West Indies in Bangladesh, 3 ODI Series, 2018

Bangladesh vs West Indies - 1st ODI

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Date & Time: 09 December 2018

Bangladesh 196/5

RR: 5.57 | Bangladesh beat West Indies by 5 wickets

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FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Tamim Iqbal c Devendra Bishoo & b Roston Chase c Devendra Bishoo & b Roston Chase 122400
Liton Das bowled Keemo Paul bowled Keemo Paul 415750
Imrul Kayes bowled Oshane Thomas bowled Oshane Thomas 4210
Mushfiqur Rahim not out not out 557050
Shakib Al Hasan c Shai Hope (W) & b Rovman Powell (C) c Shai Hope (W) & b Rovman Powell (C) 302640
Soumya Sarkar c Rovman Powell (C) & b Roston Chase c Rovman Powell (C) & b Roston Chase 191321
Mahmudullah not out not out 142101
Mehidy Hasan
Mashrafe Mortaza
Mustafizur Rahman
Rubel Hossain
Extras 21 (b 0, lb 6, w 13, nb 2)
Total 196 (5 Wkts, 35.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
37-1 (Tamim Iqbal,8), 42-2 (Imrul Kayes,8.4), 89-3 (Liton Das,18.2), 146-4 (Shakib Al Hasan,26.1), 175-5 (Soumya Sarkar,29.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Kemar Roach6 0 35 0 5.83
Roston Chase9 1 47 2 5.22
Oshane Thomas5 0 34 1 6.80
Keemo Paul8 0 37 1 4.63
Devendra Bishoo6.1 0 30 0 4.92
Rovman Powell1 0 7 1 7.00
Kieran Powell 0 0 0 0 0
Shai Hope 0 0 0 0 0
Darren Bravo 0 0 0 0 0
Marlon Samuels 0 0 0 0 0
Shimron Hetmyer 0 0 0 0 0

Alright then. Did we see this coming? Bangladesh trouncing the Windies? Ummm... perhaps we did. This unit in Green is way too confident right now while the visitors are losing their competitive edge with every game they play. Can we see some more competitiveness in the next game? Join us for the second ODI on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 1 pm local (0700 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Bangladesh captain, Mashrafe Mortaza has been named the MAN OF THE MATCH. Feels that Windies are dangerous in this format and hence, is happy with his bowlers for keeping them quiet and not allowing the opposition to forge a partnership. On the ploy to open with spin, Mortaza says that he just wanted to spring a surprise, given the way the Windies collapsed against spin in the Tests. Praises Rahim, Liton and Shakib for playing well and being professional. On his upcoming 200th match in the third ODI in Sylhet, Mashrafe deflects the question away, saying that he has got other challenges in mind, stating that the second ODI is to be played first.

Windies skipper, Rovman Powell, admits that the toss was a big factor. Agrees that the batting was not great which brought about their downfall and hopes that there is a better performance in the next game. Scrutinizes that batsmen getting in did not make use of their starts. On the pitch, Powell says that he thought that the difficulty to bat would have been only for some time but got surprised to see that for so long. Credits the entire support staff and the seniors for helping him in his captaincy stint.

Should Powell have elected to chase? There was plenty of dew around and the bowlers were finding it difficult to grip the ball. Worth a thought if he does win the toss in the second game, which is at this same venue. As he impressed in India, Oshane Thomas rung the alarm bells here as well. But only in his first spell. After he was seen off, there was hardly any threat from the other bowlers. Please stay tuned for the presentation.

Perhaps Rovman Powell could have set attacking fields. Maybe, he might have got a couple of more wickets. Bangladesh were 2 down in Powerplay 1 but once the fielding restrictions were over, the Windies just spread the field, allowing a partnership to grow. Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das made full use of that, soaking in the early pressure and then the former used his experience to guide his side through, with help from Shakib.

196 was never a massive target but the Windies could have made the victory a bit difficult. They dismissed Tamim and Kayes in the span of 5 balls but the Rahim-Das partnership pegged them back. And then, Shakib's cameo sealed the deal.

Easy peasy then. Won't say the hosts have won without breaking a sweat as losing two quick wickets would have put a doubt in their minds but eventually, the lack of a bigger target enabled them to cruise home.

35.1
2
D Bishoo to M Rahim, VICTORY FOR BANGLADESH! In a pretty convincing manner. Full and around off, Rahim comes forward to defend but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and goes well wide of first slip. Backward point has some work to do before he can get to the ball and by that time, the required two runs are taken. BANGLADESH WIN BY 5 WICKETS WITH 89 BALLS TO SPARE!
34.6
0
K Paul to Mahmudullah, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.
34.5
0
K Paul to Mahmudullah, A full toss outside off, driven back to the bowler.
34.4
0
K Paul to Mahmudullah, Similar ball, squeezed to backward point this time.
34.3
0
K Paul to Mahmudullah, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

Dead ball. Paul comes running in but then loses his runup as he approaches the umpire. Aborts it.

34.2
0
K Paul to Mahmudullah, Full and straight, the batsman looks to defend but is early and gets a leading edge towards cover.
34.1
2
K Paul to Mahmudullah, Full and outside off, almost a yorker, nicely squeezed behind point for a couple. While taking the first run, Mahmudullah almost collided with the bowler.
33.6
0
D Bishoo to M Rahim, Short and outside off, Mushfiqur looks to cut but gets a bottom edge to the off side.
33.5
1
D Bishoo to Mahmudullah, Outside off, forced wide of sweeper for a run.
33.4
1
D Bishoo to M Rahim, Short and outside off, cut through the covers for a single.
33.3
0
D Bishoo to M Rahim, On middle and leg, nudged towards short fine leg.
33.2
0
D Bishoo to M Rahim, Around off, defended back to the bowler watchfully this time.
33.1
0
D Bishoo to M Rahim, Ooohhh.. full and around off, Rahim is early into his flick and gets a leading edge. Almost carries to the bowler.

Devendra Bishoo to bowl now. 5-0-26-0 so far.

32.6
1
K Paul to M Rahim, Short and outside off, Rahim leaps and cuts it towards third man for a run. The hosts are a hit away from victory.
32.5
1
K Paul to Mahmudullah, Too full, around middle, clipped towards square leg for another single.
32.4
1
K Paul to M Rahim, Full and outside off, pushed towards mid off for a quick single.
32.3
0
K Paul to M Rahim, Outside off, a play and a miss.
32.2
0
K Paul to M Rahim, On middle, worked wide of mid on. He wants a single initially but then changes his mind.
32.1
0
K Paul to M Rahim, Full and straight, dug out back to the bowler.
31.6
0
R Chase to Mahmudullah, On middle and leg, worked towards square leg.
31.5
0
R Chase to Mahmudullah, Short and outside off, cut straight to point.
31.4
6
R Chase to Mahmudullah, SIX! Fine shot. Out of the blue. After blocking and blocking, suddenly Mahmudullah jumps out and whips it over mid-wicket. Flat hit. 9 more needed now.
31.3
1
R Chase to M Rahim, 31ST ODI FIFTY FOR RAHIM! 4th against the Windies. Full and outside off, Mushfiqur pushes it towards point and sets off for a single. However, he stops on seeing that Mahmudullah is not responding. Eventually, they cross over and the crowd applauds.
31.2
1
R Chase to Mahmudullah, Landed outside off, this time the batsman goes back and plays it with the turn through square leg for a single.
31.1
0
R Chase to Mahmudullah, Full and outside off, Mahmudullah gets a big stride forward and blocks.
30.6
1
K Paul to Mahmudullah, Tailing in, around off, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for one.
30.5
0
K Paul to Mahmudullah, Outside off, pushed towards point.
30.4
1
K Paul to M Rahim, Landed outside off, Rahim waits for the ball to come to him and steers it towards third man for a run.
30.3
1
K Paul to Mahmudullah, A short ball, kicks off the surface, Mahmudullah nudges it towards fine leg for a single. 19 more required.
30.2
0
K Paul to Mahmudullah, Outside off, played straight to point.
30.1
0
K Paul to Mahmudullah, A yorker to begin his new spell. It is around middle, Mahmudullah digs it towards mid-wicket, Rahim wants a single but then, on seeing that his brother-in-law is stumbling a bit, sends him back.

Keemo Paul comes back into the attack. 5-0-29-1 so far.

29.6
0
R Chase to M Rahim, On middle and off, watchfully defended in front of mid-wicket.
29.5
1
R Chase to Mahmudullah, Landed outside off, Mahmudullah goes back and punches it towards point for a single to get off the mark.
29.4
0
R Chase to Mahmudullah, Around off, blocked back to the bowler.
29.3
0
R Chase to Mahmudullah, Full and outside off, pushed towards cover.

Mahmudullah walks in next at number 7, replacing Sarkar.

29.2
0
R Chase to S Sarkar, OUT! That Drinks break has broken the concentration of Sarkar. Classic off-spinner's dismissal. Full and outside off, Soumya reaches out to push but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and skipper Rovman Powell pockets a simple catch at first slip. Just delaying the inevitable. Only 21 more needed.
29.2
0
R Chase to S Sarkar, WIDE. Fired down the leg side, Sarkar misses his flick.
29.1
1
R Chase to M Rahim, Full and around off, spinning in, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

DRINKS BREAK. Well, does anyone need this break right now? But such are the laws of the game. Just 23 runs more needed and Bangladesh are about to finish this off in a jiffy. Given the way Soumya is playing, it could be done and dusted with in the next couple of overs.