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Chris Gayle, with scores of 35, 15, 4 and 16 in the four games so far, walks out.

Kieran Powell will take strike and Sohag Gazi will take up the attack. Rifat: "Bangladesh is going to miss Mashrafee today. He has always been exceptional with the new ball this series." He did pick up a couple but went for 54 runs yesterday. Mohammad Isam, Cricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent has this to say: "There aren't many queues outside the stadium today, but the people I have spoken to since last night (and that includes some supporters after the game last night) are still convinced that the home side could yet pull it out. But I suspect West Indies have made their way back and with Mashrafe out, Bangladesh have too many things working against them." 2.00 pm, Toss Bangladesh have won their second successive toss and will field first again. Rahim: Wicket looks dry and later there will be dew, should spin a little more during the day than later. We bowled well yesterday but need to improve batting and fielding. It is about executing our plans under pressure. Sammy: Does not matter, would have batted first. We saw how we bowled under the lights and we would have done that again. West Indies have brought in Andre Russell for Dwayne Smith. Bangladesh have made two changes to their side, Jahurul is in for Naeem Islam, Shafiul in for Mashrafe. Mortaza is suffering from a thigh strain. Pitch report: Similar to yesterday, but a different pitch from yesterday. A little damp which should help the spinners and later in the evening, there will be something for the medium pacers as well. 1.55 pm Just minutes away from the toss and it is worth reminding everyone that there is a T20I that remains after this one, to be played Monday. Also if the pitches in the last two games were anything to go by, spinners will continue to have a lot of say in this game. Hello everyone and welcome to this, the fifth ODI of this very exciting series that has seen Bangladesh and West Indies win two games each. The first couple were pocketed by the hosts before the visitors came back strongly to win the next two and now enter this game with some momentum. Suneer Chowdhary here and I will bring you this one live from Dhaka. 0.1 Sohag Gazi to Powell, 1 run, fuller and quicker on the off stump and what do we have here! he has lofted it over where mid-off would be, and fortunately it falls short of longoff, aggression first up! 0.2 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, shorter, quicker, no turn and Gayle defends, a tad nervously if I may add 0.3

Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, fuller and edged, just came off the shoulder of the bat and falls short of the backward point! already the bounce on show 0.4 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 2 runs, fuller and this time he drives it wide of long-off, comes back for the second, was in the air 0.5 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, fuller on the off and he goes for the sweep, does not time it too well and goes to short fine-leg 0.6 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, fullish delivery on the off stump, hint of spin away and Gayle plonks his foot forward and defends End of over 1 (3 runs) West Indies 3/0 (RR: 3.00) CH Gayle KOA Powell 2* (5b) Sohag Gazi 1-0-30

1* (1b) AB: "interesting choice from Bangladesh. From what I have seen, Naeem is far better and technical batsman than Jahurul. And it is always gonna be difficult for Mashrafee to play two ODIs in consecutive days after what his body has gone through. But to replace him with Shafiul, who hasn't been in too much cricket is a bit sceptic I guess." Shafiul Islam comes on. He has 51 wickets from 46 ODIs. 1.1 Shafiul Islam to Powell, 2 runs, fullish and swinging back into the bat, a lot of swing in fact and it drifts down the leg side, flicked away to in front of square-leg 1.2 Shafiul Islam to Powell, FOUR, short of length and it is on his pads, easily tucked away to fine-leg for a four, the fine-leg fielder was inside the circle 1.3 Shafiul Islam to Powell, no run, outside the off this time, gets his line right and gets a shouldering of arms from the batsman, through to the keeper 1.4

Shafiul Islam to Powell, FOUR, and back to bowling down the leg side, very neatly tucked and there is a good chance given by Anamul Haque, dives at deep mid-wicket but cannot get it back, another four 1.5 Shafiul Islam to Powell, no run, short of length on the off stump and he goes back, pushes it back to the bowler, who fields and throws it back 1.6 Shafiul Islam to Powell, no run, again marginally outside the off, punched to the point fielder End of over 2 (10 runs) West Indies 13/0 (RR: 6.50) KOA Powell 11* (7b 2x4) Shafiul Islam 1-0-100

CH Gayle 2* (5b) Sohag Gazi 1-0-3-0 Dhabih Chulhai: "Powell's batting has really impressed me this tour (both the test and ODIs)... before this tour I would've said "drop him" without a second thought!" 2.1 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, floated up on the off stump and Gayle wants to go over, but struggles to get his timing, inside edge to the leg side 2.2 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 1 wide, drifts down the leg side, wants to sweep but misses 2.2 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, fuller on the middle, driven to short cover 2.3 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, 2 wides, another one down the pads, gets bit of something I thought but given wides, the keeper fumbles as well and they are through for a single 2.3 Sohag Gazi to Powell, OUT, whoa, gone, stumped! beaten by the turn, he was going the track but misses the turn, beaten and is almost half-way down the pitch, Rahim waits for a second and then whips off the bails...and uproots the stumps with an aggressively completed stumping!

KOA Powell st †Mushfiqur Rahim b Sohag Gazi 11 (8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 137.50 2.4 Sohag Gazi to Samuels, no run, quicker on the off stump and there seemed like some turn and bounce, did it come off the gloves, pops up but away from the keeper on the leg side 2.5 Sohag Gazi to Samuels, no run, on the middle and defended back to the bowler 2.6 Sohag Gazi to Samuels, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on to get off the mark does the centurion from the third ODI End of over 3 (4 runs) West Indies 17/1 (RR: 5.66) MN Samuels CH Gayle 1* (3b) Sohag Gazi 2-0-7-1

2* 1-0-10Shafiul Islam (7b) 0 Ocean: "@Dhabih: please, quickly say something about Gayle too." Well, let me just say that he is out of form this series. 3.1 Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, short of length and stump to stump, defended on the back foot, defended back to the bowler 3.2 Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, fuller and on the off and Samuels, as his habit against deliveries even at that length, goes back and pushes it to the covers 3.3 Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, on the off stump, a good length delivery and defended to the covers 3.4 Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, outside the off stump, and another ball on the right length, lets it go through to the keeper 3.5

Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, outside the off and swing away from the batsman, he is on the front foot this time but only pushes it to the covers 3.6 Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, keeps bowling that channel, outside the off stump, and decent length, defended to the off side, ends an excellent over End of over 4 (maiden) West Indies 17/1 (RR: 4.25) MN Samuels CH Gayle 4.1 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, on the middle and defended to the off side Crowd finding its voice 4.2 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, on the middle and angling in to the batsman, hits the pads and there is an appeal but that was going way down the leg side 4.3 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, this is on the middle stump yet again and he tries to sweep it this time, gets some bat but not enough to get it away 4.4 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, on the off stump and defended to the off side 4.5 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, fuller on the middle and pushed to mid-on but again, no run! 4.6 Sohag Gazi to Gayle, no run, the off stump line this time and Gayle pushes his bat and pad forward and defends End of over 5 (maiden) West Indies 17/1 (RR: 3.40) 1* (9b) 2* (7b) Shafiul Islam Sohag Gazi 2-1-100 2-0-7-1

CH Gayle

2* (13b)

Sohag Gazi Shafiul Islam

3-1-7-1 2-1-100

MN Samuels 1* (9b)

Two maidens in a row. Dhabih: "@Ocean: Gayle is due to fire... either this match or on Monday... we'll see... And I'm just sitting here shaking my head at the Powell dismissal." 5.1 Shafiul Islam to Samuels, no run, on the off stump, coming in with a bit of angle, defended back to the bowler Mehedi: "Okay, I gladly take the job of jinxing Gayle now! I think Gayle is going to make it big today to compensate his earlier failures in this series... How's that?" 5.2 Shafiul Islam to Samuels, OUT, run-out appeal here! Samuels is gone there, run-out, direct hit from Mahmudullah! so when he is not scoring runs or picking wickets, he running 'em out! it was tapped to the leg side and they went for a quick single, Mahmudullah came in quickly and threw at the non-striker's stumps, just a few inches out MN Samuels run out 1 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09 5.3 Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, outside the off and he lets it go through to the keeper, no run scored for 15 balls 5.4 Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, outside the off and that swings prodigiously away from Gayle's bat, misses the outside edge, close! 5.5 Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, outside the off and absolutely crunched through...but well fielded in the covers by Mahmudullah again! 5.6 Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, short of length and punched to the off side to complete the third maiden in a row, a wicket too

End of over 6 (wicket maiden) West Indies 17/2 (RR: 2.83) CH Gayle 2* (17b) Shafiul Islam 3-2-100

DM Bravo 0* (0b) Sohag Gazi 3-1-7-1 Bravo at four. SRK: "@mehedi, well u you almost jinxed gayle, but it hit samuels. Why don't you try again?" He is probably still shaking his head from the Powell dismissal. 6.1 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, short of length, turning away, tries to cut it away, straight to the point fielder 6.2 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, on the middle, nudged to the short fine-leg fielder 6.3 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, outside the off and spinning away, misses the outside edge, through to the keeper 6.4 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, whoa, lot of turn away from the bat, he was playing forward and misses the outside edge again 6.5 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, outside the off and there is a lot of turn there again, not getting any bat on it! 6.6 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, short of length and comes in with the arm and would you believe it, it's the fourth maiden in a row End of over 7 (maiden) West Indies 17/2 (RR: 2.42) DM Bravo 0* (6b) CH Gayle 7.1 2* (17b) Sohag Gazi Shafiul Islam 4-2-7-1 3-2-100

Shafiul Islam to Gayle, no run, slower one and beaten, he was going for a slam before trying to check it, beats the outside edge and goes on the bounce to the keeper 7.2 Shafiul Islam to Gayle, OUT, gone, Gayle's gone, is it, yes he is! he cut it hard and it went flying to the backward point fielder, straight into the hands and he is waiting to see whether it went straight into the hands. Umpire's gives him the marching orders now and West Indies have slumped to 3/17 CH Gayle c Nasir Hossain b Shafiul Islam 2 (19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.52 resha: "surely i'm still sleepin or dis is the T20." Pronoy: "@Mehedi : You need more practice with jinxes and hexes. Your wand seems to fire, but in unintended directions. See you in the Defence against Dark Arts class !!" he did get you Gayle out! 7.3 Shafiul Islam to Pollard, no run, on the middle stump and defended back to the bowler 7.4 Shafiul Islam to Pollard, no run, on the off stump and brings his bat and pad out together and defends to the off side The last run came in the third over. 7.5 Shafiul Islam to Pollard, no run, bouncer and he sways away from the line of ball and lets it go 7.6 Shafiul Islam to Pollard, no run, good length ball on the off stump and defends on the front foot, that is the fifth successive maiden over End of over 8 (wicket maiden) West Indies 17/3 (RR: 2.12) KA Pollard DM Bravo 8.1 0* (4b) 0* (6b) Shafiul Islam Sohag Gazi 4-3-101 4-2-7-1

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, short of length, no turn there and goes straight on, tries to cut but gets it to covers 8.2 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, shorter in length and defended off the back foot, pushed through the two slips in place to the backward point 8.3 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, outside the off and turning further away from the bat, Bravo lets it go 8.4 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, FOUR, and finally a run, shorter this time and Bravo cuts it hard and through the backward point region for a four 8.5 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, on the middle and fuller, defended to the leg side, called for a quick one and gets there before the throw comes in 8.6 Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, defended to the leg side, Pollard's going to be playing a different game here End of over 9 (5 runs) West Indies 22/3 (RR: 2.44) KA Pollard DM Bravo 0* (5b) Sohag Gazi 5-2-121

5* (11b 4-3-10Shafiul Islam 1x4) 1 Zaman from Germany: "Shafiul got 3 maidens ! I must in my dream till now !! Is it snowing outside ??" James from Australia: "Seriously, did the WI batsmen learn nothing from the last match!!? Even if they watched how BD were patient after being 13/5, working the ball, getting singles, putting the bad ball away etc. sure they lost, but they were digging themselves out of a big whole well. More patience & determination required WI!!" Not following the Sydney derby in the BBL mate? 9.1 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, outside the off, short of length and lets it go through to the keeper

9.2 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, whoa, swing away or was it some grip from the pitch, he was on the back foot and the bat sneaks through the outside of his bat 9.3 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, fuller, outside the off stump and lets it go through to the keeper 9.4 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, FOUR, punched and through the covers, lot of class there, short of length and he stands up tall and smacks it away in the gap 9.5 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, back to bowling slightly fuller and on the middle, angling away, pushed to the off side Rimon: "I sold my ticket in the morning! I was so disappoint with the performance of yesterday's match. I promised not to shout-cheer-smile until Bangladesh wins the 5th match." 9.6 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, comes on nicely on to the bat there and he punches it to the off side and straight to the covers End of over 10 (4 runs) West Indies 26/3 (RR: 2.60) DM Bravo KA Pollard 10.1 Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, outside the off and no turn, it was fuller and he goes back, it keeps low and seeps through! 10.2 Sohag Gazi to Pollard, SIX, wow, against the run of play, it was overpitched and he goes over the mid-wicket region, the power of the man takes it over the fence for a six 9* (17b 2x4) 0* (5b) Shafiul Islam Sohag Gazi 5-3-141 5-2-121

10.3 Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, on the back foot and defends it to the leg side 10.4 Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, and he is shouldering arms to one that pitches on middle! wow! luckily it spins down the leg side and the appeal is aborted 10.5 Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, wants to defend on the front foot and misses the outside edge, through to the keeper, what an over 10.6 Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, shorter this time and Pollard is happier defending this one to mid-wicket End of over 11 (6 runs) West Indies 32/3 (RR: 2.90) KA Pollard DM Bravo 6* (11b 1x6) Sohag Gazi 6-2-181

9* (17b 5-3-14Shafiul Islam 2x4) 1 saif10016: "plz plz can u help to show the way where to comment at game running time.... i m looking for two days but i m blind!" No you are not, that's exactly how you comment. AB: "Finally a six from Pollard that he promised after first one day. BTW did it go beyond Dhaka?" That was coming. 11.1 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, outside the off and he allows it go through to the keeper, got his lines right after the poor first over 11.2 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, short of length and he was on the back foot and defending it back to the bowler 11.3 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, fuller and slower and Bravo had a huge back-lift, before needing to adjust his stroke

11.4 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, short of length and pushed to the covers, the ball was on the middle stump and he is getting no room to free his arms 11.5 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, outside the off and swinging away, or probably it is the angle, goes for a drive and misses the outside edge through to the keeper 11.6 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, outside the off and he wants to cut hard, misses the outside edge and that completes another maiden, his fourth this game End of over 12 (maiden) West Indies 32/3 (RR: 2.66) DM Bravo 9* (23b 2x4) Shafiul Islam 6-4-141

KA 6* (11b 6-2-18Sohag Gazi Pollard 1x6) 1 Right so, did Shafiul deserve a look-in today? Elias Sunny comes on 12.1 Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, on the off stump and defended to the off side 12.2 Elias Sunny to Pollard, 1 run, on his pads and that is driven down the ground for a single 12.3 Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, short of length, on the back foot and defended to the off side 12.4 Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, outside the off and he pats it to the off side yet again 12.5 Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, drifts on to the middle this time and he flicks it to the short mid-wicket fielder 12.6

Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, short of length outside the off and he rocks back, cuts hard and through to the sweeper for a single End of over 13 (2 runs) West Indies 34/3 (RR: 2.61) DM Bravo KA Pollard 13.1 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the off stump and floated up to the bat, misses the outside edge trying to defend it 13.2 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the off stump, and he pats it to the off side 13.3 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, short of length and he cuts hard, goes to the sweeper fielder for a single 13.4 Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, round the stumps, on the middle and looks to angle in before spinning away, tucked to the leg side but not for a run 13.5 Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, slips through quicker this time and it goes through and hits the pads 13.6 Abdur Razzak to Pollard, 1 run, fuller on the middle and driven to long-on for a single End of over 14 (2 runs) West Indies 36/3 (RR: 2.57) KA Pollard DM Bravo 14.1 8* (16b 1x6) 11* (30b 2x4) Abdur Razzak Elias Sunny 1-0-20 1-0-20 10* (27b 2x4) 7* (13b 1x6) Elias Sunny Shafiul Islam 1-0-2-0 6-4-141

Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, short and wide and he wanted to cut it, but did not come on to the bat, hit back 14.2 Elias Sunny to Pollard, SIX, flat, flat six, it was fuller and he did not even have his weight forward, still able to smack him over the bowler's head 14.3 Elias Sunny to Pollard, SIX, short arm jab and that has been deposited over the long-on fence for another six, counter-attack 14.4 Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, on the off stump and pulls his length back as well and he defends it to the off side 14.5 Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, on the middle stump and he defends with his bat and pad forward 14.6 Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, blocks it away to the leg side and there is a call of "No, no, no!" from him End of over 15 (12 runs) West Indies 48/3 (RR: 3.20) KA Pollard DM Bravo 20* (22b 3x6) Elias Sunny 2-0-140

11* (30b Abdur Razzak 1-0-2-0 2x4) Ocean: "will Pollard finally deliver today, fulfilling the promises that someone with his potential has been making for some time now?" 15.1 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, shorter from the left-hander, goes back and pushes it down the ground for a single 15.2 Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, short of length and angling in, goes back and wants to hit it through the mid-wicket but does not get it through

15.3 Abdur Razzak to Pollard, SIX, down the ground for his fourth six! what power, he is just timing them, not wanting to go savagely at them and yet is able to push it over the fielder at long-on, it was not really full but the batsman gets full value Jubair: "1 thing is certainly visible, bd have realy highered the standard of their fielding 2day, lets hope this goes for batting as well...." Done a decent job in the field but how will they perform under pressure, which is on right now. The ball's gone into a drain and needs to be dried out. 15.4 Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, quicker, flatter, on the middle and defended to the off side 15.5 Abdur Razzak to Pollard, 1 run, shorter, wider and he rocks back and hits it hard, the cut goes through to the sweeper 15.6 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, slower, on the middle from over the wicket and defended to the leg side End of over 16 (8 runs) West Indies 56/3 (RR: 3.50) DM Bravo 12* (32b 2x4) Abdur Razzak 2-0-100

KA 27* (26b 2-0-14Elias Sunny Pollard 4x6) 0 Mahmudullah comes on. Clem Hardy: "@ Ocean. Surely the time for Pollard to fulfill any potential has long since gone with 68 ODI's under his belt and an average of only 25" 16.1 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, flatter and lot of turn back into the batsman, he was defending forward and got nowhere near the bat 16.2 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, shortens his length, and he is back, defending on-side 16.3

Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, good length outside the off and no turn this time, he was pushing forward and again goes through the outside edge 16.4 Mahmudullah to Pollard, FOUR, short of length, he was going forward before quickly rocking back and hitting it in the gap between long-on and deep mid-wicket 16.5 Mahmudullah to Pollard, 2 runs, short of length this time and cuts it through the short third-man region for a couple, no turn on that one 16.6 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, outside the off and he wanted to go after it, attempts to hit it over long-off, but he was playing for the turn and it goes straight on, misses the outside edge, to the keeper End of over 17 (6 runs) West Indies 62/3 (RR: 3.64) KA Pollard DM Bravo 17.1 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump and he defends it to the leg side 17.2 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, shortens the length and he is quickly on the back foot, defends to the left of the bowler 17.3 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, fuller and driven to the short mid-wicket fielder, fielded well 17.4 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, short of length and spinning into the batsman, wants to cut it but does not get it in the gap 17.5 33* (32b 1x4 4x6) 12* (32b 2x4) Mahmudullah 1-0-6-0 Abdur Razzak 2-0-100

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, fuller and driven down the ground for a single 17.6 Abdur Razzak to Pollard, 1 run, short of length and he is quickly back, punches it down the ground, should have been fielded by Razzaq on his right but it goes through for a single End of over 18 (2 runs) West Indies 64/3 (RR: 3.55) KA Pollard 34* (33b 1x4 4x6) Abdur Razzak 3-0-120

DM Bravo 13* (37b 2x4) Mahmudullah 1-0-6-0 krquet: "I'm a diehard Windies fan and am a Bangladeshi. It has been such a treat, therefore, to watch them compete on a mostly even par. Go Windies! Go Tigers! Go cricket! I should also mention, it's a treat to listen to the cliché free commentary from Mr. Dujon. Thank you sir." That is an interesting combination. Who are you supporting today? Nobel: "Once upon a time Pakistan was the most unpredictable team. I think Bangladesh took this place. They can win the match from a very bad position like they did against England in World cup and they can lose the game from a winning position like they did yesterday. So keep the finger crossed!" Pakistan have definitely become less unpredictable in recent times. James: "Suneer, for those of us that can't see the game, is it REALLY that impossible to rotate strike and singles??" There is a lot in it for the spinners, and when it turns that much so sharply, it does look like the survival instincts set in. 18.1 Mahmudullah to Pollard, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and Pollard drives it down the ground for a single 18.2 Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 leg bye, round the stumps, flatter and no turn, hits the pads and there is an appeal for an lbw but was going down the leg side 18.3 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, short of length and on the middle, turn takes it on to his pads, tries to flick it but to the short fine-leg fielder 18.4 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, quicker, flatter and that is because it is to Pollard, defended to the leg side

18.5 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, flatter yet again and he gets his front foot out, defends and it flies off the inside-edge, there is no-one close it though 18.6 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, no air given and he flicks it to the square-leg fielder, not for runs though, better over there End of over 19 (2 runs) West Indies 66/3 (RR: 3.47) KA Pollard DM Bravo 19.1 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, fuller on the middle and driven to the leg side but to the short mid-wicket fielder 19.2 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the middle, quicker and defended on the front foot 19.3 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, it is on his pads, wants to sweep it, the turn undoes his sweep 19.4 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the off stump and he pushes it to the short cover fielder 19.5 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, middle stump line but again a lot of turn, gets it away to short fine-leg 19.6 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, off stump line and Bravo neatly plays it point to end a maiden from Razzaq 35* (38b 1x4 4x6) 13* (38b 2x4) Mahmudullah 2-0-7-0 Abdur Razzak 3-0-120

End of over 20 (maiden) West Indies 66/3 (RR: 3.30) DM Bravo KA Pollard 20.1 Mahmudullah to Pollard, 5 wides, that is a lot of turn but like yesterday, Mahmudullah misses his line again, it was on the middle stump and spun very viciously down the leg side, batsman lets it go, so does the keeper! 20.1 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, middle and fuller this time and Pollard defends it back to the bowler 20.2 Mahmudullah to Pollard, SIX, room given and smoked away over mid-wicket and this is what Pollard was speaking of, yep that's halfway to Khulna! 20.3 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, shorter and some bounce outside the off, no turn there and beats the outside the edge 20.4 Mahmudullah to Pollard, 1 run, shorter yet again and he goes back and cuts it through the point region, for a single only 20.5 Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, fuller to Bravo, and he is on the front foot, wanting to tap it to the off side, gets it to the fielder 20.6 Mahmudullah to Bravo, 2 runs, shorter and slow turn, wants to cut it away but has to check the stroke for the slowness of the ball and then plays it through backward point, bit of misfield and they get a couple End of over 21 (14 runs) West Indies 80/3 (RR: 3.80) DM Bravo 15* (46b 2x4) Mahmudullah 3-0-2113* (44b 2x4) 35* (38b 1x4 4x6) Abdur Razzak 4-1-120

Mahmudullah 2-0-7-0

0 KA Pollard 21.1 Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, round the stumps, on the off stump and defended to the off side 21.2 Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, turn and bounce and he is on the back foot, playing it to the short cover fielder 21.3 Abdur Razzak to Pollard, 1 run, drifts on to his pads, whipped away to the deep squareleg for a single 21.4 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 wide, on the pads and it is tickled round the corner to short fine-leg but it looks like it has missed his pads and it is called a wide 21.4 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, on the off stump and Bravo pushes it into the covers and is off for a quick one, good calling and running Ocean: "@Mehedi. In case you were waiting for an invitation to jinx one of these batsmen (preferably Pollard), there you have it; just like the one last time will do, not much accuracy wanted :-p" Ish Amin: "this is good going by Pollard, he is doing what he knows best - smack 'em out of the park. Defend a few deliveries, and at the opportune moment, take the attack to the flat BD spinners." 21.5 Abdur Razzak to Pollard, no run, shorter and he whips it away to the mid-wicket fielder, straight to him and not for a run 21.6 42* (42b 1x4 5x6) Abdur Razzak 4-1-120

Abdur Razzak to Pollard, FOUR, wow what a shot, that was short enough to pull but the ball pitches middle and spins sharply away from the bat and he is able to put it over midwicket for another four End of over 22 (7 runs) West Indies 87/3 (RR: 3.95) KA Pollard DM Bravo 47* (47b 2x4 5x6) 16* (47b 2x4) Abdur Razzak Mahmudullah 5-1-190 3-0-210

Elias Sunny comes back on. 22.1 Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, lot of turn from over the wicket, wants to flick it away, hits the pads 22.2 Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, too short and wants to pull it away, does a good job of it but it goes in the air and carries to the deep square-leg fielder and Nassir Hossain drops it! 22.3 Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, fuller on the off stump and defended to the off side 22.4 Elias Sunny to Pollard, SIX, fuller and on the middle stump, he goes forward and smacks it over the bowler's head, smothering any turn and deposits it near the sight-screen, halfcentury for the big man! 22.5 Elias Sunny to Pollard, SIX, shorter this time, as expected, and he is quickly on the backfoot, waits for the turn and cracks it over mid-wicket for a flat six! 22.6 Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, shorter and he is on the back foot, but this has more bounce and he defends it End of over 23 (13 runs) West Indies 100/3 (RR: 4.34) KA Pollard DM Bravo 59* (51b 2x4 7x6) 17* (49b 2x4) Elias Sunny 3-0-270

Abdur Razzak 5-1-19-

0 That Pollard fifty came off 49 balls. Shafiul brought back, probably to stall the runaway train, by the name of Kieron Pollard 23.1 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, fuller on the off stump and he drives it to the mid-off fielder 23.2 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, FOUR, short of length and that has spanked away through the covers for a four, good shot by Bravo, after watching his partner dispatch all those shots away 23.3 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, 2 runs, short of length, outside the off and he wants to cut it away, gets the inside edge and goes to the fine-leg fielder 23.4 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, fuller on the off stump and driven to mid-off, call of a "No!" as Pollard was preparing to go for a run 23.5 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, no run, shorter and wider, bit of a slower bouncer and he is tempted to go after it, but lets it go in the end 23.6 Shafiul Islam to Bravo, 1 run, short of length and he is quickly on to his back foot, opens the face of the bat, guides it to third-man End of over 24 (7 runs) West Indies 107/3 (RR: 4.45) DM Bravo 24* (55b 3x4) Shafiul Islam Elias Sunny 7-4-211 3-0-270

KA 59* (51b 2x4 Pollard 7x6) Gazi is on now 24.1

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, outside the leg stump and hoping it will turn back, played to deep square-leg for a single 24.2 Sohag Gazi to Pollard, 1 run, short of length, pushed down the ground to long-on for a single 24.3 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, fuller on the middle and he gets his front foot out and defends it to the off side 24.4 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, on the off stump and he pinches on to the off side, not for runs though 24.5 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, short of length and he wants to cut it, but it does not turn, cramped for space 24.6 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, opens the face of the bat through to short third-man, gets a single End of over 25 (3 runs) West Indies 110/3 (RR: 4.40) DM Bravo 26* (60b 3x4) Sohag Gazi 7-2-211

KA 60* (52b 2x4 7-4-21Shafiul Islam Pollard 7x6) 1 Shaikat Saha: "Prediction WI 260-280 & BAN 170 - 190" 25.1 Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, bowls a tad shorter, turn back into the batsman, pushes it to long-on for a single 25.2 Elias Sunny to Pollard, FOUR, very short, and outside the off stump, turning away from the batsman and this time he takes it through the off side, easily hit in the gap and goes to wide long-off for a four

The Bangladeshi bowlers are quite clearly rattled by this onslaught. 25.3 Elias Sunny to Pollard, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump and drilled down to long-on for a single 25.4 Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 leg bye, on the off stump, bit of turn into the left-hander, tapped away to the leg side to bring up the 100-run stand 25.5 Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, round the stumps and angling into the batsman, quicker, flatter and does not get the sweep shot that he attempted 25.6 Elias Sunny to Pollard, 1 run, driven down the ground for another single to keep strike End of over 26 (8 runs) West Indies 118/3 (RR: 4.53) KA Pollard DM Bravo 26.1 Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, slower in the air, turning back into the bowler and he lets it hit the pads 26.2 Sohag Gazi to Pollard, no run, outside the off and there was no turn there, goes through with the arm and beats the outside edge of the bat 26.3 Sohag Gazi to Pollard, 2 wides, quicker and down the leg side, Pollard wants to flick it but misses, missed by the keeper too 26.3 66* (56b 3x4 7x6) 27* (62b 3x4) Elias Sunny Sohag Gazi 4-0-340 7-2-211

Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 2 leg byes, another one that is sent down the leg-side, he tries it work it away, gets a bit of bat through to fine-leg for a couple 26.4 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 wide, down the leg-side, trying to cramp him but wide called 26.4 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump, fuller and pushed to the off side 26.5 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, 1 run, this is from round the stumps and fuller on the off stump, tapped and quickly off for a single 26.6 Sohag Gazi to Pollard, 2 runs, short of length from Gazi, immediately on the back foot and tucked away to mid-wicket who runs back to try and field it, misses and by the time the deep fielder comes in, they are back for the second End of over 27 (8 runs) West Indies 126/3 (RR: 4.66) KA Pollard DM Bravo 27.1 Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, short of length and tapped away to short mid-wicket 27.2 Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, lot of turn and down the leg side, spinning from the middle stump, not called a wide! 27.3 Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, on the off stump from over the wicket, he gets his bat and pad together and plays it to the leg side 27.4 Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, on the off and tapped away to short fine-leg for a single 68* (59b 3x4 7x6) 28* (65b 3x4) Sohag Gazi Elias Sunny 8-2-271 4-0-340

27.5 Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, round the stumps and over-pitched, gets bit of an outside edge to the off side 27.6 Elias Sunny to Pollard, no run, smacked but straight to the non-striker, who is hit by that one! it was shorter from the bowler and Pollard rocks back to pull it but hits Bravo End of over 28 (1 run) West Indies 127/3 (RR: 4.53) KA Pollard DM Bravo 68* (61b 3x4 7x6) 29* (69b 3x4) Elias Sunny Sohag Gazi 5-0-350

8-2-271 shahid: "is pollard going to repeat something that watson did few years ago in mirpur........" Now that was one special innings from Watto, who I hear will bat at four for Australia in Tests. 28.1 Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, short of length, and cut away to the deep point fielder, a lot of turn but does not get the length right 28.2 Mahmudullah to Pollard, FOUR, very short and pulled away to the deep square-leg region for a four! there was turn back into the batsman but that did not matter too much to him 28.3 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, short again but this one does not turn, and the insideedge goes to short mid-wicket 28.4 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, fuller from round the stumps and defended on the front foot 28.5 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, outside the off, flatter and angles away, misses the outside edge

28.6 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, on his pads and quicker, flatter, tucks it away to fineleg, not for runs though End of over 29 (5 runs) West Indies 132/3 (RR: 4.55) KA Pollard DM Bravo 29.1 Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, outside the off and fuller from the left-armer, pushed to the off side and easily rotates the strike 29.2 Elias Sunny to Pollard, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump and that is driven in the air to longon, cries of "catch it" but that bounced before it got there. 29.3 Elias Sunny to Bravo, no run, wants to cut it, it was shorter and wider and he went for it, misses the outside edge 29.4 Elias Sunny to Bravo, 1 run, tucks it round the corner this time to deep square-leg for a single 29.5 Elias Sunny to Pollard, SIX, round the stumps, bit of an angle into the batsman and that has been tonked over the bowler's head for his eighth six this innings, gone all the way! 29.6 Elias Sunny to Pollard, FOUR, and this is over the wicket, fuller and darted in and Pollard is still able to pick it up from there and send it in the gap between long-on and deep square-leg, some really effortless hitting here End of over 30 (13 runs) West Indies 145/3 (RR: 4.83) KA Pollard 83* (69b 5x4 8x6) Elias Sunny 6-0-480 72* (66b 4x4 7x6) 30* (70b 3x4) Mahmudullah Elias Sunny 4-0-260 5-0-350

4-0-260 Sina Chowdhury thinks that Pollard's innings is the start of the end of the world: "What on earth can possibly stop Pollard right now? Or BD is on the verge of another catastrophe!!!" DM Bravo 32* (73b 3x4) Mahmudullah 30.1 Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, fuller and on the off, tapped to the off side for a single 30.2 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, round the stumps and very short from Mahmudullah and quicker too, he wants to go for the pull, misses 30.3 Mahmudullah to Pollard, no run, round the stumps and round arm action as well, pitches outside the leg stump and hits the pads, appeal for an lbw 30.4 Mahmudullah to Pollard, 1 run, on the off stump and bit of spin back into him, plays it with the turn to long-on for a single 30.5 Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, round the stumps and on the middle, angling down, he gets a bit of a bat and tucks it to short fine-leg 30.6 Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, turn and he is on the back foot and defending End of over 31 (2 runs) West Indies 147/3 (RR: 4.74) DM Bravo 33* (76b 3x4) Mahmudullah 5-0-280

KA 84* (72b 5x4 6-0-48Elias Sunny Pollard 8x6) 0 I haven't seen Pollard mis-hit any of those big shots. They have all been timed nicely and hit cleanly. What does Rahim do from here? It is Mominul coming on now 31.1

Mominul Haque to Pollard, 1 run, round the stumps, on the off and pushed to the off side for a quick one 31.2 Mominul Haque to Bravo, no run, slightly outside the off, and Bravo defends on the front foot 31.3 Mominul Haque to Bravo, no run, shorter this time on the off stump, defended on the back foot to short mid-wicket 31.4 Mominul Haque to Bravo, 1 run, poor ball, down the leg side and he can free his arms, slow sweeps it to the deep square-leg region for a single 31.5 Mominul Haque to Pollard, OUT, gone, bowled him! just as I said that he has been hitting them all clean, he mis-hits one! it was on the off stump, not too much turn, holds his line and Pollard was going for it, missed it completely and the off stump is pegged back! KA Pollard b Mominul Haque 85 (74b 5x4 8x6) SR: 114.86 31.6 Mominul Haque to Sammy, 1 run, fuller and on the off stump driven down the ground for a single End of over 32 (3 runs) West Indies 150/4 (RR: 4.68) DJG Sammy 1* (1b) DM Bravo 32.1 Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, and suddenly there is a lot of turn yet again, on the off stump and rips towards the leg side 32.2 34* (79b 3x4) Mominul Haque 1-0-3-1 Mahmudullah 5-0-280

Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, outside the off stump and Sammy gets his pad out to try and pad it away, misses it 32.3 Mahmudullah to Sammy, no run, on the off stump, fullish this time and pushed to the off side 32.4 Mahmudullah to Sammy, 1 run, outside the off, enough for him to get his bat out and drives it through short cover for a single 32.5 Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, round the stumps, and spinning away a little, wants to defend at it but gets a bit of an outside edge 32.6 Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, fuller outside the off and Bravo brings out that flair-filled cover drive, but not in the gap End of over 33 (1 run) West Indies 151/4 (RR: 4.57) DM Bravo 34* (81b 3x4) Mahmudullah 6-0-290

DJG Sammy 2* (5b) 33.1

Mominul Haque 1-0-3-1

Mominul Haque to Sammy, OUT, and one brings them two! the man-of-the-match from the previous game pushes at a ball away from the body, gets an outside edge and there is a fielder in the slips just for that shot, this time there are no dropped catches and Bangladesh are right in it! DJG Sammy c Jahurul Islam b Mominul Haque 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33 Navid Chowdhury: "Mushfiq needs to attack right now! This guy does not read the game too well." He's done exactly what you wanted 33.2 Mominul Haque to Thomas, no run, round the stumps and instead of angling in, it goes past the outside edge

33.3 Mominul Haque to Thomas, 1 run, fuller on the off and this one, he drives through the covers for a single 33.4 Mominul Haque to Bravo, SIX, Pollard's gone but Bravo's still there, it is floated up outside the off and he has spanked it over the bowler's head for a six! 33.5 Mominul Haque to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump, tapped away to short mid-wicket 33.6 Mominul Haque to Bravo, 3 wides, lot of turn from round the stumps and pitching on the middle, it goes down the leg side for a couple of wides 33.6 Mominul Haque to Bravo, 1 run, shorter this time, not too much turn, punched down the ground for a single End of over 34 (11 runs) West Indies 162/5 (RR: 4.76) DM Bravo 41* (84b 3x4 1x6) Mominul Haque Mahmudullah 2-0-142 6-0-290

DC Thomas 1* (2b) 34.1

Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump and defended back to the bowler 34.2 Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, shorter in length and bit of turn away from the bat, pushes it to the off side, the non-striker wanted a single 34.3 Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, tucks it away to the leg side, not for runs though 34.4

Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, fuller from the bowler, flighted up too and Bravo just taps it to the off and they are off for a quick one 34.5 Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, shorter and outside off and Thomas pushes it to the off side 34.6 Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, not pitching them in Thomas' half and he is able to push it back, to the right of the bowler, who fields and with that, the umpire calls for drinks End of over 35 (1 run) West Indies 163/5 (RR: 4.65) DC Thomas 1* (4b) DM Bravo Mahmudullah 7-0-300

42* (88b 3x4 2-0-14Mominul Haque 1x6) 2 Naabila Riaj: "Does anyone else thinks that Sammy kinda looks like Shakib Al Hasan or resemble in any way? Cause I see it and it wont get out of my head" Yep and Tendulkar looks like Ponting too. Fazlul thinks Bangladesh won't be good chasers again: "Enough!! WI can declare their innings now!" 35.1 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 2 runs, outside the off and very short, easily played in the gap through covers for a couple 35.2 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, goes through quicker and straighter, wanted to cut, misses 35.3 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, this time he cuts it, but does not get it in the gap, goes to backward point 35.4 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on his pads and bit of turn back into the batsman, hits his pads

35.5 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, middle stump line and pushed to the leg side, not for runs 35.6 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 run, this time it is full enough for him to sweep it, gets it to fine-leg for a single End of over 36 (3 runs) West Indies 166/5 (RR: 4.61) DM Bravo 45* (94b 3x4 1x6) Abdur Razzak Mahmudullah 6-1-220 7-0-300

DC Thomas 1* (4b)

It is Batting Powerplay by the way. Started last over. 36.1 Mahmudullah to Bravo, no run, fuller on the middle, wants to play it through point but can only get it away to the fielder 36.2 Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, tucked away to the leg side and for a single 36.3 Mahmudullah to Thomas, no run, short of length and that is tucked away to the midwicket fielder 36.4 Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 wide, shorter, flatter and down the leg side, and despite his attempt to sweep it, he is way away from it 36.4 Mahmudullah to Thomas, 2 runs, gets room outside the off and that is cut away to the sweeper fielder 36.5 Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 run, wants to cut it again but does not get it off the middle

36.6 Mahmudullah to Bravo, 1 run, slower, shorter and rocks back on to the back foot, pushes it through the covers this time End of over 37 (6 runs) West Indies 172/5 (RR: 4.64) DM Bravo 47* (97b 3x4 1x6) Mahmudullah Abdur Razzak 8-0-360 6-1-220

DC Thomas 4* (7b) 37.1

Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, on the middle stump, slight turn into the batsman, taps it to the leg side 37.2 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 2 runs, stylishly pushed away to the gap between deep midwicket and long-on and they are able to come back for the second 37.3 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, outside edge missed, no turn for the bowler, goes through flatter and misses 37.4 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, wants to sweep it, but again, does not get anything on it, hits the pads there 37.5 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 2 runs, quicker on the middle stump, works it away to the deep fielder on the leg side and gets an easy couple of runs to bring up a very, well-made fifty 37.6 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 wide, vicious turn and down the leg side, lets that one go and wide called 37.6 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, no run, despite batting for so long, there is always that delivery that troubles the batsman and it turns right back into him, almost hits him

End of over 38 (5 runs) West Indies 177/5 (RR: 4.65) DM Bravo 51* (103b 3x4 1x6) Abdur Razzak Mahmudullah 7-1-270 8-0-360

DC Thomas 4* (7b) 38.1

Sohag Gazi to Thomas, no run, fuller on the middle stump, no chance of turn from that length and he flicks it to mid-wicekt 38.2 Sohag Gazi to Thomas, no run, outside the off, no turn this time and he was playing for the turn, misses the outside edge 38.3 Sohag Gazi to Thomas, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and driven to the covers, bit of a misfield gets him a single 38.4 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, ooh! he was coming down the track and the bowler drops it short, it was turning as well and Bravo gets some bat on it, else he could well have been stranded! 38.5 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, quicker, comes in with the arm and he has to quickly defend it, gets an inside edge on to the pads 38.6 Sohag Gazi to Bravo, no run, on the off stump and pushed to the covers End of over 39 (1 run) West Indies 178/5 (RR: 4.56) DM Bravo 51* (106b 3x4 1x6) Sohag Gazi Abdur Razzak 9-2-281

7-1-270 Jashim: "@Fazlul thoughts: Surely, I agree with you; WI have reached the winning total by now. But would recommend a few more runs to the sheet- just to move to the absolutely comfort, zone." DC Thomas 5* (10b)

39.1 Abdur Razzak to Thomas, 1 run, outside the off, turning away from the batsman, and it is slow turn, gets it through the covers for a single 39.2 Abdur Razzak to Bravo, 1 leg bye, he goes down the track yet again and for the second time he is beaten, it was turning in and hits the pads, rolls away to the short third-man region 39.3 Abdur Razzak to Thomas, no run, quicker, going down the leg side, and hits the pads, big appeal for lbw, but wasn't hitting the stumps 39.4 Abdur Razzak to Thomas, FOUR, it was fuller and he drills it over the mid-on fielder, just eludes the fielder there, goes over for a four! 39.5 Abdur Razzak to Thomas, FOUR, whoa, what a ball! it was turning and bouncing, the batsman was squared up and the outside edge flew to the right of the first slip, almost a wicket 39.6 Abdur Razzak to Thomas, no run, quicker and straighter and he is pinned on his back foot, beats the inside edge and there is that inevitable appeal but not-out given End of over 40 (10 runs) West Indies 188/5 (RR: 4.70) DC Thomas 14* (15b 2x4) DM Bravo 40.1 Mahmudullah to Bravo, OUT, gone, caught at short cover! Bravo was looking like he wanted to get a few runs and quickly and this just did not come on to the bat, gets a leading edge and it flies off the bat to short cover for a simple catch, a very wellcompiled innings from him 51* (107b 3x4 1x6) Abdur Razzak Sohag Gazi 8-1-360 9-2-281

DM Bravo c Mominul Haque b Mahmudullah 51 (108b 3x4 1x6) SR: 47.22 40.2 Mahmudullah to Russell, no run, round the stumps, outside the off and straighter with the arm, hits the pads and flies off to the off side 40.3 Mahmudullah to Russell, no run, defended on the front foot, to the off side yet again 40.4 Mahmudullah to Russell, no run, shorter, quicker and he is content defending it to the off side 40.5 Mahmudullah to Russell, OUT, gone, lbw off a full-toss! he was playing across the line from round the stumps, hits it on the full and the umpire immediately nodded his head before raising his finger, that looked out enough!, two wickets in the over and Bangladesh are right back into this one AD Russell lbw b Mahmudullah 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00 40.6 Mahmudullah to Permaul, no run, round the stumps, and defended back to the bowler to end another maiden End of over 41 (wicket maiden) West Indies 188/7 (RR: 4.58) V Permaul DC Thomas 0* (1b) Mahmudullah 9-1-362

14* (15b 8-1-36Abdur Razzak 2x4) 0 Rekindling the Mortaza debate here is Vivek Bhandari: "As an Indian, I do feel that the Bangladeshis are as obsessed with Mashrafe "doing well" as we're with Irfan Pathan "playing..."" 41.1 Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, round the stumps and on the middle, defended back to the bowler 41.2

Elias Sunny to Thomas, no run, quicker and flatter, keeps a tad low, and defended by the batsman 41.3 Elias Sunny to Thomas, 1 run, played away to the leg side for a single West Indies have lost 39/4 41.4 Elias Sunny to Permaul, no run, on the off stump, not too much as the batsman brings his pads out and defends 41.5 Elias Sunny to Permaul, no run, quicker on the off stump and defended very quickly by the batsman 41.6 Elias Sunny to Permaul, no run, slower from the bowler, and turns away from the middle stump, almost has him playing across the line, the edge calls into the off side End of over 42 (1 run) West Indies 189/7 (RR: 4.50) V Permaul DC Thomas 42.1 Mahmudullah to Thomas, 1 run, slower, and getting some turn back into the batsman, tucks it to deep fine-leg for a single 42.2 Mahmudullah to Permaul, no run, fuller from round the stumps and it is driven back to the bowler 42.3 Mahmudullah to Permaul, no run, round arm from him, on the off stump and pushed to mid-wicket 0* (4b) 15* (18b 2x4) Elias Sunny Mahmudullah 7-0-490 9-1-362

42.4 Mahmudullah to Permaul, no run, quicker and on the middle stump and is happy tapping it to mid-wicket 42.5 Mahmudullah to Permaul, no run, round arm action yet again and it is on the leg stump, hits the pads and lobs up to the on side 42.6 Mahmudullah to Permaul, 1 run, pushes it to the off stump and tapped to the off side for a quick single End of over 43 (2 runs) West Indies 191/7 (RR: 4.44) V Permaul DC Thomas 43.1 Elias Sunny to Permaul, 1 run, round the stumps and wants to sweep it, does not get from the middle of the bat, but it goes away for a couple 43.2 Elias Sunny to Thomas, 1 run, tucked it to the leg side and they are through for a single 43.3 Elias Sunny to Permaul, FOUR, on his pads and no turn, Permaul sweeps hard and gets it in the gap, Sunny continues to leak runs and this ones goes to the fence too taron: "You only have to see Mortaza's stats compared to all the other pace bowlers in Bangladesh to understand why we're so concerned about his performances and fitness. He's the only quality (in relative terms) pace bowler we have in Bangladesh." 43.4 Elias Sunny to Permaul, 1 run, too short and wide and allows him to cut it to point for a single 43.5 1* (9b) 16* (19b 2x4) Mahmudullah Elias Sunny 10-1-382 7-0-49-0

Elias Sunny to Thomas, 1 run, another one that is drifted on to his pads, poor ball yet again and the batsman is able to sweep it, does well but to the fielder and they get only a single 43.6 Elias Sunny to Permaul, 1 run, this is fuller on the middle stump, better line than the previous ones and he still unleashes the sweep that gets him a single to deep fine-leg, 200 comes up End of over 44 (9 runs) West Indies 200/7 (RR: 4.54) V Permaul DC Thomas 8* (13b 1x4) Elias Sunny 8-0-58-0 18* (21b 10-1-38Mahmudullah 2x4) 2 foysal: "Vivek, because we haven't produced no other fast bowler over the last 7-10 years. He is the only one so we cling all our hopes on to him. And he can bat a bit too..." 44.1 Sohag Gazi to Permaul, no run, straighter, fuller and defensive stroke off the front foot 44.2 Sohag Gazi to Permaul, no run, length ball and he tries to work it to the leg side, to the fielder close in 44.3 Sohag Gazi to Permaul, 1 wide, another wide, down the pads of the batsman, the one of many we have seen these three ODIs at Dhaka 44.3 Sohag Gazi to Permaul, 1 run, played away to the leg side and they are away for a single 44.4 Sohag Gazi to Thomas, 1 run, another one on the pads and he is able to tuck it away for another one, good turn there 44.5 Sohag Gazi to Permaul, 1 run, middle stump line and turn back again, gets his front foot out, pushes it to the leg side for a single

44.6 Sohag Gazi to Thomas, OUT, appeal for run-out and third umpire called! yep, he is gone, it was tucked to the leg side and the non-striker wanted a single, he was halfway there before he was sent back by Thomas, the throw came in quite quickly from short fine-leg and was well taken by the bowler, who then throws the ball on to the stumps and the batsman is well out, eight down! V Permaul run out 10 (17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.82 End of over 45 (4 runs) West Indies 204/8 (RR: 4.53) DC Thomas 19* (23b 2x4) Sohag Gazi 10-2-321

Elias Sunny 8-0-58-0 Shafiul comes in. 45.1 Shafiul Islam to Narine, 1 run, outside the off stump, short of length and tapped away to the off side 45.2 Shafiul Islam to Thomas, 2 runs, fullish ball on the off stump, he goes for a drive, hits it off the middle of the bat and almost beats the mid-off fielder, Sunny, and by the time he recovers they get a single 45.3 Shafiul Islam to Thomas, no run, short of length outside the off, pushed to the off side but this time to the fielder 45.4 Shafiul Islam to Thomas, 1 run, this is pulled back by the bowler, on the good length and he knocks it towards mid-off for a quickly taken run 45.5 Shafiul Islam to Narine, 1 run, on the off stump line and slower, he is able to open the face of the bat through to third-man 45.6

Shafiul Islam to Thomas, 2 runs, that is short and outside the off, Thomas goes for a pull, gets nowhere near the middle and it pops up to the deep square-leg region, by the time fielder runs in from back of square, they are back for the second End of over 46 (7 runs) West Indies 211/8 (RR: 4.58) DC Thomas SP Narine 24* (27b 2x4) 2* (2b) Shafiul Islam 8-4-28-1 Sohag Gazi

10-2-321 Mohak: "Am I the only one here who keeps on misreading Mominul Haque as Moisés Henriques?" At least you don't think they look similar. 46.1 Abdur Razzak to Narine, no run, on he middle stump, not too much turn as it is full and it is tapped back to the bowler 46.2 Abdur Razzak to Narine, 1 run, goes down the track and wants to hit it over mid-on, gets slightly under it, gets an inside edge to deep square-leg 46.3 Abdur Razzak to Thomas, no run, outside the off stump and wants to cut it away, gets it well but goes straight to the fielder 46.4 Abdur Razzak to Thomas, no run, turn and he is almost squared up by Razzaq, plays with soft hands to the covers 46.5 Abdur Razzak to Thomas, 1 run, short of length this time and he goes back, cuts it away to deep cover for a single 46.6 Abdur Razzak to Narine, 1 run, gives it bit of air and it is edged to the right of the bowler, rolls over to the mid-off fielder and by the time he gets there, they get a single End of over 47 (3 runs) West Indies 214/8 (RR: 4.55) SP Narine 4* (5b) Abdur Razzak 9-1-390

DC Thomas 47.1

25* (30b 2x4)

Shafiul Islam

8-4-281

Shafiul Islam to Narine, no run, on the off stump and he wants to hit it over the bowler, gets it very hard on the ground and it goes back to the bowler 47.2 Shafiul Islam to Narine, 2 runs, outside the off and he wants to hit it inside-off, slices it to wide long-off for a couple 47.3 Shafiul Islam to Narine, 1 run, slower and he cuts it to the cover fielder within the circle for a single 47.4 Shafiul Islam to Thomas, OUT, appeal for a caught-behind and given! it was shorter and down the leg side and he wanted to hook it away, gets something on it on the way through to the keeper, there is a huge appeal from the keeper and the bowler joins in later. The umpire thinks awhile before ruling it in favour of the bowler DC Thomas c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Shafiul Islam 25 (31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.64 47.5 Shafiul Islam to Roach, no run, on the back foot and defended back to the bowler 47.6 Shafiul Islam to Roach, OUT, given out, lbw! that was drifting down the leg side from a length, he was on the back foot but I don't think it was going to hit the stumps, still, given out and West Indies are bowled out for 217 KAJ Roach lbw b Shafiul Islam 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00 So that is the end of that. It was a story of two parts; when Pollard was batting and when he was not. West Indies scored 217 of which Pollard scored 85 in 74. Discounting the 18 wides, West Indies scored 114 in 214 balls, which is pretty slow going! Still, West Indies have got those runs on the board and as well had seen yesterday, it will not be easy chasing the score under the lights. There will be dew but will that stop the bowlers from swinging and turning 'em? Should be an interesting last innings of this series then. Back in 35.

Ash Habib has this to say about a man who has been in the thick of a lot of action this series: "Bangladesh are always looking for the next 'Shakib' but don't the have that in Mahmudullah already?" Wahid likes to sit on the fence: "217 is a per score; it is anybody's game." Mohsin Zunzunia: "@Mohak, your name is easier to be confused with Mominul Haque than Moises Henriques!" Or with your name? End of over 48 (3 runs) West Indies 217/10 (RR: 4.52) Shafiul Islam SP Narine 7* (8b) Abdur Razzak 9-4-313 9-1-390

Tamim Iqbal will open the innings facing up to Roach. Right then, back on after the break and a promise of a thrilling second innings of this game. It is an innings that many Bangladeshi fans will have an eye on as can be envisaged by this comment (and many others like this): Tanvir: "If Bangladesh wins this series then it will be the greatest achievement of Bangladesh cricket team so far." Roggles has this to say about Ash's observation earlier: "Ash Habib you must be kiddin me mate! The guy has been out of action for just 5 matches and already u see a 'next' Shakib!!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable.....u Bangladeshis ruin your own team's image" And Asif has a lesson on Bangladeshi cricket for me: "Dear Suneer, you see, again the bowlers did their excellent job. But we have no hope for the batsmen. it might be proved again that BD cannot play well against quality attack." 0.1 Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, really quick ball, on the pads and Tamim wants to flick it away, gets a bit of an inside edge and there is an appeal for an lbw, given not-out 0.2 Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of length and he sways away from the line of the ball this time and lets it go through to the keeper 0.3

Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goes for a drive to one angling away from the left-hander, almost gets an edge through to the keeper, well bowled! 0.4 Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, and beaten again! it comes back into the left-hander and fortunately for him, the ball goes over the stumps, yesterday he was bowled off a similar one! 0.5 Roach to Tamim Iqbal, no run, too quick for Tamim there, it was outside the off and moving away and by the time the bat came down, it was through to the keeper 0.6 Roach to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, and hit up and over, was short and wide and he punches it over the point fielder and for four! Rimon: "Bangladesh has got another chance to win the match. I will stop supporting cricket if they loose today." Ouch! End of over 1 (4 runs) Bangladesh 4/0 (214 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.36) Tamim Iqbal 4* (6b 1x4) KAJ Roach 1-0-40

Anamul Haque 0* (0b) 1.1 Sammy to Anamul Haque, no run, outside the off and slower in the air, played to the covers 1.2 Sammy to Anamul Haque, no run, stump to stump, not too much swing on that one and he defends it back 1.3 Sammy to Anamul Haque, no run, short of length, on the off and pushes it to the covers off the back foot 1.4

Sammy to Anamul Haque, no run, edged and given not-out? that seemed like there was a noise as it went past the bat, straight to the keeper and given not-out! Dhrubo: "Either Tamim or Anamul has to be there till the 30th over if Bangladesh really wants to win. This is going to be a tough chase, but keep your eye on Mushfiq, looking forward to see a captain's knock!" 1.5 Sammy to Anamul Haque, no run, outside the off and moving away from the batsman and this one was left alone by the batsman 1.6 Sammy to Anamul Haque, no run, quicker from Sammy and on the off, good length too and he is forced to defend there, back to the bowler, maiden for the captain End of over 2 (maiden) Bangladesh 4/0 (214 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 4.45) Anamul Haque 0* (6b) Tamim Iqbal 4* (6b 1x4) DJG Sammy KAJ Roach 1-1-00 1-0-40

Roach continues. Hoggles: "@ Hoggles, he didn't mean it like that. He meant the next best player like shakib. You should understand a little more before you make assumptions about all bangladeshis!!" 2.1 Roach to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, shot, what a shot, that is one of the best we have seen today, short of length and on the middle stump and he is on his back foot, punching it through the covers! lazy elegance there... 2.2 Roach to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, gone, bowled, poor shot! and for the second time in two games, Tamim's bowled by Roach, fuller on the middle and that swung across to hit the off, but most vitally, he tried to play across the line, what a ball! Tamim Iqbal b Roach 8 (8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00 2.3

Roach to Jahurul Islam, 1 run, short of length on the off stump, plays it to third-man for a single, off the mark there 2.4 Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, short of length and jagging back into the batsman, gets some bounce and pace on that one and hits the back pad 2.5 Roach to Anamul Haque, no run, snorter there from Roach! short of length and on the off stump, was angling into the batsman and suddenly goes away from the batsman, almost an edge! 2.6 Roach to Anamul Haque, OUT, edged and stupendously taken at point! two wickets in an over and this has to be an excellent catch! it flew off to the fielder at point, where Pollard had to first rush in and then jump in front of him to take a superb catch, just inches off the ground Anamul Haque c Pollard b Roach 0 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00 End of over 3 (5 runs) Bangladesh 9/2 (209 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 4.44) KAJ Roach Jahurul Islam 2-0-92

1* 1-1-0DJG Sammy (1b) 0 Eusha: "I don't play cricket and may be I don't know much about the game, but Tamimn's game smacks of immaturity and overconfidence to me." Rimon: "@Dhrubo: What if everyone went to the pavilion and just Anamul was there?" 3.1 Sammy to Jahurul Islam, no run, outside the off stump and moving away from the bat, lets it go through to the keeper 3.2 Sammy to Jahurul Islam, FOUR, up and over, good shot from the batsman but in the air, it was fuller and outside the off, giving him some room and he hits it over extra-cover for a four! 3.3

Sammy to Jahurul Islam, no run, short of length now after that previous one, jags back into the bat as well and hits him on the pads 3.4 Sammy to Jahurul Islam, no run, on the middle, length ball and defended back to the bowler 3.5 Sammy to Jahurul Islam, no run, fuller, not too quick but bit of swing there, taps it down to mid-off 3.6 Sammy to Jahurul Islam, no run, almost half-volley length and right up to the bat, this time he defends back to the bowler, does not get tempted by the length of that delivery End of over 4 (4 runs) Bangladesh 13/2 (205 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 4.45) Jahurul Islam 5* (7b 1x4) DJG Sammy KAJ Roach 2-1-40 2-0-92

Mushfiqur Rahim 0* (0b) 4.1

Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of length, outside the off stump and rising up from length and he almost fends it off to the covers 4.2 Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, hits him from one that on the off stump and prodigiously swinging back into the bowler, that was a ripper! Was nowhere close to defending it and smack on the thigh 4.3 Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, slashes it through the point region for four! it was short and wide and quite a risky stroke, just eludes the left of the point fielder 4.4 Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, whoa, the ball is nipping around and at pace! what a snorter yet again, comes in after pitch and at high pace, hits the batsman yet again!

4.5 Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, upper cut and for a four! each time Roach has pitched it shorter, Rahim has gone for it, and this time he is able to get it over the slips and to the left of third-man for another four, exciting stuff! 4.6 Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of length and that has been cut away yet again, the point fielder gets bit of a hand to it and it goes to third-man for a single End of over 5 (9 runs) Bangladesh 22/2 (196 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 4.35) Mushfiqur Rahim Jahurul Islam 5.1 Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, outside the off and he wanted to leave it but gets bit of a bat on it when he was taking the bat away, gets an edge to third-man 5.2 Sammy to Jahurul Islam, no run, shorter in length and swinging away from the batsman, misses the outside edge through to the keeper 5.3 Sammy to Jahurul Islam, no run, fuller from the bowler, enough room to drive at it, but he pushes it down to mid-off and wants a single, is sent back by his captain 5.4 Sammy to Jahurul Islam, no run, length ball on the off stump, defended back to the bowler 5.5 Sammy to Jahurul Islam, no run, outside the off and pitched up the batsman, he wants to drive at it but gets the outside half of the bat, gets away to the covers 5.6 9* (6b 2x4) 5* (7b 1x4) KAJ Roach 3-0-182

DJG Sammy 2-1-4-0

Sammy to Jahurul Islam, 1 leg bye, misses his line of this occasion, it goes down the leg side and he swings his bat at it, hit on his pads and rolls over to fine-leg End of over 6 (2 runs) Bangladesh 24/2 (194 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 4.40) Jahurul Islam Mushfiqur Rahim 6.1 Roach to Jahurul Islam, no run, outside the off stump and short of length, he was getting his foot forward but almost ends up edging it to the keeper 6.2 Roach to Jahurul Islam, no run, hits hard and high on the bat there, short of length and he is on the back foot, defends it to the off side 6.3 Roach to Jahurul Islam, no run, another one, short of length and on the off stump, he is able to take his bat away this time, not looking confortable but at least doing his job 6.4 Roach to Jahurul Islam, 3 runs, pitched up and driven through the covers, well played, almost like he expected it to be in his half, gets three and rotate the strike 6.5 Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, yorker length there and well dug out by Rahim, puts his bat down in time and defends it to mid-on 6.6 Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, pinned on the back-foot there off a ball on good length, and as was the case even in the last over, the ball was nipping back sharply into Rahim, hits his thigh pad, absorbing a lot of blows here End of over 7 (3 runs) Bangladesh 27/2 (191 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.85, RRR: 4.44) Mushfiqur Rahim 10* (9b 2x4) KAJ Roach 4-0-212 5* (12b 1x4) 10* (7b 2x4) DJG Sammy 3-1-5-0 KAJ Roach 3-0-182

Jahurul Islam 7.1

8* (16b 1x4)

DJG Sammy 3-1-5-0

Sammy to Jahurul Islam, 2 runs, outside the off and swinging away from the batsman, he opens the face of the bat and guides it through to the right of third-man, gets a couple 7.2 Sammy to Jahurul Islam, no run, almost an edge! that was outside off and moving further away yet again, he was trying to guide it away yet again and almost gets an edge 7.3 Sammy to Jahurul Islam, no run, short of length and defended on the back foot, back to the bowler 7.4 Sammy to Jahurul Islam, 1 leg bye, jagging back into the bowler and hits his pads, they are off for a quick one 7.5 Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, outside the off and fuller from Sammy, enticing that drive which Rahim does play this time but straight to the cover fielder 7.6 Sammy to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, edged to the gully fielder but on the bounce, it was angling into the bat and then leaves him slightly from length End of over 8 (3 runs) Bangladesh 30/2 (188 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.75, RRR: 4.47) Mushfiqur Rahim Jahurul Islam 8.1 Roach to Jahurul Islam, OUT, edged and flies to the keeper! that was quick and zipped through to the batsman, it was nipping back to the batsman too and hits his gloves, flies off them and goes to the keeper, end of a tortured stay 10* (11b 2x4) 10* (20b 1x4) DJG Sammy 4-1-7-0 KAJ Roach 4-0-212

Jahurul Islam c †Thomas b Roach 10 (21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 47.61 Rimon: "Why players take drinks in Winter? Let them have some coffee during each break!" Drinks is just a terminology, you are free to have anything. That said, my limited medical knowledge tells me that coffee may not be the best potion to have while playing a physical sport like cricket Bappi: "@Suneer, Sammy gave 7 runs and Roach gave 21 runs but the total run is 30. Where the other two runs come from?" Leg-byes, they don't go against the bowler's name. 8.2 Roach to Mahmudullah, FOUR, short of length from Roach and Mahmudullah has stroked it through the point region for a four, what a start! If there is one batsman for Bangladesh who has been in good form, it is Mahmudullah. Can he bat through? 8.3 Roach to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, short of length and going down the leg side, called wide by the umpire even as the keeper was jumping up and down in joy, thinking that it was out! 8.3 Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, short again and he sways away very easily this time, well played there 8.4 Roach to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, another bouncer and this time it called a wide by the umpire, the batsman was almost walking away from the line of the delivery and it seemed to have gone above head 8.4 Roach to Mahmudullah, 3 runs, short of length yet again, and Mahmudullah punches it through the covers yet again, the ball does not race off too quickly and they get three. 8.5 Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, whoa, that was jagging back quite sharply and the batsman leaves it alone, almost shaves the off stump off en route to the keeper

8.6 Roach to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, fuller, on the middle stump and this time he flicks it away to the mid-wicket fence for a fence, all this while the deliveries were on a length to Rahim, not this one End of over 9 (13 runs) Bangladesh 43/3 (175 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.77, RRR: 4.26) Mushfiqur Rahim 14* (13b 3x4) KAJ Roach 5-0-343

Mahmudullah 7* (3b 1x4) DJG Sammy 4-1-7-0 Sammy continues with his two slips. Michael: "As a Brisbane Heat supporter I am very happy that Roach is firing. When does he come to Australia?" He joins you from the second round of your games. 9.1 Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, short of length and he wants to pull it, misses, goes under his bat! 9.2 Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, short of length and that has been defended off the back foot, to the off side 9.3 Sammy to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, fuller on the middle stump and very effortlessly flicked away to the square-leg region for a couple of runs 9.4 Sammy to Mahmudullah, no run, fullish on the off stump this time and he goes for a drive, hits it well but goes straight to the fielder 9.5 Sammy to Mahmudullah, 5 wides, poor, poor ball down the leg-side, kept swinging and beats both, the batsmen and the keeper for five wides 9.5 Sammy to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, another one down the leg-side and another wide, too many of them in these last two games

9.5 Sammy to Mahmudullah, FOUR, short and shot! it was just short of good length and he goes for a pull, whacks it hard and it goes away for a four! 25 added off 10! 9.6 Sammy to Mahmudullah, FOUR, lovely, lovely shot from the man in form! it was fuller outside the off stump and Mahmudullah times it, and more vitally places it rather well, through wide mid-off and for four End of over 10 (16 runs) Bangladesh 59/3 (159 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.90, RRR: 3.97) Mahmudullah Mushfiqur Rahim 17* (9b 3x4) DJG Sammy 5-1-230

14* (13b 5-0-34KAJ Roach 3x4) 3 Andre Russell replaces Roach. 16 came off the last over from Sammy. 10.1 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, keeps it around the off stump and on a good length, lets it go through to the keeper 10.2 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, another one in the same area, similar line and length, nips away from the batsman, through to the keeper 10.3 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, poor ball from Russell, width given, short of length and not too much pace either, cut away through the in-field for a four A never satisfied fan is BMD: "Jus cant understand wat Mahmudullah was thinking, playing horizontal batted shots. Forget abt d boundary, not always does these kind of of shots click, u often get out playing such fancy strokes. being d best form batsman of BD in d series, he needs to recognize d need of d hr, dat is to consolidate d innings." 10.4 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, comes from wide off the stumps and the ball hits the length and goes away from Rahim, who lets it go through to the keeper

10.5 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, this is just bad bowling, another one that has been cut away to the fence for a four, beats the point, beats the third-man and the short and wide ball is punished ali kazmi: ""When the target is this low bowlers shouldnt try variations and should ball wicket to wicket specially when you already have three wickets and the pressure is on the other team. Let the batsmen make mistakes." 10.6 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller on the off stump and he defends it back to the bowler End of over 11 (8 runs) Bangladesh 67/3 (151 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 6.09, RRR: 3.87) Mushfiqur Rahim Mahmudullah 22* (19b 5x4) 17* (9b 3x4) AD Russell DJG Sammy 1-0-8-0 5-1-230

Sunil Narine comes on. 11.1 Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller on the off stump and he stretches forward in defence 11.2 Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run, outside the off and bit of turn back, not too much pace and cut away to deep point 11.3 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of length and defended on the back foot 11.4 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, sharp turn into the batsman, and tucked away to short fine-leg 11.5

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller on the off stump, this is tapped away to the point fielder and wants a single, but the non-striker was having none of it 11.6 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, that is rather short and has been easily cut away to the backward point region for a four! End of over 12 (5 runs) Bangladesh 72/3 (146 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 3.84) Mushfiqur Rahim Mahmudullah 12.1 Russell to Mahmudullah, 1 run, down the leg side, a quicker one from Russell, whipped away to fine-leg for a single, fumble by the fielder but restricted to a single 12.2 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of length and marginally outside the off, he gets behind it and defends well 12.3 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, up in the air and almost gone! that is lucky, it was shorter and really quick, Rahim was on the back foot fending, gets a bit of bat and it jumps up and lands between the bowler and the keeper, both rushing in 12.4 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of length and wider, tries to cut it, gets off the middle of the bat but to the point fielder 12.5 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, short again and he has pulled it over for a four! it was not too well hit, was a top-edge and carries to the fielder at fine-leg, the fielder there, Powell, was a few yards in front of the boundary and it goes over him but does not go for a six! 12.6 26* (23b 6x4) 18* (11b 3x4) SP Narine AD Russell 1-0-50 1-0-80

Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, swinging away and absolutely full, has to dig it out by putting his bat down in time, defended End of over 13 (5 runs) Bangladesh 77/3 (141 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.92, RRR: 3.81) Mushfiqur Rahim Mahmudullah 13.1 Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of length, spin back into the batsman and cut away to the sweeper fielder 13.2 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller on the off stump and Rahim defends it on the front foot 13.3 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of length and Rahim defends it off the back foot this time, close to the pitch 13.4 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, and this time he gets one shorter and outside the off, cut away to the deep point fielder 13.5 Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, a lot of spin back into the batsman and hits his pads 13.6 Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slower, floated up in the air and he gets his bat and pad out and defends to the leg side, gets a single End of over 14 (3 runs) Bangladesh 80/3 (138 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.71, RRR: 3.83) Mahmudullah Mushfiqur Rahim 21* (15b 3x4) 31* (31b 7x4) SP Narine AD Russell 2-0-8-0 2-0-130 30* (28b 7x4) 19* (12b 3x4) AD Russell SP Narine 2-0-130 1-0-5-0

14.1 Russell to Mahmudullah, 1 run, that is another short one from Russell and for some reason the Bangladeshi batsmen are going after him, this time Mahmudullah gets it away to fine-leg for a single 14.2 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, bouncer but too far over the bowler's head, lets it go this time and for a wide 14.2 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, smell that leather! another bouncer and he sways away from the line and lets it go through to the keeper Sohel: "This match is actually a contest of 3rd wicket between two teams.......... WI built their innings in 3rd wicket and BD is replying in same....." You mean, the fourth wicket. 14.3 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fullish length this time from Russell, middle stump line too and flicked away to mid-wicket, straight to the fielder 14.4 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, and he pitches right up yet again, but the drift is taking it down the leg side, able to tuck it away to mid-wicket for a single 14.5 Russell to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, down the leg side, it was short of length and misses the line completely, the batsman wanted to pull it away but does not get any bat on it 14.5 Russell to Mahmudullah, no run, another bouncer and he wants to go after it, goes over his horizontal bat there 14.6 Russell to Mahmudullah, 1 run, outside the off stump, short of length and punched to the covers And that is drinks now, with Bangladesh well on top

End of over 15 (5 runs) Bangladesh 85/3 (133 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.66, RRR: 3.80) Mahmudullah Mushfiqur Rahim 15.1 Narine to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, short, spinning into the batsman and he punches it through the covers for a couple of runs 15.2 Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller, slower in the air and gets him on to the front foot, he defends at it 15.3 Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, ouanother one on the off stump, that is reasonably fuller, tapped away to the leg side, not for runs though 15.4 Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run, quicker on the off stump, not an iota of turn and that has been cut hard to deep point for a single 15.5 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, shifts it to the middle stump, the line, and he taps it to the leg side for a single 15.6 Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, the carom-ball comes out and it is quick and turning away from the bat, beats the outside edge of the bat through to the keeper End of over 16 (4 runs) Bangladesh 89/3 (129 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.56, RRR: 3.79) Mahmudullah Mushfiqur Rahim Permaul comes on. 26* (23b 3x4) 33* (35b 7x4) SP Narine AD Russell 3-0-120 3-0-180 23* (18b 3x4) 32* (34b 7x4) AD Russell SP Narine 3-0-180 2-0-8-0

An interesting point from Shimul: "9 out of 10 bangladeshi batsman would say pull shot is their favourite shot but 9 out of 10 batsman strugle playing short balls. Need to work hard on that!!" 16.1 Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, round the stumps, and on middle stump, defended back to the bowler 16.2 Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, fuller and that same middle stump line, Rahim gets his foot forward and defends 16.3 Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, pitches it right up to the bat but slightly away from the off stump, pushes it to the covers for a single 16.4 Permaul to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, floats it up the stumps, the batsman gets an outside edge that runs away through the slips, a couple of runs is the result 16.5 Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, that is a quicker one, on the off stump, and defended away to the off side 16.6 Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, off stump line and that is patted away to the off side End of over 17 (3 runs) Bangladesh 92/3 (126 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.41, RRR: 3.81) Mahmudullah Mushfiqur Rahim 17.1 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, outside the off and pushed to the off side for a single 17.2 28* (26b 3x4) 34* (38b 7x4) V Permaul 1-0-3-0 SP Narine 3-0-120

Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, down the leg side, drifts it away from the stumps and beats the forward defensive stroke but a wide called 17.2 Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, shortens his length this time, on the middle stump, tapped to short fine-leg 17.3 Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller on the middle and defended away to the midwicket region 17.4 Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, straight, no turn, on the middle and defended back to the bowler 17.5 Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, quicker one, darted down the leg side and wide called again, not good bowling here from West Indies 17.5 Narine to Mahmudullah, no run, quicker one, darted down the leg side and wide called again, not good bowling here from West Indies 17.6 Narine to Mahmudullah, (no ball) FOUR, whoa, well bowled but a no-ball! it was on the off stump, a carom ball, takes the outside edge and runs away through where the slip would have been for a four, Free Hit! 17.6 Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run, this is a quick one, almost swinging away from the bat and he drills it to the deep fielder for a single End of over 18 (9 runs) Bangladesh 101/3 (117 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.61, RRR: 3.65) Mahmudullah Mushfiqur Rahim 33* (32b 4x4) 35* (39b 7x4) SP Narine 4-0-210

V Permaul 1-0-3-0

Roach comes back 18.1 Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, full-toss outside the off and driven well, but to the short cover 18.2 Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, yorker length ball that one, again almost a full-toss and tapped away 18.3 Roach to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller on the off stump, he wanted to crash it through the covers but cannot get it into the gap 18.4 Roach to Mahmudullah, FOUR, wow, what a shot! that has been pitched right up to the bat and drilled through the covers, it seemed like it was a cross-seam delivery and the batsman had no difficult in sending it to the fence 18.5 Roach to Mahmudullah, FOUR, short and pulled away to the fence for another four! what a blow that is! 18.6 Roach to Mahmudullah, 1 run, short of length yet again and this time he tucks it away to the deep square-leg for a single End of over 19 (9 runs) Bangladesh 110/3 (108 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.78, RRR: 3.48) Mahmudullah Mushfiqur Rahim 19.1 Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, slower from Permaul, turning away from the batsman and he defended to the off side 42* (38b 6x4) 35* (39b 7x4) KAJ Roach SP Narine 6-0-433 4-0-210

Ash Habib: "outside the off and that has been crashed through the covers for a single" 19.2 Permaul to Mahmudullah, 1 run, outside the off and that has been crashed through the covers for a single 19.3 Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, shorter in length yet again and that has been cut away to the deep fielder on the off side for a single 19.4 Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, slower, fuller on the middle and driven to short cover 19.5 Permaul to Mahmudullah, FOUR, bad ball outside the off, it was quicker with a lot of room and fuller too, it has been slashed away through backward point and off it goes for a four! 19.6 Permaul to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller from round the stump, gets his bat and pad out together and defended to the leg side End of over 20 (6 runs) Bangladesh 116/3 (102 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.80, RRR: 3.40) Mahmudullah Mushfiqur Rahim 47* (43b 7x4) V Permaul 2-0-9-0

36* (40b 6-0-43KAJ Roach 7x4) 3 Narine comes on from the other end now. This has been a superb effort from the pair, both playing their part to perfection. Only 102 needed now for Bangladesh and unless West Indies can get a couple in succession here, this game seems like it is going only one way. 20.1 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, bit of bounce from length and turn as well and Rahim plays it well, keeps it down by taking the bottom hand off 20.2

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, turn and bounce again but down the leg side and for a wide 20.2 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, this is fuller and Rahim goes for a slog sweep, almost goes to the deep fielder at square-leg, falls short of the fielder, on the bounce 20.3 Narine to Mahmudullah, 1 run, tries to defend it, gets an inside edge that flies off the bat and just evades the short-leg fielder 20.4 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, wow, they continue bowling wides! another one down the leg side and a single added to the score 20.4 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, fuller on the middle and Rahim drives this time instead of playing that sweep, single more 20.5 Narine to Mahmudullah, OUT, bowled him, off a top-spinner! was trying to cut it away from the off stump, went through quicker and it was a top-spinner too, an unhappy Mahmudullah departs Mahmudullah b Narine 48 (45b 7x4 0x6) SR: 106.66 A dangerous-looking partnership for the West Indies ends. Superb batting by the captain though and he has pushed the side forward rather well towards a likely win. 20.6 Narine to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, fuller and driven down the ground for a single End of over 21 (6 runs) Bangladesh 122/4 (96 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 5.80, RRR: 3.31) Nasir Hossain Mushfiqur Rahim 1* (1b) 38* (43b 7x4) SP Narine 5-0-271

V Permaul 2-0-9-0

21.1 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, turn from round the stumps and pats it away to the leg side for a single 21.2 Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, short of length and spinning away from the batsman, he cuts it hard and goes through to the deep point fielder 21.3 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, on a length and he gets room to cut, the ball bounces a tad more and is able to only play it to the fielder in the covers 21.4 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, shorter from the bowler and he goes back, pulls it away to the deep square-leg fielder for a single 21.5 Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the off stump, turning away from the batsman, tapped to the off side 21.6 Permaul to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 run, defends on the front foot and the inside edge gets him a single to the fine-leg region End of over 22 (4 runs) Bangladesh 126/4 (92 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 5.72, RRR: 3.28) Mushfiqur Rahim Nasir Hossain 22.1 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, short of length and he was going back to cut it, done well, gets it through the backward point 22.2 40* (46b 7x4) 3* (4b) V Permaul SP Narine 3-0-130 5-0-271

Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, quicker and turning right back into the batsman, sharp turn too and tucked away to the leg side 22.3 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, 2 runs, fullish delivery on the off stump, punched through the covers for another couple of runs, good batting here 22.4 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, on the middle and slight turn back to the batsman, tucks it away to the leg side 22.5 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, shorter and he is on the back foot, defending it to the off side, not for runs though 22.6 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, appeal for catch in the slips but that came off the pads, quicker on the off stump and bit of turn back, lobs up to Gayle End of over 23 (4 runs) Bangladesh 130/4 (88 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 5.65, RRR: 3.25) Mushfiqur Rahim Nasir Hossain 44* (52b 7x4) 3* (4b) SP Narine V Permaul 6-0-311 3-0-130

Andre Russell comes on. Max: "Now he is gone, so I'm not jinxing him. Suneer, can you remember yesterday I told that Mahmudullah is my most fav batsman in this team? Got the reason why? (I'm not happy with that shot though. Too close to cut.)" He looks like he's got a nice temperament Adrian Meredith: "Most teams would win from here. But are Bangladesh most teams?" Not a line Bangladesh fans want to read but I am sure most would agree given the penchant for collapses 23.1 Russell to Nasir Hossain, no run, bouncer again from Russell and he lets it go rather easily 23.2

Russell to Nasir Hossain, no run, just short of the good length and wider as well, the batsman was going for it, does not time it too well 23.3 Russell to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short and makes him hop there, was in the line of his body and he takes his bottom hand off, manages to keep it down 23.4 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, another one that is on the good length, does not come forward, defends from within the crease 23.5 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, slower bouncer there and he wanted to pull it away, instead gets the toe end of the bat and it flies off to the covers 23.6 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 wide, he is testing them with bouncers and this one is called a wide, Rahim let that one go by swaying away 23.6 Russell to Mushfiqur Rahim, 1 leg bye, good length ball and jagging back into the batsman, misses his bat by a mile, hits the pad instead and it rolls over to square-leg for a single End of over 24 (3 runs) Bangladesh 133/4 (85 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.54, RRR: 3.26) Mushfiqur Rahim Nasir Hossain 24.1 Narine to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, gone, bowled, that is quite a freak one! it ripped into the batsman who was defending on the back foot, he played it with a straight bat, the ball bounced in front of him after the shot and then rolled back to hit the stumps, Rahim tried to kick it away but came nowhere close, end of a superb knock Mushfiqur Rahim b Narine 44 (56b 7x4 0x6) SR: 78.57 44* (55b 7x4) 4* (7b) AD Russell SP Narine 4-0-200 6-0-311

24.2 Narine to Mominul Haque, no run, well bowled to the new man, on the middle and moving away and defended rather well 24.3 Narine to Mominul Haque, no run, spinning away very quickly from Narine and beats the outside edge of the bat 24.4 Narine to Mominul Haque, no run, uppishly hit and it has been dropped by the captain, what a letoff! it was fuller on the off and he went for the stroke, gets it to the right of Sammy at short cover and he floors it 24.5 Narine to Mominul Haque, 1 run, outside the off, turning away and cuts it to the deep cover 24.6 Narine to Nasir Hossain, no run, fuller on his pads and flicked to mid-wicket, wanted to go for the single but sent back End of over 25 (1 run) Bangladesh 134/5 (84 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.36, RRR: 3.36) Nasir Hossain Mominul Haque 25.1 Russell to Mominul Haque, 1 wide, down the leg side, poor line without any swing and given wide 25.1 Russell to Mominul Haque, no run, on the good length and moving away from the off stump, tapped to the off side Fahad: "@ Adrian, "Bangladesh is a team averaging age 23, and without Shakib and 4 debutantes in this series. So, thats why we are used to having mild strokes and are not 4* (8b) 1* (4b) SP Narine AD Russell 7-0-322 4-0-200

among the "most Teams" category who would win from here, but lets see who does it, the young blood or the experienced" 25.2 Russell to Mominul Haque, no run, fuller and outside the off stump and went for a drive and he misses it, why would you play that stroke given the asking rate? 25.3 Russell to Mominul Haque, no run, middle stump line and angling away, defended back to the bowler 25.4 Russell to Mominul Haque, 1 run, short of length and he goes for a pull, he was nowhere in the position to pull it and gets the top-edge, the fine-leg rushes in but just falls short of that one 25.5 Russell to Nasir Hossain, no run, on the middle stump and a length ball, he goes back and defends to the off side, bit of a nervous prod 25.6 Russell to Nasir Hossain, no run, just outside the off, short of length and pushed to the off side End of over 26 (2 runs) Bangladesh 136/5 (82 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.23, RRR: 3.41) Nasir Hossain 4* (10b) AD Russell SP Narine 5-0-220 7-0-322

Mominul Haque 2* (8b)

Narine comes on. No passages of play can be complete without the mention of Shakib's name I guess. Salman has this to say: "Well, Bangladesh is surely missing the experience and X factor of Shakib here!" 26.1 Narine to Mominul Haque, no run, on a length outside the leg and bit of turn away from the bat, defended on the back foot, pushed to the off

26.2 Narine to Mominul Haque, no run, spins from the leg to middle and he is on the back foot, pats it back to the bowler 26.3 Narine to Mominul Haque, no run, and repeats that same stroke, short of length and pushes it to the bowler 26.4 Narine to Mominul Haque, no run, defended with bat and pad together, this was fuller from the bowler 26.5 Narine to Mominul Haque, no run, and he rips it past the bowler this time and just misses the outside edge through to the keeper 26.6 Narine to Mominul Haque, no run, defended on the back foot, to the off side End of over 27 (maiden) Bangladesh 136/5 (82 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.03, RRR: 3.56) Mominul Haque Nasir Hossain 2* (14b) SP Narine 8-1-322

4* 5-0-22AD Russell (10b) 0 Marlon Samuels comes on. Replaces Russell. Jashim: "Suneer, I have told you earlier that Bangladeshi players need to bring ice bag over their head to keep it cool while coming to bat. Otherwise they will rush to go to the pavillion!" 27.1 Samuels to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of length, on the middle and turning back to the batsman, tucked away for a single 27.2 Samuels to Mominul Haque, FOUR, outside the off and that has been cut well to the deep fielder, should have been a single but a tardy piece of fielding from Russell allows it go through for a four, it has been a poor day for him.

27.3 Samuels to Mominul Haque, no run, fuller, slower from round the stumps and defends it back to the bowler 27.4 Samuels to Mominul Haque, no run, same line and length and the stroke is not too different, defend back to the bowler 27.5 Samuels to Mominul Haque, 1 run, shorter again and this is cut away to the deep point fielder where it is fielded this time 27.6 Samuels to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, very short from Samuels and he pivots around his back foot and pulls it for a single End of over 28 (7 runs) Bangladesh 143/5 (75 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.10, RRR: 3.40) Nasir Hossain Mominul Haque 6* (12b) MN Samuels 1-0-7-0 7* (18b 8-1-32SP Narine 1x4) 2 Roach comes on now. He has four overs left. Asif: "@Jashim: ice bag in winter?! are we trying to figure out how to get the players killed?!!" 28.1 Roach to Nasir Hossain, no run, quick, outside the off stump and he defends it off the front foot to point 28.2 Roach to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of length yet again and he is quickly on to the back foot, defends to the off 28.3 Roach to Nasir Hossain, 1 wide, down the leg side from Roach, swinging down and for a wide 28.3

Roach to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, testing his ability to play off the back foot, pegs him back and he fends it to the off side for a quickly taken single 28.4 Roach to Mominul Haque, no run, shorter in length and angling away from his bat, goes for a cut but misses the outside edge through to the keeper 28.5 Roach to Mominul Haque, no run, another one that is outside the off and goes rapidly across the batsman, misses the outside edge 28.6 Roach to Mominul Haque, no run, and another one across him, attempts that roll of the wrist cut shot but goes past the edge of the bat End of over 29 (2 runs) Bangladesh 145/5 (73 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 3.47) Mominul Haque Nasir Hossain 29.1 Russell to Nasir Hossain, no run, fuller on the off stump and he drives it to mid-off 29.2 Russell to Nasir Hossain, no run, outside the off, length ball and wanted to cut it away, gets nowhere near the ball and misses 29.3 Russell to Nasir Hossain, no run, and now a tad shorter and pegs the batsman back, fended it off to the off side 29.4 Russell to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of length outside the off stump and that has been cut, finally gets some bat on it, single to the deep point fielder 29.5 7* (21b 1x4) 7* (15b) KAJ Roach 7-0-453

MN Samuels 1-0-7-0

Russell to Mominul Haque, 2 runs, this is cut away well, it was wide outside the off stump and is easily able to play it through point for a couple of runs 29.6 Russell to Mominul Haque, no run, short of length and it is fended off his face, well played in the end End of over 30 (3 runs) Bangladesh 148/5 (70 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.93, RRR: 3.50) Mominul Haque Nasir Hossain 30.1 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, a very short one from Permaul and gets easily over it, cuts it to deep point for a single 30.2 Permaul to Mominul Haque, no run, short of length from over the stumps, defended on the back foot to mid-on 30.3 Permaul to Mominul Haque, no run, shorter in length again, turning into the batsman and defended back 30.4 Permaul to Mominul Haque, no run, fuller from the bowler and he takes front front foot out and defends 30.5 Permaul to Mominul Haque, no run, fuller from Permaul, pitched right up to the batsman on the off stump and driven to the right of the bowler 30.6 Permaul to Mominul Haque, no run, very short from the bowler and he had ample time to rock back and cut but misses it and shouts out in anguish 9* (23b 1x4) 8* (19b) AD Russell KAJ Roach 6-0-250 7-0-453

End of over 31 (1 run) Bangladesh 149/5 (69 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 3.63) Mominul Haque Nasir Hossain 9* (28b 1x4) 9* (20b) V Permaul AD Russell 4-0-140

6-0-250 Nobel from Bangladesh: "For me, still the game in favor of Bangladesh. 70-30 chance for Bangladesh. Anybody there with me !?!" 31.1 Russell to Nasir Hossain, no run, fullish on the middle, he tries to punch it down the ground, gets it only to mid-off 31.2 Russell to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, shorter in length and he goes for the pull, again, not very convincing there and gets a top edge that goes over the in-field and to fine-leg, only a single 31.3 Russell to Mominul Haque, FOUR, edged and goes for a four! it was a thick one and it goes through where third slip would have been, fine enough to beat the third-man fielder 31.4 Russell to Mominul Haque, 1 run, short again and he pulls it to fine-leg for a single, not great bowling from Russell this 31.5 Russell to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, and a short one yet again, makes it easy for the batsman to guide it to third-man this time for a single 31.6 Russell to Mominul Haque, no run, this is a bouncer and a good one, on the line that he would want it and fended off by the left-hander End of over 32 (7 runs) Bangladesh 156/5 (62 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.87, RRR: 3.44) Mominul Haque Nasir Hossain 14* (31b 2x4) 11* (23b) AD Russell 7-0-320

V Permaul 4-0-14-

0 32.1 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, slower from round the stumps, flicks the pads and goes away for a single 32.2 Permaul to Mominul Haque, 3 byes, fuller, and that is beaten everyone! it is one of the few that Permaul has managed to turn, comes into the batsman, was defending at it and beats him, goes over the stumps, beats the keeper and goes for byes! 32.3 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, fuller and driven down the ground, back to the bowler 32.4 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, fuller yet again and that is driven to long-off for a single 32.5 Permaul to Mominul Haque, 1 run, flights it up to the bat, inviting that drive and that is exactly what he does, remains in the air for some time and goes to mid-on on the bounce Only 56 runs needed now. The bowler stops in the middle of his run-up. And then, the batsman pulls next time. Mind games? 32.6 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, fuller, coming into the batsman and driven down the ground for a single End of over 33 (7 runs) Bangladesh 163/5 (55 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.93, RRR: 3.23) Nasir Hossain Mominul Haque 33.1 Russell to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, he continues to pitch them short of length and while the batsmen may not always look comfortable, not getting the wickets 13* (27b) 15* (33b 2x4) V Permaul AD Russell 5-0-170 7-0-320

33.2 Russell to Mominul Haque, 1 run, short of length again and pulled away to the fine-leg fielder for a single 33.3 Russell to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, fullish for a change and he drills it past cover for a single this time 33.4 Russell to Mominul Haque, no run, short of length and he goes for a pull, does not get it too far, straight to mid-on 33.5 Russell to Mominul Haque, no run, another bouncer, continuing to bowl those and he lets it go through to the keeper Change in bat or some kind of repairs for it. 33.6 Russell to Mominul Haque, 1 run, short of length again, that is the umpteenth one he has bowled tonight and easily pulled away to deep square-leg for a single End of over 34 (4 runs) Bangladesh 167/5 (51 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.91, RRR: 3.18) Mominul Haque Nasir Hossain 34.1 Permaul to Mominul Haque, no run, goes down the track and drills it back to the bowler 34.2 Permaul to Mominul Haque, no run, slower from the bowler and slightly short too, he is able to tuck it away but to the fielder 34.3 17* (37b 2x4) 15* (29b) AD Russell V Permaul 8-0-360 5-0-170

Permaul to Mominul Haque, no run, fuller on the off stump, tries to sweep it away, can get it away only to short fine-leg 34.4 Permaul to Mominul Haque, no run, defended on the front foot, back to the bowler 34.5 Permaul to Mominul Haque, 1 run, goes down the track and wants to whack it over the fielder at long-on, gets no timing there and it pops on a few bounces to the fielder 34.6 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, round the stumps and on off stump, he pushes it to the covers but not for a run End of over 35 (1 run) Bangladesh 168/5 (50 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 3.33) Nasir Hossain Mominul Haque 15* (30b) V Permaul 6-0-180

18* (42b 8-0-36AD Russell 2x4) 0 The Batting Powerplay is being taken here. 35.1 Russell to Mominul Haque, 1 wide, down the leg side here and another wide, Russell continues to bowl rather waywardly 35.1 Russell to Mominul Haque, 2 runs, fuller and driven to the off side, goes to the deep cover 35.2 Russell to Mominul Haque, no run, fullish ball, on the off stump, just the kind of length Russell probably needs to bowl, defended to the off side 35.3 Russell to Mominul Haque, no run, outside the off stump and on a length, wants to drive it through the covers but does not time it too well

35.4 Russell to Mominul Haque, 1 run, fullish ball this time and tapped away to the deep thirdman region for a single 35.5 Russell to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, fuller outside the off and he is able to pierce the in-field, goes through to the deep cover fielder for a single 35.6 Russell to Mominul Haque, FOUR, and he is back to bowling that short ball that he loves sending down, only this time he is ready for it and pulls it away to backward square-leg for a four End of over 36 (9 runs) Bangladesh 177/5 (41 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.91, RRR: 2.92) Mominul Haque Nasir Hossain 25* (47b 3x4) 16* (31b) AD Russell V Permaul 9-0-450

6-0-180 Sunil Narine comes on. It has become very hazy at Dhaka. 36.1 Narine to Nasir Hossain, no run, shorter in length and defended on the back foot, back to the bowler 36.2 Narine to Nasir Hossain, no run, quicker, outside the off and went for a cut, misses and straight to the keeper 36.3 Narine to Nasir Hossain, no run, turns back into the batsman, defends on the front foot, bit of an appeal 36.4 Narine to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, carom ball going away and cuts it to the deep backward point region and they are off for a single 36.5

Narine to Mominul Haque, no run, another one beaten outside the off, wants to cut hard but there was too much turn on it, beats him 36.6 Narine to Mominul Haque, no run, leaves the last ball of the over through to the keeper, not making him and ends a good over End of over 37 (1 run) Bangladesh 178/5 (40 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.81, RRR: 3.07) Mominul Haque Nasir Hossain 37.1 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, shorter in length, spins away from the batsman and cuts it but to the short point fielder 37.2 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, round the stumps and drifts on to his pads, wants to tuck it away, hits the pads 37.3 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, SIX, fullish on the pads and what a shot, he has smacked it over mid-wicket for a six! Brings it down to 34 required now! 37.4 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, outside off and spinning away, but the shortness of the delivery allows it to be cut through point for a couple 37.5 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, outside the off, goes for a cut and misses, there is a loud appeal for a caught-behind but no-one but the wicket-keeper appealed there! 37.6 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, no run, fuller on the leg stump, driven back to the bowler 25* (49b 3x4) 17* (35b) SP Narine AD Russell 9-1-332 9-0-450

End of over 38 (8 runs) Bangladesh 186/5 (32 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.89, RRR: 2.66) Nasir Hossain Mominul Haque 38.1 Narine to Mominul Haque, OUT, gone, round the stumps and lbw! was quicker and straighter and the batsman misses it, hits his front pad and given! Mominul Haque lbw b Narine 25 (50b 3x4 0x6) SR: 50.00 Right, so that was crashing into the middle stump according to me. They still need 32 and this one is going right down to the wire. This is Narine's last over. 38.2 Narine to Sohag Gazi, no run, fuller on the off and defended to the off side 38.3 Narine to Sohag Gazi, 3 runs, shorter from Narine, goes back and cuts it away to the deep point region, the fielder has to run back from within the circle and after bit of a fumble, he fields and hurls it back 38.4 Narine to Nasir Hossain, no run, on the off stump, flighted and defended back to the bowler 38.5 Narine to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, opens the face of the bat and through the slip region for a couple, it was a straighter one, a top-spinner 38.6 Narine to Nasir Hossain, no run, fuller and driven back to the bowler, ends Narine's spell End of over 39 (5 runs) Bangladesh 191/6 (27 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.89, RRR: 2.45) Nasir Hossain 27* (44b 1x6) SP Narine 10-1-383 25* (41b 1x6) 25* (49b 3x4) V Permaul SP Narine 7-0-260 9-1-332

Sohag Gazi 39.1

3* (2b)

V Permaul 7-0-26-0

Permaul to Sohag Gazi, FOUR, slogs it away, over mid-on for a four, that is some confidence! it was round the stumps and he hit it across the line, well done Gazi 39.2 Permaul to Sohag Gazi, no run, fuller and he is playing off the back foot, defended and almost rolls back on to the stumps 39.3 Permaul to Sohag Gazi, FOUR, up and over and he seems to be in a hurry here! fuller on the pads and he has been dispatched over the mid-wicket for another four! 39.4 Permaul to Sohag Gazi, no run, caught and bowled dropped! he went down the track again and smacked it, back to the bowler, and he spills it to his left! 39.5 Permaul to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump and he hits it inside out and in the air to long-off, just falls short of the long-off fielder! 39.6 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, tempting the batsmen into taking some risks here but he does it well to tuck it away for a single End of over 40 (10 runs) Bangladesh 201/6 (17 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.02, RRR: 1.70) Nasir Hossain Sohag Gazi 28* (45b 1x6) 12* (7b 2x4) V Permaul 8-0-36-0 SP Narine 10-1-383

17 needed now for a win. Roach is back. 40.1 Roach to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, driven down the ground for another four...punched down to mid-on, the fielder had to dive to his left and did not get close

Only 13 needed for a win 40.2 Roach to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, on the pads and flicked away to fine-leg for a single 40.3 Roach to Sohag Gazi, no run, short of length and angling in, on the back foot and tapped away to the leg side 40.4 Roach to Sohag Gazi, no run, digs it in slightly shorter and he is on the back foot and defends it back to the bowler 40.5 Roach to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, he was expecting a bouncer there and ducked into a length ball and he was lucky he had his bat in front of the face, gets the edge through to thirdman 40.6 Roach to Nasir Hossain, no run, keeps digging them short but for now, there is no pace and easily defended on the back foot End of over 41 (6 runs) Bangladesh 207/6 (11 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.04, RRR: 1.22) Nasir Hossain Sohag Gazi 41.1 Permaul to Sohag Gazi, no run, short of length and goes to cut it, the fielder at covers is inside the circle 41.2 Permaul to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, fuller in length and he goes down the track, drives it down the ground for a single Difficulties in gripping the ball, Permaul 33* (48b 1x4 1x6) 13* (10b 2x4) KAJ Roach V Permaul 8-0-513 8-0-360

41.3 Permaul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short and wants to pull it away, does not get hold of it and it falls in front of the deep square-leg fielder, for a single 41.4 Permaul to Sohag Gazi, no run, on the middle and defended off the front foot, back to the bowler 41.5 Permaul to Sohag Gazi, no run, goes down the track and wants to crash it through, manages to get his bat down 41.6 Permaul to Sohag Gazi, 1 run, round the stumps, slowly comes into the bat and defends, the leading edge flies off to the off side for a single End of over 42 (3 runs) Bangladesh 210/6 (8 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 1.00) Sohag Gazi Nasir Hossain 42.1 Roach to Sohag Gazi, FOUR, whoa, that has been upper cut to the fence! this was short from Roach and he was waiting, went after it, goes over the two slips in place and goes one bounce into the fence 42.2 Roach to Sohag Gazi, no run, fuller and driven to mid-on, not for a run 42.3 Roach to Sohag Gazi, no run, outside the off stump and he goes for a cut, misses the outside edge of the bat 42.4 15* (15b 2x4) 34* (49b 1x4 1x6) V Permaul KAJ Roach 9-0-390 8-0-513

Roach to Sohag Gazi, OUT, edged and taken! gone, caught by the wicket-keeper, it was another shorter one but close to the body, turned out to be snorter, seven down now. Sohag Gazi c †Thomas b Roach 19 (19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00 Four still needed, many, many deliveries and three wickets standing. A wicket here will set the cat about. But they are a shot away. 42.5 Roach to Abdur Razzak, 1 no ball, whoa, he was trying for a yorker it seems and it slips out of his hands, full-toss over waist and the bowler immediately apologises! 42.5 Roach to Abdur Razzak, OUT, big, big appeal given out but was it pitching outside? that is a big one, pitching way outside the off and that is a very poor decision given at a very crucial time, Razzaq's gone and Bangladesh is still three short Abdur Razzak lbw b Roach 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00 42.6 Roach to Elias Sunny, no run, short of length and defended off the back foot End of over 43 (5 runs) Bangladesh 215/8 (3 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.00, RRR: 0.42) Elias Sunny Nasir Hossain 0* (1b) KAJ Roach 9-0-565

34* (49b 1x4 9-0-39V Permaul 1x6) 0 Right, so Russell, who has had a very poor day, comes on. Can he turn things around. Roach, by the way, has five wickets now. With an over to go. 43.1 Russell to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short of length and on the pads, he tucks it away to the leg side for a single 43.2 Russell to Elias Sunny, no run, outside the off stump and lets it go through to the keeper 43.3

Russell to Elias Sunny, no run, bouncer and left well, swayed away with the eyes on the ball, the gloves were close to the ball but does not hit them 43.4 Russell to Elias Sunny, 1 run, another short of length and tapped away to the leg side, they are off for a very quick single to tie the game 43.5 Russell to Nasir Hossain, no run, that was cut away but the ball does not get to fence, the batsmen don't cross over thinking it has gone to the fence and by the time the ball is retrieved back, the stumps have been uprooted by the batsmen. West Indies are appealing for a run-out or probably telling the umpires that the run was not completed! wow drama! 43.6 Russell to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, phew, now that is a boundary, cut away to the fence for a four this time, and this time it is definitely a win! That is it from me, Suneer Chowdhary, and quite enjoyed bringing you this one. It has been an excellent tour, one that has one more game to go, the T20I on Monday. Will be back for that one. Have a good day ahead! Presentation Sammy Congratulations to Bangladesh, they played well. We were in a good position to score 240 but we did not get there. We have had a good year but this might put a dent on our Christmas. But everything happens for a reason and hope to improve. The batting of Powell, Pollard and Roach getting a five-for, all of them are positives. We have one more game to go and hope to finish the series on a high. Mahmudullah, man of the match Was worried when I got out but Nasir played well, was nervous in the dressing room. No thinking, play your game and take advantage of the bad ball. Happy with my contributions, that is what matters and that we won the series. I want to thank the crowd, they were fantastic. Rahim Boys stuck to the task, had said will be the test of nerves and happy to execute our plans. Last two games did not bat well, we needed to do the right things in all three departments. I thought today we did a good job after losing the first three wickets. Rahim is also declared the man of the series! Right so that makes it an excellent series win for the home team, who looked like they were down and out after West Indies came back from being 0-2 down to level the series. Then again, when Pollard was taking on the bowling today, it was again advantage West

Indies but Bangladesh have clawed back really well to win it, hats off to their superb show. Both teams are out and shaking hands, the Bangladeshis understandably cock-a-hoop and the players are dancing to the music on the field, all of them! End of over 44 (6 runs) Bangladesh 221/8 (RR: 5.02) Nasir Hossain Elias Sunny 39* (52b 2x4 1x6) 1* (4b) AD Russell 10-0-510

KAJ Roach 9-0-56-5