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Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe Live Score (ODI)

Date: Monday, 22 January, 2018 22:10 IST Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur Match Status: Match Ended

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 91 runs

216/9
Overs
50.0
R/R
4.32
Fours
17
Sixes
2
Extras
15
125/10
Overs
36.3
R/R
3.44
Fours
13
Sixes
1
Extras
8
  • Zimbabwe on the other hand, bowled really well. They were disciplined throughout but could not capitalize on the position they got themselves into. Graeme Cremer, their skipper, led from the front as he spun a web around the Bangladeshi batsmen by picking a four-fer. He was well supported by the rest. It is now upto their batsmen to put up a show. It is not going to be easy on a wicket which has a lot of turn and also against a team which is packed with spinners. Will we see the visitors chase this down or will the home side prevail? Join us for the chase in a while.
  • After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Bangladesh got off to the worst start possible by losing Haque early. Shakib and Tamim did steady the ship stitching a 106-run partnership with both scoring half tons. They weren't at their attacking best but while they were batting, the hosts looked like they would get up to 250. However, wickets started to tumble once the all-rounder fell and the home side was struggling at 170 for 8. But handy runs were added towards the end by the lower order to give the Bangla Tigers the advantage.
  • A strong finish by Bangladesh has seen the momentum shift towards them. At one stage they never looked like crossing 200 but 46 runs for the last two wickets has powered them to a total which they will be very pleased with.
  • 49.6 FOUR! 13 runs from the last over! An excellent shot to end the innings! Jarvis bowls it on the pads, Rahman flicks it over square leg for a boundary. BANGLADESH FINISH WITH 216 FOR 9!
  • 49.5 The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 49.4 Another overthrow! To be honest nobody can be blamed here! Rahman mistimes his shot towards mid off, Hossain sets off for a run but is sent back by his partner. The fielder scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end but the batsman has made his crease. The ball hits the stumps and deflects to the short third man region and the batsmen finally get a run.
  • 49.3 Shorter in length outside off, Hossain gets a bottom edge as he tries to pull. It goes towards square leg for a run.
  • 49.2 SIX! Hold that pose young man, hold that pose! What a hit! A full ball on middle, Hossain lofts it over the bowler's head and the crowd erupts as it goes all the way.
  • 49.1 A slower ball outside off, Hossain is early into his pull and gets beaten.
  • 48.6 The batsman has played it to the point region. 7 runs from the over. 203/9
  • 48.5 Short and wide outside off, Rahman cuts it just over the point fielder and gets two.
  • 48.4 FOUR! Luck is favoring Bangladesh here! Chatara goes for the yorker but ends up serving a full toss, Rahman goes for a heave but gets a bottom edge which goes past the keeper for a boundary. 200 up for Bangladesh, who would have thought that when they lost Mashrafe.
  • 48.3 Dug in short outside off, Rahman tries to slash but misses.
  • 48.3 WIDE! Way outside off, Rahman goes chasing after it but does not connect.
  • 48.2 Full and wide outside off, Rahman goes for it but gets beaten.
  • Rubel Hossain is the last man in.
  • 48.1 OUT! In the air... and an excellent catch by Muzarabani! He has made this skier look very easy. Chatara bangs it in short after seeing the batsmen charge down the wicket. Islam still goes for the pull but gets a top edge which goes up in the air and towards Blessing at short fine leg. He runs to his right and takes a nice diving catch. End of a frustrating partnership for Zimbabwe and a vital one for Bangladesh. Can they now bowl them out below 200?
  • Tendai Chatara is back on to bowl the penultimate over.
  • 47.6 Back of a length on off, played to point. 196/8
  • 47.5 Works it with the angle towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 47.4 Full on off, Islam tries to drive but does not connect.
  • 47.3 Charges down the track, Jarvis bowls it short. Islam goes for the pull but does not connect. He tried playing the same shot Morgan did in the third ODI. The only difference here is Morgan hit that into the stands and Islam misses.
  • 47.2 On the pads, Rahman misses the flick and the ball brushes his pads and goes down to short fine leg. The batsmen go for a run. The fielder is quick to the ball but fires a weak throw to the bowler. A run added.
  • 47.1 Back of a length on off, Rahman defends it.
  • Kyle Jarvis comes back into the attack.
  • 46.6 FOUR! A flighted ball on middle, spinning in. Islam goes down on one knee and sweeps it hard, through square leg for a boundary. Handy runs these for Zimbabwe, this partnership is now worth 24. 194/8
  • 46.5 Comes down the track and drives it back to the bowler.
  • 46.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 46.3 Gives it air on off, Islam lunges forward and keeps it out.
  • 46.2 Worked with the spin through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 46.1 Gives it air on off, driven down to long off for a run.
  • 45.6 BEATEN AGAIN! Length ball outside off, Rahman once again goes chasing after it but does not connect. 188/8
  • 45.5 Good length around off, Rahman pokes at it and gets beaten.
  • 45.4 Length around off, Rahman hangs his bat at it but gets beaten.
  • 45.3 Fullish on off, Islam drives it down to long off for a run.
  • 45.2 FOUR! STREAKY! Bangladesh won't mind though. A short ball way outside off, Islam tries to cut but gets an outside edge through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary.
  • 45.1 Back of a length around off, defended.
  • 45.1 Shorter in length but way outside off, Sunzamul tries to cut but does not connect. The umpire calls it a wide.
  • 44.6 That ball has taken the inside edge onto the pads. They pick up a single. 182/8
  • 44.5 A leg spinner on middle, worked to mid-wicket.
  • 44.4 Shorter in length, Rahman guides it to point.
  • 44.3 A low full toss outside off, Rahman drives it back to the bowler.
  • 44.2 Tosses it up on off, Rahman lunges forward and defends it.
  • 44.1 Floats it full on off, driven to mid off.
  • 43.6 The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails. 180/8
  • 43.5 Good length around off, guided down to third man for a run.
  • 43.4 The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. They pick up a single.
  • 43.3 Full outside off, Rahman takes the aerial route and goes over covers for a run.
  • 43.2 Shorter in length, Islam pushes it through covers for a run.
  • 43.1 Fuller on off, Rahman drives it through mid on for a run.
  • Chatara comes back in the attack.
  • 42.6 FOUR! A rare boundary conceded by the captain. Cremer drags it short outside off, Islam hangs on the back foot and cuts it past the point fielder to register his first boundary. The sweeper cover had no chance stopping that one. 175/8
  • 42.5 Cremer drags it short on the leg side, Islam hangs back and plays it to short fine leg.
  • 42.4 Islam rocks back and punches it off the back foot.
  • 42.3 Rahman drives to long off and gets off the mark.
  • Mustafizur Rahman comes in next.
  • 42.2 OUT! That's 100 ODI wickets for the captain and ohh boy, he has led from the front today. He scalps yet another wicket to his name and gets his 4-fer. Cremer tosses it up around off stump turning away from Mortaza. Mortaza goes for the drive but finds a faint edge and the keeper collects it with ease. He asks for a review. However, the replays show that he has edged that one behind. Bangladesh lose their only review. The end seems nearer for them now.
  • Howzzat? The umpire gives Mashrafe out caught behind but he reviews.
  • 42.1 Ohh that ball had some turn as it gripped off the surface. Cremer bowls it just a tad back of length outside off. The ball turned towards the batsman as it hits him high on the thigh pad and they sneak a single.
  • 41.6 Mortaza defends it off the front foot showing the full face off the bat. 169/7
  • 41.5 Jarvis bowls it full on the legs, Islam plays it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 41.4 Islam pushes it to covers.
  • 41.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • Sunzamul Islam comes in at no.9.
  • 41.2 OUT! The change of pace has done the trick for Jarvis. He bowls a slow off cutter on a back of a length around the off stump. Hossain goes for the cut but gets cramped for room and he edges it to Taylor, who completes an easy take. The Bangla Tigers are falling like a pack of cards.
  • 41.1 Jarvis bangs a it short outside off, Hossain tries to open the face off the bat but gets beaten by the movement off the pitch.
  • 40.6 Mortaza goes for the expansive drive but gets beaten by the turn on the delivery. Good finish to the over by Cremer. 168/6
  • 40.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 40.4 Mortaza goes for the clip off his hips but it hits him high on the thigh pad.
  • 40.3 Hossain works a tossed up delivery to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 40.2 Cremer drags it short in the line of the stumps, Hossain rocks back and defends it off the back foot.
  • 40.1 Driven to mid off.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled. 5 fielders can be placed outside the circle now.
  • 39.6 Mortaza cuts it to point. 167/6
  • 39.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 39.4 Mortaza hangs back and defends it off the back foot.
  • Mashrafe Mortaza comes in next.
  • 39.3 OUT! What a catch! That's more of a fielder's wicket than the bowler's. He bangs it short of a length outside off, Rahman pulls this well to mid-wicket. Ervine, placed at short mid-wicket, dives to his left and takes a blinder with his left hand. He has got all his reflex muscles working. 4 wickets in quick succession for the visitors. Zimbabwe are now well in the game here.
  • 39.2 That was close to getting another one for the visitors. Rahman inside edges it and the ball runs to fine leg as the batsmen pick up quick brace. That could have easily hit his off stump.
  • 39.1 Rahman cuts it to point.
  • Kyle Jarvis comes back in the attack.
  • 38.6 Cremer tosses it up around off, Hossain comes forward and defends it off the front foot. A successful over for the visitors. 165/5
  • 38.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 38.4 Cremer drags it short, Rahman punches it off the back foot to covers for a single.
  • 38.3 Rahman gets forward and defends by getting in the line of the delivery.
  • 38.2 The ball takes the outside edge goes towards the slip region. One run added to the total.
  • Nasir Hossain comes in next.
  • 38.1 OUT! Stumped! Cremer has picked up his third one. He has been bowling beautifully and the batsman have failed to pick him up. He tosses it up around off, Tamim comes charging down the track and goes for a big one over covers. He does not pick up the wrong one and gets beaten by the turn on the ball. Taylor, with ease takes off the bails and celebrates in delight. Tamim has failed to convert it into a three figure mark. He looks disappointed with himself. But a good knock for his team comes to an end.
  • 37.6 One more single to end the over with. The third man has been the productive area in this innings and Iqbal guides yet another one. 163/4
  • 37.5 The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. They pick up a single.
  • 37.4 Iqbal guides it to third man and crosses over.
  • 37.3 Muzarabani bowls a back of a length delivery on the body, Rahman tucks it to mid-wicket and the batsmen change ends.
  • 37.2 The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads.
  • 37.1 Iqbal pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 36.6 Cremer tosses it up on the legs, Iqbal drives it to long on for a single. 158/4
  • 36.5 Tossed up delivery worked to short fine leg.
  • 36.4 Rahman flicks it to square leg for a single.
  • 36.3 Cremer gets good turn on that delivery. He tosses it up outside off, Rahman goes for the drive but gets beaten by the spin.
  • 36.2 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • Sabbir Rahman comes in at no.6.
  • 36.1 OUT! The break in play provides the visitors another wicket. That was a wrong shot played off a wrong one. Cremer tosses it up outside off, Mahmudullah lunges forward for a front foot defense but fails to put his bat to it and hits him low on the pads. Cremer looks confident that he has trapped his victim and the umpire takes no time to raise his finger. Mahmudullah consults his partner for a review but walks off without taking one. Zimbabwe are fighting their way back in the game.
  • Drinks are on the field.
  • 35.6 Mahmudullah opens the face of the bat without any trouble and guides the ball to third man to keep the strike for next over. 156/3
  • 35.5 Muzarabani bangs it short outside off, Iqbal opens the face off the bat and runs it to third man for another single.
  • 35.4 The batsman gets a bottom edge on that one. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 35.3 Iqbal guides the short ball to third man and calls his partner for a single.
  • 35.3 Muzarabani drags it way outside off stump and the umpire calls it a wide.
  • 35.2 FOUR! Iqbal sees the full delivery in his arc and lofts it behind the bowlers back for another boundary. Iqbal looks full of confidence.
  • 35.1 Iqbal cuts it hard to point.
  • 34.6 The batsman cuts it straight to point. A good over for the visitors just one run and a wicket off that one. 147/3
  • 34.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 34.4 Cremer drags it short outside off, Mahmudullah rocks back and punches it to covers.
  • 34.3 Driven to mid off for a dot ball.
  • Mahmudullah comes into bat.
  • 34.2 OUT! The skipper has done it for his side. He tosses it up around off stump, Rahim goes for the sweep but is done in by the bounce. He only manages to top edge it as the ball flies to Muzarabani who completes an easy catch at short fine leg. Rahim did show intent but is walking back cheaply.
  • 34.1 Driven to long on for a single. This brings up 6000 ODI runs for Tamim, he becomes the first Bangladesh player to achieve the milestone. He has been the pillar for his side and has made his presence count. His team mates are delighted and they are giving him a standing applause.
  • 33.6 Well bowled! Muzarabani has been hitting the back of a length outside off without any trouble. Rahim tries to guide the ball to third man but gets beaten by the pace on the delivery. 146/2
  • 33.5 That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads.
  • 33.4 Muzarabani bangs it short on the body, Iqbal rocks back and tucks it to fine leg. He has his skating boots on and calls his partner for a single.
  • 33.3 Short delivery down the leg side, tucked to fine leg for a single.
  • 33.2 Rahim hangs back and defends it off the back foot.
  • 33.1 Muzarabani bowls it wide outside off, Iqbal opens the face off the bat and runs it to third man for a single.
  • 32.6 Iqbal comes dancing down the track and hits it to long on and will keep the strike for next over. 143/2
  • 32.5 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 32.4 Cremer floats it on the leg stump, Iqbal clips it to fine leg.
  • 32.3 Driven to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 32.2 Rahim is trying to be innovative. Cremer tosses it up outside off, Rahim goes for the reverse sweep but only manages to get his gloves to it.
  • 32.1 Rahim gets on the front foot and defends by getting in the line of the ball.
  • Cremer comes back into the attack.
  • 31.6 Rahim pulls it to mid-wicket to end the over with a single. 141/2
  • 31.5 Muzarabani drags it short outside off, Rahim cuts it to point.
  • 31.4 Iqbal works it to leg side and picks up a single.
  • 31.3 The batsman manages only a bottom edge on that one. They pick up a single.
  • 31.2 Muzarabani bangs it on a good length outside off, Rahim tries to cut it hard but fails to put any bat to it.
  • 31.1 Rahim punches it off the back foot to the right of the point fielder. He dives to his right and stops a certain boundary.
  • Muzarabani comes back on.
  • 30.6 FOUR! Superbly timed by Iqbal. Waller floats it full outside off, Iqbal leans into the drive and gets it through the covers for a boundary. A 13 run over for the Bangla Tigers. 138/2
  • 30.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
  • 30.4 Waller tosses it up on the legs, Iqbal drives it to long on for a single.
  • 30.3 Rahim flicks it to square leg and gives his partner the strike.
  • 30.2 What was that! That has bounced out of nowhere. Waller drags it a bit short and Rahim tries to defend it off the back foot but gets surprised by the bounce on that one as it hits his shoulder. This wicket is behaving uneven.
  • 30.1 SIX! First one for the game. Waller fires it full outside off, Rahim gets down on one knee and slog sweeps over the square leg region for the first maximum. He is trying to cut loose from the beginning.
  • 29.6 Works it with the spin to square leg. Raza has bowled out, he ends with figures on 10-1-39-1. He has been very economical. 125/2
  • 29.5 Drags his length back on off, pushed through covers for a run.
  • 29.4 Loopy ball on off, turns away. Tamim though has enough time to adjust and defend it.
  • 29.3 Tosses it up on middle, Tamim defends it solidly.
  • 29.2 Pierces the gap nicely there! Raza bowls it around off, Tamim guides it between backward point and short third man for a couple.
  • 29.1 Dances down the track and flicks it to long on for a run.
  • 28.6 Driven to mid off to end the over with a dot ball. 120/2
  • 28.5 Waller drags it down the leg side, Rahim rocks back and clips it off his hips for a single.
  • 28.4 Rahim defends it off the back foot from within the crease.
  • 28.3 Waller drags it short outside off, Iqbal slaps it to sweeper cover and the batsmen change ends.
  • 28.2 Rahim pushes the ball to square leg for a single.
  • 28.1 Iqbal tucks it to mid-wicket to give his partner the strike.
  • 27.6 Driven to long off for a single. 116/2
  • 27.5 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
  • 27.4 That single brings up the 41st ODI fifty for Tamim. He continues his form. An unusual but effective innings from the left-hander. He will now look to make it big though. Iqbal comes dancing down and drives it to long off and picks up a single.
  • 27.3 Raza drags it down the leg side, Rahim punches it to mid-wicket and the batsmen change ends.
  • 27.2 Rahim flicks it off his pads on the leg side.
  • Mushfiqur Rahim comes in at no.4.
  • 27.1 OUT! Zimbabwe get the much-needed breakthrough and who else, but Raza provides it. Sikandar tosses it up around off, turning away from the batsman. Shakib comes charging down the wicket and tries to play inside out but fails to put bat to it as he gets beaten by the turn. Taylor collects it with ease and removes the bails. Shakib fails to make it big and the 106-run stand has been broken. A timely wicket for the visitors. Raza is delighted.
  • 26.6 Waller drags it short, Iqbal punches it off the back foot to covers. 112/1
  • 26.5 Iqbal pushes it to covers for a dot ball.
  • 26.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 26.3 Waller fires it down the leg, Iqbal works it to mid-wicket and calls his partner for a brace.
  • 26.2 Shakib gets forwards and defends it off the front foot. The ball runs to covers and they pick up a single.
  • 26.1 Driven to long off for a single.
  • 25.6 FOUR! Ohh boy this has helped them reach the 100-run partnership and Shakib gets to his 37th fifty in style. Against the run of play they get a boundary after 12 overs. He rocks back and cuts it past the cover point region for a boundary. Shakib has played a calm and composed innings. He looked streaky at the start but now he looks to be in good touch. 108/1
  • 25.5 Raza tosses it up around off, Iqbal drives it to long on for a single.
  • 25.4 Iqbal opens the face of the bat and runs it to short third man.
  • 25.3 Driven to mid off for a single.
  • 25.2 Good stop by the man at short third man. Tamim opens the face off the bat and runs the ball to the short third man area. The fielder makes a diving save to his left and saves 3 runs for his side.
  • 25.1 Turn and beaten. Beautifully bowled by Raza. He tosses it up around off sutmp inviting Shakib for the drive. He takes the bait and gets beaten.
  • 24.6 Slower through the air on middle, Hasan plays it back to the bowler. End of another tight over, just 4 runs from it. 101/1
  • 24.5 On the stumps, pushed down to long on for a run. Dealing in singles here are the two batsmen.
  • 24.4 On the pads, worked to square leg.
  • 24.3 100 up for Bangladesh! Shakib pulls it through square leg for a run.
  • 24.2 Drags his length back on middle, Tamim works it around the corner for a run.
  • 24.1 Quicker on the pads. Shakin is cramped for room as he pulls it in front of square for a run.
  • 23.6 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 97/1
  • 23.5 Shorter in length outside off, Hasan cuts it point.
  • 23.4 Flatter on the stumps, Iqbal flicks it through mid-wicket to move onto 42.
  • 23.3 As I said, Shakib goes for the big shot but mistimes it. He comes down the track and tries to go big but does not get it off the middle as the ball goes down towards long on for a single.
  • 23.2 Fires it on the pads, worked towards mid-wicket for a run. He moves onto 41.
  • 23.1 Full outside off, driven to covers.
  • 22.6 A low full toss, Shakib mistimes it back to the bowler. Another tight over, something has to give here. Either a big shot or a wicket, either of the two. 93/1
  • 22.5 Works it with the angle through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 22.4 Gives it air on off, Iqbal presses forward and defends.
  • 22.3 Shakib makes room and punches the ball through covers for a single.
  • 22.2 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 22.1 Drags his length back on middle, worked to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 21.6 Flighted ball on off, Iqbal defends it. 89/1
  • 21.5 Gives it a nice loop on off, it turns away. Iqbal tries to defend but it takes the outside edge to short third man.
  • 21.4 Fuller on off, driven to covers.
  • 21.3 Short and wide outside off, Iqbal slaps it through covers. The fielder in the deep, runs to his left, dives and keeps it down to two. Lucky he did not hurt himself as his knee got stuck into the ground as he dived there.
  • 21.2 Floats it up on off, Iqbal drives it back to the bowler.
  • 21.1 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 20.6 Full on off, drives it to covers. Good phase of play here for Zimbabwe. They have only conceded 5 runs from the 4 overs they have bowled after drinks. 87/1
  • 20.5 Floats it full on the stumps, driven back to the bowler.
  • 20.4 Fires it on off, defended.
  • 20.3 Waller it trying to fire it in and in the process he is bowling too short. Tamim whips it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 20.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 20.1 Flatter on off, Iqbal defends it off the back foot.
  • 19.6 Yes, he can! A maiden by Raza. He bowls this quicker outside off, Shakib cuts it to point. 86/1
  • 19.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 5 dots, can he finish the over well here?
  • 19.4 Flatter on off, Hasan pushes it to point.
  • 19.3 Slower on off, turning away. Shakib guides it to point. There is turn but slow turn and hence the batsmen have time to adjust.
  • 19.2 Fires it on the pads, swept to square leg.
  • 19.1 Tosses it up outside off, Shakib square drives it to the fielder.
  • 18.6 Works it with the angle through mid-wicket for a run. 86/1
  • 18.5 The batsman works it down the leg side.
  • 18.4 Better! Tosses it up on middle, Iqbal pushes it down to long on for a run.
  • 18.3 Another short ball but Waller gets away with it. He has bowled three bad deliveries but it has cost him nothing. A good effort in the field this time though. Waller bowls it very short on middle, Tamim camps back and pulls it towards square leg. The fielder there dives to his left and saves a certain boundary.
  • 18.2 Drags his length back on middle, Tamim pulls it but straight to the man at square leg.
  • 18.1 He starts off from around the wicket and angles it on the pads, Tamim misses the flick and it goes off the thigh pad and down towards short fine leg.
  • Malcolm Waller comes into the attack.
  • 17.6 Shorter in length, closer to the off pole. Shakib cuts it to point. 84/1
  • 17.5 Bowls it outside off, Iqbal guides it down to third man to change strike.
  • 17.4 Gives it air on off, Iqbal defends it onto the ground.
  • 17.3 Floats it up on off, Iqbal lunges forward and defends it.
  • 17.2 Drags his length back outside off, it turns away after pitching but slowly. Shakib rocks back slaps it through covers for a run.
  • 17.1 Flatter on off, goes on with the arm. Shakib chops it to point.
  • Drinks!
  • 16.6 A leg spinner on middle, Iqbal works it towards square leg. He thinks about a run but is sent back by his partner. 82/1
  • 16.5 Drags his length back outside off, Hasan cuts it through point for a run.
  • 16.4 Floats it up outside off, Iqbal waits for it and guides it nicely, down towards third man for a single.
  • 16.3 Shorter in length on off, pushed through covers for a single.
  • 16.2 Works it with the spin towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 16.1 Uses his feet and takes it on the full, drives it to mid off for a run.
  • 15.6 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. 77/1
  • 15.5 LUCKY! Tamim dances down the track, also makes room. He tries to go inside out but the ball turns away. Tamim still continues with his shot and the ball takes the outside edge, through the vacant slip region and down towards third man for a couple.
  • 15.4 Nicely bowled! Tosses it up on leg stump, it turns away. Tamim tries to flick but gets a soft leading edge back to the bowler.
  • 15.3 Shorter in length outside off, Hasan rocks back and cuts it through point to change strike.
  • 15.2 Fires it on the pads, Iqbal flicks it through square leg for a run.
  • 15.1 Comes down the track and drives it through cover-point. They complete one and Shakib wants a second but that was never on.
  • Change of ends for Sikandar Raza.
  • 14.6 Turning in towards the batsman as he clips it to fine leg for the 6th single of the over. These two batsmen are looking really good in the middle. 72/1
  • 14.5 Defended off the front foot on the leg side and the batsmen change ends.
  • 14.4 Short delivery punched to covers for a single.
  • 14.3 Iqbal gets his foot forward and defends by getting in the line of the ball. The ball runs to covers as they pick up a quick single.
  • 14.2 Cremer manages to get some turn and grip on that one. Hasan cuts it past the left of the backward point fielder and rotates the strike.
  • 14.1 Tosses it up on the middle, Shakib plays it off the front foot towards the leg side and picks up a single.
  • Graeme Cremer comes in the attack to some leg spin.
  • 13.6 Shorter in length, defended to point. 66/1
  • 13.5 Fullish ball on off, driven to covers.
  • 13.4 FOUR! Fortune favors the brave! A short ball on middle, it climbs up on the batsman. Hasan goes for the pull but gets a top edge over the keeper and into the fence.
  • 13.3 Plays the similar length delivery towards point to change strike.
  • 13.2 Good batting follows the boundary with a single. Muzarabani bowls it on a length around off, Shakib guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 13.1 FOUR! TOP SHOT! A ball which is bowled just ahead of a length around off. Shakib drives it on the up and through mid off for a boundary. This should should break the shackles for him , he was being bogged down.
  • 12.6 OVERTHROW! The extra run also brings up the 50-run stand between the two. Iqbal taps it towards point and sets off for a run. The fielder there has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. There is nobody backing up and the batsmen get an extra run. 56/1
  • 12.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 12.4 A low full toss on middle, Shakib clips it through mid-wicket for a run. 48 is the partnership now.
  • 12.3 Fires it on off, Shakib blocks it off the back foot.
  • 12.2 Floats it up on off, Hasan lunges forward and keeps it out.
  • 12.1 Flicks it with the angle through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 11.6 Just behind a length on middle, Shakib tries to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads. Hasan is disappointed with himself as he should have put that away. Nevertheless, a tight over by the bowler comes to an end. Just one from it. 52/1
  • 11.5 Another fuller ball on off, driven to covers.
  • 11.4 On a length around off, Shakib defends it to point.
  • 11.4 WIDE! A good delivery though by the bowler! He bowls a surprise bouncer but it goes over the batsman's head and the umpire stretches his arms.
  • 11.3 Nicely driven on the up but straight to covers. No runs from the first three deliveries.
  • 11.2 On a length around off, Hasan guides it to point.
  • 11.1 On a length around off, Shakib defends it solidly.
  • 10.6 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 51/1
  • 10.5 Works it with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 10.5 FIVE WIDES! Raza bowls it down the leg side, a very full delivery. Tamim misses the flick. It is a difficult take for the keeper as it bounces just in front of him and also turns. It goes through his legs and down to the fence.
  • 10.4 Quicker on the shorter side, attacking the stumps. Hasan pushes it through covers for a single.
  • 10.3 Flatter on off, no turn on this one. Hasan pushes it to covers.
  • 10.2 Gives it air on off, Hasan keeps it out.
  • 10.1 Tosses it up on off, Shakbi lunges forward in defense.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled. 4 fielders can be placed outside the circle till the 40th over. Also, time for some spin now, Sikandar Raza is into the attack.
  • 9.6 FOUR! The Zimbabweans are not learning from their mistake as they are giving away one loose delivery every over. Muzarabani drags it short down the leg side, Iqbal plays it too fine for the fine leg fielder to stop it away from racing to the fence. At the end of Powerplay the hosts are 45-1. 45/1
  • 9.5 Short delivery down the leg side, Shakib flicks it to fine leg for a single.
  • 9.4 Shakib opens the bat and guides it to point.
  • 9.3 Full delivery outside off, Shakib drives it to mid off.
  • 9.2 Hasan clips it off his legs to square leg.
  • 9.1 Right on money by Muzarabani. He lands it on a length delivery in the channel of the stumps, Shakib gets a leading edge in an attempt to play it to mid-wicket. Good start by the bowler.
  • Blessing Muzarabani comes into the attack.
  • 8.6 Shakib tucks it off his hips towards fine leg and keeps the strike for next over. 40/1
  • 8.5 Iqbal guides the ball to third man and gives the strike to his partner.
  • 8.4 FOUR! Inconsistent bowling by the Men in Red. They are giving one a loose delivery in every over. Full around off stump, Iqbal latches onto it quickly and drives it past the right of the diving mid off fielder for a boundary.
  • 8.3 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 8.2 Beaten! Once again a tempting line bowled by Jarvis. He lands it just in the driving zone around off. Tamim goes for the drive but gets beaten by the movement on the ball.
  • 8.1 Better length by Jarvis. He bowls a good length delivery outside off, Shakib plays it to third man for a single.
  • 7.6 Tucked to fine leg and Shakib will keep the strike for next over. 33/1
  • 7.5 FOUR! Excellent shot by Shakib. Full delivery outside off stump, Shakib hits it past the right of the mid off fielder to earn himself another boundary. He is looking in good shape.
  • 7.4 Shakib plays it off the front foot towards mid-wicket.
  • 7.3 Chatara hits the deck hard on the shorter side, Hasan rocks back and defends of the back foot.
  • 7.2 Shakib is rock solid on the front foot, he gets his foot forward and defends it off his crease.
  • 7.2 Dragged down the leg side by the bowler and the umpire calls it a wide.
  • 7.1 Iqbal tucks it off his hips to square leg for a single.
  • 6.6 FOUR! Too full and asking for trouble. Jarvis bowls it full around off stump, Shakib leans into the drive and gets it through covers for another boundary in the over. That shot would give him some confidence. 26/1
  • 6.5 The batsman chops it to short third man.
  • 6.4 Shakib rocks back and defends it off the back foot.
  • 6.3 That one kept low! Jarvis is bowling that difficult line just around the off stump, Shakib tries to defend it off the back foot but the ball goes underneath his bat. This pitch is showing some uneven bounce from the start.
  • 6.2 FOUR! Edged and away! Jarvis has been creating the pressure and it almost got him the second wicket. Length delivery seaming away from the batsman, Shakib goes for the expansive drive but only manages to find the outside half of his bat. The ball flies past the right of the leaping first slip fielder for a boundary.
  • 6.1 Jarvis bowls a short of a length delivery outside off. Shakib comes dancing down the track and defends it to backward point.
  • 5.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 18/1
  • 5.5 Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it.
  • 5.4 Just a single off the Free Hit! Chatara bowls a full toss way outside off, Hasan gets it off the toe end towards point for a run.
  • 5.4 NOT OUT! It is a NO BALL! How many times have we seen this? The fielding side takes a review, just to see the bowler overstep. Chatara comes running in and bowls it down the leg side. Shakib tries to flick but it goes off something to the keeper who takes it and appeals. He seems to be quite confident but the umpire shakes his head. Cremer, after a chat with his teammates opts to review. Replays roll in and Chatara has overstepped. The umpire signals a no ball and the next ball is a Free Hit. Also, replays later on show it has flicked the pads and not the bat. Zimbabwe though will be delighted about the fact that it is a no ball as they won't be losing a review.
  • Review time! There is an appeal for a caught behind against Shakib but the umpire shakes his head. The keeper is quite confident about it and he wants it to be reviewed and they do so.
  • A short mid on in place now.
  • 5.3 Fuller on middle, driven to mid on.
  • 5.2 Length ball on off, Shakib defends it solidly.
  • 5.1 Fuller in length on middle, driven down to mid on.
  • 4.6 Short ball on off, Iqbal keeps it out. 16/1
  • 4.5 FOUR! Just as I write good lines by the bowler, he bowls a short one outside off. Offers width, Tamim cashes in on it as he rocks back and cuts it over point to fetch himself a boundary.
  • 4.4 Played to the point region by the batsman.
  • 4.3 Bowls it on a length around off, the batsman defends it towards point. Good tight lines by Jarvis.
  • 4.2 Shorter in length on off, Tamim defends it off the back foot.
  • 4.1 Hits the length on middle, Iqbal uses his wrists and flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 3.6 Back of a length on off, Hasan is happy to block it out. A dot to finish. 12/1
  • 3.5 Shorter in length on the pads, Iqbal has no problem in tucking it away towards fine leg to change strike.
  • 3.4 Another length ball on off, Iqbal presses forward and defends it onto the ground. He has been in solid form and looks confident now after a shaky start.
  • 3.3 Flicks it uppishly but through the vacant square leg region, with the angle for a couple.
  • 3.2 Good length on off, Tamim defends it solidly.
  • 3.1 Another ball on the pads, Hasan tries to flick but misses. It hits his pads and rolls towards the leg side for a leg bye.
  • 3.1 Wide! Comes around the wicket and sprays it down the leg side. Shakib misses the flick and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 2.6 Good length on off, defended stoutly. End of s successful over for Zimbabwe. Just a run and a wicket. 7/1
  • 2.5 Fuller on off, driven to mid off.
  • 2.4 Some chin music for the batsman, he lets that bouncer through to the keeper.
  • 2.3 Wide ball outside off, Hasan still goes after it. He gets an outside edge down towards third man for a run.
  • 2.2 Back of a length on off, Hasan defends it.
  • Shakib Al Hasan comes out at no. 3.
  • 2.1 OUT! Plumb! Jarvis strikes! Haque survived a close LBW call in the last over but this time he is given his marching orders. Kyle bowls it on a length around off, it jags back in after pitching. Anamul once again shuffles across and once more does not account for the inward movement as he tries to defend. The ball hits him low on the pads and the players appeal. The umpire straightaway raises his finger and Haque takes the long walk back. An early wicket for Zimbabwe and they are ecstatic.
  • The Zimbabwe side have played the same team in all the games of the series.
  • 1.6 He shuffles across and works it through square leg to get off the mark. 6/0
  • 1.5 Good length on off, defended solidly.
  • 1.4 The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact.
  • 1.3 HUGE APPEAL! Chatara lands it on a length around off, it jags back in sharply. Haque does not account for the inward movement and is struck on the pad as he tries to defend. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. The impact was an issue there. Yes, Hawk Eye later on shows the impact was outside off.
  • 1.2 Another ball way outside off, this was also close to being a wide. The batsman leaves it.
  • 1.1 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 1.1 WIDE! A loosener way outside off, Haque lets it be.
  • Tendai Chatara will bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 FOUR! This should get him going! Full on off, Iqbal drives it through mid off for a boundary, to get off the mark. Bangladesh too are away! Though, a boundary came of the last ball, it was all in all a very good over by Jarvis. 4/0
  • 0.5 LEADING EDGE! Tamim is looking a little shaky here! A full ball down the leg side, Tamim tries to flick but he closes the face of his bat early. He gets a soft leading edge back to the bowler.
  • 0.4 BEATEN AGAIN! This is a good start by Jarvis. He bowls it just behind a length on off, gets it to shoot off the surface. Tamim has a poke at it outside off and gets beaten.
  • 0.3 On a length around off, Iqbal defends it towards mid off.
  • 0.2 BEATEN! Too early Tamim to play that shot! Can't balme him though to go after it, he is in blazing form and it was full and outside off. A half-volley basically. Tamim leans into it and goes for the booming drive but does not connect.
  • 0.1 Starts off with a length ball outside off, there is no seam movement whatsoever. Iqbal makes a watchful leave.
  • We are all set to get underway. It is hot and humid here in Dhaka. The men concerned are making their way out to the middle. Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque will open the batting for Bangladesh. Kyle Jarvis will open the bowling for the away side. Here we go...
  • Zimbabwe skipper, Graeme Cremer, says they were not sure about what they wanted to do. Further adds there is a little moisture on the surface and there might be some variably bounce. Feels the wicket against Sri Lanka was tough and they were 30-40 runs short. He hopes for a better show today. He informs there are no changes for him today.
  • Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza, says he wants to bat first. He feels it is a good wicket. He hopes that the team can continue their form with the bat. He states their fast bowlers are bowling well and it is important for them to carry on. He wants the momentum to continue. Informs there is one change.
  • TOSS - Bangladesh win the toss and opt to bat.
  • Pitch report - Athar Ali Khan says there are patches on the surface. Informs there will be help available for the spinners. He feels it wont be easy for the batsmen to come in and play their shots. Ends by saying it is still a good wicket to bat once you get your eye in.
  • The away side on the other hand, were crushed by the hosts in their last encounter. They will hope to put up a better performance today. A win will probably see them head into the final. They though, will need a combined team effort for that. Can the African side pull a rabbit out of the hat or will the Bangla Tigers blow them away, again? Stay tuned for the toss in a while.
  • Hello and a warm welcome to game no. 5 of the tri-series in Dhaka. It is a clash between table toppers Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. The home side have already made it through to the finals as they have won both their games with a bonus point. They will look to continue the dominance with another win today.
  • Man of the Match, Tamim Iqbal, says it was not the easiest wicket. Further adds the ball was moving around. Opines patience was the key and you have to put away the bad balls. Informs 230-240 would have been ideal but his wicket came at the wrong time. Mentions rotating the strike was crucial and he did that well with Shakib. Ends by saying it is a proud moment breaking Jayasuriya's record of scoring the most runs in a single venue.
  • Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza, says the wicket played different. He felt they were about to score 280-300 but the wicket got tougher as the game progressed. Credits the effort by the no. 9 and 10 with the bat. He is happy with how the team is playing and he would hope for the same to continue.
  • Zimbabwe skipper, Graeme Cremer, says it is difficult as all the wickets look similar but play different. Mentions the toss was not crucial as they don't know how the wicket would play. He feels they were good with the ball but threw it away with the bat. He is happy about his performance and says they did well to pull it back. Opines they gave Bangladesh a few soft wickets and they need to show more resilience with the bat. States they have enjoyed playing the tri-series and adds that the youngsters they have got along will learn a lot. He is hoping they could make it to the finals.
  • Earlier in the day, Bangladesh looked like scoring something around 300 when Tamim and Shakib were batting with both scoring a half ton. But a brilliant spell by Cremer who bagged a four-fer helped them pull things back in between. However, 46 runs from the last two wickets saw the Bangladeshi side set a total which proved too much for the visitors. Stay tuned for the presentation.
  • Every bowler shared the spoils. It was Mortaza and Shakib towards the start as they ran through the top order. With the former bagging two and latter taking three. Mustafizur Rahma who was very economical, finished things off. He ended up with figures of 6.3-3-16-2 and those three maidens were bowled on the trot.
  • Chasing 217 was never going to be easy and once they lost four wickets in the Powerplay it was always going to be an uphill task. Raza, who has been their best player in this series once again was the only player who showed resistance to battle it out there. Moor and Cremer did provide support but the Bangladeshi bowling proved to be too strong for the away side.
  • Mushfiqur Rahim is very pleased with the win. He says the wicket was tricky. Credits the lower order for their contribution with the bat. Further adds he felt 250 plus would have been very good on this track. Appreciates the Zimbabwean bowlers for their spell. Opines they needed to get their eye in with the bat and cash on later but could not do so. States they have a good bowling attack and they had the belief they could defend this. He finishes by saying they want to play good brand of cricket and carry on the momentum.
  • Another comprehensive victory for Bangladesh. They have once again blown the visitors away. They have now won three out of three and showing the world they are force to reckon at home. Meanwhile we have Mushfiqur Rahim for an interview.
  • 36.3 OUT! That's it! Mustafizur has the last laugh! He bowls it fuller on off, Jarvis tries to play the same shot which fetched a boundary on the previous ball. This time he does not time it well though and it goes straight to mid off where Mahmudullah takes it easily. BANGLADESH WIN BY 91 RUNS!
  • 36.2 FOUR! Jarvis has some fight in him. A full ball on middle, Kyle strokes it straight back past the bowler for a boundary.
  • 36.1 Fuller in length, driven to mid on.
  • 35.6 Good length on off, defended. 121/9
  • 35.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. They pick up a single.
  • 35.4 Worked it with the angle, through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • Blessing Muzarabani is the last man.
  • 35.3 OUT! In the air... and a good catch by Sabbir! Third one for Shakib, he first did it with the bat and now is doing it with the ball. He tosses this one up, Chatara who has only looked to attack, comes down the track and goes big. He gets the elevation but not the distance. It goes towards wide long on, Sabbir from long on runs to his right and takes it easily. Bangladesh are now just one wicket away from making it three out of three wins.
  • 35.2 Tosses it up on off, it turns away after pitching. Chatara tries to defend but is beaten.
  • 35.1 The batsman has driven it through mid on. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 34.6 Has it carried? Not sure? Mustafizur changes the angle and comes over the wicket. He makes good use of it and slants it across the batsman. Chatara first thinks of playing at it but then tries to pull his bat out of the way. He is late in doing so and the ball takes the outside edge and it seems like it falls just short of Mushfiqur. Replays later on show it was just short of the diving keeper. 117/8
  • 34.5 Chatara shuffles in, Mustafizur bowls a cutter on the stumps. Tendai defends it as it was not there to be hit.
  • 34.4 Almost gets his second, Mustafizur! Chatara again comes down the track and swings blindly but does not connect. The ball goes agonizingly past the off stump.
  • 34.3 Back of a length around off, Jarvis guides it towards point for a quick run.
  • 34.2 On a length around off, Jarvis defends it solidly.
  • 34.1 On a length around off, trying to get it to straighten after angling in. It goes on with the angle and the batsman pushes it to mid on.
  • Drinks!
  • 33.6 Floats it up on off, Chatara defends it by lunging forward. 116/8
  • 33.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 33.4 FOUR! Not convincing but Chatara will take it! Shakib tosses it up on middle, Tendai tries to go big but it goes off the inner half, over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. There was a fielder giving it a chase from long on, he also puts in a dive but all in vain.
  • 33.3 Fires it on the leg stump, Chatara tries to flick but misses to get on the pads.
  • 33.2 Tosses it up on off, Chatara defends it on the front foot.
  • 33.1 Flatter on off, Jarvis pushes it through covers for a run.
  • 32.6 The batsman guides it to third man. 111/8
  • 32.5 Where are you going Chatara? He comes running down the wicket and goes for a big heave but misses the ball completely. Mushfiqur tries to run him out by underarming a throw on the stumps. He hits it but Chatara comes back in time.
  • 32.4 FOUR! On a length around off, Tendai tries to defend but it takes the outside edge through the second slip fielder for a boundary.
  • Tendai Chatara walks in at no. 10.
  • 32.3 OUT! Drags it on! Game, set and match? A deserving wicket for Mustafizur, he has been brilliant today. He comes running in and bowls a slower ball outside off. Raza hops and tries to whip it but the ball takes the inside edge and deflects onto the stumps. Another good innings by Raza comes to an end, he was fighting a lone battle out there and now has perished in the search of quick runs. Bangladesh are just two wickets away now.
  • 32.2 Shorter in length outside off, Raza goes for the cut but gets an inside edge through fine leg for a brace.
  • 32.1 FOUR! Raza is on the charge here! He is fighting a lone battle. He comes down the track, gets to the pitch and hits it over mid off for a boundary. Two more than a hundred needed.
  • Mustafizur Rahman is back on.
  • 31.6 Slower through the air this time on off, it turns away after pitching. Jarvis keeps it out. 101/7
  • 31.5 Flighted ball on off, defended.
  • 31.4 Bowls an arm ball on middle, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 31.3 Flatter on off, cut to point.
  • 31.2 FOUR! Up and over! Shorter in length on off, it comes slow off the surface. Raza hits it over cover and the ball races away.
  • 31.1 Raza must have had enough now. He steps down the track and wants to take on Shakib but he gets an inside edge towards square leg.
  • Shakib Al Hasan is back into the attack.
  • 30.6 Flatter on off, Jarvis defends it off the back foot. 96/7
  • 30.5 Nicely bowled! Islam tosses it up on off, it dips on the batsman and turns away. Jarvis tries to drive but is beaten by the away turn.
  • 30.4 The batsman gets to the pitch of the ball and connects. They pick up a single.
  • 30.3 Gives it air on off, it turns away. Raza tries to defend but it takes the outside edge and goes to point.
  • 30.2 Tosses it up on middle, Raza defends it solidly.
  • 30.1 Loopy ball outside off, driven to covers.
  • 29.6 On a length around off, Jarvis keeps it out. 95/7
  • 29.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 29.4 Back of a length on off, Jarvis defends it off the back foot.
  • 29.3 Fuller in length, driven back to the bowler.
  • 29.2 Length ball on off, defended solidly.
  • Kyle Jarvis walks out to the middle.
  • 29.1 OUT! Rubel gets his first and has maybe ended the hopes of Zimbabwe chasing this down. Cremer was looking good out there but he has been trapped in front. Rubel comes running in and lands it on a length around off, it jags back in a touch also skids off the surface. Cremer tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. A wicket at the wrong time for Zimbabwe as the runs were starting to flow a little. Nevertheless, the visitors are staring down the barrel as they need another 122 runs.
  • 28.6 Short again on middle, Cremer flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 95/6
  • 28.5 Floats it up on off, Cremer defends it solidly.
  • 28.4 FOUR! Picked his spot to perfection! He knows there is nobody in the deep at the mid-wicket region. He gets a short ball on middle, he again rocks back and pulls it over that region for a boundary.
  • 28.3 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 28.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 28.1 Shorter in length outside off, cut through point for a run.
  • 27.6 He overcompensates and bowls it full on off, Cremer drives it through covers for a brace. A productive over for Zimbabwe, they now need 128 from 132. 89/6
  • 27.5 FOUR! Stand and deliver stuff from Cremer! A ball which is not that short on middle, Cremer rocks back, picks the length early and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 27.4 Another length ball around off, Cremer lunges forward and defends it.
  • 27.3 Bouncer! Cremer ducks under it.
  • 27.2 Length outside off, left alone.
  • 27.1 Fuller in length on off, drives it to mid off.
  • 26.6 Eased down to long off for a run. 83/6
  • 26.5 Howzzat? Was that pad first or bat first? The bowler certainly feels it is the former. He bowls another straighter one on middle, Cremer presses forward and plays for the turn. There ain't any and the ball seems to have hit the pad first and then bat. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Islam wants it to be reviewed, but SORRY, there are no reviews left. Replays later on show that it was out as it was pad first and Hawk Eye shows three reds.
  • 26.4 Bowls a loopy ball on off, driven down to long off for a run.
  • 26.3 The batsman dances down the track and does well to block the ball.
  • 26.2 Raza comes down the track, Sunzamul shortens his length. Sikandar adjusts and defends it.
  • 26.1 Very full on off, driven down to long off for a run.
  • 25.6 This time he pulls it to mid-wicket as the length was shorter than the last delivery. 80/6
  • 25.5 No Cremer, not a smart shot to play on this wicket as the bounce can't be trusted! Rubel bowls it just behind a length around off, Cremer tries to pull it across the line but is beaten by the low bounce as the ball goes just over the stumps.
  • 25.4 Short but close to the off stump, Cremer guides it to point.
  • 25.3 On middle, clipped through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 25.2 Fuller on off, driven to covers.
  • 25.1 Very sloppy by Bangladesh, but good awareness by Cremer. He flicks it towards mid on and completes a run. Even though, Graeme is well past the wickets at the non-striker's end the fielder from mid on has a needless shy. There is nobody backing up and the batsman picks one up on an overthrow.
  • 24.6 Floats it on middle, defended. 75/6
  • 24.5 Angles it on the pads, worked it around the corner for a run.
  • 24.4 EDGY FOUR! Zimbabwe though will take anything which comes their way. Short and outside off, Cremer slashes hard, he gets an outside edge through third man and the ball races away.
  • 24.3 Driven towards the mid off region.
  • 24.2 Fires it on middle, Cremer drives it back to the bowler.
  • 24.1 Gives it air on off, Raza leans forward and drives it through cover-point to give strike to his skipper.
  • 23.6 BEATEN! Good bowling. He bowls it on a length around off, it straightens after pitching, Cremer tries to defend but the ball almost kisses the outside edge. 69/6
  • 23.5 Shorter in length around middle, Cremer mistimes his pull shot to mid-wicket.
  • 23.4 A better line, he attacks the stumps, Cremer pushes it to covers.
  • 23.3 Similar line and length to the last ball. Cremer once again cuts it to point.
  • 23.2 Another short ball outside off, this time there is not a lot of width on offer. Cremer chops it to point.
  • 23.1 Short and wide outside off, Raza cuts it through point for a run.
  • 22.6 No hat-trick, yet again in the innings. This is bowled outside off, Cremer drives it to covers to keep it out. One run and two wickets in this one. Bangladesh are just tightening the noose. 68/6
  • Skipper Graeme Cremer comes in next and he will face the hat-trick ball now. A crowd stands besides him. A couple of slips, a leg slip and a short leg in place. This is the second time in this innings that a bowler is on a treble.
  • 22.5 OUT! Yes, a first-baller for Waller! He bundles the review and takes it with him as well. Floated up in line of the stumps, Waller gets down to paddle it away. Seems to have failed to get bat on that and gets struck on the front leg. A huge appeal follows and the dreaded finger is raised. Malcolm has a look at Raza, who tells him to use the DRS. The Hawk Eye takes ages to come up but when it does, it shows that the review is a mistake. There is no inside edge and that is PLUMB. The visitors lose their sole review and have again lost back-to-back wickets here. The hosts are just 4 wickets away from a victory in Dhaka.
  • Another first-baller? Waller is ruled out LBW but he opts to go upstairs. Only an inside edge can save him.
  • Malcolm Waller comes in next.
  • 22.4 OUT! The binary monotony ends. Sunzamul sends Moor back to end the 34-run stand that looked promising. He tosses this up in line of the stumps, Moor prods forward to play for the turn. But there ain't any. The ball goes straight on and pings him right in front of the sticks. The appeal is just a formality as the umpire upholds it immediately. Moor chats with Raza about taking the review but is sent on his way by his partner. Hawk Eye shows that the ball would have clipped the leg stump. The visitors are still 149 away.
  • 22.3 Served in line of the stumps, swept powerfully through backward square leg for one.
  • 22.2 In line of the stumps, pushed back defensively to the bowler.
  • 22.1 Floated full on the pads, swept straight to short fine leg.
  • 21.6 Another bumper on the stumps, Moor lets it be. 67/4
  • 21.5 Banged short on the stumps, left alone.
  • 21.4 Raza pats it towards mid on and hares to the other end. There is a direct hit at the bowler's end but the batter is well in.
  • 21.3 FOUR! Pace on the ball, Raza deals with it with disdain. Length ball around off and middle, Raza stands tall and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 21.2 Punches through cover-point for a single.
  • 21.1 No run. Appeal straightaway, turned down. Hossain starts from over the wicket and hurls this on a length. Moor hops and misses the flick and gets hit high on the front pad. The hosts appeal but to no avail. Height the factor, as confirmed by Hawk Eye. Remember, the home side doesn't have a review left.
  • Rubel Hossain into the attack now.
  • 20.6 Eased through mid off to rotate strike. The binary system continues, says Gautam Bhimani on air. Zimbabwe need 156 runs from 29 overs. 61/4
  • 20.5 Flatter on off, Raza cuts it through cover-point for one.
  • 20.4 Outside off, defended towards point.
  • 20.3 Nicely done. This is what the visitors should be doing, rotating the strike consistently. Peter goes back to this one and works this through square leg to get to the other end.
  • 20.2 Served just outside off, Moor goes back and taps it to point.
  • 20.1 Floated up in line of the stumps, defended back towards the bowler.
  • 19.6 Finally a run off Rahman's bowling, after 23 balls. Outside off, driven through covers to retain strike. 58/4
  • 19.5 The 23rd dot ball could have been a wicket here. Rahman comes round the wicket and bowls it just outside off. Moor hangs his bat out at that but just misses edging that.
  • 19.4 Moor has had enough of these barrage of dot balls from Rahman. Taps this to the leg side and wants a single but Mustafizur gets there and ensures that there is no run taken there.
  • 19.3 Fuller outside off, pushed defensively to covers. The dot ball count for Mustafizur increases to 21.
  • 19.2 No. 20! This one is defended from the crease to the off side.
  • 19.1 Now Moor's turn to face Rahman. He fishes at a delivery well outside off and gets beaten on the outside. Dot ball no.19 for The Fizz...
  • 18.6 Back to defense, as Raza blocks this one down. 57/4
  • 18.5 Floated full outside off, eased through cover for one. This stand is worth 23 runs now.
  • 18.4 Defended off the front foot by Moor presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 18.4 WIDE! Down the leg side, Peter fails to flick it away.
  • 18.3 Moor prods forward and defends it with a straight bat.
  • 18.2 Flatter on the pads, Moor goes back to clip it away but gets it off his pads towards square leg.
  • 18.1 Floated on the stumps, defended with a lunge forward.
  • Time for the first drinks break in this innings. Raza is the man for the Zimbabweans yet again. Although by no means he is looking at ease in the middle, he needs to survive this phase if there is a fight to be put up. Moor is giving him company, not without playing a few rash shots of his own. This is after the visitors' top order caved in too soon, within the first 10 overs. Will this game survive to see another drinks interval?
  • 17.6 Ohhh! Tell you what, Raza is trying hard to nick one to the keeper, while the movement on the ball is what is saving him every single time. Another full delivery angling away. Raza is lured into the drive and the ball misses the outside edge by an ounce. Three maidens in a row from The Fizz! 55/4
  • 17.5 Length ball angling away, Raza covers his stumps and lets it go.
  • 17.4 Full outside off, stays a bit low. Raza ends up defending this off the toe end of the bat.
  • 17.3 Length ball, slanting away. Raza gets his bat out of the way and lets it be.
  • 17.2 Outside off, left alone.
  • 17.1 This is pushed defensively towards covers off the back foot.
  • 16.6 Punched off the back foot towards covers. 55/4
  • 16.5 Peter goes back to this one and keeps it out with a straight bat.
  • 16.4 Flatter outside off, Moor fails in his attempt to cut that.
  • 16.3 Moor needs to understand patience is the key. Gets down to slog this away but the away turn on this means that he misses the ball. Even Rahim fails to collect the ball that just bounces over the stumps. No harm done.
  • 16.2 Raza rotates strike by knocking this down to long on.
  • 16.1 Moor gets back and punches it through the off side for one.
  • 15.6 Raza takes the bait there and almost ends up getting dismissed. Rahman bowls it fuller outside off from round the stumps, inviting the drive. Sikandar obliges. The ball moves just a touch and misses the outside edge by not much. Also, the ball lands just short of the keeper. 53/4
  • 15.5 Another one outside off, left alone.
  • 15.4 Rahman comes round the wicket and bowls it outside off. Raza has no business with it and he lets it be.
  • 15.3 Well outside off, left alone.
  • 15.2 Angling away outside off, Raza shoulders arms to that.
  • 15.1 Raza defends this from the crease.
  • Fair point. Athar Ali Khan, on air, mentions that it is imperative for Zimbabwe to try and last the 50 overs. The reason for this is, Sri Lanka is below them on the table and their net run rate is below the Zimbabweans. So if the tourists here manage to last the distance, they'll have runs on the board which will matter, and that also gives them a chance of a victory. Bottomline - do not be in a hurry.
  • 14.6 Driven through mid off for a single to retain strike. 53/4
  • 14.5 Tossed up around off, Raza comes down the track and hits it back to the left of the bowler. He fields and throws it back to the keeper but Sikandar is well in.
  • 14.4 No run. Defended off the front foot onto the ground.
  • 14.3 Fuller in length, knocked down to long off for one.
  • 14.2 Flatter outside off, Peter fails to put bat to that.
  • 14.1 Served around off, Moor strides forward and blocks it.
  • 13.6 Full in length outside off, Raza strides forward and lets it go. It goes on the bounce to Rahim. 51/4
  • 13.5 Hurled in line of the stumps, SR gets behind it and blocks it to the on side.
  • 13.4 Similar delivery, Sikandar places it towards point for nothing.
  • 13.3 Angling away on a length, hit to cover-point.
  • 13.2 Almost got him! Fuller outside off, Raza goes for the drive down the ground and gets beaten on the outside.
  • 13.1 Length delivery around off, defended towards covers.
  • Double change. Mustafizur Rahman comes into the attack now. He could be a handful in these conditions. A slip and a gully in place. Shows that the hosts are desperate to see the back of Raza sooner than later.
  • 12.6 Bowled in line of the stumps, stonewalled from the crease. 51/4
  • 12.5 Moor gets forward to this one and blocks.
  • 12.4 Defended off the front foot onto the ground.
  • 12.3 The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
  • 12.2 Similar delivery, Raza drives it to long off for one.
  • 12.1 Fuller in length, eased through mid off for one.
  • More spin. Sunzamul Islam is introduced into the attack now. No respite for the right-handed Zimbabwean batters.
  • 11.6 SIX! Commentator's curse they say, well said. We were just praising Mashrafe for not having conceded many boundaries in this series and here is one soon after. This is bowled on a length just outside off, Raza gets across and plays the short-arm jab to perfection. The ball goes all the way over deep mid-wicket. The runs required for the tourists comes down to 168 in 38 overs. 49/4
  • 11.5 Raza keeps this out from the crease.
  • 11.4 Outside off, left alone.
  • 11.3 This one is blocked towards covers.
  • Brilliant. The pitch map of Mashrafe Mortaza in this series to right-handed batters is displayed and what is seen would make any bowler proud. He has been disciplined while bowling to the right-handers as his groupings are very heavily skewed around the good length area. What's more, he has conceded just two boundaries so far in the series.
  • 11.2 On a length just outside off, Raza has a feel for it and misses.
  • 11.1 Length ball on the pads, tucked through square leg for a brace.
  • 10.6 PM has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 41/4
  • 10.5 Outside off, cut through point for one.
  • 10.4 Pushed through the cover region to rotate strike.
  • 10.3 The ball strikes the batsman very low on the pads
  • 10.2 Moor lunges forward in defense to this one.
  • 10.1 NOT OUT! An inside edge saves him. Flatter on the stumps, Moor seems to have missed his back foot defense. Gets hit on the front pad and seems to be a dead duck. The umpire upholds the appeal. Peter immediately signals the 'T'. The DRS comes to hit aid as there is a huge inside edge. It goes on the bounce to the slip, saved on that count as well.
  • Gone? Moor is adjudged LBW but he challenges the on-field call. Looks to be a goner.
  • Time for the second Powerplay. A maximum of 4 players can be outside the inner circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 39/4
  • 9.5 FOUR! Short outside off, cut away powerfully through point. The ball races away to the fence and Moor gets going with that.
  • 9.4 Bowled outside off, Moor has a feel for it but misses. The players appeal for a caught-behind but the umpire stays put.
  • 9.3 Bowled around off, defended from the crease.
  • Peter Moor is the next batter in.
  • 9.2 OUT! Zimbabwe are in some hurry here. The visuals were just showing Ervine's dismissal against Bangladesh in their previous meeting and then this one came through. Identical dismissals, something that should worry Craig. Hurled on a length around off, angling away from the batter. Ervine could have let it be but no, he opts to go back and punch it. Ends up edging it towards first slip where Sabbir Rahman dives to his right and takes another good catch. My colleage, Rish, was just talking about packing his bags for an early finish and it seems that a green signal can be given to him. The tourists are still 183 away from the target.
  • 9.1 Defended from the crease with a straight bat.
  • A wide slip in place.
  • 8.6 FOUR! Aaaah! How often have we seen this in the sport - One player looks or handles a bowler with ease while the others seem to be all at sea against him? Raza sees this tossed up around off, he wastes no time in slinking down the track. Smashes it straight over the bowler's head for a one-bounce boundary. 9 runs off this one. 34/3
  • 8.5 Eased through mid on to rotate strike.
  • 8.4 Once again Craig comes down the track and blocks it.
  • 8.3 FOUR! Nicely played. Tossed up full around off, Ervine gets down and nails the sweep. Gets it through backward square leg for a boundary.
  • 8.2 Floated around off, Ervine gets down and pushes it back towards the bowler.
  • 8.1 ALMOST GETS IT! 'Almosts' don't count in your tally, though. Shakib slides this one with the arm just outside off. Ervine goes back to defend it from the crease but gets beaten on the outside edge. Hands on head for Al Hasan. These little margins in the sport...
  • Here's Shakib, with his hat-trick ball. Ervine will face it. Two slips and a short leg in place...
  • 7.6 Another one around off on a fuller length, defended with a straight bat. 25/3
  • 7.5 Around off, defended off the front foot.
  • 7.4 Cut away through point for a single.
  • 7.3 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
  • 7.2 Length ball angling in, Ervine gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket as he looks to defend.
  • 7.1 FOUR! Wow! After all the happenings in the last couple of overs, this one comes off as a good looking shot. Mortaza runs in from round the wicket and bowls it full outside off. Ervine just times his push down the ground to perfection and earns himself a boundary.
  • Sikandar Raza walks in next. He has been in decent touch in this tournament and he needs to play a more-than-decent knock to bail his side out.
  • 6.6 OUT! Two in two, Shakib is on a roll in Dhaka. He fires this flatter and quicker in line of the stumps, Taylor stays on the back foot to flick but misses it as the ball skids on with the angle. Looks to be plumb and is given by the umpire immediately after the appeal is put. Taylor walks back without thinking about the review. The Ball Tracker shows it wouldn't have made a difference as it would have been umpire's call. A first-ball duck for him and Zimbabwe find themselves in a soup. 20/3
  • Brendan Taylor walks in next.
  • 6.5 OUT! Another one departs, in pursuit of some quick runs, which isn't the need of the hour. Shakib loops it up but lands it on a length in line of the stumps. Mire gets down to slog it away but the slow nature of the track and the low bounce, means that he is into the shot in the morning while the ball arrives in the afternoon. He ends up losing his middle stump and complicates Zimbabwe's position in the game.
  • 6.4 Bowled in line of the stumps, defended from the crease.
  • 6.3 This ball is punched to covers from the crease.
  • 6.2 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 6.1 Floated outside off, Mire gets down to sweep but misses.
  • 5.6 This one is pulled away to deep mid-wicket for one. 20/1
  • 5.5 Mire takes the aerial route and almost pays the price. Delivered on a length just outside off, he looks to go over mid off. Gets it high on the ball and the ball just evades Rubel running backwards from mid off. Gets a couple for the same.
  • 5.4 A bit of a yes and a no, no harm done! Zimbabwe seem to be in a hurry here. Ervine taps it towards mid off, hasn't timed it well. Looks to pinch a tight single and does it too. But it was fraught with risks. The fielder there got to the ball and threw it to the bowler's end but missed. Had he hit, it could have been curtains for Craig. The bowler should have been at the stumps, reckon the commentators on air.
  • 5.3 This one is nudged through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 5.2 Full outside off, driven straight to the man at covers.
  • 5.1 Fuller and tailing in, driven down to mid on.
  • 4.6 Served on the pads, clipped fine down the leg side for one. Shakib is doing well to maintain the pressure from one end, just one off this one. 15/1
  • 4.5 This one is bunted towards extra covers from the crease.
  • 4.4 SM fails to put bat on ball.
  • 4.3 Mire prods forward to block this off the front foot.
  • 4.2 Flatter on the stumps, punched off the back foot towards covers.
  • 4.1 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 3.6 This ball is defended towards point. 14/1
  • 3.5 Good judgement by Craig here. Length ball just outside off, moving in a touch. He picks it up early and shoulders arms. Wasn't far from the off pole.
  • 3.4 Fuller outside off, driven to mid off.
  • Craig Ervine walks in next.
  • 3.3 OUT! Gone! Masakadza departs and that's the early wicket that Bangladesh wanted. This ball was similar to the first delivery of the over. Length delivery outside off, moving away after pitching. Masakadza stands his ground and looks to punch it on the up through the off side yet again. The only dissimilar thing is the fact that the ball missed the edge on the earlier occasion but not here. The thick outside edge goes straight to Rahman at first slip. The elation on the players' face is evident as the tourists are still 203 runs away from the target.
  • 3.3 WIDE! Sprayed down the leg side, Hamilton misses the flick.
  • 3.2 This one is worked through mid-wicket to rotate strike.
  • 3.1 Length ball outside off, moving away a bit. Mire has a feel for that but gets beaten.
  • 2.6 Another delivery around off, kept out with a punch towards covers. A maiden for Shakib Al Hasan. 12/0
  • 2.5 Punched off the back foot towards covers.
  • 2.4 Bowled in line of the stumps, defended off the front foot.
  • 2.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 2.2 Beaten now. Tossed up nicely outside off, Hamilton lunges forward to defend but gets beaten on the outside.
  • 2.1 NOT OUT! Good decision by the umpire and the despair on the home side players' faces is clearly evident. Shakib floats it up around off, the ball goes straight on with the arm. Masakadza gets half-forward to defend, playing for the non-existent turn. Gets hit on the front pad and that draws the appeal from the hosts. The umpire shakes his head, much to the bowler's disbelief. It looks to be close and hence Shakib asks Mortaza to take it upstairs. It is close indeed, as the impact is outside off and the ball would have gone to clip the top of off. Marginal things in the sport but Bangladesh lose their sole review in as early as the third over.
  • More drama! There is a huge appeal for LBW from the Bangladesh players against Masakadza but the umpire negates the same. Shakib seems confident and eggs his skipper to take the DRS. Looks close...
  • 1.6 This one is punched off the back foot to retain strike. 12/0
  • 1.5 Length ball, angling in, worked through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 1.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 1.3 Nice carry there for Mashrafe. Outside off, Masakadza lets it be. The ball is collected by the keeper in front of his face.
  • 1.2 Another one outside off, well left.
  • 1.1 This is well outside off, left alone.
  • 1.1 WIDE! Length ball well outside off, Masakadza lets it be. It swings away further and a wide is signaled.
  • Mashrafe Mortaza will take the second new ball from the other end.
  • 0.6 Mire misses the flick and gets struck high on the thigh pad. Good start for Zimbabwe as 8 runs have come off this one. 8/0
  • 0.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 0.5 Five Wides! Bonus for Zimbabwe. Seeing Mire move to the off side, Shakib fires this down the leg side. Solomon tries to sweep it but misses it completely. The keeper also fails to do much and the ball rolls away to the fence behind.
  • 0.4 Flatter outside off, left alone.
  • 0.3 Floated outside off, driven through mid off for one.
  • 0.2 Mire gets off the mark with a flick through mid-wicket.
  • 0.1 Zimbabwe can breathe easy as the big screen displays a NOT OUT! A touch shorter in length to begin, Masakadza goes back to pull it. Ends up getting an inside edge through his legs and the ball rolls towards short fine leg. The batters decide to go for the run even as the throw is fired to the keeper, who whips the bails off and asks the question. It is taken upstairs and Mire is deemed safely in. Perhaps Rahim should have let the ball hit directly on the stumps. On another look, Hamilton looked to be struggling to get to the other end as there was some hesitation from him at first and a throw at that end would have been interesting.
  • Drama straightaway! A run out appeal referred upstairs. Solomon Mire is the man in question...
  • Welcome back for the run chase. Bangladesh have ended up way below where they promised to get at one stage in the game. Is 216 enough? Earlier this morning, in the first quarter-final in the under-19 World Cup, Australia defended 127 successfully. The combination of the track and the bowling attack makes it look a very possible task in Dhaka. Hamilton Maskadza to face Shakib al Hasan first up...



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 3607 120
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114