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Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2016

Scorecard - 3rd T20I, Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna, Bangladesh (20 Jan 2016)


187/6 (20) RR:9.35

Zimbabwe won by 31 runs

MOM: Malcolm Waller

156/6 (20) RR:7.8

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18.2 - Mortaza to S Raza, FOUR, premeditation from Raza. Slower delivery on off, Raza walks across and lifts it over the man at short fine leg, it was the perfect length to play that shot

16.3 - Mortaza to Sean Williams, FOUR, improvisation from Williams. The move to walk across his stumps worked this time, gets underneath the length delivery and scoops it over short fine leg, no point chasing that

15.0 - Mahmudullah to Sean Williams, FOUR, poor delivery to end the over. Dragged the length halfway down, Williams stooped low and smashed the pull along the ground, split the two fielders in the deep to perfection

13.1 - Muktar Ali to M Waller, FOUR, fabulous shot! The off-cutter landed on the half volley, Waller stays leg-side of the ball, opens up the off-side and lofts it beautifully inside out over extra cover, couple of bounces and into the rope

12.3 - Abu Hider to M Waller, FOUR, overpitched and the in-form Waller puts it away with ease. He gets a slight stride forward and creams the drive elegantly through extra cover, no chance for sweeper to stop that

6.3 - Shakib to Mutumbami, FOUR, too full outside off, Mutumbami kept his weight on the back foot but lofted it over cover, in fact hammered it over cover. No stopping that one

5.4 - Mortaza to Sibanda, FOUR, short and wide and Sibanda won't miss out on those, camps back and flays the cut through point with ease

4.1 - Muktar Ali to Sibanda, FOUR, tad short and outside off, Sibanda continues the job of Masakadza and cuts it hard through backward point for another boundary

3.5 - Mohammad Shahid to H Masakadza, FOUR, what is happening here? Masakadza is on a mission. The man at third man was inside the circle and Masakadza opens the face of the bat on this length delivery to get it to the third man fence for another boundary

3.4 - Mohammad Shahid to H Masakadza, FOUR, Masakadza is riding his luck for sure, slower delivery outside off, Masakadza was trying to crack it through cover, got a thick under-edge and the ball sneaked between the legs of the keeper and rolled away to the fine leg fence

3.3 - Mohammad Shahid to H Masakadza, FOUR, And another four, the rain has stopped but it's raining fours here. Short and wide outside off, Masakadza camps on the back foot and clatters the cut to beat the man at cover-point

3.2 - Mohammad Shahid to H Masakadza, FOUR, long chase for the man from cover but eventually the ball wins the race. Slower delivery and on off, Masakadza saw it and caressed the drive through cover

2.5 - Abu Hider to Sibanda, FOUR, sloppy from mid-off this time. Hider was looking for the yorker, overcooked it and ended up being a low full toss, Sibanda drove it to beat a diving mid-off

2.4 - Abu Hider to Sibanda, FOUR, the six on the previous delivery forced Hider to keep it short. Sibanda was waiting for it, went on the back foot and swatted the pull over mid-wicket. Big over for Zimbabwe

2.2 - Abu Hider to Sibanda, FOUR, pick up shot from Sibanda, too straight from the bowler and Sibanda lofts it across the line and it raced through mid-wicket like a bullet

1.4 - Mohammad Shahid to H Masakadza, FOUR, connects this time finally, length delivery on the stumps and Masakadza lofts it through the line over the bowler's head, couple of bounces and into the long-on fence

0.3 - Abu Hider to Sibanda, FOUR, comes down the track and looks to loft it, does not quite get it off the middle but ends up slicing it over the inifeld through covers for a four

19.3 - Abu Hider to Peter Moor, SIX, second ball and Moor has deposited it into the stands. Length delivery on off, Moor gets his front leg out of the way and heaves it to deep mid-wicket, went sailing over the rope

18.0 - Shakib to Sean Williams, SIX, good finish to the over. Williams takes on the mantle from Waller. Kneels down to get under the flighted delivery, slog sweeps it over cow corner for the second six of the over

17.4 - Shakib to M Waller, SIX, Shakib misses the length and Waller got underneath it. Cleared his front leg to let him swing across the line, heaves it over wide long-on for his third six

16.5 - Mortaza to M Waller, SIX, fantastic shot! He is damn good with these inside out lofts. Charges down and Mortaza offers the width outside off, Waller slaps it flat and over deep extra cover for a maximum

15.1 - Mohammad Shahid to M Waller, SIX, what a shot! I thought it was a mishit and sweeper would gobble that. But it came right off the meat. Off-cutter and outside off, Waller slices the loft and clears the rope with ease

14.2 - Mahmudullah to M Waller, SIX, tonked! Flighted on the stumps, Waller kneels down, gets right underneath that and slog sweeps it into the stands at deep mid-wicket, the fielder could only watch it sail over

7.3 - Mortaza to Mutumbami, SIX, short delivery and with Mortaza's pace it was not going to do any harm, Mutumbami rocked back and pulled it hard over deep mid-wicket, there was a fielder in the deep but it went sailing over him

2.3 - Abu Hider to Sibanda, SIX, and this time Sibanda gets two extra. Half-volley and on off, Sibanda lofted it over mid-off and it sailed over for a maximum

19.5 - Abu Hider to S Raza, out Caught by S Rahman!! Raza has been caught. But he is waiting as it was a high full toss. Was it above the waist? The front foot is fine. Mortaza is enquiring what is going on. That is below the waist. Raza will get the confirmation soon. There it is and he walks back to the pavilion. Full toss on the stumps, Raza swings towards long-on, Sabbir runs to his right and snaffles it just before the rope. S Raza c S Rahman b Abu Hider 7(6) [4s-1]

19.1 - Abu Hider to Sean Williams, out Lbw!! Top nut. That deserved the wicket. It was the inswinging yorker, Williams falls over on the flick, wears it on the boot right in front of middle stump. The umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger and giving the marching order. That was crashing into the base of middle. Sean Williams lbw b Abu Hider 32(26) [4s-2 6s-1]

17.5 - Shakib to M Waller, out Caught by Soumya Sarkar at deep mid wicket!! Shakib is too good in the death overs. Waller goes after playing a gem. Deserved a fifty, falls one short. Shakib tossed it up on off, Waller swoops low and slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket, got plenty of height but not the distance, Sarkar steadied under it and pouched it comfortably. M Waller c Soumya Sarkar b Shakib 49(23) [4s-2 6s-4]

10.5 - Shakib to Sibanda, out Caught by S Rahman!! Wicket no. 401 in international cricket for Shakib. It was a nothing delivery, short and on the stumps, Sibanda had all the time in the world to pick his spot, goes back in the crease and pulls it to deep mid-wicket, Sabbir hangs on to his second catch, another easy one for him. Zimbabwe losing their way after a bright start. Sibanda c S Rahman b Shakib 44(33) [4s-6 6s-1]

8.2 - Shakib to Mutumbami, out Caught by S Rahman!! All that experience of Shakib has got the better of Mutumbami, it was much slower through the air but was not quite pitched up. Mutumbami went for the mighty slog sweep but did not time it too well. There was Sabbir Rahman at deep mid-wicket waiting for any opportunity and he accepted the dolly. Mutumbami c S Rahman b Shakib 20(14) [4s-1 6s-1]

4.0 - Mohammad Shahid to H Masakadza, out Caught by Mosaddek Hossain!! This wicket will give some breather to Bangladesh and to me as well. My gosh, my fingers had started to sore. Coming to the delivery, it was an innocuous delivery outside off, Masakadza went uppish on the drive and it raced to the man at cover-point, who latched onto it to send Masakadza back. Sharp take as the ball was travelling. H Masakadza c Mosaddek Hossain b Mohammad Shahid 20(14) [4s-5]

15.3 - Mohammad Shahid to M Waller, 2 runs, slower delivery outside off, Waller drags the drive off the inner part to long-on, once more the duo steal the second. With that bring up the 50-run stand

19.5 - Vitori to Muktar Ali, FOUR, Vitori misses the yorker and Ali takes full toll of it. Low full toss outside off, Ali opens the bat face and drives it past the diving backward point fielder

19.2 - Vitori to Nurul Hasan, FOUR, straying onto the legs and Nurul helps himself to another boundary. Gets inside the line and flicks it handsomely past the man at short fine leg

18.2 - Muzarabani to Nurul Hasan, FOUR, now he has started to show his range. Length delivery in the slot, Nurul opens himself and tonks it inside out over extra cover, couple of bounces and into the fence

18.1 - Muzarabani to Nurul Hasan, FOUR, Nurul is making the most of his opportunity. It was the slower delivery that was dragged short, Nurul clears his front leg and pulls it in front of square, right between deep mid-wicket and long-on

17.4 - Vitori to Nurul Hasan, FOUR, this is even better. Full and angled across off, Nurul walks across, was almost outfoxed with the line, but adjusts and scoops it to the left of short third man

17.1 - Vitori to Nurul Hasan, FOUR, very fine

11.0 - Sean Williams to S Rahman, FOUR, fifty for Rahman. He continues his fine form. The crowd are ecstatic as well. Flighted on off, Rahman kneels down and nails the sweep, deep mid-wicket had a few yards to cover but he still couldn't get there

9.5 - Cremer to Mosaddek Hossain, FOUR, that is a good looking shot, got into the position for the reverse sweep quite early and he had enough time to effect the shot, no man at deep backward point and it races away

7.0 - Sean Williams to S Rahman, FOUR, short and wide outside off, Rahman rocks back and clatters the cut through backward point, that one raced to the fence in a jiffy

5.3 - Muzarabani to S Rahman, FOUR, hat-trick of fours for Rahman, flays the drive uppishly through extra cover on this slower delivery

5.2 - Muzarabani to S Rahman, FOUR, short delivery and that will be easy runs for Rahman, he camps back and pulls it through mid-wicket. Two men scouting the fence, neither get to it

5.1 - Muzarabani to S Rahman, FOUR, uppish but safe, length delivery outside off, Rahman trekked towards the line of the delivery and slapped it through covers. Masakadza dived in the air but could not get to it

4.4 - Vitori to S Rahman, FOUR, juicy full toss and Rahman will have them for breakfast, hoicks it through mid-wicket, no chance for the man in the deep

4.3 - Vitori to S Rahman, FOUR, finally he connects and gets a lot of meat on the pull, the ball races away to deep mid-wicket

3.2 - Muzarabani to S Rahman, FOUR, absolutely cracked that one, length delivery and on off, Rahman clears the front leg and flat bats it over the bowler's head

3.1 - Muzarabani to S Rahman, FOUR, this is poor stuff from Muzarabani, bowls it on his pad and Rahman clips it past the man at short fine leg. Easy pickings for Rahman

2.5 - Tendai Chisoro to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, bowl him there and he will keep hitting you for fours, on his pads and Sarkar picks up the whip and dispatches it over backward square leg

2.0 - Vitori to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, that is a good hit. Short of a good length delivery on middle and leg, Sarkar whipped it from the crease, no followthrough whatsoever on that shot. One bounce and into the ropes at deep square leg

1.1 - Vitori to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR, too straight from Vitori and Sarkar whips it over mid-wicket for his first boundary

19.0 - Muzarabani to Muktar Ali, SIX, bad delivery and deserved the treatment. Slower and dropped halfway down the pitch, Ali had all the time in the world to get hold of that, flat-bats it over long-off for a maximum

6.4 - Sean Williams to Soumya Sarkar, SIX, comes down the track like a thunder and lofts it over the bowler's head, into the long-on fence for a maximum. Lovely use of the feet to meet the pitch of the ball

14.5 - Cremer to Mahmudullah, out Caught by Mutumbami!! Pressure, pressure and more pressure. Cremer has a third wicket. Mutumbami finally clings on to one. Floated up on off, Mahmudullah shimmies down, doesn't get to the pitch but still goes through with the loft, gets it high on the bat and skies it towards cover, Mutumbami calls for it and gloves it cleanly. Mahmudullah c Mutumbami b Cremer 6(4)

14.1 - Cremer to Shakib, out Caught by M Waller!! Bangladesh are falling apart. Their most trusted batsman departs. Another long hop that has produced a wicket for Zimbabwe. It was on off, Shakib went deep in the crease and pulled, hit it flat and towards long-on, Waller moved to his left and snaffled it. Shakib c M Waller b Cremer 3(10)

13.5 - S Raza to Mosaddek Hossain, out Bowled!! Raza has the knack of picking wickets, he has two to his name now. The pressure was building and something had to give, it is the wicket of Mosaddek. It was angled across off from round the wicket, Mosaddek went for his fancied reverse sweep, the ball took the glove and deflected onto the stumps. Might be blessing in disguise for Bangladesh as Mosaddek was struggling with his timing. Mosaddek Hossain b S Raza 15(19) [4s-1]

11.2 - S Raza to S Rahman, out Caught by Muzarabani!! Raza strikes. Just when we thought Rahman holds the key for Bangladesh, he throws it away. Nonetheless end of a fine innings. It was a rank long hop on middle and leg, Rahman opened himself and pulled it hard, went flat to deep backward square, Muzarabani slipped but managed to cling on. S Rahman c Muzarabani b S Raza 50(32) [4s-9]

8.0 - Cremer to Soumya Sarkar, out Caught by H Masakadza!! Poor shot from Soumya Sarkar and finally the catch is taken. Danced down the track but failed to reach the pitch of the top-spinner, still went with the mighty swing and got a thick top edge, the ball ballooned high in the air and Masakadza at mid-wicket took a good catch. Soumya Sarkar c H Masakadza b Cremer 25(21) [4s-3 6s-1]

1.0 - Tendai Chisoro to Kayes, out Bowled!! What a start for Zimbabwe! Chisoro has cleaned Kayes up, nothing shot from Kayes as he looks to drive it on the up, missed the line of the delivery completely and it crashes onto the stumps. Zimbabwe are cock-a-hoop. Kayes b Tendai Chisoro 1(3)