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Only T20I (D/N), Dhaka, Oct 11 2011, West Indies tour of Bangladesh
(19.5/20 ov, target 133)135/7
Bangladesh won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
player of the match
Mushfiqur Rahim
Bangladesh
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• The Report by Nitin Sundar

Mushfiqur prevails in dramatic finish

Mushfiqur's effort laid to waste a compelling all-round effort from Marlon Samuels that did its best to overcome his team-mates' inability to master the conditions

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
West Indies132/8(20 overs)
Bangladesh135/7(19.5 overs)

8.15 pm Mushfiqur's team-mates sprint on to the field to mob him. And deservedly too. He came in with the Bangladesh chase beginning to sink and anchored them through it.

Sutty: "He shows a lot of heart, that Mushy - He's definitely the one to take this Bangladesh team out of the rut they have been in."

Lee: "MR is absolutely a pocket dynamite and has singlehandedly won Bangladesh the match...well done on your captaincy debut!"

A special way to begin the captaincy for Mushfiqur. He won the toss, and was pretty good on the field even as Samuels scored a brisk fifty. Bangladesh did well to limit West Indies to 132 on a sluggish surface. And when the Bangladesh middle-order began to undo a promising start to the chase, Mushfiqur stayed firm until the end.

Mushfiqur Rahim is the Man of the Match, his match-winning innings pipping Marlon Samuels' all-round effort. That's all we have for you from the Twenty20. We'll be back on October 13, when the one-day series begins. Thank you for all your emails. Cheers.

19.5
6
Rampaul to Mushfiqur, SIX runs

six, six! Mushfiqur slams a length ball over the deep midwicket boundary and Mirpur erupts. What a tremendous way to win your first game as captain. He knew it was a six the moment he made contact, raising his arms in triumph and screaming.

Over to Mushfiqur with four to get off two balls.

19.4
1
Rampaul to Razzak, 1 run

Razzak tries to swing a full ball through midwicket but mis-hits it on to his pad, they run a single towards cover

The experienced Abdur Razzak is the new batsman.

19.3
W
Rampaul to Nasir, OUT

caught behind! Nasir, what are you doing? Instead of giving the strike back to his captain, Nasir backs away and tries to smash through the off side, he gets a nick through to Ramdin.

Nasir Hossain c †Ramdin b Rampaul 18 (22m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120
19.2
1
Rampaul to Mushfiqur, 1 run

another full toss, this time Mushfiqur hits it past the fielder in the circle to the man at deep midwicket

19.1
Rampaul to Mushfiqur, no run

a low full toss and Mushfiqur plays it straight to the fielder at short midwicket. Lucky dot ball for West Indies

Rampaul to bowl the final over.

end of over 1914 runs
BDESH: 127/6CRR: 6.68 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 6 from 6b
Mushfiqur Rahim34 (23)
Nasir Hossain18 (14)
Carlos Brathwaite3-0-25-1
Daren Sammy4-0-30-1
18.6
1
Brathwaite to Mushfiqur, 1 run

slower ball on off stump, nudged to midwicket for a single. Mushfiqur will keep strike for the final over. Spare a though for the debutant though. Brathwaite's gone for 14 in an over that could be a game-breaker.

18.5
2
Brathwaite to Mushfiqur, 2 runs

short ball, Mushfiqur hits it with a flat bat past the bowler and sprints back for the second

18.4
4
Brathwaite to Mushfiqur, FOUR runs

Mushiq! Terrific presence of mind. The third man was in the circle and Mushfiqur cut the ball even though it was close to him through the gap between the keeper and short third man

18.3
1
Brathwaite to Nasir, 1 run

slower ball on off and middle, pushed towards the off side for a single

Hugh: "Whatever the situation, Mushfiqur always steps up to the mark. He is a deserving captain - no matter how dismal the rest of them play, he always gives his all."

18.2
4
Brathwaite to Nasir, FOUR runs

he's found the gap! It was a length ball and Nasir swung hard, sending the ball into the gap between long-on and deep midwicket

18.1
2
Brathwaite to Nasir, 2 runs

short of a length outside off, cut to deep backward point where a fumble from the fielder allows the second

Brathwaite will bowl the penultimate over. He has 22 to defend.

end of over 187 runs
BDESH: 113/6CRR: 6.27 • RRR: 10.00 • Need 20 from 12b
Mushfiqur Rahim27 (20)
Nasir Hossain11 (11)
Daren Sammy4-0-30-1
Ravi Rampaul3-0-20-1
17.6
2
Sammy to Mushfiqur, 2 runs

little Mushfiq needs to do more than drive along the ground to long-on for two

17.5
1
Sammy to Nasir, 1 run

another slower ball outside off stump, played from the crease towards cover point

17.4
1
Sammy to Mushfiqur, 1 run

full ball in the blockhole, played through midwicket

17.3
1
Sammy to Nasir, 1 run

driven to long-on for a single

17.2
1
Sammy to Mushfiqur, 1 run

another slower ball, Mushfiqur tried to slog-sweep but missed and got hit on the body

17.1
1
Sammy to Nasir, 1 run

good length and straight, it was the slower ball. The batsman played it with soft hands on off side and ran

end of over 179 runs
BDESH: 106/6CRR: 6.23 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 27 from 18b
Nasir Hossain8 (8)
Mushfiqur Rahim23 (17)
Ravi Rampaul3-0-20-1
Daren Sammy3-0-23-1
16.6
1
Rampaul to Nasir, 1 run

played towards long-on

16.5
3
Rampaul to Mushfiqur, 3 runs

short ball, the batsman tries to pull and the top edge goes to fine leg

16.4
1
Rampaul to Nasir, 1 run

dropped by Bravo, whose fielding is quite abysmal. Hossain mis-cued a pull over the bowler's head. Bravo came running in from mid-off, got to it, but shelled it.

Best performances - batsmen
Marlon Samuels
MN Samuels
58 runs (42)
2 fours
4 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
15 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
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Mushfiqur Rahim portrait
Mushfiqur Rahim
41 runs (26)
1 four
2 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
leg glance
14 runs
0 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Marlon Samuels
MN Samuels
O
4
M
0
R
14
W
2
ECO
3.5
Shafiul Islam
Shafiul Islam
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
ECO
4.75
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossBangladesh, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of Bangladesh
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim
Match numberT20I no. 209
Hours of play (local time)17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.20, Interval 18.20-18.40, Second Session 18.40-20.00
Match days11 October 2011 - daynight match (20-over match)
T20I debut
Anthony Martin
Anthony Martin
Carlos Brathwaite
Carlos Brathwaite
Nasir Hossain
Nasir Hossain
Umpires
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Enamul Haque
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Nadir Shah
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Sharfuddoula
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Gazi Sohel
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft