result
1st T20I (D/N), Mirpur, Mar 9 2020, Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh
(19/20 ov, target 201)152
Bangladesh won by 48 runs
Player Of The Match
62* (32) & 2 catches
soumya-sarkar
end of over 1913 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 152/10CRR: 8.00 RRR: 49.00
Chris Mpofu2 (3)
Mustafizur Rahman 4-0-32-3
Shafiul Islam 3-0-19-1

9:30pm That is all we have from tonight, thank you for joining us and see you soon for the second T20I.

Soumya Sarkar: (translated) When the batters get a good start, it makes things easier. Dropped a catch but was annoyed, but I'm getting back into the groove and will be doing better.

Soumya Sarkar is the Player of the Match.

Mahmudullah: It was pleasing to see how the batters performed, especially up front, Liton and Tamim. The wicket was a bit tacky but the batters looked real good. The batsmen applied their strengths. We can't be complacent, we're playing good cricket, but we've to be consistent enough.

Sean Williams: Obviously winning the toss tonight was a good thing for us. We missed our lengths when we bowled. Partnerships again at the top of the order let us down. Those partnerships are crucial for us and probably would have got us close. Chasing 200 is a lot of pressure but we should think carefully about the shot salections we make. It's a simple fix. I mean, myself, I hit a full toss down square leg's throat. It's just sometimes when things go wrong, they keep going wrong.

9:13pm Big win for Bangladesh and it's their batsmen who have delivered it today. Not ideal in the second half with the ball, but they'd done enough to blow Zimbabwe out of the competition by then. No scores from Zimbabwe's senior batsmen and despite playing on a good surface, they were never going to get close to 200 without contributions from them. Wickets for Mustafizur and Aminul, who also happened to be among the most expensive bowlers for them. But wickets are currency in this format, and there were others who kept it sufficiently tight. A cocktail of bowling types, this team, and they consistently troubled Zimbabwe.

18.6
W
Mustafizur to Mumba, OUT

taken at long-off and Bangladesh are into the lead in the series. Cutter at a length in the corridor, looks for the long hit again, ends up slicing that high and harmlessly for Liton there

Carl Mumba c Liton Das b Mustafizur Rahman 25 (16b 3x4 1x6) SR: 156.25
18.5
Mustafizur to Mumba, no run

short and cutting away outside off, beaten on the pull

18.5
1w
Mustafizur to Mumba, 1 wide

short and wide outside off, beaten on the upper cut

18.4
Mustafizur to Mumba, no run

short of a length, cutting away from the attempted slog outside off

18.3
4
Mustafizur to Mumba, FOUR runs

sweet connection. Overpitched in the corridor, and once again that front leg has gloriously stepped into the leg side to allow for a drill to the wide long-off boundary

18.3
1w
Mustafizur to Mumba, 1 wide

yorker, very wide outside off. Left alone

18.2
6
Mustafizur to Mumba, SIX runs

smite. Length ball at the stumps, gets the front leg in the leg side and chops from underneath. That's an impressive hit. Straight over the bowler

18.1
Mustafizur to Mumba, no run

slower ball, short of a length and cutting away in the corridor as he looks to heave across the line

18.1
1w
Mustafizur to Mumba, 1 wide

slower ball at a length, cutting away past the bat outside off and past the marker

end of over 187 runs
ZIM: 139/9CRR: 7.72 RRR: 31.00
Chris Mpofu2 (3)
Carl Mumba15 (10)
Shafiul Islam 3-0-19-1
Mohammad Saifuddin 3-0-19-1
17.6
Shafiul to Mpofu, no run

yorker length, jammed out, just about

17.5
1
Shafiul to Mumba, 1 run

full at the stumps, sliced inside-out to long-off's left

17.4
1
Shafiul to Mpofu, 1 run

slower ball at a length on middle stump. Mistimed hoick into the leg side off the inside half

17.3
1
Shafiul to Mumba, 1 run

full slower ball on middle stump. Thick inside edge towards deep square as he looks to slog

17.2
Shafiul to Mumba, no run

short at middle stump, beaten on the heave

17.1
4
Shafiul to Mumba, FOUR runs

sweeper cover over-runs that. Looks like Saifuddin. Full slower ball outside off, clears the front leg and scythes that. Takes a turn late as it fizzes through the outfield and beats him to his left

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 132/9CRR: 7.76 RRR: 23.00
Carl Mumba9 (6)
Chris Mpofu1 (1)
Mohammad Saifuddin 3-0-19-1
Afif Hossain 2-0-18-1
16.6
1
Saifuddin to Mumba, 1 run

short of a length on off stump, punched to sweeper cover off the back foot

16.5
1
Saifuddin to Mpofu, 1 run

yorker at off stump, hurriedly chopped down to fine leg off the inside edge

16.4
W
Saifuddin to Tiripano, OUT

dragged onto the stumps. But has he overstepped? No, looks just okay. Slower ball at a length, skids low and he's through the attempted slog too early. Gets an inside edge and he's gone

Donald Tiripano b Mohammad Saifuddin 20 (13b 0x4 3x6) SR: 153.84
16.3
1
Saifuddin to Mumba, 1 run

full and dipping in at the stumps. Jammed down to long-on

Pias: "Why don't they send Tiripano earlier? ZIM should utilize the superb form he is in"

16.2
1
Saifuddin to Tiripano, 1 run

full on of stump, mistimed slog trickles down to long-on

16.1
Saifuddin to Tiripano, no run

length on off stump, driven on the rise to extra cover

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