Player of the Match
Player of the Match
173dThe Report by Siddhartha Talya

Samuels' assault too much for Bangladesh

West Indies won their first Twenty20 international since winning the World T20, with Marlon Samuels playing an innings reminiscent of his assault on the Sri Lankan bowlers in the final of that tournament in Colombo

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
88(61) 10x4 - 2x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 27 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
4 0 1 8 24 14 11 26
MN Samuels
MN Samuels
85(43) 3x4 - 9x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 1 0 6 30 7 26 15

Best performances - Bowlers

Rubel Hossain
Rubel Hossain
O4
M0
R63
W2
Eco15.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Ziaur Rahman
O4
M0
R16
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

West Indies won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20, Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

Match days

10 December 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary

END OF OVER:
20 | 18 Runs | BDESH: 179/1 (19 runs required, RR: 8.95)

  • Mahmudullah64 (48b)
  • Tamim Iqbal88 (61b)
  • Kemar Roach4-0-36-1
  • Marlon Samuels4-0-32-0

So that is it from me, Suneer Chowdhary and it has been a lot of pleasure bringing you this series. Have a good night ahead!

Presentation:

Rahim yes the last over probably mattered but cannot blame Rubel because when Samuels hits he can do that to anyone. Missed out on a couple of full-tosses too but that happens. Young Anamul and Tamim played well and in the middle Mahmudullah played well too. Nice to see people scoring runs, especially in the top-order, hope they continue in the same vein.

Samuels, man of the match Was hoping to stick around, tried to get the pace of the pitch and then go after the bowling later. We have come here as champions and had a lot to lose. I dedicate this to the Prime Minister of Jamaica again. I try to get in by batting through the first few balls...going down under for the Big Bash League for the Renegades now.

Sammy Pleased with the outcome, wanted to finish the year on a good note. Samuels' innings reminded me of the WC final innings. We knew they had to keep coming at us, and they batted well but at the end we did well to restrict. Gayle's bowled well for us this series, not only today. Samuels and Roach bowled well as well. Want to thank Bangladeshi fans, they have supported the cricket well. We have enjoyed the stay here.

Nikhil: "Whoa!! Mahmudullah being selfish and playing slow??? Especially the last one, look at his score! I'd take a 64 off 48 balls any day!"

Anthony: "Bangladesh at home will be a challenge for any of the other sides; be it SA,Aus,Eng. I enjoyed the manner in which they played their limited over cricket. They still needs to understand that the 5 day version of the game requires patience, and concentration."

Roni Rahman: "Estremely selfish game from Mohmodullah. Totally tone deaf of what is needed. He does not belong in the T20."

Bangladeshi fan: "I wonder who will be more disappointed today. Tamim for not winning or getting a century. Mahmudullah for playing too slow. Mushfiq for dropping catches and not getting a bat or Rubel for that match-changing over. Tough call"

Asif: "Yeah, at last physical fitness keep away Bangladesh from another victory. Tigers need more physical fitness for such a long series."

In the end, an easy win for West Indies who never looked like losing after getting to the near-200 score, despite the margin of 18. It was strange sort of an innings from Bangladesh, on another day they would have probably got to more than 200 the way they went but for some strange reason they failed to hit full-tosses away.

One other thing that went against them was the running between the wickets, they got only one for many of them when they should have pushed harder for the second. Not too many happy Bangladeshi fans there but it was a decent overall effort with the bat. Of course there are some who are happy as well. Rahman is one of them: "I'm happy with Bangladesh's performance. I expected a good game and lots of fireworks, got exactly that :)"

For West Indies, very bowler bar Gayle went for eight runs per over or more!

19.6
6
Roach to Mahmudullah, SIX runs, fullish ball on the middle and it has been smoked over long-on for a six to end the game on a positive note but West Indies win by 18
19.5
0
Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, on a length and outside the off stump, it swings away from the bat, the batsman wants to go for a heave but misses the outside edge
19.4
4
Roach to Mahmudullah, FOUR runs, full-toss and spanked to mid-wicket for a four, where were these strokes earlier, especially off those umpteen full-pitchers?
19.3
6
Roach to Mahmudullah, SIX runs, slower bowler, shorter as well and he has been able to spank it over deep square-leg for...would you believe it...a six! it was a hoick over the boundary to get to his fifty and he does not celebrate one bit
19.2
2
Roach to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, outside the off and drilled to the off side for a single

Nahim: "I wonder if it's quite fair to allow the bowler to stop his delivery in mid-stride and thus find out the batsman's intentions, as Gayle and Samuels have done a couple of times? The batsman doesn't have the same option!" He does have the option to back away before the bowler releases the ball. But yes, the bowlers are well within their rules to do that.

19.1
0
Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller on the middle and that is hit back to the bowler, hits the stumps at the non-striker's end

kk: "It is obvious that Tim does not realise that a good bowler adapts to the conditions and does what is necessary to negate the batting style of a batsman. Gayle realised they could not dispatch the full-tosses so he bowled them. Kudos to him!!" To be fair, Gayle had problems gripping the ball, which is where the full-tosses came from. That said, he did well to pitch them up than bowl them short.

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