West Indies in Bangladesh, 3 T20 International Series, 2018

Bangladesh vs West Indies - 2nd T20I

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Date & Time: 20 December 2018

West Indies 175/10

RR: 9.05 | Bangladesh beat West Indies by 36 runs

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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.

19.2
0
Mahmudullah to O Thomas, OUT! That's the final wicket down of the Windies. Tossed up on middle, Thomas goes for a typical tailender's shot. He tries to hit it across the line and heave it over the fence but misses the ball completely and it hits the off stump. BANGLADESH WIN THIS MATCH BY 36 RUNS and level the series.
19.1
1
Mahmudullah to S Cottrell, Chipped over the bowler's head by Cottrell for a single.

Mahmudullah will bowl the last over of the innings.

18.6
0
Abu Hider to O Thomas, Kept out by Thomas. Maybe the Windies are trying not to be bowled out.
18.5
1
Abu Hider to S Cottrell, Top edge but lands safely. A single is taken. Both teams going through the motions here.
18.4
0
Abu Hider to S Cottrell, This ball is punched away on the off side towards cover. The fielder picks up the ball and hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. But the batsman makes it home in time.
18.3
0
Abu Hider to S Cottrell, Another swing to this ball outside off and another miss.
18.2
0
Abu Hider to S Cottrell, This length delivery is on middle and leg, the batsman gets an inside edge that goes onto his pads.
18.1
0
Abu Hider to S Cottrell, Outside off and Cottrell goes for a swipe and misses the ball completely.
17.6
0
M Rahman to K Paul, OUT!!! 9th wicket down for the Windies. And Bangladesh are inches away from leveling this series. Short by Mustafizur, Paul tries to heave it over mid-wicket but the ball falls straight down the throat of Ariful Haque at deep mid-wicket.
17.6
0
M Rahman to K Paul, WIDE! Bouncer! The ball is too short and over the head of the batsman. Umpire stretches his arm out for a wide.
17.5
6
M Rahman to K Paul, SIX! A bit shorter on length by Rahim. Keemo Paul rocks back on his back foot and pulls it away over the square leg fence for a maximum.
17.4
1
M Rahman to S Cottrell, Fuller on middle and Cottrell pushes it towards the fielder at long on for a single.
17.3
1
M Rahman to K Paul, Lofted over mid off but the ball is not timed properly and falls short of the fielder at long off. Single taken.
17.2
0
M Rahman to K Paul, Once again on length but this time Mustafizur gets some bounce off the pitch and manages to find the outside edge of Paul's bat. But the ball falls short of the keeper.
17.1
0
M Rahman to K Paul, Length delivery on middle, Paul tries to punch it through covers but misses.
16.6
1
M Saifuddin to K Paul, A single to end the over. Paul just drops this length ball on leg towards mid-wicket for a run. Keeps the strike too. The Windies need 48 runs in 18 balls.
16.5
2
M Saifuddin to K Paul, Four in a row! Again quick on middle, Keemo drops it on the leg side towards mid-wicket and gets back for two. This time, it is very comfortable. Wonderful batting this! Might just be a little too late.
16.4
2
M Saifuddin to K Paul, Good ball on middle and leg, Paul pushes it with soft hands to long on. The batsmen come back for yet another two. Amazing running between the wickets, third couple in a row.
16.3
2
M Saifuddin to K Paul, Wide outside off again and Keemo gets it in the gap to left of cover for another couple.
16.2
2
M Saifuddin to K Paul, Full and outside off, driven wide of long off for a couple.
16.1
4
M Saifuddin to K Paul, FOUR! Majestically cut away by Paul. There was width outside off and the batsman took full toll. He stands tall and cuts it away for a boundary to the left of the fielder at the deep who had no chance.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back into the attack.

15.6
1
M Rahman to K Paul, Fuller on off, Paul drives it through covers for a single.

Sheldon Cottrell is in at number 10.

15.5
0
M Rahman to R Powell, OUT! Powell is a goner and this time he has ran out of luck. Once again Rahman bowls fuller and takes pace off the delivery this time. Powell tries to lift it over long on but all he could do was find the top edge. The ball went high in the sky and Tamim Iqbal takes a good catch, coming in from the boundary.
15.4
2
M Rahman to R Powell, Once again full, Powell tries to go arieal but finds the top edge. The ball doesn't travel much and Mustafizur dives to take the catch near where a mid-wicket would have been had he been inside the circle. He cannot get his hands to it. And with that lucky escape Powell brings up his maiden T20I half century and Windies total goes past 150.
15.3
2
M Rahman to R Powell, Full on middle, Powell tries to go over the long on region but doesn't connect well. Maybe that was a blessing in disguised as the ball falls short of the fielder at long on. The batsmen take a couple.
15.2
1
M Rahman to K Paul, Length delivery on off, Paul plays the square cut and rotates the strike.
15.1
6
M Rahman to K Paul, Full on leg, Paul gets his front foot out of the way and heaves it over the long off fence for a maximum.

Mustafizur Rahman is back into the attack.

14.6
0
Al Hasan to R Powell, Worked away straight to the square leg fielder. No run and Powell can't get back on strike for the next over.
14.5
0
Al Hasan to R Powell, Outside off, punched off the back foot but straight to the fielder at cover.
14.4
0
Al Hasan to R Powell, Almost had his sixth! The ball on middle and leg is tried to be whipped away by Powell. He misses his true connection but is lucky to get an inside edge onto the pads.
14.3
1
Al Hasan to K Paul, On the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single by Paul.
14.2
0
Al Hasan to K Paul, Flatter delivery on middle, defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

Keemo Paul is next in to bat.

14.1
0
Al Hasan to F Allen, OUT! Bowled 'em! Fifer for the Bangla skipper! The ball is pretty much a straight one. Allen goes for a huge slog over deep mid-wicket and misses the ball completely. It goes and hits the leg stump. Shakib is not even celebrating. He just walks up to his teammate like it is too easy for him. The seventh one is down and the Windies look all but out here.
13.6
4
Abu Hider to R Powell, FOUR! Once again its a bit shorter on length by Abu. Powell tries to pull this one too but once again it finds the top edge and flies behind Rahim's head for a another boundary. 20 runs came of that over.
13.5
4
Abu Hider to R Powell, FOUR!! Pulls back his length, Rovman tries to heave it over square leg but finds the top edge and the ball goes straight behind the keeper's head for a boundary.
13.4
6
Abu Hider to R Powell, SIX! Massive! Full on middle by Haider. Powell lofts it straight behind the bowlers head for a 102m maximum.
13.3
4
Abu Hider to R Powell, FOUR! Length delivery outside off and Rovman Powell hits it straight back at the bowler for a boundary.
13.2
2
Abu Hider to R Powell, Once again short on length, Allen pulls but doesn't connect properly luckily it falls in no mans land and the batsmen take a couple.
13.1
0
Abu Hider to R Powell, Starts off with a bouncer on the leg but the umpires see no problem in it.
12.6
0
Al Hasan to F Allen, On the stumps, Allen gets an inside edge onto his pads as he tries to play at it.
12.5
0
Al Hasan to F Allen, Blocks this off the inner half on the leg side.

Fabian Allen is the new man in.

12.5
0
Al Hasan to C Brathwaite, OUT! That's a soft dismissal. Brathwaite is frustrated with himself. Shakib bowls it around leg, Brathwaite gets low to sweep and in the process, his back leg is stuck out of the crease. Seeing this, Rahim casually takes the bails off and appeals. It's taken upstairs and replays show that the batsman is gone. Bangladesh inching closer to victory. A wide is signalled since it was down leg.

A stumping appeal against Carlos Brathwaite is taken upstairs. Rahim looks confident. Let's see now...

12.4
1
Al Hasan to R Powell, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
12.3
2
Al Hasan to R Powell, Straighter one on leg, coming in with the angle, Powell backs away and throws his bat at it, only to edge it. It goes past the leg stump off the inside edge and two runs are taken.
12.2
1
Al Hasan to C Brathwaite, Sliding in on leg, goes off the pads of the batsman on the leg side after taking an inside edge. A single is taken.
12.1
1
Al Hasan to R Powell, Sliding in on middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket. One run to the total.
11.6
6
M Hasan to C Brathwaite, SIX! Makes good enough connection to clear the rope. Tossed up around off, Brathwaite lofts it over wide long off, just over the leaping fielder there. 100 needed in 48 balls.
11.5
1
M Hasan to R Powell, Width on offer again, outside off, cut to sweeper cover for a single.
11.4
2
M Hasan to R Powell, Short and wide outside off, Powell crashes it through the covers and manages to come back for the second run.
11.3
1
M Hasan to C Brathwaite, Fuller again, quicker in pace, driven through mid off for one more.
11.2
1
M Hasan to R Powell, Full and attacking the stumps, bashed down to long on for a single.
11.1
0
M Hasan to R Powell, Darts it across, flat and short outside off, Powell reaches for it but misses.

Carlos Brathwaite to bat next. Also, Mehidy Hasan is back on.

10.6
0
Al Hasan to D Bravo, OUT! Third of the evening for the Bangla skipper. He tosses it up on off and it drifts away, Bravo looks to slog it over the leg side but gets a top edge instead. It lobs towards short third man where Mustafizur takes a good catch moving behind to his right.
10.5
0
Al Hasan to D Bravo, Plays this back down the track for no run.
10.4
2
Al Hasan to D Bravo, Short and flat outside off, it's forced through the gap on the off side for a brace.
10.3
1
Al Hasan to R Powell, Half volley on the stumps, Powell backs away and hits it down to long off for one.

Darren Bravo is next in.

10.2
0
Al Hasan to S Hetmyer, OUT! The dangerous Hetmyer is sent back to the dugout. He wasn't looking his usual self today though. The Bangladesh skipper pulled the length back and Hetmyer tries to heave it over the square leg region for a maximum. But he gets it high on his bat and the ball goes towards the mid on region. Saifuddin initially misjudges the ball but manages to dive and grab the ball. A good catch in the end by the pace bowler. The chances of Windies winning this one has dwindled a bit after this wicket.
10.1
1
Al Hasan to R Powell, Flatter delivery on off, Powell charges down the ground and flicks it away on the leg side for a single.

Shakib Al Hasan back on.

9.6
1
M Saifuddin to R Powell, Dipping full toss on leg, Rovman goes across and paddles it fine down the leg side. One run collected to end the over. 115 needed off 60 for Windies to win.
9.5
1
M Saifuddin to S Hetmyer, Drives it down the ground, to long off and gets a run.
9.4
4
M Saifuddin to S Hetmyer, FOUR! BANG! When he hits 'em, they stay hit. Full and in the slot, Hetmyer clears his front leg out of the way and smashes it straight back down the ground for a boundary.
9.3
1
M Saifuddin to R Powell, Swing and a miss, but since Rahim can't hold on, it's a run. The umpire signals a run, so that means Powell actually edged it. Rahim has put down a simple catch. Fuller ball around off, Powell swings and gets a feather behind, which Mushfiqur makes a mess of.
9.2
1
M Saifuddin to S Hetmyer, Better from Saifuddin. Dishes in a yorker on leg, Hetmyer digs it out through mid-wicket and takes a single.
9.1
6
M Saifuddin to S Hetmyer, SIX! Brute force from Shimron Hetmyer. Length ball in line of the stumps, the young southpaw goes deep inside crease, shifts his weight on the back foot and muscles the heave over mid-wicket for a biggie.

Mohammad Saifuddin returns.

8.6
1
M Rahman to S Hetmyer, Shorter on length this time by Rahman. Hetmyer tries to pull it over the square leg region but all he could manage was a top edge. Luckily for Hetmyer the ball falls in a no mans land at mid on. They take a single.
8.5
0
M Rahman to S Hetmyer, Play and a miss. Short outside off, Hetmyer frees his arms and tries to go over point but misses.
8.4
0
M Rahman to R Powell, Once again Rahman takes the pace off the ball, Powell moves on to the off stump and tries to whack it through the fine leg region but misses and the ball hits the pad. The batsmen take a single. Leg bye signaled by the umpire.
8.3
0
M Rahman to R Powell, Good length delivery on middle and Powell blocks it off the back foot.
8.2
0
M Rahman to R Powell, Slower ball by Mustafizur. Pitching outside off on length, Rovman has a go at it but misses.
8.1
4
M Rahman to R Powell, FOUR! Cheeky! Length delivery ourtside off by Mustafizur. Powell gets on one knee and sweeps it towards the square leg region for a boundary.

Mustafizur Rahman back on. He was quite expensive in his first over, let's see how he goes here.

7.6
1
M Hasan to R Powell, Another single to end the over. The ball is short and outside off, Powell rocks back and punches it to deep cover and retains the strike.
7.5
1
M Hasan to S Hetmyer, Fuller ball on middle and leg, Hetmyer comes down the wicket and pushes it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
7.4
2
M Hasan to S Hetmyer, Drifting down the pads, the ball is flicked away on the leg side through square leg. The ball is in the gap and the batsmen can come back for the second. Good placement from the youngster on that occasion.
7.3
0
M Hasan to S Hetmyer, Flatter outside off, pushed away towards cover-point.
7.2
0
M Hasan to S Hetmyer, NOT OUT! The umpire has to change his decision once again! There is a clear inside edge. The ball is a flatter one on middle and sliding in, Hetmyer plays inside the line and misses his attempted punch on the off side. The ball takes the inside edge and actually runs to the boundary. But the umpire had given his decision as out. Hetmyer reviews and the edge is noticed and the decision is overturned. The ball is deemed as a dead ball.

Review time. It's for an lbw decision against Shimron Hetmyer.

7.1
0
M Hasan to S Hetmyer, Flatter outside off, Hetmyer cuts hard but straight to the fielder at point.
6.6
1
M Saifuddin to S Hetmyer, Slower one by Saifuddin this time. Pitched on length outside off, Hetmyer gets on his back foot and punches the ball away on the off side for a single.
6.5
0
M Saifuddin to S Hetmyer, Full toss on middle and Shimron pulls it away but very close to the fielder at mid-wicket. Mahmudullah dives and saves it. Saifuddin is very lucky that it was just a dot ball. Hetmyer is agitated to miss out on that one.
6.4
0
M Saifuddin to S Hetmyer, Full on off finds the inside edge of Hetmyer's bat and onto the pads.
6.3
1
M Saifuddin to R Powell, Shorter on this occasion and Rovman pulls it away to rotate the strike.
6.2
0
M Saifuddin to R Powell, Full length delivery and Powell drives it straight to the fielder at cover.
6.1
1
M Saifuddin to S Hetmyer, Starts the spell with a full toss on middle and leg, Hetmyer flicks it away for a single. Lucky escape there for Saifuddin, getting away with a full toss.

Mohammad Saifuddin is back on to bowl.

5.6
2
M Hasan to R Powell, Dropped! Short ball and Powell pulls it hard. Luckily for him, it bursts straight through the hands of the man at short mid-wicket. Difficult chance, came to Shakib super fast. Two runs taken.
5.5
0
M Hasan to R Powell, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
5.4
4
M Hasan to R Powell, FOUR! Full on the pads, Powell gets forward and across before paddling it fine down the leg side. Two fielders give the chase, but can't stop it.
5.3
2
M Hasan to R Powell, Quicker one outside off, Powell comes forward to play and gets an edge down to third man. A couple of runs are collected.

Rovman Powell walks into the middle next.

5.2
0
M Hasan to S Hope, OUT!! The dangerman Shai Hope is sent back to the dugout and Mehidy has got the big breakthrough. Flighted delivery slightly short by Mehidy, tempts Shai Hope to have a go at it. He is tempted and goes for the big slog sweep over mid-wicket but cannot time the ball and all he manages to do is find Liton Das in the deep. How will Windies go for it now? Shai Hope was the man in form and was looking good. This wicket weighs in gold for the hosts.
5.1
0
M Hasan to S Hope, Tossed up on off, Hope droves it straight to the fielder at cover.

Mehidy Hasan called on to bowl.

4.6
1
Al Hasan to S Hope, The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
4.5
1
Al Hasan to S Hetmyer, Quicker through the air, full on the stumps, Hetmyer works it to mid-wicket for one run.
4.4
1
Al Hasan to S Hope, Full ball on off, it's wristed down to long on for a single.

Shimron Hetmyer will bat next.

4.3
0
Al Hasan to N Pooran, OUT! Pooran departs after a magnificent hit on the previous ball. Shakib takes some pace off this and keeps tossing it up there, Pooran gets low to unleash the big slog sweep but this time he skies it towards backward square leg. Tamim runs in from short fine leg and takes a well-judged catch. A quickfire partnership of 41 comes to an end.
4.2
6
Al Hasan to N Pooran, SIX! That's outta here! It's tossed up on middle stump, Pooran gets low to this one, uses the pace as it's a little quicker and sweeps it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
4.1
1
Al Hasan to S Hope, Slower through the air, fuller on off, Hope slogs it off the inner half over mid-wicket. One run to the total.

Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack now.

3.6
1
M Rahman to S Hope, Fullish delivery on the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a run. 24 runs off the over, the most expensive one of the match.
3.6
0
M Rahman to S Hope, FIVE WIDES! This is turning out to be an expensive over. Short ball down the leg side, Hope ducks and lets it be. Even Rahim can't reach it as it runs away to the fence behind. The 50 is up for Windies.
3.5
2
M Rahman to S Hope, A couple this time. Seems like a dot ball at this stage. Hope moves inside the line and helps it down to fine leg and comes back on strike.
3.4
4
M Rahman to S Hope, FOUR! Four balls, four boundaries. Shai Hope, you beauty. Keep 'em coming. Mustafizur pitches it full and angles it in on off, Hope chips it neatly over mid off.
3.3
4
M Rahman to S Hope, FOUR! Make that three in a row. No stopping this man, is there? Fuller length ball on off, Hope stays leg side and lifts it over the cover infield easily. Zero fielders out in the deep, so the ball goes across the boundary line.
3.2
4
M Rahman to S Hope, FOUR! Two in two for Shai Hope. This is exceptional batting. Short ball into the body, the batsman moves inside the line and pulls it over backward square leg. Easily finds the boundary line.
3.1
4
M Rahman to S Hope, FOUR! Hit straight and hit clean. Wonderful connection from Shai Hope. Full in length on off stump, Hope plants his front foot forward and bashes it over mid on. No chance of stopping that.

Mustafizur Rahman into the attack now.

2.6
4
Abu Hider to N Pooran, FOUR! A bad ball and it's put away. Short and slow, Pooran picks it up early and unfurls a powerful pull shot through mid-wicket to find the fence.
2.5
0
Abu Hider to N Pooran, Another swing and another miss. Fuller and just outside off, Pooran backs away and looks to smack it hard, but fails to connect.
2.4
0
Abu Hider to N Pooran, Full and just outside off, Pooran backs away, looking to go big over the covers. Is unable to make any kind of connection though.
2.3
4
Abu Hider to N Pooran, FOUR! Deft from Pooran. Length delivery with some width on offer outside off, Nicholas just opens the face, plays it late as he runs it past short third man. A boundary results.
2.3
0
Abu Hider to N Pooran, Short ball down the leg side, wide called by the umpire.
2.2
1
Abu Hider to S Hope, Just ahead of a length, close to off, tapped down in front of covers for a single.

Nicholas Pooran walks in at no.3.

2.1
0
Abu Hider to E Lewis, OUT! Lewis holes out! The only man on the leg side boundary and the southpaw finds him to perfection. Full and angling in on middle and leg, Lewis lofts it over mid-wicket. A lot of height, not enough distance and it's straight down the throat of Liton Das in the deep. He settles under the ball and takes a safe catch. That's the first wicket down for the Windies.
1.6
2
M Saifuddin to S Hope, Yorker fired in on the stumps, it's drilled out through the covers. Two taken. 16 off the over.
1.5
4
M Saifuddin to S Hope, FOUR! Hope's brought the hammer down and banged this. Wow. Marginally ahead of a length, close to off, Shai Hope just stands tall and smacks it back down the ground. No fielder moved, it was hit that well.
1.4
0
M Saifuddin to S Hope, FOUR LEG BYES! Back of a length and coming in on leg, Hope looks to work it across but gets it off the thigh pad. It rolls down and across the fine leg fence. Another boundary.
1.3
4
M Saifuddin to S Hope, FOUR! Takes the aerial route and gets the desired result. Good length ball outside off, Hope stands his ground and lofts it over wide mid off for a boundary. Just needed to clear the infield. Did so with ease.
1.2
2
M Saifuddin to S Hope, Closer to off, on a length, Hope places it behind point and comes back for the second.
1.1
0
M Saifuddin to S Hope, Short of a length delivery well outside off, moving away, Hope looks to play at it but misses.

Mohammad Saifuddin to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
Abu Hider to E Lewis, NOT OUT! The umpire has to change his decision. It looked like an inside edge from the beginning and Lewis went upstairs straightaway. It was a length delivery that kept a bit low and Evin Lewis who attempted the typical Carribean flick, doesn't make good connection. The ball made contact with the bottom of the bat and doesn't even hit his pad. A very poor decision by the umpire, who raised his finger almost immediately. Thankfully there is DRS available, else Lewis would have been really frustrated. This is even stated by the fact that Lewis is startled when the finger goes up. He almost walks away in disgust before his partner Shai Hope reminds him that he can take a review. On the review, it is proved that the decision was an absolute howler from the umpire.

LBW Review! Lewis thinks he has got a bottom edge to this decision given against him. He looks confident.

0.5
0
Abu Hider to E Lewis, Well outside off and swinging away after landing on a full length, Lewis goes for a huge swipe over mid off but misses the ball.
0.4
1
Abu Hider to S Hope, Full and outside off, Hope plays it away from his body, in the air and towards mid off. The batsmen run through for a single.
0.3
1
Abu Hider to E Lewis, This one comes in after landing on a length, the Windies are off the mark with a single towards deep mid-wicket.
0.2
0
Abu Hider to E Lewis, Well outside off and swinging away, Lewis goes for the cut but misses the ball by quite some distance.
0.1
0
Abu Hider to E Lewis, Good length ball outside off to start, defended back down the ground by Lewis.

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.