1st Match, Khulna, Jan 15 2016, Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh [Jan 2016]
(18.4/20 ov, target 164)166/6
Bangladesh won by 4 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
player of the match

6:15pm Bangladesh lost Soumya early, but Tamim gave the hosts a decent platform. Sabbir then dropped anchor and Shakib finished off the 164 chase calmly. Zimbabwe's openers had dominated in the early exchanges of the match, but a middle-order collapse set them back and eventually led to the downfall.

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Chigumbura: The most important period where we should have maximised we did not. We should work on that.Good to have the senior guys back in the team, but is is important to finish off games. We did not take our chances and I thought the bowlers did a good job. We did not back it up with our fielding.

Mashrafe: It was a clinical performance, batting. Bowling we will have to improve. Tamim was calm, Sabbir was brilliant, and Shakib finished it off. At stage, they looked to score 170-80, but the way Mustafiz and Al-Amin bowled was brilliant.

Hamilton Masakadza has to console himself with the Man-of-the-Match award

Hamilton: I thought I could have put a few more runs on the board. I think usually we have high-scoring games here. I was in, I should have made sure I should have stayed till the end. A lot of good young guys coming through and things are looking good for us in the future.

riad: "Zimbabwe did not score well in the death and later in the chase they allowed Bangladesh to score big."

botha: "2x5 wides from death bowlers, next time Zim would do better to use spinners in the death."

Jongwe to Shakib, 5 wide

Bangladesh open 2016 with a four-wicket win! That's the hosts' second-highest successful run chase in T20s. Shakib backs away and throws the bowler off course again. Jongwe slings a wide ball down leg. The dive from Moor is not enough again

Jongwe to Shakib, FOUR runs

Shakib backs away again, the bowler follows him with a full toss. Whirl of the wrists as Shakib whips over backward square leg

Jongwe to Shakib, FOUR runs

short of a length on middle, Shakib backs away and carves it over to the third man boundary

Jongwe to Nurul, 1 run

slower ball on off, nudged towards mid-on

Jongwe to Shakib, 1 leg bye

Shakib steps away outside leg, Jongwe fires a yorker, and pings the pad

end of over 1814 runs
BDESH: 151/6CRR: 8.38 • RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 runs from 12b
Shakib Al Hasan12 (10)
Nurul Hasan6 (4)
Brian Vitori3-0-24-0
Luke Jongwe3-0-31-1

Bangladesh need 13 off the last two overs

Vitori to Shakib, 1 run

full on middle and leg, whipped to long leg

Vitori to Shakib, 5 wide

Shakib steps out, makes room. Vitori gets the yorker wrong and sprays miles down leg, beating the diving Moor

Vitori to Nurul, 1 run

pretty full and on off, flashed into the covers

Vitori to Nurul, FOUR runs

full on off, Nurul drops to one knee, scoops it fine of short fine leg

Vitori to Shakib, 1 run

Shakib jumps outside leg, Vitori chases him. Driven to long-on

Vitori to Nurul, 1 run

full on middle again, squeezed to midwicket

Vitori to Shakib, 1 run

yorker, right at the base of middle, Shakib angles it to short third man


end of over 1711 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 137/6CRR: 8.05 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 27 runs from 18b
Nurul Hasan0 (1)
Shakib Al Hasan9 (7)
Luke Jongwe3-0-31-1
Wellington Masakadza4-0-25-1
Jongwe to Nurul, no run

Nurul walks down the track, this short ball is floated outside off to beat the new batsman

Nurul, the debutant joins Shakib

Jongwe to Mahmudullah, OUT

six and out! The off stump is knocked back. Near-yorker length ball, Mahmudullah loses his shape and bottom-edges the ball back to disturb the furniture

Mahmudullah b Jongwe 7 (3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 233.33
Jongwe to Mahmudullah, SIX runs

short and width outside off, Mahmudullah makes room and cuts it. He sends it flying over the covers

Jongwe to Shakib, 3 runs

Shakib makes room, waits for the slower ball, adjusts, and cuts it towards deep cover. They take the third off an overthrow

Jongwe to Mahmudullah, 1 run

length and outside off, guided to third man


Jongwe to Shakib, 1 run

back of a length and on middle, Shakib uses his wrists and plays it in front of mid-on

Jongwe returns