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

commentary

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.
13.1
0
M Hasan to R Mutumbami, Shorter and around off, it is cut towards point where the fielder dives to his right and stops it.

Donald Tiripano is the new man in.

12.6
0
A Islam to T Mutombodzi, OUT! CAUGHT! Floated delivery on off, Mutumbodzi comes down the track and looks to go big but gets an outside edge. It goes towards short third man where Mustafizur Rahman takes a simple catch.
12.5
1
A Islam to R Mutumbami, Tossed up delivery on off, Mutumbami lofts it over covers for a run.
12.4
6
A Islam to R Mutumbami, SIX! This is even better! Loopy delivery on middle, Mutumbami plays a slog sweep over wide long on for a maximum.
12.3
6
A Islam to R Mutumbami, SIX! Fantastic shot! Floated delivery on middle, Mutumbami plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a biggie.
12.2
1
A Islam to T Mutombodzi, Tossed up delivery on middle, Mutombodzi drives it through mid on for a run.
12.1
1
A Islam to R Mutumbami, Full delivery on middle, Mutombodzi drives it through mid on for a single.
11.6
1
A Hossain to R Mutumbami, Loopy delivery on middle, Mutombodzi flicks it towards square leg for a run.
11.5
1
A Hossain to T Mutombodzi, Flighted delivery on off, Mutombodzi punches it through point for a single.
11.4
0
A Hossain to T Mutombodzi, Tossed up delivery on middle, Mutombodzi flicks it to mid-wicket.

Tinotenda Mutombodzi is the new man in.

11.3
0
A Hossain to S Raza, OUT! CAUGHT! Floated delivery outside off, Raza looks to guide but gets a faint nick. It goes towards the keeper where Rahim takes a good catch behind the stumps. The keeper appeals and the umpire raises his finger.
11.2
0
A Hossain to S Raza, Flighted delivery outside off, Raza looks to guide it very late but misses it.
11.1
1
A Hossain to R Mutumbami, Tossed up delivery on off, Mutumbami punches it towards covers for a single.

Afif Hossain is on.

10.6
0
M Saifuddin to S Raza, On a good length on middle, Raza looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It lands safely towards covers.
10.5
4
M Saifuddin to S Raza, FOUR! Good shot! Length delivery on off, Raza drives it uppishly over covers for a boundary.
10.4
1
M Saifuddin to R Mutumbami, Full delivery on off, Mutumbami dabs it towards third man for a single.
10.3
1
M Saifuddin to S Raza, On a length on middle, Raza pushes it through mid on for a run.
10.2
0
M Saifuddin to S Raza, BEATEN! Short delivery outside off, Raza looks to play an upper cut but misses it.
10.1
1
M Saifuddin to R Mutumbami, Full delivery on off, Mutumbami drives it towards covers for a single.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back on.

9.6
0
M Hasan to S Raza, On off, Raza punches it to covers.
9.5
0
M Hasan to S Raza, Loopy delivery outside off, Raza looks to cut but gets a bottom edge on this one.
9.4
0
M Hasan to S Raza, BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Raza looks to cut but misses it.
9.3
0
M Hasan to S Raza, Flighted delivery on middle, Raza looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
9.2
4
M Hasan to S Raza, FOUR! Nicely played! Floated delivery on off, Raza guides it towards third man for a boundary.
9.1
0
M Hasan to S Raza, Loopy delivery on off, Raza dabs it towards short third man.
8.6
1
A Islam to S Raza, Short delivery on off, Raza cuts it through point for a run.
8.5
0
A Islam to S Raza, Tossed up delivery on off, Raza plays it towards point.
8.4
1
A Islam to R Mutumbami, Short delivery on middle, Mutumbami pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.

Richmond Mutumbami is the next batsman in.

8.3
0
A Islam to S Williams, OUT! Williams is down on his haunches! He can't believe what he has just done! He has been dismissed of a juicy full toss. Islam won't care though as he has two in two now. This is on the pads and it is a full toss. Williams swings but it goes off the inner half of the bat and straight to Sarkar at deep mid-wicket. Half the side back in the hut for Zimbabwe.

Sikandar Raza is the new man in.

8.2
0
A Islam to T Kamunhukamwe, OUT! CAUGHT! Floated delivery on off, Kamunhukamwe lofts it over mid off but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards long off where Liton Das takes a comfortable catch.
8.1
6
A Islam to T Kamunhukamwe, SIX! Good shot! Loopy delivery on middle, Kamunhukamwe lofts it over long on for a biggie.
7.6
6
M Hasan to S Williams, SIX! Amazing shot! Tossed up delivery on middle, Williams plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a maximum.
7.5
1
M Hasan to T Kamunhukamwe, Short delivery on off, Kamunhukamwe cuts it through point for a single.
7.4
1
M Hasan to S Williams, Tossed up delivery on off, Williams comes down the track and punches it towards long off for a single.
7.3
6
M Hasan to S Williams, SIX! Excellent use of the feet! Loopy delivery on middle, Williams comes down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
7.2
0
M Hasan to S Williams, Flighted delivery on off, Williams plays it towards point.
7.1
0
M Hasan to S Williams, Tossed up delivery on off, Williams defends it off the front foot.
6.6
4
A Islam to T Kamunhukamwe, FOUR! A boundary to start the over and the boundary to end the over! A good one for Zimbabwe, they need a few more of these. Shorter and around off, Kamunhukamwe goes back and hammers it through covers for a boundary.
6.5
1
A Islam to S Williams, Floats it up on off, it is eased down to long on for one.
6.4
1
A Islam to T Kamunhukamwe, Another one on a shorter length, it is flicked through mid-wicket for one more.
6.3
1
A Islam to S Williams, On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
6.2
0
A Islam to S Williams, Slightly shorter and around middle, it turns back in a touch. SW plays it back to the bowler.
6.1
4
A Islam to S Williams, FOUR! That is a hit-me delivery! It is very short and outside off, it sits up to be hit. Williams says thank you very much and slaps it through covers.
5.6
0
M Hasan to T Kamunhukamwe, Tossed up delivery on off, Kamunhukamwe blocks it off the front foot.
5.5
1
M Hasan to S Williams, Floated delivery on middle, Williams flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
5.4
0
M Hasan to S Williams, Tossed up delivery on off, Williams plays it towards point.

Sean Williams is the new man in.

5.3
1
M Hasan to W Madhevere, OUT! RUN OUT! Flighted delivery on middle, Madhevere flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen take a single and they go for the second. Afif Hossain fires a throw at the keeper's end where Rahim takes the bails off. It is referred upstairs. Replays show that Madhevere is short of his crease.
5.2
0
M Hasan to W Madhevere, BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Madhevere looks to drive but misses it.
5.1
1
M Hasan to T Kamunhukamwe, Flighted delivery on middle, Kamunhukamwe flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
5.1
0
M Hasan to T Kamunhukamwe, WIDE! Hasan bowls it down the leg side, Tinashe looks to flick but misses it.

Mahedi Hasan is on now.

4.6
1
M Rahman to T Kamunhukamwe, Short delivery on middle, Kamunhukamwe pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
4.5
1
M Rahman to W Madhevere, Length delivery on off, Madhevere guides it towards third man for a single.
4.4
2
M Rahman to W Madhevere, Full delivery on off, Madhevere lofts it over covers. The batsmen get two runs.
4.3
0
M Rahman to W Madhevere, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Madhevere looks to cut but misses it.

Wesley Madhevere is the new man in.

4.2
0
M Rahman to C Ervine, OUT! LBW! That is plumb as it gets! On a good length on middle, Ervine looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Ervine knew he was out straightaway and starts to walk back to the pavilion. Replays later on show that it was umpire's call.
4.1
0
M Rahman to C Ervine, Ervine makes room and Rahman bowls it on middle, SE hits it nicely but straight to mid off.
3.6
1
S Islam to C Ervine, Full delivery on off, Ervine drives it towards mid off for a run.
3.5
1
S Islam to T Kamunhukamwe, Full on middle, Kamunhukamwe looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single.
3.4
4
S Islam to T Kamunhukamwe, FOUR! Nicely played! Full delivery on off, Kamunhukamwe lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
3.3
0
S Islam to T Kamunhukamwe, Length delivery on off, Tinashe punches it towards the off side.
3.3
0
S Islam to T Kamunhukamwe, WIDE! Shafiul Islam bowls a bouncer, Kamunhukamwe lets it sail through to the keeper. Rahim fumbles and the batsmen take a couple.
3.2
1
S Islam to C Ervine, Length delivery on off, Ervine looks to tap but gets a bottom edge. It goes towards the off side. The batsmen take a quick single.
3.1
0
S Islam to C Ervine, On a good length on off, Ervine keeps it out.
2.6
1
M Saifuddin to C Ervine, Saifuddin bowls a yorker on middle, Ervine digs it out towards the leg side. The batsmen take a run.
2.5
0
M Saifuddin to T Kamunhukamwe, On a length on leg, Kamunhukamwe looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.
2.4
1
M Saifuddin to C Ervine, Full delivery on middle, Ervine flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
2.3
0
M Saifuddin to C Ervine, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Ervine looks to defend but misses it.
2.2
4
M Saifuddin to C Ervine, FOUR! Excellent shot! Full delivery on off, Ervine drives it through covers for a boundary.
2.2
0
M Saifuddin to T Kamunhukamwe, TWO WIDES! Length delivery down the leg side, Kamunhukamwe looks to flick but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Rahim fumbles and concedes a run.
2.1
0
M Saifuddin to T Kamunhukamwe, Length delivery on off, Kamunhukamwe taps it towards point.

Craig Ervine is the new batsman in. Mohammad Saifuddin to bowl now.

1.6
0
S Islam to B Taylor, OUT! CAUGHT! Zimbabwe lose their first wicket! Full delivery on middle, Taylor flicks it uppishly towards mid-wicket where Soumya Sarkar takes a comfortable catch.
1.5
0
S Islam to B Taylor, On a length on leg, Taylor plays a paddle sweep towards short fine leg.
1.4
0
S Islam to B Taylor, Good length delivery on off, Taylor keeps it out.
1.3
0
S Islam to B Taylor, Length delivery on off, Taylor taps it towards point.
1.2
1
S Islam to T Kamunhukamwe, Full delivery on middle, Kamunhukamwe flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
1.1
1
S Islam to B Taylor, On a length on middle, Taylor flicks it towards mid-wicket. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it. The batsmen take a single

Shafiul Islam to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
M Rahman to T Kamunhukamwe, A swing and a miss! Outside off, Kamunhukamwe looks to go over mid on but misses. A good comeback by the bowler in the end but a good start for Zimbabwe.
0.5
0
M Rahman to T Kamunhukamwe, Another dot! Shorter and around off, it is the slower one. Rahman looks to push at it but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
0.4
0
M Rahman to T Kamunhukamwe, First shot with no aggression! Shorter and around off, Kamunhukamwe stands tall and keeps it out.
0.3
0
M Rahman to T Kamunhukamwe, BEATEN! This was there to be hit though. It is shorter and outside off, TK looks to cut but misses.
0.3
0
M Rahman to T Kamunhukamwe, WIDE! Goes for three in a row! This is audacious! He shuffles in and looks to play it over short fine leg. Rahman bowls it down the leg side.
0.2
4
M Rahman to T Kamunhukamwe, FOUR! Kamunhukamwe has come out all guns blazing! Back-to-back boundaries for him. Rahman goes wider outside off, TK slashes, it goes over covers and another boundary results.
0.1
4
M Rahman to T Kamunhukamwe, FOUR! Smashed! That is some shot to begin the chase! He has nailed that. Right in the slot, full and around off, the batter smashes it past the bowler and it races away to the fence.

We are back for the chase! Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Brendan Taylor are the openers for Zimbabwe. Bangladesh start with a pacer as Mustafizur Rahman has the new ball in hand. Here we go...