Ireland Tri-Nation Series, 2019

Bangladesh vs West Indies - Final

Venue: The Village, Malahide, Dublin

Date & Time: 17 May 2019

Bangladesh 213/5

RR: 9.32 | Bangladesh beat West Indies by 5 wickets (D/L method)


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Tamim Iqbal c Jason Holder (C) & b Shannon Gabriel c Jason Holder (C) & b Shannon Gabriel 181320
Soumya Sarkar c & b Raymon Reifer c & b Raymon Reifer 664193
Sabbir Rahman lbw Shannon Gabriel lbw Shannon Gabriel 0200
Mushfiqur Rahim lbw Raymon Reifer lbw Raymon Reifer 362222
Mohammad Mithun lbw Fabian Allen lbw Fabian Allen 171411
Mahmudullah not out not out 191810
Mosaddek Hossain not out not out 522725
Mashrafe Mortaza
Mehidy Hasan
Mohammad Saifuddin
Mustafizur Rahman
Extras 5 (b 0, lb 0, w 5, nb 0)
Total 213 (5 Wkts, 22.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
59-1 (Tamim Iqbal,5.3), 60-2 (Sabbir Rahman,6), 109-3 (Soumya Sarkar,11.3), 134-4 (Mushfiqur Rahim,14), 143-5 (Mohammad Mithun,15.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Ashley Nurse3 0 35 0 11.67
Jason Holder4 0 31 0 7.75
Kemar Roach5 0 57 0 11.40
Shannon Gabriel3 0 30 2 10.00
Raymon Reifer3.5 0 23 2 6.57
Fabian Allen4 0 37 1 9.25
Sunil Ambris 0 0 0 0 0
Shai Hope 0 0 0 0 0
Darren Bravo 0 0 0 0 0
Roston Chase 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Carter 0 0 0 0 0

So, that is it from this game and this tournament! Bangladesh are seen posing with the trophy and this will be a massive confidence boost for them heading into the World Cup. The West Indies will have quite a few things to work on. There is still time though for that Mega Event. For now though, you can switch tabs and catch all the action from the ODI between Pakistan and England which is turning out to be a good one. Goodbye and take care!

Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza, says it is a great feeling, it is the start and he hopes he continues. Mentions they have missed out many times and is pleased they came out on top. States the wicket was very good to bat on and Sarkar and Tamim made use of it. Further adds they laid the foundation and Mosaddek and Mahmudullah did the job at the end. Reckons the World Cup will be more challenging and they are looking forward to it. Ends by saying he has enjoyed his time in Ireland and the win makes it even more sweet.

West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says the openers got off to a really good start. Mentions the fielding and dropped chances did not help them. States they have time before they prepare for the warm up games of the World Cup and there will also be more guys joining the side.

Shai Hope is the Man of the Series for his excellent run with the bat in this tournament.

Man of the Match is Mosaddek Hossain for his electrifying and match-winning knock!

Earlier in the day, after being inserted, the West Indies openers got them off to a rocketing start before rain played spoil sport. When all the hopes of a game were vanishing, the rain gods answered the prayer and after a long wait we had a 24-over-per-side match. However, after the break, the West Indies batsmen did not score that freely in the last 4 overs and that is probably what cost them the game.

This was probably the first time in this tournament the Bangladesh batters were put under a real test. They were chasing a challenging total on a wicket which was a good one to bat on. Their openers provided them with the ideal start and at that moment, it seemed like Bangladesh would once again cruise through. However, the West Indies bowlers fought back as Gabriel picked two in quick succession. Sarkar though continued as he and Rahim formed another decent stand. However, once Sarkar fell after getting to a half ton, the scoring rate then got slow. Also, wickets at regular intervals saw the game evenly balance at the end of the 16th over. Bangladesh needed 39 in the last four but a it was Hossain who rose to the occasion and smashed a brilliant 50 to take them over the line easily in the end.

WHAT A FINAL THIS WAS! What did we not have here? Rain, wickets, fours and sixes! Surely a game worthy of a final. In the end, it is the team which has been the best throughout which has come out on top. Bangladesh it is and a lot of credit has to be given to Mosaddek Hossain whose superb knock has taken them over the line.

R Reifer to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Mahmudullah finishes it off in style! BANGLADESH WIN THE FINALS BY 5 WICKETS (DLS)! A full ball on off, Mahumudllah strokes it through covers and the ball races away.
R Reifer to Mahmudullah, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
R Reifer to M Hossain, Scores level now as Hossain drives it square on the off side for a single.
R Reifer to M Hossain, Length and outside off, Hossain slashes but misses again.
R Reifer to M Hossain, Short and outside off, Hossain tries to cut but misses.

Raymon Reifer back into the attack.

F Allen to M Hossain, Does not finish it in this over as he takes a single through mid-wicket. Two needed now in 12 balls.
F Allen to M Hossain, A couple now! Works it with soft hands through mid-wicket and takes two. 3 more needed, one ball to do in this over.
F Allen to M Hossain, SIX! Now a maximum! 5 more to win only. This is probably the shot of the game. He steps out, also makes room and then goes inside out over covers. Clears the fence with ease.
F Allen to M Hossain, FOUR! Hossain wants to finish it in this over itself. 6,6 and now a boundary. This is deft. He waits for the ball to come to him and then guides it past short third man for a boundary.
F Allen to M Hossain, SIX! Back-to-back maximums and these two hits has probably won Bangladesh the game. Hossain dances down the track, gets to the pitch of it and tonks it over the long off fence.
F Allen to M Hossain, SIX! What a shot! Innovation at its best! Hossain has turned the game on its head with a gem of a knock. He brings the reverse sweep out. Hits it right off the middle and it goes over the point fence.
K Roach to M Hossain, Another single down towards third man. 12 from the over, 27 needed in the last 3. Bangladesh's game from here.
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Just a single now! A yorker on off, it is jammed out towards deep point.
K Roach to Mahmudullah, In the air... but safe again! A low full toss on off, Mahmudullah looks to go big but mistimes it. It goes towards long on where Holder stops it on the bounce 2 taken.
K Roach to M Hossain, Now a single as this is guided towards third man.
K Roach to M Hossain, SIX! That has been nailed! Probably the match-changing stroke! Full and outside off, Hossain lofts it over the cover region for a biggie.
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Full outside off, Mahmudullah drives it to wide long off for a run.
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Another single as this is worked through square leg. Top over again by Allen. Just the 4 from it. 39 needed now from 24.
F Allen to M Hossain, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
F Allen to Mahmudullah, In the air... but safe! Mahmudullah looks to go big but only manages a top edge. It lands in the no man's land region in the cover area and the batters take a run.
F Allen to M Hossain, Shorter in length, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Slower through the air on middle, the batter looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat a touch early. A leading edge is induced which goes towards point for one.
F Allen to M Hossain, Shorter in length on middle, this is pulled to deep square leg for a single.
J Holder to M Hossain, Full on off, Hossain drives it to long off. Single taken.
J Holder to Mahmudullah, Bangladesh is now edging towards the target given. Mahmudullah flicks this off his pads for an easy single.
J Holder to M Hossain, Full on leg, Hossain flicks it towards the mid-wicket for a single.
J Holder to M Hossain, SIX! Hossain doesn't miss this time. A short delivery on off, Hossain stands tall and pulls it to mid-wicket for the maximum.
J Holder to M Hossain, BEATEN! A good length delivery on off, Hossain goes for a big heave but fails to make any connection.
J Holder to Mahmudullah, Holder bowls this full outside off, Mahmudullah guides it to third man for a single.
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah makes room and then lofts it over covers for another single.
F Allen to M Hossain, Only a single now! This is worked through mid-wicket for single.
F Allen to M Hossain, Shortish and outside off, Hossain cuts it to point again. Three dots in a row.
F Allen to M Hossain, Another one guided to point. Another dot.
F Allen to M Hossain, Flatter and outside off, this is guided to point.
F Allen to Mahmudullah, Driven through mid off by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
K Roach to M Hossain, FOUR! Full on leg, Hossain just flicks it to fine leg for a boundary.
K Roach to M Hossain, BEATEN! Full delivery outside off, ball moving away. Hossain looks to drive but misses.
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Welcome single for Mahmudullah. Short on off, MM just taps it to point, mis-field by the fielder helps batsmen to take a run.
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Full on off, Mahmudullah defends it with ease.
K Roach to M Hossain, A back of a length delivery outside off, Hossain guides it to third man. Single taken.
K Roach to Mahmudullah, Roach bowls this short of a good length on off, Mahmudullah punches it to covers for a run.