Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    16.1 Another one goes down. Again done by the extra bounce. Omar falls after offering some resistance. Hits the deck short of length, outside the off stump and it holds its line. Omar hops up, stabs at it, bat away from the body, with an open-face of the bat and it flies to the left of first slip where Gayle takes it. 35/5
    6.2 What a way to go. Unbelievably school-boyish dismissal. Length-delivery on the off and middle line, Omar dabbed it close on the off side and both set off for a run. Bravo swooped in from point and suddenly, Tamim froze half-way down the track and tried to turn back. But Javed Omar kept running on and reached the other end first. Meanwhile Bravo picks the ball up, looks up and seems surprised there is no one at the striker's end. He jogs towards it and removes the bails. 13/1
    8.5 Collymore removes Aftab. Lovely seam-position, seam facing the slips and it landed on a length, just outside off stump and shaped away. Aftab hang his bat out at it and it took a bit of outside edge before nestling into the 'keeper's gloves. Collymore can finally celebrate. The ball has not slipped out of the fielder. Lara rushes to congratulate him. Smiles all round. 21/2
    10.5 Collymore on fire for Windies. Done in by the extra bounce. Landed on the seam, around the off stump line, kicked up, more than what Saqibul expected as he shaped for a on-the-up square-drive, gets the edge and flies to Ramdin. West Indies are on top here. 23/3
    14.4 caught at square leg, Powell drops it a fraction short, Ashraful goes back and tries to hit over the in field, he's in no position whatsoever to play a pull and the ball hits the high part of the bat before spooning up to Samuels who takes the simplest of catches 34/4
    20.4 The captain is gone. Smiles all around the West Indies camp. Pace and bounce gets them again. And again. Banged in short, it kicks up around the off stump line, chest-high at a rapid pace, Bashar has no where to go, he hops, takes the bottom-hand off the handel, puts his bat at it as a shield, it collides with the outer edge and flies over Bravo at third slip and he times his jump nicely to grab it. 52/6
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    34.6 cleaned him up with a yorker. Mortaza, after a fine resistance, falls. Full, on the middle stump line, and hint of late inswing, Mortaza is caught at the crease, his feet in a tangle, the bat comes down in an angle and the ball squeezes past it to crash into the furniture. 110/7
    35.6 arm-ball, from round the stumps, does the trick. Full in length, lands outside off stump, Rafique goes back, instead of pressing forward, and the ball comes in with the arm, the bat comes outside the line and he is caught dead plumb in front. 111/8
    38.4 Lara takes a catch! he has a huge smile spread across his visage. Finally, something goes well for him. Length-delivery, slanting away from Razzak who tries to withdraw his bat away but is late in doing so and ends up patting it to Lara at second slip. He doesn't make any mistake this time. Bravo celebrates and Lara rushes towards him. All the Windies players converge on the duo. The sun is shining and the weather is sweet for the West Indians. Lara took the catch and only after taking a few steps, released the ball gently towards the square-leg umpire. He was not going to repeat that mistake. 114/9
    43.5 West Indies have won. A Comprehensive victory. They win by 99 runs. Slow in the air, flighted, on the middle and Rasel tries to slog it across the line, misses and the middle stump is pegged back. 131/10
    10 (lb 1, nb 2, w 7)
    131 all out (43.5 Overs, RR: 2.98)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Tamim Iqbal, 6.2 ov), 2-21 (Aftab Ahmed, 8.5 ov), 3-23 (Shakib Al Hasan, 10.5 ov), 4-34 (Mohammad Ashraful, 14.4 ov), 5-35 (Javed Omar, 16.1 ov), 6-52 (Habibul Bashar, 20.4 ov), 7-110 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 34.6 ov), 8-111 (Mohammad Rafique, 35.6 ov), 9-114 (Abdur Razzak, 38.4 ov), 10-131 (Syed Rasel, 43.5 ov)
    CD Collymore7.011121.57340010
    DBL Powell10.003833.80393040
    JE Taylor8.002503.12332010
    DJ Bravo10.032822.80473012
    CH Gayle8.502823.16311000

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