West Indies in Bangladesh ODI Series - 4th ODI

Bangladesh v West Indies

West Indies won by 75 runs

6.35 pm The players are out. So how much of a factor will be the dew? Will Kemar Roach prove to be the surprising factor? Will Sunil Narine add to the four wickets that he got last game? Will the Bangladeshi batsmen sleep-walk through this? Should know the answers soon!

dibyendu: "Funny how India is historically known to produce world class spinners and batsmen who can play spin in even their sleep. but now almost every test playing nation has better spinners than India and Indian batsmen are having nightmare playing swann & monty." Life goes a full circle I guess.

Hamza: "BD should produce bouncier quicker pitches for 2014 WT20 ... otherwise no fun will be their for the 16 team battle and another Cup will come in Asia." But West Indies won the 2012 edition on spinning tracks.

6.30 pm That was quite a discussion on pitches and bowling options. I quite agree with the fact that as a team building up to challenge the other top teams regularly, the first step will be for Bangladesh need to start winning more games at the very least. Now if they can do it by preparing spin-friendly tracks at home, so be it but it will come at the expense of losing games in alien conditions. And that shouldn't be a deterrent. To be frank, Australia took three decades to win a Test series in India when they did in 2004, England haven't won one since 1984 (though they are close now!) and despite coming close, South Africa have only one series win in India.

That's for now when it comes to this debate on pitches, which like many others, may not have a black and white solution.

0.1

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, whoa, ripper first ball from Roach! it was on the middle stump and it has zipped past the outside edge there, through to the keeper

0.2

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of length this time and angles away from the batsman, batsman half-leaves, half-fiddles at it, but in the end it goes through to the keeper

0.3

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, down the leg side for the first wide of the innings, this one was swinging back into the left-hander but it was pitched on leg and swung further down

0.3

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short and not too quick, Tamim went after it and gets it to the deep square-leg region where there is a fielder, seems like it did not hit the middle

0.4

Roach to Anamul Haque, 1 run, fuller on the pads and that has been flicked away to fine-leg for a single

0.5

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of length and cramps him for space, hits him high on the thigh pad, rolls over to the off side

0.6

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, and a jaffa to end the over, it was pitched up and swung away from the batsman, he went for a drive but gts nowhere close to the outside edge

End of over 1 (3 runs) Bangladesh 3/0 (209 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.26)
Tamim Iqbal    1* (5b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-3-0
Anamul Haque    1* (1b)     

Fiery first over from Roach. As Obni says, "Wow, all of a sudden Dhaka pitch looks like a Waca pitch."

Captain confident, Darren Sammy to share the new ball.

1.1

Sammy to Anamul Haque, no run, outside the of and swinging away, he goes for the drive and there is an appeal for a caught-behind...not given and it did not seem to have hit anything

1.2

Sammy to Anamul Haque, no run, fuller and on the middle, defended back to the bowler

1.3

Sammy to Anamul Haque, no run, fuller again, bit outside the off stump that allows him some room, driven to the wide mid-off but straight to him

1.4

Sammy to Anamul Haque, OUT, leading edge and gone! Bangladesh may have dropped caught-and-bowleds but West Indies won't do that here! it was a length ball and he tries to work it away to the leg side, gets bit of a leading edge and it goes back to the bowler, Sammy takes a simple catch over his head and West Indies draw first blood.

Anamul Haque c & b Sammy 1 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

1.5

Sammy to Naeem Islam, OUT, edged and gone, caught in the slips! now, the dew does seem to have come on, and under the lights it has made the ball wobble a little, away from the batsman, he went for the drive, more of a push I think and the outside edge goes through to the second slip, well caught low down.

Naeem Islam c Bravo b Sammy 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Darren Sammy, the man is on a hat-trick. After getting a half-century, he now has two in two. He bowls to the opposite captain.

1.6

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the length and straighter, does not swing any place and hits Rahim on his pads, but too high to be given out lbw

End of over 2 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 3/2 (209 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 1.50, RRR: 4.35)
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (1b)      DJG Sammy    1-1-0-2
Tamim Iqbal    1* (5b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-3-0

2.1

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, outside the off, angling wide away and Tamim goes for a slash, misses getting anywhere close to it and that's through the keeper, wide called

2.1

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of length and Tamim's on the back foot, has to get his gloves right in front of his face to defend, but does a good job in the end

2.2

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, gone, bowled, too quick! softens him up with the previous ball and this one is on a length, deviates slightly into the batsman and the defence is opened up by that one, hits the top of the stumps and the bails are sent flying

Tamim Iqbal b Roach 1 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Wahid: "Much as I dislike to post this comment, when you allow your opponents to recover from 102 for 6 and score 81 in the last 10 (that too by the lower middle and tailenders) you usually end up on the losing side." Why do you dislike it?

2.3

Roach to Nasir Hossain, 1 wide, too quick, too short and the batsman tries to fend it away, lucky it is down the leg side and a wide's called

2.3

Roach to Nasir Hossain, no run, outside the off and goes for a cut, misses the outside edge

2.4

Roach to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, short of length and he gets time to try and upper cut it, it does not come on as quickly as he would have liked and it goes to the left of the third-man fielder for a couple

2.5

Roach to Nasir Hossain, OUT, edged and gone, or is it? there was a genuine nick there and the ball was taken by the keeper, the question is whether the ball bounced before it went into the keeper's gloves and the replays tell me that yes, it's gone straight into the gloves, cannot give that not-out. Yep, given out, four down and in gargantuan trouble.

Nasir Hossain c †Thomas b Roach 2 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Mim: "Now, if Bangladesh can win this match (which is not so likely after this incredible all-round fight back by the W.I. skipper) then one can say that the team has got some maturity after spending quite a long time as underdogsā€¦." From 7/4 I will agree with you.

2.6

Roach to Mominul Haque, no run, short of length, outside the off stump and with three slips waiting behind, he gets behind it well and defends, the ball almost rolls back

End of over 3 (4 runs) Bangladesh 7/4 (205 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 4.36)
Mominul Haque    0* (1b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-7-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (1b)      DJG Sammy    1-1-0-2

3.1

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the off stump and gets it to swing away from the bat, almost another outside edge, a lot happening every ball here

3.2

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this is slightly wider outside the off and lets it go through to the keeper, does the captain

3.3

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the off stump, fuller and defended to the off side, not for runs though

3.4

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, down the leg side this time and while it is very quick, it is wide too, left all alone

Ronak: "How did they manage to change the pitch in 30 minute innings break??"

Pitch-seeding I think.

3.4

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, down the leg side I think to that appeal for an lbw, it was angling into the batsman and misses the bat, hits the knee roll, prompting a huge appeal from Sammy, not given

3.5

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, swinging away from the batsman, pitched short of length and he opens the face of the bat through to third-man for a single

Lot of fans mentioning that not-so-favourite figure of theirs, 58.

3.6

Sammy to Mominul Haque, 1 leg bye, swinging down the leg side, gets some pad on the way, tickled down for a leg-bye

End of over 4 (3 runs) Bangladesh 10/4 (202 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 4.39)
Mominul Haque    0* (2b)      DJG Sammy    2-1-2-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (6b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-7-2

Sami: "I don't know about you guys but I can already see the pattern, Bangladesh usually start a series with alot of promise and also sometimes win the first match of said series whilst surprising themselves, as the series progresses their performances start degrading match by match." So can they have three-match series then?

4.1

Roach to Mominul Haque, no run, another one beats the outside edge of the bat, no swing this time but the pace is too hot to handle for him.

4.2

Roach to Mominul Haque, no run, short of length and tapped to the leg side, on the back foot, and wants a single, but Rahim sends him back

4.3

Roach to Mominul Haque, no run, short of length and the batsman is on the back foot yet again, tries to defend it back, somehow manages to keep it out

can see one pitched up coming at him soon enough

4.4

Roach to Mominul Haque, no run, outside the off, wider and fuller and he is sucked into playing at it, misses the outside edge

4.5

Roach to Mominul Haque, 1 run, shot sir! one of the first good ones, short ball, and he goes for a pull, hits it well, goes to backward square-leg and Narine fields well

4.6

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, quick, angling in and then jags away, squares the captain up, who gets an outside edge to the third-man fielder for a single

End of over 5 (2 runs) Bangladesh 12/4 (200 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 2.40, RRR: 4.44)
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (7b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-9-2
Mominul Haque    1* (7b)      DJG Sammy    2-1-2-2

Charbel: "Rahim's body language walking off the field at the end of WI innings said it all.. 211 is far more than they should have got" Interestingly, Rahim called for a huddle immediately after the innings, and before they went off the field.

5.1

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pitched right up to the bat, bit of swing and pushed to the mid-on fielder

5.2

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, poor ball, down the leg side, he flicks it away, but it's not off the middle and it goes to fine-leg for a single

5.3

Sammy to Mominul Haque, OUT, short and pulled to the fielder! half their side is gone even before the late-comers must have taken their seats after the break. short and worth pulling and he does just that, only problem is that he neither keeps it down, nor gets it over the fielder at square-leg, its hit straight to Pollard and another one has bitten the dust. Or the dew.

Mominul Haque c Pollard b Sammy 1 (14m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

5.4

Sammy to Mahmudullah, 1 run, inside edge and almost a wicket! in fact Sammy thought that it was bowled and went on a victory lap but finding no support, he realised it had missed the stumps, goes to fine-leg for a single

5.5

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside the off and lets it go alone through to the keeper

5.6

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slower in the air this time, on the off stump and bit of nip away, defended to the off side

End of over 6 (2 runs) Bangladesh 14/5 (198 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 4.50)
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (11b)      DJG Sammy    3-1-4-3
Mahmudullah    1* (1b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-9-2

taron: "WHY MUST WE GO THROUGH THIS PAIN ALL THE TIME! I'm also a liverpool fan so please, I need mercy." I feel for you mate, year after year, relying on history but no trophies.

6.1

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, outside the off stump, pushed to the covers

6.2

Roach to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, short of length, in fact it is very short and the batsman is able to go down easily

6.2

Roach to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, outside the off, short of length and pushed through the covers for a couple of runs

Kalliol Sarkar: BD is just making sure that they don't give in to the spin of WI! ;)

Swapnil R: How many times has it happened before - half the side back in the pavilion and the extras are the innings' top-scorer?

6.3

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, short of length on the off stump and he is pegged on the back foot, defends it to the off side

6.4

Roach to Mahmudullah, 1 leg bye, goes down the leg side, it was quick too and hits the pad, runs away to fine-leg for a leg-bye

kevin from Trinidad and Tobago likes to rile up his Bangladeshi friends: "Just a friendly Note to all bangladeshi's before you can comment on West Indian batting deficiencies you must first address your own. Sure we may be weak against spin but what do you call this performance against good seam bowling. It seems we both have mountains to climb but yours is looking mighty big right about now."

6.5

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, short of length on the middle and angling into the batsman, goes down the leg side, he leaves it alone there for a wide

6.5

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, another one that is not bowled in the batsman's half, Rahim's on the back foot, defended to the off side

6.6

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length ball on the off stump, defended to the off side by the captain

End of over 7 (5 runs) Bangladesh 19/5 (193 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 2.71, RRR: 4.48)
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (13b)      KAJ Roach    4-0-13-2
Mahmudullah    3* (5b)      DJG Sammy    3-1-4-3

Some movement in front of the sight-screen and the batsman pulls away

7.1

Sammy to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, poor ball, down the leg side and he lets it go through for a wide,

7.1

Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller, on the off stump, driven to mid-off but straight to the fielder

As expected, it is a stunned crowd at Dhaka

7.2

Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, outside the off and that is some movement away from the bat, the good news is that he can leave it alone because it wasn't close enough

7.3

Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, he pitches it right up to the bat, on the middle, driven to mid-on

7.4

Sammy to Mahmudullah, FOUR, lovely, crisply driven past the bowler for a four, the first of the innings! it was fuller and drives it to the right of mid-on, well played

7.5

Sammy to Mahmudullah, FOUR, and make that two in two, that is a risky stroke to play, across the line off one that is on the off stump, swinging away but takes it away through to the mid-wicket

7.6

Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, what a ripper! that is on the middle stump, angling in and swinging away from the batsman, misses the outside edge

End of over 8 (9 runs) Bangladesh 28/5 (184 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 4.38)
Mahmudullah    11* (11b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    4-1-13-3
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (13b)      KAJ Roach    4-0-13-2

8.1

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside the off, swinging away from the bat, lets it go alone

8.2

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, huge appeal for an lbw, that one was coming back into the batsman and he thought it will go away, his bat is far away from the pads and is lucky to get an inside edge into the pads

8.3

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside the off and he lets it go alone through to the keeper

kabir: "@kevin, Its not a fast bowling display its only a suicide mission of BD players. WI golden days has gone and I think its never might come."

8.4

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, on his pads, fuller and flicked away to the fine-leg fielder, who runs across to deep square-leg and with a bit of a fancy footwork, fields it well

8.5

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of length and on the off stump, defends it to the off side

8.6

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, on the off stump and tapped away for another single

End of over 9 (3 runs) Bangladesh 31/5 (181 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.44, RRR: 4.41)
Mushfiqur Rahim    6* (19b)      KAJ Roach    5-0-16-2
Mahmudullah    11* (11b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    4-1-13-3

Rhonda: @Kevin, come my countryman, don't crow. You never know when you might have to eat it :-) But I want to address all the Sammy haters. Escapes me how the no.8 all rounder in Test, and no. 10 all rounder in ODIs isn't good enough to be captain of the Test side. But hey, look at how we're losing this one because of him. Certainly doesn't belong, right? *sarcasm*

9.1

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside the off stump, swinging further away from the batsman, leaves it all alone

9.2

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of length and that also jags away but not at too much pace, squares up Rahim who plays it well to third-man for a single

9.3

Sammy to Mahmudullah, FOUR, whoa, what a shot under pressure! he goes down the track and smacks it over the mid-off region for a four, good shot but I shudder to think what would have happened had he missed that

9.4

Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, on the middle stump, short of length, defended to the leg side

9.5

Sammy to Mahmudullah, 1 run, swing away from the batsman and he manages to tap it through point for a single

Rimon: @Kevin: Where were you in 1st and 2nd ODI's? And even in 3rd?

9.6

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, almost another edge through to the keeper, keeps it up to the bat and beaten outside the off stump

End of over 10 (6 runs) Bangladesh 37/5 (175 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.70, RRR: 4.37)
Mushfiqur Rahim    7* (22b)      DJG Sammy    5-1-19-3
Mahmudullah    16* (14b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-16-2

kevin: @kabir: i feel you mate...our players are sometimes suicidal as well but umm....when bangladesh's golden days come around let me know.

10.1

Roach to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of length and he manages to keep it down, playing through the slips for a single

10.2

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of length, and Rahim goes on to the back foot, defends it back to the bowler

10.3

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, and this one comes into the batsman, late swing into Rahim and he misses the inside edge, hits the pad but going far down the leg stump

10.4

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside the off and leaves it alone, it was short of length without swing

shahb: @Kabir..WI just won a world cup..what did you say?

10.5

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of length and pushed to the point fielder, quickly away for a single

10.6

Roach to Mahmudullah, FOUR, another excellent shot from Mahmudullah, this is good batting, short of length and there is no swing, the batsman punches it through the covers and for a four!

End of over 11 (6 runs) Bangladesh 43/5 (169 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 3.90, RRR: 4.33)
Mahmudullah    21* (16b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-22-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (26b)      DJG Sammy    5-1-19-3

Riddymon: @kabir: to dismiss the seam bowling of Windies like that is a crock of that hot and steamy stuff. This is probably the best I've seen Windies bowl in a good while. Good, line and length, not to mention the big swing is making batting extremely difficult for the Bangla batsmen to get the ball away. It's not to say that these batsmen have been gifting their wickets away.

11.1

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside the off, shorter in length and he is able to push it to the off side

Proud-BD-Cricket-Fan: @kevin: If your players weren't so arrogant just because you guys won one major tournament and neglected us like they did [Pollard in Particular] you wouldn't have had these criticisms towards your batsmen. One fact about Bangladeshis, "We can respect others , but we hate self-centered arrogant losers."

11.2

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, drifts down the leg stump there, aided by the swing that is definitely around, flicked away to fine-leg for a single

11.3

Sammy to Mahmudullah, 1 run, edged and eludes the third-man, the nip away gets the outside half of the bat, but there is only one slip and it misses his outstretched hands

stand of 32 from 36

11.4

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of length and swinging away, tries to defend it but just eludes the outside edge there, through to the keeper

11.5

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, big, big appeal from Sammy, and it was more than just an appeal, he jumped up and down in a manner that would have done Javed Miandad of the 1992 World Cup proud, short of length and Rahim wanted to play it through to the third-man, misses the outside edge

11.6

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, on the middle stump, tucked round the corner for a single

End of over 12 (3 runs) Bangladesh 46/5 (166 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 3.83, RRR: 4.36)
Mushfiqur Rahim    10* (31b)      DJG Sammy    6-1-22-3
Mahmudullah    22* (17b 4x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-22-2

Adee: "I would advise you to not allow the fight comments here, let us enjoy the cricket commentary. Only publish those comments which are interesting, have some joke in it." I am game. But that's all that I am getting!

12.1

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, huge turn for Narine now! from outside the off stump to leg-stump, where is the dew? given not-out, but Rahim wasn't playing a stroke there

12.2

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, quicker, straighter, bit of movement away from the bat there

12.3

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, straightish ball, quicker too and defended back to the bowler

12.4

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, turn back into the batsman, slow turn alright but defended to the off side

12.5

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, carrom-ball, but very short and blazed away through the point region for a single

Towel comes out for Narine. TV commentators talking about how the ground is very wet at this stage.

12.6

Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller on the off stump, deviating away from the batsman, who defends really well, tapped back to the bowler

End of over 13 (1 run) Bangladesh 47/5 (165 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 3.61, RRR: 4.45)
Mahmudullah    22* (18b 4x4)      SP Narine    1-0-1-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    11* (36b)      DJG Sammy    6-1-22-3

13.1

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside the off stump from Sammy in his seventh over, leaves it alone this time

Sammy is used to bowling longish spells

13.2

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, on the middle, not a great line and the batsman is able to play it through square-leg for a single

13.3

Sammy to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of length and that half pull gets it to the mid-wicket, the mid-on runs across to field

13.4

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside the off and Rahim is not taking the bait, lets it go through

13.5

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, plays at it outside the off stump and the extra bounce almost gets him, hits the shoulder of the bat and flies towards point, on the bounce

Orko: "Here's something funny: Mahmudullah, our life-support of sorts, got five night watchmen to protect his wicket before he came out to bat.. I asked it a couple of days ago and I am asking again.. why doesn't he bat higher up the order?" There are many batsmen in the world today who could bat higher up in the ODIs, but there are some mysteries that just don't have answers.

13.6

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside the off and he gets back to leaving them alone

End of over 14 (2 runs) Bangladesh 49/5 (163 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 4.52)
Mushfiqur Rahim    12* (41b)      DJG Sammy    7-1-24-3
Mahmudullah    23* (19b 4x4)      SP Narine    1-0-1-0

V Permaul comes on now.

Drinks break.

Chappy: "Personally I like low scoring high wicket games - better than boring run fests on flat wickets" Should be a mix of different pitches, pacy, spin-friendly, run-gluts...like a box of chocolates!

Benil: "I agree with Adee's. There are always lots of people wanted to get their comments published. Publishing them might make more sense rather than publishing such called "fight comments"" There, I did that sensible thing for you.

Babu Anil: "What was the highest team total by any team if their half of side was lose before 25 runs..??" Anyone care to help?

14.1

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, wow, a yorker-length delivery and that comes as a surprise, but well defended there

14.2

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller and on the middle from round the stumps, pushed to the left of the bowler

14.3

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, on the middle, on the good length, defended to the leg side

14.4

Permaul to Mahmudullah, FOUR, poor ball from Permaul, shorter in length, outside the off as well and gives him ample time to tap it through the covers for a four

14.5

Permaul to Mahmudullah, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, no turn there and it touches his pad, Thomas does not collect it too well and they go through for a single

14.6

Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, loud appeal for an lbw, it was from round the stumps, quicker, straighter and hits his pads but given not-out, probably because it was going down

End of over 15 (5 runs) Bangladesh 54/5 (158 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 4.51)
Mushfiqur Rahim    12* (42b)      V Permaul    1-0-4-0
Mahmudullah    27* (24b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    7-1-24-3

resha: "i am enjoying the fight..plz carry on.." you mean the one on the ground, right?

15.1

Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, outside the off and wants to cut it, there was no turn there and skids straight through to the keeper, misses the outside edge

15.2

Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run, pushes it away to the point region and takes a single, wants to go for the second, but sent back

15.3

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, big appeal there and given not-out! Rahim did not offer a stroke to that one and that was turning straight into the stumps I feel, lot of spin alright but he is lucky to be there!

15.4

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, shorter this time, carrom-ball and pushed to the off side for a single

15.5

Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, shorter from Narine, angling into the batsman, hits his pads as he tries to tuck it round the corner

15.6

Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, defended on the front foot, outside the off stump and played well

End of over 16 (2 runs) Bangladesh 56/5 (156 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 4.58)
Mahmudullah    28* (28b 5x4)      SP Narine    2-0-3-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    13* (44b)      V Permaul    1-0-4-0

16.1

Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, drifts down the leg side, taps away to the deep fielder for a single

16.2

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, round the stumps, quicker and angling back into the batsman, he tries to defend at it but hits the pads, not-out to the appeal that follows

16.3

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, on the middle stump and defended back

16.4

Permaul to Mahmudullah, 1 run, outside the off stump and cut away to the deep point fielder for a single

Abdullah: "@Anil Babu: it was India against Zimbabwe in 1983. They were once 17 for 5 but Indian finally made 266 and won the match by 31 runs"

16.5

Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller on the middle and driven back to the bowler

16.6

Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, slog swept away for a four, that is one of the first strokes of aggression by Rahim and it is gone to the deep square-leg fence, well played skip!

End of over 17 (6 runs) Bangladesh 62/5 (150 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.64, RRR: 4.54)
Mushfiqur Rahim    18* (47b 1x4)      V Permaul    2-0-10-0
Mahmudullah    29* (31b 5x4)      SP Narine    2-0-3-0

17.1

Narine to Mahmudullah, 5 wides, down the leg side and it rushes away to the fence for five wides, poor delivery and bad keeping

17.1

Narine to Mahmudullah, 5 wides, and another one and another five wides, whatever happened before that over! it was spinning down the leg-side and Thomas misses it yet again, goes to the fence

Half-century stand here between them

17.1

Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, outside the off and not too much turn, goes between pad and bat

17.2

Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, turn again, into the batsman, hits him on his pads but he well forward

17.3

Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, carom ball, going away from the batsman, beats him all end, misses the outside edge by a mile

17.4

Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, and now one that comes back into him, again misses the bat and hits the thigh pad, rolls over to the off side

17.5

Narine to Mahmudullah, FOUR, outside edge and that's run away through the slips for four, good over for the home team!

17.6

Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, short of length and turns back into the bat, he allows it to hit his pad and it pops up for the short-leg fielder to take an easy take, except that it had not hit the bat

End of over 18 (14 runs) Bangladesh 76/5 (136 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 4.22, RRR: 4.25)
Mahmudullah    33* (37b 6x4)      SP Narine    3-0-17-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    18* (47b 1x4)      V Permaul    2-0-10-0

ahsan kabeer: "Here is one of my friend's prediction at Facebook: "Prediction : BD WIN by 2 Wickets ... Mahmudullah Riyad 125 n.o. ... He gets a Gono-Bhaban Reception Next Week & Permanently Ruins His Remaining Career ... p.s. Contests in Next MP (Member of Parilament) Election."" You stop at a very exciting point in his career I think.

18.1

Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, on the middle stump, slower and turning away from the batsman, tries to drive at it and it lobs up in the air, goes to mid-off

18.2

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, outside the off and keeps a little low, wants to cut it but misses the middle of the bat

18.3

Permaul to Mahmudullah, 1 run, driven down the ground for a single

xahyd: @anil babu: sri lanka was 5 for 6 against Bangladesh to chase around 150 in early 2009

18.4

Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, pushed to the point region for a single

Max: "@Orko, I heard it's Mahmudullah who isn't willing to bat at top. He is my most fav batsman in this team (yeap, I'm serious, not Shakib, not Tamim, it's him) because of his technique and ability to rotate the strike. I sometimes get frustrated by his position and wish he were dropped. He is wasting himself... "

18.5

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller on the off stump and driven but straight to the fielder at short cover

18.6

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, outside the off, wants to cut at it, but straight to the fielder again

End of over 19 (3 runs) Bangladesh 79/5 (133 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 4.15, RRR: 4.29)
Mahmudullah    34* (41b 6x4)      V Permaul    3-0-13-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    20* (49b 1x4)      SP Narine    3-0-17-0

It is only 19 overs old but what action!

19.1

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, spins back into the batsman, lot of it, wants to cut against it, inside edge back to the bowler

19.2

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, short of length and this time he is able to cut it away to deep point for a couple

19.3

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, and this goes through straighter, Rahim continues to attempt cutting it, misses the outside edge

19.4

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, carom-ball, goes away from the bat, misses the outside edge

19.5

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, quicker on the middle stump and defended back to the bowler

19.6

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, outside the off and a lot of flight but Rahim goes for the slog sweep, goes to the fence for a four

End of over 20 (6 runs) Bangladesh 85/5 (127 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 4.25, RRR: 4.23)
Mushfiqur Rahim    26* (55b 2x4)      SP Narine    4-0-23-0
Mahmudullah    34* (41b 6x4)      V Permaul    3-0-13-0

20.1

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, round the stumps, defended to the off side

20.2

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, shorter and on the middle stump, defended to the leg side

20.3

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller and turn away from the batsman, he went for a cut, misses the outside edge

20.4

Permaul to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on his pads and easily tucked away to the fine-leg region for a single

20.5

Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, on the middle stump, from round the stumps, goes really back and taps it to the off side for a single

20.6

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, outside edge and it rolls over to the first slip, this time Gayle gets a hand to it

End of over 21 (2 runs) Bangladesh 87/5 (125 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.14, RRR: 4.31)
Mahmudullah    35* (46b 6x4)      V Permaul    4-0-15-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    27* (56b 2x4)      SP Narine    4-0-23-0

21.1

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, huge turn into the batsman but he is well forward before it hits his pads this time

21.2

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, gone, stumped off the carom ball! it was a wonderful ball, one that almost deserved the wicket, it was on off and it spun away at some pace. Rahim was looking to drive it straight, and missed, over balanced as well and before he could return back, the keeper had removed the bails...big wicket at a crucial time

Mushfiqur Rahim st †Thomas b Narine 27 (93m 58b 2x4 0x6) SR: 46.55

James: Thank goodness! Boy did WI need that!!

Arun: I have sent lot of interesting comments and i am unlucky that none of my comments were published. Fact!!Fact!!Fact!!

21.3

Narine to Sohag Gazi, no run, another one, carom-ball, and beaten! that is a ripper again, how do you play those!

21.4

Narine to Sohag Gazi, no run, three in a row, that is an awesome delivery outside the off, beats the outside edge again

21.5

Narine to Sohag Gazi, no run, outside the off and he goes for a cut this time, misses the outside edge

21.6

Narine to Sohag Gazi, no run, and now he wants to sweep, hits it hard and straight to the short-leg fielder

End of over 22 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 87/6 (125 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.95, RRR: 4.46)
Sohag Gazi    0* (4b)      SP Narine    5-1-23-1
Mahmudullah    35* (46b 6x4)      V Permaul    4-0-15-0

22.1

Permaul to Mahmudullah, FOUR, outside the off and gorgeous drive through the covers for a four, super shot!

22.2

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, on the pads and tucked away to fine-leg, but not for a run

22.3

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, on the off stump and no turn for him, defended to the off side

22.4

Permaul to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, down the ground, manages to get bit of an inside edge through to wide long-on and that allows him to come back for the second

22.5

Permaul to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of length, and punched through the covers for a single

22.6

Permaul to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, short of length and that is punched through the leg side for a single

End of over 23 (8 runs) Bangladesh 95/6 (117 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.13, RRR: 4.33)
Sohag Gazi    1* (5b)      V Permaul    5-0-23-0
Mahmudullah    42* (51b 7x4)      SP Narine    5-1-23-1

Two slips now

Shafin Ahmed: I just woke up here in Toronto, Canada, hoping this game is the game BD steals the series...and this is what I get...BD is very good at making easy tasks difficult.

23.1

Narine to Sohag Gazi, no run, outside the off and slower in the air, bit of turn away and defended well

23.2

Narine to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, on the middle stump with no turn and he goes for a sweep, had that gone through the shout for lbw would have been ear-bursting

23.3

Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on that outside the off line, is able to tap it to the off side for a single

23.4

Narine to Sohag Gazi, no run, on the pads, tucked away to the leg side

23.5

Narine to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, outside the off stump and cut away to the deep point for a single

23.6

Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, very short from Narine and not too much turn, he is able to defend it back to the bowler

End of over 24 (3 runs) Bangladesh 98/6 (114 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.08, RRR: 4.38)
Mahmudullah    43* (53b 7x4)      SP Narine    6-1-26-1
Sohag Gazi    3* (9b)      V Permaul    5-0-23-0

24.1

Permaul to Sohag Gazi, no run, slower, shorter and on the off stump, pushed to short mid-wicket

24.2

Permaul to Sohag Gazi, no run, flighted up to the middle stump, defended back to the bowler

24.3

Permaul to Sohag Gazi, FOUR, short, wide and cut away by Gazi; that is an excellent shot from the number eight

Permaul's not getting too much turn here

24.4

Permaul to Sohag Gazi, no run, on the off stump and little turn away, tucks to the leg side

24.5

Permaul to Sohag Gazi, 2 runs, shorter this time and easily nudged away to square-leg for a couple of runs

24.6

Permaul to Sohag Gazi, no run, floated up in the air, and he gets his bat and pad together and defends

End of over 25 (6 runs) Bangladesh 104/6 (108 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.16, RRR: 4.32)
Sohag Gazi    9* (15b 1x4)      V Permaul    6-0-29-0
Mahmudullah    43* (53b 7x4)      SP Narine    6-1-26-1

Coldblood: "Its good that they are still succeeding to steal off those singles after the fall of the crucial wicket!"

25.1

Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on the middle and he tries to whip it away, just eludes the short-leg fielder

25.2

Narine to Sohag Gazi, no run, goes for a slog sweep, but it was too full to do that, misses

25.3

Narine to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, this one goes away from the batsman, opens the face of the bat and guides it through point for a single

25.4

Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on the middle stump, tucked away to the leg side for a single

25.5

Narine to Sohag Gazi, no run, shorter from Narine, and some turn back, defended by the batsman there

25.6

Narine to Sohag Gazi, no run, outside the off and that rips back into the batsman, defended forward, hits the pads

End of over 26 (3 runs) Bangladesh 107/6 (105 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.11, RRR: 4.37)
Sohag Gazi    10* (19b 1x4)      SP Narine    7-1-29-1
Mahmudullah    45* (55b 7x4)      V Permaul    6-0-29-0

Time for the fifth bowler? Surely Sammy will look to bowl a few overs from the fifth bowler at one end. Roach it is now.

26.1

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, yorker length, on the off and drilled away, back to the bowler

26.2

Roach to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, down the leg side, it was angling into the batsman, and he lets it go through, for a wide

26.2

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, short of length and defended back to the bowler this time

26.3

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, bouncer and he ducks under it, one for the over called by the umpire

26.4

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, short of length and it angles back into the batsman, he was on the back foot and just about manages to keep it away

26.5

Roach to Mahmudullah, 1 run, wow, another one short of length and that is tucked away well to mid-wicket for a single

26.6

Roach to Sohag Gazi, 1 wide, another bouncer and this is not only high but it is also wide down the leg side, called so by the umpire

26.6

Roach to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, attempted yorker but does not get the line right, it is down the leg side, flicked away for a single

19 runs through wides in this innings so far.

End of over 27 (4 runs) Bangladesh 111/6 (101 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.11, RRR: 4.39)
Sohag Gazi    11* (20b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    7-0-26-2
Mahmudullah    46* (60b 7x4)      SP Narine    7-1-29-1

27.1

Permaul to Sohag Gazi, 2 runs, too short, too wide and that is crashed through the covers, almost looks like it will go through to the fence but Samuels dives at the fence and prevents a four

27.2

Permaul to Sohag Gazi, OUT, whoa, given out, lbw, no given out caught? interesting one this, he was playing for the turn and it goes straight on, probably misses the bat and hits the pad, goes over the stumps and to the keeper, who holds it. the bowlers appealed for that one and the umpire raises his finger, but not sure whether he is out caught-behind or lbw!

Sohag Gazi c †Thomas b Permaul 13 (24m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 59.09

Sabuj: "I said it in last match..um saying it again...can we please go bk to khulna again for the remaining match..?we r not good at dhaka.."

27.3

Permaul to Elias Sunny, OUT, gone, first ball, bowled! this is getting over far too quickly here, outside the off and that one turns in sharply, in fact this is one of the few that Permaul has really ripped, the batsman was very late on the stroke, got his bat down very late and by the time he did that, it had gone through to rattle the timber

Elias Sunny b Permaul 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

27.4

Permaul to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller on the leg stump and he drives it inside out to the short cover

27.5

Permaul to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, and more turn for Permaul, that beats the outside edge of the bat

27.6

Permaul to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defended on the front foot, with all those fielders around the bat, back to the bowler

End of over 28 (2 runs) Bangladesh 113/8 (99 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 4.50)
Mashrafe Mortaza    0* (3b)      V Permaul    7-0-31-2
Mahmudullah    46* (60b 7x4)      KAJ Roach    7-0-26-2

28.1

Roach to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, short of length and he goes for a pull, gives himself some room there

28.2

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length and he is pinned on the back foot, defended a tad awkwardly

Matt: "Night Vision Goggles for the umpires please!!!"

28.3

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, bouncer and going down the leg side, he goes under this time, no more of giving room and slogging for now

28.4

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, on the off, length ball and defended to the off side

28.5

Roach to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of length outside the off and he manages to play it through to third-man for a single

28.6

Roach to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, loud appeal for a caught-behind and this, to me, seemed like an edge, or at least sounded like one, the appeal was pretty spontaneous too, but the umpire gives it not-out. length ball and he was on his back foot to defend, misses it.

End of over 29 (3 runs) Bangladesh 116/8 (96 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.57)
Mashrafe Mortaza    0* (4b)      KAJ Roach    8-0-29-2
Mahmudullah    49* (65b 7x4)      V Permaul    7-0-31-2

That was a good decision by the umpire, seemed like it hit the thigh there.

29.1

Permaul to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, down the leg side and a wide called, he was going for a sweep

29.1

Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, on the leg stump again, and pushed to mid-wicket, remains on 49

29.2

Permaul to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on the off stump, driven down the ground and for a single, bringing him his eighth ODI fifty, well-played under pressure and without too much support

29.3

Permaul to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, fullish from round the stumps and driven to long-off

29.4

Permaul to Mahmudullah, 1 run, and that is the third single in a row to long-off for a single, bowling it quite full here

29.5

Permaul to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, and he tries a fourth single to the same spot but gets it to short cover

29.6

Permaul to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, ooh, outside the off and beats the edge, through to the keeper, to bring up drinks

End of over 30 (4 runs) Bangladesh 120/8 (92 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.60)
Mashrafe Mortaza    1* (7b)      V Permaul    8-0-35-2
Mahmudullah    51* (68b 7x4)      KAJ Roach    8-0-29-2

Dwayne Smith comes on.

92 needed from 20 but with only two wickets standing. Mahmudullah continues to play gems down the order but the big question is a. whether he wants to bat higher and b. whether he will be as effective at that slot. Of course, a subsequent question to the a. above is whether it matters what he wants or should the management just push him to four or five?

Wahid: "Apart from batting and bowling superbly, Sammy's captaincy is fantastic. When everybody else was talking about bringing in the fifth bowler, he opted for another spell from Permaul. And what a decision it turned out to be (albeit with some support from umpire Enamul!)"

Surendranadh V: "I can't believe they sent in Sunny and Gazi ahead of Mashrafe. You can't blindly look at the first class average(when we are talking about tail-enders), you need to consider the situation as well. In a situation like this you should send an experienced guy like Mashrafe ahead.."

pankaj has bit of an answer to this comment above: "Mortaza hasn't crossed 25 in last 4 yrs. Time to do it now!!!!!!!!!!"

Max: "This is what happens when you use a genuine top order batsman as your last specialist one. He simply runs out of partners. I can remember in Asia cup final when Nasir got a promotion just to crumble in pressure and Mahmudullah was the lone man fighting till the end. And just before that match Nasir and Mahmudullah made a great chase to lift Bangladesh in the final. There should be someone like Nasir coming AFTER Mahmudullah to wrap things up properly."

30.1

Smith to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of length and pulled away to mid-wicket for a single

30.2

Smith to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short of length, on the off stump, bit of bounce there and pushed to the covers

30.3

Smith to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, short of length and more within the stumps now, tucked away to the leg side for a single

30.4

Smith to Mahmudullah, no run, outside the off this time and swinging further away from the batsman, he fiddled at it and was lucky not to get an outside edge

30.5

Smith to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, short of length and this time he gets a short-arm jab going, gets a couple of runs, the throw comes in from the deep and hits the stump direct, Mortaza was running a tad too casually, had not grounded his bat but fortunately for him, his toe was just over the crease. Poor running and lucky to be still there.

30.6

Smith to Mahmudullah, no run, short and he wanted to play that same jab, but this is quicker and it goes through to the keeper

End of over 31 (4 runs) Bangladesh 124/8 (88 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.63)
Mahmudullah    54* (72b 7x4)      DR Smith    1-0-4-0
Mashrafe Mortaza    2* (9b)      V Permaul    8-0-35-2

Shaikat Saha: "All the decision of Enamul Houque gone against Bangladesh even when they bowling . How it can be OUT ? We are really disappointed . Cricinfo please tell me whether GAZI was OUT or NOT ?"

Difficult to say whether he was out or not. Couldn't make out any nick but then there was no Hot-Spot or Snick-o-meter here.

31.1

Sammy to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, on his pads and played away down to fine-leg, that was tucked away really fine

Cricinfo's Isam has this for me: ""It is entirely up to the management where each batsman bats in the Bangladesh team. They want one solid bat to be down the order to give the score respectability whenever they run into trouble. A tradition that started with Khaled Mashud"

31.2

Sammy to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, on the middle stump and defended back to the bowler

31.3

Sammy to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller on the off stump and defended to the short cover region

31.4

Sammy to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 wide, this goes down the leg side, tries to flick it away but does not get the bat there and gets a wide

31.4

Sammy to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, outside the off and taps away to the off side, completes a run quickly

31.5

Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, bouncer from Sammy and he just evades it by swaying away from the line

31.6

Sammy to Mahmudullah, 2 leg byes, short of length and he was going for it, pops up over the keeper and goes away for a couple of runs, given as leg-byes by the umpire

End of over 32 (6 runs) Bangladesh 130/8 (82 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.06, RRR: 4.55)
Mahmudullah    54* (74b 7x4)      DJG Sammy    8-1-28-3
Mashrafe Mortaza    5* (13b)      DR Smith    1-0-4-0

Uzair: "I think Bangladesh are doing injustice to Mahmudullah. He should be sent at number 4 as he is more talented and patient player than any of his other team mates."

Shujon Bashar: "I absolutely agree with Mahmudullah coming up the order, infact he should bat at No.3 for me since he has ability and temperament to build an innings in ODI unlike Naeem Islam. For the sake of BD fans, I hope Mash can support him and pull out a win here"

32.1

Smith to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller on the off stump, driven down to mid-off

32.2

Smith to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, short of length and he opens the face of the bat and plays it down to third-man for a single

32.3

Smith to Mahmudullah, no run, shorter and angling into the batsman, he patiently goes back and defends from the crease

32.4

Smith to Mahmudullah, 1 run, outside the off, and he opens the face of the bat, through to the third-man for a single

32.5

Smith to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, gone, this time, out, lbw, was fuller and nipped back into the batsman, he was on the back-foot and hits him on the back pad, given out and rightly so!

Mashrafe Mortaza lbw b Smith 6 (30m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

Nine down now and Razzak comes out.

Joy Sharma: "Why there isn't any Hot-Spot or Snick-o-meter? I thought only BCCI doesn't want these!" Ostensibly because at least one of either West Indies or Bangladesh (or both) did not want it for this series.

32.6

Smith to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, on his pads, fuller, flicked away to wide mid-on and they are able to get away for a single

End of over 33 (3 runs) Bangladesh 133/9 (79 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 4.64)
Abdur Razzak    1* (1b)      DR Smith    2-0-7-1
Mahmudullah    55* (76b 7x4)      DJG Sammy    8-1-28-3

Narine comes on now.

Ziad: "Can Bangladesh emulate the West Indies performance in the 2004 Champions Trophy final? As a die-hard fan, I can only hope." Aah, the fading lights, the improbable chase, that was an excellent game for a final.

33.1

Narine to Abdur Razzak, no run, lot of turn from outside the off stump, goes further away and Razzaq has nothing to do with it

33.2

Narine to Abdur Razzak, no run, closer to the stumps and straighter, beats the outside edge, through to the keeper

33.3

Narine to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, short of length, no turn and on middle, punched down the ground for a single

33.4

Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on the off stump, straighter and cut away to third-man for a single

33.5

Narine to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, short of length, turn but too slow and easy to read given the length, opens the face of the bat, hits to the off side

33.6

Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, quicker this time and bit of bite, tucked to short fine-leg but goes too quickly to him and not for runs

End of over 34 (3 runs) Bangladesh 136/9 (76 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.75)
Mahmudullah    56* (78b 7x4)      SP Narine    8-1-32-1
Abdur Razzak    3* (5b)      DR Smith    2-0-7-1

34.1

Smith to Abdur Razzak, OUT, given out, caught in the slips it was on the middle and went through quickly and seemed to have gotten an inside edge on to his pads, popped up for the slips to take a simple catch! Oh wait, the umpire has given it out lbw, but there did seem to be an inside edge, one way or the other he was out, so the right decision was given there.

Abdur Razzak c Sammy b Smith 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

That's it from me then, as always I am Suneer Chowdhary and I must say that the comments tonight made for some really interesting reading. Cannot publish all of them because of time constraints but rest assured I read them all, will be back for tomorrow's game, which I hope will be a thriller. Ciao!

For all the criticism that is coming Bangladesh's way, it must be said that the series is tied at two games all. They have won the same number of games as the West Indies and given that the tourists had come off a World T20 victory and a couple of Test wins, it is a good show. That said the momentum will definitely be with the West Indian side given that they have won at Dhaka batting and bowling first.

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Rahim bowlers did a good job, we dropped too many catches and that is where we lost out, the wicket was not too difficult to chase but we collapsed at the start. all the fielders tried hard, but too many mistakes made, Sammy played really well. Knew they would come hard with the new ball but failed to step up. We have one more chance to win the series tomorrow.

Sammy, man-of-the-match the way the wicket played, Bangladesh bowled well to our batsmen, runs on the board is runs on the board and we bowled really well. I was due for a performance like and happy I contributed to my team's success. Hope to win the last game and end the series on a high. We need to go with a win-at-all-costs attitude, improving our do-or-die attitude.

Ravi B: "This is the Bangladesh team we all are getting used to. Loads of promise in one match and a meek surrender in the other one. Will they ever win matches consistently?"

Coolblood: "No more tears, no more pain, same old song, over and over again, Well played West Indies!!!"

End of a good game, although a bit one-sided in the end. Bangladesh will be ruing their top-order collapse that left them at 13/5 before one had blinked. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah fought hard but there was too much to be done for them in the end and they fell away once the Bangladeshi captain fell.

Credit where due, the West Indian pace bowlers did an excellent job at the top. It wasn't as if a lot of rash strokes were played, just that the Bangladeshi batsmen were almost stunned by the sudden change in the pitch's behaviour - swing, seam, pace.

Sammy led by example, he got himself a smacking half-century when the chips were down, and then he ended with 3/26 in his eight overs. I will be very surprised if someone else gets the MoM award.

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Dec 7, 2012

Mahmudullah scored a half-century, Bangladesh v West Indies, 4th ODI, Mirpur, December 7, 2012

Mahmudullah scored a half-century

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Dec 7, 2012

Mushfiqur Rahim featured in a 74-run partnership with Mahmudullah, Bangladesh v West Indies, 4th ODI, Mirpur, December 7, 2012

Mushfiqur Rahim featured in a 74-run partnership with Mahmudullah

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