Bangladesh have won and West Indies are out of the ICC World Twenty20. Joy and sorrow collide in the arena. Full-pitched, outside off stump, nudged to backward point for the winning run.
A late flourish by West Indies saw them finish on a healthy 164 but some murderous hitting by Ashraful and an impish fifty by Aftab has charged Bangladesh to a memorable win.
Man of the Match Mohammad Ashraful : "We knew we can get the 160+ score. We have worked hard for the last one month. We had commando training and then some hard nets sessions."
This is Sriram Veera, your commentator for the game, signing off. Hop on to the ball-by-ball coverage of the England v Zimbabwe game. Ciao!
And again. Kapali is teasing the spectators here.
on the middle stump line, tapped to mid-on
full, yorker length, on the middle, driven to long-on
full, straight, on the middle stump line, driven back to the stumps and Rampaul dives to his right and the ball crashes into the stumps at the other side and ricochets towards Rampaul. He recovers to fire in a throw - there was one bail on - and he found his target. It was refered upstairs but the batsman was just in.
pushes it well outside the off stump, Aftab doesn't connect with his cut shot
short in length, outside the off stump, cut past point. Three runs away now.
full and well outside off, left alone.
on the middle stump line, defended back to the bowler
Flighted delivery outside off, Shakib Al Hasan is down the track and scoops it to long-off. Bangladesh are six runs away from victory. Just one stroke away.
on the middle stump line, full, slog-swept to wide long-on
good old outside edge this time. Fullish, moving away a touch and Aftab tries to drive square and ends up with a boundary to third man
full-pitched, hint of swing away, Aftab glides towards the line, opens the bat-face and square drives it through cover point. Fab stroke.
on the legs, fullish, wristed to deep square leg
yorker length, on the off stump, driven to deep cover. 17 to win from 27 balls
short and wide, slapped away to deep point boundary. They are roaring towards the target.
slow dipping full toss, on the off stump, pushed to left of cover
spins in from outside off stump, cramps him for room and he ends up chopping it to point
spins down the leg side, tickled to fine leg