Player of the Match
Player of the Match
274dThe Report by Mohammad Isam

Shakib and Tamim brush aside Zimbabwe

After the allrounder picked up three wickets to limit Zimbabwe to 170, the opener hit an unbeaten 84 to wrap up the chase

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Tamim Iqbal
84(93) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 11 6 19 9 9 9 19
Sikandar Raza
52(99) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 4 5 8 8 9 3 15

Best performances - Bowlers

Shakib Al Hasan
O10
M0
R43
W3
Eco4.30
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Rubel Hossain
O5
M0
R24
W2
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

12:00 start, First Session 12.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45

Match days

15 January 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Bangladesh 5, Zimbabwe 0

Commentator: @sreshthx

6.20 pm That's all from Mirpur today. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the first match of this tri-nation series. It's Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka in two days, but till then it's good bye from Sreshth and Deivayaran. Tata!

6.10 pm Time for the presentation ceremony. First up, the losing captain, Graeme Cremer. He says: "Definitely not enough runs on the board. We didn't mind batting first, but we needed 240. Raza was decent, so was PJ. The lack of ODI's have hurt us a little, but we do have some experienced players. Guess it never helps when you don't play enough. Sometimes it's too late to learn in a short tournament like this. We are going to Dubai after this series, and then the World Cup Qualifiers at home. This is what we are looking ahead at. For the next game, we'll look to get to 40-45 in the first ten overs and then see where we go from there. We'll be better in the next game."

Mashrafe Mortaza, the winning captain: "South Africa was tough. So coming home and winning is always good. We need to play well against Sri Lanka as well. The bowlers did well, we knew there was no sun last few days, so knew wicket may play some role. Shakib, brilliant. When you're chasing 171, we just knew that one or two partnerships and we'd be done. Tamim did so well, so did Anamul. Shakib did great batting at No.3. It's very important to get the first win. Hopefully we can continue."

Shakib Al Hasan is the Man of the Match. Here's what the man has to say: "It was important to get early wickets, because the wicket got better as the game progressed. There was a bit of moisture at the start, so we thought spinners might get help. And, that's exactly what happened. Tamim's been terrific last few years. Hopefully he can continue doing that. Batting at No. 3 gives you more opportunity to bat more. At No.3 team expects you to score more runs. New job, new responsibilities. Hopefully, I can carry on."

6.03 pm Reactions from the two captains coming up next. A bunch of contenders for the Man of the Match as well. Will it be Shakib Al Hasan or Tamim Iqbal?

Shahidul Arman: "Stats: Kapil dev never gave a no ball in his whole career (131 Tests and 225 ODIs) And debutant Muzarabani made 4 already in one over!!"

Ovy: "Hope Zimbabwe step up their game. It's really sad to see them suffering like this. We Bangladeshi learn a lot from them once. Come on Zimbabwe!"

6.00 pm A dominating performance from Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal's unbeaten 84 sees the hosts through to the win. Zimbabwe, however, will be disappointed with their batting as well as their bowling. Their fielding, too, let them down. The teams shake hands as the Bangladesh fans rejoice in Mirpur. They overhauled 171 with ease after a thoroughly professional bowling performance in the first innings.

28.3
1
Cremer to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, good length on middle stump, turned off his hips to short fine leg. There's the win! Bangladesh win by eight wickets.

Scores are level.

28.2
4
Cremer to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR runs, full on leg stump, swept with the turn on this occasion. Goes over the square-leg umpire, and deep backward square can't stop this either

Tahia Tahia: "Tamim can't get a 100 anyway with the number of runs available. So Why aren't these two just playing to finish this asap and get a huge NRR advantage. Could help should BD lose to SL and Zim win with SL (1 win each scenario)"

28.1
1
Cremer to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full on middle stump, worked off his toes to midwicket. Wants a quick run, get it with ease

Bangladesh need six more runs.

END OF OVER:
28 | 11 Runs | BDESH: 165/2 (6 runs required from 21.3 overs, RR: 5.89, RRR: 0.27)

  • Tamim Iqbal83 (92b)
  • Mushfiqur Rahim9 (21b)
  • B Muzarabani4-0-31-0
  • AG Cremer7-0-40-0
27.6
1
Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, back of a length on middle stump, tapped to midwicket for a quick run, another direct hit at the non-striker's makes the Zimbabweans interested, but replays say 'not out'. End of a marathon over

Ovy: "The way Tamim Iqbal is batting he's certainly one of the best openers currently, right? His records in last 2 years has been phenomenal. " -- He's definitely up there, yes. He made it clear in his interview with ESPNcricinfo last year that his aim is to be the World's No.1 opener.

27.5
2
Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, back of a length on leg stump, tapped off his hips to deep backward square. They want the second, and Tamim may be out here! Direct hit from the man at deep backward square, but replays suggest he's in.
27.4
2
Muzarabani to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, full on off stump, slapped away from his body over cover, falls short of the man in the deep. Tamim scampers back for the second run

over the wicket

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st30Tamim IqbalAnamul Haque
2nd78Shakib Al HasanTamim Iqbal
3rd63Mushfiqur RahimTamim Iqbal