Ireland Tri-Nation Series, 2019
Venue: The Village, Malahide, Dublin
Date & Time: 13 May 2019
RR: 5.23 | Bangladesh beat West Indies by 5 wickets
That is it from this game then. Congratulations to Bangladesh but hard luck for Ireland, who have been knocked out even before they play their final league game. With that being a certified dead rubber, hopefully we get a good contest. Join us on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10.45 am local (0945 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Victorious Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza, says that it was a good performance, though he admits that they did not start well. Credits the way the bowlers bounced back. Wants to play hard cricket against Ireland and win. Agrees that their first aim was to go to the final with a win today itself. Now, wants to play good cricket on Wednesday and then see what happens in the final.
West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says that they were not 100 percent in the field and wants to make sure they do better in the final. Adds that they want to improve every single time they step on the field. Considers his partnership with Shai Hope vital but admits they failed to carry on. Mentions that they need to keep improving and do better in all the three departments.
MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. He is called up for an interview but he does not turn up for the chat!
The bowling and fielding from West Indies were very mediocre. A few chances went down and had they been a bit clinical, this chase would have become quite interesting. Plenty to ponder for them, not only in the field but also with the bat as their middle, lower order batting hasn't lived up to the expectation. Stay tuned for the presentation...
Chasing a modest target, their openers set the tone with a 54-run partnership and the middle order capitalized after that. West Indies tried their best through Ashley Nurse's spell in the 21st over where he picked Shakib and Sarkar in quick succession but the 83-run partnership between Rahim and Mithun put the chase to bed. Holder managed to break this stand but the Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman carried on to stitch yet another fifty partnership with Mahmudullah and also completed his 33rd ODI half century.
Easy win for Bangladesh! They have once again thumped West Indies to get into the final and will once again lock horns with the same opposition for the tri-nation trophy. Just like their last meeting, the Asian team proved to be the better batting and bowling side.
Sabbir Rahman walks out to bat at number 7.
Kemar Roach comes back on, replacing his skipper.
Powerplay 3 time! The last 10 overs can see 5 fielders kept outside the circle. Meanwhile, Holder has come back in and will continue bowling! 41 needed off 60 balls.
Sheldon Cottrell is back into the attack. Also, Jason Holder is seen heading off the field.
DRINKS BREAK! West Indies have struck just before the break and broken the big stand. Holder and co. give themselves half a chance now but Bangladesh are still well ahead here. Will the Asian team stroll to a win or blow it up? The final phase of the game coming up as Mahmudullah has walked out to join Rahim in the middle.
That shot went so far that it has caused the ball to be lost. We are now looking for a new one...
Raymon Reifer introduced into the attack.
Oh finally. The skipper is here. Why so long to come? Jason Holder comes on to bowl but does not bowl. He is about to deliver but loses his runup and hence aborts.
Fabian Allen is into the attack for the first time.
Run out appeal taken upstairs! Mithun is the man in question... let's see what the replays say.
Mohammad Mithun walks out to bat now.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman. 142 needed off 177 balls.
Stat alert - Shakib Al Hasan has been exceptional against West Indies. His last six ODIs against them prior to today have seen him score at least 30-plus. Overall, the Bangla superstar has 7 fifties in his last 14 innings against the Caribbean team. Love the maroons!
Roston Chase to roll his arm over now.
Powerplay 2 time! Overs 11-40 will see a maximum of 4 fielders being allowed outside the inner circle.
Shakib Al Hasan to bat now.
Ashley Nurse is the first bowling change.
STAT ALERT - Here's something for the West Indies fans out there. Of the last 10 times that the Men from the Caribbean have set a target between 240 and 250, the West Indies have WON 7 times.
Sheldon Cottrell will bowl with the other new ball.
We are back for the chase. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar are out in the middle. Kemar Roach has the first new ball in his hand. 248 for Bangladesh to win and book their spot in the final. Will they do so? Let's find out!!!