A bit of a snoozefest in the end, further reinforced by the fact that it's past 3AM in India. Good on Bangladesh for coming back strong in the ODI series after a miserable tenure in the whites. That's a wrap from today then, as I, Kumar Abhisekh Das, bid you farewell on behalf of Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Shashikant Singh and Rishi Roy. Tata!
Mashrafe Mortaza: I have not bowled for long. The knee is alright. It is always hard but I enjoy on the ground. Just play with your heart as you are playing for your nation. Hopefully, we will carry on from here. We won here against South Africa in 2007. Batting was challenging but Shakib and Tamim set the tone for us and Mushy played a blinder at the end.
Tamim Iqbal, Man of the Match: I think the first 10 overs were very very difficult. It got better after the 25th over. Luckily Mushy played a valuable knock and got us 20-30 runs extra. This is one format where we feel we are very comfortable. We had a new captain and a new voice.
Jason Holder: They played some good cricket today. I felt we were pretty good till the 45th over but it fell away after that. Not enough partnerships with the bat as well. We did not execute today. We need to do it better with the bat and the ball. We just got to prepare well. We obviously had our plans today but that did no go well.
Windies on their part were never in the chase. Gayle's out-of-character knock where he tried to run cheeky singles signalled the Windies team that it was never going to be easy. The middle overs were choked away by the spinners and timely blows by their skipper Mashrafe meant Windies were blown of the chase even before they hit the 40 over mark. The last pair of Bishoo and Joseph threw their bats around and got personal highest scores to keep the players on the field for the entire set of 50 overs. But the game was long lost. Hang on for the award ceremony.
Bangladesh 1, Windies 0: Experienced heads in the form of Tamim, Shakib, Mushy and Mashrafe have played a major part in ensuring Bangladesh's white ball cricket is like cheese compared to the chalk that they are in the whites. A sloth slow ton almost was a self shot from Tamim before Mushy drove home some momentum with a few lusty hits. This after the Tamim-Shakib pair added 207 runs for the second wicket, only the second time that a Bangladeshi pair had added more than 200 for any wicket in ODIs. They scaled 279 on the board and with the wicket slowing down, it was always going to be tough.
These are the highest scores for both number 10 and 11!
52 off the final over
Must say Mushy's cameo at the end was very very important if you look at it in hindsight.
These two have added 52 off 48 balls!
If you wondering, why aren't we mentioning the equation then let me tell you Windies are just going through the formalities.
Mustafizur Rahman [5.0-0-27-2] is back into the attack
Rubel Hossain [4.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack
Appeal for stumping. They have gone upstairs. The batsman walked down and went for the reverse. Missed it but managed to come back into the crease. Not Out is the call.
Alzarri Joseph, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mortaza to Nurse, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Shakib Al Hasan [4.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack
Devendra Bishoo, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Mortaza to A Russell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Four fielders inside the circle on the off-side.
Ashley Nurse, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mortaza to Holder, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
A fly slip and a gully for the hat-trick ball. Russell is the man facing.
Andre Russell, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mustafizur to Powell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Rovman Powell, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mustafizur to Hetmyer, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mustafizur Rahman [3.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack
Drinks are on the field now
Mashrafe Mortaza [6.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack
Jason Holder, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mehidy Hasan to Mohammed, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!
Shakib Al Hasan, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
Shaks is in. Finally.
Mehidy Hasan [6.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack
A wide slip in place
Jason Mohammed, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mosaddek Hossain to Hetmyer, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!
Another change with Mustafizur replacing Rubel
Mosaddek Hossain, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Shimron Hetmyer, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Rubel to Shai Hope, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Shai Hope has been given out LBW and he's not reviewing
Rubel Hossain, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Shai Hope, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mortaza to Lewis, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
The start has been scratchy. Just like the first innings.
Mehidy Hasan, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Gayle and Lewis are at the crease. Gayle is on strike. Mortaza will open the attack