ICC World Twenty20, 2007/08 / Commentary

ICC World Twenty20 - 5th match, Group A

Bangladesh v West Indies

Bangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

1.1

Abdur Razzak to DS Smith, 1 run, full and outside off, dabbed past point

1.6

Abdur Razzak to DS Smith, no run, short in length, a tad quicker, outside off, cut straight to point. There was an opportunity for a four there but he didn't get his placement right. Will Bangladesh persist with this spin attack?

West Indies 12/1   DS Smith 1* (2b)

2.2

Syed Rasel to DS Smith, no run, slightly short in length, delivered with a round-armish action, outside off stump, Smith shaped to cut but the ball held up on him and he ended up tapping it to point

2.3

Syed Rasel to DS Smith, 1 run, fuller, straighter, on the middle and off, Smith seems to have been expecting it to move away but adjusts to stab it to square leg

2.6

Syed Rasel to DS Smith, 1 run, full and outside off stump, Smith lunges forward, opens the bat-face and steers to third man. Good tight over. Just four runs. Bangladesh will be happy with the start

West Indies 16/1   DS Smith 3* (5b)

3.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to DS Smith, 1 wide, well outside the off stump and its a wide.

3.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to DS Smith, 1 wide, another one. Poor start by Mortaza. West Indies sent down 23 wides the other night. Hope Mortaza is not eyeing that unwanted record

3.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to DS Smith, 1 wide, Well ... well ... well what have we got here. An erratic Mortaza. Another one well outside off stump

3.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to DS Smith, no run, Gets it this correct this time. On the off stump line, pushed to point

3.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to DS Smith, FOUR, short and outside the off stump, it help up a touch and so, Smith instead of cutting it square on the off side, goes for a pull shot through wide midwicket

3.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to DS Smith, 1 run, slashed over the slips. Climbs up from a length, around the off stump, Smith flashes at it and it flies over the slip, Rasel comes across from his third man position to make a fine stop

West Indies 24/1   DS Smith 8* (8b 1x4)

4.1

Syed Rasel to DS Smith, no run, full in length, outside the off stump, left alone. Rahim is standing up to the stumps

4.2

Syed Rasel to DS Smith, no run, short in length, outside the off stump, Smith mistimes a cut to point.

4.3

Syed Rasel to DS Smith, no run, fuller, closer to the off stump, Smith stays where he is and defends. Rahim loves the delivery, "Oh! yes!," he screams. Rahim is never short of words

4.4

Syed Rasel to DS Smith, no run, a tad short in length, on the middle stump line, Smith tries to pull but mistimes it to square leg. 4 dot balls. The heat is on. Rahim is delighted.

4.5

Syed Rasel to DS Smith, no run, nagging line and length, nipping in off the seam, cramping up Smith who just manages to stab it away

4.6

Syed Rasel to DS Smith, 1 run, Wonderful over. Just a run off it. On the middle stump line, off a length, pushed towards mid-on

West Indies 25/1   DS Smith 9* (14b 1x4)

5.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to DS Smith, FOUR, Slapped away. Short and outside off, Smith rocks back to crash it past point.

5.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to DS Smith, no run, Another short delivery, another cracking cut but Farhad Reza, at backward point, moves smartly to his left to make a diving stop.

5.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to DS Smith, no run, Climbs up from a length, close to the off stump, Smith shapes to cut but is beaten by the extra bounce.

5.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to DS Smith, FOUR, Short again - Mortaza has bowled poorly today, and Smith pulls it easily through midwicket. West Indies are beginning to get a move on, courtesy Smith and Mortaza.

5.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to DS Smith, no run, Hmm... another short delivery - Ashraful must be getting an headache - cut fiercely but again Farhad Reza comes in the way.

5.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to DS Smith, no run, a tad fuller, on a length, outside off stump, Smith is beaten on the cut shot. Not the length for that shot.

West Indies 33/1   DS Smith 17* (20b 3x4)

6.4

Syed Rasel to DS Smith, 2 runs, fuller and straighter, on the middle, Smith leans forward, gets his bat around the front pad and turns it to backward square-leg region

6.5

Syed Rasel to DS Smith, 1 run, lands on a length, moving in towards middle, Smith stays back and works it to deep square leg

West Indies 37/1   DS Smith 20* (22b 3x4)

7.4

Farhad Reza to DS Smith, 2 runs, a tad shorter, on the middle stump line, pulled to deep square leg

7.5

Farhad Reza to DS Smith, 2 runs, full-pitched, outside the off stump, Smith loves to hang on his back foot even if its a fuller delivery, this time knives it through extra cover

7.6

Farhad Reza to DS Smith, FOUR, brings up the fifty with a fierce pull shot. Slightly short and he was quick to pounce on that.

West Indies 53/1   DS Smith 28* (25b 4x4)

8.2

Shakib Al Hasan to DS Smith, no run, spins in sharply from outside off, Smith stays back and is surprised at the bounce. It crashed into the rib cage. Good signs if you are a spin bowler

8.3

Shakib Al Hasan to DS Smith, 5 wides, big turn. Landed outside the off stump and spun right across and runs down the leg-side. Wide called. I reckon its a harsh call.

8.3

Shakib Al Hasan to DS Smith, no run, Ah! the straighter one this time and Smith is beaten, playing for spin.

8.4

Shakib Al Hasan to DS Smith, no run

8.5

Shakib Al Hasan to DS Smith, 1 run, another straighter delivery, outside off, Smith stays back to work it to mid-on

West Indies 60/1   DS Smith 29* (29b 4x4)

9.2

Farhad Reza to DS Smith, 1 run, full and well outside off stump, drilled to sweeper cover

9.4

Farhad Reza to DS Smith, no run, yorker length, outside off stump, jabbed back to the bowler

9.5

Farhad Reza to DS Smith, FOUR, Whack. Full-pitched, just outside off stump, Smith drilled it down the track - it almost took out the umpire - to the straight boundary

9.6

Farhad Reza to DS Smith, 1 run, full again, driven to long-off

West Indies 69/1   DS Smith 35* (33b 5x4)

10.1

Shakib Al Hasan to DS Smith, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked past square leg for a single

10.4

Shakib Al Hasan to DS Smith, 2 runs

10.5

Shakib Al Hasan to DS Smith, FOUR, short in length, outside the off stump, cut through backward point. He loves that shot. He stays on that back foot and jumps at a half-an-opportunity to cut

10.6

Shakib Al Hasan to DS Smith, no run, spins in, turned to midwicket

West Indies 81/1   DS Smith 42* (37b 6x4)

11.3

Abdur Razzak to DS Smith, no run, flatter and quicker, short in length, outside off stump, Smith shapes to pull but is beaten for pace

11.4

Abdur Razzak to DS Smith, 1 run, another cut shot, will get a single.

11.6

Abdur Razzak to DS Smith, 1 run, delivered from the front of the hand, fullish and faster, on the middle stump line, turned to square leg

West Indies 89/1   DS Smith 44* (40b 6x4)

12.1

Mohammad Ashraful to DS Smith, no run, lands on a length, on the middle and off stump line and turns away with bounce, Smith doesn't offer a stroke

12.2

Mohammad Ashraful to DS Smith, 2 runs, fuller and driven to left of long-on

12.3

Mohammad Ashraful to DS Smith, no run, turn and bounce. Smith shapes to cut but pulls out at the last minute

12.4

Mohammad Ashraful to DS Smith, 1 run, leans forward to work a full delivery to midwicket

12.6

Mohammad Ashraful to DS Smith, 1 run, on the off stump line, pushed to cover

West Indies 94/1   DS Smith 48* (45b 6x4)

13.1

Abdur Razzak to DS Smith, no run, from wide of the crease, spins in quickly from outside off stump, Smith tries to tickle to the on side, misses and it thuds into the pad

13.2

Abdur Razzak to DS Smith, no run, and again. Good stuff from Razzak

13.3

Abdur Razzak to DS Smith, 1 run, fuller, on the middle and off, driven through mid-on

West Indies 95/1   DS Smith 49* (48b 6x4)

14.2

Mohammad Ashraful to DS Smith, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

14.5

Mohammad Ashraful to DS Smith, 1 run, flighted, full and on the off stump, slog-swept towards deep midwicket.

West Indies 100/2   DS Smith 51* (50b 6x4)

15.1

Abdur Razzak to DS Smith, 1 leg bye, lands on a length, on the middle, spins down the leg side, Smith tries a slog sweep but misses and is struck outside the line of leg stump

15.3

Abdur Razzak to DS Smith, OUT, gets his man with a quicker one. Clever. He saw Smith charging down the track and sent down a quicker one, full as well and it yorked Smith. Clean bowled.

DS Smith b Abdur Razzak 51 (66m 52b 6x4 0x6) SR: 98.07

West Indies 104/3   DS Smith 51 (52b 6x4)
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Sep 13, 2007

Bangladesh celebrate their victory against West Indies, Bangladesh v West Indies, Group A, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 13, 2007

Bangladesh celebrate their victory against West Indies

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Sep 13, 2007

Aftab Ahmed lofts over the off side, Bangladesh v West Indies, Group A, ICC World Twenty20, Johannesburg, September 13, 2007

Aftab Ahmed lofts over the off side

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