The first practice match of the Zimbabwe Twenty20 Triangular Series 2012 took place today. Winning the toss Bangladesh cricket team (named “Bangladeshis” for this practice match) came to bat first and scored a poor 127/7. Zimbabwe chased well and won the match with 3 balls remaining.
Bangladeshis vs Zimbabwe Select XI: Full Scorecard and Review
Bangladeshis: 126/7 (20/20 ov)
Zimbabwe Select XI: 127/7 (19.3/20 ov)
Bangladesh Team: Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Junaid Siddique, Nasir Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Ziaur Rahman, Abdur Razzak, Mashrafe Mortaza, Elias Sunny, Abul Hasan, Jahurul Islam, Nazmul Hossain
Zimbabwe XI Team: H Masakadza, V Sibanda, BRM Taylor, CR Ervine, MN Waller, E Chigumbura, RW Chakabva, KO Meth, R Muzhange, TL Chatara, AG Cremer, SW Masakadza, S Matsikenyeri
Fall of wickets (Bangladesh): 1-64 (Tamim Iqbal, 8.1 ov), 2-71 (Mohammad Ashraful, 9.4 ov), 3-80 (Nasir Hossain, 12.2 ov), 4-85 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 13.4 ov), 5-86 (Junaid Siddique, 14.2 ov), 6-86 (Ziaur Rahman, 14.3 ov), 7-91 (Abdur Razzak, 15.6 ov)
Fall of wickets (Zimbabwe): 1-20 (Sibanda, 2.5 ov), 2-32 (H Masakadza, 5.4 ov), 3-47 (Ervine, 8.5 ov), 4-48 (Waller, 9.1 ov), 5-56 (Taylor, 10.3 ov), 6-60 (Chakabva, 11.4 ov), 7-118 (Chigumbura, 18.4 ov)
This is a practice match so the result of this match should not effect us that much. BUT I must say the batting of the Bangladesh cricket team was very poor. Poor, poor, poor! I can saw a few times more. I was really sad seeing they have scored just 126. Tamim and Mahmudullah scored well, compared to others, but they should have scored more runs. All other batsmen failed. But the surprise of the Bangladeshi innings was Ashraful coming to open the innings with Tamim and scoring 32 in 25 balls. It is good to see him score some runs for a change. Lets see what he does in the first real match of Zimbabwe Twenty20 Triangular Series 2012.
On the other hand, bowlers however did a better job. Newcomer Abul Hasan opened bowling with Mashrafe Mortaza and was economical too.
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