RESULT
1st T20I (N), Basseterre, July 31, 2018, Bangladesh tour of West Indies and United States of America
(9.1/11 ov, T:91) 93/3

West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining) (DLS method)

Player Of The Match
35* (21) & 1/27
andre-russell
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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh 143/9(20 overs)
West Indies 93/3(9.1 overs)

12.13am Did that result surprise anyone? You bat first against the world champions, put up an underwhelming total, then rain intervenes and shortens what already should have been a cruise. They got a couple of early wickets, but that's not going to deter a top team filled with the world's most destructive batsmen. End result: total chased down, hardly broke a sweat.

"We lost the ODI series, but we wanted to put some pride into this game and come back and win... overall a good win," says Andre Russell. "It's been a while since I played a nightwatchman role (laughs). It's more responsibility and that's good. I've always wanted to open the innings in T20. It's now a challenge to face the new ball. A bit worried about fitness.. still not a 100 percent, but I'm good enough to play.. probably 95 percent. Bangladesh are good, we're not going to underestimate them. We just want to take it game by game and finish the series off in Florida."

Time for presentations.

"I think we lost early wickets and wickets at crucial times. Mushfiq and (Mahmudullah) Riyad had a good partnership, and then Mushfiq lost his wicket," says Shakib Al Hasan. "We lost five wickets in a ten-over period, and in a T20 game it gets difficult for any team to lose five wickets that early and come back. They've got some quality T20 batsmen and you have to be at your best to challenge them. We have two more games, at a different venue, and we have a lot more positives to take from today than negatives."

Andre Russell is Man of the Match for his blistering knock.

"We spoke about it (opening with Nurse)," says West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite. "Thankfully it worked and he did a job for his team, giving us a start. It's important for each and everyone to express themselves.. play your shots and be free. Obviously it's important to remain calculated. If you've made a mistake, we can have a chat and improve. But it's about doing it your way. Sometimes it's just about being satisfied than improving, and what was especially delightful was the fielding. So probably not change or improve, but just replicate that fielding performance and that energy."

That's a wrap of this game. It's also the end of the West Indies leg of Bangladesh's tour. They now head to Florida for the last two games of the series. The world champions go 1-0 up in style. Can Bangladesh bounce back? Join us then to find out.

9.1
6
Shakib to Powell, SIX runs

well, they only know one way to play, and they'll do it their way. There's that big hit to seal things. Another tossed up delivery slogged from outside off wide of long-on

end of over 91 run
WI: 87/3CRR: 9.66 RRR: 2.50
Andre Russell35 (21b 3x4 3x6)
Rovman Powell9 (8b 1x6)
Rubel Hossain 2-0-13-1
Nazmul Islam 2-0-24-0
8.6
Rubel to Russell, no run

slower full one, another wild swing and a miss. An over full of it. Four required

8.5
Rubel to Russell, no run

short one, tries to ramp it over and makes no contact

8.4
1
Rubel to Powell, 1 run

slaps a short one in the direction of mid-on with no timing whatsoever.. drops short of him as he runs forward. That's enough time to give them one. Don't understand this needless swinging at everything

8.3
Rubel to Powell, no run

slower length ball outside off, again zero foot movement as he swings and misses wildly

8.2
Rubel to Powell, no run

good wide delivery, toeing the line but inside it to have him swinging and missing

8.1
Rubel to Powell, no run

succeeds for one delivery. Length outside off, nips in late to beat him as he reaches out for a late cut

Just five needed.. will they finish it off first ball? Rubel to try and stop that from happening.

end of over 815 runs
WI: 86/3CRR: 10.75 RRR: 2.00
Andre Russell35 (19b 3x4 3x6)
Rovman Powell8 (4b 1x6)
Nazmul Islam 2-0-24-0
Mustafizur Rahman 2-1-18-2
7.6
6
Nazmul to Russell, SIX runs

another length ball, this length isn't doing anything to hurt the batsman, because it's not like there's a whole lot of fizz, grip and turn on this surface. Tonked straight over for another massive six

7.5
1
Nazmul to Powell, 1 run

extremely full outside off, squeezes out an inside edge towards short fine

7.4
6
Nazmul to Powell, SIX runs

length ball outside off, giving him too much room, and he responds with a slog over deep midwicket

7.3
1
Nazmul to Russell, 1 run

full on the stumps, stays leg side of it and smokes it straight down the ground before long-off gets around it

7.2
Nazmul to Russell, no run

full outside off, carved to cover

Just 19 off 23 needed now.

7.1
1
Nazmul to Powell, 1 run

back of a length outside off, whipped down to long-on

end of over 718 runs
WI: 71/3CRR: 10.14 RRR: 5.25
Andre Russell28 (16b 3x4 2x6)
Rovman Powell0 (1b)
Mustafizur Rahman 2-1-18-2
Rubel Hossain 1-0-12-1
6.6
4
Mustafizur to Russell, FOUR runs

leg-side fuller ball, a useless delivery to be honest, clipped fine for four

6.5
Mustafizur to Russell, no run

short, gets no room on the pull and the ball gets over the bat

6.4
4
Mustafizur to Russell, FOUR runs

gets the front leg out and slaps a shortish one over a leaping backward point

6.3
6
Mustafizur to Russell, SIX runs

that's outta here.. a huge, huge hit. In the slot.. short of a length, pitching outside leg, backs away and hammers it away over midwicket

6.2
4
Mustafizur to Russell, FOUR runs

ugly swipe across the line. Angled across and he swings for a big hit over the leg side. With no room he gets a thick leading edge that gets past third man

6.1
Mustafizur to Russell, no run

gets under a bouncer and asks for a wide call but it's deemed fine

end of over 612 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 53/3CRR: 8.83 RRR: 7.80
Rovman Powell0 (1b)
Andre Russell10 (10b 1x6)
Rubel Hossain 1-0-12-1
Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-21-0
5.6
Rubel to Powell, no run

short of good length outside off, chops a punch into the surface

Best performances - batters
AD Russell
AD Russell WI
35 runs (21)
3 fours3 sixes
Control
62%
Productive shot
slog shot
10 runs
1 four1 six
442400813
Mahmudullah
Mahmudullah BAN
35 runs (27)
3 fours2 sixes
Control
82%
Productive shot
on drive
10 runs
1 four1 six
441426104
Best performances - bowlers
KOK Williams
KOK Williams WI
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
4
ECO
7
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
KMA Paul
KMA Paul WI
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
Series
Season2018
Player Of The Match
West Indies
Andre Russell
Series resultWest Indies led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberT20I no. 692
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days31 July 2018 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
West Indies
Gregory Brathwaite
West Indies
Joel Wilson
TV Umpire
West Indies
Nigel Duguid
Reserve Umpire
West Indies
Leslie Reifer
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
West Indies Innings
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