1st Test, Dhaka, Nov 13-17 2012, West Indies tour of Bangladesh
527/4d & 273
(54.3 ov, target 245)
556 & 167
West Indies won by 77 runs
Player Of The Match
West Indies
Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Devashish Fuloria
Scorecard summary
West Indies527/4d(144 overs)1st Innings
Bangladesh556(148.3 overs)1st Innings
Naeem Islam108 (255)
Nasir Hossain96 (136)
Ravi Rampaul3/118(32)
Sunil Narine3/148(32.3)
West Indies273(74.2 overs)2nd Innings
Kieran Powell110 (197)
Darren Bravo76 (121)
Sohag Gazi6/74(23.2)
Bangladesh167(54.3 overs)2nd Innings
Mahmudullah29 (50)
Naeem Islam26 (65)
end of over 550 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 167/10CRR: 3.06 
Rubel Hossain0 (7)
Tino Best12.3-2-24-5
Ravi Rampaul11-1-32-2

It's been a belter at the start of the season and hopefully we will have lots more matches like this in this season. The game ended at 3 pm, as I had predicted using a nifty mathematical algorithm called induction. Maths prevails over the voodoo art of jinxing players. On that note, this is Devashish Fuloria signing off. Have a good day.

Kieran Powell has been named the Man of the Match for his twin centuries in the Test.

Darren Sammy: " Bangladesh played really really well, but credit must go to my bowlers and our batsmen. All in all, a good team effort. It turned out to be a very good Test wicket after 1000 runs in the first two innings, but there was something in the final stages of the match and I am glad our bowlers imposed themselves. The team has a whole new belief and we are trying to get more consistent in Tests. We are looking to improve with every game."

Mushfiqur Rahim: "The boys really worked hard. In this Test, we competed well in all the sessions. Congratulations to Gazi on a great debut match. Test cricket is the biggest challenge and we don't play that many, but we really did well in the first innings, but lack of partnerships in the second let us down. They bowled very well, but it was down to the lack of partnerships. We are 1-0 down but we have lots of positives from this Test and hopefully we can come back hard."

What a great Test match! West Indies come out on top, but they know that there were lots of volleys from Bangladesh to their top-spin serves. Tino Best was the star of the final day, picking up his first five-for in the process. No doubt he appears so pumped. Bit of a surprise as it was Narine who was expected to make an impact.

Apart from El Tino, there were lots of top-performances from both teams. Sohag Gazi had a great debut match, Kieran Powell scored two tons, Naeem Islam scored his maiden century, etc. Overall, a well-fought match and I must admit, a great one to commentate on.

Best to Mahmudullah, OUT
it's five for Tino, it's a win for West Indies and a big disappointment for the home crowd! The ball was full and fast and surprisingly for some reason, on the middle stump. Mahmudullah, who was backing away to the leg side past few ball, misses and that crashes the stumps and the hopes of millions.
Mahmudullah b Best 29 (83m 50b 2x4 1x6) SR: 58.00
Best to Mahmudullah, no run
back of length this time, slower than usual, the batsman makes room and punches it too deep point
Best to Mahmudullah, no run
backs away on the leg side, it's a bouncer from Tino and he sways out of the line
end of over 545 runs
BDESH: 167/9CRR: 3.09 
Rubel Hossain0 (7)
Mahmudullah29 (47)
Ravi Rampaul11-1-32-2
Veerasammy Permaul8-0-32-3
Rampaul to Rubel Hossain, no run
fuller length on the middle and leg, defended towards the leg side. Mahmudullah says no to Rubel's call for a single as he wants to keep the strike
Rampaul to Rubel Hossain, no run
short of length on off stump, reverses a bit, but comfortably punched to mid-off
Rampaul to Mahmudullah, 1 run
back of length, comes in a bit, Rubel pulls it along the ground to deep square leg

Three balls for Rubel to face.

Rampaul to Mahmudullah, no run
fuller length outside off, slightly slower, he waits in his crease and steers it to third man
Rampaul to Mahmudullah, no run
makes room and cuts a similar delivery as the last one to deep point, but can't beat the fielder this time
Rampaul to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs
back of length, wide, cracked through point
end of over 533 runs
BDESH: 162/9CRR: 3.05 
Rubel Hossain0 (5)
Mahmudullah24 (43)
Veerasammy Permaul8-0-32-3
Ravi Rampaul10-1-27-2
Permaul to Rubel Hossain, no run
flighted delivery on the middle and leg, batsman tries to defend down the pitch, but the inside edge takes it to the leg side
Permaul to Mahmudullah, 1 run
drives it in the air past the non-striker off a flighted delivery on the pads
Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run
flighted delivery is defended back to the bowler
Permaul to Mahmudullah, 2 runs
tossed up delivery outside off, takes a step down and chips it over the in field to extra cover
Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run
tossed up, defended off the front foot
Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run
pushed through in the air, defended off the back foot

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end of over 524 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 159/9CRR: 3.05 
Rubel Hossain0 (4)
Mahmudullah21 (38)
Ravi Rampaul10-1-27-2
Veerasammy Permaul7-0-29-3
Rampaul to Rubel Hossain, no run
length delivery, comes in with the angle, defended off the front foot
Rampaul to Rubel Hossain, no run
back of the length on the body now, fended off awkwardly on to the leg side
Rampaul to Rubel Hossain, no run
another short ball, slightly outside off and that helped Rubel to get out of the line
Best performances - batsmen
S Chanderpaul
203 runs (372)
22 fours
0 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
74 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
D Ramdin
126 runs (236)
11 fours
1 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
52 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Sohag Gazi
TL Best
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossWest Indies , elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Kieran Powell
Series resultWest Indies led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2057
Hours of play (local time)9.30am start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days13,14,15,16,17 November 2012 (5-day match)
Test debut
Sohag Gazi
Veerasammy Permaul
Bruce Oxenford
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Enamul Haque
Reserve Umpire
Anisur Rahman
Match Referee
David Boon