Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    48.1 there's the breakthrough! Just reward for Nayeem, as he is able to lure Masvaure into an uppish drive back down the pitch. Tossed up, and it just seems to grip a bit as Masvaure looks to drive back down towards long-on. Gets it too straight, and Nayeem uses his height to good effect, diving low to his left to complete a catch. This will give Bangladesh a massive boost, considering how they have allowed Masvaure a few chances before this. He's not been able to capitalize on them, though 118/2
    7.6 plucked out of the air in the gully! Kasuza is off the mark, and out immediately afterwards. Abu Jayed has repeatedly tested his outside edge this morning, and once again he hits a perfect length outside off. Kasuza has to play at it, but he's suckered by the movement and a thick edge is well pouched at gully. A just rewards after a thoroughly disciplined effort. This is Abu Jayed's 250th First Class wicket 7/1
    88.2 oh, what a ball! Floated up around leg and middle, and doesn't turn as much as Ervine hopes for. He plays this with a forward stretch, but his head falls over a bit as he tries to drive straight. Hits the back leg, and goes on to rattle the stumps. Nayeem Hasan is cockahoop, and Bangladesh know this is one decisive blow they have landed close to stumps! 226/6
    50.4 oh, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me! There's a slip in place, and Taylor goes for the reverse sweep again. It goes far too fine, and actually gets deflected again off the inside of the bat and then hits the base of off-stump. That's poor shot selection from such a senior member of the Zimbabwe batting lineup. Bangladesh and Nayeem continue to claw back! 134/3
    70.1 edged, and gone! Once again Nayeem is the one to break through for Bangladesh. He's been coming around the stumps to Raza, and from that line of attack he's pushed the odd one straight across him, while turning other deliveries. Raza played his one as if he was expecting turn, but it rushed straight on, brushing the edge and landing in the keeper's gloves 174/4
    79.5 close, and given out leg before! The batsmen have a conference, and this time Ervine seems reluctant to have Maruma send this up. Eventually, he does, though. This looked quite close at first glance, to be honest! Fullish length, and he made the mistake of playing back. It did tail in a bit after pitching around off. The fact that he has been given out might count against Maruma. No inside edge, and that goes on to hit the top of leg stump, about three-quarters of the way. Perfect from Abu Jayed! 199/5
    106.3 tossed up around leg, and he has a big swing at this, and holes out to mid-wicket. Nayeem Hasan takes this well! Smart bowling by Taijul, just tempting Chakabva with one that floats above his eyeline and brings out the big slog sweep. Top-edged it from the start, and from then on, it was just a matter of someone getting under this and taking it. Nayeem has already taken two catches before in this innings, and he makes no mistake 265/10
    96.5 edged, gone! Reward for some excellent swing bowling this morning. The ball was very full, right up to him, but that also gave it all the more opportunity to shape through the air. Tiripano is drawn forward into a drive, but the extravagant movement means he can only get a thin edge on the shot, the ball landing safely in the keeper's gloves. An early breakthrough for Bangladesh! 240/7
    98.4 appeal, and given! Ndlovu never looked comfortable, and Abu Jayed has made short work of him. This time he aims very full, attacking the pads. Ndlovu sets himself for a big flick to leg, but doesn't get close to the ball, which thuds into his front pad. That's adjacent, and there's no doubt in Umpire Paul Reiffel's mind as the finger is raised. Abu Jayed has his fourth! 244/8
    99.4 there goes another one! Taijul strikes for the first time in the Test. This one landed straight and rushed on with the arm. Tshuma played outside it, expecting more turn, and he's rapped on the front pad. Big appeal, and given! 245/9
    not out
    13 (b 4, lb 4, w 5)
    265 all out (106.3 Overs, RR: 2.48)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Kevin Kasuza, 7.6 ov), 2-118 (Prince Masvaure, 48.1 ov), 3-134 (Brendan Taylor, 50.4 ov), 4-174 (Sikandar Raza, 70.1 ov), 5-199 (Timycen Maruma, 79.5 ov), 6-226 (Craig Ervine, 88.2 ov), 7-240 (Donald Tiripano, 96.5 ov), 8-244 (Ainsley Ndlovu, 98.4 ov), 9-245 (Charlton Tshuma, 99.4 ov), 10-265 (Regis Chakabva, 106.3 ov)
    Ebadat Hossain1782601.5220
    Abu Jayed2467142.9530
    Nayeem Hasan3897041.8400
    Taijul Islam27.319023.2700
    29.6 great ball! And Tamim walks! It's a good length ball, and for once, Tiripano keeps this closer to the stumps. Tamim does his usual stretch and drive routine, but ends up playing just outside the line of this. Feather edge off the inside of the bat and through to the keeper Chakabva. The third umpire takes a close look at this for the front foot, and there's no issue there. Just a bit of the heel within the crease, and that's all it takes! 96/2
    3.6 there's the breakthrough! Nyauchi gets it absolutely right this time. Just around off, and goes on with the angle. Hassan stays stuck in the crease, and hangs his bat out. He actually takes his bottom hand off, but the limp bat he hangs out is enough for the ball to take a wee nick on its way through to Chakabva. Doesn't bother referring, because he knows he's got a feather-edge on to this 18/1
    49.4 maiden Test wicket for Tshuma! His second spell has been much better than his first, and he's pumped - to say the least - with this reward. He's consistently found a little extra bounce, and this one, delivered at just under 130km/h, just got a little big on Shanto as he held his bat out at it. A thin edge, it's safely held by Chakabva, and Zimbabwe have an opening 172/3
    110.2 what a catch! Relief for Zimbabwe. Mominul stepped down and looked to slap Ndlovu straight down the ground. But he couldn't get it quite as high as he wanted. The connection was a fierce one though, and Ndlovu has pulled off a stunning reflex catch. Zimbabwe have a breakthrough, and Ndlovu has his maiden Test wicket! 394/4
    not out
    118.2 Ndlovu gets his second, but Mithun has reviewed this immediately! It's a length ball, close to the stumps, and he goes back to cut this, with his weight hardly ever transferring properly. Collected by Chakabva, and the Zimbabweans went up immediately in appeal, and the umpire also had no hesitation. Just a question of whether that caught the edge or not. There's a little spike off the toe-end of the bat, and that means Ndlovu's wicket stays 421/5
    148.1 great grab by Chakabva! Length ball bowled by Raza from around the wicket, and Liton tries to run it down towards third man off the face of the blade, and Chakabva moves across swiftly and collects it at the first grab. Outstanding glovework, as Chakabva is now the first wicketkeeper to have taken five dismissals in one innings in Bangladesh! 532/6
    not out
    21 (b 8, lb 3, nb 5, w 5)
    560/6d (154 Overs, RR: 3.63)
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Saif Hassan, 3.6 ov), 2-96 (Tamim Iqbal, 29.6 ov), 3-172 (Najmul Hossain Shanto, 49.4 ov), 4-394 (Mominul Haque, 110.2 ov), 5-421 (Mohammad Mithun, 118.2 ov), 6-532 (Liton Das, 148.1 ov)
    DT Tiripano3069613.2042
    VM Nyauchi2738713.2212
    Sikandar Raza30211113.7001
    CK Tshuma2528513.4000
    A Ndlovu42417024.0400
    0.2 bowled 'im! The perfect start of Bangladesh, as Masvaure stretches out to meet a length ball pitching around off. Great deception by Nayeem there, in not getting it to turn as much as he expects. Goes past the inside edge, and knocks the top of off. Nothing as good as that for a spinner to start his spell with 0/1
    10.4 snaffled at second slip! Taijul flights one that lands just outside leg, drawing Kasuza into a defensive push to leg, but then dips and rags across him to take the shoulder of the bat, squaring him up in the process. Second slip holds a regulation chance 15/3
    0.3 two in two! This is absolute annihilation in the dark for Zimbabwe! Length ball, and he makes the mistake of playing back to that, possibly conscious of four around the bat in catching positions. The ball again doesn't turn as much as he thinks it might, and catches the feather edge through to Liton Das. Nayeem on a hat-trick! 0/2
    16.5 a breakthrough from the young offspinner! Taylor falls playing a big sweep. He was aiming for deep midwicket, but was done in by the bounce. He'd rolled his wrists on the stroke, but it didn't matter as the ball took the top edge, ballooning up into the air to be easily caught by deep backward square, running in. Vital breakthrough, and once again it's Nayeem who gets it 44/4
    29.6 oh, has Ervine run himself out here? There's a direct hit as Raza plonks this towards cover, and he is caught well short thanks to a great bit of work in the field from Mominul Haque. With lunch looming, Bangladesh get just the boost they would have been looking for 104/5
    35.5 oh Raza, what have you done! Taijul delivers a long hop, and Raza leans back into a powerful pull, but it comes off the toe end and he doesn't get the elevation he wants. Indeed, he can't get it over Mushfiqur Rahim at midwicket, who times his leap well to pluck it cleanly out of the air. Bangladesh have another one, and they're a step closer to a massive win 121/6
    50.2 five for Nayeem! This has been a really curious batting performance from Zimbabwe. There's a thin line between bravado and recklessness, and too many Zimbabwean batsmen have stepped on to the latter side today, when the situation needed some discretion! Loopy ball around off, and he tries to smash this towards long-off, but the lack of turn skews it away and it flies instead in the direction of Tamim Iqbal at wide mid-off. Easy enough catch in the end 181/9
    47.6 slapped to mid on, what a catch! Well, a wicket comes against the run of play as Chakabva looks to thump Taijul over mid on, but doesn't elevate the stroke enough. Tamim's in position there, and he goes aerial to pluck it cleanly out of the air. The stand is broken, Zimbabwe wobble once again 165/7
    48.3 fired in quick, and he plays back to it. Dead duck, and he knows it! Nayeem Hasan has another one, and this time it's poor judgement from Ndlovu. It was a fuller length, and he simply had to play forward to this. Chose to hang back and thudded into his pad as he looked to defend. Would have crashed somewhere between middle and leg. Eight in the match for Nayeem already! 170/8
    57.3 length ball, straight on, and he's been given leg-before playing back. He reviews after a long pause, more out of disappointment! He started moving forward, but by then the ball had been speared in, missed the inside edge, and crashed into his pad. The only question here is of direction, and it would be umpire's call at worst. Hitting, and Bangladesh have won this! 189/10
    not out
    9 (b 9)
    189 all out (57.3 Overs, RR: 3.28)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Prince Masvaure, 0.2 ov), 2-0 (Donald Tiripano, 0.3 ov), 3-15 (Kevin Kasuza, 10.4 ov), 4-44 (Brendan Taylor, 16.5 ov), 5-104 (Craig Ervine, 29.6 ov), 6-121 (Sikandar Raza, 35.5 ov), 7-165 (Regis Chakabva, 47.6 ov), 8-170 (Ainsley Ndlovu, 48.3 ov), 9-181 (Timycen Maruma, 50.2 ov), 10-189 (Charlton Tshuma, 57.3 ov)
    Nayeem Hasan2468253.4100
    Taijul Islam24.377843.1800
    Abu Jayed43401.0000
    Ebadat Hossain511603.2000

Match Details


Zimbabwe , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Bangladesh won the one-off match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09:30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

22,23,24,25 February 2020 (5-day match)

Test debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sat, 22 Feb - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 228/6 (RW Chakabva 9*, DT Tiripano 0*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 23 Feb - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 240/3 (Mominul Haque 79*, Mushfiqur Rahim 32*, 71 ov)
  • Mon, 24 Feb - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 9/2 (KT Kasuza 8*, BRM Taylor 1*, 5 ov)
  • Tue, 25 Feb - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 189 (57.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Zimbabwe 3rd innings Partnerships

1st0PS MasvaureKT Kasuza
2nd0DT TiripanoKT Kasuza
3rd15BRM TaylorKT Kasuza
4th29BRM TaylorCR Ervine
5th60CR ErvineSikandar Raza
6th17T MarumaSikandar Raza
7th44T MarumaRW Chakabva
8th5T MarumaA Ndlovu
9th11T MarumaCK Tshuma
10th8VM NyauchiCK Tshuma