Bangladesh v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Khulna December 2, 2012

Gayle v Gazi

Plays of the day from the second ODI between Bangladesh and West Indies in Khulna

The statue
Darren Sammy stood motionless with his left hand out for about five seconds after dropping Mushfiqur Rahim off his own bowling, when the Bangladesh captain was on 8. The normally jovial Sammy was deadpan after his mistake.

The battle
The duel between Chris Gayle and offspinner Sohag Gazi is one of the highlights of West Indies' tour. And for the first time, Gayle resisted attacking the rookie bowler. He was on strike at the start of Gazi's second over and he either defended or left deliveries alone to play out a maiden.

The send-off
Gayle's missile of a straight hit in the sixth over crashed into the ankle of the bowler, Mashrafe Mortaza. Four runs were saved but Mortaza needed treatment. In his next over, Mortaza had Gayle edging a slog to Mushfiqur, but the send-off was with a wince that was a reminder of the blow from the over before.

The catch
In the 32nd over, Tamim completed Bangladesh's victory with his second impressive catch in two games. As Sunil Narine tried to chip the ball over his head, Tamim jumped at cover, stretched out his hands, and the ball settled in his grab. In the previous game, he had back-pedalled to take a catch at long-on to remove Gayle.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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  • Khooni on December 3, 2012, 9:42 GMT

    Nice to see Bangladesh perform well. Reminds of that great performance in Asia Cup. Good luck from a fan of Indian team

  • Dummy4 on December 3, 2012, 6:45 GMT

    Chris Gayle tour bangladesh but can,t do one of 50 how its possible

  • Altamash on December 3, 2012, 5:12 GMT

    Gazi is great Finding for BANGLADESH....!

  • Dummy4 on December 3, 2012, 4:00 GMT

    When tigers perform as a team, you find spectator on the field as well as on gallery. Because none can resist them at the field.

  • Dummy4 on December 3, 2012, 3:50 GMT

    Nice to see BD putting a challenge at least in Home ODI series. All the best wishes for BD from a Pakistan Fan. Lets hope against the hope it would not be isolated spirited performance like 4-0 against NZ

  • Dummy4 on December 3, 2012, 0:00 GMT

    bangladesh all the way!!!!

  • Dik on December 2, 2012, 23:31 GMT

    You left out the best part. When Gayle got out DJ played Gangnam Style as he walked off.

  • sabbir on December 2, 2012, 23:03 GMT

    Its a pleasure to beat WorldT20 champion... 2nd in a row:)

  • Dummy4 on December 2, 2012, 18:16 GMT

    Its Great to win such an way !

  • Sanjay on December 2, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    Has Tamim lost some weight? Last time I saw him, it looked like he'd tucked into his teammates' lunch.

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