2nd ODI, Roseau, Jul 28 2009, Bangladesh tour of West Indies
(49/50 ov, target 275)276/7
Bangladesh won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
player of the match
Shakib Al Hasan
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• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Bangladesh take series with tight win

Bangladesh sealed their first ODI series win against West Indies by way of their highest successful chase in the limited-overs format

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Scorecard summary
West Indies274/6(50 overs)
Bangladesh276/7(49 overs)
end of over 495 runs
BDESH: 276/7CRR: 5.63 
Abdur Razzak11 (10)
Naeem Islam3 (8)
David Bernard10-0-59-2
Daren Sammy10-0-39-1

Bangladesh celebrate their 200th ODI with a historic series win over West Indies, their first against a current Test playing nation. A funny game in the end as Shakib's half-century and his stand with Mushfiqur appeared to have sealed it for his team. 18 came off the first over of the batting powerplay by Roach, but Shakib fell the next over to Sammy. Mahmudullah panicked, and Mushfiqur failed to clear cover and it seemed that despite the poor bowling at the end, gifting extras, length balls and overthrows, West Indies could still level the series. However, Razzak and Naeem saw through some nervous moments to see their team home and the jubilation at their achievement was obvious as the players charged into the field from their dressing room to grab the stumps.

Details from the presentation now.

Reifer: "We had a good score, Dowlin played really well today. We came in with five bowlers and that was a risk and it was unfortunate Roach bowled those two full tosses and Sammy injured his hamstring as well. I need to spend some time in the middle, got a long hop straight to point which was disappointing. We've been bowling well throughout the series, it's a young team and the guys have to be patient and play some tough cricket."

Always makes it a point to thank the fans does Reifer, which is great.

Shakib: "I can't explain the feeling. The boys have tried their best and we did well. The batting powerplays are very crucial and you have to take them at the right time, and take it seriously. They batted well, handled the spinners well. The team has been supporting be throughout the series and so have the support staff."

Shakib is also the Man of the Match. Another superb all-round effort, helping Bangladesh achieve their highest run-chase in the ODIs.

That's all we have from here, folks. Thanks for tuning in, and do join us again for the third ODI on the 31st. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us here at Cricinfo. Adios!

Bernard to Razzak, FOUR runs

the freakish end to the game typifies the innings, short and wide, swings across the line, gets a thick edge over short third man for a boundary, Bangladesh win the series

Bernard to Razzak, no run

the nerves build as he tries to slap that over the bowler's head, short outside off and he makes no contact

Bernard to Razzak, no run

full and wide, smashed it into the ground towards mid-off, struck firmly but found the fielder

Bernard to Md Naeem, 1 run

pitched up on the pads, he prefers to finish this in singles, pushed gently just wide of midwicket for a run, three more for a win now

The field is up.

Bernard to Md Naeem, no run

fullish on middle and leg, defends it with a straight bat back to the bowler

Bernard to Md Naeem, no run

angling it in towards middle and off, defended towards cover

Bernard to bowl the penultimate over. Bangladesh are just one hit away from a series win

end of over 484 runs
BDESH: 271/7CRR: 5.64 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 4 from 12b
Naeem Islam2 (5)
Abdur Razzak7 (7)
Daren Sammy10-0-39-1
Gavin Tonge10-0-49-0
Sammy to Md Naeem, 1 run

Pushed away into the off side wide of cover for a single, waited for it and just nudged it past the fielder to keep the strike

Chad has this for us: "Thomas has just equaled the career mark for ODI wickets taken by a designated wicketkeeper turned bowler". Thanks.

Sammy to Md Naeem, no run

good length on middle and off, pushed wide of the bowler from the crease, decide against the single

Sammy to Razzak, 3 runs

three crucial runs, releases the pressure, length ball outside off, goes at it hard, manages to clear the in-field over extra cover and mid-off, they inch closer to the target

Sammy to Razzak, no run

landed on a good length outside off, flirting with the ball there and he misses

Sammy to Razzak, no run

yorker length just outside off, dug out back to the bowler

Sammy to Razzak, no run

dropped, short outside off, slapped hard just wide of Sammy who stretches well to his left but fails to latch on, tough chance on the follow through

Sammy comes back into the attack. Remember he got rid of the dangerous Shakib

end of over 476 runs
BDESH: 267/7CRR: 5.68 • RRR: 2.67 • Need 8 from 18b
Abdur Razzak4 (3)
Naeem Islam1 (3)
Gavin Tonge10-0-49-0
Devon Thomas1.1-0-11-2
Tonge to Razzak, 1 run

overpitched outside off, driven towards mid-off for a single to keep the strike

Tonge to Md Naeem, 1 run

pushed into the off side towards point and they make it through for for a quick single

10 needed off 20 can be easy, but as the commentators on TV rightly noted, Bangladesh have done their best to get into a tricky position at the death.

Tonge to Md Naeem, no run

fullish on the off stump, got across and played with the bat really close to the pads, defending it on the leg side

Tonge to Razzak, 1 run

short of a good length outside off, turned his bat to guide that down to third man for a single

Tonge to Razzak, 2 runs

fullish on middle and off, pushed wide of midwicket for a single and he hurls an overthrow to give them one more, not the best cricket this

Tonge to Md Naeem, 1 leg bye

landing on a good length on leg stump, pushed off the back foot behind square for a single, was actually struck on his thighs as he shuffled across

end of over 4610 runs • 2 wickets
BDESH: 261/7CRR: 5.67 • RRR: 3.50 • Need 14 from 24b
Naeem Islam0 (0)
Devon Thomas1.1-0-11-2
Gavin Tonge9-0-44-0

14 to win with three wickets, and Razzak comes in. Thomas has struck twice. Roach being taken off the attack has proved a blessing in disguise

Thomas to Mushfiqur, OUT

Another twist! Poor cricket all around, except the catch, juicy full toss outside off and Mushfiqur plays a powerful drive but fails to keep it down, smashing it straight to Sammy who takes it over his head, timing his jump perfectly, to make things even more interesting

Mushfiqur Rahim c Sammy b Thomas 31 (58m 30b 4x4 0x6) SR: 103.33
Thomas to Mushfiqur, no run

forces it quick, draws him into the drive and he is beaten

Best performances - batsmen
Travis Dowlin, player portrait
TM Dowlin
100 runs (117)
6 fours
1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
53 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan
65 runs (61)
2 fours
1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
27 runs
1 four
1 six
Best performances - bowlers
David Bernard, player portrait
DE Bernard
Devon Thomas profile photo
DC Thomas
Match details
Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh tour of West Indies
Player Of The Match
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
Series resultBangladesh led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 2863
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days28 July 2009 - day match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Devon Thomas
Devon Thomas
Gavin Tonge
Gavin Tonge
West Indies Image
Billy Doctrove
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Norman Malcolm
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Clyde Duncan
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Roshan Mahanama