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Zimbabwe vs Hong Kong, 1st Match, First Round Group B at Nagpur, , Mar 08 2016 - Match Result

RESULT
1st Match, First Round Group B (D/N), Nagpur, March 08, 2016, World T20
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(20 ov, T:159) 144/6

Zimbabwe won by 14 runs

Player Of The Match
59 (46)
vusi-sibanda
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Scores: Binoy | Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Zimbabwe 158/8(20 overs)
59 (46)
2/19 (4)
2/33 (4)
Hong Kong 144/6(20 overs)
end of over 208 runs
HKG: 144/6CRR: 7.20 
Tanwir Afzal31 (17b 3x4 1x6)
Aizaz Khan0 (3b)
Donald Tiripano 4-0-27-2
Tendai Chatara 4-0-28-2

6:30pm: Sibanda set the game up for Zimbabwe with his maiden T20I half-century, Atkinson then threatened to help Hong Kong chase 159 with a maiden T20I half-century of his own, but Zimbabwe's seamers held their own at the death. Tiripano scalped Atkinson and bowled a fine last over, while Chatara, on return, took two wickets in two balls. Ultimately, Chigumbura's cameo turned out to be crucial as well.

Sibanda, Man of the Match: It was not easy out there. It was a decent score to be honest. The wicket was slow. We just had to drag the game all the way. We have some big hitters. Credit to Elti (Chugumbura). Myself, Hami and the rest of the guys have to carry the team through. They [Hong Kong] pushed us. Credit to the bowlers as well. The wickets in India are different to what they are back home.

Hamilton, Zimbabwe captain: I thought to get to 150 after the wobble was a good effort was about par. Elton played well at the back end and Vusi controlled the innings. I thought Tanwir stifled us. Sibanda played well and we needed somebody to take the innings deeper. The way he batted was really good for us. The run-out was a silly thing. I think I will get a few more hits in Youtube today.

Tanwir, Hong Kong captain: We did well in the middle overs, and I thought we could chase this. Credit to Zimbabwe. They bowled well in the Powerplay. We were in position to keep them under 150, it is a positive sign for us.

Ali: "Poor Tanwir, After brilliant bowling spell, too much left for him for batting."

advait: "Campbell hurt the chase with his slow batting."

Yogi: "Those three sixes by Chigu were indeed crucial."

Thanks for your company and comments. Do tune in for the second match of the day, featuring Afghanistan and Scotland. Cheers, ta ra!

19.6
4
Tiripano to Tanwir Afzal, FOUR runs

yorker shading towards the leg stump, squeezed fine on the leg side for four. Zimbabwe open their WT20 campaign with a win

19.5
2
Tiripano to Tanwir Afzal, 2 runs

back of a length on middle, skies a slog in front of on-rushing long-on

19.4
Tiripano to Tanwir Afzal, no run

full and attacks the pad, he can't flick it away

19.3
Tiripano to Tanwir Afzal, no run

shortish and outside off, wild swipe and a miss. Might have been another slower ball. Ntini is up on his feet, applauding

19.2
1lb
Tiripano to Aizaz Khan, 1 leg bye

floats a back of the hand slower ball down leg, brushes the pad on its way to the keeper

19.1
1
Tiripano to Tanwir Afzal, 1 run

knee-high full toss, weak flick behind square off the inside edge

HK need 23 off the last over, Zim a few dots. Tiripano to bowl the last over

end of over 197 runs • 2 wickets
HKG: 136/6CRR: 7.15 RRR: 23.00
Aizaz Khan0 (2b)
Tanwir Afzal24 (12b 2x4 1x6)
Tendai Chatara 4-0-28-2
Tinashe Panyangara 4-0-27-0
18.6
Chatara to Aizaz Khan, no run

full and angling away outside off, flirts with the wide line and gets away. Aizaz slashes and misses

De Shaa: "That's my man , Chatara."

18.5
Chatara to Aizaz Khan, no run

yorker outside off, can't be dug out

18.4
1
Chatara to Tanwir Afzal, 1 run

full and outside off, the batsman flits around in the crease and slices it over cover

Free-hit

18.4
5nb
Chatara to Tanwir Afzal, (no ball) FOUR runs

beamer, full toss above the waistline, hit over midwicket, one-bounce four

Vishnu: "How crucial E Chigumbura's quick 30 is turning out to be"

18.3
W
Chatara to Nizakat Khan, OUT

two wickets in two balls. Full and slanting away outside off with the angle from round the stumps. Nizakat dismissed for a golden duck. He slices it to Tirpano at third man

Nizakat Khan c Williams b Chatara 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 0
18.2
W
Chatara to Anshuman Rath, OUT

Rath manufactures room outside leg, Tiripano does well to follow him. The batsman goes for a lofted hit, but ends up plopping a catch to cover

Anshy Rath c Tiripano b Chatara 13 (8b 2x4 0x6 25m) SR: 162.5
18.1
1
Chatara to Tanwir Afzal, 1 run

full and wide outside off, squeezed past the covers

Chatara from round the wicket

koti reddy: "Zim too were 129 at the same stage "

end of over 189 runs
HKG: 129/4CRR: 7.16 RRR: 15.00
Tanwir Afzal18 (9b 1x4 1x6)
Anshy Rath13 (7b 2x4)
Tinashe Panyangara 4-0-27-0
Donald Tiripano 3-0-20-2
17.6
1
Panyangara to Tanwir Afzal, 1 run

another mishap in the field, Chigumbura drops this at backward point. Full and outside off, Tanwir throws his hands at it, carving it in the air. Chigumbura makes a mess of this. He leaps off his feet, gets both hands to the ball, but spills it

17.5
6
Panyangara to Tanwir Afzal, SIX runs

full on middle, the bowler misses his length, misses the yorker. Tanwir clears his front leg and sends it skimming over long-on

17.4
Panyangara to Tanwir Afzal, no run

lifting short ball outside off, Tanwir can't touch it

17.3
2
Panyangara to Tanwir Afzal, 2 runs

back of a length on off, belted fiercely to cow corner, Walkker moves to his left from deep midwicket, stops it with his left hand

17.2
Panyangara to Tanwir Afzal, no run

bouncer outside off, steps out, but can't put bat on ball

17.1
Panyangara to Tanwir Afzal, no run

slower short ball outside off, the batsman in early into the leg-side swing and misses. Panyangara collapses in his followthrough

Vishal Bansal: "Last 3 overs, 42 runs. Chase is on Fellas!!"

end of over 1714 runs • 1 wicket
HKG: 120/4CRR: 7.05 RRR: 13.00
Tanwir Afzal9 (3b 1x4)
Anshy Rath13 (7b 2x4)
Donald Tiripano 3-0-20-2
Tendai Chatara 3-0-21-0
16.6
3
Tiripano to Tanwir Afzal, 3 runs

slower full ball outside off, the batsman opens the face of the bat and carves it over backward point

Niroop: "A good fight from HK, esp from Atkinson."

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
V Sibanda
59 runs (46)
5 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
on drive
22 runs
1 four2 sixes
Control
79%
JJ Atkinson
53 runs (44)
4 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
pull
14 runs
2 fours1 six
Control
64%
Best performances - bowlers
Tanwir Afzal
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
DT Tiripano
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
2
ECO
6.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
TossHong Kong, elected to field first
Series
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Match numberT20I no. 522
Hours of play (local time)15:00 start First Session 15.00-16.25, Interval 16.25-16.45, Second Session 16.45-18.10
Match days8 March 2016 - daynight (20-over match)
T20I debut
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TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsZimbabwe 2, Hong Kong 0
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