Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LMP Simmons
44(49) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 2 0 0 4 1 2 2
Mushfiqur Rahim
68(145) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0

Best performances - Bowlers

D Bishoo
O30.0
M6
R81
W3
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shakib Al Hasan
O6.0
M1
R34
W1
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

BANGLADESH 350(122.4 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

WEST INDIES 244(68 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

BANGLADESH 119(42 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

WEST INDIES 100(22 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Commentary

END OF OVER:
22 | 3 Runs | WI: 100/2

  • DM Bravo24 (28b)
  • KA Edwards28 (55b)
  • Naeem Islam2-0-4-0
  • Elias Sunny6-0-34-1

That then ends our coverage of this game. A real pity with the rain and drainage issues on the second and third days. This pitch would have been good for a full Test. Sid Talya's report has the details of how things panned out today. See you all for the second Test in a couple of days. Thanks a ton for all the lovely feedback that made the last two days fun. Cheers and goodbye from Nitin Sundar.

Presentations time:

Elias Sunny is but of course the Man of the Match. Just a reminder than Ashraful was also a debutant Man of the Match. "I enjoyed myself quite a lot on debut, I maintained the line and got the results."

Sammy: "We sort of expected the declaration and were mentally prepared for it. Bishoo had a slight knock while playing football, so he didn't get to bowl. Samuels stepped up well, our strategy with the ball was to play out time. The physio is monitoring Shiv closely, and hopefully we will have him and Simmons for the next game. The way we bowled our lines and restricted them on a hard pitch was good. Kirk, Bravo and Simmons put on some runs towards the end as well. Hopefully we can put up an improved performance in Dhaka."

Rahim: "We thought we will give our bowlers a chance with the declaration, and see if we can get them 4-5 down. It is difficult to score so many runs quickly on the final day, I was happy with how we batted before the declaration. A lot of positives in the game, but our batsmen need to stay on after getting starts and go big. We are very confident ahead of the next match."

Hands are shook, bails are dislodged, smiles break out and there is a lot of camaraderie as the match is called off one hour in advance. All moral wins go to Bangladesh here, and West Indies will be relieved knowing the Mirpur pitch won't spin so much.

"Was 8 an over over 15 overs with eight wickets in hand impossible?" We'll never know Pronoy, on a fifth day pitch. By the way, both teams had a hand in calling off the game. Neither believed it was worth the risk, and I can see where they are coming from.

"No wonder test cricket is dying. Thought 128 of 15 overs with 8 wickets was possible. Calling off the match when we have a situation like this is reasons why I support T20." Ken, I go with the players here. They have done pretty much everything they could to produce a result after losing 2 whole days to rain. And unlike us, the players' main motivation is not to force a result as much as to force a winning result. If they had hypothetically played this out, the team that ended up losing wouldn't have deserved it. Especially if that happened to be Bangladesh.

21.6
2
Naeem Islam to Bravo, 2 runs, sharp spin away from the bat, Bravo forces it off the outside half towards point for a couple.
21.5
0
Naeem Islam to Bravo, no run, drifts onto the pads, defended to the leg side of the pitch.
21.4
0
Naeem Islam to Bravo, no run, fuller length and more spin, defended to the off side.
21.3
0
Naeem Islam to Bravo, no run, huge lbw appeal, turned down as Bravo leans comprehensively forward to defend. That seemed to be going down the leg side.
21.2
0
Naeem Islam to Bravo, no run, on the pads, Bravo can't get the flick away.
21.1
1
Naeem Islam to Edwards, 1 run, turns in from outside off, worked to the square leg area.

This over could be the last of the match. Naeem to bowl with five men around.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LMP Simmons
44(49) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 2 0 0 4 1 2 2
Mushfiqur Rahim
68(145) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %92%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 2 0 1 0 5 0

Best performances - Bowlers

D Bishoo
O30.0
M6
R81
W3
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shakib Al Hasan
O6.0
M1
R34
W1
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF