Bangladesh v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Khulna

Bangladesh thrash West Indies to record biggest win

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

December 2, 2012

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Bangladesh 292 for 6 (Anamul 120, Mushfiqur 79, Rampaul 5-49) beat West Indies 132 (Bravo 28, Gazi 3-21, Razzak 3-19) by 160 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Anamul Haque became the third Bangladesh teenager to score a ODI century, Bangladesh v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Khulna, December 2, 2012
Anamul Haque became the third Bangladesh teenager to score an ODI ton © AFP

Bangladesh recorded their biggest win in ODIs in terms of runs, thrashing a listless West Indies by 160 runs to take a 2-0 lead and are in prime position to claim the five-match series. The spinners delivered for the second game in succession, but Bangladesh owed their early dominance in this match largely to Anamul Haque, who became the third teenager from the country to score a ODI century, and Mushfiqur Rahim for propelling them to 292. The cushion of runs was more than enough for the spinners to run through the line-up.

West Indies opted to bowl first, primarily to nip out as many wickets as possible using the early morning moisture and then exploit the easier batting conditions in the afternoon. As it transpired, batting appeared twice as tough with the psychological setback of chasing 293 against a four-pronged spin attack that had rendered the match a no-contest even before the halfway stage of the chase. Bangladesh needed just over 31 overs to wrap things up and bettered their previous highest victory margin of 146 runs against Scotland in 2006. Ravi Rampaul's 5 for 49 was a forgotten statistical highlight.

West Indies had some semblance of control in only two, albeit brief, phases. The first was when they took two early wickets when the seamers had some assistance and the second when Bangladesh inexplicably took their foot off the pedal during the batting Powerplay. In between, Bangladesh ruthlessly choked the opposition.

The moisture on the pitch had disappeared after the first half hour, handing the advantage to the batsmen, which Mushfiqur and Anamul relished during their 174-run stand. Sunil Narine's fortunes on tour took a turn for the worse as the pair toyed with his bowling, which lacked the turn and bite he is normally associated with. Mushfiqur was liberal with the sweep, and also employed the late cut. Anamul improvised well against Narine, bringing up his maiden fifty with a late cut. With little seam movement on offer, Anamul was able to smash it through the line despite minimal footwork. He was strong on the pull as well, fetching boundaries off Dwayne Smith and Narine.

Bangladesh were progressing at a healthy 5.31 runs per over but ironically lost momentum when the field restrictions were on after the 35th over for the mandatory Powerplay. The seamers wisely dished out short deliveries, exploiting the new one-day rule that allows two bouncers an over. Bangladesh scratched around for 20 runs and lost two wickets in that passage, including that of Mushfiqur, who played a tired pull to midwicket for 79.

Anamul slowed down as he approached his century, consuming 23 balls in the 90s, but his wait ended when he pulled Rampaul to deep square leg and with the pressure off his shoulders, biffed Andre Russell for two sixes and a four off consecutive balls. Both Anamul and Mominul Haque fell to Rampaul - who picked up his second five-wicket haul - going for big hits. Bangladesh ransacked 68 off the last five overs to post their biggest total against West Indies.

While Chris Gayle's dip in form didn't affect West Indies' fortunes in the Tests, his no-show in the one-dayers so far is having a telling impact. A strong start was needed, and it was important West Indies knocked off as many as possible with the new ball before the spinners came on in tandem. By the time that happened, West Indies had lost three of their top four, including Gayle and Marlon Samuels.

Gayle's departure - caught behind giving Mashrafe Mortaza the charge - and tight bowling from the spinners choked the run-rate. Samuels tried to cut Sohag Gazi but got a thick edge to Mushfiqur, who took a sharp catch. Abdur Razzak trapped Dwayne Smith lbw, in a spell which read 5-0-19-3. Darren Bravo too edged the left-arm spinner Razzak and Devon Thomas missed a straight one. The wheels were falling off for West Indies when Sammy went for the lofted drive over extra cover off Mahmudullah but found the fielder. At the end of 25 overs, West Indies had lost seven, with their hopes pinned to Kieron Pollard. The end came soon when Pollard lost his off stump to Naeem Islam and Tamim Iqbal plucked a chipped drive from Narine to seal the game.

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Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 4, 2012, 19:24 GMT)

Somebody is hiding! well done young team! that's how tigers roll!

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 4, 2012, 15:24 GMT)

I just calculated that this Bangladesh team is very young blended with experience young players as well like Rahim, Tamim, Shakib, Mortaza etc. The average of this team right now is 23 and in comparison with other teams with their first team players, Australia 30, England 28, West Indies 27, New Zealand 27, India 28, Pakistan 32, Sri Lanka 30, South Africa 30, Zimbabwe 25. The oldest senior player in Bangladesh is Abdur Razzak who has just turned 30 so that instantly shows that Bangladesh are good planners. Even the familiar Mohammad Ashraful who is not in the team anymore is still on 28 years old so that shows how young are players are :P

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 4, 2012, 15:13 GMT)

As long as Bangladesh can sort out their first class structure and produce some very good pacers and play on bouncy tracks, then this team will be complete and can destroy anybody.

Posted by Meety on (December 4, 2012, 11:17 GMT)

@Tokai69 on (December 03 2012, 15:47 PM GMT) - good on you. I don't think you should be offended by the term "minnow" either. It is just a term that recognises the fact that Bangladesh is the youngest Test Nation.

Posted by   on (December 4, 2012, 8:41 GMT)

yeah i get that it is, in a sense, good to be called as when wi beats bd, its normal, and when bd beats wi, its upset or fluke.....i jst want u to come out of this attitude..... i wish we had someone like alastair cook or michael clarke.......these two r best test batsmen at present.

Posted by   on (December 4, 2012, 8:08 GMT)

he's our another real hero...... all the best for future.........

Posted by   on (December 4, 2012, 5:29 GMT)

It's just starting of a new session for winning as a Tiger Team. Hope it will be bigger then ever.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 23:37 GMT)

I don't understand why people try to tarnish or at least put a tag question after every achievement of ours? every cricketing nation has got a good winning rate at their home. taking home ground's advantage is part of the cricket itself. Look at India for instance, even a strong team like that has got a impeccable winning rate at home and much poorer results abroad. and whats wrong in that? The aussies, the south africans and the windians are more comfortable in bouncy pitches rather than flatter ones, so what if BD is better in in spin friendly tracks?

Get real okay? everybody has a comfort zone and thats the beauty of cricket, so if you understand the idea of cricket, grow up and stop nagging about it.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 22:28 GMT)

Call us minnows, or David, or whatever, but we won, Goliath lost and we keep winning.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 20:52 GMT)

Just want to mention one thing...many of our BD fans are thinking too much ahead.I feel that it is better to talk for next match or this series against W I. Anamul have just come to BD team and played a very good innings in his only 2nd match. Still long way to go and have to learn a lot in difficult pitch, condition or situations. There are few times when Anamul was not confident in his shot selection and vulnerable. And very much ordinary bowling by WI also worked for him. It will not be justified if we give lots of pressure and responsibility to Anamul and count him bigger batsman of BD just after his 2nd match. Still long way to go and Anamul have to learn a lot. Hope he will be the next good thing from BD cricket.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 20:14 GMT)

BD TiGeRs.... RISING.... Without SHAKIB.... Not bad. Not bad at all. Still... a bit more ways to go. Great to see my favorite player Mushrafee back. Rubel should replace Abul in the next game. Awesome job by SHOHAG GAZI. All the best for both teams.

Posted by r0ketman on (December 3, 2012, 18:38 GMT)

Is it just me or does everyone else also notice that excuses come out in bunches when a team loses to BD. In the Asia cup, the Indian fans claimed SRT played a slow innings, which does not hold water for 2 reasons: 1. SRT score rate was not far off from his career strike rate, 2. No other Indian batsmen apart from Raina was able to score rapidly in that match. Then the same fans claimed Sri Lanka was going through some unknown political reasons, that's why they lost! Yet this same SL team performed admirably in the tri-series in Australia a Month before Asia Cup. Now the fans are crying WI did'nt have full strength team! What? Take a cue from Sammy, he confessed WI was throughly outplayed by BD. I am getting sick and tired of this sore loser mentality shown by the comments posted here on Cricinfo. BD may still lose this series, but for the first two games, they OWNED the current T20 world champs. Common, 7 wickets and 160 runs! It does not get any more convincing than this!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 16:42 GMT)

What a show again by Bangladesh with 4 young debutants and with no Shakib and without the performance of Tamim against the mighty and star studded team W. Indies ! Amazing! BD is not dependent to any super star player now and has lot of match winning players! BD team now bats deep down the order to the number10 batsman who has at least a century either in 1st class, test or in international matches! And how well all the current debutant players are playing nowadays for Bangladesh? 1st Elias Sunny, then Abul Hasan, then Sohag Gazi, now Anamul & Mominul! brilliant! It's proved now that BD has a lot of young raw talents! Now BD needs to nurture them properly to become the cricket super power within next ten years of time (or may be in next 5 years, who knows?) !!!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 15:50 GMT)

Players need to know their roll in a team, that is why it is called a team. The west indies have too many not good-enough bowlers.Where are the fast bowlers? Bangladesh can;t play the stuff up in their ribcage. Worst selectors ever.....

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 3, 2012, 15:47 GMT)

If Bangladesh can win this series then hopefully our future One-Day-International series will consist of 5 matches instead of the customary 3. If we don't play enough test matches then we deserve plenty of limited overs matches. I think Bangladesh are good enough to beat Sri Lanka in February especially without their older experience trio.

Posted by Tokai69 on (December 3, 2012, 15:47 GMT)

As a Tiger fan, I'm not offended if somebody call the Bangla team as minnow. They still need to continue the wining habit for some time to eliminate that tag, and I hope they will. There are a lot of room to improve their performance, especially mental toughness to capitalize the advantages and convert it towards win. To me, ODI is the best in all 3 formats of cricket that blend the expertise of T20 and Test, and if you do good in this format, other two is just matter of time.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 14:14 GMT)

New faces really changing the face of bengal cricket and these new talents would be the key to golden future for bangers. This is why I believe enemul haque junior , marshall Ayoub , ziaur rahman etc should be given chance to let them develop which will ultimately strengthen bangladesh side in the long run.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 3, 2012, 14:08 GMT)

So that's why teams like India, England and Australia don't want to play Bangladesh because they're scared of embarrassing themselves. Well if we can keep this up and be competitive against higher opposition and thrash teams below us Zimbabwe, Ireland in one-days and tests from now on then it will hard to not play us. Dravid gone from India, Strauss from England, Ponting from Australia and 0 from Bangladesh, the future is clear thankyou :D

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 14:03 GMT)

World listening the roar of Tigers. Bangladesh becoming as a giant team in cricket world. Hello world stay aware about BD.

Posted by The_Ashes on (December 3, 2012, 13:56 GMT)

With the amount of top players that are leaving in the other teams gracefully, you're just making Bangladesh a rising team a lot more easier to succeed. I doubt the players who are going to replace them legends are going to successfully dominate our 'experience' still young players like Shakib, Tamim etc common sense really. Bangladesh Cricket team was planning this since the start of 2006/07 World Cup after many senior players of Bangladesh back then were in ICL and stopped from playing in the national team and was a moment where the Bangladesh youngsters back then made their debuts and have become prominent starts today and ever since, the improvement though slowly has been obvious. Our Under-19 record overall is proof enough anyway so if the youngsters of England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, India etc played with our youngsters including the experienced youngsters, most likely you will be challenged by this Bangladesh team instead of thrashed by 7 wickets or 70 odd runs :)

Posted by James.Bond007 on (December 3, 2012, 12:57 GMT)

@Mik Epon, I think I agree with you. We are better off being called minnows and give back hand thrashes to the big boys once in a while. Its better that way... Then the thrashes are more viisble.. once you are in the big boys club, they arent the same.. So I am enjoying being called a Cricket minnow!!! Hopefully, we can improve more and more.. in game of cricket, theres one thing which is hard to do, and that is Consistency! Other than Aussies, none of the nations are really consistent in the last decade. But, there's always room for improvement; and Bangladesh is consistently improving!!!


Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 3, 2012, 12:55 GMT)

West Indies should consider themselves lucky that the best ODI all-rounder in the world wasn't playing in those matches and the coming ones otherwise who knows what will have happened.

Posted by Bullet_Proof on (December 3, 2012, 12:49 GMT)

I think the way ANAMUL played after getting into 80 to reach hundred it was the proper way to play and handled the situation very mature way. Bcoz geeting hundred, it was important for team as well, to keep the team spirit up and not to disappoint the audience and the last reason is to make his first century. Think once in hurry he lost his wicket at 80 how all the team mates & audience feel ?? Ofcourse disappoinment would come consequently can produce more wicket to fall which could have booked them by 230/240. SO considering all the facts ANAMUL was 100% correct to keep the team boost and showed his professionalism.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 3, 2012, 12:35 GMT)

lolz I feel bad for the people that wishes to see Bangladesh gone from Cricket because its not going to happen probably worried that Bangladesh will overtake them in Cricket but good luck! we're producing players and have a crazy fan base which easily fills grounds unlike others so yeah good luck :P

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 3, 2012, 12:29 GMT)

@Mik Epon:- Monimul played well fielding and batting he had like 10 overs to find some runs plus had a much better technique and footwork than Anamul so he looks promising just needs to bat higher. I just hope Bangladesh will play an ODI series with Ireland and a game each with Netherlands and Scotland to show who's boss when it comes to the real game and show them how far below they are compared to the Bangladesh team. Realistically at the moment, the only weaker team that can challenge the top 8 is Bangladesh. I can definitely for sure say that in a few years, Bangladesh will easily jump ahead of both New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka at the moment heavily relies on their experienced trio but once they're gone, they will obviously become a lot weaker. The teams where the best of talents are coming through and being groomed are clearly Australia, West Indies, India and Bangladesh according to me.

Posted by Prabhash1985 on (December 3, 2012, 12:17 GMT)

Congratulations from Sri Lanka to our brothers in Bangladesh... :)

Posted by SARisha on (December 3, 2012, 11:45 GMT)

a surprising fact is that....Bangladesh has won 5 matches out of 6...and the oppositions were INDIA, SRILANKA & WEST INDIES!!!!!.... This team has been playing consistingly well. Now when we win against giants, it can not be called an accident....I amr really proud to be a part of a country having such a cricket team...

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 10:32 GMT)

This is just started by Tigers hopefully they will run it for a long.........ODI & T20 team has we need test team seperately to get better reasult and need modify our national cricket leauge with more focus to set loger version cricket.......Go ahead tigers.........

Posted by Nurul.... on (December 3, 2012, 8:47 GMT)

great performance by BD. Best of luck next matches.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 8:43 GMT)

Best of Luck BD.... May they will gangnam dance in their 3rd ODI

Posted by SapnerJadukar on (December 3, 2012, 8:36 GMT)

Good to see my team is stabilising and consistent in ODI recently. To keep it up even in abroad we must fix our pace department. I am agreeing with spitfire that BCB should try to hire great Wasim Akram to fix our pace attack, and find good young pacer like Ameer. I am dam sure some where in BD Ameer like pacer waiting to be found. Another important thing is making some of the pitches sporty and bouncy in the 1st class league like west if possible. But most important thing is now to win the series... one more game please...we know we can do it. Go tiger go!!!! Hunt like a pack...Do tiger hunt in a pack :) may be. It's preferable team work rather then solo performance.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 8:33 GMT)

Yes, we are developing. We should play with the big team and lets see what happen. ICC should take steps to give chance to BD test ..........

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 8:16 GMT)

@sleep_is_good, i partly agree with u dude, bt unfortunately u guys are still shy to say that bangladesh are not minnows any more....and for some people comparing ireland, afghanistan with bangladesh, do u really expect ireland or afghanistan to whitewash NZ 4-0 in an odi series? do u expect them to beat world champs india and runners-ups SL in the same tournament?.... and dont even say that this WI is not good enough or sumthin, they need shiv and sarwan, bt even without them they are a dangerous side....sammy is a great captain and wi will fight back for sure! and dont forget that bd is playing without shakib al hasan who is their best batsman, best bowler and one of the best crying for chanderpaul will not do. last thing i want to say is that i want ashraful back in place of nayeem, and ziaur rahman would have been a better replacement for shakib, cz mominul looked unstable.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 7:46 GMT)

and we lost to this west indies team in a world cup lmao, anyways congrats to BD's, well done

Posted by SpitFire on (December 3, 2012, 7:35 GMT)

Also forgot to mention, if Abul Hossain gets some training from Wasim (sultan of Swing), he will become the best tail of the Tiger, the perfect 10 as sum1 mentioned.

Posted by cricketcrazyyy on (December 3, 2012, 7:12 GMT)

At least after this performence no one will consider BD as a minow. But they have to improve a lot in TEST cricket. It is not looked unlike considering the fact that many talented young cricketers are comming out. They have only to show the patience in TEST cricket. Best of luck TIGERS. ------------------ An indian fan.

Posted by SpitFire on (December 3, 2012, 6:53 GMT)

Even with the lack of proper infrastructure, BD is producing cricketers like Shohag and Anamul. If you read Shohag's story of becoming a cricketer, ppl will know how difficult it is to shine in BD. So, some credit has to go to him and ofcourse, the great Saqlain Mushtaq. I am always against hiring coaches who were superstars at their times, but I feel Wasim Akram could be of great use now. We desperately need to have a look at our Pace department. If we don't get another Mashrafee or two in the next couple of years, Tigers will become toothless abroad. If Wasim can bowl at the nets to BD batsmen (yes, even at this age), it will help BD batsmen to help bat well against Steyn, Morkel, Johnson and other speedstars. And ofcourse if BD bowles can learn even 10% of Wasim Akram, that will be more than enough at this stage. 2 Pacers of that sort and 1 spinner apart from Shakib with 2 more part time spinners and BD will shine. However, Naeem seriosuly has to go. We have better 1 down batters.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 6:18 GMT)

Now-a-days Bangladesh play like Tiger..BCB decesion is correct...I Hope best future for Bangladesh cricket team.....

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 5:25 GMT)

Impressed by the teams new form of performance. Hope it holds out from now on. Well played lads!

Posted by Htc-Android on (December 3, 2012, 5:09 GMT)

WI should focus on including proper cricket batsmen than playing sloggers like pollard and smith. They are so incosistent. WHy cant they include guys like powell and sarwan for ODIs. i wont be surprised if WI lose 5-0 with this team. Its good that Bangladesh exposed their weakness.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 5:04 GMT)

now its gonna be hard for wi to play with confident next 3 game .because dhaka will be more louder for supporting bd .its bd they have enough to destory any time in time ,anywhere cuse they called themselves as tiger :)

Posted by ziggy500 on (December 3, 2012, 4:59 GMT)

amazing from BAN. they are ahead of NZ in ODI's now, and i believe that they will stay there. a tip for WI is to bring chanderpaul, especially after an average of close to 400 in the tests. the WI batting order is very agressive, but also very volatile. someone solid like chanderpaul may slow down the rate, but he will ensure WI actually bat 50 overs

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 4:54 GMT)

In this article everybody is commenting about the improvement of Bangladesh in Test cricket. But to improve they have to give chance to play more in Test cricket. then like ODI and T20 it will also improve.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 4:26 GMT)

B'desh are on the front line now....All the best to B'desh. Why Mahela and his team couldn't perform the same at T20 WC?????????????????

Posted by BARFI on (December 3, 2012, 4:10 GMT)

I do not see any problem by slowing down to get 100. Anamul well done! You showed our rest key players how to complete a century!

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 3:14 GMT)

Congratulation to BD team. Hope this process will be continue in every series or tournament.

Posted by Tiger-Atique on (December 3, 2012, 2:39 GMT)

Tigers after hunting WI, lacerated them. How funny their selectors are. S. Narine can turn ball only in one direction, well known to BD men. Best, Edward are not in the 11. good news for BD. BD are weak at first bowling, and WI are weak in spin. WI spinners are upto the mark of BD street players. not competent enough to fight with BD s. they will win 5-0. remember last year WI scored 61 all-out.

Posted by   on (December 3, 2012, 2:30 GMT)

why was Ramdin replaced by devon thomas for the one day series. Thomas looks totally at sea both with gloves and with the bat

Posted by tommyhawk on (December 3, 2012, 2:01 GMT)

I'm not really going to say what I really want to say. What I'm fairly sure of though is that the more one-day matches Sammy loses as captain, the more some people will want to see him removed as one-day captain. Do you know who some of those people might be? Are those people closer to home than one would think?

Posted by Meety on (December 3, 2012, 1:22 GMT)

Really happy for Bangladesh, I knew they are a team on the improve, so glad that after winning the first game, they didn't fold limply in the 2nd game. They should now be aiming for a clean sweep. == == == Bit surprised the WIndies have not performed in the ODIs, I thought they were more beatable for Bangladesh in the Tests!

Posted by Nur_nsu on (December 3, 2012, 0:03 GMT)

Tiredness and concern of completing the milestone made Anamul look really slow. Not so good but not so bad either. He could have got out the way Nasir and Shakib could not complete their tons. I am sure this thought was in his head too. Glad he made up some of his dots afterwards. He needs to work on his footwork and grow on the start that he got to be called as a talent. Only maturity will make him a sublime. Hold on all the Fans - its not the time to go high on this kid yet. Don't ruin it for him. Don't make him feel like he won the world. Great wins for the team but a LONG way to go. Couple of wins or 5 wins do not make you the best (silly fans). Good luck for the next 3. It's a pleasure to watch this kind of win.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 23:52 GMT)

It looks like Gazi have some mystery delivery and definitely he will get more turns in really turning wickets with his variations. As long as others can not break out his mystery, BD team can enjoy his service. he is also very accurate with his line length. At last it looks like BD have found someone who can take wickets in at stage of the game. All credit goes to spin coach Saqlain. HE should share his experience (dusra or special deliveries) with academy players, young stars as well and definitely BCB should keep him long time. There are many hidden talents like spinners are there in BD just need to find out and proper nursing.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 23:42 GMT)

As a Bangladeshi cricket fan, I would say that BCB should take necessary step to renew "GREAT SAQLAIN" contract. I think that Saqlain can help Bangladeshi spinners much more productive in any battling line up. I hope that BCB will think about Saqlain more actively. Good Luck Bangladesh!

Posted by EnglishCricket on (December 2, 2012, 23:39 GMT)

Actually Sunil Narine played well in that match with reasonable figures. People need to realise that Bangladesh love playing against spin bowling compared to pace so of course Narine who's new to the scene will find it challenging. However, I think West Indies missed the trick by not playing Permaul or especially Bishoo who by the way is being forgotten slowly. West Indies are missing the trick here also Powell who scored back to back hundreds in the test series still not included in this one-day series? something is wrong with the West Indies line-up.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 23:14 GMT)

@Cpt.Meanster...Good question but realistically probably not at the moment but common very few teams are playing well abroad at the moment. India are playing really bad overseas right now that question should be directed towards those teams before Bangladesh considering their strengths. Bangladesh has tours to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe coming up early next year and possibly later a tour to Ireland so it is looking quite interesting but we'll see what happens. It will give us a clearer picture how far Bangladesh have really come.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 23:10 GMT)

@Toufique Chowdhury...Well most likely Naeem, Bangladesh have always struggled to find a full-time number 2 and 3 and it looks like the two Haques will be filling that role. Naeem has improved as a batsman but he was selected because of his fantastic long form performances so I don't understand why selectors chose him for ODIs as well. According to me yeah he should stick to tests as he's one of the few in our team that can stay for hours in the crease without doing much.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 22:32 GMT)

BD keep going, good luck boys,one more game series is yours!

Posted by johnathonjosephs on (December 2, 2012, 22:18 GMT)

Bangladesh have shown some recent signs showing that they can rise to great heights in a couple years. Almost winning the Asia Cup (Beating India and SL) and now on a verge of a series win against West Indies. Have good batsman like Anamul Haque and Nasir Hossain along with this new bowler Gazi

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 21:57 GMT)

Champions show their excellency with their performance on fields not at press conference. Present WI team is much more favorite and experienced than that of BD team. But after loosing the first ODI poorly the champion(!) Pollard said at the press conference (about the ball he was out) " If I get the same ball tomorrow, I will try to play the same shot as well. This time it will go to Dhaka." But what really happened during the 2nd ODI today, it was the ball or his stumps which one went to Dhaka is surely known to all by now. Loosing a match or two is not unnatural but after loosing a match badly if you press the success signal of next match well ahead and again loose heavily that speaks nakedly about your poor leadership quality. With due respect I will request the Vice Captain Kieron Pollard to prove his worth with performance. We are there to respect and speak for the Champions.

Posted by Cpt.Meanster on (December 2, 2012, 20:57 GMT)

Good show by Bangladesh so far. But CAN they do it overseas or in world tournaments ?????

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 2, 2012, 20:09 GMT)

Also for those who think that World champs West Indies will that T20 game with ease think again, Bangladesh have a 2-1 win ratio over West Indies in T20 so we know how to beat them in that format :P

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 2, 2012, 20:07 GMT)

West Indies should consider themselves lucky because had best ODI all-rounder in the world Shakib been playing, we would've racked up more than 350 and bowled you guys out for less than 50. Losing to minnows by a massive 160 RUNS is not on. But according to some fans, another one of these Bangladesh flukes lol hope they know the meaning of 'fluke' otherwise we need to change the definition to suit their needs :)"

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 2, 2012, 20:03 GMT)

Even if West Indies win the next match the key question is how they win against this? winning by 30 runs or 4 wickets is not good enough against Bangladesh. With the amount of top players that have left or are soon, your team Australia, England, Pakistan, India etc are only going to become weaker and make our jobs a lot easier to compete with you guys certainly in limited overs. Always knew Bangladesh will become a very good team but the question is when? not quite there as of yet but certainly in the next 2 or so years.

Posted by Baundele on (December 2, 2012, 20:03 GMT)

Seems some people are still blaming it on the 'poor' West Indies. They have forgot that this West Indies team - under Sammy - just won the T20 world cup and this is their strongest team in the past 10 to 15 years. How many times can a so called top team tie down Gayle, how many times can a team make the mystery spinner, Narine ineffective? Praise where it is due, do not fool yourself.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 19:55 GMT)

whatever did anamul haq ,it was outstanding.some people critisized about his selfishness after getting 80.but i would say ,it was wise decision to play like that manner as he knows how to get century in own method and got ten hundred in this year.but one thing i have to say about naeem islam will not be abale to establish as a1 down batsman.less further or more futher time ,it will be someone like sakib ,nasir or some one else.mominul haq would be right choice for middle order or lower order far we all know ,he is matured and talented batsman.look at how he raceses his innings in this match although it was a little.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 19:31 GMT)

Will like to see similar fight against WI in next 3 ODIs also. Hopefully they will not underestimate us again. Pollard failed to send the ball Dhaka from Khulna, Sammy lose his must won match. May be they got afraid to listen BD roars !!! BTW I want Rubel instead of Abul for next match. Now time to think about win this series. If you failed don't worry players, we will happy to watch yours massive performances. Just try your best. Best of luck !!! :):):)

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 2, 2012, 19:13 GMT)

I think a lot of people including analysts were a bit harsh on Bangladesh on their below par World T20 performances I mean you guys were judging teams based on a T20 game which come under criticism a lot of the time. Someone said I remember on Cricinfo a while back "enough is enough for Bangladesh" and another person said "Crickets top 8 need a challenge" well guys we all can see now that the top 8 is being challenged. Not exactly our fault our team is not getting the games needed at this level. Yes Bangladesh will lose I mean who doesn't? but I doubt there will be any thrashings no more.

Posted by subbass on (December 2, 2012, 19:07 GMT)

Oh yeh and please start winning Test matches. The real test of any side is winning often. ODI's are loved in Asia though yet we much prefer Test cricket I think it is clear that a sign of any ability is in the longer form of the game. ODI's are just fun in truth. Look st how good England were in Mumbai ! Way more pleasing to win a war of attrition and the Ashes is sthe best series going, to us. But yeh banga will hopefully get some good Test results that will help them no end. Tests are well, Tests !

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 19:06 GMT)

@Sinhaya...To be fair Bangladesh played okay in the test series I mean not losing by an innings says one thing about them. I swear that Sri Lanka series is in sometime in February? hopefully it will be good one on turning tracks where both teams have dangerous spinners.

Posted by subbass on (December 2, 2012, 18:56 GMT)

Banga ought to have been better they nearly always lose to any decent side. But I hope this gets them going the potential is there ! And Shakib on his day is one of the very best ODI players. But yes fair play they hammered WI but I also want WI to improve lol. IRELAND have been good with limited funds banga have had zillions of cash and to be honest it has been pretty poor. But SL used to be rubbish also so who knows Banga could win a world title soon.

Posted by Nur_nsu on (December 2, 2012, 18:52 GMT)

Whoever is bouncing high saying Anamul is the next best thing... you have news my friend. You either don't know cricket or haven't seen his batting. He has some stroke plays just like many other ones that recently came in the line up. He lacks footwork and a genuine stride. I am telling you...all the talents shred apart when a good fast bowling shows up. Bangladesh will not be playing on own soil every time. Yes, the team has grown but how much? It is yet to find out. May not be called a minnow but have a long way to go. It is also unfair comparing BD with top 5 teams. Please not yet. One or two wins or a series win does not make you number 1 in the world. Who knows may be tomorrow they will be thrashed. It happened many times in the past and this is cricket. Be reasonable when you bash about your team. Let the performance and numbers talk. Yapping only makes it annoying and your foot could be in your mouth tomorrow. Let's just hope BD comes out real strong! -- from a BD Fan.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 18:49 GMT)

Yes. I think Bangladesh have to improve in Test Cricket. We proved our talent in ODI. Before 1st match i thought Bangladesh will miss Shakib Al Hasan very much. But All of members of them did very well. No far shakib will play very well with pressureless....

Posted by British-Bangali on (December 2, 2012, 18:47 GMT)

Well done guys, but let's not get carried away there's some ANGRY west Indians out there, and Dhaka will be a completely different pitch hopefully the BCB has more games in khulna it's good to see packed out ground.

And hopefully they will introduce ODI and test in Sylhet come on let's not centralise CRICKET ONLY in Dhaka share the experience.

Posted by S-Matrix on (December 2, 2012, 18:44 GMT)

Already looking into the next series in Sri Lanka: note that it will be far harder to get Sangakara and Jayawardena dismissed in Sri Lanka. We might need Shakib and Gazi at their bests. Also, the Sri Lankan spin attack will be more incisive, compared to the Windies', which could not even produce a decent nick off Bangladeshi batsmen yesterday. So footwork needs to be emphasised. Naeem might struggle in this aspect, although Anamul seems to have adjusted between the two ODI's.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 18:43 GMT)

Congratulation BD for their consistent good performance in one day's. Still lots have to be done in first class structure and Test matches. It has to be insure that each and every player can get ample opportunity to play more first class matches in good bowling tracks around the country. Just few things BD fan should remember that BD was playing in home condition with flat, slow wicket where WI batsman really struggle due to conditions and circumstances. So please celebrate but put your feet in the ground. Imagine playing in bounce and difficult track in AUS or SA or NZ. As a test nation we become proud but we have to give focus to our FC matches for that test status. These guys (Gazi, Anamul)now showing improvement due to good consistent performance in First class matches. only class players around the world comes through performing longer version games. Dhaka Premier League competition should also introduce longer version matches. I hope BCB have definite plan for bright future

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 18:28 GMT)

my question to all fans.....who will be dropped in the next match for sakib's We have some critical thinks to do and think about....hehe

Posted by Bengali-Tiger007 on (December 2, 2012, 18:15 GMT)

@first_slip & BD Pola, please guys just act your age, unless of course if you are under 14 then my apology to all WI fans on behalf. Firstly WI are not overrated and they have and always have had world class players. I think they are just running low in confidence and also most of them are suffering from fatigue aswell as being over-used. Its about time the WI selectors drop Narine and pick Bishoo who I think is a better spinner who would be more of a handfull in BD and Bishoo is a more accomplished bowler than Narine. Secondly I cant understand what is wrong with their batting line up when they've got superstars in their line up for the way they throw away their wickets, its as if they've picked up the Bangladeshi batting mentality.

I am so happy with our BD boys that I really feel proud. Its about time we start making a real impact, coz all of us supporters have been waiting endlessly. Thank you guys, keep making us proud.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 18:11 GMT)

WI continue their up and down form - I like Sammy but he is really keeping a specialist bowler out of the team ... anyway, good win for the Tigers!

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 18:06 GMT)

What a victory it was by the Bangla Tigers.After two quick wickets the partnership between Anamul & Mushi was fantastic.They took their time & increase the run rate slowly.They played very well hope they will able to win the series comfortably. Where Wi spinners were hopeless Bangladeshi spinners were on there top form. Its time to see what happen in of luck Tigers & be cool to face Wi in Mirpur.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 17:56 GMT)

Anamul haque looking very promising but I think number 3 is better position for him than number 2 . Nazimuddin should partner with tamim, yes he did not perform recently but its only due to some technical issue he needs to be addressed by his coach, otherwise he is very good player and definitely will become a much needed fine top order batter for bangladesh if his technical errors are corrected.

Posted by tappee74 on (December 2, 2012, 17:52 GMT)

Ah! How many times in the course of his career did he not save them from the brink of humilation? How many like him are there in world cricket? His record shows 11 one day hundreds,an avg: of 41 and a strike rate of 70. Why Shivnarine Chanderpaul has been excluded from ODI ? As his age climbs, his records become more compelling.What a shame to send a batsman home who has just concluded a tour with an avg: of 354. Not only the caribbean people,but the world is robbed of a rare batting talent. Time will not compensate for time lost,as everything will come to an end,but intelligence and history will reveal the wilfull error of a few that that consider themselves the masters of WI cricket.

Posted by salman2510 on (December 2, 2012, 17:27 GMT)

Nice Professionalism shown by the Tigers !! For the first time i am seeing the Tigers using their head !! Playing sensible cricket all round. Congratz guys !! Nicely done !!

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 2, 2012, 17:11 GMT)

People need to realise that though Bangladesh are minnows, they're now an evolving team and certainly not the team of years 1999-2005. Please look at Bangladesh Cricket history and compare results and performances back then to the last 4-5 years and you will obviously see the difference how much this team has overall improved. Even the test series where Bangladesh lost but haven't played for a year done well by not losing by any of those matches by an innings but I do admit this is where Bangladesh need to put their priority on now and rectify its problems. Yes Bangladesh will continue to lose by I doubt it will be so one-sided anymore and we can say that at least in the shorter forms, they can compete very well.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 16:47 GMT)

Splendid! excellent performance from Bangladesh! although you still made mistakes, you yet kept calm and composed and did the business with ease. With such an inexperienced squad and yet debutants like Anamul, Mominul, Sohag etc performing exceptionally well just shows the amount of talent Bangladesh are finally producing. What surprised me about those wins is that the Bangladesh boys have done it with so much ease against this nation that has been playing Cricket for well over 80 years. Its a tough ask though for 5-0 as more realistically it will be 3-2 but good luck anyway for going for the series win. I like it that bow Bangladesh are playing properly as a team and not playing like a typical minnow. Cricketing legends maybe retiring but bright talents are most certainly emerging and will carry the goods from them and shows that Cricket is well and alive. But I'm still concerned about the difficulty of facing quick short pitched deliveries as this was a downfall on our batting.

Posted by ramesh80 on (December 2, 2012, 16:45 GMT)

West Indies have too many hard hitting batsman and very few run accumulating player. This current team is only suited for T20 format not for ODI. If they want to be successful in ODI they have to bring back batsman like Chandarpaul and Sharwan. Other wise they must have to face such humiliating defeat. Well done Bangladesh !!!

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 16:18 GMT)

good work by Bangladesh, They should defeat all teams at home venues like this, they should beat teams like Aus, SA, Pak, Ind and Eng like this at home then I will be convinced that they deserve a test status. They should not hang up on this victory and think that work is done because it is not. I am not going to take away anything from BD, they played well and they deserve the celebration however they should focus on winning the series right now. Before the ODIs i red a headline of an article saying Sammy aiming for whitewash in ODIs, Sammy must be embarrassed. BD should win this series and it will be a start. I do not expect BD to perform exceptionally well when they go on tour however I do expect some good fight from BD when they will tour. The best thing about this match is that BD showed that they are not dependent on Shakib which I always thought they were, so the future looks good if they work on it. Good luck to both teams in the series. P.S I want OLD West Indies back.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 16:16 GMT)

Mr .cricket man i have a question for u how a batting line with gayle , samuels ,pollard, darren bravo looks poor to u????????????u guys critise BD when they dnt play well so give them their credits when they play well

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 16:12 GMT)

I always tell my friends that WI r not a good ODI side . T hey would laugh. The stats say likewise. It's not the selection, it's the approach or planning if u wish. In test we have Shiv, in T20 we have Gayle. We need to Identify an ODI batter, someone to bat thru. We do not know how to bat in the ODI format. The format is a mixture of Test(3.5/ov) & T20( 8+/ov). M. Samuels or D.M. Bravo, must be our point men. Gayle can do what he does best. But one of these two players must bat thru. The present bowling attack leaves much to be desired. WI will lose this series if they don't change their approach. And that will be sad.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 15:52 GMT)

WI Fan---Well played Bangladesh! WI Its about time you realize Narine is a T20 specialist and not a Test and ODI player. Bring back the sucessful Devendra Bishoo to the Team. And where is Sarwan??????

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 15:45 GMT)

congrats bangladesh......They again prove themselves......witout sakib al hasan they thrashed west indies gigantic batting line up.......with 7 batsman and good bowling attack wit a full strength they lost the doubt bangladesh played better than west indies.....and the team is better than the west indies ODI cricket team.....GOOD LUCK for the tigers......

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 15:28 GMT)

What is going on with BD tigers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They r hunting WI just like they are hungry for such a long time :)

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 15:10 GMT)

wow some of the folks here are really taking the win to their heads. BD still have ALOT to prove. actually, let me correct that: BD have ALOT to prove. these 2 matches mean nothing in the larger context. BD has to put together a string of wins across series, not sets of matches. And it's a little rich to talk up a few wins against an exhausted windies side, when you've been thrashed in the preceding test series. at home. by them.

BD fans can never truly claim to be 'not minnows' or 'Asian SuperPowers' until their team proves itself consistently at the test level. that doesn't happen when you wait almost a year to play a test. strip down your team, and build a new core of batsmen willing to stick around on the crease for a bit more than a bit.

Posted by Sinhaya on (December 2, 2012, 15:01 GMT)

Well done and congratulations Bangladesh from a Sri Lankan. What went wrong in the tests? I look forward to seeing Bangladesh in our shores in March next year.

Posted by noplay on (December 2, 2012, 14:52 GMT)

On the basis of these wins Bangladesh fans sound just like the WI captain and coach whenever they win something. Keep your cool guys, work on your game and make sure Gayle does not get going. And shower praises on Darren Sammy so that he stays on the team with his on-and-off batting, and that he keeps out a genuine strike bowler.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 14:43 GMT)

Where have Anamul been in test match? Four debutantes made the difficult for senior players to keep their position in team alive. I like this healthy competition among players. No chance to do relax.

After India bangladesh is the second best team in their home ground so far. I do not think India won't be able to beat Bangladesh in Bangladeshi soil.

Posted by creekeetman on (December 2, 2012, 14:41 GMT)

Bangladesh are only good at the shorter game, and recent results have confirmed that. but the wi have made it even easier for them by poor team selection and a poorly thought out batting line up. the end result is a mediocre bowling attack, a keeper who cant bat, but yet comes in at number 7 (is it a law for keepers to bat at 7?) and too many all rounders, resulting in a terribly unbalanced team.

Posted by MENDIS_Forever on (December 2, 2012, 14:36 GMT)

Great stuff from Bangladeshi Tigers! Congrats from Sri Lanka.Now the entire world must understand that they not minnows anymore.Go Bangladesh!!!! ~ Sri Lankan fan ~

Posted by Baber_Baloch on (December 2, 2012, 14:32 GMT)

great win from tiger pls continue this form win more and more this big win without shakiab,,,more meaningfull

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 14:28 GMT)

Bangladesh scoring 292 was totally unexpected and especially Anamul scoring 120 as well! I started watching the match when i saw West Indies losing wickets regularly also stunning catch by tamim :P

Posted by Third_Gear on (December 2, 2012, 14:27 GMT)

Hold on guys BD has few more talents to introduce who are in pipeline now. All four debutants in the series has proved that our revoulation has started. Thanks to Tamim-Shakib-Mashrafi-Mushfiq for the start of era,new guys like Nasir,Anamul,Gazi,Sunny,Mominul to carry and a bunch of quality young players are on their way to join the team soon............Big thanks to the couragous selectors Panel which is boarded Bangladesh's best ex's Akram Khan,Habibul Bashar and Minhajul Abedin,they are too good in their role. Waiting for more good results. ALL THE BEST.

Posted by Fogu on (December 2, 2012, 14:18 GMT)

@ BD Pola, I am a BD supporter but please let's stop trash talking. We have some good talents coming up and as they grow, we will be consistently in top five in world cricket. Future is bright with talents like Anamul, Nazimudding, Abul Hasan, Sohag Gazi and others. We need to keep strengthening our first class structure so we can keep pushing the national team players to perform or be pushed out. Congratulations BD on another impressive performance.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 14:09 GMT)

Well played Bangladesh!! Without Sakib, You did it Once again! Now You should win the series! Indian fan those who always try to through some unnecessary bullies that Afgan or Irish are better than BD , here we are ....They beat this year Mighty India And Sri lanka in Asia Cup and now they are ahead 2-0 Against West Indies without thier best Palyer Sakib, No wonder they are very strong in this format, unlucky they could nt play 2nd round last year world cup , even though they have similar points of west Indies , I remember they white wash NZ by 4-0 before world cup, Keep roar Tigers !!!

Posted by Dreamscrapper on (December 2, 2012, 14:02 GMT)

Bangladesh is gradually emerging to be the next Asian Superpower and that's what they've shown in this match. They dominated all along and defeated the T20 world champions by a record margin. Congrats, tigers! especially to Anamul Haq and Shohag Gazi for an excellent start to their careers. All The Best for the next ODIs! Come On Tigers!!!

Posted by bumsonseats on (December 2, 2012, 13:43 GMT)

mystery spinner he is not at least to banga, narine holds no worries they either milk him or belt him. but his wickets column looks bare.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 13:39 GMT)

west indies selectors are gonna setup smith and shane shillingford to fail. when their stars fail. they go and put these guys in and expect immediate success. im afraid narine is now suffering from fatigue and over use. we need the best side on the field and not the most popular. with that said, hats off to ban for a great victory..

Posted by unlocker on (December 2, 2012, 13:37 GMT)

SOME bangladesh batsman have to play long innings anytime againest any team .its just do it i think bangladesh will continue good all type of cricket

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 13:34 GMT)

Excellent... Great victory tigers.. congrats from Pak

Posted by Baundele on (December 2, 2012, 13:33 GMT)

Tigers should focus on their games. West Indies are neither the 3rd string team (of 2009), nor India (in England), nor New Zealand. So, Banglawashing them will take some good effort. Good luck, Tigers. We can do it even without Shakib.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 13:32 GMT)

Bangladesh is Good at home hope we can see same good perfomance abroad too.... At home all the teams play well u have to show some guts and win consecutive series outside BD.. BD win against NZ few years ago too but after that same poor perfomance frm BD.....

Anyways great perfomance today specially from Young Inam... Cheers from Pakistan

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 13:30 GMT)

The "HOLLOW" in the middle order of the WI batting is more than evident in this match. A flat pitch, a batting wicket. Bangladesh scored freely, WI could not again. We do not need a 'post mortem'. WI knows what to do but for some reason they are not doing the right thing. WI have the players. Do not blame a 'dead pitch', or the weather. Try team selection, captaincy and management politics.

WI may lose 5 - 0 in this series and prefer to stay at the bottom of the ICC ratings but they will not select Sarwan and Deonarine. There is no reason or excuse to keep them out. The world knows it, the public sees it.

I also believe the likes of Badree, Benn or Bishoo would have been a better choice in Bangladesh than Narine.

That is why I say WI needs two separate teams. They have the talent but they do not know where to place Sammy.

Posted by shahoo659 on (December 2, 2012, 13:23 GMT)

A win is always sign of improvement and such convincing victories cant b denied. hope that BD ll scratch label of minnows from their skin... and yes they and their supporters like BD Pola should get matured now mentally...

Posted by swat1999 on (December 2, 2012, 13:12 GMT)

Wel done Tigers. Excellent performance in all the departments. At the same time Bangladesh needs to improve its Test playing capability Test match is real cricket match and Test ability counts a nation's cricket culture

Posted by azahid09 on (December 2, 2012, 13:06 GMT)

Hats off to the Bangladesh Team for their tremendous win, and without Sakib too!

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 13:04 GMT)

The job not yet done. Just wait BD funs, you can cheer but not over. This is the Bangladesh team not Aus. or S.Africa. Yea they are playing good cricket but still a lot to prove.

Posted by kaidranzer on (December 2, 2012, 12:58 GMT)

I have been a very harsh critic of Bangladesh in recent times. But this victory has changed my perspective dramatically . You have the ability to do it Bangladesh. Just don't get carried away and stay focused. It's good to see that players are not giving arrogant remarks and concentrating on their game. This is exactly what needs to be done. And West Indies, common guys. Don't let the T20 WC win get to your head. Your team is still a bit raw and reckless in it's approach. I think once the team settles down, it can be the most dangerous team in world cricket across all formats. Tough it out like Chanderpaul!

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 12:55 GMT)

good to see Tigers being consistent. CONGRATULATIONS. impressive performance in both the matches. Bangladesh needs to take every game match by match. They focused on both the games separately and got convincing results. They need to focus on the third match now. Forget about series win. Just focus on winning the third match. The rest will fall in place eventually. In Shaa Allah.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 12:49 GMT)

Finally a thrilling win & a 2-0 lead for bd. Its not unexpected cause bd certainly deserves a respectable position in ODI now. It's gradually becoming a team and there are a number of match winners & young talents in the team now. They just need some more patience in the test format. Everyone but strong critics can see its bright future if they watch closely the recent performances of this team.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 12:49 GMT)

As a Sri Lankan i am really happy about the way BD are playing right now and we also were in the same stage in our early days and we kept fighting hard for years untill the famous victory in 1996, and i see there is no reason that bangali boys cannot do the same even in the next world cup if they progress in the right direction which i see as they are doing right now!!!!! congrats to Bangladesh boys coming all the way from SL!!!! cheers!!!!! make Asia Proud!!!!!!

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 12:48 GMT)

What an innings what a day for Bangladesh people and there crazy loving fans great show by the young star anamul haque i like to congrats to each an every member of the bd team bengal tigers go for da kill and win the serious at dhaka insallah.

Posted by sca43 on (December 2, 2012, 12:44 GMT)

Hard Work For us Has Just Begun. Well Done Boys

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 12:34 GMT)

well done..hope for the best ......hope Team BD will keep this form

Posted by lukecannon on (December 2, 2012, 12:33 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh. I m very surprised. I thought WI will crush BAN. Well done. Now all you need to do is defeat a subcontinent powerhouse in a series and you'l be marked a serious threat. :)

Posted by abs.liton on (December 2, 2012, 12:25 GMT)

Wonderful winning. Now I would like to request all cricketing nations not to criticize BD cricket. If you like cricket then inspire them in anyway. More cricketing nations should be included in the elite arena. I know the feelings of a small team like ours. So I wanna see more nations like Ireland, Afghanistan should be included and they need to be given more internationals matches to play big teams. Anyway, now I just wanna enjoy our's winning. Hope we will win the series against West Indies. And obviously thanks to Anamul Haque for his maiden century. :)

Posted by royal_n_killer on (December 2, 2012, 12:18 GMT)

Sturat Law was so very accurate judging the talent of Anamul Haque. I thinks its time for Junayed Siddique and Shahriar Nafees to drop their CVs for other jobs, I don't see any future for them in cricket anymore.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 12:18 GMT)

We (Bangladesh) didn't have a bowler like Narine or Rampaul. Pollard said after last match, Bangladesh did bowl ordinarily but they (WI) gifted their wickets with some silly shorts. Even D. Sammy told last night they would won todays match for sure.oh ho....!!! WI seems they couldn't bat for 50 overs with BD for both matches. so, HOW'S THAT, POLLARD & SAMMY!!! 7 wickets & than 160 runs defeat!!! work on it guys :P

Posted by sohaibahmad on (December 2, 2012, 12:14 GMT)

time to drop Gayle and Narine for a match or two....

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 12:13 GMT)

What will Pollard say now? Two bad days at the office. I can't c how WI can turn this around. With such a bowling attack u can only hope for a miracle. And Gozi on top of Gayle, does help. Even let's say the batting fires, who will bowl out Bangla. To date we haven't done that. Serious problems for WI. Time for Sunil to go. That will be my first move. He is mentally out of it.

Posted by computerguru on (December 2, 2012, 12:11 GMT)

Gone are those days when BD team were depending on individuals, now we are a complete team, at lest in ODIs. So, sammy, you supposed to do a 5-0 and pollard, we haven't seen the ball in Dhaka (as you said it would be). Love the speeches from mushfiq, yes, we respect WI as a very good team, but we are well up to them. Sammy and co. you should give a big thanks to Shakib, because had he been there, you guys would have been bundled for less than 58. :-)

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (December 2, 2012, 12:09 GMT)

What a start of International career by Anamul & Gazi! Anamul was the highest run scorer of recently concluded U19 World Cup & that had showed his potential. He's now proving it in national side. Btw, I'm feeling pity for Rampaul. His career best bowling went in vain. From now on BD is NO MORE MINNOW in ODI. At least their booming progress since 2010 in ODIs establishes them as one of the 9 STRONG sides in ODIs. 4-0 win vs NZ, being runner-up in Asia Cup & these 2 big wins in Khulna is the symbol of their strength. Now they have to shine in Test & T20 where they r still a minnow.

Posted by R_U_4_REAL_NICK on (December 2, 2012, 12:03 GMT)

Taking absolutely nothing away from Bangladesh (they played really well and deserved to win) - but every time WI insist on opening with Gayle and Simmons instead of Gayle and Smith, they lose... and will continue doing so.

Posted by bored_iam on (December 2, 2012, 12:01 GMT)

@Ehsanul Amin Tito: You do realise that what you say sounds like India finds it easy to make clean sweeps? Irrespective, Great job by the BD team. And doing so without Shakib-incredible! its just one series but Gazi been really impressive! best of luck to bd!

Posted by acidrainBD on (December 2, 2012, 11:53 GMT)

it was a quicker from naeem, if it is Masraffe, the stamp of POLLARD might get out frm the field and come to dhaka......fortune smiled on him......:D

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:52 GMT)

Bangladesh Team, even with so many brand new young boys, and missing Shakib, thrashed a much more experienced team in a clear show of dominance.

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (December 2, 2012, 11:50 GMT)

No surprise like I said before this W.I team has been thrown together without any sort of organisation or plan. Half of these guys should not be playing international cricket ! and for some reason the clown picking the 11 haven't selected 1 fast bowler ? opening with Russell is this some kind of sick joke ? why is he even in the 11 as well as Simmons Thomas and Narine ? again the most successful bowlers in the Test series was firstly Best then Edwards so why is he not playing ? D R Smith again is being mismanaged expected to bat wherever Gibson decides on a given day ! the man bats best opening we saw this v Australia in the last odi series W.I tied without Gayle n co when they outplayed the Aussies majority of time when they really should have won it if not for that ridiculous Roach runout needing 1 from 3 balls. BEST RAMDIN CHANDERPUAL and POWELL should all be playing no question I do not understand the selectors ! Well done Bangladesh I think you could whitewash this side lol

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 2, 2012, 11:48 GMT)

It doesn't matter if Bangladesh are minnows, win, lose or whatever, Cricket will always remain in Bangladesh among players and fans so good luck worried fans and critics who cry for us to be removed, it will never happen. The improvement is clear! this is a very very young team fantastic future.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:41 GMT)

guys be frank.. today Bangladesh wins.. tomorrow may be WI. its a game of cricket. WI is stronger than Bangladesh in normal sense. But being a responsible captain of a team SAMMY can't say " we will definitely win destroying BD" everybody- please be humble......

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 2, 2012, 11:39 GMT)

@BD Pola: You're also forgetting Ireland the team where fans of other teams and even experts say are much better than Bangladesh yeah right! hope Bangladesh play Ireland in an ODI series next year in Ireland to show them who's boss because I'm tired of hearing they're better than Bangladesh when there's no evidence. Anyway we still gave our wickets away cheaply and need to correct this. Mominul played well another talent that is in front of us.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:39 GMT)

Winning against West Indies in ODI is not a big deal for Bangladesh!! We trashed out teams like India and Shri lanka consistently in Asia cup and were pretty close to win against Pakistan two times in a row. BD will definitely movie up to 4th position in ODI ranking within a few years from now. :)

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:38 GMT)

As a Bangladeshi, I'm feeling very much proud that on or after no one can neglect us.

Posted by Shafiqul.Alam on (December 2, 2012, 11:33 GMT)

Congratulation to Bangladesh Team for this great Victory. Now we feel we are really a Royal Bangle Tiger.

Posted by Shortcuts on (December 2, 2012, 11:32 GMT)

Anamul no doubt one of the rising stars in Cricket but Gazi is one fantastic exciting spinner that is emerging in Bangladesh. He's not afraid of giving the ball lots of flight even to the dangerous batsman of West Indies. I see no reason why Bangladesh cannot win this 5-0 unlikely but certainly a real possibility. Also we don't need Shakib anymore hehehe it seems to work without him so far well played young tigers ;)

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:29 GMT)

Bangla Wash seems apparent :)

Posted by Dreamscrapper on (December 2, 2012, 11:25 GMT)

The way Bangladesh dominated and won by a record-margin today against the T20 world champions clearly prove that they are arising with comprehensively as a new Asian SuperPower. They way they batted and bowled today has really made the nation proud. I especially appreciate Anamul and Shohag for their unbelievable start as a Bangladeshi cricketer. ALL THE BEST to our Tigers and hope they'll beat the Carribeans 5-0 by dominating and winning the rest of the matches. BEST OF LUCK! C'MON TIGERS!!!

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:25 GMT)

This is a pleasure to write on Tigers success. As seen, I would also expect to see some Seamer coming up to fill the gap. Great team effort, commitment & consistence performance. These are the facts Bangladesh Cricket fans expect to see. Inclusion of Shakib will gear them up for a Bangladesh now :D

Posted by land_slide on (December 2, 2012, 11:24 GMT)

we finally have a decent core set of players who are upto the scratch in international cricket. hope we don't let the wins get to our head and start taking things for granted....W.I. have shown us that that is not the best of ideas....hoping for another cracker in dhaka where Tamim will join the party!!!

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:19 GMT)

Bangladesh have to work hard to make a clean sweep against WI because they are not India.......Best of luck tigers....

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:18 GMT)

So Bangladesh answering the critics in style recently... if they can keep continuing this for the next couple of years, all those critics might start switching ends...

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:15 GMT)

Congratulation Bangladesh Team for this Great victory over West Indies

Posted by doglaskain on (December 2, 2012, 11:14 GMT)

It has been proved, that Bangladesh are not Minnows anymore. Especially, India should stop talking BD as Minnows. They are afraid to face BD................

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:09 GMT)

Congratulations, Bangladesh!

Posted by Nadim_Ak on (December 2, 2012, 11:08 GMT)

well this shows how our team has improved..congratz tigers...this one is for the haters :D.. 160 runs against west indies??

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:07 GMT)

India , srilanka , zimbabwe , england , newzealand can never beat bangladesh again in odi , just think about when sakib comes what will happen ,

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 2, 2012, 11:06 GMT)

Anamul Haque is one of the most exciting batting talents not just for Bangladesh but for the World of Cricket. He was the top run getter at the recently concluded under-19 World Cup and has 7 first class 100s to his name so far. I hope his 2 games so far especially this one gives him great confidence and can improve on the mistakes he made so far but overall well done Bijoy which is his nickname by the way.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:05 GMT)

superv...well done.....awosome.......beat them all the way in next 3 matches..WI should perform well for atleast give some fight.

Posted by Stark62 on (December 2, 2012, 11:05 GMT)

Narine is well and truly, a WORLD CLASS spinner!!

Love the fact, that Bang are finally starting to grow out of the "minnows" tag and have started to pose a challenge.

Also, this is the Windies full strength squad and they don't have anyone missing.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:03 GMT)

Many congratulations to the Bangladesh Team. On their they Bangladesh can beat any team in the world and they have proved this in the spell of three days by defeating WI twice. They need to do this consistently to prove that they can compete at the highest level. I wish them all the best for the upcoming matches and for the future.

Posted by saintsinister on (December 2, 2012, 11:03 GMT)

Well i'll be honest and say the truth, i never thought Bangladesh could win against a better side without Shakib.. mmm they actually won 2 without him.. I am happy to be proven wrong.. I hope bangladesh make it a habbit instead of a one off like they did with new zealand.. Better the teams, better the cricket.. Rock on !

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 2, 2012, 11:01 GMT)

Where are the people that said West Indies will win this with ease 5-0? anyway, I still honestly think it will be 3-2 but looks to me Bangladesh will win the series. But I'm seriously worried about Bangladesh playing fast short balls, its still a major problem for us to deal with.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 11:01 GMT)

Go Bangladesh go... Now target series win.

Posted by fan_2_fans on (December 2, 2012, 11:00 GMT)

Congrats BD ,well played.Now go and win the series.Indian fan

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:59 GMT)

No one expect the WI to be successful with select a tean with all failing players. Please let me know who in this tean are match winners and when they produce. Me me at legend Cookhouse

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 2, 2012, 10:58 GMT)

Congratulations Bangladesh! all the best guys to your Cricket improving team no doubt but improvement is still there to be made best wishes from Pakistan fan.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:56 GMT)

well done bd . to windies you still have to apply your self and concentrate to win .

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:55 GMT)

I thought West Indies want to be number 1 in ODIs? not going to discuss much as of now already tired after watching such a one-sided game but for now, just want to say well done Bangladesh. Yet such an inexperienced team the youngest of all teams without their star player deserve praise. I'll come back with my full views and some responses later cheers everyone!

Posted by aclarity on (December 2, 2012, 10:54 GMT)

This 2nd ODI loss to Ban should trigger the mass resignation of the WI selectors as a matter of self-respect. They continue the failed policy of picking all-rounders instead of batsmen and bowlers. Smith, Russell, Pollard and Sammy chosen in the same eleven? Smith should not be on the tour much less the team. The more he is picked the more he fails and he is hopeless against spin. Sammy and Russell cannot play on the same team. Powell on his worst day is a better batsman than Simmons and Smith put together. Johnson and Cottereal will continue to remain inexperienced at the hands of these useless selectors.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:52 GMT)

Anamul prove his talent after U-19 shows..

Posted by harican on (December 2, 2012, 10:50 GMT)

Great victory for Bangladesh in the month of victory.Well play Anamul & Mushfiqur and great bowling by Bd bowlers.

Posted by ranpath on (December 2, 2012, 10:50 GMT)

I don't thibk that Bangladesh will take this series 5-0. But well played by them. They have shaken Wi who were, according to their own camp, " on a hiogh" even before the series started and more so after the comprehensive test series win. I don't know how talented young Anumal really is....but to let a youngster, a relative 'greenhorn' play your bowling with such apparent ease shows that WI still have a lot to do to regain the top ranking that they so desire.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:49 GMT)

Eagerly waiting to hear what Mr.Pollard says in the press conference

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (December 2, 2012, 10:49 GMT)

Well Done Bangladesh! can't believe this team last played ODI games back in March its ridiculous. ICC should give Bangladesh at least plenty of limited overs games. Hopefully if we can win this series, our future ODI series will be 5 match ODI series instead of the customary 3. Bangladesh needs more Cricket, we can easily fill our grounds. Shame we are not allowed to compete in ICC Champions Trophy because not only we're a good ODI team now but there are many Bangladeshi's living in England pity. Congratulations teenage sensation Anamul!

Posted by proud_Bangladeshi on (December 2, 2012, 10:49 GMT)

Congrats boyz! Well Done! Let's build on this win and keep the momentum going.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:48 GMT)

Poor performance again Sammi himself is big questionmark,Simmions shld be replaces with powall and smith shld open with gayle.Narine also replace with holder or roach.... Feel realy bad today to see performqance and poor captin and his approch

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:48 GMT)

What an innings what a day for Bangladesh and for Bangladesh people and 4 Bangladeshi cricket loving fan . Bangladesh are one more win away 2 lift the cup insallah whe can do it come on Bengal Tigers go for da kill....

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:45 GMT)

It's a big achievement for Bangladesh cricket. They r now one of the major country in one day cricket in the world. No doubt there are lot of talented player r coming to contribute their team. They now deserve to get a chance to visit India & prove themselves.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:45 GMT)

tigers r waiting for the banglawash!!! JOY BANGLA!!!

Posted by first_slip on (December 2, 2012, 10:41 GMT)

lol, This Suppose to be great WI Team After winning T20 World Cup, Bangla boys just showed WI there place in Cricket, winning T20 world cup just a fluke, and Samuel's inning was just lucky one (he was out LBW when he was in 7 but not given by Mr.Dar), Samuel,Gayle,Polard,Bravos Narine, just overrated.WI is just poor team, Thrash them Boys, cheers

Posted by rakib001 on (December 2, 2012, 10:40 GMT)

Bangladesh is no longer called the minnows and the wins are no more just stroke of luck. Its a delight composed of pure hard work to form the base and garnished wid good fortune. The new guns are firing and look who is the man of the match today-its the debutant from the 1st one dayer Anamul Haque! Khulna certainly isn't the field for Tamim. Hope he will be back in runs in Dhaka. One more win and Bangladesh will record their first series win against West Indies at home.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 2, 2012, 10:39 GMT)

So that's why these teams don't want to play Bangladesh and some worried fans want to get rid of us well good luck we're here to stay. We may not be a top team but certainly an improving one. At least unlike some we can get a full crowd in. Hope coming talents like Bosisto, Unmukht etc can do what Anamul has done in his first stint good luck :P :)

Posted by nimsdec31 on (December 2, 2012, 10:39 GMT)

Its time to cheer.This is the first time the cricket world saw BD could dominate the better opponent in each & every Department.Dont care boys about what other people saying about our cricketing ability.Answer is always there if we perform.Bravo..............

Posted by Prelude on (December 2, 2012, 10:39 GMT)

I'm pretty much happy to see the consistancy of winning this year! Wow! That shows Bangladesh is going forward and becoming stronger. Beating the big team packed with explosive batsmen is awesome! and the way they've won! Just speechless..In the first one day, they've chased them, and today, they just destroyed them! Still probably Bangladesh will be treated as "minnow", but when the wins against India, Srilanka and West Indies are coming consistantly, who cares those words. Time is proving that wrong! HEAR THE ROAR!

Posted by rusho555 on (December 2, 2012, 10:38 GMT)

BD TIGERS have just blown away W, Indian's

Posted by Rahat_cricinfo on (December 2, 2012, 10:37 GMT)

Looking for more comprehensive wins of Bangladesh in this series.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:36 GMT)

Congrats & Go ahead team Bangladesh.

Posted by acidrainBD on (December 2, 2012, 10:36 GMT)

Actually WI need to learn how to play spin specially "POLLARD"...... btw, well played BD, with both bat n ball, they deserve this huge win, for WI best of luck.....hope you guys will struggle to avoid clean sweep............:p

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:36 GMT)

the prospect of 5-o actually looks real...the west indians should try to approach the game in a more professional manner rather than in a arrogant one..they are the t20 champions but they need to go a long way to be that confident

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:36 GMT)

Well done Bangladesh, keep it up.....

Posted by TheBlackMonk on (December 2, 2012, 10:36 GMT)

Anamul should join Tamim in test as well, he'll far far better than Junayed/Nazim. Both Anam & Momin has long FC experience in their bags.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 2, 2012, 10:34 GMT)

Not going to say much because the result speaks for itself. Brilliant from Anamul, he was the top run scorer at the Under-19 World Cup for a good reason. The third Bangladeshi teenager to achieve a 100 in ODIs as well. Although Tamim played, he didn't really contribute with the bat today so that goes to show that Bangladesh can win without both Tamim and Shakib contributing :P

Posted by TheBlackMonk on (December 2, 2012, 10:33 GMT)

Looking for 5-0 this time!

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:33 GMT)

I am waiting to hear pollard reaction...

Posted by FazleAbed on (December 2, 2012, 10:33 GMT)

Saw the match ball by ball. Bangladesh really outplayed West Indies. Suggesion for West Indies. Team Should be 1. Gayle 2. Powel 3. Simmons/Smith/Russel 4. Bravo 5. Samuels 6. Sami 7. Polard/Permaul 8. Wicket Keeper 9. Narayan 10 Rampaul 11. Best/Roach.

I believe Polard, Russel and Simmons Should be left out.

Bangladesh can include rubel in place of abul hasan.

Love the way Bangladesh Perform. I hope they win the series and become in top 6 after end of 2013.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:32 GMT)

i didn't watch Kieron Pollard to hit a single six which could be sent to Dhaka from Khulna

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:32 GMT)

What a game... well done tigers.. and keep it up for rest of the series.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:31 GMT)

Nice job. Congrats to Anamul. Very good editions in this series. Gazi, anamul and mominul were awsome. Great pick by akram khan. I don't know if anyone noticed the relevance shot playing between mominul and gautam gamvir. Very nice and elegant shot selections by him.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:29 GMT)

A great victory for Bangladesh............ Go ahead.

Posted by rayanifti on (December 2, 2012, 10:28 GMT)

They have shown their ability today.

Posted by   on (December 2, 2012, 10:20 GMT)

Well Done Tigers... You makes us Proud ;)

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