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Chigumbura to Enamul Haque jnr, OUT, slower offcutter, completey deceives Enamul who is too early into the attempted pull, is beaten through the gate and the ball crashes into middle and off

Enamul Haque jnr b Chigumbura 5 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Rainsford to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, another run-out, the fourth of the innings, it's full and wide and Mushfiqur smashes it back towards Rainsford who palms it back onto the stumps at the non-striker's end to find Mahmudullah, who's backed up too far, short of his ground

Mahmudullah run out (Rainsford) 6 (4m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

Rainsford to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs, four more, you can't be doling out freebies at this stage of the innings, drilled hard down the ground past the bowler and wide of long-on for a boundary, was overpitched and got the treatment
Rainsford to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR runs, full on the off stump, in the slot and Raiqbul slogs it over midwicket for a boundary, takes Bangladesh to their highest ODI score

Yes it is Shakib's third ODI ton, and the error has been rectified. Thanks for pointing it out.

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR runs, tossed it up on the off, lofted it between long-off and deep cover for a boundary, the scoring refuses to abate

Big wicket at the death, but it appears the damage has already been done. Shakib departs after a fine century, and Bangladesh, it seems, have scored more than needed

Utseya to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, OUT, run-out, tosses it up outside off, Mushfiqur slices it behind point and takes two easily but Shakib is intent to taking three and charges down the pitch but there's no response from his partner who is ball-watching, the throw gets to the keeper who rolls the ball down to the bowler, he takes off the bails to find the Bangladesh captain well short of his ground

Shakib Al Hasan run out (Williams/†Taylor/Utseya) 104 (92m 64b 9x4 4x6) SR: 162.50

It's the fastest ton by a Bangladesh batsman, beating Kapali's century off 84 balls

Rainsford to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, pulls off the scoop superbly this time, it's a low full toss on leg stump, shuffles across and helps it over short fine leg for a boundary
Chibhabha to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, straight off the middle, full, length delivery just outside off, clatters it over the bowler's head for a one bounce four, what a knock
Chibhabha to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX runs, Shakib's in the zone today, full and wide, makes room and carts that powerfully wide of long-off for a flat six
Chibhabha to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, starts off with a full toss, poor delivery, smashed away over midwicket for a one bounce four, a gift promptly accepted

Chibhabha comes on

Chigumbura is on a hat-trick now

Chigumbura to Naeem Islam, OUT, Chibhabha, you beauty! They've been embarrassed by those two dropped chances but this one was simply superb, restoring some lost pride, Short on the off and Naeem Islam upper-cut that in the direction of third man, Chibhabha, the fielder there, ran yards to his left and dived full length to hold on to an excellent low catch

Naeem Islam c Chibhabha b Chigumbura 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The smart catch ends a damaging partnership of 96 off just 54 balls which overcame a phase of relative quiet to put Bangladesh well in control

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, OUT, finally, slower one bowled full outside off, makes room to clear mid-off but is unable to do so as Coventry, right at the circle, times his jump well to pluck it

Raqibul Hasan c Coventry b Chigumbura 35 (45m 28b 5x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Chigumbura to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR runs, four more, full toss again, tried to run it down to third man, got a thin edge into the ground and it bounced over Taylor to roll down the boundary
Rainsford to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR runs, adding insult to injury, in the slot, length ball outside off, driven hard down the ground, wide of the bowler, and long-on, for a boundary
Rainsford to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, another drop, Ray Price drops a dolly, full on middle, Shakib walks across to play a Misbahesque scoop over short fine, miscues it and Price is right under it but, again, the butter fingers result in an embarrassment
Rainsford to Raqibul Hasan, FOUR runs, straying on the pads and Raqibul shuffles to bend low and scoop it wide of short fine leg for a boundary, this is a destructive stand
Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, Shakib makes the most of Matsinkeyer's lapse, coming down the track and smashing it over extra cover for another four
Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, dropped, Matsikenyeri spills a sitter, tossed it up outside off, Shakib went for the reverse sweep, trying to clear cover, got the top edge and Matsikenyeri, at the edge of the circle, had all the time in the world to get into position to pouch it but spilt the easiest of chances
Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX runs, massive six, tossed up on the off stump, charges down the track and lofts it through the line over long-off for a big one
Utseya to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR runs, he's making the best use of the field restrictions, Utseya bowls it full and wide, Shakib makes room and lofts it over cover for a boundary, the field is up and he's taking full toll

Shakib;s getting some attention from the physio. He's having some trouble with his hamstring. He's back on his feet now.

Rainsford to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, missed run-out, driven down to mid-off for a quick single but had that been a direct hit at the non-striker's end, Shakib was gone

Zimbabwe 2nd innings Partnerships

1st28MA VermeulenH Masakadza
2nd5H MasakadzaCK Coventry
3rd29CK CoventryCJ Chibhabha
4th29CK CoventryBRM Taylor
5th46CK CoventrySC Williams
6th78S MatsikenyeriSC Williams
7th8S MatsikenyeriP Utseya
8th33S MatsikenyeriE Chigumbura
9th14RW PriceE Chigumbura
10th1E ChigumburaEC Rainsford