Ireland Tri-Nation Series, 2019

Bangladesh vs West Indies - Final

Venue: The Village, Malahide, Dublin

Date & Time: 17 May 2019

Bangladesh 213/5

RR: 9.32 | Bangladesh beat West Indies by 5 wickets (D/L method)

commentary

So, that is it from this game and this tournament! Bangladesh are seen posing with the trophy and this will be a massive confidence boost for them heading into the World Cup. The West Indies will have quite a few things to work on. There is still time though for that Mega Event. For now though, you can switch tabs and catch all the action from the ODI between Pakistan and England which is turning out to be a good one. Goodbye and take care!

Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza, says it is a great feeling, it is the start and he hopes he continues. Mentions they have missed out many times and is pleased they came out on top. States the wicket was very good to bat on and Sarkar and Tamim made use of it. Further adds they laid the foundation and Mosaddek and Mahmudullah did the job at the end. Reckons the World Cup will be more challenging and they are looking forward to it. Ends by saying he has enjoyed his time in Ireland and the win makes it even more sweet.

West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says the openers got off to a really good start. Mentions the fielding and dropped chances did not help them. States they have time before they prepare for the warm up games of the World Cup and there will also be more guys joining the side.

Shai Hope is the Man of the Series for his excellent run with the bat in this tournament.

Man of the Match is Mosaddek Hossain for his electrifying and match-winning knock!

Earlier in the day, after being inserted, the West Indies openers got them off to a rocketing start before rain played spoil sport. When all the hopes of a game were vanishing, the rain gods answered the prayer and after a long wait we had a 24-over-per-side match. However, after the break, the West Indies batsmen did not score that freely in the last 4 overs and that is probably what cost them the game.

This was probably the first time in this tournament the Bangladesh batters were put under a real test. They were chasing a challenging total on a wicket which was a good one to bat on. Their openers provided them with the ideal start and at that moment, it seemed like Bangladesh would once again cruise through. However, the West Indies bowlers fought back as Gabriel picked two in quick succession. Sarkar though continued as he and Rahim formed another decent stand. However, once Sarkar fell after getting to a half ton, the scoring rate then got slow. Also, wickets at regular intervals saw the game evenly balance at the end of the 16th over. Bangladesh needed 39 in the last four but a it was Hossain who rose to the occasion and smashed a brilliant 50 to take them over the line easily in the end.

WHAT A FINAL THIS WAS! What did we not have here? Rain, wickets, fours and sixes! Surely a game worthy of a final. In the end, it is the team which has been the best throughout which has come out on top. Bangladesh it is and a lot of credit has to be given to Mosaddek Hossain whose superb knock has taken them over the line.

22.5
4
R Reifer to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Mahmudullah finishes it off in style! BANGLADESH WIN THE FINALS BY 5 WICKETS (DLS)! A full ball on off, Mahumudllah strokes it through covers and the ball races away.
22.4
0
R Reifer to Mahmudullah, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
22.3
1
R Reifer to M Hossain, Scores level now as Hossain drives it square on the off side for a single.
22.2
0
R Reifer to M Hossain, Length and outside off, Hossain slashes but misses again.
22.1
0
R Reifer to M Hossain, Short and outside off, Hossain tries to cut but misses.

Raymon Reifer back into the attack.

21.6
1
F Allen to M Hossain, Does not finish it in this over as he takes a single through mid-wicket. Two needed now in 12 balls.
21.5
2
F Allen to M Hossain, A couple now! Works it with soft hands through mid-wicket and takes two. 3 more needed, one ball to do in this over.
21.4
6
F Allen to M Hossain, SIX! Now a maximum! 5 more to win only. This is probably the shot of the game. He steps out, also makes room and then goes inside out over covers. Clears the fence with ease.
21.3
4
F Allen to M Hossain, FOUR! Hossain wants to finish it in this over itself. 6,6 and now a boundary. This is deft. He waits for the ball to come to him and then guides it past short third man for a boundary.
21.2
6
F Allen to M Hossain, SIX! Back-to-back maximums and these two hits has probably won Bangladesh the game. Hossain dances down the track, gets to the pitch of it and tonks it over the long off fence.
21.1
6
F Allen to M Hossain, SIX! What a shot! Innovation at its best! Hossain has turned the game on its head with a gem of a knock. He brings the reverse sweep out. Hits it right off the middle and it goes over the point fence.
20.6
1
K Roach to M Hossain, Another single down towards third man. 12 from the over, 27 needed in the last 3. Bangladesh's game from here.
20.5
1
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Just a single now! A yorker on off, it is jammed out towards deep point.
20.4
2
K Roach to Mahmudullah, In the air... but safe again! A low full toss on off, Mahmudullah looks to go big but mistimes it. It goes towards long on where Holder stops it on the bounce 2 taken.
20.3
1
K Roach to M Hossain, Now a single as this is guided towards third man.
20.2
6
K Roach to M Hossain, SIX! That has been nailed! Probably the match-changing stroke! Full and outside off, Hossain lofts it over the cover region for a biggie.
20.1
1
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Full outside off, Mahmudullah drives it to wide long off for a run.
19.6
1
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Another single as this is worked through square leg. Top over again by Allen. Just the 4 from it. 39 needed now from 24.
19.5
1
F Allen to M Hossain, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
19.4
1
F Allen to Mahmudullah, In the air... but safe! Mahmudullah looks to go big but only manages a top edge. It lands in the no man's land region in the cover area and the batters take a run.
19.3
1
F Allen to M Hossain, Shorter in length, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
19.2
1
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Slower through the air on middle, the batter looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat a touch early. A leading edge is induced which goes towards point for one.
19.1
1
F Allen to M Hossain, Shorter in length on middle, this is pulled to deep square leg for a single.
18.6
1
J Holder to M Hossain, Full on off, Hossain drives it to long off. Single taken.
18.5
1
J Holder to Mahmudullah, Bangladesh is now edging towards the target given. Mahmudullah flicks this off his pads for an easy single.
18.4
1
J Holder to M Hossain, Full on leg, Hossain flicks it towards the mid-wicket for a single.
18.3
6
J Holder to M Hossain, SIX! Hossain doesn't miss this time. A short delivery on off, Hossain stands tall and pulls it to mid-wicket for the maximum.
18.2
0
J Holder to M Hossain, BEATEN! A good length delivery on off, Hossain goes for a big heave but fails to make any connection.
18.1
1
J Holder to Mahmudullah, Holder bowls this full outside off, Mahmudullah guides it to third man for a single.
17.6
1
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah makes room and then lofts it over covers for another single.
17.5
1
F Allen to M Hossain, Only a single now! This is worked through mid-wicket for single.
17.4
0
F Allen to M Hossain, Shortish and outside off, Hossain cuts it to point again. Three dots in a row.
17.3
0
F Allen to M Hossain, Another one guided to point. Another dot.
17.2
0
F Allen to M Hossain, Flatter and outside off, this is guided to point.
17.1
1
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Driven through mid off by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
16.6
4
K Roach to M Hossain, FOUR! Full on leg, Hossain just flicks it to fine leg for a boundary.
16.5
0
K Roach to M Hossain, BEATEN! Full delivery outside off, ball moving away. Hossain looks to drive but misses.
16.4
1
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Welcome single for Mahmudullah. Short on off, MM just taps it to point, mis-field by the fielder helps batsmen to take a run.
16.3
0
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Full on off, Mahmudullah defends it with ease.
16.2
1
K Roach to M Hossain, A back of a length delivery outside off, Hossain guides it to third man. Single taken.
16.1
1
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Roach bowls this short of a good length on off, Mahmudullah punches it to covers for a run.
15.6
1
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Floats it up on off, this is stroked through covers for a single.
15.5
1
F Allen to M Hossain, This is worked through mid-wicket for a single.

Mosaddek Hossain walks out to bat.

15.4
0
F Allen to M Mithun, OUT! PLUMB IN FRONT! Mithun brings out the reverse sweep but misses. The ball hits him right in front and the umpire raises the finger. Half the side back in the hut for Bangladesh. Two new batsmen at the crease now. Game evenly poised at the moment.
15.3
0
F Allen to M Mithun, NOT OUT! Mithun is in! He looks to sweep a ball outside off. He misses. The keeper collects the ball and whips the bails off and appeals. Up goes the umpire to check. Replays roll in, the batter is safe.

A stumping appeal has been taken upstairs. No one looks excited though.

15.2
1
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Shortish and outside off, it is slapped through covers for one.
15.1
0
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of it. It is pushed uppishly but short of covers.
14.6
0
K Roach to M Mithun, Full on off, Mithun defends it with ease.
14.5
6
K Roach to M Mithun, SIX! What a shot! Full on leg Mithun covers his stumps and flicks this towards the fine leg region for a single.
14.4
0
K Roach to M Mithun, Great delivery by Roach, full on off, Mithun defends it.
14.3
0
K Roach to M Mithun, A good length delivery on off, MM defends it with ease.
14.2
0
K Roach to M Mithun, Roach bowls this short on off, Mithun defends it on his back foot.
14.1
2
K Roach to M Mithun, A back of a length on off, Mithun punches it towards the cover region for a double.

Mahmudullah comes out to bat.

13.6
0
R Reifer to M Rahim, OUT! A huge shout and up goes the finger! This is angling in on middle, Rahim walks across and looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal and then umpire raises the finger. Game on here! 76 needed in 60.
13.5
1
R Reifer to M Mithun, Another quick run! On a length and around off, it is tapped towards cover for one.
13.4
1
R Reifer to M Rahim, Close! A short one outside off, Rahim looks to pull but gets an inside edge which goes close past the leg pole for a single.
13.3
1
R Reifer to M Mithun, Slower one and on the shorter side outside off, it is flicked through square leg for one.
13.2
1
R Reifer to M Rahim, Angles it into the batter, it is worked to mid-wicket for another single.
13.1
1
R Reifer to M Mithun, On the shorter side and down the leg side, it is pulled towards fine leg for one.
12.6
2
A Nurse to M Rahim, Full and around middle, Mushfiqur looks to sweep but gets a top edge. The ball clears short fine leg and a couple of runs are taken.
12.5
1
A Nurse to M Mithun, On middle, worked through mid-wicket for one more.
12.4
4
A Nurse to M Mithun, FOUR! Gentle! Full and outside off, Mithun brings out his reverse paddle and gets it past short third man!
12.3
1
A Nurse to M Rahim, Short and outside off, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
12.2
2
A Nurse to M Rahim, Short this time, played behind point for a couple.
12.1
6
A Nurse to M Rahim, SIX! Goes all the way! Full and around off, Rahim gets down and mows it over mid-wicket!
12.1
0
A Nurse to M Rahim, WIDE. Down the leg side, Rahim misses his flick.
11.6
1
R Reifer to M Rahim, Down the leg side, helped towards short fine leg for a run.
11.5
1
R Reifer to M Mithun, Another single as Mithun strokes it through covers.
11.4
1
R Reifer to M Rahim, On the pads, it is worked to fine leg for a single.
11.3
0
R Reifer to S Sarkar, OUT! Another Bangladesh batsman throws it away! What was the need? The run rate required is well within reach. Well, only Sarkar can answer that. Full and around off, Sarkar looks to go downtown but the ball goes off the bottom and high up in the air towards mid off where the fielder takes a good catch.

Mohammad Mithun to bat next.

11.3
0
R Reifer to S Sarkar, The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman. The umpire has signalled a wide.
11.3
0
R Reifer to S Sarkar, WIDE! A little too wide to make Sarkar play. Full outside off, Sarkar shoulders his arm. Wide signalled.
11.2
1
R Reifer to M Rahim, A back of a length delivery on off, Rahim guides it to third man for a single.
11.1
4
R Reifer to M Rahim, FOUR! Innovation! Rahim covers his stumps and paddle scoops it over the keeper's head for boundary
10.6
1
A Nurse to M Rahim, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
10.5
1
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Shhort and outside off, Sarkar slaps it hard but towards sweeper cover for one.
10.4
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Sarkar uses his feet but does not get to pitch of it. He works it to mid-wicket.
10.3
1
A Nurse to M Rahim, The reverse sweeo comes out. It is played through point for a single.
10.2
4
A Nurse to M Rahim, FOUR! Swept and swept fine! Rahim goes down on one knee and sweeps it past short fine leg. The fielder in the deep runs to his right and dives but fails to stop it.
10.1
1
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Chips it over mid off and towards long off for one.

Ashley Nurse is back!

9.6
0
R Reifer to M Rahim, A short delivery outside off, Rahim looks to pull but fails to get any connection.
9.5
1
R Reifer to S Sarkar, Sarkar stays in his crease and drives towards the cover region for a single.
9.4
0
R Reifer to S Sarkar, Sarkar makes some room to play this on off side, but gets an inside edge onto the ground.
9.3
1
R Reifer to M Rahim, Reifer bowls this outside off, Rahman guides it towards the backward point region for a run.
9.2
1
R Reifer to S Sarkar, A back of a length on off, slower ball this time. Sarkar just taps it on the off side for a single.
9.1
0
R Reifer to S Sarkar, A short delivery outside off, Sarkar lets it go.

Raymon Reifer comes into the attack.

8.6
6
K Roach to M Rahim, SIX! Nailed again! Shorter in length and around off, Rahim shuffles across and hammers it over the square leg fence for a biggie. Second in the over and Bangladesh are cruising at the moment.
8.5
0
K Roach to M Rahim, That must have hurt! Right on the helmet! Short and on middle, Rahim looks to pull but there is extra bounce. Hits Rahim on the helmet. He takes it off but seems to be fine.
8.4
1
K Roach to S Sarkar, On the bounce to the fielder! The plan of keeping one man in the deep almost paid off! Shortish and on the body, Sarkar pulls it but does not time it that well. It goes on the bounce to the fielder at deep mid-wicket. A single taken.
8.3
0
K Roach to S Sarkar, Almost drags it on! Length and outside off, Sarkar looks to drag his pull but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
8.2
6
K Roach to S Sarkar, SIX! This time he has nailed it! Short and on the body, Sarkar goes back and pulls it with ease over the mid-wicket fence.
8.1
0
K Roach to S Sarkar, A wild swing there! Short and around off, Sarkar goes for the big one on the leg side but misses.

Kemar Roach comes back into the attack.

7.6
1
S Gabriel to S Sarkar, Sensible batting! Waits for the ball and taps it down to third man to end the over with a single. Another good one for Bangladesh.
7.5
4
S Gabriel to S Sarkar, FOUR! Crunched! Slightly short and Sarkar picks the length early. He rocks into the back foot and pulls it in the vacant mid-wicket region. Another boundary for the opener.
7.4
1
S Gabriel to M Rahim, On the shorter side, this is pulled along nicely towards deep square leg for a single.
7.3
1
S Gabriel to S Sarkar, Fifty for Sarkar! His golden patch continues but his job is only half done. Short and outside off, Sarkar throws his bat at it but only manages a top edge towards third man. It lands well short and a run is taken.
7.2
0
S Gabriel to S Sarkar, Back of a length on off, the batter stands tall and defends it out.
7.1
1
S Gabriel to M Rahim, Another single as this is worked through square leg.
6.6
1
J Holder to M Rahim, Rahim has guides it fine down the leg side. They pick up a single.
6.5
0
J Holder to M Rahim, The batsman has stood up on his toes to play that one.
6.4
1
J Holder to S Sarkar, Sarkar guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
6.3
0
J Holder to S Sarkar, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.
6.2
4
J Holder to S Sarkar, FOUR! Sarkar goes aerial again. Sarkar makes some room and strikes this ball over mid off fielder for another boundary.
6.1
4
J Holder to S Sarkar, FOUR! Beautifully played. A full delivery on off, in the slot for Sarkar. Soumya Sarkar plants his front foot in line of the delivery and drives it towards the cover region crisply for a boundary.

Mushfiqur Rahim comes out to bat.

5.6
0
S Gabriel to S Rahman, OUT! Gabriel gets two in the over and West Indies are back into the game. Sabbir is done in for pace there. This lands on middle and skids through. SR looks to keep it out but misses. It hits him on the pads. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. End of an action-packed over, 9 runs and a wicket from it.
5.5
0
S Gabriel to S Rahman, A short one down the leg side, Sabbir looks to pull but misses. Not wided.
5.4
1
S Gabriel to S Sarkar, Back of a length around off, Sarkar guides it down to third man and takes one.

Sabbir Rahman walks out to bat.

5.3
0
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, OUT! In the air... taken! Tamim throws it away! Not sure if that was needed, you don't expect such things from such an experienced player. Having already got two boundaries, Tamim could have easily worked it around but no, he dances down the track and tries to go big again. This time though Gabriel outsmarts him and bangs it short. The top edge is induced. Holder at mid on settles under it and takes it. A much-needed wicket for West Indies. This partnership was taking the game away from them. Can they pull things back now?
5.2
4
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, FOUR! Back-to-back boudaries! Tamim on the charge! He once again uses his feet, this time goes uppish but hits it well enough to clear mid off. 151 more needed.
5.1
4
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, FOUR! Take that, Gabriel! Tamim making West Indies pay for the life they gave him. He dances down the track and then smashes it past the bowler for a boundary.

Shannon Gabriel to continue!

4.6
1
J Holder to T Iqbal, Another mistimed pull stroke towards deep backward square leg only for a run. End of Powerplay 1 and it has been dominated by Bangladesh. They are 51 for 0 after it.
4.5
1
J Holder to S Sarkar, Deft! Waits for it and then guides it very late towards third man for a single.
4.4
1
J Holder to T Iqbal, On the shorter side, Tamim goes for the pull but mistimes it towards deep square leg. A single taken.
4.3
0
J Holder to T Iqbal, Swing and a miss! Tamim steps down the track and looks to go big but misses.
4.2
1
J Holder to S Sarkar, Good running! Length and on off, Sarkar defends it beside the stumps. The batters go for a run. Holder runs towards the ball and then tries to kick it onto the stumps but misses.
4.1
1
J Holder to T Iqbal, Length and on middle, this is worked towards wide mid on for a single.

Holder is back on!

3.6
0
S Gabriel to S Sarkar, A short delivery on off, Sarkar tries for a ramp towards the third man region, fails to make any connection.
3.5
4
S Gabriel to S Sarkar, FOUR! Smart, very smart batting by Sarkar. Gabriel bowls this full on off, Sarkar comes across the stump and flicks it to fine leg for a boundary.
3.4
1
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, Full on off, Iqbal just taps it to point and runs for a single.
3.3
1
S Gabriel to S Sarkar, Sensible batting by Sarkar, guides this ball towards the third man region for an easy single.
3.2
6
S Gabriel to S Sarkar, SIX! This is absolute wonderful batting by Sarkar. A back of a length delivery on off, Sarkar pulls it towards the square leg region for a handsome six.
3.1
1
S Gabriel to T Iqbal, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.

Shannon Gabriel with the ball.

2.6
4
K Roach to S Sarkar, FOUR! Poor! West Indies have not started well at all in the field! This is short and outside off, Sarkar cuts it towards point. Chase there lets it through and the ball races away. 17 from Roach's first and Bangladesh are off to a flier.
2.5
0
K Roach to S Sarkar, Once again this has been creamed! On the shorter side, Sarkar pulls it right of the middle but finds mid-wicket.
2.4
4
K Roach to S Sarkar, FOUR! Do not bowl short to Sarkar, he will punish you. On middle and it bounces at a good height for the batsman. Sarkar goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
2.3
6
K Roach to S Sarkar, SIX! Sarkar is in some mood here. He is dealing in boundaries. Short and outside off, Sarkar goes back and pulls it hard over the mid-wicket fence.
2.2
1
K Roach to T Iqbal, DROPPED! Nurse drops a dolly. How costly is this going to prove? It is of the in-form Tamim Iqbal. He walks right across and looks to pull. He is cramped for room and hence a top edge is induced. It goes high up in the air towards the right of the slip fielder. Nurse moves there but spills it. A single taken!
2.1
2
K Roach to T Iqbal, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. Two runs added to the total.
1.6
0
J Holder to S Sarkar, Played to the point region by Sarkar.
1.5
0
J Holder to S Sarkar, Some chin music for the batsman, he lets that bouncer through to the wicket-keeper.
1.4
4
J Holder to S Sarkar, FOUR! EDGY! The ball has found the edge of the bat. The ball races to the boundary on third man. Four runs has been signalled by The Umpire.
1.3
0
J Holder to S Sarkar, Back of a length and this one comes back in. Sarkar somehow guides it towards point.
1.3
0
J Holder to S Sarkar, WIDE! Full and way too wide outside off, Sarkar swings but misses.
1.2
0
J Holder to S Sarkar, Good delivery! A short ball, angling away from the batter. Sarkar goes for the pull by taking his eyes off the delivery. Gets beaten.
1.1
1
J Holder to T Iqbal, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

Jason Holder to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, A dot to finish a very good first for Bangladesh! Flatter and on off, Sarkar chops it to point.
0.5
4
A Nurse to S Sarkar, FOUR! Through covers again! A little too full by Nurse. Sarkar lofts it but in the gap through extra cover and a boundary results. Second boundary in the over.
0.4
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, On the stumps, it is pushed back to the bowler.
0.4
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Nurse fires this down the leg side. Sarkar looks to sweep but misses.
0.3
4
A Nurse to S Sarkar, FOUR! Up and over! Sarkar is off the mark in style! He makes room and then just lofts it with ease over the cover fielder for a boundary.
0.2
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Flatter and shorter outside off, Soumya guides it to point.
0.1
1
A Nurse to T Iqbal, Bangladesh are off the mark straightaway! There was hesitation to begin with but no harm done. Tamim flicks it towards short fine leg. Sarkar wants a run but Tamim is late to respond. In the end they go for it and make it.

We are back for the chase! Out come the Bangladesh openers, Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal. Ashley Nurse to start the proceedings.