Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That's it from me then, as always I am Suneer Chowdhary and I must say that the comments tonight made for some really interesting reading. Cannot publish all of them because of time constraints but rest assured I read them all, will be back for tomorrow's game, which I hope will be a thriller. Ciao!

For all the criticism that is coming Bangladesh's way, it must be said that the series is tied at two games all. They have won the same number of games as the West Indies and given that the tourists had come off a World T20 victory and a couple of Test wins, it is a good show. That said the momentum will definitely be with the West Indian side given that they have won at Dhaka batting and bowling first.

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Rahim bowlers did a good job, we dropped too many catches and that is where we lost out, the wicket was not too difficult to chase but we collapsed at the start. all the fielders tried hard, but too many mistakes made, Sammy played really well. Knew they would come hard with the new ball but failed to step up. We have one more chance to win the series tomorrow.

Sammy, man-of-the-match the way the wicket played, Bangladesh bowled well to our batsmen, runs on the board is runs on the board and we bowled really well. I was due for a performance like and happy I contributed to my team's success. Hope to win the last game and end the series on a high. We need to go with a win-at-all-costs attitude, improving our do-or-die attitude.

Ravi B: "This is the Bangladesh team we all are getting used to. Loads of promise in one match and a meek surrender in the other one. Will they ever win matches consistently?"

Coolblood: "No more tears, no more pain, same old song, over and over again, Well played West Indies!!!"

End of a good game, although a bit one-sided in the end. Bangladesh will be ruing their top-order collapse that left them at 13/5 before one had blinked. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah fought hard but there was too much to be done for them in the end and they fell away once the Bangladeshi captain fell.

Credit where due, the West Indian pace bowlers did an excellent job at the top. It wasn't as if a lot of rash strokes were played, just that the Bangladeshi batsmen were almost stunned by the sudden change in the pitch's behaviour - swing, seam, pace.

Sammy led by example, he got himself a smacking half-century when the chips were down, and then he ended with 3/26 in his eight overs. I will be very surprised if someone else gets the MoM award.

34.1
W
Smith to Abdur Razzak, OUT, given out, caught in the slips it was on the middle and went through quickly and seemed to have gotten an inside edge on to his pads, popped up for the slips to take a simple catch! Oh wait, the umpire has given it out lbw, but there did seem to be an inside edge, one way or the other he was out, so the right decision was given there.

Abdur Razzak c Sammy b Smith 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

END OF OVER:
34 | 3 Runs | BDESH: 136/9 (76 runs required from 15.5 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.75)

  • Mahmudullah56 (78b)
  • Abdur Razzak3 (5b)
  • SP Narine8-1-32-1
  • DR Smith2-0-7-1
33.6
0
Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, quicker this time and bit of bite, tucked to short fine-leg but goes too quickly to him and not for runs
33.5
1
Narine to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, short of length, turn but too slow and easy to read given the length, opens the face of the bat, hits to the off side
33.4
1
Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run, on the off stump, straighter and cut away to third-man for a single
33.3
1
Narine to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, short of length, no turn and on middle, punched down the ground for a single
33.2
0
Narine to Abdur Razzak, no run, closer to the stumps and straighter, beats the outside edge, through to the keeper
33.1
0
Narine to Abdur Razzak, no run, lot of turn from outside the off stump, goes further away and Razzaq has nothing to do with it

Narine comes on now.

Ziad: "Can Bangladesh emulate the West Indies performance in the 2004 Champions Trophy final? As a die-hard fan, I can only hope." Aah, the fading lights, the improbable chase, that was an excellent game for a final.

END OF OVER:
33 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 133/9 (79 runs required from 15.5 overs, RR: 4.03, RRR: 4.64)

  • Abdur Razzak1 (1b)
  • Mahmudullah55 (76b)
  • DR Smith2-0-7-1
  • DJG Sammy8-1-28-3
32.6
1
Smith to Abdur Razzak, 1 run, on his pads, fuller, flicked away to wide mid-on and they are able to get away for a single

Nine down now and Razzak comes out.

Joy Sharma: "Why there isn't any Hot-Spot or Snick-o-meter? I thought only BCCI doesn't want these!" Ostensibly because at least one of either West Indies or Bangladesh (or both) did not want it for this series.

32.5
W
Smith to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, gone, this time, out, lbw, was fuller and nipped back into the batsman, he was on the back-foot and hits him on the back pad, given out and rightly so!

Mashrafe Mortaza lbw b Smith 6 (30m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

32.4
1
Smith to Mahmudullah, 1 run, outside the off, and he opens the face of the bat, through to the third-man for a single
32.3
0
Smith to Mahmudullah, no run, shorter and angling into the batsman, he patiently goes back and defends from the crease
32.2
1
Smith to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, short of length and he opens the face of the bat and plays it down to third-man for a single
32.1
0
Smith to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller on the off stump, driven down to mid-off

Uzair: "I think Bangladesh are doing injustice to Mahmudullah. He should be sent at number 4 as he is more talented and patient player than any of his other team mates."

Shujon Bashar: "I absolutely agree with Mahmudullah coming up the order, infact he should bat at No.3 for me since he has ability and temperament to build an innings in ODI unlike Naeem Islam. For the sake of BD fans, I hope Mash can support him and pull out a win here"

END OF OVER:
32 | 6 Runs | BDESH: 130/8 (82 runs required from 15.5 overs, RR: 4.06, RRR: 4.55)

  • Mahmudullah54 (74b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza5 (13b)
  • DJG Sammy8-1-28-3
  • DR Smith1-0-4-0
31.6
2lb
Sammy to Mahmudullah, 2 leg byes, short of length and he was going for it, pops up over the keeper and goes away for a couple of runs, given as leg-byes by the umpire
31.5
0
Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, bouncer from Sammy and he just evades it by swaying away from the line
31.4
1
Sammy to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, outside the off and taps away to the off side, completes a run quickly
31.4
1w
Sammy to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 wide, this goes down the leg side, tries to flick it away but does not get the bat there and gets a wide
31.3
0
Sammy to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, fuller on the off stump and defended to the short cover region
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Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3Tamim IqbalAnamul Haque
2nd0Naeem IslamTamim Iqbal
3rd1Mushfiqur RahimTamim Iqbal
4th3Mushfiqur RahimNasir Hossain
5th6Mushfiqur RahimMominul Haque
6th74MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
7th26MahmudullahSohag Gazi
8th0Elias SunnyMahmudullah
9th19Mashrafe MortazaMahmudullah
10th4Abdur RazzakMahmudullah