Match Over - Bangladesh won by 8 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Bangladesh, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 15 Jan 2018, 08:00 SAST
  • Winner: Bangladesh
  • Man of the Match: Shakib Al Hasan


  • Umpire1: Sharfuddoula
  • Umpire2: C Shamshuddin
  • Third Umpire: BNJ Oxenford



Overs: 28.3 / 50.0




Overs: 49.0 / 50.0


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.

28.3AG 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..
28.2AG Cremer to Mushfiqur Rahim, BOUNDARY, 4 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.
28.1AG Cremer to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, full on middle stump, worked off his toes to midwicket. Wants a quick run, get it with ease.
End of over 28. 5 runs this over. 159/2 after 165 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 78 (88b 8x4 1x6 ) B Muzarabani 3-0-25-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 9 (21b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 27. 5 runs this over. 154/2 after 162 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 77 (85b 8x4 1x6 ) AG Cremer 7-0-40-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 8 (18b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Kamrul: "Don't remember the last time Bangladesh dominated Zimbabwe like today."

End of over 26. 6 runs this over. 149/2 after 155 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 8 (17b 0x4 1x6 ) Sikandar Raza 10-1-53-2
Tamim Iqbal 72 (79b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 25. 11 runs this over. 143/2 after 150 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 6 (14b 0x4 1x6 ) AG Cremer 6-0-35-0
Tamim Iqbal 69 (77b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 24. 6 runs this over. 132/2 after 144 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 6 (13b 0x4 1x6 ) Sikandar Raza 9-1-47-2
Tamim Iqbal 58 (72b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 8 runs this over. 126/2 after 138 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 58 (72b 6x4 0x6 ) AG Cremer 5-0-24-0
Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 9 runs this over. 118/2 after 132 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 50 (66b 5x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 8-1-41-2
Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 1 runs this over. 109/2 after 126 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) AG Cremer 4-0-16-0
Tamim Iqbal 41 (60b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20.  A maiden over! 108/2 after 120 balls.
Mushfiqur Rahim 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 7-1-32-2
Tamim Iqbal 40 (56b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 2 runs this over. 104/1 after 112 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 36 (54b 2x4 0x6 ) AG Cremer 2-0-11-0
Shakib Al Hasan 37 (45b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 102/1 after 107 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan 37 (44b 5x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 6-0-32-1
Tamim Iqbal 36 (50b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Thats drinks, and over to Sreshth for another spell

End of over 17. 7 runs this over. 97/1 after 102 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan 36 (40b 5x4 0x6 ) AG Cremer 2-0-9-0
Tamim Iqbal 33 (49b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 7 runs this over. 90/1 after 96 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan 30 (37b 4x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 5-0-27-1
Tamim Iqbal 32 (46b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 83/1 after 90 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 27 (43b 1x4 0x6 ) AG Cremer 1-0-2-0
Shakib Al Hasan 28 (34b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Kamrul: "@Irs : I was a long supporter of Kayes. Always thought only he among all Bangladeshi left handed batsmen has the right skill and temperament to be super consistent. Turned out he rarely learns from mistakes. An average of 29 from 70 matches is rather ordinary, on top of that he only scored 125 runs from 5 matches in 2017."

End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 81/1 after 84 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 26 (39b 1x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 3-0-26-0
Shakib Al Hasan 27 (32b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 73/1 after 77 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan 21 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) B Muzarabani 3-0-20-0
Tamim Iqbal 24 (36b 1x4 0x6 ) more

walrus: "Tamim seems to be the only batsman with a basic international level temperament in BD among openers. All tried and tested openers have failed due to their poor temperament and judgement. Anamul, on paper, looks like a perfect partner for Tamim, being right-handed clean opener with plenty of runs in the domestic competitions but he has always lacked the temperament required of international players. Come to think of it, that's the case for a LOT of BD players, past and present. Needs to be sorted"

Istiak Alif: "Anamul looked very agreesive right from the start of his inning! though it hasn't paid off but pretty happy to see him in this kind of approach. You know what, this is the first time he batted in an odi match with a strike rate of 100+. Better luck for him next time. " --- First time with a 100-plus strike-rate?

End of over 12. 2 runs this over. 69/1 after 72 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 23 (35b 1x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 2-0-18-0
Shakib Al Hasan 19 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 12 runs this over. 67/1 after 66 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan 18 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) B Muzarabani 2-0-16-0
Tamim Iqbal 22 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Kamrul: "Unless Anamul keeps getting out in 20s and 30s, he would have the full series to restore his position. If he can't however, Bangladesh will have a major headache finding the perfect partner for Tamim since Soumya has been in disastrous form for quite some time."

End of over 10. 3 runs this over. 55/1 after 60 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 22 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 4-0-20-1
Shakib Al Hasan 6 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 52/1 after 54 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan 5 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) B Muzarabani 1-0-4-0
Tamim Iqbal 20 (28b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Fergie: "@Outkast Hey, ya! I think you've got it! But I think Jarvis has got the nod based purely on his experience, including on the County circuit."

wall_33: "kyle jarvis may not be a white ball bowler but right now streak doesnt have many options..zimbabwe pace attack isnt very strong and jarvis appears to be best among them..even today he hasnt bowled badly"

End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 48/1 after 46 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 2-0-17-1
Tamim Iqbal 18 (25b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 41/1 after 42 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 17 (23b 1x4 0x6 ) KM Jarvis 4-0-15-0
Shakib Al Hasan 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Outkast: "Kyle Jarvis has never been and will never be a white ball bowler. One would expect Heath Streak to know that."

End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 36/1 after 36 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 2-0-10-1
Tamim Iqbal 12 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 1 runs this over. 31/1 after 30 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) KM Jarvis 3-0-10-0
Tamim Iqbal 10 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Irfan: "That's what I feared. Early wickets boost bowlers minds. Hope it doesn't turn into a dynamo effect."

End of over 4. 5 runs this over. 30/1 after 24 balls.
Anamul Haque 19 (14b 4x4 0x6 ) Sikandar Raza 1-0-5-1
Tamim Iqbal 9 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 2 runs this over. 25/0 after 18 balls.
Anamul Haque 15 (9b 3x4 0x6 ) KM Jarvis 2-0-9-0
Tamim Iqbal 8 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 16 runs this over. 23/0 after 11 balls.
Tamim Iqbal 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) TL Chatara 1-0-16-0
Anamul Haque 14 (5b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 6 runs this over. 6/0 after 5 balls.
Anamul Haque 4 (1b 1x4 0x6 ) KM Jarvis 1-0-6-0
Tamim Iqbal 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
Tamim Iqbalnot out 84938190.32
Anamul HaqueC CR Ervine B Sikandar Raza191440135.71
Shakib Al HasanLBW Sikandar Raza37465080.43
Mushfiqur Rahimnot out 14231160.87
Mahmudullah -
Nasir Hossain -
Sabbir Rahman -
Mashrafe Mortaza -
Sunzamul Islam -
Mustafizur Rahman -
Rubel Hossain -
Total 171/2
KM Jarvis4.001503.75
TL Chatara3.002608.67
Sikandar Raza10.015325.3
B Muzarabani4.003107.75
AG Cremer7.304606.13