Gayle is opening the innings with Dwayne Smith. And no prizes for guessing who has the ball first up. Gazi.

Hoping for some runs from Gayle too Jack, "Expecting some fireworks from our Predetor Mr. Chris Gayle"

Maysun has this to reveal, "According to the Bangladeshi tabloids, Shakib is using the time off to tie the knot on 12th December. Here is hoping, to-be Mrs. Shakib helps Shakib perform much better on the field!" If that is indeed the case, yes, we all wish him a very happy and a run (and wicket)-filled life ahead.

5.55 pm, Pitch Report It is a good-looking track with lot of runs in it. According to Athar Ali Khan anyway.

5.50 pm Lot of queries during the fifth ODI and again now, around Shakib al Hasan. He is injured and hence has been ruled out of this series.

5.45 pm Nothing different for this T20I as far as the tickets are concerned. Here is Mohammad Isam of Cricinfo, reporting in from Dhaka, "Basically all tickets "sold out", and long lines were seen outside bank branches that sold tickets." The home team is playing the world champions after all.

5.30 pm, Toss West Indies have won the toss and elected to bat first.

Darren Sammy: (smiles as always) We are disappointed about the ODI loss but this the last game and we would be looking to give a good crack at it.

Mushfiqur Rahim: Will hope to extract something from the pitch early on. We have nothing to lose against the world champions.

For the West Indies, Permaul, Rampaul, Powell and Holder are NOT playing. Bangladesh have called up Ziaur Rahman and Rubel Hossain while Elias Sunny and Jahurul Islam miss out.

5.20 pm Welcome to the live coverage of the one-off T20I between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka. The Test series was won by the West Indies before the hosts came storming back to clinch the ODIs - keenly fought over five games. I am Suneer Chowdhary, one last time in this series in what could be 40 overs of cricketing fun.

0.1

Sohag Gazi to Smith, 1 run, over the stumps, short of length and Smith punches it through mid-wicket for a single

0.2

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 1 run, round the stumps to the left-hander and shorter in length again, punched it down the ground for a single

0.3

Sohag Gazi to Smith, no run, big turn into the batsman and hits the batsman on his thigh pad, lot of bounce too

0.4

Sohag Gazi to Smith, no run, fuller, on the middle and spinning in, goes for a sweep, to short fine-leg, not for runs

0.5

Sohag Gazi to Smith, SIX, massive, and struck really well, it was on the length and he went after it, smacks it over deep mid-wicket for maximum!

0.6

Sohag Gazi to Smith, 2 runs, this was slightly short of good length and he goes down to the pitch and smacks it through mid-wicket, by the time the long-on can get there and slide across, they are back for the second

End of over 1 (10 runs) West Indies 10/0 (RR: 10.00)
DR Smith    9* (5b 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    1-0-10-0
CH Gayle    1* (1b)     

1.1

Shafiul Islam to Gayle, 1 run, short of length outside the off stump, wide enough to cut it and he goes for it, the ball does not come on to the bat and he is able to hit it to mid-on where Razzaq misfields and they are off for a single

Slip in place

1.2

Shafiul Islam to Smith, FOUR, outside edge to one pitched up and outside the off, he goes after it, gets it through the second slip and for four!

second slip comes in

1.3

Shafiul Islam to Smith, 1 run, pulls his length up this time, and Smith's on the back foot now, taps it to the off side and they are away for a single

1.4

Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, good line, good length, just on the off stump and he cannot swing his arms, instead he goes on to the front foot and defends

1.5

Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, short, wide, smacked and straight to the backward point fielder, not well timed again

Not quite the place to be asking this but I will answer nevertheless Jordan, "I'm pretty slow with the Sri Lankan test team but is Malinga in it for the upcoming tests against the aussies?" No, he has retired from Tests.

1.6

Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, slower from the quick bowler and Gayle defends it to the off side

End of over 2 (6 runs) West Indies 16/0 (RR: 8.00)
CH Gayle    2* (5b)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-6-0
DR Smith    14* (7b 1x4 1x6)      Sohag Gazi    1-0-10-0

Rubel Hossain comes on

2.1

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, short of length and he goes for a pull immediately, misses the under-edge, thought there was some kind of nip back into the batsman there

2.2

Rubel Hossain to Smith, FOUR, smashed 'em! another short delivery and thwacked it, short-arm jabbed away to the mid-wicket fence for a four!

2.3

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, length ball outside the off, tries to punch it through the covers, but straight to the point fielder

2.4

Rubel Hossain to Smith, 1 run, slower one, short of length too and he is on the back foot, pushes it to deep square-leg for a single this time

2.5

Rubel Hossain to Gayle, FOUR, fuller on the off stump and Gayle has effortlessly timed it through the extra-cover for four! he practically touched the ball and off it goes...

2.6

Rubel Hossain to Gayle, OUT, bowled him, the stumps are on ground! it was a very slow ball, it seemed to deviate just back into the batsman, Gayle played down the wrong line and the middle pole is flattened

CH Gayle b Rubel Hossain 6 (11m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

End of over 3 (9 runs) West Indies 25/1 (RR: 8.33)
     Rubel Hossain    1-0-9-1
DR Smith    19* (11b 2x4 1x6)      Shafiul Islam    1-0-6-0

3.1

Shafiul Islam to Smith, no run, on the off stump, punched to the off side but not for runs

Big wicket given how Gayle has played all his life. Not so much if you look at this tour alone.

priyank: "At the toss, Rahim said we have nothing to lose against world champions. Really? Is that the mind set they are going to play this one off t-20 match?" I am sure the conversation in the dressing room would have been much more positive, something on the lines of 'let's get 'em, the world champions like we did in the ODIs!' I hope so anyway.

3.2

Shafiul Islam to Smith, no run, shorter of length on the off stump and Smith is on the back foot and defends it back to the bowler

Nazmul: "Is Sohag Gazi is the first spinner to open the bowling in all 3 format(Test,ODI and T20) of the game on DEBUT?"

3.3

Shafiul Islam to Smith, no run, short of length and he wants to pull it away, more of a swivel away to the deep square-leg fence but hits his midriff.

3.4

Shafiul Islam to Smith, no run, slower one again and not so full, on the off stump and on good length, he is leaning forward and decides to push it to the covers

3.5

Shafiul Islam to Smith, 1 run, short of length and very wide, he opens the face of the bat, runs it down to third-man for a single

3.6

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, edged and does not carry! outside the off and he opens the face of the bat, with two slips in place, that is not the best of shots, but it goes on the bounce

End of over 4 (1 run) West Indies 26/1 (RR: 6.50)
MN Samuels    0* (1b)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-7-0
DR Smith    20* (16b 2x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-9-1

4.1

Rubel Hossain to Smith, FOUR, short of length and it is a pacy delivery, he has cracked it through the point region for a four, a very good shot that!

4.2

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, outside the off and wider too, he wants to flash hard at it but escapes the inside edge, goes under the bat through to the keeper, keeping a tad low

4.3

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, slower from him, Smith waits for it and then pushes it to the off side

4.4

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, outside the off stump, short of length as well and opens the face of the bat and pushes it to the point fielder

4.5

Rubel Hossain to Smith, OUT, bowled him again, two down now! what more, it has knocked the middle stump back much like Gayle's! the difference was that this was a pacier ball and the batsman was very late in his forward defensive stroke, the ball jagged back into him and bye-bye batsman

DR Smith b Rubel Hossain 24 (19m 21b 3x4 1x6) SR: 114.28

Arman: "Gayle was very poor in this tour.I doubt how will he perform in next IPL.If every team of IPL follow BD strategy then Gayle may flop in IPL also."

4.6

Rubel Hossain to Bravo, FOUR, wow that is some shot to get off the mark, first ball! marginally outside the off stump, on the length and Bravo has driven it through extra-cover, and rather gracefully at that

End of over 5 (8 runs) West Indies 34/2 (RR: 6.80)
DM Bravo    4* (1b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-17-2
MN Samuels    0* (1b)      Shafiul Islam    2-0-7-0

Razeeb: "@PRIYANK; dont belive that! It just a respectful speech from a gentlemen off the field. On the field we will never discount them an inch!"

5.1

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, 1 run, short of length on the off stump, and he is on the back foot, waits for the ball to come on to the bat, taps it to the off side and they are away for a single

5.1

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, 1 run, fuller and defended on the front foot, inside edge to the leg side for a single

5.2

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, outside the off stump and swinging away from the batsman, Bravo wants to play it in the same vein as his previous one but the movement away beats the outside edge of the bat

5.3

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, FOUR, poor ball and well stroked through the point region, was short of length and he goes for the cut, beats the diving point fielder and gets to the fence

Navid Chowdhury sees the glass half-empty: "I swear these unplayable balls from Rubel is scaring the heck out of me. If Rubel is getting the ball to move like this, imagine the wreck Roach and Sammy will cause! Bangladesh out for 50? :("

5.4

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, FOUR, inside edged and for a four! that was on the middle stump and seemed to be angling away before suddenly jagging back into the batsman, gets him in an awkward position but the inside edge runs away to the fence

5.5

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, angles away to the off stump, it is short of length too and defended to the off side

5.6

Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, short and wide outside the off stump but that one that swung back in seemed to have made him a bit circumspect, mistimes it to the point fielder

End of over 6 (9 runs) West Indies 43/2 (RR: 7.16)
DM Bravo    12* (6b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-16-0
MN Samuels    1* (2b)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-17-2

Gazi is back on.

SS Sagar: "Am I still in my dreams? BD pacers doing these?? Without Mashrafee? :o"

6.1

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, 1 run, short of length, pushes it to the deep square-leg fielder for a single

6.2

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 2 runs, fuller from round the stumps, driven stylishly through the covers and rolls to the extra-cover region, long-off runs across to field it well

6.3

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, shorter from Gazi and he is on the back foot, pushes it to the off side for a single

6.4

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, 1 run, shorter in the length and he is quickly on the back foot, crunches it through the covers for a single

6.5

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump, quicker, and nudged away to short fine-leg for a leg-bye

6.6

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, no run, fuller and turning into the batsman, he tucks it away to short mid-wicket and wants to go for a single but is sent back

End of over 7 (6 runs) West Indies 49/2 (RR: 7.00)
MN Samuels    3* (5b)      Sohag Gazi    2-0-15-0
DM Bravo    15* (9b 3x4)      Shafiul Islam    3-0-16-0

7.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump from over the stumps and defended it to the left of the bowler

7.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 wide, down the leg side and left alone by the batsman, wide called

7.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, FOUR, outside the off stump, half-volley length and Bravo smacks it to long-on on the full, the fielder is a yard away from the ball and he fails to get his body in the way

7.3

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump, driven to mid-on this time

7.4

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, fuller on the off, turning back and pushed to the mid-on region again

7.5

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, quicker and slight turn back, shorter too and he is on the back foot, wants to flick it away, but gets it to short mid-wicket

7.6

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, fuller and quicker, pushed to the off side for a single

End of over 8 (6 runs) West Indies 55/2 (RR: 6.87)
DM Bravo    20* (15b 4x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-6-0
MN Samuels    3* (5b)      Sohag Gazi    2-0-15-0

Asif's getting naughty: "@Arman : It's Gayle strom that has not struck on this tour, don't worry abt IPL, Gayle will bounce 'buck' sorry back."

priyanka: "@Suneer- Exactly. That should be their on field attitude when thousands of fans are watching. It really does not matter what they say inside but how they show it on field. Anyway, I am a Windies fan so want em to end the year on high." What matters is whether they win or no. Interestingly, Robert Mancini had been hiking up Manchester United's chances leading up to their derby yesterday and went on to lose it.

8.1

Mahmudullah to Bravo, SIX, fuller on the middle stump and he is down the ground and smacks it over long-on for a humongous six! taking on Mahmudullah first ball of his spell

8.2

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, outside the off and very full, he goes for a smashing drive and is timed well too but good work by Tamim at long-off restricts it to one

8.3

Mahmudullah to Samuels, SIX, airborne for a six over mid-wicket! he goes down the track and it looked like he hadn't timed the ball too well, but still manages to get the result

8.4

Mahmudullah to Samuels, 1 run, he goes down the track yet again, the bowler sends it quicker on the off stump

8.5

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, short of length, turns away from beats the outside edge of the bat, trying to cut it away

8.6

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, shorter in the length and punched back down the ground to long-off for a single

End of over 9 (15 runs) West Indies 70/2 (RR: 7.77)
DM Bravo    28* (19b 4x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-15-0
MN Samuels    10* (7b 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-6-0

9.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, SIX, down the track and that has been spanked over the long-on fence, he looked classy going down and classier when it went all the way!

9.2

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, tries to go down again and this is shorter, hit to short mid-wicket

9.3

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the length from the over the wicket, on the off stump and hurries the batsman into defending it

9.4

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, FOUR, blazed away through the covers, it was on the off stump and a half volley, he smashes it through the vacant region on the off side for a four

9.5

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, slower on the off and bit of turn, smothered and tucked away to the leg side for a single

Sabbir: "This should be considered the new beginning for Bangladesh. Wait, you'll see more such wins against the top teams. Bravo!" Bravo is the worry for now.

9.6

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run, shorter and slower this time and he goes back and defends to the off side

End of over 10 (11 runs) West Indies 81/2 (RR: 8.10)
MN Samuels    10* (8b 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-17-0
DM Bravo    39* (24b 5x4 2x6)      Mahmudullah    1-0-15-0

Fahad: "@Priank, Sure Priank, You gotta be a bit modest as a captain when you are talking live. But I am sure the dressing room talks was more aggressive than modest."

Navid Chowdhury: "Mushfique as usual just cannot read the game. The seamers were bowling phenomenally, why would you take them out?"

Lester: "Roberto Manchini is the manager of Manchester City Not Manchester United, get your facts right" Yes sir, facts are perfectly clear, he was hiking up Man Utd.'s chances before the game as a part of his mind games. Did not work for him this time.

10.1

Ziaur Rahman to Bravo, no run, outside the off stump and on the length, he wants to smack it through the covers, hits it to the fielder

10.2

Ziaur Rahman to Bravo, 1 run, short of length, on the middle stump and pushed it to mid-wicket for a single

10.3

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, no run, on the off stump and he tries to guide it through the slips, seems to be a dropped catch by Rahim, a big deviation there and a difficult chance

10.4

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, FOUR, fuller and carves it inside out and over the deep cover fielder for a four

The pair has added 56 in 5.5 overs so far.

Rahim seems to be hurting from that dropped chance, hit flush on his right index finger. The physio is out in the middle, so is the magic spray.

Adnan has a fair point: "@priyank: are you suggesting mushfiq should've made a comment like darren sammy did before the ODIs "we will win 5-0" like that? look where that got him?"

10.5

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, no run, short of length and he plays it to the off side, opens the face of the bat, not for runs though

10.6

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, 1 run, not trying to pitch it up to the batsman and Samuels is quickly on to the back foot and dabs it to the right of the bowler, quickly-taken run there

End of over 11 (6 runs) West Indies 87/2 (RR: 7.90)
MN Samuels    15* (12b 1x4 1x6)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-6-0
DM Bravo    40* (26b 5x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-17-0

11.1

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, 1 run, short of length, way outside the off but slower, he tries to cut it away but mistimed to the deep cover fence

11.2

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, short of length from round the stumps, pushed down to long-on for a single

11.3

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, SIX, goes down the track, almost adjusts his stroke after he sees that he is not quite there because of the pace and smokes it over long-on for another six!

18921 spectators in the ground right now

11.4

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, 1 run, shorter and cut away to deep covers for a single

11.5

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, OUT, gone this time, stumped! he was going down the track to smack it over the in-field, misses the turn and Rahim stumps him easily and rather softly as compared to his stumping of Powell last game!

DM Bravo st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Sohag Gazi 41 (36m 28b 5x4 2x6) SR: 146.42

Pollard comes in. Showed some form last ODI.

Vivek Bhandari: "Can't we just accept the fact that some players are diplomatic and some are outrightly direct; everybody has their choice of expression, what matters is what they do on the field. You find Sehwag dismissing oppositions whereas players like KP/Gayle congratulate oppositions on Twitter..." Aah Sehwag, you are opening a can of worms mate, with that name in a Bangladesh game.

Rajesh Balakrishnan: "Sohag Gazi hasn't opened the bowling in his first ODI but has in Tests/T20I. Junaid Siddiqui (Can) who opened in ODI/T20I was the first spinner to open in 2 formats."

11.6

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, outside the off and no turn, he was going after the cut and did that rather uppishly, falls short of the fielder at short point

End of over 12 (9 runs) West Indies 96/3 (RR: 8.00)
KA Pollard    0* (1b)      Sohag Gazi    3-0-24-1
MN Samuels    23* (15b 1x4 2x6)      Ziaur Rahman    1-0-6-0

12.1

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, no run, dropped, again! bounce for the bowler and Samuels continues to open the face of the bat, hits it and Rahim, who is up to the bat, drops the outside edge

12.2

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, no run, short of length and this time he he pushes it to the off side

12.3

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, 1 run, on his pads and Samuels is able to whip it to deep square-leg for a single

12.4

Ziaur Rahman to Pollard, 1 run, short of length outside the off and pushes it through the covers for a single

12.5

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, 1 run, short of length yet again and it almost does not come on as quickly as the batsman would have wanted, pushed to the off side

Baundule: "Sehwag's poor performance in the test series is attributed to Bangladesh playing the West Indies at the same time. Sehwag gets out quickly to enjoy the Bangladesh match on TV."

12.6

Ziaur Rahman to Pollard, 1 run, on the length and drifts on to his pads, flicked away to the deep square-leg region for a run

End of over 13 (4 runs) West Indies 100/3 (RR: 7.69)
KA Pollard    2* (3b)      Ziaur Rahman    2-0-10-0
MN Samuels    25* (19b 1x4 2x6)      Sohag Gazi    3-0-24-1

Cholo Bangladesh: "Ziaur is getting some movement. Mushfiq should really take a few steps back." He did that when Pollard was on strike.

13.1

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, 1 wide, outside the off, and very, very wide in fact, lets it go for a wide

13.1

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, short of length from round the stumps, defended on the back foot and back to the bowler

13.2

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, SIX, mishit for a six! what a stroke over the bowler's head, it was wider and he went for it given the room, goes straight up and the ball got both, the height and the distance for a six!

13.3

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, 1 run, shorter outside the off, wants to cut it away hard but gets it as far as backward point only

Bowler, non-striker, captain and the umpire in some discussion. Now the two umpires are together. Not sure what it is all about but we continue.

13.4

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, no run, outside the off and slower, he looked to be going down the track before stopping and defending it to the off side

13.5

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, 5 wides, down the leg side and a very difficult stumping missed. he was going down to spank it over, misses it completely down the leg side and so did Rahim, goes through for five wides!

13.5

Sohag Gazi to Samuels, 1 run, shorter in length and cut away to the deep cover region for a single

Another hold-up as the leg umpire checks on something on his walkie-talkie.

13.6

Sohag Gazi to Pollard, SIX, outside the off and slog swept it for a six! Pollard seemed to have tasted blood last game and he is continuing smacking those on a much better batting track here, this time to one that is fuller too

End of over 14 (20 runs) West Indies 120/3 (RR: 8.57)
KA Pollard    15* (7b 2x6)      Sohag Gazi    4-0-44-1
MN Samuels    26* (21b 1x4 2x6)      Ziaur Rahman    2-0-10-0

Now Vivek Bhandari's getting apologetic for Sehwag: "I deeply apologize if I hurt someone; but that's the way Sehwag is. During the Australian tour, when (after an ODI match) reminded by the reporters about Dhoni's concern about their fielding, he shot back "Did you see my catch?""

14.1

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, no run, on the off stump and there is a lot of bounce on that, defended on the back foot, to the off side

14.2

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and defended to the off side, away for a single

14.3

Ziaur Rahman to Pollard, no run, short of length on the middle stump and defended back to the bowler, good bowling from the new-comer

14.4

Ziaur Rahman to Pollard, OUT, bowled him, excellent stuff this time! two dropped catches off him and this time he decides to go the other route, went for the pull but the ball sneaks it under the bat and for the third time today, the stumps are on the floor (well fourth, if you add the stumping!)

KA Pollard b Ziaur Rahman 15 (16m 9b 0x4 2x6) SR: 166.66

14.5

Ziaur Rahman to Simmons, 1 run, short of length, seemed like he rolled his fingers over it, pushes it to the leg side

14.6

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, no run, outside the off, swinging away from the batsman and he punches it to the covers, not for any run

End of over 15 (2 runs) West Indies 122/4 (RR: 8.13)
MN Samuels    27* (24b 1x4 2x6)      Ziaur Rahman    3-0-12-1
LMP Simmons    1* (1b)      Sohag Gazi    4-0-44-1

15.1

Abdur Razzak to Simmons, 1 run

pankaj: "@Baundule-Sehwag's 253 runs in 6 innings can't be termed as poor. Before saying poor performance you should atleast check the runs scored by sachin, yuvraj, virat, dhoni...."

15.2

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, SIX, shot sir, he is being missed many a times today by the Bangladeshis and he is certainly making them pay whenever he can, goes down the track and hits it over the bowler's head for a flat six!

15.3

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, no run, down the track and mistimes that one, gets bit of an edge to the leg side

15.4

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, SIX, shot again and this is the best of the lot, very flat, very quick and he goes inside out after using the feet to get to the pitch of the ball, over the covers for another six!

15.5

Abdur Razzak to Samuels, 1 run, down the track and punches it to long-on for a single

Here is what Cricinfo's Isam has to say: "apart from the three Bangladesh debutants, it is also the international umpiring debut for Anisur Rahman, a former Bangladesh left-arm pace bowler"

15.6

Abdur Razzak to Simmons, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and pushes it to the covers for a single

End of over 16 (15 runs) West Indies 137/4 (RR: 8.56)
LMP Simmons    3* (3b)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-32-0
MN Samuels    40* (28b 1x4 4x6)      Ziaur Rahman    3-0-12-1

priyank: "@Suneer- It's Priyank & not 'Priyanka'. So you do miss female comments here, don't you? :P" well that and the fact that it is quite frenetic typing everything out! apologies, my bad!

16.1

Ziaur Rahman to Simmons, 1 run, on the middle stump and on length, he pushes it to mid-wicket for a single

16.2

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, no run, good length bowling this and the batsman is on the back foot, defending it back to the bowler

16.3

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, 1 run, slightly fuller and on the off, gets bit of an inside edge and it rolls over to square-leg for a single

16.4

Ziaur Rahman to Simmons, 1 run, on the off stump, punched down the ground for a single, it was slightly slower this time

16.5

Ziaur Rahman to Samuels, 1 run, short of length and tucked away to the mid-wicket region, both the bowler and the keeper rush towards it and restrict it to one

16.6

Ziaur Rahman to Simmons, no run, fuller on the off stump, change in pace to end an excellent spell from Ziaur, only 16 from his four overs, well done!

End of over 17 (4 runs) West Indies 141/4 (RR: 8.29)
LMP Simmons    5* (6b)      Ziaur Rahman    4-0-16-1
MN Samuels    42* (31b 1x4 4x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-32-0

Jubair: "a very nice gesture from vivek....but the point is cricket is said 2 b a gentleman's game....and saying that, a little bit of courtesy and respect doesn't hurt you know!!!!"

17.1

Rubel Hossain to Samuels, no run, outside the off, and he goes for a slash, does not latch on to it, umpire does not give it a wide

17.2

Rubel Hossain to Samuels, SIX, shot sir, flat as you can get over the fence, this is fuller and he smashes it over extra cover for a six, the left leg was quickly taken away and smacked it...a bit of Abdul Razzaq in that shot

17.3

Rubel Hossain to Samuels, 1 run, slower ball outside the off stump and he waits for it before cracking it through the covers for a single

17.4

Rubel Hossain to Simmons, FOUR, on his pads and that is flicked over mid-wicket for a four, there seemed to be a bit of swing back into the batsman and he did well to account for it and smash it away

17.5

Rubel Hossain to Simmons, 2 runs, good length ball and he takes it from the off stump, smashes it away to the deep point fence, well almost because Tamim slides to his right to field that one and restrict it to two

17.6

Rubel Hossain to Simmons, FOUR, but there is no-one to stop it this, it was short, wide and slashed over the point fielder and no way could the deep fielders get anywhere close to the ball, goes for a four

End of over 18 (17 runs) West Indies 158/4 (RR: 8.77)
LMP Simmons    15* (9b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-34-2
MN Samuels    49* (34b 1x4 5x6)      Ziaur Rahman    4-0-16-1

Belal: "I don't understand the logic of giving runs by using spinner while pacers done the good job today"

tania: "What a bowling by spinners in this match.sohag and razaq 76 in 7"

18.1

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, 2 runs, very slow outside the off and he waits for it to come on to his bat and then punches it through the covers for a couple of runs, gets him his fifty off only 35 balls

18.2

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, 1 run, short of length and slower yet again, he goes over to long-on for a single, mistimed that one

18.3

Shafiul Islam to Simmons, 1 run, another one that is rather slow, in fact this is the slowest of the lot and by the time it arrived, the batsman had already played his pull, gets he toe of the bat to the off side for a run

18.4

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, 1 run, continues to bowl them slower and makes it difficult for the batsmen, it was short enough to pull but does not get anywhere in the middle of the bat

18.5

Shafiul Islam to Simmons, 1 run, not too much pace on that one either, was shorter and he pulls it away but without too much timing and it goes to deep square-leg

Rakesh: "Marlon Samuels has to be the come-back player of the decade, the way he has batted in Test's, ODI's and T-20's. He is now playing to his potential. Oh! for all those wasted year's!!"

18.6

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, FOUR, short of length and he swivels around to get it in the gap, runs away to the fence for the first four of what was otherwise an excellent over

End of over 19 (10 runs) West Indies 168/4 (RR: 8.84)
MN Samuels    57* (38b 2x4 5x6)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-26-0
LMP Simmons    17* (11b 2x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-34-2

19.1

Rubel Hossain to Simmons, 1 run, fuller on the middle and stump and he swings his bat, goes over the bowler's head but to the fielder at long-off and for a single

19.2

Rubel Hossain to Samuels, SIX, excellent shot over the extra-cover region for a six, it was a lot of room outside the off and slower too, he wanted to smack it over point by giving himself room but seeing it slower he adjusts his shot and deposits to the extra-cover

19.3

Rubel Hossain to Samuels, SIX, and another one, six this time over mid-wicket! it was a quicker one and not as short as you would expect, also on the off stump and Samuels has sent it over the fence with utmost ease

19.4

Rubel Hossain to Samuels, SIX, not good bowling, but one has to feel for the bowler here, it was fuller on the middle stump, attempted a yorker but it turns out to be a good length ball that has been thwacked over long-on for a six!

19.5

Rubel Hossain to Samuels, FOUR, slashed away over the covers for a four, this was outside the off and he was on the back foot waiting and connects well, 23 so far

19.6

Rubel Hossain to Samuels, SIX, that is right into the block-hole and Samuels has gone after him yet again, smacked it over long-on for the fourth six of the over, whoa!

That is some batting from Samuels, who ends unbeaten on 85 from 43 deliveries. 29 off the last over (and 75 in the last five), and Rubel ends with figures of 2/63. Rahim will be an unhappy batsman, needing to score 198 here, but truth be told, he missed getting Samuels out thrice. Back in 10 with the chase.

Ovi: "Its going to be hard for Bangladesh to score around 200. One main prblm willbe our batsman will lose wicket when they will try to score quickly."

Ketan: "Rubel Islam just avoided to match record of the worst bowling in T20. James Anderson 4 overs 64 runs. Although Rubel Islam claimed 2 wickets."

End of over 20 (29 runs) West Indies 197/4
MN Samuels    85* (43b 3x4 9x6)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-63-2
LMP Simmons    18* (12b 2x4)      Shafiul Islam    4-0-26-0
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Tamim Iqbal scored 88 off 61 balls, Bangladesh v West Indies, only Twenty20, Mirpur, December 10, 2011

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Marlon Samuels, Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah walk off the field, Bangladesh v West Indies, only Twenty20, Mirpur, December 10, 2011

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