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    49.6 Is that the end of Tamim? There was an edge and it was taken at slip, but the question is whether the ball bounced before or after hitting the bat. Very full ball from Bishoo, tough to say from the live pictures if it was a full toss or a half-volley. Tossed up outside off, Tamim skips yards out of the track and goes for the big cover drive away from the body. The magnifier is in, and by the looks of it, Tamim got the nick just after the bounce, and the bat then hit the turf. Sammy takes the catch well at slip. Tragedy for Bangladesh ... Sadly for Tamim, he seemed to get too close to the pitch of the ball to get the bulk of the bat behind the stroke. He'd have been safe if he had over-run it some more. 168/4
    2.6 gone! or is it? short of length ball outside off, Kayes nicks it towards Kirk Edwards at first slip, taken very low by Edwards, Kayes isn't sure the ball carried, Kirk is sure it did, the on-field umpires have a chat before deciding to ask for the replay, I thought Kirk had taken it cleanly when I saw i live, but on the slow-mo replay with the zoom on, it seemed like the ball bounced before Edwards clasped it, third umpire doesn't seem to have those doubts, he's sent Kayes on his way 26/1
    12.1 Sammy is a tall man but he gets down in an instant to accept a low chance from Nafees, wonderful reflexes from the West Indies captain, and that means Bangladesh are 73/2 as we head for tea 73/2
    33.3 this time Raqibul doesn't survive, there's an outside edge this time, off the thigh pad of the keeper Baugh, and pops up for first slip where sammy has a simple catch, a solid partnership is broken, Samuels thoroughly enjoyed that wicket, breaks out into a sort of dance which I won't try describing here 124/3
    71.2 Bishoo has produced a ripper and that's the end of Rahim. Is that the end of Bangladesh? Ripping legbreak that, dipped on Rahim to land just short of a length on middle and leg and then break away like a fiend. Rahim tried to cover the line, but he was too late for the big spin and the ball zipped past to disturb off pole. End of a really fine innings. Should he have played off the front foot? Lovely dip from Bishoo. 260/6
    68.3 hearthbreak! Shakib is gone to a dismissal softer than a baby's bottom. Short of a length and angling in amiably. So amiably that Shakib tried a cheeky nudged across the line from outside off. He turned the wrists a little too early, and the leading edge ballooned up behind square on the off side. Chanders from slip runs back and completes the catch. Sammy has done the trick yet again. 256/5
    79.2 Bishoo has five for the first time! Naeem is on his way, and I suspect Bangladesh don't quite know how to play legspin. Naeem was only creating the illusion of getting forward here, barely a foot out of the crease as he presents bat and pad close together, without any conviction as to what the ball was going to do. It was flat, quick and hurried along straight to hit him in front of middle. No doubts about this one. 271/9
    73.3 Nasir's gone early after the break. Gem of a flipper from Bishoo, it hurtles through straight after landing back of a length on middle. Nasir went for the pull, but the ball skidded along much before the bat came through, and struck him on the thigh, but he was well back and not standing erect. Good call from the umpire. 264/7
    73.5 this is ending faster than anyone would have imagined. Bangladesh are beyond neck deep in trouble, and Shuvo is on debut, but he's not inspired enough to buckle down. Short ball alright, but runs aren't the prime consideration anymore. Plus, it wasn't wide. Shuvo still goes for a cut and pops it straight to Sammy at slip. The ball was travelling, and Sammy fumbled at first, but dived away to his left to take the rebound low. 264/8
    not out
    80.2 stumps everywhere, and Sammy picks up one and roars in joy. The Windies have won a series away from home for the first time since November 2003. The first win in a Test away since January 2008. Roach slips in a fast and straight ball that straightens on off stump to make a mockery of Rubel's defences before making a mess of his stumps. All over. 278/10
    13 (b 6, lb 1, nb 6)
    278 all out (80.2 Overs, RR: 3.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Imrul Kayes, 2.6 ov), 2-73 (Shahriar Nafees, 12.1 ov), 3-124 (Raqibul Hasan, 33.3 ov), 4-168 (Tamim Iqbal, 49.6 ov), 5-256 (Shakib Al Hasan, 68.3 ov), 6-260 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 71.2 ov), 7-264 (Nasir Hossain, 73.3 ov), 8-264 (Suhrawadi Shuvo, 73.5 ov), 9-271 (Naeem Islam, 79.2 ov), 10-278 (Rubel Hossain, 80.2 ov)
    FH Edwards14.005614.0003
    KAJ Roach13.224913.6703
    DJG Sammy13.041921.4600
    D Bishoo25.069053.6000
    MN Samuels15.025713.8000

Match Details


West Indies , elected to bat first

Series result

West Indies won the 2-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

9.30am start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

29,30,31 October, 1,2 November 2011 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sat, 29 Oct - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 253/5 (KA Edwards 71*, MN Samuels 16*, 90 ov)
  • Sun, 30 Oct - day 2 - Bangladesh 1st innings 204/7 (Nasir Hossain 34*, Suhrawadi Shuvo 2*, 51 ov)
  • Mon, 31 Oct - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 207/3 (DM Bravo 100*, KAJ Roach 4*, 71 ov)
  • Tue, 1 Nov - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 164/3 (Tamim Iqbal 82*, Mushfiqur Rahim 33*, 47 ov)
  • Wed, 2 Nov - day 5 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 278 (80.2 ov) - end of match

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