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
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!
the nerves build as he tries to slap that over the bowler's head, short outside off and he makes no contact
full and wide, smashed it into the ground towards mid-off, struck firmly but found the fielder
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.
fullish on middle and leg, defends it with a straight bat back to the bowler
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
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.
good length on middle and off, pushed wide of the bowler from the crease, decide against the single
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
landed on a good length outside off, flirting with the ball there and he misses
yorker length just outside off, dug out back to the bowler
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
overpitched outside off, driven towards mid-off for a single to keep the strike
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.
fullish on the off stump, got across and played with the bat really close to the pads, defending it on the leg side
short of a good length outside off, turned his bat to guide that down to third man for a single
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
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
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
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
forces it quick, draws him into the drive and he is beaten