ICC Cricket World Cup, 2010/11 / Commentary

ICC Cricket World Cup - 19th match, Group B

Bangladesh v West Indies

West Indies won by 9 wickets (with 226 balls remaining)

Tamim takes guard. The din is deafening, as the pre-match anticipation all boils own to this moment. Roach is pawing the ground at the top of his run-up, bowling over the wicket. He's wearing a huge white watch, by the way.

14.25: The teams are lining up for their national anthems. Well West Indies don't have a 'national anthem' so the words of 'Rally around the West Indies' ring around the Shere Bangla.

Amar Shonar Bangla, sung proudly by the thousands in Mirpur, is the Bangladesh anthem. And we're ready for game time.

"A huge Aussie fan, with a soft spot for the Windies, but I would really like to see Bangalesh win this one and march through deep into the tournament. Al Hasan a top captain and one of the best cricketers in the world!!!" says Ben.

14.15: "Today is the day of Bangladesh. They need to do it again what they did in the West indies tour. Good luck boys," cheers Fahim, who will do well to remember that this West Indies team is not depleted by players on strike.

Kemar Roach could be a real threat just because of his pace through the air. Bangladesh's openers will have to see him off. Though, I think one of them will come out swinging.

"Once again Tamim Iqbal has to step up to the plate, and perform well because from Bangladesh side he is the only player who can give some quick lift," says Shaheen. This could well be a tale of two openers. Tamim and Gayle.

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Toss, 14.00: The pitch is expected to be slow and low. It has several cracks. A massive roar at the Shere Bangla as Bangladesh win the toss and bat. Shakib says he was pleased with the way his bowlers defended an average total against Ireland. He wants them to do it again. He'll want more than an average score though.

Bangladesh are playing an unchanged side from the Ireland game. Darren Sammy said he wanted to bat as well. West Indies are also playing an unchanged team from the one that beat Netherlands.

13.50: Good day and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's coverage of a crucial Group B encounter in Mirpur. Shakib may have said this isn't a must-win game but victory for Bangladesh against West Indies will do wonders for their quarter-final chances.

The toss is at 14.00. There's a fair degree of intrigue in Group B with Ireland beating England and opening up several new possibilities.

Ah, here's an opening comment from a familiar name. "This should be interesting. Ireland will be really disappointed at not beating Bangladesh and will be confident that they have the measure of the West Indies," says Mark Kidger. "If Bangladesh win, they are just about in the Quarter Finals and that West Indies v Ireland match will become a knock-out. If the West Indies win, you can pick any team apart from The Netherlands to qualify from the group."

0.1

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length outside off stump, not much bounce on that one, Tamim watches it slant across him and lets it go

Two slips in place.

0.2

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, and this ball dies as Tamim shoulders arms once again and bounces just in front of the wicketkeeper. Thomas and the slips come up a step or two.

0.3

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, a hush falls over the Shere Bangla as Tamim departs for a duck. The ball was fuller and wider outside off stump and Tamim, who let the previous two go, chased this. He went really hard at the ball, aiming to lash it through cover, but ended up nicking it to second slip, where Sammy caught it. And look at those celebrations ... massive wicket

Tamim Iqbal c Sammy b Roach 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Junaid Siddique is the new batsman.

0.4

Roach to Junaid Siddique, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

0.5

Roach to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, another edge but this brings a huge roar. Siddique's slash flies over the slips and races to the third-man boundary. That was short of a length and wide outside off again

0.6

Roach to Junaid Siddique, no run, fuller ball and on a straighter line, Siddique comes forward and drives straight. The fielder at mid-on runs to his right to cut it off

End of over 1 (4 runs) Bangladesh 4/1 (RR: 4.00)
Junaid Siddique    4* (3b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-4-1
Imrul Kayes    0* (0b)     

Spin from the other end. Sulieman Benn, bowling left-arm orthodox from over the wicket. Slip and a short cover.

1.1

Benn to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, Kayes turns his first ball off his pads behind square and gets off the mark

1.2

Benn to Junaid Siddique, no run, Siddique stays in his crease and defends a good length ball coming into him on the back foot

1.3

Benn to Junaid Siddique, no run, played back to the bowler with a straight bat

1.4

Benn to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, tossed up with room on offer outside off, Siddique moves his foot forward a touch and drives the ball fluently through cover point. This outfield is quick

1.5

Benn to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, played towards square leg for a single

1.6

Benn to Imrul Kayes, 3 runs, Kayes this time,goes deep in his crease to punch a slightly shorter ball through cover. Miller gives chase and reaches the ball just inside the boundary

End of over 2 (9 runs) Bangladesh 13/1 (RR: 6.50)
Imrul Kayes    4* (2b)      SJ Benn    1-0-9-0
Junaid Siddique    9* (7b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    1-0-4-1

2.1

Roach to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, short of a length on the body, Kayes stays in his crease and tucks the ball off his hips towards fine leg

2.2

Roach to Junaid Siddique, no run, Siddique attempts to pull but gets beaten by a short ball that angles across him. He rehearses the shot again

2.3

Roach to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, glanced down to fine leg once again and Siddique gets off strike

2.4

Roach to Imrul Kayes, no run, fuller length and straighter, Kayes gets right behind the line, stays on the back foot and defends with a straight bat. There's a huge cheer even for that dot ball

2.5

Roach to Imrul Kayes, no run, defended confidently once again towards the bowler

2.6

Roach to Imrul Kayes, no run, short of a length and straight, Kayes stands tall in his crease and defends the ball on the leg side

End of over 3 (2 runs) Bangladesh 15/1 (RR: 5.00)
Imrul Kayes    5* (6b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-6-1
Junaid Siddique    10* (9b 2x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-9-0

Benn's out of the attack, and Darren Sammy has the ball.

3.1

Sammy to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, short and wide outside off and Siddique slaps the ball fearfully hard towards cover where Bravo stops the ball

3.2

Sammy to Imrul Kayes, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

3.3

Sammy to Imrul Kayes, OUT, caught behind! Short of a length but closer to the body outside off stump. Kayes stays in his crease, moves on to the back foot and pokes at the ball with an open face. Tentative shot with no real purpose and the outside edge is taken by Thomas

Imrul Kayes c †Thomas b Sammy 5 (15m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

Mushfiqur Rahim, the most talkative wicketkeeper in international cricket, is at the crease. Thomas is also pretty talkative.

3.4

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended on the back foot on the off side

3.5

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, nudged off the pads towards square leg

3.6

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length and rather straight. Mushfiqur gets behind the line and defends

End of over 4 (1 run) Bangladesh 16/2 (RR: 4.00)
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (3b)      DJG Sammy    1-0-1-1
Junaid Siddique    11* (10b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    2-0-6-1

4.1

Roach to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, short ball without much room to play the pull but Siddique swivels and plays a short-arm pull towards long leg

4.2

Roach to Junaid Siddique, no run, fuller length on leg and middle, Siddique defends on the front foot

4.3

Roach to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, shot, the length was too full on middle and off. Siddique moved forward and played a punchy drive straight down the ground. The fielder at mid-off flew to his left but the ball beat his dive

4.4

Roach to Junaid Siddique, no run, short of a length on off stump, played off the back foot towards point

4.5

Roach to Junaid Siddique, 2 runs, short of a length on the hips, Siddique glances the ball towards fine leg

4.6

Roach to Junaid Siddique, 1 wide, short ball down leg side, Siddique tries to pull but the ball is too far away

4.6

Roach to Junaid Siddique, no run, good length ball on middle stump, Siddique is solid in defence, plays it back to the bowler

End of over 5 (9 runs) Bangladesh 25/2 (RR: 5.00)
Junaid Siddique    19* (16b 3x4)      KAJ Roach    3-0-15-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    0* (3b)      DJG Sammy    1-0-1-1

5.1

Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, caught at short midwicket! Sammy is on fire today, though the ball wasn't outstanding. Full ball on middle and leg, Mushfiqur wanted to flick and made very good contact, striking the ball hard. He flicked it in the air though and Sarwan barely had to move at short midwicket. That is a sharp catch. Mirpur falls silent for the third time.

Mushfiqur Rahim c Sarwan b Sammy 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Shakib, Bangladesh's man for all seasons, needs to play a special innings.

5.2

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full length outside off, steered behind point towards third man for one

5.3

Sammy to Junaid Siddique, FOUR, short of a length on leg stump, Siddique hoists the ball off the front foot over midwicket. There's no fielder in the deep and there are cheers again

5.4

Sammy to Junaid Siddique, no run, good length, pitching on middle and angling across the left-hander. Siddique strides forward and blocks

5.5

Sammy to Junaid Siddique, no run, played off the front foot towards mid-on

5.6

Sammy to Junaid Siddique, no run, what happened there? That pitched on leg and seamed sharply across the left hander, squaring him up a touch and beating the bat. Did that hit a crack?

End of over 6 (5 runs) Bangladesh 30/3 (RR: 5.00)
Junaid Siddique    23* (20b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-6-2
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (1b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-15-1

"It's ridiculous how often Bangladesh self-combust in high pressure matches. They've got the skill, we've seen that, but just aren't mentally strong enough to perform well consistently, especially in the big matches," says Rahul, who might want to prepare for several responses.

6.1

Roach to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a length and seaming across the left-hander. Shakib is beaten as he attempts to defend from the crease

6.2

Roach to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

6.3

Roach to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, too straight and Shakib turns the ball off his pads behind square

6.4

Roach to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length and the line is on middle, Shakib is steady in his crease and punches towards the bowler

6.5

Roach to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Roach bowls the first yorker of the game, forcing Shakib to dig it out towards midwicket

6.6

Roach to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, driven fluently but straight to the bowler, the length was fuller this time

End of over 7 (2 runs) Bangladesh 32/3 (RR: 4.57)
Shakib Al Hasan    3* (7b)      KAJ Roach    4-0-17-1
Junaid Siddique    23* (20b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    2-0-6-2

7.1

Sammy to Junaid Siddique, no run, Siddique tries to play a forceful drive on the off side but gets an inside edge on to the pad

7.2

Sammy to Junaid Siddique, no run, Siddique strides forward an defends on the off side

7.3

Sammy to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, too straight on leg stump, played off the pads towards square leg

7.4

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller length with width outside off, Shakib drives with flair and makes crisp contact. Pollard makes a sharp save at point

7.5

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short ball outside off stump, Shakib cuts the ball fine of Pollard towards third man

7.6

Sammy to Junaid Siddique, 1 run, Sammy pitches on leg, allowing Siddique to play the ball off his pads through midwicket

End of over 8 (3 runs) Bangladesh 35/3 (RR: 4.37)
Junaid Siddique    25* (24b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-9-2
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (9b)      KAJ Roach    4-0-17-1

8.1

Roach to Junaid Siddique, 1 no ball, that's a no-ball, and also a wide down leg side, but it was a no-ball first. Free hit coming up ...

8.1

Roach to Junaid Siddique, no run, Roach bowls a terrific yorker and Siddique is forced to dig it out. Splendid free-hit ball.

8.2

Roach to Junaid Siddique, OUT, lbw! Siddique falls to another yorker. But he wants a review. Roach delivered a lethal yorker on middle stump, made more lethal by Siddique's decision to play across the line towards midwicket. The ball struck him full on the front shoe and that is hitting middle stump. That review was in hope more than anything else. Bangladesh tottering ...

Junaid Siddique lbw b Roach 25 (33m 27b 4x4 0x6) SR: 92.59

"Do not write-off Bangladesh, already. They just need one solid partnership and a score of 240 should also be defendable, given their spin attack," says Kalai, who might have emailed that in before this wicket fell.

Raqibul is the new batsman.

8.3

Roach to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good length ball angling into the right-hander from just outside off, defended on the off side

8.4

Roach to Raqibul Hasan, no run, driven fluently off the front foot towards cover, fuller length on off from Roach

8.5

Roach to Raqibul Hasan, no run, short of a length around off, cut towards point

8.6

Roach to Raqibul Hasan, no run, full ball on off stump, played towards cover on the front foot

"Just imagine Roach and Malinga playing for the same team and bowling in tandem. It's crazy how good they are with their yorkers. This looks like a great pitch for batting but it doesn't matter when you bowl yorkers this fast! Great stuff," says Rahul.

End of over 9 (1 run) Bangladesh 36/4 (RR: 4.00)
Raqibul Hasan    0* (4b)      KAJ Roach    5-0-18-2
Shakib Al Hasan    4* (9b)      DJG Sammy    3-0-9-2

9.1

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a length and straight, Shakib defends on the back foot towards the off side

9.2

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Shakib stays in his crease and swats the ball dismissively through cover point, lifts the gloom for an instant at the Shere Bangla

9.3

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, this kept low and was closer to off stump, Shakib tried to play it through the off and inside edged it into the ground and towards the kepeer

9.4

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Skahib plays the cut but mis-hits it into the ground towards cover

9.5

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fuller length on off stump, Shakib drives off the front foot towards mid-off

9.6

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, played off the back foot towards cover point

"Darren Sammy pulling his socks today. Will Asharful do the same?" asks Balakumar. Ashraful has had so many opportunities to have finest hours, will he take this one?

End of over 10 (4 runs) Bangladesh 40/4 (RR: 4.00)
Shakib Al Hasan    8* (15b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-13-2
Raqibul Hasan    0* (4b)      KAJ Roach    5-0-18-2

West Indies have taken the bowling Powerplay after the mandatory one cost only 40 and yielded four wickets. Benn replaces Roach.

10.1

Benn to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, lots of flight from round the wicket, Raqibul leans forward an drives towards the fielder on the sweeper boundary

10.2

Benn to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, bowled him! Another flighted delivery that dips on Shakib outside off stump, Shakib didn't really do anything. He should have come forward but he stayed in his crease and made a limp effort at defending. The ball pitched just outside off and spun into the left-hander, beat the bat and hit the stumps. Benn roars.

Shakib Al Hasan b Benn 8 (23m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

And here he is, Ashraful, with the innings in shambles. "What is happening with Bangladesh, Com'on show some fight," urged Satyajit. Sammy moves into silly point. Slip in place as well.

10.3

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Benn bowls a full arm ball outside off and beats Ashraful's attempt to play behind point

10.4

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, driven wonderfully, from the crease and through the gap at cover. Benn over-pitched that ball and it was there for the drive

10.5

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Benn is looping the ball into the blockhole from a tremendous height. Ashraful plays towards cover

10.6

Benn to Raqibul Hasan, no run, Benn draws Raqibul forward with his length, pitches the ball just outside off and spins it past the outside edge

End of over 11 (6 runs) Bangladesh 46/5 (RR: 4.18)
Raqibul Hasan    1* (6b)      SJ Benn    2-0-15-1
Mohammad Ashraful    5* (3b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-13-2

11.1

Sammy to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length around off stump from Sammy, Ashraful defends towards the bowler

11.2

Sammy to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Ashraful plays back to a good length ball outside off and edges on to the pad

11.3

Sammy to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, this keeps a touch low and is rather straight. Played off the pads towards square leg

11.4

Sammy to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Ashraful gets behind the line of a good length ball and defends on the back foot

11.5

Sammy to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, a bit too straight, allowing Ashraful the freedom to tuck the ball off his hips towards fine leg

11.6

Sammy to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good length outside off stump, Raqibul tries to play on the off but gets an inside edge on to the leg side

End of over 12 (1 run) Bangladesh 47/5 (RR: 3.91)
Raqibul Hasan    1* (7b)      DJG Sammy    5-0-14-2
Mohammad Ashraful    6* (8b 1x4)      SJ Benn    2-0-15-1

12.1

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, played off the back foot towards the off side

12.2

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, Been gives the ball a lot of air outside off, Ashraful drives through point

12.3

Benn to Raqibul Hasan, no run, lots of flight and loop from Benn outside off, Raqibul plays towards cover

12.4

Benn to Raqibul Hasan, no run, quicker ball, Raqibul defends on the back foot

12.5

Benn to Raqibul Hasan, no run, shorter and flatter, Raqibul cuts but can't beat Pollard at point

12.6

Benn to Raqibul Hasan, 1 run, slower this time, with flight, driven off the front foot towards long-off

End of over 13 (2 runs) Bangladesh 49/5 (RR: 3.76)
Raqibul Hasan    2* (11b)      SJ Benn    3-0-17-1
Mohammad Ashraful    7* (10b 1x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-14-2

Short cover and short midwicket in place.

13.1

Sammy to Raqibul Hasan, no run, good length ball angling into the right-hander. Defended confidently towards the bowler

13.2

Sammy to Raqibul Hasan, no run, he tried to play that off the front foot and shouts of 'catch' as it goes off the inside edge, on to the pad, and lobs on the off side

13.3

Sammy to Raqibul Hasan, no run, defended with an open face towards point

13.4

Sammy to Raqibul Hasan, 2 runs, shorter and wider outside off, steered towards third man. Bangladesh reach 50, and that is perhaps the largest cheer I've heard for a team's fifty

13.5

Sammy to Raqibul Hasan, no run, tight line and length, around off and middle, defended on the front foot with bat and pad close together

13.6

Sammy to Raqibul Hasan, OUT, caught at point! Fuller ball, wide outside off stump. Raqibul leans forward to drive and plays far away from his body. A real loose shot. The edge travels in the air towards Pollard, who throws his huge body forward at point to take a sharp chance. Shambolic batting.

Raqibul Hasan c Pollard b Sammy 4 (23m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.52

"Sammy might have read Cricinfo's article about him... Something has fired him up and Certainly he looks lot more competitive today," says Kamal.

End of over 14 (2 runs) Bangladesh 51/6 (RR: 3.64)
     DJG Sammy    6-0-16-3
Mohammad Ashraful    7* (10b 1x4)      SJ Benn    3-0-17-1

14.1

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, beaten as he tries to defend on the back foot

14.2

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended on the front foot

14.3

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Benn loops the ball into the right-hander from round the wicket, beats the batsman with the length, spins the ball past the outside edge. Ashraful had lunged forward to play the ball and dragged his back foot on the line. Thomas whipped off the bails and it is referred to the third umpire. Ashraful had got a fraction of his boot behind the crease in time.

14.4

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, played off the front foot on the off side

14.5

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, played towards cover on the front foot

14.6

Benn to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Ashraful edges the ball wide of first slip as he tries to defend on the front foot. That turned away from the right-hander quite a bit after drifting into him

End of over 15 (maiden) Bangladesh 51/6 (RR: 3.40)
Mohammad Ashraful    7* (16b 1x4)      SJ Benn    4-1-17-1
Naeem Islam    0* (0b)      DJG Sammy    6-0-16-3

15.1

Sammy to Naeem Islam, no run, Sammy hits a good length outside off and beats the bat.

15.2

Sammy to Naeem Islam, 1 run, fuller ball angling into middle stump, played through midwicket from the crease

15.3

Sammy to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, solid defence on the front foot. Sammy kept that on a good length around off

15.4

Sammy to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump, Ashraful stays on the back foot and cuts the ball hard behind point. I don't think third man spotted that, I don't think he would have stopped it if he did

15.5

Sammy to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length angling into off and middle, Ashraful gets behind the line and defends on the front foot

15.6

Sammy to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

Time for a drinks break. And time for me to hand over the commentary to Sriram Veera.

End of over 16 (5 runs) Bangladesh 56/6 (RR: 3.50)
Mohammad Ashraful    11* (20b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    7-0-21-3
Naeem Islam    1* (2b)      SJ Benn    4-1-17-1

Thanks George. Veera here.

Chris Parr: "has anyone else noticed that an anagram of Bangladesh could be their batting philosophy ...... "Dangle, Bash"!

SS: "isn't it sad that a talent such as ashraful has the lowest batting average of the top 8 in the bangla line-up? he should be averaging well over 40 but alas....."

16.1

Benn to Naeem Islam, no run, lovely delivery, turning and bouncing past the defensive poke

16.2

Benn to Naeem Islam, OUT, .Benn has been bowling beautifully and gets his reward. It was another teasingly flighted delivery on a good length, turning away from the off stump after landing on the middle and off line. Naeem tried to defend it but the ball turned, bounce, and clipped the outer edge. Benn is usually known for firing those deliveries but he has been a revelation today

Naeem Islam c †Thomas b Benn 1 (14m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

16.3

Benn to Shafiul Islam, no run, full toss, calmly tapped to short midwicket

16.4

Benn to Shafiul Islam, no run, leans forward to jab this to the on side

16.5

Benn to Shafiul Islam, no run, on the middle and off line, pushed back down the track

16.6

Benn to Shafiul Islam, no run, Another big turn and bounce, goes past the poke.

Shakib and co, would love to bowl on this track but will they get a score that they can defend?

End of over 17 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 56/7 (RR: 3.29)
Shafiul Islam    0* (4b)      SJ Benn    5-2-17-2
Mohammad Ashraful    11* (20b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    7-0-21-3

17.1

Roach to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, West Indies are screaming in joy. The Mirpur crowd don't know how to react. It was a full delivery outside off stump and Ash went for a big drive through the off side and getsa thin nick through to the delighted keeper.

Mohammad Ashraful c †Thomas b Roach 11 (33m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.38

17.2

Roach to Abdur Razzak, no run, in the zone outside off and the keeper takes this

Apologies for the mix-up in the description of the previous dismissal. I had mentioned Ash instead of Naeem.

17.3

Roach to Abdur Razzak, no run, goes for the yorker and Razzak just about digs it out

Short-leg in place!

17.4

Roach to Abdur Razzak, no run, lands around leg and middle and moves towards middle, stabbed to short-leg

17.5

Roach to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, fullish, on the pads, tucked behind square-leg for a single

17.6

Roach to Shafiul Islam, no run, in the channel outside off stump and the batsman has a nervous poke at it and the ball rushes past the edge

End of over 18 (1 run) Bangladesh 57/8 (RR: 3.16)
Shafiul Islam    0* (5b)      KAJ Roach    6-0-19-3
Abdur Razzak    1* (4b)      SJ Benn    5-2-17-2

Geoff: "To SS. Shame, I think the saddest thing is how long the selectors have prolonged poor Ashraful's misery by continuing to pick him. "

18.1

Benn to Abdur Razzak, no run, turns in from outside off, defended to the off

18.2

Benn to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, tosses this up full outside off, driven to right of mid-off

18.3

Benn to Shafiul Islam, OUT, There is a gully in place and he steers it straight to him! What was he thinking there? It turned away from the off stump and he opened the bat face and steered it to gully where Pollard took a lovely catch. He leaned forward, got his big hands under the dying ball and pouched it so safely and cleanly.

Shafiul Islam c Pollard b Benn 0 (12m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.4

Benn to Rubel Hossain, no run, a full toss around off, perhaps he was trying a yorker, pushed out to mid-off

18.5

Benn to Rubel Hossain, OUT, Benn does a Afridi. He fires a yorker and the batsman had no chance. Bangladesh have folded up for their lowest score ever! Crazy crazy day at Mirpur. Benn roars. His team-mates have a laugh. Bangladesh are all out and and the home crowd is getting angry and restless.

Rubel Hossain b Benn 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Don't go away too far. The chase will begin very soon. Sid Monga reports from the ground: "All those placards that have 4s and 6s written on them are being thrown into the ground by the crowd." It looks under control now.

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Mar 4, 2011

The Mirpur crowd threw their '4' and '6' placards at the Bangladesh team after they had been bowled out for 58, Bangladesh v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur, March 4, 2011

The Mirpur crowd threw their '4' and '6' placards at the Bangladesh team after they had been bowled out for 58

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Mar 4, 2011

West Indies were all smiles after routing Bangladesh for 58 in 18.5 overs, Bangladesh v West Indies, Group B, World Cup 2011, Mirpur, March 4, 2011

West Indies were all smiles after routing Bangladesh for 58 in 18.5 overs

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