Ireland Tri-Nation Series, 2019

West Indies vs Bangladesh - Match 5

Venue: The Village, Malahide, Dublin

Date & Time: 13 May 2019

Bangladesh 248/5

RR: 5.23 | Bangladesh beat West Indies by 5 wickets

commentary

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.

47.3
0
S Cottrell to S Rahman, WIDE! What an anti-climatic finish! BANGLADESH WIN BY 5 WICKETS and 16 BALLS TO SPARE! A bouncer down the leg side, too high as well. The umpire signals the wide and that means the match is over. Bangladesh have romped home with ease. This has been such a pounding and the Asian team book their spot in the grand final, knocking out Ireland.
47.2
1
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, Another push through to deep cover for a run. 1 needed now.
47.1
2
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, Chase in the deep keeps the ball inside and keeps the match alive! A length ball outside off, Mahmudullah drives this hard and wide to the left of deep cover. Roston there dives and keeps the ball inside. The ball rolls towards the rope but is pulled in in time. A couple of runs taken, 2 more needed.
46.6
1
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Drives it down the ground and picks up a single does Mahmudullah, keeping strike for the next over. 4 needed now.
46.5
0
K Roach to Mahmudullah, On a length on middle, played with soft hands towards mid-wicket.
46.4
2
K Roach to Mahmudullah, On the pads, run down fine to the left of deep fine leg. Good running by the batsmen as they come back for the second, completing it with ease.
46.3
0
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Back of a length on middle, tapped towards mid-wicket by Mahmudullah.
46.3
0
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Wide! Too high this bouncer and it is penalised by the umpire.
46.2
0
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Fuller length on off, Mahmudullah who had crossed over ends during the wicket pats it towards mid-wicket.

Sabbir Rahman walks out to bat at number 7.

46.1
0
K Roach to M Rahim, OUT! Caught at deep fine leg and Rahim has departed trying to finish it in style. A length ball on middle, Mushfiqur looks to slog it over deep square leg but get it off the top half and the ball goes high and not far. It goes straight down the throat of Darren Bravo at deep fine leg. Roach has something to smile about finally. Rahim though bears a glum look on his face as he walks off without finishing the job.
45.6
1
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Good length ball on middle and leg, Rahim works it behind square leg and picks up a run. 50-run stand up!
45.5
0
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Short in length and outside off, Rahim gets back to cut it through the line but misses.
45.4
1
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. They pick up a single to bring the runs needed in single digit.
45.3
0
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, Terrific delivery and there is a huge shout for a caught behind by the bowler. Not given. A ripper by Cottrell. He bangs it in short on middle, Mahmudullah picks it a bit late and then jumps to fend it away. It goes closely past his gloves to the keeper and that prompts the bowler to appeal. Nothing in the replays.
45.2
0
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, A touch short and on off, Mahmudullah goes on his toes to tap it down towards backward point.
45.1
1
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Back of a length ball on off, punched from the back foot through covers for a run.
44.6
1
K Roach to M Rahim, Pulled away to deep square leg for a run by MR. He keeps strike for the next over with only 11 needed now.
44.5
4
K Roach to M Rahim, FOUR! What a shot! A length ball outside off, Rahim has got to his landmark and now without any pressure, lofts this ball over cover with superlative timing. The ball ends up reaching the rope. Shot!
44.4
2
K Roach to M Rahim, In the air... but away from the mid-wicket! A short ball on middle, Rahim looks to pull this one away but the ball goes off the top edge. The ball flies high but has enough on it to beat mid-wicket who was running back in an attempt to take that. 2 runs taken as everything is going the way of Bangladesh here.
44.3
4
K Roach to M Rahim, FOUR! Timing brilliant, placement exquisite! A low full toss outside off, it's been driven superbly through the covers. The ball races to the boundary beating the man in the deep easily.
44.2
2
K Roach to M Rahim, FIFTY FOR RAHIM! 33rd in ODIs for Mushfiqur! A short length ball pulled away to the left of deep mid-wicket by Rahim to get to the landmark. Has been a really responsible innings from the legend of his country.
44.1
0
K Roach to M Rahim, Yorker on middle, pushed back to the bowler by Rahim.
43.6
0
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, Really full outside off, actually could have been a full toss. The batsman misses the ball and it rolls along the ground after pitching on its way to the keeper. 3 dots to end the 3-run over. 24 needed now.
43.5
0
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, Fuller one outside off, driven back to mid off. 2 dots in a row, Bangladesh in no hurry to end this one.
43.4
0
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, On a length outside off, tapped towards point by the right-handed batsman.
43.3
1
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Fuller length on middle, driven to long on for a single. Moves to 48 now, Rahim.
43.2
1
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, Cut away to deep cover for a run by Mahmdullah. 25 needed now.
43.1
1
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Fuller one outside off, driven back to mid off by Rahim. Mushfiqur is seeing holding his hamstring at the end of that run.
42.6
0
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Back of a length on middle, the batsman defends the ball towards the bowler.
42.5
1
K Roach to M Rahim, Slower one on the pads, Rahim flicks the ball a little uppishly through mid-wicket for a single.
42.4
2
K Roach to M Rahim, Pulled away behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs by Mushfiqur.
42.3
0
K Roach to M Rahim, Ouch! A length ball on the hips, Rahim looks to pull this one away but the ball gets him on the ribs. That would have hurt. The ball drops near the surface.
42.2
0
K Roach to M Rahim, Rahim runs down the track and looks to hit this one but it is smartly bowled slow by Roach. The ball goes towards mid-wicket.
42.1
0
K Roach to M Rahim, Back of a length on middle, played towards point by Rahim.

Kemar Roach comes back on, replacing his skipper.

41.6
0
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, Pushed towards mid-wicket by the batsman. 3 runs off this one, 30 needed off 48 balls now.
41.5
2
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, Good running! A back of a length on the hips, Mahmudullah pats the ball through backward square leg and they run back for an easy second. West Indies skipper, Holder is not impressed with the fielding effort.
41.4
1
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Pulled away to deep fine leg for a single by Rahim. All along the ground, he does not want to take any risks.
41.3
0
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Back of a length on the hips of the batsman, Rahim guides it off the face of the bat towards point using his wrists.
41.2
0
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Driven towards extra-cover this time by MR.
41.1
0
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Back of a length on top of middle, Rahim looks to chop it to third man but the ball goes off the glove towards backward point.
40.6
0
J Holder to Mahmudullah, Back of a length on middle, pushed towards mid-wicket. He yells a loud no and sends back Rahim who was looking for a run there. Dot to finish.
40.5
1
J Holder to M Rahim, Driven down to long on for a single by Rahim.
40.4
0
J Holder to M Rahim, Yorker gone as a low full toss outside off, Mushfiqur keeps the ball out towards cover and wants a quick run but the fielder there is quick and prevents the run.
40.3
1
J Holder to Mahmudullah, Back of a length, the batsman pats it with soft hands towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end with a quick single. Holder is not too pleased with how the fielder there reacted to that ball. He did want to allow that single to be taken.
40.2
6
J Holder to Mahmudullah, SIX! That has gone on the roof and out of the park! Mahmudullah wants this done and dusted with. A length ball on off, authoritatively smashed over the rope at long on. Huge! 35 needed now.
40.1
0
J Holder to Mahmudullah, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

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.

39.6
0
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Full toss on middle, Rahim did not expect that and played a startled shot towards mid on.
39.5
1
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, Fuller one on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket with soft hands for a run.
39.4
0
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, Fuller length on middle, Cottrell bowling with some fire here. Mahmudullah pushes this one towards the bowler.
39.3
0
S Cottrell to M Rahim, On the pads this time, Rahim looks to run down that ball but misses out. The ball goes off the thigh fine on the leg side for a leg bye.
39.2
0
S Cottrell to M Rahim, Yorker! That was a brilliant ball but the batsman jams it out really well and keeps it out.
39.1
1
S Cottrell to Mahmudullah, On a length on off, pushed away to the right of point where the fielder makes a half-stop but cannot prevent a single.

Sheldon Cottrell is back into the attack. Also, Jason Holder is seen heading off the field.

38.6
1
J Holder to Mahmudullah, DROPPED! Hope, the culprit! A length ball on off, Mahmudullah tries to defend but gets a genuine outside edge that goes towards the right of the keeper. Shai there dives to his right but fails to hold on with his right hand. The ball rolls behind off his glove for a single. Mahmudullah survives and will face the next over. 44 off 66 needed now.
38.5
0
J Holder to Mahmudullah, Short of a length on middle, defended back down the ground to the bowler.
38.4
1
J Holder to M Rahim, On a length on middle, tucked towards square leg for a run.
38.3
0
J Holder to M Rahim, On a length, patted towards mid-wicket by Rahim.
38.2
1
J Holder to Mahmudullah, The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery and gets it to fine leg. One run added to the total.
38.1
4
J Holder to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Cottrell is slow at third man and the ball goes past him in the end. A short, wide ball outside off. Mahmudullah upper cuts this one and hits it to the right of third man who was running to reach that ball but fails to do so. Boundary!
37.6
1
R Reifer to Mahmudullah, Dabbed down to third man for a single.
37.6
0
R Reifer to Mahmudullah, Wide! Too high. Bouncer gone too high above the head of the batsman and it is penalized.
37.5
2
R Reifer to Mahmudullah, Short of a length outside off, Mahmudullah cuts this away through point for a couple of runs. Nurse at third man runs to his right and saves two runs with a dive.
37.4
0
R Reifer to Mahmudullah, Back of a length, the batsman stands tall and defends the ball to point.
37.3
1
R Reifer to M Rahim, Fuller length on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
37.2
0
R Reifer to M Rahim, Off the back foot and Rahim tries to place it to the left of point. Carter there moves to his left and stops the ball.
37.1
1
R Reifer to Mahmudullah, Over the wicket now, bowls this on the pads. Mahmudullah glances it down to fine leg for a run.
36.6
0
J Holder to M Rahim, Fuller length outside off, Rahim comes well ahead before defending this towards point.
36.5
1
J Holder to Mahmudullah, Run down to third man off the outer half for a single by Mahmudullah.
36.4
0
J Holder to Mahmudullah, On a length outside off, Mahmudullah pushes the ball to the point region.

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.

36.3
0
J Holder to M Mithun, OUT! The off stump is knocked back! Is there life in this game still? A good length ball outside off, moves inward after landing and beats the attempted flick shot of Mithun. A slight hint of reverse swing maybe. The stump is uprooted and Mithun has to depart after a really good hand of 43! The partnership of 83 runs is brought to an end. The equation is 58 off 81 now. Can Windies do something?
36.2
1
J Holder to M Rahim, Pulled away this time to deep square leg for a run again by Rahim.
36.1
1
J Holder to M Mithun, Short of a length on middle, pulled through square leg for a single by Mushfiqur. Not too much timing on that but the ball went in the gap.
35.6
1
R Reifer to M Mithun, Back of a length, eased down to third man for yet another single. Mithun keeps strike.
35.5
0
R Reifer to M Mithun, Slower one on off, Mithun defends it even slower towards cover.
35.4
0
R Reifer to M Mithun, Back of a length outside off, tapped towards point by Mithun staying tall.
35.3
6
R Reifer to M Mithun, SIX! That has gone on the roof of the temporary stands there and out of the ground. A short ball from around the wicket, Mithun pulls this one and gets a top edge that flies over deep fine leg. The ball has to be retrieved from the outer side of park.
35.2
1
R Reifer to M Rahim, Off the outside half and down to third man. A length ball outside off, Rahim eases it down there for a run. Doing this easy.
35.1
1
R Reifer to M Mithun, Short of a length on middle, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single by Mithun.
34.6
0
J Holder to M Rahim, Pushed to backward point. Dot ball to end the over. Two runs off this one!
34.5
0
J Holder to M Rahim, Oooh! Edged but does not carry! A length ball outside off, Rahim looks to chop it down to third man but the ball is too close to the off stump. It goes off the under edge and just bounces a bit ahead of the keeper's glove. The bowler appeals but the umpire has seen that well.
34.4
1
J Holder to M Mithun, Quick run but completed with ease. A fuller length ball on middle, driven to mid on by Mithun and he sets off for a run. Reifer there picks the ball but his throw misses the stump at the bowler's end.
34.3
0
J Holder to M Mithun, Patted towards backward point this time by MM. The fielder there is sharp and does not allow for the single to be taken.
34.2
0
J Holder to M Mithun, On top of off stump, dabbed right back down near the stumps. No single attempted though.
34.1
1
J Holder to M Rahim, Short of a length delivery outside off, once again the bread and butter shot. Run down to third man and the strike is exchanged by Rahim.
33.6
1
R Reifer to M Rahim, Run down to third man for a single by Rahim and he keeps strike.
33.5
0
R Reifer to M Rahim, Lots of confusion but no loss in the end! A length ball dabbed towards backward point and Rahim initially responds to his partner's call for a single but then stops mid-way. Mithun though turns around and manages to get back in time as the throw was wide.
33.4
1
R Reifer to M Mithun, Short of a length again, pulled away well this time by Mithun for a run.
33.3
1
R Reifer to M Rahim, Short length on middle, Mithun looks to hook this one but the ball goes off the inner edge to third man for a single.
33.2
1
R Reifer to M Mithun, On the pads, turned towards mid-wicket for a run by Mohammad.
33.2
0
R Reifer to M Mithun, Wide! Sprayed down the leg side by the bowler. Wided.
33.1
0
R Reifer to M Mithun, Fuller length from around the wicket, Mithun pushes the ball back down the ground to the bowler.
32.6
1
J Holder to M Mithun, On the pads, glanced down to fine leg for a single. Mithun will keep strike for the next over.
32.5
1
J Holder to M Rahim, Tucked behind square leg for a run by Rahim. They decide not to go for the second run.
32.4
1
J Holder to M Mithun, Fuller outside off, Mithun pushes away from the body. The ball flies off the outside half and goes wide of point for a single down to third man for a single.
32.3
1
J Holder to M Rahim, Excellent cricket this, a single after the boundary ball. On a length and run down to third man for a single by Rahim. Goes past his score of 32 in the previous game. He was unbeaten then.

That shot went so far that it has caused the ball to be lost. We are now looking for a new one...

32.2
6
J Holder to M Rahim, SIX! Rahim decides enough is enough. That is a huge hit! A length ball on off, Mushfiqur premeditates and comes down the track before lifting it way over long on. There were no half-measures in that one.
32.1
0
J Holder to M Rahim, Back of a length on top of off, defended towards point by Mushfiqur.
31.6
2
R Reifer to M Mithun, Short length ball on off, Mithun pulls it away behind square on the leg side. The ball goes in the gap and there is enough time for the batsmen to come back easily for the second run.
31.5
1
R Reifer to M Rahim, Rahim does the same now and changes ends.
31.4
1
R Reifer to M Mithun, Mithun opens the face of the bat and runs this one down to third man for a single.
31.3
0
R Reifer to M Mithun, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
31.2
4
R Reifer to M Mithun, Missed chance and FOUR! Roach was too much inside the rope! Reifer could have had his first wicket! A short ball on middle, Mithun pulls this one aerially in front of square leg. Roach in the deep though was way inside the rope and had he stayed back, that ball would have gone straight down his throat. He jumps to try and reach the ball but fails to do so. It bounces inside the rope before going for a four. The 50-run stand comes up between these two with that boundary.
31.1
1
R Reifer to M Rahim, Reifer bowls this outside off on a length, the ball is run down to third man for a single.
30.6
0
J Holder to M Mithun, Yes, it is a maiden! Immaculate line and length from Holder, Mithun pushes it back to the bowler.
30.5
0
J Holder to M Mithun, Pushed towards point by Mithun. 5 dot balls now, will this be a maiden?
30.4
0
J Holder to M Mithun, Back of a length on top of off, tapped back down the ground by the batsman.
30.3
0
J Holder to M Mithun, Fuller length ball on middle, pushed towards mid-wicket.
30.2
0
J Holder to M Mithun, Defended off the back foot this time towards the off side. Bangladesh don't really have to go too aggressive.
30.1
0
J Holder to M Mithun, Slower ball on a length on off, Mithun did not read that and was early into his shot as he tried to push it to the leg side. The ball goes off his side towards the keeper.
29.6
2
R Reifer to M Rahim, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a brace.
29.5
0
R Reifer to M Rahim, Tight line, around off, watchfully defended.
29.4
0
R Reifer to M Rahim, Outside off, punched towards mid off.
29.3
0
R Reifer to M Rahim, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
29.2
0
R Reifer to M Rahim, Full and around middle, Rahim looks to flick but gets a leading edge back to the bowler. Does not carry.
29.1
0
R Reifer to M Rahim, Full and around off, watchfully defended.

Raymon Reifer introduced into the attack.

28.6
0
J Holder to M Mithun, Around off, pushed back to the bowler.
28.5
0
J Holder to M Mithun, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
28.4
1
J Holder to M Rahim, Outside off, eased behind point for a single.
28.3
0
J Holder to M Rahim, Outside off, dabbed straight to point.
28.2
0
J Holder to M Mithun, Another one down the leg side, Mohammad misses his flick and is hit on the pads. There is a loud appeal, solely from Holder but sadly for him, no one pays any interest. Actually, someone does. My colleague, shaking his head. That was hitting the 8th stump outside leg, if there was such one. A leg bye stolen.
28.1
4
J Holder to M Mithun, FOUR! Fourth boundary in the span of 9 balls. Bangladesh are feasting on some complimentary buffets served by the West Indies here. Another poor ball, misdirected down the leg side, on a length, Mithun gets across and tickles it towards the fine leg fence. Less than 100 needed now - 99 to be precise, from 131 balls.
27.6
0
F Allen to M Rahim, Outside off, punched straight to point.
27.5
0
F Allen to M Rahim, Around off, pushed to the off side.
27.4
4
F Allen to M Rahim, FOUR! Almost an action replay of the previous boundary! Full and around off, Rahim gets down and sweeps it powerfully, again exploiting that gap in behind square on the leg side! Mushfiqur moves to 21 from 18 balls, with his third boundary.
27.3
0
F Allen to M Rahim, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
27.2
0
F Allen to M Rahim, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
27.1
4
F Allen to M Rahim, FOUR! CREAMED! Full and outside off, Rahim gets down and sweeps it powerfully through the vacant area at mid-wicket.
26.6
1
J Holder to M Rahim, Outside off, on a length, steered towards third man for a run.
26.5
4
J Holder to M Rahim, FOUR! Down the leg side, badly lined, Rahim is happy with that and directs the gift to the fine leg fence.
26.4
0
J Holder to M Rahim, Outside off, stays low, on a length, Rahim looks to push it through the off side but is caught in a hole as the ball stays low and beats the outside edge.
26.3
2
J Holder to M Rahim, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads for a couple of runs.
26.2
1
J Holder to M Mithun, A bit uppish but safe. Landed outside off, a touch short, Mithun pushes it uppishly wide of point for a single.
26.1
0
J Holder to M Mithun, Landed outside off, played straight to point.

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.

25.6
0
F Allen to M Rahim, Gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it safely.
25.5
1
F Allen to M Mithun, Too full in length and on off, Mithun forces it down the ground to long on for a run.
25.4
0
F Allen to M Mithun, Mithun has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
25.3
0
F Allen to M Mithun, Extra flight this time, full and on off, it's pushed off the front foot to covers where the fielder misfields but doesn't concede a run.
25.2
0
F Allen to M Mithun, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
25.1
0
F Allen to M Mithun, Flighted ball on off, defended off the front foot to the off side.
24.6
1
A Nurse to M Mithun, Works this through mid-wicket for a run.
24.5
0
A Nurse to M Mithun, Full on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
24.4
6
A Nurse to M Mithun, SIX! High and handsome! Beautiful extension of the arms. Tossed up, around middle, Mithun comes down the track and sends this sailing straight back over the bowler's head! The stand moves to 20 from 24 balls now.
24.3
0
A Nurse to M Mithun, Short and outside off, Mithun looks to cut but gets a bottom edge which is partially stopped by Hope by his right leg.
24.2
1
A Nurse to M Rahim, Short and around off, Rahim backs away and cuts it towards deep backward point for a run.
24.1
1
A Nurse to M Mithun, Full on middle, pushed down to long on for a single.
23.6
0
F Allen to M Rahim, Floated and on off, Rahim defends it off his front foot. End of an eventful first over by Allen.
23.5
1
F Allen to M Mithun, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single.
23.4
0
F Allen to M Mithun, RUN OUT CHANCE MISSED! Dear me, that was an easy run out chance but West Indies fail to inflict it. A low full toss on off, Mithun reverse paddles it down towards short third man and sets off for a run. Rahim initially responds for the single but then stops. Seeing that Mithun also stutters and to his bad luck, slips. Meanwhile, Holder has all the time in the world to send in the throw to the keeper but he fires it way over Shai Hope. A really wild throw that the keeper failed to collect it even with a jump. Mithun survives.
23.3
0
F Allen to M Mithun, Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
23.2
0
F Allen to M Mithun, A bit edgy this time! Extra flight, full and on off, drifting in and spinning away, Mithun gets forward and slices his drive towards point.
23.1
1
F Allen to M Rahim, Starts his spell with a short delivery outside off, Rahim goes on the back foot and slaps it to sweeper cover for a run.

Fabian Allen is into the attack for the first time.

22.6
0
A Nurse to M Mithun, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. West Indies need to be getting in a few tight overs here.
22.5
1
A Nurse to M Rahim, Shorter this time, Rahim pulls this one aerially but safely to deep mid-wicket for a single.
22.4
1
A Nurse to M Mithun, Cut away to deep point for a single by Mithun.
22.3
2
A Nurse to M Mithun, Slower one on middle, Mithun gets nice and low before paddling it fine on the leg side for a couple of runs.
22.2
1
A Nurse to M Rahim, NOT OUT! Mithun was comfortably in but that was an exceptional bit of fielding by Carter. A slower one outside off, Rahim pats that one on the off side and sets off. Mithun responds and runs. Carter runs to the ball quickly and back-flips it to the keeper. The keeper collects and removes the bails before appealing. The umpire take it upstairs and asks for replays which show that the batsman is safe. Good fielding though!

Run out appeal taken upstairs! Mithun is the man in question... let's see what the replays say.

22.1
1
A Nurse to M Mithun, Flatter on middle and leg, turns it away towards deep mid-wicket for a run by Mithun.
21.6
0
R Chase to M Rahim, Worked to mid-wicket now. Bangladesh are Nelson for three.
21.5
0
R Chase to M Rahim, Rahim is sent back! A flatter one on off, Mushfiqur pats it with soft hands towards point and wants a single but is wisely sent back by his partner in time.
21.4
1
R Chase to M Mithun, Tucked towards mid-wicket by MM for a run.
21.3
1
R Chase to M Rahim, Flighted ball outside off, Mushfiqur gets inside the line and turns it into the leg side for a single.
21.2
1
R Chase to M Mithun, Driven down the ground to long on for a single by Mithun.
21.1
0
R Chase to M Mithun, Flatter on middle and leg, pushed towards mid-wicket by the batsman.
20.6
1
A Nurse to M Mithun, Flatter one on off from around the wicket, Mithun pushes the ball towards mid-wicket and sets off for a quick single. The fielder there picks the ball up and throws it at the bowler's end but misses. Even if he had hit, the batsman would have been in. 7 runs and 2 wickets off this over. Potentially a game-changing one for the West Indies.

Mohammad Mithun walks out to bat now.

20.5
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, OUT! Two wickets in three balls! West Indies have suddenly got the interest back in this game. A fuller one on the pads, Sarkar looks to flick but does not keep it down. The ball flies towards mid-wicket where Ambris fumbles in his first attempt but importantly, ends up holding onto the catch. This is turning into a magical spell by Nurse, his third wicket!
20.4
1
A Nurse to M Rahim, Flatter one on middle, Rahim pulls this away to deep mid-wicket and picks up a run. Gets off the mark straightaway.

Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman. 142 needed off 177 balls.

20.3
0
A Nurse to Al Hasan, OUT! Shakib has perished in an attempt to score quick runs! A flatter one outside off, Al Hasan runs down the track to hit it again like the previous ball over the bowler's head but gets it off the outside half towards cover where Chase takes an easy catch. This could pave West Indies' way back into the game.
20.2
4
A Nurse to Al Hasan, FOUR! The acceleration has begun. Shakib runs down the track this time and lifts it over the bowler's head. The ball beats long off and goes to the rope.
20.1
1
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Flatter on off, Sarkar comes down the track and hits it wide of long on. Only a single though.
19.6
4
R Chase to Al Hasan, FOUR! Chase goes flat and short outside off, Shakib rocks back and delays his shot to place it wide of short third man for a boundary. Spoils a good over.
19.5
0
R Chase to Al Hasan, Senses the charge from the batsman and shortens his length outside off. Shakib cuts but finds short third man.
19.4
0
R Chase to Al Hasan, Skidding back into the batsman, Shakib works it to mid-wicket.
19.3
1
R Chase to S Sarkar, Short and outside off, cut to point where the fielder failed to stop the ball and a run results.
19.2
0
R Chase to S Sarkar, Full and on off, played down to point for a run.
19.1
1
R Chase to Al Hasan, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single.
18.6
1
A Nurse to Al Hasan, The line is straight and it's worked around the corner for a run.
18.5
0
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Presses forward to a full ball and pushes it towards extra cover.
18.4
1
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Dropped! Sarkar gets a life! A flighted full ball on middle, Soumya advances down the track for a big heave across the line but it flies off the inside half and goes straight to the mid-wicket fielder. He fails to hold on and it goes past him for a run.
18.3
1
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Nurse drags his length short around off, Shakib moves back inside the crease and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one.
18.2
1
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Loopy and around leg, it's nudged through square leg for a run.
18.1
1
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Goes on the back foot and punches it down to long off for a run.
17.6
0
R Chase to S Sarkar, Flatter and full on middle, pushed back to the bowler with a straight bat.
17.5
0
R Chase to S Sarkar, Leans forward to a full ball and drives it to covers.
17.4
1
R Chase to Al Hasan, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
17.3
0
R Chase to Al Hasan, Flatter and shorter on off, Shakib punches it this time from the crease but finds covers.
17.2
0
R Chase to Al Hasan, Floated and full on middle, it's pushed back to the bowler.
17.1
0
R Chase to Al Hasan, Gets forward to a full ball and defends it to the off side.
16.6
1
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Flatter wide outside off, cut away to deep point for a single. Shakib will keep strike for the next over.
16.5
0
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman.
16.4
4
A Nurse to Al Hasan, FOUR! Pulled away! Short one on middle, Shakib pulls this over mid-wicket going nice and deep in his crease. Beats the fielder easily in the deep.
16.3
1
A Nurse to S Sarkar, FIFTY FOR SARKAR, his 9th in ODIs! Been another excellent innings from him, but he will look to make this one big. A flatter one outside off, the ball is driven for a single and he gets to the landmark.
16.2
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Oooh! A flatter one on middle, Sarkar defends the ball coming ahead but gets it off the inside half onto his pads.
16.1
1
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Shakib rocks back and punches this one through covers for a single.
15.6
1
R Chase to Al Hasan, Flighted outside off, Shakib pushes this one aerially through covers for a single.
15.5
1
R Chase to S Sarkar, Flicked away through square leg for a single by Sarkar.
15.4
0
R Chase to S Sarkar, Driven back down the ground to short extra cover.
15.3
0
R Chase to S Sarkar, Oooh! A check push back down the ground by Sarkar. Almost goes as a return catch to the bowler. Lucky for the batsman.
15.2
0
R Chase to S Sarkar, Flatter on off, defended back down the ground by Sarkar.
15.1
0
R Chase to S Sarkar, Carved off the face of the bat towards point this time.
14.6
1
A Nurse to S Sarkar, No, as the last ball is pushed through covers for one.
14.5
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Slower through the air around off, Sarkar guides it to point. 5 dots so far. A maiden?
14.4
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, On the stumps again, it is blocked out.
14.3
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Fires it on the pads, the batter works it to mid-wicket.
14.2
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Turn there! Lands it on off and then gets it to turn away. Sarkar does not expect it and plays for the original trajectory. He gets beaten.
14.1
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Tosses it up on off, Sarkar strokes it back to the bowler who makes a good stop diving to his left. Saves a run.
13.6
1
R Chase to S Sarkar, Chance! A slower one outside off, Soumya looks to push the ball through covers but the ball holds off the surface and hence his shot goes aerially towards cover. Cottrell dives to take it but cannot get the ball. It goes through him to the deep for a single.
13.5
0
R Chase to S Sarkar, This is pushed through quicker and Sarkar keeps it out from the crease.
13.4
1
R Chase to Al Hasan, Driven through covers for a single by Shakib.
13.3
1
R Chase to S Sarkar, Played away through point for a single by SS.
13.2
6
R Chase to S Sarkar, SIX! Catch it was the call but that ends up in the stands. Soumya has taken the risk and lofted it over covers. High and handsome over the boundary ropes for a maximum.
13.1
0
R Chase to S Sarkar, Pushed towards the point region by the batsman.
12.6
1
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Driven superbly through through the covers. A single is picked up and Sarkar keeps strike.
12.5
1
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Pushed away to long on for a single to by Shakib.
12.4
0
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Pushed through quicker on middle, Shakib wanted to make room and cut but the ball is fired in and he has to defend it instead.
12.3
1
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Punched away to deep point for a single by Sarkar.
12.2
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Pushed towards the cover fielder in the circle this time.
12.1
1
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Fired in quicker on leg, pushed back down the ground for a run by Shakib.
11.6
1
R Chase to Al Hasan, Cut away to deep cover for another single. 3 runs off Chase's first over.
11.5
1
R Chase to S Sarkar, Another push wide of extra-cover off the back foot. This is from Soumya and he gets to the other end.
11.4
1
R Chase to Al Hasan, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball through to deep cover. One run added to the total.
11.3
0
R Chase to Al Hasan, Wide outside off, SAL reaches out and hits the ball towards cover.

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!

11.2
0
R Chase to Al Hasan, Flatter outside off once more, Shakib comes ahead to defend the ball back down the ground.
11.1
0
R Chase to Al Hasan, Flatter outside off, Shakib Al Hasan cuts this ball to point.

Roston Chase to roll his arm over now.

10.6
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Dot ball to end the over, fuller outside off. Sarkar pushes this ball to extra-cover.
10.5
1
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Eased away to deep cover for another run by Shakib.
10.4
1
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Flatter outside off, pushed back down the ground for a run by SS. 4 singles off 4 balls.
10.3
1
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Flicked away through square leg for a run by Shakib.
10.2
1
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Punched off the back foot towards deep cover for a run.
10.1
1
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Flatter one on middle, driven towards cover for a single by Sarkar.

Powerplay 2 time! Overs 11-40 will see a maximum of 4 fielders being allowed outside the inner circle.

9.6
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Sarkar has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
9.5
2
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Short in length on off, Sarkar pulls it down to deep mid-wicket and collects a couple of runs.
9.4
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Good length ball angling into the batsman, it's around middle and leg, Sarkar stays back to play it down towards mid-wicket.
9.3
1
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, Once again tries to glance it off his hips but it stops a bit onto him and he pushes it a bit aerially in the direction of mid-wicket. The bowler runs after the ball and the batsmen switch ends.
9.2
0
S Cottrell to Al Hasan, Back of a length ball on middle and leg, Shakib tries to turn it on the leg side but fails to middle his shot properly. Ends up blocking it back.
9.1
1
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Digs in a short ball on off, Sarkar gets on top of the bounce and pulls it in front of square leg for a run. He is the danger man as far as West Indies are concerned. Scoring at a quick rate.
8.6
0
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Floated and full on off, Shakib gets forward and opens the face of his bat late to push it towards point.
8.5
0
A Nurse to Al Hasan, Flatter and around off, Shakib goes deep inside the crease and keeps it out to mid-wicket.

Shakib Al Hasan to bat now.

8.4
0
A Nurse to T Iqbal, OUT! Nurse has the last laugh in this battle and is running in celebration. He fires in a fuller length ball on middle and Tamim premeditates his charge down the track. He gets deceived in flight first and then nearly yorks himself. Tries working it late on the leg side but misses and it goes on to disturb the stumps. Vital breakthrough for West Indies as this partnership was once again threatening to take the game away quickly. Still, a good platform set for the Bangla team. 194 more needed off 248 balls.
8.3
0
A Nurse to T Iqbal, Loopy and on off, Tamim defends it off his front foot.
8.2
4
A Nurse to T Iqbal, FOUR! Clean hitting this time. Tamim uses his feet to run down to the pitch of the delivery and drills it back past the bowler for a boundary down the ground.
8.1
4
A Nurse to T Iqbal, EDGY FOUR! Nurse is on the shorter side around off, Tamim goes deep inside the crease to play the square cut but ends up getting an outside edge. It flies wide of first slip and hurries away to the fence. 50 up for Bangladesh!
7.6
1
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Drifting down the leg side, Iqbal flicks it through square leg for one.
7.5
1
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Sarkar goes big but gets just a SINGLE! A pitched up delivery outside off, Soumya smashes it straight back over the bowler's head and stands to admire his shot. Then he realizes that it's not going all the way and starts to run. The ball falls behind mid off and immediately stops as the in-ring fielder retrieves it from there.
7.4
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Miscued! A touch short in length and close to the off stump, Sarkar gets back to punch it through the line but it takes the inner half of his bat and rolls back to the bowler.
7.3
1
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Once again Cottrell slants in a length ball on middle, Tamim easily works it in the gap at mid-wicket and scampers across to the other end. Doing it with ease are Bangladesh.
7.2
1
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Well played. Sarkar uses the angle of the bowler on this occasion. He leans forward and across before flicking it through square leg for a run.
7.1
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Lands it on a length around off, angling in, not much move out there, Sarkar plays it down from the crease to backward point.
6.6
0
A Nurse to T Iqbal, Flighted and on off, Tamim takes a stride forward and defends it near his front pad. Just 1 from Nurse's first over.
6.5
0
A Nurse to T Iqbal, Leans forward to a full ball and works it off his pads to mid-wicket.
6.4
1
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Nicely tossed up delivery again, full and on middle, it's stroked down the ground to long on for one.
6.3
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Full and flighted on off, defended back off the front foot.
6.2
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Nicely flighted around off, a bit on the shorter side, Sarkar goes on the back foot and punches it to covers.
6.1
0
A Nurse to S Sarkar, Full and on off, Sarkar drives it off his front foot to extra cover.

Ashley Nurse is the first bowling change.

5.6
4
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, FOUR! Everything was right about that shot. Cottrell pitches it up and outside off, Tamim takes his front leg to the line of the delivery and crunches his cover drive for a boundary.

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.

5.5
1
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Fullish and on off, Soumya drives it down to mid on where the fielder dives to take the pace off the ball. He then runs back to collect it as the batsmen cross.
5.4
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Back of a length ball on off, Sarkar stays on the back foot and taps it down to backward point.
5.3
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, A length ball on off, angling in, Sarkar tries working it around but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
5.2
1
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, On a length outside off, Tamim dabs it down fine on the off side. To third man for a single.
5.1
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Play and a miss! Fuller outswinger outside off, Tamim looks to drive hard but the away swing causes him to miss the ball. Good ball!
4.6
0
K Roach to S Sarkar, On a length outside off, Sarkar defends it back down the ground.
4.5
4
K Roach to S Sarkar, FOUR! Short of a length on middle, Sarkar pulls it over mid-wicket this time. The ball ends up going to the rope again. Bangladesh coasting here.
4.4
6
K Roach to S Sarkar, SIX! Over extra-cover! This is an insane shot! On a length outside off, Sarkar lifts this one over the infield. In fact, he has timed it so well that the ball has gone over the rope there. Replays show the bowler had overstepped there but it has been missed. Hmm...
4.3
0
K Roach to S Sarkar, Driven along the ground this time to mid on by the lefty.
4.2
4
K Roach to S Sarkar, FOUR! What a shot! Right off the middle. A length ball on middle, Sarkar shows the full face of the bat and pushes it aerially to the left of the bowler but the timing was so good that the only place the ball was going was the boundary rope.
4.1
0
K Roach to S Sarkar, On a length outside off, Sarkar hits the ball hard but finds the cover fielder.
4.1
0
K Roach to S Sarkar, Wide! Roach bowls this down the leg side and the ball is wided.
3.6
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Cut hard by Tamim but straight to the point fielder.
3.5
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, The left-hander lets the ball go outside his off stump.
3.4
1
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads through square leg. They have run through for a single.
3.3
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Outside edge! Lands short of the slip fielder though. On a length outside off, Soumya looks to drive from the crease but fails to get it off the middle. The ball does not carry to the only slip fielder after going off the edge.
3.2
1
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Flicked away this time through square leg for a single by TI.
3.1
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Short of a length ball on middle, Tamim dabs it on the leg side and looks for a single but the fielder at mid-wicket is quick to the ball.
2.6
0
K Roach to S Sarkar, Back of a length on middle, patted towards backward point by the southpaw.
2.5
2
K Roach to S Sarkar, Sliced over point this time to a wide delivery outside off, the ball goes wide of third man and for an easy couple.
2.4
0
K Roach to S Sarkar, Fuller ball on middle, pushed towards mid on by Sarkar.
2.3
0
K Roach to S Sarkar, Kept out towards cover again by the southpaw.
2.2
0
K Roach to S Sarkar, Short of a length outside off, pushed to cover on the back foot by SS.
2.1
4
K Roach to S Sarkar, FOUR! This is wonderful batting from Sarkar. A half-volley from Roach from around the wicket on middle, Soumya easily drives it past mid on. Picks up another boundary.
1.6
1
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Wide outside off, Soumya guides the ball down to third man for a single. 7 runs off this one, Bangladesh off to a solid start!
1.5
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Good length on off, pushed towards cover by Sarkar.
1.4
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Fuller one on off, Sarkar looks to drive this one through the off side but the ball goes off the inside half and back down the ground towards the bowler.
1.3
1
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Back of a length on the body, Tamim pats the ball towards the left of mid on for a single.
1.2
1
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Run down to third man for a single by Soumya.
1.1
4
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, FOUR! Divine stroke to get off the mark. Width on offer outside off, Sarkar rides the bounce and then punches it away aerially through cover-point for a boundary. Just starting from where he left off in the previous game. Easy pickings!

Sheldon Cottrell will bowl with the other new ball.

0.6
0
K Roach to T Iqbal, Outside off and coming in with the angle, there is good bounce on that and Tamim lets the ball go.
0.5
0
K Roach to T Iqbal, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball towards cover.
0.4
4
K Roach to T Iqbal, FOUR! Tamim takes toll of the Free Hit. He pulls this short ball with not so much timing but just clears the mid on fielder. The ball goes above him and to the boundary behind. Iqbal gets off the mark as well with that.
0.4
0
K Roach to T Iqbal, No ball! Roach has overstepped here and the umpire penalizes him. The ball is on a length outside off and is pushed towards the right of point. FREE HIT coming up...
0.3
0
K Roach to T Iqbal, That has kept really low. A short length ball and Tamim was jumping expecting that one to bounce but it keeps low and he has to get really low to keep that out.
0.2
0
K Roach to T Iqbal, Back of a length on middle, Iqbal pats it down the ground back to the bowler.
0.1
0
K Roach to T Iqbal, Fuller one from around the wicket first up, Tamim pushes the ball towards cover.

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!!!