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Only Test, Harare, August 04 - 08, 2011, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe
370 & 291/5d
(T:375) 287 & 244

Zimbabwe won by 130 runs

Player Of The Match
71 & 105*
Zimbabwe 1st Innings
Bangladesh 1st Innings
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings
Bangladesh 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Zimbabwe 1st Innings 
c Mahmudullah b Rubel Hossain43761167056.57
c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Rubel Hossain781532077150.98
c Imrul Kayes b Robiul Islam1042443068142.62
c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Robiul Islam711632576043.55
lbw b Mahmudullah631311019.35
c Shahriar Nafees b Shakib Al Hasan2344593052.27
c Shafiul Islam b Shakib Al Hasan512181041.66
lbw b Rubel Hossain416181025.00
not out 424390016.66
c Robiul Islam b Shakib Al Hasan1219161163.15
st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Abdur Razzak2630033.33
Extras(b 4, lb 11, nb 2, w 1)18
TOTAL131 Ov (RR: 2.82, 538 Mins)370
Fall of wickets: 1-102 (Tino Mawoyo, 29.3 ov), 2-162 (Vusi Sibanda, 48.2 ov), 3-304 (Hamilton Masakadza, 103.6 ov), 4-317 (Craig Ervine, 110.5 ov), 5-317 (Brendan Taylor, 111.2 ov), 6-326 (Elton Chigumbura, 115.3 ov), 7-344 (Ray Price, 120.2 ov), 8-352 (Tatenda Taibu, 125.1 ov), 9-368 (Brian Vitori, 129.6 ov), 10-370 (Chris Mpofu, 130.6 ov)
103.6 to H Masakadza, Masakadza is gone, finally Bangladesh have broken through, the full length it is, the full length that makes Masakadza drive away from the body for once, and it moves away late to produce the edge that flies to wide slip, who moves to his left to snap the sharp take, first Test wicket for Robiul, he is relieved. 304/3
111.2 to BRM Taylor, Zimbabwe are falling apart here, now Taylor departs, it is the cut that has consumed him, shortish and wide, moving away from him, he reaches out to have a go at it, and gets an edge that a tumbling Rahim does very well to take, Bangladesh are delighted, not much has been going their way till now. 317/5
29.3 to TMK Mawoyo, well, well, that is the unlikeliest of wicket-taking deliveries, but it still gets Bangladesh the breakthrough, Mawoyo has thrown away a debut 50, it was short, wide, nothing delivery actually, he had to reach out a long way to get to it, and cut it straight to sweeper cover who accepted it happily. 102/1
48.2 to V Sibanda, oh then, guess what, another short and wide ball that gets one more breakthrough, Sibanda has thrown away a maiden Test hundred, chasing a wide one from the crease with an attempted cut and getting an edge through to Rahim. 162/2
120.2 to RW Price, Rubel has struck, caught on the crease to the one coming in off a length with the angle, hit high on the front pad, Bangladesh appeal right away, umpire Dharmasena takes some time before raising the finger, Price is shaking his head as he walks off. 344/7
115.3 to E Chigumbura, the pressure is getting to Zimbabwe, Elton tries to hit his way out of trouble, goes down forcefully on a knee for the sweep from around leg stump, but the top edge loops tamely to deep backward square leg, who seems to have it covered, but it pops out of his hands, he dives forward and scrambles to hold on to the ball eventually as he falls to the ground. 326/6
125.1 to T Taibu, Shakib takes the big one, turn and bounce outside off, the length was full enough to draw Taibu forward and Shakib got enough bite out of the surface to make him edge with an open face to slip who gobbled it up. 352/8
129.6 to BV Vitori, this swing will find the man in the deep, Vitori comes down the track and hits with the turn but straight to deep midwicket. 368/9
130.6 to CB Mpofu, Zimbabwe's innings is over, Mpofu gets forward again but this one is fired full down the leg side, Rahim has the bails off quickly even as Mpofu's back foot goes out, easy decision for the third umpire, neat work from Rahim. 370/10
110.5 to CR Ervine, Mahmudullah has struck right away, flighted around middle and leg with the angle, and straightens sharply to strike him on the pad, Ervine was pushing forward outside the line, and the umpire sends him back. 317/4
Bangladesh 1st Innings 
c Taylor b Vitori1533463045.45
c Price b Vitori49181044.44
b Price501261539039.68
c †Taibu b Chigumbura7315823910046.20
c Mawoyo b Vitori1335560037.14
c †Taibu b Mpofu68881227077.27
c Mawoyo b Vitori27681073039.70
lbw b Mpofu1120251055.00
b Jarvis515280033.33
not out 1628272057.14
lbw b Price0212000.00
Extras(b 1, nb 4)5
TOTAL96.2 Ov (RR: 2.97, 422 Mins)287
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Imrul Kayes, 4.1 ov), 2-36 (Tamim Iqbal, 10.3 ov), 3-102 (Shahriar Nafees, 41.3 ov), 4-136 (Mahmudullah, 54.4 ov), 5-190 (Mohammad Ashraful, 66.1 ov), 6-246 (Shakib Al Hasan, 83.3 ov), 7-258 (Abdur Razzak, 87.6 ov), 8-266 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 90.4 ov), 9-275 (Shafiul Islam, 93.6 ov), 10-287 (Robiul Islam, 96.2 ov)
4.1 to Imrul Kayes, Vitori is being mobbed by his team-mates, he has struck early on debut, lovely delivery, banged in short of a length, holding its line close to off, Kayes has to play at it, the ball takes the high part of the bat and goes at a nice height to first slip who is a touch wide as well. 13/1
10.3 to Tamim Iqbal, gone! superb catch at second slip, it is the captain who does it for Zimbabwe, Vitori gets reward for some lovely bowling, angles it in on a length around middle and off and gets it to leave Tamim, who gets forward to have a push at it, and ends up edging it between first and second slip from where Taylor dives low to snap up the chance. 36/2
54.4 to Mahmudullah, Vitori gets his third, oh well, what a delivery to get a wicket, short, half-tracker really, sitting up tamely, he should have smashed it through midwicket, but pulled it a touch off-balance straight to the man in front of square leg, Zimbabwe celebrate. 136/4
90.4 to Mushfiqur Rahim, well, the short ball has brought them a wicket, half-tracker, but bouncing big on Rahim, he was not in position to play the pull, and with men in the deep square on the leg side, it wasn't a great choice to play a half-hearted shot that tamely swirled to deepish square leg. 266/8
93.6 to Shafiul Islam, got 'em, Jarvis gets his first Test wicket, off a good delivery too, angled in, pitched up, holding its line and shatters the off stump before Shafiul can defend it with a forward push. 275/9
83.3 to Shakib Al Hasan, pitched up close to off, and he has the reward right away, not very full for the drive, but not short as well, Shakib was caught half-forward and tried to carve it away even as the angle was taking it past him, and edged it through to Taibu, Mpofu and Price do a little jig as they celebrate, they know how big a wicket this is. 246/6
87.6 to Abdur Razzak, Mpofu has got his man, he is overjoyed, it was the full delivery from wide of the crease, Razzak was caught on the crease by those short ones and tried to push the full toss away belatedly as it homed in for the pads, but could not, and that is an easy decision for the umpire, he was struck low around middle and that was gone. 258/7
66.1 to Mohammad Ashraful, Ashraful has thrown away a superb patient innings, nothing shot, shortish delivery giving him some width outside off stump, he tried to run it past the well-manned slip cordon with a dab and only got a feather and Taibu happily accepted it, huge wicket for Zimbabwe, Ashraful was looking like going on and on, and right away he knew he had played a bad shot and put hand on his helmet as he walked off. 190/5
41.3 to Shahriar Nafees, Price has struck, and what an unfortunate dismissal for Nafees, well, he had survived several close moments earlier, he went for the sweep this time, but the ball popped up off the bat on to the body, and remained in the air for a while before disturbing the off bail, Taibu was waiting for that and leaped for joy as soon as he saw that. 102/3
96.2 to Robiul Islam, that is gone, padding up to one flighted and coming in full from wide of the crease, just outside the line of off, umpire Dharmasena has no hesitation in ruling him out, that is the end of the Bangladesh innings. 287/10
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings 
b Robiul Islam35951215036.84
c sub (Nasir Hossain) b Rubel Hossain3859953164.40
c & b Shakib Al Hasan528460017.85
not out 1051752679060.00
lbw b Abdur Razzak4861050.00
c Robiul Islam b Shafiul Islam591361495043.38
not out 3555924063.63
Extras(lb 2, nb 4, w 4)10
TOTAL92 Ov (RR: 3.16, 392 Mins)291/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-69 (Vusi Sibanda, 21.6 ov), 2-79 (Tino Mawoyo, 27.4 ov), 3-83 (Hamilton Masakadza, 32.1 ov), 4-92 (Ray Price, 33.6 ov), 5-205 (Tatenda Taibu, 74.3 ov)
74.3 to T Taibu, that is gone, Taibu falls in search of some runs, but he has put Zimbabwe in control here, Shafiul angled it wide across the right-hander from a full length, inviting the drive, and Taibu launched in to it furiously, only to hit it straight to the man at deepish extra cover, the change in angle working right away for Bangladesh. 205/5
27.4 to TMK Mawoyo, right through him, and off stump is uprooted, he came half-forward to drive this length delivery, it wasn't full enough, and the ball sneaked in through the gap between bat and pad, and Robiul has something to celebrate. 79/2
33.6 to RW Price, and another one, Bangladesh spinners getting in to the act now, the one before was ripped across Price, this one was tossed up similarly, around off stump, but it went straight in to strike Price on the pad, on the back foot, and that is plumb. 92/4
21.6 to V Sibanda, Rubel gets reward for some good bowling, but not off a great delivery, short ball banged in, there to be put away, and Sibanda pulls it to midwicket who gets low to his left to snap the sharp chance, he's thrown his wicket away both innings now, and after batting so well. 69/1
32.1 to H Masakadza, Shakib strikes, Masakadza is gone, it was fired in full around middle and leg, Masakadza pushed forward to defend towards the leg side, went at it a touch hard, it turned and looped tamely back in the air to Shakib. 83/3
Bangladesh 2nd Innings (T: 375 runs)
b Mpofu4344647097.72
c †Taibu b Jarvis31641004048.43
b Jarvis937561024.32
b Vitori3951745076.47
c Ervine b Mpofu28701092040.00
c †Taibu b Mpofu1125461044.00
c Taylor b Chigumbura65610120.00
b Chigumbura43172853252.94
b Jarvis714270050.00
not out 811142072.72
lbw b Jarvis1281030150.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 1)7
TOTAL57.3 Ov (RR: 4.24, 272 Mins)244
Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Tamim Iqbal, 13.5 ov), 2-87 (Imrul Kayes, 21.3 ov), 3-102 (Shahriar Nafees, 25.6 ov), 4-140 (Mohammad Ashraful, 38.5 ov), 5-167 (Mahmudullah, 47.4 ov), 6-174 (Shakib Al Hasan, 48.4 ov), 7-174 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 49.3 ov), 8-224 (Abdur Razzak, 54.1 ov), 9-228 (Shafiul Islam, 55.1 ov), 10-244 (Robiul Islam, 57.3 ov)
38.5 to Mohammad Ashraful, that is the end of Ashraful, Vitori has plugged and plugged away outside the off stump, one going away, another holding its line, yet another jagging back in, this one started to curl back in a touch from just short of a length, Ashraful shuffled well across and tried to push it away with the angle, a bit away from the body, but the late movement did him in, and the inside edge clattered in to the off stump and took it out. 140/4
21.3 to Imrul Kayes, Jarvis has some reward for some lovely bowling, gets it to jag away from a length on off stump, have to play at those, and Taibu snaps up the healthy edge, Price jumps straight in to Jarvis and almost takes him down. 87/2
25.6 to Shahriar Nafees, now it is Jarvis' turn to take off on a run, that angle from round the stumps is working well for Zimbabwe, Jarvis goes really wide of the crease and hurls it in on a length, Nafees has to play at it and goes forward to drive it, but it bends back in even further, and sneaks between bat and pad to take out middle. 102/3
55.1 to Shafiul Islam, and Jarvis goes through Shafiul's defenses first ball after lunch, he has shown so much potential in his debut Test, pitched up around middle, holding its line, and taking out the middle stump as the batsman tries to push at it from the crease. 228/9
57.3 to Robiul Islam, that has got to be close and umpire Dharmasena has given it, Jarvis gets the last one with a length ball that jags back in sharply to strike him in front. 244/10
48.4 to Shakib Al Hasan, that could be the game, Shakib falls to a nothing shot, he has been threatening to do this right from the time he came in, and has perished outside off stump, length ball going across some way outside off, no need to do anything with it, but he goes pushing at it with an angled blade, and second slip gets low and forward to his right to accept the gift, Taylor takes out his opposite number and celebrates. 174/6
54.1 to Abdur Razzak, bowled 'em, Elton goes through his defenses, Razzak's cameo is over, full delivery on the stumps from round the wicket, he goes for another big hoick over mid on, misses, and the ball clatters in to off stump. 224/8
13.5 to Tamim Iqbal, bowled 'em, Mpofu has gone for a run after uprooting Tamim's off stump, the changed angle has worked, Mpofu angles it in from a length, Tamim opts to shoulder arms, the leaving has been generally very good in this game, but to Tamim's horror, it carried on coming in with the angle to shatter the off stump, Zimbabwe's joy is boundless, they have got the big one. 65/1
47.4 to Mahmudullah, Mpofu gets his man, Mahmudullah perishes outside off, he had been going after wide deliveries, saw this one pitched a bit short and went for the cut without any foot movement, and it bounced to take the edge on its way to Taibu, who celebrates and is lifted off the ground by a delighted Price. 167/5
49.3 to Mushfiqur Rahim, they are falling apart now, Mpofu fires in the full delivery on the stumps, Rahim sets himself up for the flick, and hits it straight in the air to square leg, Price and Mpofu do the celebratory jig and tap their legs together. 174/7
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Thu, 04 Aug - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 264/2 (Hamilton Masakadza 88*, Brendan Taylor 40*, 90 ov)
Fri, 05 Aug - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 107/3 (Mohammad Ashraful 34*, Mahmudullah 4*, 46 ov)
Sat, 06 Aug - day 3 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 92/4 (Brendan Taylor 5*, Tatenda Taibu 0*, 34.3 ov)
Sun, 07 Aug - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 112/3 (Mohammad Ashraful 19*, Mushfiqur Rahim 4*, 30 ov)
Mon, 08 Aug - day 5 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 244 (57.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 42.5 overs (258 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: Bangladesh - 154/4 in 44.0 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 20, Mahmudullah 5)
  • Bangladesh: 200 runs in 51.6 overs (313 balls), Extras 7
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 25 balls (Abdur Razzak 43, Shafiul Islam 7, Ex 0)
  • Lunch: Bangladesh - 228/8 in 55.0 overs (Shafiul Islam 7, Rubel Hossain 4)
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TossBangladesh, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match numberTest no. 2002
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days4,5,6,7,8 August 2011 - day (5-day match)
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