Zimbabwe in Bangladesh, 3 ODI Series, 2020

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe - 2nd ODI

Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Date & Time: 03 March 2020

Zimbabwe 318/8

RR: 6.36 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 4 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Tinashe Kamunhukamwe bowled Taijul Islambowled Taijul Islam517052
Regis Chakabva c Liton Das & b Shafiul Islamc Liton Das & b Shafiul Islam2500
Brendan Taylor run out run out 112120
Sean Williams lbw Mehidy Hasanlbw Mehidy Hasan142430
Wesley Madhevere lbw Taijul Islamlbw Taijul Islam525750
Sikandar Raza c Mahmudullah & b Mashrafe Mortaza (C)c Mahmudullah & b Mashrafe Mortaza (C)665752
Richmond Mutumbami lbw Taijul Islamlbw Taijul Islam191730
Tinotenda Mutombodzi c Liton Das & b Al-Amin Hossainc Liton Das & b Al-Amin Hossain342150
Donald Tiripano not out not out 552825
Carl Mumba not out not out 0000
Charlton Tshuma
Extras 14 (b 0, lb 6, w 8, nb 0)
Total 318 (8 Wkts, 50.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
15-1 (Regis Chakabva,3.1), 44-2 (Brendan Taylor,9.3), 67-3 (Sean Williams,16), 102-4 (Tinashe Kamunhukamwe,23.4), 183-5 (Wesley Madhevere,36.2), 213-6 (Richmond Mutumbami,41), 225-7 (Sikandar Raza,41.5), 305-8 (Tinotenda Mutombodzi,49.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mashrafe Mortaza10 0 52 1 5.20
Shafiul Islam9 0 76 1 8.44
Mehidy Hasan7 0 25 1 3.57
Al-Amin Hossain10 0 85 1 8.50
Taijul Islam10 0 52 3 5.20
Mahmudullah4 0 22 0 5.50

So, that's it from this nerve-wracking game where Bangladesh hold onto their nerves and seal the series 2-0 with a game left. That game will be played on Friday, 6th March 2020 in Sylhet. The match will begin at 1400 local (0800 GMT). We will love your company for that game. Till then, it is goodbye from our side.

Tamim Iqbal is named Man of the Match for his brilliant century. Iqbal says that credit for his performance goes to the team management as they kept trusting him and told him that it will come good soon. Tells that the wicket was really good for batting but in the second innings, it became even better. Feels that he got a few bad balls on his pads and scored a few boundaries early on. Praises Liton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mahmudullah for their performance.

Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladesh skipper, says that they held onto their nerves to win the game. On brilliant ton of Tamim, Mortaza says that he is a special player. Tells that he was really happy seeing him bat the way he did. Praises the performance from Rahim and Mahmudullah 's performance. On their bowling, the Bangladeshi skipper feels that the wicket was really good for batting. Adds that bowling was difficult but it was not too bad. Points that winning close games like these gives a lot of experience to the players.

Sean Williams, Zimbabwe skipper, says that after coming from a defeat in the 1st ODI and almost winning this game is really positive and they will try to win the last one. Feels that the youngsters took the responsibility and almost delivered for the side. Praises Raza for his valuable knock. Also feels that Madhevere was brilliant and adds that he is a great find for Zimbabwe cricket. Tells that Tiripano is really disappointed in the change room but feels that he should hold his head high and walk with a smile. Feels that injuries are part and parcel of the game and the teammates are always there for each other.

Earlier in the day, Bangladesh ended with a huge total of 322/8, courtesy of a special knock from Tamim Iqbal. His 158 along with supports from Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah and Mohammad Mithun helped them amass the total. It was a tough day for the bowlers in general and the Zimbabwe bowlers suffered too. Carl Mumba and Donald Tiripano grabbed two wickets each but were expensive in their efforts. Stay tuned for the presentation...

Bangladesh almost shot themselves on the foot with the ball but managed to survive a big upset. The bowlers started off well and were good in the middle too but they were not able to pick up wickets. They lost the plot towards the end and almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Shafiul Islam and the returning Al-Amin Hossain had a nightmare towards the end. Though the latter managed to hold his nerves in the final over, he had a torrid time and went for 85 in his 10 overs. Shafiul Islam, on the other hand, conceded 76 from 9 overs. Taijul Islam was the star with the ball as he ended up with a 3-wicket haul. The win was made difficult by the fielders as the hosts were sloppy in the field and dropped plenty of chances that almost came back to bite them. In the end, the home team held their nerves and got over the finish line.

Chasing 323, Zimbabwe lost Regis Chakabva and Brendan Taylor early. Tinashe Kamunhukamwe though kept his end intact and built partnerships. The tourists were lagging behind the required run rate but fifties from Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere and Sikandar Raza gave them hope and kept them in the hunt but when they lost Raza they had just 3 wickets in hand and still needed 98 in 43. It looked done and dusted but Donald Tiripano had other ideas. He came out with intent and went berserk. He put up a quickfire stand of 80 off just 45 balls with Mutombodzi. They dragged the game till the last ball but Tiripano's heroics was not enough to get his side over the line.

WOW! What a game of cricket we have witnessed! They say it is not over until it's over and Zimbabwe just proved that. They couldn't get over the line but they sent chills across Bangladesh with their spirited fight. A great, great innings with the bat from Donald Tiripano. Yes, he ends up on the wrong side of the result but he has shown the passion, the courage and the desire that these Zimbabwe players had.

49.6
1
A Hossain to D Tiripano, Just a single! Al-Amin keeps his nerves and seals the game and series for his side. A full ball just outside off, it is in the slot but Tiripano is backing away a bit and all he can do is drive it to long off for a run. BANGLADESH WIN BY 4 runs.
49.5
0
A Hossain to D Tiripano, A dot! Top bouncer from Al-Amin. It is aimed at the head of the batter. Tiripano looks to pull but misses. Six to win of the final ball.

Pressure, pressure. Mahmudullah and skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza are having a chat with Al-Amin Hossain. He is under the pump now.

49.4
6
A Hossain to D Tiripano, SIX! Another one! Tiripano you beauty! What a way to reach his maiden half ton and keep the chances alive in this run chase. Al-Amin just can't get his length right. He serves it right in the slot for Tiripano. He clears his front leg and slams it over deep mid-wicket for a massive biggie. 6 off the last 2 balls.
49.3
6
A Hossain to D Tiripano, SIX! Wow! This is excellent batting from Tiripano. He is saying that it's not over yet. Full and around off, Tiripano skips down the track and launches it over the bowler's head for a maximum. 12 more needed off the final 3 balls.

Carl Mumba is the new batsman in.

49.2
0
A Hossain to T Mutombodzi, OUT! CAUGHT! Mutombodzi holes out! But what a knock he has played here and kept the visitors in the game. A full ball on middle, Mutombodzi looks to clear the man at long on but fails to time the ball the way he would've liked. It goes straight to Liton Das at long off.
49.2
0
A Hossain to T Mutombodzi, WIDE! A bouncer on middle as Al-Amin spots that Mutombodzi was advancing down the track. It though goes way over his attempted pull. Wided by the umpire.
49.1
1
A Hossain to D Tiripano, Full and on middle, Tiripano strokes it to long on for a single. The ball was in the slot but Tiripano failed to middle it.
48.6
2
S Islam to T Mutombodzi, Two to end the over as Shafiul bowls a full ball outside off, Mutombodzi lofts it over mid off and runs a brace. 20 needed off the final over.
48.5
4
S Islam to T Mutombodzi, FOUR! 300 up in style and these two are keeping the visitors in the hunt. Full and on middle, Mutombodzi clears his front leg and slogs it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
48.4
1
S Islam to D Tiripano, Brilliant yorker! It is on midde, Tiripano gets his bat down to push it towards covers for a single.
48.3
1
S Islam to T Mutombodzi, Low full toss on middle, Mutombodzi flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
48.2
2
S Islam to T Mutombodzi, A couple now. Full ball on off, Mutombodzi looks to drive but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It rolls towards long on and they take two.
48.1
4
S Islam to T Mutombodzi, FOUR! Boundary on the very first ball. This is excellent batting from Mutombodzi. A fuller ball around off, Mutombodzi just lofts it over extra cover and the ball evades the effort of long off.
47.6
2
A Hossain to D Tiripano, A couple to end the over. Just 7 runs from the over. Full and around off, Tiripano lofts it wide of the long off fielder. The batters cross for a couple before he can get to the ball. Excellent over from Al-Amin. 34 needed in 12 balls now.
47.5
1
A Hossain to T Mutombodzi, Brilliant ball again. It is very full and outside off, Mutombodzi strokes it to long on for a single.
47.4
1
A Hossain to D Tiripano, Full and around off, Tiripano can only drive it towards sweeper cover for a run.
47.3
1
A Hossain to T Mutombodzi, Short and outside off, Mutombodzi pulls it nicely but it goes straight to deep mid-wicket on the bounce. Only a single. Three really good balls from Al-Amin.
47.2
1
A Hossain to D Tiripano, Nails the yorker but Tiripano does well to push it to sweeper cover for a single.
47.1
1
A Hossain to T Mutombodzi, Very full ball outside off, Mutombodzi clears his front leg and goes for the slog but mistimes it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
46.6
1
S Islam to T Mutombodzi, Full ball on the stumps, driven to long on for a single. 20 from the over and Zimbabwe need 41 runs in 18 balls.
46.5
1
S Islam to D Tiripano, Short and around off, Tiripano pushes it towards point for a run.
46.4
2
S Islam to D Tiripano, Full and around off, Tiripano squeezes it through covers and gets two.
46.3
4
S Islam to D Tiripano, FOUR! Not from the middle but Tiripano won't care. Shafiul bangs it short and on middle, Tiripano goes for the pull but gets a top edge. The short fine leg is inside the ring. He chases the ball, dives but fails to pull it in. 50-run stand is up between the two.
46.2
6
S Islam to D Tiripano, SIX! Now, down the ground. Tiripano is keeping the visitors into this run chase. A length ball around off, Tiripano comes down the track and slams it over long off for a huge six.
46.1
6
S Islam to D Tiripano, SIX! Hammered! This is excellent batting from Tiripano. A full ball outside off from Shafiul, Tiripano reaches out and carves it over sweeper cover for a maximum.

Shafiul Islam is back on. 7-0-42-1 are his figures so far.

45.6
0
A Hossain to T Mutombodzi, A dot to finish. Another slower shortish ball outside off, Mutombodzi fails to guide it over third man once again.
45.5
0
A Hossain to T Mutombodzi, Al-Amin bowls this slower bouncer outside off, Mutombodzi tries to guide it over short third man but misses.
45.5
0
A Hossain to T Mutombodzi, WIDE! Sprays down the leg side this time. Mutombodzi looks to flick but misses. 16 from the over already.
45.4
4
A Hossain to T Mutombodzi, FOUR! Drilled down the ground. This time it is Mutombodzi. Very full ball on middle, Mutombodzi moves to the leg side a bit and powers it down the ground. No chance for the long off fielder.
45.3
1
A Hossain to D Tiripano, Good length ball on middle, Tiripano pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
45.2
4
A Hossain to D Tiripano, FOUR! Now a boundary! 10 off the first 2 balls. Full and on middle, Tiripano drills it past the diving mid off fielder for a boundary.
45.1
6
A Hossain to D Tiripano, SIX! He has been welcomed by a powerful maximum. A length ball around off, Tiripano skips down the track and whacks it over long on for a maximum.

Al-Amin Hossain returns. 7-0-47-0 from him so far.

44.6
1
T Islam to D Tiripano, Floated delivery on off, Tiripano plays a reverse sweep towards third man for a run. Taijul Islam finishes his spell with figures of 10-0-52-3.
44.5
1
T Islam to T Mutombodzi, Tossed up delivery on middle, Mutombodzi flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
44.4
4
T Islam to T Mutombodzi, FOUR! Nicely played! Floated delivery on off, Mutombodzi comes down the track and drives it through covers for a boundary.
44.3
1
T Islam to D Tiripano, Loopy delivery on off, Tiripano comes down the track and drives it through mid off for a run.
44.2
1
T Islam to T Mutombodzi, Flighted delivery on middle, Mutombodzi drives it through mid on for a single.
44.1
0
T Islam to D Tiripano, Tossed up delivery on off, Tiripano looks to play a reverse sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads. It goes towards the off side. The batsmen take a single. The umpire gives it as a leg bye.

The first match went Bangladesh's way and it was a dominant victory for the home side. They batted first and posted a huge score of 321 led by Liton Das who scored a magnificent 126. He was well supported by Mohammad Mithun and some lusty blows from Mohammad Saifuddin in the end helped them post that score. Their bowling worked wonders, bowling Zimbabwe out for just 152. Mohammad Saifuddin was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets and the other bowlers contributed as well. They would want to repeat the performance of the first game and win the series with one game to spare. Zimbabwe, on the other hand, were poor with both bat and ball. They struggled to contain the Bangladesh batting and then, when their chance to came out to bat, they failed to turn up as they folded for just 152. Except for Wesley Madhevere, none of the batters gave a good account of themselves. The Rhodesians would want to put in a much better performance and look to level the series. Even the bowling was not upto the mark and would definitely want to improve. Can Zimbabwe level the series or will Bangladesh continue to dominate?

Bangladesh Team Squad -Mohammad Naim,Najmul Hossain Shanto,Tamim Iqbal,Afif Hossain,Mahmudullah,Mehidy Hasan,Mohammad Saifuddin,Liton Das,Mohammad Mithun,Mushfiqur Rahim,Al-Amin Hossain,Mashrafe Mortaza,Mustafizur Rahman,Shafiul Islam,Taijul Islam

Zimbabwe Team Squad -Chamu Chibhabha,Craig Ervine,Prince Masvaure,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