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Bangladesh v Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Highlights 11 Nov 2015

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Bangladesh v Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Highlights 11 Nov 2015

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Watch Bangladesh v Zimbabwe 3rd ODI Full HD Cricket Highlights at Dhaka, Wednesday November 11th, 2015. Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2015. Match scheduled to begin at 13:00 local time (07:00 GMT)

Bangladesh Team
Mashrafe Mortaza*, Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Arafat Sunny, Imrul Kayes, Jubair Hossain, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim†, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Tamim Iqbal
Zimbabwe Team
E Chigumbura*, RW Chakabva†, CJ Chibhabha, TS Chisoro, AG Cremer, CR Ervine, LM Jongwe, N Madziva, WP Masakadza, CT Mutombodzi, T Muzarabani, J Nyumbu, T Panyangara, Sikandar Raza, MN Waller, SC Williams

ODI no. 3706 | 2015/16 season
Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
11 November 2015 – day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires – Aleem Dar and Sharfuddoula
TV umpire – Enamul Haque
Match referee – J Srinath
Reserve umpire – Anisur Rahman

Official Highlights

Official Highlights Sixes

Official Highlights Wickets

Presentation Ceremony

Match Report

Bangladesh 276 for 9 (Tamim 73, Kayes 73, Mahmudullah 52) beat Zimbabwe 215 (Williams 64, Mustafizur 5-34) by 61 runs

In three spells that tested the skill of the Zimbabwe batsmen and drew plenty of oohs and aahs from the crowd at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mustafizur Rahman took his third five-for to ensure Bangladesh’s 3-0 sweep of the ODI series.

Mustafizur conceded boundaries from time to time but Zimbabwe’s batsmen could not dominate him. There were many plays and misses, and edges that almost carried to the slips. There were several occasions when the ball missed the stumps by a whisker as he got the ball to swing and cut. When he ran in to bowl with Zimbabwe nine-down, Mashrafe Mortaza gave him eight slips.

Mustafizur’s first two strikes upset the boundary-filled start that Zimbabwe made in the first seven overs. Off the second ball of the chase, Chamu Chibhabha had little clue as Mustafizur got the ball to swing enough to get past his driving arms. Craig Ervine and Regis Chakabva kept finding fours but in the seventh over again, Mustafizur removed Chakabva with a slower delivery that the opening batsmen could only lob to cover.

Ervine fell to Nasir Hossain in the ninth over when he played back to a delivery that didn’t get up as much as he anticipated and he was trapped lbw for 21 off 25 balls.

Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura then joined Sean Williams in an attempt to resurrect the innings and get a measure of the required run-rate. Williams was given a lifeline when the substitute fielder Anamul Haque dropped him at mid-off on 23. The two batsmen found boundaries, too, and Mashrafe started to look for his sixth bowler. Sabbir Rahman bowled an excellent delivery to get rid of Chigumbura in the 23rd over after he had added 80 runs for the fourth wicket with Williams. Chigumbura made 45 with six boundaries and was removed before he could open up in a big way.

Zimbabwe could have ended this ODI series without a single fifty from their batsmen had Arafat Sunny not trodden on the stumps in the 30th over when Williams – batting on 49 – was short of the crease.

For the next six overs, Bangladesh had to contend with a dangerous partnership between Malcolm Waller and Williams but Nasir intervened, taking a head-high catch in the covers to dismiss Waller. Next over, Williams fell to an easy catch at cover after he failed to time a drive off Mashrafe. He made 64 off 84 balls with five fours.

Mustafizur came back to remove Sikandar Raza, who was caught splendidly by Sabbir as he ran from mid-on to mid-off. Next ball, Luke Jongwe holed out at midwicket, but his hat-trick ball was kept away by Graeme Cremer. Later, Mustafizur took a return catch to dismiss Tinashe Panyangara and complete a third five-wicket haul in ODIs, figures that complemented the work of Bangladesh’s opening batsmen.

Earlier, Bangladesh’s innings was split into two parts after they opted to bat. The first part comprised the 147-run opening stand between Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal. It was enough of a base to get close to 300 runs but it wasn’t to be, and the second part saw them restricted to 276 for 9.

Tamim started the early rush of boundaries with a pull off Panyangara; it was his only four through the leg side as the remaining six fours were played through the covers. Tamim’s only six came off a blast over the bowler’s head. But by then Kayes has struck four sixes – three between midwicket and square-leg and, the best of the lot, one over extra cover. He also struck six fours, three on either side of the wicket.

Kayes was dropped on 35 and survived a stumping and caught-behind off the same delivery on 48 after Chakabva missed a stumping and replays showed there was an edge. Both Tamim and Kayes fell for 73 in the space of five overs, but Bangladesh still had their eyes on a bigger total with Mushfiqur Rahim in the middle after the fall of the first wicket.

Mushfiqur, too, fell before they reached 200, which meant much of the work depended on Liton Das and Mahmudullah, two batsmen who had struggled to get going in the first two matches. Liton gave a catch one to cover after making 17 while Nasir Hossain and Sabbir Rahman fell to Luke Jongwe in the space of three delivereis, Cremer holding on to easy catches at point.

Bangladesh slipped from 222 for 3 to 226 for 6 within 11 deliveries and were in danger of getting bowled out before 50 overs. Mahmudullah, who was on 32, then got mixed up with Mashrafe in the 45th over only for wicketkeeper Chakabva to knock down the bails seconds before Sikandar Raza’s direct hit found Mahmudullah short of the crease.

Mahmudullah stood near the dressing-room while TV umpire Enamul Haque saw many replays and finally decided it was not-out. Chigumbura, however, protested the decision and the broadcasters then showed a replay in which Chakabva had uprooted the stump but did so after Aleem Dar had initially given out to the direct throw.

With the second decision also not out, Zimbabwe gathered into a huddle for a few minutes but both captains shook hands and the game resumed.

Mahmudullah added another 20 runs, and was run-out in the last over as Bangladesh scampered towards their highest score in the three-match series.

Jongwe and Cremer took two wickets each while Panyangara, Raza and Waller took one each. Among them, Panyangara bowled the best spells.

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If only Zimbabwe had two batsmen causing the opposition worries… Elton Chigumbura and Sikandar Raza tried to make a fist of the second game, in a 73-run fifth-wicket stand. Without Shakib Al Hasan, there were some concerns that Mashrafe Mortaza might have to bring in a sixth bowler but Al-Amin Hossain got both the batsmen in the space of two overs, ending all hopes for the visitors. What should concern Zimbabwe greatly is the form of Chamu Chibhabha, Regis Chakabva, Craig Ervine and Sean Williams. None of these batsmen have made a significant enough contribution to threaten Bangladesh.

On the other hand, Zimbabwe’s bowling has been quite useful. They went for a bit too many in the end overs of the first game but they were far better in the second, led by Tinashe Panyangara. Luke Jongwe and Taurai Muzarabani have looked encouraging while Graeme Cremer has been consistent and threatening.

Dead rubber it might be, but Bangladesh have to win this game to avoid dropping points in the ICC ODI rankings.

Bangladesh: WWWWL (last five completed matches, most recent first)
Zimbabwe: LLLLW

Mahmudullah has had some tremendous moments this year, but the last two outings have been quite depressing for him. He stuck around for 29 and 32 minutes, but hardly got a move on. He is one player who can be expected to bounce back in the third game.

Sean Williams was expected to be Zimbabwe’s best performer and while he did start the tour with a half-century, he got only 8 and 14 in the first two ODIs. Still, he has a good year and can be expected to come up with the goods in the last game of the series.

Bangladesh retained the same squad for the third ODI and, barring injuries, the likes of Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Anamul Haque and Jubair Hossain are unlikely to get off the bench. Bangladesh are not a team keen on experimentation, even in dead rubbers.

Bangladesh (probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Liton Das, 4 Mahmudullah, 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Sabbir Rahman, 7 Nasir Hossain, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 9 Arafat Sunny, 10 Al-Amin Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

With Richmond Mutumbami having injured himself during the first ODI, the visitors have brought in Tinotenda Mutombodzi as cover. Mutumbami was hit by the ball on the ankle while keeping wicket and an MRI confirmed a grade one mid-Achilles tear and bone injury.* Zimbabwe also have three spinners (Tendai Chisoro, Wellington Masakadza and John Nyumbu) and a pace bowler (Neville Madziva) on the bench to choose from.

Zimbabwe (probable): 1 Chamu Chibhabha, 2 Regis Chakabva (wk), 3 Craig Ervine, 4 Sean Williams, 5 Sikandar Raza, 6 Elton Chigumbura (capt), 7 Malcolm Waller, 8 Graeme Cremer, 9 Tinashe Panyangara, 10 Luke Jongwe, 11 Taurai Muzarabani

Pitch Report
The pitch for the third ODI is likely to offer similar slowness as the one used in the second. There was a hint of dew in that game and that is likely to get a little heavier as the days go by.

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