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Windies vs Bangladesh - 1st T20I

Series: Bangladesh tour of West Indies, 2018
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
Date & Time: 31 July 2018

Windies 93/3 (9.1 Ovs) RR: 10.15 | Windies won by 7 wkts( DLS method - Match reduced to 11 overs due to rain, target 91)


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Andre Fletcher c Rahim & b Mustafizurc Rahim & b Mustafizur7701
Evin Lewis c Liton Das & b Mustafizurc Liton Das & b Mustafizur2500
Andre Russell Not OutNot Out352133
Marlon Samuels c Mahmudullah & b Rubelc Mahmudullah & b Rubel261322
Rovman Powell Not OutNot Out15902
Denesh Ramdin dnbdnb0000
Carlos Brathwaite dnbdnb0000
Ashley Nurse dnbdnb0000
Samuel Badree dnbdnb0000
Keemo Paul dnbdnb0000
Kesrick Williams dnbdnb0000
Extras 8 (b 1, lb 1, w 6, nb 0)
Total 93 (3 Wkts, 9.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
10-1 (Evin Lewis,1.2), 10-2 (Andre Fletcher,1.6), 52-3 (Marlon Samuels,5.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mehidy Hasan1 0 9 0 9.00
Mustafizur Rahman2 1 18 2 9.00
Shakib Al Hasan2.1 0 27 0 12.86
Nazmul Islam2 0 24 0 12.00
Rubel Hossain2 0 13 1 6.50
Tamim Iqbal0 0 0 0 0
Soumya Sarkar0 0 0 0 0
Liton Das0 0 0 0 0
Mushfiqur Rahim0 0 0 0 0
Mahmudullah0 0 0 0 0
Ariful Haque0 0 0 0 0


That's it from this game. Lot of cricketing action in store today. So, switch tabs and enjoy. Cheers and goodbye from us here!

Carlos Brathwaite: We spoke about it before (Introduction of Nurse in the first over) and thankfully, the plan worked. Unfortunately, couldn't get him back though. He did his job for the team and got us to the start that we needed. The word from us is always express yourself - play your shots according to your instincts and play with freedom. It's also important to remain calculated. Sometimes, you got to take the win and be satisfied. The fielding from the boys was pleasing to see. We need to replicate such performances in the next few games as well.

Andre Russell is the Man of the Match for his quickfire 35 that set-up the game for Windies.

Shakib: I think we lost early wickets, that was one problem. We never got the momemtum that we needed. We lost 5 wickets in 10 overs and it gets really difficult to comeback from there. They got some quality T20 batsmen and we have to be at our best to counter them. Two more games left to be played and we will look to take the positives from this game and come back stronger in the next.

Smiles and handshakes all round. Windies have taken a 1-0 lead in this 3-match series. Disappointing faces in the Bangladesh camp, rightly so. A total of 143 in the first innings, then the heavens opened up to dampen their spirits and trim the target to 91 in 11 overs. Things did brighten up for the visitors as they picked up two early wickets. But Samuels and Russell launched a counter-attack and took the game away from Bangladesh. The latter being the aggressor with a blistering 35 off 21 balls and then Powell applied the finishing touches in the end. Presentations in a bit, hang around.

Shakib to Powell, SIX, Powell wraps it up in a fine fashion. Shakib bowls it very slow and Powell pounces onto it to smash it disdainfully over long-on. Game sealed and delivered to Windies - who romp home by 7 wickets

Shakib Al Hasan [2.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

Rubel to A Russell, no run, Rubel keeps it full on this occasion, Russell was expecting a bouncer perhaps and couldn't connect
Rubel to A Russell, no run, Russell bends his head down as he feels he should have put this away. Spicy bouncer, Russell had made room to elevate it over short third man, but missed it by a small margin
Rubel to Powell, 1 run, short ball that gets big on Powell, he toe-ends the cross-batted smash in front of mid-off and they scamper through for a single
Rubel to Powell, no run, swing and a miss again. Moving rapidly outside off, Powell blindly wafts his willow and fails to connect
Rubel to Powell, no run, wafts it much wider of off, Powell flays and misses
Rubel to Powell, no run, fuller length delivery, keeping a fraction low outside off. Powell gropes and is beaten by the lack of bounce

Rubel Hossain [1.0-0-12-1] is back into the attack

Only 5 runs needed in 18 balls. Could be the final over of this match. Will Rovman Powell go for the glory shot? We will wait and see.. Here's Rubel.

Nazmul Islam to A Russell, SIX, woah! Russell has sent another ball onto the roof. New balls please! He's not holding back, is he? Tossed generously and Russell takes the ball on a journey straight over the bowler's head. Picked the bones out of it and got it right off the screws!
Nazmul Islam to Powell, 1 run, rifled full at the stumps, Powell jams it off the inside-half to square leg
Nazmul Islam to Powell, SIX, now, Powell wants to have some fun as well. Clears his front leg, lowers his stance and slots this tossed up delivery flat over cow corner
Nazmul Islam to A Russell, 1 run, uff! Flighted full outside off, Russell sledge-hammers it down to long-on
Nazmul Islam to A Russell, no run, overpitched outside off, Russell hung back to drill it to extra cover
Nazmul Islam to Powell, 1 run, stroked away to long-on

Nazmul Islam [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Mustafizur to A Russell, FOUR, this a costly over for Bangladesh and the hosts are inching closer to victory. Full and strays down leg, Russell meets it with just a tickle and off she goes running away to the fine leg fence. 18 runs to finish the over
Mustafizur to A Russell, no run, a dot! Mustafizur will breathe a sigh of relief. Bangs in the bumper and Russell didn't get enough space to pull as he jerks inside the line
Mustafizur to A Russell, FOUR, Russell wants to get this done as soon as possible. Mustafizur corrects his length and goes short outside off, A Russell carves his willow like how you'll carve your butter with a knife. Flashes it up and over point
Mustafizur to A Russell, SIX, going, going and gone. When Russell connects, there are high chances that the ball will disappear and he's done exactly that. 103-metre hit, phew! Mustafizur pitches it in the slot for the batsman - who clears his front leg and murders it over mid-wicket. Into the roof and probably sailing out of the ground
Mustafizur to A Russell, FOUR, Russell swings south and the ball goes in the direction of north. Full and curled away outside off, Russell goes hard and gets a top-edge that balloons over short third man. One bounce four
Mustafizur to A Russell, no run, hits the deck hard and ushers in a bouncer, climbs over Russell's shoulder as he ducked and the batsman looks up at the square leg umpire, possibly asking for a wide. But nah! It wasn't high to be called a wide

Mustafizur Rahman [1.0-1-0-2] is back into the attack

Windies hold all the cards despite losing three wickets. 39 required off 30 balls and with 7 wickets in hand, they are the clear favourites here. Bangladesh need to produce some mircale to pull things back in their favour.

Rubel to Powell, no run, pacy back of a length delivery outside off, Powell stays back and taps it to the left of the bowler
Rubel to A Russell, 1 run, full and at the stumps, hammered away to long-on

Rovman Powell, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Rubel to Samuels, out Caught by Mahmudullah!! Dragged away to long-on. Samuels holes out to Mahmudullah - who jogs across and completes a good catch. It appeared like the off-pace delivery from Rubel, cutting it across outside off and it was better of the batsman to play it on the off-side. Instead, he backed his muscle prowness and toe-ended it straight to the fielder. Samuels c Mahmudullah b Rubel 26(13) [4s-2 6s-2]

Rubel to Samuels, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Rubel to A Russell, 1 run, full outside off, Russell winds up for a slashing drive. Inside-edges it onto his boot and it drops dead beside the stumps. Samuels calls him through for a tight single
Rubel to Samuels, 1 run, blasted towards mid-off, Mehidy sprawls across and makes a half-stop, taking the sheen off the ball
Rubel to Samuels, FOUR, creamed through extra cover! Short and outside off, Samuels waits back and loads his bottom-hand to drill it hard. Rocketed away to the fence in a jiffy
Rubel to Samuels, 5 wides, bonus runs for Windies and this will hurt the visitors. Dug in short and it takes off, looping over Samuels' head and Mushy had no chance of collecting it

Rubel Hossain, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Shakib to A Russell, no run, armer again, Russell defends it off the inner half
Shakib to Samuels, 1 run, knocked away to long-on
Shakib to Samuels, SIX, Samuels takes on Shakib and goes over long-on. Gets his front leg in line with the stumps and thumps it with nonchalance
Shakib to A Russell, 1 run, snaking in from round the wicket, A Russell plonks his bat forward to defend - gets it off the inside half to square leg
Shakib to A Russell, no run, boisterous appeal for LBW by Shakib and Mushy, looked pretty adjacent but the umpire turned it down. The Bangladesh skipper consulted the keeper and brought up the 'T' sign. So, here we go. Fair delivery. No bat at all. HawkEye - Pitching in-line. Impact - in-line. Wickets - Umpire's call. Clipping the outer half of the leg-pole and the on-field call stays. Skidding on with the arm, Russell went low on the sweep and nearly did a splits as he missed the ball. Gets hit flush on the front pad and Shakib was eager for the review, but in vain in the end
Shakib to A Russell, SIX, Muscle-Russell joins the party. Knows Shakib inside-out as both of them played for the same team in the T20 League for a few years. Shakib goes a tad short, Andre waits back and clobbers it flat, powerfully over deep mid-wicket
Nazmul Islam to Samuels, no run, flatter outside off, Samuels bashes it to extra cover
Nazmul Islam to A Russell, legbyes, 1 run, goes for the sweep and misses. They run a single in the form of a leg bye as the ball ricocheted away into the off-side. A direct hit at the bowler's end though would have had Dre Russ short of his ground
Nazmul Islam to Samuels, 1 run, crunched away to sweeper cover as that was a fired in full toss
Nazmul Islam to Samuels, SIX, Samuels gets into the act. Opens up his shoulders, takes on the tossed up delivery and butchers it over cow corner


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