World Twenty20 2014: Bangladesh v West Indies as it happened

Defending champions West Indies beat hosts Bangladesh by 73 runs in World Twenty20 Group Two.

25 March 2014 Last updated at 12:59

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  1. 17:11: 

    We're going to leave it there - BBC Radio 5 live sports extra has commentary on the rest of today's play in the MCC-Durham game today, and on the whole of the final day's play tomorrow - it starts at 10:30 GMT.

    While there's no men's World T20 games tomorrow, England's women are back in action against India at 13:30 GMT, there will be updates on our Sportsday Live rolling news service - while I'd also advise keeping across @bbctms and the official ECB Twitter feed if you want to follow it closely.

    We'll be back on Thursday morning when South Africa v Netherlands and England v Sri Lanka will be on the live text menu, with a side order of Ireland's women against Australia. See you then.

  2. 17:04: 
    Group table
    Group 2

    So, Group 2 looks like this tonight - with India on top, West Indies and Pakistan having won one and lost one, and Bangladesh propping up the table below Australia, courtesy of having their net run-rate taking a pounding today.

  3. 17:02: 

    So, a win for a West Indies side who weren't quite firing on all cylinders - and were helped by some distinctly average fielding from Bangladesh, who were up against it after losing those three early wickets but nearly managed to bat out the 20 overs, rather than "going Dutch" the way the Netherlands did against Sri Lanka yesterday.


    More from Windies Darren Sammy on opener Chris Gayle: "Chris didn't score at the strike rate which we normally see him batting at, but the fact he was there at the wicket was important. I saw they brought on Shakib Al Hasan very late, maybe because they didn't want to bowl at him but in the next games he will come into his own, he is hitting the ball very well in the nets and I know when the time comes he will deliver."

  5. 16:58: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    If you weren't with us earlier (and where were you?), the other game in Bangladesh today was in the women's tournament in Sylhet, where New Zealand beat Ireland by 42 runs.

    "We are continually making the same basic errors which is disappointing," said Ireland coach Trent Johnston. "The batting side of things has been great, but our fielding was disappointing and the bowling good in patches."

    Captain's view
    Darren Sammy

    West Indies captain Darren Sammy: "Much better game from the West Indies team. Chris and Smithy gave us a good start, and while I thought they bowled really well we batted much better and then the bowlers did a good job, so were happy to get off the mark. Once we got over 160 we backed our bowlers and we got it by a big margin which will also help our net run-rate."

    Captain's view

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim: "It was disappointing, the bowling was good we dropped a couple of catches and let a couple of cheap boundaries through, so we gave away about 20 runs. 130-150 would have been a different ball game. When you're chasing 172 you need a fast start in the first six overs and we didn't have that. We need to work on our shot selection. It hurts a lot, but you have to give credit to West Indies who played really well."

  8. 16:53: 
    Women's World Twenty20

    There's been a much closer match this afternoon in the Women's World Twenty20, where Australia beat South Africa by six wickets with eight balls to spare. Ellyse Perry saw them home with 41 not out from 29 balls.


    Man of the match Dwayne Smith: "I am glad to see that we are back on track again. I hope we can go on and continue to go from strength to strength."

  10. 16:50: 

    Man of the match is Dwayne Smith for his 72 from 43 balls.

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was a good performance from West Indies. It wasn't their best cricket but they dominated. They were aware Bangladesh are difficult to beat at home, but Bangladesh let themselves down. West Indies need to work on a few things, such as their catching, but that was a good workout."

    Marlon Samuels tries to catch the ball

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  12. 16:49: 

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra are switching straight to Abu Dhabi for commentary, where MCC have been set a target of 224 to beat Durham in the Champion County match. Mike Gatting, who is "el presidente" of MCC this year, is currently the guest summariser.

    Join the debate at #bbccricket

    Mashidur Gooner Miah: Good luck to BD for the next few games because they need it. On this showing, they've got no chance against Pakistan & India.

  14. 16:46: 

    So, a win for West Indies and a hefty boost for their net run-rate, as the two sets of players shake hands.



  16. 19.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Gazi b Russell 11 (Ban 98 all out)
    Bangladesh batsman Sohag Gazi is bowled

    Andre Russell finishes it by bowling Gazi, middle stump, with the first ball of the last over.

  17. 19 overs: 
    Ban 97-9

    As a paid-up member of the number 11s' union, I know all about how often you have to bat in completely lost causes. Last man Al-Amin Hossain walks to the crease with a mere 75 needed from seven balls. It's Gazi facing the last ball of Santokie's spell, a single means he'll face the last over and Santokie has 3-17 from his four overs.

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was a good catch. It was another heave towards cow corner and he dragged it to Bravo. You expect that to be taken but Bravo is a good athlete and a great fielder."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  19. 18.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Mortaza c Bravo b Santokie 19 (Ban 97-9)

    Santokie back for his last over, and once again Mortaza aims at long-on but gets an edge for four through third man. Then he lunches one high above deep backward square leg - and another catch is put down, this time by Marlon Samuels, his second drop of the day. But Bravo shows Samuels how it's done, pouching Mortaza at deep mid-on after an entertaining cameo.

  20. 18 overs: 
    Ban 91-8 (target 172)

    Gazi skies a slower ball from Bravo into the air over mid-on, but the fielders are slightly slow in moving for it and Gazi survives as they run one. More frustration for Bravo as Mortaza aims a big hoick but the ball flies off an edge for four through third man. A single takes Mortaza to 13, and as Gazi pulls a bouncer for a single to long-on, the required rate creeps above 36 an over, and Bangladesh officially need snookers. A single off the last ball means Mortaza has 14, Gazi has nine but it's 81 needed from 12 balls.

  21. 17 overs: 
    Ban 83-8 (target 172)

    Gazi is nearly bowled by a slower ball as he aims a big slog at Russell, but after a couple of singles, we have a rare boundary - the first since the 10th over - as Mortaza pulls a four through long leg. But it's too little, too late for the Tigers who need 89 from 18 balls. Just a shade under 30 an over.

  22. 16 overs: 
    Ban 77-8 (target 172)

    Narine returns for his last over as West Indies attempt to apply the coup de grace. Mortaza pokes a single to backward point, Gazi moves to six with a single to short fine leg. Mortaza knocks a single to the cover sweeper, and the target for Bangladesh is now 95 from 24 balls. Narine finishes with 1-17 from four, but West Indies could bring just about anyone on to bowl here and still win.

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "West Indies are an important part of this tournament, it's the only sport they play when all the islands are together. When it's going well when they are happy but when they are not playing so well they go a bit quiet."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  24. 15 overs: 
    Ban 74-8 (target 172)

    After a quick burst of the magic spray, Gazi, backing away as if he's expecting a short ball, plays and misses, leaving his side needing 98 from 30 balls.

  25. 14.5 overs: 
    OUCH!- Ban 74-8

    Mashrafe Mortaza is the new batsman, he forces his first ball through mid-wicket for a single. Gazi is hit on the glove, and this time it's the Bangladesh physio out for a quick visit.

  26. 14.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Z Rahman b Russell 9 (Ban 73-8)
    Ziaur Rahman is bowled

    Andre Russell is West Indies' seventh bowler, he's a fast-medium seamer who bagged a golden duck earlier today - and his third ball knocks over Ziaur's leg stump as he aims a village-style heave across the line. And the fans really are leaving in droves now.

  27. 14 overs: 
    Ban 70-7 (target 172)

    Sammy shuffles his bowlers as Bravo returns to the attack - Bangladesh are still short of their lowest total in T20 internationals, 78. Ziaur and Gazi help themselves to four singles but the Bangladesh players and fans alike look resigned to their fate. 102 needed from 36 balls.

  28. 13 overs: 
    Ban 66-7

    Can the wily Santokie wrap it up for West Indies? His third over starts with a wide, Gazi is then hit on the toe by a slingy yorker, but then has to reach to steer a single to the cover sweeper. Fellow right-hander Ziaur plays and misses before clubbing a single to mid-wicket.

    The required target is now an increasingly improbable 107 from 42 balls at a required rate of 15.14 per over. But even if the result of this game is now a given, as Bish pointed out on TMS, both sides will be aware of the importance of net run rate...

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Bangladesh should be, by now, a much more competitive unit than they are proving to be. The West Indies will want to close this out as soon as possible because net run-rate could yet be a factor."

  30. 12 overs: 
    Ban 63-7 (target 172)

    Sohag Gazi joins Ziaur - a man with a Test century is useful to have coming in at nine in a T20, but I think this may be beyond Bangladesh now. Ziaur and Gazi manage some ones and twos against Narine, who whirls away for his third over. He has 1-14, and Bangladesh's tall order is 109 runs needed from 48 balls.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Lendl Simmons isn't a novice by any stretch of the imagination, the only thing you could accuse him of is being a bit rusty but that was a fine catch."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  32. 11 overs: 
    WICKET- Mahmudullah c Simmons b Badree 1 (Ban 59-7)

    New batsman Ziaur Rahman pushes Badree for a single - as Ian Bishop predicted, some of the crowd are starting to shuffle to the exits. Mahmudullah edges Badree's last ball to the stand-in keeper Simmons, and looks absolutely disgusted with himself.

    Badree finishes with 4-15 from his four overs, and the trickle of fans departing may soon become a torrent.

  33. 10.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Mushfiqur c Bravo b Badree 22 (Ban 58-6)
    Mushfiqur Rahim

    They have a look at the catch - and it's a clean catch, Bravo had the ball in both hands before he fell to earth. It's all over for Mushy, and most probably, all over for Bangladesh.


    All-rounder Mahmudullah is in at number seven. He chops his first ball for a single, but when Mushfiqur unleashes another cut shot, Bravo takes a blinder at point. Or did he? Umpires are checking something...

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's all going to go into a whimper, the crowd are going to start going home now. I think Bangladesh are going to struggle from here."

  36. 10.1 overs: 
    WICKET- S Rahman c Sammy b Badree 1 (Ban 57-5)
    Samuel Badree

    Another bowling change works wonders as Badree returns for his last over and Sabir hits the first ball of the over straight to Cap'n Sammy at short mid-wicket. It's not looking good for the hosts.

  37. 10 overs: 
    Ban 57-4 (target 172)

    Sabbir Rahman joins Mushfiqur, who delicately dabs a four wide of short third man. A single past the non-striker takes him to 22 from 21 balls, a lot rests on him now. Sabbir is off the mark with a single.

    Adam Mountford, BBC Test Match Special

    TMS producer on Twitter: Lots of behind the scenes photos from the BBC TMS team at the #wt20 in Bangladesh on our BBC Sport Facebook page.

    And a reminder that at the end of this match we'll take you back to Abu Dhabi where a tight game is developing between MCC and Durham. You can hear commentary on that game from BBC Newcastle.

  39. 9.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Mominul Haque c Santokie b Narine 16 (Ban 51-4)
    West Indies strike

    Mominul goes aerial again, but this time he perishes as Santokie sinks to his knees to take the catch at short fine leg.

  40. 9 overs: 
    DROPPED CATCH- Ban 51-3
    Mominul Haque

    West Indies use a different bowler for the sixth successive over as Dwayne Bravo replaces fellow right-arm seamer Sammy. After a single from skipper Mushfiqur, Mominul rides his luck with a top-edged four over the keeper's head which has the fans dancing with delight. Bravo strays with a legside wide, Mominul swings and misses, but then gets the Jos Buttler scoop shot out of his locker to flick a four over his shoulder. Next ball, Mominul skies one over third man and is dropped by Samuels running in from third man. I've lost count of the number of dropped catches at this tournament, perhaps players are having problems with the lights?

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "They will need to take a few risks because you think they will need to get up to around 65 at the halfway point in order to set themselves a base for the last part of the innings."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  42. 8 overs: 
    Ban 40-3 (target 172)

    Mystery spinner Sunil Narine - another man who's given England some nightmares in the last few weeks - is West Indies' fifth bowler, serving up his patented selection of off breaks and carrom balls. It'll be interesting to see how the Windies ration his four overs. And it's four singles from the over as the required rate reaches 11 - the Tigers need 132 more from 72 balls.

  43. 7 overs: 
    Ban 35-3

    Cap'n Sammy - renowned by those who've met him as one of the nicest men in international cricket - bowls round the wicket to the left-handed Mominul, who steers a single to long-off. He's back over the wicket for the right-handed Mushfiqur, who unleashes his favourite cut shot (which always reminds me of fellow diminutive keeper-batsman Tim Ambrose) for four between backward point and short third man. A single takes the Tigers skiper to 13 from 13 balls. Mominul has six from 11.

  44. 15:43: 
    Lendl Simmons attempts a stumping

    Captain Darren Sammy comes on to bowl some of his medium-fast right-arm seam. But first there's a change of keepers as Ramdin is still having problems with that injured thumb - and occasional wicketkeeper Lendl Simmons is taking the gloves.

  45. 6 overs: 
    Ban 29-3 (target 172)

    Marlon Samuels into the attack early with his part-time off-spin to the left-handed Mominul. The crowd seem to have recovered, cheering on their batsmen as Mominul pushes a single, but the required run rate is already above 10 an over - singles won't be enough. Mushfiqur whacks a single to long-on, Mominul pokes one to the cover sweeper, while Mushfiqur can't connect with a fierce slog-sweep but when he does, he crashes a six over the mid-wicket fence. The crowd love that, as you might expect.

  46. 5 overs: 
    Ban 20-3 (Mominul 3*, Mushfiqur 1*)

    Badree the leggie to continue, he often bowls his overs straight through. Those quick wickets falling seem to have quietened the Bangladesh fans, and it's sedate progress on the pitch as Mominul sweeps a single. There's a big appeal as Mushfiqur is hit on the pad, but he got a big stride in, considering he's only a little fellow. Badree has 1-13 from three.

  47. 4 overs: 
    Ban 19-3 (target 172)

    Ramdin is OK to continue, having had his thumb sprayed and taped up. Goodness knows what many wicketkeepers' battered digits may look like by the end of their career... Mushfiqur dabs a single to third man, the left-handed Mominul taps a quick one to mid-off. Santokie has 2-7 from two overs.


    Nipun Agarwal: Is it the conditions or a lack of practice? So many dropped catches throughout the tournament (from all teams). India escaped having dropped Gayle twice, but surely the standard must improve as we progress.

  49. 3.3 overs: 
    OUCH!- Ban 17-3

    Captain Mushfiqur Rahim defends the hat-trick ball, Santokie then angles a wide out of Mushfiqur's reach. Keeper Denesh Ramdin takes the ball but it looks like he's taken a nasty blow on the thumb. The physio comes on with the magic spray.

    Athar Ali Khan, Ex-Bangladesh all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Very lazy looking shot but I just feel Santokie is a type of bowler who will do well on these kind of surfaces. Huge gap between bat and pad and one of the favourite sons of Bangladesh has to walk back."

  51. 3.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Shakib b Santokie 0 (Ban 16-3)

    All going wrong for the Tigers as the experienced Shakib Al Hasan is bowled first ball, losing his off stump. You could have driven an army of tigers between his bat and pad there. The wily Santokie is on a hat-trick.

  52. 3.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Anamul Haque st Ramdin b Santokie 10 (Ban 16-2)
    West Indies wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin (centre) celebrates

    Third umpire Richard Illingworth has a look, and confirms to his fellow English umpires on the field that Anamul had not grounded his back foot before the flashing red bails were removed.


    Great delivery from Santokie, Anamul swings and misses, and Ramdin whips the bails off in a microsecond. They're going upstairs...

  54. 3 overs: 
    Ban 16-1 (target 172)

    There are two (unrelated) Haques at the wicket now as Mominul Haque joins Aminul Haque at the crease. Mominul is off the mark with a single, Aminul rotates the strike, and a good over from Badree has only yielded three runs.

    Athar Ali Khan, Ex-Bangladesh all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's the danger I spoke about. If you are looking to hit in the air and you don't time one that's what can happen. A very good catch by Bravo but a false shot from Tamim."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  56. 2.3 overs: 
    WICKET- Tamim c Bravo b Badree 5 (Ban 14-1)
    West Indies celebrate

    Someone next to the sightscreen holds up play before the right-handed Anamul chops a single, Tamim is hit on the pad s he sweeps, but then perishes as he tries to force the ball wide of mid-off and the athletic Bravo takes a good diving catch.

    Athar Ali Khan, Ex-Bangladesh all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's so important for these batsmen not to depend on boundaries, yes boundaries will come but they need to rotate the strike, bowlers have to change their line and singles will play a very important role for Bangladesh."

  58. 2 overs: 
    Ban 13-0

    It's left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie, who recently gave England all sorts of problems in the T20 series in Barbados, to share the new ball with Badree. Tamim is ready to punish anything loose, and hammers a wide delivery over backward point for four. But that's the only scoring shot from the over.

    Athar Ali Khan, Ex-Bangladesh all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "When you do different things in the middle the bowlers will not know what to do next. They say to bowlers to put doubt in the minds of the batsmen but it can still work the other way."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  60. 1 over: 
    CLOSE!- Ban 9-0 (target 172)

    The left-handed Tamim - who England fans may remember from his sparkling century at Lord's four years ago - guides his first ball for a single off his legs. Anamul Haque smacks two fours wide of mid-off - the second just scraping the fingertips of the jumping Andre Russell - as the stadium DJ works the partisan home crowd up into a frenzy. They're well up for this - are their batsmen?

  61. 15:12: 

    With barely time to draw breath, it's time for Bangladesh's run chase. Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque are opening, with leg-spinner Samuel Badree taking the new ball for West Indies. Bring it on!

    A Question of Sport Teaser, BBC
    Sunil Narine

    We asked you before play: which five bowlers in the top 10 of the men's Twenty20 world rankings are from either West Indies or Pakistan?

    The answers: Sunil Narine (1st, WI); Samuel Badree (2nd, WI); Saeed Ajmal (3rd, Pkn); Mohammad Hafeez (6th, Pkn); and Shahid Afridi (10th, Pkn).

    If you're interested, the top 10 are completed by Ajantha Mendis (4th, SL); Nathan McCullum (5th, NZ); Shakib Al Hasan (7th, Ban); Prosper Utseya (8th, Zim); and Nuwan Kulasekara (9th, SL).

  63. 15:09: 

    TMS are now hearing from the BBC's Rahul Tandon on the latest from India, where the country's Supreme Court has called on BCCI president Narayanaswami Srinivasan tio step down so there can be a fair inquiry into alleged spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League.

    You can read more about this story on the BBC Sport website.


    West Indies opener Dwayne Smith: "After the India game I felt really bad and went back into the nets and put in the hard work and it was good to do well for the boys. It's a good pitch, it looks on the slow side but I'm sure our boys can do it."


    England pace bowler Anya Shrubsole on TMS: "We knew it would be a tough game against West Indies. The pitch was pretty good, it swung around a bit. The West Indies started well but we did well as a bowling unit to pull it back - Rebecca Grundy bowled brilliantly on her debut. Deandra Dottin [who took 4-12] has bowled a fair amount against us, but she bowled full, straight and quick with a number of slower balls and we didn't cope well with her.

    "The nature of tournament cricket is that realistically everything is in our hands, and we've still got a great chance of qualifying. We're just concentrating on playing India on Wednesday - we've played them a lot lately, we know they'll come up with a lot of spin so I don't think there will be too many surprises."

  66. 15:06: 

    TMS will now hear from England pace bowler Anya Shrubsole after their defeat by West Indies yesterday...

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "It could have been a lot worse for Bangladesh, they will take heart from it and it could have been 200. You often take the last two overs and bring it out in your batting and they would be really positive for Bangladesh. The ball is going to get wet very quickly, they have a lot of urgency in their running so they have things going for them."

  68. 15:05: 

    So, three ducks in a row at the bottom of the Windies scorecard - and a second consecutive golden duck for Bravo, who went first ball against India. And Al-Amin Hossain finishes as the pick of the bowlers with 3-21 from his four overs. The bowling figures:

    Mortaza 4-0-25-0, Al-Amin Hossain 4-0-21-3, Gazi 4-0-38-0, S Rahman 1-0-12-0, Mahmudullah 3-0-27-1, Shakib 3-0-21-1, Z Rahman 1-0-16-1.

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    Kishor Chauhan: How do they expect to win with dropped catches in T20 cricket? Disappointing for fans.

    Ollie Kemp: Bangladesh's fielding has been woeful. Probably given away 20 runs!

  70. 20 overs: 
    WICKET- Ramdin run out 0 (WI 171-7)

    Denesh Ramdin swings and misses, a bye to the keeper means Sammy will face the final ball of the innings. Another one swiped off the edge, a man gets a hand to it at point, they run two, come back for a third and Ramdin is run out at the striker's end as they attempt the third. What an eventful last over - four wickets from it!

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "That was plucked out of the air like a goalkeeper, but he didn't even tip it around the post. You need some luck as a fielder, it just sticks or it doesn't, but it was a superb catch."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  72. 19.4 overs: 
    WICKET- Bravo c Tamim b Al-Amin Hossain 0 (WI 168-6)
    Tamim Iqbal

    Dwayne Bravo is the new batsman, but they genuinely crossed on that ball so Sammy faces the hat-trick ball, swings and misses, and they run a bye to the keeper. Bravo swipes his first ball and Tamim Iqbal takes a superb catch at short third man! Three wickets in four balls! Even TMS summariser Jonty Rhodes would have been proud of that one.

  73. 19.2 overs: 
    WICKET- Russell c Shakib b Al-Amin Hossain 0 (WI 167-5)

    Andre Russell hits his first ball to long-off and is caught for a golden duck - Al-Amin is on a hat-trick!

  74. 19.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Samuels c Gazi b Al-Amin Hossain 18 (WI 167-4)

    Last over. Al-Amin Hossain to bowl - and Samuels smacks the first ball straight to extra cover. Sammy cheekily tries to ask the umpire if they crossed on the catch... but they didn't.

  75. 19 overs: 
    Darren Sammy

    Poor old Mashrafe Mortaza - two dropped catches off successive deliveries as Sammy aims another big hit to long-off. That's another four. Last ball, Sammy aims a cross-batted baseball blast and gets a top edge over the keeper for his third successive four. With one over left, Samuels has 18 from 21 balls, and Sammy has 12 from three, having been dropped twice!

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I think Sammy has been listening to the tunes and getting fired up, saying I'm the captain, let me take control."

  77. 18.4 overs: 

    Samuels hits a no-ball for two, but is nearly run out coming back for the second. The no-ball means it's a free hit, but Samuels swings and misses at the free hit ball. A single means captain Darren Sammy - who has promoted himself up the order to number five - is on strike, he launches his first ball into the stratosphere and will he be caught at long-off? No - it's dropped, through Mortaza's hands and hits the boundary rope. Four or six? It's signalled as four.

  78. 18.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Gayle c Tamim b Z Rahman 48 (WI 154-3)
    Bangladesh bowler Ziaur Rahman (centre) took Gayle's wicket

    Two overs to go. The 19th over of a T20 game may be an odd occasion to bring on your seventh bowler, but it's time for medium-pacer Ziaur Rahman - and Gayle falls to his first ball! Gayle takes aim at long-off but is dismissed by a spectacular piece of fielding by Tamim Iqbal on the rope. He took the catch, but knowing he was about to step over the rope, pushed the ball up into the air and held the catch on a permanent basis after stepping back inside the rope. Well done Tamim.

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "That's what happens if you get it slightly wrong against Chris Gayle, it almost went through the sightscreen."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  80. 18 overs: 
    WI 151-2

    Three overs left, and Bangladesh turn back to the seam of Al-Amin Hossain. The boundaries momentarily dry up as Samuels and Gayle add three singles, but Al-Amin then serves up a pie of a full toss which Gayle whacks over his head for four to bring up the fifty stand. A single takes him to 48 from 47 balls, that strike rate is creeping up.

    And some breaking cricket news from New Road... Worcestershire have announced a change of one-day nickname. They will be known as the Worcestershire Rapids in T20 cricket this season. Cue the deluge of water-based puns...

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "The menacing thing for me there is that Chris Gayle did not smile after hitting that six, it looks like he means business."

  82. 17 overs: 
    WI 143-2 (Gayle 42*, Samuels 13*)
    Chris Gayle

    Samuels has a change of bat between overs, Gayle nurdles a single but then it's keeper Mushfiqur Rahim's turn to make a ricket in the field as Samuels swings and misses and the ball goes through the keeper's legs for four byes. Next ball, exactly the same thing happens! Charles Dagnall on TMS thinks Mushy might want to keep wicket in the long barrier position... A single brings Gayle back on strike and he hits only his second four, lifting it over the bowler's head - then he adds his second six as a full toss is smashed high and into the sightscreen. It's measured at 90m.

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    Chris Parker: Gayle isn't just a slogger he's a clever player, Smith was playing well, now he's out Gayle will up the ante.

  84. 16 overs: 
    WI 123-2

    Bangladesh's senior spinners continue in tandem, Mahmudullah hits Gayle on the pad and the batsmen scamper a leg bye. Samuels smacks a single to long-on, Gayle aims a big blast... but can only chop the ball straight back to the bowler. But when he does get the ball away, the long-on fielder, in trying to collect the ball, only succeeds in pushing it onto the boundary. A single takes the big man to 31 from 40 balls.

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "It's very hard to flick that switch. If you've been going from ball one OK, but it's hard to just turn it up and get it going."

    Listen to Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  86. 15 overs: 
    WI 116-2
    Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels

    Samuels smears Shakib for a single, a lofted Gayle drive reaches long-on on the first bounce and they run one. Samuels rotates the strike well, Gayle digs out a yorker and jogs a single as the ball spins out of the bowler's reach. But the wily Shakib completes a good over, just those four runs from it - he has 1-9 from two.

    Jonty Rhodes, Ex-South Africa batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Something does have to explode from Gayle's bat. He's backing himself to bat through and you don't always take advantage of the bad deliveries then because you don't want to get out."

  88. 14 overs: 
    WI 112-2 (Gayle 24*, Samuels 9*)

    Gayle steers Mahmudullah for a single, Samuels pokes a two to the cover sweeper before a well-placed cut shot beats the same fielder to bring him his first four. Two more singles take the Windies to Nelson (111), but Samuels pulls the last ball to long leg to nick the strike.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Gayle has to start increasing his tempo, the only unfortunate is that two wickets have fallen in close succession. His score of 22 from 31 is un-Gayle like, it's un-anyone like as an opening batsman in T20."

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  90. 13 overs: 
    WI 102-2

    Marlon Samuels is the new batsman, he and Gayle are perfectly capable of teeing off at any moment, but they only take ones and twos off the rest of Shakib's over. Gayle has 22 from 31 balls - will the real Christopher Henry Gayle please stand up?

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Lendl Simmons missed it, Mushfiqur Rahim collected it and I think Simmons thought it had gone past the keeper, set off for a single not realising it had been collected."

  92. 12.1 overs: 
    WICKET- Simmons st Mushfiqur b Shakib 0 (WI 98-2)
    Bangladesh celebrate

    Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan into the attack, firing his first ball down the leg side and Simmons is stumped first ball! It looked like he was going for a run and hadn't twigged that keeper Mushfiqur Rahim had snagged the ball - and when he left his crease, the delighted little keeper demolished the stumps. It was signalled as a wide, but a legside stumping off a wide is very much part of any keeper's art.

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    Small Man Peaky: These matches are too high pressure for Gayle to take time to get going. If he's out for 20 off 40, WI are in trouble early on.

    Charlie Stevens: Chris Gayle looks scared out there at the minute. Not himself.

  94. 12 overs: 
    WI 97-1

    Gayle, joined by Lendl Simmons, defends the last ball.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "He grabbed it on the rebound, it would have been an embarrassing moment had he dropped that. Interesting that Lendl Simmons has come in now ahead of Marlon Samuels and I like that, he manipulates the ball much better than Samuels, who ran out Chris Gayle the other day."

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  96. 11.5 overs: 
    WICKET- Smith c Al-Amin Hossain b Mahmudullah 72 (WI 97-1)
    Bangladesh dismiss Dwayne Smith

    But Smith's entertaining innings is ended as he goes for another big heave, the ball sails into the sky and is pouched at fine leg. His 72 came from 43 balls.

  97. 11.4 overs: 
    WI 97-0

    Spin continues from both ends as experienced all-rounder Mahmudullah comes on with his right-arm off-spin. But after a single from Gayle, Mahmudullah is let down by Gazi on the square leg fence who makes a horlicks of a potential catch, but also lets the ball squirm through his grasp and onto the boundary for four. Smith, reprieved, smashes the next ball for six over mid-wicket.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "I saw Chris Gayle in an IPL match, at the halfway point he had 11 or something and I think he went on to make a hundred, that's how dangerous he can be. I think the left-arm spinner would be ideal against Smith but they are worried about him against Gayle."

  99. 11 overs: 
    WI 86-0

    Finally we have a fourth bowler - it's leg-spinner Sabbir Rahman, another player new to international cricket who only made his debut last month. But his second ball is far too short and Smith launches it into the stands for six over mid-wicket. A swept four and a single to the cover sweeper means it's a good over for Smith, and for West Indies. Gayle moves to a relatively sedate 18 with a single off the last ball.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Controlled power hitting from Dwayne Smith, he's carrying this innings while Gayle still struggles to get his timing."

  101. 10 overs: 
    SMITH 50- WI 74-0
    Dwayne Smith

    So Mortaza's bowled out, now Gazi is bowling his fourth over straight through. Smith picks up four successive boundaries with a careful reverse sweep, a more agricultural pull, a powerful thump past the bowler and another pull to bring up his third T20 international fifty from 33 balls. A swept single means at the halfway point, Smith has 51 from 35 while Gayle has 17 from 25.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "They are bowling Mortaza out, so he will not be an option later on. It will be interesting to see if they bring the left-arm spinners on while Gayle is still there."

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  103. 9 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- WI 57-0

    Mortaza returns for his last over, the Windies opening pair plunder three singles, then Smith is hit on the pad but once again umpire Nigel Llong is unmoved. Smith nudges a slower ball straight to short fine leg, Gayle calls him for a risky single, he'll be run out by yards if it hits... but the throw is wide. Mortaza takes his (metaphorical rather than actual) cap with figures of 0-25 from four.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "You could turn Chris Gayle's bat sideways and bat with it, you combine that thickness with his awesome power and no wonder that ball went about 20 rows back."

  105. 8 overs: 
    WI 53-0

    Gazi to continue, still no sign of a fourth bowler from Bangladesh, although skipper-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim scampers down the wicket for a chat with his bowler before the over begins. Gayle is hit on the pad, then he gets a leading edge which just chips short of the man at mid-wicket - it's far from the full Gayle force so far. A misfield brings him two off his legs... but then that's more like the Chris Gayle we know and love as he launches the spinner for a six over long-on which brings up the fifty stand.

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    Sujan Gautam: Gayle's slow approach seemed to work in IPL but here he looks out of sorts. He should go back to his explosive batting.

    Ian Bishop, Ex-West Indies bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    "Of late Chris Gayle is starting to take a lot longer to take going, waiting until after the powerplays, but while Smith is going it takes the pressure off Gayle."

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  108. 7 overs: 
    WI 44-0 (Smith 32*, Gayle 6*)

    With the powerplay concluded, the field scatters, Mortaza's off and Al-Amin Hossain returns. Smith and Gayle are still proceeding in singles for now, when will they hit the accelerator? Right now - Smith clubs a short ball for a flat six over mid-wicket, although he then nearly chops the ball onto his stumps. He has 32 from 26 balls, Gayle has six from 16.


    Alan Vaughan: I don't usual follow this version of the game as it reminds me of hit and run played on the beach on holiday - no skill, just hit and hope, but I'm in the warmth in South Africa with time to spare. So please answer me this: why are England playing so many second or third-rate cricketers, even when they keep failing?

  110. 6 overs: 
    WI 36-0

    Gazi - the only man to score a century and take a hat-trick in the same Test - keeps Gayle tied down with a bit of flight and guile, before the big Jamaican punches a single to long-off. Smith pulls one to long leg, Gayle can't get the last ball away so that's a great over from Gazi.

    Athar Ali Khan, Ex-Bangladesh all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Gayle is caught in two minds, whether to be a bit more aggressive."

  112. 5 overs: 
    WI 34-0 (Smith 24*, Gayle 4*)

    Mortaza in for his third over, Gayle dabs a single to point and he may be moving up through the gears here. If he reaches fifth gear, Bangladesh - and any of their fans who haven't brought their tin hats - must beware. Two more singles added, and Smith can't time another bloodthirsty pull and is hit on the pad.

    Athar Ali Khan, Ex-Bangladesh all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "Three off eight for Gayle is not bad because he can flay them all over the park. The question is whether the Bangladesh team can knock him over early on."

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  114. 4 overs: 
    WI 31-0
    Chris Gayle

    The Tigers turn to spin for the first time, with off-spinner Sohag Gazi - who I may have given the kiss of death by picking him out as Bangladesh's player to watch in our team guide - into the attack. Smith fluently sweeps his first two balls for four and moves to 23 with a single. The becalmed Gayle drills a single to long-off.


    Stew Costello: I fear for Bangladesh today. West Indies were not happy at all with their first match and will be very aggressive with bat and ball.

  116. 3 overs: 
    WI 21-0 (Smith 14*, Gayle 1*)

    Smith swishes at thin air again as Mortaza sends one down that just misses the top of the stumps. He then chips a drive over mid-on's head and away for four, and cuts a two to deep point. Bangladesh clearly think Gayle (admittedly a man who doesn't run many twos) is susceptible to run-outs, they've thrown to his end nearly every time there has been a run. A single off the penultimate ball means Smith has 14 off 12 balls, Gayle has one from six.

  117. 2 overs: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- WI 14-0

    It's right-arm seam from both ends as Al-Amin Hossain will share the new ball. He won't be a familiar name to UK fans, he's 24 and has only played three Tests, three ODIs and four T20s since his debut last autumn. His first ball thuds into Smith's pad but again, nothing doing. Smith prods a quick single to mid-on, Gayle is off the mark with a tapped single to mid-wicket. Smith swings and misses, grinning at the bowler, before nudging a single off his legs. A quiet start by Windies standards.

  118. 1 over: 
    APPEAL - NOT OUT- WI 11-0

    Not a good start for Bangladesh as right-arm seamer Mortaza fires the first ball down the leg side and out of the keeper's reach for five wides. Dwayne Smith pulls the second legitimate delivery for four through mid-wicket. A single brings the mighty left-hander Chris Gayle - the self-styled "coolest man in cricket" - on strike. He's hit on the pad and bowler, wicketkeeper and crowd scream an lbw appeal but umpire Nigel Llong rules it out, correctly, as Gayle had inside-edged it onto his pad. Another legside wide prolongs a lengthy opening over, 11 from it.

  119. 13:31: 

    The sun has set in Mirpur - it's very much a night game under floodlights - TMS's Charles Dagnall fears we could have a rain shower later, but hopefully we won't have a floodlight failure like we did in Chittagong yesterday. Gayle and Dwayne Smith are ready to start their engines for West Indies, and former skipper Mashrafe Mortaza will take the new ball for Bangladesh. A minute or so late.

    Athar Ali Khan, Ex-Bangladesh all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "West Indies are a seriously good side, they had a bad day against India but expectation is still high."

  121. 13:28: 

    Bangladesh take the field in their lurid green, red and yellow uniforms, which can best be described as an explosion in an Opal Fruits factory. The Green Cross Code Man would certainly approve, there's no way they wouldn't be seen in the dark.

    West Indies' traditional maroon has, for this tournament, been augmented by yellow and sky-blue trim. Chris Gayle is getting his equipment ready like a gladiator preparing to enter the Colosseum.

  122. 13:26: 

    It's now time for Amar Sonar Bangla ("My Golden Bengal"), Bangladesh's anthem. While an instrumental version is played, some of the players are singing along, while plenty of fans join in with gusto.

    Athar Ali Khan, Ex-Bangladesh all-rounder on BBC Test Match Special

    "The expectations are huge, the Bangladesh fans are passionate about the game and still feel they are good enough to win this game. I really like the changes to the team, we have more spinners."

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  124. 13:24: 

    First up is the special cricketing anthem "Rally Round The West Indies", by calypso singer David Rudder, which celebrates cricket in the region.

  125. 13:23: 

    Plenty of bowling options on both sides today, but can West Indies break the shackles they - and opener Dwayne Smith in particular - seemed to be burdened by against India?

    Meanwhile, on TMS, Charles Dagnall has been speaking to some very proud Bangladesh fans, who are super-confident of victory today. Almost time for the anthems.

  126. 13:21: 
    Kies-better late than never?
    Craig Kieswetter

    England's latest injury call-up Craig Kieswetter says he was "surprised and delighted" when he got the call to head to Bangladesh as a replacement for the injured Luke Wright.

    "I've been out for 12 months or more, so I'm delighted to be back," he said.

    "The competition had started and they'd gone with their squad, so I was getting ready for pre-season with Somerset.

    "There has always been an open channel of communication between the selectors and myself and the coach. I got some honest feedback, went away and worked at it, and the work I've been doing has paid off."

    Read more on the BBC Sport website.

  127. 13:19:  
    A Question of Sport Teaser, BBC

    Before play, a little teaser from our colleagues at A Question Of Sport - we'll give you the answer during the interval between innings. (No prizes, I'm afraid).

    Which five bowlers in the top 10 of the men's Twenty20 world rankings are from either West Indies or Pakistan?

  128. 13:17: 
    State of the group
    Group 2 table

    After three matches so far in Group 2, India are in pole position with two wins from two. Pakistan have won one and lost one, while West Indies and Australia both lost their opening game.

  129. 13:15: 

    So, as Test Match Special takes to the airwaves in Mirpur, we want to hear from you as ever. Is this the game when West Indies get their campaign up and running, or can Bangladesh cause a shock on home soil?

    You can email us at (with "For Mark Mitchener" in the subject line), text 81111 if you're in the UK or tweet us via #bbccricket if you're out in the Twittersphere.

  130. 13:13: 
    Team line-ups

    Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt & wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Ziaur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain.

    West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Darren Sammy (capt), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Krishmar Santokie.

    It's an all-English umpiring crew today with Richard Kettleborough and Nigel Llong on the field, and Richard Illingworth on TV replays.

  131. 13:11: 
    Team news

    Bangladesh's four changes see Mominul Haque, Mashrafe Mortaza, Sohag Gazi and Ziaur Rahman replace Nasir Hossain, Farhad Reza, Rubel Hossain and Abdur Razzak.

  132. 13:09: 
    Captain's view

    West Indies skipper Darren Sammy: "We were looking to bowl first as well but we won't let the first game put a dark cloud on our tournament. We've got to play like defending champions and we are confident we can do that. We are backing the same XI to do the job for us. Anything above 155 seems to be a good target, hopefully we can come out an execute well and put them under pressure."

  133. 13:07: 
    Captain's view

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim: "We'll have a bowl first, it's difficult to set a target and it looks like it's dry so it's easier to bowl first."

  134. 13:06: 
    Women's World Twenty20
    Cecelia Joyce

    Over in Sylhet, Ireland's women have lost their opening game as New Zealand triumphed by 42 runs.

    Captain Suzie Bates led from the front, making 68 from 51 balls and adding 116 for the first wicket with Frances Mackay (51) as the White Ferns posted 171-3 from their 20 overs.

    Cecelia Joyce (pictured), twin sister of captain Isobel (and sister of Ed), top scored with 41 from 28 balls as Ireland made 129-5 in reply. Australia face South Africa this afternoon.

    Find out more about the Women's World Twenty20 with our team guide

  135. 13:03: 

    Windies skipper Darren Sammy calls incorrectly - Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim elects to field first. They make four changes from the side which lost to Hong Kong (the maximum he can make, as there's only 15 in the squad), and Mushfiqur says they want to bowl before the dew sets in.

    West Indies are unchanged.

  136. 13:02: 

    West Indies, many people's favourites for the tournaments, were beaten by India in their opening game - while Bangladesh qualified for the Super 10s despite a disappointing defeat by Hong Kong.

  137. 13:00: 
    Fans arrive at the ground

    Afternoon, everyone. It's just one game on the agenda today - hosts Bangladesh taking on West Indies. And both will be hoping to bounce back from a defeat.

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Live Scores - Bangladesh v West Indies


  • West Indies beat Bangladesh by 73 runs
  • Bangladesh: 98 (19.1 overs)
  • West Indies: 171-7 (20.0 overs)
  • Venue: Mirpur

Bangladesh Innings

All out
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Tamim c Dwayne Bravo b Badree 5
A Haque st Ramdin b Santokie 10
M Haque c Santokie b Narine 16
Shakib b Santokie 0
Rahim c Dwayne Bravo b Badree 22
Rahman c Sammy b Badree 1
Mahmudullah c Simmons b Badree 1
Rahman b Russell 9
Gazi b Russell 11
Mortaza c Dwayne Bravo b Santokie 19
Al-Amin not out 0
Extras 3w 1lb 4
Total all out 98

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