Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe Live Score (T20)

Date: Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 18:00 IST Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram Match Status: Match Ended

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 39 runs

175/7
Overs
20.0
R/R
8.75
Fours
11
Sixes
8
Extras
7
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mohammad Saifuddin not out 6 2 1 0
Aminul Islam not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ainsley Ndlovu 3 0 32 0
Kyle Jarvis 4 0 32 3
136/10
Overs
20.0
R/R
6.8
Fours
8
Sixes
6
Extras
5
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Chris Mpofu not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Mohammad Saifuddin 4 0 14 1
Shakib Al Hasan 4 0 28 1
  • Right! So 176 to chase for Zimbabwe to stay alive in the series. Can they do that? Stay tuned for their reply.
  • Zimbabwe will be a touch disappointed with the score but if you look at the last 5 overs, just 41 runs were conceded. So that is a tribute to their death bowling, especially with the dew around. Kyle Jarvis was the pick of the bowlers while Sean Williams did his best in the middle overs. Do not forget the efforts of Mutombodzi as well.
  • After being put in to bat, Liton Das went berserk from the word go. Bangladesh raced to 55 in the Powerplay but once he went, the run rate started to dip. But the brothers-in-law, Mahmudullah and Rahim, staged a good recovery with a 78-run stand for the 4th wicket. Mahmudullah stayed till the final over and ensured that the score crosses 170.
  • 175. Well, on any ground, this should be more than enough. But on this one, with plenty of dew, one cannot say. The average first innings total at this ground in the first innings is 161, so they have got around 14 above par.
  • 19.6 FOUR! BOSH! A boundary to end the innings. Jarvis goes short, around off and Saifuddin pummels it through a pull via mid-wicket for a boundary! BANGLADESH END ON 175/7!
  • 19.5 Hat-trick ball! Saifuddin pulls it to mid-wicket and gets a couple off this short ball around off.
  • Aminul Islam comes out to bat on his T20I debut. Saifuddin to face the HAT-TRICK BALL!
  • 19.4 OUT! Caught again! Another wicket off a full toss. Would you believe it? All of a sudden, Jarvis is on a hat-trick. Mossaddek heaves it high in the air but gets more height than distance. Simple catch for Regis Chakabva at deep mid-wicket.
  • Mohammad Saifuddin is the new man in.
  • 19.3 OUT! Caught in the deep. Not a no ball. A high full toss, around off, Mahmudullah heaves it over the leg side. It is a simple catch for Sean Williams at deep square leg. But Mahmudullah is not going. He wants the umpires to check whether it is a no ball. He is sharing a few words with Kyle Jarvis who is not impressed. Here come the replays which show that the ball is legal. End of Mahmudullah's innings.
  • Is that a no ball? Mahmudullah has been caught but he is waiting. Is it over the waist? The umpires are checking. Here come the replays. No overstepping. Also, the ball is below the waist when he plays the shot.
  • 19.2 Finally a yorker. Mahmudullah can do nothing but jam it out towards long on. The batsmen cross for a couple.
  • 19.1 A low full toss to begin with. Hossain just hits it through the line towards long off. A single taken.
  • 18.6 SIX! BOOM! A low full toss, around middle and Mahmudullah takes full toll. He gets underneath it and sends it sailing over deep mid-wicket! 14 from the over and Mpofu finishes with figures of 4-0-42-2. 166/5
  • 18.5 Outside off, played through point for a single.
  • Mosaddek Hossain comes out to bat. Just 8 balls left in the innings and he certainly can pack a punch from the very first ball.
  • 18.4 OUT! Caught behind! No heroics from Afif tonight. Full and outside off, a touch wide, Hossain looks to drive hard through the line but only manages a thick outside edge. Brendan Taylor dives to his left and snaffles it.
  • 18.3 A length ball outside off, pulled to long on for a single.
  • 18.2 SIX! This goes off the top edge. A short ball, around middle, Mahmudullah looks to pull but the ball takes the top edge and sails over backward square leg!
  • 18.1 Ahhh... that would have been a wide had the batsman stayed his ground. But Mahmudullah walked well across and seeing that, the bowler bowled it well outside off. The former skipper looked to play the reverse sweep but missed. He then looked at the umpire and was disappointed that it was not wided.
  • Chris Mpofu is back on. 3-0-28-1 so far.
  • 17.6 A short one around off, Hossain pulls it through mid-wicket and gets a couple of runs. 152/4
  • 17.5 JUST SHORT! Jarvis fails to nail another yorker. He dishes out another low full toss. Mahmudullah cannot get under the ball and can only manage to hit it towards mid-wicket. Sean Williams in the deep comes a few steps inside the fence to take the catch. Luckily for the batsman the ball drops just short of the fielder. Mahmudullah's heart might have come in his mouth. A single taken.
  • The bowler asks the umpire to wipe the dew on the ball. It is very humid and the fielders are struggling with the conditions. If this is the case now, what will be the scenario come the second? The humidity is 81 percent.
  • 17.4 On a length and outside off, Hossain plays it to mid off for a single.
  • 17.3 Jarvis looking to go for the yorker dishes out a low full toss, Afif Hossain looks to go over the off side but fails to get behind the line. He can only manage to get it to deep point and the batsmen cross for a couple.
  • 17.2 A bouncer, down the leg side, Afif looks to hook but misses.
  • 17.1 Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
  • Kyle Jarvis is back on. 2-0-17-1 so far.
  • 16.6 Full and around middle, Afif initially looks to play the reverse sweep but then adjusts and pushes it towards point for a run. 146/4
  • 16.5 Comes down the track and works it through the leg side for a run.
  • 16.4 Full and outside off, Afif comes down the track and pushes it through mid off for a run.
  • Afif Hossain walks in at number 6, replacing Rahim. He played a blinder the last time these two teams met.
  • 16.3 OUT! That is an excellent catch from Taylor. Full and outside off, Rahim looks to sweep but gets a top edge. The ball goes quickly to Taylor behind who tries to catch it with one hand but cannot hang on. However, he reacts swiftly and then dives to his left to take a stunner. That ends the 78-run stand.
  • 16.2 Outside off, Rahim looks to cut but misses.
  • 16.1 Landed outside off, dragged towards wide long on for a single. Lost control on that one.
  • Tinotenda Mutombodzi returns. 2-0-13-0 so far.
  • 15.6 On middle, worked through mid on for a run. 142/3
  • 15.5 Outside off, punched off the back foot for one.
  • 15.4 Landed outside off, Mushfiqur looks to play the reverse sweep but misses.
  • 15.3 Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.
  • 15.2 FOUR! Top edge but safe. Full and in line of the stumps, Mahmudullah looks to play the sweep but the ball takes the top edge and lobs over short fine leg. Races to the boundary.
  • 15.1 Full and around middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Sean Williams to bowl out. 3-0-18-0 so far.
  • 14.6 Length and on the pads, Mahmudullah flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. 134/3
  • 14.5 DROPPED! Rather a tough chance behind the wicket for Taylor. Mpofu goes short and Rahim looks to pull this one. But the ball takes the glove and goes towards Brendan Taylor who dives towards his left only to fluff the chance. The ball goes towards short fine leg for a single.
  • 14.4 SIX! That is dispatched with disdain. Rahim seeing the fuller one outside off, brings out the slog sweep quickly and goes up and over the square leg fence. What a sound it made when the ball hit the middle of the bat. Rahim is enjoying it. So does the crowd.
  • 14.3 Mahmudullah defends this length ball outside off, off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 14.2 Mpofu goes short and Rahim pulls it through mid-wicket for single.
  • 14.1 On a fuller one and around middle, Mahmudullah flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 14.1 WIDE! Slower one down the leg side. Mahmudullah walks across the stumps and probably that forces Mpofu to bowl one on the leg stump line. But the umpire calls it a wide.
  • Chris Mpofu comes back on.
  • 13.6 Outside off, punched through the covers for a single. 121/3
  • 13.5 SIX! BLUDGEONED! Full and outside off, Mahmudullah likes it there. Picks the length in a trice and sends it sailing over long off. 50-RUN STAND COMES UP AS WELL!
  • 13.4 Another dot. Full and around off, pushed towards the bowler.
  • 13.3 Outside off, Mahmudullah changes his stance, becomes a left-hander, attempts the switch hit but after doing all this, misses the ball totally.
  • 13.2 The attempted googly, outside off, Rahim drives it through the covers for a single.
  • 13.1 Full on middle, flicked towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • Tinotenda Mutombodzi into the attack now.
  • 12.6 Mahmudullah works this flatter one on the pads to mid-wicket and gets to the other end. 112/3
  • 12.5 Rahim drives this fuller one straight down to long off for a single.
  • 12.4 Flatter one and outside off, Rahim goes for the ball but fails to find the middle of the bat. Luckily the ball goes past the bat.
  • 12.4 WIDE! Williams errs in line and sprays one down the leg side. Rahim also misses to lay bat on ball. Umpire calls it a wide.
  • 12.3 Flatter one and outside off, Rahim cuts but finds the point fielder to perfection.
  • 12.2 Flatter one around off, Mahmudullah works it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 12.1 SIX! Just over the man! Full and around off, Mahmudullah gets down and looks to take him on straightaway. He does not middle it too well and the ball goes high in the sky. Long on gets across to his right, then settles under the ball, only to see it go past his outstretched fingers.
  • Sean Williams is back on. 2-0-8-0 so far.
  • 11.6 Mahmudullah works this flatter one to mid-wicket for a single. 102/3
  • 11.5 Flatter one and on off, Rahim looks to paddle it fine but is early into the shot. The ball takes the bottom edge and goes towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
  • 11.4 FOUR! BLAST! Full and around off, Rahim gets down and sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary! 100 UP FOR BANGLADESH!
  • 11.3 On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 11.2 LBW shout but the umpire has spotted the willow. Full and around middle, Rahim looks to play the reverse sweep and is hit on the pads. There is an appeal but the batsman calmly run the single with the ball deflecting towards point. Inside edge involved.
  • 11.1 Full and around off, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Ainsley Ndlovu returns. 2-0-23-0 so far.
  • 10.6 Rahim slaps this good length ball past the bowler to the long on fence for a couple. 93/3
  • 10.5 Mahmudullah works this length delivery to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 10.4 Rahim pulls a shorter one to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 10.3 FOUR! Overpitched and dispatched. Madziva bowls a fuller one and Rahim drives it down the ground past the diving effort of the bowler in his followthrough. The ball goes to the long off fence for a boundary.
  • 10.2 Length and around off, Mahmudullah plays it down to long on for a single.
  • 10.1 On a good length and outside off, Rahim opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for a single.
  • Another change. Neville Madziva to bowl now.
  • 9.6 Fuller one outside off, Mahmudullah looks to cut it but gets an under edge that runs to short third man . 83/3
  • 9.5 On a fuller length and outside off, Mahmudullah drives it through covers for a couple.
  • 9.4 Full and around middle, pushed towards the bowler.
  • 9.3 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
  • 9.2 Landed outside off, guided straight to short third man.
  • 9.1 Full and outside off, Mahmudullah opens the face of his bat and guides it past short third man. Chris Mpofu gives it a good chase from short third man and gets to the ball. Slips while retrieving but keeps the batsmen to a couple.
  • Tinotenda Mutombodzi comes on to bowl. A leg-break bowler.
  • 8.6 Rahim defends this flatter one around off, back towards the bowler. 79/3
  • 8.5 Tossed up on middle, Mahmudullah works it to the leg side for a single.
  • 8.4 Flatter one around off, Rahim slaps it through covers for a single.
  • 8.3 Fuller one around off, Mahmudullah flicks it to mid-wicket for single.
  • 8.2 Quicker one around off, Mahmudullah defends it by crouching low.
  • 8.1 Flatter one outside off, Mahmudullah opens the face of the bat and runs it down to short third man.
  • 7.6 FOUR! BELLIGERENT! Short and around off, stays low, Rahim adjusts well and pulls it all along the carpet through mid-wicket! 13 runs but a wicket as well for the leggie. 76/3
  • 7.5 The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 7.4 Outside off, played straight to point.
  • 7.3 SIX! Wow. Just for a moment, we felt that Zimbabwe have got wickets in quick succession. Full and outside off, Mahmudullah comes forward and lofts it through the line to clear long off! Either he does not care that a wicket has just fallen or he has shown Shakib how to play that lofted shot without checking one's shot.
  • Mahmudullah comes in at number 5 to join his brother-in-law.
  • 7.2 OUT! Caught! What a soft dismissal. Tossed up outside off, Shakib probably thinks of chipping it over the bowler. Or, he feels that mid off is up. The ball sticks on the surface and the captain ends up checking his shot. The ball lobs off the bat and lands straight into the hands of Sean Williams at long off! His poor run continues...
  • 7.1 Outside off, punched off the back foot for a couple.
  • Ryan Burl to bowl his leg breaks.
  • 6.6 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 63/2
  • 6.5 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
  • 6.4 MIX-UP, SAFE! Full and around middle, Rahim works it towards short fine leg. He calls for a single and Shakib responds but then Rahim changes his mind. Shakib is halfway down the track and has to change his track. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but Shakib's dive saves him as he comes in the way of the throw and is hit.
  • 6.4 WIDE. Down the leg side, flick shot missed.
  • 6.3 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 6.2 Full and down the leg side, Rahim looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off his pads through fine leg. It is stopped near the fence and three runs are taken, leg byes signalled.
  • 6.1 Full and around middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • The fielding restrictions are over and the future captain of Zimbabwe, Sean Williams, comes on to bowl. After this tournament, he will be the captain of the team in their next series in Ireland.
  • 5.6 A bouncer to greet Rahim, around middle, the batsman ducks. 6 runs and a wicket from Mpofu's over as Bangladesh end the Powerplay on 55/2. 55/2
  • The pocket-rocket Mushfiqur Rahim comes on next to join Shakib.
  • 5.5 OUT! Caught! That is a sensational catch! Take a bow, Neville Madziva. Fuller one on the pads, Das looks to flick it across the line for a maximum but gets a top edge. The ball goes high up in the night sky and towards the fine leg fence. Neville Madziva runs across from short fine leg and holds on to a stunner. He slips across too but makes sure that the ball is held firmly. Bangladesh have been hurt badly here. Liton Das was really going bonkers. Bangladesh have lost both their openers inside the Powerplay.
  • 5.4 On a good length and on middle. Shakib flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 5.3 Length and around off, Shakib defends it back to the bowler.
  • 5.2 FOUR! On a good length and wide outside off, Shakib leans on and drives it crisply through covers for a boundary.
  • 5.1 Length and on middle, Das flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 50 UP for Bangladesh!
  • 4.6 Beaten all ends up! A length ball around off, angling away, Shakib walks forward with an attempted heave across the line but fails to make any connection. Oh hello! The replays later on shows that there was a feather of an inside edge. No appeal made. Luck smiling on the Bangla superstar. 8 runs and a wicket from the over, a good one for Zimbabwe! 49/1
  • Skipper Shakib Al Hasan arrives to a huge ovation from the capacity crowd.
  • 4.5 OUT! Debutant departs cheaply! The cutter at 114 kph from Jarvis turns out to be too good for Shanto. The line of the delivery is on the leg stump, Najmul tries flicking it off his pads but closes the face of his bat early as the ball arrives slowly after landing. The leading edge is induced and Jarvis runs forward a bit to accept the simplest of catches.
  • 4.4 Slower one, on a length around middle at 111.8 kph, Das tickles it past the right side of the mid-wicket fielder for a run.
  • 4.3 Das tries to be cheeky there but fails in his attempt. Short in length and around off, Liton moves across the stumps for an attempted paddle shot but fails in execution. With fine leg up, that's not a bad choice.
  • 4.2 FOUR! Superbly done. Jarvis delivers it on a length and around middle, Liton hops back to make room and slaps it through the gap at covers for a fantastic boundary. He has rocketed his way to 36 in no time.
  • 4.1 Well stopped, Ryan Burl. Saves a run for his side. Fuller length ball on middle and leg, Shanto clips it off his pads to deep backward square leg. It races away and so does Burl to his left from the deep. He dives at the last moment to keep it in. The batsmen run the third run on the throw.
  • Change of ends for Kyle Jarvis.
  • 3.6 Fullish and outside off, it's driven on the up to mid off for a brisk run. 9 from the over, 39 in the last three. 41/0
  • 3.5 Slower one, on a length around middle at 120.1 kph, Das helps it to the left of Madziva at short fine leg for a run.
  • 3.4 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 3.3 Beaten! Slower in pace, on a length and outside off, Najmul pushes inside the line and misses.
  • 3.2 FOUR! Not sure Shanto listened to the advice. Short again, wide again, Najmul stands back and slams it over point for a boundary. If it's there to be hit, it should be hit.
  • 3.2 Swing and a miss! Called a wide! Plenty of width outside off, Shanto throws his bat at it but fails to make any connection. Liton walks up to his partner and has a quiet word. Maybe, telling him to settle down and leave the hitting part to him.
  • Mpofu switches to 'round the wicket for the left-hander...
  • 3.1 Good length ball around off, Das opens the face of his bat at the last moment and deflects it down to third man for a run.
  • Chris Mpofu is the first bowling change.
  • 2.6 Nicely done. Flatter and on middle, Das punches it down to long on and retains strike with a run. Massive over for Bangladesh, 21 runs off it! 32/0
  • 2.5 Sensible batting from the debutant. Quietly nudges a delivery on the pads to square leg and hands the strike back to Liton.
  • 2.4 Nearly a drag on this time! Ndlovu senses the charge from the batsman and lets out a flatter and shorter ball on off. Das tries powering it on the leg side but gets an inside edge past the stumps. It's chased down near the fine leg fence and the batsmen take three runs.
  • 2.3 SIX! Liton is on fire! Ndlovu under immense pressure. Quicker and fuller ball on middle, Das once again makes room and rifles his shot over long off for a biggie.
  • 2.2 FOUR! Das is on the charge! It's probably an arm ball this time, around off, Liton dances down the track and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 2.1 SIX! What a shot! Liton is looking in great touch! A flighted delivery in the line of the stumps, Das moves back to make space and powers it over long off for a biggie.
  • 1.6 Angling into the batsman, Shanto flicks but finds mid-wicket. 9 from the over, a good one for Bangladesh! 11/0
  • The slip moves out now.
  • 1.5 Forces a length ball past the diving short extra cover fielder. By the time, the mid off fielder gets to it, the batsmen switch ends.
  • 1.4 FOUR! Shot! Jarvis goes for the slower one and drops it full and outside off, Das picks it in a trice and lofts it superbly over covers for the second boundary of this over.
  • 1.3 Another delivery in the region outside off, it's tapped down to point.
  • 1.2 Width on offer outside off, Das reaches out for it and drives it with good timing. However, the placement goes wrong and it finds the backward point fielder.
  • 1.1 FOUR! Well timed! A length ball on middle and leg, Das picks it off his pads and sweetly times his flick shot to the deep square leg fence.
  • Kyle Jarvis to operate from the other end.
  • 0.6 Fullish and on middle, Liton forces it down through mid on for a run. 2/0
  • 0.5 IMPACT IS OUTSIDE OFF! A flatter arm ball, landing full and outside off, Das tries to sweep it across the line but fails to make any connection. He is rapped on the pads, they appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Hamilton Masakadza hesitantly goes for the review but to no avail. Review lost in the first over itself for the African minnows.
  • Review time! The lbw appeal against Das is not upheld. Masakadza has a chat with the keeper and then goes for the DRS. Impact looks to be an issue here.
  • 0.4 Das has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 0.3 Arm ball on middle, skidding down, Das tries to defend it back but fails to middle his shot properly. It rolls back off his pads.
  • 0.2 Quicker and fuller on off, driven off the front foot and the extra cover fielder made a good stop to his right.
  • 0.1 Starts with a fuller length ball on middle, Shanto eases it down to long on and gets off the mark in T20I cricket.
  • Time to get underway. Liton Das and Najmul Hossain Shanto (on T20I debut) are the openers for Bangladesh. Ainsley Ndlovu to begin proceedings. Here we go...
  • Pitch report - It's very humid out there and the conditions will be taxing on the players. As far as the pitch goes, it has a good covering of green grass and the ball will come on nicely to the bat. Some parts have dry grass with a lot of cracks as well. 166 is the average first inning score here. Dew can be a factor later on.
  • Bangladesh (Playing XI) - Najmul Hossain Shanto (IN FOR SOUMYA SARKAR), Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mushfiqur Rahim (WK), Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Aminul Islam (IN FOR SABBIR RAHMAN), Mohammad Saifuddin, Shafiul Islam (IN FOR TAIJUL ISLAM), Mustafizur Rahman.
  • Zimbabwe (Playing XI) - Brendan Taylor (WK), Hamilton Masakadza (C), Richmond Mutumbami (IN FOR CRAIG ERVINE), Sean Williams, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Neville Madziva, Kyle Jarvis, Ainsley Ndlovu, Chris Mpofu (IN FOR TENDAI CHATARA).
  • Bangladesh skipper, Shakib Al Hasan says that batting first will ease off the pressure and they can bat freely without the burden of a target in mind. Emphasizes on batting well and also adds that they have done well in the first two games with the willow. Mentions that they love playing here in Chattogram. Informs about the three changes and tells that they are going in with five proper bowlers. Tells that they don't have any total in mind and want to do well whatever they are doing.
  • Zimbabwe skipper, Hamilton Masakadza says that he is bowling first as he is not too sure about the dew. Adds that they know that it's a crucial game for them and they will try their best to get those points. Feels that the key is to not lose too many wickets up front. Tells that anything around the 160-run mark will be chaseable as it's a good wicket. Informs about a couple of changes in their playing XI.
  • Toss - Up goes the coin and it falls in favour of Hamilton Masakadza. ZIMBABWE WILL FIELD!
  • Hello and welcome everyone for the second leg of the tri-series. Match 4 is going to be played between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in Chattogram with both teams eyeing crucial points for different reasons. A win for the Bangla Tigers will help them book their place in the final while a win for the Rhodesians will keep their hopes alive and spice up the points table. A lot at stake here. Bangladesh have revamped their squad after the loss against Afghanistan and would like to make a big statement here. Having said that, Zimbabwe ran them close in the series opener and would love to repeat that. Expect a close game. Stay tuned for more...

Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • Right then! 4 matches done out of a scheduled 6 in the league stage and we already have our two finalists. That means we shall have two dead rubbers but hopefully, they shall be entertaining. The next game will be between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 6.30 pm local (1230 GMT). Can Zimbabwe give Hamilton Masakadza a victory as a parting gift? We do hope so! ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • Victorious Bangladesh captain, Shakib Al Hasan, says that his team started well with the bat but rues the fact that they could not finish well. Praises his bowlers for bowling brilliantly. Is happy with the fielding effort too, especially on a wet outfield. On the 5-bowler strategy, Shakib admits that it helps when you have 5 proper bowlers in your side and is happy with the way the debutant Aminul bowled. On the final Afghanistan match before the final, Shakib wants the victory as it could be a big booster before the big match, the final.
  • MAHMUDULLAH HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. On his first-ball six, Mahmudullah says that probably he had made up his mind to go all-attack from the first ball but then credits the openers for laying a stepping stone. Praises his bowlers for defending the total well. On improvements for him, Mahmudullah is striving for consistency as he seeks to score more and more runs. On the upcoming match against Afghanistan and also a poor Head-to-head record, Mahmudullah says that the team needs to come out positively and play good cricket to get some momentum into the final.
  • Zimbabwean skipper, Hamilton Masakadza, says that there was a bit of a disaster with the batting, as once you are half the side down before 10 overs, it is very difficult to recover. On the choice to bowl first, Hamilton says that the dew factor here tends o help chasing and hence the decision. On the remaining match, the captain says that they cannot reach the final bu the fact that they have never beaten Afghanistan is a big piece of motivation.
  • In the run chase, there was no chase. 8/3 meant that the visitors were on the mat pretty early and barring a late burst from Mutumbami, there was nothing much in the batting. Mohammad Saifuddin kept things tight with the new ball while Shafiul, Mustafizur and Aminul took care of the wickets. Please stay tuned for the presentation...
  • Ideally, Shakib would have wanted to chase on a track which has so much of dew. But his inspirational thought of doing the best in whatever you are doing seems to have inspired his entire team. The openers got off to a flier but then lost their way before a Mahmudullah run chase resurrected the total past 170.
  • That is the end of Zimbabwe's chances of any progress in this tournament. 3 matches, 3 losses and that has pushed both Bangladesh and Afghanistan into the final. A victory for Zimbabwe here might have seen Bangladesh in a bit of jeopardy but the Tigers roared in this game.
  • 19.6 OUT! BOWLED! You miss, I hit. A length ball, on middle, Ndlovu gets across a long way and looks to paddle but dear, he has gone way too far. Mustafizur bowls it on a length and in line of the stumps. The middle stump goes for a walk. BANGLADESH WIN BY 39 RUNS!
  • 19.5 Outside off, a swing and a miss.
  • Mpofu is the last man in.
  • 19.4 OUT! Taken! A length ball, outside off, Jarvis pulls it high in the air but finds Sabbir Rahman at wide long on. He is a substitute fielder, wonder for whom. 50TH T20I WICKET FOR MUSTAFIZUR!
  • 19.3 Outside off, a play and a miss.
  • 19.2 A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a couple. Direct hit would have had the non-striker in trouble.
  • 19.1 Outside off, steered towards third man for a single.
  • Who will bowl the final over? Mustafizur Rahman it is. 3-0-35-0 so far.
  • 18.6 SIX! Fine shot! Full and outside off, Jarvis reaches out and smashes it through mid off. The fielder races to his right and flies, putting his right hand but the ball bursts through and hits the ropes on the full! 133/8
  • 18.5 A short delivery which has been pulled away. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
  • 18.4 A short ball, outside off, Jarvis looks to hook but misses.
  • 18.3 On middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • 18.2 OUT! Gone this time. A simple catch. Shafiul bowls this a touch wider than the previous one and Mutumbami has to reach out for it. Gets a top edge which is taken nicely at short third man. Ainsley Ndlovu is the new man in.
  • 18.1 FOUR! Off the top edge this time! A length ball, outside off, Mutumbami looks to swing hard but gets a top edge. The ball flies over a leaping short third man and races to the fence behind.
  • Shafiul Islam is back on. 3-0-23-2 so far.
  • 17.6 A short ball outside off, Jarvis looks to pull but misses. 120/7
  • 17.5 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
  • 17.4 Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a run.
  • 17.3 A short ball, outside off, Mutumbami arches back and guides it towards point. A single taken.
  • 17.2 Excellent yorker, around off, nicely dug out.
  • 17.1 FOUR! CLUNK! A short ball, outside off, Mutumbami pulls it over mid-wicket. The fielder races to his left but parries it over the fence!
  • Mohammad Saifuddin is back on. 3-0-7-1 so far.
  • 16.6 SIX! That's dispatched with disdain. Rahman once again goes short and Jarvis is not going to miss it as he pulls it handsomely over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie. 113/7
  • 16.5 Rahman goes short and Mutumbami pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 16.4 Good fielding! Mutumbami lofts this length ball straight down the ground only for Liton Das to field by running to his left from long on. The batsmen get a couple.
  • 16.3 Mutumbami looks to go big but gets beaten completely on this fuller one.
  • 16.2 Great shot. Mutumbabmi runs this down cleverly and he just runs this wide yorker to the vacant third man region for a boundary.
  • 16.1 Wide yorker and Jarvis just squeezes it to short third man for a single.
  • Mustafizur Rahman returns. 2-0-21-0 so far.
  • 15.6 Outside off, driven straight to cover. 99/7
  • 15.5 Another short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for one.
  • 15.4 On middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • 15.4 WIDE. Full toss, outside off, almost outside the pitch, left alone. Shouldn't that have been a no ball?
  • 15.3 A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 15.2 FOUR! CLUBBED! Full and around off, Jarvis backs away and hammers this straight back over the bowler, one bounce and into the fence.
  • 15.1 Full and outside off, Mutumbami backs away and carves it over cover. Three runs taken.
  • Shafiul Islam again. 2-0-12-2 so far.
  • 14.6 Good yorker there. Perfect from Saifuddin. Jarvis can do nothing here as he goes for a hit. But the ball is out of his reach. The keeper does the rest behind the wickets. 88/7
  • 14.5 Saifuddin follows the batsman as he bowls a fuller one and Jarvis fails to get under the ball to take the blow on his thigh.
  • 14.4 Jarvis punches this length ball from Saifuddin to covers.
  • 14.3 BYE! Slower short ball by Saifuddin. He sees the batsmen charge and dishes out the slower one. But Rahim fails to collect it cleanly and the batsmen cross ends for a bye.
  • 14.2 On a length and around off, Jarvis slashes it to point for a single.
  • 14.1 Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
  • Mohammad Saifuddin returns. 2-0-6-1 so far.
  • 13.6 Full and around off, Richmond defends this watchfully. 16 from the over, spoiling Shakib's figures to 4-0-28-1. 86/7
  • 13.5 Great shot again! Tossed up outside off, Mutumbami steps back and smashes it over the bowler again, one bounce and into the fence!
  • 13.4 SIX! Better than the previous shot! Full and outside off, Mutumbami comes down the track again and sends it sailing over the bowler!
  • 13.3 SIX! CLOBBERED! Full and outside off, Mutumbami comes down the track and sends it sailing over long on!
  • 13.2 Backs a long way to the leg side and Shakib follows him, on the stumps. Richmond throws his bat at it but gets a thick inside edge back to the bowler.
  • 13.1 Full and outside off, Mutumbami comes down the track to flick but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 12.6 Flatter one around middle and leg, Mutumbami flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 70/7
  • 12.5 Flighted around off, Jarvis pushes it to long on for a single.
  • 12.4 Flighted around off, Mutumbami pushes it to long on for a single.
  • 12.3 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.
  • Kyle Jarvis walks in at number 9, replacing Madziva.
  • 12.2 OUT! A run out now. Sold a dummy down the river. Full and outside off, Madziva drives it towards cover and calls his partner for a quick single. But Mutumbami is the least bit interested. Madziva is halfway down the track but has to return. Shakib, in the meanwhile, collects the ball and returns the throw quicker to Rahim, who breaks the stumps, with Madziva diving. It is referred upstairs but replays confirm the worst.
  • We have a run out appeal here! Looks like Madziva is well short of his ground. Yes, replays confirm.
  • 12.1 Full and around off, Madziva comes down the track to defend but is nowhere near the pitch of the ball and is hit on the pads. Bangladesh appeal but the batsman was way too far down the track.
  • 11.6 On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 66/6
  • 11.5 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
  • 11.4 Full and outside off, Mutumbami looks to play the reverse sweep but the ball hits the toe end of the bat back to the bowler.
  • 11.3 The batsman has been struck on the pads as he looked to play that off the front foot. They pick up a single. Leg bye signalled by the umpire.
  • 11.2 On middle, this sweep is played well towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • 11.1 Full and outside off, in fact, Madziva reaches out and sweeps it on the full, dragging it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • Shakib Al Hasan returns. 2-0-8-1 so far.
  • 10.6 Outside off, eased through mid on for a single. 61/6
  • 10.5 Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a couple.
  • 10.4 The batsman dances down the track but decides to defend it.
  • 10.3 A huge shout for LBW. Turned down. Landed outside off, the googly, Madziva looks to pull but misses and is hit on the stomach. Hawk Eye shows the impact to be outside off.
  • 10.2 Full and outside off, Mutumbami looks to play the reverse sweep but misses. The ball goes past Rahim and the batsmen sneak a bye. Wait. The umpire gives it as runs. Did it hit the glove?
  • 10.1 Comes down the track, takes it on the full and pushes it towards long on for a single.
  • 9.6 Landed outside off, dabbed to third man for a single. 56/6
  • 9.5 A bouncer again, Madziva ducks.
  • 9.4 Nicely done. Mutumbami arches back and Mustafizur follows him. A short ball, but Richmond deftly guides it towards third man for a run.
  • 9.3 SIX! Oh terrific shot! Full and outside off, Mutumbami gets down on a knee and slogs it over wide long on! 50 UP FOR ZIMBABWE, albeit with some effort.
  • 9.2 A short ball, pulled through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 9.1 Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
  • Mustafizur Rahman returns. 1-0-12-0 so far.
  • 8.6 Outside off, Mutumbami slashes hard and gets a thick outside edge which flies past second slip towards third man. Two runs taken. 47/6
  • 8.5 Landed outside off, Madziva punches it straight to cover. But the fielder runs back and fumbles, allowing an easy single.
  • Neville Madziva walks in at number 8, replacing his skipper.
  • 8.4 OUT! LBW! That is plumb in front. Islam gets the breakthrough. He gets the ball to spin and spin sharply. Masakadza goes for the sweep but the ball goes past the inside edge and raps him on the pads. Initially it looked that there was an inside edge but the replays show that there was no edge and it hit him right in front. Zimbabwe losing the plot here and reaching 100 runs also looks difficult. The batsmen ponder over a review but decide against it. Hawk Eye shows that the impact is in line and hitting the stumps.
  • 8.3 Flatter one and on off, Mutumbami pulls it off his back foot for a single towards mid-wicket.
  • 8.3 WIDE! Aminul goes flatter and wide outside off, Mutumbami looks to reverse sweep it but fails to get close to the ball. Wide signaled by the umpire.
  • 8.2 Flatter one outside off, Masakadza punches it off the back foot towards covers for a single.
  • 8.1 Tossed up around off, Masakadza goes hard on the drive along the ground but Aminul fields in his followthrough.
  • 7.6 Outside off, punched through the line for one. 41/5
  • 7.5 Landed outside off, played through point for a run.
  • 7.4 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
  • 7.3 Outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.
  • Richmond Mutumbami walks in at number 7, replacing Burl.
  • 7.2 OUT! Bowled! A played on now. Are we even going to get the full quota of 20 overs? Highly doubtful. On a length outside off, Burl looks to punch it through the off side but the ball nips back in, takes the inside edge, hits the pads and then touches the stumps.
  • 7.1 Full and around off, Burl looks to defend but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • Shafiul Islam is back on.
  • 6.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 37/4
  • 6.5 Full on middle, driven through mid on for a single.
  • 6.4 Outside off, punched off the back foot.
  • Ryan Burl walks in at number 6, replacing Mutombodzi.
  • 6.3 OUT! CAUGHT! What a day for Aminul! He gets his maiden T20I wicket. He tosses one up and Mutombodzi looks to go up and over but he fails to middle it. He gets the elevation but not the distance and the man at long off takes it without any fuss. Najmul Hossain Shanto it is. Zimbabwe in dire straits.
  • 6.2 Masakadza drives this flatter one through mid on for a single.
  • 6.1 Tossed up around off, Masakadza pushes it back to the bowler.
  • Aminul Islam comes on to bowl his leggies now.
  • 5.6 SIX! Length and around middle, Mutombodzi flicks it with ease over mid-wicket and the ball goes for a maximum. That did not hit the middle of the bat still it managed to get the maximum result. 34/3 at the end of the Powerplay. Bangladesh were 55/2 at this stage. 34/3
  • 5.5 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 5.4 Another one on the pads and Mutombodzi flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • 5.3 Fuller one on the pads, Mutombodzi flicks it to mid-wicket for a couple.
  • 5.2 Good bowling! Rahman bowls one outside off, Mutombodzi looks to flick it towards the leg side but the extra bounce means the ball whizzes past the outside edge.
  • 5.1 Length delivery and around off, Masakadza cuts it to point for a single.
  • 5.1 WIDE! Good stop by Rahim behind the wickets. Rahman bowls one on a length and around leg stump and the ball moves further down leg where Rahim dives to his left and saves a certain boundaruy
  • The Fizz is here. Mustafizur Rahman into the attack.
  • 4.6 Outside off, punched off the back foot for a run. 22/3
  • 4.5 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.
  • 4.4 Good stop by the fielder. Masakadza comes down the track to go over the mid on fielder. He mistimes it and the ball just goes over the man. The fielder runs back and slides to pull the ball back in. Three runs taken.
  • 4.3 Comes down the track and works it through the line for a single.
  • 4.2 Full and around off, watchfully defended.
  • 4.1 Full and around off, Mutombodzi comes down the track to defend but misses and is hit on the pads. There is an appeal for LBW but it is turned down. He was way too far down the track.
  • Shakib Al Hasan gets a change of ends now. 1-0-2-1 so far.
  • 3.6 Outside off, punched straight to cover. 16/3
  • 3.5 FOUR! Wow. What a shot. A length outside off, Masakadza gets on top of the bounce and punches it through the covers. Not a soul moves. Pin drop silence in the stadium!
  • 3.4 FOUR! BRUTAL! A short ball outside off, Masakadza pulls it wide of mid on, aerially and finds the boundary!
  • 3.3 Full and outside off, driven through the covers. Excellent stop by the fielder.
  • 3.2 Landed outside off, played straight to point.
  • Tinotenda Mutombodzi walks in at number 5, replacing Williams.
  • 3.1 OUT! Caught! Another one goes. Sean Williams comes and goes. A short one and around off, Williams pulls it away but straight to the man at mid-wicket. A simple catch for Afif Hossain and Zimbabwe are in a mire now.
  • Shafiul Islam into the attack.
  • 2.6 Masakadza defends it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 8/2
  • 2.5 FOUR! First boundary for Masakadza and Zimbabwe. Saifuddin bowls a fuller one around off, Masakadza lofts it down the ground towards the long off fence for a boundary.
  • 2.4 On a fuller one and outside off, Masakadza looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 2.3 On a length and around off, Masakadza works it back towards the bowler.
  • 2.2 Length and outside off, Williams cuts it to point and gets off the mark.
  • 2.1 On a length and on middle, a hint of swing too for Saifuddin. Williams works it to mid-wicket.
  • 1.6 OOHHH... HOW CLOSE WAS THAT? Landed outside off, Masakadza looks to defend but the ball takes the inside edge and rolls back on. Hamilton has no idea where the ball is as it ricochets off his back leg. Tick, tick, tick and almost onto the off stump! Just misses it. 3/2
  • 1.5 Full and around middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
  • 1.4 Around middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • Sean Williams walks in at number 4, replacing Chakabva.
  • 1.3 OUT! BOWLED! Oh dear. Zimbabwe are in a whole heap of trouble early on. Full and around off, Chakabva comes down the track and swings wildly, without even getting to the pitch of the ball. Is nowhere near the delivery and misses. Timber.
  • 1.2 Around off, solidly defended.
  • 1.1 Full and around middle, pushed through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Interesting. Shakib Al Hasan to share the new ball with Saifuddin.
  • 0.6 Zimbabwe off the mark! Masakadza runs this length ball outside off towards third man and gets a single. 1/1
  • Regis Chakabva walks in.
  • 0.5 OUT! CAUGHT! Saifuddin gets the first one. He has been doing this for quite a long time for his team. Taylor stays leg side to this length ball outside off and looks to go big. But fails to get under the ball and gets it off the bottom half of the bat. The ball goes high up and Shakib Al Hasan the skipper standing at mid off gobbles it up with ease. A wicket on the board without a run being scored.
  • 0.4 Good fielding! Saifuddin has saved a certain boundary off his own bowling. He bowls on a fuller length and around off, Taylor drives it crisply down the ground only to be fielded by the bowler in his followthrough.
  • 0.3 Once again Taylor staying leg side and waiting for the ball. Saifuddin bowls on a length and outside off, Taylor pushes it to covers.
  • 0.2 Length and around off, Taylor pushes it to point.
  • 0.1 Serves it on a length and outside off, Taylor pushes it with an angled bat to cover-point.
  • We're back for the run chase. Debutant Aminul Islam gets his cap from Mushfiqur Rahim. Now, the Bangla Tigers are taking the field. Brendan Taylor and Hamilton Masakadza are the openers for Zimbabwe. Mohammad Saifuddin to begin proceedings with the ball. He struck on the first ball against Afghanistan in the last match. Can he do it again? Let's find out...

Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary






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1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
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1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252