Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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Zimbabwe upset hosts in series opener

Elton Chigugumbura's fighting 64 and some disciplined bowling when defending a small total helped Zimbabwe post their first ODI win against a Test-playing nation since November 2007

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

E Chigumbura
E Chigumbura
64(95) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %98%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 3 8 1 15 5 18 13
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
52(66) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %95%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 1 4 8 9 16 5 6

Best performances - Bowlers

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
O10
M3
R23
W3
Eco2.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Naeem Islam
O10
M0
R32
W3
Eco3.20
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

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.30 Interval 12.30-13.15, Second Session 13.15-16.45

Match days

10 January 2009 (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Zimbabwe 4, Bangladesh 0

So Zimbabwe win by 38 runs and begin the tri-series on a high. They've been at the receiving end of a lot of defeats at the hands of Bangladesh over the last few years and they've turned it around here. The way they bowled and fielded today would have given even the bigger teams a run for their money. Utseya led from the front by bringing himself on in the second over and setting a fine example with his bowling, keeping the batsmen in check. Can't say the same for Ashraful, who perished in an indiscreet manner yet again.

All in all a very professional performance by Zimbabwe, particularly Chigumbura, who scored an under pressure 62, got the wicket of Shakib and effected a direct hit. Here's the presentation. All the proceeds of this game go to Manjural Islam Rana.

Ashraful: "Batsmen made starts and didn't carry on. Very disappointing performance."

Utseya: "Starting 2009 with a win, not more than that. We've been working hard back home. There's still room for improvement."

Chigumbura is the Man of the Match. "My performance was a long time coming, I struggled in my last season. Hopefully I will continue my good form."

That's it from us. We thank you for your patience, after all the tech glitches this morning. We'll be back in two days for game two - Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe (9.00 am local time). Till then, it's goodbye!

46.2
W
Price to Mahbubul Alam, OUT, and Zimbabwe win! Mahbubul tries to launch him downtown by stepping down the track, he fails to get the elevation to clear long-on and Matsikenyeri cups it just in front of the rope

Mahbubul Alam c Matsikenyeri b Price 22 (32m 28b 1x4 1x6) SR: 78.57

46.1
0
Price to Mahbubul Alam, no run, comes over the wicket, he stays at the crease and defends

Price to bowl his final over

END OF OVER:
46 | 2 Runs | BDESH: 167/9 (39 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 3.63, RRR: 9.75)

  • Nazmul Hossain3 (13b)
  • Mahbubul Alam22 (26b)
  • Elton Chigumbura6-0-21-1
  • Ray Price9-1-35-1
45.6
0
Chigumbura to Nazmul Hossain, no run, makes room to crash it straight but he misses it completely
45.5
1
Chigumbura to Mahbubul Alam, 1 run, tries to heave it away and it's a slower ball, he works it to the on side
45.4
0
Chigumbura to Mahbubul Alam, no run, ouch! Mahbubul fails to out away a full toss and it strikes him on the abdomen, he's on the turf in pain and they're reviving him
45.3
0
Chigumbura to Mahbubul Alam, no run,

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9Junaid SiddiqueTamim Iqbal
2nd1Mushfiqur RahimTamim Iqbal
3rd22Mohammad AshrafulTamim Iqbal
4th1Mohammad AshrafulShakib Al Hasan
5th59Shakib Al HasanRaqibul Hasan
6th3Shakib Al HasanMehrab Hossain jnr
7th31Naeem IslamShakib Al Hasan
8th6Mashrafe MortazaNaeem Islam
9th14Naeem IslamMahbubul Alam
10th21Nazmul HossainMahbubul Alam