Zimbabwe in Bangladesh 2 T20I Series, 2020

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe - 1st T20I

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Date & Time: 09 March 2020

Zimbabwe 152/10

RR: 8 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 48 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe c Liton Das & b Aminul Islamc Liton Das & b Aminul Islam282041
Brendan Taylor c Soumya Sarkar & b Shafiul Islamc Soumya Sarkar & b Shafiul Islam1500
Craig Ervine lbw Mustafizur Rahmanlbw Mustafizur Rahman8910
Wesley Madhevere run out run out 4500
Sean Williams c Soumya Sarkar & b Aminul Islamc Soumya Sarkar & b Aminul Islam201212
Sikandar Raza c Mushfiqur Rahim (W) & b Afif Hossainc Mushfiqur Rahim (W) & b Afif Hossain101420
Richmond Mutumbami c Liton Das & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Liton Das & b Mustafizur Rahman201302
Tinotenda Mutombodzi c Mustafizur Rahman & b Aminul Islamc Mustafizur Rahman & b Aminul Islam2400
Donald Tiripano bowled Mohammad Saifuddinbowled Mohammad Saifuddin201303
Carl Mumba c Liton Das & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Liton Das & b Mustafizur Rahman251631
Chris Mpofu not out not out 2300
Extras 12 (b 0, lb 1, w 11, nb 0)
Total 152 (10 Wkts, 19.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
11-1 (Brendan Taylor,2), 30-2 (Craig Ervine,4.2), 37-3 (Wesley Madhevere,5.3), 69-4 (Tinashe Kamunhukamwe,8.2), 69-5 (Sean Williams,8.3), 83-6 (Sikandar Raza,11.3), 100-7 (Tinotenda Mutombodzi,13), 107-8 (Richmond Mutumbami,14.1), 130-9 (Donald Tiripano,16.4), 152-10 (Carl Mumba,19),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mustafizur Rahman4 0 32 3 8.00
Shafiul Islam3 0 19 1 6.33
Mohammad Saifuddin3 0 19 1 6.33
Mahedi Hasan4 0 29 0 7.25
Aminul Islam3 0 34 3 11.33
Afif Hossain2 0 18 1 9.00

So that is it from this game! It is the hosts who have taken a 1-0 lead. However, there is one more game to go and it is a crucial one as it is a must-win for the visitors. Also, it will be their last chance to get a win on this tour? Can they do so? We will find out on the 11th of March at 1800 local (1200 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

Soumya Sarkar is named as the Man of the Match. He says that he started the innings a little nervously but it went well. Mentions the start the openers got made things easier and he could play with freedom. Ends by saying, the catch he dropped did annoy him but he is slowly getting to his best.

Bangladesh skipper, Mahmudullah, says this win was pleasing. States the openers gave them the perfect start and Sarkar did well after that. Further adds the wicket seemed a little tacky up front but their players did really well. Mentions they can't be complacent and need to keep playing good cricket. Ends by saying Aminul Islam was very impressive and he hopes he can continue the good work.

Zimbabwe skipper, Sean Williams, says winning the toss was a good thing, batting second was a good thing but they did not bowl and bat well. Mentions the margin of defeat could have been a lot more had Mumba not hit a few runs. States chasing 200 creates a lot of pressure and they should have calculated their chase better and batted with more application. Ends by saying they will continue to fight and he hopes they can do better in the next game.

Another clinical performance by the hosts! Once again the victory was set up by their batters as they posted a huge total courtesy Sarkar, Das and Tamim. In reply, Zimbabwe kept losing wickets and were five down in the first 10 overs. Chasing such a big target you need to keep wickets in hand and also go at a good rate but the visitors failed to do both and in the end, they were beaten by a huge margin. Overall, a complete effort from the home side. Stay tuned for the presentation...

18.6
0
M Rahman to C Mumba, OUT! CAUGHT! Rahman finally hits the right length and Mumba is a goner here as soon as he hit it. It is bowled full and outside off, Mumba swings hard as he looks to go downtown. He though manages to get the height but not the distance as Liton Das at long off takes a simple catch. BANGLADESH WIN BY 48 RUNS!
18.5
0
M Rahman to C Mumba, Slower one and wide outside off, Mumba swings once again but fails to get anything behind the shot. This time though the bowler gets away as the umpire does not signal it as a wide.
18.5
0
M Rahman to C Mumba, Another swing and a miss! It is short and wide outside off, Mumba looks to cut it uppishly over point but connects with thin air. Wided.
18.4
0
M Rahman to C Mumba, Length delivery outside off, Mumba looks to go big but misses it.
18.3
4
M Rahman to C Mumba, FOUR! Nice shot! Full delivery on off, Mumba lofts it over covers for a boundary.
18.3
0
M Rahman to C Mumba, WIDE! Full delivery wide outside off, Mumba lets it go.
18.2
6
M Rahman to C Mumba, SIX! That is huge! Full delivery on middle, Mumba lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum.
18.1
0
M Rahman to C Mumba, Short delivery outside off, Mumba looks to pull but misses it.
18.1
0
M Rahman to C Mumba, WIDE! Full delivery wide outside off, Mumba looks to go big but misses it.

Mustafizur Rahman to bowl the penultimate over.

17.6
0
S Islam to C Mpofu, Islam bowls a yorker on middle, Mpofu does well to dig it out.
17.5
1
S Islam to C Mumba, Full delivery on off, Mumba lofts it over covers for a single.
17.4
1
S Islam to C Mpofu, Short delivery on middle, Mpofu pulls it over mid-wicket for a run.
17.3
1
S Islam to C Mumba, Full delivery on middle, Mumba flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
17.2
0
S Islam to C Mumba, Play and a miss! Short delivery outside off, Mumba looks to pull but misses it.
17.1
4
S Islam to C Mumba, FOUR! Full delivery outside off, Mumba lofts it uppishly over covers for a boundary.

Shafiul Islam is back on.

16.6
1
M Saifuddin to C Mumba, Length delivery outside off, Mumba punches it through covers for a run.
16.5
1
M Saifuddin to C Mpofu, Saifuddin bowls a yorker on middle, Mpofu flicks it through square leg for a single.

Chris Mpofu is the last man in.

16.4
0
M Saifuddin to D Tiripano, OUT! Drags it on! Nine down are Zimbabwe now. It is a slower one outside off, Tiripano looks to drag it on the leg side but is a touch early in the shot. He gets an inside edge onto the stumps. They go upstairs to check for the no ball but it is fine.
16.3
1
M Saifuddin to C Mumba, One more single as Mumba now hits it down towards long on.
16.2
1
M Saifuddin to D Tiripano, Very full and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
16.1
0
M Saifuddin to D Tiripano, Fuller and on off, this is driven to covers.
15.6
2
A Hossain to C Mumba, DROPPED! Soumya Sarkar drops a sitter! Flighted delivery on middle, Mumba plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket where Sarkar tries to take the catch but spills it. The batsmen pick up a couple.
15.5
1
A Hossain to D Tiripano, Full delivery on off, Tiripano drives it through mid off for a single.
15.4
6
A Hossain to D Tiripano, SIX! That is huge! Floated delivery on middle, Tiripano lofts it over the bowler's head for a maximum.
15.4
0
A Hossain to D Tiripano, WIDE! Tossed up delivery wide outside off, Tiripano looks to play a reverse sweep but misses it.
15.3
1
A Hossain to C Mumba, Full delivery on middle, Mumba drives it through mid on for a single.
15.2
0
A Hossain to C Mumba, BEATEN! Flighted delivery outside off, Mumba looks to play a slog sweep but misses it.
15.1
4
A Hossain to C Mumba, FOUR! That is put away! Short and outside off, Mumba slaps it through covers for a boundary.

Afif Hossain is back on. 1-0-3-1 are his figures so far.

14.6
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, Full toss outside off, Tiripano looks to drive but misses it.
14.5
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, Full delivery outside off, Tiripano lets it go.
14.4
6
M Rahman to D Tiripano, SIX! Nice improvisation! On a length on middle, Tiripano plays a paddle sweep over fine leg for a maximum.
14.3
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Tiripano looks to cut but misses it.
14.2
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Tiripano looks to go after it but misses it.

Carl Mumba is the next batsman in.

14.1
0
M Rahman to R Mutumbami, OUT! CAUGHT! Good catch by Liton Das! Full delivery on off, Mutumbami looks to loft it over covers but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards the fielder where Liton Das takes a good catch above his head.

Mustafizur Rahman is back on.

13.6
0
M Hasan to D Tiripano, Very full and on middle, this is jammed back to the bowler.
13.5
6
M Hasan to D Tiripano, SIX! Flat one! This is tossed up outside off, Tiripano once again throws his bat at it. Gets it right off the middle and it sails over the cover fence.
13.4
0
M Hasan to D Tiripano, Outside off, it stays a touch low. Tiripano looks to go after it but misses.
13.3
1
M Hasan to R Mutumbami, Very full and on middle, it is jammed down to long on for one.
13.2
0
M Hasan to R Mutumbami, On off, defended.

4 matches in the series so far and all 4 have been won by the hosts! Except for the 2nd ODI, it has been all too easy for them in the series and they are expected to continue the dominance. However, the visitors would fancy their chances a lot more in this format with the shortest one being the most unpredictable one. Also, their star names have played more of the T20 format than the longer ones. They though will need to be at their best as Bangladesh have momentum on their side. Also, their batters and bowlers seem to be in fine touch and the home side would hope they can continue this form and the momentum. Anything other than a win for Bangladesh will be a surprise to many.

Bangladesh Team Squad -Mohammad Naim,Soumya Sarkar,Tamim Iqbal,Afif Hossain,Aminul Islam,Mahedi Hasan,Mahmudullah,Mohammad Saifuddin,Liton Das,Mushfiqur Rahim,Al-Amin Hossain,Hasan Mahmud,Mustafizur Rahman,Nasum Ahmed,Shafiul Islam

Zimbabwe Team Squad -Chamu Chibhabha,Craig Ervine,Timycen Maruma,Tinashe Kamunhukamwe,Sean Williams,Sikandar Raza,Tinotenda Mutombodzi,Wesley Madhevere,Brendan Taylor,Regis Chakabva,Richmond Mutumbami,Ainsley Ndlovu,Carl Mumba,Charlton Tshuma,Chris Mpofu,Donald Tiripano