Bangladesh v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

Samuels, Narine help WI keep series alive

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

December 5, 2012

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West Indies 228 for 6 (Samuels 126, Powell 47) beat Bangladesh 227 (Mahmudullah 52, Narine 4-37) by four wickets
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Marlon Samuels played a patient knock of 126, Bangladesh v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Mirpur, December 5, 2012
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With the series at stake, West Indies saved face with a four-wicket win in Mirpur, set up by the spinners and a calm century by Marlon Samuels. West Indies were set 228, not a daunting target on paper, but with their recent batting collapses and struggles and spin, a comeback win for the visitors couldn't be taken for granted. The spinners created chances and closed the gap between the two sides towards the end, but Samuels was the wicket Bangladesh wanted. They dismissed him, but a little too late, as West Indies were only six away from victory with four overs to spare.

After their Khulna horror show in the second ODI, where they were let down in all departments, West Indies did well to bounce back. A significant factor in their comeback was the re-emergence of Sunil Narine, who revived a faltering tour with a four-wicket haul. He was back at his wicket-talking best, teasing the batsmen with his drift and turn, and getting the carom ball to beat the outside edge on several occasions. West Indies needed at least one batsman to lead the way and Samuels stepped up, contributing nearly 100 to the target. The failures of the rest, barring Kieran Powell, will worry West Indies.

After West Indies lost an uncharacteristically tepid Chris Gayle cheaply, Samuels and Powell settled in to add 111 for the second wicket. They managed to get on top of the bowling because they used their feet well. A feature of Samuels' knock was his willingness to play the ball late. He used the crease well, going back to slap it square on the off side or delicately dab it away to pick up singles. If the ball was tossed up wide outside off, he waited and crashed it off the front foot past cover. Brute power and bat speed stood out in the way he fetched his boundaries.

Smart stats

  • Marlon Samuels' 126 is his highest score and fourth century in ODIs. It is also his third century in the subcontinent.
  • Samuels' century is the sixth by a West Indies batsman in ODIs against Bangladesh. The 126 is also the highest score by a West Indies batsman against Bangladesh.
  • The number of fours hit by Samuels (17) is the third-highest in an innings against Bangladesh. The record (19 fours) is held jointly by Herschelle Gibbs and Andrew Strauss.
  • Sunil Narine's 4 for 37 is his third-best bowling performance in ODIs. It is the second-best bowling performance by a West Indian spinner in ODIs against Bangladesh.
  • The 111-run stand between Kieran Powell and Samuels is the joint highest second-wicket stand for West Indies against Bangladesh.

Samuels also cashed in on some wayward bowling by the seamers, slapping short and wide deliveries over backward point. Spin was Bangladesh's best bet, as there was enough bite and turn to keep them interested. Samuels was hit on the pads on a few occasions with the turn and bounce getting the better off him. A bigger challenge for the spinners was the dew. They struggled to control their lengths, and the half trackers were duly punished to the boundary.

Bangladesh had an opening when Powell and Darren Bravo fell cheaply, both perishing while trying to go over the top against the spinners. Abdur Razzak managed to sneak in two wickets as his quota came to an end, getting Dwayne Smith caught in the deep and bowling Kieron Pollard through the gate.

At 182 for 5 in the 40th over, the game had opened up. West Indies had just come off an ordinary batting Powerplay, scoring just 17 runs for two wickets. Samuels ensured West Indies didn't combust, guiding the inexperienced Devon Thomas, who showed good temperament in pushing for singles to give Samuels the strike. Samuels had a close call when he nearly chipped straight to backward point on 95 and was dropped at slip soon after. A tactical error cost Bangladesh when Rubel Hossain, the right-arm seamer, was given the 45th over, with West Indies needing 34. Mushfiqur Rahim decided not to continue with a spinner, and by the end of the over Samuels had ransacked 24, including three fours and two sixes. Bangladesh's chances receded with every boundary.

The win was set up by Narine, who gave West Indies the initiative by nipping out three wickets in nine balls to open the floodgates. Prior to the third one-dayer, Narine had taken only four wickets in as many matches on tour, disappointing returns for a mystery spinner who was identified as a threat before setting foot in Bangladesh. Narine struck in his third over, inducing an edge to send back Tamim Iqbal, who shaped to cut but was squared up by the extra bounce. Naeem Islam popped a leading edge to cover, before Anamul Haque was trapped lbw with one that turned as he went forward to work it across the line.

Bangladesh had lost half their side for 116 by the 25th over, but Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah restored order with a half-century stand. Mahmudullah was the more aggressive of the two, using his feet to fetch a six over deep midwicket. Mushfiqur departed in the first over of the batting Powerplay, a period in which Bangladesh lost their way, scoring just 14 runs. Mahmudullah couldn't accelerate nor bat through the innings as Bangladesh ended with a middling total which wasn't enough to set up an unassailable series lead.

Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by   on (December 6, 2012, 18:30 GMT)

From what I read so far, most of the post suggested that although WI won the game it was BAN fault--BAN GAVE THE GAME AWAY. It also suggested that BAN is the better team. I personally thinks it was a good game and W I knew they had to win and did exact that. Today's game is more important becuz either team knew a win will be a milestone for each. BAN has improved, but I think WI will win. The BAN newspaper implied that BAN gave the game away.I watched the 3 games and concluded that the first 2 games--WI was not focused and was thoroughly outplayed by BAN, who fully deserved to win. WI won game 3 which changed the complexity. It will be a challenge for BAN to win game 4-5 because WI is now focused and more experienced. All the talk that 20/30 more runs could have made the difference in nonsense because WI would have made the adjustments needed in the chase.

Posted by Ibra95 on (December 6, 2012, 17:49 GMT)

it wasn't a comfortable victory for wi, just won by 4 wkts, and if rubel didn't bowl then probably bang could've won, in my point of view...anyway, bang keep going, keep in mind the 4 odi then u'll win hopefully!!! =D narine great job out there and samuels u beauty, 126!!!

Posted by   on (December 6, 2012, 13:12 GMT)

I will praise bangla players, but not satisfed. Bd didnt give up right from the start of the match where nothing was in favour of them. Yesterday it was just wi day and ofcourse hats off the Samuels. The scene was every bd spinners bowled damn tight overs but in the last delivery or between the over, the delivery slipped off the hand and the batsman didnt leave the chance and earned a boundary. Wi were lucky while batting where they got rid of many close lbw and edges. Talking about bd's fault, was the captaincy by mushfiq after 40th over. He kept Mashrafee in slip who is not good over there and dropped Samules wicket & he started using rubel at that most important stage of the game, where the spinners controlled the whole game. I wouldnt mind if he used Mashrafe who gave the answer when he was given to bowl but was too late,Rubel didnt even change his line lenght that over. Bd could have won it & what so ever, Mushfiq is one of the most promising keeper & classyyy talented batsman,G

Posted by Erebus26 on (December 6, 2012, 11:21 GMT)

Marlon Samuels has been the Windies player of the year for me due to his performances across all three formats. His display yesterday showed again why he's becoming so important to this team. Some of the more vaunted limited overs players just haven't been performing though - I'm looking at guys like Gayle and Pollard here. They need to step up or the Windies will lose this series.

Posted by   on (December 6, 2012, 6:26 GMT)

West Indies have a lot to be concerned about in winning the 3rd. ONE DAY match. Gayle's consistent failure along with players such as Dwayne Smith, who is a good allrounder but has the worst shot selection I've seen in quite some time. Simmons and Bravo need to keep playing to work out their problems; They need time out in the middle,lack of playing time seems to be Simmons biggest problem. Kieran Powell I don't quite know what to say about his batting,coaching, shot selection? He is an awesome striker of the ball, but in order to post big scores, he has to hit the ball,not easy for the big guy against this spin attack employed by BANGA.Good to see Narine among the wickets,Permaul looking good. Is he a future WINDIES cpt.Gayle,Bravo & Simmons need to show up; We aren't going keep winning with 2 batsmen being the only scorers,Good luck & good cricket.

Posted by   on (December 6, 2012, 6:12 GMT)

scoring on pitch like yesterday's game, 200 run was fighting score. pitch got some turn which helped spinners a lot but after the evening it was heavily dewing...prevented the bowlers to grip the ball and for this reason BD players missed to take some catch. above all i want to keep the faulty balling of rubel hossen, tah was the turning point. WI needed 34 runs of 36 bowls and we thought BD slowly started to dominate the match but all went in ain with rubel's over :'( doesn't matter we will rebound them on next match

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

I wonder why Mominul was used only at the end when the game was virtually over. Bowling of Naeem / Nasir / Mahmudullah were also not properly utilized considering the amount of turn. Mahmudullah should bat higher; Rubel is still struggling to find his rhythm (should be replaced in next match) and Mashrafi is not a slip fielder.

Posted by   on (December 6, 2012, 5:10 GMT)

This is what the captain's decision makes it mean. A decision in a crucial time is more than crucial for a team to win!!!

Posted by   on (December 6, 2012, 4:54 GMT)

Take a bow Marlon. U batted beautifully on a turning track. Right from Shohag Gazi to Razzak to Naeem and Mohamadullah, they were all turning big. Not the easiest track to bat on and another 20-25 runs from Bangladesh would have found West Indies slightly short. Honestly the Mirpur track was a 3rd day/4th day test match track. If the remainder of the 2 ODIs are going to be played on such a track, West Indies watch out. They might need to set up targets and use Narine, Permaul, Gayle,Samuels to defend it. Dont think they will be able to chase big again.

Posted by anver777 on (December 6, 2012, 4:40 GMT)

If not for Samuel century WI would have really struggled to reach that target....... he scored more than 50% of the total.... Gayle's ordinary form in the series so far is hurting very badly for them....... I feel he will score big in the next match in his old gale fashion !!!! 2/2 & then a decider will be great !!!!

Posted by Rezwan1492 on (December 6, 2012, 4:12 GMT)

just referring to history again, Ashraful made a wrong decision giving Rubel the bowl, and same went with Mushfiqur yesterday.. Come on as a spectator live at the stadium, I can understand that the whole game was dominated by spinners for both WI and Ban.. And when you have seen already that WI didnt play Rampaul in the last overs how dare Mushfiq go for Rubel, when you have 4 spinner options available.. It was quite natural that Samuels would go for big hits as soon as he reaches 100, normal scenario, then why I let him go for it. He was struggling against spin, so why not keep on pinning him down to spin. Bad captaincy from Mushfiqur. No respect..

Posted by   on (December 6, 2012, 4:05 GMT)

Well done BD .better luck for next match

Posted by Kaderpcb on (December 6, 2012, 3:54 GMT)

I think it is so bad luck for Bangladeshi team,!!! do not worry tigers!!! time will come when you will triumph and celebrate!! Yessss yes it will come to you, never get nervous but hold the hope for the future!!! I am personally believe that God will give you time to enjoy your hard work. I have a request to tamim- Tamim never do hurry and enjoy your batting !!!!

Posted by   on (December 6, 2012, 3:41 GMT)

Bangladeshi batsmen were little bit relaxed but to win a series you cannot take anything lightly. Drop catches by Mashrafi and poor bowling at the end costs BD the match

Posted by hasib9 on (December 6, 2012, 3:37 GMT)

Why not go with only 1 fast bowler? Sunny or Enamul Jr for Rubel? We always had more leg spinners in the team. Now we only have Razzak and he is doing a fine job. Zia or Kayes for Naeem will be a good idea too.

Posted by aclarity on (December 6, 2012, 2:23 GMT)

W.I won but we were a bowler weak, a batsman short and an all-rounder too many. Why can't the selectors get the balance right? Smith is useless and should not be on the tour and Simmons is not far behind. They have taken the places of younger players who should be getting experience. In the next ODI, Rampaul may be forced to rest. Bring in Roach and Holder and leave the crap on the bench. By the way Devon Thomas is a bush cricket wicket keeper - please don't embarrass the W.I public with him in the future.

Posted by   on (December 6, 2012, 2:18 GMT)

try again we r with u. good luck.

Posted by   on (December 6, 2012, 2:03 GMT)

This is blessing in disguise for the West Indies team. They need to learn to adopt to all kind of conditions quickly. Sarwan is needed in the side as Chanderpaul is on his way out. West Indies must learn how to get singles and stop rely on pure boundry.

Posted by   on (December 6, 2012, 0:58 GMT)

I had already advised to BD chief selector about Rubel before they published BD XI. We had lost many matches because of this guy. Why BD chief selector made same mistake again and again. We BD all friends very upset. If you couldn't manage another pacer better take Enamul why no take Nazmul. His ODI record very good than first class match. You may not judge base on first class match. I couldn't sleep well last night because of so many catch drop last night that's the reason we lost. Now time to be woke up. Slip put Anamul for Riad.Riad every match drops two or three catch still he is fielding same place. We missed Sakib yesterday. We miss chance yesterday to won series.This chance not comes frequently.

Posted by   on (December 6, 2012, 0:54 GMT)

WI needs a stable batting line up especially the middle order as their scoring is extremely volatile .C'mon Wi goto win the 2 more !

Posted by cracker2012 on (December 5, 2012, 23:38 GMT)

WI WI WI... yea sweet victory.

WI batting is poor and still poor. Only two person seem to have an understanding of how to play the Bag bowlers. Hopefully Gayle starts to hit the balls and stop wasting time.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 23:05 GMT)

Good game WI. Good performance Samuels and Narine. Looks like fear to lose positions causes better performances. I do hope Gayle sparks in the next match. Looks like Sammy is injured. Maybe he should rest the next match to further agravate the injury and lets see what WI can do without him.

Posted by Crikoot on (December 5, 2012, 22:35 GMT)

Besides poor batting, missing catches and dew factor -- Bangladesh had a chance! Poor captaincy. Naeem and Rubel should be replaced by Zia and Shafiul. Razzak should be last man. He cant score.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 22:34 GMT)

why is dwayne smith even playing for the west indies he has been disappointing thus far bravo is also another issue it seems the west indies needs to improve their middle order a replacement such as the reliable chanderpaul should be made !or better yet give the opportunity to new blood who are in form !

Posted by Meety on (December 5, 2012, 22:32 GMT)

Whilst Bangladesh lost, they still made a game of it, they made the WIndies work hard for their win. That to me suggests that Bangladesh are definately on the improve. Tamim really should of gone on with his knock - very dissappointing, he really should be averaging 10 runs higher than what he is, he throws his wicket away too much. Especially in ODIs, I think that Bangladesh should only go with ONE pacer (Mortaza)

Posted by johnathonjosephs on (December 5, 2012, 22:16 GMT)

Bad captaincy from Rahim. He had quite a chance at winning this but persisted with the seamer AFTER samuels got his century. The result? A 24 run over than eliminated all pressure bangladesh worked hard for. Waiting for when Shakib comes back to bowl in tandem with Abdur Razzaq and Gazi

Posted by BravoBravo on (December 5, 2012, 21:25 GMT)

I am glad that WI won. Congratulations! Honestly speaking BD did great, and make WI to work for every run barring one or two leaky overs.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 21:09 GMT)

although a BD supporter, I'm not much disappointed that WI won, because this will make the series more interesting. More importantly, BD team have an opportunity to learn how to overcome setbacks and fight back to clinch series victory.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 20:55 GMT)

It looks like the Windies need Kieran Powell in the ODI's, just as they do in tests now. If they keep this team for the remaining matches, they should go on to win the series. But how do they wake up Chris Gayle? He hasn't done jack in this series so far!

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 20:47 GMT)

Mushfiq you have blown away the feeble chance of winning this match by committing HARI_KIRI which was bringing in Rubel at that crucial moment. However keep your nerve cool and be more pragmatic for the next game.

Posted by Quddus-Mamu on (December 5, 2012, 20:39 GMT)

I don't understand why Bangladeshi selectors can not find a quality pace bowler? Mashrafe is the only quality fast bowler Bangladesh ever found. At least Nazmul is better than Rubel/Shafiul. One more thing, Mashrafe is a good bowler but not a good fielder. Mash should not field in slip position. Mashrafe and Rubel are responsible for today's loss.

Posted by ODOM1 on (December 5, 2012, 20:03 GMT)

WI still look a bit shaky as it was mainly a two man effort (Samuel and Narine) and not a team effort. Good effort from bangladesh. i would like to see a WI win for the next game and a fight for the finish in the final game

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 19:27 GMT)

biggest upset of this year

Posted by jantrikunmad on (December 5, 2012, 19:01 GMT)

WI is a very good balanced team. They are very much capable to beat any big team on their day. Well played WI.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 18:51 GMT)

I already knew WI would have won.

Posted by T2-- on (December 5, 2012, 18:28 GMT)

Ellias sunny should replace Rubel. So bd can have 4bowlers who can bowl 10over each

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 18:15 GMT)

So here is a question for Rajesh and Stevens, how many times a batsman gets out before getting a ton against Bangladesh in ODI's?

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 17:49 GMT)

Bangladesh Captain only to blame for this defeat..

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 17:25 GMT)

Good comeback W.I. Now don't get complacent..jus' take one game at a time. Nuff blessings!!!

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (December 5, 2012, 17:21 GMT)

I expected West Indies to have won this 3rd game but why did they make it difficult for themselves? you are expected to beat such teams comprehensively. They were lucky and Bangladesh batting lacked the x factor today but hope you guys can clinch the series.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 17:18 GMT)

Well,at last Sunil Narine and Marlon Samuel finally decide to show up in this One Day series.This is the Narine and Samuels we know.Now we anxiously await the over due arrivals of Chris Gayle and Pollard.

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (December 5, 2012, 17:16 GMT)

Please somebody tell Shakib to come back because we missed his batting and bowling and would've obviously clinched the series had he played because our left armers including Mominul believe it or not were the best spinners today. Plus we were 30-40 runs short. This West Indies team won struggled for this win against our spin attack but it was our inexperienced line-up which was the difference between the two sides today. Still think Bangladesh are good enough to take this series at least 3-2. West Indies apart from Samuels and Narine, didn't play to their best. Naeem was terrible no one can replace our Shakib.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (December 5, 2012, 17:13 GMT)

This match showed that how one bad decision can ruin your chance in a cricket match. WI batmen were struggling against spin bowling and they needed 34 from 36 so BD still had a chance. I really don't understand that why Rahim had a bring a medium fast bowler in that situation where Mahmudullah, Naeam, Gazi all had over left to bowl and if you really want to have a medium pace bowler why Rubel why not Mashrafee. He is experienced and better bowler. Rahim's captaincy today was fantastic. He had only 227 run to fight with and he lead his team well until that over. I have a feeling that BD going to lose the series by 3-2 because they are the kind of team who cant get the momentum back once they lose it

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 17:09 GMT)

In next match WI but in last match Bangladesh will win.

Posted by Jawwad123 on (December 5, 2012, 17:03 GMT)

Rubel needs some time out of the team, although he normally bowls well he isn't as good as young Abul Hasan who bowled marvelous although didn't get wickets. He also has the same pace(or more) as Rubel. Since he's out, BD should pick Nazmul Hossain who maintains a much sensible line and length than Rubel while he is given time out to work and improve. What players we've found in Nasir, E.Sunny, Gazi, Anamul and Abul Hasan!!!!!!! Future stars!!

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 17:02 GMT)

At times, Mushfiqur has made the most mind-boggling decisions. When you have so little margin of safety and spinners were doing well, why bring in fast bowlers who can easily leak runs by straying into the pads or bowling short and wide as Rubel did. Makes absolutely no sense since we had some bowlers like Naim, Mahmudullah and Mominul Haque who had quite a few overs left.

Posted by originalviscount on (December 5, 2012, 16:58 GMT)

like it, very astute observation

Posted by Tashnim on (December 5, 2012, 16:52 GMT)

Well played tiger, don't worry y win the next match sure. Todays misstakes- 1. Tamim was so slow 2. Ananamul was on harry 3. Naeem & ashraful are bad habiet 4. Unlacky Nassir 5. Mushi & Riyad have done half done their job,when luck not with y every thing will wrong 7. Anis & Moni to be a like indian umppier,they need to see ind-pak match where kumble get 10 wicket 8. Gazi should up of Masharafi,he can hitt not block 9. Get naeem in for batting power play 10. Lossing toss

Posted by SapnerJadukar on (December 5, 2012, 16:37 GMT)

Wel done Bangladesh for giving a good fight..Samuels batting, Rubel's costly over and dew factor cost the match to Bangladesh. Congratulation to W.I for this crucial win.

Posted by bumsonseats on (December 5, 2012, 16:28 GMT)

i said awhile ago that this guys game game has come on leaps and bounds.long gone are the bish bash wallop batting that was his game a year ago his game now looks perfect for test match cricket.

Posted by Tokai69 on (December 5, 2012, 16:21 GMT)

Well played Tigers, 227 is too low to defend, still you played up to the end! Samuel's drop was crucial, which Mash returned at the end. Had it been any sniper other than Rubel in his last over, the game might have looked different. Hope to see more action from Tamim and Nasir in the next game, and Nayeem should be lower in the batting order.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 16:10 GMT)

west indies needs to monitor spin properly and analyze how the ball turns to them, other than that good job to the west indies on winning by 4 wickets and i hope they can win the remaining two

Posted by FrenchCricketFan on (December 5, 2012, 16:09 GMT)

Very well-played samuels , bravo , way to go . Bangladesh fought well but the game would have been much close and interesting if the last ten overs were reserved for naeem islam , mominul, gazi , mahmudullah instead of rubel hossain and mashrafe. Why give your most expensive ballers in important last overs when naeem islam had 5 overs left and the way mominul was balling only spinners could have make it close or even won. Bad captaincy and the same thing what little mushy did in asia cup and some other game. I think this mindset of mushfiq that last overs has to be expensive pacers will cost the game for them in years to come if he remains captain. By the way, mominuil is much better baller than naeem and mahmudullah in case ban havent noticed.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 16:01 GMT)

It looks like WI have more advantage at Mirpur pitch... the nature of the pitch more suit to WI than BD...curator should prepare a flat low wicket like Khulna and Chittagong for utilizing home condition not a turning wicket...

Posted by AzAb12754 on (December 5, 2012, 15:56 GMT)

This just shows how valuable of a player Shakib is in our team, had we required his services of batting and bowling, likely Bangladesh would've got the runs needed and and wickets to take down this West Indies team but their player Samuels played a very valuable innings. West Indies played the better Cricket today but it was clearly a tough win by them. Still sure Bangladesh are good enough to take the series on Friday or Saturday.

Posted by Dipssy on (December 5, 2012, 15:55 GMT)

Good performance by bangladesh again...samuels and powell take this match away from bangladesh...after all bangladesh have a good chance to come back...

Posted by BARFI on (December 5, 2012, 15:55 GMT)

It does not matter who is the T20 champ or not. It matters when you have equal talent but poor execution!! If we think that we did good by beating them in the first 2 games then our mindset needs to be changed. I disagree with Mushfiqur when he said "Pressure is on them...not on us" WHAT...what does that mean? You should respect all teams and treat them like they are the next champion and then try to beat them!!

Posted by sumit176 on (December 5, 2012, 15:48 GMT)

spirited effort from BD team,,,,,hope they wrap up the series next match,,,

Posted by BARFI on (December 5, 2012, 15:36 GMT)

I said it before and I will say it again remove Mushfiqur as captain. How can you put seamers on a pitch that is turning. Samuells was waiting to pass 100 and the he would attack. That's what he did. It was so stupid decision by the captain. That over costs 24 runs!!. Plus who is the third umpire. It was clearly out!!

Posted by SNIFFLEATHER on (December 5, 2012, 15:36 GMT)

Well done Windies, and especially Marlon Samuels. Congratulations on your highest ODI score, and well done for pulling the team out of what would have been a poor series defeat. The rest of the guys need to apply the same amount of application, if they are indeed to come from behind and win this series. Bangladesh can be proud of how they fought today, but in the end a brilliant innings just took the game away from them.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 15:35 GMT)

Bangladesh inexperienced batting line-up cost them dearly. So disappointed with Tamim again. Still think Bangladesh will win the series, West Indies did't win this game comfortably as I've wanted them to but that century was impressive and probably deserved.

Posted by PACERONE on (December 5, 2012, 15:03 GMT)

West Indies to pick batsmen and not hitters.batsmen like Chanderpaul and Nash are needed in the middle order.If Samuels or Gayle do not make runs we are in trouble.These batsmen keep hitting the ball in the air to fielders when a single is all that is needed.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 14:12 GMT)

West Indies batsmen need to look at tapes of how Haynes and Richardson played spin. They used a wide stance which reduced the pitch of the ball. This gets more short balls to play off the back foot

Posted by Shimul14 on (December 5, 2012, 12:12 GMT)

Bangladesh will win this match & Raj will take 5 wickets

Posted by Sadequl on (December 5, 2012, 12:08 GMT)

Tracey Caesar @ don't be so disheartened. We all know how tough WI side can be, being current world T-20 champ & which they also showed in the test series too but credit also should goes to BD team for beating WI twice in a row. All in all everyone can easily see the over all progress of performance in current BD team compare to their previous stage. Even though they might loose this 3rd ODI but still there is a definite chance from next two more games they should be able to achieve atleast one more victory to gain the ODI series to recover the losses of the test series against WI in home & raise their ranking in a higher position which they really do deserve.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 12:03 GMT)

Not a bad score...now job again goes to bowlers! Good luck to our RB Tigers!!!

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 11:48 GMT)

BD batsmen simply gifted their wkts. They got back to their original form.

Posted by Rajib_11 on (December 5, 2012, 11:43 GMT)

Bangladesh will win by 17 runs

Posted by AdityaMookerjee on (December 5, 2012, 11:27 GMT)

I was wondering, if Mahmadullah was West Indian, and no, I didn't know Bangladesh was playing the West Indies.

Posted by   on (December 5, 2012, 10:11 GMT)

So far, the West Indies have been giving their fans some MASSIVE health scares. Our PACEMAKERS are malfunctioning, while the SPINNERS performance have us DIZZY, the OPENERS are low on resistance, the KEEPER has poor reflexes while the HEAD is concussed. This team needs to check-in to a CRICKET HOSPITAL soon since their performance is anything but CLINICAL.

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