it's over. Robiul gets the wicket with a full and straight delivery. This hits him middle and leg, and would have taken leg
That's all we have from today. The second game is on Sunday, 9am Bulawayo time. Do join us then. Cheers
Quotes from the presentation
"Shocker," says Brendan Taylor. "Very disappointing. We were happy restricting them to 268 on a flat wicket, but we didn't bat well. No room for excuses. We have got to come back well. It's such a good wicket. We kept finding ways to get out. it is frustrating. Bangladesh kept it really simple. We can learn from them. Not much time. Tomorrow practice, and come out and be positive and back ourselves. They are going to be tough to beat, but we will be up for that."
"Always happy with such wins," says Mushfiqur Rahim. "It is an important match because this is the series opener. We lost a few wickets, but Nasir and Mominul and Mahmudullah batted really well. Shows Nasir is in good form. It is a pleasure to play with him. He and Mominul put up a crucial partnership. Shafiul took early wickets, and we knew it was a matter of one or two wickets when they got that partnership going. And Zia bowled superbly."
"First of all I thank Allah," says Ziaur Rahman, the Man of the Match. "I was looking to bowl straight, just bowl line and length. Everybody supported me. Beautiful country. I am enjoying the stay here."
Shakib plucks out a stump for Ziaur Rahman, who came into the match with an average of 100, but has taken five wickets to skittle out Zimbabwe. That's a big win by 121 runs after being put in. A solid innings from Nasir Hossain set them up after Bangladesh had been 94 for 4 at one stage. After that, their bowlers, no longer relying on just spin, put the hosts under a lot of pressure, and reaped the wickets
"Our boys played really really well," says Abdur Razzak. "We batted well first, and then bowled really well. When I started the career, we have been playing more ODIs than Tests so we enjoy the format. We will try to play similar kind of cricket in the coming matches."
another appeal for lbw. A smiliar delivery really except that this one has taken the inside edge
how close has he come to a hat-trick? He had it, for mine, but the big stride from Chatara seems to have saved him. This was straight, just short of a length, seamed in, and trapped him in front. Not given. I can only imagine the stride saved him
Chatara to face the hat-trick ball. Two slips, a short cover,a gully catching
that's five for Zia. he began the day with an average for 100. What a game cricket is. This one nips back in from a length just outside off, and traps him dead in front. Can Zia finish this off with a hat-trick?
Panyangara is the new man in
Time for the final drink of the afternoon
and finally the slog gets Bangladesh the wicket. This partnership much have frustrated Bangladesh, but Zia has come back and broken through. Waller swipes across the line, and misses, and is bowled
AndrewM: "Just back on, after a coffee delay (Salvadorian coffee amongst the best in the world!) and its all rather depressing. Shingi has done himself proud recently though, i remember Allan Donald singling him out for praise during his brief coaching stint in Zim. Would love it if these 2 could get 50 each..."
on a length, on off, defended off the front foot
appeal for lbw as this one nips back in, but Masakadza has got outside the line of off
starts with a wide down the leg side
"Its Yowerere Yave Nyama Yekugocha Baya wabaya" Thanks, Chris. And I have just spotted Ashraful dancing along
Here is Zia
full, outside off, driven to sweeper-cover
cut away nicely. Mominul is bowling too short, and this time he has been cut to the left of deep cover. Fifty for this stand
full, on off, defended to cover
pushed to sweeper-cover for one
full, on off, defended with an open face
and short he bowls. Wide too. Cut away for one
Mominul to bowl. Hope he doesn't bowl, well, short
on a length, angling in towards off, defended off the back foot
full, on off, defended back to him
Tanzir Kaiser: "Im just Loving the song singing by crowd in Zim. Its really rhythmic. Aeeey aeey aey aeey aaaaa . Aaaaa .. Aaaa :)"
defended off the front foot
short of a length, into the pads, pushed to the right of midwicket for one
hooked away. That's some shot. He has taken this bouncer from well outside off, and smacked it over midwicket
short of a length, outside off, punched to deep cover for one
Jambe: "Can Shingi and Malcom keep us interested in this match? IThey hold the key to whether I will be drinking out of sorrow or celebration tonight. So far it looks like sorrow-driven drinkig..."
Shafiul comes back