Bangladesh tour of West Indies, Only T20I: West Indies v Bangladesh at Basseterre, Aug 27, 2014
27 August 2014 - night match (20-over match)

It will be Andre Russell to kick off proceedings... correction folks, it will be Krishmar Santokie to open with the new ball

The West Indies' players are already out in force, with both Bangladeshi openers raring to go

shawn: "How could the best fast bowler of the CPL (Rampaul)not make the team..." Possibly Shawn because the team would like to rest him, especially with the Test series starting early next month?

7.55pm We are just minutes away now. What would be a good score for Bangladesh to post on this track? Mind you, the boundaries are off the shorter variety...

anayat ullah: "Can Nasir Hossain bat at no #4 Today ? "

Tawhidhasan: "On my way to office and not sure if I can focus on my work. Besh wishes for the tigers; a desperate Bangladeshi fan from Malaysia."

Andre Wellingto: "I hope to see Santokie taking a 5for this evening!! :)"

Sanzidul: "Its Surprising to see Bangladesh not giving anymore chances to Taskin Ahmed. Maybe he will gain his spot back against Zimbabwe later this year. "

7.50pm Time for the West Indies' team changes, and we have a couple as Dwayne Smith, coming off excellent campaigns in both the IPL and CPL, will open, with Kirk Edwards losing his place. Andre Russell has also been selected into the squad, in place of Jason Holder, while Sheldon Cottrell and Krishmar Santokie (who was the second-highest wicket-taker in the CPL this year) come in for Kemar Roach and Ravi Rampaul. Darren Sammy is captaining the team as he is the T20 captain for the West Indies.

Teleklatz: "Forget about winning. It's time for self redemption. Go and find our identity BD. "

7.45pm Some team news to share as Bangladesh have slotted in Mithun Ali in place of Imrul Kayes, who was dropped after a poor showing in the ODIs, lower down the order, while Rubel Hossain makes an appearance on the tour, with Mashrafe Mortaza being rested.

Sanzidul : "Bangladesh should give chances to the youngsters. Someone like Mithun , Taijul , Taskin. This will really help Bangladesh team to build a team that can cause some upsets in the upcoming world cup."

Tauqir: "Since Bangladesh is batting first , all Gayle fans would like Narine , Santokie, Benn to be rested :)"

Trinidad Jase: "Hoping for at least a better all-round game from Bangladesh tonight. "cause both teams need all the improvements they can make. Thinking a 5-match ODI series would have been much more beneficial than having a one off T20. :-) "

Mushfique: "It's 5:45 am in the morning in Bangladesh and I'm awake all night, just in case I miss the alarm. That's how desperate I am to see my team win a match! Been a long wait, hope today is our day!"

Donald: "With Samuel Badree out, interested on seeing how the Windies perform with his guaranteed 4 economical overs. Who will step up to the plate, er crease?"

Michael: "Expecting a comfortable Windies victory tonight, nearly the whole squad were in good nick in the recent CPL and BD are shot of confidence a without their best player"

Toss - Bangladesh won the toss and have elected to bat first

Sanzidul : "If Bangladesh wants to win this match they really need to push there selfs to 200%. A win here for Bangladesh will definitely give confidence to the Bangladesh. "

javed : "we have seen two upsets yesterday , and we are again expecting to see the same here. can bd make it for us as south africa and india have done it to win their match easily, i am always doubtful because of not having the main all rounder in bd side. yes i am talking about shakib ul hasan. there is only one chance left that bd bats first and score more than 180 and put pressure on the west indies."

Just a couple of minutes away from the toss.. what would you choose to do?

Michael: "Desperately trying to stay awake at half midnight in England to watch this. Please let WI bat first so gaylestorm can send me to sleep with some sixes "

Ihsaan: "Despite a dismal year hoping for Bangladesh to turn the corner today. Supporting them all the way from London its 1am in the morning, and I have a cricket cup final to play in tomorrow. Want the team to show the commitment I am."

7.25pm Mohammad Isam strikes again with a wonderful piece, this time with a focus on Al-Amin Hossain, who has impressed with his pace and attitude of late, and ended up finishing as the top wicket-taker for the recently concluded ODI series. Isam charts back the young bowler's progression, and what his recent T20 exploits might bring to the team.

Noble: "We BD fan r eagerly waiting for a just one win :( I wish and believe one win can change our team. I am waiting to see our cricketers in action in this early morning with my sleepy eyes. I hope this time I won't be disappointed. Go tigers.. nail it!"

What are your thoughts on today's match? Any player duels you look forward to witnessing? Don't forget to use the "Commentary Feedback" button below to write in with your thoughts and wisdom!

7.20pm Haven't had a chance to absorb today's match preview? No fear as you can find a link here. Definitely a good read as Mohammad Isam looks at team changes and what can be expected come match time.

Praveen : "Without marlon Samuels west indies will never move to no 1 position in 20/20 as well as 50/50 marlon is a warrior fir wi and those people who haven't selected him are foolish "

7.15pm Hello and welcome to this one-off T20 matchup between hosts West Indies and Bangladesh. Bangladesh enter the series on the back of three losses on the trot, and will hope to get some kind of closure as they look for a win today. West Indies, on the other hand, will be looking to continue their good run as a buildup to the Test series which begins on September 5


Santokie to Tamim Iqbal, no run, right on target from Santokie as this one is pitched up on and around off, with Tamim getting forward to defend


Santokie to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, looking for the yorker but gets his line slightly legside-ish as Tamim is away with a flick down to deep square leg


Santokie to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, pitched up outside off, Tamim gets forward and drives to mid off, where DJ Bravo fumbles, allowing the single to be pinched


Santokie to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, juicy full toss outside off, this time to the right-hander, Anamul leans forward and strokes it past the covers


Santokie to Anamul Haque, no run, looks for a sharp single down to mid off as he plays this with soft hands, then puts in the dive at the non-striker's to make his ground. Anamul made the call here as he knew he was going to the danger end


Santokie to Anamul Haque, 1 run, fuller and outside off, Anamul drives it to mid off and calls for a quick single. Pollard shies at the bowlers end but fails to throw the stumps down. Anamul dives and makes his ground just in time

shawn: "he was also drop from the test team too.....for what reason i dont know"

End of over 1 (6 runs) Bangladesh 6/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • Anamul Haque 3 (3b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 3 (3b)
    • K Santokie 1-0-6-0

Sheldon Cottrell, the left-armer, will open with the other new ball


Cottrell to Anamul Haque, no run, fuller and just outside off, Anamul swishes but is beaten by the away movement


Cottrell to Anamul Haque, no run, pacy from Cottrell as he bangs in a bouncer which has Anamul ducking for cover. This one thudded into the gloves of Ramdin


Cottrell to Anamul Haque, no run, length delivery just outside off, Anamul pushes it to Dwayne Smith at point


Cottrell to Anamul Haque, no run, looking to get away Cottrell through the leg side as he dances down the track, looking for the pull as this one is pitched short of a length and rises appreciably past Anamul to the keeper


Cottrell to Anamul Haque, no run, back of a length and swerving away outside off, Anamul steps out and misses out on the wild hoick again


Cottrell to Anamul Haque, no run, brings the line closer into the batsman as Anamul just manages to get bat on ball to play this softly away to the off side for a drop-and-run single, but is sent back by Tamim

saurabh sharma: "Except Ramdin every other player is good enough to bowl 4 overs in this match."

End of over 2 (maiden) Bangladesh 6/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • Anamul Haque 3 (9b)
    • Tamim Iqbal 3 (3b)
    • SS Cottrell 1-1-0-0
    • K Santokie 1-0-6-0

Santokie to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, overpitched from Santokie outside off as Tamim is able to get under this to lift this over extra-cover for a boundary, and that too the first off the night for Bangladesh


Santokie to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, similar line as before, but this time delivers a slower ball as Tamim adjusts at the last second to fend this away towards point


Santokie to Anamul Haque, no run, slower ball on middle and off, slowly slanting into the batsman, as Anamul gets inside of the line to try and work this behind square on the off side


Santokie to Anamul Haque, FOUR, gets onto his toes in a flash to this back of a length ball outside off as he drives this off the back foot through extra-cover, getting the timing just right on it for it to beat the fielder to the boundary


Santokie to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, and he almost gives away his wicket next ball as he advances down the track to lift Santokie high over long on, with the ball falling just short of Dwayne Bravo who was stationed near the boundary


Santokie to Anamul Haque, 1 run, once again looking to blast this out of Warner Park, this time to a shorter ball on middle and leg which has Anamul rocking back to pull him high over square leg, but the ball falls safely in no-mans land, away from the fielder who was converging on it from the boundary

Showkat Khan: "If Bangladesh do manage to win this T20 match, then I believe their fortune would change for the better."

End of over 3 (12 runs) Bangladesh 18/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • Anamul Haque 10 (13b 1x4)
    • Tamim Iqbal 8 (5b 1x4)
    • K Santokie 2-0-18-0
    • SS Cottrell 1-1-0-0

Cottrell to Anamul Haque, no run, good length ball, width on offer as well. Anamul throws his bat at it but toe-ends it to Gayle at slip


Cottrell to Anamul Haque, no run, length ball on and around off as Anamul opens the face to guide this to short third man


Cottrell to Anamul Haque, 1 wide, gets his line wrong as this one goes down the leg side, making this the first run he has conceded so far..


Cottrell to Anamul Haque, 1 run, good line again from Cottrell as Anamul is able to play inside of this to work this away on the leg side to mid on for a quick single. Narine swoops in to pick up and throw at the non-striker's, with Anamul just making his ground in time


Cottrell to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, Tamim gets forward to this fullish length outside off as Tamim eases this away towards midwicket

Little bit of rain starting to fall here. Hopefully it is just a passing shower..


Cottrell to Anamul Haque, 1 run, length ball outside off, Anamul skips out and slashes it hard to third man off a thick outside edge


Cottrell to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, short ball which rises uncomfortably at Tamim, who rocks back to just about manufacture a pull behind square on the leg side

Tamim: "What is the average score of T20 match here? "

End of over 4 (5 runs) Bangladesh 23/0 (RR: 5.75)

    • Tamim Iqbal 10 (7b 1x4)
    • Anamul Haque 12 (17b 1x4)
    • SS Cottrell 2-1-5-0
    • K Santokie 2-0-18-0

Time for our first bowling change as Dwayne Bravo replaces Krishmar Santokie


Bravo to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, begins with a slower ball on a leg-stump line which Tamim clips away to the leg side


Bravo to Anamul Haque, SIX, tests him out with a bouncer outside off which Anamul sees early as he gets into position quickly to hook this high over deep fine leg, doing just enough for this to sail all the way over the rope for six


Bravo to Anamul Haque, 1 run, sensibly gets away Bravo through midwicket for a single and to get off strike

Rayun: "@Tamim, average first innings score is 157."


Bravo to Tamim Iqbal, no run, yet another slower ball, on middle and full, as Tamim has no choice but to defend this back towards the bowler






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