Bangladesh in West Indies ODI Series - 1st ODI

West Indies v Bangladesh

West Indies won by 3 wickets (with 62 balls remaining)

Game time. Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque are Bangladesh's openers. Kemar Roach has the new ball for West Indies. Two slips in place.

Abir Utsha: "4 openers in Bd team! Might as well need them considering the condition"

8.45 am Word is that West Indies are bowling, after Dwayne Bravo won the toss.

Tommy: "Is Gayle fit? there's a few rumors that he aint. Is he?" He's in the XI, Tommy, but whether he is fully fit or not, I'm not sure.

Jeff Dujon, on Ten Cricket, reckons it is a bowl-first pitch because there is moisture in the surface. There's a bit of weather about too.

I may be mistaken but Bravo sounded quite groggy at the toss, it was at 8.30 am! He says Gibson quitting is out of their hands so the players are focussing on working with the rest of the support staff.

Mushfiqur Rahim said he wanted to bowl as well.

Sajib Hawee: "After a long time at last Bangladesh will be playing again. Have been waiting to see them play. This match will prove Bangladesh is not a one man team. They will all take responsibilities in their own hands or get axed from the team. Hope both team plays well and at the end Bangladesh wins the series"

Rana: "I really would like to see Bangladesh play well in this series without Shakib...this is very important for the team."

Darren Sammy, who isn't playing today, on Gibson: "Always a difficult time when a coach leaves a team, but this is the start of a new time for West Indies."

8.30 am Good morning folks and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of Bangladesh's tour of West Indies. The first ODI is at St. George's in Grenada, and West Indies are without their coach Ottis Gibson, who parted ways with the WICB on the eve of this series. What impact do you think that will have on this series? For Bangladesh, this is the first assignment of a six-month period without Shakib Al Hasan, who has been suspended for bad behaviour.

I'm George Binoy, your commentator for this game.

0.1

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pushed forward to a good length delivery angling across him from over the wicket, the ball thuds off his pad and goes behind point, a bit of bat on that too

0.2

Roach to Anamul Haque, 1 run, urgent running between the wickets, Anamul jumps back and pushes the ball gently towards mid-on, the fielder is a bit deep

0.3

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

0.4

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, too full around off stump, Tamim eases on to the front foot and drives through cover

Rezaul: "Could not understand the selection criteria for selecting Shamsur ahead of Mominul at #4 batting slot. Mominul is a prolific batsman and needs to get his chance/time. So, this XI has 4 openers playing together. That's funny. Anyway, good luck. "

0.5

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, once again the calling is good and the running quick, Tamim came forward and placed the ball into the covers with a soft push

0.6

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, gets behind the line and defends back to the bowler

End of over 1 (5 runs) Bangladesh 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
Anamul Haque    1* (2b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-5-0
Tamim Iqbal    4* (4b)     

Ravi Rampaul to share the new ball.

1.1

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good length around middle and off, Tamim defends from his crease. I haven't seen much in the pitch for the bowlers so far

1.2

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length outside off stump, left alone by the batsman

1.3

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, pitches fuller just outside off and there's seam and bounce away from the left-hander as Tamim lets it pass

1.4

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, beaten! And comprehensively so, Tamim pushes forward and the ball whizzes past his outside edge, extra bounce

1.5

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, played to fine leg for a double

1.6

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, left alone outside off stump

End of over 2 (2 runs) Bangladesh 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
Tamim Iqbal    6* (10b)      R Rampaul    1-0-2-0
Anamul Haque    1* (2b)      KAJ Roach    1-0-5-0

2.1

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, a full ball outside off, Anamul pushes forward but is beaten, played inside the line

2.2

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, Roach gets the ball to seam away a touch from a good length, Anamul pushes away from his body and is beaten

2.3

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, shorter length and wide outside off, left alone this time

2.4

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, short of a length with lift outside off, Anamul stays back and shoulders arms

2.5

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, full but the line is a bit wide outside off stump, easy leave for Anamul

2.6

Roach to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, a low full toss and Anamul drives it through cover, not timed all that well

I'm jumping off commentary for a bit and handing over to Rohan Sharma.

End of over 3 (2 runs) Bangladesh 9/0 (RR: 3.00)
Anamul Haque    3* (8b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    6* (10b)      R Rampaul    1-0-2-0

Sedate start from the Bangladeshi openers. West Indies will be pleased with proceedings so far..

3.1

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, clips this one behind square to the fielder at deep square leg for a single

3.2

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, 1 run, gets on top of this one from Rampaul, who provides a little extra bounce outside off, as this is caressed away square off the wicket

3.3

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, decides to leave this one just outside off. Excellent line and length from Rampaul here as he gets a touch of inswing which carries to the keeper

3.4

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets solidly behind this back of a length delivery on and around off

Zeeshan Mahmud: "Very refreshing to see Tigers are not taking unnecessary risks so far. And no wicket fell. May be we can cross out 58 off the list today."

3.5

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, once again on the front foot as this one is defended with soft hands to the leg side

3.6

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, reaches out to this overpitched delivery just outside the off stump. Defended away to the off side by Tamim to end the over

priyank: "With due respect to Pollard, I think Sammy deserved the place ahead of him."

End of over 4 (2 runs) Bangladesh 11/0 (RR: 2.75)
Tamim Iqbal    7* (15b)      R Rampaul    2-0-4-0
Anamul Haque    4* (9b)      KAJ Roach    2-0-7-0

4.1

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, Anamul drives to cover but doesn't beat the field

4.2

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, Roach fires this one just inside of the "wide" line, Anamul is happy to just have a look at it as it carries to the keeper

4.3

Roach to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, too full on the pads from Roach as Anamul is able to time this beautifully away with a clip just in front of square that doesn't carry all the way to the boundary

Mehedi Soikat: "It's strange to see ravi rampaul in CARIBBEAN opening pace duo! Don't get me wrong but 5+ economy is bit too much!"

4.4

Roach to Anamul Haque, 1 wide, this one just sliding down the leg side as the umpire calls a wide, despite a desperate plea from Roach

4.4

Roach to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, gets forward to drive this elegantly through the off side for a couple. Overpitched from Roach and he gets the treatment

4.5

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, better line and length, with some bounce on offer, just outside off stump as Anamul allows this through to the keeper

4.6

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, gets forward to defend this one to the leg side

Terrence: "With Gibson gone, do you think that there's any chance of Chanderpaul making back the ODI team to open with gayle? He definitely is far better than edwards right?"

End of over 5 (5 runs) Bangladesh 16/0 (RR: 3.20)
Anamul Haque    8* (15b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-12-0
Tamim Iqbal    7* (15b)      R Rampaul    2-0-4-0

5.1

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, short one from Rampaul which climbs high over Tamim's head as this one is immediately wided by the umpire

5.1

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, better from Rampaul as Tamim edges forward to defend this with a straight bat

rajur: "Mmm. I suspect that BD will struggle to make 250+ going from the way they have played so far. They not have a big hitter in the sqaud."

5.2

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, clipped off the pads but finds the fielder at square leg straightaway to end any chances of a quick single

5.3

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this one rises off a back of a length just outside off as Tamim gets bat on ball to play this away to the off side

5.4

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended authoritatively by Tamim back to the bowler

5.5

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, short from Rampaul again and this time Tamim is onto it in a flash as he gets into position quickly to pull this behind square, beating the fielder at deep fine leg to the boundary

5.6

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, plays this with soft hands to eke out a quick single to retain strike for the next over

End of over 6 (6 runs) Bangladesh 22/0 (RR: 3.66)
Tamim Iqbal    12* (21b 1x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-10-0
Anamul Haque    8* (15b)      KAJ Roach    3-0-12-0

We have our first bowling change of the day, interestingly enough after the first boundary of the day, as Jason Holder has ball in hand..

6.1

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, and straightaway on target as he gets this in the blockhole, which Tamim safely negotiates

6.2

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, overpitched from Holder and he is punished as Tamim times this one beautifully to drive this through long off for a boundary. The fielder had no chance as Tamim allowed for the ball to come to him, and didn't look to do anything fancy

6.3

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, sensibly lets the next ball outside off through to the keeper

Hoze: "Come on windies.. Where is Dwayne Smith.. I wanted to see Gayle & Smith Opening.. "

6.4

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length on and around off as Tamim blocks this one back to the bowler

6.5

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, angles his blade to work this one just outside off down to third man for a single

6.6

Holder to Anamul Haque, 1 wide, angling down the leg side as Anamul is unable to get anything on it, with the umpire subsequently calling a wide

6.6

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, full from Holder just around off stump as this is defended away to the leg side

End of over 7 (6 runs) Bangladesh 28/0 (RR: 4.00)
Anamul Haque    8* (16b)      JO Holder    1-0-6-0
Tamim Iqbal    17* (26b 2x4)      R Rampaul    3-0-10-0

7.1

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length on the pads as Tamim plays this away to the leg side

7.2

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, this was quite short of length, but didn't seem to extract much bounce as this is deflected away by Tamim

7.3

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, continues to bowl a fruitful length on and around off as Tamim gets behind this solidly

ejaj: "Very happy with the start...both tamim and anamul can accelerate later on..and mushi is there for the slog overs"

7.4

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defended on the front foot, that was a good length ball

7.5

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length outside off, defended on the back foot

7.6

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets behind the line once again to defend

End of over 8 (maiden) Bangladesh 28/0 (RR: 3.50)
Tamim Iqbal    17* (32b 2x4)      R Rampaul    4-1-10-0
Anamul Haque    8* (16b)      JO Holder    1-0-6-0

8.1

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, good length angling into off stump from over the wicket, Anamul is steady as he defends from his crease

8.2

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, well left outside off, Anamul watches it closely and decides not to play away from his body

8.3

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, a straighter line but Anamul is right behind it as he defends on the back foot

8.4

Holder to Anamul Haque, 1 run, short ball and anamul hooks, falls well short of the fielder at long leg

8.5

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, ordinary line, on the hips, Tamim stays in his crease and tucks it away

8.6

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, gets on his toes to ride the bounce and plays a short of a length delivery down on the off side

End of over 9 (2 runs) Bangladesh 30/0 (RR: 3.33)
Anamul Haque    9* (21b)      JO Holder    2-0-8-0
Tamim Iqbal    18* (33b 2x4)      R Rampaul    4-1-10-0

Bangladesh will be pleased they have not lost anyone inside of these first few overs. The West Indies bowlers have been largely disciplined with their lines so far. One feels there might be something brewing though...

9.1

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, on the front foot once again to defend this length ball from Rampaul

9.2

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, clips this one off the pads down to square leg as Tamim is able to sneak two runs

9.3

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, Tamim looking to drive this fuller one through the off side, but instead hits this one to the leg side for none

Zeeshan Mahmud: "This reminds me of Zeno's paradox. I mean we have a sluggish head start by Bangladesh. Then there is Achilles called Gayle. But in order to score the final score, West Indies must score half of that score, and in order to score that score they need to half of that score and so on... Or possibly I am too bored."

9.4

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, dropped Kieron Pollard almost pulls off a spectacular catch near short leg as Tamim rocks back to pull this fiercely through midwicket, but Pollard is able to pounce on it, but is unable to snag the chance. You expect him to take those more times than not

9.5

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, 1 wide, this one is too short from the bowler as the umpire calls a wide

9.5

Rampaul to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, again bowls a shorter length as Tamim has all day to get back to pull this one to deep square leg

9.6

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, 1 wide, heading down the leg side as Rampaul struggles to get his line right

9.6

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, no run, full and just outside off as Anamul decides to let this one through to the keeper

Aziz: "The problem with this approach is if they lose few quick wickets, it's bye bye for 250."

End of over 10 (5 runs) Bangladesh 35/0 (RR: 3.50)
Anamul Haque    9* (22b)      R Rampaul    5-1-15-0
Tamim Iqbal    21* (38b 2x4)      JO Holder    2-0-8-0

obaid: "Anamul plays too many dot balls in his innings and let bowlers to keep their economy low. He should take singles as well."

10.1

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, drives this one straight to the man at mid off

10.2

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, length ball just outside off which is defended carefully by Tamim to the off side

10.3

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a length this time, angling into Tamim, as he gets behind this one comfortably

10.4

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, this is quite predictable from Holder as Tamim dances down the track this time to pull Holder through midwicket for a much-needed boundary. He had already made up his mind on this one.

10.5

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, looks to get slightly forward but then decides to defend off the back foot

10.6

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets this one to climb to a appreciable height from back of a length as Tamim decides to withdraw his bat at the last moment to let it through to the keeper. Excellent ball to finish the over

End of over 11 (4 runs) Bangladesh 39/0 (RR: 3.54)
Tamim Iqbal    25* (44b 3x4)      JO Holder    3-0-12-0
Anamul Haque    9* (22b)      R Rampaul    5-1-15-0

11.1

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, chipped gently in the air but the ball drops short of the fielder at mid-on

11.2

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, right in the blockhole as Anamul is able to dig this one out successfully

11.3

Roach to Anamul Haque, 1 run, spearing towards the pads as Anamul shuffles over to glide this down towards fine leg

11.4

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, unleashes an extravagant drive through the off side, but finds the fielder at cover

11.5

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets forward to this fuller one from Roach as Tamim plays it just to the left of the bowler and then sets off for a quick single, with the throw coming in at the striker's end, and Anamul making his ground in time

11.6

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, banged in short, Anamul was early into the pull shot, he takes a blow on his back

Danish: "Chris Gayle is 34 yrs 333 days old today......his Test HS is also 333. Probably the only name feared by opposition teams in the WI XI after Lara's retirement."

End of over 12 (2 runs) Bangladesh 41/0 (RR: 3.41)
Anamul Haque    10* (26b)      KAJ Roach    4-0-14-0
Tamim Iqbal    26* (46b 3x4)      JO Holder    3-0-12-0

12.1

Holder to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, caught at short midwicket this time! Pollard did not catch the previous one that was a little to his right but this time the catch is straight at him and he holds it. It was a short one from Holder and Tamim pulled firmly, so that's a smart catch

Tamim Iqbal c Pollard b Holder 26 (50m 47b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.31

12.2

Holder to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, and he gets off the mark with a glide through the third man region for a single

12.3

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, Anamul solidly behind this back of a length ball outside off

Surya: "After a long time windies is playing with four main bowler, instead of the bits and piece allrounders."

12.4

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, length on middle and leg which Anamul fails to get away leg side

12.5

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, gets this one to climb high over Anamul, who tries in vain to pull this one behind square. There is a shout for caught behind, but this was always beating Anamul. Kettlebrough signals one for the over.

12.6

Holder to Anamul Haque, 1 run, ack of a length on the hips, Anamul tucks it to fine leg for a single

End of over 13 (2 runs) Bangladesh 43/1 (RR: 3.30)
Anamul Haque    11* (30b)      JO Holder    4-0-14-1
Imrul Kayes    1* (1b)      KAJ Roach    4-0-14-0

13.1

Roach to Anamul Haque, 1 run, pushed in front of point for a risky single, Anamul had to dive at the non-striker's end and had there been a direct hit it would have been a close call

13.2

Roach to Imrul Kayes, no run, flashy shot from Kayes as he is beaten by a fuller one just outside off

13.3

Roach to Imrul Kayes, no run, full and wide from Roach as Kayes is unable to get any bat on it

Mehedi: "An Opener Scroed 11 in 13 overs is not effectieve whatsoever."

13.4

Roach to Imrul Kayes, no run, similar line and length as before as Kayes is unable to get anything on it as he looks for the drive through extra-cover

13.5

Roach to Imrul Kayes, no run, this time elects to just let the ball go through to the keeper, much to the relief of the Bangladeshi dressing room I am sure

13.6

Roach to Imrul Kayes, FOUR, and fortune favors the brave as Kayes is teased into lofting Roach's fuller delivery over the man at mid off, just beating him as Narine mistimes his jump a little, with the ball ending up at the long off boundary after a couple of bounces

End of over 14 (5 runs) Bangladesh 48/1 (RR: 3.42)
Imrul Kayes    5* (6b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-19-0
Anamul Haque    12* (31b)      JO Holder    4-0-14-1

14.1

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, gets on top of the bounce and steers the ball to backward point

14.2

Holder to Anamul Haque, 1 run, able to guide this one off the hips to deep square leg for a single

14.3

Holder to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, full and on and around off as Bangladesh raise their fifty in the form of a glide from Anamul towards third man

Santhosh: "I think the batting performace of Holder and Dinesh Ramdin the recent CPL as prompted WI to go for 4 main bowlers along with Dwayne and Pollard"

14.4

Holder to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, good bit of work from Roach at fine leg, Holder errs in line and drifts it down leg, Anamul tickles it to fine leg, where Roach runs across, bends and saves two runs for the team

14.5

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, defended authoritatively by Anamul on the front foot

14.6

Holder to Anamul Haque, FOUR, Anamul just opens the face to this fuller one from Holder outside off as this is worked away to the boundary, beating third man with ease

SD: "I am not sure Kayes' approach is correct. He looks over - eager to score. That is exactly what Bangladesh needs to avoid if they are to make their start count. The Windies bowlers seem to have found a rhythm and if Kayes continues with this approach, sooner or later they are going to pluck him out, and Bangladesh will be two down and under much pressure for the lack of runs. Rotating strike is probably the best policy at this stage. "

End of over 15 (8 runs) Bangladesh 56/1 (RR: 3.73)
Anamul Haque    19* (36b 1x4)      JO Holder    5-0-22-1
Imrul Kayes    6* (7b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    5-0-19-0

15.1

Roach to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, unleashes a brutal square drive to this overpitched delivery from Roach, but doesn't quite get enough on it to beat the man at the square boundary

15.2

Roach to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, gives Roach the charge this time as Anamul lofts this over mid on, but doesn't quite have the timing on it for it to get away to the boundary

15.3

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, falls over slightly as he plays this one, with the ball popping up momentarily to the leg side

Parmanand Singh: "@mehedi:, the most important thing for Bangladesh is that that opener is still there batting compared to the traditional Bangla batting woes"

15.4

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, on the back foot straightaway to this length ball just outside off

15.5

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, length angling in outside off as Anamul defends this away

15.6

Roach to Anamul Haque, FOUR, no first slip in place as Anamul simply works this one away through the vacant gap to the third man boundary. Bravo should look at shoring up this area of the field as Bangladesh are finding some useful runs through this region

End of over 16 (7 runs) Bangladesh 63/1 (RR: 3.93)
Anamul Haque    25* (41b 2x4)      KAJ Roach    6-0-26-0
Imrul Kayes    7* (8b 1x4)      JO Holder    5-0-22-1

Thank you, Rohan. Steady start by Bangladesh, a sound platform to kick on from. Dwayne Bravo brings himself on, round the wicket to Kayes.

16.1

DJ Bravo to Imrul Kayes, no run, Kayes flashes, and flashes hard at a full and wide ball outside off stump, swishes over the top of it and is beaten

16.2

DJ Bravo to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, length is a bit shorter outside off and Kayes stays back and steers behind point

16.3

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, 1 run, too straight, strays on to the pads and Anamul glances to fine leg

16.4

DJ Bravo to Imrul Kayes, no run, a full ball wide outside off stump, Kayes comes forward to square drive but doesn't beat point

SD: "I am not sure Kayes' approach is correct. He looks over - eager to score. That is exactly what Bangladesh needs to avoid if they are to make their start count. The Windies bowlers seem to have found a rhythm and if Kayes continues with this approach, sooner or later they are going to pluck him out, and Bangladesh will be two down and under much pressure for the lack of runs. Rotating strike is probably the best policy at this stage. "

16.5

DJ Bravo to Imrul Kayes, 1 run, that's a risky, risky run. Kayes pushed it to short cover and ran, Holder swooped on the ball and under-armed it at the striker's end, direct hit and he was gone

16.6

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, 1 no ball, a no-ball but it is not for a front-foot offence, there are not enough people in the circle. That was defended by the batsman

16.6

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, OUT, drama in Grenada! Anamul might have thought it was a free hit because he charged down the pitch and slogged the ball to deep midwicket. The single was easy, the second was easy, but the wasn't so straightforward. The batsmen began to run the third and then they collided in the middle of the pitch. Kayes scrambled to try and make it but he was well short at the time the stumps were broken by Ramdin. The collision took place somewhere near short midwicket, that is ridiculous running, both batsmen might have been watching the ball.

Imrul Kayes run out 9 (25m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

End of over 17 (6 runs) Bangladesh 69/2 (RR: 4.05)
Anamul Haque    28* (44b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-6-0
     KAJ Roach    6-0-26-0

Shamsur Rehman is the new batsman. Sunil Narine to bowl.

17.1

Narine to Anamul Haque, 1 run, nudged off the pads towards square leg

17.2

Narine to Shamsur Rahman, FOUR, short ball with width outside off stump, the batsman goes back and cuts hard, finds the gap and collects four

17.3

Narine to Shamsur Rahman, no run, played to midwicket

17.4

Narine to Shamsur Rahman, no run, Shamsur plays down the wrong line but is beaten

17.5

Narine to Shamsur Rahman, no run, beaten outside the off stump

17.6

Narine to Shamsur Rahman, no run, that is the doosra, Shamsur edges it and it is dropped at first slip. The ball carried to the substitute Darren Sammy at around ankle height, and at a comfortable pace

End of over 18 (5 runs) Bangladesh 74/2 (RR: 4.11)
Shamsur Rahman    4* (5b 1x4)      SP Narine    1-0-5-0
Anamul Haque    29* (45b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-6-0

18.1

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, 1 run, not sure whether he was ducking or pulling, Amanul made some sort of contact in the end and played it to deep square

18.2

DJ Bravo to Shamsur Rahman, 1 wide, that short ball is wide down leg side

18.2

DJ Bravo to Shamsur Rahman, no run, good length outside off, left alone

18.3

DJ Bravo to Shamsur Rahman, no run, played towards mid off

18.4

DJ Bravo to Shamsur Rahman, no run, tries to hook but the delivery was a slower bouncer and he played far too early

18.5

DJ Bravo to Shamsur Rahman, 2 runs, a bit too straight from Bravo, nudged off the pads towards fine leg

18.6

DJ Bravo to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, tucked off the pads behind square once again

End of over 19 (5 runs) Bangladesh 79/2 (RR: 4.15)
Shamsur Rahman    7* (10b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-11-0
Anamul Haque    30* (46b 2x4)      SP Narine    1-0-5-0

19.1

Narine to Shamsur Rahman, no run, beaten outside the off stump, Narine is zipping them away from the right-hander

19.2

Narine to Shamsur Rahman, no run, the offbreak this time, Shamsur defends on the leg side

19.3

Narine to Shamsur Rahman, 1 run, drifts on to leg stump and Shamsur is able to reach forward and nudge in front of square leg

19.4

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, that's the one that goes the other way and Anamul did not really know that, was squared up in his crease and beaten, hit the batsman on the thigh

19.5

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, beaten outside the off stump once again

19.6

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, Anamul isn't picking Narine, another ball spins away from the right-hander and past the bat

End of over 20 (1 run) Bangladesh 80/2 (RR: 4.00)
Anamul Haque    30* (49b 2x4)      SP Narine    2-0-6-0
Shamsur Rahman    8* (13b 1x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-11-0

20.1

DJ Bravo to Shamsur Rahman, OUT, I thought that appeal was initially to persuade the umpire not to call a wide down leg side but it looks like Shamsur has tickled an ordinary delivery straight to Ramdin. Umpire Kettleborough took an age to raise his finger. The delivery from Bravo was fairly innocuous, on a length and sliding down leg, the batsman should have glanced that for four

Shamsur Rahman c †Ramdin b DJ Bravo 8 (12m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman. There's a leg slip in place.

20.2

DJ Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, Was Bravo trying to get lucky again? A fuller length down leg side and the line is wider this time. Mushfiqur misses the glance

20.2

DJ Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of a length outside off, steered towards third man

20.3

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, FOUR, Anamul was not in control of that hook, but the top edge flew to the fine-leg boundary. Bravo bounced him but the length was a bit too short

Leg-slip drops back to fine leg.

20.4

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, no run, another appeal for a catch down the leg side but this time umpire Kettleborough says not out. No wide called so it has hit something. Anamul tried to glance one off his hips but missed. I can't really tell if that was bat or thigh pad

20.5

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, 1 wide, another one down leg side, so this looks like it's a trap from Bravo. This time it does not work

20.5

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, 1 run, fuller and straighter, Anamul gets behind the line and defends

20.6

DJ Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, full and straight once again, a bit slower this time, Mushfiqur defends on the front foot

End of over 21 (8 runs) Bangladesh 88/3 (RR: 4.19)
Mushfiqur Rahim    1* (2b)      DJ Bravo    3-0-19-1
Anamul Haque    35* (52b 3x4)      SP Narine    2-0-6-0

Abir Utsha: "'How to gift your wicket 101' 3 perfect examples."

21.1

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, Mushfiqir sets off for a single after Anamul dabs towards square leg, but the batsman sends him back

Two slips in place.

21.2

Narine to Anamul Haque, FOUR, and the ball flies quickly and just wide of that second slip, Anamul played the one that spins away from him uppishly but firmly

21.3

Narine to Anamul Haque, 1 run, another one that spins the other way, played off the back foot towards point

21.4

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended back to the bowler from the crease

21.5

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, that's a pre-meditated paddle, took that from outside off stump and mis-timed it close on the leg side

21.6

Narine to Anamul Haque, 1 run, pitches outside off and spins away from Anamul, the line is wider so it is easier for the batsman to wait in his crease and dab it past the slips

End of over 22 (7 runs) Bangladesh 95/3 (RR: 4.31)
Anamul Haque    41* (56b 4x4)      SP Narine    3-0-13-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    2* (4b)      DJ Bravo    3-0-19-1

22.1

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, no run, slants towards the leg side again, played off the pads to square leg

22.2

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, no run, a bouncer from Bravo and the batsman ducks under it

22.3

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, 1 run, short of a length and straight, the batsman rides the bounce and nudges the ball towards square leg

It's got a bit overcast.

22.4

DJ Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, good length, angling into the right-hander from over the wicket, defended from the crease

22.5

DJ Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, a slower ball outside off stump, Mushfiqur moves forward and towards the line before opening the face to steer to third man

22.6

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, no run, Anamul takes his bottom hand off his bat to drop it close on the off side and he begins to set off, "NO!" screams Mushfiqur nice and early because Bravo had got to the ball in a flash

End of over 23 (2 runs) Bangladesh 97/3 (RR: 4.21)
Anamul Haque    42* (60b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-21-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    3* (6b)      SP Narine    3-0-13-0

23.1

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, worked off the pads towards fine leg for a single

23.2

Narine to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, a fuller ball outside off stump, Anamul reaches for it on the front foot and pushes towards wide long-off, they run quickly for the second

23.3

Narine to Anamul Haque, 1 leg bye, spins into the batsman's pads and he nudges it behind square

23.4

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, Mushfiqur goes deep into his crease to play the ball off the pitch, as it cuts sharply and quickly away from him, dabbed it on the off side

23.5

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defended on the back foot on the off sid eonce again

23.6

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pitches outside off and goes away from Mushfiqur, who goes back and blocks

End of over 24 (4 runs) Bangladesh 101/3 (RR: 4.20)
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (10b)      SP Narine    4-0-16-0
Anamul Haque    44* (62b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    4-0-21-1

redgreen: "Shamsur Rahman is an opener... I don't understand why BD trying to make him a middle order batsman!! Mominul Haque would have been a better choice than Shamsur..."

Holder's back for another spell ...

24.1

Holder to Anamul Haque, 1 run, digs it in short of a length, Anamul gets on top of the bounce and plays it down on the leg side

24.2

Holder to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 leg bye, a fuller length on the batsman's pads, Mushfiqur tries to glance but makes no contact, gets a leg bye though

24.3

Holder to Anamul Haque, 1 run, short of a length and straight, a bit too short I think, Anamul has plenty of time to roll his wrists and pull along the ground behind square

24.4

Holder to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, a fuller and slower ball outside off, not well disguised though, Mushfiqur comes forward and pushes it to point

24.5

Holder to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of a length angling into the right-hander, Mushfiqur jumps back and opens the face to steer to third man

24.6

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, fuller and slower, Anamul leans across and dabs to midwicket

End of over 25 (4 runs) Bangladesh 105/3 (RR: 4.20)
Anamul Haque    46* (65b 4x4)      JO Holder    6-0-25-1
Mushfiqur Rahim    5* (13b)      SP Narine    4-0-16-0

We are halfway through the innings, Bangladesh have a steady base, but are a bit short of where they would want to be - 120 would have been ideal. Gayle to bowl.

25.1

Gayle to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, a harmless ball with width outside off, Mushfiqur waits and cuts late towards third man

25.2

Gayle to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, nudged off the front foot in front of square leg

Daniel Alexande: "Mominul Haque batted extremely well against us (Sri Lanka), surprised he is not in the XI "

25.3

Gayle to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, bowled flat and straight, worked off the pads towards square leg

25.4

Gayle to Anamul Haque, no run, worked to midwicket where some nifty footwork from the fielder prevents the single

25.5

Gayle to Anamul Haque, no run, a bit full to go back to and the ball hits the pads as Anamul tries to go back and defend

25.6

Gayle to Anamul Haque, 1 run, shorter and wider outside off stump, Anamul stays in his crease and cuts through point

End of over 26 (4 runs) Bangladesh 109/3 (RR: 4.19)
Anamul Haque    47* (68b 4x4)      CH Gayle    1-0-4-0
Mushfiqur Rahim    8* (16b)      JO Holder    6-0-25-1

26.1

Holder to Anamul Haque, 1 run

26.2

Holder to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, a length ball on a wicket to wicket line, played towards square leg for a single

Gaurav Manchand: "Gayle is bowling means he is fit to some extent. Hope, he takes some 2s or 3s today."

26.3

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, a slower ball around off stump, defended on the front foot

shams: "@Daniel, this is what you call Depth in talent pool. Always fight for place in the team!!"

26.4

Holder to Anamul Haque, no run, Holder digs it in short, rips his wrist across the ball to get it to grip the pitch and bounce, Anamul plays it to square leg

26.5

Holder to Anamul Haque, 1 run, a short-arm jab to deep square takes Anamul to 49

26.6

Holder to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, played through cover point for a single

End of over 27 (4 runs) Bangladesh 113/3 (RR: 4.18)
Mushfiqur Rahim    10* (18b)      JO Holder    7-0-29-1
Anamul Haque    49* (72b 4x4)      CH Gayle    1-0-4-0

Arvin: "If we can keep Bangladesh within 220, we should be the favourites, assuming our top order and middle order doesn't choke."

27.1

Gayle to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, bowled flat and straight, nudged off the pads through square

27.2

Gayle to Anamul Haque, no run, tossed up outside off, Anamul strides forward and blocks

27.3

Gayle to Anamul Haque, 1 run, gets to his fifty with a dab off the front foot towards point, played! Bangladesh need Anamul to go the distance here. He gets applause from the smattering of spectators at the ground

27.4

Gayle to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, played to long on for a single

27.5

Gayle to Anamul Haque, 1 run, punched off the back foot towards long on

27.6

Gayle to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, caught by a tumbling Narine behind the keeper! Down on one knee, Mushfiqur attempted the powerful sweep but top edged it. The ball lobbed directly over Ramdin's head but Narine was able to move quickly enough to his right from short fine leg and take the catch, he fell to the ground and rolled as he did so. Narine surprised me with that effort

Mushfiqur Rahim c Narine b Gayle 12 (30m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

End of over 28 (4 runs) Bangladesh 117/4 (RR: 4.17)
     CH Gayle    2-0-8-1
Anamul Haque    51* (75b 4x4)      JO Holder    7-0-29-1

nuka: "@Gaurav Who cares about 2's and 3's if we get to see 4s and 6s from gayle." Mahmudullah is the new batsman.

28.1

Holder to Anamul Haque, 1 run, full and on the pads, an easy flick for Anamul, giving long leg some work

28.2

Holder to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length outside off, cut to point

Abir Utsha: "Watching it on tele, looks like the pitch would crumble in the 2nd innings. 250-260 would make it a competitive match."

28.3

Holder to Mahmudullah, no run, nudged off the pads once again, to square leg

28.4

Holder to Mahmudullah, no run, a short ball angled down leg side, the batsman began to pull but bailed out of the short

28.5

Holder to Mahmudullah, no run, a bouncer, sails harmlessly past the batsman

Hemraj: "Narine moving quickly!!! are you people on cricinfo joking????" I think I said "quickly enough."

28.6

Holder to Mahmudullah, no run, defended on the front foot, that was on a length and straight

End of over 29 (1 run) Bangladesh 118/4 (RR: 4.06)
Mahmudullah    0* (5b)      JO Holder    8-0-30-1
Anamul Haque    52* (76b 4x4)      CH Gayle    2-0-8-1

29.1

Gayle to Anamul Haque, FOUR, he's hit that off the back foot in the air but wide of Pollard at short cover, Rampaul is not the fastest chaser

29.2

Gayle to Anamul Haque, 1 run, played to midwicket for a single

29.3

Gayle to Mahmudullah, no run, bowled full and straight, nudged towards midwicket again

29.4

Gayle to Mahmudullah, 1 run, goes back to a full ball and works it in front of square for a single

29.5

Gayle to Anamul Haque, 1 run

29.6

Gayle to Mahmudullah, no run, defended with a straight bat to the bowler

End of over 30 (7 runs) Bangladesh 125/4 (RR: 4.16)
Mahmudullah    1* (8b)      CH Gayle    3-0-15-1
Anamul Haque    58* (79b 5x4)      JO Holder    8-0-30-1

Abir Utsha: "You sure that's Narine? Not someone in Narine's body suit or something." That gold chain was unmistakable.

30.1

Roach to Anamul Haque, 1 run, worked off the pads in front of square leg

Adi: ""Sir" Chris Gayle now has exactly the same number of ODI wickets as Sir Richard Hadlee." Top spot, Adi. Both are on 158.

30.2

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length and slower from Roach outside off, the batsman is beaten on the cut

30.3

Roach to Mahmudullah, 1 run, a full ball outside leg stump, clipped off the boots towards long leg

30.4

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, goes wide of the crease and slants the ball towards off and middle, the batsman gets behind the line and defends with a straight bat

30.5

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, defended with a straight bat once again, the fielder from short midwicket moves to his left to collect

30.6

Roach to Anamul Haque, 1 run, steps out of his crease and golf swings a length ball towards long-on

End of over 31 (3 runs) Bangladesh 128/4 (RR: 4.12)
Anamul Haque    60* (83b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    7-0-29-0
Mahmudullah    2* (10b)      CH Gayle    3-0-15-1

31.1

Gayle to Anamul Haque, no run, defended back to the bowler

31.2

Gayle to Anamul Haque, 1 run, driven to long on for a single

31.3

Gayle to Mahmudullah, 1 run, worked off the pads through square leg

31.4

Gayle to Anamul Haque, 1 run, pushed uppishly towards the non-striker, shouts of catch but it was too wide for Gayle

31.5

Gayle to Mahmudullah, no run, good length and straight, the batsman moves forward to defend on the leg side

31.6

Gayle to Mahmudullah, 1 run, nudged off the back foot towards square leg for a single

Time for another drinks break and time for me to hand over the commentary to Rohan.

End of over 32 (4 runs) Bangladesh 132/4 (RR: 4.12)
Mahmudullah    4* (13b)      CH Gayle    4-0-19-1
Anamul Haque    62* (86b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    7-0-29-0

Arvin: "Narine actually running in the field? How often does this happen?"

Thanks George. Bangladesh will be relatively satisfied with their current position, while West Indies will be looking to make further inroads as we reach the tail-end of the innings.

32.1

Roach to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of a length and slower, Mahmudullah swivels and pulls towards deep backward square leg

32.2

Roach to Anamul Haque, 1 run, fuller length outside off as Anamul drives this one with soft hands towards mid off, setting off for a quick single in the process, which he makes with ease

32.3

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, gets behind this fuller one which is ducking into the pads as Mahmudullah works it away leg side

32.4

Roach to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, shorter this time outside off as Mahmudullah is able to get back and cut this away square off the wicket for a couple

32.5

Roach to Mahmudullah, FOUR, too short and wide from Roach as Mahmudullah dismisses this from his presence with a lovely pull shot which flies to the midwicket boundary

32.6

Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, tries the short one again as Mahmudullah is unable to do any better than cut this away to the the inner ring on the off side

End of over 33 (8 runs) Bangladesh 140/4 (RR: 4.24)
Mahmudullah    11* (18b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    8-0-37-0
Anamul Haque    63* (87b 5x4)      CH Gayle    4-0-19-1

We have a bowling change with Dwayne Bravo back on in place of Gayle

33.1

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, no run, begins with a good slower delivery on middle and off which is carefully defended by the batsman

33.2

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, 1 run, Bravo drops the length a bit shorter, allowing for Anamul to swivel and pull this one uppishly through midwicket, just avoiding the fielder stationed at deep midwicket. Bravo not at all happy with Edwards' effort there

33.3

DJ Bravo to Mahmudullah, no run, another slower ball outside off which is deflected away by Mahmudullah to the off side

Jaan musavwir: "Bangladesh clearly missing Shakib here as they bat.I'm sure they won't miss his tweakers less when they bowl as the pitch is gonna get slower and more spin- friendly."

33.4

DJ Bravo to Mahmudullah, no run, gets forward to try and clip this one on middle and off through the leg side, but finds silly mid on instead

33.5

DJ Bravo to Mahmudullah, OUT, and he has bowled him! Bravo has produced the goods as he gets Mahmudullah playing all around this one going down the leg side, with the ball going off his thigh pad onto the leg stump. Unfortunate dismissal there for Bangladesh, but they all count

Mahmudullah b DJ Bravo 11 (25m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.38

In steps Nasir Hossain, who has quite a bit of work to do..

33.6

DJ Bravo to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, shorter one just outside off which climbs quite appreciably as Nasir Hossain gets on top of it to work it away through third man

Gaurav Manchand: "How many slower ones Bravo bowls in an over? 4 or 5?"

End of over 34 (2 runs) Bangladesh 142/5 (RR: 4.17)
Nasir Hossain    1* (1b)      DJ Bravo    5-0-23-2
Anamul Haque    64* (89b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    8-0-37-0

Nasir looks for the drive through the off side, but Gayle, positioned at cover, is all over it

34.1

Roach to Nasir Hossain, no run

34.2

Roach to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, beautifully timed on drive from Nasir as he just seems to push this one past the bowler to find its way to the long on boundary

34.3

Roach to Nasir Hossain, no run, sensibly decides to get behind this length ball from Roach which comes into him

Abir Utsha: "BD batsmen need to take the ice bucket challenge. It would definitely help them to keep their heads cool."

34.4

Roach to Nasir Hossain, no run, Nasir is living a little dangerously here as he once again goes for an uppish drive which just falls short of Gayle, who dives forward, but is unable to get to it in time

34.5

Roach to Nasir Hossain, no run, shorter one from Roach which has Nasir climbing on top of it to keep it out

34.6

Roach to Nasir Hossain, no run, unable to find the gap in the inner ring as Nasir cuts this away to the off side

Anees Zaidvi: "How can BD send in a batsman of Nasir Hussain's calibre at No. 7? He, in my view, is their best batsman who can build an innings. He should be coming in at No 3-4. "

End of over 35 (4 runs) Bangladesh 146/5 (RR: 4.17)
Nasir Hossain    5* (7b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    9-0-41-0
Anamul Haque    64* (89b 5x4)      DJ Bravo    5-0-23-2

35.1

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, Narine is adamant he has got his man as he gets this to turn from outside off and crash into Anamul's pads. It looks very good on first look, but the umpire gives it not out. The West Indians call for a review, and upon second viewing it looks as if the impact is "umpire's call". This one would have gone on to hit middle and leg stump. This one did pitch outside off, lending some doubt to the umpire, and the final decision stands as not out. Unfortunately the rain has also decided to make an appearance as the groundsmen get into position for a potential rain delay.

The Bangladeshi batsmen are coming off, but hold on, it looks like they may continue here. Yes, it appears that the umpires have decided that not enough precipitation has fallen for the match to be delayed

So we are back live. Good news all around

35.2

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, and Narine resumes play with a lovely flighted delivery just outside which is negotiated safely

35.3

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, tricks him with the knuckle ball outside off which has Anamul covering for the line. Just evades the outside of the bat

35.4

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, tries to be cute by adjusting his stance to play a reverse paddle sweep, but is unable to get any bat on ball

35.5

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, flatter and on off, Anamul hangs back and blocks it to the off side

35.6

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, and he is able to secure a maiden over in the first over of the batting powerplay. Tosses it up on off, Anamul leans forward and works it straight to mid-wicket

sarwar: "if they can avoid losing wickets for the next 6-7 overs,i think a score of 245-255 is on the cards and considering west indies vulnerability,it can be a match winning one,if the spinners step up"

End of over 36 (maiden) Bangladesh 146/5 (RR: 4.05)
Anamul Haque    64* (95b 5x4)      SP Narine    5-1-16-0
Nasir Hossain    5* (7b 1x4)      KAJ Roach    9-0-41-0

And we have Rampaul back into the attack

36.1

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, length ball just outside off which is defended successfully by Nasir

36.2

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, slightly slower ball just outside off and swinging slightly away as Nasir gets behind it

36.3

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, finds the gap through square leg with a gentle clip. Looks to make it two but good fielding keeps it to one

And the Bangladeshi physio has ran onto the scene with the magic spray to tend to the left arm, perhaps elbow, of Anamul. Now he goes to the other hand. Surely he can't be hurting on both? All is well now as Rampaul steams in to bowl

36.4

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, 1 run, Rampaul misses the yorker, bowls a full toss on leg-stump, Anamul does not capitalise as he clips it to deep square leg

36.5

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, too full on the pads from Rampaul as this is eased away to deep midwicket for a comfortable single

36.6

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, 1 run, Rampaul unleashes a full toss heading down the pads as Anamul fails to get any meat on it to power it away. Missed a trick with that one, did Anamul.

End of over 37 (4 runs) Bangladesh 150/5 (RR: 4.05)
Anamul Haque    66* (97b 5x4)      R Rampaul    6-1-19-0
Nasir Hossain    7* (11b 1x4)      SP Narine    5-1-16-0

37.1

Narine to Anamul Haque, 1 run, produces the offbreak this time but the line is on the pads, nudged behind square for a single

37.2

Narine to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, is able to get onto the back foot to work away this one heading down the pads for a single

37.3

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, once again looks to nudge this off the pads, but can't find a single on the leg side

37.4

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, Narine drops it shorter and shifts the line more on off, as this one turns away sharply upon bouncing, with the keeper completing the take

37.5

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, this time he is on the back foot to work it away leg side

37.6

Narine to Anamul Haque, 1 run, once again going down the pads as Anamul reaches out to get bat on it and find a single just behind square

mooby: "Surprised to see that mystery bowler like Naraine has jst 69 odd wickets in 50 matches which is simply ordinary "

End of over 38 (3 runs) Bangladesh 153/5 (RR: 4.02)
Anamul Haque    68* (102b 5x4)      SP Narine    6-1-19-0
Nasir Hossain    8* (12b 1x4)      R Rampaul    6-1-19-0

38.1

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, 1 run, a full ball angling into the right-hander, Anamul plays it to midwicket where the fielder makes a half stop with his boot

38.2

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, fuller length just outside off which is defended to Gayle at short cover

38.3

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, overpitched and outside off as Nasir is unable to drive this one with any authority, instead finding the man at mid off

38.4

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, full and on the pads as Nasir fails to get this past the fielder at mid on

38.5

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, another one in the blockhole as Anamul simply plays this one back to the bowler, who fields it on his follow through

38.6

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, on middle and leg as Anamul clips this straight to mid on, with Dwayne Bravo stationed there, and attempts the quick single, just making his ground before the return throw from Bravo at the non-striker's. Looked touch and go but Anamul makes it.

Amjad: "@moobi: He has an economy of 4.20 and an average of around 27. Pretty good considering that now a days ODIs are predominantly high scoring. "

End of over 39 (2 runs) Bangladesh 155/5 (RR: 3.97)
Nasir Hossain    9* (17b 1x4)      R Rampaul    7-1-21-0
Anamul Haque    69* (103b 5x4)      SP Narine    6-1-19-0

Into our last over of the Powerplay

39.1

Narine to Nasir Hossain, no run, doosra outside off, zips past the groping bat of Nasir Hossain

39.2

Narine to Nasir Hossain, no run, gets forward to this one pitched on middle and leg, and works it away leg side, but for no run

39.3

Narine to Nasir Hossain, no run, tries him again with the knuckle ball, this time on a straighter line, as Nasir reads this one okay

39.4

Narine to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, Nasir is finally able to get the single he wanted through midwicket to this fuller one from Narine

39.5

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, drops the line a little shorter, with the ball turning away just outside off, as Anamul looked quite lost playing that one

39.6

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, gets this one on a middle and leg stump line as Anamul is beaten by the spin, with the ball crashing into the pads. Hopeful shout from the West Indians, but this was always slipping down leg

Vee: "@ moobi - Ask the Bangladesh batsmen if Narine's bowling is ordinary, looking at his economy rate in this match I think they will strongly disagree with you."

End of over 40 (1 run) Bangladesh 156/5 (RR: 3.90)
Anamul Haque    69* (105b 5x4)      SP Narine    7-1-20-0
Nasir Hossain    10* (21b 1x4)      R Rampaul    7-1-21-0

Roach has been brought back on by Bravo

40.1

Roach to Nasir Hossain, no run, angled in on off, Nasir Hossain inches forward and pats it to the covers, Anamul looks for a risky single but has to retreat

40.2

Roach to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, dropped full and on the pads as this is whipped away by Nasir behind square, with deep backward point unable to get a grasp on the ball. Looks like the culprit is Darren Bravo there. He is able to get one hand on it, before palming away the chance. All of these half-chances could cost West Indies dearly

40.3

Roach to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, dug in short and on off, Nasir Hossain pulls it well to the deep mid wicket fence. He reaches 1000 ODI runs as well

40.4

Roach to Nasir Hossain, no run, length ball on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler

40.5

Roach to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, back of a length and on off, Nasir Hossain stands tall and punches it to mid off

40.6

Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, dropped short ball outside off as Anamul looks to dance down the track and loft Roach over his head, but instead almost manages to get himself out as he hits straight back to Roach, albeit low to his left, as Roach is unable to hold onto the chance

End of over 41 (7 runs) Bangladesh 163/5 (RR: 3.97)
Anamul Haque    69* (106b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    10-0-48-0
Nasir Hossain    17* (26b 2x4)      SP Narine    7-1-20-0

41.1

Narine to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, gets on the back foot to cut away this latest offering from Narine square off the wicket on the off side

41.2

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, pitches the ball up as Anamul gets forward to drive this towards the covers. Better line and length from Narine here

41.3

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, this one angling down the pads as Anamul looks to nudge it away leg side, but instead the ball clips his thigh pad onto the keeper. They go for a shout, but it is definitely hopeful at best

41.4

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, defended back to the bowler by Anamul

41.5

Narine to Anamul Haque, 1 run, length just outside off, looks like the doosra, as Anamul is able to guide this with soft hands to the off side for a quick single

41.6

Narine to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short and turning away, Nasir hangs on the back foot and punches it softly wide of covers

shirvan: "The reason Narine wickets total in ODI looks ordinary to some people(mooby) is that people fail to realize batsmen are not taking chances against him anymore. They just seeing him throught so his econ rate is great and not getting wickets. He is still one of the best because as soon as they try to go at him he gets wickets."

End of over 42 (3 runs) Bangladesh 166/5 (RR: 3.95)
Nasir Hossain    19* (28b 2x4)      SP Narine    8-1-23-0
Anamul Haque    70* (110b 5x4)      KAJ Roach    10-0-48-0

We have another bowling change, with Jason Holder coming in for Kemar Roach

42.1

Holder to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, Nasir able to clip this fuller one from Holder down to deep midwicket for a single

42.2

Holder to Anamul Haque, FOUR, short from Holder which Anamul sees quite early as he rocks back to pull him behind square. Gets enough on it for it beat deep fine leg to the boundary

42.3

Holder to Anamul Haque, 1 run, seems to follow the batsman there as Anamul is looking to get more leg side. Anamul ends up playing this one away leg side, and manages to sneak a single in the process

42.4

Holder to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, full just outside off as Nasir directs this one to mid on for a run

42.5

Holder to Anamul Haque, 1 run, angling onto the pads as Anamul is unable to get it past the man at mid on

42.6

Holder to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, full and on middle as Anamul ekes out a single down to deep midwicket

Abir Utsha: "So much enthusiasm to see spin in pitch, but surprisingly Bd do not have a left armer in this squad

End of over 43 (9 runs) Bangladesh 175/5 (RR: 4.06)
Nasir Hossain    22* (31b 2x4)      JO Holder    9-0-39-1
Anamul Haque    76* (113b 6x4)      SP Narine    8-1-23-0

43.1

Narine to Nasir Hossain, no run, this one turns very sharply into Nasir upon pitching outside off. Nasir was as bamboozled as I was when this one just leapt away to the leg side. Ends up hitting him on the stomach and hand

43.2

Narine to Nasir Hossain, no run, ends up pushing this one back to the bowler

43.3

Narine to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, shortish on off, too close to cut, Nasir chops it in front of point

43.4

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, strides out to meet this one pitched outside off, as he defends it away to the leg side

43.5

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, bowls the big offbreak just outside off which Anamul shoulders arms too. Very well left in the end as that was mighty close to tickling timber

43.6

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, fires one in outside off and which turns sharply into Anamul. Ends up hitting the pads but the umpire rules it not out for pitching outside

Anamitra Roy: "For Sunil Narine to get wickets in ODI, you need a very tactical captain who can force the overs such that they are forced to take chances off his bowling and you must have someone to create the pressure at the other end as well "

End of over 44 (1 run) Bangladesh 176/5 (RR: 4.00)
Anamul Haque    76* (116b 6x4)      SP Narine    9-1-24-0
Nasir Hossain    23* (34b 2x4)      JO Holder    9-0-39-1

Rampaul comes on to replace Holder

44.1

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, Nasir able to guide this one to the fielder at slip before setting off for a quick single, with the non-striker making his ground in time

44.2

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, no run, Anamul dances down to try and square drive this one, but finds the fielder at cover instead

44.3

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, no run, full and on target as Anamul digs this one out to the leg side

Abir Utsha: "Someone needs to tell BD batsmen that only 5 overs left and 5 wickets in hand."

44.4

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, no run, fantastic yorker from Rampaul as Anamul just about manages to prevent this from disturbing the base of his stumps

44.5

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, SIX, this time Rampaul follows him as he notices him edging away leg side. Tests him with another full one which Anamul tries in vain to get under, but instead manages to top-edge it behind him for a fortunate boundary

44.6

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, 1 run, finishes off the over with another fuller delivery, this time on and around off, as Anamul squeezes this out to cover point

Lance from Left: "This team have 7 T&T players. What's the most from one country for the WI in ODI and Tests?"

End of over 45 (8 runs) Bangladesh 184/5 (RR: 4.08)
Anamul Haque    83* (121b 6x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    8-1-29-0
Nasir Hossain    24* (35b 2x4)      SP Narine    9-1-24-0

45.1

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, begins his last over with another doosra just outside off, which Anamul fails to pick entirely

45.2

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, this time it is the off break on middle which goes off the batsman's pads, with Ramdin running around to dive and catch the rebound. They go for the shout, but the umpire is not interested as there was no bat on ball

45.3

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, tries him with the slider outside off which is left alone by the batsman

45.4

Narine to Anamul Haque, FOUR, straying down the pads as Anamul is able to employ the sweep to good effect to find the fine leg boundary

45.5

Narine to Anamul Haque, no run, gets behind this shorter one from Narine

45.6

Narine to Anamul Haque, 1 run, and Narine ends his spell with the doosra outside off as Anamul is able to sneak a single with a push wide off the cover fielders

Ric: "This is 220 pitch... "

End of over 46 (5 runs) Bangladesh 189/5 (RR: 4.10)
Anamul Haque    88* (127b 7x4 1x6)      SP Narine    10-1-29-0
Nasir Hossain    24* (35b 2x4)      R Rampaul    8-1-29-0

46.1

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, 1 run, slants on to the pads, turned away to deep backward square leg

46.2

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, well struck from Nasir as he stands and delivers with a forceful drive off the back foot through mid off

46.3

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, 1 run, full and angling down leg side as Anamul is able to whip this away leg side for one. Also enters into the 90s as a result of that last shot

46.4

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, Nasir content to strike this one down to the man at long off. They are both looking for the boundaries, but simply can't find the gaps just as yet

Zeeshan Mahmud: "Fingers crossed for Anamul's second 100 against West Indies. The fact is: It's not about the money or the win.....it's about sending a message."

46.5

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, 1 run, another full delivery which has to be nurdled down to the fielder stationed at long on

46.6

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, OUT, and West Indies finally manage to pickup a wicket as Nasir, looking to heave this over the bowler through the leg side, ends up mishitting the length delivery from Rampaul straight into the air, with Ramdin coming around to complete an easy catch. But before we get to that, the umpires are asking to check for a front foot no-ball, and it looks very tight. It would be harsh for the umpire to rule against the bowler there. But they decide all is good, and that Nasir is indeed out. He was just having a wild swing at that one, which is to be expected at this point of the innings.

Nasir Hossain c †Ramdin b Rampaul 26 (51m 38b 2x4 0x6) SR: 68.42

End of over 47 (5 runs) Bangladesh 194/6 (RR: 4.12)
     R Rampaul    9-1-34-1
Anamul Haque    91* (130b 7x4 1x6)      SP Narine    10-1-29-0

The new batsman for Bangladesh is Sohag Gazi. Bravo has also brought himself back on to bowl

47.1

DJ Bravo to Sohag Gazi, no run, slower offcutter, the batsman plays with soft hands and drops the ball in the crease, they decide against the single

47.2

DJ Bravo to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, another slower ball on middle and leg which Sohag just catches at the last second as he adjusts his shot to find the single on the leg side via an inside-edge

Govind: "Great patience and application shown by Anamul... I wish the indian team top order could learn to do the same"

47.3

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, 1 run, once again utilises the slower ball as Anamul glances this off the pads for one

Abir2: "Tight bowling from windies this... no leeaway for the Bangladesh batsmen...."

47.4

DJ Bravo to Sohag Gazi, no run, beautifully disguised slower offcutter which has Sohag swinging for the fences

47.5

DJ Bravo to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, once again produces that special off cutter which simply denies the batsman any room to get the ball away. Another single taken on the leg side

47.6

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, FOUR, this time shifts his line outside off, and full, as Anamul, batting on 92, is able to get down on one knee and hit this over midwicket, beating the fielder stationed nearby, all the way to the boundary. Moves him to 96 now.

Biplob Daas: "Anamul showed the patience. The way a batsman should behave in this situation. Hats off to him"

End of over 48 (7 runs) Bangladesh 201/6 (RR: 4.18)
Anamul Haque    96* (132b 8x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    6-0-30-2
Sohag Gazi    2* (4b)      R Rampaul    9-1-34-1

48.1

Rampaul to Sohag Gazi, OUT, Gazi drives the ball firmly to cover where Gayle makes the stop. There's no single on offer but Anamul has run too far down the pitch so Gazi sacrifices his wicket to let Anamul bat through to the end. Bonus there for West Indies, but a little bit too late I think.

Sohag Gazi run out 2 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

The new batsman is Mashrafe Mortaza

48.2

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, FOUR, and Anamul gets to his century with a slice through the off side which just manages to get to the boundary on the off side. What a splendid century from the young tyke as Anamul lets out a huge roar upon reaching a third ODI century. Excellent stuff from the batsman

48.3

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, FOUR, and now he shows some ingenuity with a wonderful paddle-flick over the head of the keeper to find the boundary

48.4

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, 1 run, Anamul looking to make room on the leg side, but Rampaul has followed him, with Anamul instead pushing this to long on

48.5

Rampaul to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, length on middle and leg which Mortaza manages to get bat on and guide through the slip region for one

48.6

Rampaul to Anamul Haque, FOUR, dismissed to the third man fence. Dug in short on the leg-stump, Anamul reverses his hands and swats it over short third man

End of over 49 (14 runs) Bangladesh 215/7 (RR: 4.38)
Anamul Haque    109* (136b 11x4 1x6)      R Rampaul    10-1-48-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    1* (1b)      DJ Bravo    6-0-30-2

It will be Dwayne Bravo to finish off the innings for the West Indies

SD: "You would have thought that a batsman as set as Anamul should have gone for the final flourish long before now. Instead, devoid of partners, and overs, courtesy Bangladesh's cautious start, he has had to save himself just to make sure Bangladesh at least get to play their stipulated 50. Oh Bangladesh, when will you learn? It's been more than 15 years, by the way...."

49.1

DJ Bravo to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, and, predictably, Bravo begins with a slower ball outside off which Mashrafe is too early on as he looks for the midwicket swat

49.2

DJ Bravo to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, slower ball on the leg-stump, Mortaza delays his pull and instead powers it to deep backward square leg. Jason Holder runs across and hauls the ball back in play before it reaches the ropes

49.3

DJ Bravo to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, and Mortaza is once again too early on a slower ball angling down the leg side. Anamul will be desperate to get to the other end

Abir Utsha: "Well played Anamul but 73 dot balls are too many to my liking."

49.4

DJ Bravo to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, this time Mortaza is able to connect with one of Bravo's well-crafted slower balls, but this one was hit higher than farther, with Pollard, who is at deep midwicket, timing his run to complete the catch safely

Mashrafe Mortaza c Pollard b DJ Bravo 3 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

The new batsman is Taskin Ahmed

49.5

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, no run, Anamul looking for the switch hit to try and negate the angle of Bravo's slower deliveries, but fails to get any bat on it

49.6

DJ Bravo to Anamul Haque, OUT, Bravo manages to secure a fortuitous wicket as Anamul stretches out on the off side, looking to flick this one off middle stump behind square, but instead succeeds in getting himself out leg before in the process

Anamul Haque lbw b DJ Bravo 109 (218m 138b 11x4 1x6) SR: 78.98

Can the West Indies overhaul this target with ease? Especially with the calibre of hard-hitting batsmen they have at their disposal? Tune in shortly for that answer and more as West Indies look to chase down 218 to start the series on the right foot.

Anamul Haque was the key cog in Bangladesh's innings, bringing up his third ODI century in the process, and he was supported ably with knocks from Tamim Iqbal and Nasir Hossain.

So with that Bangladesh reach a reasonable total of 217 for 9, and a lot of that can be attributed to the disciplined nature of West Indies bowling

End of over 50 (2 runs) Bangladesh 217/9
     DJ Bravo    7-0-32-4
Taskin Ahmed    0* (0b)      R Rampaul    10-1-48-1
Series Results
West Indies v Bangladesh at Basseterre - Aug 25, 2014
West Indies won by 91 runs
West Indies v Bangladesh at St George's - Aug 22, 2014
West Indies won by 177 runs
West Indies v Bangladesh at St George's - Aug 20, 2014
West Indies won by 3 wickets (with 62 balls remaining)
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Jason Holder pulled West Indies home with an unbeaten 22 off 15, West Indies v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, St George's, August 20, 2014

Jason Holder pulled West Indies home with an unbeaten 22 off 15

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Aug 20, 2014

Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin put on 145 for the sixth wicket, West Indies v Bangladesh, 1st ODI, St George's, August 20, 2014

Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin put on 145 for the sixth wicket

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