Bangladesh in Zimbabwe, 3 T20I Series, 2021

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh - 2nd T20I

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Date & Time: 23 July 2021

Bangladesh 143/10

RR: 7.21 | Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 23 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Mohammad Naim bowled Blessing Muzarabanibowled Blessing Muzarabani5810
Soumya Sarkar c Sikandar Raza (C) & b Blessing Muzarabanic Sikandar Raza (C) & b Blessing Muzarabani8710
Mahedi Hasan c Ryan Burl & b Wellington Masakadzac Ryan Burl & b Wellington Masakadza151920
Shakib Al Hasan c Sikandar Raza (C) & b Wellington Masakadzac Sikandar Raza (C) & b Wellington Masakadza121020
Mahmudullah c Tarisai Musakanda (sub) & b Wellington Masakadzac Tarisai Musakanda (sub) & b Wellington Masakadza4600
Afif Hossain c Milton Shumba & b Tendai Chatarac Milton Shumba & b Tendai Chatara242511
Nurul Hasan c Wellington Masakadza & b Tendai Chatarac Wellington Masakadza & b Tendai Chatara9810
Shamim Hossain c Wellington Masakadza & b Luke Jongwec Wellington Masakadza & b Luke Jongwe291332
Mohammad Saifuddin c Sikandar Raza (C) & b Luke Jongwec Sikandar Raza (C) & b Luke Jongwe191511
Taskin Ahmed c Wellington Masakadza & b Luke Jongwec Wellington Masakadza & b Luke Jongwe5800
Shoriful Islam not out not out 0000
Extras 13 (b 2, lb 7, w 4, nb 0)
Total 143 (10 Wkts, 19.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
14-1 (Mohammad Naim,2.1), 17-2 (Soumya Sarkar,2.4), 45-3 (Shakib Al Hasan,6.4), 52-4 (Mahmudullah,8.1), 53-5 (Mahedi Hasan,8.4), 68-6 (Nurul Hasan,11.2), 109-7 (Shamim Hossain,15.1), 127-8 (Afif Hossain,17.1), 141-9 (Mohammad Saifuddin,19.2), 143-10 (Taskin Ahmed,19.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Sikandar Raza3 0 22 0 7.33
Tendai Chatara4 0 24 2 6.00
Blessing Muzarabani4 0 21 2 5.25
Luke Jongwe3.5 0 31 3 8.86
Wellington Masakadza4 0 20 3 5.00
Wesley Madhevere1 0 16 0 16.00

That concludes the proceedings for this match. Zimbabwe have levelled the series 1-1 and that makes the last T20I on Sunday a very interesting one. You can join us for all the action at 12.30 pm local (10.30 am GMT). The build-up will begin earlier. Cheers!

Sikandar Raza, the victorious Zimbabwe skipper, says that they managed to tick a lot more boxes in this match. Regarding 166 being enough, Raza replies that he would take that score as he has a very young squad. Also adds that they back themselves to defend. He is very impressed with the way Blessing Muzarabani bowled in the match and hopes that they will stick to the game plan in the final game.

THE MAN OF THE MATCH IS WESLEY MADHEVERE! He starts by crediting the boys and shares that everyone in the change room gave him positive ideas. Opines that the wicket was on the slower side and also credits the Bangladesh bowlers for bowling well. Tells that he is enjoying his opening slot and would look to build on this knock.

Mahmudullah, the captain of Bangladesh, says that they thought they will chase it down but losing wickets at regular intervals cost them the game. Feels that they didn't get the partnerships going.  Adds that they missed a few chances in the field too. Mentions that they needed a big partnership and this is one area they would like to address. Praises Shoriful Islam for his bowling and states that the fielding unit needs to support the bowlers more. 

Earlier in the day, the hosts bettered their batting show from the last game and posted a challenging total on the board. Wesley Madhevere was the chief contributor with the bat and then Ryan Burl provided them with the finishing touches. Zimbabwe had a good finish to their innings and that handed them the momentum going into the run chase.

Afif Hossain and debutant Shamim Hossain did try to revive the chase but the asking rate was too high and the job at hand was too big. Eventually, they also fell in the process of finding the boundaries. It was a team effort with the ball from Zimbabwe but you have to praise Wellington Masakadza extra for his stupendous spell in the middle overs. Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani and Luke Jongwe also contributed to the cause and altogether, it was a day to remember for the home team. 

Afif Hossain and debutant Shamim Hossain did try to revive the chase but the asking rate was too high and the job at hand was too big. Eventually, they also fell in the process of finding the boundaries. It was a team effort with the ball from Zimbabwe but you have to praise Wellington Masakadza extra for his stupendous spell in the middle overs. Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani and Luke Jongwe also contributed to the cause and altogether, it was a day to remember for the home team. 

A convincing win for Zimbabwe and finally, they managed to hand a defeat to Bangladesh on this tour. They were very motivated on the field to put the bad experience of Thursday behind. Blessing Muzarabani provided them with a couple of early breakthroughs and after that, we witnessed some reckless shot selection from the Bangla batters. There were many questionable and avoidable shots played which led to their downfall. As a result, Bangladesh were never in the chase as the wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals.

19.5
0
Luke Jongwe to Taskin Ahmed, OUT! The final wicket goes down! ZIMBABWE WIN BY 23 RUNS! Short delivery again, wide outside off, Taskin tries to heave it over the leg side but it takes the toe end of his bat and flies straight to Wellington Masakadza at wide long on. He makes no mistake and Zimbabwe are celebrating.
19.4
0
Luke Jongwe to Taskin Ahmed, Short and wide outside off, off pace, Taskin tries to slog across the line but misses.

Appeal for a run out. It's against Taskin Ahmed.

19.3
2
Luke Jongwe to Taskin Ahmed, SAFE! Too full in length and on middle, Taskin forces it down to wide long on and rushes back for the second run. The throw comes to the keeper who collects it ahead of the stumps before taking the bails off. They appeal, it's referred upstairs. Taskin has not dragged his bat, instead, he has plonked it inside the crease. Touch and go and the third umpire rules it in the favour of the batsman.

Shoriful Islam is the number 11 batsman.

19.2
0
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Saifuddin, OUT! Number 9 goes down. Back of a length delivery outside off, Saifuddin winds up for a big shot down the ground but gets a top edge. Sikandar Raza settles under it at mid off and takes the catch safely.
19.1
4
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Saifuddin, FOUR! Short in length and outside off, Mohammad Saifuddin flashes his bat at it and edges it down to third man for a boundary..
19.1
0
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Saifuddin, A slower one, full and wide outside off, the batter leaves it and it's called a wide.

31 needed off the final over. Luke Jongwe to bowl it.

18.6
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Slower ball on length, Mohammad Saifuddin carves this one to the deep point fielder for an easy single.
18.5
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Swing and a miss! Mohammad Saifuddin comes down the track and looks to pull hard but misses.
18.4
2
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Slower full ball, on the stumps. Mohammad Saifuddin looks to heave it on the leg side but gets the bottom half of the bat and the ball goes to deep square leg. Two runs.
18.3
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Taskin Ahmed, Good length ball, on off. Blocked towards cover for a single.
18.2
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Taskin Ahmed, Good length ball, cramped him for room. The ball kisses the pads and goes through to the keeper.
18.1
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Taskin Ahmed, Length ball, outside off. Taskin Ahmed swings hard but misses.
17.6
1
Tendai Chatara to Taskin Ahmed, Digs in a short ball on middle, Taskin is on his toes as he pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 35 needed off 12 balls.
17.5
1
Tendai Chatara to Mohammad Saifuddin, Dramatic. Is there some ghost? Back of a length ball on middle, Saifuddin smashes it from the back foot to wide long on for a run. There is slight noise of bails coming off and the keeper is seen appealing. The umpire wants to check for the hit wicket but the replays find that the stumps moved on their own. Wind? Maybe. Bizarre. 

Is Mohammad Saifuddin hit wicket? The keeper has spotted that the bails have come off and appealed. The umpires are getting it checked. Oh no, it has happened on its own. That's supernatural. Never seen that before. Maybe, wind.

17.4
0
Tendai Chatara to Mohammad Saifuddin, A low dipping full toss on middle, Saifuddin makes room as he dances down the track, hits it from the toe end of the bat to extra cover.
17.3
2
Tendai Chatara to Mohammad Saifuddin, Back of a length ball on middle, Saifudding pulls it firmly to deep square leg. A good stop in the deep but still the batsmen take two.
17.2
1
Tendai Chatara to Taskin Ahmed, Short and on middle, Taskin pulls and intentionally keeps it down in front of square leg for a run.

Taskin Ahmed is the new batsman.

17.1
0
Tendai Chatara to Afif Hossain, OUT! Here goes Bangladesh's last hope! Fractionally short in length and on middle, Afif turns and powers it over square leg. Seems like a great connection again but it's straight down the throat of Shumba in the deep. 40 needed off 17 balls.
17.1
0
Tendai Chatara to Afif Hossain, Wide! Sprays a length ball way wide outside off, Afif allows it through.

Tendai Chatara to bowl. 1/18 in his 3 overs so far.

16.6
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Afif Hossain, Slower full ball, outside off. Afif Hossain squeezes it towards sweeper cover for a run. 8 from the over!
16.5
4
Blessing Muzarabani to Afif Hossain, FOUR! Low full toss, on off. Afif Hossain shuffles across and scoops it over the short fine leg fielder for a much-needed boundary.
16.4
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Back of a length slower ball, on off. Mohammad Saifuddin looks to slog it over the on side but gets an under-edge. It rolls to short third man and they cross. 
16.3
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Slower ball, outside off. Mohammad Saifuddin comes down the track and tries to heave but misses.
16.2
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Afif Hossain, Back of a length ball, on the pads. Tucked towards square leg for one.
16.1
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Mohammad Saifuddin, Good length ball, around off. Mohammad Saifuddin heaves it towards the deep mid-wicket fielder for one.
15.6
0
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Saifuddin, In the channel outside off, Mohammad Saifuddin flashes and misses. The keeper deflects it to short third man and the batsmen take a bye. 49 needed off 24 balls.
15.5
0
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Saifuddin, Back of a length ball on middle, cramping the batsman for room, MS defends it back from the crease.
15.4
6
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Saifuddin, SIX! High and handsome! Fuller in length and on middle, Saifuddin makes room and launches it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
15.3
1
Luke Jongwe to Afif Hossain, IN THE AIR... SAFE! Luke digs in a short ball around off, the bounce gets big on the batsman as Afif shapes up for the pull shot. He gets a top edge and it flies towards deep square leg. Tendai Chatara runs across to his right from short fine leg but has a fielder coming across from deep mid-wicket as well. That probably put him off and he fails to catch it with a dive. The batsmen take one.
15.2
1
Luke Jongwe to Mohammad Saifuddin, Fuller in length and on off, driven to covers for a single.

Mohammad Saifuddin is in next.

15.1
0
Luke Jongwe to Shamim Hossain, OUT! Shamim holes out! Smart bowling from Luke Jongwe. He bowls it on a length but keeps it wide outside off, Shamim has to fetch it from there as he tries to smoke it over long on. Fails to gather enough power and it's a simple catch for Wellington Masakadza in the deep. Shamim looked impressive during his stay, a good try from the youngster! 
14.6
1
Wesley Madhevere to Shamim Hossain, Tossed up, on off. Shamim Hossain advances down the track and tucks it towards the on side for one. Sensible stuff so far this from the batter.
14.5
4
Wesley Madhevere to Shamim Hossain, FOUR! This time Shamim Hossain brings out the reverse sweep and places it fine, away from short third man for a boundary.
14.4
4
Wesley Madhevere to Shamim Hossain, FOUR! It's quicker and flatter, on middle, Shamim gets down on one knee and sweeps it fine for a boundary. Shamim showing his class on debut!
14.3
6
Wesley Madhevere to Shamim Hossain, SIX! Flatter ball, on the stumps. Shamim Hossain makes room and smashes this over the long off fielder for a maximum.