Bangladesh v West Indies, 1st ODI, Mirpur October 13, 2011

Simmons pleased with 'special knock'

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After 53 international innings across formats, most of them as an opener, Lendl Simmons hit his first century in the opening ODI against Bangladesh. Simmons was relieved to break his century jinx and termed the match-winning effort as "one of the most memorable moments" of his life.

"It was a special knock today," Simmons said. "I had got starts against Pakistan and India [in the recent home season], but I couldn't convert them into hundreds. I would like to dedicate today's effort to my mum and daughter".

Simmons' fluent 122 guided West Indies to 298, a score that they defended comfortably under lights. He was pleased with the conditions he confronted, while the new playing conditions of separate new balls from either end must have assisted his stroke play.

"The pitch was nice, the ball came on to the bat," Simmons said. "I was trying to get the pace of the wicket as fast as possible. We didn't get the start we wanted in the first five overs but by the end of the first Powerplay we got to our target. Then we just went on with the momentum."

Simmons began with assurance in the company of Adrian Barath, his Trinidad & Tobago opening partner. Barath retired hurt after 15 overs, but Simmons and Marlon Samuels controlled the middle overs easily to set up West Indies' charge for a big score.

"I am now stepping into being a senior player in the team," Simmons said. "Adrian Barath is a junior guy from T&T and we played a lot of cricket back home and have a good understanding. I hope we can blossom well as an opening pair.

"Marlon has some good form and he is showing his abilities as a good batsman. He dominated the Twenty20 and today he showed his class. He has been an inspiration. All the guys see that he has form. Our partnership was a good one and it got us to a good score."

Bangladesh struggled to make an impact with the ball, before their batsmen lost steam in a poorly paced chase. Their captain Mushfiqur Rahim said his bowlers had been up against conditions that did not assist spin.

"Our main strength is our slow bowlers, especially in our home conditions, but unfortunately the pitch was not like the one during the Twenty20 match," Mushfiqur said. "The spinners didn't get any turn from this pitch, and hence got frustrated. It was a batting paradise. Our spinners always get extra advantage here, but it was not the case today.

"This wicket initially remains dry and, in the latter part of the innings, dew becomes a factor. That's why we took the decision of fielding first but unfortunately the ball came on very well [in the first half itself]."

Bangladesh's chase was disrupted early, by opener Imrul Kayes not being allowed to bat for the first 15 minutes. He had been off the field during the closing stages of the West Indies innings. Naeem Islam was promoted in Kayes' place and he did not give the innings momentum. He scored 52 off 82 balls before he was the second man out at 122 in the 28th over.

"It was a very good batting wicket but we could not apply ourselves properly," Mushfiqur said. "If someone like Imrul or Naeem from the top order could carry their innings to the end, it might have even been possible for us to chase down the total. You know Naeem was in a good form after the way he played in the preparation matches."

Bangladesh have to win the second ODI on October 15 to stay alive in the three-match series.

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  • on October 15, 2011, 21:23 GMT

    I like this west indies squad, why? their comradery the oness exhibited,if you realize there is no star among them that will be cocky, all these guys know their strength and weaknesses and they are humble. We don't need gale to win, well done Darren Sammy and Otis gibbon and richardson, we know is it going to be hard work but we the true west Indian fans will support you. West indies will rise again, but in order for this to happen we need committed players and committed fans people who truly understand the west Indian cricketing culture. We don't need plenty of money to mighty we need sincerely true human being who will any day put west indies above money. Remember the west Indian thinking of 20-50 years ago, we though with great superiority which help's to infiltrate our cricket and makes us supper supper great. Please take us there mr. Darren Sammy and mr. Otis gibson and mr.richie richardson, make west indies proud again.

  • on October 15, 2011, 1:17 GMT

    Strange game, this cricket.Ian Bishop suggested that Sammy blundered by letting B/waithe bowl the 19th over. But he had bowled his previous 2 overs for 11 runs.If he had bowled better and Rampaul had gone for 18 and WI lost, would he have also said that Sammy blundered because he saw what happened to Rampaul inthe Champions league? Ah, it is the same Bishop who would not have bowled Franklin in the final Champions game. So, maybe we are all just talking off our heads.

  • on October 15, 2011, 1:00 GMT

    So because Ramdin was captain and Sammy did not play, WI won??? So Bravo dropped the catch in the 20/20 and Simmons scored his maiden century because Ramdin was captain and Sammy did not play?? Maybe Sammy should come home if that is the way the cookie crumbles

  • on October 14, 2011, 22:04 GMT

    Think-tank of Bangladesh team selection committee should understand what is T20 and 50 over match, four all-rounders ( nasir, kapali, naim, asraful) and three specialist batsman for 50 over match? Where is Shariar Nafees?

  • dulabhai on October 14, 2011, 16:55 GMT

    An open request to BCB chief Mustafa Kamal...if you guys read what people have written on cricinfo after every BD match...then you should probably know by now that people don't agree on lot of things about BD... but one thing everyone agrees on regardless of country of origin, culture, age etc that it's time to drop our little genius Ashraful... forever! please don't pick him for the next game..and the next...and the ones after that. this might surprise you but he hasn't scored in last 500 months...so please select someone else instead who can score runs for the team and the country.

  • ostad on October 14, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    well.. Bangladesh has played a nice game...I observed two major negligence. First,the 40th( the last power play) over of WI innings should have been spin bowling,then WI could not get 21 runs. second, in Bangladesh innings taking batting Power Play at 26-30 overs was a mistake.They should have taken at 36-40. I hope tomorrow Bangladesh will win.

  • DarindaUK on October 14, 2011, 8:40 GMT

    @DINESHCC : Kapali done better than Ashraful. Give him a chance. Overeall, the top order did not help by scoring 4 run per over. They should've tried to pause or target to get 80+ run in the 1st Powerplay. I'm still satisfied that BD played OK. Hope that next game, they can keep the WI runs below 250/260. I would really want the bowler to see the mistake in the first game and learn from it. Just stick to the basic rules of bowling and wickets will fall gradually. Tamim!!! Whats happening???? we have lot of hope on you, please perform your natuaral game and you'll do well. Come on Tigers, we know WI are a better team, but you can get better, only if you try a bit harder.

  • GravyMon on October 14, 2011, 7:59 GMT

    Congrats to the WI team on a winning "non-fluke" performance! They surely looked like a team out there yesterday. Sorry for Sammy's misfortune, but we might all have missed out on a WI victory otherwise. Look's like Mother nature was on the WI side, and she does sometimes come at the right time of the month. Now, if only she can keep Sammy away till the 3rd day of the last Test match! We might win the ODI Series and the Test Series.

  • DINESHCC on October 14, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    BEFORE PICKING UP ALOK KAPALI, EVERYONE VOICED THEIR CONCERN ABOUT NON SELECTION OF ALOK KAPALI. NOW THERE IS TWO CONTINUOUS FAILURE OF ALOK KAPALI.

  • Rezwan1492 on October 14, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    Poor performance from Tamim is continuing to put Bangladeshi middle order under pressure... He is being getting dismissed almost the same way every match and within 20 to 30 runs which does not reflect an opener's strategy. He desperately needs to improve himself and has to make sure as an opener and with such big total chase atleast 70 or 80 comes from his bat. Also, Naeem is good enough as a hitter but I believe nothing like that happened yesterday. He was definitely in there for slogging the balls but results were nil. It seems our batsmen are afraid to hit the ball without realizing that they can hit it hard. If this fear continues, I would say to BCB, don't blame anymore coaches. Try to encourage your players more by allowing them to play more not by giving them gifts when they win a series.

  • on October 15, 2011, 21:23 GMT

    I like this west indies squad, why? their comradery the oness exhibited,if you realize there is no star among them that will be cocky, all these guys know their strength and weaknesses and they are humble. We don't need gale to win, well done Darren Sammy and Otis gibbon and richardson, we know is it going to be hard work but we the true west Indian fans will support you. West indies will rise again, but in order for this to happen we need committed players and committed fans people who truly understand the west Indian cricketing culture. We don't need plenty of money to mighty we need sincerely true human being who will any day put west indies above money. Remember the west Indian thinking of 20-50 years ago, we though with great superiority which help's to infiltrate our cricket and makes us supper supper great. Please take us there mr. Darren Sammy and mr. Otis gibson and mr.richie richardson, make west indies proud again.

  • on October 15, 2011, 1:17 GMT

    Strange game, this cricket.Ian Bishop suggested that Sammy blundered by letting B/waithe bowl the 19th over. But he had bowled his previous 2 overs for 11 runs.If he had bowled better and Rampaul had gone for 18 and WI lost, would he have also said that Sammy blundered because he saw what happened to Rampaul inthe Champions league? Ah, it is the same Bishop who would not have bowled Franklin in the final Champions game. So, maybe we are all just talking off our heads.

  • on October 15, 2011, 1:00 GMT

    So because Ramdin was captain and Sammy did not play, WI won??? So Bravo dropped the catch in the 20/20 and Simmons scored his maiden century because Ramdin was captain and Sammy did not play?? Maybe Sammy should come home if that is the way the cookie crumbles

  • on October 14, 2011, 22:04 GMT

    Think-tank of Bangladesh team selection committee should understand what is T20 and 50 over match, four all-rounders ( nasir, kapali, naim, asraful) and three specialist batsman for 50 over match? Where is Shariar Nafees?

  • dulabhai on October 14, 2011, 16:55 GMT

    An open request to BCB chief Mustafa Kamal...if you guys read what people have written on cricinfo after every BD match...then you should probably know by now that people don't agree on lot of things about BD... but one thing everyone agrees on regardless of country of origin, culture, age etc that it's time to drop our little genius Ashraful... forever! please don't pick him for the next game..and the next...and the ones after that. this might surprise you but he hasn't scored in last 500 months...so please select someone else instead who can score runs for the team and the country.

  • ostad on October 14, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    well.. Bangladesh has played a nice game...I observed two major negligence. First,the 40th( the last power play) over of WI innings should have been spin bowling,then WI could not get 21 runs. second, in Bangladesh innings taking batting Power Play at 26-30 overs was a mistake.They should have taken at 36-40. I hope tomorrow Bangladesh will win.

  • DarindaUK on October 14, 2011, 8:40 GMT

    @DINESHCC : Kapali done better than Ashraful. Give him a chance. Overeall, the top order did not help by scoring 4 run per over. They should've tried to pause or target to get 80+ run in the 1st Powerplay. I'm still satisfied that BD played OK. Hope that next game, they can keep the WI runs below 250/260. I would really want the bowler to see the mistake in the first game and learn from it. Just stick to the basic rules of bowling and wickets will fall gradually. Tamim!!! Whats happening???? we have lot of hope on you, please perform your natuaral game and you'll do well. Come on Tigers, we know WI are a better team, but you can get better, only if you try a bit harder.

  • GravyMon on October 14, 2011, 7:59 GMT

    Congrats to the WI team on a winning "non-fluke" performance! They surely looked like a team out there yesterday. Sorry for Sammy's misfortune, but we might all have missed out on a WI victory otherwise. Look's like Mother nature was on the WI side, and she does sometimes come at the right time of the month. Now, if only she can keep Sammy away till the 3rd day of the last Test match! We might win the ODI Series and the Test Series.

  • DINESHCC on October 14, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    BEFORE PICKING UP ALOK KAPALI, EVERYONE VOICED THEIR CONCERN ABOUT NON SELECTION OF ALOK KAPALI. NOW THERE IS TWO CONTINUOUS FAILURE OF ALOK KAPALI.

  • Rezwan1492 on October 14, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    Poor performance from Tamim is continuing to put Bangladeshi middle order under pressure... He is being getting dismissed almost the same way every match and within 20 to 30 runs which does not reflect an opener's strategy. He desperately needs to improve himself and has to make sure as an opener and with such big total chase atleast 70 or 80 comes from his bat. Also, Naeem is good enough as a hitter but I believe nothing like that happened yesterday. He was definitely in there for slogging the balls but results were nil. It seems our batsmen are afraid to hit the ball without realizing that they can hit it hard. If this fear continues, I would say to BCB, don't blame anymore coaches. Try to encourage your players more by allowing them to play more not by giving them gifts when they win a series.

  • Praxis on October 14, 2011, 6:05 GMT

    @Man007, will you be kind enough to explain at which point in this series BD fans were bashing WI? Fans were simply happy to see their team win that T20 match, nobody was hyping anything up.

  • Praxis on October 14, 2011, 6:04 GMT

    Looks like we'll have to wait for Ashra-fool to retire, cuz selectors are gonna pick him, they neither do care about public opinion nor they feel embarrassed by this guy's performance.

  • on October 14, 2011, 5:11 GMT

    lets hope sammy's "injury" stays for a long while

  • on October 14, 2011, 4:40 GMT

    full support for west indies without Daren Sammy, he could not make my 5th team

  • Fast_Track_Bully on October 14, 2011, 3:58 GMT

    As expected, WI thrashed the hyped BD team....BD fans must think about their team's ability before bashing others....

  • Maroon11 on October 14, 2011, 3:31 GMT

    Question of the Century - "Is Sammy's upset stomach a blessing in disguise or a sign that GOD is now taking charge of West Indies Cricket?" Would love for Ambrose alexander to answer this one.

    The team has regained some equilibrium, Hyatt's position still isnt justified and he accounts for the only real unmeritorious player in the squad. So, other than the unjustified exclusion of Gayle and Sarwan, its quite a decent WI Team. I am inclined to even push for Chanderpaul to be in this team for i think it is the politics [Gibson] that accounts for his non inclusion.

    I do hope Sammy's "upset Stomach" persists whether in reality or not [not preferable] but either way, he should just sit out. Think about it, how could one ever fathom opening the bowling with a glorified 3rd class medium pacer like Sammy who cannot penetrate tailend batsmen, it simply put an undue strain on the rest of the bowlers.

    Well Done West Indires!!! Viva Ramdin!!!!!!!

  • Baundele on October 14, 2011, 3:06 GMT

    Every country prepares the pitch for the home team advantage. But Bangladesh's loss was because of their poor batting at the start. When you are chasing a 300 target, you have to use the hard ball the the power play properly. Both Tamim and Naeem were simply pathetic. They absorbed 120 deliveries (40%) for 73 runs. In that rate you can score 182 runs only. If they could manage only 20-30 runs more, which is quite reasonable and not a hard task, Bangladesh would have easily won the match.

  • saif_bd007 on October 14, 2011, 2:27 GMT

    What is the contribution of AShraful in this match? A catch miss of Pollard and 2 runs. I am sure if the catch was taken at that time the match would me more interesting. Need to look for the reasons behind Tamim's and Nayeem's slow strike rate. They knew the required rate is above 6.00 from the start. I dont mind is Tamim is out after making 15 ball 20/25 in this chase. But 39 ball 21 is noway acceptable from openners.Look, Nayeem eaten 30 balls more than his run and Tamim 17 balls. And both of them are known hitters. If they would take singles of these eaten balls, BD would have been home. They also destroyed the chase by increasing the RRR putting pressure to weak middle order. You cant afford to give 147 dot balls(almost 50%) chasing 300 odd runs. Kayes was more positive than Tamim and Nayeem. Then why Nayeem was sent ahead?

  • Meety on October 14, 2011, 2:11 GMT

    Appeared to be a good quality match with the Banga wickets falling with 120 odd on the board the difference, oh & the fact that the Bangas played with only TEN MEN as Ashraful is USELESS!!!!!!!! == == == When are Banga selectors going to get over the fact that Ashraful will NEVER live up to potential. He is the worst batsmen to ever score 2,000 runs in Test cricket. Only bowlers like Kumble & Warner were worse. He is taking up a position that would be better used with a number of other talented cricketers. Surely Ashraful must be embarrassed by the gazillion chances he has received. He should RETIRE!

  • Silloh on October 14, 2011, 1:20 GMT

    Well done Windies and skipper Ramdhin. Let's have some consistency now from the team as we move forward. Next game I assume Sammy will come in for Roach or injured Barath ? Isn't anyone paying close attention to Barath's regular hamstring issue . Too young in the game to be experiencing this problem.

  • on October 14, 2011, 1:09 GMT

    Bangladesh was totally outplayed today except the first 10 overs...........

    anyways, the 2 new bowls is a bogus rule and it will end the spinners,........... as it would have destroyed the new bowl pace bowlers if they had to open with a10 over old bowls from both sides............

    soon, everyone is going to understand what is the effect is going to be on ODI s ......It is going to weeken some countries u will find soon........ but if the rule exists permanently for next 10 years or so, BCB shud think of making home pitches pacy and bouncier than the Perth pitch............. and that will produce pacers but ICC has to make a promise that they will not change the rule all of a sudden as a mandatory DRS rule has been ruled out recently without being even effected all around the world for at least once !!! ICC is making funny rules ............... every day without thinking about the consequences........... and cricket is becoming complicated...........

  • wkkl on October 13, 2011, 23:57 GMT

    yes a very good performance indeed simmons played how he was expected to play sammuells well done even with the ball he's getting back his form.if they continue making scores like those there bowlers cn defend it

  • on October 13, 2011, 23:01 GMT

    Instead of congratulating the team I realise that the Sammy "vultures" are at it again. After belittling the team after the T20 defeat suddenly conveniently everything is perfect. If the vultures are honest, after posting 298 against Bangl.(which was due to batters) the WI was always in command and would have had to play extremely poorly to loose. I noticed something else: the game was won without CG. This according to some is impossible. The WI cricketerss are FITTER and more disciplined/committed under Gibson and Ravi Rampaul is the perfect example. Wish the guys the best for the rest of the series.

  • on October 13, 2011, 21:55 GMT

    See what happens when players on merit take the field.

    Take note sammy time tro step down you are NOT a sure pick on the team.

  • Shilly77 on October 13, 2011, 21:29 GMT

    I hope WI keep a winning team. The balance of the side is much much better without Sammy!!!!

  • on October 13, 2011, 21:29 GMT

    Mizanul khan brother Bangladeshi bowlers have played and performed to be selected in the 11 on those conditions you are criticizing .. teams are made from infrastructure .. you guys need to develop players which can adjust to any type of unfavorable conditions

    Well as for my view Bangladesh was pretty medium for new ball rule .. shakib and razzak came after 7 overs with 4 & 3 over old balls .. spinners opening balling in the world cup were relying in opening batsmen early weaknesses rather than bounce & turn

  • Quddus-Mamu on October 13, 2011, 21:27 GMT

    We don't want to see Ash in the next match please. Let Nafis play instead. Thanks

  • on October 13, 2011, 20:34 GMT

    WI got a break befote the match start,(sammy was ill).this means that WI could field a more balaned team. wi players are fitter than before as was displayed by their fielding,ramdin captiancy was excellent as was displayed by the way he handled the bowlers and fielders. i hope wicb ant the selrctors are taking notes if they really habe the best interest of wi cricket at heart. gayle and coach should reconcile their differences,that will be in the best interest of our cricket.with gayle in the side wi will be formidable

  • ramps_wi on October 13, 2011, 20:02 GMT

    This WI team looked a well ballanced team without Sammy, congrats to them it was refreshing not to have sammy opening the bowling with Rampaul or coming in after Rampaul / Roach. Well done dinesh, excellent comeback and i hope Sammy needs to rest until the test series

  • cricketdebator on October 13, 2011, 19:53 GMT

    Congratulations West Indies! Well done! However, don't let up now; just keep the momentum going. I always knew W.I could beat Bangladesh any day of the week, provided they play the game to their true potential. Nice innings by Samuels, and it was great to see Simmons getting his century at last. Come on Bravo! It's your turn to get a century. I'm looking forward to that. In the bowling department, Roach is rather dissapointing. He looks a mere shadow of the bowler who burst on the scene not so long ago with such great promise. I hope he has not lost focus and has become swell-headed.

  • dulabhai on October 13, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    i though tamim iqbal's batting was poor. why can't he get past 10-15 runs in every match? he seems like a pretty ordinary batsman too me. and what's the deal with ashraful? another 2 run innings. why the selectors can't get rid of him to make way for someone who can really score some runs?

  • Sarfin on October 13, 2011, 19:28 GMT

    @chicoguapo, some players might have some attitude problems, but most of them are polite and they know their place. Unfortunately, they aren't sent to talk to media. Mushy didn't mean to be arrogant. He said that he was targeting the leg side boundary as it was shortest and a mishit might reach the boundary. But the heading of the report conveyed a wrong massage. Hope you understand

  • Maroon11 on October 13, 2011, 19:17 GMT

    SAMMY is Westindies main JINX. Excellent start Ramdhin...Lets hope your batting shines and Sammy will be hoping even more that Stanford returns to Antigua!!! Well done WI....

  • Sam_k14 on October 13, 2011, 18:56 GMT

    This is not a surprising result. BD would have been in serious trouble if WI had players such as Gayle. BD team remains a very less than ordinary team

  • on October 13, 2011, 18:28 GMT

    A well deserved victory.The batting was superb.Once WI can put 250-260 on the board their bowling attack is good enough to defend same. The 2 ball rule will benefit the WI with their preference for the quicker stuff.Samuel's all round performance is truly helping the WI. Ramdhin's keeping was spectacular, is he sending us a message? U should not change a winning team. What do u think? Anything for WI success.

  • on October 13, 2011, 18:25 GMT

    Bangladesh should fire its CURATORs for this. No doubt about it Bangladesh need some foreign CURATORS badly and replace with the current. BCB should bring foreign CURATORs and trained its own. Even I think that BCB should bring "SOIL" from Australia or S.Africa to make the bouncy and lively pitch because our sub-continent "soil" doesn't contains necessary elements that can make pitch bouncy. I hope that BCB will pay attention to this matter as soon as possible.

  • on October 13, 2011, 18:03 GMT

    Dropped catches of Samuels and Pollard r main loosing cause for BD. got to work hard for next matches. keep it up

  • chicoguapo on October 13, 2011, 18:00 GMT

    Great match....great win West Indies, with more consistency you guys would be a force to be reckoned with soon...I have a comment about Bangladeshi cricketrs and I hope their supporters dont take it wrongly but give me their honest opinion...I have found from the series against zimbabwe and this two matches against the West Indies that Bangladeshi cricketers are very arrogant....look at the comments they make after each match..its like if they think way better than the rest...for example in the twety20 against west indies, Mushfiqur spoke as though there was no possibility they could have lost..if he had mishit, and they didnt win, would he have commented in a similar fashion? i think he would of because of arrogance...the same way his arrogance is leading him to make the comments he is making now...Accept when you are outplayed and correct your errors...I just think they speak in such an arrogant manner...

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  • chicoguapo on October 13, 2011, 18:00 GMT

    Great match....great win West Indies, with more consistency you guys would be a force to be reckoned with soon...I have a comment about Bangladeshi cricketrs and I hope their supporters dont take it wrongly but give me their honest opinion...I have found from the series against zimbabwe and this two matches against the West Indies that Bangladeshi cricketers are very arrogant....look at the comments they make after each match..its like if they think way better than the rest...for example in the twety20 against west indies, Mushfiqur spoke as though there was no possibility they could have lost..if he had mishit, and they didnt win, would he have commented in a similar fashion? i think he would of because of arrogance...the same way his arrogance is leading him to make the comments he is making now...Accept when you are outplayed and correct your errors...I just think they speak in such an arrogant manner...

  • on October 13, 2011, 18:03 GMT

    Dropped catches of Samuels and Pollard r main loosing cause for BD. got to work hard for next matches. keep it up

  • on October 13, 2011, 18:25 GMT

    Bangladesh should fire its CURATORs for this. No doubt about it Bangladesh need some foreign CURATORS badly and replace with the current. BCB should bring foreign CURATORs and trained its own. Even I think that BCB should bring "SOIL" from Australia or S.Africa to make the bouncy and lively pitch because our sub-continent "soil" doesn't contains necessary elements that can make pitch bouncy. I hope that BCB will pay attention to this matter as soon as possible.

  • on October 13, 2011, 18:28 GMT

    A well deserved victory.The batting was superb.Once WI can put 250-260 on the board their bowling attack is good enough to defend same. The 2 ball rule will benefit the WI with their preference for the quicker stuff.Samuel's all round performance is truly helping the WI. Ramdhin's keeping was spectacular, is he sending us a message? U should not change a winning team. What do u think? Anything for WI success.

  • Sam_k14 on October 13, 2011, 18:56 GMT

    This is not a surprising result. BD would have been in serious trouble if WI had players such as Gayle. BD team remains a very less than ordinary team

  • Maroon11 on October 13, 2011, 19:17 GMT

    SAMMY is Westindies main JINX. Excellent start Ramdhin...Lets hope your batting shines and Sammy will be hoping even more that Stanford returns to Antigua!!! Well done WI....

  • Sarfin on October 13, 2011, 19:28 GMT

    @chicoguapo, some players might have some attitude problems, but most of them are polite and they know their place. Unfortunately, they aren't sent to talk to media. Mushy didn't mean to be arrogant. He said that he was targeting the leg side boundary as it was shortest and a mishit might reach the boundary. But the heading of the report conveyed a wrong massage. Hope you understand

  • dulabhai on October 13, 2011, 19:30 GMT

    i though tamim iqbal's batting was poor. why can't he get past 10-15 runs in every match? he seems like a pretty ordinary batsman too me. and what's the deal with ashraful? another 2 run innings. why the selectors can't get rid of him to make way for someone who can really score some runs?

  • cricketdebator on October 13, 2011, 19:53 GMT

    Congratulations West Indies! Well done! However, don't let up now; just keep the momentum going. I always knew W.I could beat Bangladesh any day of the week, provided they play the game to their true potential. Nice innings by Samuels, and it was great to see Simmons getting his century at last. Come on Bravo! It's your turn to get a century. I'm looking forward to that. In the bowling department, Roach is rather dissapointing. He looks a mere shadow of the bowler who burst on the scene not so long ago with such great promise. I hope he has not lost focus and has become swell-headed.

  • ramps_wi on October 13, 2011, 20:02 GMT

    This WI team looked a well ballanced team without Sammy, congrats to them it was refreshing not to have sammy opening the bowling with Rampaul or coming in after Rampaul / Roach. Well done dinesh, excellent comeback and i hope Sammy needs to rest until the test series