RESULT
1st ODI, Harare, August 05, 2022, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe
(48.2/50 ov, T:304) 307/5

Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
135* (109) & 1/48
sikandar-raza
ZIM
Full commentary

So that is it from here, I'll take leave and take care and good bye.

Regis Chakabva : Obviously made it's really good to get a first win like that. But I think you know whole credit to Raza and Innocent, the way they went about after we lost a few early wickets and we get it was really important to for them to kick on the way they did and you know, we couldn't have asked for anything better. I thought we did very well in that first 20 overs, we didn't get wickets but they also didn't get away from us. So we're quite happy with where we were, we let it go a little bit in the middle but we came back strong and then you know, and I thought they were probably 20 or 30 short so we're quite happy with three and by that point. it was amazing, we couldn't have asked for anything better we spoke you know, over lunch about how we needed somebody to bat long get 100 and then get two hundreds you know we couldn't have asked for anything better. It will be nice obviously try and get off to a better start with a bat but otherwise in all in all, you know if we can keep on getting those sort of performances, if we don't get back up again I think we'll be going well.

Sikandar Raza - Player of the match: I thought innocent was brilliant out there. I thought that partnership where we always speak about when you chasing 300 or runs if you get a partnership of 180 and plus it wins you game. I think all of us have done that. Sean Williams was there. I think Craig's done that Reggie has been doing that as well. All the senior boys are trying their hardest to be example for those youngsters and then have a change. You don't have a culture where youngsters can come and flourish. So all the senior boys are doing well. At one point I thought you know thought of us that slightly staying behind the game. So all I was trying to focus on is to to back him and to tell him that if we stay here we win this game together, to try and calm him down and try and encourage him to play good cricketing shots instead of just just maybe trying to hit the ball too hard. So most of the chats that we had was pretty encouraging and trying to calm him down as soon as we stay in the hunt and inshallah we'll come out of the victorious

Tamim Iqbal: We knew the first 10 overs you probably have to bat like a test match where you try and survive. And because after 10th over wicket got really really good and as you see tremendous partnership. (on fielding) And we have been doing this for for a long time now regularly we've been dropping catches on someday that has that will cost us and today was the day. (On Injuries) That doesn't help either. So we have I think Litton is out of the series. Honestly, this is what I've heard and need to check up on others.

Azeez: "One of the finest 2nd innings century we've seen in recent times!!!"

MuZo: "what a match, what a player, what an allrounder Sikandar Raza is. Take a bow! "

Just wow! We saw everything in this game. Twin tons, fifties, players being stretchered out, injuries, drops, sixes, comebacks and 303 for the loss of just 2 wickets. Bangladesh started off effectively by taking 3 for 62 but it was Innocent Kaia and Sikandar Raza kept the score board ticking and got the boundaries when needed. They never let the required rate to slip over 8. Bangladesh bowlers seemed clueless. Bowlers did produced some chances but fielders failed to cash in.

48.2
6
Mosaddek to Raza, SIX runs

short and it's all over! What a shot and what a game! Pulled over deep midwicket for a huge six. Lets out a big roar

48.1
Mosaddek to Raza, no run

fuller, played back to the bowler

end of over 485 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 301/5CRR: 6.27 RRR: 1.50 • Need 3 runs from 12b
Milton Shumba1 (2)
Sikandar Raza129 (107)
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 10-0-59-1
Mustafizur Rahman 9-0-57-1
47.6
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Shumba, no run

tossed up on off, fends to cover. Shumba fancied a run but sent back

47.5
1
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Raza, 1 run

arm ball, punched down the ground for a single

A hit away!

47.4
2
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Raza, 2 runs

arm ball but on the shorter side, hangs back and taps wide of short third for a couple

47.3
1
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Shumba, 1 run

tucked to on side for a single

47.2
1
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Raza, 1 run

pushed down the ground

47.1
W
Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Jongwe, OUT

taken! Low full toss on leg stump, looks to clear the square leg, gets lot of height but not the distance. Afif settles underneath and takes a good catch

Luke Jongwe c Afif Hossain b Mehidy Hasan Miraz 24 (26m 19b 2x4 1x6) SR: 126.31
end of over 4713 runs
ZIM: 296/4CRR: 6.29 RRR: 2.66 • Need 8 runs from 18b
Luke Jongwe24 (18)
Sikandar Raza125 (104)
Mustafizur Rahman 9-0-57-1
Mosaddek Hossain 9-0-61-1
46.6
1
Mustafizur to Jongwe, 1 run

off pace delivery on leg stump, opens the face and runs down to third man

Lijo: "Andy Flower was one of the best batsmen in his era. "

46.5
Mustafizur to Jongwe, no run

off cutter, pushed to cover

46.4
Mustafizur to Jongwe, no run

short ball down leg, pull and miss

46.3
4
Mustafizur to Jongwe, FOUR runs

rubbing salt on injury here! Full and wide on off stump, caressed through the cover for four more

46.2
2
Mustafizur to Jongwe, 2 runs

dropped.. story of the day so far. Short ball, goes for another pull, gets a top edge and Taskin at long-leg region shells a dolly

46.1
6
Mustafizur to Jongwe, SIX runs

welcomes him with a sixer over deep midwicket.. Back of a length ball, hangs on the back foot and kaboom

end of over 468 runs
ZIM: 283/4CRR: 6.15 RRR: 5.25 • Need 21 runs from 24b
Luke Jongwe11 (12)
Sikandar Raza125 (104)
Mosaddek Hossain 9-0-61-1
Taskin Ahmed 10-1-52-0
45.6
1
Mosaddek to Jongwe, 1 run

quicker ball, pushed to long-on for a single

45.5
Mosaddek to Jongwe, no run

inside edges onto the pad

45.4
4
Mosaddek to Jongwe, FOUR runs

length ball and slogs hard, beats the man coming across from midwicket

Umanga: "Sikandar Raza has been class in this series but sadly he does not gets to play top nations..hoping he continues this form in India series and the tour of Australia..most pivotal player for Zimbabwe."

45.3
1
Mosaddek to Raza, 1 run

flatter and quicker, pushed down the ground

45.2
1
Mosaddek to Jongwe, 1 run

shade full on off, drives to deep cover for a single

45.1
1
Mosaddek to Raza, 1 run

low full toss on the pads, flicked away for a single

 
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