Zimbabwe in Bangladesh, 3 ODI Series, 2020

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe - 3rd ODI

Venue: Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet

Date & Time: 06 March 2020

Zimbabwe 218/10

RR: 5.81 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 123 runs (D/L method)

commentary

That is it from this game and series. Bangladesh have clean swept the tourists. We now move to the shortest format of the game and move to Dhaka for the 2-game T20Is. The first T20I will be played on Monday, 9th March. That game begins at 1800 local (1200 GMT). We hope to see you for that one. Till then, take care and have a great time!

Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza says that it is difficult to express how he is feeling now. Thanks his boys and the staff for their support. Says the T20 World Cup is coming and he hopes this side does well in it. On the batting performance, he says Tamim batted well and so did Liton. Tells it is just the start and better things are to come. On the bowling performance, Mortaza says they were good and credits Saifuddin. Tells he is a young player and thinks he will do well in the future. Mortaza then goes onto collect his final trophy as the skipper. His teammates join him in the celebration.

For their excellent batting performance, Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal have been named joint Player of the Series. No interview from the pair.

For his record breaking batting performance in this game Liton Das is named the Player of the Match. Liton Das says he is enjoying his batting and happy to get runs. On batting with Tamim, Liton says he kept him calm and helped him a lot.

Zimbabwe skipper, Sean Williams says that it has been a disappointing series. Tells Raza and Tiripano had a good series. Adds they were poor with the ball and they need to improve the basics and play without any fear. Tells they have two days for the T20Is and expects Craig Ervine to be ready. Says T20 is a different ball game. Hopes that the younger guys can get some more games in the future and gain experience.

Now we are all set for the presentation. Emotional scenes here as he is being honoured with a momento. He is also being given a Bangladesh jersey as a souvenir with all the players' autograph on it.

Mortaza thanks the cricket board and his boys for their support. Mortaza ends by thanking everyone and thanks Shakib Al Hasan as well who is not here but Mortaza feels that if he was here then it would have been different.

Mahmudullah tells Mortaza is his brother and he has always supported him throughout. Tells that the trust and togetherness they had was very nice and all the credit goes to him.

Mahmudullah and Mashrafe Mortaza are now caught down for a quick talk before the final presentation.

Mushfiqur Rahim is also caught down for a chat about Mortaza. Mushfiqur tells he is a legend and he is fantastic, not just as a skipper but as a human. Tells they will miss him as a captain and hopes that he plays for longer.

Tamim says that he was unbelievable and tells they were nowhere in ODIs in 2014 but then he took over the captaincy and everyone started to take notice of the side. Tells people wanted him to get dropped but Mortaza stood by him and he is very thankful for him.

Stay tuned for the presentation as we hear from Mashrafe Mortaza for one last time as skipper and we also hear from Zimbabwe skipper and find out who the Player of the Match and Series are. But before that Tamim Iqbal is caught down for a quick chat about Mortaza.

Earlier in the day, a stunning, record-breaking batting display from Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal killed the game. Rain played spoilsport in between but that did not kill off the game and the pair's record tumbling centuries and partnership helped Bangladesh reach 322 in their 43-overs. It was a disastrous day with the ball as well for the tourists as every bowler went to the cleaners. Carl Mumba was the only bowler who had something to cheer about as he finished with a 3-wicket haul.

It was a professional bowling display from Bangladesh. They had runs to play with but they never let that get on their heads and kept chipping wickets regularly. Mohammad Saifuddin was the star with the ball and he ended up with a 4-wicket haul. Afif Hossain had a debut wicket as well. Mustafizur Rahman and Mashrafe Mortaza had one wicket apiece while Taijul finished with two. All-in-all it was a dominant display from the bowlers.

Chasing 342 in just 43 overs, it was always going to be too big a mountain to climb for Zimbabwe. They needed something out of this world to chase it down but they were unable to produce that. Chakabva, Williams and Madhevere all got starts but that was not enough. Sikandar Raza showed a lot of fight with his 50-ball 61 but that was not enough and they fell way short in their mission.

An easy victory for Bangladesh and Mortaza leaves the captaincy duty with an impressive win. His 50th win in ODIs as skipper and what a great leader he has been for Bangladesh. He has not yet retired but he won't be leading his side in ODIs anymore. He bows out with a whitewash and he will cherish every bit of it. His teammates carry him on their shoulders and do a lap of the ground as the fans applaud their departing skipper. He has been a true warrior and he will always be a legend.

37.3
0
M Saifuddin to C Tshuma, OUT! TIMBER! Too good a ball for a number 11 batter. Saifuddin dishes out a fast yorker aimed right at the base of the off pole. Tshuma does his best to squeeze it out but the ball goes past the outside edge of the bat and shatters the furniture behind. THAT IS THE END OF IT AS BANGLADESH WIN BY 123 RUNS (DLS METHOD) AND TAKE THE SERIES 3-0.

Charlton Tshuma is the last man in.

37.2
0
M Saifuddin to S Raza, OUT! CAUGHT! Raza's resistance ends here. The rising run rate has consumed him. Saifuddin bowls a slower short ball on off and middle, Sikandar swivels across hard but lack of pace on the ball means that he fails to generate the power to hit it out of the park. The ball in the end has only enough to get towards the man at mid-wicket, Mohammad Naim who accepts it gleefully. Bangladesh need just one more wicket to inflict a whitewash on the Rhodesians.
37.1
0
M Saifuddin to S Raza, Full delivery on off, Raza drives it through mid off but does not take the single.
36.6
1
T Islam to S Raza, Full delivery on off, Raza drives it through covers for a run.
36.5
1
T Islam to C Mumba, On off, Mumba punches it through point for a single.
36.4
1
T Islam to S Raza, Tossed up delivery on off, Raza lofts it over covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
36.3
0
T Islam to S Raza, Loopy delivery on off, Raza punches it to point.
36.2
6
T Islam to S Raza, SIX! Amazing shot! Floated delivery on middle, Raza lofts it over long on for a biggie.
36.1
0
T Islam to S Raza, Short delivery on off, Raza cuts it to point.
35.6
1
M Saifuddin to S Raza, Full delivery on off, Raza drives it towards mid off where Mashrafe Mortaza makes an excellent stop to his left. The batsmen cross ends.
35.5
1
M Saifuddin to C Mumba, Length delivery on off, Mumba punches it through covers for a run.
35.4
1
M Saifuddin to S Raza, On a length on middle, Raza flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
35.3
1
M Saifuddin to C Mumba, Full delivery on off, Mumba drives it through covers for a run.
35.2
0
M Saifuddin to C Mumba, On a length on middle, Mumba defends it off the back foot.
35.1
1
M Saifuddin to S Raza, Full toss on middle, Raza flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Powerplay 3 Time! Maximum of 5 fielders now allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings. Mohammad Saifuddin to start the Powerplay.

34.6
0
T Islam to C Mumba, On off, Mumba punches it towards the off side.
34.5
1
T Islam to S Raza, FIFTY FOR SIKANDAR RAZA! He has been a ray of light in an otherwise sorry Zimbabwe batting. This is his 100th ODI and he has celebrated that with his 16th ODI fifty. Floated delivery on off, Raza nudges it to long off and gets a single to bring up his milestone.
34.4
0
T Islam to S Raza, Floated delivery on middle, Raza flicks it towards mid-wicket.
34.3
1
T Islam to C Mumba, Tossed up delivery on off, Mumba drives it towards the bowler where Taijul tries to stop it but misfields and it goes towards mid off. The batsmen take a single.

Carl Mumba is the new man in.

34.2
0
T Islam to D Tiripano, OUT! BOWLED! Goodbye Donald Tiripano! No Tiripano show tonight. He played so well the other day but tonight he cannot grace us with his magic. Smart bowling from Taijul. He bowls it slower through the air on off and middle, Tiripano hardly played anything across the line in the last game but here he tries to do that and connects with nothing but thin air. The ball goes past him to disturb the stumps. 140 needed in 52 balls now.
34.1
0
T Islam to D Tiripano, Tossed up delivery on middle, Tiripano looks to defend but gets hit on the pads.
33.6
2
M Rahman to S Raza, On a length on middle, Raza flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
33.5
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, Short delivery on off, Tiripano looks to pull but gets it off the shoulder. It goes towards the keeper on one bounce. The batsmen steal a leg bye.
33.4
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, Play and a miss! Short delivery outside off, Tiripano looks to pull but misses it.
33.3
1
M Rahman to S Raza, Length delivery on off, Raza guides it towards point for a single.
33.2
0
M Rahman to S Raza, Play and a miss! Full delivery outside off, Raza looks to drive but misses it.
33.1
2
M Rahman to S Raza, On a length on off, Raza punches it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
32.6
2
T Islam to D Tiripano, Floated delivery on middle, Tiripano looks to drive but gets an inside edge. It goes towards fine leg. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.
32.5
0
T Islam to D Tiripano, Flighted delivery on off, Tiripano plays it to covers.
32.4
1
T Islam to S Raza, Loopy delivery on off, Raza plays it towards point for a run.
32.3
1
T Islam to D Tiripano, Tossed up delivery on middle, Tiripano plays a sweep towards short fine leg. The batsmen take a single.
32.2
0
T Islam to D Tiripano, Full and on off, Tiripano goes for the reverse sweep only to get a glove on it. The ball rolls towards the short third man region.
32.1
1
T Islam to S Raza, Floated on off, tapped towards point for a single by Raza.
31.6
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, DROPPED! Liton Das drops a sitter! Short delivery outside off, Tiripano looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper where Liton Das moves to his right and tries to take the catch but spills it.
31.5
6
M Rahman to D Tiripano, SIX! Nicely played! Full delivery on off, Tiripano comes down the track and lofts it over long off for a maximum.
31.4
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Tiripano looks to cut but misses it.
31.3
6
M Rahman to D Tiripano, SIX! Amazing shot! Short of a length delivery, Tiripano pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
31.2
1
M Rahman to S Raza, On a good length on off, Raza looks to cut but gets an inside edge. It goes towards fine leg for a single.
31.1
4
M Rahman to S Raza, FOUR! Short and outside off, Raza looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes over the slip region towards third man for a boundary.
30.6
0
T Islam to D Tiripano, On off, Tiripano plays it to covers.
30.5
0
T Islam to D Tiripano, Floated delivery on off, Tiripano pushes it back towards the bowler.
30.4
0
T Islam to D Tiripano, Loopy delivery on middle, Tiripano flicks it to mid-wicket.
30.3
1
T Islam to S Raza, Flighted delivery on off, Raza punches it through point for a single.
30.2
0
T Islam to S Raza, Tossed up delivery on middle, Raza defends it off the front foot.
30.1
0
T Islam to S Raza, Short delivery on off, Raza cuts it to point.
29.6
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, Good length delivery on off, Tiripano keeps it out.
29.5
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, Rahman bowls a bouncer, Tiripano ducks under it.
29.4
0
M Rahman to D Tiripano, On a good length on off, Tiripano defends it off the back foot.

The star from the last game, Donald Tiripano is the new man in. He will need to play another blinder if his side are to get anywhere near the total like the last game.

29.3
0
M Rahman to T Mutombodzi, OUT! Caught! Mustafizur has the last laugh! Excellent fielding placement from Mortaza and Mustafizur. Mustafizur wanted a slip in place, Mortaza backed his bowler and they have had the last laugh over Mutombodzi. It's the cutter that has outfoxed Tinotenda. It is on a length around off, Mutombodzi has a poke at it but ends up getting a thick outside edge which goes right into the hands of the wide first slip. Mohammad Naim there takes a good catch. The signature delivery from Mustafizur gets him his man and he is looking at his best which has been missing for sometime. 169 runs needed in 81 balls.
29.2
4
M Rahman to T Mutombodzi, FOUR! Good shot! On a length on off, Mutombodzi comes down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.

A slip comes in place now.

29.1
0
M Rahman to T Mutombodzi, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Mutombodzi looks to push but misses it.

Mustafizur Rahman is back on. 3-0-6-0 are his figures so far.

28.6
1
T Islam to T Mutombodzi, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
28.5
1
T Islam to S Raza, Flighted delivery on middle, Raza plays it towards point for a single.
28.4
0
T Islam to S Raza, Full delivery on off, Raza drives it towards covers.
28.3
1
T Islam to T Mutombodzi, Loopy delivery on middle, Mutombodzi flicks it through square leg for a run.
28.2
1
T Islam to S Raza, Flighted delivery on off, Raza punches it through point for a single.
28.1
1
T Islam to T Mutombodzi, Tossed up delivery on off, Mutombodzi looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man. The batsmen take a run.

Taijul Islam is back on.

27.6
0
M Hasan to S Raza, Tossed up delivery on off, Raza keeps it out.

Tinotenda Mutombodzi is the next man in.

27.5
0
M Hasan to S Raza, OUT! RUN OUT! Big mix up between the two batters out there. Miscommunication one would say. Hasan tosses one up on the pads, Raza tucks it to the leg side and calls for a single. Mutumbami responds quickly and hares down the track for the same. Raza who is ball watching sees Tamim Iqbal pounce on the ball. He stops his partner who is already half way down the track but to no use as Tamim throws the ball to the bowler who gathers it and whips the bails off in a flash. No need to bother the third umpire there as Mutumbami was nowhere near the crease. Zimbabwe need 178 in 91 balls!
27.4
4
M Hasan to S Raza, FOUR! Nicely played! Loopy delivery on leg, Raza flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
27.3
6
M Hasan to S Raza, SIX! Amazing shot! Tossed up delivery on middle, Raza comes down the track and lofts it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
27.2
4
M Hasan to S Raza, FOUR! Tossed up on off, Raza drives it beautifully through covers for a boundary.
27.1
0
M Hasan to S Raza, Floated om off, blocked off the back foot.
26.6
0
M Saifuddin to R Mutumbami, On a good length on middle, Mutumbami flicks it to mid-wicket.
26.5
0
M Saifuddin to R Mutumbami, Short delivery on off, Mutumbami comes forward and defends it out.

Richmond Mutumbami is the next batsman in.

26.4
0
M Saifuddin to W Madhevere, OUT! Caught! Madhevere departs after yet another good start. Unfortunately for him and Zimbabwe the youngster cannot convert this into another fifty. The tourists have half the side back in the hut and the asking rate, if it was not already difficult has got even tougher. Saifuddin has his second in the kitty. He hits the deck hard around off, Wesley tries to pull it across the line but the ball comes quicker off the surface. It hits the upper half of Madhevere's bat and goes straight into the hands of Mehidy Hasan at backward point. 192 more needed in 98 deliveries.
26.3
1
M Saifuddin to S Raza, Short delivery on middle, Madhevere pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
26.2
0
M Saifuddin to S Raza, On a length on middle, Raza flicks it to mid-wicket.
26.1
1
M Saifuddin to W Madhevere, Short delivery on middle, Madhevere pulls it over mid-wicket for a single.
25.6
1
M Hasan to W Madhevere, Full and on leg, Wesley drives it through mid on for a single.
25.5
1
M Hasan to S Raza, Full and on the pads, Raza flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
25.4
1
M Hasan to W Madhevere, Flighted and outside off, Wesley drives it through covers and gets a single. The batters wanted two but Raza slipped while going for the second there.
25.3
1
M Hasan to S Raza, Tossed up outside off, Raza drives it to long off for a single.
25.2
1
M Hasan to W Madhevere, Full and on the pads, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single.
25.1
1
M Hasan to S Raza, Floated on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single.

Mehidy Hasan is back on. 6-0-27-0 are his figures so far.

24.6
0
M Saifuddin to W Madhevere, Saifuddin bowls a yorker on middle, Madhevere does well to dig it out.
24.5
4
M Saifuddin to W Madhevere, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Madhevere pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
24.4
1
M Saifuddin to S Raza, Saifuddin bowls a yorker on middle, Raza does well to dig it out and plays it towards long on for a run.
24.3
1
M Saifuddin to W Madhevere, On a length on off, Madhevere punches it towards mid on and takes a quick single.
24.3
0
M Saifuddin to W Madhevere, WIDE! Saifuddin bowls it down the leg side, Madhevere looks to flick but misses it.
24.2
0
M Saifuddin to W Madhevere, Good length delivery on off, Madhevere defends it off the back foot.
24.1
1
M Saifuddin to S Raza, On a length on middle, Raza flicks it through square leg for a single.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back on. 3-0-26-1 are his figures so far.

23.6
0
T Islam to W Madhevere, On middle, Wesley keeps it out. Zimbabwe need 208 runs in 114 balls.
23.5
0
T Islam to W Madhevere, Tossed up delivery outside off, Madhevere looks to sweep but misses it.
23.4
1
T Islam to S Raza, Full delivery on off, Raza drives it through mid off for a single.
23.3
0
T Islam to S Raza, Loopy delivery on off, Raza blocks it off the front foot.
23.2
0
T Islam to S Raza, Floated delivery on middle, Raza blocks it off the front foot.
23.1
1
T Islam to W Madhevere, Tossed up delivery on off, Madhevere drives it through mid off for a single.
22.6
1
M Mortaza to W Madhevere, Length and on middle, tucked towards the leg side for a single. Very good over for Zimbabwe. 16 runs from it. They need a lot more of these. 210 needed off 120 balls now.
22.5
4
M Mortaza to W Madhevere, EDGED AND FOUR! Runs coming thick and fast here. Short of a length ball outside off, Wesley goes for the cut shot but gets a thickish outside edge and the ball runs towards the third man fence for a boundary.
22.4
1
M Mortaza to S Raza, Length ball on the pads, Raza flicks it to square leg for a single.
22.3
4
M Mortaza to S Raza, FOUR! Full and outside off, Raza waits on it and then guides it very late towards third man for a boundary.
22.2
2
M Mortaza to S Raza, Length delivery down the leg side, flicked towards deep square leg for a couple.
22.1
4
M Mortaza to S Raza, FOUR! Welcome runs for Zimbabwe. Short and on middle, Raza pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
21.6
1
T Islam to S Raza, Full and on off, Raza drives it through covers for a single.
21.5
1
T Islam to W Madhevere, Floated and on off, Wesley plays it to mid off for a single.
21.4
1
T Islam to S Raza, Tossed up outside off, Raza drives it to covers and gets off the mark with a single.
21.3
0
T Islam to S Raza, Floated and on off, Raza plays it to point.
21.2
0
T Islam to S Raza, Floated and on off, Raza plays it to short third man there.

Sikandar Raza walks out to bat in his 100th ODI. His side are in huge trouble and he will need to produce something extraordinary if his side are to get over the line in this game.

21.1
0
T Islam to R Chakabva, OUT! CLEANED UP! Right through the gate there. Too quick from Taijul there and Regis feels the heat there. It is floated around middle and off, Chakabva looks to push it off the back foot only to miss it and the ball crashes onto the stumps.
20.6
0
M Mortaza to W Madhevere, Full and on the pads, Wesley flicks it to mid-wicket.
20.5
1
M Mortaza to R Chakabva, Length ball outside off, Chakabva runs it down towards third man for a run.
20.4
1
M Mortaza to W Madhevere, Length ball outside off, driven through covers for a single.
20.3
1
M Mortaza to R Chakabva, Full and on the pads, flicked towards mid-wicket for a run.
20.2
0
M Mortaza to R Chakabva, Length ball around off, pushed to covers off the back foot.
20.1
1
M Mortaza to W Madhevere, Full delivery on off, Madhevere drives it through covers for a single.
19.6
0
T Islam to R Chakabva, Full and on off, driven off the inside half of the bat towards mid-wicket.
19.5
1
T Islam to W Madhevere, Tossed up on off, driven through cover-point for a single.
19.4
4
T Islam to W Madhevere, FOUR! Floated and around off, Madhevere slogs it over mid-wicket and fetches a boundary.
19.3
1
T Islam to R Chakabva, Flatter and on middle, pushed to long on for a single.
19.2
0
T Islam to R Chakabva, Full and on off, driven back to the bowler this time.
19.1
1
T Islam to W Madhevere, Full and on off, driven through covers for a single.
18.6
1
M Mortaza to W Madhevere, On a length on off, Madhevere guides it towards third man for a single.
18.5
2
M Mortaza to W Madhevere, Length delivery on off, Madhevere taps it through point. The batsmen pick up a couple.
18.4
1
M Mortaza to R Chakabva, On a length on middle, Chakabva looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It lands safely towards mid on. The batsmen take a single.
18.3
0
M Mortaza to R Chakabva, Full delivery on middle, Regis drives it towards mid on.
18.2
1
M Mortaza to W Madhevere, Length delivery on middle, Madhevere flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
18.1
1
M Mortaza to R Chakabva, On a length on middle, Chakabva drives it through mid on for a single.
17.6
0
T Islam to W Madhevere, Floated and on off, Madhevere defends it off the front foot.
17.5
1
T Islam to R Chakabva, Full and on middle, Regis drives it to mid on and gets a single.
17.4
1
T Islam to W Madhevere, Floated and on off, Madhevere flicks it to mid-wicket and gets a run.
17.3
1
T Islam to R Chakabva, Full and on off, Chakabva drives it through mid off and gets to the other end.

Mashrafe Mortaza is back on.

17.2
1
T Islam to W Madhevere, Full and on middle, driven through mid off for a run by Madhevere.
17.1
0
T Islam to W Madhevere, Floated and on middle, Madhevere keeps it out off the back foot.

Taijul Islam is on.

16.6
1
M Hasan to W Madhevere, Full and on off, driven towards long on for a run.
16.5
0
M Hasan to W Madhevere, Flatter and on off, Madhevere plays it back to the bowler off the back foot.
16.4
1
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Floated on leg, tucked towards short fine leg for a quick single.
16.3
1
M Hasan to W Madhevere, Loopy delivery on middle, Madhevere flicks it through square leg for a single.
16.2
1
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Flighted delivery on off, Chakabva drives it through mid off for a run.
16.1
0
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Tossed up delivery on middle, Chakabva flicks it towards mid-wicket.
15.6
6
A Hossain to W Madhevere, SIX! First one of the innings. Wesley reads the length early and goes on his knees and slogs it right off the meat of the bat towards deep square leg and the ball crosses the fence with ease there.
15.5
1
A Hossain to R Chakabva, Flatter and on middle, Regis tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
15.4
1
A Hossain to W Madhevere, Floated and on middle, Wesley tucks it towards the leg side for a single.
15.3
2
A Hossain to W Madhevere, Full and on middle, Madhevere drives it past mid on and gets a couple as the fielder there mops it up.
15.2
0
A Hossain to W Madhevere, Full and on off, Wesley drives it solidly towards the bowler who fields it in his followthrough.
15.1
1
A Hossain to R Chakabva, Flatter and on middle and leg, flicked towards mid-wicket.
14.6
0
M Hasan to W Madhevere, On off, Madhevere keeps it out.
14.5
0
M Hasan to W Madhevere, Tossed up delivery on middle, Madhevere punches it back towards the bowler.
14.4
1
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Floated delivery on middle, Chakabva flicks it through square leg for a run.
14.3
1
M Hasan to W Madhevere, Loopy delivery on off, Madhevere punches it through mid on for a single.
14.2
1
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Flighted delivery on middle, Chakabva flicks it through square leg for a run.
14.1
0
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Tossed up delivery on off, Chakabva pushes it back towards the bowler.
13.6
0
A Hossain to W Madhevere, Floated and on off, Wesley keeps it out off the back foot and towards the bowler.
13.5
0
A Hossain to W Madhevere, Floated on off, Wesley drives it to covers.
13.4
0
A Hossain to W Madhevere, Floated on middle, Madhevere defends it towards mid-wicket.
13.3
0
A Hossain to W Madhevere, Floated and on middle, Wesley looks to flick it to the leg side but gets a leading edge that rolls towards covers.

Wesley Madhevere is the next batsman in.

Drinks Break! Zimbabwe have lost three wickets and would want a big innings from one of their batters. On the other hand, Bangladesh have kept it tight and would look to finish this match quickly.

13.2
0
A Hossain to S Williams, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Right through the gate. The Zimbabwe skipper departs after a promising innings. Afif Hossain would be on the moon as he takes his first wicket in ODIs. He will cherish it for his entire career. He tosses one up around off, Williams prods forward and looks to play the defensive shot. The ball just about turns past the outside edge and goes onto clatter in the stumps behind. Bangladesh break this small but frustrating 46-run stand.
13.1
1
A Hossain to R Chakabva, Tossed up delivery on middle, Chakabva punches it towards mid off for a run.

Afif Hossain is into the attack.

12.6
0
M Hasan to S Williams, Flighted and on off, Sean defends it off the back foot towards covers.
12.5
0
M Hasan to S Williams, Flatter and outside off, Williams punches it off the back foot towards covers.
12.4
1
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Floated on middle, Regis tucks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
12.3
1
M Hasan to S Williams, Full and outside off, Williams goes for the reverse sweep but fails to middle it as the ball rolls towards third man. The batters take a single.
12.2
1
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Tossed up on leg, Chakabva flicks it to the leg side for a single.
12.1
0
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Floated on off, Regis comes dancing down the track and chips it in the air towards mid-wicket where it falls short of the fielder.
11.6
0
M Rahman to S Williams, Length ball on off, defended off the back foot towards the off side.
11.5
0
M Rahman to S Williams, Short ball on middle, Williams sees the length early and ducks under it.
11.4
0
M Rahman to S Williams, That was a cracker! That reared up from a length. It is a length ball outside off, Williams looks to defend it but the ball rears onto him and goes past his defensive poke.
11.3
0
M Rahman to S Williams, Length ball on off, Williams hops inside the crease and keeps it out off the back foot.
11.2
1
M Rahman to R Chakabva, Length delivery on off, Chakabva punches it through point for a single.
11.1
0
M Rahman to R Chakabva, On a good length on off, Chakabva defends it off the back foot.
10.6
0
M Hasan to S Williams, Flatter and around off, Williams sees of the over by playing it off the back foot.
10.5
0
M Hasan to S Williams, Flighted and around off, Williams plays it off the front foot and into the ground.
10.4
0
M Hasan to S Williams, Floated and on off, Sean keeps it out off the front foot.
10.3
4
M Hasan to S Williams, MISFIELD AND FOUR! Flatter and outside off, Williams punches the ball off the back foot and the ball races to the fence despite the efforts from the fielder there.
10.3
0
M Hasan to S Williams, WIDE! Floated and down the leg side, Williams looks to sweep it only to miss it. Wided.
10.2
1
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Floated on leg, Chakabva flicks it off towards mid-wicket for a single.
10.1
0
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Floated on off, Regis looks to play it to the leg side but gets a soft leading edge which rolls towards the bowler.
9.6
1
M Rahman to R Chakabva, Short of a length ball outside off, Regis punches the ball off the back foot towards covers for a single.
9.5
1
M Rahman to S Williams, Length ball on the pads, Sean flicks it towards square leg for a single.
9.4
0
M Rahman to S Williams, Fuller in length and outside off, Williams drives it to find covers.
9.3
0
M Rahman to S Williams, Full on middle and off, Williams drives it to mid on.
9.2
0
M Rahman to S Williams, Full and on off, Williams blocks it off the back foot and towards covers.
9.1
1
M Rahman to R Chakabva, Full and wide outside off, Regis drives it through extra cover for a single.

Powerplay 2 is signalled. Maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle till the 35th over.

8.6
2
M Hasan to S Williams, Full and angled into the pads, Williams flicks it off to the leg side for a couple. Zimbabwe are 60/2 at the end of Powerplay 1!
8.5
4
M Hasan to S Williams, FOUR! Wonderful shot! Floated around off and middle, Sean shimmies down the track and lofts it cleanly over mid on and into the fence at long on for a boundary.
8.4
0
M Hasan to S Williams, Flighted on off, Williams defends it off the font foot.
8.3
0
M Hasan to S Williams, Floated around off, Williams blocks it off the front foot.
8.2
1
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Tossed up on off, Regis plays it towards long on and gets to the other end.
8.1
1
M Hasan to S Williams, Floated outside off, punched off the back foot towards long off for a single.
7.6
0
M Rahman to R Chakabva, Length ball outside off, Chakabva shoulders arms to it.
7.5
0
M Rahman to R Chakabva, Short of a length ball around off, climbing onto the batter there. Regis does well to keep it out off the back foot.
7.4
1
M Rahman to S Williams, Full and angled into the pads, Williams flicks it to the leg side for a single.
7.3
0
M Rahman to S Williams, Back of a length ball outside off, Williams plays it off the back foot to covers.
7.2
0
M Rahman to S Williams, Short of a length ball outside off, Williams punches the ball off the back foot but finds the fielder at covers.
7.1
1
M Rahman to R Chakabva, On a length on middle, Chakabva flicks it through square leg for a single.

Mustafizur Rahman is on.

6.6
0
M Hasan to S Williams, Another loopy ball on off, Williams keeps it out off the front foot.
6.5
0
M Hasan to S Williams, Tossed up ball outside off, Williams defends it off the front foot towards covers.
6.4
1
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Floated on middle, Chakabva flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
6.3
0
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Floated on off, Chakabva flicks it to mid-wicket.
6.2
1
M Hasan to S Williams, Tossed up on off, Williams tucks it to square leg for a single.
6.1
1
M Hasan to R Chakabva, Tossed up on leg, Chakabva flicks it to the leg side for a single.

Mehidy Hasan is into the attack.

5.6
1
M Saifuddin to R Chakabva, Full and outside off, Chakabva drives it off the front foot towards covers where the fielder fumbles to allow a single.
5.5
0
M Saifuddin to R Chakabva, Length ball on off, Chakabva drives it to covers.
5.4
1
M Saifuddin to S Williams, Full and on the pads, Williams flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
5.3
4
M Saifuddin to S Williams, FOUR! Firmly hit! Full and outside off, Williams finds the gap on the drive through covers as the ball crosses the fence for a boundary.
5.2
0
M Saifuddin to S Williams, Short of a length ball outside off, Williams punches the ball straight to the man at covers.
5.2
0
M Saifuddin to S Williams, WIDE! Length ball down the leg side, Williams looks to flick it but misses it.
5.1
1
M Saifuddin to R Chakabva, Full and on off, Chakabva taps it towards point for a single.
4.6
2
M Mortaza to S Williams, On a good length on middle, Williams looks to cut but gets an inside edge. It goes past the stumps towards fine leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
4.5
0
M Mortaza to S Williams, Length delivery on middle, Williams flicks it to mid-wicket.
4.4
0
M Mortaza to S Williams, On a length on off, Williams blocks it well.
4.3
4
M Mortaza to S Williams, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on leg, Williams pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
4.2
1
M Mortaza to R Chakabva, On a length on middle, Chakabva flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
4.1
0
M Mortaza to R Chakabva, Good length delivery on middle, Chakabva defends it out.
3.6
0
M Saifuddin to S Williams, On a good length on off, Williams keeps it out.
3.5
4
M Saifuddin to S Williams, FOUR! Good shot! Full delivery on off, Sean Williams drives it through covers for a boundary.
3.4
0
M Saifuddin to B Taylor, OUT! CAUGHT! Loose shot from Taylor. Zimbabwe have lost their experienced campaigner. Saifuddin slants one on the pads of Brendan who goes for the flick on the leg side but does not bother to keep it down. The ball goes uppishly towards mid-wicket where Mohammad Mithun takes the catch by diving forward.

Sean Williams is the next batsman in.

3.3
0
M Saifuddin to B Taylor, Full and on middle, Taylor blocks it off the back foot towards the bowler.
3.2
0
M Saifuddin to B Taylor, Full and outside off, Taylor plays it to covers.
3.1
4
M Saifuddin to B Taylor, FOUR! Over the top and a couple of bounces into the fence. Full and outside off, Taylor lofts it over mid off and gets a boundary at long off.
2.6
4
M Mortaza to R Chakabva, FOUR! Length ball on the pads, Chakabva flicks it off this hips towards fine leg for a boundary.
2.5
1
M Mortaza to B Taylor, Full and on middle, Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
2.4
4
M Mortaza to B Taylor, FOUR! Clever piece of batting from Taylor. Slight width on offer outside off and Brendan lofts it over point and the ball has enough on it to cross the fence.
2.3
0
M Mortaza to B Taylor, Full and outside off, Taylor drives it straight to the man at covers.
2.2
0
M Mortaza to B Taylor, Full and outside off, Taylor looks to go big but fails to time it. The ball goes towards the bowler.
2.1
0
M Mortaza to B Taylor, Length ball on off, Taylor keeps it out off the back foot towards the leg side.
1.6
2
M Saifuddin to R Chakabva, On a length on middle, Chakabva flicks it through square leg. The fielder in the deep misfields. The batsmen get two runs.
1.5
1
M Saifuddin to B Taylor, Length delivery on middle, Taylor flicks it through square leg for a single.
1.4
0
M Saifuddin to B Taylor, On a length on off, Brendan punches it to point.
1.4
0
M Saifuddin to B Taylor, WIDE! Length delivery down the leg side, Taylor looks to flick but misses it.
1.3
0
M Saifuddin to B Taylor, On a length on off, Taylor taps it towards point.
1.2
4
M Saifuddin to B Taylor, FOUR! Terrific shot! Full and outside off, Taylor drives it through covers for a boundary.
1.2
0
M Saifuddin to B Taylor, WIDE! Saifuddin bowls it down the leg side, Taylor looks to flick but misses it.
1.1
1
M Saifuddin to R Chakabva, Length delivery on off, Chakabva taps it through point for a single.

Mohammad Saifuddin to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
M Mortaza to B Taylor, Full and on off, Taylor defends it off the front foot once again towards covers.
0.5
0
M Mortaza to B Taylor, Full and on off, Taylor plays it off the front foot towards the off side.

Brendan Taylor is the new batsman in.

0.4
0
M Mortaza to T Kamunhukamwe, OUT! CAUGHT! Mortaza draws first blood in his final ODI as a skipper. Zimbabwe off to a poor start in pursuit of the mammoth chase. Mortaza lands one fuller and outside off, also there is a hint of away swing on it. Kamunhukamwe is struck on the back foot as he goes for the tentative push, without any footwork, only to get a thick outside edge towards the keeper where Liton Das takes the catch and starts celebrating. Bangladesh are truly on top of the game here.
0.3
0
M Mortaza to T Kamunhukamwe, Once again outside off, Tinashe looks to play at it but fails to get anything behind the ball.
0.2
0
M Mortaza to T Kamunhukamwe, Fuller and outside off, Tinashe looks to defend it off the back foot but takes his bat away from the line of the delivery.
0.1
4
M Mortaza to T Kamunhukamwe, FOUR! Length ball outside off, Tinashe looks to play it away from the body only to get an outside edge which runs past the slip cordon and into the third man fence for a boundary.
0.1
0
M Mortaza to T Kamunhukamwe, WIDE! Width given outside off, it moves further away from the batter. Wided.

We are back for the chase. The Bangladesh players are out in the middle. Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Regis Chakabva will open the innings for Zimbabwe. Mashrafe Mortaza will start the proceedings for Bangladesh.