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2nd T20I, Harare, Jul 23 2021, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe
(19.5/20 ov, target 167)143
Zimbabwe won by 23 runs
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• Mohammad Isam

Madhevere, Masakadza stun Bangladesh to keep series alive

Ryan Burl's unbeaten 34 off 19 and seven wickets from hosts' fast bowlers make it 1-1

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Scorer: Vairavan
Commentator: @himanshu_a30
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe166/6(20 overs)
Bangladesh143/10(19.5 overs)

Phew! Zimbabwe edge past Bangladesh in the sixth attempt after running close on five occasions earlier. The series is all square at 1-1, and don't forget to join us for the decider on Sunday. Until then, you can hop on the action between Sri Lanka and India, as we bid goodbye to you today!

Andy: "So happy for Zimbabwe! Between broken shoes, dodgy administrators"

SunnyK: "What a Lucky Charm for Zimbabwe! Wellington Masakadza is literally Everywhere!"

Here's Raza: "Today we managed to tick a lot more boxes than we managed yesterday. [166 was enough?] I would have taken that [score], and with a young squad, it gives us confidence. We back ourselves to defend... Blessing listened to the team plan... and hopefully we all listen to the team plan for the final game!"

Madhevere is the Player of the Match for his knock of 73: "All credit to the boys. Everyone in the change room gave me positive ideas... The wicket was on the slower side, but credit to the Bangladesh bowlers - they bowled well. I'm starting to fancy opening in T20s, and build on that as well... "

Mahmudullah will speak first: "We didn't have a good partnership... We missed a few chances in the field, that's why they put big partnerships and got to a big total. We need to look into those areas and come back stronger. [Shoriful a positive?] Shoriful has been bowling really well. The bowlers have been trying really hard."

Time for the presentations

Hetelani Mukwak: "Today it was a real team work from the Zimbabwean side, all departments played very well. Thumbs up team Zimbabwe "

Camper: "@Hetelani Mukwak Tendai Chatara (at least for today) has looked all of the bowling partner that Muzarabani has been deserving for some time now. He bowled much better than Ngarava and probably if Ngarava had played this game would have been much closer."

4.05pm So here comes the hosts' first win of the tour. A real team effort from Zimbabwe, led by Madhevere, Burl and Masakadza, as they win by 23 runs. They posted 166 and avoided a batting collapse for a change, and their bowlers answered the call with a match-winning display. Zimbabwe's fielding was also spot-on - much in contrast to that of Bangladesh today - and an all-round effort means the series is levelled at 1-1.

19.5
W
Jongwe to Taskin, OUT

taken at long-on, and that's over. Good length ball bowled wide of off, as he swings his bat to play across the line. The ball finds Masakadza again, and he can't stop himself from celebrating with a smile and a shake of the shoulder. Zimbabwe win, finally

Taskin Ahmed c Masakadza b Jongwe 5 (16m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.5
19.4
Jongwe to Taskin, no run

short of a length again, and goes wide of off. Taskin swings his bat, but can't connect to that while playing away from his body

19.3
2
Jongwe to Taskin, 2 runs

yorker length on middle and off, and driven down the ground. A run-out chance at the keeper's end. Taskin wasn't dragging his bat, and that's touch-and-go as the bails are clipped just at the moment Taskin bangs his bat inside the crease

Shoriful is the new man, but Taskin will be on strike

19.2
W
Jongwe to Saifuddin, OUT

caught at extra cover while going for a heave. This was on a good length and wide of off again, as he made room to try and swing the bat, but could only sky that to the fielder

Mohammad Saifuddin c Sikandar Raza b Jongwe 19 (23m 15b 1x4 1x6) SR: 126.66
19.1
4
Jongwe to Saifuddin, FOUR runs

top-edges a pull past short third man. Short of a length and wide of off, the batter swings his bat and gets it through to the right of the fielder

19.1
1w
Jongwe to Saifuddin, 1 wide

the ball rolls over to the keeper, as this is bowled very full and wide of off. Called a wide, but Raza not happy as it was a very tight call

end of over 194 runs
BDESH: 136/8CRR: 7.15 RRR: 31.00 • Need 31 from 6b
Mohammad Saifuddin15 (13)
Taskin Ahmed3 (5)
Blessing Muzarabani 4-0-21-2
Tendai Chatara 4-0-24-2
18.6
1
Muzarabani to Saifuddin, 1 run

slower ball on a full length on middle and leg, and he pushes it to deep point by making room

18.5
Muzarabani to Saifuddin, no run

dances down after making room, but can't get bat on ball while trying to pull the short of a length ball on middle

18.4
2
Muzarabani to Saifuddin, 2 runs

clipped to deep square leg off the inside edge for a couple. This was bowled in the slot, but the batter swung his bat much earlier than the ball arrived

18.3
1
Muzarabani to Taskin, 1 run

another shortish ball on middle, tapped toward point with a skip in the crease

18.2
Muzarabani to Taskin, no run

good length ball on middle and leg, and angles back in as the batter makes room and the ball passes his inside edge on its way to the keeper

18.1
Muzarabani to Taskin, no run

goes for the swing, but the ball is pretty wide of him. Fullish length and outside off, as the batter plays while being stuck in his crease

35 from 12. Anyone for (more) drama?

Hetelani Mukwak: "Tendai Chatara is nolonger effective as he used to be some 5 years ago, it's high time that he should retire. "

end of over 186 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 132/8CRR: 7.33 RRR: 17.50 • Need 35 from 12b
Taskin Ahmed2 (2)
Mohammad Saifuddin12 (10)
Tendai Chatara 4-0-24-2
Blessing Muzarabani 3-0-17-2
17.6
1
Chatara to Taskin, 1 run

another good stop by the man at deep midwicket. This time he rushes to his right to stop the short ball on middle which is pulled pretty powerfully as well

Chatara runs in, but backs out eventually

17.5
1
Chatara to Saifuddin, 1 run

is he hit-wicket? There was a sound of the stumps getting clipped just before the ball left the bowler's hands. This looks ridiculous, with the bails having come off by the wind. Anyway, the bowler had gone for the short ball on middle with the batter deep in his crease to pull to deep midwicket. But this is strange, I don't remember such a coincidence ever

17.4
Chatara to Saifuddin, no run

slashes this full delivery on middle and off to extra cover

17.3
2
Chatara to Saifuddin, 2 runs

good leaping stop by deep midwicket to his left to prevent a boundary. Short of a length on middle, and pulled toward deep square leg but the fielder intercepts and keeps it down to two

17.2
1
Chatara to Taskin, 1 run

short of a length ball on middle, and climbing on to the batter. Pulled toward midwicket with his eyes almost taken off the ball

Taskin is the new man

17.1
W
Chatara to Afif, OUT

pulled to fine leg, and he's gone. Steps across to this good length ball on middle and off, and swings his bat to try and clear the fence. But that's instead hit really flat to the fielder, and that's also probably the game for Zimbabwe

Afif Hossain c Shumba b Chatara 24 (42m 25b 1x4 1x6) SR: 96
17.1
1w
Chatara to Afif, 1 wide

slower delivery on a fullish length and wide of off. Left alone by the batter, and called a wide

Chatara back. Over the wicket

Harare hangover: "You just can't keep Wellington out of the game." --- You got it!

end of over 178 runs
BDESH: 126/7CRR: 7.41 RRR: 13.66 • Need 41 from 18b
Afif Hossain24 (24)
Mohammad Saifuddin9 (7)
Blessing Muzarabani 3-0-17-2
Luke Jongwe 3-0-24-1
16.6
1
Muzarabani to Afif, 1 run

backs away to this very full on middle, and pushes to deep midwicket. A throw back in time from Masakadza means the batters are restricted to one

Best performances - batters
Wessley Madhevere, player portrait
W Madhevere ZIM
73 runs (57)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
off drive
17 runs
0 four
2 sixes
10312122169
Ryan Burl
RP Burl ZIM
34 runs (19)
2 fours
2 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
slog shot
12 runs
0 four
2 sixes
400215616
Best performances - bowlers
Wellington Masakadza
WP Masakadza ZIM
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Luke Jongwe
LM Jongwe ZIM
O
3.5
M
0
R
31
W
3
ECO
8.08
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W1W
Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh tour of Zimbabwe
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Wessley Madhevere
Wessley Madhevere
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 1198
Match days23 July 2021 - day (20-over match)
T20I debut
Shamim Hossain
Shamim Hossain
Umpires
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Forster Mutizwa
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Iknow Chabi
TV Umpire
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Langton Rusere
Reserve Umpire
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Christopher Phiri
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft