ibnlive » Cricketnext

As it happened: World T20, West Indies vs Bangladesh


Cricketnext Staff
Mar 25, 2014 at 10:51pm IST

(For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page)

TOSS: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has won the toss and opted to field against West Indies

ALSO SEE Scorecard

Aware that another defeat would jeopardize their progress in the tournament, defending champions West Indies would aim to bring their campaign back on track as they face Bangladesh.

As it happened: World T20, West Indies vs Bangladesh

A file photo of West Indies batsman Chris Gayle. (Getty Images)

Playing XIs:

ALSO SEE Windies lost their opening match to India

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(capt/wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Ziaur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain

West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Darren Sammy(capt), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin(wk), Samuel Badree, Krishmar Santokie

ALSO SEE No need to press panic button yet: Sammy

Commentary (Bangladesh 1st Innings)

DWAYNE SMITH IS THE MAN OF THE MATCH for his blazing knock of 72 that set the tone for a challenging total. That is all from us for the moment, tomorrow is an off day but action will resume on Thursday, the 27th of March. Till then, it's goodbye from us.

The hosts were totally helpless against the guile and skill of the West Indian bowlers as they were on the receiving end of a thorough mugging this evening. They really need to go back to the drawing board and start afresh if they are to stay alive in this tournament. For West Indies, it was a huge morale booster which should keep them in good stead for the coming matches.

A comprehensive win for the West Indies over the hosts and that sets their campaign in motion. Bangladesh were downright disappointing with both bat and ball and the result is fair reflection on the way the two sides performed. Smith and Gayle helped Windies reach 171 and then the bowlers came in and did a wonderful job. Samuel Badree was the star of the innings, picking up a career best 4/15. He was ably supported by Santokie and Narine, once again looked unplayable.

19.1 A Russell to S Gazi, OUT! All over! West Indies win by 73 runs! Russell delivers a perfect yorker, right in the blockhole, Gazi fails to dig it out and the stumps are rattled. Russell jumps in joy and West Indies complete a convincing win. 98/10

18.6 K Santokie to S Gazi, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 98/9

Al-Amin Hossain is the last batsman.

18.5 K Santokie to M Mortaza, OUT! Effortless catch in the deep by Bravo! Full length delivery on middle, Mortaza swings his blade across the line and plays it aerially over mid on. Bravo sprints forward from the deep, crouches low and takes the catch inches off the surface. 97/9

18.4 K Santokie to S Gazi, Driven through the covers by the batsman. One run added to the total. 97/8

18.3 K Santokie to M Mortaza, Dropped! Once again Samuels is the culprit! Little short in length on off, Mortaza heaves it across the line and gets it off the top part of the blade. The ball towers in the air and Samuels once again misjudges it in the deep square leg region. They pick up a single. 96/8

18.2 K Santokie to M Mortaza, FOUR! Streaky boundary! Slower full ball on off, Mortaza latches onto it for a massive hoick over mid-wicket but edges it past the keeper. 95/8

18.1 K Santokie to M Mortaza, A very full delivery on off, Mortaza moves down the leg side to create some room but fails to make any connection. 91/8

17.6 D Bravo to M Mortaza, Full ball on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. 91/8

17.5 D Bravo to S Gazi, A short delivery on off, pulled down to long on for a single. 90/8

17.4 D Bravo to M Mortaza, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 89/8

17.3 D Bravo to M Mortaza, Mortaza was beaten and missed the line of the delivery. 88/8

17.2 D Bravo to M Mortaza, FOUR! And just to rub salt on the wound, a top edge flies past short third man for a boundary. 88/8

17.1 D Bravo to S Gazi, In the air and the ball falls in no man's land. Slower length ball on middle, Gazi tries to heave it across the line but ends up top edging it behind the bowler. There is no calling between the mid on and mid off fielders and the ball lands safely much to the agony of the bowler who is standing there dejected. Well Bravo himself takes stunning catches in the field and has all the reasons to be disappointed. A single taken. 84/8

16.6 A Russell to M Mortaza, Good length delivery on middle, Mortaza tries to play across the line but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 83/8

16.5 A Russell to M Mortaza, FOUR! Good shot! Russell goes short with his length, on middle, Mortaza takes his eyes off the ball but still goes on with his pull shot. Makes good connection and fetches a boundary at square leg. Safe to say that was a fluke shot, not possible to hit the ball without watching it. 83/8

16.4 A Russell to S Gazi, Stays inside the crease and punches it back past the bowler for a single. 79/8

16.3 A Russell to S Gazi, Clever slower delivery, full and angling into the batsman, Gazi swings his blade and misses. 78/8

16.2 A Russell to M Mortaza, Drags a full ball down to long on for a run. 78/8

16.1 A Russell to M Mortaza, Terrific yorker, Mortaza digs it out to the off side. 77/8

15.6 S Narine to S Gazi, Beauty of a delivery! Carrom ball around off, drifting into the batsman and curling away after kissing the turf, Gazi tries to put bat on ball but misses. Credit to Simmons who has picked Narine well. Mind you, he is not a regular keeper! 77/8

15.5 S Narine to M Mortaza, Short ball outside off, cut through point for a single. 77/8

15.4 S Narine to S Gazi, Spinning back into the batsman, clipped through mid-wicket for a run. 76/8

15.3 S Narine to M Mortaza, Plays it with soft hands, wide of Bravo at point and takes a single. 75/8

15.2 S Narine to M Mortaza, Mortaza has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 74/8

15.1 S Narine to M Mortaza, Carrom ball on off, Mortaza pokes inside the line and misses. 74/8

14.6 A Russell to S Gazi, Outside off, play and a miss for Gazi. 74/8

14.5 A Russell to S Gazi, Length ball on off, Gazi defends it from within the crease. 74/8

14.4 A Russell to M Mortaza, Full and on the pads, flicked over mid-wicket for a run. 74/8

14.3 A Russell to Z Rahman, OUT! Another wicket gone down! Russell angles in a full ball, on middle, Rahman swings his blade blindly across the line and misses. The ball does the rest for West Indies. End is nigh for Bangladesh and the crowd has slowly started to leave the stadium! 73/8

14.2 A Russell to Z Rahman, Full and wide outside off, Rahman drives it with the toe end of the bat to sweeper cover for two. 73/7

14.1 A Russell to S Gazi, Full length delivery outside off, Gazi plays it down to third man for a run. 71/7

Andre Russell into the attack now.

13.6 D Bravo to Z Rahman, Follows the batsman down the leg side with a slower length ball, Rahman cuts it to point. 70/7

13.5 D Bravo to S Gazi, Slower length ball on off, dabbed down to third man for another run. Singles won't do it for them and they need some big shots. 70/7

13.4 D Bravo to Z Rahman, Good length delivery outside off, sliced down to third man for one. 69/7

13.3 D Bravo to S Gazi, Back of a length delivery on off, Gazi makes some room and chops it through covers for a run. 68/7

13.2 D Bravo to S Gazi, Back of a length delivery outside off, Gazi tries to power it across the line but fails to connect. 67/7

13.1 D Bravo to Z Rahman, Full delivery outside off, pushed through mid off for a single. 67/7

12.6 K Santokie to Z Rahman, Fullish on middle, Rahman aims for a big heave but it comes off the inside edge and squirts through square leg for one. 66/7

12.5 K Santokie to Z Rahman, Play and a miss! Slow cutter, on middle and curving away, Rahman pushes inside the line and misses. 65/7

12.4 K Santokie to Z Rahman, Full and on middle, defended back to the bowler. 65/7

12.3 K Santokie to S Gazi, Full and very wide outside off, Gazi reaches out for it and places it through covers for one. 65/7

12.2 K Santokie to S Gazi, Attempts a yorker but it goes very full down the leg side, Gazi fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. 64/7

12.1 K Santokie to S Gazi, Full length ball outside off, pushed with an angled bat to point. 64/7

12.1 K Santokie to S Gazi, Wide! Slips a length ball down the leg side. 64/7

Santokie comes back into the attack.

11.6 S Narine to S Gazi, Quicker carrom ball on middle, Gazi tries to flick it but gets a leading edge to point. A single. 63/7

11.5 S Narine to S Gazi, Narine is toying with the batsmen, another carrom ball, Gazi fails to pick and misses. 62/7

11.4 S Narine to Z Rahman, Finally gets bat on ball and taps it to the off side to get off strike. 62/7

11.3 S Narine to Z Rahman, Identical to the last delivery, Rahman once again has no idea about it and misses. That went very closely past the off stump. 61/7

11.2 S Narine to Z Rahman, Carrom ball on off, curling away a bit, Rahman pushes at it and misses. Simmons puts in a lone appeal but nothing from the umpire. 61/7

11.1 S Narine to Z Rahman, Gets on the front foot and knocks it down through mid on for a couple. 61/7

10.6 S Badree to Mahmudullah, OUT! Three wickets in one over and Badree has completely dismantled the Bangladeshi middle-order. Quicker and shorter on off, Mahmudullah tries to cut it but fails to do so cleanly. It comes off the outside edge and Simmons (standing in for Ramdin) behind the stumps takes a fine catch. Sohag Gazi is in next! 59/7

10.5 S Badree to Mahmudullah, Goes back and punches it straight to the fielder on the off side. 59/6

10.4 S Badree to Z Rahman, Pushed down to mid off for a single. 59/6

Ziaur Rahman is in.

10.3 S Badree to M Rahim, OUT! It's a stinger! An outstanding catch by DJ and the replays confirm it. Short delivery on off, Rahim goes on the back foot and smashes it through the line. He too doesn't bother to keep it down and Bravo flies to his right at point and pouches a one-handed catch. 58/6

Another stunner in the field, this time by Dwayne Bravo. It's referred upstairs as the umpires want to check whether it's cleanly taken or not...

10.2 S Badree to Mahmudullah, Defends it with soft hands and crosses for a single. 58/5

Mahmudullah walks in next.

10.1 S Badree to S Rahman, OUT! Sharp catch by Sammy! Badree bowls it short on off, Rahman goes back with the pull shot but fails to keep it down. The ball goes at a speed of knots to short mid-wicket where Sammy grabs it with excellent reflexes. He takes it and quickly gets rid of the ball as he hurt his fingers. 57/5

see more commentry

Latest

More from this section

Bleacher Report