Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.5 what a start! Pitches it up, on off. Saif presses forward to defend for the ball angling in. But it holds its line, goes past the outside edge, and knocks off stump back. Big roar from Blessing! 4/1
    20.1 edged and taken at first slip! Ngarava bowls this one on a good length just outside off, and the batter remains stuck in his crease while trying to poke at that slightly incoming ball, which was bowled in the off-stump channel. A solid stand is broken, and there'll be a new man in just before lunch 68/3
    4.2 third slip grabs! Full on off, and he sticks the bat out to defend. But the natural angle takes it away, and induces the outside edge en route to the debutant at third slip! 8/2
    35.6 this time he's gone! Good length outside off and he opts to cut. But a bit late to the shot and instead of going over point this has gone straight into the hands of gully. An entertaining innings from the captain but his wicket at the stroke of drinks leaves Bangladesh 6 down 132/6
    28.4 no shot offered and given out! Good length outside off but angling in and he shoulders his arms. Hits him high-ish on the back leg and the umpire is quick to raise the finger! Rahim not wholly convinced, perhaps due to the height, but there's no reviews and he has to go. Muzarabani's third! 106/4
    29.3 poor shot! Full and wide and Shakib is itching to play a scoring shot. Goes for the square drive but it's taken an edge to the keeper! Shakib walks even before the umpire could raise his finger 109/5
    78.1 heartbreak for Das!! You can stay that he fell into the trap. Short on off and he's dragged the pull straight to fine leg!! Fielder dives and takes a sharp catch. The wait for 100 remains however his innings has dragged the visitors back into contention 270/7
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    78.2 two in two!! Trapped in front. Goes full, stump to stump and Miraz fails to get bat on ball. 270/8
    123.2 bowled him! A mammoth stand ends as Taskin tries to swing that to the on side and misses. Fullish length on off, and Taskin almost went down on his knees to slog that ball but was beaten, as it hit his off stump 461/9
    125.6 trapped in front and that's it! Full length ball on off, which slightly moves away after pitching as Ebadot tries to defend from his crease but is beaten on his push. The Bangladesh innings is finally wrapped up, but not before they have posted a massive 468 468/10
    39 (b 10, lb 11, nb 16, w 2)
    468 all out (126 Overs, RR: 3.71, 665 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Saif Hassan, 0.5 ov), 2-8 (Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4.2 ov), 3-68 (Shadman Islam, 20.1 ov), 4-106 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 28.4 ov), 5-109 (Shakib Al Hasan, 29.3 ov), 6-132 (Mominul Haque, 35.6 ov), 7-270 (Litton Das, 78.1 ov), 8-270 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 78.2 ov), 9-461 (Taskin Ahmed, 123.2 ov), 10-468 (Ebadot Hossain, 125.6 ov)
    B Muzarabani2949443.2400
    R Ngarava2358313.6017
    DT Tiripano2355822.5217
    VM Nyauchi1719225.4102
    D Myers311304.3300
    M Shumba2146413.0400
    R Kaia1004304.3000
    27.2 gets into a tangle trying to sweep and he's gone! Shakib drifts this full delivery in from wide of the crease, beats Shumba in the air. It's too full to be playing that as he looks to sweep across the line and is trapped plumb in front. Can't ask for easier decisions than those as an umpire 61/1
    104.2 taken down the leg side! Don Bradman used to say 87 is an unlucky number since it's 13 less than 100. Good length on middle, and he flicks this ball right into the keeper's hands down the leg side. A beautiful innings comes to a close. Much to be proud of. 261/6
    56.5 And Taylor has surrendered his wicket! Goes full swing while trying to heave that full length ball on middle to the leg side while stretching right forward to the ball, but gets that from an angled bat as the ball balloons to square leg. Bangladesh have a much-awaited breakthrough, after Taylor gives it away following a solid partnership 176/2
    79.6 full, outside leg. Swept and Myers perishes. It was swept hard, in the air, and straight to fine leg who takes a catch above his head. Zimbabwe lose a wicket with the new ball available next over. Nice recovery from Mehidy, to be honest, as he was well inside the boundary line. On another day, it could've gone over his head, but he is a gun fielder and that shone through there. What a time for a new batter to walk in 225/3
    86.2 goes for the sweep, and is pinned leg before. Yet another Zimbabwe batter falls going for the sweep, as Maruma went down on his knee to try and sweep that behind square but misses this good length ball on middle and off. Replays show the ball would have hit middle and off stump, and he's plumb 228/4
    87.2 outside edge and taken behind. Good length ball pitching in the off-stump channel and Kaia pokes at the ball from within his crease. He gets a faint tickle to the keeper, and Taskin immediately knew he had his man. A wicket for him after long, laborious hours as Zimbabwe begin losing track here 229/5
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    106.1 that's plumb! Full on off, skidding through. Defends down the wrong line, ball goes past the inside edge, and hits him right in front of off 263/7
    108.2 through him! Length ball on off, skidding through. Backs away to clatter it through the off side, but he misses, and that's knocked his off stump back 263/8
    110.3 through him! Beautiful ball. Full outside off and the traditional offbreak goes through him and breaks the stumps. Five-wicket haul 269/9
    111.5 that's all over. Full outside off, turning in. Sticks the bat to defend, but it takes the outside edge and pouched by first slip after a slight fumble. All out for 276 after losing their last five wickets for eight runs. 276/10
    5 (b 3, lb 2)
    276 all out (111.5 Overs, RR: 2.46, 494 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Milton Shumba, 27.2 ov), 2-176 (Brendan Taylor, 56.5 ov), 3-225 (Dion Myers, 79.6 ov), 4-228 (Timycen Maruma, 86.2 ov), 5-229 (Roy Kaia, 87.2 ov), 6-261 (Takudzwanashe Kaitano, 104.2 ov), 7-263 (Donald Tiripano, 106.1 ov), 8-263 (Victor Nyauchi, 108.2 ov), 9-269 (Blessing Muzarabani, 110.3 ov), 10-276 (Richard Ngarava, 111.5 ov)
    Taskin Ahmed24104611.9100
    Ebadot Hossain2185802.7600
    Shakib Al Hasan34.5108242.3500
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz3158252.6400
    Mominul Haque10303.0000
    5.2 the man just brought in has a catch! Taskin strikes in his first over. Good length ball on off, and this was much straighter. Pitched on middle and off, and angled away from Shumba who seemed to poke at that from within his crease. He gets squared up with the bounce and the movement, and Yasir at third ball - brought in just before this ball - has it easy 15/1
    37.2 pins him leg before and the wall is broken! Good length ball on off, and that comes on with the arm to hit him on the pad, which was on leg stump. He tried to flick off the back foot but was beaten as there was a hint of a turn away from him after pitching. A solid block is finished, and Bangladesh have an opening late into the third day 132/3
    28.2 and he chips this right back to the bowler! Full and tossed up outside off, and Taylor checks his shot last moment to simply lob that back and miss out on a hundred. He's dropped his bat down in agony, and can't believe what he's done. An outstanding counterattacking knock comes to an end 110/2
    57.1 chipped to short midwicket first ball after drinks! Mehidy gives the ball some air and bowls full on off stump, as Myers tries to whip that to the on side but can only use his wrists to drop it in the hands of Shadman placed close. First wicket of the day for Bangladesh, and a set batter departs 159/4
    89.1 strikes first ball to get rid of the dogged Tiripano. Pitches this on a good length on off and the ball angles into the batter, who hops in the crease to negate the movement with the ball also keeping low. Gets a faint inside edge behind to the keeper, who dives to his left and nabs the opportunity 239/9
    57.4 traps him in front third ball! On a good length on off this time, and this one again turns into the batter who tries to defend on off stump as the ball strikes his front pad with the ball lobbing to the man at slip. Mehidy strikes twice inside four balls 159/5
    58.5 gets him leg before and Kaia has a pair for the match! This was bowled much fuller on middle and jags back in sharply as the batter almost falls over to the off side after missing his flick. Taskin is almost over the moon, as replays show the ball would have hit leg 160/6
    60.1 the stumps are shattered! Fullish ball on middle and off, darts back in after pitching and goes through the defences of Chakabva to uproot the middle stump and dislodge the others. Taskin and Mehidy in a hurry here, and Zimbabwe unwrapping rapidly before lunch. That's four wickets in no time 164/7
    75.3 dropped? No, he holds on! Short ball, on off and its angling in. Batter backs away but the ball follows him. Tries to fend with the bat in front of his face, but it takes the edge and goes to Shakib at first slip. The ball hits his palm, goes in the air again, but Shakib holds on on the rebound while taking a tumble 198/8
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    94.4 the middle stump is dislodged and the game is over! This was bowled slower and tossed up on middle and off, as Ngarava went for the heave on the leg side but was beaten by the slowness of the ball. It bounces just enough to clip the top of middle stump, which falls on the ground 256/10
    17 (b 5, lb 11, nb 1)
    256 all out (94.4 Overs, RR: 2.70, 415 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Milton Shumba, 5.2 ov), 2-110 (Brendan Taylor, 28.2 ov), 3-132 (Takudzwanashe Kaitano, 37.2 ov), 4-159 (Dion Myers, 57.1 ov), 5-159 (Timycen Maruma, 57.4 ov), 6-160 (Roy Kaia, 58.5 ov), 7-164 (Regis Chakabva, 60.1 ov), 8-198 (Victor Nyauchi, 75.3 ov), 9-239 (Donald Tiripano, 89.1 ov), 10-256 (Richard Ngarava, 94.4 ov)
    Shakib Al Hasan2594411.7600
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz30.4106642.1500
    Taskin Ahmed2448243.4101
    Ebadot Hossain1123913.5400

Close of Play

  • Wed, 7 Jul - day 1 - Bangladesh 1st innings 294/8 (Mahmudullah 54*, Taskin Ahmed 13*, 83 ov)
  • Thu, 8 Jul - day 2 - Zimbabwe 1st innings 114/1 (T Kaitano 33*, BRM Taylor 37*, 41 ov)
  • Fri, 9 Jul - day 3 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 45/0 (Shadman Islam 22*, Saif Hassan 20*, 17 ov)
  • Sat, 10 Jul - day 4 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 140/3 (D Myers 18*, DT Tiripano 7*, 40 ov)
  • Sun, 11 Jul - day 5 - Zimbabwe 2nd innings 256 (94.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Zimbabwe 4th innings Partnerships

1st15T KaitanoM Shumba
2nd95BRM TaylorT Kaitano
3rd22T KaitanoD Myers
4th27DT TiripanoD Myers
5th0T MarumaDT Tiripano
6th1DT TiripanoR Kaia
7th4RW ChakabvaDT Tiripano
8th34DT TiripanoVM Nyauchi
9th41DT TiripanoB Muzarabani
10th17R NgaravaB Muzarabani