1st ODI, Dhaka, Jan 20 2021, West Indies tour of Bangladesh
(33.5/50 ov, target 123)125/4
Bangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 97 balls remaining)
player of the match
Shakib Al Hasan

Right, we are back in a couple of days for the second match of this series. For the moment, it's goodbye from scorer Thilak Ramamurthy, and commentary team of myself, Debayan Sen, and Sreshth Shah. See you on Friday.

Tamim Iqbal:"No complaints. We bowled really well. The way Fizz started was very good. Rubel also started very well. The young guy, Hasan, bowled really well. The spinners were also really good. Shakib and Mehidy also bowled really well. It was a very difficult wicket to bat on. Even if you wanted to play aggresive shots, you couldn't. Initially when I saw the wicket, I thought it would play really good. There was no sun throughout the day, so you cannot blame anyone. On this kind of wicket, you can't go in and swing your bat. I thought whoever batted batted quite sensibly."

Shakib Al Hasan gets the man of the match award.: "My focus was to put the ball in the right areas, and let the pitch do the rest of the work. [On batting] To be honest, I don't count the domestic games. Outside the dressing room, people may think about those performance. I thought I was batting well, and I got out. I've got to do better in my next game. We were all a bit nervous playing after such a long time, but this [win] will calm us down for the next game."

Jason Mohammed: "It was a bit disappointing for us. The wicket wasn't the easiest one for us, but we didn't have enough partnerships. Even the ones that got starts, didn't convert that for us. It was a great partnership [between Powell and Mayers] but we have to work with the positives. It's a difficult place to come and play cricket. The wicket was turning and slow, but we have to put things in place for the next game. [On bowling] Whatever score we put up, our work is to go there and work hard. Akeal on debut was very good, picking up three wickets and being very economical."

5.47 pm Waiting for the post-match presentation now

Al Nurain : "Painful to see Bangladesh batsmen defending these lob ups. Don't know what would've happened if Windies had another genuine spinner." --- I think the world around, the pandemic and the associate lockdown has been less charitable to the batsmen than the bowlers. Possibly because of this, the first few appearances by all batting units have been a touch tentative

5.38 pm They've been made to work hard, but they've got there in the end pretty comfortably. Knuckle-bumps all around, and this result never really looked in doubt, perhaps from about an hour into the West Indies innings. Mustafizur gave the hosts the perfect start with the ball, before Shakib Al Hasan completely choked up the middle order. There was a brief resistance from Mayers and Powell, but once Powell fell to debutant Hasan Mahmud, West Indies didn't take long to dissipate again for 122. In the resonse, you have to say now in hindsight, that Tamim iqbal and Liton Das did well to set a decent foundation, because once Akeal Hosein came on to bowl, the runs just dried up. Hosein finishes with 3 for 26 on debut, and Jason Mohammed also bowled well to take the wicket of Tamim Iqbal. Alzarri Joseph enjoyed a lead role with the new ball, and bowled eight outstanding overs on the trot. Perhaps West Indies will want to reinforce their spin reserves for the next game? One thing's for sure -- they need to bat much, much better in order to be competitive in this series

Bonner to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

reverse sweep, and gets it past short third man, and brings up victory for Bangladesh

Called a no ball. Just two to win now

Bonner to Mushfiqur, (no ball)

length, turns across him, and he defends towards point

Bonner to Mushfiqur, no run

drives with a forward press, but cannot beat Jason Mohammed at cover

Bonner to Mushfiqur, no run

turns away from outside off, and Rahim withdraws his bat after watching it through

Bonner to Mahmudullah, 1 run

full toss, and driven towards sweeper cover

Bonner to Mahmudullah, no run

length, driven towards point

end of over 333 runs
BDESH: 119/4CRR: 3.60 RRR: 0.24 • Need 4 runs from 17 overs
Mushfiqur Rahim15 (27)
Mahmudullah8 (14)
Andre McCarthy2-0-10-0
Nkrumah Bonner2-0-9-0
McCarthy to Mushfiqur, no run

driven towards short mid-wicket

McCarthy to Mushfiqur, no run

defends with a forward press. Played towards point

McCarthy to Mahmudullah, 1 run

worked away towards square leg

McCarthy to Mushfiqur, 1 run

worked with the turn towards deep square leg

McCarthy to Mushfiqur, no run

short, and wide, and he cuts it firmly, but cannot beat the man at point

McCarthy to Mahmudullah, 1 run

worked off his pads towards deep square leg

McCarthy back into the attack