Bangladesh in West Indies T20I Match

West Indies v Bangladesh

West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

We are back for the West Indian reply. The Bangladesh fielders are strolling out, and so are the Windies openers. An explosive pair this, of Richards and Fletcher. Shakib will open the bowling, has a slip in place. No surprises about a spinner starting proceedings

0.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Richards, OUT, bowled! Short of a length on the off and turns away sharply, Richards tries to run it past slip, gets a thick inside edge straight into the off stump, what a start!

DM Richards b Shakib Al Hasan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Devon Smith comes in

0.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 wide, bowled from behind the wicket there, down the leg side through, given a wide

0.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, charges down the pitch and is struck high on the pads

0.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 wide, round the wicket to the left hander, down the leg side again, another run gifted

0.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, dropped, spun in sharply from middle, Smith shaped up for a cut but was surprised by the turn, was caught on the glove and it struck Mushfiqut on the shoulder, he couldn't take in off the second attempt either

0.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, quickish on leg stump, turned away to short fine

0.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, quickish and short outside off, punched straight to cover

0.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, pushed through the line towards mid-on for a single to keep the strike

West Indies were in a bit of trouble in that first over, and its the spin that's bothering them again

End of over 1 (3 runs) West Indies 3/1 (116 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.10)
DS Smith    1* (5b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-3-1
ADS Fletcher    0* (0b)     

Naeem to bowl now

1.1

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run, oooh, almost, short , just wide of the off stump, goes for the cut, misses and it evades the stumps by a whisker

1.2

Naeem Islam to Smith, no run

1.3

Naeem Islam to Smith, 1 run, tossed up outside off, drilled down the ground towards long-off for a single

1.4

Naeem Islam to Fletcher, 1 run, flatter trajectory, on middle and leg, shuffles across and flicks it away just wide of short fine for a single

1.5

Naeem Islam to Smith, SIX, that was coming, tossed up on middle, gets to the pitch and slog-sweeps it over the deep midwicket boundary for a pressure-relieving six

1.6

Naeem Islam to Smith, FOUR, it's pitched up outside off this time and he takes full toll, crashing it powerfully over the covers for a boundary, Smith to the rescue

End of over 2 (12 runs) West Indies 15/1 (104 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 5.77)
DS Smith    12* (10b 1x4 1x6)      Naeem Islam    1-0-12-0
ADS Fletcher    1* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-3-1

2.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Fletcher, no run, fullish on middle, driven with a straight bat back to the bowler

2.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Fletcher, no run, turned away sharply from a good length outside off, left alone

2.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Fletcher, no run, slightly short outside off, moves back and punches it to midwicket

2.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Fletcher, no run, flighted outside off, goes for the slog-sweep but is beaten by the turn, makes no contact

2.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fletcher, 1 run, short on middle, worked away between square leg and midwicket for a single

2.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 1 run, long hop on leg stump, pulled away to deep midwicket for a single to keep the strike

End of over 3 (2 runs) West Indies 17/1 (102 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 6.00)
DS Smith    13* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-5-1
ADS Fletcher    2* (6b)      Naeem Islam    1-0-12-0

3.1

Mahmudullah to Smith, FOUR, hurled it short outside off, gave Smith enough time to rock back and punish that over midwicket for a boundary, poor ball, less than a 100 needed now

3.2

Mahmudullah to Smith, SIX, another one, the pressure has come off, long hop again, short and wide, Smith has enough time to rock back and dismiss that over deep midwicket straight into the crowd

3.3

Mahmudullah to Smith, FOUR, three in a row, short outside leg stump, Smith has no trouble helping it on its way wide of short fine for a boundary

3.4

Mahmudullah to Smith, no run, short, but on middle and off this time, cut away straight to point

3.5

Mahmudullah to Smith, 1 run, lands on leg stump and turns in towards middle, whips it away to deep square leg for a single

3.6

Mahmudullah to Fletcher, no run, quicker through the air, pitched up outside off, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 4 (15 runs) West Indies 32/1 (87 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 5.43)
ADS Fletcher    2* (7b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-15-0
DS Smith    28* (16b 3x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-5-1

4.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot

4.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, short on the off stump, moves back and chops it down to cover

4.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, 3 runs, slightly short on middle, rocks back and pulls it away wide of deep midwicket, the fielder stretches full length to back in just inside the ropes but they get three

4.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Fletcher, no run, good length on middle and off, defended from the crease back to the bowler

4.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Fletcher, 1 run, turned away from a good length on middle, guided behind slip past point for a single, didn't read the turn too well there

4.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Smith, no run, pushed through full on the off stump, defended watchfully towards point

Fletcher will try to give as much of the strike to the attacking Smith now.

End of over 5 (4 runs) West Indies 36/1 (83 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.20, RRR: 5.53)
DS Smith    31* (20b 3x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-9-1
ADS Fletcher    3* (9b)      Mahmudullah    1-0-15-0

Nazmul Hossain into the attack

5.1

Nazmul Hossain to Fletcher, no run, back of a length outside off, chopped down to cover off the back foot

5.2

Nazmul Hossain to Fletcher, FOUR, length ball on middle, in the slot for Fletcher who with a free swing of the arms thrashes it wide of long-on to the ropes

5.3

Nazmul Hossain to Fletcher, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, dabbed behind point from the crease

5.4

Nazmul Hossain to Smith, 1 run, fullish on the off, reaches forward and drives it to mid-off who's at the edge of the circle for a single

5.5

Nazmul Hossain to Fletcher, 4 leg byes, appeal for lbw, slower one, the offcutter, moves well across to turn it fine, it clips the pads to beat short fine to the boundary, landed outside off and cut back in to strike him in line, surprising that the appeal was not upheld, seemed adjacent and the height didn't seem to be a problem

5.6

Nazmul Hossain to Fletcher, OUT, poor decision, the offcutter again, moving in from outside off and Fletcher was struck on the pads outside the line as he got forward to defend, the umpire, after some thinking, raised his finger but that shouldn't have been given, not when you're struck outside the line while playing a shot, it wouldn't even have gone on to hit the stumps

ADS Fletcher lbw b Nazmul Hossain 8 (22m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

End of over 6 (10 runs) West Indies 46/2 (73 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 7.66, RRR: 5.21)
     Nazmul Hossain    1-0-6-1
DS Smith    32* (21b 3x4 2x6)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-9-1

Mehrab Hossian to bowl his left-armers

6.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, 1 wide, starts off with a wide, down the leg side

6.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, 1 run, short on middle, whipped away towards deep square leg for a single

6.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, no run, short and wide, turns away sharply, goes for the cut, misses

6.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, no run, tossed up on middle and off, driven back to the bowler

6.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, FOUR, bowled flat outside off, comes down the track and lofts that inside out to bisect the gap between long-off and deep cover to the ropes

6.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, 1 run, short on middle, rocks back and turns it away wristily towards square leg for a single

6.6

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Smith, 2 runs, short outside off, moved back, waits for it to turn in and slaps it wide of deep cover for a couple of runs

End of over 7 (9 runs) West Indies 55/2 (64 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 7.85, RRR: 4.92)
DS Smith    35* (23b 3x4 2x6)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    1-0-9-0
TM Dowlin    5* (4b 1x4)      Nazmul Hossain    1-0-6-1

7.1

Nazmul Hossain to Dowlin, no run, nipped back in just a touch, tried to open the face to guide that down to third man but didn't connect

7.2

Nazmul Hossain to Dowlin, 2 runs, short and wide , cuts it away really hard just wide of third man, enough time to come back for the second

7.3

Nazmul Hossain to Dowlin, FOUR, pulled away powerfully, erred in length there, dropped it too short and Dowlin took advantage, rocking back and dispatching it over square leg

7.4

Nazmul Hossain to Dowlin, 2 runs, slower one, converts it into a low full toss, dragging it wide of long-on and rushing back to complete the second run in time

7.5

Nazmul Hossain to Dowlin, 1 run, slower one bowled full on leg stump, tickles it to fine leg for a single

7.6

Nazmul Hossain to Smith, no run, the offcutter, slightly short on middle and off, Smith comes down the track and cuts it straight to point

End of over 8 (9 runs) West Indies 64/2 (55 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 4.58)
DS Smith    35* (24b 3x4 2x6)      Nazmul Hossain    2-0-15-1
TM Dowlin    14* (9b 2x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    1-0-9-0

Rubel Hossain to bowl now

8.1

Rubel Hossain to Dowlin, 1 run, back of a length on the off, dropped just behind point for a single

8.2

Rubel Hossain to Smith, no run, well fielded at mid-off, was pitched up and Smith struck it with some ferocity but Tamim was alert and quick on his feet

8.3

Rubel Hossain to Smith, 2 runs, short on middle and leg, swivels and whips it away uppishly between fine leg and deep square leg for a couple of runs

8.4

Rubel Hossain to Smith, OUT, a twist to the tale, short of a length just outside off, goes for the pull in front of midwicket, keeps a little low, gets a thin under-edge straight to the keeper who takes a good low catch diving to his right

DS Smith c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Rubel Hossain 37 (34m 27b 3x4 2x6) SR: 137.03

Smith departs after a well-made 37, and Floyd Reifer comes in

8.5

Rubel Hossain to Reifer, no run, struck high on the pads as he shuffles to work it fine, leapt off the pitch, more than he expected

8.6

Rubel Hossain to Reifer, 1 run, short and wide, chases it and taps it down towards third man for a single to get off the mark and keep the strike

End of over 9 (4 runs) West Indies 68/3 (51 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.55, RRR: 4.63)
FL Reifer    1* (2b)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-4-1
TM Dowlin    15* (10b 2x4)      Nazmul Hossain    2-0-15-1

Naeem is back

9.1

Naeem Islam to Reifer, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven down the ground to long-off for a single

9.2

Naeem Islam to Dowlin, no run, spun in from outside off, defended in front of the bowler as it turned back in

9.3

Naeem Islam to Dowlin, (no ball) 2 runs, tossed it up outside off, leaned into the drive as he placed it between deep cover and deep point for a couple, what's more it's a no ball and therefore a freehit

9.3

Naeem Islam to Dowlin, FOUR, cashes in, it's tossed up, full and wide and he crashes that between deep cover and deep point, the same direction as the previous delivery, but this time with more elevation and force, to the ropes

9.4

Naeem Islam to Dowlin, 1 run, goes for the sweep, top edges it just over short fine for a single

9.5

Naeem Islam to Reifer, no run

9.6

Naeem Islam to Reifer, no run, short and wide, goes for the cut but it keeps really low and zips under his bat

End of over 10 (9 runs) West Indies 77/3 (42 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.70, RRR: 4.20)
FL Reifer    2* (5b)      Naeem Islam    2-0-21-0
TM Dowlin    22* (14b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-4-1

West Indies look good to take this at the halfway stage

10.1

Rubel Hossain to Dowlin, no run, slightly short outside off, dragged towards mid-on from the crease

10.2

Rubel Hossain to Dowlin, no run, landed on a good length on middle, moved back to turn it fine but was struck high on the pads

10.3

Rubel Hossain to Dowlin, no run, length ball outside off, driven back firmly to the bowler

10.4

Rubel Hossain to Dowlin, 1 run, slower one this time, full, waits for it and guides it down to third man for a single

10.5

Rubel Hossain to Reifer, 1 run, gets forward and drops it short of extra cover, calls for a single, Naeem scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end but Reifer is well in

10.6

Rubel Hossain to Dowlin, no run, too close to cut, was going over off and middle, quite a bit of pace on it and it went through Dowlin even before he got into position to play that one

End of over 11 (2 runs) West Indies 79/3 (40 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.18, RRR: 4.44)
TM Dowlin    23* (19b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-6-1
FL Reifer    3* (6b)      Naeem Islam    2-0-21-0

Shakib to complete his spell

11.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Reifer, 1 run, flat on middle and off, pushed between cover and point for a single

11.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Dowlin, 1 run, flat on leg stump, played in front of midwicket for a single

11.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Reifer, no run, fired in short and wide, came down the track to cut it past point, was out of his crease but managed to take it back in before Mushfiqur took down the bails

11.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Reifer, no run, quickish on middle and off, defended into the leg side

11.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Reifer, 2 runs, flighted, gave it some air this time, on middle and leg, clipped away to deep backward square leg, he's a little wide and allows them enough time to come back for the second

11.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Reifer, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, gets front and across and drives it straight to midwicket

End of over 12 (4 runs) West Indies 83/3 (36 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.91, RRR: 4.50)
FL Reifer    6* (11b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-13-1
TM Dowlin    24* (20b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-6-1

12.1

Rubel Hossain to Dowlin, 1 run, short on middle, pulled away towards deep square leg for a single

12.2

Rubel Hossain to Reifer, 1 run, slightly short on leg stump, swivels and whips it down to fine leg

12.3

Rubel Hossain to Dowlin, 1 run, full and wide, hangs his bat out and guides it down to third man for a single

12.4

Rubel Hossain to Reifer, FOUR, targeting the blockhole, it turns out to be a low full toss on middle, flicks it away elegantly through the vacant midwicket region for a boundary

12.5

Rubel Hossain to Reifer, no run, lands on a good length on middle, moves across and defends it back to the bowler

12.6

Rubel Hossain to Reifer, no run, the offcutter, seemed to pitch outside leg and cut back in to strike him in front of middle and off as he got forward to play it into the off side, strong appeal turned down

End of over 13 (7 runs) West Indies 90/3 (29 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.92, RRR: 4.14)
FL Reifer    11* (15b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-13-1
TM Dowlin    26* (22b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-13-1

Ashraful into the attack now, proved quite useful in the Tests.

13.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Dowlin, no run, tossed it up outside off, driven back to the bowler

13.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Dowlin, no run, drew him out of the crease, looked to clear midwicket there but was struck on the pads

13.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Dowlin, no run, slightly short on the off, pushed back to the bowler

13.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Dowlin, 1 run, flighted just outside off, worked just wide of midwicket for a quick single

13.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Reifer, FOUR, Reifer strikes that cleanly, comes down the track, gets to the pitch and clips it over midwicket for a boundary

13.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Reifer, no run, pushed just wide of midwicket off the front foot but the single isn't there

End of over 14 (5 runs) West Indies 95/3 (24 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.78, RRR: 4.00)
FL Reifer    15* (17b 2x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-5-0
TM Dowlin    27* (26b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-13-1

Mehrab is back

14.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, no run, tossed it up, buts its well outside off, tries to dig it out, missed

14.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, no run, tossed up, landed on the off stump and spun away just a touch, Dowlin went for a massive heave over midwicket, missed and was struck on the pads, but it probably would have missed off

14.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, 1 run, bunts it through the off side towards deep cover for a single

14.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Reifer, 1 run, on middle and leg, comes down the track and swipes it towards deep midwicket for one more

14.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, no run, full and wide, chases it and gets into a really awkward position at it spins away, falls over infact, quite embarassing

14.6

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, FOUR, poor ball, short on leg stump, begging to be hit, pulls it away with disdain behind square for a boundary, just 18 more needed

End of over 15 (6 runs) West Indies 101/3 (18 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.73, RRR: 3.60)
TM Dowlin    32* (31b 4x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    2-0-15-0
FL Reifer    16* (18b 2x4)      Mohammad Ashraful    1-0-5-0

15.1

Mohammad Ashraful to Reifer, SIX, nice, clean strike, Ashraful tosses it up on middle, comes down the track, gets to the pitch and clears long-on with a free flow of the bat, straight into the stands

15.2

Mohammad Ashraful to Reifer, OUT, charges down the track and tries to clear long-off this time but doesn't get the timing right, more elevation than distance on that one and Mahmudullah holds his nerve to take it over his head just inside the ropes

FL Reifer c Mahmudullah b Mohammad Ashraful 22 (23m 20b 2x4 1x6) SR: 110.00

Sammy comes in

15.3

Mohammad Ashraful to Dowlin, no run, flighted on middle, drags it straight to midwicket

15.4

Mohammad Ashraful to Dowlin, 1 run, flighted on the off, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

15.5

Mohammad Ashraful to Sammy, SIX, Sammy off the mark in style, full on middle, lofts it straight back over the bowler's head for a flat six, off the middle

15.6

Mohammad Ashraful to Sammy, OUT, a freakish end this, short on the off stump, turns in, tries to smack it over midwicket, mistimes it completely as it takes the top edge and Mahmudullah at long-on takes a comfortable catch

DJG Sammy c Mahmudullah b Mohammad Ashraful 6 (3m 2b 0x4 1x6) SR: 300.00

End of over 16 (13 runs) West Indies 114/5 (5 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.12, RRR: 1.25)
     Mohammad Ashraful    2-0-18-2
TM Dowlin    33* (33b 4x4)      Mehrab Hossain jnr    2-0-15-0

Just five more to get. One hit will do it. Bernard is the new man in

16.1

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Bernard, 1 run, low full toss on the off stump, driven to mid-on right at the circle for a quick single

16.2

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, no run, fired in quick outside off, tries to dig it out but can't connect

16.3

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, no run, fired in full on middle and off, driven towards cover

16.4

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, no run, pushed off the back foot towards cover

16.5

Mehrab Hossain jnr to Dowlin, FOUR, it's all over now, West Indies win their first game of the tour as Dowlin dispatches that short one over midwicket for a boundary

Finally, some relief for the hosts on what's been a disappointing tour. However, it's not a clean sweep for Banglladesh, and West Indies can take some pride in challenging them hard in some of the games and winning this one. Devon Smith and Travis Dowlin were the stars of the chase today, and despite the quick wickets at the end the home team had the game well in control. We'll get you the details from the presentation in just a bit.

Shakib: "We didn't bat well, especially the top order. We didn't play smart cricket. We didn't execute the gameplan well. If you have four run-outs, it's going to be difficult. We played very good cricket for the last one month, and we are looking forward to the Zimbabwe tour. The people and the beaches have been great here."

Reifer: "The guys fielded very well. You've got to be sharp in the field in this form of the game. I told the guys to look forward to the future, and keeping improving while playing hard for West Indies. It was one win we needed to get into winning ways. Travis had a good series. Dave Bernard, Roach and Sammy too. We have a lot of positives to take from this tour."

Sammy is the Man of the Match

Sammy: "I've been working hard on my game. I missed the ODI series against India, and the coaches told me what i had to do. I stuck to the basics and it paid off. I made a conscious effort to go out there and do what the team needs. I have played for West Indies before but really didn't contribute to the bat, but did so now. I've been practicing with the bowling machine and it has really helped."

That's all we have from here folks. Hope you enjoyed our coverage for the entire tour. Until the next time, it's goodbye from all of us here at Cricinfo.

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Aug 2, 2009

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Devon Smith in an aggressive mood

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Travis Dowlin goes over the top

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