West Indies v Bangladesh, Only T20, Basseterre

Heavy rain ruins one-off Twenty20

The Report by Mohammad Isam

August 27, 2014

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Match abandoned Bangladesh 31 for 0 v West Indies
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Darren Sammy and Mushfiqur Rahim with the Twenty20 trophy, West Indies v Bangladesh, only Twenty20, Basseterre, St Kitts, August 27, 2014
The trophy was shared after rain and power failures allowed less than five overs of play © AFP

The one-off Twenty20 between West Indies and Bangladesh was called off after heavy rain hit Warner Park 17 minutes into the match. The match officials held a final inspection more than two hours later after which they decided conditions weren't good enough even for a shortened game.

Besides the downpour, the groundstaff had to battle strong winds, which left them struggling to control the covers early on. The extra time they took to cover the surface allowed the deluge to drench the pitch. There was also trouble with the floodlights which hampered the groundstaff in their work after the rain stopped.

Before the rain, Bangladesh batted and got to 31 for no loss in 4.4 overs. Tamim Iqbal struck one over mid-off and Anamul Haque got a four and a six but the visitors' brightest start on tour was cut short.

The two-match Test series begins on September 5 in Kingstown, before which Bangladesh will play a three-day practice match in Basseterre against St Kitts and Nevis.

Mashrafe Mortaza, who is not part of the Test squad, suffered a groin injury in the first one-dayer and had been rested for this game. He is set to head home to gear up for the Asian Games next month.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. @isam84

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Posted by wirus on (August 28, 2014, 20:12 GMT)

Too bad the game was washed out. Cotterell looked good. Was the 1st time for a while that I've seen a WI bowler bowling fairly quickly. Both Roach and Taylor have become not much more than Bravo in pace and though Rampaul gives it a good go, he will never be more than fast-medium at best. Speaking of Best, he at least bowled quick but as a person he is out of control and should never represent WI again. So who is left that is quick? You can be sure that Lloyd is already asking that question. To my mind a WI team has to have at least one really quick bowler, one quickish and one at least fast-medium but extremely accurate. If Roach and Taylor can regain their pace and Holder continues to improve then we have the three. But there needs to be back up in reserve, so Rampaul, Carlos Brathwaite, Delorn Johnson and Beaton (if they improves) and Cummings if he can't find his mojo again.Spin is no problem. Maybe one day we could actually have 3 really quick bowlers terrifying batsmen again.

Posted by   on (August 28, 2014, 16:12 GMT)

@BRUTALANALYST Cotterell has a nice seam position for that left arm in-swinger, and has nice pace, however, he seems to lack control. What I would like to see is him pitching it up more with that pace and swing.

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (August 28, 2014, 13:59 GMT)

Cottrell was the only genuine quick in the CPL and had very good economy and was 1 of the only highlight for his side. The 2 overs we saw form him yesterday where bowled with some real heat and more importantly great control very promising I hope he continues to progress and we see him in the longer formats.

Posted by espncricinfomobile on (August 28, 2014, 8:12 GMT)

Why no Jerome Taylor

Posted by fr600 on (August 28, 2014, 4:37 GMT)

Rain or not, we knew the result even before the game started.

Posted by android_user on (August 28, 2014, 4:29 GMT)

Still is rain

Posted by   on (August 28, 2014, 2:49 GMT)

Wait Wait and Wait......Game postpond.....Very first time BD looks solid,but rain washed away the match....Good luck for both WI and BD in test.....Hope no rain that time...

Posted by android_user on (August 28, 2014, 2:34 GMT)

Why there is no Ravi Rampaul the leading wicket taker of the cpl. What inpact Coterrel had and deserve a place on the side

Posted by android_user on (August 28, 2014, 1:23 GMT)

can u tell me the news what time the game go be start ...

Posted by CricketChat on (August 28, 2014, 0:26 GMT)

At least against BD, I was hoping WI selectors would try new faces who did well in the recent CPL. Alas, it's the same old faces.

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