Shakib Al hasan goes stronger in the game as he gets to his third ever international test hundred © AFP (File Photo)
Shakib Al Hasan falls for 135 after getting to his third ever international test hundred © AFP (File Photo)


Nov 4, 2014

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(Bangladesh look to close in on a series victory with a win in the second Test, which will be their third Test series win of all time)


Stumps, Day 2. That’s it for today. Zimbabwe partially recover from the early setback in the form of Sikandar Raza after getting dismissed for just 11. Brain Chari and Hamilton Masakadza control the Zimbabwean innings as they reach fifty.





GONE!!!!!!!! First one goes down for Zimbabwe and it’s Sikandar Raza. The man who was impressive in the last match falls for cheap in the second game as Taijul traps him leg-before and get the first break-through as well as the upper hand in the game.
Sikandar Raza 11(16) lbw b Taijul Islam

Zimbabwe off to a slow start in their 1st innings of the game. Chari and Raza opening the batting for the team. Lot of expectations from Raza as he was good in the last match. However, the top order needs to perform in order to got past the good total posted by Bangladesh.


THAT”S IT!!!!!!!!!! Bangladesh have been shot out for 433. Good comeback from the Zimbabwean bowlers. The departure of Shakib saw the collapse and downfall of the lower order as they failed to capitalise on the good work by Tamim Iqbal and the all-rounder.
Shahadat Hossain 18(39) c M’shangwe b Chatara, Jubair Hossain 1 (14) lbw b M’shangwe

GONE AGAIN!!!!!!!!! Taijul Islam’s promising short innings comes to an end. Short outside off, Taijul looks to defend it, takes a good outside edge and straight to Masakadza at slips. Eight down for Bangladesh with two more wickets remaining. Can Zimbabwe finish it quick?
Taijul Islam 32 (44) c Masakadza b Chatara

Well well well!!!!!!!! What do we see here? Two wickets in quick succession and that too the big ones. Both Shakib and Hom are dismissed with in the next two over and suddenly the hosts find themselves down with the last three men. Zimbabwe may have well strike back here and would be interesting to see how the tail-enders fair.
Shakib Al Hasan 137 (180) b Waller, Shuvagata Hom 15 (36) c Chari b Waller

The 350 comes up for Bangladesh as they keep getting stronger owing to all-rounder, Shakib’s brilliant run with the century and still remains unbeaten. Hom too is playing sensibly and giving the maximum strike to Shakib in order to steer the innings to a respective total as Zimbabwe bowlers continue to struggle.

The hundred is finally up for Bangladesh’s star all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan as he celebrates his third ever international hundred for which he had to wait about four years with his last century coming way back in 2010 against New Zealand at Hamilton. Shuvagata Hom is the other man who is playing comfortably after Zimbabwe got rid of skipper, Mushfiqur Rahim.

GONE!!!!!!!!!! It’s the skipper who has to depart for a run out. Shakib plays the ball towards off-side and decide to scramble for a risky single, Siknadar Raza was quick enough to collect it and throw it back at the keeper to get rid of the skipper. Fifth down for Bangladesh.
OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim 11(36) run out

The hundred not yet up for all-rounder, Shakib as he still remains five short of it while skipper, Mushfiqur plays a slow knock, not going for any big strokes as Zimbabwe continue to struggle with the ball, failing to find regular breakthroughs.

A slow start to the post-lunch session as no harm is done to the Bangladesh’s innings and Zimbabwean bowlers still struggle to impress with the ball. Shakib just a stroke away from century and what a moment it would be for Bangladesh to have two centurions in a day.

Lunch, Day 2. Just a wicket in this session in the form of centurion Tamim Iqbal. Shakib too nears his century as he is currently on 89 while the departure of Iqbal makes way for the skipper, Mushfiqur Rahim.

OUT!!!!!!!!!! Finally, the breakthrough and the crucial wicket of opener, Tamim Iqbal that Zimbabwe needed. Wide outside off-stump, Iqbal goes for a cut, the ball edges at is comfortably collected by Chris Ervine at gully.
Tamim Iqbal c Ervine b Masakadza 109 (332)

Good five overs and still no harm done to the Bangladesh innings so far today. Both Iqbal and Shakib play their natural game and steer the innings. fans expecting Shakib to score a century as well as he looks well on course for it.

It all comes at the same time. Opener Tamim Iqbal has smashed his fifth ever Test century off 314 deliveries while all-rounder, Shakib AL Hasan has scored his Half-century that has put Bangladesh in control of this match as Zimbabwean bowlers are struggling to get a breakthorugh.

No harm done to the Bangladesh innings so far as the Zimbabwean bowlers have failed to get a breakthrough so far in the first hour of the second day’s play. While Shakib nears his half-century, Iqbal too nears his century.

Another good five overs for Bangladesh as they go steady and a safe innings while the batsmen make sure that they play the natural defensive game and not be ambitious during the early morning conditions where the ball could play dangerous.

Bangladesh restart the first innings play on a fresh day of the second Test and the 200 comes up for the home team. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan continue to bat and make sure that they continue the same strategy with which they played the last day.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Two of the second Test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Khulna. I am Ayush Gupta, and I will be bringing you the live updates of this match. The hosts were 193 for the loss of three wickets at stumps on Day 1, as Tamim Iqbal starred with 74 off 250 balls.

Earlier during the day, Bangladesh skipper, Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and decided to bat first. They started off with openers Iqbal and Shamsur Rahman who were off to a slow start with Rahman falling early at the score of six having been adjudged leg-before by Elton Chigumbura for just two. However, Mominul Haque, who came in at third down played a sensible innings of 35 runs to put up a 72 run partnership along with opener Iqbal at and after lunch only to fall to Tinashe Panyangara.

The post-lunch session saw Mahmudullah along with Iqbal play the session comfortably with the opener getting his half-century right in the last over before lunch. Zimbabwe had a couple of chance to go ahead with the ball only to find the decisions going against them when a review was unsuccessful. While there was one chance that could have been quite close for the visitors to earn them a wicket, however they failed to take the review. Bangladesh reached 127 for the loss of two at tea break.

The post-tea session saw another good stand between Iqbal and Mahmudullah with the latter getting his half-century as well and putting up a 95-run partnership stand for the third wicket with the opener. However, he failed to convert it to a big score falling for 56 to Panyangara. He was followed by all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan who along with Iqbal are currently unbeaten on 13 and 74 respectively as the play came to a close on the first day.

Zimbabwe captain, Brendan Taylor made three changes in the team from the first match with debutant , Brian Chari coming in for Vusi Sibanda, Malcolm Waller for John Nyumbu and debutant, Natsai M’Shangwe for Tafadzwa Kamungozi.

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