Bangladesh v West Indies, only Twenty20, Mirpur October 11, 2011

Mushfiqur prevails in dramatic finish

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Bangladesh 135 for 7 (Rahim 41*, Samuels 2-14) beat West Indies 132 for 8 (Samuels 58, Shafiul 2-19, Shakib 2-25) by three wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Mushfiqur Rahim began his captaincy tenure with a nerveless, unbeaten 41 off 26 balls, as Bangladesh completed their first win against West Indies at home. With four required to win off the last two balls, Mushfiqur lashed Ravi Rampaul for a huge six over deep midwicket to provide the closing twist in a game that swung dramatically in front of packed stands.

Mushfiqur's effort laid to waste a compelling all-round show from Marlon Samuels that did its best to overcome his team-mates' inability to master the conditions. Samuels battled through a typically stifling spell from Bangladesh's spinners to score a half-century and give his bowlers something to defend. His seaming team-mates then let him down to allow Bangladesh's top order easy runs, but Samuels hit back with the wickets of the two most experienced home batsmen - Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Ashraful - in an economical spell. Samuels, however, bowled out in the 13th over and West Indies somehow contrived to let Bangladesh's bottom half get 62 off the last seven overs.

There were striking similarities in the way the two innings panned out. Like their Bangladeshi counterparts earlier in the day, the West Indies fast bowlers were too short with the new ball. Like the West Indies openers, Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal capitalised with a flurry of early boundaries that set them up for the middle overs. Both line-ups lost steam rapidly in the middle overs before staging recoveries.

Kayes looked in fine touch, punching and cutting when provided with width, but Anthony Martin got him to hole out in the eighth over to give West Indies an opening. Samuels struck with the next ball, sneaking an armer through Shakib's defences to dismiss him for a first-ball duck. Alok Kapali then gifted debutant Carlos Brathwaite his first wicket with a mindless slog to leave Bangladesh at 53 for 4 at the halfway mark. With the resolute Mahmudullah out with fever, the Bangladesh middle order faced a dodgy chase.

For a brief while, Ashraful showed signs of steering Bangladesh home, but perished off the last ball of Samuels' spell. Mushfiqur kept Bangladesh afloat by hitting Martin for a six in the 15th over, but Naeem Islam succumbed to Darren Sammy's slower ball to give West Indies the edge once again. It boiled down to 20 off the last two overs, and Brathwaite was handed the 19th over - bowling sides' banana peel in the recently concluded Champions League.

Brathwaite's lack of pace and insistence on sticking to length deliveries meant he had to maintain exemplary lines. He missed his mark twice, and Bangladesh found boundaries on both occasions. Nasir Hossain swung a straight ball to midwicket, and Mushfiqur dabbed a wide one through third man as Bangladesh looted 14 off the over. Rampaul managed to dismiss Hossain and keep things tight for four balls of the final over, before Mushfiqur signed off in style.

Earlier, Shakib and Abdur Razzak asphyxiated West Indies with a typically restrictive spell of left-arm spin, but Samuels seemed to be batting on a different pitch. Samuels walked out at No. 3 and began the international leg of the tour with two sixes off his first three balls against the habitually short Rubel Hossain. The first was a sumptuous swivel-pull over backward square leg, and the second an astounding pick-up shot that carried over backward point. Lendl Simmons found some fluency of his own, sweeping Shakib for four before planting Razzak beyond the midwicket boundary, but his exit exposed the deficiencies of the flat-footed middle order.

Andre Russell edged Shakib into the covers and Dwayne Bravo missed an armer from Razzak that skidded on, before Darren Sammy tried to loft a ball that was too full and holed out to long-off. Danza Hyatt, meanwhile, missed a lap shot to be trapped in front, as West Indies went into tailspin, but Samuels kept counter-punching.

He settled in after the turbo-charged start, gauging the conditions with a series of nudges and pushes off the spinners, even as his team-mates floundered. Having moved easily to 23 off 18 balls, Samuels opened up again with a cover drive off Naeem Islam in the 12th over, before guiding Shakib through point, both for fours. Samuels continued to upset Naeem's lines, walking outside off and lashing him with the spin for his third six, before repeating the dose when Shakib dropped short. By the time he was out in the final over, Samuels had lifted West Indies to a respectable score, but it wasn't enough against the rampant Mushfiqur.

Nitin Sundar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 17:25 GMT

    I pity the WI team for losing this game, especially when they have some of the best T20 players, who either were politically ignored or were away for obvious reasons. I wish they bounce back and do well in the one dayers.

  • POSTED BY todobless on | October 12, 2011, 15:45 GMT

    i agree 100% with Wendel Mohammed............2 thumbs up, that team could be unstoppable.....

  • POSTED BY LabMan on | October 12, 2011, 14:48 GMT

    West Indies bowilng is coming close to being on par with the best bowling attacks in the game today. The batting however is taking a longtime to come on. Sadly these young promising batsmen have been left with out guidance from the most experienced ,tried and tested batsmen. I mean when you watch the recent champions league and you see our batsmen dominate for other teams Chris Gayle scoring the second most runs in the league, Dwayne Bravo dominating for CSK, Pollard being one of the most sort after player in the world for what he could do, and still we are struggling leaves a great sadness.

    The WICB and players need to get themselves together and do what is best for the region. We keep hearing "cricket is whats unites the Caribbean". Let WIPA and WICB be united again for the best interest of West Indies cricket.

    Selectors need to pick the best team and players need to but country above self.

    Go Windies

  • POSTED BY Gloshong on | October 12, 2011, 14:17 GMT

    Why would you bring an in form specialist T20 player all the way to Bangladesh and then not play him in the match. This is a fairly even series both teams are on the same level. This West Indies is not better than Bangladesh. As an avid and die hard West Indies fan and supporter I hope that we loose these series very badly, because I believe that is the only way that the powers at be might realise that we nned a new coach and we need to remove the so called captain from this team. If we talking about rebuilding then this captain is taking the place of some more capable young player. I see no reason that we haven't seen the Likes of Kemar Roach in a match for such a long time

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    Congrats........ Bangladesh Team. Now We've to concentrate on One Day Games........

  • POSTED BY cricket_lover69 on | October 12, 2011, 7:04 GMT

    why in india wi vs ban series not telecasting on any channels?

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 6:51 GMT

    T20 isn't allover, the main matter of consideration is how long BD team continues in ODI and Test matches, best wishes for them

  • POSTED BY cricket_lover69 on | October 12, 2011, 6:42 GMT

    Hi frndz...Once again bad luck for west indies.I am big fan of Sammy.All are blemming here caoch an d west indies team for losing . I think 132 was not enough to win but in bowling wi show good performance. Wi almost won the match but once again luck is not in west indies fever. they did well to defend 132 ............Just wait in one day series wi will give their best performance.........

  • POSTED BY ostad on | October 12, 2011, 6:35 GMT

    congratulation to BD team; now you look to be on business.. wish you all the best.

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | October 12, 2011, 6:23 GMT

    I agree with lendel mohammed,that is a formidable team he picked..not sure about sacking the coach as I am clearly not west indian but as a neutral,it dies seem that the board are not putting the team first..no one in their right mind can leave out gayle & pollard. I hope west indies cricket gets back to its best again soon...also as a neutral,I must say well done to bangladesh on a great win...

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 17:25 GMT

    I pity the WI team for losing this game, especially when they have some of the best T20 players, who either were politically ignored or were away for obvious reasons. I wish they bounce back and do well in the one dayers.

  • POSTED BY todobless on | October 12, 2011, 15:45 GMT

    i agree 100% with Wendel Mohammed............2 thumbs up, that team could be unstoppable.....

  • POSTED BY LabMan on | October 12, 2011, 14:48 GMT

    West Indies bowilng is coming close to being on par with the best bowling attacks in the game today. The batting however is taking a longtime to come on. Sadly these young promising batsmen have been left with out guidance from the most experienced ,tried and tested batsmen. I mean when you watch the recent champions league and you see our batsmen dominate for other teams Chris Gayle scoring the second most runs in the league, Dwayne Bravo dominating for CSK, Pollard being one of the most sort after player in the world for what he could do, and still we are struggling leaves a great sadness.

    The WICB and players need to get themselves together and do what is best for the region. We keep hearing "cricket is whats unites the Caribbean". Let WIPA and WICB be united again for the best interest of West Indies cricket.

    Selectors need to pick the best team and players need to but country above self.

    Go Windies

  • POSTED BY Gloshong on | October 12, 2011, 14:17 GMT

    Why would you bring an in form specialist T20 player all the way to Bangladesh and then not play him in the match. This is a fairly even series both teams are on the same level. This West Indies is not better than Bangladesh. As an avid and die hard West Indies fan and supporter I hope that we loose these series very badly, because I believe that is the only way that the powers at be might realise that we nned a new coach and we need to remove the so called captain from this team. If we talking about rebuilding then this captain is taking the place of some more capable young player. I see no reason that we haven't seen the Likes of Kemar Roach in a match for such a long time

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    Congrats........ Bangladesh Team. Now We've to concentrate on One Day Games........

  • POSTED BY cricket_lover69 on | October 12, 2011, 7:04 GMT

    why in india wi vs ban series not telecasting on any channels?

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 6:51 GMT

    T20 isn't allover, the main matter of consideration is how long BD team continues in ODI and Test matches, best wishes for them

  • POSTED BY cricket_lover69 on | October 12, 2011, 6:42 GMT

    Hi frndz...Once again bad luck for west indies.I am big fan of Sammy.All are blemming here caoch an d west indies team for losing . I think 132 was not enough to win but in bowling wi show good performance. Wi almost won the match but once again luck is not in west indies fever. they did well to defend 132 ............Just wait in one day series wi will give their best performance.........

  • POSTED BY ostad on | October 12, 2011, 6:35 GMT

    congratulation to BD team; now you look to be on business.. wish you all the best.

  • POSTED BY yorkslanka on | October 12, 2011, 6:23 GMT

    I agree with lendel mohammed,that is a formidable team he picked..not sure about sacking the coach as I am clearly not west indian but as a neutral,it dies seem that the board are not putting the team first..no one in their right mind can leave out gayle & pollard. I hope west indies cricket gets back to its best again soon...also as a neutral,I must say well done to bangladesh on a great win...

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 6:01 GMT

    Its all in the game,Windies bounce back again My Squad C.Gayle,William Perkins,Dwayne Smith,M.Samuels,Dwayne Bravo,Keiron Pollard,Andre Russel,Christober Barnwell,Davendra Bishoo,Kemar Roach,Ravi Rampaul.. Darren Bravo,Jerome Taylor,L.Simmons and S.Benn in Bench

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 5:53 GMT

    Congrats to Bangladesh & Wishing WI will comeback ! Expecting a very interesting series ahead ! Plz try to keep topic of CG & other Indian based WI players . I think they are too much commercial .

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 5:05 GMT

    congrats mushy, enjoy the game

  • POSTED BY Rafelgibt on | October 12, 2011, 5:05 GMT

    Very very gongrats to MUSHFIQ and BAN team.......MUSHFIQ really played a jem of a innings.....Such a captain knock......BOWLERS did simply an excellent job...Just imagine restricted WI only 133 in a Twenty20match!!!!BAN BATSMEN were as hopeless as they generally be????So, no complain to them.......Allthe best for the ODI series.

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 4:29 GMT

    Funny.. just 1 win and bangali's strom the comments ..lol n they call themself tigers..haha

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 4:26 GMT

    T20 isn't allover, the main matter of consideration is how long BD team continues in ODI and Test matches, best wishes for them

  • POSTED BY saif_bd007 on | October 12, 2011, 4:25 GMT

    Why everybody is crying for Gayle? WI lost to BD before while Gayle was there. We all know how Gayle played for WI for last 10 yrs. I dont remember any such contribution of him other than taking WI ranking below BD. BD also out of service of best ever pacer Masrafee for long time. Also Mahamudullah is sick. So nothing to cry for Gayle. Possibility of being successful for Gayle is no greater than that of Ashraful. None can guarantee that if Gayle plays WI will win.

  • POSTED BY Nur_Rony on | October 12, 2011, 3:27 GMT

    Congratulation Musfiq................

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 3:04 GMT

    They said no gayle no tears,but no gayle no win..man deserved to b playing in west indies team,,,look at his current form..chris not loosing anything but west indian cricket fan loosing faith n confidence in cricket n management

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 2:38 GMT

    Bangladesh beat WI. What next????? This problem easy solve fire Gibson and the Selectors and pick this team 1. Chris Gayle (C) 2. Adrian Barath 3. Marlon Samuels 4. Darren Bravo 5. LMP Simmons 6. Kieron Pollard 7. Dwayne Bravo 8. Denesh Ramdin 9. Ravi Rampaul 10. Kemar Roach 11. Devendra Bishoo

  • POSTED BY VivGilchrist on | October 12, 2011, 2:31 GMT

    I think most of the WI batsmen forgot it was a game of T20. Too slow. More aggressive bats like Dwayne Smith are needed in this format. WI selection still continues to baffle me.

  • POSTED BY on | October 12, 2011, 1:35 GMT

    with each series im losing confidence in WI,losing faith.. why is bishoo not playing..? they need help.... how much more can we the Caribbean community take.....i have a feeling before this series is over i wont be much of a Wi fan

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 23:29 GMT

    As a west indies i am happy for bangladesh team ..before dis game i wanted west indies to lose ....image players like gayle, chanderpaul, Dwayne bravo, pollard, sarwan ,Benn,Taylor CANNOT make the OTIS ALL STARS 11 team wayzz...gayle is in best form of life and score more than 8000 + runs in internation cricket ..ottis gibson spend most of his time playin in england he couldnt even make the west indies team in the 90's. ....and still people still supportin him ??? shamed to be wi !!!

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 22:39 GMT

    I ma so happy to see this dramatic win,i want to see how long it continue

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 22:29 GMT

    WEST iNDIES GOT WHAT THEY DESERVED-----LOSERS !!!!!! Y D HELL BISHOO OUT OF THE TEAM?

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 22:10 GMT

    Hmmm.... that was a great win by Bangladesh trough Skipper Musfiq. He really batted well, but there was some problem in batting????, after a quite good start we suddenly lose 3 wickets, within a moment from 42/1 we have gone to 52/4, really needs to improve on that. Besides West Indies bowled well and Samuels was outstanding. We had also bowled pleasant today and yes for sure the drop catch of Nasir was the turning point of this match cause that crucial partnership of 35 changed the match picture.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 22:07 GMT

    Remember when the WI won the two world cups. That was years ago but based on certain insular comments you wouldnt know that the WI hasnt won anything other that the Champions trophy in the last 30 years. The WI were world beaters until Gibson came along i think. Didnt the same bangladesh beat the WI in the inagural T20 world cup? Wasn't gayle in the side? Remember Bang. in the caribbean recently? Where was CG?We should have won the last WC shouldnt we? I mean CG was in the side! It seems that anything and anything converts itself into a CG issue. Wish the WI guys well in the remaining matches

  • POSTED BY PaddyRasta on | October 11, 2011, 21:29 GMT

    Four questions: Why Martin ahead of Bishoo -was Dev injured? Why bat Rampaul last? - We know the big man can hit a ball. Why give the debutant Braithwaite, the responsibility of the penultimate over? And why was he playing anyway? I hope there are better selections for the ODIs.

  • POSTED BY PACERONE on | October 11, 2011, 21:07 GMT

    W.I are lucky that they are not playing Zimbawbe soon.We would have to send the B team made up of Gayle,Marshall,Sarwan,Nash Bravo,Bernard,dwayne Smith,Benn,Taylor,Best,Pollard,Santouci to play so we could have an excuse if they lost. So much for moving up to 5th place.

  • POSTED BY qpzmwoxn on | October 11, 2011, 20:56 GMT

    good to see samuels bowling again he can prove to be a quility allrounder for west indies

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 20:55 GMT

    Way to go Mushfiq.... Gutsy performance.... Mr. dependable in action today. Naser Hossain needs to play up the order. Looks solid and in form. He can offer more potential for runs. Tamim needs to learn how to bat through 20 overs. Ashraful.... I am at a loss for words.

  • POSTED BY shafiqo on | October 11, 2011, 20:18 GMT

    Congrats Bangladesh. Mushfiq is a champion for BD cricket. He has the grits & persistence to face difficult situations. He has set an example today to be a role model to be followed for BD cricketers. He won the game in style with that SIX & the similar effort & failure in Harare game was a building stone for this success. He'll make a good captain & will earn respect from both seniors & juniors & keep the team in harmony centered around him. BD cricket should go forward from here. Well done! Don't lose heart in defeat if that comes.

  • POSTED BY Midonoff on | October 11, 2011, 20:11 GMT

    Hope Bangladesh can keep this up. As West Indies have some gd ODI players.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 19:55 GMT

    All credit goes to Mushy for sure to be able to lead from the front in their chase. Hope they keep this momentum going in the next ODI as well as Test matches.

  • POSTED BY Hemraj on | October 11, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    Where is Christopher Barnwell????? He is a better than Sammy, Braithwaite.....Pluss he can play spin.....Guess bec Sammy is in the team he cant find a place.......

  • POSTED BY Razeeb7866 on | October 11, 2011, 19:10 GMT

    Great step for BD and good start by Mushfiq...............

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 19:07 GMT

    Great game - congrats Mushfiq and Tigers!!! And, please everyone - do stop calling Mushfiq "little" - even if done out of affection, it is rude and unnecessary.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 18:56 GMT

    i want bangladesh to win like this in the whole series..but the top order batsmen have to rise up and take some action..

  • POSTED BY raad007 on | October 11, 2011, 18:56 GMT

    CONGRATS TO BANGLADESH AND TO MUSHFIQ. HOPE THEY DO WELL IN ODI AND TEST.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 18:43 GMT

    awesome . . .. . i have no word to express my speech thnx Mushfiq ,ashraful , nasir & all tigers for presenting such a1 cricket. hope tigers will keep such a good performance in ODI with WI.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 18:35 GMT

    go tigers go................

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 18:32 GMT

    It's really unbelievable!! but Bangladesh proves that they have ability to fight back from any situation but from now they have to believe it from their heart

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 18:28 GMT

    Great job...tiger.Bravo...

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    i was there at the stadium and belive me it was freakking unbelieveble!!!....the way mushfiq played was something out this world...it brought out the best of emotions from the crowd...my heart is still racing after watching that chase.....just one thing to say....bangladeshi crowds are the best crowds in the cricketing world and thats a fact....:D

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 18:23 GMT

    Yeah! Keep Sammy as captain.Bangladesh? Ouch!

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 18:19 GMT

    someone says that this is not WI, but same team played with India three months back , no gayle that time, so why this ques arises when BD win?

  • POSTED BY WTEH on | October 11, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    Serves well for West Indies. Without Gayle, Pollard... nothing much can expect from WI.

  • POSTED BY Partha30 on | October 11, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    well done bangaldesh. Hope it will be continue for a long time..

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 18:03 GMT

    Some of the comments here are unfair, and for some, its just a chance to reharsh dead issues: C Gayle, Otis Gibson. We should congratulate Bangladesh on their victory. 132 was never going to be enough. I didnt see the match but lately Rampaul has struggled in the death overs he shouldn't be given the ball at the death. And its just a T20 game. Didn't bang. beat the team with Gayle and co. in a T20 world cup? True WI fans will support the team. Gibson has brought a better work ethic and more discipline in the team. Also Gibson does not select the team.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 17:51 GMT

    I was in the stadium....trust me Mushy's innings was much more incredible than it seemed at tv.........Brilliant display by Bangladesh.......simply outstanding! :D

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 17:50 GMT

    Congratulations! Yes, we can do! We can win! Nothing is impossible for us. nothing!

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 17:49 GMT

    Reading comments OF WI SUPPORTER on cricinfo on match preview that BD don't even how to play cricket. Yes WI still plays better cricket than BD but we deserve more respect from other cricket nation coutries cus we can play cricket. BD is winning with other nation frequently now and this ODI series will be very interesting. If BD win THE series i won't be surprised so you all WI SUPPORTER

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 17:47 GMT

    Thanks Mushfiqur Thanks Tigers Welcome Mushfiqur for began captaincy with win. Hope it will be continued.

  • POSTED BY cricchic on | October 11, 2011, 17:35 GMT

    Congrads to Mushfiqur Rahim.He led form the front, cool calm Innings..Hard Luck Sammy, by now you should know Ramphal is not a ''DEATH" Bowler and Braithwaite is very inexperience at this level, should not bowled the 18 th over, Poor Captaincy on his part.Should have bowled out the Spinner Martin....

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 17:31 GMT

    i am west indian but i will support any team but west indies go bangladesh

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 17:31 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh. But the batting is still a big concern. I wont have my hopes up for the one day series.

  • POSTED BY roopans64 on | October 11, 2011, 17:23 GMT

    The WICB should pick the Trinidad Team to represent the West Indies as that team is much stonger than this current Team.

  • POSTED BY ashekahmed on | October 11, 2011, 17:20 GMT

    well done bangladesh.....go ahead tigers.

  • POSTED BY mahabesh on | October 11, 2011, 17:07 GMT

    Great win for Ban, this will certainly boost their moral. Good loss for WI, they proved that they are at the bottom of the table. Hope they come to their senses and bring in Gayle, KP, Dwayne etc

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    Ohhh Well Done Bagladesh!!! I was One of WI Biggest Fans.But stop Supporting them because of the coach and the CEO of WI Cricket...Whenever WI Lose a game,I will refuse to eat or even come to cricinfo website,but today when Rahim striked the winning Blow I actually Celebrated....Wi Cricket is a Big Joke as far as I am Concerned...Want Bangladesh to win the ODI series 3-0 and the Test Series 2-0....Well Done again to The Bangladesh Team..

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 17:04 GMT

    HOW LONG IS WI GOING TO CONTINUE WITH OTIS GIBSON? CAN'T WICB SEE THAT HE IS BAD FOR THE TEAM? WE NEED GAYLE IN THE TEAM. NO ONE IS PAYING TO SEE OTIS GIBSON. WE WANT THE BEST TEAM. OTIS GIBSON MUST GO.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 17:01 GMT

    CONGRATULATION.............................

  • POSTED BY Rezwan1492 on | October 11, 2011, 17:00 GMT

    Well done Mushfique... Was there at the stadium to see this thundering match... Shakib bowled really well but his dismissal is still in doubt...

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    Greeeeeeeeat WIN ! TIGERS r back!

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    congratz mushfiq the little skipper

  • POSTED BY Silloh on | October 11, 2011, 16:58 GMT

    Well done Bangladesh. Congrats to the new skipper and his team ! From the West Indies, it is clear that Darren Bravo should learn how to field and catch and very quickly too. How could he miss that catch. Also, if these West Indian fast bowlers obviously need to pitch the ball up or watch the ball to the boundary.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:54 GMT

    congratz mushfiq the little skipper

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:52 GMT

    Mushfiqur Rahim defines "Responsibility"

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    we need more, more and more...............tigers

  • POSTED BY ramps_wi on | October 11, 2011, 16:48 GMT

    Imagine WI have an 11 that could beat any team in the world in gayle, simmons, samuels, barath, Dwayne Bravo, Pollard, Ramdin, Narine, Badree,Bishoo and Rampaul, but we taking beat up from Bangladesh. This is what West Indians have to withstand because the coach, the selectors and CEO and they claim to be building a team. I really hope that caricom helps us because after this series lost then WI cricket buried

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    Alok, As a senor, you had to be more responsible. Your batting showed too much wrist to use unnecessarily in a slower in middle stamp. Your batting looks good but it proved funny, using so wristy shoot to find fielders only. It is not one time, u most of time do. Hope that you understand we love to like you

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:30 GMT

    first of all, congrats to Mushfikur,

    a bit disappointed with the batting of Tamim, Shakib, and Kapali 3 big stars......

    enjoyed the betting of Marlon Samuels........ I have always been a fan of The West Indies team..........

    i think without Gayle, Bravo, Chanderpaul, Sarwan West Indies may have to fight very hard in the upcoming ODI s.

    i did not like the outfield... it seemed slow....... and actually i would like to have a better pitch next day......

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    i m feeling very lucky to have been there in the stadium to watch the match... MUSHFIQ.. u r the BEST !!!

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:25 GMT

    who is the brains in w.i. cricket/ THE BEST SPINNER IN WEST INDIES DEVENDRA BISHOO SITS WHILE BRAITHWAITHE PLAYS.THIS COST w.i. THE GAME. AS i said who is the brains behind the selection? gibson or the captain,that is why they both have to go

  • POSTED BY King6 on | October 11, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    132 was not enough for the WI. The batting line up was all over the place. Bravo too low in the order. Bishoo should have been in this game to assist Martin. Pollard missing was again poor policy by WIBC. I would say again how could the Board give someone permission to play 20/20 in another country, take a cut from their earnings and then say they cannot play because they did not paticipate in the regoinal 20/20? It make absolutely no sense. One of the most valuable 20/20 player in the world sitting on the bench when your team is getting whipped. Great game captain of the tigers.

  • POSTED BY mukhtar25025 on | October 11, 2011, 16:19 GMT

    Well done Mushfique... Good Captaincy.. Shabash Bangladesh ......

  • POSTED BY VEXXZ on | October 11, 2011, 16:17 GMT

    Again the West Indies show "lack of nerves" down to the wire . Too many single digits scores in the middle .

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    congratulation bangladesh.hopefully continue this strenth to the coming ODI

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    Congratulations to all Royal Bengal Tigers! Awesome job, little man! Keep it up!

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    was in the stadium!awesome match!good start mushi!long way to go:)

  • POSTED BY Sabbir007 on | October 11, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    Good start! Now keep it on in the ODIs and tests.

  • POSTED BY a_rahat on | October 11, 2011, 16:12 GMT

    just like a captain's innings..very well done Mshfiq..hopefully this kind of good work will continue..

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:09 GMT

    wow.......victory for BANGLADESH.

  • POSTED BY asithaSL on | October 11, 2011, 16:03 GMT

    Congratz Mushfiqur Rahim.. it's time to U Bangladesh stands up head2 head with Other test nation. U can beat them all.. u need consistency n positive mind... Hope Law ll make u to do so... All da best....!!!

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 16:03 GMT

    woa! A smart victory.Best of luck tigers.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:59 GMT

    o really is west indies playing i dont see gayle pollard and dwane bravo best t20 west indies players

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:56 GMT

    Wel done Bangladesh. Sabash Tiger Bangladesh.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:51 GMT

    Good win for Bangladesh. Too many times I have seen Bangladesh lost from such conditions. 2 of 20 overs... Bangladesh has some experience at last...

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    Well done Musfiq... and the team.. whats a captain knock inings it is ? Go Tiger go...

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:47 GMT

    Congrats MUSHFIQUE 4 captain's knock.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:46 GMT

    Hail Mushfiq ! Superb display by our new captain . But won't get our hopes too high because surely another major disappointment is around the corner

  • POSTED BY sumonmhr on | October 11, 2011, 15:43 GMT

    Yeap......Mushfiq U R the Man.....showed how to anchor team in winning position....the other player should learn these from him......Congratulation BD Tigers...

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:42 GMT

    awesome victory........good job Bangladesh cricket Team!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Jony_sh on | October 11, 2011, 15:42 GMT

    Well done little man....a little man with a big heart....want to say one thing...give Ashraful more chance & keep him batting at no. 3 position....all the best for the future.....

  • POSTED BY harryboom on | October 11, 2011, 15:41 GMT

    And Rampaul does it again! Bad captaincy. If Rampaul is your best bowler, and please don't anyone tell me that Brathwaite is, then your best bowler is supposed to bowl the penultimate over. Well done WI, you have successfully snatched defeat from victory AGAIN. Well done WI selectors too, take a bow.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:38 GMT

    Alhumdulliah.....Well done Bangladesh. But don't forget ......still long way to go. If Bangladesh can play their natural game.......they will able to take WI easily. May Allah always help us.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:36 GMT

    WI CRICKET IS A JOKE. THE WILL BE THAT WAY UNTIL THEY REPLACE OTIS GIBSON AS HEAD COACH AND ALSO REPLACE THE MUCH UNWANTED CEO. GAYLE MUST BE ALLOWED TO PLAY CRICKET FOR WI. SARWAN, CHANDERPAUL, TAYLOR, AND FIDEL MUST BE INCLUDED. TINO BEST DESERVES ANOTHER SHOT TOO.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:35 GMT

    happy 2 see new captain guiding his team to a memorable victory, also happy to see sakib contributing, go tigers go.......

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    well done .. thanks to musfiq... hope to get more runs from top order in next..

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:32 GMT

    congr8s d new captain of bangladesh.....

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:31 GMT

    AS harsh as this may sound, Rampaul is no longer the "death" bowler he was. Six run was difficult to defend in six balls, but he managed to bring to closer with four from two. Yet he managed a no brainer, a short ball. don't these guys learn from others. Lasith malinga has shown time and time again what is needed. Up in the Blockhole, let the batman hit if he can.... Disappointment again for us west indian fans

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:29 GMT

    Hahahaha! Well done Bangladesh! You made my day. :D

    Signed, A WI cricket fan, not a WICB cricket fan.

  • POSTED BY Baundele on | October 11, 2011, 15:27 GMT

    Congrats, Mushy! Great job, little man!!

  • POSTED BY bagh_mama on | October 11, 2011, 15:26 GMT

    We keep playing terrible. And every once in a while some other teams plays worse than us. Just needed to bat 20 overs, guys. We made 132 look so difficult. Unless WI plays terrible again, I dont see Bangladesh doing anything in this series. Congrats to Mushfiq, great batting, great start as a captain.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:23 GMT

    First of all congratulations to the new captain and wishing him to make that in a similar fashion all the way! He must be credited for the way he batted, making the job done, setting an example for his fellow to show that's the difference that the others are making over them! But, I'm (Mushfiqur) showing you my fellow that if you hold your nerve and go with run a ball rather than trying to hit every ball beyond the rope, you'll get the opportunity to take the game away from your opponant! Let's hope and pray that this will be followed by our players for the rest the game in this series!

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:20 GMT

    Bangladesh have the potential and they have executed that perfectly....may allah bless BANGLADESH to go long

  • POSTED BY robmaha on | October 11, 2011, 15:20 GMT

    Great win for the Bangladesh team that showed good fighting spirit. Overall they bowled and batted better than this Otis Gibson WI team. What a team he is building without the best players in the Caribbean! How is he able to continue in this vein bearing grudge on the key seniors around who in my opinion are far more committed to Caribbean cricket that Gibson and his bosses, since their commitment translates into picking a third rate side. The other thing is why the captain, Sammy, continues to be favoured as a player of choice and leader of the pack after such a lean run he has had at this level. It is sad, unfair and unjust to see the different standards used for different players. Another horrible embarrassment for WI fans today.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:19 GMT

    Congratulations to Bangladesh team. Hats off to Mushfiqur. Well done, captain!

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:15 GMT

    well done Bangladesh......keep it up in the ODI.......good luck

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:15 GMT

    well done mushfiqur... hope u have a better future as a captain..

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    Fantastic captaincy and batting by Mushfiq....It was a perfect captain's knock....

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:10 GMT

    Awaesome finish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i luv Bangladesh cricket.

  • POSTED BY saif_bd007 on | October 11, 2011, 15:08 GMT

    Well done Musfiqur Rahim..... Best of luck for the rest of the series..

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:05 GMT

    Bravo Tigers ! Very happy!!

  • POSTED BY Trevor_G on | October 11, 2011, 15:02 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh, and to MR on your captaincy debut and your MOM winning performance! Marlon Samuels clearly also had a great day at the office, but in a losing cause. From a S African and Proteas supporter.

  • POSTED BY Bang_La on | October 11, 2011, 15:01 GMT

    One man must be proud of his five feet nothing mighty atom, Andrew Miller!!

  • POSTED BY tauhid_aks on | October 11, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    Brilliant maturity by Mushfiq. But now Bangladesh needs to focus on ODI's and tests.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    It is a good start. But long way to go...

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  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    It is a good start. But long way to go...

  • POSTED BY tauhid_aks on | October 11, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    Brilliant maturity by Mushfiq. But now Bangladesh needs to focus on ODI's and tests.

  • POSTED BY Bang_La on | October 11, 2011, 15:01 GMT

    One man must be proud of his five feet nothing mighty atom, Andrew Miller!!

  • POSTED BY Trevor_G on | October 11, 2011, 15:02 GMT

    Congratulations Bangladesh, and to MR on your captaincy debut and your MOM winning performance! Marlon Samuels clearly also had a great day at the office, but in a losing cause. From a S African and Proteas supporter.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:05 GMT

    Bravo Tigers ! Very happy!!

  • POSTED BY saif_bd007 on | October 11, 2011, 15:08 GMT

    Well done Musfiqur Rahim..... Best of luck for the rest of the series..

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:10 GMT

    Awaesome finish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i luv Bangladesh cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:11 GMT

    Fantastic captaincy and batting by Mushfiq....It was a perfect captain's knock....

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:15 GMT

    well done mushfiqur... hope u have a better future as a captain..

  • POSTED BY on | October 11, 2011, 15:15 GMT

    well done Bangladesh......keep it up in the ODI.......good luck