Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    5.6 goes down the track, and caught! whoa, the big fish, Gayle was going after every ball and mistiming a lot of them, he went after this one too, got very under it, gets a lot of elevation but not the distance. Gazi is at mid-off and he catches it well, so when he is not picking up Gayle's wicket, he is catching him out! 29/1
    19.3 gone, lbw, Sunny is on fire! that spins in viciously again, it was very outside the off stump the batsman was on the back foot, wanting to tuck it away to the deep fielder on the leg side but misses it, the ball hits him in line with the off stump and despite the huge amount of turn, it did look like it would go on to his the stumps 75/4
    17.1 gone, caught at long-off! third time unlucky Samuels, he was going after them and he tried to hit it over long-off, but the turn defeats the stroke, gets it in the bottom of the bat, it flies off to long-off who takes a very easy catch there! 71/2
    18.1 Bowled him, first baller! Samuels had played one like this but got an inside edge last over, this one though Dwayne Smith misses completely and is castled! a straighter one sneaks through his non-existing defenses and the batsman walks back 75/3
    42.5 soft dismissal, caught and bowled! it was slower, Bravo wanted to turn it away to the leg side but he only manages to push it back to the bowler and lo and behold! he accepts a caught-and-bowled! 145/7
    23.3 gone, caught behind this time! one went straight, the other spun in, Pollard was always going to be guessing this one, it was going straight on and the batsman pushed at it, gets bit of a thin outside edge through to the keeper. The bowler almost did not appeal and joined in only after the keeper went up and the umpire took a lot of time before giving the decision...did he edge it? 79/5
    31.4 what a ball Murali, bowled him! that pitches outside off, slightly shorter and fizzes past the inside edge to take the top of the stumps! in fact, it did hit a bit of an edge but what turn, that would have pleased Muralitharan, such was the turn there...six down now and this could be over quickly unless Sammy can unleash a few 102/6
    not out
    43.5 outside the off and he goes for a slog sweep, but the top-edge carries to the deep square-leg fielder, easily caught! why would he play this shot when he has six overs remaining and his captain batting well at the other end? 155/8
    46.2 reverse-sweep and caught! wow! I rub my eyes to check whether those last two balls were batted by a number 10, one driven inside out for a four and this time he tries to smash a reverse sweep, gets a top edge to point and he is on his way! 175/9
    not out
    19 (lb 5, w 14)
    211/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.22)
    Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Chris Gayle, 5.6 ov), 2-71 (Marlon Samuels, 17.1 ov), 3-75 (Dwayne Smith, 18.1 ov), 4-75 (Kieran Powell, 19.3 ov), 5-79 (Kieron Pollard, 23.3 ov), 6-102 (Devon Thomas, 31.4 ov), 7-145 (Darren Bravo, 42.5 ov), 8-155 (Veerasammy Permaul, 43.5 ov), 9-175 (Sunil Narine, 46.2 ov)
    Sohag Gazi1013813.80354000
    Mashrafe Mortaza1005415.40344130
    Abdur Razzak1014724.70406110
    Elias Sunny1022122.10452000
    2.2 gone, bowled, too quick! softens him up with the previous ball and this one is on a length, deviates slightly into the batsman and the defence is opened up by that one, hits the top of the stumps and the bails are sent flying 4/3
    1.4 leading edge and gone! Bangladesh may have dropped caught-and-bowleds but West Indies won't do that here! it was a length ball and he tries to work it away to the leg side, gets bit of a leading edge and it goes back to the bowler, Sammy takes a simple catch over his head and West Indies draw first blood. 3/1
    1.5 edged and gone, caught in the slips! now, the dew does seem to have come on, and under the lights it has made the ball wobble a little, away from the batsman, he went for the drive, more of a push I think and the outside edge goes through to the second slip, well caught low down. 3/2
    21.2 gone, stumped off the carom ball! it was a wonderful ball, one that almost deserved the wicket, it was on off and it spun away at some pace. Rahim was looking to drive it straight, and missed, over balanced as well and before he could return back, the keeper had removed the bails...big wicket at a crucial time 87/6
    2.5 edged and gone, or is it? there was a genuine nick there and the ball was taken by the keeper, the question is whether the ball bounced before it went into the keeper's gloves and the replays tell me that yes, it's gone straight into the gloves, cannot give that not-out. Yep, given out, four down and in gargantuan trouble. 7/4
    5.3 short and pulled to the fielder! half their side is gone even before the late-comers must have taken their seats after the break. short and worth pulling and he does just that, only problem is that he neither keeps it down, nor gets it over the fielder at square-leg, its hit straight to Pollard and another one has bitten the dust. Or the dew. 13/5
    not out
    27.2 whoa, given out, lbw, no given out caught? interesting one this, he was playing for the turn and it goes straight on, probably misses the bat and hits the pad, goes over the stumps and to the keeper, who holds it. the bowlers appealed for that one and the umpire raises his finger, but not sure whether he is out caught-behind or lbw! 113/7
    27.3 gone, first ball, bowled! this is getting over far too quickly here, outside the off and that one turns in sharply, in fact this is one of the few that Permaul has really ripped, the batsman was very late on the stroke, got his bat down very late and by the time he did that, it had gone through to rattle the timber 113/8
    32.5 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! 132/9
    34.1 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. 136/10
    26 (lb 5, w 21)
    136 all out (34.1 Overs, RR: 3.98)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Anamul Haque, 1.4 ov), 2-3 (Naeem Islam, 1.5 ov), 3-4 (Tamim Iqbal, 2.2 ov), 4-7 (Nasir Hossain, 2.5 ov), 5-13 (Mominul Haque, 5.3 ov), 6-87 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 21.2 ov), 7-113 (Sohag Gazi, 27.2 ov), 8-113 (Elias Sunny, 27.3 ov), 9-132 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 32.5 ov), 10-136 (Abdur Razzak, 34.1 ov)
    KAJ Roach802923.62331070
    DJG Sammy812833.50333030
    SP Narine813214.00332020
    V Permaul803524.37294010
    DR Smith2.10723.2370000

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 2-2

Match number


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 days

7 December 2012 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Win 'sets up big final' - Sammy

    West Indies captain Darren Sammy said that batting till the final over of the innings, despite the clutch of early wickets, made the difference for his team in the fourth ODI in Mirpur

  • 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

  • Is Mahmudullah being wasted?

    Mushfiqur Rahim said that Mahmudullah is set to stay at No. 7 but Bangladesh's latest performance suggests they may need to be flexible

  • Bangladesh face hurdle of resurgent West Indies

    Bangladesh teams of old have been thrown off track from set plans when put under pressure by the opposition. This may be the time for this side to prove they are mentally stronger

  • West Indies back Gayle to find form

    Chris Gayle has made just 54 runs in the three ODIs so far but that could be bad news for Bangladesh, with the West Indies camp confident that he is just one big innings away from returning to form

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

3Tamim IqbalAnamul Haque
0Naeem IslamTamim Iqbal
1Mushfiqur RahimTamim Iqbal
3Mushfiqur RahimNasir Hossain
6Mushfiqur RahimMominul Haque
74MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
26MahmudullahSohag Gazi
0Elias SunnyMahmudullah
19Mashrafe MortazaMahmudullah
4Abdur RazzakMahmudullah