Player of the Match
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    11.5 this one is a proper tog-edge now! Smith was looking to send this over square leg, but was not to the pitch of the delivery. He hoicks across the line and gets a huge top edge that is taken by the short fine leg fielder. 97/1
    18.1 well judged by Tamim at long off! This is a good take. On another day, this would have sailed into the stands, but Gayle gets under it and hits it as far as the boundary. Tamim takes an overhead catch, then realises the momentum is taking him over the rope, so lobs the ball up, goes out, comes back, and completes the catch. End of a painful innings from Gayle 151/3
    12 a wicket first ball, he is stumped with one fired down the leg side! What an impact this guy has on Bangladesh.. He saw the batsman moving out and pushed it down the leg.. Poor judgment from Simmons who didn't realise the ball was in Mushy's hands and kept moving forward..He was well inside the crease and just didn't see where the ball was. No bat, no pad on that.. it was a good solid wide 98/2
    19.1 the catch is taken! Gazi at extra cover makes up for Mahmudullah's mistakes by taking a simple chance. It was a touch slower outside off and Samuels, who struggled today too, punches it straight to the fielder 167/4
    not out
    19.2 another one goes down! Russell throws his bat at this slower one and sends this miles high towards long off, where Shakib - who is no Mahmudullah - settles under it and makes sure he gobbles it up... 167/5
    19.4 whoaa Tamim! this is a stunner at short third man! Bravo looks to drive this through extra cover, gets a thick outside edge and Tamim - he flies to his right and plucks this from thin air. What a catch that one - great one-hander -- it was high too! What a contrasting day. Bravo falls for a first-baller again. 168/6
    19.6 another chance! Another drop! The batsman gets a thick outside edge and Ziaur at point is no Tamim - he tries to leap for an over head chance, but is not able to complete that.. Still a good effort. What more, they pick up a bonus wicket as the batsmen look for a non-existent third. 171/7
    19 (b 10, lb 1, nb 1, w 7)
    171/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.55)
    Fall of wickets: 1-97 (Dwayne Smith, 11.5 ov), 2-98 (Lendl Simmons, 12 ov), 3-151 (Chris Gayle, 18.1 ov), 4-167 (Marlon Samuels, 19.1 ov), 5-167 (Andre Russell, 19.2 ov), 6-168 (Dwayne Bravo, 19.4 ov), 7-171 (Denesh Ramdin, 19.6 ov)
    Mashrafe Mortaza402506.25122020
    Al-Amin Hossain402135.25121100
    Sohag Gazi403809.50106100
    Sabbir Rahman1012012.0021100
    Shakib Al Hasan302117.0071110
    Ziaur Rahman1016116.0023001
    2.3 he has thrown it away! Another early strike for Badree as the batsman drives this firmly to mid-off where Bravo takes a good low catch diving to his left. Tamim got a lot of timing on that, but no elevation 14/1
    3.1 this is wonderful work by Ramdin! Super quick hands from the keeper as he whips the bails in no time.. The batsman came forward to push, missed the ball going across him.. By the time he realised anything, the bails had been taken off with his back foot in the air 16/2
    9.1 top-edge! Santokie can't do anything wrong and Narine is among wickets already. With the pressure of the required rate, Mominul goes for a sweep without getting closer to the pitch of the delivery and we have seen there is good bounce on this wicket. he gets a big top edge that is taken by the fielder at short fine leg easily 51/4
    3.2 it gets worse for Bangladesh! Absolutely brilliantly disguised stunning delivery! Another slower one outside off, another one that cuts a bit after pitching.. The batsman looks to push it to off, but leaves a gap between the bat and pad and sees flashing lights behind him 16/3
    10.3 un-be-li-evable! Another one for Badree. The captain has to go. It was short , it was wide and it's the catch of the day at point by Bravo.. Mushy got a fair bit of bat on that, but Bravo flies to his right and pulls this inches off the ground.. Super one-hander this one.. 58/6
    10.1 another one goes down! Sabbir reads the googly alright but he pulls it straight to Sammy at midwicket... the fielder takes the catch and drops the ball down immediately as he has hurt his finger.. But I think he held it for enough time for this to be counted.. 57/5
    10.6 make it four for Badree! This is a soft one.. The batsman looks to cut and gets a faint edge to the keeper..Extra bounce does the job. These are his best figures in T20s now 59/7
    14.3 slower delivery, attempted mow across the line, the death rattle is heard - not from the broken stumps - but from the numb crowd. 73/8
    19.1 game over! Full and on off, that beats the bat and hits the off stump.. 98/10
    18.5 slower delivery, this one is off the middle, heads down to long on where Bravo, nonchalantly takes his close to his boots.. throws it back at the stumps and goes back to his fielding position.. Super catch that one.. 97/9
    not out
    4 (lb 1, w 3)
    98 all out (19.1 Overs, RR: 5.11)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Tamim Iqbal, 2.3 ov), 2-16 (Anamul Haque, 3.1 ov), 3-16 (Shakib Al Hasan, 3.2 ov), 4-51 (Mominul Haque, 9.1 ov), 5-57 (Sabbir Rahman, 10.1 ov), 6-58 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 10.3 ov), 7-59 (Mahmudullah, 10.6 ov), 8-73 (Ziaur Rahman, 14.3 ov), 9-97 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 18.5 ov), 10-98 (Sohag Gazi, 19.1 ov)
    S Badree401543.75152000
    K Santokie401734.25152020
    MN Samuels10909.0020100
    DJG Sammy10606.0031000
    SP Narine401714.25111000
    DJ Bravo302307.6653010
    AD Russell2.101024.6171000

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.20-22.30

Match days

25 March 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


West Indies 2, Bangladesh 0

Match Notes

  • Bleak times for the Bangladesh fan

    They have been loyal even during the side's more abject failures. And their faith is being tested some more

  • The high-risk game

    West Indies invest heavily on the Chris Gayle method in T20s, but the day it fails, it could leave the team in a spot of bother

  • Gayle stalls, Simmons walks

    ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the Group 2 match between Bangladesh and West Indies

  • Smith, Badree send Bangladesh crashing

    Dwayne Smith's rapid half-century led West Indies to a total that proved well beyond Bangladesh's reach, with Samuel Badree leading the defence with figures of 4-15

  • 'We are not playing with a free mind' - Mushfiqur

    Mushfiqur Rahim has said that Bangladesh are playing under the pressure of maintaining their spots in the team, and this mindset has made it difficult for the team to compete in T20 matches

Diamond ducks


Lendl Simmons is the third player to be stumped without facing a ball in T20Is. The other two are from West Indies as well - Pollard and Deonarine

Gayle eyes another record?


No. of balls taken by Devon Smith to score West Indies' slowest T20 fifty, also against Bangladesh

Double drop


Sammy's score when he was spilled by Mahmudullah at long-off. And the very next ball he was dropped again, but off a much tougher chance to the same fielder

Drop turns run-out


Sammy heaved the last ball towards point but Mashrafe Mortaza couldn't cling on, but they did recover to run-out Denesh Ramdin

Butter fingers


Mominul Haque's score when he was dropped at deep third man by Marlon Samuels. He was out one ball later

Batting woes


Bangladesh's lowest total in T20Is, against New Zealand in February 2010

Top of the tree


Samuel Bardree's figures in this match, the best by a West Indies bowler in the World T20

Two in one

Marlon Samuels missed his second catch when Mashrafe Mortaza, on 18, swung the ball to deep fine leg

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

First Round Group A
First Round Group B
Group 1
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