West Indies in Bangladesh, 3 T20 International Series, 2018

Bangladesh vs West Indies - 3rd T20I

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Date & Time: 22 December 2018

Bangladesh 140/10

RR: 8.23 | West Indies beat Bangladesh by 50 runs

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The Windies are given the trophy and now are seen posing with it. A long tour comes to an end. The hosts took the Test and the ODI series, whereas, the Windies take the T20I cup. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. That is it from us for this series, hope we see you again in the matches coming further. Till then take care and goodbye!

Carlos Braithwaite, the winning captain says that he is very happy about their batting performance, not only today but over the last 3 games. Their talk before the game, was about how to not lose their way and have control over the whole innings. Coming to the bowling, he states that Keemo Paul did very well and congratulates him on a fine bowling performance. Also applauds the ones who did well in the first two games as well. Also adds that he is very proud to go apart on a winning note and feels that it is very important for a champion team like them to continue winning games and more series. Finally signs off by saying that they will hold their head high going back and also wishes everyone around a very Happy Christmas. He then heads on to collect the trophy and his team joins him, all smiles.

Shakib Al Hasan is the player of the series, also the captain of the Bangladesh is up next. He feels that the toss did not matter much and that the par score was around 180-185, but feels that they went wrong in their method of chasing. Feels that the problem was about losing wickets in the middle while chasing a big total. Goes on to say that he is not disappointed too much as they have played good cricket over the series and there were many good knocks and good bowling performances over the series. So, he feels that there is nothing to worry about and they just need to have more complete performances.

The player of the match which has been awarded to Evin Lewis. He feels that he is used to the ground as he has played for the Dhaka franchise in the Bangladesh T20 tournament for the last two years. He says that the pitch really played well and it was fun to spend sometime in the middle, get some runs and play a role in the win.

Windies' batting innings was superbly set up by a brilliant 89 from the left-handed opener Evin Lewis. He carted the ball to all parts of the ground. When he was batting some target around the region of par 220 was looking possible but the hosts' bowlers came back strongly and restricted the visitors to below 200. Yet, the target was always going to be a stiff one to achieve and even though there was dew, the pressure of the chase would always be there. Cutting back to the second innings, the hosts came out all guns blazing and were 62-1 in the 5th over. Then though, came the controversy and that seemed to have sparked a massive energy within the Windies players. They played as a pack and completely burst the Bangladeshi bubble. In the end, a pretty comprehensive win and an amazing way to take the match and the series. Please stay tuned for the presentation to follow.

The captain, Carlos Braithwaite leads his team off the park as they shake hands with the opposition. Excellent win for the Windies! They win the match and with it, the series 2-1. Well deserved and they have finally won a trophy on this tour. Today's match could be called a great show of spirit by them as they stuck together and have come hard at the Bangladeshis during the chase and derailed the hosts completely. Keemo Paul was the star with the ball as he picked up 5 wickets and from 62-1 the hosts have fallen to 140 all out. In fact at one time, they were down at 96-8, having lost 7 wickets for 36 runs.

16.6
0
C Brathwaite to M Rahman, OUT! TIMBER! That is it! The captain gets the last wicket and he is very pleased with it. Rahman moves away a little too much. Brathwaite bowls it full and on middle, Mustafizur fails to put bat on ball and it knocks the middle stump out. All smiles on the Windies face as they HAVE WON BY 50 RUNS!
16.5
1
C Brathwaite to Abu Hider, Slower ball on middle, Abu is early into the pull, it goes off the toe end towards mid on for a run.
16.4
0
C Brathwaite to Abu Hider, Full and down leg, the batsman swings but misses to get hit on the pads. The bowler appeals as the ball goes down to fine leg. The umpire is not interested and two leg byes have been added to the total.
16.3
1
C Brathwaite to M Rahman, Moves away, CB follows him. Rahman guides it down to third man for a run.
16.2
0
C Brathwaite to M Rahman, A bouncer now and Rahman ducks under it.
16.1
6
C Brathwaite to M Rahman, SIX! Rahman is not going down with a fight here. It is a full ball by Brathwaite on middle, Rahman moves his front leg out of the way and hits it over the long off fence.
15.6
0
S Cottrell to Abu Hider, BEATEN! Good length delivery on off, the batsman looks to cut but gets beaten on this one.
15.5
0
S Cottrell to Abu Hider, NOT OUT! WIDE! Length delivery on middle, Abu Hider looks to pull but misses it. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Windies go for the review. Replays show there was nothing on the Ultra Edge. Windies lose their review.

Review time! Thomas feels he has got the last wicket. The umpire feels the other way. The Windies have reviewed for a caught behind. Hider is the man in question.

15.4
0
S Cottrell to M Rahman, Bowls full on leg, Mustafizur flicks it towards fine leg. Umpire gives it as leg byes.
15.3
0
S Cottrell to M Rahman, Short of a length delivery, Rahman looks to play the upper cut but misses it.
15.2
0
S Cottrell to M Rahman, Length delivery on leg, Mustafizur defends off the back foot.

Mustafizur Rahman is the last man in.

15.1
0
S Cottrell to M Hasan, OUT! Mehidy Hasan departs! Short of length delivery outside off, Mehidy looks to go over covers but gets a leading edge towards point where Fabian Allen takes a comfortable catch. The end is nigh for Bangladesh.
14.6
0
C Brathwaite to Abu Hider, Good length delivery on off, Abu Hider defends off the back foot.
14.5
0
C Brathwaite to Abu Hider, Length delivery on leg, the batsman gets hit on the thigh pad.
14.4
2
C Brathwaite to Abu Hider, Length delivery on middle, Abu Hider hits it over mid on where it lands in no man's land. The batsmen pick up a couple.
14.3
4
C Brathwaite to Abu Hider, FOUR! Good shot. Full on leg, Abu Hider flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
14.2
0
C Brathwaite to Abu Hider, Short of length delivery, Abu Hider looks to hook but misses it.

Carlos Brathwaite is into the attack.

14.1
1
C Brathwaite to M Hasan, Length delivery on leg, Mehidy gets an inside edge towards fine leg. The batsmen take a run.
13.6
4
S Cottrell to Abu Hider, FOUR! What an end to the over! Full and outside off, driven off the front foot and all the way to the vacant off side boundary for a boundary. The shot is a great one and we could even call it one of the shots of the night. 17 runs off this over. Are Bangladesh going to do this?
13.5
0
S Cottrell to Abu Hider, Outside off on a length, Abu Hider tries to dab it down but misses the ball completely.
13.4
0
S Cottrell to Abu Hider, Defended towards the off side on a length.
13.3
6
S Cottrell to Abu Hider, SIX! What is happening here? Abu Hider has hit a maximum here! The short ball outside off and coming in with the angle. The batsman swivels and pulls it over deep mid-wicket and all the way for a huge one.
13.2
1
S Cottrell to M Hasan, Around the wicket, outside off and pushed away to the sweeper for a single.
13.1
6
S Cottrell to M Hasan, SIX! What a shot! Wide outside off on a length, Mehidy just makes room and lifts it over the cover boundary for a maximum. Might just be a little too late but neverthelss, a good shot.

Sheldon Cottrell is back for another spell.

12.6
4
O Thomas to Abu Hider, FOUR! Full on leg, Abu Hider flicks it through square leg for a boundary. Bangladesh need more of these. The required rate is climbing.
12.5
3
O Thomas to M Hasan, NOT OUT! Length delivery on off, Mehidy drives it towards covers and sets off. The fielder throws a direct hit at the bowler's end but the batsman was well in. It goes for overthrows. The batsmen get three runs.
12.4
0
O Thomas to M Hasan, Short of a length delivery, the batsman misses the hook completely.
12.3
1
O Thomas to Abu Hider, Short of a length delivery, Mehidy looks to pull but gets a top edge behind the keeper where it goes over Shai Hope. The batsmen take a run.
12.2
1
O Thomas to M Hasan, DROPPED! Short of a length delivery outside off, Mehidy looks to play an upper cut but does not get enough on it. The fielder drops a sitter. The batsmen take a single.
12.1
0
O Thomas to M Hasan, Length delivery on middle, Mehidy looks to pull but misses it.

Oshane Thomas is back on.

11.6
0
K Paul to Abu Hider, Pull shot attempted to this short delivery on off or just outside. The shot is mistimed and the ball goes to mid-wicket.
11.5
0
K Paul to Abu Hider, On off stump on a length, kept out by the number 10.

Abu Hider is in at number 10.

11.4
0
K Paul to M Saifuddin, OUT! A soft feather and Bangladesh have lost their eighth. That is a 5-fer for Keemo Paul. His maiden in T20Is. The ball was short of a length and outside off, Saifuddin goes for the pull and doesn't connect properly. The ball takes a faint edge and Hope makes no mistake behid. An appeal follows. The umpire takes a while to lift his finger and Hope was almost trying to go for the review but then sees the finger and decides there's no need for it.
11.3
0
K Paul to M Saifuddin, This ball has cut the batsman in half. Saif runs down the wicket to the ball and goes for the pull but misses it completely.
11.2
4
K Paul to M Saifuddin, FOUR! On a length and Saifuddin pulls it away beautifully to the right of the deep square leg fielder for a boundary. Allen runs to his right and dives in an attempt to stop the ball but fails. He also seems to have hurt himself in the process. But he is later up on his feet and seems okay to continue. Good shot though.
11.1
0
K Paul to M Saifuddin, Bouncer outside off stump, Saifuddin sways out of the way and lets it go.
10.6
1
F Allen to M Saifuddin, Floated on leg, Saifuddin flicks it towards fine leg. The batsmen take a run.
10.5
1
F Allen to M Hasan, Short on off, the batsman cuts it towards point. The batsmen take a run.
10.4
0
F Allen to M Hasan, Flighted delivery on middle, Mehidy defends off the back foot.
10.3
0
F Allen to M Hasan, BEATEN! Short on off, the batsman looks to cut but gets beaten on this one.
10.2
0
F Allen to M Hasan, Short on off, Mehidy cuts it to point.
10.1
0
F Allen to M Hasan, Short outside off, Mehidy looks to cut but misses it.
10.1
0
F Allen to M Hasan, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Mehidy lets it go.
9.6
0
K Paul to M Saifuddin, A bouncer that is going down leg with the angle. That was pretty close to being wide but the umpire doesn't think so. Dot ball to end. 5 runs and 2 wickets in this over.
9.5
0
K Paul to M Saifuddin, Outside off to start with, Saifuddin pushes it to cover.

Mohammad Saifuddin is the next batsman in.

9.4
0
K Paul to A Haque, OUT! Two in two! The Windies cannot be stopped here. A short of a length ball first up to the new comer and the ball hurries onto him. Ariful who goes for a hook mistimes the shot completely and the ball goes to mid on. The seventh wicket has fallen and it looks like the final nail in the coffin. From 62-1 to 90-7. Keemo Paul on a hattrick.

Ariful Haque is the next batsman in at number 8.

9.3
0
K Paul to L Das, OUT! Now Liton departs! His luck seems to have run out. Length delivery on off, Liton looks to pull but gets a top edge towards mid off where Brathwaite moves slightly to his left and takes it comfortably. Bangladesh lose their sixth wicket. Big wicket for the Windies. The last recognised batsman departs.
9.2
1
K Paul to M Hasan, Full on off, Mehidy drives it towards covers for a single.
9.1
4
K Paul to M Hasan, FOUR! Welcome back into the attack. Good shot from Mehidy Hasan. Length delivery on off, Mehidy dances down the track and hits it over mid off for a boundary.
8.6
1
F Allen to M Hasan, Flatter and on middle, Hasan works it around the corner and keeps strike.
8.5
1
F Allen to L Das, Very full, Das plays the sweep through mid-wicket. A run is taken.
8.4
0
F Allen to L Das, Das uses his feet but Allen spots it. Shortens his length, Das adjusts and defends it.
8.3
0
F Allen to L Das, Tosses it up on off, Das drives it back from where it came.
8.2
0
F Allen to L Das, NOT OUT! It is height that saves him. Das survives to fight another day. The Bangladesh camp will breath a sigh of relief as another wicket was the last thing they would have wanted as this time. Allen tosses this up on middle, Das goes down on one knee and tries to sweep. The ball straightens, misses the bat of Das and hits him on the pads. Appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger. Das goes for the review. Replays roll in and it shows the on-field call to be overturned.

Big moment in the game! Das has been given out LBW. He has reviewed. Height or impact can save him here.

8.1
2
F Allen to L Das, Nicely swept! It is played fine towards the leg side and a couple is taken.
7.6
0
K Paul to M Hasan, Another dot ball to end the over, pushes this ball outside off stump to the cover fielder.
7.5
0
K Paul to M Hasan, A ball outside off, driven towards the cover fielder.
7.4
0
K Paul to M Hasan, Length ball outside off, Mehidy pushes it watchfully to the mid off fielder.

Mehidy Hasan is the new batsman in.

7.3
0
K Paul to Mahmudullah, OUT! Another one has holed out and half of the hosts' side is back in the hut now. The Windies look really a different unit after the pause. The ball is a length half-volley outside off, and Mahmudullah who has looked really good so far, mistimes his lofted drive and hits it straight into the hands of the skipper, Braithwaite at mid off. This is absolute madness from the hosts! They have played unnecessary shots and have just thrown away their wickets.
7.2
1
K Paul to L Das, Good length ball outside off, Das looks to drive this on the front foot and it comes off the inside edge and hits the pads. The batsmen take a quick single.
7.1
1
K Paul to Mahmudullah, Short and wide outside off, Mahmudullah cuts it hard and Allen at point, misfields this one. Allows for the single to be taken.
6.6
1
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Yet another single to end the over. Fired in on middle, Mahmudullah goes back and mistimes his attempted pull and the ball goes down the ground for a single.
6.5
1
F Allen to L Das, Another flat delivery on middle, Allen seems to be firing these balls in. Das punches it down to long on for another single.
6.4
1
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Flatter delivery on middle, pushed down to leg for a run.
6.3
0
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Flatter and quicker at the pads, worked away to fine leg for a quick single.
6.2
4
F Allen to Mahmudullah, FOUR! What a fine shot! Mahmudullah showing his class here. The ball is flighted on off stump, the right-hander makes room and lifts it over cover's head and all the way for a boundary.
6.1
1
F Allen to L Das, Short ball on middle, Das keeps low and pulls it away to the deep square leg fielder for a single.
5.6
0
K Paul to Mahmudullah, Length ball that Mahmudullah defends off the back foot.
5.5
4
K Paul to Mahmudullah, FOUR! In the air but well away from the fielders on the off side. The ball was full and Mahmudullah goes for the lofted drive. He times it really well and places it well too. A boundary results.
5.4
0
K Paul to Mahmudullah, Fuller length wide outside off, driven to the mid on fielder.

Mahmudullah is the new batsman in.

5.3
0
K Paul to M Rahim, OUT! The controversy seems to be far gone now if you have a look at the Windies players. They are running around and celebrating. Wide outside off on a length and another Bangladesh batsman has gone chasing after a ball, hits it in the air. The ball goes straight to point and guess who has taken that catch, Fabian Allen! He has been involved in all the three wickets so far after the huge pause in play.
5.2
0
K Paul to M Rahim, Another one outside off, Mushfiqur mistimes his drive to cover point.
5.1
0
K Paul to M Rahim, Full outside off to start with, driven hard to mid off but no run.

Keemo Paul is into the attack.

4.6
0
F Allen to L Das, Flatter on the stumps, it is kept out. An excellent first over by Allen, two wickets and 4 runs from it. Just the kind of over, the visitors needed to get back into the game.
4.5
1
F Allen to M Rahim, Flatter again on off, Rahim pushes it down to long off for a single.
4.4
0
F Allen to M Rahim, No hat-trick, not a good ball to bowl when you are on a hat-trick. Short and outside off, Rahim cuts it to point.

Mushfiqur Rahim replaces Shakib Al Hasan.

4.3
0
F Allen to Al Hasan, OUT! Two in two for the Windies and they are right back in the contest. Once again it is reckless from a Bangladesh batsman. This time it is their skipper. Almost an identical dismissal to the Sarkar's. Allen tosses it up on off, Shakib brings out the slog sweep but ends up slicing it towards long on. Cottrell there takes a good catch diving forward. A golden duck for last games' hero. Bangladesh need another 126. Hat-trick ball coming up.

Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in.

4.2
0
F Allen to S Sarkar, OUT! Needless, very needless from Sarkar. He has just thrown it away. The Windies though won't care as they have gotten a much-needed breakthrough. The bowling change has done the trick for them. This is tossed up on middle, Sarkar tries to clear long on but only gets height and not the distance. Cottrell at long on, runs in and takes a good catch.
4.1
3
F Allen to L Das, Close! This was full on middle, Liton goes down on one knee and plays the sweep, it goes off the inner half towards fine leg. The fielder from short fine leg gives it a chase and keeps it down to three.

Fabian Allen is into the attack.

3.6
6
O Thomas to S Sarkar, SIX! Add insult to injury! The Free Hit was outside off and on a short length. Sarkar makes room and cuts it away handsomely over the deep point fence for a maximum. The Windies look really disappointed. 30 runs off this over and that has become the most expensive over in this game, eclipsing the over of Abu Hider in the first innings that went for 27.
3.6
1
O Thomas to L Das, No ball! The decision stands and the next ball will be a Free Hit! Braithwaite after a huge conversation walks back in disgust. He is seen in a huddle with his players and we are ready to go again. Coming to the ball though, it was a length ball outside off and Liton mistimes this in the air towards mid on who takes it comfortably. He throws it back as he has seen the signal from the umpire. The drama was what followed post that.

There is a huge halt in play here. The umpire has called a no ball and what came up on the replays, the decision seems to be harsh. The ball was a wicket one and it has agitated the Windies fielders. They have seen the replays and are protesting here. Braithwaite even asks for the umpire to take a review but the umpire says that cannot happen. Braithwaite and Co. do not want to continue without a fair decision here. The captain is seen talking to the fourth umpire as well as the match referee Jeff Crowe.

3.6
0
O Thomas to L Das, Wide! It is well down the leg side and the batsman does not want to play at it.
3.5
6
O Thomas to L Das, SIX of the Free Hit! The ball is a nothing one on length and just on middle and off, Liton Das stands tall and hits it right back above the head of long. It just clears the fence and this over is becoming more expensive.
3.5
4
O Thomas to L Das, NO BALL AND FOUR! Seems like Thomas has overstepped here and the ball has been lifted over mid-wicket and for a boundary. He has enough space to free his arms and this is what the Windies can't allow. Replays show that the foot is slightly landing on the line with some of it behind as well. It could be termed as a pretty harsh call by the umpire.
3.4
0
O Thomas to L Das, A little closer to the off stump this time, Das tries to guide it to third man for a single but he finds the point fielder. The fielder throws and hits the stumps at the striker's end. No overthrows though.
3.3
4
O Thomas to L Das, FOUR! Cut away in the air and well above the infield. All the way to the fence. Easy pickings this, cannot give so much room. Seems like they haven't learned from the previous game. This is his strong area.
3.2
0
O Thomas to L Das, Back of a length delivery, defended off the back foot to point.
3.1
6
O Thomas to L Das, SIX! All the way for a maximum over point! The ball is wide outside off and very short, Liton Das hops and cuts this hard for a huge six over point. Amazing start to the over for the hosts, pressure on the bowler straightaway.
2.6
2
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, A couple from the Free Hit! End of a long, long over. This is on the pads, Sarkar tries to flick but gets a top edge towards short fine leg. Thomas there drops the catch and the batsmen take two. So despite 9 balls being bowled in this over, only 5 comes from it.
2.6
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, NO BALL! Poor by Cottrell! Despite being warned, he goes for another bouncer. It is above the batsman's head and it has been signaled as a no ball. Free Hit coming up.
2.5
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Another bumper and SS ducks under it.
2.4
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Goes fuller this time on leg, Sarkar tries to flick but misses.
2.4
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Sarkar makes room, Cottrell follows him. However, it is down the leg side, Cottrell misses the flick and it has been wided.
2.3
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Another excellent delivery! Sarkar has not looked confident since coming out. The short ball and it is on the body of the batsman. Sarkar tries to play the upper cut but misses.
2.2
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Short and outside off, Sarkar tries to cut but is beaten by the extra zip off the surface.
2.2
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, Down the leg side, the batsman tries to pull but misses.
2.1
0
S Cottrell to S Sarkar, BEAUTY! Full and swinging away late from off. Soumya does not account for the movement and tries to hit it down the ground. The ball beats his outside edge.
1.6
4
O Thomas to L Das, DROPPED AND FOUR! Wide outside off on a shorter length, Das cuts it in the air towards point. The fielder jumps to his right and gets a finger tip to it but cannot hold on. The ball runs away for a boundary. A life for Liton Das and lucky for Bangladesh. Could've lost their second wicket in the over.
1.5
1
O Thomas to S Sarkar, Well outside off to start, Sarkar looks to drive away from his body. He gets an outside edge that runs down to third man. Was slightly in the air but away from all the ring fielders.

Soumya Sarkar is the next man in.

1.4
2
O Thomas to L Das, OUT! Run Out! What a shocker! No one expected this, neither the fielders nor the crowd as there was not much of an appeal after the keeper had taken the bails off. The ball is on length and flicked away towards the deep square leg fence by Das. Powell gives chase almost all the way to the boundary and picks it up, turns around and throws it back to the keeper's end. The batsmen were going for the third run. The throw is right on top of the stumps and Shai Hope takes the bails off in a flash. Tamim though did not look worried. The leg umpire took it upstairs and lo and behold! Tamim is found short! He has to depart and that's the first one down for the hosts. Has come against the run of play. Unbeliveable.

A run out appeal has been taken upstairs. Tamim Iqbal is the man in question. However, the players don't seem too excited.

1.4
0
O Thomas to L Das, Wide! Yet another extra. It is way down the leg side.
1.3
6
O Thomas to L Das, SIX! The free hit is taken full toll off this time. Length ball on middle and leg, Das clears his front leg and hoicks it over cow corner for a maximum.
1.3
0
O Thomas to L Das, Another no ball! This time it is called as it is the second bouncer in the over. The hook is missed again by Liton Das.
1.2
0
O Thomas to L Das, Length ball just above the stumps, missed by Liton as he tries to hit it back straight over the bowler's head.
1.1
1
O Thomas to T Iqbal, Free Hit! Just a single off it in the end. The ball is fast and outside off on a length. Tamim looks to go over the off side but takes the top edge and the ball goes high in the air. Thomas drops the catch which wouldn't have mattered anyway. The batsmen pick up a run in the meantime.
1.1
0
O Thomas to T Iqbal, No ball! Huge overstepping from Thomas. The ball is a bouncer that Tamim ducks under and lets go. Free Hit coming up!

Oshane Thomas to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Another short delivery, Tamim misses his pull but the keeper also misses his collection. The batsmen run through for a bye. Good start to the chase for Bangladesh. 10 from the over.
0.5
6
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, SIX! Top edged for a maximum that lands just on the ropes. Short of a length outside off and Tamim dances down the wicket to smash it but gets a top edge on it. The ball flies over slip's head and all the way for a maximum. It lands on the ropes and the replays confirm the same.
0.4
1
S Cottrell to L Das, The plan is clear here. Not to give Liton Das any room. This one is on a shorter length and aimed at Das' body. He drops it on the off side and runs through for a quick single.
0.4
0
S Cottrell to L Das, Wide! It is well down the leg side!
0.3
0
S Cottrell to L Das, Oooh! Cut the batsman in half there! Liton Das looks to make room and hit the ball over the off side but the bowler follows him. The batsman can't put bat to ball.
0.2
1
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Bangladesh are away! Very full outside off, Tamim comes ahead to drive, takes it on the full and slices it away to the deep third man fielder for a single.
0.1
0
S Cottrell to T Iqbal, Extra bounce and beaten! Short of a length and outside off, Tamim goes for the cut over point but cannot connect.

We are back for the chase! Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das are the openers for Bangladesh. Sheldon Cottrell to start the proceedings for the Windies. Here we go...