Player of the Match
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740dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Vitori and Sibanda sink Bangladesh

Zimbabwe chased a below-par total with relative ease after Brian Vitori sliced through the Bangladesh top order to become the first Zimbabwe bowler to take five wickets on ODI debut

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sibanda
96(102) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 34 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
3 0 16 10 8 12 27 20
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim
59(91) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
7 5 10 14 3 8 7 5

Best performances - Bowlers

BV Vitori
BV Vitori
O10
M0
R30
W5
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Rubel Hossain
Rubel Hossain
O10
M1
R26
W4
Eco2.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Zimbabwe led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

12 August 2011 (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

That's it from us for this game. Join us for the 2nd ODI from Harare at 9.30 am local time (1.30 pm Bangladesh time). This is Abhishek Purohit signing off for the moment. Cheers

Brian Vitori is Man of the Match on debut. Vitori: "I had seen these guys in the Test so I had an idea of how and where to bowl. I found that these guys like to play the heaves a lot, so I was trying to mix things up. I am enjoying it."

Brendan Taylor: "We would have loved to finish it three or four down. Vusi put his head down and batted through and Brian was brilliant upfront. We thought we might something out of the wicket upfront, which Brian did, I would not have been disappointed to bat first on that wicket as well. We saw Rubel reverse the ball well."

Shakib Al Hasan: "We have to bat better, I thought 250-260 would have been a good total. The batsmen need to step up and put on a good show."

Brian Vitori and Vusi Sibanda starring for Zimbabwe, Vitori ran through Bangladesh with a four-wicket burst at the start, and Sibanda was all dancing feet and flashing blade against the left-arm spinners despite the early loss of Taylor. They could have so easily got bogged down, but he saw them through despite a stirring display of swing with the oldish ball from Rubel. They would have liked to be more clinical in the chase, but after having faltered so often against the Bangladesh slow left-armers in the past, the win will be satisfying.

Vusi Sibanda: "It's just the confidence that I have to take it in to the one-dayers. It's always the key (taking on the Bangladesh spinners) as you cannot let them settle down."

41.2
4
Abdur Razzak to Mutizwa, FOUR runs, Zimbabwe get it done with finally, to lots of applause, he gets it away to the third man boundary
41.1
0
Abdur Razzak to Mutizwa, no run, comes down the track to try and finish it, he fires it down leg, and he pushes it in the air off the pad

END OF OVER:
41 | (wicket maiden) | ZIM: 182/6 (3 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.43, RRR: 0.33)

  • Prosper Utseya0 (3b)
  • Forster Mutizwa23 (51b)
  • Rubel Hossain10-1-26-4
  • Abdur Razzak7-1-36-0
40.6
0
Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, bit of an inside edge as he gets forward to keep out another one angled in
40.5
0
Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, solidly defended from the crease as he bowls a pacy fuller one around off
40.4
0
Rubel Hossain to Utseya, no run, gets front foot across and pushes a length ball on the off side
40.3
W
Rubel Hossain to Chigumbura, OUT, Zimbabwe are taking an age to get home, now Elton goes, Rubel has his fourth, tries to smoke a full delivery over mid on but cannot clear the man

E Chigumbura c Tamim Iqbal b Rubel Hossain 3 (17m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

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Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st26V SibandaBRM Taylor
2nd86H MasakadzaV Sibanda
3rd12T TaibuV Sibanda
4th0V SibandaCR Ervine
5th51V SibandaF Mutizwa
6th7E ChigumburaF Mutizwa
7th4P UtseyaF Mutizwa