West Indies in Bangladesh ODI Series - 4th ODI

Bangladesh v West Indies

West Indies won by 75 runs

2.25 pm On last count, I had Bangladesh having seven spinners in this time along side Mashrafe Mortaza. One too many?

One of them, Sohag Gazi, will open the bowling. Out of runs, Chris Gayle to face.

2.15 pm Mohammad Isam, Cricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent chimes in from Dhaka: "Good early signs for Bangladesh. When they beat Sri Lanka and India in the Asia Cup earlier this year, they put the opposition in during a day-night match at this venue. Having said that, there wasn't any dew if at all in those matches."

Sunny's inclusion could well be to do with the way West Indies batted last game against the spinners. Even Marlon Samuels, with that majestic century of his, struggled to pick the vicious turn, which is why their trial by spin will be reinforced today. It also means that I will have very little respite between deliveries!

2.00 pm, Toss And the news from Dhaka is that Bangladesh have won the toss and decided that will bowl first. Dew is an obvious concern.

Elias Sunny, who was drafted into the squad last evening, comes into the side in place of Rubel Hossain, who went for aplenty last game. Kemar Roach has replaced Ravi Rampaul, who had a bit of a niggle last game and did not bowl his quota.

1.55 pm Hello everyone from Bangladesh, West Indies and the rest of the world! This is the fourth ODI of the series, so interestingly poised in favour of Bangladesh, 2-1, but with West Indies showing signs of a fightback last game. I am Suneer Chowdhary, here, to take you through the live coverage of this one.

0.1

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, round the stumps, middle stump, no turn and defended back to the bowler

0.2

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, shorter this time but a bit of turn and bounce away from the bat, left alone

0.3

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, outside the off, the batsman was playing at it, defending at it, but misses the outside edge, through to the keeper

0.4

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, whoa, loads of turn there, on the off stump and it fizzes away, left alone

0.5

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, floated up to the bat and Gayle gets his pad down and defends

0.6

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, big appeal for an lbw, it was one pitched on the middle and Gayle saw the opportunity to go for the sweep, misses and hits the pads...was it going down?

End of over 1 (maiden) West Indies 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
CH Gayle    0* (6b)      Sohag Gazi    1-1-0-0
KOA Powell    0* (0b)     

It was close, on another day, the umpire may have even raised his finger. Not today.

1.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, FOUR, on his pads and easily tucked away through fine-leg for a four. the fine-leg was inside the circle and beat him to his left

1.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, no run, on the off stump, not too quick, fuller and the batsman defends it back, goes to mid-off

1.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, no run, almost got him! short of length, angling away and beats the outside edge of the bat, through to the 'keeper

1.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, no run, outside the off and left alone by the batsman this time

1.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, FOUR, slower one, fuller and punched down the ground for a four! this is just the second over of the day and a quick bowler is already bowling slower ones!

1.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, no run, slower again, short of length outside the off and defended it to covers

End of over 2 (8 runs) West Indies 8/0 (RR: 4.00)
KOA Powell    8* (6b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-8-0
CH Gayle    0* (6b)      Sohag Gazi    1-1-0-0

Noor: "@ Suneer : What is the news of the pitch? Is Gazi getting turn while bowling?

Oh yes, there is turn. As I said earlier, seven spinners in the Bangladeshi side.

2.1

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, floated up to the bat, pitched up and he drives it well, but to the cover fielder

2.2

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, big appeal for stumping, third ump called! it was slower, and there it was shorter too, Gayle wanted to go down to play at it before realising its length. he had lifted his back foot but got the foot back in time before the bails were removed

2.3

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, goes for a sweep and misses! hits him high on the knee roll and no appeal this time

2.4

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 1 run, short of length, goes on the back foot and punches it to long-off for a single

2.5

Sohag Gazi to Powell, no run, quicker outside the off and he lets it go through to the keeper

2.6

Sohag Gazi to Powell, no run, another one that is pushed through on the off stump, the batsman has to play at it, smothers the bit of turn, defends

End of over 3 (1 run) West Indies 9/0 (RR: 3.00)
KOA Powell    8* (8b 2x4)      Sohag Gazi    2-1-1-0
CH Gayle    1* (10b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-8-0

Guru: "Though I am from India but considering the situation we are in test match with England, I will prefer to switch to BAN - WI match. WI you will have my support!" Will you be around even after Gayle gets out?

3.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gayle, no run, short of length and on the middle stump, defended on the back foot.

3.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gayle, no run, another one that straightens after pitching, short of length and Gayle stands tall, taps it to the off side

3.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gayle, no run, was going down the track, with a back lift, and then brings it down in a hurry, defends it to the mid-wicket

3.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gayle, 1 run, stump to stump bowling, works it away to the leg side for a single this time

3.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, no run, on the off stump, that channel continues this over after a poor first over, defended on the back foot by Powell

3.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, no run, slower outside the off stump, he awaits for the arrival before defending it to the off side

End of over 4 (1 run) West Indies 10/0 (RR: 2.50)
KOA Powell    8* (10b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-9-0
CH Gayle    2* (14b)      Sohag Gazi    2-1-1-0

4.1

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 4 leg byes, drifts down the leg side, probably trying to get him out lbw like the last ball of his previous over, the drift takes it further down and it is helped on its way to the fence

4.2

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, on the off stump, slower and Gayle defends it to the off side

4.3

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 1 run, quicker, pulls his length back a little and defended to the off side, they are away for a quick single

4.4

Sohag Gazi to Powell, 1 run, inside out and hit to wide long-on, good shot that but surprisingly only a single! Powell hit it and stood there for a second admiring it, costing him one more

4.5

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, on the middle and goes for the sweep, trickles down to short fine-leg

4.6

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 1 run, flighted up to the bat and Gayle's eyes light up, goes for a drive, gets bit of an inside edge and a misfield on the off side gets him a single

End of over 5 (7 runs) West Indies 17/0 (RR: 3.40)
CH Gayle    4* (19b)      Sohag Gazi    3-1-4-0
KOA Powell    9* (11b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-9-0

Rimon: "Is it a record for GAZI to be the only bowler who has opened in 2 ODI and the over is maiden?"

5.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gayle, no run, outside the off and left alone by Gayle, who first wanted to go for the slash but on second thoughts, let it go, the ball swings after it passes the batsman, making it a tad difficult for Rahim, but well collected

5.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gayle, FOUR, goes down the pitch and wanted to smack it over mid-wicket, does not time it too well but enough to get it through that same area for a four

5.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gayle, SIX, up and over and will it go all the way, yes it does! it was short, wide and most left-handers would have given that a kitchen sink, this is Gayle, and he does just that, hit over the covers!

5.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gayle, no run, slower, back of length and defended to the off side this time by Gayle

5.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gayle, 2 runs, goes down the track and wants to spank it over the extra-cover, gets bit of an edge and the mistimed shot only flies over the in-field, for a couple of runs

5.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gayle, OUT, goes down the track, and caught! whoa, the big fish, Gayle was going after every ball and mistiming a lot of them, he went after this one too, got very under it, gets a lot of elevation but not the distance. Gazi is at mid-off and he catches it well, so when he is not picking up Gayle's wicket, he is catching him out!

CH Gayle c Sohag Gazi b Mashrafe Mortaza 16 (22m 25b 1x4 1x6) SR: 64.00

End of over 6 (12 runs) West Indies 29/1 (RR: 4.83)
     Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-21-1
KOA Powell    9* (11b 2x4)      Sohag Gazi    3-1-4-0

Early wicket brings the centurion Marlon to crease.

6.1

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, 1 run, wants to go down the pitch, it is floated up, gets a bit of an inside edge to square-leg for a single

6.2

Sohag Gazi to Powell, no run, on the middle, fuller and driven to mid-on

6.3

Sohag Gazi to Powell, no run, middle stump line from round the stumps, defended on the front foot

6.4

Sohag Gazi to Powell, no run, short of length, wants to cut it away but gets it to the extra-cover fielder

6.5

Sohag Gazi to Powell, no run, quicker and sharp turn for Gazi, pushes it to backward point and wants a single, sent back

6.6

Sohag Gazi to Powell, no run, slower outside the off, lets it go and sees it turn further away from him

End of over 7 (1 run) West Indies 30/1 (RR: 4.28)
KOA Powell    9* (16b 2x4)      Sohag Gazi    4-1-5-0
MN Samuels    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-21-1

Wicket-taker Mortaza continues.

7.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, 1 run, bowls it fuller, on the middle and angling in, Samuels is on the back foot, defending to the leg side for a single

7.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, no run, short of length and the batsman is on his back foot, defended to the ball that is on the middle-stump

7.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, 1 run, on the off stump channel, it deviates back into the left-hander slightly and he is still able to tap it away to third-man for a single

7.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, no run, continues the back of length bowling, wicket to wicket and Samuels is back and defends

7.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, 1 run, slower from Mortaza but does not give up on that line and length that he has been bowling throughout, length ball and on the middle, Samuels pushes to the leg side and is quickly off the blocks

7.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, 2 runs, this time he misses his line a little, the batsman has moved across and this one on the middle is tucked away to deep square-leg for a couple

End of over 8 (5 runs) West Indies 35/1 (RR: 4.37)
KOA Powell    12* (19b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-26-1
MN Samuels    3* (4b)      Sohag Gazi    4-1-5-0

AB: "@guru, still around mate?"

8.1

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, no run, on the middle stump, pushed to the leg side

8.2

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, no run, shorter outside the off, back foot and defended to the off side

8.3

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, 1 run, drifts on his pads this time, and Samuels is able to tuck it away for a single

8.4

Sohag Gazi to Powell, no run, shorter, quicker and he wants to cut it, misses the outside edge, through to the keeper

8.5

Sohag Gazi to Powell, no run, again one that is short but there is turn away and more bounce, the cut it well played but to the fielder

8.6

Sohag Gazi to Powell, no run, more turn away, but what will be a bother is the amount of bounce, Powell goes back and taps it the point fielder

End of over 9 (1 run) West Indies 36/1 (RR: 4.00)
KOA Powell    12* (22b 2x4)      Sohag Gazi    5-1-6-0
MN Samuels    4* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-26-1

No change in bowling. Mortaza continues. He is their only quick bowler today.

9.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, 1 run, edged and dropped in the slips by Naeem Islam! it was short of length and came up sharply on the batsman who tried to open the face of the bat, almost fending it off, straight to the wide slip, dropped

9.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, 1 run, short of length, pushed to the mid-on on the back foot and goes for a quick one, Razzaq comes around and throws the ball at the non-striker's end, misses

9.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, no run, short of length and he goes on to the back foot, defended back

9.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, no run, wow, that comes in now and has Samuels pulling his left hand away, from a good length and angles in, but unlike the previous ones, the ball does not go away, the batsman is hit on his gloves

9.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, 1 wide, and that's taken off, unfortunately for the bowler, it is down the leg side, given wide, well-taken by the keeper

9.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, no run, pitched right up to the bat and on the off stump, driven but straight to the cover fielder

9.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, no run, slower one on the off stump, bit of turn and Samuels continues to take his bottom hand away and defends it to the leg side

End of over 10 (3 runs) West Indies 39/1 (RR: 3.90)
MN Samuels    5* (12b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-29-1
KOA Powell    13* (23b 2x4)      Sohag Gazi    5-1-6-0

End of the Powerplay overs.

10.1

Sohag Gazi to Powell, FOUR, off the back foot this time, cuts it hard but gets an outside edge, beats the first slip and rolls away to the fence

10.2

Sohag Gazi to Powell, no run, slower on the middle and slight turn, defended on the back foot

10.3

Sohag Gazi to Powell, 2 runs, quicker and outside the off, he opens the face of the bat gently and easily gets it away through the backward point region

10.4

Sohag Gazi to Powell, 1 leg bye, on the middle stump and without too much turn, tries to tuck it away but hits the pad and drifts away

10.5

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, 1 run, short and spinning into the batsman, pushes it away to the leg side for a single

10.6

Sohag Gazi to Powell, no run, very short, he goes back on to the back foot and pushes it in the region of mid-off

End of over 11 (8 runs) West Indies 47/1 (RR: 4.27)
KOA Powell    19* (28b 3x4)      Sohag Gazi    6-1-13-0
MN Samuels    6* (13b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-29-1

11.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, 1 run, short of length, on the back foot, pushed to the fine-leg for a single

11.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, no run, short of length, on the middle stump, almost fends at it, misses the outside edge through to the keeper

11.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, no run, short of length, but down the leg side, he goes for a pull, misses

11.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, no run, short of length, not pitching anything in the batsman's half, he goes back to defend

11.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, no run, again a length ball, no use of feet there and gets a bit of an inside edge there on to his pads

11.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Powell, no run, as is the case throughout this over, short of length on the off, angling away and defended back to the right of the bowler

End of over 12 (1 run) West Indies 48/1 (RR: 4.00)
KOA Powell    19* (33b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-30-1
MN Samuels    7* (14b)      Sohag Gazi    6-1-13-0

12.1

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run

12.2

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run, slightly outside the off and comes back into the batsman, who pats it back, bit of an appeal

12.3

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run, shorter and Samuels rocks back and caresses it away but to the fielder at short cover

12.4

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run, slower on the off stump, fuller too and defended on the front foot to the off side

12.5

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run, turn away from the batsman, pushes it to the covers, the non-striker wanted a single but is sent back in time by Samuels

12.6

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, 1 run, fuller on the middle and driven down the ground, the mid-on fielder runs across to stop it, gets only a single

End of over 13 (1 run) West Indies 49/1 (RR: 3.76)
MN Samuels    8* (20b)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-1-0
KOA Powell    19* (33b 3x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-30-1

Change in bowling from the other end as well. Elias Sunny comes on now. He has played a couple of ODIs before this.

13.1

Elias Sunny to Samuels, 1 run, round the stumps, fuller and drilled down the ground for a single

Sunny's first ODI in exactly one year and one day

13.2

Elias Sunny to Powell, 1 run, swept away to one that is fullish, straight to the deep square-leg region for a single

13.3

Elias Sunny to Samuels, FOUR, good shot, it was angling in and Samuels manages to hit it against the turn through mid-wicket for a four!

13.4

Elias Sunny to Samuels, no run, on the middle, pulls back his length and defended back to the bowler

13.5

Elias Sunny to Samuels, no run, short of length and he is on the back foot, punched to the cover fielder, does well to field it

13.6

Elias Sunny to Samuels, 1 run, shorter, and he is on the back foot, punched to wide long-on but for only a single

End of over 14 (7 runs) West Indies 56/1 (RR: 4.00)
MN Samuels    14* (25b 1x4)      Elias Sunny    1-0-7-0
KOA Powell    20* (34b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-1-0

The run-rate's four an over. Razzaq continues.

14.1

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run, straighter but slower, Samuels expected a bit of spin there, played for the turn and beaten, hits the pads

14.2

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, 1 run, short, wide and turning away, wanted to cut, but does not connect too well

14.3

Abdur Razzak to Powell, 1 run, over the wicket, on the middle stump, pushed to the leg side for a single

14.4

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run, beaten outside the off! that one turned from round the stumps, angles in and then skids away from the outside edge

14.5

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run, on the leg stump, quicker and defended back to the bowler

14.6

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run, quickish ball again and Samuels is late on the stroke, hits his pads but is going down the leg side

End of over 15 (2 runs) West Indies 58/1 (RR: 3.86)
MN Samuels    15* (30b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-3-0
KOA Powell    21* (35b 3x4)      Elias Sunny    1-0-7-0

15.1

Elias Sunny to Powell, 1 run, slower from over the wickets, slightly shorter and easily pushed away to deep square-leg

Powell has given up on his helmet now. Only spinners bowling.

15.2

Elias Sunny to Samuels, no run, fullish on the leg-stump from round the stumps, defended

15.3

Elias Sunny to Samuels, no run, whoa, turn and bounce! coming in with the angle and then turning away from the batsman, misses the outside edge

15.4

Elias Sunny to Samuels, no run, drifts into the batsman, defended on the front foot by Samuels

15.5

Elias Sunny to Samuels, no run, another one dropped! this should have been caught and bowled by Sunny, it was driven, almost check-driven and was going to his left, low down, dived down and then dropped it!

15.6

Elias Sunny to Samuels, 1 run, goes down the track and wants to drive it, bit of an inside edge to deep square-leg for a single

End of over 16 (2 runs) West Indies 60/1 (RR: 3.75)
MN Samuels    16* (35b 1x4)      Elias Sunny    2-0-9-0
KOA Powell    22* (36b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-3-0

16.1

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, FOUR, shot, over mid-on for four! enough of pushing and prodding for Samuels, he goes after Razzaq, hits it over mid-on and gets a four

16.2

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run, shorter and quicker outside the off, no turn there and Samuels allows it go

16.3

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run, fuller on the middle stump and driven back to the bowler

16.4

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, 2 runs, shorter from Razzaq and Samuels is on the back foot this, times it well and gets it through to the left of the sweeper, for a couple

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, FOUR, super shot from Samuels; it was quicker and straight and he almost took it from the stumps, slices it through the backward point region for the second four this over

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, 1 run, slows the pace down and Samuels pats it to the off side, with soft hands and is off for a single

End of over 17 (11 runs) West Indies 71/1 (RR: 4.17)
MN Samuels    27* (41b 3x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-14-0
KOA Powell    22* (36b 3x4)      Elias Sunny    2-0-9-0

17.1

Elias Sunny to Samuels, OUT, gone, caught at long-off! third time unlucky Samuels, he was going after them and he tried to hit it over long-off, but the turn defeats the stroke, gets it in the bottom of the bat, it flies off to long-off who takes a very easy catch there!

MN Samuels c Anamul Haque b Elias Sunny 27 (42m 42b 3x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

That is a big wicket for Bangladesh. Samuels could have made them pay for those two lapses, things get interesting now. How will the West Indian middle-order play these spinners?

17.2

Elias Sunny to Powell, FOUR, fuller, flighted outside the off and neatly driven through the covers for a four, as easy as it can get against the turn!

17.3

Elias Sunny to Powell, no run, whoa, serious turn into the batsman, on the off stump and it fizzes to the leg stump, pushed to the leg side

17.4

Elias Sunny to Powell, no run, quicker and on the off, more turn again and pushed down to mid-on

17.5

Elias Sunny to Powell, no run, slower and makes it dip on to the batsman, tapped to the leg side

17.6

Elias Sunny to Powell, no run, plays it away to the square-leg, wants to go for a single does Powell but is sent back, Rahim cries out to the fielder but by the time throw comes in, Powell's back home

End of over 18 (4 runs) West Indies 75/2 (RR: 4.16)
KOA Powell    26* (41b 4x4)      Elias Sunny    3-0-13-1
DR Smith    0* (0b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-14-0

18.1

Abdur Razzak to Smith, OUT, Bowled him, first baller! Samuels had played one like this but got an inside edge last over, this one though Dwayne Smith misses completely and is castled! a straighter one sneaks through his non-existing defenses and the batsman walks back

DR Smith b Abdur Razzak 0 (6m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump and defended on the off side

18.3

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, outside the off and a tad shorter too, on the back foot and pushed to the off side

18.4

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, quicker on the middle and he is bat and pad forward, defending

18.5

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, shorter from the bowler, slower and defended to the covers

18.6

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the middle from short of length, pushed to the leg side

End of over 19 (wicket maiden) West Indies 75/3 (RR: 3.94)
DM Bravo    0* (5b)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-14-1
KOA Powell    26* (41b 4x4)      Elias Sunny    3-0-13-1

A wicket, off one that cost him nothing.

Dave: "There seems to be some high facilities in undisclosed location in some of these countries. Ban with SLA, Pak with LF and well.. Akmals. Its high time Ind secretly builds one to produce a.. how do I say it? Bowlers !!!" And batsmen. And fielders.

19.1

Elias Sunny to Powell, no run, fuller from over the stumps, pushed to the off side and wants a single but the non striker sends him back

19.2

Elias Sunny to Powell, no run, turn and bounce into the batsman, he wants to play it to the leg side but gets no bat to it

19.3

Elias Sunny to Powell, OUT, gone, lbw, Sunny is on fire! that spins in viciously again, it was very outside the off stump the batsman was on the back foot, wanting to tuck it away to the deep fielder on the leg side but misses it, the ball hits him in line with the off stump and despite the huge amount of turn, it did look like it would go on to his the stumps

KOA Powell lbw b Elias Sunny 26 (78m 44b 4x4 0x6) SR: 59.09

Right so, a lot has happened last few overs. 71/1 has become 75/4.

19.4

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, fuller from round the stumps, defended on the front foot, defended back to the bowler

19.5

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, drifts into the bat and spins away from the right-hander, no way he was touching that

19.6

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, and it's almost gone for a six...the bat I mean! he goes for a slog over mid-wicket and loses his bat, goes for a toss! luckily the ball was not on the stumps

End of over 20 (wicket maiden) West Indies 75/4 (RR: 3.75)
KA Pollard    0* (3b)      Elias Sunny    4-1-13-2
DM Bravo    0* (5b)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-14-1

20.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the middle and tapped to mid-wicket

20.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, defended on the front foot, played away to mid-wicket

20.3

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump and driven down the ground for a single

20.4

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, round the stumps, no turn this time, quicker on the off stump and he defends on the back foot

20.5

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, on the off stump, flatter and Pollard defends again, no more of slogging after losing his bat last over!

20.6

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, on the middle stump, from round the stumps and defended to the right of the bowler

End of over 21 (1 run) West Indies 76/4 (RR: 3.61)
KA Pollard    0* (6b)      Abdur Razzak    5-1-15-1
DM Bravo    1* (8b)      Elias Sunny    4-1-13-2

Mahmudullah comes on now.

21.1

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, round the stumps, fuller and driven back to the bowler, almost carries!

21.2

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, slightly quicker and defended back to the bowler

21.3

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, drifting on his pads and wants to tap it away down the leg side but the turn defeats that stroke and the leading edge goes to the backward point region

21.4

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, defended on the off side to one on the middle

21.5

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, fuller on the leg stump, driven to mid-on

21.6

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, almost, check shot that carries to the point fielder, it was quicker and sharper turn, the check shot flies to the off side but not to hand

End of over 22 (maiden) West Indies 76/4 (RR: 3.45)
DM Bravo    1* (14b)      Mahmudullah    1-1-0-0
KA Pollard    0* (6b)      Abdur Razzak    5-1-15-1

Received this a few minutes ago, Max: "Bring off spinners from both ends for two left handers. Specially Powell seems to be undisturbs by left armers."

Sami: "With the current bowling attack and their form, we should travel to Kolkata to challenge India tomorrow." Wouldn't be surprised if the tracks turned green overnight.

22.1

Elias Sunny to Pollard, 1 run, round the stumps, on the off stump, gets his bat out and defends, inside edge to the leg side

Sunny has replaced Razzaq

22.2

Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, outside the off stump and he pushes it to point, comes over quickly for a single

22.3

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, straighter, on the middle stump, no turn here, and he pushes the bat forward, inside edge to the leg side

22.4

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, fuller on the middle stump, smothers the turn by defending on the front foot

22.5

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, dropped by Sunny again! caught and bowled chance that one, and Sunny has missed his second such chance today, it was drilled back really hard by Pollard and he had no time to react, it was coming straight at him, and hits him hard on his hands, wringing in pain!

22.6

Elias Sunny to Pollard, 1 run, fuller, gets the foot forward to defend, but as has been the case this innings, he gets an inside edge and rolls over to the leg side

End of over 23 (3 runs) West Indies 79/4 (RR: 3.43)
KA Pollard    2* (11b)      Elias Sunny    5-1-16-2
DM Bravo    2* (15b)      Mahmudullah    1-1-0-0

23.1

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, shorter outside the off, and he wants to cut it, expected it to turn but goes straight on, beats the outside edge

23.2

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, and this one spins in, beats the bat and hits the pad, high on the knee roll and that is what saves him!

23.3

Mahmudullah to Pollard, OUT, gone, caught behind this time! one went straight, the other spun in, Pollard was always going to be guessing this one, it was going straight on and the batsman pushed at it, gets bit of a thin outside edge through to the keeper. The bowler almost did not appeal and joined in only after the keeper went up and the umpire took a lot of time before giving the decision...did he edge it?

KA Pollard c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mahmudullah 2 (15m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

23.4

Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 wide, down the leg side, bit of turn too, and wide called

23.4

Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, nicely flighted up to the bat, spinning back to the batsman, beats the inside edge, hits the pads

23.5

Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, quicker, shorter and tapped away to the square-leg fielder

23.6

Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, on a good length and he defends on the front foot, ending another maiden over that sees a wicket fall

End of over 24 (1 run) West Indies 80/5 (RR: 3.33)
DC Thomas    0* (3b)      Mahmudullah    2-1-1-1
DM Bravo    2* (15b)      Elias Sunny    5-1-16-2

24.1

Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, outside the off stump, a tad too wide and he has time to push it to backward point for a single

24.2

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, round the stumps, floated up to the batsman, angling in and hits the pads, bit of an appeal but it was always missing the leg stump there

24.3

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, quicker, shorter and no turn there, the batsman thought it would turn but it went straight on to beat the inside edge, lucky to have got that bat on it

24.4

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, fuller on the off stump and this time he brings his foot forward and defends

24.5

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, on the off stump and turning away from the batsman, plays a drive at it, but to backward point

24.6

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, shorter this time, he is on the back foot and defended to the off side to end another good over

End of over 25 (1 run) West Indies 81/5 (RR: 3.24)
DC Thomas    0* (8b)      Elias Sunny    6-1-17-2
DM Bravo    3* (16b)      Mahmudullah    2-1-1-1

Halfway stage and the Windies have also lost half their side.

25.1

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 wide, quicker on the leg stump, no turn and wide

25.1

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump, right up to the batsman, defended back to the bowler

25.2

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, drifting down to the leg stump but it turns back away and Bravo defends back

25.3

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, on the off stump line, not too much turn, quicker and pushed to the covers

25.4

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, floated up a little this time and Bravo defends very confidently this time

25.5

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, defence, defence and more of it, on the middle and pushed to the leg side

25.6

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, good line and length on the off stump, tapped to the off side, ends another good over

End of over 26 (1 run) West Indies 82/5 (RR: 3.15)
DM Bravo    3* (22b)      Mahmudullah    3-1-2-1
DC Thomas    0* (8b)      Elias Sunny    6-1-17-2

Six runs have come off the last five

26.1

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, round the stumps and angles in, gets an inside edge on to the bat, there was an appeal for an lbw

26.2

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, on the off stump and he can only defend it to the off side

26.3

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, pulls his length back, but Thomas is on the back foot to pat it back

26.4

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, on the off stump and tapped to the off side, not trying to score here

26.5

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, on the middle stump, fuller and pushed to the covers

26.6

Elias Sunny to Thomas, 1 run, finally a shot in anger, or should I say finally a non-defensive stroke, driven to long-off for a single

End of over 27 (1 run) West Indies 83/5 (RR: 3.07)
DC Thomas    1* (14b)      Elias Sunny    7-1-18-2
DM Bravo    3* (22b)      Mahmudullah    3-1-2-1

27.1

Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, on the middle stump, pushed to the leg side by Thomas

27.2

Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, very short there and he rocks back to pull it away, does not get it into the gap, the square-leg fielder comes across and stops even a single

27.3

Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 wide, very slow and very wide down the leg side, it looked like it stuck in his hand and he was lucky not to concede five wides, Rahim does well

27.3

Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, outside the off and defended to the short cover

27.4

Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, floated up and pushed to short mid-wicket

27.5

Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 run, outside the off, no turn and this time Thomas is able to tap it to the covers for a single

27.6

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 wide, down the leg side for Bravo and he gets a chance to free his arms for the sweep, misses and that is another wide

27.6

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, shorter from Mahmudullah, and it turns away, Bravo was going back to punch it through the covers, but can only get it down the ground

End of over 28 (4 runs) West Indies 87/5 (RR: 3.10)
DM Bravo    4* (23b)      Mahmudullah    4-1-6-1
DC Thomas    2* (19b)      Elias Sunny    7-1-18-2

28.1

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, short outside the off and he wants to cut it, does it well but is unable to find the gap

28.2

Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, on the middle stump, tucked away to the leg side for a single, good work by the short fine-leg fielder but they get home

28.3

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, outside the off, turning away and he gets a long stride out, defends

28.4

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, shorter, and again slight turn away, defended back to the bowler

28.5

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, brings his bat and pad out together and defends back to the bowler

28.6

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, floats it above the batsman's eyeline, on the middle stump and turns it away from the batsman, defended well but well bowled there!

End of over 29 (1 run) West Indies 88/5 (RR: 3.03)
DC Thomas    2* (23b)      Elias Sunny    8-1-19-2
DM Bravo    5* (25b)      Mahmudullah    4-1-6-1

Sagar: "An early thinking from NY in the early morning, ''Why BD even take those pacers in the XI? At least at home?? With Shakib back, they'll be nearly unbeatable, I guess!" 52 for 4 in 20 overs for the Spinners!! And You take Abul/Rubel in the team? Kind of joke??" To be fair to them, a team needs to look at all eventualities, including the chance that the track ends up not turning as much as this one.

29.1

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, short of length and spins away, cuts it away to the left of point for a quickly taken run

29.2

Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 run, on the off stump and that is well worked away to the right of long-on, who runs across to field it, some doubt over the second run and they don't go for it

29.3

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, width, short as well and rocks back before cutting it away to the deep point fielder

29.4

Mahmudullah to Thomas, FOUR, poor ball from him this but more vitally a very good shot, it was short alright and Thomas was able to get over it, whip it away through short fine-leg for a four!

29.5

Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 wide, very, very short and look at the amount of turn there! it has gone down for a wide, but whoa, that turned!

29.5

Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, outside the off and floated up, turns back into the bat again

29.6

Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 run, on the back foot, defending at one that does not turn, pushed to the off for a single

End of over 30 (9 runs) West Indies 97/5 (RR: 3.23)
DC Thomas    8* (27b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    5-1-15-1
DM Bravo    7* (27b)      Elias Sunny    8-1-19-2

Mustafa: "WI batsmen are weak against spinner but WI have the World Class Spinner S.Narine. Irony!" Good point you make, if West Indies can get to 175, it will be interesting to see how Bangladesh respond, despite the dew issue.

30.1

Elias Sunny to Thomas, 1 run, on the pads, not too much turn from there, pushed to the leg side for a single

30.2

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, outside the off, lot of room, but he did not know whether it would turn back into him or no, ends up missing the cut

30.3

Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, shorter again and on middle, he goes back and pushes it to long-on for a single

30.4

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, floated up to the bat, on the middle and defended close to the pitch

30.5

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, shorter and tapped away to the off side

30.6

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, outside the off, not too much turn but the batsman sees it through to the keeper

End of over 31 (2 runs) West Indies 99/5 (RR: 3.19)
DC Thomas    9* (31b 1x4)      Elias Sunny    9-1-21-2
DM Bravo    8* (29b)      Mahmudullah    5-1-15-1

This series proves that the Bangladesh boys have now matured and become men. What an excellent bowling performance. West Indies have no answer to the questions posed by our bowlers today.

You mean at home, Inamullah Shah

31.1

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, shorter outside the off, but it still turns away to make things difficult for his cut, goes down the track for a single

31.2

Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 run, shorter and tucks it away to deep square-leg for a single

31.3

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, it is fuller on the middle stump, he wants to sweep it and he unleashes it well before stopping the stroke halfway through, flies off to the leg side for a single!

31.4

Mahmudullah to Thomas, OUT, what a ball Murali, bowled him! that pitches outside off, slightly shorter and fizzes past the inside edge to take the top of the stumps! in fact, it did hit a bit of an edge but what turn, that would have pleased Muralitharan, such was the turn there...six down now and this could be over quickly unless Sammy can unleash a few

DC Thomas b Mahmudullah 10 (26m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.30

West Indies seem to be resigned to the fact that they will lose this match and the series. Kudos Bangladesh for a series well played.

Well played for sure, but funnier things have happened in cricket. Especially on such tracks.

31.5

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, straighter this time, on the off stump and Sammy defends it

31.6

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, fuller outside the off and driven well down the to the left of mid-off, well fielded

End of over 32 (3 runs) West Indies 102/6 (RR: 3.18)
DJG Sammy    0* (2b)      Mahmudullah    6-1-18-2
DM Bravo    10* (31b)      Elias Sunny    9-1-21-2

32.1

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, dropped by the captain! they keep taking wickets, they keep dropping 'em! outside the off and he went for a drive, got an outside edge and Rahim drops it

32.2

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, on the off stump without too much turn and defended back

32.3

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, slightly shorter and lot of turn, defended to the leg side

32.4

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, run-out chance, but it hits the batsman! that would have been miles out, the batsman was going for it, then had to turn around to get back to the crease, the throw came from short fine-leg but hits Sammy and that saves him!

32.5

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, on the middle, tucked to the leg side

32.6

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 33 (maiden) West Indies 102/6 (RR: 3.09)
DM Bravo    10* (37b)      Elias Sunny    10-2-21-2
DJG Sammy    0* (2b)      Mahmudullah    6-1-18-2

Orko: "It's greeat to see BD so handsomely on top but I want to echo Sagar's sentiments. I don't think SUCH a turning track was really necessary, I think our spinners are capable of getting more purchase out of less friendly tracks.. what this does is really put off anybody from pursuing a fast bowling career and that is really harming our chances for the longer version.. Mashrafe is literally the only quality pacer we have had in 5+ years!!"

33.1

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, on the front foot and tries to defend but the amount of turn there is, it beats the inside edge, hits the pads and there is a huge appeal, not-out given

Sammy had a wry smile there given the turn

33.2

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, defended to the leg side after he covers the stumps, Bravo wants a single but is sent back in time

33.3

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, another one that gets a lot of turn, tries to tuck it to the leg side, hits the pads

33.4

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, on the middle stump, defended back to the bowler

33.5

Mahmudullah to Sammy, 1 run, uppishly whipped across to the left of short mid-wicket and they are able to get a single here

33.6

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, another one that turns away prodigiously, but it is slightly short of length, allows the batsman to go back to try and cut, can only get it till short covers

End of over 34 (1 run) West Indies 103/6 (RR: 3.02)
DM Bravo    10* (38b)      Mahmudullah    7-1-19-2
DJG Sammy    1* (7b)      Elias Sunny    10-2-21-2

Gazi is on

34.1

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, no run, no turn, straighter, Sammy was playing for the turn, and beats the outside edge

34.2

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, leans into the drive and gets it to long-off for a single

34.3

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, shorter from Gazi and he goes back, punches it down the ground for a single

34.4

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, no run, shorter and turns back into the batsman, it was slow turn and Sammy is able to defend

34.5

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, no run, and it goes straighter this time, Sammy is on the back foot and gets his bat down

34.6

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, 1 run, on the leg stump, flicked away to the deep square-leg fielder for a single

End of over 35 (3 runs) West Indies 106/6 (RR: 3.02)
DJG Sammy    3* (12b)      Sohag Gazi    7-1-16-0
DM Bravo    11* (39b)      Mahmudullah    7-1-19-2

Mortaza comes on as we have the Batting Powerplay now

35.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, no run, short of length and is able to push it to the leg side

35.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, 1 run, short of length and Sammy is a tad awkward trying to fend it off, gets a single to the fine-leg fielder

Sheikh Minhaj: "A slight defensive mentality from Rahim? He should bring Gazi or Razzak on for a few overs! He is saving for the last overs! Why not attack now? Just get one or two more wickets, and ensure that they will not surpass 150!"

35.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Bravo, 1 run, short of length, tapped to the off side and he is off for a quick one, the run-trickle continues

35.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, no run, short of length, outside the off and he brings out that drive, on the up, a lot of flair but no placement, straight to the fielder

35.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, no run, length ball on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

Kevin: "Just tuned in... to learn that WI is also playing Test match... singles are always a possibility in Asian condition WI Team."

35.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, 1 run, short of length, pushed to the leg side and they are off for a quick, and a tad risky single

End of over 36 (3 runs) West Indies 109/6 (RR: 3.02)
DJG Sammy    5* (17b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-33-1
DM Bravo    12* (40b)      Sohag Gazi    7-1-16-0

Razzaq is on

36.1

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, no run, short of length and he cuts it hard, goes straight to the point fielder

Kevin: "Just tuned in... to learn that WI is also playing Test match... singles are always a possibility in Asian condition WI Team."

36.2

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, no run, quicker, comes into the batsman and slightly down the leg side, there was that customary shriek for an lbw, but not given, rightly so

36.3

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, 1 run, shorter this time and tapped down the ground for a single

36.4

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, short of length, turning back into the batsman and he defends it to the leg side

36.5

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, FOUR, sweeps it hard and wow, did I just see a boundary? yes it does, finally a four for Bravo, something to feel good about for the side

36.6

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 2 runs, pushes it gently down the ground and they take a single, oh wait, they are going for the second run as well, and complete it very easily!

End of over 37 (7 runs) West Indies 116/6 (RR: 3.13)
DM Bravo    18* (43b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-22-1
DJG Sammy    6* (20b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-33-1

Some respite for the West Indian batsmen from the spinners. That's because it is drinks.

BD should still support the pace bowlers, especially for test cricket. BCB should prepare some fast bouncy wickets along with these spinning tracks for the future in test cricket.

Where, for international games? or domestic?

37.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, no run, outside the off stump, short of length and pushed to the off side

37.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, 1 run, on the middle stump and fuller and driven down the ground for a single

37.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Bravo, FOUR, fuller on the middle and that is driven through the extra-cover region for a four by Bravo, wasn't the slower one either and that helped the batsman too, two fours in as many overs!

37.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Bravo, no run, short of length and punched to the point fielder

Kevin Shah: A Cook ghost have traveled across borders... directly into D Bravo... "stick around... runs will come..". But here the constrain is overs remaining Mr. Bravo...

37.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Bravo, no run, outside the off and beats the outside edge of the bat, he was going for a full bloodied drive, but does not get any bat

37.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Bravo, 1 run, short of length, pushed to the off side for a quick single

End of over 38 (6 runs) West Indies 122/6 (RR: 3.21)
DM Bravo    23* (47b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-39-1
DJG Sammy    7* (22b)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-22-1

Lot of feedback on the Mashrafe-Mahmudullah confusion, sorry folks, it is now sorted

38.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, fuller and driven to mid-on, to the fielder

38.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, short again and is able to go back and push it back to the bowler

38.3

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, changes the length this time, gets it fuller up to the bat, tucks it to the leg side for a single

Mainul: I dont agree with you Orko.Look at giant of world cricket INDIA. Once they started to build green top pitches at home,they stopped producing world class spinnes. Their batsmen also lost the class they had to play spin bowling.India now neither do well abroad nor at home.so how dare minnows like BD do the same mistake?at least they are roaring at home like tigers

38.4

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, no run, short of length, outside the off stump, spins away, patted away to the off side

38.5

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, no run, on the length and defended back to the bowler

38.6

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, no run, fuller from round the stumps and flicks it away to mid-wicket, only one off this one

End of over 39 (1 run) West Indies 123/6 (RR: 3.15)
DJG Sammy    7* (25b)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-23-1
DM Bravo    24* (50b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-39-1

Rimon: Bouncy pitch is needed in domestic cricket. So that more effective bowlers and batsman will come out with bouncy experience!

39.1

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, bit of turn away from the left-hander, plays it to short third-man and fielded well by Tamim, for a single only

39.2

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, FOUR, outside the off and very short, there was some turn alright but Sammy cuts it powerfully through the covers for a four

Shreya Tanzin: couldn't agree more about bouncier, faster pitches. Mashrafe is the only world-class pacer BD produced, in the past years, and we don't exactly have anyone worthy of rivaling him in the pipeline...let's play internationals upto our strengths, but some pacer friendly conditions for domestic isn't a bad idea, right BCB?

39.3

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, no run, full on the pads and that is drilled, but straight to the mid-wicket fielder

39.4

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, 1 run, shorter from the bowler, punched down to long-on for a single

39.5

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, fuller and on the leg stump, driven inside out to long-on

39.6

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, no run, gets his front foot out to defend, beats the inside edge and hits his pads, there is a shout for an lbw, but was hitting outside off

End of over 40 (7 runs) West Indies 130/6 (RR: 3.25)
DJG Sammy    12* (29b 1x4)      Sohag Gazi    8-1-23-0
DM Bravo    26* (52b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-23-1

40.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 wide, down the leg side, and spinning further away, wide called by the umpire

40.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, fuller and on off stump, he is getting back and pushing it to off side

40.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, defended to the off side to a fuller one

40.3

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, pushes it quicker and that is cut away to the deep point fielder

40.4

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, no run, slower on the middle and defended by the captain

40.5

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, FOUR, very, very short, and that is well cut by Sammy, but poorly fielded at the deep cover fence, goes through the fielder for a four!

40.6

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, no run, fuller on the off stump and driven back to the bowler

End of over 41 (6 runs) West Indies 136/6 (RR: 3.31)
DJG Sammy    16* (32b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-1-29-1
DM Bravo    27* (55b 2x4)      Sohag Gazi    8-1-23-0

41.1

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, slower, shorter and turning away from the batsman, he tries to cut it away, and gets it through to deep cover

41.2

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, on the off stump and the turn beats his bat, hits him flush on the pads but going down the leg side

41.3

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, another one not too different, hitting his pads yet again because of the vicious turn

41.4

Mahmudullah to Sammy, 1 run, goes down the track, it is a tad shorter and he cracks it to long-on

41.5

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, shorter this time, and he tries to cut it away, well played that, runs away to the deep cover for a single

41.6

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, outside the off and Sammy was shaping to slog it but in the end, pushes it to the off side

End of over 42 (3 runs) West Indies 139/6 (RR: 3.30)
DJG Sammy    17* (36b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    8-1-22-2
DM Bravo    29* (57b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-1-29-1

shamim: some of the averages West Indies Batsmen have in ODI is Shocking, Pollard, Powell, Smith, Sammy, and Thomas all average less than 25!!!

Yep, there is a sense that they are mixing up T20 and ODI cricket. Not too many who can stabilise the batting in such situations.

42.1

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, round the stumps, on the middle and defended to the leg side

42.2

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, FOUR, flighted up to the bat and drilled powerfully through the covers, even if there had been a fielder there, he wouldn't have got a hand I feel, such was the power!

42.3

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, short of length and he goes on to the back foot to cut it, deep point comes into the picture

42.4

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, 1 run, shorter this time, outside edge goes to short third-man for a quick single

42.5

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, OUT, soft dismissal, caught and bowled! it was slower, Bravo wanted to turn it away to the leg side but he only manages to push it back to the bowler and lo and behold! he accepts a caught-and-bowled!

DM Bravo c & b Sohag Gazi 34 (93m 61b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.73

Shreya Tanzin: thanks for putting my comment up. Skipped a heartbeat seeing it...encoragement for a girl who wants to commentate for BD one day...:)

I need to be wary of my job now!

The pitch discussion continues, Vineet says: One needs to learn from Australia on how to do it. You don't make all pitches green tops or spinner friendly. You have to strike a balance. Look at Australia, there is Adelaide, SCG, that helps spinners, MCG which helps both pace and spine and then Gabba & WACA which are fast bowlers paradise. No wonder they have always been among the top 3 in the world. Simple as that !!

42.6

Sohag Gazi to Permaul, no run, turns back into the batsman, hits the pads and flies up to the keeper, there is a big appeal for something, but either way it is declared not-out

End of over 43 (6 runs) West Indies 145/7 (RR: 3.37)
V Permaul    0* (1b)      Sohag Gazi    9-1-29-1
DJG Sammy    18* (37b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    8-1-22-2

Mahfooz: "Yes!!!! Gazi gets a wicket. Good for his confidence! He needed that"

He already had seven from his first three mate.

43.1

Mahmudullah to Sammy, SIX, outside the off and that has been pummelled over the bowler's head for a six! this was to be expected now that Bravo is out, 150 comes up

43.2

Mahmudullah to Sammy, 1 run, and what turn this time, shorter as expected and he wants to cut it away, gets an inside edge to fine-leg

43.3

Mahmudullah to Permaul, 1 run, outside the off stump, slog swept it away by the new man, goes on the bounce to the deep mid-wicket fielder

43.4

Mahmudullah to Sammy, 1 wide, and he sends it down the leg side, probably slightly afraid that Sammy would come down the wicket

43.4

Mahmudullah to Sammy, 1 run, short of length, pushed back down the ground for a single

SS Sagar has a valid point: "Well, if SA can rise to the top with some world-class pacers only, without any noticeable spinners, why can't BD with some spinners??"

43.5

Mahmudullah to Permaul, OUT, outside the off and he goes for a slog sweep, but the top-edge carries to the deep square-leg fielder, easily caught! why would he play this shot when he has six overs remaining and his captain batting well at the other end?

V Permaul c Nasir Hossain b Mahmudullah 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

43.6

Mahmudullah to Sammy, 1 run, outside the off and driven to the long-off fielder to retain strike

End of over 44 (11 runs) West Indies 156/8 (RR: 3.54)
DJG Sammy    27* (41b 2x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    9-1-33-3
SP Narine    0* (0b)      Sohag Gazi    9-1-29-1

Masud: "I never got the complaint about slow, low pitches. If Bangladeshi batsmen went to Perth and said, the pitch is too fast, how ridiculous would that sound? Each team will obviously use their conditions to their benefits"

44.1

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, 1 run, shorter outside the off and he goes for a cut, outside edge to the short third-man for a single

44.2

Sohag Gazi to Narine, 1 run, short of length and Narine is able to tuck it away to the leg side for a single

44.3

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, 1 run, fuller on the off and driven down the ground for a single

44.4

Sohag Gazi to Narine, 1 run, outside the off and Narine has done well to drive it through the covers for a single

44.5

Sohag Gazi to Sammy, 1 run, shorter, and wider, is able to cut it away but more vitally, pick up a single as well.

44.6

Sohag Gazi to Narine, FOUR, short of length and Narine has played a very nicely executed cut shot, through the backward point region for a four! valuable runs these

End of over 45 (9 runs) West Indies 165/8 (RR: 3.66)
SP Narine    6* (3b 1x4)      Sohag Gazi    10-1-38-1
DJG Sammy    30* (44b 2x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    9-1-33-3

Taofiq: "@SS Sagar, SA went to the top because their pacers know how to take wickets on every surface. I somehow doubt the Bangladeshi spinners would have as much effect at the WACA as Steyn and Morkel would have at Galle."

It was a matter of time before this came up. Amit Patil: "@ Masud - I think you have not heard about Dhoni`s demand about the pitch !!!!"

45.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, no run, short of length but slower, he is on the back foot and defending it back to the bowler

45.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, 2 runs, short of length and dropped! that was pulled well but it went straight to the fielder, Gazi there on the boundary and it should have been caught, goes through his hands!

45.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, 1 run, another one on length and he tucks it round the corner for a single

Ish Amin: "@Masud: I agree, pitches in the sub-continent are favorable to spinners, and if you are an batsman at the national level, you should be able to handle any-and-all kinds of pitches, no point complaining, and sounding funny!"

45.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Narine, no run, on the middle and just going away from the bat, misses the outside edge, did well to not get one in fact

45.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Narine, 2 runs, that is the shot of the game, or at least the mis-shot of the game for sure! it was on the middle and Narine swivelled across to play it over mid-wicket, flies off the leading edge to bisect the third-man and deep cover fielders!

45.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Narine, 1 run, short of length and on the off, punched down the ground for a single

End of over 46 (6 runs) West Indies 171/8 (RR: 3.71)
SP Narine    9* (6b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-45-1
DJG Sammy    33* (47b 2x4 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    10-1-38-1

46.1

Abdur Razzak to Narine, FOUR, and that, I think is the shot of the game, coming from a number 10! was flighted up and on the off stump, he went after it and hits it inside out through the covers for a four!

46.2

Abdur Razzak to Narine, OUT, reverse-sweep and caught! wow! I rub my eyes to check whether those last two balls were batted by a number 10, one driven inside out for a four and this time he tries to smash a reverse sweep, gets a top edge to point and he is on his way!

SP Narine c Mominul Haque b Abdur Razzak 13 (12m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 162.50

46.3

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, 1 run, very quick, into the batsman, who tries to cut it away, gets it to the covers for a single, number 11 on strike now

Jamal: "@Tofeeq/Sagar SA went to the top bcoz there fielders took catches of their fast bowlers. I guess green tops pitches does not affect catching hands."

46.4

Abdur Razzak to Roach, no run, on the middle stump and defended back to the bowler

46.5

Abdur Razzak to Roach, no run, on the off stump, and defended to the off side

46.6

Abdur Razzak to Roach, no run, slower, shorter, outside the off, invites him to have a go, but defended to the off side

End of over 47 (5 runs) West Indies 176/9 (RR: 3.74)
KAJ Roach    0* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    9-1-34-2
DJG Sammy    34* (48b 2x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-45-1

AB tweaks around a well-known proverb here: "@ taofiq, Steyn & Morkel was not made in a day. Give this young Bangladesh side some time and you never know, they might prove their worth."

47.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, 1 wide, down the leg side and Sammy, who wanted to go at it, lets it go through for a wide

47.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, 1 run, short of length and tucked away for a single, the number 11 is back on strike

Taofiq: If Herschelle Gibbs famously dropped the World Cup, how many times have Bangladesh dropped the series just today? Moreover, how many times have the West Indian batsmen bowed over politely, picked the series back up, and handed it right back to Bangladesh?

47.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Roach, 3 wides, down the leg side yet again and he lets it go, it has been declared a wide and what will hurt more is that the keeper fumbles as well, allowing them to cross over for a couple. Looked like it came off the thigh pad

47.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Roach, 3 runs, whoa, outside the off and that has been hit through the covers for three, it is Roach who has managed to time it that well

47.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, 1 run, short of length on the off and tapped and quickly set off for a run, the fielder gets around but they are away rather well are the two batsmen

47.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Roach, no run, outside the off, swinging away, yes, it did nip away after hitting the seam and beats the outside edge

47.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Roach, no run, outside the off, fuller and defended to the off side with bat and pad together

Ron: "I'm still not convinced that Chanderpaul cannot provide much needed stability in ODIs for the WI. You would think the WI would have the #1 ranked Test player in the world in their ranks for ODIs as well, especially on spin friendly tracks at a minimum."

47.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Roach, no run, edged and almost to the slip, and yes there is a wide slip in place, goes to him on the first bounce

end of Mortaza's spell, 1/54 in his 10

End of over 48 (9 runs) West Indies 185/9 (RR: 3.85)
KAJ Roach    3* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-0-54-1
DJG Sammy    36* (50b 2x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-1-34-2

Getting lot of comments like this one from Sheikh Minhaj Hossain: "Lots of catch misses, and some quick runs in the last overs! I am afraid, if these will cost the match for Bangladesh! Narine and Permaul can be dangerous in this pitch. We desperately need some early blast from Tamim!" Bangladeshi cricket history seems to have made for a lot of pessimism! Or realism as some may argue.

48.1

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, 2 runs, goes for a thwack over the extra-cover, does not get close to the middle of the bat but falls in no-man's land

48.2

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, no run, on the leg stump and defended back to the bowler

48.3

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, SIX, whoa, a huge six! it was fuller and on the middle, smacks it over deep square-leg for a six!

48.4

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, no run, fuller on the off stump, drilled back to the bowler

48.5

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, FOUR, cuts it away to the backward point fence for a four, it was short and wide and the point fielder fails to get his hand on it

48.6

Abdur Razzak to Sammy, 1 run, chips it up over extra-cover for a single to retain the strike, moving on to within a run of his half-century

End of over 49 (13 runs) West Indies 198/9 (RR: 4.04)
DJG Sammy    49* (56b 3x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    10-1-47-2
KAJ Roach    3* (7b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    10-0-54-1

Shreya Tanzin: just a pointer, AB, this BD sides needs to stay there fight and mature together...we can't afford another Ashraful...like a high-school dropout, these guys go from awesome under-19, A, etc team players...to the new sensation in BD team...add the pressure of 160 million hopes on 18-19 year old shoulders...and you find another Ashraful or Rubel...most of these guys are 21-22, hope they help each other wthstand the pressure, otherwise it would be impossble for any of them to become another Shakib!

Jay: Given how India has been batting against England, this would be a perfect time for BD to play few tests against India and win

Orko: I think the utility that a couple of good pacers and that variation can provide is sort of evident from this game itself! The spinners did really great in reducing this WI team but they couldn't finish the job here and the WI are now 170+... A good pacer or two would mop up the tail in no time.. hats off to Mashrafe though, he is trying really hard...

49.1

Mahmudullah to Sammy, 1 wide, down the leg side and that is the umpteenth wide that Mahmudullah has bowled today

49.1

Mahmudullah to Sammy, FOUR, pitched right up to the bat, full and darted in and he has absolutely whacked it through mid-wicket for a four, bringing up fifty for Sammy and 200 for West Indies!

49.2

Mahmudullah to Sammy, 1 wide, tries to bowl it quicker and he sends it down the leg side for another wide!

Zubair: So, nobody's talking about the patience Sammy has shown. Brilliant!

49.2

Mahmudullah to Sammy, 2 runs, on the middle and he has smacked it to the long-off fielder, falls just short and whoa, that is excellent running from Sammy, manages to get back for the second

The fourth 50 has come off 36 balls

49.3

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, drilled back to the bowler, to one that is very full, fielded rather well this time

He stops at the end of the run-up before delivering before finally deciding to abort it totally.

49.4

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, quicker one, short of length and Sammy fails to pull it away

Sammy telling himself to look at the ball!

49.5

Mahmudullah to Sammy, FOUR, and watching he was this time! he has slammed it through the covers for a four, taken on a full and well stroked away

49.6

Mahmudullah to Sammy, 1 run, wants to slog it away but can get it away to mid-wicket for a single only, the captain isn't happy but he has done a superb job here has Sammy

West Indies have recovered really well from 102/6 in 31.4 overs to post 211. For most part of the innings, the batsmen struggled against the Bangladeshi spinners and it was not until Bravo and Sammy came together that a respectable score looked a possibility. Sammy played a gem, 60 off 62 balls on a track where every other delivery was turning square and the hosts had enough ammo to exploit it. This is not a match-winning score but we have seen how West Indies struggled chasing a modest score last game. Could well be a close one here. Back in 35 with the chase.

A few comments before I leave for some coffee.

SS Sagar: @Taofiq Well, I saw Shakib getting 5s in a test innings over and over again in SA's pitch. Why not in W.A.C.A. too? And obviously SA didn't made a spinner friendly pitch as a gift for Shakib?? And the pacers of BD didn't got half of what Shakib got.

Sheikh Minhaj Hossain: Well, people who always complain about Sammy's inclusion in the team, they can count Sammy's performance today!

Ish Amin: @Jamal: you make a very good point. SA has 3 quality seamers, and even on a slow pitch you can still produce bouncers and surprise the batsmen. Also, SA has been known to make the best fielders (Jonty, Gibbs, AB) ... Bangladesh first needs to hold onto sitters!

End of over 50 (13 runs) West Indies 211/9
DJG Sammy    60* (62b 5x4 2x6)      Mahmudullah    10-1-46-3
KAJ Roach    3* (7b)      Abdur Razzak    10-1-47-2
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Mahmudullah scored a half-century, Bangladesh v West Indies, 4th ODI, Mirpur, December 7, 2012

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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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