Bangladesh in Zimbabwe, 3 ODI Series, 2021

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh - 2nd ODI

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Date & Time: 18 July 2021

Bangladesh 242/7

RR: 4.92 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 3 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Tamim Iqbal c Sikandar Raza & b Luke Jongwec Sikandar Raza & b Luke Jongwe203440
Liton Das c Brendan Taylor (C) & b Richard Ngaravac Brendan Taylor (C) & b Richard Ngarava213340
Shakib Al Hasan not out not out 9610980
Mohammad Mithun c Wesley Madhevere & b Luke Jongwec Wesley Madhevere & b Luke Jongwe2300
Mosaddek Hossain run out (Regis Chakabva)run out (Regis Chakabva)5900
Mahmudullah c Regis Chakabva (W) & b Blessing Muzarabanic Regis Chakabva (W) & b Blessing Muzarabani263530
Mehidy Hasan c Dion Myers & b Wesley Madheverec Dion Myers & b Wesley Madhevere61500
Afif Hossain stumped Regis Chakabva (W) & b Sikandar Razastumped Regis Chakabva (W) & b Sikandar Raza152300
Mohammad Saifuddin not out not out 283410
Taskin Ahmed
Shoriful Islam
Extras 23 (b 0, lb 8, w 15, nb 0)
Total 242 (7 Wkts, 49.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
39-1 (Tamim Iqbal,9.3), 46-2 (Liton Das,12.2), 50-3 (Mohammad Mithun,14), 75-4 (Mosaddek Hossain,18.0), 130-5 (Mahmudullah,28.1), 145-6 (Mehidy Hasan,32), 173-7 (Afif Hossain,38.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Blessing Muzarabani9.1 1 31 1 3.41
Tendai Chatara7 1 52 0 7.43
Luke Jongwe8 0 46 2 5.75
Richard Ngarava9 1 33 1 3.67
Wesley Madhevere10 0 39 1 3.90
Sikandar Raza6 0 33 1 5.50

Right then! That's all from this game! Bangladesh have taken the series 2-0 with one game to spare. Zimbabwe would look to win that and go into the T20I series with confidence. The third and final ODI will be played on Tuesday, 20th July 2021 at 0930 local (0730 GMT). Do join us then. Cheers and take care. 

Tamim Iqbal, the Bangladesh skipper, says he is very happy with the way the bowlers bowled, he felt the wicket was playing better than how it did in the first game and they did well to keep them to under 250. States they had some plans but they could have done better as a batting unit but the way Shakib and Saifuddin batted was good.

Shakib Al Hasan, the MAN OF THE MATCH, says that he needed to put his hand up in this game. A lot of credit goes to Saifuddin who showed a lot of composure and a lot of credit needs to be given to him. Adds the wicket in this game was slower and the bowlers were bowling on the wicket so it was not easy to score runs and they had to take their chances but in doing so they lost wickets.

Brendan Taylor, the Zimbabwe skipper, says it was a much-improved performance. States Bangladesh did not panic, they used their experience and won the game. Adds they can be a little more proactive with the running between the wickets. Hopes the last game is something they can win.

Zimbabwe, on the other hand, never gave up. At one stage, they were on top and they would have felt that they can level the series but it was not to be. Blessing Muzarabani was brilliant at the start but he conceded a few runs at the end. It was Luke Jongwe who put Zimbabwe on top, picking up two quick wickets and then the two spinners, Sikandar Raza and Wesley Madhevere stemmed the run-flow and were terrific with the ball but they could not keep up the pressure and they ended up losing by 3 wickets. They tried everything in this game but it was not to be for them. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony!

Bangladesh started slowly with Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das playing out the first few balls with caution. Tamim hit a few lovely shots before he departed and then they lost some wickets cheaply. But Shakib Al Hasan stayed out there. He first stitched a handy partnership with Mahmudullah and then with Afif Hossain to take Bangladesh close but when Hossain fell, Bangladesh were still in trouble. That's when Saifuddin came out and played a perfect supporting role to Al Hasan. Shakib missed out on his century but he won't mind that as long as his team has won. Credit to Mohammad Saifuddin as well who played a terrific supporting innings. 

What a partnership between Mohammad Saifuddin and Shakib Al Hasan! Al Hasan played a very good knock and stayed till the end while Saifuddin supported him exceptionally well to take Bangladesh home and win the series with one game to spare. Zimbabwe gave a very tough fight, they kept on coming but they could not break the stand between Saifuddin and Al Hasan. Overall, a wonderful match.

49.1
4
Blessing Muzarabani to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! There is the winning blow! A short one outside off, Shakib cuts it through point and this one races away to the fence. BANGLADESH WIN BY 3 WICKETS!
48.6
4
Tendai Chatara to Mohammad Saifuddin, INSIDE EDGE AND FOUR! That is the boundary which probably wins the game for the visitors! Saifuddin makes room and looks to go over covers but it is a very full ball. It goes off the inside edge down to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
48.5
1
Tendai Chatara to Shakib Al Hasan, A yorker! 7 needed in 7 now. On middle, this is jammed out on the off side for one.
48.4
1
Tendai Chatara to Mohammad Saifuddin, Sees the batter come down the track and bowls it on the pads, it is worked towards short fine leg for one.
48.3
0
Tendai Chatara to Mohammad Saifuddin, A dot! The fielder was nice and close! On off, this is pushed to cover. 9 in 9.
48.2
1
Tendai Chatara to Shakib Al Hasan, SIngles will do the job for the visitros! A yorker outsied off, it is jammed through covers for one.
48.1
1
Tendai Chatara to Mohammad Saifuddin, A single! Short and on off, it is slapped towards mid off for one.
48.1
0
Tendai Chatara to Mohammad Saifuddin, WIDE! Not good! This is wide, down the leg side. Left alone. Extras are unaffordable right now.
47.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Full on the pads, Saifuddin looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the leg side. A leg bye taken as the ball goes to the off side.
47.5
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball outside off, Al Hasan cuts it to deep point for one.
47.4
3
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Good length ball outside off, Saifuddin cuts it through the point region and picks up three before the fielder cuts it off.
47.3
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Shakib Al Hasan, Short ball on the pads, Shakib pulls it to fine leg for one.
47.3
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Shakib Al Hasan, WIDE! Very full way outside off, Al Hasan fails to dig it out. Wided.
47.2
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Just short! Fullish ball on off, Saifuddin looks to smack it over mid off but mistimes it. It falls short of mid off. A single taken.
47.1
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Good length ball around off, Saifuddin looks to defend but misses.
46.6
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, A dot to end! 20 needed in 18. On off, this is pushed towards point.
46.5
1
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Saifuddin, Another single this time as Saifuddin pushes it through covers.
46.4
0
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Saifuddin, On off, this is pushed to covers.
46.3
1
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, On middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
46.2
2
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Two more! Dropped but difficult to call it that! This is short and outside off, Shakib slashes at it, it goes off the outside edge towards short third man. The fielder leaps and gets a hand to it. The ball does not stick. Two taken.
46.2
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, WIDE! Can't give away such extra runs! Well wide outside off, left alone.
46.1
1
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Saifuddin, MS does the right thing, he works it on the leg side and gives the strike to Shakib.

Luke Jongwe is back into the attack.

45.6
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Another single to end! On middle, this is worked on the leg side for a single.
45.5
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Shakib Al Hasan, Just the one! On middle, this is dragged towards mid on for a single.
45.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Shakib Al Hasan, Another dot! Really good from Blessing! This is another slower one, full and outside off. Shakib is way too early in the swing on the leg side. Another dot.
45.3
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Shakib Al Hasan, A dot! They need a lot more of these! Full and outside off, Shakib swings but misses.
45.2
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Just the one but singles will do it for the visitors! A full toss outside off, it is carved through point for one.
45.1
2
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Two more! 29 needed in 29 now! On the pads, this is worked through square leg for two.
44.6
2
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Short ball on off, Shakib drags it wide of deep mid-wicket for a couple.
44.5
1
Richard Ngarava to Mohammad Saifuddin, Good length ball on middle, Saifuddin works it to the leg side for one.
44.4
1
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Short ball outside off, Al Hasan pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
44.3
1
Richard Ngarava to Mohammad Saifuddin, Full outside off, Saifuddin drives it to deep cover for one.
44.2
0
Richard Ngarava to Mohammad Saifuddin, Good length ball on middle, Saifuddin defends it to mid on.
44.1
1
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball outside off, punched to deep cover for one.
44.1
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, WIDE! Good length ball down the leg side, Shakib Al Hasan looks to paddle but misses. Wided.
43.6
1
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball outside off, Shakib cuts it to deep point for a single. 38 needed in 36 balls.
43.5
1
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Saifuddin, Good length ball on middle, Saifuddin works it to deep square leg for a single.
43.4
0
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Saifuddin, PLAY AND A MISS! Very full outside off, Saifuddin fails to dig it out.
43.3
1
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Short ball on middle, Al Hasan pulls it to deep square leg for one.
43.2
4
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! A boundary after 83 balls! Full on off, Al Hasan drives it through extra cover for a boundary.
43.1
2
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball outside off, Al Hasan slaps it to deep cover for a couple of runs.
42.6
0
Richard Ngarava to Mohammad Saifuddin, PLAY AND A MISS! Full outside off, Saifuddin looks to drive but misses.