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
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.
slower full one, another wild swing and a miss. An over full of it. Four required
short one, tries to ramp it over and makes no contact
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
slower length ball outside off, again zero foot movement as he swings and misses wildly
good wide delivery, toeing the line but inside it to have him swinging and missing
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.
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
extremely full outside off, squeezes out an inside edge towards short fine
length ball outside off, giving him too much room, and he responds with a slog over deep midwicket
full on the stumps, stays leg side of it and smokes it straight down the ground before long-off gets around it
full outside off, carved to cover
Just 19 off 23 needed now.
back of a length outside off, whipped down to long-on
leg-side fuller ball, a useless delivery to be honest, clipped fine for four
short, gets no room on the pull and the ball gets over the bat
gets the front leg out and slaps a shortish one over a leaping backward point
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
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
gets under a bouncer and asks for a wide call but it's deemed fine
short of good length outside off, chops a punch into the surface
|Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts|
|Toss||West Indies, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||West Indies led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I 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 days||31 July 2018 - night (20-over match)|