swings and misses. This drifts in from round the stumps to smash the stumps. Went for a wild heave over deep midwicket, but was in no control as head fell over, looking away completely. No position to hit this. Bangladesh square the series
8.45pm West Indies were in this briefly, and needed their top order to get them within 80 runs of the target. But once they lost three quick wickets to Shakib, this was always going to be an uphill battle. Those runs made by Shakib right at the end - which seemed 20 extra - also hurt them, despite their chase being aided by lots of dew.
Mustafizur started poorly but redeemed himself in the middle overs, while Miraz was outstanding with his control and guile. But, no one was a shade near Shakib, whose control and accuracy was right out of the top drawer. He was running temperature in the run-up to the game, decided to play and boy, didn't he make an impact or what. The series is alive and it sets it up nicely for the decider. Join us shortly for the presentation
Carlos Brathwaite: 'Didn't get it right in the first six overs with the ball, so we were chasing the game. Didn't bowl as well as we wanted. We could've been tighter with our plans, must give credit to Liton Das & co. We didn't have the best day on the field. As a batting unit, we lost wickets at key intervals, would've had momentum if we hadn't lost wickets. That said, I loved the intent. Fact that we went hard at it, credit should go to the batting unit.'
Shakib Al Hasan is the Player of the Match for his five-wicket haul and 42*
'Batting or bowling, cricket is a momentum game. One or two overs can change the game, we had a great start with the bat and continued that till the 20th over. With the ball, it wasn't easy with the dew. It was a team effort, everyone chipped in. Liton played some brilliant shots, the way Riyad finished off, it was an important innings. In wet conditions, Miraz bowled brilliantly. Great team effort, look forward to the next one.'
hits this down to long-off.
right behind the line of this length ball as he defends.
lobs between long-off and long-on.
swung away, off a thick inside edge to midwicket who is at the edge of the ring.
steps out to have a wild slog, beaten.
hops back to whip this away but the ball skids in to hit him on the thigh pad.
swing and a miss. Looked to slash this over point, beaten
he's slogged this straight to deep midwicket. No control as he tried to fetch this short of length delivery from outside off. Keemo had to go for it
beaten by this bouncer, wide called as it was way over his head.
picks the length, waits inside the crease and muscles this over deep midwicket
swung across towards long-on
walks across and lofts it over the bowler's head, no timing and long-off comes around to cut that off.
off a thick outside edge, but this lands in front of the keeper.
beaten by a cutter as he backs away to force this into the gap at cover point
turned to the leg side, towards short midwicket for a single.
once again a bunt into the leg side, towards long-on as they take two quick runs. Superb running, fielder in the deep caught napping.
hops back and across as he punches this towards the man coming in from long-on
reaches out to squeeze this full delivery into the gap at deep cover again
drills this into the gap at deep extra cover, scamper back for the second.
|Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|Toss||West Indies, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
Shakib Al Hasan
|Series result||3-match series level 1-1|
|Match number||T20I no. 716|
|Hours of play (local time)||17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.25, Interval 18.25-18.45, Second Session 18.45-20.10|
|Match days||20 December 2018 - daynight (20-over match)|