West Indies in Bangladesh ODI Series - 5th ODI

Bangladesh v West Indies

Bangladesh won by 2 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)

Chris Gayle, with scores of 35, 15, 4 and 16 in the four games so far, walks out. Kieran Powell will take strike and Sohag Gazi will take up the attack.

Rifat: "Bangladesh is going to miss Mashrafee today. He has always been exceptional with the new ball this series." He did pick up a couple but went for 54 runs yesterday.

Mohammad Isam, Cricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent has this to say: "There aren't many queues outside the stadium today, but the people I have spoken to since last night (and that includes some supporters after the game last night) are still convinced that the home side could yet pull it out. But I suspect West Indies have made their way back and with Mashrafe out, Bangladesh have too many things working against them."

2.00 pm, Toss Bangladesh have won their second successive toss and will field first again.

Rahim: Wicket looks dry and later there will be dew, should spin a little more during the day than later. We bowled well yesterday but need to improve batting and fielding. It is about executing our plans under pressure.

Sammy: Does not matter, would have batted first. We saw how we bowled under the lights and we would have done that again.

West Indies have brought in Andre Russell for Dwayne Smith.

Bangladesh have made two changes to their side, Jahurul is in for Naeem Islam, Shafiul in for Mashrafe. Mortaza is suffering from a thigh strain.

Pitch report: Similar to yesterday, but a different pitch from yesterday. A little damp which should help the spinners and later in the evening, there will be something for the medium pacers as well.

1.55 pm Just minutes away from the toss and it is worth reminding everyone that there is a T20I that remains after this one, to be played Monday. Also if the pitches in the last two games were anything to go by, spinners will continue to have a lot of say in this game.

Hello everyone and welcome to this, the fifth ODI of this very exciting series that has seen Bangladesh and West Indies win two games each. The first couple were pocketed by the hosts before the visitors came back strongly to win the next two and now enter this game with some momentum. Suneer Chowdhary here and I will bring you this one live from Dhaka.

0.1

Sohag Gazi to Powell, 1 run, fuller and quicker on the off stump and what do we have here! he has lofted it over where mid-off would be, and fortunately it falls short of long-off, aggression first up!

0.2

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, shorter, quicker, no turn and Gayle defends, a tad nervously if I may add

0.3

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, fuller and edged, just came off the shoulder of the bat and falls short of the backward point! already the bounce on show

0.4

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 2 runs, fuller and this time he drives it wide of long-off, comes back for the second, was in the air

0.5

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, fuller on the off and he goes for the sweep, does not time it too well and goes to short fine-leg

0.6

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, fullish delivery on the off stump, hint of spin away and Gayle plonks his foot forward and defends

End of over 1 (3 runs) West Indies 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
CH Gayle    2* (5b)      Sohag Gazi    1-0-3-0
KOA Powell    1* (1b)     

AB: "interesting choice from Bangladesh. From what I have seen, Naeem is far better and technical batsman than Jahurul. And it is always gonna be difficult for Mashrafee to play two ODIs in consecutive days after what his body has gone through. But to replace him with Shafiul, who hasn't been in too much cricket is a bit sceptic I guess."

Shafiul Islam comes on. He has 51 wickets from 46 ODIs.

1.1

Shafiul Islam to Powell, 2 runs, fullish and swinging back into the bat, a lot of swing in fact and it drifts down the leg side, flicked away to in front of square-leg

1.2

Shafiul Islam to Powell, FOUR, short of length and it is on his pads, easily tucked away to fine-leg for a four, the fine-leg fielder was inside the circle

1.3

Shafiul Islam to Powell, no run, outside the off this time, gets his line right and gets a shouldering of arms from the batsman, through to the keeper

1.4

Shafiul Islam to Powell, FOUR, and back to bowling down the leg side, very neatly tucked and there is a good chance given by Anamul Haque, dives at deep mid-wicket but cannot get it back, another four

1.5

Shafiul Islam to Powell, no run, short of length on the off stump and he goes back, pushes it back to the bowler, who fields and throws it back

1.6

Shafiul Islam to Powell, no run, again marginally outside the off, punched to the point fielder

End of over 2 (10 runs) West Indies 13/0 (RR: 6.50)
KOA Powell    11* (7b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-10-0
CH Gayle    2* (5b)      Sohag Gazi    1-0-3-0

Dhabih Chulhai: "Powell's batting has really impressed me this tour (both the test and ODIs)... before this tour I would've said "drop him" without a second thought!"

2.1

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, floated up on the off stump and Gayle wants to go over, but struggles to get his timing, inside edge to the leg side

2.2

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 1 wide, drifts down the leg side, wants to sweep but misses

2.2

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, fuller on the middle, driven to short cover

2.3

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 2 wides, another one down the pads, gets bit of something I thought but given wides, the keeper fumbles as well and they are through for a single

2.3

Sohag Gazi to Powell, OUT, whoa, gone, stumped! beaten by the turn, he was going the track but misses the turn, beaten and is almost half-way down the pitch, Rahim waits for a second and then whips off the bails...and uproots the stumps with an aggressively completed stumping!

KOA Powell st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Sohag Gazi 11 (8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 137.50

2.4

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, no run, quicker on the off stump and there seemed like some turn and bounce, did it come off the gloves, pops up but away from the keeper on the leg side

2.5

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, no run, on the middle and defended back to the bowler

2.6

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on to get off the mark does the centurion from the third ODI

End of over 3 (4 runs) West Indies 17/1 (RR: 5.66)
MN Samuels    1* (3b)      Sohag Gazi    2-0-7-1
CH Gayle    2* (7b)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-10-0

Ocean: "@Dhabih: please, quickly say something about Gayle too." Well, let me just say that he is out of form this series.

3.1

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, short of length and stump to stump, defended on the back foot, defended back to the bowler

3.2

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, fuller and on the off and Samuels, as his habit against deliveries even at that length, goes back and pushes it to the covers

3.3

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, on the off stump, a good length delivery and defended to the covers

3.4

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, outside the off stump, and another ball on the right length, lets it go through to the keeper

3.5

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, outside the off and swing away from the batsman, he is on the front foot this time but only pushes it to the covers

3.6

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, keeps bowling that channel, outside the off stump, and decent length, defended to the off side, ends an excellent over

End of over 4 (maiden) West Indies 17/1 (RR: 4.25)
MN Samuels    1* (9b)      Shafiul Islam    2-1-10-0
CH Gayle    2* (7b)      Sohag Gazi    2-0-7-1

4.1

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, on the middle and defended to the off side

Crowd finding its voice

4.2

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, on the middle and angling in to the batsman, hits the pads and there is an appeal but that was going way down the leg side

4.3

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, this is on the middle stump yet again and he tries to sweep it this time, gets some bat but not enough to get it away

4.4

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, on the off stump and defended to the off side

4.5

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, fuller on the middle and pushed to mid-on but again, no run!

4.6

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, the off stump line this time and Gayle pushes his bat and pad forward and defends

End of over 5 (maiden) West Indies 17/1 (RR: 3.40)
CH Gayle    2* (13b)      Sohag Gazi    3-1-7-1
MN Samuels    1* (9b)      Shafiul Islam    2-1-10-0

Two maidens in a row.

Dhabih: "@Ocean: Gayle is due to fire... either this match or on Monday... we'll see... And I'm just sitting here shaking my head at the Powell dismissal."

5.1

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, on the off stump, coming in with a bit of angle, defended back to the bowler

Mehedi: "Okay, I gladly take the job of jinxing Gayle now! I think Gayle is going to make it big today to compensate his earlier failures in this series... How's that?"

5.2

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, OUT, run-out appeal here! Samuels is gone there, run-out, direct hit from Mahmudullah! so when he is not scoring runs or picking wickets, he running 'em out! it was tapped to the leg side and they went for a quick single, Mahmudullah came in quickly and threw at the non-striker's stumps, just a few inches out

MN Samuels run out 1 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

5.3

Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, outside the off and he lets it go through to the keeper, no run scored for 15 balls

5.4

Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, outside the off and that swings prodigiously away from Gayle's bat, misses the outside edge, close!

5.5

Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, outside the off and absolutely crunched through...but well fielded in the covers by Mahmudullah again!

5.6

Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, short of length and punched to the off side to complete the third maiden in a row, a wicket too

End of over 6 (wicket maiden) West Indies 17/2 (RR: 2.83)
CH Gayle    2* (17b)      Shafiul Islam    3-2-10-0
DM Bravo    0* (0b)      Sohag Gazi    3-1-7-1

Bravo at four.

SRK: "@mehedi, well u you almost jinxed gayle, but it hit samuels. Why don't you try again?" He is probably still shaking his head from the Powell dismissal.

6.1

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, short of length, turning away, tries to cut it away, straight to the point fielder

6.2

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, on the middle, nudged to the short fine-leg fielder

6.3

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, outside the off and spinning away, misses the outside edge, through to the keeper

6.4

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, whoa, lot of turn away from the bat, he was playing forward and misses the outside edge again

6.5

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, outside the off and there is a lot of turn there again, not getting any bat on it!

6.6

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, short of length and comes in with the arm and would you believe it, it's the fourth maiden in a row

End of over 7 (maiden) West Indies 17/2 (RR: 2.42)
DM Bravo    0* (6b)      Sohag Gazi    4-2-7-1
CH Gayle    2* (17b)      Shafiul Islam    3-2-10-0

7.1

Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, slower one and beaten, he was going for a slam before trying to check it, beats the outside edge and goes on the bounce to the keeper

7.2

Shafiul Islam to Gayle, OUT, gone, Gayle's gone, is it, yes he is! he cut it hard and it went flying to the backward point fielder, straight into the hands and he is waiting to see whether it went straight into the hands. Umpire's gives him the marching orders now and West Indies have slumped to 3/17

CH Gayle c Nasir Hossain b Shafiul Islam 2 (19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.52

resha: "surely i'm still sleepin or dis is the T20."

Pronoy: "@Mehedi : You need more practice with jinxes and hexes. Your wand seems to fire, but in unintended directions. See you in the Defence against Dark Arts class !!" he did get you Gayle out!

7.3

Shafiul Islam to Pollard, no run, on the middle stump and defended back to the bowler

7.4

Shafiul Islam to Pollard, no run, on the off stump and brings his bat and pad out together and defends to the off side

The last run came in the third over.

7.5

Shafiul Islam to Pollard, no run, bouncer and he sways away from the line of ball and lets it go

7.6

Shafiul Islam to Pollard, no run, good length ball on the off stump and defends on the front foot, that is the fifth successive maiden over

End of over 8 (wicket maiden) West Indies 17/3 (RR: 2.12)
KA Pollard    0* (4b)      Shafiul Islam    4-3-10-1
DM Bravo    0* (6b)      Sohag Gazi    4-2-7-1

8.1

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, short of length, no turn there and goes straight on, tries to cut but gets it to covers

8.2

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, shorter in length and defended off the back foot, pushed through the two slips in place to the backward point

8.3

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, outside the off and turning further away from the bat, Bravo lets it go

8.4

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, FOUR, and finally a run, shorter this time and Bravo cuts it hard and through the backward point region for a four

8.5

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, on the middle and fuller, defended to the leg side, called for a quick one and gets there before the throw comes in

8.6

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, defended to the leg side, Pollard's going to be playing a different game here

End of over 9 (5 runs) West Indies 22/3 (RR: 2.44)
KA Pollard    0* (5b)      Sohag Gazi    5-2-12-1
DM Bravo    5* (11b 1x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-3-10-1

Zaman from Germany: "Shafiul got 3 maidens ! I must in my dream till now !! Is it snowing outside ??"

James from Australia: "Seriously, did the WI batsmen learn nothing from the last match!!? Even if they watched how BD were patient after being 13/5, working the ball, getting singles, putting the bad ball away etc. sure they lost, but they were digging themselves out of a big whole well. More patience & determination required WI!!" Not following the Sydney derby in the BBL mate?

9.1

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, outside the off, short of length and lets it go through to the keeper

9.2

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, whoa, swing away or was it some grip from the pitch, he was on the back foot and the bat sneaks through the outside of his bat

9.3

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, fuller, outside the off stump and lets it go through to the keeper

9.4

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, FOUR, punched and through the covers, lot of class there, short of length and he stands up tall and smacks it away in the gap

9.5

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, back to bowling slightly fuller and on the middle, angling away, pushed to the off side

Rimon: "I sold my ticket in the morning! I was so disappoint with the performance of yesterday's match. I promised not to shout-cheer-smile until Bangladesh wins the 5th match."

9.6

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, comes on nicely on to the bat there and he punches it to the off side and straight to the covers

End of over 10 (4 runs) West Indies 26/3 (RR: 2.60)
DM Bravo    9* (17b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-3-14-1
KA Pollard    0* (5b)      Sohag Gazi    5-2-12-1

10.1

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, outside the off and no turn, it was fuller and he goes back, it keeps low and seeps through!

10.2

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, SIX, wow, against the run of play, it was overpitched and he goes over the mid-wicket region, the power of the man takes it over the fence for a six

10.3

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, on the back foot and defends it to the leg side

10.4

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, and he is shouldering arms to one that pitches on middle! wow! luckily it spins down the leg side and the appeal is aborted

10.5

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, wants to defend on the front foot and misses the outside edge, through to the keeper, what an over

10.6

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, shorter this time and Pollard is happier defending this one to mid-wicket

End of over 11 (6 runs) West Indies 32/3 (RR: 2.90)
KA Pollard    6* (11b 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    6-2-18-1
DM Bravo    9* (17b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    5-3-14-1

saif10016: "plz plz can u help to show the way where to comment at game running time.... i m looking for two days but i m blind!" No you are not, that's exactly how you comment.

AB: "Finally a six from Pollard that he promised after first one day. BTW did it go beyond Dhaka?" That was coming.

11.1

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, outside the off and he allows it go through to the keeper, got his lines right after the poor first over

11.2

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, short of length and he was on the back foot and defending it back to the bowler

11.3

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, fuller and slower and Bravo had a huge back-lift, before needing to adjust his stroke

11.4

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, short of length and pushed to the covers, the ball was on the middle stump and he is getting no room to free his arms

11.5

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, outside the off and swinging away, or probably it is the angle, goes for a drive and misses the outside edge through to the keeper

11.6

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, outside the off and he wants to cut hard, misses the outside edge and that completes another maiden, his fourth this game

End of over 12 (maiden) West Indies 32/3 (RR: 2.66)
DM Bravo    9* (23b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    6-4-14-1
KA Pollard    6* (11b 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    6-2-18-1

Right so, did Shafiul deserve a look-in today? Elias Sunny comes on

12.1

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, on the off stump and defended to the off side

12.2

Elias Sunny to Pollard, 1 run, on his pads and that is driven down the ground for a single

12.3

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, short of length, on the back foot and defended to the off side

12.4

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, outside the off and he pats it to the off side yet again

12.5

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, drifts on to the middle this time and he flicks it to the short mid-wicket fielder

12.6

Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, short of length outside the off and he rocks back, cuts hard and through to the sweeper for a single

End of over 13 (2 runs) West Indies 34/3 (RR: 2.61)
DM Bravo    10* (27b 2x4)      Elias Sunny    1-0-2-0
KA Pollard    7* (13b 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    6-4-14-1

13.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the off stump and floated up to the bat, misses the outside edge trying to defend it

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the off stump, and he pats it to the off side

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, short of length and he cuts hard, goes to the sweeper fielder for a single

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, round the stumps, on the middle and looks to angle in before spinning away, tucked to the leg side but not for a run

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, slips through quicker this time and it goes through and hits the pads

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, 1 run, fuller on the middle and driven to long-on for a single

End of over 14 (2 runs) West Indies 36/3 (RR: 2.57)
KA Pollard    8* (16b 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0
DM Bravo    11* (30b 2x4)      Elias Sunny    1-0-2-0

14.1

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, short and wide and he wanted to cut it, but did not come on to the bat, hit back

14.2

Elias Sunny to Pollard, SIX, flat, flat six, it was fuller and he did not even have his weight forward, still able to smack him over the bowler's head

14.3

Elias Sunny to Pollard, SIX, short arm jab and that has been deposited over the long-on fence for another six, counter-attack

14.4

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, on the off stump and pulls his length back as well and he defends it to the off side

14.5

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, on the middle stump and he defends with his bat and pad forward

14.6

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, blocks it away to the leg side and there is a call of "No, no, no!" from him

End of over 15 (12 runs) West Indies 48/3 (RR: 3.20)
KA Pollard    20* (22b 3x6)      Elias Sunny    2-0-14-0
DM Bravo    11* (30b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-2-0

Ocean: "will Pollard finally deliver today, fulfilling the promises that someone with his potential has been making for some time now?"

15.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, shorter from the left-hander, goes back and pushes it down the ground for a single

15.2

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, short of length and angling in, goes back and wants to hit it through the mid-wicket but does not get it through

15.3

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, SIX, down the ground for his fourth six! what power, he is just timing them, not wanting to go savagely at them and yet is able to push it over the fielder at long-on, it was not really full but the batsman gets full value

Jubair: "1 thing is certainly visible, bd have realy highered the standard of their fielding 2day, lets hope this goes for batting as well...." Done a decent job in the field but how will they perform under pressure, which is on right now.

The ball's gone into a drain and needs to be dried out.

15.4

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, quicker, flatter, on the middle and defended to the off side

15.5

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, 1 run, shorter, wider and he rocks back and hits it hard, the cut goes through to the sweeper

15.6

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, slower, on the middle from over the wicket and defended to the leg side

End of over 16 (8 runs) West Indies 56/3 (RR: 3.50)
DM Bravo    12* (32b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-10-0
KA Pollard    27* (26b 4x6)      Elias Sunny    2-0-14-0

Mahmudullah comes on.

Clem Hardy: "@ Ocean. Surely the time for Pollard to fulfill any potential has long since gone with 68 ODI's under his belt and an average of only 25"

16.1

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, flatter and lot of turn back into the batsman, he was defending forward and got nowhere near the bat

16.2

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, shortens his length, and he is back, defending on-side

16.3

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, good length outside the off and no turn this time, he was pushing forward and again goes through the outside edge

16.4

Mahmudullah to Pollard, FOUR, short of length, he was going forward before quickly rocking back and hitting it in the gap between long-on and deep mid-wicket

16.5

Mahmudullah to Pollard, 2 runs, short of length this time and cuts it through the short third-man region for a couple, no turn on that one

16.6

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, outside the off and he wanted to go after it, attempts to hit it over long-off, but he was playing for the turn and it goes straight on, misses the outside edge, to the keeper

End of over 17 (6 runs) West Indies 62/3 (RR: 3.64)
KA Pollard    33* (32b 1x4 4x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-6-0
DM Bravo    12* (32b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-10-0

17.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump and he defends it to the leg side

17.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, shortens the length and he is quickly on the back foot, defends to the left of the bowler

17.3

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, fuller and driven to the short mid-wicket fielder, fielded well

17.4

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, short of length and spinning into the batsman, wants to cut it but does not get it in the gap

17.5

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

17.6

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, 1 run, short of length and he is quickly back, punches it down the ground, should have been fielded by Razzaq on his right but it goes through for a single

End of over 18 (2 runs) West Indies 64/3 (RR: 3.55)
KA Pollard    34* (33b 1x4 4x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-12-0
DM Bravo    13* (37b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-6-0

krquet: "I'm a diehard Windies fan and am a Bangladeshi. It has been such a treat, therefore, to watch them compete on a mostly even par. Go Windies! Go Tigers! Go cricket! I should also mention, it's a treat to listen to the cliché free commentary from Mr. Dujon. Thank you sir." That is an interesting combination. Who are you supporting today?

Nobel: "Once upon a time Pakistan was the most unpredictable team. I think Bangladesh took this place. They can win the match from a very bad position like they did against England in World cup and they can lose the game from a winning position like they did yesterday. So keep the finger crossed!" Pakistan have definitely become less unpredictable in recent times.

James: "Suneer, for those of us that can't see the game, is it REALLY that impossible to rotate strike and singles??" There is a lot in it for the spinners, and when it turns that much so sharply, it does look like the survival instincts set in.

18.1

Mahmudullah to Pollard, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and Pollard drives it down the ground for a single

18.2

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 leg bye, round the stumps, flatter and no turn, hits the pads and there is an appeal for an lbw but was going down the leg side

18.3

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, short of length and on the middle, turn takes it on to his pads, tries to flick it but to the short fine-leg fielder

18.4

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, quicker, flatter and that is because it is to Pollard, defended to the leg side

18.5

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, flatter yet again and he gets his front foot out, defends and it flies off the inside-edge, there is no-one close it though

18.6

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, no air given and he flicks it to the square-leg fielder, not for runs though, better over there

End of over 19 (2 runs) West Indies 66/3 (RR: 3.47)
KA Pollard    35* (38b 1x4 4x6)      Mahmudullah    2-0-7-0
DM Bravo    13* (38b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-12-0

19.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, fuller on the middle and driven to the leg side but to the short mid-wicket fielder

19.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the middle, quicker and defended on the front foot

19.3

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, it is on his pads, wants to sweep it, the turn undoes his sweep

19.4

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the off stump and he pushes it to the short cover fielder

19.5

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, middle stump line but again a lot of turn, gets it away to short fine-leg

19.6

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, off stump line and Bravo neatly plays it point to end a maiden from Razzaq

End of over 20 (maiden) West Indies 66/3 (RR: 3.30)
DM Bravo    13* (44b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-12-0
KA Pollard    35* (38b 1x4 4x6)      Mahmudullah    2-0-7-0

20.1

Mahmudullah to Pollard, 5 wides, that is a lot of turn but like yesterday, Mahmudullah misses his line again, it was on the middle stump and spun very viciously down the leg side, batsman lets it go, so does the keeper!

20.1

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, middle and fuller this time and Pollard defends it back to the bowler

20.2

Mahmudullah to Pollard, SIX, room given and smoked away over mid-wicket and this is what Pollard was speaking of, yep that's halfway to Khulna!

20.3

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, shorter and some bounce outside the off, no turn there and beats the outside the edge

20.4

Mahmudullah to Pollard, 1 run, shorter yet again and he goes back and cuts it through the point region, for a single only

20.5

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, fuller to Bravo, and he is on the front foot, wanting to tap it to the off side, gets it to the fielder

20.6

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 2 runs, shorter and slow turn, wants to cut it away but has to check the stroke for the slowness of the ball and then plays it through backward point, bit of misfield and they get a couple

End of over 21 (14 runs) West Indies 80/3 (RR: 3.80)
DM Bravo    15* (46b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-21-0
KA Pollard    42* (42b 1x4 5x6)      Abdur Razzak    4-1-12-0

21.1

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, round the stumps, on the off stump and defended to the off side

21.2

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, turn and bounce and he is on the back foot, playing it to the short cover fielder

21.3

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, 1 run, drifts on to his pads, whipped away to the deep square-leg for a single

21.4

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 wide, on the pads and it is tickled round the corner to short fine-leg but it looks like it has missed his pads and it is called a wide

21.4

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, on the off stump and Bravo pushes it into the covers and is off for a quick one, good calling and running

Ocean: "@Mehedi. In case you were waiting for an invitation to jinx one of these batsmen (preferably Pollard), there you have it; just like the one last time will do, not much accuracy wanted :-p"

Ish Amin: "this is good going by Pollard, he is doing what he knows best - smack 'em out of the park. Defend a few deliveries, and at the opportune moment, take the attack to the flat BD spinners."

21.5

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, shorter and he whips it away to the mid-wicket fielder, straight to him and not for a run

21.6

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, FOUR, wow what a shot, that was short enough to pull but the ball pitches middle and spins sharply away from the bat and he is able to put it over mid-wicket for another four

End of over 22 (7 runs) West Indies 87/3 (RR: 3.95)
KA Pollard    47* (47b 2x4 5x6)      Abdur Razzak    5-1-19-0
DM Bravo    16* (47b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    3-0-21-0

Elias Sunny comes back on.

22.1

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, lot of turn from over the wicket, wants to flick it away, hits the pads

22.2

Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, too short and wants to pull it away, does a good job of it but it goes in the air and carries to the deep square-leg fielder and Nassir Hossain drops it!

22.3

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, fuller on the off stump and defended to the off side

22.4

Elias Sunny to Pollard, SIX, fuller and on the middle stump, he goes forward and smacks it over the bowler's head, smothering any turn and deposits it near the sight-screen, half-century for the big man!

22.5

Elias Sunny to Pollard, SIX, shorter this time, as expected, and he is quickly on the back-foot, waits for the turn and cracks it over mid-wicket for a flat six!

22.6

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, shorter and he is on the back foot, but this has more bounce and he defends it

End of over 23 (13 runs) West Indies 100/3 (RR: 4.34)
KA Pollard    59* (51b 2x4 7x6)      Elias Sunny    3-0-27-0
DM Bravo    17* (49b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    5-1-19-0

That Pollard fifty came off 49 balls. Shafiul brought back, probably to stall the runaway train, by the name of Kieron Pollard

23.1

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, fuller on the off stump and he drives it to the mid-off fielder

23.2

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, FOUR, short of length and that has spanked away through the covers for a four, good shot by Bravo, after watching his partner dispatch all those shots away

23.3

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, 2 runs, short of length, outside the off and he wants to cut it away, gets the inside edge and goes to the fine-leg fielder

23.4

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, fuller on the off stump and driven to mid-off, call of a "No!" as Pollard was preparing to go for a run

23.5

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, shorter and wider, bit of a slower bouncer and he is tempted to go after it, but lets it go in the end

23.6

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, 1 run, short of length and he is quickly on to his back foot, opens the face of the bat, guides it to third-man

End of over 24 (7 runs) West Indies 107/3 (RR: 4.45)
DM Bravo    24* (55b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    7-4-21-1
KA Pollard    59* (51b 2x4 7x6)      Elias Sunny    3-0-27-0

Gazi is on now

24.1

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, outside the leg stump and hoping it will turn back, played to deep square-leg for a single

24.2

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, 1 run, short of length, pushed down the ground to long-on for a single

24.3

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, fuller on the middle and he gets his front foot out and defends it to the off side

24.4

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, on the off stump and he pinches on to the off side, not for runs though

24.5

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, short of length and he wants to cut it, but it does not turn, cramped for space

24.6

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, opens the face of the bat through to short third-man, gets a single

End of over 25 (3 runs) West Indies 110/3 (RR: 4.40)
DM Bravo    26* (60b 3x4)      Sohag Gazi    7-2-21-1
KA Pollard    60* (52b 2x4 7x6)      Shafiul Islam    7-4-21-1

Shaikat Saha: "Prediction WI 260-280 & BAN 170 - 190"

25.1

Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, bowls a tad shorter, turn back into the batsman, pushes it to long-on for a single

25.2

Elias Sunny to Pollard, FOUR, very short, and outside the off stump, turning away from the batsman and this time he takes it through the off side, easily hit in the gap and goes to wide long-off for a four

The Bangladeshi bowlers are quite clearly rattled by this onslaught.

25.3

Elias Sunny to Pollard, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump and drilled down to long-on for a single

25.4

Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 leg bye, on the off stump, bit of turn into the left-hander, tapped away to the leg side to bring up the 100-run stand

25.5

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, round the stumps and angling into the batsman, quicker, flatter and does not get the sweep shot that he attempted

25.6

Elias Sunny to Pollard, 1 run, driven down the ground for another single to keep strike

End of over 26 (8 runs) West Indies 118/3 (RR: 4.53)
KA Pollard    66* (56b 3x4 7x6)      Elias Sunny    4-0-34-0
DM Bravo    27* (62b 3x4)      Sohag Gazi    7-2-21-1

26.1

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, slower in the air, turning back into the bowler and he lets it hit the pads

26.2

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, outside the off and there was no turn there, goes through with the arm and beats the outside edge of the bat

26.3

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, 2 wides, quicker and down the leg side, Pollard wants to flick it but misses, missed by the keeper too

26.3

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 2 leg byes, another one that is sent down the leg-side, he tries it work it away, gets a bit of bat through to fine-leg for a couple

26.4

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 wide, down the leg-side, trying to cramp him but wide called

26.4

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump, fuller and pushed to the off side

26.5

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, this is from round the stumps and fuller on the off stump, tapped and quickly off for a single

26.6

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, 2 runs, short of length from Gazi, immediately on the back foot and tucked away to mid-wicket who runs back to try and field it, misses and by the time the deep fielder comes in, they are back for the second

End of over 27 (8 runs) West Indies 126/3 (RR: 4.66)
KA Pollard    68* (59b 3x4 7x6)      Sohag Gazi    8-2-27-1
DM Bravo    28* (65b 3x4)      Elias Sunny    4-0-34-0

27.1

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, short of length and tapped away to short mid-wicket

27.2

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, lot of turn and down the leg side, spinning from the middle stump, not called a wide!

27.3

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, on the off stump from over the wicket, he gets his bat and pad together and plays it to the leg side

27.4

Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, on the off and tapped away to short fine-leg for a single

27.5

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, round the stumps and over-pitched, gets bit of an outside edge to the off side

27.6

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, smacked but straight to the non-striker, who is hit by that one! it was shorter from the bowler and Pollard rocks back to pull it but hits Bravo

End of over 28 (1 run) West Indies 127/3 (RR: 4.53)
KA Pollard    68* (61b 3x4 7x6)      Elias Sunny    5-0-35-0
DM Bravo    29* (69b 3x4)      Sohag Gazi    8-2-27-1

shahid: "is pollard going to repeat something that watson did few years ago in mirpur........" Now that was one special innings from Watto, who I hear will bat at four for Australia in Tests.

28.1

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, short of length, and cut away to the deep point fielder, a lot of turn but does not get the length right

28.2

Mahmudullah to Pollard, FOUR, very short and pulled away to the deep square-leg region for a four! there was turn back into the batsman but that did not matter too much to him

28.3

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, short again but this one does not turn, and the inside-edge goes to short mid-wicket

28.4

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, fuller from round the stumps and defended on the front foot

28.5

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, outside the off, flatter and angles away, misses the outside edge

28.6

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, on his pads and quicker, flatter, tucks it away to fine-leg, not for runs though

End of over 29 (5 runs) West Indies 132/3 (RR: 4.55)
KA Pollard    72* (66b 4x4 7x6)      Mahmudullah    4-0-26-0
DM Bravo    30* (70b 3x4)      Elias Sunny    5-0-35-0

29.1

Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, outside the off and fuller from the left-armer, pushed to the off side and easily rotates the strike

29.2

Elias Sunny to Pollard, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump and that is driven in the air to long-on, cries of "catch it" but that bounced before it got there.

29.3

Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, wants to cut it, it was shorter and wider and he went for it, misses the outside edge

29.4

Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, tucks it round the corner this time to deep square-leg for a single

29.5

Elias Sunny to Pollard, SIX, round the stumps, bit of an angle into the batsman and that has been tonked over the bowler's head for his eighth six this innings, gone all the way!

29.6

Elias Sunny to Pollard, FOUR, and this is over the wicket, fuller and darted in and Pollard is still able to pick it up from there and send it in the gap between long-on and deep square-leg, some really effortless hitting here

End of over 30 (13 runs) West Indies 145/3 (RR: 4.83)
KA Pollard    83* (69b 5x4 8x6)      Elias Sunny    6-0-48-0
DM Bravo    32* (73b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    4-0-26-0

Sina Chowdhury thinks that Pollard's innings is the start of the end of the world: "What on earth can possibly stop Pollard right now? Or BD is on the verge of another catastrophe!!!"

30.1

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, fuller and on the off, tapped to the off side for a single

30.2

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, round the stumps and very short from Mahmudullah and quicker too, he wants to go for the pull, misses

30.3

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, round the stumps and round arm action as well, pitches outside the leg stump and hits the pads, appeal for an lbw

30.4

Mahmudullah to Pollard, 1 run, on the off stump and bit of spin back into him, plays it with the turn to long-on for a single

30.5

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, round the stumps and on the middle, angling down, he gets a bit of a bat and tucks it to short fine-leg

30.6

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, turn and he is on the back foot and defending

End of over 31 (2 runs) West Indies 147/3 (RR: 4.74)
DM Bravo    33* (76b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    5-0-28-0
KA Pollard    84* (72b 5x4 8x6)      Elias Sunny    6-0-48-0

I haven't seen Pollard mis-hit any of those big shots. They have all been timed nicely and hit cleanly. What does Rahim do from here? It is Mominul coming on now

31.1

Mominul Haque to Pollard, 1 run, round the stumps, on the off and pushed to the off side for a quick one

31.2

Mominul Haque to Bravo, no run, slightly outside the off, and Bravo defends on the front foot

31.3

Mominul Haque to Bravo, no run, shorter this time on the off stump, defended on the back foot to short mid-wicket

31.4

Mominul Haque to Bravo, 1 run, poor ball, down the leg side and he can free his arms, slow sweeps it to the deep square-leg region for a single

31.5

Mominul Haque to Pollard, OUT, gone, bowled him! just as I said that he has been hitting them all clean, he mis-hits one! it was on the off stump, not too much turn, holds his line and Pollard was going for it, missed it completely and the off stump is pegged back!

KA Pollard b Mominul Haque 85 (74b 5x4 8x6) SR: 114.86

31.6

Mominul Haque to Sammy, 1 run, fuller and on the off stump driven down the ground for a single

End of over 32 (3 runs) West Indies 150/4 (RR: 4.68)
DJG Sammy    1* (1b)      Mominul Haque    1-0-3-1
DM Bravo    34* (79b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    5-0-28-0

32.1

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, and suddenly there is a lot of turn yet again, on the off stump and rips towards the leg side

32.2

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, outside the off stump and Sammy gets his pad out to try and pad it away, misses it

32.3

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, on the off stump, fullish this time and pushed to the off side

32.4

Mahmudullah to Sammy, 1 run, outside the off, enough for him to get his bat out and drives it through short cover for a single

32.5

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, round the stumps, and spinning away a little, wants to defend at it but gets a bit of an outside edge

32.6

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, fuller outside the off and Bravo brings out that flair-filled cover drive, but not in the gap

End of over 33 (1 run) West Indies 151/4 (RR: 4.57)
DM Bravo    34* (81b 3x4)      Mahmudullah    6-0-29-0
DJG Sammy    2* (5b)      Mominul Haque    1-0-3-1

33.1

Mominul Haque to Sammy, OUT, and one brings them two! the man-of-the-match from the previous game pushes at a ball away from the body, gets an outside edge and there is a fielder in the slips just for that shot, this time there are no dropped catches and Bangladesh are right in it!

DJG Sammy c Jahurul Islam b Mominul Haque 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Navid Chowdhury: "Mushfiq needs to attack right now! This guy does not read the game too well." He's done exactly what you wanted

33.2

Mominul Haque to Thomas, no run, round the stumps and instead of angling in, it goes past the outside edge

33.3

Mominul Haque to Thomas, 1 run, fuller on the off and this one, he drives through the covers for a single

33.4

Mominul Haque to Bravo, SIX, Pollard's gone but Bravo's still there, it is floated up outside the off and he has spanked it over the bowler's head for a six!

33.5

Mominul Haque to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump, tapped away to short mid-wicket

33.6

Mominul Haque to Bravo, 3 wides, lot of turn from round the stumps and pitching on the middle, it goes down the leg side for a couple of wides

33.6

Mominul Haque to Bravo, 1 run, shorter this time, not too much turn, punched down the ground for a single

End of over 34 (11 runs) West Indies 162/5 (RR: 4.76)
DM Bravo    41* (84b 3x4 1x6)      Mominul Haque    2-0-14-2
DC Thomas    1* (2b)      Mahmudullah    6-0-29-0

34.1

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

34.2

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, shorter in length and bit of turn away from the bat, pushes it to the off side, the non-striker wanted a single

34.3

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, tucks it away to the leg side, not for runs though

34.4

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, fuller from the bowler, flighted up too and Bravo just taps it to the off and they are off for a quick one

34.5

Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, shorter and outside off and Thomas pushes it to the off side

34.6

Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, not pitching them in Thomas' half and he is able to push it back, to the right of the bowler, who fields and with that, the umpire calls for drinks

End of over 35 (1 run) West Indies 163/5 (RR: 4.65)
DC Thomas    1* (4b)      Mahmudullah    7-0-30-0
DM Bravo    42* (88b 3x4 1x6)      Mominul Haque    2-0-14-2

Naabila Riaj: "Does anyone else thinks that Sammy kinda looks like Shakib Al Hasan or resemble in any way? Cause I see it and it wont get out of my head" Yep and Tendulkar looks like Ponting too.

Fazlul thinks Bangladesh won't be good chasers again: "Enough!! WI can declare their innings now!"

35.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 2 runs, outside the off and very short, easily played in the gap through covers for a couple

35.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, goes through quicker and straighter, wanted to cut, misses

35.3

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, this time he cuts it, but does not get it in the gap, goes to backward point

35.4

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on his pads and bit of turn back into the batsman, hits his pads

35.5

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, middle stump line and pushed to the leg side, not for runs

35.6

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, this time it is full enough for him to sweep it, gets it to fine-leg for a single

End of over 36 (3 runs) West Indies 166/5 (RR: 4.61)
DM Bravo    45* (94b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-22-0
DC Thomas    1* (4b)      Mahmudullah    7-0-30-0

It is Batting Powerplay by the way. Started last over.

36.1

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, fuller on the middle, wants to play it through point but can only get it away to the fielder

36.2

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, tucked away to the leg side and for a single

36.3

Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, short of length and that is tucked away to the mid-wicket fielder

36.4

Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 wide, shorter, flatter and down the leg side, and despite his attempt to sweep it, he is way away from it

36.4

Mahmudullah to Thomas, 2 runs, gets room outside the off and that is cut away to the sweeper fielder

36.5

Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 run, wants to cut it again but does not get it off the middle

36.6

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, slower, shorter and rocks back on to the back foot, pushes it through the covers this time

End of over 37 (6 runs) West Indies 172/5 (RR: 4.64)
DM Bravo    47* (97b 3x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    8-0-36-0
DC Thomas    4* (7b)      Abdur Razzak    6-1-22-0

37.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump, slight turn into the batsman, taps it to the leg side

37.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 2 runs, stylishly pushed away to the gap between deep mid-wicket and long-on and they are able to come back for the second

37.3

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, outside edge missed, no turn for the bowler, goes through flatter and misses

37.4

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, wants to sweep it, but again, does not get anything on it, hits the pads there

37.5

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 2 runs, quicker on the middle stump, works it away to the deep fielder on the leg side and gets an easy couple of runs to bring up a very, well-made fifty

37.6

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 wide, vicious turn and down the leg side, lets that one go and wide called

37.6

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, despite batting for so long, there is always that delivery that troubles the batsman and it turns right back into him, almost hits him

End of over 38 (5 runs) West Indies 177/5 (RR: 4.65)
DM Bravo    51* (103b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-27-0
DC Thomas    4* (7b)      Mahmudullah    8-0-36-0

38.1

Sohag Gazi to Thomas, no run, fuller on the middle stump, no chance of turn from that length and he flicks it to mid-wicekt

38.2

Sohag Gazi to Thomas, no run, outside the off, no turn this time and he was playing for the turn, misses the outside edge

38.3

Sohag Gazi to Thomas, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and driven to the covers, bit of a misfield gets him a single

38.4

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, ooh! he was coming down the track and the bowler drops it short, it was turning as well and Bravo gets some bat on it, else he could well have been stranded!

38.5

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, quicker, comes in with the arm and he has to quickly defend it, gets an inside edge on to the pads

38.6

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, on the off stump and pushed to the covers

End of over 39 (1 run) West Indies 178/5 (RR: 4.56)
DM Bravo    51* (106b 3x4 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    9-2-28-1
DC Thomas    5* (10b)      Abdur Razzak    7-1-27-0

Jashim: "@Fazlul thoughts: Surely, I agree with you; WI have reached the winning total by now. But would recommend a few more runs to the sheet- just to move to the absolutely comfort, zone."

39.1

Abdur Razzak to Thomas, 1 run, outside the off, turning away from the batsman, and it is slow turn, gets it through the covers for a single

39.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 leg bye, he goes down the track yet again and for the second time he is beaten, it was turning in and hits the pads, rolls away to the short third-man region

39.3

Abdur Razzak to Thomas, no run, quicker, going down the leg side, and hits the pads, big appeal for lbw, but wasn't hitting the stumps

39.4

Abdur Razzak to Thomas, FOUR, it was fuller and he drills it over the mid-on fielder, just eludes the fielder there, goes over for a four!

39.5

Abdur Razzak to Thomas, FOUR, whoa, what a ball! it was turning and bouncing, the batsman was squared up and the outside edge flew to the right of the first slip, almost a wicket

39.6

Abdur Razzak to Thomas, no run, quicker and straighter and he is pinned on his back foot, beats the inside edge and there is that inevitable appeal but not-out given

End of over 40 (10 runs) West Indies 188/5 (RR: 4.70)
DC Thomas    14* (15b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-1-36-0
DM Bravo    51* (107b 3x4 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    9-2-28-1

40.1

Mahmudullah to Bravo, OUT, gone, caught at short cover! Bravo was looking like he wanted to get a few runs and quickly and this just did not come on to the bat, gets a leading edge and it flies off the bat to short cover for a simple catch, a very well-compiled innings from him

DM Bravo c Mominul Haque b Mahmudullah 51 (108b 3x4 1x6) SR: 47.22

40.2

Mahmudullah to Russell, no run, round the stumps, outside the off and straighter with the arm, hits the pads and flies off to the off side

40.3

Mahmudullah to Russell, no run, defended on the front foot, to the off side yet again

40.4

Mahmudullah to Russell, no run, shorter, quicker and he is content defending it to the off side

40.5

Mahmudullah to Russell, OUT, gone, lbw off a full-toss! he was playing across the line from round the stumps, hits it on the full and the umpire immediately nodded his head before raising his finger, that looked out enough!, two wickets in the over and Bangladesh are right back into this one

AD Russell lbw b Mahmudullah 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

40.6

Mahmudullah to Permaul, no run, round the stumps, and defended back to the bowler to end another maiden

End of over 41 (wicket maiden) West Indies 188/7 (RR: 4.58)
V Permaul    0* (1b)      Mahmudullah    9-1-36-2
DC Thomas    14* (15b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    8-1-36-0

Rekindling the Mortaza debate here is Vivek Bhandari: "As an Indian, I do feel that the Bangladeshis are as obsessed with Mashrafe "doing well" as we're with Irfan Pathan "playing...""

41.1

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, round the stumps and on the middle, defended back to the bowler

41.2

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, quicker and flatter, keeps a tad low, and defended by the batsman

41.3

Elias Sunny to Thomas, 1 run, played away to the leg side for a single

West Indies have lost 39/4

41.4

Elias Sunny to Permaul, no run, on the off stump, not too much as the batsman brings his pads out and defends

41.5

Elias Sunny to Permaul, no run, quicker on the off stump and defended very quickly by the batsman

41.6

Elias Sunny to Permaul, no run, slower from the bowler, and turns away from the middle stump, almost has him playing across the line, the edge calls into the off side

End of over 42 (1 run) West Indies 189/7 (RR: 4.50)
V Permaul    0* (4b)      Elias Sunny    7-0-49-0
DC Thomas    15* (18b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    9-1-36-2

42.1

Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 run, slower, and getting some turn back into the batsman, tucks it to deep fine-leg for a single

42.2

Mahmudullah to Permaul, no run, fuller from round the stumps and it is driven back to the bowler

42.3

Mahmudullah to Permaul, no run, round arm from him, on the off stump and pushed to mid-wicket

42.4

Mahmudullah to Permaul, no run, quicker and on the middle stump and is happy tapping it to mid-wicket

42.5

Mahmudullah to Permaul, no run, round arm action yet again and it is on the leg stump, hits the pads and lobs up to the on side

42.6

Mahmudullah to Permaul, 1 run, pushes it to the off stump and tapped to the off side for a quick single

End of over 43 (2 runs) West Indies 191/7 (RR: 4.44)
V Permaul    1* (9b)      Mahmudullah    10-1-38-2
DC Thomas    16* (19b 2x4)      Elias Sunny    7-0-49-0

43.1

Elias Sunny to Permaul, 1 run, round the stumps and wants to sweep it, does not get from the middle of the bat, but it goes away for a couple

43.2

Elias Sunny to Thomas, 1 run, tucked it to the leg side and they are through for a single

43.3

Elias Sunny to Permaul, FOUR, on his pads and no turn, Permaul sweeps hard and gets it in the gap, Sunny continues to leak runs and this ones goes to the fence too

taron: "You only have to see Mortaza's stats compared to all the other pace bowlers in Bangladesh to understand why we're so concerned about his performances and fitness. He's the only quality (in relative terms) pace bowler we have in Bangladesh."

43.4

Elias Sunny to Permaul, 1 run, too short and wide and allows him to cut it to point for a single

43.5

Elias Sunny to Thomas, 1 run, another one that is drifted on to his pads, poor ball yet again and the batsman is able to sweep it, does well but to the fielder and they get only a single

43.6

Elias Sunny to Permaul, 1 run, this is fuller on the middle stump, better line than the previous ones and he still unleashes the sweep that gets him a single to deep fine-leg, 200 comes up

End of over 44 (9 runs) West Indies 200/7 (RR: 4.54)
V Permaul    8* (13b 1x4)      Elias Sunny    8-0-58-0
DC Thomas    18* (21b 2x4)      Mahmudullah    10-1-38-2

foysal: "Vivek, because we haven't produced no other fast bowler over the last 7-10 years. He is the only one so we cling all our hopes on to him. And he can bat a bit too..."

44.1

Sohag Gazi to Permaul, no run, straighter, fuller and defensive stroke off the front foot

44.2

Sohag Gazi to Permaul, no run, length ball and he tries to work it to the leg side, to the fielder close in

44.3

Sohag Gazi to Permaul, 1 wide, another wide, down the pads of the batsman, the one of many we have seen these three ODIs at Dhaka

44.3

Sohag Gazi to Permaul, 1 run, played away to the leg side and they are away for a single

44.4

Sohag Gazi to Thomas, 1 run, another one on the pads and he is able to tuck it away for another one, good turn there

44.5

Sohag Gazi to Permaul, 1 run, middle stump line and turn back again, gets his front foot out, pushes it to the leg side for a single

44.6

Sohag Gazi to Thomas, OUT, appeal for run-out and third umpire called! yep, he is gone, it was tucked to the leg side and the non-striker wanted a single, he was halfway there before he was sent back by Thomas, the throw came in quite quickly from short fine-leg and was well taken by the bowler, who then throws the ball on to the stumps and the batsman is well out, eight down!

V Permaul run out 10 (17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

End of over 45 (4 runs) West Indies 204/8 (RR: 4.53)
DC Thomas    19* (23b 2x4)      Sohag Gazi    10-2-32-1
     Elias Sunny    8-0-58-0

Shafiul comes in.

45.1

Shafiul Islam to Narine, 1 run, outside the off stump, short of length and tapped away to the off side

45.2

Shafiul Islam to Thomas, 2 runs, fullish ball on the off stump, he goes for a drive, hits it off the middle of the bat and almost beats the mid-off fielder, Sunny, and by the time he recovers they get a single

45.3

Shafiul Islam to Thomas, no run, short of length outside the off, pushed to the off side but this time to the fielder

45.4

Shafiul Islam to Thomas, 1 run, this is pulled back by the bowler, on the good length and he knocks it towards mid-off for a quickly taken run

45.5

Shafiul Islam to Narine, 1 run, on the off stump line and slower, he is able to open the face of the bat through to third-man

45.6

Shafiul Islam to Thomas, 2 runs, that is short and outside the off, Thomas goes for a pull, gets nowhere near the middle and it pops up to the deep square-leg region, by the time fielder runs in from back of square, they are back for the second

End of over 46 (7 runs) West Indies 211/8 (RR: 4.58)
DC Thomas    24* (27b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    8-4-28-1
SP Narine    2* (2b)      Sohag Gazi    10-2-32-1

Mohak: "Am I the only one here who keeps on misreading Mominul Haque as Moisés Henriques?" At least you don't think they look similar.

46.1

Abdur Razzak to Narine, no run, on he middle stump, not too much turn as it is full and it is tapped back to the bowler

46.2

Abdur Razzak to Narine, 1 run, goes down the track and wants to hit it over mid-on, gets slightly under it, gets an inside edge to deep square-leg

46.3

Abdur Razzak to Thomas, no run, outside the off stump and wants to cut it away, gets it well but goes straight to the fielder

46.4

Abdur Razzak to Thomas, no run, turn and he is almost squared up by Razzaq, plays with soft hands to the covers

46.5

Abdur Razzak to Thomas, 1 run, short of length this time and he goes back, cuts it away to deep cover for a single

46.6

Abdur Razzak to Narine, 1 run, gives it bit of air and it is edged to the right of the bowler, rolls over to the mid-off fielder and by the time he gets there, they get a single

End of over 47 (3 runs) West Indies 214/8 (RR: 4.55)
SP Narine    4* (5b)      Abdur Razzak    9-1-39-0
DC Thomas    25* (30b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    8-4-28-1

47.1

Shafiul Islam to Narine, no run, on the off stump and he wants to hit it over the bowler, gets it very hard on the ground and it goes back to the bowler

47.2

Shafiul Islam to Narine, 2 runs, outside the off and he wants to hit it inside-off, slices it to wide long-off for a couple

47.3

Shafiul Islam to Narine, 1 run, slower and he cuts it to the cover fielder within the circle for a single

47.4

Shafiul Islam to Thomas, OUT, appeal for a caught-behind and given! it was shorter and down the leg side and he wanted to hook it away, gets something on it on the way through to the keeper, there is a huge appeal from the keeper and the bowler joins in later. The umpire thinks awhile before ruling it in favour of the bowler

DC Thomas c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shafiul Islam 25 (31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.64

47.5

Shafiul Islam to Roach, no run, on the back foot and defended back to the bowler

47.6

Shafiul Islam to Roach, OUT, given out, lbw! that was drifting down the leg side from a length, he was on the back foot but I don't think it was going to hit the stumps, still, given out and West Indies are bowled out for 217

KAJ Roach lbw b Shafiul Islam 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

So that is the end of that. It was a story of two parts; when Pollard was batting and when he was not. West Indies scored 217 of which Pollard scored 85 in 74. Discounting the 18 wides, West Indies scored 114 in 214 balls, which is pretty slow going! Still, West Indies have got those runs on the board and as well had seen yesterday, it will not be easy chasing the score under the lights. There will be dew but will that stop the bowlers from swinging and turning 'em? Should be an interesting last innings of this series then. Back in 35.

Ash Habib has this to say about a man who has been in the thick of a lot of action this series: "Bangladesh are always looking for the next 'Shakib' but don't the have that in Mahmudullah already?"

Wahid likes to sit on the fence: "217 is a per score; it is anybody's game."

Mohsin Zunzunia: "@Mohak, your name is easier to be confused with Mominul Haque than Moises Henriques!" Or with your name?

End of over 48 (3 runs) West Indies 217/10 (RR: 4.52)
     Shafiul Islam    9-4-31-3
SP Narine    7* (8b)      Abdur Razzak    9-1-39-0
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Dec 8, 2012

Mushfiqur Rahim holds the trophy after winning the series, Bangladesh v West Indies, 5th ODI, Mirpur, December 8, 2012

Mushfiqur Rahim holds the trophy after winning the series

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Dec 8, 2012

Mushfiqur Rahim takes the trophy on a lap of the ground, Bangladesh v West Indies, 5th ODI, Mirpur, December 8, 2012

Mushfiqur Rahim takes the trophy on a lap of the ground

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