West Indies v Bangladesh, 2nd ODI, St George's August 22, 2014

Bangladesh implode to 70 all out


West Indies 247 for 7 (Gayle 58, Darren Bravo 53, Mashrafe 3-39) beat Bangladesh 70 (Tamim 37, Narine 3-13, Roach 3-19) by 177 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Bangladesh lost their final seven wickets for 13 runs © WICB Media/Randy Brooks

There was promise of a contest when West Indies were restricted to 247, but all hope evaporated by the 17th over when Sunil Narine prompted a collapse that virtually guaranteed a Bangladesh defeat. Tamim Iqbal, playing his most composed knock in ten months, became the third wicket in the space of seven balls, and with that Bangladesh's chances were almost extinguished.

West Indies eventually won by 177 runs - their largest victory over Bangladesh, who were shot out for 70 - completing their first ODI series win since February 2013. They did enough with the bat, and then toyed with Bangladesh's patience with the ball.

Narine, so threatening but wicketless in the first ODI, waded into the Bangladesh batting line-up with three wickets. He set the alarm bells ringing when he removed captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah off consecutive balls in the 16th over.

Narine produced a delivery that bounced more than Mushfiqur anticipated and took the edge, and later bowled one that kept slightly low but went straight past Mahmudullah's bat to hit the off stump.

Tamim fell in the next over, unable to keep Roach's bounce down and gave Chris Gayle a simple catch at midwicket. From 57 for 3 it became 57 for 6. Narine then picked up his third wicket when Sohag Gazi gave deep square leg a straightforward catch.

Kieron Pollard took a one-handed catch at short midwicket when Nasir Hossain couldn't keep a half-hearted pull-shot down, making it 66 for 8.

The last wicket fell when Al-Amin Hossain was comically run-out, providing an apt finish to the shambles that is Bangladesh's batting this year.

The top order, barring Tamim, didn't put up much resistance either. Anamul Haque and Imrul Kayes gave it away early, and Shamsur Rahman is yet to show he can shine in his new No. 4 position.

Kemar Roach was among the wickets, finishing with 3 for 19, while Jason Holder had one wicket and Ravi Rampaul two. Holder bowled in a different role today, taking the new ball and attacking the Bangladesh openers, of whom he had four to bowl at. Rampaul was slightly unlucky at the start, but made it up with the wickets later on. Roach was steady, without pushing the speed gun too much, and he didn't need to.

When they were put in to bat, West Indies' innings was neither disintegrating nor taking off for a big score. It started off with Kirk Edwards continuing his struggle with deliveries slanting in to the stumps, as he was bowled by Al-Amin Hossain for a duck.

Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo then added 88 for the second wicket with the former dominating the partnership. Gayle got to his first ODI fifty in more than a year with plenty of fours and sixes as is his norm. He started off with a straight six off Mashrafe Mortaza and whenever the opportunity presented itself, in the form of a short ball or a full toss, he latched on confidently.

There was a dearth of singles, but he made it up with the big hits, with the emphasis on picking up sixes and not fours.

The likes of Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons and Denesh Ramdin struggled to get a move on as the Bangladesh spinners bowled with a lot of control. Abdur Razzak was wicketless in his ten overs but he provided stability, with Mahmudullah and Sohag Gazi providing enough reason to believe it was a decent move to base their attack on spinners.

Bravo got to a fifty while Ramdin and Simmons failed to push on. The fourth-wicket stand between Ramdin and Simmons progressed at less than four an over at an important stage in the innings, but it hardly mattered in the end as Bangladesh's winless streak extended to 12.

Bangladesh's lack of fight with the bat has continued, and the phone number-like scorecard after Tamim's 37 will haunt the team for a long time, or at least till their next meltdown.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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  • karthik on August 24, 2014, 10:55 GMT

    To all Sl fans who think their team has a better than india I will show the true position.Odis-Total matches-144 India won-78 SL won-54 Nr-11Tied-1.Tests-Total matches-35 India won-14 SL-6 Draw-15.Now decide which is the better team.

  • Orlando on August 24, 2014, 5:54 GMT

    I say again, Bang is not that bad and WI are not that good. This 2nd match was just one of those things where a team implodes. Yes Bang does it more often than most but look at facts. Best fast bowler in the series - Mortaza. Best batting averages overall - Bang. That tells me that WI should be very careful about underestimating this team. Narine is right - there's nothing particularly wrong with their batting as they may well demonstrate in the last match. WI need to move on. They have to replace Gayle at the top of the order if they are to have a good platform for the big hitters to build on. Gayle's non-existent technique is now being exposed again and again. He has to be moved down or out. I wouldn't waste a 3rd chance on Edwards. He is talented but seems out of it at the moment. Brathwaite, Blackwood, Johnson or even Dwayne Smith should be given a chance. Dwayne Bravo needs to buckle down and scrap out 50, then go on to play his more flamboyant shots to a 100. He needs to open.

  • lancia71 on August 24, 2014, 3:45 GMT

    BD has been huge a disappoint ever since they got the test status. BD can hire the best of coaches and all kinds of consultants but the simple fact is that they don't have a proper structure in place to produce decent cricketers who can compete with major teams. BD has the most passionate fans and they love their team but the players are not up to mark. Ireland is way ahead than bd.

  • Dummy4 on August 24, 2014, 0:13 GMT

    It is time for Bangladesh just to bid farewell to cricket. They have been around long enough to learn something and to gain something. They achieved little but gained constant embarrassment for Bangladesh and it's adoring fans.

    The team has nothing to offer to the cricket loving fans around the world too.

  • Will on August 23, 2014, 19:24 GMT

    Ireland gave the Windies a much better game earlier in the year: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/702141.html - they should have one the first one dayer as well

  • Dummy4 on August 23, 2014, 18:21 GMT

    Why is Miller still on this team ? His technique is terrible ! For th . at matter it seems that some players get an extraordinary amount of chances . He is one of them . You should never get bowled cross batting . Why isn't Smith in there ?

  • Nandan on August 23, 2014, 18:09 GMT

    Ramansilva just compare the overall test records of India and SL. True India lost 0-4 against Aus and England when the greats Laxman, Rahul and Sachin were way beyond the peak. India won a test match in perth in the prior series won series in England and a series in NZ and tied a series in SA and were deservedly No 1 Test Team, has SL won any test matches in Aus?

  • Sab on August 23, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    I agree with Salman Sadiq that Bangladesh should be stripped of their test status. I have no ill will toward Bangladesh but after 14 years they have been unable to put together the first class infrastructure or the economic underpinnings to make their team a true competitive force in the test arena. They've only ever won two series in their history, one against "Zimbabwe" the other against the West Indies when the WI 1st XI were on strike. If they can't get competitive by now they never will and in this day and age the test stage needs good competition to stay relevant. Maybe keep Bangladesh as an ODI team (for now) but in tests they need to make way for teams with more potential.

  • Dummy4 on August 23, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    They need proper guidance.

  • Dummy4 on August 23, 2014, 13:54 GMT

    This is the kind of performance that WI must put forward against all teams that are below them . This does not mean that WI moving forward . Just look at the batting , its way out of line with in International standard. The bowling department look good and as soon as the WI get about 3 or 4 good young batsmen in the line up aling with the bowlers staying fit , then we shall see a change for the better .

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