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A good recovery by Bangladesh after being 110 for 5 at one stage. Nasir Hossain and Mahmudullah scored 79 together and hit respective half-centuries to put up 247, which is a decent score now. We will be back for the second innings soon. James: "Gareth, I've seen sides make a mess of chasing a low total, and there are times (and wickets) on which 230 is a good score. However, 230 is never better than 280 on the same wicket!"
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Zimbabwe face a tricky chase after they gave away a few extra runs in the last five overs. Bangladesh ended up on 247 for 9 in 50 overs, after they were struggling midway through the innings. Nasir Hossain and Mahmudulah struck fighting half-centuries, without which Bangladesh would have really struggled to make a substantial score.
There was no slog over magic from Abdur Razzak, but Mahmudullah tried to hit out in the last five overs, hitting two sixes off Kyle Jarvis' final over. He ended up unbeaten on 75 off 74 balls with five boundaries and two sixes.
Mushfiqur made 32 off 41 balls with two fours and a top-edged six, but it was quite important for him to bat out the danger period after his team slipped to 15 for two in the fourth over. The team management had brought in Jahurul to replace Mominul Haque, who batted in the same position in the last two matches. Mominul made 38 and 24 respectively, but was perceived slow in some quarters.
Interestingly, the Bangladesh think-tank also saw it this way, depriving the youngster of a full tilt at the No.3 position. It was also unfair on Jahurul to be brought in for such an important game, especially as he hadn't played the two previous matches.
On the other hand, Vitori's recall has worked just fine for Zimbabwe so far. He has bowled quite well in his first six overs, but his remaining overs will be crucial for the home side to keep Bangladesh down within a chasable range.