4th ODI (D/N), Dhaka, Dec 7 2012, West Indies tour of Bangladesh
(34.1/50 ov, target 212)
West Indies won by 75 runs
Player Of The Match
West Indies
• The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

All-round Sammy helps West Indies draw level

When Darren Sammy walked back after compiling a fighting, unbeaten 60, he had given West Indies hope in an otherwise unconvincing batting performance. He wasn't done yet for the day

Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
West Indies211/9(50 overs)
Daren Sammy*60 (62)
Darren Bravo34 (61)
Elias Sunny2/21(10)
Bangladesh136(34.1 overs)

That's it from me then, as always I am Suneer Chowdhary and I must say that the comments tonight made for some really interesting reading. Cannot publish all of them because of time constraints but rest assured I read them all, will be back for tomorrow's game, which I hope will be a thriller. Ciao!

For all the criticism that is coming Bangladesh's way, it must be said that the series is tied at two games all. They have won the same number of games as the West Indies and given that the tourists had come off a World T20 victory and a couple of Test wins, it is a good show. That said the momentum will definitely be with the West Indian side given that they have won at Dhaka batting and bowling first.


Rahim bowlers did a good job, we dropped too many catches and that is where we lost out, the wicket was not too difficult to chase but we collapsed at the start. all the fielders tried hard, but too many mistakes made, Sammy played really well. Knew they would come hard with the new ball but failed to step up. We have one more chance to win the series tomorrow.

Sammy, man-of-the-match the way the wicket played, Bangladesh bowled well to our batsmen, runs on the board is runs on the board and we bowled really well. I was due for a performance like and happy I contributed to my team's success. Hope to win the last game and end the series on a high. We need to go with a win-at-all-costs attitude, improving our do-or-die attitude.

Ravi B: "This is the Bangladesh team we all are getting used to. Loads of promise in one match and a meek surrender in the other one. Will they ever win matches consistently?"

Coolblood: "No more tears, no more pain, same old song, over and over again,

Well played West Indies!!!"

End of a good game, although a bit one-sided in the end. Bangladesh will be ruing their top-order collapse that left them at 13/5 before one had blinked. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah fought hard but there was too much to be done for them in the end and they fell away once the Bangladeshi captain fell.

Credit where due, the West Indian pace bowlers did an excellent job at the top. It wasn't as if a lot of rash strokes were played, just that the Bangladeshi batsmen were almost stunned by the sudden change in the pitch's behaviour - swing, seam, pace.

Sammy led by example, he got himself a smacking half-century when the chips were down, and then he ended with 3/26 in his eight overs. I will be very surprised if someone else gets the MoM award.

Smith to Abdur Razzak, OUT
given out, caught in the slips it was on the middle and went through quickly and seemed to have gotten an inside edge on to his pads, popped up for the slips to take a simple catch! Oh wait, the umpire has given it out lbw, but there did seem to be an inside edge, one way or the other he was out, so the right decision was given there.
Abdur Razzak c Sammy b Smith 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
end of over 343 runs
BDESH: 136/9CRR: 4 • RRR: 4.75 • Need 76 from 15.5ov
Mahmudullah56 (78)
Abdur Razzak3 (5)
Sunil Narine8-1-32-1
Dwayne Smith2-0-7-1
Narine to Mahmudullah, no run
quicker this time and bit of bite, tucked to short fine-leg but goes too quickly to him and not for runs
Narine to Abdur Razzak, 1 run
short of length, turn but too slow and easy to read given the length, opens the face of the bat, hits to the off side
Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run
on the off stump, straighter and cut away to third-man for a single
Narine to Abdur Razzak, 1 run
short of length, no turn and on middle, punched down the ground for a single
Narine to Abdur Razzak, no run
closer to the stumps and straighter, beats the outside edge, through to the keeper
Narine to Abdur Razzak, no run
lot of turn from outside the off stump, goes further away and Razzaq has nothing to do with it

Narine comes on now.

Ziad: "Can Bangladesh emulate the West Indies performance in the 2004 Champions Trophy final? As a die-hard fan, I can only hope." Aah, the fading lights, the improbable chase, that was an excellent game for a final.

end of over 333 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 133/9CRR: 4.03 • RRR: 4.64 • Need 79 from 15.5ov
Abdur Razzak1 (1)
Mahmudullah55 (76)
Dwayne Smith2-0-7-1
Daren Sammy8-1-28-3
Smith to Abdur Razzak, 1 run
on his pads, fuller, flicked away to wide mid-on and they are able to get away for a single

Nine down now and Razzak comes out.

Joy Sharma: "Why there isn't any Hot-Spot or Snick-o-meter? I thought only BCCI doesn't want these!" Ostensibly because at least one of either West Indies or Bangladesh (or both) did not want it for this series.

Smith to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT
gone, this time, out, lbw, was fuller and nipped back into the batsman, he was on the back-foot and hits him on the back pad, given out and rightly so!
Mashrafe Mortaza lbw b Smith 6 (30m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50
Smith to Mahmudullah, 1 run
outside the off, and he opens the face of the bat, through to the third-man for a single
Smith to Mahmudullah, no run
shorter and angling into the batsman, he patiently goes back and defends from the crease
Smith to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run
short of length and he opens the face of the bat and plays it down to third-man for a single
Smith to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run
fuller on the off stump, driven down to mid-off

Uzair: "I think Bangladesh are doing injustice to Mahmudullah. He should be sent at number 4 as he is more talented and patient player than any of his other team mates."

Shujon Bashar: "I absolutely agree with Mahmudullah coming up the order, infact he should bat at No.3 for me since he has ability and temperament to build an innings in ODI unlike Naeem Islam. For the sake of BD fans, I hope Mash can support him and pull out a win here"

end of over 326 runs
BDESH: 130/8CRR: 4.06 • RRR: 4.55 • Need 82 from 15.5ov
Mahmudullah54 (74)
Mashrafe Mortaza5 (13)
Daren Sammy8-1-28-3
Dwayne Smith1-0-4-0
Sammy to Mahmudullah, 2 leg byes
short of length and he was going for it, pops up over the keeper and goes away for a couple of runs, given as leg-byes by the umpire
Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run
bouncer from Sammy and he just evades it by swaying away from the line
Sammy to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run
outside the off and taps away to the off side, completes a run quickly
Sammy to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 wide
this goes down the leg side, tries to flick it away but does not get the bat there and gets a wide
Sammy to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run
fuller on the off stump and defended to the short cover region
Best performances - batsmen
DJG Sammy
60 runs (62)
5 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
15 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
56 runs (78)
7 fours
0 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
25 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
DJG Sammy
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh , elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Daren Sammy
Series result5-match series level 2-2
Match numberODI no. 3312
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 days7 December 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
Ranmore Martinesz
Enamul Haque
TV Umpire
Anisur Rahman
Reserve Umpire
Gazi Sohel
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft