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1st ODI, Mirpur, January 20, 2021, West Indies tour of Bangladesh
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(33.5/50 ov, T:123) 125/4

Bangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 97 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
19 (43) & 4/8
shakib-al-hasan
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Scorecard summary
West Indies 122/10(32.2 overs)
Bangladesh 125/4(33.5 overs)

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

33.5
4
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

33.5
1nb
Bonner to Mushfiqur, (no ball)

length, turns across him, and he defends towards point

33.4
Bonner to Mushfiqur, no run

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

33.3
Bonner to Mushfiqur, no run

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

33.2
1
Bonner to Mahmudullah, 1 run

full toss, and driven towards sweeper cover

33.1
Bonner to Mahmudullah, no run

length, driven towards point

end of over 333 runs
BAN: 119/4CRR: 3.60 RRR: 0.23
Mushfiqur Rahim15 (27b)
Mahmudullah8 (14b 1x4)
Andre McCarthy 2-0-10-0
Nkrumah Bonner 2-0-9-0
32.6
McCarthy to Mushfiqur, no run

driven towards short mid-wicket

32.5
McCarthy to Mushfiqur, no run

defends with a forward press. Played towards point

32.4
1
McCarthy to Mahmudullah, 1 run

worked away towards square leg

32.3
1
McCarthy to Mushfiqur, 1 run

worked with the turn towards deep square leg

32.2
McCarthy to Mushfiqur, no run

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

32.1
1
McCarthy to Mahmudullah, 1 run

worked off his pads towards deep square leg

McCarthy back into the attack

end of over 322 runs
BAN: 116/4CRR: 3.62 RRR: 0.38
Mahmudullah6 (12b 1x4)
Mushfiqur Rahim14 (23b)
Nkrumah Bonner 2-0-9-0
Jason Mohammed 8-0-19-1
31.6
1
Bonner to Mahmudullah, 1 run

length, and he stretches forward to defend. It runs off the bat, and he can pinch a quick single before short third man moves to his left to stop this

31.5
Bonner to Mahmudullah, no run

tossed up above his eyeline, floated much fuller, and he defends

31.4
Bonner to Mahmudullah, no run

length, and he drives with the turn across him to cover

31.3
1
Bonner to Mushfiqur, 1 run

fuller, and he drives this towards long-off

31.2
Bonner to Mushfiqur, no run

driven firmly towards short cover

31.1
Bonner to Mushfiqur, no run

length, presses forward to defend one around off

end of over 311 run
BAN: 114/4CRR: 3.67 RRR: 0.47
Mahmudullah5 (9b 1x4)
Mushfiqur Rahim13 (20b)
Jason Mohammed 8-0-19-1
Nkrumah Bonner 1-0-7-0

Belal: "Great effort from Akeal. However how can you call someone who's nearly 28, young?" --- He's a full 10 years younger than I am. And I still think I am a young man

30.6
Mohammed to Mahmudullah, no run

length, defended with a back-and-across movement

30.5
Mohammed to Mahmudullah, no run

length, defended with a forward press

Best performances - batters
Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal BAN
44 runs (69)
7 fours0 six
Control
73%
Productive shot
cut shot
11 runs
2 fours0 six
399440411
KR Mayers
KR Mayers WI
40 runs (56)
4 fours1 six
Control
80%
Productive shot
flick
10 runs
2 fours0 six
5331105112
Best performances - bowlers
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan BAN
O
7.2
M
2
R
8
W
4
ECO
1.09
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
AJ Hosein
AJ Hosein WI
O
10
M
1
R
26
W
3
ECO
2.6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossBangladesh, elected to field first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Bangladesh
Shakib Al Hasan
Series resultBangladesh led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4270
Match days20 January 2021 - day (50-over match)
ODI debut
Hasan Mahmud
Hasan Mahmud
Akeal Hosein
Akeal Hosein
Andre McCarthy
Andre McCarthy
Chemar Holder
Chemar Holder
Joshua Da Silva
Joshua Da Silva
Kyle Mayers
Kyle Mayers
Nkrumah Bonner
Nkrumah Bonner
Umpires
Bangladesh
Masudur Rahman
Bangladesh
Sharfuddoula
TV Umpire
Bangladesh
Gazi Sohel
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh
Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
Bangladesh
Neeyamur Rashid
PointsBangladesh 10, West Indies 0
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IND211361390.782
ENG211371351.057
PAK211381300.108
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WI2491588-0.738
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IRE2161368-0.382
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