It did not take Bangladeshi bowlers enough time to bring an end to Zimbabwe innings. Abu Jayed continued from where he left on the first day and struck gold from word go. In fact, it was a matter of time for Zimbabwe to capitulate as soon as Craig Ervine departed. There were no other contenders left to put up a defiant resistance.

The Mirpur deck started to show signs of wear and tear. The Zimbabwean spinners extracted almost 4 degree of turn on Day 2, which was batter than the Bangladeshi spinner who could manage 3.3 degree. But despite this turn and assistance from the deck, the reason Zimbabwe spinners failed to test Bangladesh batsmen had been their inability to pitch it up furthermore and bring the batsmen forward.

In fact, the Bangladeshi batters could easily go back and play shots to script a smooth sailing despite losing Saif Hasan early. If your line remains onto the pads and wider off while length on the short and half-volley side, you can’t reap a rich harvest no matter how much turn you extract.

The Bangladeshi spinner Nayeem Hasan could bag wickets only for his discipline part from trying to achieve more from the deck.

Then, the inability of the Zimbabwe bowlers to bowl according to the field setting dropped the shoulders more. While the pacers were in operation against Mushfiqur Rahim, Ervine placed two fielders on the midwicket, each of them standing a bit wider to lure Mushfiq execute through his favourite region, but the Zimbabwean pacers pitched the ball either on the goodish length or outside off letting the plan go wasted.


It was smooth sailing for Bangladesh batsmen on a deck, which is not that easy to bat on, but the bowlers of the visiting team failed to exploit the conditions appropriately.

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