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

Bangladesh implode to 70 all out

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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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  • kartcric 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.

  • wirus 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.

  • 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.

  • HarryFlashman 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

  • 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 ?

  • nandanLeo 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?

  • Aussie_Cricket 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.

  • on August 23, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    They need proper guidance.

  • 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 .

  • kartcric 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.

  • wirus 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.

  • 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.

  • HarryFlashman 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

  • 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 ?

  • nandanLeo 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?

  • Aussie_Cricket 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.

  • on August 23, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    They need proper guidance.

  • 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 .

  • on August 23, 2014, 13:37 GMT

    I predicted this coming long before. lets see how many more records WI can pile up in this series. I don't think the BD player with serious psychologic issue either can anything about these huge record breaking defeats.

  • on August 23, 2014, 11:21 GMT

    Shamsur Rahman-Opener,Imrul-Opener..Bad selection of the team..Horrible just horrible..What's the use of selecting players when they can't play in their fixed numbers. ?

  • Collis79 on August 23, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    Dwayne Bravo's after match commentary shows that he still does not get it, about the problems facing WIndies in the 50 overs a side game. If he was truthful about the "honest discussion" his team had had, he would have commentated how they still have a lot to learn. He would have commentated how Gayle, Bravo and Ramdhin gave away their wickets when set and how his remaining batsmen struggled to keep the scoreboard ticking over when they were not hitting boundaries and sixes. He and his batting have not in my opinion "learned" much and I forecast that they will be totally out of their depth when they play the better sides in the World Cup.

  • on August 23, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    Ican't say Bangladesh bad luck and WI good luck, but say congratulations WI. Bangladesh has a many good batsman but not more experience like the WI. But they can build up their innings and reach a good position. Everyone wanted how to improve their career. But I can't think that what is the problem in Bangladesh team?

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  • on August 23, 2014, 10:19 GMT

    the problem is with bd cricket now . is the cricket board . poor selection of team poor coaching staff hire again which not provide good result then worse . coach has problem with shakib playing in cpl that cost him out of cricket where is coach believe training is better then playing what we can expect from this team we all can how big out put was for been camping a month without playing any competitive cricket for 3 months . admin need to change ASAP need people from cricket back ground

  • on August 23, 2014, 10:18 GMT

    @world cricket- SL keep winning bro..when they rarely lose ,it just small difference amount of runs but never loose by innings as india do..most of the peoples idea is that BD perform better than IND...im so keen that BD will never loose by innings as IND do..

  • on August 23, 2014, 10:17 GMT

    Time to strip off Bangla's test/ODI status. You dont want international cricket to lose its competitive edge by playing sides like Bangla. In my opinion they need to be relegated asap to preserve the essence of competition.

  • kiwicricketnut on August 23, 2014, 10:12 GMT

    bangladesh wont be bad forever, out of all the so called minnow nations it is bangladesh that has the potential to become a force in world cricket, they have a massive cricketing population and just as big fan base to generate revenue to pump back into there game, they do have to make some changes to improve no doubt about that, they are below par at the moment but in odi cricket they are very competitive at home but away from the comforts of home they become whipping boys. they do have some big odi scalps so they arn't too far away. the changes i think they need to make is to their pitches at home, they are lifeless, its definatly done on purpose to protect their struggling batsman but this is counter productive because when they tour they are exposed, put some life in their pitches to encourage pace bowlers, batsmen will develop better techniques to cope and fail less, keep pumping all their revenue into their domestic development and they will eventually come good, its inneverable.

  • Ramansilva on August 23, 2014, 10:10 GMT

    @Worldcricketlover, According to your line of argument the retirement of Sachin, Dravid, Laxman is the reason for the current pathetic state of Indian team. But you have conveniently forgotten that Indian teams having bigger names were thrashed 5-0 in Australia and England. The team with lesser names lost only with 3-1 margin. Big guys go and new guys come in. Don't be concerned about the future of SL team. That is our SL fan's job. We have nothing to worry considering the performances of Angelo and Priyanjan today.

  • Worldcricketlover on August 23, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    Well SL fans wait till Sanga and Mehla retired then lets see what will happened ? No doubt you have Mathews but how long he will held ? your young gun chandi and lahiru have failed consistently that they have been send back to A team. Look how chandi was playing short pitched delivery on Slow Sl track in this match . No doubt India is playing very poor cricket as too much IPL has destroyed them . But they will come back soon. At this moment SL and SA are good teams . But once steyn ends his career then SA will also struggle . But they have good back up batting power . But i am impressed with sL bowling In test matches. Vaas is real champion coach . But your batting is still weak without senior.

  • SL_4EVER on August 23, 2014, 9:36 GMT

    To all Indians who bash BD for this performance, please keep away from this forum and look after ur Club level Team, which got bundled out for 94 and humiliated+Thrashed just few days ago. 3rd heaviest Defeat in our history shows what an utter embarrassment it was. Please at least try to win one ODI in Eng soil this time. BD is a much talented team comparing to India, but they don't get much chance and exposure to play with Big teams. I'm sure they will bounce back as I still remember how well they did in 2012 Asia cup beating big neighbors and came so close to winning the trophy. Good luck BD. From Srilanka..!!

  • Captainman on August 23, 2014, 9:29 GMT

    Bangladesh don't have 1 top quality batsman. Tamim Iqbal has a batting average of 29 and Mushfiqur Rahim 27 whom many Bangladesh fans consider their 'greatest' ever batsman. Most Bangladeshi players body language clearly suggest they are not interested in the sport and lack professionalism. I don't understand why you Bangladesh fans even watch them play considering we know what the result is clearly going to be 99% of the time and all they seem to be doing is upsetting you. Bangladesh gaining full status in my opinion was the biggest mistake ever made in Cricket because their win:loss ratio is extremely dismal despite playing for nearly a decade and a half.

  • on August 23, 2014, 8:35 GMT

    Congratulations to the WI for a big victory ,its Bangladesh so please do not celebrate too much . I cannot Understand the WI Selectors policy in picking a one day team. How can Kirk Edwards who did even featured in the CPL be picked ahead of Dwayne Smith who was a star in both the recently concluded IPL and CPL . Why is Andre Russell not in the team either . Please pick one day players for one day cricket and Test Players for Test Cricket . Gayle and Roach should have been rested . The Selectors needs to have a policy in Grooming young players when the WI is playing weak teams . Ramdin should have been rested as well

  • on August 23, 2014, 8:15 GMT

    Bangaladesh players dont know about important of batting partneships. they thrown their wickets in regular intervals.

  • on August 23, 2014, 8:01 GMT

    BD team is not suitable to play with Big Boys. They may have a better chance of winning few games against some weaker Women National teams. If players are not talented enough to play English County level cricket then how can some one expect them to compete against any top teams & WI at present is anything but a top tear team. With such a poor domestic level cricket I don't see any hope in the near future for this BD team...they should not be playing in this level.. just my 2..cents...

  • Ramansilva on August 23, 2014, 7:52 GMT

    @Prabhakar Muthukrishnan, "The current Indian line up is too talented to fail consistently". LoL... Whom are you kidding? Did you read the score cards of last three test matches that they played in England? Did you see six ducks in one innings? I recommend you to read the Indian score card of the 2nd innings of last test. That is very interesting reading.

  • on August 23, 2014, 7:41 GMT

    BD batsmen are much better than the Indian Batsmen. This is just a one time story , the over rated Indian batmen flopped in three successive Test matches. BD have the talent and the will to overtake India in cricket soon if the current trend in Indian cricket continues. I think all records will be overtaken when India tour Australia :)

  • on August 23, 2014, 7:28 GMT

    Contd... The current Indian line up is too talented to fail consistently. To put things into perspective- Sangakkara has scored only 1 ton in 4 visits to SA. He has also scored only 2 centuries in England in 15 year career. He has scored 1 century in Australia in all his career. Mahela Jayawardene has never scored ton in Australia or SA. Most in this inexperienced Indian line up have already done it. They will only improve.

  • on August 23, 2014, 7:24 GMT

    @stat1977. You are absolutely wrong. The reason- this has been happening regularly to the BD team in the last 10 years. this rookie Indian batting line up with a combined test match experience of less than 50 scored over 400 in the first two test matches in England. For a team whose top 5 were touring the country for the first time in SA recently, they did very well, almost winning the first test. They also almost won a test in NZ with the same line up. Virat has scored centuries in SA , Australia and NZ in his first tours to the countries. Pujara has scored centuries in SA and NZ on his first tours. Vijay has scored a 97 in SA and 95 and 100 in England. Rahane has scored 100s in SA and England in his first tour. How many BD batsmen in the last 10 years have scored 100s in these countries? Plus this Indian team is the current ODI world champion. It also reached the finals of the T20 WC in BD recently. How many times has the BD team done so?

  • on August 23, 2014, 6:56 GMT

    Bangladesh strategy all along has been a case of changing the pillow to get rid of the headache. But that has not worked so far. The issue is one of the mental frame of mind of the players. It was clearly evident in this match too. No one except one thought that this is a 50 over game. All perished within space of one or two balls faced. Look at the body language of the players revealed it all. Clearly they had no match SWOT. If the team lose a few more matches then the board will trow out the present coach and pick new one and it will be the same result. You need a mentor, who has a business like approach and one who can read the mind set of each players. That does not mean a psychiatrist but a person who can get players to understand how saner council should prevail with each player. Their weaknesses in the mindset is very evident.

  • on August 23, 2014, 6:36 GMT

    Bangladesh have the talent to be a good competitive side but I feel there batsmen lacks patience. I feel they all play with the mindset of twenty-twenty. Such kind of mindset will doom there Test Performance also.

  • Ramansilva on August 23, 2014, 6:27 GMT

    There is a huge gulf between 8th ranked team (WI) and 9th ranked team (BD). Then 10th (Zim), 11th (Afg), 12th (Ire) play better than 9th. What a weird cricketing world.

  • on August 23, 2014, 5:36 GMT

    I feel sorry for Bangladesh... @ the moment Netherland & Afganistan are better than them. sadly BDs are only good on taking but not competitive cricket

  • Stat1977 on August 23, 2014, 5:34 GMT

    @Prabhakar Muthukrishnan-Your suggestion makes sense.They are all out for 70 is no big difference compared to 94 all out in test and crashing down around 150 in 4 test innings.That makes your suggestion valid for Indian team as well isn't it?

  • funnykid on August 23, 2014, 5:27 GMT

    What's wrong with BD Cricket? What are they lacking? Despite having a couple of very good players, the results are very ordinary. They continue to perform poorly. How on earth, they are going to improve? I think ICC must give them an ultimatum, Either improve or face elimination from Test cricket. Honestly speaking they did not deserve test status so early.

  • wirus on August 23, 2014, 5:24 GMT

    Let's not get carried away. Bang is not that bad and WI are not that good. The truth is that both teams are average but at the minute WI are in a better place mentally possibly due to the positive changes in WI cricket esp the departure of Gibson. Remember that WI were 1 wicket away from a humiliating defeat in the first match and Bang restricted this team of "big name player" to less than 250 in the 2nd match. For WI though any win is good news. Also it is evident how much more attacking the bowling looks without Sammy (not his fault). With four wicket-taking bowlers and another 3 or so to bowl the other 10 overs, they look far more sharp. What is desperately needed is a batsman to do what Sarwan used to do - bat through the innings and score at a run a ball while the others bat around him. I think they should seriously consider opening with Brathwaite and Simmons and pushing Gayle down the order. Edwards seems to be in trouble and should be rested. Blackwood can't be far off.

  • on August 23, 2014, 5:15 GMT

    Pity for the Bangladeshi. They should be a pretty stable 150 runs side chasing against any team by now but alas it is not to be!

  • on August 23, 2014, 5:10 GMT

    A pool consisting of the top 30 odd players in Bangladesh should be made to play domestic/league cricket in Australia and England for an year or so. They can stop playing any international cricket till such time. Once they return they will be world beaters.

  • on August 23, 2014, 4:54 GMT

    Looks like BD is going backward. Some changes are necessary from top to bottom starting from BCB president to all the way down to the players. BCB president and management people must be held accountable for unable to put together a team who performs on the field. In my opinion, BCB president and management people all should resign.

    It's a long due to relieve Mushy from captaincy and replace chief selector with someone else probably with Bashar. Players like Mahmudullah, Kayes need to dropped for good. Sadly, BD hired the wrong head coach who has problem with performer like Shakib and not willing to give a chance another performer Mominul. Pace bowling improved a lot since BD hired the bowling coach who has done a good job. Lastly, batting order doesn't look right and the way the team has been coached and managed won't go anywhere for a long long time.

  • on August 23, 2014, 4:51 GMT

    Bang cricket has drooped down completely. As an Afghan , I believe that Afghanistan will beat Bang very easily in the world cup ...

  • on August 23, 2014, 4:37 GMT

    ohh woww..nice and congrats to the winner just a bad for losser

  • on August 23, 2014, 4:20 GMT

    As usual BD Has Talent. What is lacking is consistency. That will only come with a Good Captain, Good Mgmt and a Good Coach plus mental strength. It is a matter of time..

  • Sinhaya on August 23, 2014, 4:16 GMT

    As a Sri Lankan who loves Bangladesh, I am sad. I was wanting Bangladesh to win indeed. When Bangladesh play Sri Lanka, I love to see Bangladesh come as close to us as it is very important to see Bangladesh dominate world cricket. I am lost for words as to what is happening. Hathurusinghe must perhaps address a lack of morale I guess. Better luck Bangladesh for the next ODI. From a Lankan fan.

  • on August 23, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    Vintage Mushfiqur Rahim: The good news is that there is one more game to go so we have one more chance to show that we are better.

  • on August 23, 2014, 4:02 GMT

    As a BD, I think its time Bangladesh stop playing international cricket.

  • cricpanther on August 23, 2014, 4:00 GMT

    West Indies shows their power with this power punch victory with biggest margin. Do performances like this specially Bangladesh is not a good team. Still West Indies should habit to play with their full power and let it be more power punch win will boost West Indies team and I am sure West Indies can be very dangerous and can easily destroy Australian team at World Cup 2015.

  • on August 23, 2014, 3:59 GMT

    for heaven sake windies send a strong team like this to India - actually this team is good enough for both tests and ODIs in my opinion.. please don't replace guys like narine pollard bravo etc. with mediocre guys like deonarine cottrell brathwaite etc. show India that u have the talent and more importantly beat them so that dhoni and Fletcher don't get their jobs extended because of u!

  • cricpanther on August 23, 2014, 3:57 GMT

    Well Done by Wonderful West Indies Team!! Keep it going on, superb bowling attack by Ravi Rampaul, Roach, Jason, Narine. Holder pace bounce and looking like original west indies dangerous bowler!!! Sunil Narine superb!! Ravi Rampaul Stamp of Authority for pitch and Roach's variation is hard to understand by batman!! Agree with Sir Ian Bishop, West Indies need to work and extra effort for batting like Sir Viv Richards, fearless aggression. World Cup 2015 at door and very few team have courage to fight in pitches of Aus and NZ. are South Africa and none other than West Indies!!! Opening Batman should click with aggression, I don't remember when West Indies batted with blazing start...long time ago!!!! Electric start and power play batting require at the begining and end. Simmons lacks focus, so as D.Bravo too much defensive. There is only positive is Gayle and Pollard at this moment. Where are the real batman, find it from jaimaca, saint lucia, barbados, grenada..don't know, find it soon

  • on August 23, 2014, 3:53 GMT

    well mushfiq will still come out and say that the windies got lucky and that Bangladesh ran them close! a really bad captain who acts like a superstar ... replace him with a better candidate and please try a bit harder

  • siddhartha87 on August 23, 2014, 3:52 GMT

    Thank god BD fans are still not talking about that should have won 2012 Asia Cup and beating New Zeland

  • lee_man on August 23, 2014, 3:14 GMT

    Well, like I said after the previous match: people were making the match seem closer than it actually was. Today there are no doubts remaining. The explanation is simple: Bangladesh is playing against a superior team. More often than not Bangladesh will lose the key moments in the game and end up losing. The same thing happens when WI plays the higher ranked teams.

  • Ramansilva on August 23, 2014, 2:40 GMT

    Hathurusinghe shouldn't have accepted to coach a pathetic team like BD. No one can make a competitive team with below par players who cannot even score 100 runs in 50 overs. Forget about playing test matches. Hathurusinghe was an up and coming coach. He was better off coaching sub-national teams. My sympathies to Hathuru.

  • mensan on August 23, 2014, 2:21 GMT

    Really poor display by BNG. Now it's time to finally evaluate the performances of Mehmudullah and Nasir Hossain. These two have no place in the side as batsmen only or as batting allrounders. They must be played as bowling alrounders. They must bowl their full quota of overs.

  • Tinybaba on August 23, 2014, 2:06 GMT

    Bangladesh will never be a good team. Their attitude is not worthy of a good quality team. Specially captain Mushfiqur Rahim doesn't know what he talks. He thinks he is the best captain of this era and BD is the best team. He had to eat his own words during Srilankan series and he never appreciated the quality of SL team and her players. But he rates SL as a substandard team and losing to them was a shame. But SL beat BD an al formats during the series and went on to win the 20-20 world cup and Asia cup with in 02 months. Finally they have won a series in England first time . Though they were beaten by South Africans 1-0 ( if no rain SA should have lost the last test and series would have been 1-1) Then they beat Pakistanis 2-0 in test matches. So better have a quality and humble captain to lead BD to the future.

  • CricTimer on August 23, 2014, 2:01 GMT

    Time and again it is the Bangladesh middle order batsman that proved they have NO fighting skills. A coach can not do much if the batsmen are unable to score. It is time for the BCB to keep their players overseas only, for longer period and get them to play against A and B team of the cricket playing countries. Needless to say but the more they will play overseas the more they will gain confidence and experience. Rotate the stock is not a good practice; rather keeping them to play more match will bring their confidence back. To me they are still a great team with lack of confidence these days. I remember the time when they play under Jamie S. During his time players did not feel much pressure as they do now. That is what made them under performing. My expectation to the BD players, especially to the batsman they just go and swing the bat as they do in the domestic.

  • on August 23, 2014, 1:32 GMT

    I feel sorry for my countryman Hathurusinghe. This stint with Bangladesh is going to make a dent in is impeccable CV as a coach. ICC should reconsider the Test status given to Bangladesh. At the moment it appears that they simply cannot compete with the rest of the test playing nations. May be Bnagaladesh, Zimbabwe and Ireland should play in a triangular series ( in test and 50 over formats) and the winners of the each format should be allowed to play the format they have won and others should be asked to play the associate nations. In every four years or so status can be reviewed.

  • Gutentage on August 23, 2014, 1:22 GMT

    Truth to be told just like Shakib, Tamim Iqbal has to go. He look rest of the team really bad. He Scored 37, more than half of their total. Just simply Riduculus

  • Rally_Windies on August 23, 2014, 0:49 GMT

    In ODI cricket Stats usually do lie ... when i look at the "head to head on crick info ... Pollard and Gayle were the stand out batsman... and Gazi was the best bowler in the game... he choked every batsman including gayle ... but Gayle hit 2 4's and a 6 late to compensate for 9 dot balls .. Pollard decimated Gazi ....

    all the other batsmen where quite accumulators against lesser bowling ... and Narine and Holder , Dwyane Bravo , did the necessary bit at the end... it is a pity Dywane only got 6, these scores pull down your average and don't let you get the high averages of the guys who bat 1,2,3 in ODI ....

    in the WI, when you have 2-3 overs to bat in ODI and hit out, scoring 5-10 super quick runs, you usually get dropped by the selectors for "poor performances" ...

  • SyedMahir_BD on August 23, 2014, 0:08 GMT

    Board should train Mushfiq How to lead the team,,,, I only can see he is the right man , Tamim has no knowledge Shakib should be his Deputy but not happening..

  • SyedMahir_BD on August 23, 2014, 0:04 GMT

    Good show by BD team nevertheless played really good cricket. Kayes attitude was like I will hit the ball out of the park. Great captaincy from Mushfiq. Mahmadullah played as a bowler I think its good. But Instead of Kayes Moninul should have been included why giving him the chance in the last game? Injustice. Batting is the issue, Thank god no one questioning about the Coaching Staff. I hope Head coach does not leave this job. !! We have pretty decent staff now. waste of the dayy,,, still going to watch bd cricket falling.. and appreciating the winning ....

  • EnglishCricket on August 22, 2014, 23:09 GMT

    This Bangladesh is a very poor poor side. Their players like Tamim and Rahim despite playing over a 100 games do not even average at least 30. The team does not even know how to win a Cricket match. Very weak mentally and should not be playing at this level because they simply don't have the ability and are unprofessional. If they got bowled out for 70 against an 8th ranked team on a slow pitch then can you imagine what's going to happen to them on a fast pitch as the world cup? good luck for that. Poor players and poor administration.

  • Twinkie on August 22, 2014, 22:30 GMT

    Simmons and Edwards look out of their elements. But wait! They are out of their elements! What kind of cock-eyed thinking sends Edwards a non-opener to open the batting and an opener like Simmons to bat at no.5? Maybe they're trying to get rid of Edwards, because he's not going to score much at no. 2. Simmon's place is good for a little while at least. Give Pollard a chance to develop his innings at number five. He's never been given much chance to do anything but swat it. Noticed that Bravo was picking his brains as I suggested he might. If he develops his batting he would be a good captain for West Indies, I think. Narine is finding ways to get wickets in this longer format. Maybe he'll soon be more effective at test level. Still plenty for West Indies to do. Bangladesh isn't exactly a Goliath especially without Shakib.

  • on August 22, 2014, 22:18 GMT

    Simmons need to open with Gayle. Drop Edwards, rest Rampaul and bring in Miller and Sammy as we prepare for the World Cup. I agree that Edwards is not an opener. Dwayne Smith should have been in the team to open with Gayle. In addition, Lil Bravo should bat at 4 and not 3. My team for the next game is Gayle, Simmons, Ramdin, Bravo, Pollard, Bravo (capt), Sammy, Holder, Narine, Miller, Roach. Ramdin bats early if we bat first. Experiment since we already won the series ant put some pressure on the recognized batsmen.

    My ideal team is: Gayle, Smith, Simmons, Samuels, Pollard, Ramdin, Bravo (capt), Holder, Taylor, Narine, Roach. We need the experience of Samuels (since Chanderpaul has been excluded) in the World Cup.

  • on August 22, 2014, 21:57 GMT

    BD team have lost their confidence after the Asia cup,. They are good team, but need a better couch and selection is very important. Muhammedullah has been playing for a long time with out a performance. I think Afghanistan is much better team than Bd at the moment. Good luck for the next game bd.

  • WTEH on August 22, 2014, 21:55 GMT

    Oh Bangladesh why do you play cricket. Did you guys bribe ICC to get your status. BD and Zimbabwe I really do not know what your plans are, but this is really unfair for all the other teams that play good cricket.

  • on August 22, 2014, 21:18 GMT

    Wow, this is a pathetic display by the BD team! Come on guys, play with some pride. Remember you're representing your nation.

  • abdullahKHAN123 on August 22, 2014, 21:17 GMT

    This is pathetic. Loss after loss after loss. And not only are these failures on a large scale but from positions that they could have recovered from easily. These bangladeshis really need to get it together. Or they might just get relegated and have a more worthy team like Afghanistan take there place.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on August 22, 2014, 21:09 GMT

    Although its against a weak team like Bd but I have to say holder and rampaul bowled very well , not to mention Narine. Hope wi improve more soon. As for Bd, they will never improve until they give chance to new promising players like momenul , mithun ali , taijul islam , arafat sunny , marshall ayoub, mosaddek hossain, nazmul hossain roni etc into odi. What BcB doing is to stick to same old vintage players forever , this wont help. The new promising players may not do wonders right away but they will grow/improve and would definitely surpass these old players and thus would make Bd stronger and improve.

  • IPSY on August 22, 2014, 20:54 GMT

    Clinical West Indies! Is it a sign of the exit of Gibson and the return of those West Indians cricket surgeons (Lloyd, Richardson, Ambrose) who know so much about the cricket surgeon's knife when they carried out those many cricket operations for over 15 consecutive years?

  • smukhles on August 22, 2014, 20:48 GMT

    No problem, looks like they just learnt from their regional big brother how to get thrashed and humiliated at overseas without putting up a fight. Bangladesh Cricket Board, please bring on the BCB chief as a player for the upcoming test series, his decision making power shows he will indeed do better than these players and knows more about Cricket than any of these guys. Hathurasinghe can play as well as they decided to come to WI without Shakib Al Hasan who is very much experienced playing in WI for Barbados Tridents, knows wickets here and undoubtedly the main fire power for BD team and they decided to come without him, good decision! Get ready for 3-0 guys. On the other hand looks like lots of support here for Afghanistan as well as Ireland. Afghans playing against BD in ODI, expect a white wash all day, Ireland will be a very good competition though

  • on August 22, 2014, 20:48 GMT

    the worst test and odi team by far.... thanks to Pakistan who helped them gain the test status otherwise the whole cricketing world knows of what caliber Bangladeshis players and there board are. before the separation of two countries Bengali's use to blame west Pakistan for not giving them proper chances to play... hope everyone now knows the reason why... stop following India have ur own identity send ur cricketers to National Cricket Academy Lahore like Afghanistan do think beyond politics and plan for the future for the sake of Bangladesh!!! Im a huge supporter of Bangladesh and it hearts when they lose like this..... its like they have stopped believing that they can ever win!!!

  • JoshFromJamRock on August 22, 2014, 20:38 GMT

    Good performance from WI. Lots of positives can be taken from the match. Having Roach, Rampaul, Holder and Narine as the four specialist bowlers really allows Bravo and Pollard to rightfully focus some more on their batting as middle order batsmen. Good to see Gayle, Lil Bravo and Simmons among the runs but their strike rotation is still awful. Edwards, despite his failure, should be given another chance before any judgement is made of his technique or form. He is finding it difficult among a top 4 which is just "block-or-hit" in its approach. So far its seems like only Ramdin, Pollard and Bravo understand the urgency of running between wickets (hence their low dot ball percentage) and going for the odd boundary to keep up with the required scoring rate.

    As it relates to Sammy, he needs to show that he can be a top 5 batsman before he makes the XI. Smith makes a case as opener but he rarely makes use of his starts. A quick 30 here and there is not acceptable for a top order batsman.

  • SLSup on August 22, 2014, 20:36 GMT

    Abdul Nyam: Why demote BNG and promote IRE and AFG? Because they rank lower than BNG? Confused.

  • on August 22, 2014, 20:34 GMT

    Not much of a difference between our Indian side and our eastern neighbors

  • on August 22, 2014, 20:30 GMT

    @delboy: I think the smart award is a consolation and goes to the losing team, while they decided they would nip Narine for man of the match.

  • on August 22, 2014, 20:26 GMT

    This is why i stopped watching Bangladesh. It just so happens today i watched them and guess what another humiliating defeat. Mahmadullah needs to go, Imrul should never be in ODIs, where was mominul? Nasir needs to be dropped and not play in team for a long time as he even struggled for the A team. Gazi needs to be consistent (saqlain back?). Only positives is that our pace bowling has improved dramatically for limited overs but our batting has melted for some reason these past few months. Right now Bangladesh deserve all the blame they get.

  • asiacricket1234 on August 22, 2014, 20:25 GMT

    This coach is only going to take Bangladesh down even more. At first he got Shakib axed and now he is ignoring Mominul. Also why would anyone go for Razzak and drop Taskin? Whats wrong with the team management. I have no idea how Nasir and Riyad keep getting picked. For Tamim they have the excuse that he has played well before these two havent done that either. So what is going on? Pathetic performance.

  • MrHoss1223 on August 22, 2014, 20:20 GMT

    We will lose the 3rd ODI 100%! But atleast I really hope Shamsur Rahman, Imrul Kayes and Abdur Razzak get replaced by Mominul Haque, Mithun Ali and Taskin Ahmed.

    And as Bangla30 said, Bangladeshi fans (myself) need to forgel that we reached Asia Cup final and beat New Zealand and all that because thats past!

    We need to find a replacement for Mahmudullah after the series that's for sure!

  • on August 22, 2014, 19:46 GMT

    demote Bangladesh and Zimbabwe and promote Ireland and Afghanistan

  • slazenger on August 22, 2014, 19:41 GMT

    I think the BD coach Hathurusinghe should resign and find a good team who can win under his watch. BD team is not a team who can win under any coach. The coaches can help but the players has to do a bulk of the act by performing in the middle.

  • on August 22, 2014, 19:40 GMT

    BD must be relegated from the Test group. They have to play against Ireland, Afghanistan, Holland, Nepal, Hong Kong ....and if they clearly defeat all those teams consistently, then they might get promoted to Test arena again. Otherwise we don't want to see BD playing in the top level. Their Board should learn the lesson in a hard way.

  • on August 22, 2014, 19:35 GMT

    Will not get too excited about these games against Bangladesh, but Kirk Edwards needs to be dropped for his country man Dwayne Smith. Best XI and batting order : Smith, Gayle, Simmons, Daren Bravo, Dwayne Bravo, Ramdin, Pollard, Holder, Narine, Rampaul & Roach.

  • delboy on August 22, 2014, 19:33 GMT

    I do not understand why 3 for 39 from 10 overs is smarter than 3-19 from 6 when the latter bowler finishes on the winning team??

  • Dhutugemunu on August 22, 2014, 19:19 GMT

    Okay. Congratulations BD for achieving their 3rd lowest total (70) and 7th largest loss in terms of runs (by 177).

  • on August 22, 2014, 19:10 GMT

    now only 10 more...what a performance...

  • Bangla30 on August 22, 2014, 18:55 GMT

    Pathetic (again) from the bangladeshi 'tigers' . Honestly being Bengali myself, the team needs to be relegated to the associates status and a more deserving team like Afghanistan or Ireland should replace bdesh. Also, Dear every ignorant bangladeshi saying they need shakib, Give it a rest and just accept that our pathetic country will always remain a minnow until we can produce players who are decent and actual know how to win and apply themselves. No point saying that's we got to the Asia cup final, beaten New Zealand and so on. That's history and was as good as it got. Why the team consist with failures such as tamim, gazi, Kayes, mahmudullah, shamsur, Nasir, I'll never know

  • on August 22, 2014, 18:38 GMT

    it looks new coach is not getting anything better from BD team. all his tactics were getting worse. what was the batting line up! why 4 opener was playing... if Imrul scored with BD A team in west indies tour earlier that does not mean he should play for national team,

  • on August 22, 2014, 17:59 GMT

    why imrul kayes is playing in BD one day team and how long Mahmudullah will play for BD. selectors are you looking how many times you are giving chance to a player.......

  • on August 22, 2014, 17:57 GMT

    players like imrul kayes and mahmudullah , what we can hope from them. inconsistency. are they capable of playing for a national team?

  • on August 22, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    both team must feel like they can win from here but bd low in confidence and lack of winning habit, so my money is on the WI. However hoping desperately for bd win.

  • Ramansilva on August 22, 2014, 16:39 GMT

    Is this going to be the first win of the year for Bangla team? Eight months have passed no positive result yet.

  • Hewadmal on August 22, 2014, 15:39 GMT

    Bangladesh, desperately needs Shakib Al Hasan, at the moment, please includes him into squad.

  • on August 22, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    Can't quite put my hand in it but there is a " lack of freedom " in WI batsmen when playing for WI vs playing in other forms of cricket . Anyone care to hazard a reason for this ?

  • on August 22, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    If WI is batting so slow vs Ban. How will they do vs a better team?

  • Collis79 on August 22, 2014, 15:27 GMT

    Edwards is not an international player and Gayel and DM Bravo threw their wickets away in typical fashion!

  • on August 22, 2014, 14:16 GMT

    Taskin Ahmed has been sidelined in place of Abdur Razzak? What a ridiculous decision!!! When are we going to start promoting and supporting our fast bowlers? This kid didn't get any wickets...but he bowled amazingly for a young 19 year old. He is fast...faster than any bowler BD ever had!!! And he proved what a fast bowler could do by taking wickets against the mighty India!!! I don't know what kind of expectations the BD captain and coaching staff had in mind, but they were surely hoping for young Taskin to continue his miracle in this series. It's almost like young Taskiin didn't have any room for being ordinary from the get go. If we don't let our players to build their character and learn to cope with difficult situations, they will never blossom and will always wilt and falter whenever the going will get tough. My prediction, this experimentation with Razzak will result in two additional losses for BD...a 3-0 WHITEWASH. What a shame!!!

  • Twinkie on August 22, 2014, 13:24 GMT

    Why is Kirk Edwards opening the batting when Lendl Simmons is an opening batsman? All that will happen in that is that we we will always lose an early wicket. The No.3 will still be coming in early. He's never going to stick around long enough to get any shine off the ball. What nonsense is this? Kirk Edwards is not an opening batsman!

  • CrICkeeet on August 22, 2014, 13:01 GMT

    Bangladesh! plz stop winning heart! try to win a game..

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  • CrICkeeet on August 22, 2014, 13:01 GMT

    Bangladesh! plz stop winning heart! try to win a game..

  • Twinkie on August 22, 2014, 13:24 GMT

    Why is Kirk Edwards opening the batting when Lendl Simmons is an opening batsman? All that will happen in that is that we we will always lose an early wicket. The No.3 will still be coming in early. He's never going to stick around long enough to get any shine off the ball. What nonsense is this? Kirk Edwards is not an opening batsman!

  • on August 22, 2014, 14:16 GMT

    Taskin Ahmed has been sidelined in place of Abdur Razzak? What a ridiculous decision!!! When are we going to start promoting and supporting our fast bowlers? This kid didn't get any wickets...but he bowled amazingly for a young 19 year old. He is fast...faster than any bowler BD ever had!!! And he proved what a fast bowler could do by taking wickets against the mighty India!!! I don't know what kind of expectations the BD captain and coaching staff had in mind, but they were surely hoping for young Taskin to continue his miracle in this series. It's almost like young Taskiin didn't have any room for being ordinary from the get go. If we don't let our players to build their character and learn to cope with difficult situations, they will never blossom and will always wilt and falter whenever the going will get tough. My prediction, this experimentation with Razzak will result in two additional losses for BD...a 3-0 WHITEWASH. What a shame!!!

  • Collis79 on August 22, 2014, 15:27 GMT

    Edwards is not an international player and Gayel and DM Bravo threw their wickets away in typical fashion!

  • on August 22, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    If WI is batting so slow vs Ban. How will they do vs a better team?

  • on August 22, 2014, 15:36 GMT

    Can't quite put my hand in it but there is a " lack of freedom " in WI batsmen when playing for WI vs playing in other forms of cricket . Anyone care to hazard a reason for this ?

  • Hewadmal on August 22, 2014, 15:39 GMT

    Bangladesh, desperately needs Shakib Al Hasan, at the moment, please includes him into squad.

  • Ramansilva on August 22, 2014, 16:39 GMT

    Is this going to be the first win of the year for Bangla team? Eight months have passed no positive result yet.

  • on August 22, 2014, 17:06 GMT

    both team must feel like they can win from here but bd low in confidence and lack of winning habit, so my money is on the WI. However hoping desperately for bd win.

  • on August 22, 2014, 17:57 GMT

    players like imrul kayes and mahmudullah , what we can hope from them. inconsistency. are they capable of playing for a national team?