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RESULT
1st Test, Sylhet, November 03 - 06, 2018, Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh
282 & 181
(T:321) 143 & 169

Zimbabwe won by 151 runs

Player Of The Match
88, 1/5 & 20
sean-williams
Zimbabwe 1st Innings
Bangladesh 1st Innings
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings
Bangladesh 2nd Innings
Match Details
Zimbabwe 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Hamilton Masakadza (c)lbw b Abu Jayed52105-4249.52
Brian Chari  b Taijul Islam1331-2041.93
Brendan Taylor c Najmul Hossain Shanto b Taijul Islam615-0040.00
Sean Williams c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Mahmudullah88173-9050.86
Sikandar Raza  b Nazmul Islam1952-2036.53
Peter Moor not out 63192-6032.81
Regis Chakabva c Najmul Hossain Shanto b Taijul Islam2885-2032.94
Wellington Masakadza c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Taijul Islam428-0014.28
Brandon Mavuta lbw b Nazmul Islam314-0021.42
Kyle Jarvis c Mehidy Hasan Miraz b Taijul Islam49-0044.44
Tendai Chatara c Litton Das b Taijul Islam01-000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1)2
TOTAL117.3 Ov (RR: 2.40)282
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Brian Chari, 10.4 ov), 2-47 (Brendan Taylor, 16.2 ov), 3-85 (Hamilton Masakadza, 31.6 ov), 4-129 (Sikandar Raza, 47.3 ov), 5-201 (Sean Williams, 76.3 ov), 6-261 (Regis Chakabva, 102.1 ov), 7-268 (Wellington Masakadza, 109.3 ov), 8-273 (Brandon Mavuta, 112.5 ov), 9-282 (Kyle Jarvis, 117.2 ov), 10-282 (Tendai Chatara, 117.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Abu Jayed2136813.23928000
31.6 to H Masakadza, he was getting some sharp movement into the right-hander, and now he finally manages one sharp enough to beat the inside edge and ping the pad. Moves in the air and further into him after pitching. But in line to crash into leg stump. Just about clipping leg stump to get three reds, as replays show. 85/3
Taijul Islam39.3710862.7317910200
10.4 to BB Chari, oops, an ugly slog. That's an unacceptable shot on the first morning of a session. He has gifted Bangladesh an opening here. Nicely looped up and slides in to beat the bat and crash into middle. 35/1
16.2 to BRM Taylor, oh, well bowled, and Bangladesh are celebrating, but Taylor's standing his ground here... The umpires have gone upstairs for a catch at short leg. The soft signal is out. Nazmul Hossain Shanto claimed a low catch, straight off the inside edge, and Taylor wasn't sure he'd taken it cleanly. From the replays it seems like he has. Very well bowled. Drew Taylor forward to defend, and the ball kept coming in with the angle to take a thick inside edge. Could have played that with softer hands, I guess. Much better hands from Shanto - the ball nearly popped out but he grabbed it nicely on the second attempt. 47/2
102.1 to RW Chakabva, oh, a blinder at short leg! These have got to stick on, and this one did. Nicely done by the bowler, loops it up and invites the stroke from Chakabva who clips it off the pads. Just doesn't manage to keep it down and the ball travels straight into the hands of Nazmul. He wasn't even trying to catch so much as turning away to take cover. 261/6
109.3 to WP Masakadza, gone! It was a length ball outside off, Wellington pushes at it but the ball goes straight with the arm, takes an outside edge and Bangladesh have struck right after the drinks break. 268/7
117.2 to KM Jarvis, five-wicket haul for Taijul. Jarvis looks to go big but gets an outside edge and a good catch near head-height by Mehidy Hasan at first slip. Fourth five-wicket haul in Test cricket for Taijul. 282/9
117.3 to TL Chatara, make that six! Chatara goes for a first-ball duck, pushes at the length ball and a regulation catch to Liton Das at silly mid-off. 282/10
Ariful Haque41701.75200000
Mehidy Hasan Miraz2784501.661343000
Nazmul Islam2364922.131084000
47.3 to Sikandar Raza, for the first time ever, Test cricket witnesses Nazmul Islam's naagin dance! He gets Raza with the one that goes with the arm - pretty poorly handled by the batsman, who is forward but not close enough to the pitch of the ball, and brings the bat down at an angle in defence, curtain-rail style, and leaves a big gap for the ball to sneak through. 129/4
112.5 to B Mavuta, another wicket. It was a length ball, around middle, Mavuta came forward and thrust his bat and pad, but ends up playing inside the line and is struck right in front. The ball would have gone on to hit the top of middle stump, replays show. 273/8
Mahmudullah30311.00150000
76.3 to SC Williams, and Mahmudullah's given Bangladesh the breakthrough! The big, big wicket of Williams, that too. Even against Mehidy, he was having a bit of trouble with the one that pitched outside off and turned away, because he wasn't getting his front foot far enough across. He had been worried about the straighter one, worried about lbw, and his front pad had been going away from the line of the ball. Well, now Mahmudullah flights one nicely into that line outside off, and gets it to dip onto a dangerous length and spin away sharply. Williams looks to defend, but he's playing well away from his body and only manages a thick edge, which Mehidy grabs brilliantly with a dive to his left at first slip. 201/5
Bangladesh 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Litton Das c †Chakabva b Jarvis925-1036.00
Imrul Kayes  b Chatara513-1038.46
Mominul Haque c H Masakadza b Sikandar Raza1138-1028.94
Najmul Hossain Shanto c †Chakabva b Chatara55-10100.00
Mahmudullah (c) b Chatara02-000.00
Mushfiqur Rahim c †Chakabva b Jarvis3154-5057.40
Ariful Haque not out 4196-3042.70
Mehidy Hasan Miraz c & b Williams2133-3063.63
Taijul Islam c †Chakabva b Sikandar Raza824-0033.33
Nazmul Islam c Chari b Sikandar Raza415-1026.66
Abu Jayed run out (Taylor/Chatara)01-000.00
Extras(b 7, lb 1)8
TOTAL51 Ov (RR: 2.80)143
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Imrul Kayes, 3.5 ov), 2-14 (Litton Das, 8.3 ov), 3-19 (Najmul Hossain Shanto, 9.3 ov), 4-19 (Mahmudullah, 9.5 ov), 5-49 (Mominul Haque, 18.3 ov), 6-78 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 28.2 ov), 7-108 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 38.2 ov), 8-131 (Taijul Islam, 45.4 ov), 9-143 (Nazmul Islam, 49.5 ov), 10-143 (Abu Jayed, 50.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kyle Jarvis1122822.54534000
8.3 to Litton Das, and two balls after that, he plays a loose shot outside off, which really, that sort of looseness won't go unpunished probably once or twice out of ten times. Terrific delivery, though, drawing him forward into the channel with a fuller length ball and then getting it to leave him expertly to shave the outside edge and settle into the big gloves. 14/2
28.2 to Mushfiqur Rahim, oh, dear lord! This template never seems to leave Bangladesh. Boundary and then immediately a wicket. Extra bounce from a back of a length, outside off, but stifling enough to make him poke at it, gets the outside edge, a big fat one at that and the keeper gleefully pouches it. 78/6
Tendai Chatara1041931.90513000
3.5 to Imrul Kayes, chopped on. Persists in that channel outside off, and this time he gets some bounce from a back of a length. Imrul hops back up and brings the bat down at a slight angle and gets an inside edge onto the stumps. 8/1
9.3 to Najmul Hossain Shanto, ah, really need to curb those instincts.. Pushes away from the body. Chatara's getting these to leave the batsman pretty subtly, so that's easier said than done. Gets beaten promptly. Actually, Zimbabwe are convinced there's something here. Was it bat hitting the ground, though? Nah, a clear edge. Nazmul trudges off, and Bangladesh are all of a sudden on the backfoot for the first time in the match. 19/3
9.5 to Mahmudullah, uh-oh! Mahmudullah, the captain's gone. Bowled off an inside edge. This is beautiful bowling by Chatara. Beautiful seam, even more beautiful angles. Mahmudullah instinctively presses forward to block a back of a length ball but it cuts in pretty sharply off the deck and shaves the inside edge, before, to his horror, crashing into the stumps. Bangladesh in some serious trouble here. And they have to bat last. A first-innings lead is non-negotiable, really. 19/4
Brandon Mavuta602704.50213000
Sikandar Raza1223532.91523000
18.3 to Mominul Haque, a perfect offbreak. A little bit of flight, pitching just around off stump, forcing the batsman to come forward and play, and as Mominul pushes his bat forward, the ball spins just enough to take the outside edge and Hamilton Masakadza takes a good low catch to his right. 49/5
45.4 to Taijul Islam, and gone! Raza does the trick again. Taijul was nowhere near the pitch of the ball and sharp turn almost squares him up, forces an outside edge and the keeper does the rest. 131/8
49.5 to Nazmul Islam, caught beautifully at silly point. It was a length ball, Nazmul reaches out, couldn't reach to the pitch of the ball, pushes at it and the ball goes towards Brian Chari who stays low and takes a good catch. 143/9
Wellington Masakadza822102.62363000
Sean Williams40511.25200000
38.2 to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, that's pretty tame. Probably done in by how quickly and how sharply that curved into him, some extra bounce as well. And all that means Miraz gets a leading edge back to the bowler as he tries to flick it off the pads. 108/7
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Hamilton Masakadza (c)lbw b Mehidy Hasan Miraz48104-7046.15
Brian Chari  b Mehidy Hasan Miraz433-0012.12
Brendan Taylor c Imrul Kayes b Taijul Islam2425-4096.00
Sean Williams  b Taijul Islam2065-2030.76
Sikandar Raza  b Taijul Islam2530-3183.33
Peter Moor c Litton Das b Taijul Islam01-000.00
Regis Chakabva c Mahmudullah b Nazmul Islam2065-2030.76
Wellington Masakadza lbw b Mehidy Hasan Miraz1760-1028.33
Brandon Mavuta c Ariful Haque b Nazmul Islam64-01150.00
Kyle Jarvis not out 13-0033.33
Tendai Chatara lbw b Taijul Islam84-20200.00
Extras(b 4, lb 4)8
TOTAL65.4 Ov (RR: 2.75)181
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Brian Chari, 12.2 ov), 2-47 (Brendan Taylor, 18.2 ov), 3-101 (Hamilton Masakadza, 36.1 ov), 4-121 (Sean Williams, 41.5 ov), 5-121 (Peter Moor, 41.6 ov), 6-130 (Sikandar Raza, 43.3 ov), 7-165 (Wellington Masakadza, 62.5 ov), 8-172 (Regis Chakabva, 64.2 ov), 9-173 (Brandon Mavuta, 64.6 ov), 10-181 (Tendai Chatara, 65.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Taijul Islam28.486252.161356100
18.2 to BRM Taylor, caught near long-on! Top work by Imrul! He has to run back a big distance, tracking the ball over his shoulders, but he never loses sight of it. Even picks up on how he needs to reach for it at the very end. Does so and grabs it with both hands. Taylor falls, playing those shots that he hoped would mess with the Bangladesh spinners' discipline. But Taijul held on and so did his team. 47/2
41.5 to SC Williams, bowled 'im! Well, Zimbabwe usually play the reverse sweep well, and Williams plays it as well as anyone, but the shot has now brought two wickets since lunch. Williams was quickly into position for the stroke, but the ball landed just a little too close to him to execute it properly. After a couple of ricochets, the ball finds its way onto the stumps, and Bangladesh have another. It looks like the ball came right off his boot, no bat involved.. 121/4
41.6 to PJ Moor, there goes another one! Mahmudullah took an age setting his field just right, and a rattled PJ Moor pushed with hard hands to offer silly mid off a simple catch. There was a man at a close, catching mid on, a short leg, silly mid off and a slip. They all crowded Moor, who tapped his first ball straight to Liton Das at silly mid off. Two in two!. 121/5
43.3 to Sikandar Raza, there goes another one! Taijul has his tenth wicket in the game, and Bangladesh are roaring back into this. Having used his feet so well at the beginning of the over, Raza inexplicably stays back to this one. The ball grips, turns and beats his desperate defensive push to rattle the stumps. This is his first 10-wicket haul in Tests.. 130/6
65.4 to TL Chatara, big appeal for lbw and umpire Kettleborough gives it. Chatara asks for the review, and it seems like he thinks he's hit it. Replays show he has, but the ball strikes pad first, before the bat comes into contact. This doesn't look good for Zimbabwe. The skidder is in line with middle stump. It straightens just enough, and does so at good pace, to trouble the batsman. Ball-tracking comes up - three reds - he's out. 181/10
Nazmul Islam612724.50233000
64.2 to RW Chakabva, caught at short cover! That's not what you do with a half-volley. Having looked fairly solid in defence, he goes for the drive - and it's wide enough to drive too - only he fails to place and he's utterly peeved with himself for the mistake. Spins around in disgust, hacking his bat at the air, before walking off.. 172/8
64.6 to B Mavuta, taken at deepish mid-off. Two wickets in the over, to not especially great deliveries, but that's expected at the tail-end of a batting line up. Mavuta makes room to belt a length ball. But in making space for himself, he ruins his chances of making good connection. Toe-end strike goes straight up and Ariful takes a simple catch. 173/9
Abu Jayed712503.57324000
Mehidy Hasan Miraz1974832.52937100
12.2 to BB Chari, lovely bowling. Follows the dart with a sumptuous delivery - tossed up so slow through the air. Chari inches forward but plays inside the line - that's because of Mehidy's drift and it's so beautiful, just enough to beat the outside edge and knock back off stump. 19/1
36.1 to H Masakadza, Where has this come from? Masakadza has played a couple of shots already in this session, and now he's perished! Mehidy came around the wicket, and Masakadza lined him up with a reverse sweep. But he misses completely, and an appeal for lbw is upheld. There's a brief chat between the batsmen about taking the review, but Williams advises against it. Bangladesh break through, and Masakadza falls short of what would have been a second patient fifty in the game.. 101/3
62.5 to WP Masakadza, lbw to the slider but Wellington goes for a review. This is beautiful bowling. Pitching it right up on off stump, the undercutter meant to go on with the arm. Wellington goes back - which is a poor call - and is rushed by the ball zipping through to him, pinning him in front of middle. DRS gives out three reds and umpire Tucker's decision stands. 165/7
Mahmudullah41701.75190000
Mominul Haque10404.0051000
Bangladesh 2nd Innings (T: 321 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Litton Das lbw b Sikandar Raza2375-3030.66
Imrul Kayes  b Sikandar Raza43103-6041.74
Mominul Haque  b Jarvis913-2069.23
Mahmudullah (c)c sub (CR Ervine) b Sikandar Raza1645-0035.55
Najmul Hossain Shanto c Sikandar Raza b Mavuta1332-1040.62
Mushfiqur Rahim c WP Masakadza b Mavuta1344-0029.54
Ariful Haque c †Chakabva b WP Masakadza3837-42102.70
Mehidy Hasan Miraz c †Chakabva b Mavuta715-0046.66
Taijul Islam c Taylor b WP Masakadza03-000.00
Nazmul Islam lbw b Mavuta01-000.00
Abu Jayed not out 011-000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 2)7
TOTAL63.1 Ov (RR: 2.67)169
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Litton Das, 22.6 ov), 2-67 (Mominul Haque, 27.3 ov), 3-83 (Imrul Kayes, 36.5 ov), 4-102 (Mahmudullah, 42.3 ov), 5-111 (Najmul Hossain Shanto, 46.5 ov), 6-132 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 54.3 ov), 7-150 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 58.6 ov), 8-151 (Taijul Islam, 59.5 ov), 9-155 (Nazmul Islam, 60.1 ov), 10-169 (Ariful Haque, 63.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kyle Jarvis1452912.07714000
27.3 to Mominul Haque, he's chopped on! Jarvis belts out a roar and Zimbabwe are on top here. Intense bowling and the rewards are coming. Gets this to bounce extra off a length, the angle is moving away. Where Mominul was better off defending with a straight bat, he attempts to punch on the up. But the bounce ensures he's in no position and it takes the thick inside edge before smashing the stumps.. 67/2
Tendai Chatara922502.77413000
Sikandar Raza1714132.41785000
22.6 to Litton Das, extended appeal for lbw! Umpire Kettleborough says no, but they're reviewing it. Liton was aiming to pull to midwicket, but the ball just rushed on to him a little and struck him on the thigh and fairly adjacent. There's no bat involved, the impact is in line and it's hitting the top of middle. Three reds, the opening stand is broken and Zimbabwe celebrate! Excellent referral. Terrible shot.. 56/1
36.5 to Imrul Kayes, bowled him! Raza strikes again! Imrul had chosen his shots so wisely up to this point, but now he falls to an unnecessary paddle sweep. The ball was floated right up to him, drifting down the leg side, but it was too full for the sweep, and he's bowled around his legs.. 83/3
42.3 to Mahmudullah, the marathon man strikes again, this is a very poor stroke. He wasn't sure whether to play full-blooded sweep or just defend. In the end, he got into an awkward tangle, and the ball hit the glove, onto the body and to the short leg fielder. Alarm bells ringing in the Bangladesh camp. 102/4
Sean Williams821301.62350000
Brandon Mavuta1022142.10441000
46.5 to Najmul Hossain Shanto, oh dear, what have you done at the stroke of lunch? This is a loose shot, what a terrible way to go. He better not look into the coach's eyes for a while to come. This is an attempted googly gone wrong, the length is too short and this was sitting up for him to slap, Shanto after giving himself the room suddenly checks his shot and ends up chipping it. Raza dives to his right and point to complete an excellent catch. It's lunch and Zimbabwe are on top! . 111/5
54.3 to Mushfiqur Rahim, caught in the deep! Mushfiqur missed a sweep in Mavuta's last over, now he's top edged one. The extra bounce meant the ball took the top edge, and Masakadza sprinted in from deep square leg to hold onto a diving catch. His sunglasses flew off his hat as he went to ground, and for a moment it looked like he'd grassed it ... but it's a clean catch, and Zimbabwe have taken a significant forward step in their push for victory.. 132/6
58.6 to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, beautiful bowling. Plenty of revs, there's enough turn as it lands on the rough outside off and spins away. Mehedy jabs at this and gets the thinnest of edges. That said, it still needed some catching from Chakabva, who rode the bounce very nicely to pouch this safely. Mavuta continues to impress, what a delivery, one that would've made any top legspinner of yore very, very proud.. 150/7
60.1 to Nazmul Islam, draws him forward and beats the inside edge with sharp turn. The appeal was convincing, umpire Richard Kettleborough ruled it out on the field. Bangladesh went for a review, with the hope that this may have bounced over, but ball tracking confirms this as umpire's call. The ball struck just about in line and would've clipped the stumps.. 155/9
Wellington Masakadza5.103326.38173200
59.5 to Taijul Islam, first Test wicket for Wellington Masakadza! Nice flight, enticed Taijul to go over the top. He does exactly that but the turn means he ends not just just toe-ending it but also drag it straight to long-on. Coach Lalchand Rajput is on his feet. Zimbabwe are not far from their first away win in 17 years.. 151/8
63.1 to Ariful Haque, Zimbabwe have recorded their first away win since 2001! What scenes in Sylhet. The batsman is completely deceived in flight, he goes for a wild heave, but ends up getting a top-edge. This is so high in the air, that two fielders are underneath it. Regis Chakabva, the keeper, calls for it and settles underneath it to complete an excellent catch. He immediately uproots the stumps before running in to join his mates in celebration. Hail the spirit of the Zimbabweans . 169/10
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MATCH DETAILS
Sylhet International Cricket Stadium
TossZimbabwe, elected to bat first
Series
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Zimbabwe
Sean Williams
Series resultZimbabwe led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2323
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days3,4,5,6 November 2018 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Ariful Haque
Ariful Haque
Nazmul Islam
Nazmul Islam
Brandon Mavuta
Brandon Mavuta
Wellington Masakadza
Wellington Masakadza
Umpires
England
Richard Kettleborough
Australia
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh
Masudur Rahman
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 03 Nov - day 1 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 236/5 (Peter Moor 37*, Regis Chakabva 20*, 91 ov)
Sun, 04 Nov - day 2 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 1/0 (Hamilton Masakadza 1*, Brian Chari 0*, 2 ov)
Mon, 05 Nov - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 26/0 (Litton Das 14*, Imrul Kayes 12*, 10.1 ov)
Tue, 06 Nov - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 169 (63.1 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Bangladesh: 50 runs in 20.6 overs (126 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 126 balls (Liton Das 23, Imrul Kayes 27, Ex 0)
  • Over 22.6: Review by Zimbabwe (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - Liton Das (Upheld)
  • Drinks: Bangladesh - 67/2 in 27.3 overs (Imrul Kayes 35)
  • Bangladesh: 100 runs in 40.5 overs (245 balls), Extras 0
  • Lunch: Bangladesh - 111/5 in 46.5 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 3)
  • Bangladesh: 150 runs in 58.5 overs (353 balls), Extras 7
  • Over 60.1: Review by Bangladesh (Batting), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - Nazmul Islam (Umpires Call)
  • Over 62.6: Review by Zimbabwe (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - Abu Jayed (Struck down)
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