2nd Match, Khulna, Jan 17 2016, Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh [Jan 2016]
(20 ov, target 168)125/8
Bangladesh won by 42 runs
Player Of The Match
end of over 204 runs • 1 wicket
ZIM: 125/8CRR: 6.25 
Wellington Masakadza6 (8)
Sabbir Rahman 2.1-0-11-3
Shuvagata Hom 3-0-18-1

That's all we have for you, thanks for your comments and we hope you tune in again for the third ODI from Khulna on Wednesday. Goodbye

Sabbir Rahman is the Man of the Match. "Very happy to go 2-0 and hopefully we will win the third one too. Wicket was very good, it came onto the bat very nicely and when I came to the crease I just supported Soumya Sarkar. They were playing the big shots and I just played beside them. It's a start [the three wickets]"

"We saw the wicket was a bit slower, we thought 150-160 was a good score. They had a good start but we came back well," says Mashrafe Mortaza. "It is very important for the openers to go good, and Sabbir Rahman is scoring for the team at No. 3. Unlucky Mushfiq got injured, but Shakib finished it well. I hope the injury is not serious, we thought it isn't very serious but we were fielding. Have to check only now. All through 2015 we have been bowling as a group and good to see it continue"

"I guess the bowlers did quite well to restrict Bangladesh. 167 was chaseable, but we didn't do enough in the powerplay and then overs 6-10 was [disappointing] as well," says Hamilton Masakadza, stand-in Zimbabwe captain. "With the World Cup in mind, we will have a few things tried out and we have to make the best use of it [the combination] on the day. I thought the guys bowled quite well, don't think too much to tinker with the bowling. We need to do more with the bat because these are batter-friendly conditions"

6.15 pm So no doubt about who the Man of the Match would be. Sabbir becomes the second Bangladeshi to score 40 runs and pick up three wickets. They had a good total on the board, but not a winning one just yet. A good show from their bowlers was needed and they got that. Mustafizur and his cutters and yorkers were impressive again. Shakib and his ability to tie batsman down came to the fore again. And amid all that Sabbir somehow takes three wickets in 13 balls to seal a 42-run victory.

Sabbir to Cremer, OUT

wicket off the last ball, and its Sabbir again. Offers up a short ball that Cremer goes to pull over the leg side. He was hitting against the turn so ends up with a top edge that goes straight up and falls straight down into the bowler's own hands

Graeme Cremer c & b Sabbir Rahman 8 (15m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Mustafizur seems to be having a problem with his left shoulder. He is clutching it, and trying to test it out. Tamim tells him to stop and asks him to go off the field. Bangladesh don't want to take any chances with him

Mustafizur to Masakadza, 1 run

full and outside off, drilled into the covers

Mustafizur to Masakadza, no run

good length ball outside off, Wellington flashes and misses

Mustafizur to Cremer, 1 leg bye

that time the search for the block hole makes him bowl a low full toss on leg stump, still since it's rather quick, the batsman can't connect with the flick

Mustafizur to Cremer, no run

another irritating yorker for the batsman, who can only dig it out

Mustafizur to Cremer, 2 runs

right up there on middle and leg, flicked to deep midwicket. Kayes was the man running in, bends down to pick it up with one hand but fails to pick the ball up

Guess who?

end of over 197 runs
ZIM: 121/7CRR: 6.36 RRR: 47.00
Wellington Masakadza5 (6)
Graeme Cremer6 (8)
Shuvagata Hom 3-0-18-1
Al-Amin Hossain 3-0-21-1
Shuvagata Hom to Masakadza, no run

gets down the track, but had signalled his intent too early. The bowler adjusts, fires it in quick on off stump. Wellington swipes across the line, gets an inside edge and has to hurry back into his crease lest he be run out by the wicketkeeper

Shuvagata Hom to Masakadza, 2 runs

swats a good length ball on off stump to long-on for a couple of runs

Shuvagata Hom to Cremer, 1 run

cuts it from leg stump after making room for himself, still only a single with a man in the deep

Shuvagata Hom to Cremer, 2 runs

skids onto the right-hander from around the wicket, Cremer pulls to deep midwicket

Shuvagata Hom to Masakadza, 1 run

backs away and slaps a flatter ball to long-off

Shuvagata Hom to Cremer, 1 run

short ball, pulled to deep square leg

Fifty five of 12 balls shouldn't happen, should it?

Alex: "I'm getting impressed by the Mustafizur cutter everyday. He is no one trick pony and knows what he's doing. " --- he's been taken off though. Shuvagata is now on