Only T20I (D/N), Dhaka, Oct 11 2011, West Indies tour of Bangladesh
(19.5/20 ov, target 133)
Bangladesh won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Player Of The Match
BDESH Innings
Full commentary

8.15 pm Mushfiqur's team-mates sprint on to the field to mob him. And deservedly too. He came in with the Bangladesh chase beginning to sink and anchored them through it.

Sutty: "He shows a lot of heart, that Mushy - He's definitely the one to take this Bangladesh team out of the rut they have been in."

Lee: "MR is absolutely a pocket dynamite and has singlehandedly won Bangladesh the match...well done on your captaincy debut!"

A special way to begin the captaincy for Mushfiqur. He won the toss, and was pretty good on the field even as Samuels scored a brisk fifty. Bangladesh did well to limit West Indies to 132 on a sluggish surface. And when the Bangladesh middle-order began to undo a promising start to the chase, Mushfiqur stayed firm until the end.

Mushfiqur Rahim is the Man of the Match, his match-winning innings pipping Marlon Samuels' all-round effort. That's all we have for you from the Twenty20. We'll be back on October 13, when the one-day series begins. Thank you for all your emails. Cheers.

Rampaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, SIX runs
six, six! Mushfiqur slams a length ball over the deep midwicket boundary and Mirpur erupts. What a tremendous way to win your first game as captain. He knew it was a six the moment he made contact, raising his arms in triumph and screaming.

Over to Mushfiqur with four to get off two balls.

Rampaul to Abdur Razzak, 1 run
Razzak tries to swing a full ball through midwicket but mis-hits it on to his pad, they run a single towards cover

The experienced Abdur Razzak is the new batsman.

Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, OUT
caught behind! Nasir, what are you doing? Instead of giving the strike back to his captain, Nasir backs away and tries to smash through the off side, he gets a nick through to Ramdin.
Nasir Hossain c †Ramdin b Rampaul 18 (22m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00
Rampaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
another full toss, this time Mushfiqur hits it past the fielder in the circle to the man at deep midwicket
Rampaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
a low full toss and Mushfiqur plays it straight to the fielder at short midwicket. Lucky dot ball for West Indies

Rampaul to bowl the final over.

end of over 1914 runs
BDESH: 127/6CRR: 6.68 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 6 runs from 6b
Mushfiqur Rahim34 (23)
Nasir Hossain18 (14)
Carlos Brathwaite3-0-25-1
Daren Sammy4-0-30-1
Brathwaite to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
slower ball on off stump, nudged to midwicket for a single. Mushfiqur will keep strike for the final over. Spare a though for the debutant though. Brathwaite's gone for 14 in an over that could be a game-breaker.
Brathwaite to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs
short ball, Mushfiqur hits it with a flat bat past the bowler and sprints back for the second
Brathwaite to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR runs
Mushiq! Terrific presence of mind. The third man was in the circle and Mushfiqur cut the ball even though it was close to him through the gap between the keeper and short third man
Brathwaite to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
slower ball on off and middle, pushed towards the off side for a single

Hugh: "Whatever the situation, Mushfiqur always steps up to the mark. He is a deserving captain - no matter how dismal the rest of them play, he always gives his all."

Brathwaite to Nasir Hossain, FOUR runs
he's found the gap! It was a length ball and Nasir swung hard, sending the ball into the gap between long-on and deep midwicket
Brathwaite to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs
short of a length outside off, cut to deep backward point where a fumble from the fielder allows the second

Brathwaite will bowl the penultimate over. He has 22 to defend.

end of over 187 runs
BDESH: 113/6CRR: 6.27 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 20 runs from 12b
Mushfiqur Rahim27 (20)
Nasir Hossain11 (11)
Daren Sammy4-0-30-1
Ravi Rampaul3-0-20-1
Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs
little Mushfiq needs to do more than drive along the ground to long-on for two
Sammy to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
another slower ball outside off stump, played from the crease towards cover point
Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
full ball in the blockhole, played through midwicket
Sammy to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
driven to long-on for a single
Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
another slower ball, Mushfiqur tried to slog-sweep but missed and got hit on the body
Sammy to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
good length and straight, it was the slower ball. The batsman played it with soft hands on off side and ran
end of over 179 runs
BDESH: 106/6CRR: 6.23 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 27 runs from 18b
Nasir Hossain8 (8)
Mushfiqur Rahim23 (17)
Ravi Rampaul3-0-20-1
Daren Sammy3-0-23-1
Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
played towards long-on
Rampaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 3 runs
short ball, the batsman tries to pull and the top edge goes to fine leg
Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
dropped by Bravo, whose fielding is quite abysmal. Hossain mis-cued a pull over the bowler's head. Bravo came running in from mid-off, got to it, but shelled it.
Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs
Nasir Hossain swings hard and across the line, hitting the ball along the ground towards deep midwicket where a sliding save saved the boundary
Rampaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
short of a length delivery, pulled from the crease towards long-on
Rampaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
nudged off the back foot towards midwicket
end of over 167 runs • 1 wicket
BDESH: 97/6CRR: 6.06 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 36 runs from 24b
Nasir Hossain3 (4)
Mushfiqur Rahim19 (15)
Daren Sammy3-0-23-1
Anthony Martin3-0-20-1
Sammy to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
pushed off the front foot towards cover