2nd T20I, Bulawayo, May 12 2013, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe
(20 ov, target 169)
Bangladesh won by 34 runs
Player Of The Match
ZIM Innings
Full commentary
end of over 202 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 134/9CRR: 6.7 
Brian Vitori1 (3)
Tinashe Panyangara1 (3)
Shafiul Islam4-0-20-2
Shakib Al Hasan4-0-21-4


Taylor: "Credit to Bangladesh. We can be proud of ourselves. Pleased with the boys. Sloppy in the field today. Thought we did well to restrict them to 168 on a flat deck."

Mushfiqur: "Been hard work for us. Boys showed character, the bowlers did a great job. Shakib is our fit player."

Shakib's the Man of the Match and the Series: "I scored in the first game and it gave me confidence. We have some good youngsters."

stogy: "Actually, I thought Bangladesh's performance was very much improved on their last tour of Zimbabwe. There's still a lot to improve on, but at then end of the day, I think they are continuing to improve. And one or two more players that might be considered world class - Nasir Hossain in particular."

The teams share the Tests and the T20s. Zimbabwe claimed the one-day series. That rounds off the tour. Thanks for your company and the mails. Cheers!

End of match: Mushfiqur has something to smile about after the gloom of quitting the captaincy. Will he reconsider his decision now?

Shakib in the running for the Man of the Match. Should be a unanimous decision. Today it was Zimbabwe's turn to play some wretched shots. After a point never looked like challenging Bangladesh.

Qam khan: "The overall performance from bangladesh was that not bad at all. The worst umpiring seen for a long time and was too much biased favouring Zimbabwe. Had there been impartial umpiring BD would have won all the series."

Ahmar_Jami: "Huge mistake by Zimbabwe. Didnt try new faces against weaker opposition like Bangladesh.Same old team. I was hoping to see some new spinners and some new good batsman. Will they do it against stronger oppositions like Pakistan/India/Australia, if they ever play??"

Shaikat Saha: "At the end of this series , Zimbabwe will get a lot of positives . They really prove how they improve last two year . On the other hand , a lot things to do for Bangladesh . They still poor in Tests & T20 . Can not do better in ODIs ."

Wahid: "Thanks, Bangladesh for a very comprehensive victory. Mushfiq, please don't go. It's only one series! An away one, where you have actually won a match each in all the formats; which is not that bad!"

Shafiul Islam to Vitori, no run
backs away and he swings and misses and it's a comprehensive win for Bangladesh
Shafiul Islam to Vitori, no run
fires in the yorker outside off, he fails to dig it out
Shafiul Islam to Panyangara, 1 run
another short one and he backs away and hooks, the top edge drops short of fineleg
Shafiul Islam to Panyangara, no run
makes room and the bowler cramps him up for room, he pushes it back to the bowler
Shafiul Islam to Vitori, 1 run
Shafiul bowls the bouncer, he swivels and gets an outside edge to third man
Shafiul Islam to Utseya, OUT
on the blockhole! That Shafiul yorker was too good for the tailender, swerving in on the leg stump, hits the base and pegs the stump back a little
P Utseya b Shafiul Islam 6 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00
end of over 194 runs • 2 wicket
ZIM: 132/8CRR: 6.94 • RRR: 37.00
Tinashe Panyangara0 (1)
Prosper Utseya6 (7)
Shakib Al Hasan4-0-21-4
Shafiul Islam3-0-18-1

nipu: "ICC should change the rule for the drawn series.It should be like football(away factor). away team will claim the series if it ends with draw."

Shakib Al Hasan to Panyangara, no run
nope he doesn't get five, fuller delivery and pushed to cover

Azam: "@kamrul, today, Bangladesh batted with their normal style, they scored 100 in the first 10 overs, then through their wickets, as usual. It is Zimbabwe who are playing bad today."

Shakib Al Hasan to M'shangwe, OUT
Four for the road! Can he take five? Shakib tosses it up slower and Natsai goes for the mighty heave over midwicket, swings too early, hits the middle stump, batsman loses his balance
N M'shangwe b Shakib Al Hasan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run
much slower through the air and he slogs and gets an inside edge past the stumps
Shakib Al Hasan to SW Masakadza, OUT
Zimbabwe sliding towards defeat here, Shingi makes room and goes for the slog, another top edge, well taken by Nasir falling forward at deep midwicket
SW Masakadza c Nasir Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan 9 (17m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00
Shakib Al Hasan to SW Masakadza, 2 runs
gets forward and bashes it down to long-off
Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 leg bye
goes for the sweep and the ball lobs off the pads and drops behind the keeper
end of over 187 runs
ZIM: 128/6CRR: 7.11 • RRR: 20.50
Shingi Masakadza7 (10)
Prosper Utseya5 (5)
Shafiul Islam3-0-18-1
Shakib Al Hasan3-0-18-2
Shafiul Islam to SW Masakadza, 2 runs
full on the stumps and he drags it down to long-on
Shafiul Islam to Utseya, 1 run
short of a length and he taps it to third man
Shafiul Islam to SW Masakadza, 1 run
goes for the big slog and gets an inside edge to the pads
Shafiul Islam to Utseya, 1 run
comes forward and drives to mid-off
Shafiul Islam to Utseya, 2 runs
drives on the front foot wide of cover point and they have to scamper for the second run and the batsman dives at the striker's end
Shafiul Islam to Utseya, no run
lands that outside the off stump and he shapes to drive but misses

Zimbabwe need some big hits urgently

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 121/6CRR: 7.11 • RRR: 16.00
Prosper Utseya1 (1)
Shingi Masakadza4 (8)
Shakib Al Hasan3-0-18-2
Abdur Razzak4-1-18-2

Kamrul: "When Bangladesh will learn to stop our inevitable and infamous batting collapse, we will see more comprehensive performance like this of today's."

Shakib Al Hasan to Utseya, 1 run
fuller delivery and he drags it down to long-on
Shakib Al Hasan to Sikandar Raza, OUT
Zimbabwe have lost an important one here, Raza made a lot of room to slog that over the on side, Shakib followed him and sprayed it on the pads, the ball deflects off the pads and hits the stumps
Sikandar Raza b Shakib Al Hasan 31 (38m 30b 0x4 2x6) SR: 103.33
Shakib Al Hasan to SW Masakadza, 1 run
pushes it down to long-on
Shakib Al Hasan to Sikandar Raza, 1 bye
Shakib Al Hasan to Sikandar Raza, no run
fires in the yorker and he fails to dig it out properly, Mushfiqur could have stumped him but he too fumbled
Shakib Al Hasan to Sikandar Raza, 2 runs
gives it more air and he mistimes the slog to deep midwicket