10 down, 80 to go
10 down, 80 to go
They'd go for the win though, surely? Only need three an over. Through the first hour without alarms, if the Masakadza brothers can take them past 200 Bangladesh will start fretting ...
The fifth wicket must have fallen while I was writing that - sorry Zims ...
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Both Shingi and Chigs gone. Richmond is handy with the bat, but not 70 odd overs handy.
I feel like beating the sh!t out of Elton. ****ty shot to play in this situation.
Masakadza sent the $140 new cherry to the roof top
Originally Spoken by Brendon McCullum
You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.
Only remains to be seen if he can make a consolation 100 before the end comes.
And - he does it, with his fourth 6. Good return to form after a horrible series in the Caribbean.
Last edited by stumpski; 29-04-2013 at 05:41 AM.
Well done Hamilton, great innings under pressure, even if it's all for nought.
Well done to Bangladesh as well. Can't have been easy scraping themselves back together after the first test, but they've put in a solid performance here, outplaying zim over all five days.
When do both those teams next play another Test? Gutted that its only a 2 match series, screaming out for a decider..
Good win by BD. They were the better side throughout the whole game. The series really was screaming out for a decider. Some observations for the Zimbabweans;
I think they should try and retain the same bowling attack injuries permitting. I believe both Shingi and Meth did enough to justify their places in the side. I'm not sure Cremer is the best spin option, but there aren't really many alternatives at this stage.
Glad to see Hamilton get some runs. He really needed that innings badly. Now if only Sibanda would find some form.
I thought Chigs, despite throwing his wicket away today had a solid series. Certainly did more than I expected from him.
Happy with Mutumbami as a keeper and hope Zimbabwe persist with him. Could be the answer to Taibu.
As for the ODI series, I hope they bring back Charles Coventry to open with Sibanda. I don't think it will happen, but he would still be a better alternative than Chakabva or Chibhabha. Also hopefully Sean Williams gets given a decent go in the series maybe in place of Waller.
Yeah a decider would have been awesome
First ODI has started with BD currently 2/78 with Shingi picking up both wickets. Some surprising selections from Zimbabwe today.
In: Raza, Utseya, Panyangara, Chatara, Williams
Out: Sibanda, Mutumbami, Jarvis, Cremer, Meth
Williams and Utseya are fair selections. I guess Chatara for Jarvis if they've chosen to rest him. Meth is injured, but I'm surprised they picked Pany. Hasn't played for Zimbabwe since 2011. Zimbabwe must have lost patience with Sibanda although I'm not sure Raza is much of an improvement but I'm prepared to give him a chance.
I still can't believe Nasir is coming in so far down the order. I reckon he could be BDs longterm answer to the number 3 batsman. 4/111 Shingi has 3
8/269 from BDs innings. Shingi was the pick of the bowlers with 4/51 off his 10 overs. I hope Zimbabwe's top order can make inroads into the total and not leave it to the middle order. Particularly concerned how Chakabva and Raza will go.
Tough chase on the face of it, but I don't know how big the ground is.
Chakabva gone already.
Raza now gone. 2/13 and Taylor is already being asked again to save Zimbabwe.
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