Result
46th Match, Bridgetown, Apr 19 2007, Super Eights, ICC World Cup
230/5
(43.5/50 ov, target 231)
131
West Indies won by 99 runs
Player Of The Match
West Indies
BDESH Innings
Full commentary

Bashar comes on to the ground with his team-mates. The Bangladesh fans are happy with their team's effort in the World Cup. Flags are being waved, chants go up as the players from both sides shake hands.

Bangladesh, like some of the other subcontinental sides, were done in by the extra bounce on offer. The horizontal strokes were not visible and the ball collided with the outer edges of the vertical pushes and they went down. One by one. Rahim, who has a very compact technique, moves back and across, rises with the ball, remained unbeaten. Mortaza learnt quickly after being beaten a few times by the bounce and started to cut well. But their efforts were not enough.

Bangladesh have had a pretty good campaign, albeit slighlty schizophrenic. They might have blown hot and cold but when they were hot, boy were they good to watch. They hammered India, walloped South Africa, then no. 1 team, but then they also lost to Ireland. Such has been the inconsistency but they would, as they should, take the positives, learn from the mistakes and move on.

West Indies ... well, finally some joy. But, despite the win, all is not well with them. This has been a disappointing campaign for them. They have one more match left: Against England on Saturday. Post that, they will have to make some tough decisions. We have to wait and watch.

Man-of-the-Match: Ramnaresh Sarwan

This is Sriram Veera signing off. Join us tomorrow for Australia v New Zealand.

43.5
w
Gayle to Syed Rasel, OUT
West Indies have won. A Comprehensive victory. They win by 99 runs. Slow in the air, flighted, on the middle and Rasel tries to slog it across the line, misses and the middle stump is pegged back.
Syed Rasel b Gayle 2 (18m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.38
43.4
Gayle to Syed Rasel, no run
leans forward to defend
43.3
Gayle to Syed Rasel, no run
tossed-up, full, backs away to the leg side, tries to slog it over cover, gets a inside-edge to the leg side
43.2
Gayle to Syed Rasel, no run
43.1
Gayle to Syed Rasel, no run
full and outside off, tries to steer it away past slip but is beaten

Rod: "Not a bad W Indies campaign if they beat England. That will give them 5th spot -ranked 8th. Little consolation when you look at the performances however."

end of over 432 runs
BDESH: 131/9CRR: 3.04 • RRR: 14.28 • Need 100 runs from 42b
Mushfiqur Rahim38 (75)
Syed Rasel2 (8)
Dwayne Bravo10-3-28-2
Chris Gayle8-0-28-1
42.6
Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
full-pitched on the off stump line, driven to mid-off
42.5
1
Bravo to Syed Rasel, 1 run
edged between third slip and gully. Fullish, outside off, has a flash at it and gets a thick outside edge
42.4
Bravo to Syed Rasel, no run
bouncer on the middle and leg, ducks under. There is a leg gully in place.
42.3
1
Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
overpitched outside off stump, drilled to sweeper cover
42.2
Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
backs away to the leg side and tries to cut a full in length outside offstump and is beaten
42.1
Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
dug in short, outside off stump, Rahim shapes to pull but ends up swatting it to mid-on
end of over 423 runs
BDESH: 129/9CRR: 3.07 • RRR: 12.75 • Need 102 runs from 48b
Syed Rasel1 (6)
Mushfiqur Rahim37 (71)
Chris Gayle8-0-28-1
Dwayne Bravo9-3-26-2
41.6
Gayle to Syed Rasel, no run
floated on the off stump line, pushed to cover
41.5
Gayle to Syed Rasel, no run
arm-ball, on the middle and off, jabs at it, gets a inside-edge on to the front pad
41.4
1
Gayle to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
outside off stump, driven past cover
41.3
Gayle to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
lands on the middle stump, goes on with the arm, pushed to the off side. Bravo, at first slip, thought he would go for a paddle again and moved to his left
41.2
2
Gayle to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs
tossed up on the middle, paddled away fto short fine leg
41.1
Gayle to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
from round the stumps, floated outside off, driven to cover
end of over 415 runs
BDESH: 126/9CRR: 3.07 • RRR: 11.66 • Need 105 runs from 54b
Syed Rasel1 (4)
Mushfiqur Rahim34 (67)
Dwayne Bravo9-3-26-2
Chris Gayle7-0-25-1
40.6
Bravo to Syed Rasel, no run
yorker-length, outside off stump, jabbed away, with a bit of outside edge, to second slip

Two slips and a very short square-leg in place

40.5
1
Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run
on the middle stump line, worked to right of midwicket for a easy single
40.4
2
Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs
on the off stump line, slightly short, cut past point
40.3
Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run
full and outside off stump, dabbed down to third man
40.2
2
Bravo to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs
slower one, he waits on the front foot and spanks it down the ground.