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Plays of the Day from the fourth ODI between Bangladesh and West Indies in Mirpur
Mohammad Isam in Mirpur
December 5, 2012
Irony of the day
The previous two times Mushfiqur Rahim had won the toss and decided to field first in day-night matches at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Bangladesh beat India and Sri Lanka. So when he won his first toss of the ODI series today, the smile on his face was in equal measure one of relief and pleasure. When his team had West Indies reeling at 102 for 6, he would have been forgiven for thinking that the charm had worked again. Little did he know that it would prove third time unlucky.
Bunny of the day
Chris Gayle's dismissal is always seen as a body blow for West Indies. Mashrafe Mortaza struck the big blow in the sixth over, getting the opener for the third time in this series, when he skied the ball to mid-on. The man taking the catch was Sohag Gazi, Gayle's other nemesis on this tour.
Drop of the day
The Bangladesh fielders dropped five catches but the most costly of the lot was the one Gazi dropped to allow Darren Sammy a life. It was a straightforward chance at deep-square leg when he was on 30. He doubled his score off the next 16 balls, taking West Indies to a respectable and eventually a match-winning total.
Ball of the day
The first half of the match was all about spin and turn. The specialist West Indies batsmen struggled as a result. The moment Bangladesh donned the helmets and pads though, it became an altogether different game. Kemar Roach got the first delivery of the Bangladesh innings to pitch on middle and whizz past Tamim Iqbal's outside edge, signaling the start of a new kind of struggle for the batsmen.
Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's correspondent in BangladeshFeeds: Mohammad Isam
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