We knew the first 10 overs you probably have to bat like a test match where you try and survive. And because after 10th over wicket got really really good and as you see tremendous partnership. (on fielding) And we have been doing this for a long time now regularly we’ve been dropping catches on someday that will cost us and today was the day. (On Injuries) That doesn’t help either. So we have I think Litton is out of the series. Honestly, this is what I’ve heard, and need to check up on others.
Obviously made it’s really good to get the first win like that. But I think you know whole credit to Raza and Innocent, the way they went about after we lost a few early wickets and we get it was really important for them to kick on the way they did and you know, we couldn’t have asked for anything better. I thought we did very well in that first 20 overs, we didn’t get wickets but they also didn’t get away from us. So we’re quite happy with where we were, we let it go a little bit in the middle but we came back strong and then you know, and I thought they were probably 20 or 30 short so we’re quite happy with three and by that point. it was amazing, we couldn’t have asked for anything better we spoke you know, over lunch about how we needed somebody to bat long get 100 and then get two hundred you know we couldn’t have asked for anything better. It will be nice obviously try and get off to a better start with a bat but otherwise, all in all, you know if we can keep on getting those sort of performances, if we don’t get back up again I think we’ll be going well.
Sikandar Raza – Player of the match:
I thought innocent was brilliant out there. I thought that partnership where we always speak about when you chase 300 or runs if you get a partnership of 180 and plus it wins you the game. I think all of us have done that. Sean Williams was there. I think Craig’s done that Reggie has been doing that as well. All the senior boys are trying their hardest to be an example for those youngsters and then have a change. You don’t have a culture where youngsters can come and flourish. So all the senior boys are doing well. At one point I thought you know thought of us slightly staying behind the game. So all I was trying to focus on is to back him and to tell him that if we stay here we win this game together, to try and calm him down and try and encourage him to play good cricketing shots instead of just maybe trying to hit the ball too hard. So most of the chats that we had were pretty encouraging and trying to calm him down as soon as we stay in the hunt and inshallah we’ll come out of the victorious.
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 1st ODI Highlights today, Wednesday 5-8-2022. 1st ODI, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe from Harare Sports Club.
Toss: Zimbabwe, elected to bowl first.
Bangladesh team: Tamim Iqbal*, Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahman†, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman.
Zimbabwe team: RW Chakabva*†, I Kaia, W Madhevere, TK Musakanda, Sikandar Raza, M Shumba, RP Burl, LM Jongwe, VM Nyauchi, R Ngarava, WP Masakadza.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 78
Bangladesh Won: 50
Zombabwe Won: 28