Bangladesh v West Indies, 4th ODI, Mirpur December 7, 2012

All-round Sammy helps West Indies draw level

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West Indies 211 for 9 (Sammy 60*, Bravo 34, Mahmudullah 3-46) beat Bangladesh 136 (Mahmudullah 56*, Sammy 3-28, Roach 2-29) by 75 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

When Darren Sammy walked back after compiling a fighting, unbeaten 60, he had given West Indies hope in an otherwise unconvincing batting performance. He wasn't done yet for the day. He returned with the new ball and inflicted a top-order wobble that not only dictated the course of the match, but also gave West Indies their second-consecutive win, with the teams locked at 2-2 going into the decider on Saturday.

Having restricted West Indies to a middling 212, Bangladesh would have fancied their chances of sealing their second series win at home against a formidable side in two years. During the mid-innings break, judging by the threat posed by their own spinners, Bangladesh would have discussed Sunil Narine at length. By the time Narine came on to bowl, Bangladesh had lost half their side - they were 13 for 5 - and it was the West Indies seamers, Sammy and Kemar Roach, who got the ball to wobble around under lights. The expectant crowd had a glimmer of hope via a positive half-century stand between Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah, but Mushfiqur's departure ensured the initiative remained with West Indies.

The slide began in the second over when Anamul Haque popped a tame leading edge back to Sammy. He slanted the following ball across the right-hander and Naeem Islam edged to Darren Bravo at second slip. Two balls later, Roach softened Tamim Iqbal up with a short ball and then followed it up with a fuller delivery which skidded through and clipped the stumps. Bangladesh were reeling at 4 for 3 and their chances of overhauling what looked like a modest target had receded sharply.

The dire situation got worse for Bangladesh when Nasir Hossain edged Roach low to the wicketkeeper. The first four wickets were all done in by the seam movement. Mominul Haque perished trying to literally pull Bangladesh out of the rut, finding Kieron Pollard at square leg. At 13 for 5, Mushfiqur's task of guiding his side to a position of respectability, let alone victory, was far greater than his opposing number's.

It took nearly eight overs for Bangladesh to register their first boundary, a firm push by Mahmudullah down the ground off Sammy, followed by an elegant flick past midwicket. Mahmudullah looked to take control by chipping down the track and cutting strongly square of the wicket. Mushfiqur too played some authoritative slogs against the spinners, conscious of not allowing them to settle.

The decibel levels picked up in the crowd as the sixth-wicket pair showed fight. The hush returned when Mushfiqur was stumped off the carom ball, beaten in flight and turn. Narine, brought on as late as the 16th over, troubled Mushfiqur with the carom ball earlier and it looked like a wicket was around the corner. At 87 for 6, the fight had gone out of Bangladesh and Mahmudullah, who ran out of partners.

It was a pitch that tested the skills of the batsmen from both sides. West Indies' struggles against spin were exposed yet again as they scrapped and later recovered to 211. West Indies lost wickets in a clump - four specialist batsmen for nine runs, resisted with a watchful stand between the two Darrens - Bravo and Sammy, stumbled again before the captain Sammy himself struck late blows when Bangladesh took their eyes off the ball.

It was a combination of incisive spin bowling in helpful conditions and impetuous strokes that contributed to West Indies' precarious position at the start. West Indies needed an in-form batsman to pilot the innings, but Marlon Samuels' departure seemed to have a profound impact as the likes of Dwayne Smith and Kieron Pollard were left swimming against the tide.

Bravo and Sammy then made a slow recovery, giving the spinners their due and pinched the singles in a stand of 43, the best of the innings. After Bravo fell cheaply for 34, it was left to Sammy to muster as much as he could with the tailenders. His first six, off Mahmudullah, was hit straight back and he tried to repeat that off Mashrafe Mortaza but was lucky to be dropped by Sohag Gazi at deep midwicket. That let off cost Bangladesh 30 runs as Sammy tore into the spinners in the final two overs with only No.11 Kemar Roach for company. Sammy's ferocious bat speed was responsible for his seven boundaries.

West Indies smacked 81 off the last ten overs to give the bowlers some runs to work with. It was more than what they could have asked for and fittingly, Sammy took the final catch to seal the series leveler. The turnaround time, however, is so quick that Bangladesh have less than a day to regroup.

Kanishkaa Balachandran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | December 10, 2012, 20:37 GMT

    @Jairaj Sookraj : We are still talking!!!! WI did not show up for the 5th match either!!! How many more excuses will the BD haters come up with, for every win BD has!! WI did not show up? Well who prevented them from showing up? They failed to score over 220 runs in the entire five game series on placid batting tracks! When BD won against India, it was Sachin's fault, as if he is not part of the Indian team. When they won against SL the next game, some fan cited some unknown political reason that only he/she knew about! Now the story is WI did not show up?? We actually do have an excuse for only beating WI 3 to 2, it was Shakib. If he was fit, we would have Banglawashed WI!:-)

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | December 10, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    @Saiyedul Munim - perfectly said but don't worry because enjoyers and all that are just worried about the rise of Bangladesh Cricket. Unlike ours, their top players are retiring and will eventually have to field inexperience young players who will struggle to dominate our young experience players common sense really.

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | December 10, 2012, 12:50 GMT

    @enjoyer - We won 3-2 and yes its hard to take isn't it when Bangladesh won these games without Shakib good luck :P

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | December 10, 2012, 12:49 GMT

    @enjoyer - hahaha we just won the series 3-2, I'm glad Bangladesh Cricket worries you good luck. Oh yeah beating England, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies, New Zealand several times in the past 2 years does not sound like passing clouds good luck :)

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | December 8, 2012, 22:35 GMT

    @The_Bowlers_Holding: It seems to be a continuing trend. BD wins big against strong oppositions, fans from other teams say they were lucky. They have one bad game in a 5 game series, those fans will jump on the opportunity to point out that BD got "battered"! Who was battering whom in this series? Win by 7 wickets, win by 160 (!!) runs, loss by 4 wickets which was closer than the scoreline indicates, then one bad game where they lost by 75 runs. Today's match, BD, in reality won by 4 wickets, the last 2 outs given were the most horrendous umpiring decisions I have ever seen, with 6 overs to spare!!! Who battered who in this series?:-) For some unknown reason, Cricinfo is not publishing any comments today, I hope this one gets published.

  • POSTED BY on | December 8, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    what this series has shown once again is our inability to play spin.if u think this is bad imagine playing england with panessar and swan

  • POSTED BY on | December 8, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    good show Darren Sammy - you are quite a character limited ability but lots of determination and superb leadership : west indies revival is underway and your partners are Marlon Samuels , Darren Bravo and Gayle (?) , Sunil Naraine , Roach , Best - good luck

  • POSTED BY on | December 8, 2012, 7:08 GMT

    Nayeem had been ineffective and his nonchalant style of batting is costing the team big. Mushfiq should open with Tamim followed by Mahmudullah. BD's batting line up is considerably weak compared to WI, specially against pace bowling. They sure could use the services of Shakib at this stage of the game. Nevertheless, it'll be interesting to see how they can fight back. Looks to me, the pitch has played a huge role compared to the Khulna pitch.

  • POSTED BY on | December 8, 2012, 5:32 GMT

    bangladeshi players still can not play according to the merit of the ball and the game. thats the shame . they should learn these things , than they would be able to play good cricket

  • POSTED BY 777aditya on | December 8, 2012, 5:05 GMT

    @ Godfrey Pieters - You are totally justified, especially when Pollard plays so well in IPL. Both have definitely got a long run - I think a county stint might help them. Bangladesh in Bangladesh is getting to be a stronger team. At least your team has bounced back and has a good chance to win the ODI series as well - just look at India. Our recent World Cup winning under 19-s could have put a better fight against England at home! If you were an Indian like me, you would have called for sacking the whole unit together (again justified)!

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | December 10, 2012, 20:37 GMT

    @Jairaj Sookraj : We are still talking!!!! WI did not show up for the 5th match either!!! How many more excuses will the BD haters come up with, for every win BD has!! WI did not show up? Well who prevented them from showing up? They failed to score over 220 runs in the entire five game series on placid batting tracks! When BD won against India, it was Sachin's fault, as if he is not part of the Indian team. When they won against SL the next game, some fan cited some unknown political reason that only he/she knew about! Now the story is WI did not show up?? We actually do have an excuse for only beating WI 3 to 2, it was Shakib. If he was fit, we would have Banglawashed WI!:-)

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | December 10, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    @Saiyedul Munim - perfectly said but don't worry because enjoyers and all that are just worried about the rise of Bangladesh Cricket. Unlike ours, their top players are retiring and will eventually have to field inexperience young players who will struggle to dominate our young experience players common sense really.

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | December 10, 2012, 12:50 GMT

    @enjoyer - We won 3-2 and yes its hard to take isn't it when Bangladesh won these games without Shakib good luck :P

  • POSTED BY ExtremeSpeed on | December 10, 2012, 12:49 GMT

    @enjoyer - hahaha we just won the series 3-2, I'm glad Bangladesh Cricket worries you good luck. Oh yeah beating England, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies, New Zealand several times in the past 2 years does not sound like passing clouds good luck :)

  • POSTED BY r0ketman on | December 8, 2012, 22:35 GMT

    @The_Bowlers_Holding: It seems to be a continuing trend. BD wins big against strong oppositions, fans from other teams say they were lucky. They have one bad game in a 5 game series, those fans will jump on the opportunity to point out that BD got "battered"! Who was battering whom in this series? Win by 7 wickets, win by 160 (!!) runs, loss by 4 wickets which was closer than the scoreline indicates, then one bad game where they lost by 75 runs. Today's match, BD, in reality won by 4 wickets, the last 2 outs given were the most horrendous umpiring decisions I have ever seen, with 6 overs to spare!!! Who battered who in this series?:-) For some unknown reason, Cricinfo is not publishing any comments today, I hope this one gets published.

  • POSTED BY on | December 8, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    what this series has shown once again is our inability to play spin.if u think this is bad imagine playing england with panessar and swan

  • POSTED BY on | December 8, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    good show Darren Sammy - you are quite a character limited ability but lots of determination and superb leadership : west indies revival is underway and your partners are Marlon Samuels , Darren Bravo and Gayle (?) , Sunil Naraine , Roach , Best - good luck

  • POSTED BY on | December 8, 2012, 7:08 GMT

    Nayeem had been ineffective and his nonchalant style of batting is costing the team big. Mushfiq should open with Tamim followed by Mahmudullah. BD's batting line up is considerably weak compared to WI, specially against pace bowling. They sure could use the services of Shakib at this stage of the game. Nevertheless, it'll be interesting to see how they can fight back. Looks to me, the pitch has played a huge role compared to the Khulna pitch.

  • POSTED BY on | December 8, 2012, 5:32 GMT

    bangladeshi players still can not play according to the merit of the ball and the game. thats the shame . they should learn these things , than they would be able to play good cricket

  • POSTED BY 777aditya on | December 8, 2012, 5:05 GMT

    @ Godfrey Pieters - You are totally justified, especially when Pollard plays so well in IPL. Both have definitely got a long run - I think a county stint might help them. Bangladesh in Bangladesh is getting to be a stronger team. At least your team has bounced back and has a good chance to win the ODI series as well - just look at India. Our recent World Cup winning under 19-s could have put a better fight against England at home! If you were an Indian like me, you would have called for sacking the whole unit together (again justified)!

  • POSTED BY on | December 8, 2012, 3:56 GMT

    Godfrey don't you know the WINDIES named Pollard as the vice captain? Highly unlikely that he will get the axe. Smith? What a big disappointment, I thought by now he would have been captaining the One Day team,disappointing this man is.Shot selection? Every ball must be a hit through the air.There was a time in WI cricket when we would argue whose century was the best usually the man that played most of his shots along the ground would be considered the better man.I enjoy Marlon Samuels batting;placement of ball, judging of match. Chris Gayle need to settled down, read the game, then go after the bowlers.I can go on forever, anyways--

  • POSTED BY SNIFFLEATHER on | December 8, 2012, 3:45 GMT

    Godfrey, I agree with you regarding Smith and Pollard. Those guys have abysmal records, especially Smith. I also feel Edwards should never have made this trip, the selectors missed a great opportunity to blood Delorn Johnson, the aggressive tall left armer who will pose many problems for batsmen once he's established himself in the test side, which before long, he should do. Roach, Best and Johnson...pace like fire...

  • POSTED BY 777aditya on | December 8, 2012, 3:22 GMT

    I was so disappointed when I saw WI losing tamely to Bangladesh in the first couple of matches (WI is my favorite team). Even the third match was a scratchy affair with Samuels playing the lone hand. This series gets really interesting now. After a cracker jack test series, this one is heading to a befitting climax. One must remember that in the recent Asia Cup, Bangladesh made it to the finals by beating supposedly better teams like India and Pakistan. So, in their own den Bangladesh (like most countries) are very hard to beat. Too bad, cant say about my very own India anymore! Extremely happy for WI though - go Windies go!

  • POSTED BY on | December 8, 2012, 1:44 GMT

    The guys at the top love POLLARD so he will play out all the games . Smith will be out of the final eleven and his career over for the WI . he has been tried several times , in and out but not given a "RUN" in order to be relax and confortable in a slotted position in the batting line up . I think he (SMITH) has reach the end of the line .

  • POSTED BY scorpio14 on | December 8, 2012, 1:09 GMT

    as a west indian,i was one of sammy hashest critics when he was appointed captain of the west indies team,boy i take that back now,he has won me over,he has singlely transform the west indies team to a winning team,secondly i think pollard and Gayle have deliberately failed because they want sammy to fail and ultimately the west indies team,ckeck this out when they play for IPL with a big dollar sign infront of them they perform with flying colors right ,my opion do without them i say

  • POSTED BY CricCritic27 on | December 7, 2012, 23:53 GMT

    Drop Naeem, bring on Siddique or someone else. he just hasn't been effective enough. Also, BD must perform better in the field.

  • POSTED BY realist1 on | December 7, 2012, 23:46 GMT

    Congratulations W.I on wining this match so convincingly. I am sure W.I will win the series 3-2. Although I am a BD fan, but I must say, there is nothing more pleasing in the eyes than to see Fast bowler charging in and deceive the batsman with pace and swing. People who watched last night's game must admit the first spell of quick bowlers were too hard to handle not only by the inexperienced BD batters but more experienced team would have struggled. I say give the credit where it is due. Well done W.I. And to other BD fans, pls pls don't make negative comments against W.I team when our team win or lose. Because their cricket team and board is much more friendlier toward us than some other bigger teams.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 22:35 GMT

    Go Windies. Had me on the edge..but u did it!!!

  • POSTED BY adkum on | December 7, 2012, 22:13 GMT

    Congrats to WI and Sammy. He has finally come good. Let's hope t his is not a flash in the pan performance by him. He has called on his team mates to perform but himself was not doing anything so it is good to see him shine after all. Keep it up guys and the tournament is yours. Brings up an exciting finish to the tournament.

  • POSTED BY bagh_mama on | December 7, 2012, 21:19 GMT

    I am seek of seeing the back and forth hate comments. Both sides, please calm down. So what BD team lost? They were not good enough today. May be they will win the series. May be WI will. All I watched was two nerve wrecking games. Expecting another one tomorrow.

  • POSTED BY thereal_fan on | December 7, 2012, 20:40 GMT

    Is it just me, because it seems that Bangladesh supporters underestimated the strength and 'never say die' attitude of the West Indies. After all they Won the T20 World cup not by accident. Very exciting series at the moment winner takes all, may the best team win, my money is on the West Indies, Go Windies.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 20:31 GMT

    Thanks Sammy! When you walkded to the wicket many had already given up hope. Most of my friends turned off their TV's and cursed. You must have been the only person who believed we could still Win.

    Sme team tonight but shuffle the batting order. Put Dwayne Smith to open and bat Chris at 5, move Thomas up one and bat Pollard at 7

  • POSTED BY nafzak on | December 7, 2012, 20:04 GMT

    After the last match, I commented that Sammy will score 50 and Gibson and Sammy supporters will proclaim "I told you so" and Sammy will be good for another 15 matches before he scores another 50. This is his ammo. This is unacceptable. He needs to perform better more often. Those who say 'yes my boy' to Sammy, just need to look at his average. Had the Bangladeshis hold on to the catches, Sammy would have been out for 30 or less. Now, to echo Mike Holding; Pollard is not a cricketer. And yes, Bangladesh choked. They should have won this match. Both teams have too many 20/20 players and need a Chanderpaul and/or Sarwan or better yet, both. Nuff said.

  • POSTED BY Sadequl on | December 7, 2012, 19:53 GMT

    That is we can say inexperience performance of the experiment which BCB tried to took in this series by picking up so many fresh legs in it. They should learn by this mistake that experience should have some value for the money. Gazi passed it while he was introduced in test series but how come one can expect Anamul Haque & Mominul Haque both to perform repeatedly in one day series & why the hell we need to take such kind of gamble while you are 2-0 lead to win the series ! This is how we are going to learn things the hard way each time by loosing match or series near to a winning position ! Thats why in Bangla it says " Puran chal vatey barey" means "Experience make the difference" & hope at some stage BCB will analyze this reality & will take proper decision/action for it too.

  • POSTED BY FrenchCricketFan on | December 7, 2012, 19:30 GMT

    Vital contribution from sammy, the way a captain should take responsibility, well-done, other batters in wi not played very good. I wish to see strong wi back in action but its clear from the series wi are fighting hard against by far the most inconsistent batting side in the world - only Mahmudullah seems somewhat consistent/stable. Hope wi sort out things before they play top teams next. Bangladesh definitely shown improvement both in test and shorter format regardless who may win the series. No decent pacer though :) hehehe . Where was elias Sunny and Anamul in test , looks like bengal selectors should be selected first.

  • POSTED BY likeintcricket on | December 7, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    Despite all the heroics, Bangladesh are not close to it. If WI bat first they will surely win the series or else it is 50-50.

  • POSTED BY CricFanster on | December 7, 2012, 19:12 GMT

    Windies needs to Improve their game and Step up on Global Stage with such names in the Squad even they won comfortably today . Bangla Fans expect too much from their Team because they are still learning . I see when they win BD Fans BLASTS the Comments section in match report lol but when they lose then all the BD fans hide themselves in the Closet . Come on its part of the game and expecting too much from their team is not a Crime but Boasting and Bragging after winning a game or two is not the ideal way to celebrate Folks. I am not anti BD so dont start Hating lol Patience is what is required for BD Batsmen...... They should apply themselves and settle in rather than going gung ho at the Bowlers just like Shakib and Mahmudullah do ....... Nasir Hossian is another youngster who can shine !

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 18:59 GMT

    Hope Bdesh will bounce back tomorrow and beat the Windies to take the series. One specialty about BD team is its highly fluctuating performance . One day it can lose very cheaply to a mid-ranked team and in the next couple of days it can beat the top-ranked country.

    In a way it is nice to see that its 2-2 now and the last one is actually the final match of a tournament.

  • POSTED BY Sinhaya on | December 7, 2012, 18:31 GMT

    Looking forward to an exciting 5th ODI tomorrow. Glad that my favorite cricketer Darren Sammy did so well today. Also happy to see Bangladesh improving especially in ODIs at home and hopefully Bangladesh will soon find it too easy to thrash India.

  • POSTED BY creekeetman on | December 7, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    today is the first time i really respected sammy as a captain rather than just like him because he's a nice guy. cant really explain it, but his attitude was different, he smiled less and looked more serious and determined, he also led from the front and his batting and bowling reflected that.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 18:23 GMT

    Sammy today was awesome at batting,bowling and as captain.He almost single handedly carried the team on his back.I said'' almost singled handedly'' before of the greathard working effort and contribution made from each of the bowlers.Every one of the West Indian bowlers be it pace or spin were effective in containing the runs and taking wickets.

  • POSTED BY simonviller on | December 7, 2012, 18:20 GMT

    @ Godfrey Pieters ! Yes you may be disappointed about the performances of Pollard and Smith , or you may not be, but they are not the only players who are struggling against the BD bowling . You don't just throw away such weapons in your arsenal every time they misfire .You fine-tune and keep them for the right battle ; and as the saying goes ,"you use it or you lose it" , as in the case of Dwayne Smith , who seldom got any consistant selection throughout his career , but having to perform under the microscope at every outing .

  • POSTED BY InsideHedge on | December 7, 2012, 17:53 GMT

    Everything to play for in the decider, winner takes all. Who would have thought Gayle wouldn't even score a half century? Bangla have to be commended on how they've turned Gayle Force into nothing more than a pathetic whimper.

  • POSTED BY asiacricket1234 on | December 7, 2012, 17:41 GMT

    Said it after the 3rd ODI that BD will not win this series, Most of these player has a mental strength of 5 year Old kid. So there is no way they r gonna be able to take such pressure, It'll be 3-2 WI :(

  • POSTED BY ZsZs on | December 7, 2012, 17:30 GMT

    Self Fulfilling prophesy from Isam's article yesterday - Bangladesh Rolled over - but it wasn't because of Shakib!

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 17:19 GMT

    Bangladesh and WI have nucleus of decent sides. Makes for entertainment and keen competition. Shakibs presence does make a massive difference to Bangladesh. I am not sure how good Mashrafe's presence is - he is quite fragile fitnesswise and his strike rate has dipped over the years. But they lack pace good bowlers, so in he comes.

  • POSTED BY krquet on | December 7, 2012, 17:16 GMT

    As a Bangladeshi fan for ages, I find it troubling that plenty of BD sports commentators and forum champs (like in here) often come across a bit too cocky for their own good. I would recommend to tone down your enthusiasm a little. We haven't done much to be cocky about while there's plenty of reasons to be ashamed for a decade or a few.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 17:10 GMT

    Bangladesh deserve this lose. From 33 overs of WI innings BD are going to be loser. Six catches missed in a match..how pathetic for a test team !!!! No positive reaction from top order..how long BD will suffer with this ??? Sammy deserves lots of credits. No hope to win this series.

  • POSTED BY ilyas on | December 7, 2012, 17:06 GMT

    BD have played well during this series but their obsession with playing spinners whilst working in the short term will be detrimental to their cricket in the long term. No side in history has ever been successful over a period of time without a decent pace bowling attack irrespective of where they are playing. BD will have success at home with spinners but they will not improve as a side. If the emphasis is on spin in BD then their batsmen will not be used to pace and anytime they face pace they will struggle especially away from home. Even today Roach and a not quick Sammy blew them away. Fast bowlers allow spinners to operate effectively. Having 4 or 5 spinners is a waste of time. What can they do that 2 spinners cannot? Now is the time for BD to plan for long term success by developing a pace bowling attack. If they don't we will still be talking about BD, in the same manner, in10 yrs time as we do now!!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 16:58 GMT

    Well Done Windies..................... Poor batting shld drop pollard and include holder or simmions ....... As pollard didn't perform in all matches he must be drop

  • POSTED BY Narbavi on | December 7, 2012, 16:48 GMT

    Back to business i guess, where are those guys who talked about a 5-0 win?

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    Sammy I laud you; I salute you. You have prove to all that you are developing into a genuine all rounder.Your skill as an astute and great leader is bearing fruit. Don't mind your nay-say-ers. You are destined for greatness. I love your spirit, determination, resilience and never say die attitude

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 16:32 GMT

    It's not over yet! we have one more game to play!! same mistakes don't take place over and over again. Next match will be one for BD to recover! Still we are good enough to beat West Indies quite convincingly and comfortably !! Good Luck to BD for the next game!

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | December 7, 2012, 16:30 GMT

    Sammy was outstanding with bat and ball and Roach was on fire early on amazing fast bowling but why is Best not in this 11 ?he was incredible in the Test if he was here today with Roach the game would of been wrapped up even earlier ! W.I are really going to need to sharpen up if they want to be taken seriously at next summers Champions Trophy in England Chanderpaul is needed at 5 and Pollard Thomas and a few others are really going to have to prove themselves personally I don't think their is a place for them in a W.I ODI starting 11.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 16:27 GMT

    I don't have any comment about today, I just want tell about tomorrow if BD need win tomorrow, Naeem Islam & Mominul Haque, Must Should be out of 11th … Junaid Siddique . & Jahurul Islam should get in the 11th….

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 16:22 GMT

    Oh Please. BD lost and all those haters finally came out of cave. Let me tell you guys, most of our players either teenager or in twenties and they are doing way better then those BIG players in other countries when they started their career. Don't tell me that you can't have a bad day in cricket. WI bowled well and we did bad in betting and fielding, which outcome BD lost. BD cricket is improving rapidly while introducing new talent everyday. I am Bangladeshi and I love cricket. I respect every nation plays that game and enjoy watching them playing. My kindly request to those hater, posting one sided comment in Cricinfo, please keep your dirty mind some place else. Cricket is gentleman's game. Thank You.

  • POSTED BY yocasi on | December 7, 2012, 16:19 GMT

    Well done, Windies. So good to see that almost every game, a new hero leads the way. Congrats, skipper Sammy & team!

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 16:11 GMT

    again we r fail. i think everybody should concentrate on duty properly.

  • POSTED BY hashir86 on | December 7, 2012, 16:07 GMT

    Sammy has silenced all his critics today with an all round performance...Pollard just hit a four in an inning...hitting six out of the city in a distant dream for you mate...you dont deserve to be Vice captain... Professional Display by West Indies...Happy to see they are winning when Gayle and Samuels are not performing... BD is misusing Mahmudullah...he is Angelo Mathews of BD...he should bat up the order Lets hope for a good pitch and a cracker of a match tomorrow :)

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 16:04 GMT

    Congrats to WI & specially to Sammy who led their team from front ! WI showed us how vulnerable our top order against their pace attack in a bouncy & swing wicket. Many of our Batsmen not matured enough to play Fast bowlers in a Fast bowling condition . This is the Hard truth . Our corrupted cricket board is responsible for this! Hope to see some contest from Tigers tomorrow !

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 15:59 GMT

    Darren Sammy leading from the FRONT!!! Its all up to the final match West Indies win 3-2

  • POSTED BY enjoyer on | December 7, 2012, 15:59 GMT

    @sleep_is_good @estreme_speeds : ha ha ha ha ha ha. u win two matches and speak as if you are world beaters. grow up guys please try to win a series against 2-3 series(if any one is even willing to play against you) and then start talking.

    all your victories are just passing clouds and you wlll say shakib was the reason..

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 15:48 GMT

    Congrats WI, but there was no need for it to come down to this, 2-2. WI need runs on the tin and Smith and Pollard have to play a more meaningful role(batting) in this team. Fine all round performance by the capt. For a matter of fact it was a match winning performance with bat and ball. The final ODI can go any way. I wouldn't like to call it. But I wish WI all the best.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 15:46 GMT

    good lick to bd for the 5th match

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    Still the big guns of the IPL have not delivered the goods

  • POSTED BY Ibra95 on | December 7, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    superb job west indies, terrific perf. from skipper sammy, wow, ban had a bad day, awful to b sincere...gazi dropped sammy at 30 more or less, too many wides from riyad although brilliant 50!!! he should've bat at 4 or 5, naeem should not play, zia would be a great replacement, big-hitter he is!! also nasir should bat after mahmudullah, at 5 or 6, then mushfiqur and after zia, mashrafee at 8 or 9 better. anyway, the next match is a do or die for both sides. cheers =)

  • POSTED BY lukecannon on | December 7, 2012, 15:42 GMT

    Good game. Enjoyed sammy and roach. talk about pace..

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 15:41 GMT

    BD fans talk now...WI did not show up for the first 2 one day but it serves as an eye opener. Go Windies!!!

  • POSTED BY SNIFFLEATHER on | December 7, 2012, 15:32 GMT

    Good performance today Windies, but the hard work must be maintained for the decider, or all the progress of what has been a very good year in terms of results and development, will sadly be tarnished. Maintain focus and finish the job.

  • POSTED BY The_bowlers_Holding on | December 7, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    Seems to be a continuing trend win a couple of games, fans claim they have finally arrived and will hammer India, England, NZ etc from now on , then they get absolutely battered.

  • POSTED BY wolfofthepack on | December 7, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    @cricketWi they giving u excatly wat u wanted! 14/5 go WI

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 13:11 GMT

    Bangladeshis 7 for 4 reminds me of the era when BD use to collapse spectacularly 12 years ago!

  • POSTED BY Return-of-Sinhaya on | December 7, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    7 for 4?? Wow, there you go, they are back to the place where they really belong to actually!!

  • POSTED BY Ven27 on | December 7, 2012, 12:59 GMT

    Bangladesh can still win from here .. If, they can produce couple of decent partnership..

  • POSTED BY cricketWI on | December 7, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    If WI are to win this game they'll need to take early wickets and not just sit back and wait for something to happen. As far as i'm concern Bangladesh will be going at them hard to win.

  • POSTED BY ArifurKhadem on | December 7, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    Bangladesh must prove their smartness by winning this match for sure. No excuses will be accepted. If they don't win this one, they don't deserve to win any.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    Yes my Boy...Stand up and be counted...Proved your worth today, now take about 3-5 wickets and really shut ur critics up...Lead with the bat, time to lead with the mind and ball

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    Well tell me, this has to be the of the careers of Smith and Pollard. It has to be. I cannot c it no other way. These 2 guys r pathetic to say the least. ODI cricket was never about hitting every ball out of the park. But then again you can't hit what u can't read. What a sad affair. Bangla beat WI in a ODI series. Never thought I would c that day.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    so many wides, and drop catches very bad from bangladesh

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 11:49 GMT

    musfiq has serious problem in his captency. he saw spinner doing well. why he back mashrafee. i cant understand. his mistake take WI to 200.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    as though reading the report of bangladesh team back in 2003-04!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 10:50 GMT

    Go Bangladesh go. We are always with u.

  • POSTED BY ArifurKhadem on | December 7, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    Bangladesh must prove their smartness by winning this match for sure. No excuses will be accepted. If they don't win this one, they don't deserve to win any.

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  • POSTED BY ArifurKhadem on | December 7, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    Bangladesh must prove their smartness by winning this match for sure. No excuses will be accepted. If they don't win this one, they don't deserve to win any.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 10:50 GMT

    Go Bangladesh go. We are always with u.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 11:48 GMT

    as though reading the report of bangladesh team back in 2003-04!!

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 11:49 GMT

    musfiq has serious problem in his captency. he saw spinner doing well. why he back mashrafee. i cant understand. his mistake take WI to 200.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    so many wides, and drop catches very bad from bangladesh

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    Well tell me, this has to be the of the careers of Smith and Pollard. It has to be. I cannot c it no other way. These 2 guys r pathetic to say the least. ODI cricket was never about hitting every ball out of the park. But then again you can't hit what u can't read. What a sad affair. Bangla beat WI in a ODI series. Never thought I would c that day.

  • POSTED BY on | December 7, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    Yes my Boy...Stand up and be counted...Proved your worth today, now take about 3-5 wickets and really shut ur critics up...Lead with the bat, time to lead with the mind and ball

  • POSTED BY ArifurKhadem on | December 7, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    Bangladesh must prove their smartness by winning this match for sure. No excuses will be accepted. If they don't win this one, they don't deserve to win any.

  • POSTED BY cricketWI on | December 7, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    If WI are to win this game they'll need to take early wickets and not just sit back and wait for something to happen. As far as i'm concern Bangladesh will be going at them hard to win.

  • POSTED BY Ven27 on | December 7, 2012, 12:59 GMT

    Bangladesh can still win from here .. If, they can produce couple of decent partnership..