Zimbabwe vs United Arab Emi
Zimbabwe win by 5 wickets
Zimbabwe win by five wickets over the UAE and do it in 13.4 overs. This means that they top the table based on a good net run rate and Ireland will need to win the next game to qualify.
Over 13.4 - Zim 118/5 (Maruma 22, Chigumbura 53)
Zimbabwe need 14 from 16 balls now for the net run rate scenario. Maruma goes for the pull shot against Shazad, ends up top edging it over third man for four. Two more as Maruma slogs it to deep midwicket. Chigumbura brings his 50 up and finishes the match with a six straight down the ground. Zimbabwe go top of the table, over Ireland on net run rate, but Ireland will be playing next to qualify for the Super 10s.
Over 13 - Zim 107/5 (Maruma 13, Chigumbura 47)
Zimbabwe need 26 off 22 balls to go over Ireland in net run rate. Chigumbura flicks it to deep midwicket and they take three runs as the throw is at the wrong end. Three singles from the next three balls and then Chigumbura ends the over with a six over long-on, useful runs for Zimbabwe.
Over 12 - Zim 91/5 (Maruma 11, Chigumbura 37)
Chigumbura hits the first ball from Guruge for a four to long leg, Guruge starting his last over. Dropped, Chigumbura hits it into the covers and Khurram Khan drops him. Seven from the over.
Over 11 - Zim 84/5 (Maruma 11, Chigumbura 30)
Raza starts his third over and Zimbabwe are going for the kill here. They know they need a good net run rate and Chigumbura is making sure they do. Four, it is short and on middle stump and Chigumbura hits it through midwicket for four. Four more, a full toss and Chigumbura dispatches it through extra cover. Three runs, it is hit straight to midwicket and the batsmen run hard, good cricket all around. Zimbabwe need 33 more to win.
Over 10 - Zim 71/5 (Maruma 8, Chigumbura 21)
The captain brings himself on to the attack. WICKET! Khurram Khan strikes for the UAE, a caught and bowled and Sibanda is out, Zimbabwe lose their 5th wicket with 54 more runs needed, Maruma walks out to bat. Four, Maruma gets off the mark with a boundary through the covers. Four more, Maruma keeps the scoreboard ticking,
Over 9 - Zim 63/4 (Sibanda 16, Chigumbura 21)
Raza starts his second over. Six, Sibanda joins the action, comes down the track and hits it over the bowler's head for a six. A single and Chigumbura hits the quicker and flatter ball from Raza through the covers for four. 14 runs from the over, Zimbabwe 63 for 4.
Over 8 - Zim 49/4 (Sibanda 8, Chigumbura 15)
Chigumbura starts with a six, Shazad comes into the attack and Chigumbura hits the first ball over deep square leg. Four, second ball is slapped through extra cover for four, and another boundary. Chigumbura strides out of his crease and carves it over cover for four more. 15 from the over.
Over 7 - Zim 34/4 (Sibanda 8, Chigumbura 0)
First bowling change, Ahmed Raza comes into the attack. A couple of singles to start the over. WICKET! Zimbabwe lose another wicket, Raza comes down the wicket and hits it straight to deep point and Raza gets a wicket in his first over. Good catch by Shazad, Zimbabwe need 83 to win from 13.1 overs.
Over 6 - Zim 31/3 (Sibanda 6, Raza 8)
Sibanda takes a couple of runs, UAE still operating with Guruge. Three runs from the over, Zimbabwe 31 for 3.
Over 5 - Zim 28/3 (Sibanda 3, Raza 8)
Three singles from the over, Silva finishes his third. Sibanda and Raza at the crease.
Over 4 - Zim 25/3 (Sibanda 1, Raza 7)
Guruge starts his second over. WICKET! Sean Williams goes out, caught and bowled by Guruge and Zimbabwe are making high weather of this small total. Zimbabwe in trouble at 25 for 3.
Over 3 - Zim 24/2 (Williams 0, Raza 7)
Silva to bowl the third over, Taylor defends the first ball and then sweeps the second one through backward square leg for four. Six, Taylor attacks the spinner, lofts it straight down the ground for a six over long-on. WICKET! And he is out, Silva has the last laugh, Taylor clears his front leg and hits it to mid-on who takes a good catch running backwards.
Over 2 - Zim 12/1 (Taylor 5, Raza 5)
A couple of singles from the over, WICKET! Masakadza is bowled, the middle stump is disturbed. Taylor walks out to bat, a golf-swing from Taylor and he gets a boundary over mid-off. 7 runs from the over.
Over 1 - Zim 5/0 (Masakadza 1, Raza 4)
UAE start with spin, Silva comes into the attack. A single to Masakadza to start the over, Raza then hits the first boundary of the innings. Five runs from the first over.
UAE 116 for 9
UAE finish on 116 for 9, they were going well at one stage with a 50 run partnership between Khurram Khan and Patil. Then they kept losing a wicket every over after the 10 over and were struggling at 88 for 8. A couple of sixes from Shazad in the end took them to 116 which is an under par score on this wicket. Zimbabwe should be able to chase it down.
Over 20 - UAE 116/9 (Silva 13, Guruge 1)
Last over of the innings, Chatara to bowl it. Six, Shazad hits the first ball for six, good start to the over, he swings his bat and hits it over midwicket for six. A dot and then another six, Shazad pushes the score to 115, the slower ball is dispatched over long on for a six. WICKET! Chatara strikes, Shazad is bowled after a short cameo, the leg stump goes for a walk. Guruge comes in to bat for the last two balls. UAE finish on 116 for 9.
Over 19 - UAE 103/8 (Silva 13, Shazad 9)
Panyangara comes into the attack, a couple of singles and UAE go past 100. Four runs from the over in the end.
Over 18 - UAE 99/8 (Silva 11, Shazad 7)
Chatara comes back into the attack. First ball is full and angling into the batsman, Shazad flicks it over midwicket for four. Deep midwicket goes back after that shot. UAE on 99 for 8.
Over 17 - UAE 93/8 (Silva 10, Shazad 2)
Utseya is the new man in, a single to start the over and then a wide from Utseya. Five runs from the over, all singles.
- 21st Mar 2014
- Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Sylhet Stadium
- B F Bowden, B N J Oxenford
- TV Umpire
- M Erasmus
- Match Referee
- D C Boon
- Reserve Umpire
- I J Gould
zimbabwe BATTING CARD
|H. Masakadza||b Guruge||2|
|S.R. Butt||c Shazad b Raza||9|
|B.R.M. Taylor||c Butt b Silva||15|
|S.C. Williams||c&b Guruge||0|
|V. Sibanda||c&b Khan||16|
|E. Chigumbura||Not out||53|
|T. Maruma||Not out||22|
|Total||13.4 Overs||118 - 5|