And that's that for the day. A thrilling game of cricket at Guyana, as Bangladesh manage to let victory slip into the jaws of defeat. A commendable effort by Rahim, but he's seriously got to start finishing the job off more consistently. That being said, a fantastic comeback by Holder's Windies. Scorer Shashikant Singh points out that the unawarded four runs off the dead ball (42.3) might have cost them the game. Tough luck Bangladesh. On the bright side, it's all to play for at St. Kitts in the third ODI as these two sides lock horns again. Until then, this is Rishi Roy, in the elite company of Kumar Abhisekh Das, Raju Peethala, Sriram AS and Shashikant Singh, bidding you adieu. Until next time, laddies! Take care!
Jason Holder, Windies Captain: Yeah it was a bit nerve-wrecking (to bowl the last over) but I had the mental support of the team and I came through. I talk to myself, it doesn't matter how we started, it matters how we finish. They got off to a really good start, and both the bowlers, me and Alzarri were slipping and sliding and it was hard. Credit to the way we fought back. Devendra and Nurse were good. Keemo Paul was excellent too. Hetmyer is a great talent, he plays spin quite well too, and hope he can continue this way in the future.
Shimron Hetmyer, Man of the Match (125 off 93): Yeah the home crowd helped. It was a push for me to have my family and girlfriend here. It was great to have my whole family by my side. They all support me hand in hand. So, thanks to them. I want to take one step one at a time and see how it goes in St.Kitts.
Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladesh Captain: Yeah there was some dew as well, but suddenly ball was turning. In the last over we couldn't finish it off. The way they played was really good, but we should've been more clinical in our finish. Our fielding was not up to the mark, we dropped catches, conceded 24 doubles. We have one game to go and hopefully we can cover it up in the next match.
Earlier in the day, though, it was the partnership between Hetmyer and Powell that really set things up for the Windies, who had nothing to defend if it hadn't been for them. In particular, the 21-year-old Hetmyer scoring a mature, counterattacking hundred under pressure was a pleasure to watch. They put up a competitive 271 on the board, and got wickets at regular intervals before the partnership between Mushy and Mahmudullah flourished and threatened to take the game away. It was Bangladesh's game until the very last over, when Holder conjured up an incredible final over to seal the deal. Presentations coming up soon.
22:25 Local Time, 07:55 IST: Wow, the series is level at 1-1 now, all thanks to this man, the Windies skipper, Jason Holder. A clubbing in his first over (20 runs), and a tonking in the 48th over (13 runs), but his confidence was not to be deflated. He came back in the final over, with 8 runs to win, and lucked out with a full-toss to dismiss Rahim (#NoNaginToday), but the rest of the over was so tight, full of yorkers and low full-tosses. It is difficult to imagine such composure, particularly after you've had a poor day at the office.
5 to win off 1, skipper Mortaza on strike!
6 to win off 2. Bangladesh one hit away...
Mashrafe Mortaza, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Holder to Rahim, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mosaddek Hossain, right handed bat, comes to the crease
8 to win from 6. Holder to bowl it. Mushy is still out there.
K Paul to Sabbir Rahman, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
As a colleague of mine (Vineet Anantharaman, try saying that 5 times, fast) once remarked, Requirement for Naagin dance = 14 off 12 balls.
Keemo Paul [5.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack
Sabbir Rahman, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Holder to Rahim, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!
Jason Holder [7.0-0-46-0] is back into the attack
Devendra Bishoo [8.0-0-32-1] is back into the attack
Alzarri Joseph [4.0-0-37-1] is back into the attack
Keemo Paul [4.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
Chris Gayle [4.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack
Drinks are on the field now...
Mahmudullah, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Nurse to Shakib, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Ashley Nurse [7.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack
Mushfiqur Rahim, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Devendra Bishoo to Tamim, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!
Devendra Bishoo, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Only 151 needed now. Gayle continues..
Jason Holder [2.0-0-30-0] is back into the attack
Drinks! The rate has dipped but it is still above 6. The required rate on the other hand is well under control and with only one wicket down, this is Bangladesh's game to lose. There is turn on offer but wickets have not come for the Windies. They also have not created enough chances. The seasoned campaigners - Shakib and Tamim - have just done what was needed after the momentum injecting cameo from Anamul.
Chris Gayle, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
These two are at it again and Windies need a wicket desperately. And here comes the partnership breaker. Better known as the 'Universe boss'.
The Windies have gone up for an LBW call. The ball cut back in sharply and the batsman was no where near it with the bat. It jagged in sharply to slam the pads. The impact looks fine but the height might be an issue and it is. Missing! Going well over the sticks
Keemo Paul, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Ashley Nurse, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
The lines have been either too full or too short and that has allowed Bangladesh to get quick runs.
Two things about the first wicket. The bowler shortened his length seeing the batsman charge and it did nip away a little, enough, to hit the sticks.
Shakib Al Hasan, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Alzarri Joseph to Anamul, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Slip in place.
The landing area for the bowlers has been messed up a bit. Some saw dust has come in. Holder after the bowling the last ball - a full toss - went straight to the concerned area and asked for it to be mended
Jason Holder, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Tamim and Anamul are at the crease. Tamim is on strike. Alzarri Joseph will open the attack