Bangladesh will aim to maintain their dominance over Zimbabwe © AFP
Bangladesh will aim to maintain their dominance over Zimbabwe © AFP

Nov 28, 2014

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Mahmudullah is named Man of the Match for his excellent unbeaten 82.

And its all over. Bangladesh after being 32 for four have managed to pull off a convincing victory thanks to three noteworthy innings and a good all-round bowling performance.

Zimbabwe going nowhere. They need 30 runs off the final over. It would have been difficult if it were Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers out in the middle. Neville Madziva and Tendai Chatara might not have a chance. But stranger things have happened.
It’s all falling apart here for Zimbabwe. Barring a small miracle they will have lost their seventh straight match in Bangladesh.
OUT! P Moor 13(25) ‘run out

Rubel continues. Zimbabwe with the most outside of chances. AND HE STRIKES! That’s the end of Regis Chakabva. Bangladesh on the verge of another win. Neville Madziva is the new man in, but one feels
OUT! R Chakabva 26(34) c Jubair b Rubel
Regis Chakabva is leading Zimbabwe’s charge here, but he will have to bat out of his skin to pull off this chase for his side. Zimbabwe need another 48 runs off 24 balls to win this game.
Zimbabwe have an uphill task ahead. They have lost far too many wickets and now their hopes are on Regis Chakabva to do the job for them. Zimbabwe need another 61 runs to win from 36 balls.

Zimbabwe are slipping further now, there goes possibly their last hope! Their captain Elton Chigumbura has been dismissed by his opposing captain.
OUT!! E Chigumbura 4 (14) c Hasan b Mortaza



Bangladesh have pegged back into the match with those two quick wickets.Only nine runs have been ended in the last three overs. The run-rate has also escalated to 6.92 runs per over.





Zimbabwe have lost the plot here. Mire and Taylor both have been dismissed after stitching a 106-run partnership for the fourth wicket. The match falls back to balance. Zimbabwe require 84 runs from 84 balls with five wickets in hand.
OUT!!!Brendan Taylor c Rahim b Rubel 63(69) and Solomon Mire c Mahmudullah b Jubair Hossain 52(54)





Bredan Taylor completes his fifty.12 runs from the 31st over bowled by Mahmudullah. Zimbabwe are moving towards first win of the series but these two need to stay right till the end.





26 runs have been added in the last five overs. Taylor and Mire are steering the Zimbabwe nicely. Zimbabwe need 147 from 150 balls.





Taylor is hitting few boundaries here after few silent moments. He will be the key to Zimbabwe’s chances in this ODI. This 21st over from Jubair Hossain is hit for 13 runs.





That’s third-wicket down for Zimbabwe. Jubair Hossain gets his first ODI wicket. Solomon Mire has come out to bat now.
OUT!!! T Maruma b Jubair Hossain 6(19)




Shakib gets the first wicket. Sibanda has been dismissed leg-before. The partnership was looking good but finally it has been broken. Oh No !! Masakadza has also been dismissed, Shakib picks another wicket.
OUT!! H Masakadza b Shakib 28(40) and Sibanda lbw b Shakib 17(27)





Zimbabwe are moving well here. Masakadza is looking good to score a big one today. Zimbabwe need this partnership to mature.





Masakadza hits two boundaries from the first over bowled by Mortaza. Sibanda also gets his first boundary from the fourth bowled by Abul Hasan. Zimbabwe have got off to a neat start here.





Mahmudullah remains unbeaten on 82 off 112 balls and Bangladesh have managed to reach a total of 256. It was that 134-run partnership between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah which bailed out Bangladesh from the early trouble. And Mortaza’s sweet cameo in the end also helped Bangladesh to go past 250. Zimbabwe on the other hand would be unhappy as they did well to pick up four early wickets.






Mortaza again targets Madziva and collects 14 runs from the 47th over. These late strikes by the Bangladesh captain are proving to be quite useful. Oh No ! Mortaza is dismissed after the sweet cameo. And interestingly, it is Madziva who got his wicket.
OUT!!Mortaza c Peter Moor b Neville Madziva 39(25)
Mortaza is on fire here. He hits Madziva for a boundary on the second ball of the 45th over and follows it up with a six over mid-wicket boundary. This was also the first six of this match. 200 has also come up. 18 runs from this 45th over.





After a brilliant 134-run partnership, Bangladesh innings has again taken a downward leap. Sabbir Rahman and Abul Hasan have been dismissed in quick succession. Bangladesh now need to get some quick runs in the last nine overs and should try to reach at least a total of 250 plus.
OUT!!Abul Hasan c Chigumbura b Solomon Mire 1(3) and S Rahman c Chakabva b Kamungozi 4(10)






Mushfiqur Rahim has been dismissed by Tafadzwa Kamungozi. He went for a big slog sweep and and got a top edge which was taken comfortably by Elton Chigumbura at covers. Sabbir Rahman has come to the wicket. Can he produce some lusty blows?
OUT !!!!! Mushfiqur Rahim c Chigumbura b Kamungozi 77(78)
The hundred run stand has also come up between these two batsmen. Mahmudullah has hit three boundaries in the last three overs and is pacing his innings nicely here. The last five overs have produced 38 runs.





Mushfiqur has played a splendid knock here. He gets to his fifty and Bangladesh have almost recovered the early jolts. Mahmudullah is doing well to hang on and support Rahim.





Rahim has now got into his zone. He is closing in on his half-century and Bangladesh have also crossed the 100-run barrier. The run-rate is exactly four runs per over now.





Last five overs have added 25 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim is slowly building on a good innings here. The run-rate has also stepped up a bit after this partnership.





A small partnership is building here. These two batsmen need to rescue Bangladesh from this terrible position. Solomon Mire and Madziva have picked up two wickets each for Zimbabwe.





Shakib also falls. Bangladesh are in real trouble here. Zimbabwe should look to restrict Bangladesh to a low total now that they have done well in the early overs.
OUT!!! Shakib Al Hasan c Maruma b Solomon Mire 1(4)





What is happening here? Wickets stumbling quickly here. Zimbabwe bowlers are dominating the proceedings here. Tamim and Imrul back in the pavilion.
OUT!!!!Tamim Iqbal c H Masakadza b Solomon Mire 16(34) and Imrul Kayes c Brendan Taylor b Neville Madziva 5(18)





Only four runs from the last three overs. Bangladesh innings has gone into a hibernation mode after the wicket of Haque. Madziva has given only eight runs from the last four overs.





Anamul Haque has been dismissed early in this innings. It was a straight delivery from Madziva and he missed it totally. Imrul Kayes has come out to bat for the first time in this ODI series.
OUT!!!! Anamul Haque lbw b Neville Madziva 5(12)




Cricket has finally resumed after that unfortunate Phil Hughes incident. Bangladesh have added 13 runs in this first three overs. Both Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque have both hit one boundary each.




Both are teams are observing one minute’s silence as a mark of respect of Phil Hughes


 Zimbabwe XI : Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Neville Madziva, Tendai Chatara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi,Solomon Mire, Regis Chakabva, Elton Chigumbura(c), Peter Moor(wk)
Bangladesh XI : Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque,  Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman,  Mashrafe Mortaza (capt),  Abul Hasan, Jubair Hossain, Rubel Hossain.


Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bat first.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the fourth One-Day International (ODI) between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at the Shere-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Friday. This is Varun Arora, and I will be bringing you the updates from the match.

Zimbabwe would be playing for pride henceforth as they have lost all their matches on this tour. They have lost this five-match ODI series and have already lost the Test series 3-0.

According to AFP, in the third ODI, opening batsman Anamul Haque top-scored with 95 as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 124 runs to wrap up the five-match series in Dhaka on Wednesday. The hosts took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series after winning the first two ODIs in Chittagong by 87 runs and 68 runs respectively.

Anamul and Tamim Iqbal laid the foundations for a big win, putting up an opening stand of 121 runs — their second century partnership in as many matches, which guided Bangladesh to 297-6. Faced with a massive target in a must-win contest, Zimbabwe were never up to the task and were bowled out for 173 runs in 39.5 overs.


Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Arafat Sunny, Imrul Kayes, Jubair Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal.

Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (c), Regis Chakabva (wk), Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Natsai M’shangwe, Richmond Mutumbami, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Malcolm Waller, Neville Madziva, Timycen Maruma, Solomon Mire, Peter Moor, Tawanda Mupariwa, Brian Vitori.

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