Player of the Match
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276dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Samuels, Narine help WI keep series alive

With the series at stake, West Indies saved face with a four-wicket win in Mirpur, set up by the spinners and a calm century by Marlon Samuels

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MN Samuels
126(149) 17x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 43 runs
  • 7x4 - 0x6
13 4 4 18 49 17 11 10
Mahmudullah
52(70) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 31 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
2 4 16 4 6 1 4 15

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O10
M0
R37
W4
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mashrafe Mortaza
O6
M0
R34
W2
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Bangladesh led the 5-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

5 December 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary

END OF OVER:
47 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 228/6 | RR: 4.85

  • DC Thomas12 (22b)
  • DJG Sammy1 (2b)
  • Mashrafe Mortaza6-0-34-2
  • Mominul Haque3-0-9-0

That is it then from me, Suneer Chowdhary, has been a pleasure bringing you this game. Will be back with the fourth ODI day after and if this was anything to go by, we can be expected to be entertained yet again.

Presentation:

Rahim: Difficult pitch, the set batsmen got out at the wrong time, we did not score big when the batsmen got set. Not only Mahmudullah, there were others who played well but we were 20 runs short. A ball each end helped us against the dew. Hope to come back stronger next game.

Sammy We all know how important it was to win this game. They were playing good cricket, but that knock by Marlon helped us clinch the game. Sunil Narine bowled well, we know the quality he possesses and he finally got a pitch that helped him and we saw how dangerous he is. Frittering away wickets after getting starts has been an issue for us, but Powell did a good job and Samuels got a match-winning century for us.

Samuels, man of the match Not worried at all about running out of partners, it was a good team effort from our side. Experience in crucial situations helps as well and that is where I was able to pull it. Bangladesh is playing wonderful cricket and we will look to step up the gear. Dedicate this century to my prime minister!

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In the end, a win by four wickets and with three overs to spare seems like it was an easy victory but truth be told, the difference between the two teams was the one man, Marlon Samuels.

Samuels' century was one of the most calculated and matured knocks you would see on a track that a lot of purchase for the spinners. In fact, the Bangladeshi batsmen would do well to watch tapes of how he batted, they would learn a lot after they collapsed yet again to be restricted to only 227.

Kudos to the way Bangladesh fought as well, other teams may have thrown in the towel pretty early but the home side did not, and this is an attitude that will hold them in good stead for the rest of the series.

46.6
4
Mashrafe Mortaza to Thomas, FOUR runs, edged and four! that was outside the off stump, he went out to fiddle at it, got an edge and flies between the keeper and the slip, goes to the fence to win West Indies the game

kazim: "drop catch of samules was the turning point of this match" And probably the poor batting from the Bangladeshi middle-order?

46.5
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Thomas, no run, outside the off and he shoulders arms
46.4
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, 1 run, short of length and flicked away with typically Caribbean flair to fine-leg for a single

Saad: "I didn't escape two of my neurophysiology classes today for this.... still waiting to see some miracle to happen... pls dont give up...." To be fair, Bangladesh have really fought well today, it was a matter of an excellent innings taking it away from them.

46.3
0
Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, no run, outside the off and fuller, defended it back to the bowler
46.2
1
Mashrafe Mortaza to Thomas, 1 run, short of length outside the off and cut away to deep point for a single

Captain Sammy at eight.

46.1
W
Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, OUT, pulled and caught! short of length and Samuels gives himself room, wants to pull it away, but the top edge goes up and straight into the hands of the fielder at square-leg!

MN Samuels c Mahmudullah b Mashrafe Mortaza 126 (167m 149b 17x4 2x6) SR: 84.56

Mashrafe Mortaza comes on now.

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15CH GayleKOA Powell
2nd111MN SamuelsKOA Powell
3rd32MN SamuelsDM Bravo
4th13MN SamuelsDR Smith
5th11MN SamuelsKA Pollard
6th40MN SamuelsDC Thomas
7th6DJG SammyDC Thomas