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

commentary

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.
42.5
1
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Full outside off, Al Hasan pushes it to cover for one.
42.4
1
Richard Ngarava to Mohammad Saifuddin, What an effort from Regis Chakabva! Would have been a magnificent catch! Brilliant. Short ball around middle, Saifuddin looks to pull but it takes the top edge and goes to short fine leg. Chakabva goes after it, then dives full-stretch and goes at it with one hand but it pops out. A single.
42.3
0
Richard Ngarava to Mohammad Saifuddin, Good length ball on off, Saifuddin defends it to point.
42.2
0
Richard Ngarava to Mohammad Saifuddin, Good length ball on middle, Saifuddin defends it back to the bowler.
42.1
1
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball on middle, Shakib flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

Richard Ngarava is on now!

41.6
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Floated on middle, Al Hasan makes room and then lifts it to long off for one. End of Madhevere's spell. He finishes with 10-0-39-1.
41.5
1
Wesley Madhevere to Mohammad Saifuddin, Flighted on off, Saifuddin defends it to point for one.
41.4
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Flighted on off, Al Hasan drives it to long off for one.
41.3
0
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Flatter ball outside off, Shakib punches it to cover.
41.2
0
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, On off, pushed back to the bowler.
41.1
0
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Tossed up on the pads, Al Hasan looks to flick but it goes off the leading edge to cover.
40.6
2
Sikandar Raza to Mohammad Saifuddin, Tossed up on the pads, Saifuddin flicks it to deep square leg for a couple.
40.5
0
Sikandar Raza to Mohammad Saifuddin, On middle, played back to the bowler.
40.5
0
Sikandar Raza to Mohammad Saifuddin, WIDE! Short ball down the leg side, Saifuddin looks to pull but misses. Another wide.
40.5
0
Sikandar Raza to Mohammad Saifuddin, WIDE! Flatter down the leg side, Saifuddin lets it go. Wided.
40.4
1
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, Flatter on middle, Al Hasan nudges it to deep square leg for a single.
40.3
1
Sikandar Raza to Mohammad Saifuddin, Full on the pads, Saifuddiin clips it to deep square leg for one.
40.2
1
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, Loopy ball on the pads, Al Hasan works it to mid-wicket for a single.
40.1
1
Sikandar Raza to Mohammad Saifuddin, On middle, worked down to long on for one.
40.1
0
Sikandar Raza to Mohammad Saifuddin, WIDE! Down the leg side, left alone. Wided.

Time for Powerplay 3! 5 fielders can be stationed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the game.

39.6
1
Wesley Madhevere to Mohammad Saifuddin, Chance of a run out but not taken! This is on middle, it is pushed to the left of the cover fielder. He runs there and then slides to stop it. There is a yes and no situation between the two batters. The fielder is in two minds where to throw it, in the end it goes towards the bowler's end but he misses.
39.5
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, On middle, it is worked on the leg side for one.
39.4
1
Wesley Madhevere to Mohammad Saifuddin, Another one on off, this is pushed towards long off for one more.
39.3
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, On off, this is chipped down towards long off for one.
39.2
1
Wesley Madhevere to Mohammad Saifuddin, Another single as this is eased down to long on for one.
39.1
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
38.6
0
Sikandar Raza to Mohammad Saifuddin, Another one on the stumps, defended.
38.5
0
Sikandar Raza to Mohammad Saifuddin, On middle, kept out.
38.4
0
Sikandar Raza to Mohammad Saifuddin, Angled into the pads, Saifuddin looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.

Mohammad Saifuddin is the next man in.

38.3
0
Sikandar Raza to Afif Hossain, OUT! STUMPED! This is a huge wicket. The two were going along really nicely, playing sensibly but a wicket is now taken! Zimbabwe back on top. Afif comes down the track, Raza bowls it shorter. It pitches and spins away. Afif fails to put bat on ball and the keeper does the rest. 68 needed in 69.
38.2
1
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, Quick run! On off, this is pushed wide of the fielder at cover for one.
38.1
0
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, On off, this is pushed to covers.
37.6
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Shakib comes down the track and pushes it down to long on for one.
37.5
1
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, Back to taking singles! On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket.
37.4
0
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, A rare dot! Bangladesh need more of this! On middle, defended.
37.4
0
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, WIDE! Down the leg side. Left alone.
37.3
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Another easy single! Outside off, Shakib pushes it through covers for one.
37.2
1
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, A single as this is eased down to long on.
37.1
2
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, Two! Outside off, this is gently guided through covers for two.
36.6
1
Sikandar Raza to Afif Hossain, Singles will do it for the visitors! On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
36.5
1
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, Another run as this is stroked to long off for one more.
36.4
1
Sikandar Raza to Afif Hossain, Flatter and on the stumps, kept out.
36.3
0
Sikandar Raza to Afif Hossain, Tossed up on off, it is pushed to covers.
36.2
2
Sikandar Raza to Afif Hossain, Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for two.
36.1
0
Sikandar Raza to Afif Hossain, On middle, defended nicely.
35.6
1
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, A single now as this is eased down to long on.
35.5
0
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, Tossed up on off, this is pushed to covers.
35.4
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, One more run as this is pushed to mid off.
35.3
0
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, On the pads, it is worked towards short fine leg.
35.2
1
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, Another single as this is stroked through covers.
35.1
0
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, On off, this is pushed to cover.
34.6
1
Richard Ngarava to Afif Hossain, Full on middle, Hossain flicks it wide of mid on for a single.
34.5
2
Richard Ngarava to Afif Hossain, Full on the pads, Hossain flicks it to deep square leg for a couple of runs.
34.5
0
Richard Ngarava to Afif Hossain, WIDE! Down the leg side, Hossain looks to pull but misses. Wided.
34.4
1
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball on off, Al Hasan nudges it down to mid on for one.
34.3
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball outside off, Shakib punches it to cover.
34.2
1
Richard Ngarava to Afif Hossain, Good length ball on the pads, Hossain flicks it to fine leg for a single.
34.2
0
Richard Ngarava to Afif Hossain, WIDE! Full down the leg side, Hossain looks to flick but misses. Wided.
34.1
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, LEG BYE! Full on the pads, Al Hasan looks to flick but it hits the pads and goes to the leg side for a leg bye.
33.6
0
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, Floated on off, Hossain works it to mid-wicket.
33.5
0
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, On middle, defended back to the bowler.
33.4
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Flatter ball outside off, Al Hasan punches it to deep cover for one.
33.3
1
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, Full on the pads, Hossain works it to square leg for one.
33.2
0
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, Full on middle, Hossain is solid in defense.
33.1
0
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, Full on off, Hossain defends it to cover.
32.6
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Short ball around middle, Al Hasan ducks under it.
32.5
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, On middle, defended back to the bowler.
32.4
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball on off, Al Hasan punches it to cover.
32.3
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball outside off, cut to point.
32.2
0
Richard Ngarava to Afif Hossain, Good length ball on the pads, Hossain looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the square leg region. A leg bye taken.
32.1
1
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Short ball on off, Shakib pulls it to the leg side for one.

DRINKS! Bangladesh in big trouble now! They have lost Hasan and are in desperate need of a partnership! Shakib is still out there but he needs someone to hang in there with him. Will there be someone who does so? We will find out. Afif Hossain is the next man in.

31.6
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mehidy Hasan, OUT! CAUGHT! Mehidy Hasan has thrown it away. He needed to stay with Shakib Al Hasan and support him but a sudden rush of blood makes him lose his wicket. Tossed up on off, Hasan looks to sweep but does not time it well and it goes towards Dion Myers at deep mid-wicket who takes the catch. 96 needed in 18 overs and 4 wickets in hand.
31.5
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mehidy Hasan, Flighted on middle, Mehidy works it to mid-wicket.
31.4
2
Wesley Madhevere to Mehidy Hasan, Floated outside off, Hasan drives it through extra cover for a couple.
31.3
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, On off, driven to long off for a single.
31.2
1
Wesley Madhevere to Mehidy Hasan, Full on off, Hasan pushes it to long on for one.
31.1
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mehidy Hasan, On middle, worked to mid-wicket.
30.6
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Mehidy Hasan, Full on the pads, Hasan plays it to the leg side for one.
30.5
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball on the pads, Al Hasan clips it to square leg for one.
30.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mehidy Hasan, Good length ball on off, Hasan looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the off side. A leg bye taken.
30.3
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mehidy Hasan, Fullish ball on middle, Hasan blocks it out.
30.2
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mehidy Hasan, Good length ball on off, Hasan defends it back to the bowler.
30.1
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Shakib Al Hasan, Full on off, pushed to mid off for one.

There is a slight halt in play as there is a sightscreen issue.

29.6
0
Sikandar Raza to Mehidy Hasan, Another dot to end! On middle, Hasan plays it back to the bowler.
29.5
0
Sikandar Raza to Mehidy Hasan, On middle, kept out.
29.4
1
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, A single as as this is played down to long on.
29.3
4
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Elegantly played! Fifty for Shakib! A hard-working innings! A quiet celebration as he knows only half the job is one! Gets there with a lovely stroke. Fuller and outside off, this is driven nicely through covers for a boundary.
29.2
1
Sikandar Raza to Mehidy Hasan, Drop and run! On off, this is pushed towards point for one.
29.1
0
Sikandar Raza to Mehidy Hasan, On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
28.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Shakib Al Hasan, Back of a length and on off, Shakib looks to push at it but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
28.5
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Shakib Al Hasan, Another slower one, Shakib plays it late and on the off side.
28.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length yet again, this is kept out nicely.
28.3
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Mehidy Hasan, Back of a length and on off, this is pushed through covers for one.
28.2
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mehidy Hasan, Good length and on off, it is defended nicely.

Mehidy Hasan comes out now.

28.1
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mahmudullah, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Mahmudullah is out of here! What a move to get Blessing Muzarabani back on and he has struck gold. Zimbabwe back into this one. This is shorter and outside off. Mahmudullah looks to cut but due to the extra bounce, it goes off the outside edge and the catch is taken by the keeper.

Blessing Muzarabani is back into the attack. 5-1-11-0 are his figures so far.

27.6
1
Sikandar Raza to Mahmudullah, Another single as this is eased down to long off for one.
27.5
1
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, That would have been close! On off, Shakib looks to push at it, it goes off the inside edge on the leg side. They go for a run. The keeper goes for it and has a shy at his end but misses.
27.4
1
Sikandar Raza to Mahmudullah, Angled into the middle pole, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
27.3
1
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, One more tossed up ball on middle, Hasan strokes it down towards long off for one.
27.2
1
Sikandar Raza to Mahmudullah, On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
27.1
0
Sikandar Raza to Mahmudullah, On middle, kept out.
26.6
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, On the pads, Shakib looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
26.5
4
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Beautiful! Shakib moves onto 45! Fuller and on middle, this is driven through mid off and the ball races away to the fence. Good way to bring up the fifty-run stand and it is an important one.
26.4
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Fuller again, this is driven again but to covers.
26.3
2
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Two again! Fuller and on off, this is driven towards covre. The fielder gets a hand to it but can't stop the couple.
26.2
2
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Two more! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for a couple.
26.1
1
Luke Jongwe to Mahmudullah, Takes one! Sensible batting is what is needed now! On middle, this is pushed down to long on for one.
25.6
4
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Up and over! Angled into the pads, Shakib brings out the sweep shot, it goes off the top edge and over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
25.5
0
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, Angled into the pads, the batter looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
25.4
0
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, On middle, kept out.
25.3
1
Sikandar Raza to Mahmudullah, Another single! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
25.2
1
Sikandar Raza to Shakib Al Hasan, Angled into the pads, Shakib works it towards short fine leg for one.
25.1
1
Sikandar Raza to Mahmudullah, Flatter and on off, Mahmudullah pushes it towards cover.

Sikandar Raza replaces Wesley Madhevere into the attack.

24.6
1
Luke Jongwe to Mahmudullah, On middle, Mahmudullah works it to mid-wicket.
24.5
0
Luke Jongwe to Mahmudullah, Solid! On a length and around off, it is defended nicely.
24.4
0
Luke Jongwe to Mahmudullah, Shorter in length and on off, Mahmudullah guides it to the man at point.
24.3
1
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Fuller and on middle, Shakib pushes it towards mid off for one.
24.2
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, On middle, Shakib pushes it towards cover. Another dot.
24.1
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length and on middle, Shakib blocks it onto the ground.

Luke Jongwe is back on. 4-0-20-2 are his figures so far.

23.6
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Tossed up on middle, Al Hasan nudges it to square leg for a single.
23.6
0
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, WIDE! Down the leg side, Al Hasan looks to sweep but misses. Wided.
23.5
0
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, On off, Al Hasan pushes it to mid off.
23.4
1
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, Flighted ball on middle, Mamudullah works it to deep mid-wicket for one.
23.3
4
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Cheeky from Mahmudullah! Floated on off, Mahmudullah paddles it over the keeper's head for a boundary.
23.2
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, Tossed up on middle, Mahmudullah plays it to mid on.
23.1
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, On middle, played back to the bowler.
22.6
2
Tendai Chatara to Shakib Al Hasan, On the pads, Al Hasan nudges it to fine leg where the fielder fumbles, allowing the batters to pick up a couple.
22.5
0
Tendai Chatara to Shakib Al Hasan, Shortish ball outside off, Al Hasan looks to cut but misses.
22.4
0
Tendai Chatara to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball on off, Al Hasan looks to heave it away but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
22.3
1
Tendai Chatara to Mahmudullah, Short ball on off, Mahmudullah pulls it to deep square leg for one.
22.2
1
Tendai Chatara to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball on the pads, Al Hasan nudges it to the leg side for one.
22.1
4
Tendai Chatara to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! This is poor fielding! Full ball outside off, Al Hasan plays it to the deep point region. The fielder makes a midfield and leaks a boundary.
21.6
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, Flatter ball outside off, Mahmudullah plays it to cover.
21.5
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, On middle, defended back to the bowler.
21.4
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, Floated on middle, Mahmudullah pushes it back to the bowler.
21.3
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Flighted ball on middle, Al Hasan nudges it to the leg side for one.
21.2
1
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, Full on middle, pushed to long on for one.
21.1
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, Flatter ball on off, Mahmudullah pushes it to point.
20.6
1
Tendai Chatara to Mahmudullah, Good length ball on off, Mahmudullah nudges it to the leg side for one.
20.5
4
Tendai Chatara to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Don't bother running! Good length ball outside off, Mahmudullah cuts it through the point region for a boundary.
20.4
4
Tendai Chatara to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Pulled away! Short ball on off, Mahmudullah pulls it to mid-wicket where the fielder misfields and the ball races away to the fence.
20.3
1
Tendai Chatara to Shakib Al Hasan, Good length ball on off, Shakib works it to the leg side for one.
20.2
1
Tendai Chatara to Mahmudullah, Good length ball outside off, Mahmudullah punches it to deep cover for one.
20.1
0
Tendai Chatara to Mahmudullah, Good length ball outside off, Mahmudullah lets it go to the keeper.
19.6
0
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Flatter on middle, Al Hasan looks to flick but it takes the inside edge and hits the pads.
19.5
1
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, On off, Mahmudullah pushes it to point for a run.
19.4
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, Flatter on middle, Mahmudullah punches it to mid on.
19.3
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, On middle, Mahmudullah works it to the leg side.
19.2
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mahmudullah, Tossed up on middle, Mahmudullah flicks it to mid-wicket.
19.1
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Flatter ball outside off, Al Hasan cuts it to point where the fielder fumbles and the batters take a single.
18.6
0
Richard Ngarava to Mahmudullah, Good length ball outside off, Mahmudullah looks to cut but misses.
18.5
0
Richard Ngarava to Mahmudullah, Good length ball outside off, Mahmudullah lets it go.
18.4
1
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, On the pads, Shakib flicks it to fine leg for a single.
18.3
1
Richard Ngarava to Mahmudullah, Good length ball on off, Mahmudullah guides it to third man for one.
18.2
0
Richard Ngarava to Mahmudullah, Full ball outside off, Mahmudullah shoulders arms to it.
18.1
0
Richard Ngarava to Mahmudullah, Outside off, left alone.

Mahmudullah walks out to bat now!

18.1
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT! RUN OUT! Mosaddek Hossain goes and Bangladesh sink further into trouble. Mosaddek Hossain made a late decision to run and pays the price. Very full down the leg side. Shakib Al Hasan misses his flick. Chakabva fumbles. Hossain wants the bye but Al Hasan is in two minds. In the end, they take off. Chakabva collects and has a shy at the keeper's end and hits. The third umpire is called for and the replays show that Hossain is short.

A direct hit and Hossain seems to be a goner! Zimbabwe are already celebrating. Tis could be a big moment in the game here.

17.6
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Shortish on the pads, Al Hasan works it to the leg side for one.
17.5
0
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Floated on middle, Al Hasan nudges it to mid-wicket.
17.4
0
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Flatter on middle, Al Hasan pushes it back to the bowler.
17.3
1
Wesley Madhevere to Mosaddek Hossain, Loopy ball on middle, Hossain works it down to long on for a single.
17.2
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mosaddek Hossain, Flatter on middle, Hossain defends it out.
17.1
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shakib Al Hasan, Floated outside off, Al Hasan pushes it to long off for one.

Wesley Madhevere is into the attack.

16.6
1
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Ends the over with one. Good batting! On middle, this is pushed towards mid on for one.
16.5
4
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! NIce and fine again! Shorter and on the body, Shakib once again helps it on its way, he calls for two but gets two more.
16.4
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, On middle, this stays a little low! Al Hasan defends it onto the ground.
16.3
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR LEG BYES! Shakib is not happy that it has been signaled as leg byes! Angled into the pads, Shakib looks to flick but it goes off the pads and down to the fine leg fence.
16.2
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Well fielded! Fuller and on middle, this is driven back towards the bowler. Shakib dives to his left and stops it.
16.1
1
Richard Ngarava to Mosaddek Hossain, Good length again and on off, Hossain looks to push at it, it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.

Drinks! Zimbabwe have really started off well here, picking up three wickets and not giving away runs easily. They would hope to continue the good work and put Bangladesh on the back foot. The visitors, on the other hand, need Shakib Al Hasan to stay out there and he needs others to rally around him. An exciting passage of play coming up.

15.6
4
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Easy pickings! Short and on the pads, Al Hasan works it fine and it races away to the fence. Poor ball and that will ease a lot of pressure that was building.
15.5
1
Luke Jongwe to Mosaddek Hossain, Easy single again! Outside off, Hossain plays it down to third man for one.
15.4
1
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Takes another single! Outside off, Shakib waits for it and then guides it down to third man for one.
15.3
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Hit hard but straight to the fielder! Fuller and on off, this is time nicely but to mid off.
15.2
1
Luke Jongwe to Mosaddek Hossain, Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.
15.1
1
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Shorter and on off, this is dragged through square leg for one.
14.6
0
Richard Ngarava to Mosaddek Hossain, On the fuller side and just outside off, left alone.
14.5
0
Richard Ngarava to Mosaddek Hossain, Sharp! Short and angling away from off. It is ducked under.
14.4
0
Richard Ngarava to Mosaddek Hossain, Length and on middle, Hossain plays it to the man at covers.
14.3
1
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Angled into the pads, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one. Maybe get a mid-wicket in? Taylor should do so for Shakib.
14.2
1
Richard Ngarava to Mosaddek Hossain, Hossain is off the mark! He opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third man for one.
14.1
1
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, That lands safe! Almost another one! A short ball on middle, Shakib is beaten for pace as he tries to pull, it goes off the top edge but lands safe in the mid-wicket region. One taken.

Mosaddek Hossain makes his way out to the middle.

13.6
0
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Mithun, OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust and Bangladesh are in big trouble now! That is yet another good catch! It is short and wide outside off. Mithun goes after it, he does not control it and it goes up in the air towards point. Wesley Madhevere there dives to his left and takes it nicely. All of a sudden Bangladesh are in a spot of bother. 191 more needed.
13.5
1
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Quick single! Good length and on off, this is pushed towards mid off for one.
13.4
1
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Mithun, Another run! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
13.3
1
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Outside off, Shakib slashes this down towards third man for one.
13.2
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Another dot! Pressure building on Shakib! Good length and around off, Shakib guides it to point.
13.1
1
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Mithun, Easy run! On off, this is pushed through covers for one.
12.6
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Another dot! On a length and around off, Hasan blocks it. A wicket-maiden for Ngarava.
12.5
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Solid! Good length and on off, this is played to the man at point.
12.4
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Back of a length and on off, this is guided to backward point.
12.3
0
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Angled into the pads, Shakib works it to mid-wicket.

Mohammad Mithun comes out to bat.

12.2
0
Richard Ngarava to Liton Das, OUT! TAKEN! Das is a goner and Zimbabwe well and truly still in this game! A good short one, it is on middle and rushes through. Das is hurried into the pull, he gets a top edge which goes into the hands of Taylor at mid on. 195 more needed.
12.1
0
Richard Ngarava to Liton Das, Bent his back on this one! It is short and wide outside off, Das slashes at it but is beaten. That really took off after landing.
11.6
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Just three runs coming of this over then! A length ball on off. Defended on the off side.
11.5
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, A good length ball on off. Shakib Al Hasan punches off the back foot to mid off.
11.4
1
Luke Jongwe to Liton Das, Easy pickings for Liton Das! On the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
11.3
1
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, A good length ball outside off. Shakib Al Hasan works it on the off side for one.
11.2
1
Luke Jongwe to Liton Das, On the pads, flicked to square leg for a single.

Liton Das is lying on the ground. He was knocked down by Regis Chakabva and he looks in some pain. Let's hope that he is fine.

11.1
0
Luke Jongwe to Liton Das, A full ball on middle. Das flicks it to square leg. Das was looking for a quick single but was sent back. The fielder has a shy at the batter's end but misses. As Das was running in, he collides with the keeper who was running to collect the ball.
10.6
1
Richard Ngarava to Liton Das, A good length ball on off. Das pushes it through point towards sweeper cover for another single.
10.5
0
Richard Ngarava to Liton Das, Das is getting middle of the bat but not finding the gap! A full ball outside off, Das drives it to covers.
10.4
0
Richard Ngarava to Liton Das, Fuller length ball outside off. Das punches it to point.
10.3
0
Richard Ngarava to Liton Das, A full ball, way outside off. Das shoulders arms to it.
10.2
1
Richard Ngarava to Shakib Al Hasan, Another length ball outside off. Shakib Al Hasan dabs it to third man for a single.
10.1
1
Richard Ngarava to Liton Das, A length ball outside off. Das pushes it past diving point towards sweeper cover for one.

Richar Ngarava is into the attack.

Time for Powerplay 2! Now, a maximum of 4 fielders can be stationed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. The physio is out as well to have a look at Liton Das.

9.6
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, Another good looking shot straight to cover! Full ball on off. Shakib Al Hasan pushes it to covers. End of the Powerplay, Bangladesh are 40 for 1.
9.5
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, A full ball around off, pushed to covers.
9.4
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, On a length, on off. Blocked out.
9.4
0
Luke Jongwe to Shakib Al Hasan, WIDE! A pacy short ball on middle. Shakib Al Hasan ducks under it. Wided.

Shakib Al Hasan is the next man in.

9.3
0
Luke Jongwe to Tamim Iqbal, OUT! CAUGHT! Take a bow, Sikandar Raza! What a brilliant catch this is! A back of a length ball around off. Tamim Iqbal rocks back and cuts it to the left of backward point. Sikandar Raza there, dives to that side and takes a brilliant catch. Bangladesh get the first breakthrough.
9.2
0
Luke Jongwe to Tamim Iqbal, Another good looking shot! A full ball on off. Iqbal drives it to mid off.
9.1
4
Luke Jongwe to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! Another beautiful shot! A length ball outside off. Iqbal cuts it in front of square leg on the off side for a boundary.
8.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Liton Das, Length ball on off. Das tucks it to mid-wicket.
8.5
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, On a length, on middle. Iqbal eases it to mid-wicket for a quick single.
8.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, A short of a length ball on the pads. Blocked out on the leg side.
8.3
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, On middle, on a length, Tapped to point.
8.2
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Short ball outside off. Iqbal covers his stump and sways away from it.
8.1
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, A fuller ball on middle. Iqbal pushes off inner half of his blade to mid on.
7.6
1
Tendai Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, Single to end the over! A length ball outside off. Pushed past point for a single.
7.5
1
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, Just a single! A length ball outside off, dabbed away to third man for one.
7.4
4
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, FOUR! Make it Hat-Trick of boundaries! Another full ball on middle. Das gets in the line of the ball and flicks it to square leg for a boundary.
7.3
4
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries and the runs are flowing now! A full ball on middle. Das waits and flicks it to square leg for a boundary.
7.2
4
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, FOUR! Welcome boundary! A length ball outside off. Das steps across and forward to clip it past mid-wicket for a boundary.
7.1
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, A fuller ball outside off. Das pushes it to point where the fielder does well to stop it.
6.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Another good length ball on middle. Iqbal cuts it straight to the point fielder.
6.5
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, A full ball outside off. Pushed to point.
6.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Length ball outside off. Iqbal lets it through to the keeper.
6.3
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Another outside off delivery, on a length. Iqbal shoulders arms.
6.2
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, BEATEN! A short of a length ball outside off. Iqbal looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
6.1
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, A good length ball on middle. Blocked out on the off side.
5.6
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, A length ball outside off. Pushed to cover.
5.5
1
Tendai Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, EDGED! A fuller ball, angling across, outside off. Iqbal goes for an expansive drive but gets a thick outside edge towards the first slip where Brendan Taylor is stationed. The ball falls just short. A single taken.
5.4
0
Tendai Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, Full on middle. Another solid defense from Tamim Iqbal.
5.3
0
Tendai Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, Good length ball on middle. Blocked out.
5.2
4
Tendai Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! Beautiful shot! A full ball, slanting across, outside off. Iqbal leans forward and drives it through covers for a boundary.
5.1
0
Tendai Chatara to Tamim Iqbal, A full ball on the pads. Iqbal flicks it on the leg side.
4.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Liton Das, Just past the off stump! Good length ball around off, Das looks to defend but it goes off the bottom half. Luckily for Das, it just goes past the off stump.
4.5
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Liton Das, On middle, Das solidly blocks it out.
4.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Liton Das, Full on middle, Das pushes it to mid off.
4.3
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Liton Das, On a length on middle, Das nudges it to square leg.
4.2
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Good length ball outside off, Iqbal slashes it to third man for one.
4.1
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Good length ball outside off, Tamim Iqbal shoulders arms to it.
3.6
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, Good length ball outside off, Das punches it to point.
3.5
4
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, FOUR! Nicely played! Full on the pads, Das flicks it to the deep square leg region for a boundary.
3.4
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, Good length ball on off, Das defends it out.
3.4
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, WIDE! Down the leg side, Liton lets it go. Wided.
3.3
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, Full on off, Das pushes it to mid off.
3.2
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, Full ball on off, Das defends it to point.
3.1
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, Good length ball around off, Das looks to defend but the ball whizzes past the outside edge and it goes to the keeper.
2.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Good length ball around off, Iqbal looks to defend but misses.
2.5
4
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! This is a superb shot! Full and outside off, Iqbal drives it through extra cover for a boundary.
2.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Good length ball on the pads, tucked to the leg side.
2.3
4
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR! Punched away! Good length ball outside off, Iqbal punches it through the cover region for a boundary.
2.2
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Full on middle, Tamim pushes it down to mid on.
2.1
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Full on off, Iqbal prods and then defends it to cover.
1.6
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, On off, pushed to the point region.
1.5
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, Good length ball outside off, Liton shoulders arms to it.
1.4
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, Fullish ball on off, Das pushes it to the cover region.
1.3
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, On a length outside off, left alone by Das.
1.2
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, Fullish ball on off, Das defends it to point.
1.1
0
Tendai Chatara to Liton Das, Good length ball outside off, Das lets it go.

Tendai Chatara will bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, On a length on off, Iqbal blocks it to cover.
0.5
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, BEATEN! Brilliant delivery! Good length ball around off, Iqbal looks to defend but misses.
0.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Good length ball on middle, Iqbal works it to square leg.
0.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, WIDE! Good length ball down the leg side, Iqbal lets it go. Wided.
0.3
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, BEATEN! Lovely delivery from Muzarabani! Good length ball around off, Iqbal looks to defend but fails to put any bat on it.
0.2
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Full on middle, Iqbal pushes it back to the bowler.
0.1
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, Good length ball on the pads, Iqbal looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the leg side.