all over! Shakib makes room and punches another full ball over the infield and Bangladesh have leveled the series at 1-1 in front of a raucous home crowd
Bangladesh won by 7 wickets (with 123 balls remaining)
Good win for Bangladesh. They were the better side by some distance. Razzak led the way with 5 for 29 and Shakib finished it off in Raqibul's company with a flamboyant century. The crowd laps it up as he walks off. This is a big win, with seven wickets and 123 balls remaining. A target of 220 just didn't test Bangladesh. Razzak and Shakib will now vie for the Man-of-the-Match award. Stay tuned.
Zaman: "Yes! This guy Shakib is the number 1 all-rounder! Not only in Bangladesh but in the world also. Bangladesh need more players like him. They don't need a talent like Ash!"
Abul Shamsuddin: "We need a player like Ashraful. Unfortunatly, he is going through a bad patch. Don't discount him alltogether."
Asif Rahman: "Agree with Zaman. Ash has to go. We have more consistent players in the dugout, aching to go."
Masakadza: "We started well but it turned out to be a bad day in the office. We just didn't get enough runs. We need more runs. The wicket played very well."
Shakib: "Very happy that we came back so well. Razzak bowled very well and I got some runs. They started well after ten overs and we were worried but we knew our strength was spin and that worked. Ashraful is a key bowler and every time he comes on he gets wickets. We're looking forward to the rest of the series."
Razzak is the Man of the Match: "I'm very happy. In morning time we were on the back foot when they began well but we came back well. There wasn't that much turn but I focused to put the ball on the stumps."
So that is it from us at Cricinfo. See you next time. Bye for now!
and there it is! Hundred No. 4 for Shakib! The crowd comes to its feet as Shakib reaches out and squeezes a wide ball down to third man and brings up three figures, it has been a very good innings from the captain
good ball, cramps him for room with the length and Shakib gets up to punch the ball out to the deep, its an easy single but they have a good think before taking it and decide not to in the end
Right then. Shakib needs three. Bangladesh need seven. The crowd is abuzz.
once again he just defends to ensure Shakib gets to face
Zohaib: "This guy shakib looks like a very talented player. There is no doubt in my mind that he is the best cricketer that bangladesh has ever produced. Scores runs and takes wickets consistently yet it all goes unnoticed, no wonder he is not playing IPL yet!"
full outside off, Shakib moves to 97 with a punch to extra cover
comes dancing out to try and throw the bowler off line, swats at a short ball and just mistimes it wide of mid-on, Waller runs in from long-on and dives but the ball drops short and ricochets away
nice and straight, Shakib backs away but cannot beat cover
short of a length, he goes back and punches to cover
Shakib on 94 .. on the leg side there are three men right on the ropes ... on the off side there are five on the circle
There's a clear plan here ... Raqibul has been told to just get singles
short of a length, he opens the face and steers it to third man
slow bouncer outside off and Raqibul ducks, wide called for height
nice ball again, very full in the blockhole and punched back
full on the stumps, swatted to midwicket
slapped! That is a bad ball, short and wide and a no-ball so Shakib stands up cuts between cover and point and the sweeper cannot get there in time
bang, that's four! In the slot to be driven outside off and Shakib punches it fiercely back past the bowler
short, too slow, sits up nicely and Shakib pulls over midwicket
shorter ball on middle and off, he gets up and turns it away for one
good length on off, rolls the fingers over the ball, Raqibul defends
Chibhabha has the ball ... its been a quite Powerplay so far
Drinks on the field ....
fuller ball and he drives it out to deep cover for a single
straighter ball cramps him up and he turns it to midwicket
reaches out and mistimes a square drive to cover
|Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|Toss||Zimbabwe, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||5-match series level 1-1|
|Match number||ODI no. 2916|
|Hours of play (local time)||14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15|
|Match days||29 October 2009 - daynight (50-over match)|
Dolar Mahmud fined for bowling beamers
Razzak and Shakib maul Zimbabwe
|Raqibul Hasan||not out||39||75|
|Shakib Al Hasan||not out||105||69|
|Extras||(b 4, lb 2, nb 4, w 15)|
|Total||221(3 wkts; 29.3 ovs)|