1st ODI, Harare, Jul 16 2021, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe
(28.5/50 ov, target 277)121
Bangladesh won by 155 runs
Player Of The Match
102 (114)

That's all from our side. See you soon.

Tamim Iqbal: I thought Zimbabwe bowled exceptionally well in the first 15 overs but the way Liton and Mahmudullah batting and then Afif was really good. And they pulled us out from the difficulty. I thought we bowled well, I wasn't thinking too much about the surface. We bowled to a plan, Shakib got five. If you don't bowl to your plan, the wicket isn't going to help you. Miraz also batted well because we had lost two quick wickets and would have finished with 20-30 runs fewer.

Liton Das, the Player of the Match: I am really happy. Initially the pitch helped the bowlers but I managed well in the first 15-20 overs. After that the wicket was good to bat on. Mahmudullah gave me good support and that was really helpful. I am fine now.

Brendan Taylor, who gets a memento for his 200th ODI: Not a day I wanted for my 200th. It's been a long road with lots of ups and downs. That's the difference between the two sides, they top-order batsmen are quite skilled and we couldn't match them even though the young guys are trying hard. The guys have done a lot of work, think they need to be a bit mentally stronger and the momentum will shift. A quick turnaround, so it's not about getting to the nets tomorrow but about switching off.

4.00pm A 155-run win for Bangladesh but more importantly they pocket ten World Cup Super League points. Zimbabwe once again squandered a strong position, first with the ball and then with the bat when Taylor and Chakabva were batting. But once Shakib removed Taylor, there was little help for Chakabva from the other end. In all, only three Zimbabwe batters reached double figures. Losing a batter to injury didn't help either. Shakib became the leading wicket-taker for Bangladesh in ODIs on his way to a five-for.

Shakib to Ngarava, OUT

Shakib gets his fifth and the players are shaking hands, means Maruma won't come out. Was a length ball and Ngarava went for the cut only to edge it to the keeper

Richard Ngarava c sub (†Nurul Hasan) b Shakib Al Hasan 0 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Shakib to Ngarava, no run

length ball angling across, beats the outside edge. Nurul has dislodged the bails and the umpires are checking upstairs. No excitement in the Bangladesh camp. Ngarava's foot was grounded when the bails came off

Shakib to Chatara, 1 run

length ball, Chatara was early into the defence and the ball hits the face of the bat and lobs past the slip fielder

Shakib to Chatara, no run

tossed up on the stumps, defended back

Shakib to Chatara, no run

fuller around off, defended

Slip, leg slip and short leg

end of over 281 run
ZIM: 120/8CRR: 4.28 RRR: 7.13 • Need 157 runs from 22 overs
Tendai Chatara1 (15)
Richard Ngarava0 (3)
Mosaddek Hossain 1-0-1-0
Shakib Al Hasan 9-3-29-4
Mosaddek to Chatara, 1 run

length ball around off, turns it towards square leg for a single

Mosaddek to Chatara, no run

length outside off, stays back and nudges it on the off side

Mosaddek to Chatara, no run

short of length outside off, pushed towards covers

Mosaddek to Chatara, no run

length ball around off, flicked towards square leg

Mosaddek to Chatara, no run

fuller around off, blocked again

Mosaddek to Chatara, no run

length ball around off, defended

Mosaddek. One slip

end of over 27Wicket maiden
ZIM: 119/8CRR: 4.40 RRR: 6.86 • Need 158 runs from 23 overs
Richard Ngarava0 (3)
Tendai Chatara0 (9)
Shakib Al Hasan 9-3-29-4
Shoriful Islam 6-0-28-1
Shakib to Ngarava, no run

quicker around off, defended back towards the bowler

Shakib to Ngarava, no run

flatter on the stumps, Ngarava was on the back foot. Looks to defends but gets it from the outer half of the bat. Bounces to second slip

Shakib to Ngarava, no run

flatter and shorter outside off, defended on the back foot

Ngarava. Can Shakib complete a five-for? A leg slip, a short leg and a slip in place. Over the wicket to the left-hander. Short leg moves to second slip

Shakib to Chakabva, OUT

Shakib picks up his fourth. Length ball on the stumps, rocks back and looks to clear deep midwicket but cannot clear the fielder

Regis Chakabva c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Shakib Al Hasan 54 (66m 51b 4x4 2x6) SR: 105.88
Shakib to Chakabva, no run

use of feet again. Defended on the leg side as Shakib bowls it quicker

Shakib to Chakabva, no run

comes out of his crease but Shakib bowls it wide. Had to defend

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