover

39.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, FOUR, arm ball, slightly overpitched, Chigumbura mows it over midwicket for a boundary, Zimbabwe need more of those

39.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, FOUR, Chigumbura gets another boundary, this was a poor ball, short and wide, Chigumbura crashes it in front of point for four

39.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, fired into middle and leg this time, blocked towards midwicket, the batsmen sprint a single

39.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, 1 run, length ball, pitching outside off and turning away, Vermeulen flat bats it towards long-on for a single

End of over 40 (11 runs) Zimbabwe 156/6 (RR: 3.90)
MA Vermeulen    84* (122b 6x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-2-27-1
E Chigumbura    9* (8b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    7-1-26-2

40.1

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, no run, full on leg stump, Chigumbura moves away from the stumps and punches it to long-on

40.2

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 2 runs, played inside-out towards wide long-off, wide enough to get a couple of runs

40.3

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 1 run, short and on the pads, Chigumbura misses out, chops it onto his pads, and can only get a single towards square leg

40.4

Mahmudullah to Chigumbura, SIX, No missing out this time, Chigumbura swings the bat cleanly to deposit a length ball on middle over long-on

40.5

Mahmudullah to Chigumbura, 1 run, squeezes out a full ball towards cover with soft hands

40.6

Mahmudullah to Vermeulen, 3 runs, another one-handed sweep from Vermeulen, Ashraful had to race across and dive to his right, partly stops the ball, gets up and retrieves it, good work by him

End of over 41 (13 runs) Zimbabwe 169/6 (RR: 4.12)
MA Vermeulen    90* (126b 6x4)      Mahmudullah    8-1-39-2
E Chigumbura    16* (10b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    7-2-27-1

Batting Powerplay has been taken, good move this by Zimbabwe

41.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, 1 run, length ball heading for middle, turned to square leg for a single

41.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, no run, Chigumbura blocks this one back towards the bowler

41.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 4 byes, an almighty heave from Chigumbura, he misses the ball, the ball misses leg stump, the keeper doesn't collect it either

41.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, well outside leg stump, Chigumbura swings it down to long leg

41.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Vermeulen, 1 run, the batsman comes down the track, and pushes the ball to the right of the bowler

41.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, 1 run, length ball outside off, driven firmly to long-off

End of over 42 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 177/6 (RR: 4.21)
E Chigumbura    18* (14b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-2-31-1
MA Vermeulen    92* (128b 6x4)      Mahmudullah    8-1-39-2

Syed Rasel is brought back for the Powerplays, third man and fine leg in the circle, keeper standing up

42.1

Syed Rasel to Chigumbura, no run, overpitched on offstump, a good-looking drive but it doesn't beat the extra cover fielder

42.2

Syed Rasel to Chigumbura, 1 run, OUT, is he run out here? the ball was down the leg side, attempted slower delivery, turned towards square leg by Chigumbura, Vermeulen sprints back for the second but Raqibul is quickly onto the ball, he throws it to the bowler who breaks the stumps with Vermeulen short of his crease, Vermeulen had run the first one very slowly, he only stepped on the gas when he was called for the second

MA Vermeulen run out 92 (154m 128b 6x4 0x6) SR: 71.87

42.3

Syed Rasel to Chigumbura, 1 run, another slower ball, full on the pads, squeezed out to square leg

42.4

Syed Rasel to Utseya, no run, length ball on middle this time, Utseya blocks it back to the bowler

42.5

Syed Rasel to Utseya, 2 runs, picked up from middle and swung to wide long-on

42.6

Syed Rasel to Utseya, 1 run, on the pads, worked towards square leg for a single

End of over 43 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 182/7 (RR: 4.23)
P Utseya    3* (3b)      Syed Rasel    7-1-25-1
E Chigumbura    20* (17b 2x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    8-2-31-1

43.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, punched to long-on to give Chigumbura the strike

43.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Chigumbura, OUT, Chigumbura is gone, arm ball accounts for him, a wild heave from Chigumbura, and he misses the ball, and leg stump is lying on the ground

E Chigumbura b Shakib Al Hasan 20 (22m 18b 2x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

43.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Price, no run, length ball on offstump, gets forward and defends

43.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Price, 1 run, length ball just outside off, gets an inside edge towards backward square leg

43.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, length ball heading for off, punched down to long-off for a single

43.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Price, no run, angling into leg stump, blocked back to the bowler

End of over 44 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 185/8 (RR: 4.20)
RW Price    1* (3b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-2-34-2
P Utseya    5* (5b)      Syed Rasel    7-1-25-1

44.1

Syed Rasel to Utseya, 1 run, Rasel keeps to a leg-stump line, guided towards midwicket for a single

44.2

Syed Rasel to Price, no run, back of a length, heading for off stump, defended off the back foot towards mid-off

44.3

Syed Rasel to Price, no run, slower ball, full on middle and leg, blocked back to the bowler

44.4

Syed Rasel to Price, 1 run, low full toss on offstump, Price gets it away towards deep backward square leg

44.5

Syed Rasel to Utseya, no run, back of length ball on middle, Utseya pushes it towards midwicket, that's another dot ball

44.6

Syed Rasel to Utseya, 1 run, another slower ball, full and on the pads, nudged towards square leg

End of over 45 (3 runs) Zimbabwe 188/8 (RR: 4.17)
P Utseya    7* (8b)      Syed Rasel    8-1-28-1
RW Price    2* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    9-2-34-2

45.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run, Utseya comes down the track, and drives it down to long-off

45.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Price, SIX, Price slams it for six, that was well outside off, Price swings it high over midwicket for six runs

45.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Price, no run

45.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Price, 1 run, driven off the back foot towards long-on for a single

45.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, pushed towards extra cover, dot ball

45.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, no run, another dot ball, that was short and wide, Utseya cuts it hard but straight towards cover

End of over 46 (8 runs) Zimbabwe 196/8 (RR: 4.26)
P Utseya    8* (11b)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-2-42-2
RW Price    9* (9b 1x6)      Syed Rasel    8-1-28-1

That's the end of the Powerplay, Zimbabwe got 27 runs in that

46.1

Syed Rasel to Price, 1 run, length ball on the leg stump, makes room to punch it down to long-on

46.2

Syed Rasel to Utseya, 1 run, full on middle, played inside out towards long-off for a single

46.3

Syed Rasel to Price, no run, shortens his length, shifts the line to offstump, batsman looks to cut, gets a bottom edge onto the pads

46.4

Syed Rasel to Price, no run, overpitched on middle, punched back to the bowler

46.5

Syed Rasel to Price, 1 bye, short of length, just outside off, Price looks to swing it over midwicket, misses and the ball just misses off stump

46.6

Syed Rasel to Utseya, 2 runs, full on the pads, swung away towards deep midwicket

End of over 47 (5 runs) Zimbabwe 201/8 (RR: 4.27)
P Utseya    11* (13b)      Syed Rasel    9-1-32-1
RW Price    10* (13b 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    10-2-42-2

Nazmul Hossain to bowl

47.1

Nazmul Hossain to Price, 1 run, low full toss outside off, Price tries a cheeky paddle-sweep, hits the back of the bat, and the ball rolls towards point

47.2

Nazmul Hossain to Utseya, (no ball) 1 run, high full toss outside off, Utseya swings at it and gets a top-edge, the ball swirls towards mid-on, who takes a comfortable catch, there is a lot of discussion between the umpires before it is decided that it was a no-ball due to the height

47.2

Nazmul Hossain to Price, OUT, Price is cleaned up by the slower ball, a legcutter, Price was looking to swing it to midwicket, the ball slides lower than he expects and offstump is uprooted

RW Price b Nazmul Hossain 11 (15m 15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 73.33

47.3

Nazmul Hossain to Cremer, 1 run, bouncer well outside off, carved towards sweeper cover

47.4

Nazmul Hossain to Utseya, 2 runs, another slower ball, Utseya clobbers it towards long-of, it land a few yards short of Ashraful, who misfields and has to scurry after the ball to keep it in

47.5

Nazmul Hossain to Utseya, OUT, a yorker does the trick, Utseya misses and offstump is struck again, Zimbabwe are bowled out for 207

P Utseya b Nazmul Hossain 14 (20m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

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Aug 9, 2009

Mohammad Ashraful picks up the Man-of-the-Match award, Zimbabwe v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Bulawayo, August 9, 2009

Mohammad Ashraful picks up the Man-of-the-Match award

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Aug 9, 2009

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