ICC Champions Trophy, 2006/07 / Commentary

ICC Champions Trophy - 4th match, Qualifying Group

Bangladesh v West Indies

West Indies won by 10 wickets (with 80 balls remaining)

1.40pm Bangladesh have won the toss and will bat. They field an unchanged side while West Indies bring in Corey Collymore for Dwayne Smith. Fidel Edwards is still ruled out with a viral infection.

The pitch looks dry, flat, devoid of grass and ideal for batting.

West Indies 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 3 Brian Lara (capt), 4 Ramnaresh Sarwan, 5 Dwayne Bravo, 6 Marlon Samuels, 7 Wavell Hinds, 8 Carlton Baugh (wk), 9 Ian Bradshaw, 10 Jerome Taylor, 11 Corey Collymore.

Bangladesh 1 Shahriar Nafees, 2 Mohammad Ashraful, 3Aftab Ahmed, 4 Saqibul Hasan, 5 Habibul Bashar (capt), 6 Farhad Reza, 7 Khaled Mashud (wk), 8 Mohammad Rafique, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza, 10 Abdur Razzak, 11 Syed Rasel.

1.30pm Welcome to our coverage of the Champions Trophy qualifying match between Bangladesh and West Indies. The equation here is simple. A West Indies victory will put them through to the main competition while Bangladesh have to win to keep their hopes alive. Neutrals will be supporting Bangladesh otherwise the final pair of matches will have little consequence. They will also be keeping fingers crossed that the game is better than the one between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe yesterday.

0.1

Taylor to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, wide and slashed with real venom to the right of the diving cover point

0.2

Taylor to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short and Nafees jagged out of the line at the last moment. A good response and proof that with some effort there is life in this track

0.3

Taylor to Shahriar Nafees, no run, slightly wide and left alone

0.4

Taylor to Shahriar Nafees, no run, banged in and an unconvincing defensive parry which lobbed up but not near enough any fielders to be of interest

0.5

Taylor to Shahriar Nafees, no run

0.6

Taylor to Shahriar Nafees, no run, too wide, and a slightly uncontrolled slash which is nevertheless hit well and stopped by a diving cover

End of over 1 (4 runs) Bangladesh 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
Shahriar Nafees    4* (6b 1x4)      JE Taylor    1-0-4-0
Mohammad Ashraful    0* (0b)     

1.1

Bradshaw to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Bradshaw hits the right line and length from the off and Ashraful plays a textbook defensive shot

1.2

Bradshaw to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, just coming back in to the right-hander and again safely blocked

1.3

Bradshaw to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full length and no chance to get that away

1.4

Bradshaw to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, drifting to leg and worked down to long leg for a single

1.5

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on Nafees's off stump and a rather hurried defensive jab ... it kept a bit low which surprised the batsman more than the pace

1.6

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, worked wide of mid-on for an easy single

End of over 2 (3 runs) Bangladesh 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
Shahriar Nafees    6* (8b 1x4)      IDR Bradshaw    1-0-3-0
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (4b)      JE Taylor    1-0-4-0

2.1

Taylor to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, slashed in the air but a few yards short of fine leg and despite some excitement in the crowd, it was never a catch

2.2

Taylor to Shahriar Nafees, no run

2.3

Taylor to Shahriar Nafees, no run, kicked up from a length around off stump, Nafees shuffles across and pushed to point

2.4

Taylor to Shahriar Nafees, no run, again in the channel outside off, punched off the back foot to point

2.5

Taylor to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, fuller and outside off, drawing Nafees into a drive and he steers it past backward point for a single

2.6

Taylor to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

2.6

Taylor to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, almost caught and bowled. It was fullish, on middle stump and Ashraful ended up playing a strange scoop shot inches to the right of Taylor

End of over 3 (3 runs) Bangladesh 10/0 (RR: 3.33)
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (6b)      JE Taylor    2-0-7-0
Shahriar Nafees    7* (12b 1x4)      IDR Bradshaw    1-0-3-0

3.1

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, in the channel outside off, pushed to point

3.2

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, greedy chase outside off stump, couldn't reach to it though

3.3

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, turned to leg but with no power

3.4

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, played out to point

3.5

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Bradshaw in a nice rhythm here, giving Nafees nothing to play with

3.6

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Nafees can do nothing but push it into the covers, completing a maiden over

Unlike yesterday, a half decent crowd for this one

End of over 4 (maiden) Bangladesh 10/0 (RR: 2.50)
Shahriar Nafees    7* (18b 1x4)      IDR Bradshaw    2-1-3-0
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (6b)      JE Taylor    2-0-7-0

4.1

Taylor to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, straight, turned Ashraful square as he pushed it defensively back

4.2

Taylor to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, poor shot. It was not nearly short enough for the pull Ashraful attempted and the ball skidded through and gave Billy Bowden one of his simpler decisions

Mohammad Ashraful lbw b Taylor 2 (18m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

4.3

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, nicely clipped wide of midwicket, timed beautifully and a great way to get off the mark

4.4

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, no run, a bit more hurried, pushed into the covers off the back foot

4.5

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pushed through at 90mph and an ambitious pull shot - especially third ball up - but the ball was through him be the time he played it

4.6

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, no run, again some venom in that one one to complete a good over

End of over 5 (4 runs) Bangladesh 14/1 (RR: 2.80)
Aftab Ahmed    4* (4b 1x4)      JE Taylor    3-0-11-1
Shahriar Nafees    7* (18b 1x4)      IDR Bradshaw    2-1-3-0

5.1

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Bradshaw continues his hold over Nafees with a seventh straight dot ball

5.2

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Nafees, looking increasingly frustrated, tries to pull a ball that's just not there for the shot and it dribbles nowhere

5.3

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tries to steer the ball to third man but straight to a fielder

5.4

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, finally, at the 10th time of asking, he finds the gap with a slash to third man

5.5

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, no run

5.6

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, that one was more leg-side and flicked with ease to deep square leg for the single. But another good over from Bradshaw

End of over 6 (2 runs) Bangladesh 16/1 (RR: 2.66)
Aftab Ahmed    5* (6b 1x4)      IDR Bradshaw    3-1-5-0
Shahriar Nafees    8* (22b 1x4)      JE Taylor    3-0-11-1

6.1

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, no run, done for pace - he jabbed down and just kept it out. Taylor is considerably quicker than Bradshaw and that surprised Aftab

6.2

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, overpitched and driven hard into the ground, but it has the legs to run all the way to the long-on boundary

6.3

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, aimed to hit over the top, mistimed but it lobbed safely into spaces on the leg side

6.4

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, that was a cracker. Short and pulled with power to the delight of a partisan crowd

6.5

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, no run, short and Aftab got in a bit of a muddle as it stuck the back of his bat but fortunately for him it went into his body and to safety

6.6

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, dropped! Hooked in the air straight to Samuels at long leg ... he was racing in from the boundary, but was moving too quickly and parried the ball over the ropes to add insult to injury

End of over 7 (14 runs) Bangladesh 30/1 (RR: 4.28)
Aftab Ahmed    19* (12b 4x4)      JE Taylor    4-0-25-1
Shahriar Nafees    8* (22b 1x4)      IDR Bradshaw    3-1-5-0

7.1

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run

7.2

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, wide, slashed and missed

7.3

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, back on the right line, nothing there for the batsman

7.4

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, wide, but even less pace than usual and it barely got off the ground, leaving Nafees groping at air&

7.5

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, missed attempted leg-side flick. Again, the complete lack of pace did him, showing the value of a bowler who can put it on the spot at a little over medium

7.6

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, at last Nafees gets one through the ring. Bradshaw drifted to leg and it was sweetly clipped away

End of over 8 (4 runs) Bangladesh 34/1 (RR: 4.25)
Shahriar Nafees    12* (28b 2x4)      IDR Bradshaw    4-1-9-0
Aftab Ahmed    19* (12b 4x4)      JE Taylor    4-0-25-1

8.1

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, no run, after the snail, back to the hare. Taylor on off stump and no chance of Aftab doing anything other than blocking it

8.2

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, no run, outside off stump and Aftab not interested

8.3

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, no run, he had to play that one but nothing more than a pat back to the bowler

8.4

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, no run, slightly more width, still no chance of attacking it though

8.5

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Aftab's patience exhausted, he takes a step down the pitch and aims a real heave, but it comes off the toe and bobbles back to Taylor

8.6

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, 1 wide, leg side to spoil a good over

8.6

Taylor to Aftab Ahmed, SIX, Taylor pulls it in short and Aftab gets a top edge which flies about 10 yards over the fine-leg boundary

End of over 9 (7 runs) Bangladesh 41/1 (RR: 4.55)
Aftab Ahmed    25* (18b 4x4 1x6)      JE Taylor    5-0-32-1
Shahriar Nafees    12* (28b 2x4)      IDR Bradshaw    4-1-9-0

9.1

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, pushed into the covers for an easy one

9.2

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, no run, close to a wide and well taken by Baugh

9.3

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, SIX, flicked by Aftab from in front of him, airbourne for six over square leg ... but only inches and if Jermone Taylor had been on the fence it would have been down his throat. But he was three yards in and he could only wave it past

9.4

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, no run, Good reply from Bradshaw

9.5

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, no run, on the button

9.6

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, no run, a good end to the over, and Baugh standing up adds to the pressure on the batsman

Now for the first time today and for the first time as a married man, Andrew Miller, the self-styled Father of Bangladesh Cricket.

Thanks Martin. And it's Corey Collymore to take up the attack

End of over 10 (7 runs) Bangladesh 48/1 (RR: 4.80)
Aftab Ahmed    31* (23b 4x4 2x6)      IDR Bradshaw    5-1-16-0
Shahriar Nafees    13* (29b 2x4)      JE Taylor    5-0-32-1

10.1

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, right on the money first-up from the new bowler

10.2

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, full and driveable, but unable to beat the field

10.3

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, shorter and a hint of width, but Shahriar misses out with a wild slash

10.4

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, lovely delivery! Really climbed at the batsman's gloves from a good length, but he flinches out of the way in time

10.5

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, more width this time, but not called

10.6

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, tight onto the pads and jabbed down into the crease. The end of a good probing over

End of over 11 (1 run) Bangladesh 49/1 (RR: 4.45)
Shahriar Nafees    14* (35b 2x4)      CD Collymore    1-0-1-0
Aftab Ahmed    31* (23b 4x4 2x6)      IDR Bradshaw    5-1-16-0

11.1

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, right in the channel, a play-and-miss as the ball seams away from the left-hander

11.2

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fuller and straighter. No freebies on offer for the Bangladeshis

11.3

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, no run, straight again, and seemed to keep a bit low as well

11.4

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, on the pads this time, and clipped into square leg for a couple

11.5

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, firm push straight past the bowler. Fielded with a dive behind the stumps by mid-on

11.6

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, no run, outside off with the keeper standing up, and an uncertain flat-footed push into the covers

End of over 12 (3 runs) Bangladesh 52/1 (RR: 4.33)
Aftab Ahmed    31* (24b 4x4 2x6)      IDR Bradshaw    6-1-19-0
Shahriar Nafees    17* (40b 2x4)      CD Collymore    1-0-1-0

12.1

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on leg stump, steered off the pads

12.2

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, lovely shot! Easy as you like, a closed-face push down the ground, all the way to the boundary

12.3

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, back on the stumps and dropped into the crease

12.4

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, very tight and full, nothing to work with for the batsman

12.5

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, West Indies are applying the squeeze very effectively now

12.6

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, another good over, just the four runs coming from it

End of over 13 (4 runs) Bangladesh 56/1 (RR: 4.30)
Shahriar Nafees    21* (46b 3x4)      CD Collymore    2-0-5-0
Aftab Ahmed    31* (24b 4x4 2x6)      IDR Bradshaw    6-1-19-0

13.1

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, no run, pushed into the covers

13.2

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, a hint of width this time, and a deliberate steer to third man to rotate the strike

13.3

Bradshaw to Shahriar Nafees, 3 runs, lovely full-blooded strike through the covers, and an even better save on the boundary's edge from Chanderpaul who dives full-length for Sarwan to clean up. Good cricket

13.4

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, no run, tighter line

13.5

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, width again, and a semi-genuine edge eludes the man at slip and is picked up on the third-man boundary

13.6

Bradshaw to Aftab Ahmed, no run, a dot ball to finish. Bangladesh are ticking along reasonably well at the moment

End of over 14 (6 runs) Bangladesh 62/1 (RR: 4.42)
Aftab Ahmed    34* (29b 4x4 2x6)      IDR Bradshaw    7-1-25-0
Shahriar Nafees    24* (47b 3x4)      CD Collymore    2-0-5-0

14.1

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, firm square-cut, bobbles in front of the fielder at point

14.2

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, full and a hint of inswing, jabbed down into the crease as the batsmen contemplate stealing a run

14.3

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, bosh! That's the shot! A dismissive smear through the covers. There's not a lot of pace on this pitch, and not a lot of room for error either

14.4

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, better line, Shahriar is slightly squared up by a straighter, fuller delivery

14.5

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, once again, room to free his arms, and another whirlwind strike square of the wicket. Slight fielding error gifts a single

14.6

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, and Aftab joins the fun as well - slightly short and outside off, and hoisted gloriously towards cow corner. Bangladesh are enjoying themselves out there!

Umpire Taufel singles the start of the final powerplay. Can West Indies stall this partnership?

Here comes Marlon Samuels with some offspin. Taking the pace off the ball could be the secret on this pitch

End of over 15 (9 runs) Bangladesh 71/1 (RR: 4.73)
Aftab Ahmed    38* (30b 5x4 2x6)      CD Collymore    3-0-14-0
Shahriar Nafees    29* (52b 4x4)      IDR Bradshaw    7-1-25-0

15.1

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, squirted into the covers

15.2

Samuels to Aftab Ahmed, no run, better line

15.3

Samuels to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, nutmegged! A simple push into the leg-side, and the ball bobbles straight through mid-on's legs!

15.4

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, no run, the lack of pace is forcing Bangladesh to regroup before taking risks

15.5

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good rhythm so far from Samuels

15.6

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, no run, and that completes a fine first over, as the drinks cart makes another appearance

Bangladesh will be very content with their efforts so far, but the real challenge starts now with the spinners entering the attack.

For the moment though, it's Collymore to continue

End of over 16 (2 runs) Bangladesh 73/1 (RR: 4.56)
Shahriar Nafees    30* (56b 4x4)      MN Samuels    1-0-2-0
Aftab Ahmed    39* (32b 5x4 2x6)      CD Collymore    3-0-14-0

16.1

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, no run, good wicket-to-wicket line. Strikes the pad but going down leg

16.2

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, picks the gap well, and another couple to the score. Aftab is the key if Bangladesh are to accelerate in these middle overs

16.3

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, no run, a rare short ball, and a hint of an appeal from the keeper

16.4

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, back on a good length, and fenced away outside off stump

16.5

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, no run, once again, a full-length delivery is jabbed down into the crease. Always looks uncomfortable, but seems to be effective.

16.6

Collymore to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, and another single to finish. Collymore is bowling steadily, but he's not exactly threatening

End of over 17 (4 runs) Bangladesh 77/1 (RR: 4.52)
Shahriar Nafees    31* (58b 4x4)      CD Collymore    4-0-18-0
Aftab Ahmed    42* (36b 5x4 2x6)      MN Samuels    1-0-2-0

17.1

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, leg-side, and dabbed into space. Good batting

17.2

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bat and pad together, pushed into the covers

17.3

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, no run, steady stuff from Samuels

17.4

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, no run, slightly leg-side, and turned away to midwicket

17.5

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, finds the gap this time to tick the score along

17.6

Samuels to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, and a good, wristy flick into space on the leg-side allows Aftab to keep the strike. Sensible accumulation from the Bangladeshis

End of over 18 (4 runs) Bangladesh 81/1 (RR: 4.50)
Aftab Ahmed    43* (37b 5x4 2x6)      MN Samuels    2-0-6-0
Shahriar Nafees    34* (63b 4x4)      CD Collymore    4-0-18-0

18.1

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, exquisite timing from Aftab! Full and slightly too close to leg stump from Collymore, and that's flicked with the wrists clean through square leg

18.2

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, well batted, soft hands and an off-stump delivery is guided cleverly through third man

18.3

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, FOUR, and another four in the over brings up his seventh ODI fifty! Well batted, this one is swivel-pulled through backward square-leg

18.4

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, no run, better line from Collymore

18.5

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, no run, sensible batting, looking to go onto a big one

18.6

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, no run, and another dot to complete the over

End of over 19 (10 runs) Bangladesh 91/1 (RR: 4.78)
Aftab Ahmed    53* (43b 7x4 2x6)      CD Collymore    5-0-28-0
Shahriar Nafees    34* (63b 4x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-6-0

19.1

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, clobbered over midwicket, lovely strike!

19.2

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, no run, better line, but West Indies are starting to get a bit eager for that breakthrough

19.3

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, no run

19.4

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, no run

19.5

Samuels to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, and that is the breakthrough! Flatter and wider from Samuels, and Shahriar's attempted cut flies firmly through to Chris Gayle at slip. That's the end of a fine innings, but the onus is now on Aftab to make his a big performance&

Shahriar Nafees c Gayle b Samuels 38 (86m 68b 5x4 0x6) SR: 55.88

Here's Saqibul Hasan to provide support to Aftab

19.6

Samuels to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, carefully negotiated to complete the over

An important breakthrough for West Indies, the reigning champions of the Champions League. And that's it from me for the moment. Here's Martin Williamson

End of over 20 (4 runs) Bangladesh 95/2 (RR: 4.75)
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (1b)      MN Samuels    3-0-10-1
Aftab Ahmed    53* (43b 7x4 2x6)      CD Collymore    5-0-28-0

20.1

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, clipped to leg for a strolled single

20.2

Collymore to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, lovely line, considered playing but withdrew at the last second

20.3

Collymore to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, Lazy footwork from Hasan, inside edge attempting a loose drive and the balls cannons into his off stump. "That's ****," splutters the Father of Bangladesh Cricket. He has a point

Shakib Al Hasan b Collymore 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

20.4

Collymore to Habibul Bashar, OUT, a first-baller to follow his second baller at the weekend. Habibul only half forward and with the bat lurking behind his front pad, not much doubt that that was going on to remove his middle stump. In the space of two balls Bangladesh have gone from looking comfortable to being in the mire

Habibul Bashar lbw b Collymore 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

20.5

Collymore to Farhad Reza, 1 wide, er ... a bouncer wide down the leg side with the hat-trick ball. Not really the most intelligent bowling

20.5

Collymore to Farhad Reza, no run, back on line and flat-batted to mid on

20.6

Collymore to Farhad Reza, no run, a foot or so outside off stump but with the way this over has gone Farhad is not going to try anything daft

End of over 21 (2 runs) Bangladesh 97/4 (RR: 4.61)
Farhad Reza    0* (2b)      CD Collymore    6-0-30-2
Aftab Ahmed    54* (44b 7x4 2x6)      MN Samuels    3-0-10-1

21.1

Samuels to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, turned to leg, brief thoughts of a second run but it was never on the cards and that was underlined by a flat throw to the top of the stumps

21.2

Samuels to Farhad Reza, 1 run, waited for it and drove along the ground to long on

21.3

Samuels to Aftab Ahmed, no run, wristy flick but straight to short midwicket

21.4

Samuels to Aftab Ahmed, 1 leg bye, missed attempted swish to leg but the ball still evaded fielders and allowed scrambled single

21.5

Samuels to Farhad Reza, no run, nothing doing ... straight to short midwicket again

21.6

Samuels to Farhad Reza, 2 runs, opened the face and placed it well between fielders

End of over 22 (5 runs) Bangladesh 102/4 (RR: 4.63)
Farhad Reza    3* (5b)      MN Samuels    4-0-14-1
Aftab Ahmed    55* (47b 7x4 2x6)      CD Collymore    6-0-30-2

22.1

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, 2 runs, dropped into the leg side, and although the ball only went about 20 yards such was the placement that they ran an easy two and it was Baugh who had to scurry out to field it

22.2

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, no run, a bit wider and he couldn't work that one into the same space

22.3

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, no run, in the corridor, and after the recent flurry of wickets Aftab 's not going to take any risks for the moment

22.4

Collymore to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, half-controlled edge down to third man

22.5

Collymore to Farhad Reza, no run, short and Farhad easily ducks under the ball

22.6

Collymore to Farhad Reza, no run, driven firmly to extra cover

End of over 23 (3 runs) Bangladesh 105/4 (RR: 4.56)
Farhad Reza    3* (7b)      CD Collymore    7-0-33-2
Aftab Ahmed    58* (51b 7x4 2x6)      MN Samuels    4-0-14-1

23.1

Samuels to Aftab Ahmed, no run, worked to short fine-leg and a scrambled single

23.1

Samuels to Aftab Ahmed, no run, worked to short fine-leg and a scrambled single

23.2

Samuels to Aftab Ahmed, no run, tried the same again but this time the fielder was on his toes rather than his heels

23.2

Samuels to Aftab Ahmed, no run, tried the same again but this time the fielder was on his toes rather than his heels

23.3

Samuels to Aftab Ahmed, 1 run, pushed up to long on

23.4

Samuels to Farhad Reza, 1 run, identikit shot, again pushed up to long on

23.5

Samuels to Aftab Ahmed, OUT, a soft end to a good innings. Aftab takes a step down the pitch and looks to smack Samuels over the top but it lacks real power and Chanderpaul at long on doesn't have to move to take a regulation catch

Aftab Ahmed c Chanderpaul b Samuels 59 (86m 55b 7x4 2x6) SR: 107.27

23.6

Samuels to Khaled Mashud, no run, Mashud stretches and pushes the ball into the covers

End of over 24 (2 runs) Bangladesh 107/5 (RR: 4.45)
Khaled Mashud    0* (1b)      MN Samuels    5-0-16-2
Farhad Reza    4* (8b)      CD Collymore    7-0-33-2

24.1

Collymore to Farhad Reza, no run, Farhad driven on to the back foot by an extra yard of pace

24.2

Collymore to Farhad Reza, 1 run, dropped! Extra bounce, an outside edge and Baugh diving to his right gets a glove to it but spills it. There is a suspicion that he should have tried to get his other hand to it

24.3

Collymore to Khaled Mashud, no run, opened the face and tried to run into space on the off

24.4

Collymore to Khaled Mashud, no run, nothing doing again. A tight field is putting pressure on

24.5

Collymore to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, squirted behind square on the leg

24.6

Collymore to Farhad Reza, 1 run, driven in the air off the back foot but into a big gap and the man at deep cover keeps them down to a single

End of over 25 (3 runs) Bangladesh 110/5 (RR: 4.40)
Farhad Reza    6* (11b)      CD Collymore    8-0-36-2
Khaled Mashud    1* (4b)      MN Samuels    5-0-16-2

25.1

Samuels to Farhad Reza, no run, right on the spot

25.2

Samuels to Farhad Reza, no run, Samuels rattling through the overs and giving little away

25.3

Samuels to Farhad Reza, no run

25.4

Samuels to Farhad Reza, no run, slightly more adventurous but short midwicket pounces

25.5

Samuels to Farhad Reza, no run

25.6

Samuels to Farhad Reza, 1 run, finally a flick on the leg evades the close field and breaks the stranglehold

Collymore comes off and is replaced by Dwayne Bravo

End of over 26 (1 run) Bangladesh 111/5 (RR: 4.26)
Farhad Reza    7* (17b)      MN Samuels    6-0-17-2
Khaled Mashud    1* (4b)      CD Collymore    8-0-36-2

26.1

Bravo to Farhad Reza, no run, a good start, a bit of pace and clatters into Farhad's pads

26.2

Bravo to Farhad Reza, no run, leg side, off the pads and Baugh quickly round to prevent a single

26.3

Bravo to Farhad Reza, OUT, wide of off stump but Farhad attempts a shot that's part drive, part cut, and completely nothing, lacking any discernable footwork, and a big edge clatters into his stumps. "What a pony," moans Miller ... among other unprintable comments.

Farhad Reza b Bravo 7 (23m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 35.00

26.4

Bravo to Mohammad Rafique, 1 bye, wide of off stump but it shoots along the ground and Baugh left looking silly as it bobbles off his foot

26.5

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, played into the covers

26.6

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, driven firmly to mid off

End of over 27 (1 run, wicket maiden) Bangladesh 112/6 (RR: 4.14)
Khaled Mashud    1* (6b)      DJ Bravo    1-1-0-1
Mohammad Rafique    0* (1b)      MN Samuels    6-0-17-2

27.1

Samuels to Mohammad Rafique, FOUR, delicately steered wide of slip and to the boundary

27.2

Samuels to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, worked to leg

27.3

Samuels to Khaled Mashud, no run, patted back to the bowler

27.4

Samuels to Khaled Mashud, no run, pushed square to point

27.5

Samuels to Khaled Mashud, no run, same again. Samuels proving hard to get away

27.6

Samuels to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, this time it's played finer and that allowed the run

End of over 28 (6 runs) Bangladesh 118/6 (RR: 4.21)
Khaled Mashud    2* (10b)      MN Samuels    7-0-23-2
Mohammad Rafique    5* (3b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    1-1-0-1

28.1

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, took his bottom hand off the bat and it plopped into the leg side

28.2

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, guided to extra cover

28.3

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, a pattern emerging here ... Bravo bowling a steady line and the off-side field doing the rest

28.4

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, slightly straighter, driven to mid off

28.5

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, placed to the left of point for an easy one

28.6

Bravo to Mohammad Rafique, no run, another dot ball to end a tight over

End of over 29 (1 run) Bangladesh 119/6 (RR: 4.10)
Mohammad Rafique    5* (4b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-1-1-1
Khaled Mashud    3* (15b)      MN Samuels    7-0-23-2

29.1

Samuels to Khaled Mashud, no run

29.2

Samuels to Khaled Mashud, 2 runs, driven with conviction to wide long off, placed well enough for them to come back for a second

29.3

Samuels to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, wristy flick, again well placed up to long on

29.4

Samuels to Mohammad Rafique, no run, pushed to point

29.5

Samuels to Mohammad Rafique, no run, and once again pushed to point

29.6

Samuels to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, neatly worked into the gap in the covers

End of over 30 (4 runs) Bangladesh 123/6 (RR: 4.10)
Mohammad Rafique    6* (7b 1x4)      MN Samuels    8-0-27-2
Khaled Mashud    6* (18b)      DJ Bravo    2-1-1-1

30.1

Bravo to Mohammad Rafique, no run, seamed away from the left-hander and Rafique was left groping at air

30.2

Bravo to Mohammad Rafique, no run, Rafique left that alone, probably wary after the previous ball

30.3

Bravo to Mohammad Rafique, 1 wide, too much width this time and Bowden into action

30.3

Bravo to Mohammad Rafique, no run

30.4

Bravo to Mohammad Rafique, no run, airy swish, kept low and bounced before reaching Baugh

30.5

Bravo to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, opens the face and run to wide third man

30.6

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, good length and mid off fields

Hopefully Andrew Miller has finished spluttering about Bangladesh's batting and will take you through the next ten overs.

Thanks Martin - plenty left to play for here. No, really ...

End of over 31 (2 runs) Bangladesh 125/6 (RR: 4.03)
Khaled Mashud    6* (19b)      DJ Bravo    3-1-3-1
Mohammad Rafique    7* (12b 1x4)      MN Samuels    8-0-27-2

31.1

Gayle to Mohammad Rafique, no run, round the wicket, and floated up onto a length

31.2

Gayle to Mohammad Rafique, OUT, oh dear, oh dear, Rafique's gone as well! Floated onto leg stump by Gayle, and a tangled sweep shot is adjudged lbw. Not utterly convinced on first viewing by that one, to be honest, but umpire Taufel had no doubts.

Mohammad Rafique lbw b Gayle 7 (19m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

And now it is official. Bangladesh are in a bit of strife. Here's Mashrafe Mortaza to try and salvage the situation

31.3

Gayle to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, an elegant drive through the covers, well fielded on the boundary's edge by Samuels

31.4

Gayle to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, pushed into space to rotate the strike

31.5

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, no run, wider and just back of a length. Mashud is beaten outside off stump and nearly topples out of his crease as well

31.6

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, no run, turned to leg to finish the over

Eighteen overs remain, and Bangladesh will need to use up as many of them as possible

End of over 32 (3 runs) Bangladesh 128/7 (RR: 4.00)
Khaled Mashud    6* (21b)      CH Gayle    1-0-3-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    3* (2b)      DJ Bravo    3-1-3-1

32.1

Bravo to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, a bit chancy there - an inside-edge eludes the stumps and results in a scampered single

32.2

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, on the back foot, and steered to point

32.3

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, more tight lines from Bravo - he's bowled very well indeed

32.4

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, outside off, left well alone

32.5

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, full length, right on off stump, uneasy steer to point

The Bangladeshi dressing-room is a picture of gloom, as they contemplate what might have been

32.6

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, wider this time, and again no stroke offered. Solid stuff from Bravo

End of over 33 (1 run) Bangladesh 129/7 (RR: 3.90)
Khaled Mashud    6* (26b)      DJ Bravo    4-1-4-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    4* (3b)      CH Gayle    1-0-3-1

33.1

Gayle to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, turned into the leg-side, and easily cleaned up by midwicket

33.2

Gayle to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, no way through there

33.3

Gayle to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, edged and dropped! A swish, a thin nick, a despairing dive from slip, and a parry to fine leg for a couple of runs. Lucky!

33.4

Gayle to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, back on the mark from Gayle

33.5

Gayle to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, pushed out to the covers

33.6

Gayle to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, and a single to finish the over. Solid stuff from Gayle as well, but another over negotiated by the Bangladeshis&

End of over 34 (3 runs) Bangladesh 132/7 (RR: 3.88)
Mashrafe Mortaza    7* (9b)      CH Gayle    2-0-6-1
Khaled Mashud    6* (26b)      DJ Bravo    4-1-4-1

34.1

Bravo to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, steered into the leg-side

34.2

Bravo to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, What a catch! What a catch! Absolutely astonishing take from Bravo, plucked off his bootlaces, one-handed in his followthrough! Brilliantly athletic and just reward for an excellent spell. He's off on a celebratory lap of the pitch, as Bangladesh's dismal collapse continues

Mashrafe Mortaza c & b Bravo 7 (12m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

34.3

Bravo to Abdur Razzak, no run, outside off, left well alone

Bravo took 0.2067 seconds to react to that chance. Nice one!

34.4

Bravo to Abdur Razzak, no run, still nothing loose whatsoever from Bravo

34.5

Bravo to Abdur Razzak, no run, tight and tight again

34.6

Bravo to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, finds the edge this time, and the ball deflects down to third man to complete the over

End of over 35 (1 run) Bangladesh 133/8 (RR: 3.80)
Abdur Razzak    1* (4b)      DJ Bravo    5-1-5-2
Khaled Mashud    6* (26b)      CH Gayle    2-0-6-1

35.1

Gayle to Abdur Razzak, no run

35.2

Gayle to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, clipped into the off side

35.3

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, a chip and charge reaps another single

35.4

Gayle to Abdur Razzak, FOUR, plenty width, clobbered through the covers, lovely strike

35.5

Gayle to Abdur Razzak, no run, solid defensive shot, straight down into the pitch

35.6

Gayle to Abdur Razzak, no run, and more of the same. Another over survived

End of over 36 (6 runs) Bangladesh 139/8 (RR: 3.86)
Abdur Razzak    6* (9b 1x4)      CH Gayle    3-0-12-1
Khaled Mashud    7* (27b)      DJ Bravo    5-1-5-2

36.1

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, full and straight, pushed into the covers once again

36.2

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, attempted slower ball, emerges as a loopy full toss, and slap-pushed into the covers

36.3

Bravo to Abdur Razzak, 1 run

36.4

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, back on Bravo's favoured length, and dabbed away for a single to third man

36.5

Bravo to Abdur Razzak, no run, back of a length, maybe a hint of movement, beats edge

36.6

Bravo to Abdur Razzak, no run, width and left well alone. If this pair can push the total towards 200, there may be something to play for in this match

End of over 37 (3 runs) Bangladesh 142/8 (RR: 3.83)
Abdur Razzak    7* (12b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    6-1-8-2
Khaled Mashud    9* (30b)      CH Gayle    3-0-12-1

37.1

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, good stride down the pitch, and a bread-and-butter push down to long-on

60% of Bangladesh's runs have come on the leg side, apparently

37.2

Gayle to Abdur Razzak, no run, dabbed down into the crease, thought about a run

37.3

Gayle to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, pushed into the off side this time

37.4

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, 1 run

37.5

Gayle to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, a smear, pure and simple. But enough bat on it to make it worthwhile

37.6

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, and another single to finish. Sensible batting for the most part, as the score creeps ever onwards

Bravo to continue. The pick of the bowlers by a distance

End of over 38 (5 runs) Bangladesh 147/8 (RR: 3.86)
Khaled Mashud    12* (33b)      CH Gayle    4-0-17-1
Abdur Razzak    9* (15b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    6-1-8-2

38.1

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, right on the money once again. No freebies here

38.2

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, tight lines, definite hint of swing

38.3

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, one more to the total

38.4

Bravo to Abdur Razzak, no run, there's little these batsmen can do but keep out the good balls and milk the bad. But Bravo's not giving anything away

38.5

Bravo to Abdur Razzak, no run

38.6

Bravo to Abdur Razzak, 1 wide, that's a rarity - speared down leg and rightly called a wide. Bravo looks to the heavens in dismay

38.6

Bravo to Abdur Razzak, no run, but that's better. Right back on his line and length, and watchfully defended

This is now the second-biggest partnership of the innings, which says rather a lot about the performance

End of over 39 (2 runs) Bangladesh 149/8 (RR: 3.82)
Abdur Razzak    9* (18b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    7-1-10-2
Khaled Mashud    13* (36b)      CH Gayle    4-0-17-1

39.1

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, no run, the old stager keeps his head

39.2

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, width, and a bizarre cut shot leaning back to a ball outside off. Effective though

39.3

Gayle to Abdur Razzak, no run, floated up and onto middle and off. No width this time

39.4

Gayle to Abdur Razzak, no run, steady from Razzak. Bangladesh have to play for overs

39.5

Gayle to Abdur Razzak, no run, more of the same

39.6

Gayle to Abdur Razzak, no run, and another tight over

End of over 40 (1 run) Bangladesh 150/8 (RR: 3.75)
Abdur Razzak    9* (22b 1x4)      CH Gayle    5-0-18-1
Khaled Mashud    14* (38b)      DJ Bravo    7-1-10-2

40.1

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, Bravo into his eighth over. Very steady stuff

40.2

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, another slower ball. He has so many variations

40.3

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, fuller and straighter, and a hint of an appeal. Not out, says umpire Bowden

40.4

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, full-length once again, pushed down the ground but no way through the field

40.5

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, shorter, dabbed off the shoulder of the bat to third man

40.6

Bravo to Abdur Razzak, OUT, fuller and wider, and out! A big swish of the bat and a thin nick through to the keeper. Enticing the drive and reaping the rewards. Brilliant stuff from Bravo, who has yet to concede a run in front of square, let alone a boundary.

Abdur Razzak c †Baugh b Bravo 9 (23m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 39.13

And on that note, here's Martin Williamson to administer the last rites of this innings

End of over 41 (1 run) Bangladesh 151/9 (RR: 3.68)
     DJ Bravo    8-1-11-3
Khaled Mashud    15* (43b)      CH Gayle    5-0-18-1

41.1

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, punched off the back foot wide of extra cover, brief thoughts of a second but after much yelling, the batsmen stay put

41.2

Gayle to Syed Rasel, no run, patted gently back to the bowler

41.3

Gayle to Syed Rasel, no run, another classic defensive prod

41.4

Gayle to Syed Rasel, no run, again a gentle non-spinning offbreak plopped away

41.5

Gayle to Syed Rasel, no run

41.6

Gayle to Syed Rasel, no run, a quiet end to a soporific over. Bangladesh's main aim now seems to be to bat out the overs

End of over 42 (1 run) Bangladesh 152/9 (RR: 3.61)
Syed Rasel    0* (5b)      CH Gayle    6-0-19-1
Khaled Mashud    16* (44b)      DJ Bravo    8-1-11-3

42.1

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, too quick for Mashud. Hits him on the body and squirts out on the leg

42.2

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, marginally short of a length, Mashud drops his hands and thrusts out his chest as the ball flies past his midriff

42.3

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, no run, into the covers, not a sniff of a run

42.4

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, placed between the cover fielders for a single to the man in the deep. That's the first run Bravo has conceded in front of square

42.5

Bravo to Syed Rasel, no run, Rasel prodded at that with no footwork and it beat his outside edge with something to spare

42.6

Bravo to Syed Rasel, no run, much the same but half a yard quicker ... and Rasel even further from making contact

End of over 43 (1 run) Bangladesh 153/9 (RR: 3.55)
Syed Rasel    0* (7b)      DJ Bravo    9-1-12-3
Khaled Mashud    17* (48b)      CH Gayle    6-0-19-1

43.1

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, no run, back into the same grove. Gayle bowls gently outside the off stump and the ball is dropped into the covers

43.2

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, no run, and again ...

43.3

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, no run

43.4

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, no run, this time a tad shorter and an attempted cut goes straight to extra cover

43.5

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, this time he finds the gap

43.6

Gayle to Syed Rasel, 1 run, driven in the air inches over Lara at short cover for a single

End of over 44 (2 runs) Bangladesh 155/9 (RR: 3.52)
Syed Rasel    1* (8b)      CH Gayle    7-0-21-1
Khaled Mashud    18* (53b)      DJ Bravo    9-1-12-3

44.1

Bravo to Syed Rasel, no run, Bravo has now beaten Rasel's outside edge three times in succession, and Rasel doesn't look like getting near it

Two slips now in place

44.2

Bravo to Syed Rasel, no run, and another one flies past the edge, but it keeps low and any snick would have fallen short

44.3

Bravo to Syed Rasel, 1 run, Rasel connects! An outside edge goes through fourth slip for a single

44.4

Bravo to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, slightly too full and driven up to long off

44.5

Bravo to Syed Rasel, no run, another ball roars past Rasel's outside edge

44.6

Bravo to Syed Rasel, no run, fittingly Bravo finishes his spell by beating Rasel's slashing drive

A great spell from Bravo and his best in an ODI. It's also the first time in 19 ODIs that he's bowled through his overs.

End of over 45 (2 runs) Bangladesh 157/9 (RR: 3.48)
Syed Rasel    2* (13b)      DJ Bravo    10-1-14-3
Khaled Mashud    19* (54b)      CH Gayle    7-0-21-1

45.1

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, Mashud dances down the pitch and drives into the off side. That exposes Rasel for five balls ...

45.2

Gayle to Syed Rasel, 1 run, Rasel copies his colleague and uses his feet to drive

45.3

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, 2 runs, neatly turned behind square on the leg and quick running enables them to take a second

45.4

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, no run, tries to repeat the stroke but misses

45.5

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, no run, finds the close fielder on the leg side

45.6

Gayle to Khaled Mashud, no run, that one kept really low, a semi appeal for leg before as Mashud tried to work the ball into the off

Jerome Taylor back to try to finish things off

End of over 46 (4 runs) Bangladesh 161/9 (RR: 3.50)
Khaled Mashud    22* (59b)      CH Gayle    8-0-25-1
Syed Rasel    3* (14b)      DJ Bravo    10-1-14-3

46.1

Taylor to Syed Rasel, no run, up in the blockhole and squeezed out

46.2

Taylor to Syed Rasel, no run, again Rasel spars at the ball and misses

46.3

Taylor to Syed Rasel, OUT, the innings ends with a diving catch. Rasel aimed to clip the ball to leg but only got a leading edge which lobbed high into the covers. It was probably Lara's catch but there was a marked lack of calling and in the end Samuels races in from backward point, diving forward full length to catch the ball a foot off the ground

Syed Rasel c Samuels b Taylor 3 (19m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.64

5.55pm A disappointing score after Bangladesh had reached 95 for 2 inside 20 overs. But three wickets fell in five balls and from then on West Indies were on top. A target of 162 should not pose problems, but join us at 6.45pm to see how West Indies, who will qualify for the next stage if they win, fare.

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Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Chris Gayle completed a 10-wicket win for West Indies, West Indies v Bangladesh, Champions Trophy, Jaipur, October 11, 2006

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