Bangladesh v West Indies, Twenty20, Mirpur December 10, 2012

Rubel's nightmare, Gazi's odd debut out

Plays of the Day from the only Twenty20 between Bangladesh and West Indies in Mirpur

Shot of the day

Rubel Hossain gave away 29 runs in the final over, and that figure proved more than the margin of victory. The best of the four sixes hit by Marlon Samuels was the last one, a blockhole delivery that was sliced high, too high for the cameraman to spot the ball in the misty Dhaka sky, and it landed quite a way out of long-on's reach.

Shadow shot of the day

The only six that Tamim Iqbal hit off Chris Gayle was a shadow six down the ground, in the 17th over, after the bowler had missed his run-up. Gayle had re-bowled the shadow ball after going some way down the pitch, but Tamim didn't back down. Gayle didn't concede a six in his four overs, perhaps his best time in the middle since arriving in Bangladesh four weeks ago.

Opener of the day

Sohag Gazi's Twenty20 debut also began with him opening the bowling, as he did on Test debut. He also became the fourth offspinner to open the bowling on T20 debut. This time, too, Gayle played him cautiously but Dwayne Smith tonked him for a six, reminding him of his first international match.

Drop of the day

Samuels was dropped when he was on 10, by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim off Ziaur Rahman, in the eleventh over. Mushfiqur also dropped him in Ziaur's next over, and missed a difficult stumping off Gazi in the following over when Samuels was on 25.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent

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