3rd ODI (D/N), Dhaka, Dec 5 2012, West Indies tour of Bangladesh
(47/50 ov, target 228)
West Indies won by 4 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
West Indies
• The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Samuels, Narine help WI keep series alive

With the series at stake, West Indies saved face with a four-wicket win in Mirpur, set up by the spinners and a calm century by Marlon Samuels

Match centre 
Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh227(49.1 overs)
West Indies228/6(47 overs)
end of over 476 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 228/6CRR: 4.85 
Devon Thomas12 (22)
Daren Sammy1 (2)
Mashrafe Mortaza6-0-34-2
Mominul Haque3-0-9-0

That is it then from me, Suneer Chowdhary, has been a pleasure bringing you this game. Will be back with the fourth ODI day after and if this was anything to go by, we can be expected to be entertained yet again.


Rahim: Difficult pitch, the set batsmen got out at the wrong time, we did not score big when the batsmen got set. Not only Mahmudullah, there were others who played well but we were 20 runs short. A ball each end helped us against the dew. Hope to come back stronger next game.

Sammy We all know how important it was to win this game. They were playing good cricket, but that knock by Marlon helped us clinch the game. Sunil Narine bowled well, we know the quality he possesses and he finally got a pitch that helped him and we saw how dangerous he is. Frittering away wickets after getting starts has been an issue for us, but Powell did a good job and Samuels got a match-winning century for us.

Samuels, man of the match Not worried at all about running out of partners, it was a good team effort from our side. Experience in crucial situations helps as well and that is where I was able to pull it. Bangladesh is playing wonderful cricket and we will look to step up the gear. Dedicate this century to my prime minister!


In the end, a win by four wickets and with three overs to spare seems like it was an easy victory but truth be told, the difference between the two teams was the one man, Marlon Samuels.

Samuels' century was one of the most calculated and matured knocks you would see on a track that a lot of purchase for the spinners. In fact, the Bangladeshi batsmen would do well to watch tapes of how he batted, they would learn a lot after they collapsed yet again to be restricted to only 227.

Kudos to the way Bangladesh fought as well, other teams may have thrown in the towel pretty early but the home side did not, and this is an attitude that will hold them in good stead for the rest of the series.

Mashrafe Mortaza to Thomas, FOUR runs
edged and four! that was outside the off stump, he went out to fiddle at it, got an edge and flies between the keeper and the slip, goes to the fence to win West Indies the game

kazim: "drop catch of samules was the turning point of this match" And probably the poor batting from the Bangladeshi middle-order?

Mashrafe Mortaza to Thomas, no run
outside the off and he shoulders arms
Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, 1 run
short of length and flicked away with typically Caribbean flair to fine-leg for a single

Saad: "I didn't escape two of my neurophysiology classes today for this.... still waiting to see some miracle to happen... pls dont give up...." To be fair, Bangladesh have really fought well today, it was a matter of an excellent innings taking it away from them.

Mashrafe Mortaza to Sammy, no run
outside the off and fuller, defended it back to the bowler
Mashrafe Mortaza to Thomas, 1 run
short of length outside the off and cut away to deep point for a single

Captain Sammy at eight.

Mashrafe Mortaza to Samuels, OUT
pulled and caught! short of length and Samuels gives himself room, wants to pull it away, but the top edge goes up and straight into the hands of the fielder at square-leg!
MN Samuels c Mahmudullah b Mashrafe Mortaza 126 (167m 149b 17x4 2x6) SR: 84.56

Mashrafe Mortaza comes on now.

end of over 464 runs
WI: 222/5CRR: 4.82 • RRR: 1.50 • Need 6 from 24b
Marlon Samuels126 (148)
Devon Thomas7 (19)
Mominul Haque3-0-9-0
Rubel Hossain5-0-42-0
Mominul Haque to Samuels, 1 run
round the stumps, and pitched up to the bat, Samuels covers the spin and drives it through for a single
Mominul Haque to Thomas, 1 run
flighted ball and it is easily drilled through the covers for a single
Mominul Haque to Thomas, no run
fuller from round the stumps and Thomas pats it to the off side
Mominul Haque to Thomas, no run
defended on the front foot and back to the bowler
Mominul Haque to Samuels, 1 run
opens the face of the bat and guides it through off side for a single

Sourav: "

after Bangladesh batting order collapse, my Facebook status was, 'we'll fight back if we get passed 220'.

yes, Tigers once again showing their ability of defending a merge total.

I love to see Enamul Hq. Jr. bowling for Bangladesh on next 2 games."

They fought well but Samuels has played a real gem

Mominul Haque to Thomas, 1 run
driven down the ground for a single to long-off
end of over 4524 runs
WI: 218/5CRR: 4.84 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 10 from 30b
Marlon Samuels124 (146)
Devon Thomas5 (15)
Rubel Hossain5-0-42-0
Mominul Haque2-0-5-0
Rubel Hossain to Samuels, SIX runs
and again, fuller, faster and it goes off the bat really quickly as well, and over the long-off fence for a six! 24 off the over takes West Indies to within 10 runs of their first win this series
Rubel Hossain to Samuels, no run
wild swing this time, beaten but misses the stumps, goes through to the keeper
Rubel Hossain to Samuels, SIX runs
whoa, whoa whoa! Samuels has turned it on so well this over, it was pitched right up to the bat and slower, Samuels was waiting, he picks it up and smacks it over long-on for a six, game, set and match I would believe.
Rubel Hossain to Samuels, FOUR runs
three in three! and is this the end of the game? it was fuller and he gives himself room and drives it through the mid-wicket region for a four!
Rubel Hossain to Samuels, FOUR runs
fuller and that is two in two! drilled through the covers for a four, this has been one of the most matured innings you would see on a turning track
Rubel Hossain to Samuels, FOUR runs
now that he has his 100, and now that the required-rate's going up, he goes for the cut, gets bit of an outside edge and rushes away to the fine third-man for a four

Ken: "These so called WI one day specialists are useless, just look at Pollard, Dwayne Smith and Simmons batting averages and you will see why I say so. Keep saying that Chanderpaul is far better ODI player than many of these mediocre non-performing players, a player called Ramaresh Sarwan would have done far better than them."

Best performances - batsmen
MN Samuels
126 runs (149)
17 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
43 runs
7 fours
0 sixes
52 runs (70)
3 fours
1 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
31 runs
2 fours
1 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
SP Narine
Mashrafe Mortaza
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossWest Indies , elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Marlon Samuels
Series resultBangladesh led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 3311
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15
Match days5 December 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Veerasammy Permaul
Ranmore Martinesz
Enamul Haque
TV Umpire
Anisur Rahman
Reserve Umpire
Gazi Sohel
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft