Player of the Match
Player of the Match

6:15pm Bangladesh lost Soumya early, but Tamim gave the hosts a decent platform. Sabbir then dropped anchor and Shakib finished off the 164 chase calmly. Zimbabwe's openers had dominated in the early exchanges of the match, but a middle-order collapse set them back and eventually led to the downfall.

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Presentation:

Chigumbura: The most important period where we should have maximised we did not. We should work on that.Good to have the senior guys back in the team, but is is important to finish off games. We did not take our chances and I thought the bowlers did a good job. We did not back it up with our fielding.

Mashrafe: It was a clinical performance, batting. Bowling we will have to improve. Tamim was calm, Sabbir was brilliant, and Shakib finished it off. At stage, they looked to score 170-80, but the way Mustafiz and Al-Amin bowled was brilliant.

Hamilton Masakadza has to console himself with the Man-of-the-Match award

Hamilton: I thought I could have put a few more runs on the board. I think usually we have high-scoring games here. I was in, I should have made sure I should have stayed till the end. A lot of good young guys coming through and things are looking good for us in the future.

riad: "Zimbabwe did not score well in the death and later in the chase they allowed Bangladesh to score big."

botha: "2x5 wides from death bowlers, next time Zim would do better to use spinners in the death."

18.5
5w
Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, 5 wides, Bangladesh open 2016 with a four-wicket win! That's the hosts' second-highest successful run chase in T20s. Shakib backs away and throws the bowler off course again. Jongwe slings a wide ball down leg. The dive from Moor is not enough again
18.4
4
Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, Shakib backs away again, the bowler follows him with a full toss. Whirl of the wrists as Shakib whips over backward square leg
18.3
4
Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, short of a length on middle, Shakib backs away and carves it over to the third man boundary
18.2
1
Jongwe to Nurul Hasan, 1 run, slower ball on off, nudged towards mid-on
18.1
1lb
Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 leg bye, Shakib steps away outside leg, Jongwe fires a yorker, and pings the pad

END OF OVER:
18 | 14 Runs | BDESH: 151/6 (13 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.38, RRR: 6.50)

  • Shakib Al Hasan12 (10b)
  • Nurul Hasan6 (4b)
  • Brian Vitori3-0-24-0
  • Luke Jongwe3-0-31-1

Bangladesh need 13 off the last two overs

17.6
1
Vitori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full on middle and leg, whipped to long leg
17.6
5w
Vitori to Shakib Al Hasan, 5 wides, Shakib steps out, makes room. Vitori gets the yorker wrong and sprays miles down leg, beating the diving Moor
17.5
1
Vitori to Nurul Hasan, 1 run, pretty full and on off, flashed into the covers
17.4
4
Vitori to Nurul Hasan, FOUR runs, full on off, Nurul drops to one knee, scoops it fine of short fine leg
17.3
1
Vitori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib jumps outside leg, Vitori chases him. Driven to long-on
17.2
1
Vitori to Nurul Hasan, 1 run, full on middle again, squeezed to midwicket
17.1
1
Vitori to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, yorker, right at the base of middle, Shakib angles it to short third man

Vitori...

END OF OVER:
17 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 137/6 (27 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 9.00)

  • Nurul Hasan0 (1b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan9 (7b)
  • Luke Jongwe3-0-31-1
  • Wellington Masakadza4-0-25-1
16.6
0
Jongwe to Nurul Hasan, no run, Nurul walks down the track, this short ball is floated outside off to beat the new batsman

Nurul, the debutant joins Shakib

16.5
W
Jongwe to Mahmudullah, OUT, six and out! The off stump is knocked back. Near-yorker length ball, Mahmudullah loses his shape and bottom-edges the ball back to disturb the furniture

Mahmudullah b Jongwe 7 (3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 233.33

16.4
6
Jongwe to Mahmudullah, SIX runs, short and width outside off, Mahmudullah makes room and cuts it. He sends it flying over the covers
16.3
3
Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, 3 runs, Shakib makes room, waits for the slower ball, adjusts, and cuts it towards deep cover. They take the third off an overthrow

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st31Tamim IqbalSoumya Sarkar
2nd27Tamim IqbalSabbir Rahman
3rd16Sabbir RahmanShuvagata Hom
4th44Mushfiqur RahimSabbir Rahman
5th7Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
6th12MahmudullahShakib Al Hasan
7th29Shakib Al HasanNurul Hasan