5th ODI (D/N), Dhaka, Dec 8 2012, West Indies tour of Bangladesh
(44/50 ov, target 218)
Bangladesh won by 2 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
• The Report by George Binoy

Bangladesh hold nerve to win series

After failing to chase 211 last night, they overcame three difficult phases in their pursuit of a target of similar proportion, to win a series they had led 2-0 but almost let slip out of their grasp

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
West Indies217(48 overs)
Bangladesh221/8(44 overs)
end of over 446 runs
BDESH: 221/8CRR: 5.02 
Nasir Hossain39 (52)
Elias Sunny1 (4)
Andre Russell10-0-51-0
Kemar Roach9-0-56-5

That is it from me, Suneer Chowdhary, and quite enjoyed bringing you this one. It has been an excellent tour, one that has one more game to go, the T20I on Monday. Will be back for that one. Have a good day ahead!


Sammy Congratulations to Bangladesh, they played well. We were in a good position to score 240 but we did not get there. We have had a good year but this might put a dent on our Christmas. But everything happens for a reason and hope to improve. The batting of Powell, Pollard and Roach getting a five-for, all of them are positives. We have one more game to go and hope to finish the series on a high.

Mahmudullah, man of the match Was worried when I got out but Nasir played well, was nervous in the dressing room. No thinking, play your game and take advantage of the bad ball. Happy with my contributions, that is what matters and that we won the series. I want to thank the crowd, they were fantastic.

Rahim Boys stuck to the task, had said will be the test of nerves and happy to execute our plans. Last two games did not bat well, we needed to do the right things in all three departments. I thought today we did a good job after losing the first three wickets.

Rahim is also declared the man of the series!

Right so that makes it an excellent series win for the home team, who looked like they were down and out after West Indies came back from being 0-2 down to level the series. Then again, when Pollard was taking on the bowling today, it was again advantage West Indies but Bangladesh have clawed back really well to win it, hats off to their superb show.

Both teams are out and shaking hands, the Bangladeshis understandably cock-a-hoop and the players are dancing to the music on the field, all of them!

Russell to Nasir Hossain, FOUR runs
phew, now that is a boundary, cut away to the fence for a four this time, and this time it is definitely a win!
Russell to Nasir Hossain, no run
that was cut away but the ball does not get to fence, the batsmen don't cross over thinking it has gone to the fence and by the time the ball is retrieved back, the stumps have been uprooted by the batsmen. West Indies are appealing for a run-out or probably telling the umpires that the run was not completed! wow drama!
Russell to Elias Sunny, 1 run
another short of length and tapped away to the leg side, they are off for a very quick single to tie the game
Russell to Elias Sunny, no run
bouncer and left well, swayed away with the eyes on the ball, the gloves were close to the ball but does not hit them
Russell to Elias Sunny, no run
outside the off stump and lets it go through to the keeper
Russell to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
short of length and on the pads, he tucks it away to the leg side for a single

Right, so Russell, who has had a very poor day, comes on. Can he turn things around. Roach, by the way, has five wickets now. With an over to go.

end of over 435 runs • 2 wicket
BDESH: 215/8CRR: 5 • RRR: 0.42 • Need 3 from 42b
Elias Sunny0 (1)
Nasir Hossain34 (49)
Kemar Roach9-0-56-5
Veerasammy Permaul9-0-39-0
Roach to Elias Sunny, no run
short of length and defended off the back foot
Roach to Abdur Razzak, OUT
big, big appeal given out but was it pitching outside? that is a big one, pitching way outside the off and that is a very poor decision given at a very crucial time, Razzaq's gone and Bangladesh is still three short
Abdur Razzak lbw b Roach 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Roach to Abdur Razzak, 1 no ball
whoa, he was trying for a yorker it seems and it slips out of his hands, full-toss over waist and the bowler immediately apologises!

Four still needed, many, many deliveries and three wickets standing. A wicket here will set the cat about. But they are a shot away.

Roach to Sohag Gazi, OUT
edged and taken! gone, caught by the wicket-keeper, it was another shorter one but close to the body, turned out to be snorter, seven down now.
Sohag Gazi c †Thomas b Roach 19 (19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
Roach to Sohag Gazi, no run
outside the off stump and he goes for a cut, misses the outside edge of the bat
Roach to Sohag Gazi, no run
fuller and driven to mid-on, not for a run
Roach to Sohag Gazi, FOUR runs
whoa, that has been upper cut to the fence! this was short from Roach and he was waiting, went after it, goes over the two slips in place and goes one bounce into the fence
end of over 423 runs
BDESH: 210/6CRR: 5 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 8 from 48b
Sohag Gazi15 (15)
Nasir Hossain34 (49)
Veerasammy Permaul9-0-39-0
Kemar Roach8-0-51-3
Permaul to Sohag Gazi, 1 run
round the stumps, slowly comes into the bat and defends, the leading edge flies off to the off side for a single
Permaul to Sohag Gazi, no run
goes down the track and wants to crash it through, manages to get his bat down
Permaul to Sohag Gazi, no run
on the middle and defended off the front foot, back to the bowler
Permaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
short and wants to pull it away, does not get hold of it and it falls in front of the deep square-leg fielder, for a single

Difficulties in gripping the ball, Permaul

Permaul to Sohag Gazi, 1 run
fuller in length and he goes down the track, drives it down the ground for a single
Best performances - batsmen
KA Pollard
85 runs (74)
5 fours
8 sixes
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
27 runs
1 fours
3 sixes
DM Bravo
51 runs (108)
3 fours
1 sixes
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
14 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
KAJ Roach
Shafiul Islam
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh , elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Mushfiqur Rahim
Series resultBangladesh won the 5-match series 3-2
Match numberODI no. 3313
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 days8 December 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)
Ranmore Martinesz
Enamul Haque
TV Umpire
Anisur Rahman
Reserve Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft