2nd Test – Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Live Match Score & Updates | BAN vs ZIM Live Thu Apr 25 – Mon Apr 29, 2013
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Bangladesh and Zimbabwe’s captains Mushfiqur Rahim (L) and Brendan Taylor pose with the trophy they share after drawing the series 1-1 on the final day of the 2nd cricket test match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh on April 29, 2013 at the Harare Sports Club. Rahim on Monday dedicated his team’s win over Zimbabwe in a Test match to several hundred of their compatriots killed in a factory collapse.
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2nd Test – Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Live | BAN vs ZIM 2nd test live
Ground: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date: Thu Apr 25 – Mon Apr 29
10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 13:00 PKT
Toss: Zimbabwe, who chose to field
Umpires: IJ Gould (England) and AL Hill (New Zealand)
TV umpire: O Chirombe
Match referee: ; BC Broad (England)
Reserve Umpire: TJ Matibiri
Hamilton Masakadza’s determined 111 not out went in vain as Bangladesh wrapped up only their fourth Test win on Monday to earn a share of a two-match series with Zimbabwe.
Masakadza held off the Bangladesh attack for more than six hours but lacked support at the other end, allowing the tourists to bowl Zimbabwe out for 257 and complete a 143-run victory at Harare Sports Club.
The home side went into the final day with six wickets intact and a slim chance of scoring the 263 runs still required to chase down a target of 401.
Although Masakadza gave Zimbabwe hope of avoiding defeat after seeing out a wicketless first hour with his younger brother, Shingirai, a double breakthrough quickly put the result beyond doubt.
The Masakadzas had thwarted Bangladesh’s bowlers for 119 minutes in total after coming together on the fourth evening but they were parted when Shingirai was trapped lbw by Mohammad Ashraful for 24.
With Elton Chigumbura soon falling lbw to Sohag Gazi and Ziaur Rahman claiming the wickets of Richmond Mutumbami and Graeme Cremer after lunch, the match only stretched into the second half of the day because of Masakadza, who went to his century with a huge hit over midwicket for six.
When Shakib Al Hasan trapped Kyle Jarvis lbw, Masakadza had run out of partners and Bangladesh had their fourth Test win from 79 matches — and their first ever in Zimbabwe and first Test win since 2009.
“After such a huge defeat in the first Test the boys have come back well,” said Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim.
“We were under big pressure because when we play against Ireland and Zimbabwe we are expected to win every match at home or abroad.”
Zimbabwe were left to lament a number of soft dismissals from the batsmen and dropped catches in the field over the course of the five days.
“We haven’t helped ourselves this match and Bangladesh have come back strongly and were deserved winners in the end,” said captain Brendan Taylor.
“We had too many bad sessions and Bangladesh probably won two-thirds of the match. They adapted quickly to the conditions and they made us pay.”
Mushfiqur was named man of the match for his 60 and 93, which both came after top-order collapses, while Bangladesh seamer Robiul Islam was man of the series after picking up 15 wickets over the two matches.
Bangladesh’s cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim on Monday dedicated his team’s victory over Zimbabwe in a Test match to several hundred of their compatriots who lost their lives when a factory collapsed last week.
Watch this space for latest updates and match report of the 2nd Test match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in Harare Sports Club, Harare.
When Zimbabwe return to the ICC Test rankings after Thursday’s second Test against Bangladesh, they will enter the table above their opponents regardless of the result.
For Bangladesh, this is a damning indictment on their lack of progress since they entered the Test arena in November 2000, and raises further questions on why a nation of 150 million people has been unable to rise to the level of even the mediocre Test teams.
To put Bangladesh’s woes into context, it is worth pointing out the state of the nation that thrashed them by 335 runs in the first Test on Saturday.
Zimbabwe have just 75 professional cricketers, most of whom are on part-time contracts, and only returned to Test cricket in August 2011 after a six-year exile from the five-day game.
The African side went into the current Test series smarting from a dismal tour of the Caribbean, where they lost every match against the West Indies, and dispirited after their latest contract dispute with Zimbabwe Cricket, who are laden with debt.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, enjoyed an encouraging tour of Sri Lanka where they amassed their highest ever score in a Test, yet Saturday’s result was a reminder that for every step forward they have managed over the years there seems to have been an equal step back.
While the Harare Sports Club wicket had an even layer of green grass which ensured there was always something in it for the pace bowlers, too often Bangladesh’s batsmen were impatient and contributed to their own demise as they were bowled out for 134 and 147.
The manner of defeat drew heavy criticism from everyone back home, but coach Shane Jurgensen suggested before the series began that what his side needs is a bit of sympathy if they are to handle the regular beatings and move forward.
Jurgensen also suggested that many of Bangladesh’s players should make the step up over the coming years as they come into their prime.
While it is true that the majority of Bangladesh’s team are yet to reach the age at which most cricketers peak, the call for more time is one that the cricket public has heard many times before.
Defeats by more than an innings may have become scarcer over the past five years, yet Bangladesh have still not won a Test since 2009 – and that was against a West Indian side who had lost an entire team to a contract crisis.
Test cricket is not healthy enough that it can cast teams aside without concern for its own future, but at some stage Bangladesh’s Test cricketers need to start showing the sort of patience on the field that their prolonged stagnation has demanded from a discouraged public.
The 2nd Test between Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe is being played at Harare Sports Club, Harare starting from Thursday April 25 through Monday April 29 (Follow daily updates on April 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29) at 10:00 local in Harare, 08:00 GMT and 13:00 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 2nd Test match of BAN vs ZIM here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe match updates, match report and result after the match is over.
Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe starts on April 17 with two Test matches followed by three ODIs and two T20s.
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Squads
Bangladesh Team for 2nd Test: (From) Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Tamim Iqbal, Jahurul Islam, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Rubel Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Shahriar Nafees, Enamul Haque, Robiul Islam, Sajidul Islam.
Zimbabwe team for 2nd Test: (From) Brendan Taylor (c/wk), Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Michael Chinouya, Graeme Cremer, Kyle Jarvis, Timycen Maruma Hamilton Masakadza
Shingi Masakadza, Keegan Meth, Natsai M’shangwe, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Ray Price, Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams
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