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!
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!
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.
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.
They now need 49 from the last two overs. Tough ask off two batsmen who are looking increasingly exhausted
Jeff: "These two havent run very well between the wickets tonight, i think they needed to take the game on a bit more running and they would be another 20 runs closer to the target and right in it!"
Tim: "Gayle hasn't bowled well, the Bangladeshi's have batted badly against him. When you're bowling flat and straight, often full tosses you should be sent to all parts. A team of better hitters would have taken Gayle for 60 today."