West Indies A v Bangladesh A, 1st unofficial T20, Gros Islet November 19, 2011

Bangladesh A win thriller by one wicket

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh A 104 for 9 (Mominul Haque 25, Santokie 3-18) beat West Indies (Dwayne Smith 35, Hossain 3-14) by one wicket

Bangladesh A beat West Indies A in a thriller of a Twenty20 in Gros Islet. Bangladesh were in all sorts of trouble chasing 104 but the lower order stood up and in the end it was the last-wicket pair who took them home with three balls to spare. Jamaican seamer Krishmar Santokie and Trinidadian legspinner Samuel Badree had wrecked Bangladesh's top order, leaving them 34 for 6 in the eighth over of the chase. Mominul Haque and Farhad Reza began the fightback with a 45-run partnership but a strike each from medium-pacer Dwayne Smith and seamer Carlos Brathwaite put West Indies back on top.

At that stage Bangladesh needed 20 to win with two wickets in hand and both Reza and Haque gone. They had four overs to get the runs, though, and No.9 Suhrawadi Shuvo and No. 10 Sohag Gazi took their time to put together a crucial 13-run partnership. The match swung again when Gazi was dismissed by Smith in the penultimate over with seven runs still to get but No. 11 Kamrul Islam Rabbi scored 5 off 4 balls to give Bangladesh A their first win of the tour.

West Indies were left to rue not kicking on from the start Smith gave them after they were put in to bat. Smith scored 35 off 33 balls and West Indies had reached 54 for 2 by the 11th over. Nasir Hossain, the 19-year-old offspining allrounder who was recently handed a Test debut, took two wickets in as many balls to curb West Indies' momentum. Jason Mohammed and Carlos Brathwaite made handy contributions but the rest of the batsmen failed and West Indies stumbled to 103 for 9 in their 20 overs. Hossain finished with 3 for 14.

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  • Andrew on November 22, 2011, 6:30 GMT

    Why are none of Bangladesh's best players playing in their domestic comp?

  • charlie on November 20, 2011, 3:10 GMT

    Why are we still persisting with THE KEEPER D .THOMAS ? What a waste of resources on such a failure . Are we blooding another keeper who can't bat . Too many chances for nothing .

  • Michael on November 20, 2011, 0:09 GMT

    Totally agree with you,Cricket-Holic !Furthermore,why send Thomas in at no.4,ahead of Barnwell,Mohammed,and Brathwaite in a T20 match ? and why was Mathuren the last bowler to be tried ? Bad captaincy overall Dwayne Smith !

  • TMoney on November 19, 2011, 20:46 GMT

    I am impressed by Bangladesh's ability to make a comeback after a collapse. Before when they had a collapse then no one could stand out and take control and make a patnership to recover but now Bangladesh have the ability to do this. The Bangladesh's team is able to the this so i think that ability was passed down to the Bangladesh A team which helped them win this match.

  • Ricardo on November 19, 2011, 17:51 GMT

    Go D. Smith, C. Gayle who. With the right decisions WI furture looks bright, need good capatain and wkpr, fortunately we can kill 2 birds with one stone. WI FOREVER.....

  • Ricardo on November 19, 2011, 17:44 GMT

    WI A sourly missed the Russell factor and Jason Mhd probably shouldn't have bowled that over it seemed unnecessary 4 him 2 bowl, that over should of probably went 2 carlos b. Good game WI should of won, but they shouldn't feel bad they made a few mistakes which cost them the game. Good 2 see Santokie, D. Smith, Badree, CB & JM proform well, hope 2 see them in senior team soon.

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