Player of the Match
Player of the Match

17 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 140/10 (51 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.23, RRR: 17.00)

  • Abu Hider22 (17b)
  • Carlos Brathwaite2-0-15-1
  • Sheldon Cottrell4-1-31-1

That's all from us for tonight. Here is Isam, trying to make a sense of what happened earlier. With that, good night from Varun and me. See you soon.

"Very happy with our batting," says Brathwaite. "You don't always get that sort of a start. We wanted to be aggressive. As a bowling unit, we were not happy how we bowled in the second T20I. But we regrouped and it was pleasing to see how the boys performed. Keemo Paul is one of the most talented players around."

Shakib Al Hasan is the Player of the Series. "The toss doesn't matter," he says. "But we did well to come back in the last ten overs. It was 180 runs wicket maybe, they got maybe runs more. The required run rate was never too much, but the problem was we kept losing wickets. Overall, in the series, I think we were very good in most of the areas. There are some little improvements to be made though."

Evin Lewis is Man of the Match for his blazing 89. "I play for Dhaka, so I am quite used to his ground," Lewis says. "I tried to keep it just simple."

Time for the presentation.

8:39pm West Indies win by 50 runs and seal the series 2-1, but this game will be remembered for those wrong no ball calls by Tanvir Ahmed which halted the play for what looked like an eternity. I am being told it was for around eight minutes, at the least. However, that united the West Indies side who were all wayward till then. It started with Fabian Allen picking up two-in-two to send Soumya Sarkar and Shakib Al Hasan back. Keemo Paul then picked up 5 for 15, the best bowling figures by a West Indies bowler in the format as Bangladesh lost the plot and were eventually bundled out for 140 in 17 overs.

Brathwaite to Mustafizur Rahman, OUT, full and straight, Mustafizur was backing away, exposes his stumps and the middle stump is uprooted, and that's the game and the series

Mustafizur Rahman b Brathwaite 7 (7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Brathwaite to Abu Hider, 1 run, short of length, backs away and goes for the pull, ends up toe-ending it towards long-on
Brathwaite to Abu Hider, 2 leg byes, fuller on middle and leg, a wild swing but misses and gets hit on the pads, an appeal for lbw but that was heading down, they collect two leg-byes as the ball goes towards third man
Brathwaite to Mustafizur Rahman, 1 run, short again, angled towards the batsman who backs away and dabs it towards third man at the last moment
Brathwaite to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, good comeback by Brathwaite, slips in a bouncer to put the batsman in all sorts of tangle, a tumbling Mustafizur somehow manages to sway away
Brathwaite to Mustafizur Rahman, SIX runs, fuller around off and lunched over long-off, all the way for a six

For those who have just joined us, and are wondering what all this no ball call is about, you can get yourself apprised here

16 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | BDESH: 130/9 (61 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.12, RRR: 15.25)

  • Abu Hider21 (15b)
  • Mustafizur Rahman0 (3b)
  • Sheldon Cottrell4-1-31-1
  • Carlos Brathwaite1-0-7-0
Cottrell to Abu Hider, no run, length outside off, pushes at it and gets beaten
Cottrell to Abu Hider, no run, length ball, on middle and leg, moves across and looks to work it fine, misses. An appeal for caught-behind. Not out, says the umpire. Brathwaite wants to review it, but the ball was not even close to the bat
Cottrell to Mustafizur Rahman, 1 leg bye, fuller, down the leg side, hits the pads on its way to the keeper who fails to make a clean stop
Cottrell to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, short of length around off, Mustafizur was looking to guide it to third man, misses
Cottrell to Mustafizur Rahman, no run, a high full toss around off, defended back


Muhammed: "Brathwaite Could have bowled 14th over but he chose to bowl 15th so wait for the 6th bowler :D" -- Nice spot, but don't think it will come down to that

Cottrell to Mehidy Hasan Miraz, OUT, short of length around off, goes for the pull but ends up slicing it towards short third man, extra bounce doing the trick there and an easy catch for Allen. West Indies one wicket away now

Mehidy Hasan Miraz c Allen b Cottrell 19 (19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

62 needed off 30, West Indies need two more wickets to wrap it up

15 | 7 Runs | BDESH: 129/8 (62 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.60, RRR: 12.40)

  • Abu Hider21 (13b)
  • Mehidy Hasan19 (18b)
  • Carlos Brathwaite1-0-7-0
  • Sheldon Cottrell3-0-31-0
Brathwaite to Abu Hider, no run, short of length outside off, defended on the off side

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st22Tamim IqbalLiton Das
2nd43Soumya SarkarLiton Das
3rd0Shakib Al HasanLiton Das
4th1Mushfiqur RahimLiton Das
5th14MahmudullahLiton Das
6th9Liton DasMehidy Hasan Miraz
7th0Ariful HaqueMehidy Hasan Miraz
8th7Mehidy Hasan MirazMohammad Saifuddin
9th33Abu HiderMehidy Hasan Miraz
10th11Mustafizur RahmanAbu Hider