Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    5.4 the bait from Vitori and the standard response from Tamim, he throws his bat at a short ball that climbs quickly on him, and mistimes the pull in the air for Elton to take a tumbling catch at wide mid on 7/1
    13.3 Vitori, Vitori, Bangladesh cannot get away from him, yet another one, well bowled, full delivery on the stumps, coming in with the angle, the front foot was planted across, the bat was late in coming down, the ball crashed in to pad, umpire Dharmasena pondered about it for some time before sending him back 33/4
    11.5 he has gone through him, Vitori gets better and better, he had been working on the angle in to the left-hander, keeping it full mostly, this one came in a bit from around middle, and sneaked in between bat and pad to uproot leg stump as he went for the drive down the ground 28/2
    13.2 that is the end of Ashraful, he has thrown it away, Vitori all over Bangladesh, it was the short ball, very well directed in to Ashraful, he shuffled across and went for the big pull, and the ball swirled straight in to the hands of long leg 32/3
    39.6 that is a superb catch, Shakib has to walk back, he has batted so well, tried to force a length ball leaving him from the crease, did not have much room to work with, and pushed in the air towards shortish extra cover, who went down on his left to take a very sharp chance, it was flying past him 148/6
    16.6 well what do I know, the wide and full length has worked for Elton, Mahmudullah slams it hard but did not keep it down and it flew straight to Masakadza at backward point, who seemed surprised for a moment as the ball lodged in his hands before celebrating 43/5
    43.4 Rahim down the track and picks out long on, fired in full, he got close to the pitch of the delivery and lofted it straight to that man, 100th ODI wicket for Utseya 161/7
    not out
    44.2 and another one goes, Razzak can't do anything this time, went back to force one going across through the leg side, it rushed on to him, and he got a top edge that popped straight to extra cover 162/8
    47.5 there is the five-for on debut for Vitori, first Zimbabwean to do so, Zimbabwe get together in a huddle, Shafiul went for the big lofted shot off a full delivery over mid off but could not clear the man who went to his left to take the simple catch 180/9
    48.4 that is the end of the innings, there was never going to be a second run, it was worked in front of square leg, they were looking to get Shuvo back on strike, but the man from square leg got quickly to the ball, put in the slide and fired in the throw to Taibu, who did the rest, Rubel tried to get back but he was already half way down the track for the second and was never going to make it back 184/10
    7 (lb 3, w 4)
    184 all out (48.4 Overs, RR: 3.78)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Tamim Iqbal, 5.4 ov), 2-28 (Shahriar Nafees, 11.5 ov), 3-32 (Mohammad Ashraful, 13.2 ov), 4-33 (Imrul Kayes, 13.3 ov), 5-43 (Mahmudullah, 16.6 ov), 6-148 (Shakib Al Hasan, 39.6 ov), 7-161 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 43.4 ov), 8-162 (Abdur Razzak, 44.2 ov), 9-180 (Shafiul Islam, 47.5 ov), 10-184 (Rubel Hossain, 48.4 ov)
    CB Mpofu8.422002.30382000
    BV Vitori1003053.00402020
    E Chigumbura703314.71213020
    P Utseya1004514.50252000
    RW Price1004414.40283000
    H Masakadza30913.0090000
    4.2 bowled 'em, Shakib does it for Bangladesh, it went straight on, tossed up on a length, from wide of the crease, he pushed forward for the turn, there was none, and the ball clattered in to the stumps, sneaking in to the substantial gap between bat and pad 26/1
    36.1 Sibanda has thrown away the hundred, he hasn't been in control of the pulls off Rubel, is hurried for pace with another well-directed short one, and hits it straight to square leg as he arches back too much, tame end to a superb knock, he has shown Zimbabwe how to tackle the slow left-armers 175/5
    22.5 that is gone, that is completely needless, running headlong in to trouble, worked to midwicket and Sibanda takes off, Masakadza is hesitant and trots outside his crease, now Sibanda stops, and Masakadza feels the need to take the run and rushes down the track, midwicket rips the throw to Rahim who catches Masakadza well short as he tries to come back 112/2
    24.2 right through him, Taibu's middle stump is uprooted, Rubel lets it rip from wide of the crease and it comes in off a length, Taibu is very tentative in the crease and cannot get the bat down in time 124/3
    24.3 and another one, Bangladesh sneaking back in, Ervine hangs the bat out limply at one leaving him outside off on a length, and feathers it on its way to the keeper 124/4
    not out
    40.3 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 182/6
    not out
    9 (lb 2, w 7)
    186/6 (41.2 Overs, RR: 4.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Brendan Taylor, 4.2 ov), 2-112 (Hamilton Masakadza, 22.5 ov), 3-124 (Tatenda Taibu, 24.2 ov), 4-124 (Craig Ervine, 24.3 ov), 5-175 (Vusi Sibanda, 36.1 ov), 6-182 (Elton Chigumbura, 40.3 ov)
    Shafiul Islam201306.5072000
    Rubel Hossain1012642.60432010
    Abdur Razzak7.214005.45286020
    Shakib Al Hasan1004814.80321110
    Sohrawordi Shuvo803804.75241100

Match Details


Zimbabwe , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Zimbabwe led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number


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

Match Notes

  • 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

  • Vitori dazzles on debut

    Brian Vitori ran through Bangladesh's top order to become the first Zimbabwe bowler to take five wickets on his ODI debut

  • Bangladesh aim to reassert dominance

    ESPNcricinfo previews the first one-day international between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh at Harare

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

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