West Indies in Bangladesh, 3 ODI Series, 2018

BAN 196/5 in 35.1 Overs

MATCH ENDED
BAN beat WI by 5 wickets
Man of the Match - Mashrafe Mortaza
  WI
195/9 (50.0/50 ov)
  BAN
196/5 (35.1/50 ov)
Commentary
  • Alright then. Did we see this coming? Bangladesh trouncing the Windies? Ummm... perhaps we did. This unit in Green is way too confident right now while the visitors are losing their competitive edge with every game they play. Can we see some more competitiveness in the next game? Join us for the second ODI on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 1 pm local (0700 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • Victorious Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza has been named the MAN OF THE MATCH. Feels that Windies are dangerous in this format and hence, is happy with his bowlers for keeping them quiet and not allowing the opposition to forge a partnership. On the ploy to open with spin, Mortaza says that he just wanted to spring a surprise, given the way the Windies collapsed against spin in the Tests. Praises Rahim, Liton and Shakib for playing well and being professional. On his upcoming 200th match in the third ODI in Sylhet, Mashrafe deflects the question away, saying that he has got other challenges in mind, stating that the second ODI is to be played first.
  • Windies skipper, Rovman Powell, admits that the toss was a big factor. Agrees that the batting was not great which brought about their downfall and hopes that there is a better performance in the next game. Scrutinizes that batsmen getting in did not make use of their starts. On the pitch, Powell says that he thought that the difficulty to bat would have been only for some time but got surprised to see that for so long. Credits the entire support staff and the seniors for helping him in his captaincy stint.
  • Should Powell have elected to chase? There was plenty of dew around and the bowlers were finding it difficult to grip the ball. Worth a thought if he does win the toss in the second game, which is at this same venue. As he impressed in India, Oshane Thomas rung the alarm bells here as well. But only in his first spell. After he was seen off, there was hardly any threat from the other bowlers. Please stay tuned for the presentation.
  • Perhaps Rovman Powell could have set attacking fields. Maybe, he might have got a couple of more wickets. Bangladesh were 2 down in Powerplay 1 but once the fielding restrictions were over, the Windies just spread the field, allowing a partnership to grow. Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das made full use of that, soaking in the early pressure and then the former used his experience to guide his side through, with help from Shakib.
  • 196 was never a massive target but the Windies could have made the victory a bit difficult. They dismissed Tamim and Kayes in the span of 5 balls but the Rahim-Das partnership pegged them back. And then, Shakib's cameo sealed the deal.
  • Easy peasy then. Won't say the hosts have won without breaking a sweat as losing two quick wickets would have put a doubt in their minds but eventually, the lack of a bigger target enabled them to cruise home.
  • 35.1
    2
    D Bishoo to M Rahim, VICTORY FOR BANGLADESH! In a pretty convincing manner. Full and around off, Rahim comes forward to defend but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and goes well wide of first slip. Backward point has some work to do before he can get to the ball and by that time, the required two runs are taken. BANGLADESH WIN BY 5 WICKETS WITH 89 BALLS TO SPARE!
  • END OF OVER: 35 | 2 Runs 0 Wkt | BAN: 194/5
  • 34.6
    0
    K Paul to Mahmudullah, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • 34.5
    0
    K Paul to Mahmudullah, A full toss outside off, driven back to the bowler.
  • 34.4
    0
    K Paul to Mahmudullah, Similar ball, squeezed to backward point this time.
  • 34.3
    0
    K Paul to Mahmudullah, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
  • Dead ball. Paul comes running in but then loses his runup as he approaches the umpire. Aborts it.
  • 34.2
    0
    K Paul to Mahmudullah, Full and straight, the batsman looks to defend but is early and gets a leading edge towards cover.
  • 34.1
    2
    K Paul to Mahmudullah, Full and outside off, almost a yorker, nicely squeezed behind point for a couple. While taking the first run, Mahmudullah almost collided with the bowler.
  • END OF OVER: 34 | 2 Runs 0 Wkt | BAN: 192/5
  • 33.6
    0
    D Bishoo to M Rahim, Short and outside off, Mushfiqur looks to cut but gets a bottom edge to the off side.
  • 33.5
    1
    D Bishoo to Mahmudullah, Outside off, forced wide of sweeper for a run.
  • 33.4
    1
    D Bishoo to M Rahim, Short and outside off, cut through the covers for a single.
  • 33.3
    0
    D Bishoo to M Rahim, On middle and leg, nudged towards short fine leg.
  • 33.2
    0
    D Bishoo to M Rahim, Around off, defended back to the bowler watchfully this time.
  • 33.1
    0
    D Bishoo to M Rahim, Ooohhh.. full and around off, Rahim is early into his flick and gets a leading edge. Almost carries to the bowler.
  • END OF OVER: 33 | 3 Runs 0 Wkt | BAN: 190/5
  • Devendra Bishoo to bowl now. 5-0-26-0 so far.
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