Player of the Match
Player of the Match
229dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe overcome Mushfiqur to take series

Mushfiqur Rahim's century was in vain as Bangladesh lost a thrilling match in Harare to hand Zimbabwe the series, with two games left to play

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim
101(100) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %97%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 29 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 7 12 13 18 8 18 20
T Taibu
83(103) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
11 8 8 21 12 7 11 5

Best performances - Bowlers

P Utseya
P Utseya
O10
M1
R47
W3
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Rubel Hossain
Rubel Hossain
O10
M0
R41
W2
Eco4.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Zimbabwe led the 5-match series 3-0

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

16 August 2011 (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

A game that burst into a frenetic flurry of wickets and boundaries in the end. Zimbabwe have their first series win over Test-level opposition in five years. That is all from us, join us for the fourth game from Bulawayo on Friday at 9.30 am local time (1.30 pm Bangladesh time). This is Abhishek Purohit signing off, with a final mention of the spunky Mushfiqur Rahim's valiant effort. Cheers.

Taylor: "I am over the moon, Credit to the work we have put in over the months, to the support staff as well. I thought we had done about enough, the ball doesn't do much in the afternoon, but we had the bowlers, the guys kept their heads together and pulled it off. I just thought I would keep changing my bowlers around. With no Price to contain the bowlers, Jarvis showed a mature head. [We will have] a bit of celebration tonight."

Mushfiqur Rahim is the Man of the Match. He has done some damage to his hamstring apparently and Shakib accepts the award on his behalf.

Shakib: "Not close enough, We bowled well, I think fielding cost us the game, with such fielding it is very hard to win a game, but nothing to take away from Zimbabwe. We knew the wicket would be better in the afternoon, and if we batted well we should win. We knew Rahim had the ability to score big runs, the way he played we can take lots of positives. The young legs are doing well at the moment, the experienced ones are starting to chip in, we are getting it together, but it is too late."

Zimbabwe are doing a lap of the Harare Sports Club, in scenes reminiscent of the win in their comeback Test some days ago

Mushfiqur Rahim battled Zimbabwe and Bangladesh for 100 deliveries, but it was too much for him in the end. Zimbabwe kept coming back with wickets at the other end, Bangladesh kept making it tougher for him with mindless running. He kept finding the boundaries with nerveless regularity, but the final one proved elusive and led to his downfall.

Hugh: "Absolutely devastated for Mushfiqur - that has to go down as one of the finest innings in ODI history - perfectly paced. But for shambolic batting from his partners (although well done to debutant Hom) he would have led them to a famous victory."

Tim: "Mushfiqur should still be MOTM"

Elphas: "The chess game ends,with the closest of margins.Well done Zimbabwe."

Bilal: "Cricket at its finest.It proves whether the giants or minnows of the game play ,it is always great fun to watch a nail bitter."

bandish: "watching a desolate mushfiqur walk past the rejoicing zimbabweans, in heart of my heart, i was expecting a lee-flintoff moment! alas, it never came!"

Harsha: "Self destruction at its worst!! This game could have lifted Bangladesh's spirit to keep fighting...But thoughtlessness prevailed..."

49.2
W
Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, Rahim cannot do it for Bangladesh, what a tragic end, one scoring shot away from glory, it was pitched up and he went for it, for the big one down the ground, but did not get enough on it, it swirled towards long on who grasped it in near-darkness, the crowd erupts, Zimbabwe have won the series, Mpofu has uprooted a stump and taken off

Mushfiqur Rahim c Sibanda b Mpofu 101 (148m 100b 8x4 1x6) SR: 101.00

49.1
2
Mpofu to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, it is too dark at the ground, Rahim somehow slaps this fullish one past extra cover, and gets back for the second, maiden ODI hundred, he aint celebrating yet

Hunbbel: "This game is just ain't finishing!!! Amazing stuff. Cricket at its best!"

END OF OVER:
49 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | BDESH: 243/9 (8 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.95, RRR: 8.00)

  • Mushfiqur Rahim99 (98b)
  • Kyle Jarvis10-0-52-2
  • Chris Mpofu9-1-41-1
48.6
W
Jarvis to Rubel Hossain, OUT, Jarvis roars again, this game has turned again, pinpoint yorker on the middle stump, too good delivery to get at any time, much too good in fading light, perfect against No 10, wood is uprooted and the crowd gets behind Jarvis

Rubel Hossain b Jarvis 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

48.5
1
Jarvis to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, he moves to 99 with a slap towards extra cover, one ball left in the over
48.4
6
Jarvis to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX runs, Rahim refuses to let it go away, his will is immense, his sight is working well in the dying light, and he whacks Jarvis' length ball way over the deep midwicket buundary

Kamal: "This is ridiculous. I coudn't see the ball even in replays. Reminds me 2007 WC final."

48.3
1
Jarvis to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, that is a classy looking cover drive off a full and widish one, there is a man there, but Rahim will get on strike

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st50Tamim IqbalImrul Kayes
2nd16Junaid SiddiqueTamim Iqbal
3rd25Mushfiqur RahimTamim Iqbal
4th33Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
5th61Mushfiqur RahimShuvagata Hom
6th44MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
7th0Mushfiqur RahimNasir Hossain
8th6Mushfiqur RahimShafiul Islam
9th8Mushfiqur RahimRubel Hossain
10th2Nazmul HossainMushfiqur Rahim