2nd Match, Khulna, Jan 17 2016, Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh [Jan 2016]
(20 ov, target 168)
Bangladesh won by 42 runs
Player Of The Match
ZIM Innings
Full commentary
end of over 204 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 125/8CRR: 6.25 
Wellington Masakadza6 (8)
Sabbir Rahman2.1-0-11-3
Shuvagata Hom3-0-18-1

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Sabbir Rahman is the Man of the Match. "Very happy to go 2-0 and hopefully we will win the third one too. Wicket was very good, it came onto the bat very nicely and when I came to the crease I just supported Soumya Sarkar. They were playing the big shots and I just played beside them. It's a start [the three wickets]"

"We saw the wicket was a bit slower, we thought 150-160 was a good score. They had a good start but we came back well," says Mashrafe Mortaza. "It is very important for the openers to go good, and Sabbir Rahman is scoring for the team at No. 3. Unlucky Mushfiq got injured, but Shakib finished it well. I hope the injury is not serious, we thought it isn't very serious but we were fielding. Have to check only now. All through 2015 we have been bowling as a group and good to see it continue"

"I guess the bowlers did quite well to restrict Bangladesh. 167 was chaseable, but we didn't do enough in the powerplay and then overs 6-10 was [disappointing] as well," says Hamilton Masakadza, stand-in Zimbabwe captain. "With the World Cup in mind, we will have a few things tried out and we have to make the best use of it [the combination] on the day. I thought the guys bowled quite well, don't think too much to tinker with the bowling. We need to do more with the bat because these are batter-friendly conditions"

6.15 pm So no doubt about who the Man of the Match would be. Sabbir becomes the second Bangladeshi to score 40 runs and pick up three wickets. They had a good total on the board, but not a winning one just yet. A good show from their bowlers was needed and they got that. Mustafizur and his cutters and yorkers were impressive again. Shakib and his ability to tie batsman down came to the fore again. And amid all that Sabbir somehow takes three wickets in 13 balls to seal a 42-run victory.

Sabbir Rahman to Cremer, OUT
wicket off the last ball, and its Sabbir again. Offers up a short ball that Cremer goes to pull over the leg side. He was hitting against the turn so ends up with a top edge that goes straight up and falls straight down into the bowler's own hands
AG Cremer c & b Sabbir Rahman 8 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Mustafizur seems to be having a problem with his left shoulder. He is clutching it, and trying to test it out. Tamim tells him to stop and asks him to go off the field. Bangladesh don't want to take any chances with him

Mustafizur Rahman to WP Masakadza, 1 run
full and outside off, drilled into the covers
Mustafizur Rahman to WP Masakadza, no run
good length ball outside off, Wellington flashes and misses
Mustafizur Rahman to Cremer, 1 leg bye
that time the search for the block hole makes him bowl a low full toss on leg stump, still since it's rather quick, the batsman can't connect with the flick
Mustafizur Rahman to Cremer, no run
another irritating yorker for the batsman, who can only dig it out
Mustafizur Rahman to Cremer, 2 runs
right up there on middle and leg, flicked to deep midwicket. Kayes was the man running in, bends down to pick it up with one hand but fails to pick the ball up

Guess who?

end of over 197 runs
ZIM: 121/7CRR: 6.36 • RRR: 47.00
Wellington Masakadza5 (6)
Graeme Cremer6 (8)
Shuvagata Hom3-0-18-1
Al-Amin Hossain3-0-21-1
Shuvagata Hom to WP Masakadza, no run
gets down the track, but had signalled his intent too early. The bowler adjusts, fires it in quick on off stump. Wellington swipes across the line, gets an inside edge and has to hurry back into his crease lest he be run out by the wicketkeeper
Shuvagata Hom to WP Masakadza, 2 runs
swats a good length ball on off stump to long-on for a couple of runs
Shuvagata Hom to Cremer, 1 run
cuts it from leg stump after making room for himself, still only a single with a man in the deep
Shuvagata Hom to Cremer, 2 runs
skids onto the right-hander from around the wicket, Cremer pulls to deep midwicket
Shuvagata Hom to WP Masakadza, 1 run
backs away and slaps a flatter ball to long-off
Shuvagata Hom to Cremer, 1 run
short ball, pulled to deep square leg

Fifty five of 12 balls shouldn't happen, should it?

Alex: "I'm getting impressed by the Mustafizur cutter everyday. He is no one trick pony and knows what he's doing. " --- he's been taken off though. Shuvagata is now on

end of over 185 runs
ZIM: 114/7CRR: 6.33 • RRR: 27.00
Graeme Cremer2 (5)
Wellington Masakadza2 (3)
Al-Amin Hossain3-0-21-1
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-16-2
Al-Amin Hossain to Cremer, 1 run
slugged to deep midwicket for a single
Al-Amin Hossain to Cremer, no run
leg cutter outside off, Cremer slogs across the line and comes up with a big old zip
Al-Amin Hossain to WP Masakadza, 1 leg bye
back of a length slower ball on leg stump, Wellington goes for a flick but ends up with an inside edge to square leg
Al-Amin Hossain to WP Masakadza, no run
hits the yorker outside off and beats Wellington for pace
Al-Amin Hossain to WP Masakadza, 2 runs
swivels on his back foot as he pulls a short ball from outside off to deep square leg

Ashen: "Zimbabwe failing in their batting again. What happened to Craig Ervine? He's a quality batsman. But he's not even in the squad. Zim missing his class." ---- Ervine is injured or perhaps he is ill

Al-Amin Hossain to Cremer, 1 run
good length ball outside off, Cremer was looking to turn it into the leg side and ends up with a leading edge to point
end of over 172 runs • 2 wicket
ZIM: 109/7CRR: 6.41 • RRR: 19.66
Graeme Cremer0 (2)
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-16-2
Al-Amin Hossain2-0-17-1
Mustafizur Rahman to Moor, OUT
those stumps are in disarray again! Pin point yorker on middle stump goes through Moor. Beaten on pace. Just take it and go, he says as the Khulna crowd go wild
PJ Moor b Mustafizur Rahman 9 (30m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 64.28
Mustafizur Rahman to Cremer, 1 leg bye
full and outside off, Cremer was looking to paddle it fine but is struck on the back pad. Mustafizur goes for an appeal, but the impact was outside off
Mustafizur Rahman to Cremer, no run
and he is no match for the cutter. Pitched on leg stump and rips across the closed face of the bat and into the keeper's gloves

Cremer is in now

Mustafizur Rahman to Madziva, OUT
full on middle and the castle is breached! Madziva came down the track and swung across the line, he misses, Musfatizur hit
N Madziva b Mustafizur Rahman 0 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Mustafizur Rahman to Madziva, no run
there's more evidence that batsmen can't pick up Mustafizur's cutter. Even when they are full tosses outside off stump. Madziva ends up like a revolving door as he attempts a slog