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Plays of the Day from the third ODI between Bangladesh and West Indies in Mirpur
Mohammad Isam in Mirpur
December 5, 2012
Umpire Enamul Haque looked a little out of place in the 15th over, momentarily forgetting the free-hit rule. The batsman, Anamul Haque, however, was fully aware. Off the previous delivery, Anamul had given extra-cover a catch but the third umpire overturned the dismissal as Sunil Narine had overstepped. But the umpire didn't signal the free-hit. Anamul, though, knew that he couldn't be out stumped and charged Narine only to miss the ball that went through slip and the wicketkeeper for four byes.
Mashrafe Mortaza bowled one down the leg side. Marlon Samuels tried to tap it away but missed. The wicketkeeper missed it too. It got to the boundary. The result? Not five wides but a dead ball, courtesy umpire Ranmore Marinesz. Strange call, that.
The missed landmark
It wasn't a dropped catch that cost Kieron Pollard a match tally of four catches, but the Narine no-ball in the 15th over; it deprived him from becoming the first West Indies player in 17 years to claim such a tally. Pollard had earlier taken the simple catch that Naeem Islam offered, followed by the catches of Nasir Hossain and Mominul Haque to make it a personal record.
Mahmudullah took over from Khaled Mashud as the highest scorer at No. 7 in ODIs for Bangladesh when he reached 22 runs in the 30th over. It took him to 1074 runs and he then extended his tally to 1104, which is currently 74.4% of his career runs. Not surprising, as Mahmudullah has played 52 of his 70 ODI innings at No. 7.
If you replace Shakib Al Hasan in the team, you must know how to bowl left-arm spin. Mominul Haque, might have only two first-class wickets but yes, he bowls his own brand of round-arm, left-arm spin, and was given a bowl in the 42nd over. On cue, he drew an edge from Samuels off his fourth delivery, but the chance was put down by Mashrafe at slip.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's correspondent in BangladeshFeeds: Mohammad Isam
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