West Indies in Bangladesh, 3 T20 International Series, 2018
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Date & Time: 20 December 2018
RR: 9.05 | Bangladesh beat West Indies by 36 runs
So that's it from this one. With this Bangla win, it means it's going to go down to the decider. It takes place in Dhaka on Saturday, at 1700 local (1100 GMT). Do join in for that. Cheers!
Shakib Al Hasan is awarded the MAN OF THE MATCH. He had a terrific outing with the bat wherein he scored 42 off 26 and also, his 5-wicket haul took the Windies batting order apart. That ensured his side won the game.
Post the good batting show, they wreaked havoc with the ball. Shai Hope blazed right from the start and was looking like scoring another big one, but he departed soon. Post that, it was a mere procession, with Rovman Powell the only one to put up any kind of resistance with his fifty. Shakib derailed the Windies batting order with his maiden T20I 5-fer, and the rest, barring Saifuddin, chipped in with the wickets too. A dominating performance, one which the home side would be thoroughly proud of.
An emphatic victory for the hosts as they level the series 1-1. They were always ahead in this game from the time they were put in to bat. Liton Das took the attack to the Windies bowlers right from the word go. Put on two brisk stands with Tamim and Sarkar to set the tone for the game and scored a fifty too. A couple of wickets were lost in quick succession, but then the experienced heads of Shakib and Mahmudullah took the game completely away from the visitors, as the duo added 91 runs between them in no time. It helped the Tigers post a total well in excess of 200 on the board.
Mahmudullah will bowl the last over of the innings.
Mohammad Saifuddin is back into the attack.
Sheldon Cottrell is in at number 10.
Mustafizur Rahman is back into the attack.
Keemo Paul is next in to bat.
Fabian Allen is the new man in.
A stumping appeal against Carlos Brathwaite is taken upstairs. Rahim looks confident. Let's see now...
Carlos Brathwaite to bat next. Also, Mehidy Hasan is back on.
Darren Bravo is next in.
Shakib Al Hasan back on.
Mohammad Saifuddin returns.
Mustafizur Rahman back on. He was quite expensive in his first over, let's see how he goes here.
Review time. It's for an lbw decision against Shimron Hetmyer.
Mohammad Saifuddin is back on to bowl.
Rovman Powell walks into the middle next.
Mehidy Hasan called on to bowl.
Shimron Hetmyer will bat next.
Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack now.
Mustafizur Rahman into the attack now.
Nicholas Pooran walks in at no.3.
Mohammad Saifuddin to bowl from the other end.
LBW Review! Lewis thinks he has got a bottom edge to this decision given against him. He looks confident.
We are back for the chase. Windies need to go all guns blazing from the word go. Shai Hope and Evin Lewis will start the innings. For the hosts, Abu Hider will open the bowling.