Bangladesh v West Indies, 1st ODI, Khulna

Spinners set up big Bangladesh win

The Report by Siddhartha Talya

November 30, 2012

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Bangladesh 201 for 3 (Tamim 58, Naeem 50*) beat West Indies 199 (Narine 36, Gazi 4-29, Razzak 3-39) by seven wickets
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Sohag Gazi took four wickets on debut, Bangladesh v West Indies, 1st ODI, Khulna, November 30, 2012
Offspinner Sohag Gazi followed up his productive maiden Test series with an impressive showing on ODI debut © Associated Press
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Darren Sammy wanted West Indies to win the ODI series 5-0, but his team's batting revealed a self-destructive ability in the opening game in Khulna that shut out any hopes of a clean sweep. Instead, it was Bangladesh who were the winners, having beaten West Indies comprehensively despite the absence of their best player, Shakib Al Hasan, to injury. On a safely negotiable pitch, West Indies imploded against spin and lacked intensity in their defence of 199 after Tamim Iqbal delivered an attacking start to the chase. Offspinner Sohag Gazi shone again, picking up four wickets on ODI debut to follow up an impressive start to his Test career, and he was well supported by left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak, who chipped in with three.

There was some early assistance for seamers on the Khulna track but the spinners, who wreaked the most havoc, didn't find much turn or bounce. West Indies were not victims of the conditions, but their own lack of restraint when the situation demanded more caution than they exercised. Three of their batsmen holed out in the deep, including Chris Gayle in the 11th over shortly after he had smashed two sixes and four fours off seamers Mashrafe Mortaza and Abul Hasan. Gayle had welcomed Gazi into Test cricket with a six off his first ball; he tried to repeat the dose off Gazi's second ball in ODIs, but found Tamim at long-on who back-pedalled and took a difficult catch over his head just inside the ropes.

Marlon Samuels drove at one that didn't spin from Gazi, and edged a catch to slip; it meant West Indies had lost two of their most dangerous limited-overs batsmen in a space of less than three overs. West Indies scored 48 in their first 10 overs, and 22 in the 11 that followed.

Darren Bravo searched for opportunities, cutting and sweeping the spinners and taking Naeem Islam for 17 in one over. But West Indies were to slip again, as Kieron Pollard struck a long hop straight to midwicket in the 23rd over and Bravo followed in the next, sent back by his partner Devon Thomas when it was too late to refuse an attempt at a single.

The wickets, though, didn't stagnate the innings. Sammy and Thomas picked up boundaries amid a steady flow of singles but their attacking instincts got the better of them. Sammy was caught by Naeem just in front of the ropes after he'd moved to 10. Andre Russell failed to pick an arm ball from Razzak before Gazi picked up his third, thanks to another needless shot - played this time by Thomas - to long-on to make it three wickets in four overs.

Sunil Narine and Ravi Rampaul pulled out West Indies from the depths of 133 for 8, waiting for the batting Powerplay at the end of the 35th over to push the scoring. Deliveries bowled on the pads were flicked past fine leg; Narine pierced, and even cleared, the in-field on the off side for boundaries while Rampaul imparted more power into his shots, swatting Abul over long-on and smacking Mortaza over midwicket. The 52-run stand ended when Rampaul gloved Razzak to the keeper, but it still left his team defending a seemingly testing target.

Bangladesh, however, made it look easy, with a strong foundation for a chase set by an 88-run opening stand between Tamim Iqbal and debutant Anamul Haque. Tamim's intent was evident as early as the first over during which he charged out to Samuels to dispatch him past mid-off. His partner Anamul chose to drop anchor, while Tamim was free-flowing in his shot-making. He drove Rampaul on either side of the wicket, smashed Samuels for a six over extra cover and tore into Kemar Roach. He didn't hesitate to step out to the seamers either, and Roach, whom he took for 16 in one over, was slammed over extra cover for a flat six that took Tamim to his half-century.

Anamul was more subdued; he didn't move his feet much unlike Tamim, but was harsh on deliveries that were pitched short and gave him enough room. He slashed Rampaul and Roach through point and grew confident to drive Narine through the covers. By the time Tamim cut Narine to offer a catch to point, Bangladesh had raced to 88 in 15 overs. Anamul added a further 24 with Naeem, who made a significant contribution himself, scoring a half-century and being involved in 40-plus stands with Nasir Hossain and Mushfiqur Rahim. Bangladesh batted with assuredness in their reply, the ease with which they secured a win over a near full-strength West Indies side - with almost 10 overs to spare - is bound to boost their confidence for the upcoming games.

Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:43 GMT)

our team become real Tiger. well done tigers

Posted by Wahid145 on (December 2, 2012, 6:34 GMT)

well played BD GUyz :D i hope anamul haque keeps playing like this :)

Posted by pealivi on (December 1, 2012, 17:46 GMT)

WI have to do well in the 2nd ODI. Otherwise, serious questions will be asked of the coaches and team selectors. 50/50 is not 20/20; sixes don't win these sort of matches. Good partnerships and good running between wickets; singles and twos until batsmen are set. Gayle is Gayle, but cannot understand Sammy and Thomas throwing their wickets away at crucial times. What if Bravo, Samuels and Gayle fail? Is there nobody to hold his own? Eight wickets down in the 34th over!! Come on guys, back to basics!! There is need for more players like Samuels and Bravo in the 50/50 squad. Looking at Powell, Ramdin and perhaps Deonarine. Chanderpaul plays spin very well and can get four an over consistently against spinners. All I can say is good luck guys. I am sure you can do it. Ones, twos and fours is the way to go against BD's spinners. Let Gayle be Gayle cause he's damn good at his game!

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 1, 2012, 15:00 GMT)

@Tahsin Chowdhury - No! Tamim 5 successive 50s or more is not a record, that belongs to Javed Mianded who has 9 so its very unlikely he'll break it or match it. However, he does need 2 more to claim 2nd position.

Posted by   on (December 1, 2012, 11:45 GMT)

Best of luck bd.win next game and show your capability to world. now we are ICC ranking # 8. WI told 5-0 win. what a joke!!!!!!

Posted by Narbavi on (December 1, 2012, 10:08 GMT)

@Htc-Android : If they listen to your 'expert' comments then they will fall further

Posted by Extraz on (December 1, 2012, 9:04 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh you guys surely are improving day by day.Best of luck for the remaining matches from Pakistan.

Posted by   on (December 1, 2012, 8:02 GMT)

@spirit within ... This is not a solitary ODI win, Bangladesh are consistent enough in ODI's. This win was on the card after they won their last 2 matches out of 3 matches against India, Srilanka and just a mere 1 run defeat against Pakistan. If you talk about test matches .. They played only 2 tests in every year. So In that point of view they did give a fight in test series. And you know what, The wins in this Odi series ar more to come .. just wait till the series ends.Yesterday one jamaican said without shakib the team is very ordinary in the comment section and now its proven there are other players who can contributes. Isn't Tamim's consecutive 5th fifty a record ??? @cricinfo ...

Posted by sanay1988 on (December 1, 2012, 7:46 GMT)

Great to see bangladesh get back to winning ways.Bangladesh have unearthed a great talent in the form of sohag gazi.

Posted by wiinners on (December 1, 2012, 7:35 GMT)

The reason why BD is behind WI or other top class teams is that they need the likes of Shakib, Tamim, Nasir and Mushfiq more patience to make a double century and one or two make a century to win a test matches. At present, it is a team effort where most of the players contribute by making 50s that makes the test match enjoyable, but not enough to win a test match. This maturity of fishing long time will come if BD players play for five dayers both in national and international arena.

Posted by southsylhet on (December 1, 2012, 7:14 GMT)

Well done TIGERS,dont worry who is not in the !st eleven

Posted by   on (December 1, 2012, 6:51 GMT)

this time around Team Tigers really need to work hard to win the series

Posted by a.s.rifat on (December 1, 2012, 6:42 GMT)

who said anything about test !! when was your team when bangladesh beat full Strength india or srilanka in asia cup..or in 2005 the strong Australia team with Gilchrist,Ricky,Mcgrath,Gillespi :p @spiritwithin

Posted by unlocker on (December 1, 2012, 6:03 GMT)

bangladesh next series when ? they have any match with other team in 2012 seasons ?

Posted by Love_Tiger_Cricket on (December 1, 2012, 5:57 GMT)

After watching the 2 tests & the 1st ODI several thoughts jumps out. FIRST, we got to find a suitable partner for Tamim. SECOND, Abul Hassan will not bat at #10 for too long. Heck, he might even become the Shane Watson of BD (opener+fast bowler). THIRD, despite his valuable contribution of 42 in the 1st ODI, Amanul Haque lacks the instinct or skills to be the opener (DJG Sammy beat him to the off stumps at least a dozen times). FOURTH, we got to address Mushfiq's lost ability with the bat. The Mushfiq we have come to know in last few years appears to have taken a vacation. FIFTH, the BD coach must address the lack of our players' footwork while attempting to square-drive. SIXTH, Sohag Gazi must immediately be given the same contract as the other elite BD players. This guy can not only bowl with precision and reliability, he is also very good with the bat. LASTLY, the current group of BD players can compete with ANY team ONLY if somebody can teach them how to leave the bad balls alone.

Posted by tawhid.Dhaka on (December 1, 2012, 5:25 GMT)

to Mr. spiritwithin, 1st of all, for your kind information this win is not "a solitary win" for Bangladesh. I hope you can remember our recent performance where you can see 2consecutive win against India (Chasing 293) and Srilanka at asia cup. Just 3runs defeat at Final against Pak. So it is 3win in 4match against big teams. I can add another thing-last time we meet WI before 30th Nov, WI ware bowled out for just 61run which was an answer of WC-2011. I hope BD team will do the same at TEST match very soon Ifffff ICC give them enough chance. BD team get 4tests in average in a year. So how can they prove themselves.

Posted by   on (December 1, 2012, 5:19 GMT)

@Spirit Within: Please check your General Knowledge a bit.. it is Bangladesh's 03 rd ODI win in last 05 matches played by them this year...wins are against India(Sachin's 100 of Hundreds match ), Sri Lanka and West Indies ..current win with 04 new players and without their celebrity player Sakib Al Hasan against WI who just won T20I World Cup..

Posted by   on (December 1, 2012, 5:12 GMT)

WI sent home the best batsman, after deciding a long time ago that he cannot play ODI's any longer. They sent home Deonarine who made the highest score in the last regional tournament. They drop Bishoo for no reason after instructing him how and what line to bowl. They kept Permaul but rested him. They do not consider Sarwarn`s return. WI still have to make a big decision on playing two separate teams in cricket but the issue is where to place Sammy.

I must say to all cricketing fans that Bangladesh is really coming to terms and developing fast in ODI`s. They are indeed no push over and should not be taken lightly.

I can understand that you cannot win all the games but to lose like this should be a worry and concern for the WI management.

I do hope they WI can make a turn around or the twenty20 championship win could be a fluke in the eyes of many.

Posted by fanacric on (December 1, 2012, 3:49 GMT)

@ Mr. Siddhartha Talya .......what do you mean by near full-strength WI team? Do you want to undermine BD's win? Then what about Bangladesh? Our best player Shakib (as you wrote) didn't play and with four debutant players BD beat WI. What about that? I think you wanted to remind us about our series win in West Indies by saying that we won against a 2nd team. However, in the records you cannot do that, eh! The records will say how many times BD have won as well as lost to WI. There is no chance to write 2nd team in the bracket! In that case, I really feel bad for you guys!

Posted by WesternB on (December 1, 2012, 3:45 GMT)

When the BD team will be experienced!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The selectors need some rest. One team of 13 man should be maintain for at least two years. Do not want to see any more debutant.

Posted by QTS_ on (December 1, 2012, 3:42 GMT)

@spiritwithin: And that is the reason why that win is part of Kenyan cricket folklore. Kenya did well on that occasion and Bangladesh did well yesterday. More importantly, the Bangladesh team is planning to build on the win and carry the confidence on to the next match, instead of getting carried away. That is more important than what some fans might make you believe.

Posted by QTS_ on (December 1, 2012, 3:40 GMT)

Well played. Anamul's footwork seemed imperfect, so it might be prudent of the coach to help fix it before letting him play on seaming wickets. Abul bowled well initially, and had a catch dropped off him. However, I would not recommend Shafiul or Rubel in his place, since they do not usually have much impact anyway. At least Abul's batting might come to use on occasions. If another choice like Nazmul is not available, Bangladesh might as well play with eleven players with credible batting capabilities.

Posted by fanacric on (December 1, 2012, 3:25 GMT)

@ spiritwithin ........oh really! Do you really think BD fans are funny? I think you are funny because of your comment that Kenya ("once"!) beat WI in World Cup ( u say 11 debutant?!!)! Well then what about Bangladesh when they first played World Cup in 1999 and beat full-strength Pakistan comprising of .....whatever......whatever - I just don't wanna mention those famous names! By the way, where is your Kenya now? And whose making fuss? BD fans? Surely not! So, next time, before you write something, think about it 10 times whether you should write or not!!

Posted by   on (December 1, 2012, 3:16 GMT)

Bangladesh won match in dashing style with four debutantes and without there best player Shakib Al Hasan!!!

Now that's impressive!

Posted by Nawsad on (December 1, 2012, 3:12 GMT)

when Bd wins,why people dont wantto give full credit to bd but when loose every1 does the opposite?Gentlemen give respect always where it is due.btw i am not sure cricinfo would publish my comment!

Posted by   on (December 1, 2012, 2:43 GMT)

oh great performance. this is actually great but they should ponder about their test performance.wishing every body.

Posted by r0ketman on (December 1, 2012, 1:52 GMT)

@spiritwithin: I think you are missing the point BD fans were making. The reson most of the fans pointed out that BD was playing without Shakib, as well as played with 4 inexperienced players, is in response to the article itself. Sidharth Talya very craftily pointed out that WI was "Near full strength", making it seem to a reader that BD did not beat a proper WI team. The writer failed to back up his statement, as he did not mention why he thought it was only a "near" but not really full strength WI team. Yet, no where in this article did he mention BD was playing 4 players who never played ODIs before. That leaves a BD fan to believe that the mention of "near full" strength was intentional in an attempt to tone down the BD victory. WI team had the option of picking the same team that beat NZ recently at home. Apart from Russell, the team looks identical. This is the "Full" strength WI team, taking cheap shots to downplay BD win is uncalled for.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 1, 2012, 1:38 GMT)

@legaleagle - lolz weren't you the one that said in the preview article of this ODI that West Indies will 'decimate' Bangladesh 5-0 and Shakib is ordinary? :D

Posted by   on (December 1, 2012, 1:08 GMT)

go go tigers all the best

Posted by   on (December 1, 2012, 0:55 GMT)

@spiritwithin im not sure what your point is. bd fans are talking about four debutants because its has been pointed out that they played against a near full-strength WI team. and yes you did not take anything away from this win, but you tried. also in the kenya match, that wasnt their debut intr match...check the stats before using such examples.neither of the teams were full-strength. but only one of them was mentioned in the article.

Posted by   on (December 1, 2012, 0:43 GMT)

Don't get carried away with one win, as a WI supporter i cant tell you it means nothing if u don't win the series, We have been there.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 23:38 GMT)

Where is Badree.... The find of the World T20 for West Indies, Left Out...!?

Posted by ph_younus on (November 30, 2012, 22:53 GMT)

I think Indians shud learn to appreciate someones achievement. i dont knw wt da hell wrong wit thz guys,if BD fans get crazy after a win let them being crazy,try to see the love of BD fans to the cricket. Rubbish

Posted by bangshi on (November 30, 2012, 21:44 GMT)

Tigers roar once a again. BD is very dangerous team in home ground & a lots of possibility to reach the top of the apex of cricket. just need time. we love this game very much & always will be.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 30, 2012, 20:48 GMT)

I thought Darren Sammy and some fans said West Indies will win this 5-0? can eat your own words now even your easy predictions are wrong ;)"

Posted by spiritwithin on (November 30, 2012, 20:14 GMT)

lol funny how BD fans r constantly keep talking about how their team with four debutants beat full strength WI side,well in 1996 WC Kenya with no international experience(u may say 11 debutants) beat the WI side comprising Lara,Richardson,Hooper,Walsh,Ambrose etc,so dont make such a big fuss on this issue,where was ur team when they played with full strength in Tests??not taking anything away from the win but fans r making lots of noises that too for a solitary ODI wins

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 19:25 GMT)

WOW !!! What a fantastic win !!! But still lack of a pace bowler, prefer Shafiul or Rubel instead of Abul. Anamul passed for this level I think, Sohag was brilliant under Mr. Saqlain Mushtaq but Abul may be not prepared for this level of bowling. Tamim played awesome, but he should to carry. Mashrafe, Razzak, Nayeem, Nasir as like them super. Hopefully we could give some more tough fight to West Indians. Best Of Luck BD TIGERS !!!:):):)

Posted by AzAb12754 on (November 30, 2012, 19:19 GMT)

But I really love the way lower ranked teams are taking their Cricket and if only the ICC cannot let these teams like Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Ireland, Afghanistan etc slip away from their hands and create a plan or program for them to play plenty of Cricket from top to bottom then Cricket as a sport has a wonderful future.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (November 30, 2012, 19:14 GMT)

Bangladesh will be okay in limited overs now but tests there's still a lot of work which needs to be done I mean we lack the patience to stay in the crease for long periods, play unnecessary and/or careless shots, managing lots of short balls and then on our bowling side, giving in when the same pair of batsman has stayed in the crease for more than a couple of hours, more defensive etc so you can see the problems Bangladesh have in tests so that's why its important we revamp our first class structure, alter some of our pitches i.e. to provide bounce etc so the problems can be fixed. Also I see no reason why we cannot raise test matches against teams like New Zealand and especially Zimbabwe to 3 instead of 2 so that way Bangladesh will be playing well over 50 test matches in the next 8 years. Also would be of an advantage if Bangladesh play in some or lots of 3/4 day games against Domestic sides or International sides like Ireland abroad to further enhance their skills.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 19:14 GMT)

Once again well done BD Teams, hopefully same result will be for 2nd ODI, best of luck

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 18:43 GMT)

Well done tigers. Mr Talya by writing nearly full strength wi team What does u mean? Do u want to add Lara Richard. Don't u remember that this team has won the 20-20 cup.

Posted by ZsZs on (November 30, 2012, 18:33 GMT)

@ Paul Ramraj - Shiv last played an ODI 1 year and 7 months ago. He is not a regular fixture in ODI anymore. Get your facts straight and don't assume. This was a full strength team.

Posted by kumarsSansai on (November 30, 2012, 18:14 GMT)

@ Alaul Ashraf Showrav, Buddy, We accepting BD doing well Really good. So don't worry about it. Wish You all the best for next match.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 18:08 GMT)

great performence by bangladesh . no sakib but still bangladesh win very easy way actualy fantastic, superb.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 18:08 GMT)

@saurav shaha soummo, absolutely right.... this man Siddhart Taleya is a typical indian fish... who hardly want to give credits to Bangladesh when it deserves.....

Posted by Htc-Android on (November 30, 2012, 17:49 GMT)

if bangladesh fix their pace bowling, they will become a good team in ODIs. They should hire a pace bowling coach or something.

Posted by hasib9 on (November 30, 2012, 17:48 GMT)

I agree that there is absolutely no need for Naeem. Mahmudullah bowls well and Nasir Hussain can also bowl. Jahurul to replace Naeem would be a good idea for the 2nd ODI. From 3rd ODI, Shakib can take the spot. And Anamul should not take up too many deliveries early on and put pressure on himself. Best of luck.

Posted by saif_bd007 on (November 30, 2012, 17:46 GMT)

@ANISUR: Yeah its TAMIM's 5th Fifty in as many games...but I am worried of another Habibul Basar in making!!! Mr. Fifty????

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 17:46 GMT)

love u bangladeshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....carry on

Posted by saif_bd007 on (November 30, 2012, 17:41 GMT)

@ Morshed Alam: Add Sid Talia... and that makes a full strength WI team!!!! ho ho ho...

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 30, 2012, 17:40 GMT)

lolz some worried fans were asking Bangladesh to be removed well good luck! I doubt it as long as we're producing players, performing and have packed grounds. I think Sammy and some fans said 5-0 West Indies lol man I love Cricket.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 30, 2012, 17:35 GMT)

According to fans of the other teams, another one of these 'rare' flukes from Bangladesh hehehe hope they know the definition of a fluke. Beating teams small and especially big in the past 2 years like England, West Indies, New Zealand, Ireland, India, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka etc many times is a fluke even though it goes against the definition. We even beaten South Africa this year though I have to admit it was their second string but nevertheless its a win mind you even some of our top players weren't playing either anyway yeah also we also in our under-19 level beaten teams above us like Pakistan and Sri Lanka so yeah I'm happy. Some of you critics need to go back in history from the moment Bangladesh got full status in 2000 and see how gradually they have climbed up till 2012 so far, our future is clear bless ya! :P

Posted by hasib9 on (November 30, 2012, 17:29 GMT)

I must congratulate the selectors for picking Gazi. Now we have variety in the bowling. Thanks for finally getting rid of players like Ashraful and Siddique with low 20s averages. Look for a left handed fast bowler to pair with Mortaza. We should won this series.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 17:16 GMT)

we r proud of our tigers.. because they have been fighting for many days,but weren't getting good result. at present they r showing consecutive result. it's good job for our countrymen.. bravo tigers!!

Posted by TIGER_THE_KILLER on (November 30, 2012, 17:14 GMT)

where is lealegle? plzz come if u r honest..u said before the series start inshaAllah WI will tortured bd..shakib is an average player.again said inshaAllah Wi WILL HAMMERED BD. may ALLAH give reward the better team brother in five match odi.As a Bangladeshi i wish Pakistan to do well.

Posted by WorldWideCricket on (November 30, 2012, 17:05 GMT)

Congratulation Tigers ! Well played. All the best to take series. An special thanks to ALL Sri Lankan fans who did not hesitate to praise BD's win. We Bangladeshis love Sri lankans and Sri Lanka Cricket !

Posted by Mullick on (November 30, 2012, 16:57 GMT)

I totally agree with Anwar Chowdhury. And to Mr. Lodi who do you think should not have played for WI? Narine did not do well in Tests but still was included in ODI team because he is a specialist bowler for ODI and T20s. If Best was playing Ravi Rampaul would have been side lined. You said you were not taking the credit away from the Tigers but you have indeed tried. And to Fairooz, I am not speaking for Naeem but don't be so complacent. The situation did not demand risky stroke play by any batsman and none of them did. Naeem was not having good time in his previous ODI outings. So, of course he had to play for himself. I do not think this caused any extra pressure on other batsmen, at least in this match of a low target after the way the bowlers restricted WI. If WI was sloppy today, they were made so by the bowlers.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 16:50 GMT)

Do you think Chanderpal could have helped?

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 16:46 GMT)

well done bangal best of luck 4 wi

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 16:42 GMT)

Siddhartha Talya wrote.... Bangladesh secured a win over a "near full-strength West Indies side".... Had it been India or any other bigger cricketing nation, instead of Bangladesh,would he write the same? I smell a snob is rotting behind his writing.Pathetic...

Posted by kumarsSansai on (November 30, 2012, 16:19 GMT)

Bangladesh is growing good. Just they need to continue same rhythm. Lets see next match.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 16:19 GMT)

This was a low scoring game.....understandable that the ball wasn't coming to the bat very nicely. What frightens me is Naeem's strike rate. 280+ scores will become difficult to reach with such an strike rate. His overall ODI strike rate is no different. Wish good luck for Naeem and hope he can rotate his strike more frequently.

Posted by Smack-DAT on (November 30, 2012, 16:17 GMT)

Great going BD, keep up the momentum, all the best..

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 16:17 GMT)

What a show By Bangladesh with 4 young debutants and with no Shakib against the mighty and star studded team W. Indies ! Amazing! And how well all the debutant played in the game, especially Shohag Gazi!! It's proved now that BD has lot of young raw talents! Now BD needs to nurture them properly to become the cricket super power within next ten years of time!!!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 16:15 GMT)

Mr. Siddhartha Talya very strangely didn't focus some of the very interesting facts in this article, which are as follows: 1) Tamim scored fifth consecutive half centuries including today's match, 2) BD played with 4 young debutants in this match, 3) Today BD was playing only the 5th One day match in this year and after a long gap of 7 months after the Asia cup! And this is their 3rd win in all the 5 matches played this year! 4) With four young debutants in the game, and with no Shakib, it seems like that BD was in half of their strength! Moreover very funnily Siddhartha Talya wrote here in this article that W. Indies was "near full-strength"! Wasn't this W. Indies team a full strength team today, which included the super star players like Gayle, Samuels, Bravo, Pollard, Russel, Narine, Roach, Rampal with Simmons, Sammy & Thomas???

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 16:07 GMT)

When u write about a near full strength West Indies ( without Chanderpaul), then u must say that Bangladesh team was half of their strength as the best of the bests Shakib - Al - Hasan did not play !!! Aftab and Alok Kapali not in form ! and Ashraful dropped !!! Hasan taken ahead of Rubel !!! Come on man ! there were 4 debutants in the match. Bangladesh was no where near there fullest strength but this team combination worked very good for them....!

Posted by Legaleagle on (November 30, 2012, 15:54 GMT)

Clinical performance by Bangladesh!! Phenomenal debut by Suhag. West Indies showed lack of application and intent.

Again, well played Bangladesh!

Posted by tappee74 on (November 30, 2012, 15:49 GMT)

Unknown to the West Indies selectors and officials,there is a batsman by the name of Shivnarine Chanderpaul who could have made a difference.His records in ODI is phenomenal,yet a narrow minded bunch of people think differently.These are the ones that are killing WI cricket.The man just concluded a tour with an avg: of 354 runs and a strikre rate of over 50.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 15:46 GMT)

"a near full-strength West Indies side" mentioned by the writer Siddhartha Talya... This is quite embarrassing for the West Indian selectors... LOL

Posted by swat1999 on (November 30, 2012, 15:46 GMT)

Wel done Tigers, I see lot of discipline in Bangladesh squad, this is a good sign for Bangladesh. Bangladesh did exceptionaly wel despite initially drop catch. Keep it up Tigers

Posted by zaman2012 on (November 30, 2012, 15:32 GMT)

Bagladeshis should not get too carried away. The series has just started. The hallmark of a good team is its consistency. And they should figure out how to manage Shakib's workload. He seems to be their go to man in all formats. Good to see they performed admirably in his absence.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 15:29 GMT)

@Siddhartha Talya....can you tell us, what will be the full strength WI team?

Posted by Prabhash1985 on (November 30, 2012, 15:28 GMT)

Congratulations .... Wish you all the best for the rest of the tournament... This must be a big day for you... :) From Sri Lanka...

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 15:27 GMT)

Bangladesh have won the match convincingly without Shakib!!! This is really a good sign for them...

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 15:19 GMT)

well done bangladesh !!!!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 15:05 GMT)

can Gibson remind us who in this team other than Gayle was/is so good that they could kick & keep Chanderpaul out of the ODI team? He needs his head examined. with all those big hitters in the side wouldn't it be wise to have some1 with a steady head who can fight through tough situations like this match that we lost? wham bam thank u mam wont come off all the time. >:(

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 15:00 GMT)

Today BD was playing only the 5th One day match in this year and after a long gap of 7 months and first match after the Asia cup! But u saw the amazing result! The Tigers totally outplayed the mighty W. Indies in every department of the game and win with 10 overs to spare! Superb ! And this is their 3rd win in all the 5 matches played this year with 2 very close defeats against Pakistan in the Asia Cup!! Bravo Bangladesh!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 14:59 GMT)

WOW !!! What a fantastic win !!! But still lack of a pace bowler, prefer Shafiul or Rubel instead of Abul. Anamul passed for this level I think, Sohag was brilliant under Mr. Saqlain Mushtaq but Abul may be not prepared for this level of bowling. Tamim played awesome, but he should to carry. Mashrafe, Razzak, Nayeem, Nasir as like them super. Hopefully we could give some more tough fight to West Indians. Best Of Luck BD TIGERS :):):)!!!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 14:50 GMT)

What a show By Bangladesh with 4 young debutants and with no Shakib against the mighty and star studded team W. Indies ! Amazing! And how well all the debutant played in the game, especially Shohag Gazi!! Its proved now that BD has lot of young raw talents! Now BD needs to nurture them properly to become the cricket super power within next ten years of time!!!

Posted by lyl67 on (November 30, 2012, 14:49 GMT)

W Indies selectors did not select the correct team. Simmonds have not been performing for a long time. Puts the team under pressure with his scoring rate. Changes are to be made for Sunday's match . Narine out, Simmonds out, Russell out, how about Smith, Permaul or Deonarine who is getting a raw deal by the W.I selectors. Better test bowler and batsman than Narine. Captain marvel has played some rash shots on tour and must play a better captain's role, if You talk the talk, you must walk the walk. Clive Lloyd wold of inserted the opposition.

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (November 30, 2012, 14:39 GMT)

@Reuelsean SO leaving out Powell Chanderpaul and Ramdin all 3 which scored big tons in the test series over here in good nick and used to the pitches for Simmons Thomas and Pollard doesn't have an affect ? leaving out both Best and Edwards ? come on this is ridiculous I know Ramdin and Chnaderpaul are not in the ODI squad but I'm not sure I understand this unless Chanderpaul wants to rest only playing Tests now but Thomas for Ramdin makes no sense for any reason 1)Ramdin is already used to conditions 2)he got an unbeaten ton so is in good touch 3)Narine is the only spinner in 11 and Ramdin has keept to him for years for T&T yet W.I want to bring in Thomas for what ?

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 14:38 GMT)

WI is at its full strengh after many years. They are so full that there are competetions for spots. Best/Endward cannot make a place despite their strong shwoing in tests because there are better ODI specialists in Roach/Ramdin. Gayle destroys teams by himself. Add to that Samuels, Bravo and Pollard. This WI can beat any team on their day. Tigers had a plan and showed their skills today. Cheers to the tigers!!!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 14:25 GMT)

'Near-full strength' side? LOL! Chris Gayle, M Samuels, Kemar Roach.....hahaha!!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 14:16 GMT)

Four young debutants in the game, and no Shakib Al Hasan, so actually it seems like that BD was in half of their strength but very funnily Siddhartha Talya wrote here in this article that W. Indies was "near full-strength". Can u plz tell me who is missing here for W. Indies? Rather this W. Indies team is a current super power of World Cricket & a full strength team which included the super star players like Gayle, Samuels, Bravo, Pollard, Russel, Narine, Roach, Rampal with Simmons, Sammy & Thomas. And u see Bangladesh were never been in any sorts of trouble to coast the victory with no sign of any hiccup whatsoever. The Tigers totally outplayed (win on 10 overs to spare!) the super power & the current T20 world champion in every department of the game: batting, bowling & fielding!!! Bravo the Royal Bengal Tigers! You are roaring high!!!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 13:55 GMT)

Today WI was sloppy. I dont want 2 take any credit away from Tigers but WI wasnt up 2 their standard. Best, Edwards or permaul should have been playing. They did very good compare to Narine in tests. WI also was a batsman short. Tigers played some good cricket. Specially since they are without Shakib. Shakibs absence hurts their bowling more. they are playing with 4 genuine bowlers ( 2 pace and 2 spin) and 3 part time spinners. Risky if pacers start going for runs, Musfi gotta finish close to 20 overs with part timers. Anywayz hoping for a great 2nd match. Go Tigers :)

Posted by Dipssy on (November 30, 2012, 13:51 GMT)

In ODIs Bangladesh become a very good team.They played very well in this year.They won 3 matches in last 5 matches.Hope they become a very strong team soon.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 13:48 GMT)

We shouldn't be too complacent with such victories.... as victories will soon become a habit in home conditions. We should look into the ways how things could have improved. The match could have been over by the 36th/37th Over in the BD Innings, and should have been. Naeem batted like BD batsmen of early 2002/2003. He was there to stay in the wicket to show selectors that he can bat. Although he scored 50*, he played for himself not for the team. And he added pressure for which both Anamul and Nasir lost their wickets. Any batsman apart from Junaid needs to come instead of Naeem. We already found Sohag and Mahmudullah is there so no need of Naeem... seriously.

Posted by bleedingice on (November 30, 2012, 13:47 GMT)

the need to have another spinner, permaul should be on this team, they are playing on the sub continent for goodness sake...dont wait anymore, learn ur lesson the way the english did with panesar and move on.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 13:46 GMT)

I think to Mr.Siddhartha Talya a WI team with Viv, Lara, Marshall, Garner is full-strength team! You are 30 years late my friend, this was their full strength team, and Bangladesh beat them with 4 newcomers. Since you criticize our cricket whenever possible, you should have the decency to give credit when it is due.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 13:45 GMT)

" A near full strength West Indies side " . This says it all. They cannot be full strength when they leave out a batsman who is the most reliable in one day and test matches. His average and strike rate is higher than most of the current SPECIALIST OF ONE DAY CRICKET. WI selectors need to open their eyes and get someone who can hold the batting line up together. I am talking about CHANDERPAUL.

Posted by Dreamscrapper on (November 30, 2012, 13:29 GMT)

Bangladesh is probably the first team to place FOUR débutantes in a single match and they won it with decent style. Though playing with half-strength team they dominated the game from first to last against a nearly full-strength West Indies and won it memorably. Bravo!!! Tigers! All the best for the next ODIs!!

Posted by gudolerhum on (November 30, 2012, 13:27 GMT)

Always dangerous to talk of a clean sweep before the series has even started and Sammy, buoyed by the Test success, fell into this trap. He needs to regroup his team if they are going to make BD work harder for success. CH Gayle allows his own success to spil his ability. He thinks he can bully every bowler every delivery, sorry but that is not how life is and the team suffers as a result. I hope he is not slipping back into his old habits.

Posted by CrICkeeet on (November 30, 2012, 13:13 GMT)

When BD played bad some people become SPECIALIST about them! now this is d perfect REPLY! NO SHAKIB & FOUR DEBUT!!! bt still manage to HAMMERED WI.....I'M very confused that any other TEST Playing NATION can hammered like that with 4 DEBUT & without THEIR BEST PLAYER......

Posted by yorkslanka on (November 30, 2012, 13:08 GMT)

well done to Bangladesh, great result for you guys..congrats...will be an interesting series...

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 13:06 GMT)

Sammy needs to learn to bat if he wants to keep his place as captain

Posted by ODOM1 on (November 30, 2012, 12:41 GMT)

Well played Bangladesh but dont get too corky, WI coming from three straight wins appears to be overconfident but if they settle down it will be a different story. Both teams need to take the next game seriously.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 12:37 GMT)

If it is a nearly full strength WI side, someone please let me know the Full strength WI side..........

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 12:36 GMT)

Bangladesh lost the test matches only for the lack of patience I think. Tigers are capable enough to beat any team in one-day matches. In tests, the should've been more patient.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 12:31 GMT)

Bangladesh played well in the test match though they lost the matches but they played at their best. And today BD played nicely against West Indies. If we see recent past scenario Bangladesh has done well in the Asia cup & they manage to play final match & was lost in a narrow margin against Pakistan. And I think now Bangladesh are playing constant cricket which is really significant for the team. Still we have to play 4 matches. So best of luck Bangladesh team.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 12:26 GMT)

No surprises just disappointment. Excuses, excuses and more excuses. They have good spinners, we have good pace bowlers. They played their best spinners we didn't play our 'best' pacers. They won we lost, end of matter. With the right pace attack 199 would have been enough. Farewell to the pts ranking. Well played Bangla. Wake up WI. By the way it's time to rest Sunil. He is low on confidence.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 12:22 GMT)

No body Mentioned that its Tamim Iqbal's 5th Consecutive 50+ Innings...way to go Tamim

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 12:20 GMT)

We played four debutants, I repeat, FOUR. We didn't have our best player, Shakib. That already HALVES our strength on the papers and still we clinched a win against a NEAR FULL-STRENGTH Windies!! Indians, broaden your vision and start to recognise our improvement with a pure heart.

Posted by SuperSharky on (November 30, 2012, 12:16 GMT)

The West Indies (2004 Champions Trophy Winners & 2012 T20 World Champs) is no easy limited overs team. This was a very impressive win by Bangladesh. And a real surprise to me.

Posted by Sadequl on (November 30, 2012, 12:14 GMT)

Ty @ Tasneem Raihan for you comments about BD [04] debutantes atm but why cant BD stay confident enough to this debutantes that is the question. No one is getting depth of the problem or what so ever. Everytime BD is having 1 or 2 debutantes each of their series & whole team is having another young average aged fresh leg to be there to bit the opponent as always. We saw how & what Arjuna/De-silva, Ganguly/Dravir or Younus did for their cricket to dominate & guide their team in top level with their huge experience & knowledge. Why BD can't also have something similar with the teams to do so & they also produced some top class cricketers in recent years too. Hope to see someone to be as a continuous performer among those fresh legs to stuck hard in to the team for a longer period of time.

Posted by Reuelsean on (November 30, 2012, 12:13 GMT)

@SIRSOBERZ, W.I didn't lose this game because of team selection. The game was lost because of shot selection. We could change the team with a million and one different combinations, but it wont make a diff if we play the way we did in this match. We need to play better Cricket, and stop underestimating Bangladesh.

Posted by Midonoff on (November 30, 2012, 12:09 GMT)

Only the first game BD supporters, lets wait and see if the first game was a fluke.

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (November 30, 2012, 11:43 GMT)

Regardless of team selection well played to the young Bangladesh team still, Tamim Iqbal is one of the best in the world right now he deserves some big IPL money great to watch

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 30, 2012, 11:40 GMT)

Its funny that Bangladesh though blessed with SLA bowlers a lot of them yet their small fraction of leg and off bowlers also possess the talent and just need maturing. Marshall is another young talent an all-rounder I should say that can bowl fantastic leg breaks. Saw him at BPL but its true kids see kids be...

Posted by ozwriter on (November 30, 2012, 11:39 GMT)

wow, really didnt expect this result from bangladesh. sohag gazi seems like he has the goods.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 11:35 GMT)

Congratulation to the tigers for wonderful show n superb team effort made easy to win over westindies who r the betterside than bd

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 30, 2012, 11:32 GMT)

Seriously though!, this is an upset considering the amount of newcomers that have played in this match for Bangladesh and the loss of Sir Shakib Al Hasan. I think it will be a great series though 3-2 to either side.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 30, 2012, 11:30 GMT)

For those teams that want to know how to get rid of the dangerman Chris Gayle, just ask Sohag Gazi ;)

Posted by PACERONE on (November 30, 2012, 11:24 GMT)

Good win by Bangladesh.Their young players are playing with hunger in their bellies.Trying hard to do the best they can and succeeding.W.I on the other hand keep playing the same guys when there are lots of young good players available.Why was Permaul not playing instead of Russel.Young Holder should of been given a game before it is a do or die situation.Like I said before there was no need to rush Roach back when Delorn Johnson is available.Sammy's captaincy cannot save us.We have to start selecting better balanced teams.Taller bowlers,left hand to give the team variety.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 11:23 GMT)

losing a bright prospect like manzarul islam rana forever, then the ICL debacle, due to which many major players of our lost their good momentum & form; i.e. aftab ahmed, for a new cricketing nation like us, i consider those as major blows. but still, we are going relatively fine, didn't bog down that much as many anti expected, with all the negative criticism we are strongly blessed with many shining stars like shakib, tamim, nasir, razzaq, mahmudullah, nayeem, gazi, mushfiq & co. ( at least, for now, we don't get to see funny looking pull shots of habibur).. bravo our cricketers, it was a good win against the t-20 champions, now try to be consistent in rest of the series & make it really really difficult for sehwag kind of antis to criticize you!!

p.s. Tamim's answer to Sehwag: Take That !!

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (November 30, 2012, 11:17 GMT)

1.Gayle .2 D.Smith 3.K.Powell 4.D.Bravo 5.Samuels 6.Thomas(w) .7 Russell/Pollard (no space for both W.I need more real batsman or bowlers not bits and pieces all roudners) 8. Sammy(c) 9.Roach 10.Best 11.Edwards/Holder/Rampaul or Permaul this is team I'd like to see.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 11:17 GMT)

@Siddhartha Talya how was West Indies a near full-strength side? Bd played 4 debutants in this match while Shakib was missing. Considering this fact, Bangladesh was almost a half-strength side today. Your statement is a blatant attempt of belittling BD's effort. @Cricinfo plz publish my comment; you didn't publish my first commet.

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (November 30, 2012, 11:07 GMT)

WHERE TO START ? lets just look at the selection why why why is Simmons back opening or even in the team ? Why is Dwayne Smith and Keiron Powell not playing ? why when Best was the best bowler v Bangladesh is he not in the odi 11 ? Why is Narine when he was the worst and the Banglas clearly had no problem with him ? why is Edwards not playing but Roach who has just arrived after long injury is why is Rampaul? again when both Best and Edwards pace showed to be more dangerous for the Bnagladeshis ? why is Thomas drafted into ODI team when Ramdin got 100 not out in the test series already out here ? why is Pollard at 5 ? this guy is not a top5 batsman I could go on but W.I return to the shambles we have seen in the past yrs no organization or team unity just look like guys thrown together at last minute with no kind of plan !

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 11:06 GMT)

Bangladesh batted with assuredness in their reply, the ease with which they secured a win over a "near full-strength" West Indies side. near full-strength?? are you kidding me?? who wasn't there? Dinesh Ramdin? Tino Best? why were they left out? injury?? Bangladesh played with 4 debutants and without Shakib.

Posted by Sadequl on (November 30, 2012, 11:02 GMT)

CH Gayle c Mahmudullah b Sohag Gazi 24 [1st test 1st innings], CH Gayle c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Rubel Hossain 19 [1st test 2nd innings],

CH Gayle c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Sohag Gazi 25 [2nd test 1st innings], CH Gayle not out 20 [2nd test 2nd innings],

CH Gayle c Tamim Iqbal b Sohag Gazi 35 [1st match of the ODI Series]

Just wonder when he would get free of that scale & what will happen next but still though its a big win for Sohag as a debutante.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:54 GMT)

The current super power of world cricket, W. Indies is beaten humiliatingly with 10 overs to spare by the Royal Bengal Tigers even without their super man Shakib AL Hasan!!! Without a Shakib BD was measured with a great bowler & a great batsman short, but at the end what a result it is!!!

Posted by RustyBD on (November 30, 2012, 10:53 GMT)

"they secured a win over a near full-strength West Indies side" . lol you just have to tell it !! how about Bangladesh team ? with FOUR debutants Bangladesh were not even half full strength.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:52 GMT)

Man ... the Bangladesh team really played exceptionally well today... executed their plans brilliantly.. had different strategies for every west indies batsmen and forced them to play false shots...and the way they chased down the target was really professional... seems like our Tigers are really now growing their claws and a killer instinct to hunt anyone or everyone... bravo our Tigers...

Posted by Shortcuts on (November 30, 2012, 10:48 GMT)

Brilliant young tigers! even without Saqibul you can still do it but I still think West Indies will win this 3-2 but your performances overall so far in this series and hopefully come the end has been on a positive note well done!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:47 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh :D What a comprehensive win!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:46 GMT)

Well Done Bangladesh. Good performance. Bangladesh has a decent team in One day/T20 format, but still long way to go in Test arena. Most of the Bangladeshi batsmen can't resist themselves from playing unnecessary ambitious shots, when stuck in the middle with few dot balls. We have seen this today as well.

Posted by Sabbir007 on (November 30, 2012, 10:44 GMT)

Great start for tigers! It shows, Bangladesh have the ability to defeat any big ones easily in limited overs! Someone questioned about the ability in test, but if a side get chance to play a test after one years interval each time, how can they progress? Bangladesh get chance to play plenty limited overs and the results shows the improvements now!!!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:44 GMT)

Bangladesh played really very well :) and we hope bangladesh will win this Serise Best of luck Bangladesh Cricket team

Posted by AKM_Saifullah on (November 30, 2012, 10:44 GMT)

What is the point of saying "near full strength" West Indies side? It can also be said that Bangladesh were a "near full strength" side too in the absence of Shakib Al Hasan. Yes, West Indian batsmen did implode. Most of the time that happens to the loosing side. Wrong shot selection. Lets give some credit to this Bangladesh side. Who, despite loosing the test series, has made great come back. Quickies did a decent job, before spinners taking full control of the game. Finally, batters did not squandered the opportunity created by the bowlers. They showed great composer. Good Luck Team BD. Be brave. Go ahead and do it again!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:40 GMT)

One of the most relaxed performances by bangladesh I've ever seen........they dominated most of the parts of the match......The WI batsmen looked clueless and played without any definite plan....the bowlers were just ordinary.......on the other hand BD bowlers played attackingly and always managed to find an edge here or there.....the BD batsmen kept their cool and played shots all around the ground...The new 4-fielder-outside-the-circle rule seemed to bother WI more than BD...Hats off to the BD tigers... :)

Posted by bagh_mama on (November 30, 2012, 10:39 GMT)

One of the less satisfactory wins for Bangladesh. WI played worse than us. We just successfully took our chances. Still not liking BD batsmen getting out in 30s and 40s. Congrats to the news guys for playing well. Despite lack of solid domestic infrastructure, we keep getting better players than previous generation. Hope Moninul will capitalize in the next match.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:38 GMT)

4 new debutants and still won the game with ease just shows you instantly that Bangladesh are finally producing lots of talents. Very impressed with top run scorer at Under-19 World Cup Anamul who kept his composure on what it is like to play at the highest level credit to him. We may have lost the test series but we played okay especially for a weaker team that didn't play for almost a year and to not lose by an innings just shows how at least Bangladesh are improving and going up rather than down. Also great to see fans turning up in numbers and also great to see that Bangladesh are preparing well for World T20 Championship in 2014 because their stadiums so far had a lot of renovation done and hope the progress continues best of luck!!!!

Posted by Meety on (November 30, 2012, 10:36 GMT)

In the end Anamul only got 41, but has there ever been a more composed Bangladesh batsmen on debut or for that matter - EVER? He played the perfect foil for Tamim. Speaking of Tamim - the difference between Tamim being an occasional match winner & a true legend of the game, is the fact that he has just had 5 x 50 in a row & not got to 80 in any one of those innings. SHOULD Tamim start to learn (still only 23) - he could be one of the greatest openers in International cricket - ever. At the moment, he is a talented under performer. Great result for Bangladesh - particularly with no Shakib. This Bangladesh really could become a very tough team to beat in Asian conditions.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:34 GMT)

The Royal Bengal Tigers roar & they roars heavily! They pulled up an emphatic & very convincing win over the the current superpower of world cricket-West Indies with almost ten overs to spare!!!

Posted by Sadequl on (November 30, 2012, 10:34 GMT)

It would have been more realistic if Tamim guided the young Anamul to have his 1st debut 50 or even more to stay with him on the ground till end of this low scoring match & for the selectors to be more accurate & more confident about their choosing of the new guns for the testing which they are on.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:34 GMT)

what a win................ thank all of BD cricket player...also thank all of our supporter..speciall thank the young sohag gazi...for his amazing bolling figure...anamul haque for his important 41 runs... razzak, mortaza,riad, also performed well....thank tamim for his aggressive 58....neaim for his presence...nasir for his 28 runs & also happy birthday........... well done Bangladesh.... hope BD will win the next match also the series....

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:33 GMT)

Love you Bangladesh..live long. Go ahead..

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:33 GMT)

West indies picked the wrong team that is why they lose. They also have to guard against arrogance. They are too over confident at the present moment and they have to dig deeper if they must find resilience, purpose and grit determination. However, they have the quality players that could beat Bangladesh hands down

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 30, 2012, 10:19 GMT)

Its only a matter of time cubs are fully growing into tigers.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 30, 2012, 10:17 GMT)

Love them or hate them, Bangladesh Cricket is here to stay forever now. As long as the interest and joy is there in Cricket from Bangladesh then you cannot get rid of us in Cricket. Also we also have packed stadiums unlike some something the World of Cricket lacks in a lot of places making the game dull to watch for viewers. Congratulations Bangladesh! even without all-rounder Shakib we can still win 'convincingly' but really though should've won by 10 wickets considering again we threw our wickets way something we must learn but nevermind. Also proves our Asia Cup heroics wasn't a fluke. Yes a minnow team and will continue to lose but I doubt there will be hardly any more thrashings by the teams above us.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:15 GMT)

BD have showed that without sakib bd can win against world champion. today our 4 players have played as debutants.their performance were very impressive. tamim has got his 5th consecutive fifty.it was full of attacking & delightful. bravo gazi,bravo tamim,bravo all tigers of BD. at present BD leading the ODI series by 1-0. shohag gazi has been declared as the man of the match. this victory has been dedicated MANJARUL ISLAM & our countrymen who died in the recent fire. awake BANGLADESH.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:13 GMT)

Well Done Bangladesh ! Congrats Tigers !! ..and especially to Shohag Gazi !!!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:11 GMT)

Congratulations Sohag Gazi for being man of the match on debut .

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:09 GMT)

Good seeing that B'desh is creating a winning habit against the big brothers in this OD format. Giving them more chances in the longer version will eventually help them building willingness to stay longer in the crease. Good job BD.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:08 GMT)

It is always good to see Bangladesh winning a match. In one day international they are winning now and then. It is their first one day after Asia cup . We can see the consistency of their performance. And a comprehensive win says a lot. I am expecting Bangladesh side to win 1/3 match with TOP 8 side.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:07 GMT)

Great win from Bangladesh. Almost everybody performed well but I got to say Sohag Gazi once again showed his promise. Really satisfied with Tamim & Anamul's batting performance, Naeem-Nasir-Mushfiq carry on the momentum. Razzaq, Mahmudullah & Mashrafe also bowled with a lot of heart. West Indies will bounce back so Bangladesh has to be cautious. Looking forward to the 2nd ODI. By the way, we didn't get the chance to see Mominul play. This win is also convincing given the fact that we miss our best player Shakib Al Hasan.

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:06 GMT)

well played bangladesh.....keep rising...

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 10:04 GMT)

It was a great effort by the Bangladeshi spinners and top order batsman.

Posted by Mr.C00000l on (November 30, 2012, 9:50 GMT)

congratulations Bangladesh ,well done S. Gazi

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 9:45 GMT)

Bangladesh really played well. All debutant played really well apart from a miss catch. Happy to see WI all out at 199 in a pitch like this!

Posted by   on (November 30, 2012, 6:38 GMT)

I think this was brilliant display of bowling by the Tigers! Best of Luck Tigers ...

Posted by Dipssy on (November 30, 2012, 4:39 GMT)

Bowler doing their job very well.....hope batsmen will do their job very well too...

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