• WINDIES field first in deciding T20I

    LAUDERHILL, Florida – WINDIES will field first, after Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat in the third iPay Twenty20 International powered by Minister co-sponsored by Marcel today at the Central Broward Regional Park here.

    View “live” scores here:http://cricketwestindies.org/index.php/match-centre/

    The hosts made one change, replacing Evin Lewis with Chadwick Walton; the Bangladeshis are unchanged.

    The three-match series is level 1-1, after WINDIES won the first T20I by seven wickets last Tuesday at Warner Park in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Bangladesh clinched a 12-run victory in the second T20I yesterday here.

    Teams:

    WINDIES: 1 Andre Fletcher, 2 Chadwick Walton, 3 Marlon Samuels, 4 Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), 5 Carlos Brathwaite (captain), 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Ashley Nurse, 9 Samuel Badree, 10 Keemo Paul, 11 Kesrick Williams

    BANGLADESH: 1 Liton Das, 2 Tamim Iqbal, 3 Soumya Sarkar, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), 5 Shakib Al Hasan (captain), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Ariful Haque, 8 Abu Jayed, 9 Mustafizur Rahman, 10 Nazmul Islam, 11 Rubel Hossain

    UMPIRES:Gregory Brathwaite, Nigel Duguid

    TV REPLAYS UMPIRE:Joel Wilson

    MATCH REFEREE:Chris Broad (England)

    RESERVE UMPIRE:Leslie Reifer Jr

    (CWI)

  • Explosive WINDIES rewards Williams’ career-best

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – WINDIES followed up a career-best spell from Kesrick Williams with dynamic batting to seal a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the rain-affected first iPay One-day International powered by Minister co-sponsored by Marcel today here.

    Andre Russell, batting at three, struck three fours and three sixes in the top score of 35 not out from 21 balls and Marlon Samuels made 26 from 13 balls, as the WINDIES successfully chased a revised target of 91 from 11 overs after rain delayed the start to their innings in the contest played under the lights at Warner Park in the St. Kitts capital.

    View full scorecard here: http://cricketwestindies.org/index.php/match-centre/

    Rovman Powell, not out on 15, formalised the result with 11 balls remaining, when he lofted a delivery from Bangladeshi captain and left-arm spinner Shakib-Al-Hasan over long-on for six to give WINDIES a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

    The final two matches will be contested on Saturday and Sunday at the Central Broward Regional Park in the city of Fort Lauderdale in the American state of Florida.

    Earlier, Williams had grabbed 4-28 from four overs, as the visitors were restricted to 143 for nine from their allocation of 20 overs.

    Off-spinner Ashley Nurse bagged 2-6 from the first over of the match and Keemo Paul collected 2-24 from four overs, as Bangladesh kept bleeding wickets, though Mahmudullah led the way with 35 and Liton Das scored 24.

    In pursuit of the new target, WINDIES lost Evin Lewis caught at cover by Liton Das off Mustafizur Rahman for two, slicing a drive (10-1, 1.2 overs).

    Andre Fletcher was caught behind by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim off Mustafizur for seven, top-edging a cut (10-2, 1.6 overs).

    And, Marlon Samuels was caught at long-on by Mahmudullah off Rubel Hossain for 26, mistiming a lofted drive (52-3, 6.4 overs).

    Bowling:Mehidy Hasan 1-0-9-0; Mustafizur Rahman 2-1-18-2; Shakib-Al-Hasan 2.1-0-27-0 (w1); Nazmul Islam 2-0-24-0; Rubel Hossain 2-0-13-1 (w1).

    Bangladesh had lost Tamim Iqbal stumped by Denesh Ramdin off Nurse for a first-ball duck, charging down the pitch and missing a wild swing (0-1, 0.1 overs).

    Soumya Sarkar was bowled by Nurse for a one-ball duck, playing back and across to a well-pitched delivery (5-2, 0.4 overs).

    Liton Das was caught at deep mid-wicket by Andre Fletcher off Keemo Paul for 24, miscuing a pull at a short, rising ball (43-3, 5.2 overs).

    Shakib-Al-Hasan was caught at third man by Kesrick Williams off Paul for 19, upper-cutting a short, rising ball and fielder takes the catch, but quickly realises before going over the boundary rope, so tosses it back into the field of play and takes it just as he comes back in (43-4, 5.3 overs).

    Mushfiqur Rahim was caught at third man by Rovman Powell off Kesrick Williams, upper-cutting (90-5, 9.3 overs).

    Ariful Haque was bowled by Russell for 15, playing back and across (6-116, 14.1 overs).

    Mahmudullah was bowled by Williams for 35, deceived and playing across a slower ball (7-125, 16.1 overs).

    Mehidy Hasan was caught at deep mid-wicket by Ashley Nurse off Williams for 11, playing a slog/sweep (132-8, 18.1 overs).

    Nazmul Islam was caught behind by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin off Williams for seven, driving loosely (137-9, 18.3 overs).

    The not out batsmen were Rubel Hossain on two and Mustafizur Rahman on three.

    Bowling: Nurse 1-0-6-2; Russell 4-0-27-1; Badree 3-0-35-0; Paul 4-0-24-2 (w4); Brathwaite 4-0-21-0 (w1); Williams 4-0-28-4 (w1)

    (CWI)

  • WINDIES choose to field in first T20I

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – WINDIES won the toss and chose to field against Bangladesh in the firstiPay Twenty20 International powered by Minister co-sponsored by Marcel today at Warner Park omn Tuesday here.

    View “live” scores here: http://cricketwestindies.org/index.php/match-centre/

    Teams:

    WINDIES: 1 Andre Fletcher, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Marlon Samuels, 4 Denesh Ramdin (wicketkeeper), 5 Carlos Brathwaite (captain), 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Andre Russell, 8 Ashley Nurse, 9 Samuel Badree, 10 Keemo Paul, 11 Kesrick Williams

    BANGLADESH: 1 Liton Das, 2 Tamim Iqbal, 3 Soumya Sarkar, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), 5 Shakib Al Hasan (captain), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Ariful Haque, 8 Mehidy Hasan, 9 Mustafizur Rahman, 10 Nazmul Islam, 11 Rubel Hossain

    UMPIRES:Joel Wilson, Gregory Brathwaite

    TV REPLAYS UMPIRE:Nigel Duguid

    MATCH REFEREE:Chris Broad (England)

    RESERVE UMPIRE:Leslie Reifer, Jr

    (CWI)

  • WINDIES bats fail to upstage Tamim as Bangladesh seal series win

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A trio of half-centuries from Rovman Powell, Chris Gayle and Shai Hope failed to top Tamim Iqbal’s 11th career hundred that set up Bangladesh for an 18-run victory over WINDIES in the decisive third iPay One-day International powered by Minister co-sponsored by Marcel on Saturday here.

    Powell hit five fours and four sixes in the top score of an unbeaten 74 off 41 balls, Gayle supported with 73 off 66 balls that included six fours and five sixes, and Shai Hope gathered five fours in 64 from 94 balls, but WINDIES, chasing 302 for victory, finished on 283 for six in 50 overs on a typically slow Warner Park pitch.

    View full scorecard here:http://cricketwestindies.org/index.php/match-centre/

    The result meant that WINDIES lost the three-match series 1-2, following a 48-run defeat in the first ODI last Sunday at the Guyana National Stadium, where they bounced back to clinch a series-levelling win by three runs three days later – and Jason Holder is still looking for his first series win in 15 tries as WINDIES captain.

    WINDIES lost Evin Lewis caught behind by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim off Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza for 13, edging a delivery that exploded from the surface of the pitch (53-1, 10.1 overs)

    Gayle was caught at long-on by Mehidy Hasan off Rubel Hossain from a miscued lofted drive (105-2, 21.5 overs)

    Shimron Hetmyer was bowled by Mehidy Hasan for 30, swinging loosely at a well-pitched delivery (172-3, 35.4 overs)

    Kieran Powell was run out for four by a throw from cover fielder Mortaza to the bowler Mehidy, following a mix-up with Hope (179-4, 37.5 overs)

    Hope was caught at deep mid-wicket by Shakib off Mortaza, swinging at a well-pitched delivery (224-5, 43.1 overs)

    And, Holder was caught at long-off by Rubel Hossain off Mustafizur Rahman for nine, skying the ball to long-off (262-6, 47.1 overs)

    Ashley Nurse was not out on five alongside Rovman Powell.

    Bowling:Mortaza 10-0-63-2 (w1); Mehidy Hasan 10-0-45-1 (w4); Mustafizur Rahman 10-0-63-1 (w1); Mosaddek Hossain 1-0-10-0; Mahmudullah 2-0-20-0; Rubel Hossain 7-0-34-1; Shakib-Al-Hasan 10-0-45-0 (w1)

    Earlier, no WINDIES bowler distinguished himself, but Tamim covered himself in personal glory with seven fours and two sixes in 103 from 124 balls and Mahmudullah struck five fours and three sixes in 67 not out off 49 balls to be the rocks upon which the Bangladeshis built a total of 301 for six in 50 overs, after they chose to bat.

    Off-spinner Nurse and Holder took two wickets apiece, but left-handed opener Tamim batted freely from the start, sharing 81 for the second wicket with Shakib, and later drove Nurse to long-off for a single to reach his landmark from 120 balls in the 38th over. He later earned the Player-of-the-Match and Player-of-the-Series awards.

    The WINDIES bowlers however, failed to put a cap on the visitors’ batting in the closing stages with Mahmudullah leading the charge, sharing a 53-run stand with Mortaza, as 97 came in the last 10 overs.

    Bangladesh lost Anamul Haque caught at mid-on by Kieran Powell off Holder for 10 from a miscued hook (35-1, 9.3 overs)

    Shakib-Al-Hasan was caught at deep square leg by Keemo Paul off Nurse for 37, top-edging a slog/sweep (116-2, 25.3 overs)

    Mushfiqur Rahim was bowled by Nurse for 12, essaying a scoop to fine leg (152-3, 31.1 overs)

    Tamim was caught at square leg by Kieran Powell off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, played a whip off the legs (200-4, 38.5 overs)

    Mortaza was caught at short third man by Gayle off Holder for 43, guiding a short, rising delivery (253-5, 45.5 overs)

    Sabbir Rahman was caught at backward point by Lewis off Sheldon Cottrell for 12, slicing a drive (279-6, 48.4 overs)

    Mosaddek Hossain was not out on 11 alongside Mahmudullah.

    Bowling: Cottrell 9-0-59-1 (nb1, w2); Holder 10-0-55-2 (w2); Bishoo 10-1-42-1 (w2); Paul 9-0-77-0 (w1); Nurse 10-1-53-2 (w2); Gayle 2-0-14-0 (w2)

    (CWI)

  • WINDIES face big chase after Tamim’s hundred, Mahmudullah’s late blitz

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – WINDIES need 302 to win the decisive third iPay One-day International powered by Minister co-sponsored by Marcel, after Tamim Iqbal hit his 11th ODI hundred and Mahmudullah muscled an unbeaten half-century to lead Bangladesh’s batting on Saturday here.

    No WINDIES bowler distinguished himself, but Tamim covered himself in personal glory with seven fours and two sixes in 103 from 124 balls and Mahmudullah struck five fours and three sixes in 67 not out off 49 balls to be the rocks upon which the Bangladeshis built a total of 301 for six in 50 overs, after they chose to bat on a typical Warner Park featherbed pitch under sunny skies.

    View “live” scorecard here:http://cricketwestindies.org/index.php/match-centre/

    Off-spinner Ashley Nurse and WINDIES captain Jason Holder two wickets apiece, but left-handed opener Tamim batted freely from the start, sharing 81 for the second wicket Shakib-Al-Hasan, and later drove Nurse to long-off for a single to reach his landmark from 120 balls in the 38th over.

    The WINDIES bowlers however, failed to put a cap on visitors’ batting in the closing stages with Mahmudullah leading the charge, sharing a 53-run stand with Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza, as 97 came in the last 10 overs.

    Anamul Haque was caught at mid-on by Kieran Powell off Jason Holder for 10 from a miscued hook (35-1, 9.3 overs)

    Shakib-Al-Hasan was caught at deep square leg by Keemo Paul off Nurse for 37, top-edged a slog/sweep (116-2, 25.3 overs)

    Mushfiqur Rahim was bowled by Ashley Nurse for 12, essaying a scoop to fine leg (152-3, 31.1 overs)

    Tamim was caught at square leg by Powell off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo for 103 from a flawed whip (200-4, 38.5 overs)

    Mashrafe Mortaza was caught at short third man by Chris Gayle off Holder for 43, guiding a short, rising delivery (253-5, 45.5 overs)

    Sabbir Rahman was caught at backward point by Evin Lewis off Sheldon Cottrell for 12, slicing a drive (279-6, 48.4 overs)

    Bowling: Cottrell 9-0-59-1 (nb1, w2); Holder 10-0-55-2 (w2); Bishoo 10-1-42-1 (w2); Paul 9-0-77-0 (w1); Nurse 10-1-53-2 (w2); Gayle 2-0-14-0 (w2)

    WINDIES made two changes, bringing hometown boy Kieran Powell and left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell in to replace Jason Mohammed and Alzarri Joseph, while Bangladesh were unchanged.

    The three-match series is level 1-1, after Bangladesh won the first ODI by 48 runs last Sunday at the Guyana National Stadium, where the WINDIES bounced back to clinch a series-levelling win by three runs three days later.

    (CWI)

  • Bangladesh won toss, batting vs WINDIES in decisive third ODI

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – WINDIES will field first, after Bangladesh won the toss in the thirdiPay One-day International powered by Minister co-sponsored by Marcel today at Warner Park.

    For “live” scores, click here: http://cricketwestindies.org/index.php/match-centre/

    The hosts have made two changes, bringing hometown boy Kieran Powell and left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell in to Jason Mohammed and Alzarri Joseph, while Bangladesh are unchanged.

    The three-match series is level 1-1, after Bangladesh won the first ODI by 48 runs last Sunday at the Guyana National Stadium, where the WINDIES bounced back to clinch a series-levelling win by three runs three days later.

    Teams:

    WINDIES: 1 Chris Gayle, 2 Evin Lewis, 3 Shai Hope (wicketkeeper), 4 Kieran Powell, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Jason Holder (captain), 7 Rovman Powell, 8 Devendra Bishoo, 9 Keemo Paul, 10 Ashley Nurse, 11 Sheldon Cottrell

    BANGLADESH: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Anamul Haque, 3 Sabbir Rahman, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), 5 Shakib Al Hasan 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mosaddek Hossain, 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), 10 Rubel Hossain, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

    UMPIRES:Joel Wilson, Sundaram Ravi (India)

    TV REPLAYS UMPIRE:Richard Illingworth (England)

    MATCH REFEREE:Chris Broad (England)

    RESERVE UMPIRE:Gregory Brathwaite

  • Cool-headed Holder makes Hetmyer’s 125 count

    PROVIDENCE, Guyana – A stunning final over of the match from team captain Jason Holder rewarded an electrifying second career hundred from hometown boy Shimron Hetmyer to earn WINDIES an incredible, series-levelling, three-run victory over Bangladesh in the day/night, second iPay One-day International powered by Minister co-sponsored by Marcel.

    Starting the final over with Bangladeshis needing eight runs for victory, Holder grabbed the crucial wicket of top-scorer Mushfiqur Rahim for 68 with the first delivery and conceded 0-0-2-1-1 from the remaining five deliveries to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, as the visitors narrowly fell short of their target of 272 on a humid night at the Guyana National Stadium.

    Full scorecard, available here: http://cricketwestindies.org/index.php/match-centre/

    Before this, it looked like Hetmyer’s typically enterprising 125 in a WINDIES total of 271 all out in 49.3 overs, after they were sent in to bat, would have come to naught – but Holder enhanced his reputation as being one of the most level-headed international players with a memorable final over in which Mosaddek Hossain and Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza failed to do their side’s bidding.

    The result meant the three-match series is now level 1-1, following their 48-run victory in the first ODI three days earlier at the same venue and sets up the final game on Saturday at Warner Park in St. Kitts as the decider.

    Hetmyer was named Player-of-the-Match.

    Rahim hit five fours and one six in the top score for Bangladesh, Shakib-Al-Hasan supported with five fours in 56 from 72 balls and fellow Tamim Iqbal – with whom he added 97 for the second wicket – made 54 from 85 balls that included six fours.

    No WINDIES bowler distinguished himself with more than one wicket, but off-spinner Ashley Nurse conceded just 34 runs in his allotted 10 overs and Chris Gayle, bowling his uncomplicated off-spin, gave away just 26 from seven overs.

    Anamul Haque was bowled by Alzarri Joseph for 23, missing a wild swing (32-1, 2.3 overs).

    Tamim was stumped by Shai Hope off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo for 54, moving down and deceived by flight (129-2, 24.6 overs).

    Shakib was caught at backward point by Keemo Paul off Nurse for 56, making room and slicing a drive (145-3, 29.2 overs).

    Mahmuddullah was run out by a throw from Nurse, running from mid-wicket to the striker’s end, to bowler Jason Holder for 39, following indecision about taking a single with Mushfiqur (232-4, 45.1 overs)

    Sabbir Rahman was caught at deep mid-wicket by Hetmyer off Paul for 12, playing an ill-advsied slog/sweep (264-5, 48.6 overs)

    Mushfiqur was caught at deep mid-wicket by Paul off Holder for 68, swinging to deep mid-wicket (264-6, 49.1 overs)

    The not batsmen were Mosaddek on three and Mortaza on one.

    Bowling: Joseph 6-0-55-1 (w1); Holder 10-0-66-1 (w2); Nurse 10-0-34-1 (w2); Paul 7-0-43-1 (w1); Gayle 7-0-26-0 (w1); Bishoo 10-0-39-1

    Earlier, the 21-year-old Hetmyer, who hails from Cumberland in the eastern Guyanese county of Berbice and is the 2016 ICC Youth World Cup-winning captain, punched a wide delivery from left-arm speedster Mustafizur Rahman into the vacant cover region to reach his milestone from 84 balls. It followed his top score of 52 in the first ODI and made him the youngest WINDIES century-maker ever on home soil.

    He shared a valuable 103 for the fifth wicket with Rovman Powell, whose dismissal saw the home team lose their last six wickets for 66 in the space of 45 balls.

    Rubel Hossain was the most successful Bangladesh bowler with 3-61 from nine overs, with Mustafizur and Shakib, bowling his left-arm spin, grabbing two wickets apiece.

    West Indies lost Evin Lewis lbw to Mortaza for 12, playing across, a decision confirmed following the batsman’s review (29-1, 6.1 overs)

    Gayle was lbw to off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz for 29, essay a sweep (55-2, 13.4 overs)

    Hope was caught at cover by Sabbir off Shakib for 25, driving on the up (77-3, 18.4 overs)

    Jason Mohammed was caught behind by Mushfiqur off Rubel for 12, getting a thin inside trying to slash through point (102-4, 23.5 overs)

    Rowman Powell was bowled by Rubel for 44, swinging loosely (205-5, 42.1 overs)

    Holder was stumped by Mushfiqur off Shakib for seven, charging down the pitch and deceived by flight (224-6, 43.4 overs)

    Nurse was caught at third man by Tamim off Mustafizur for three, slicing a cross-batted shot (236-7, 45.6 overs)

    Paul was caught behind by Mushfiqur off Rubel for four, driving loosely outside the off-stump (241-8, 46.5 overs)

    Bishoo was bowled by Mustafizur for a two-ball duck, off the inside edge essaying a cut (242-9, 47.2 overs)

    And, Hetmyer was run out by a throw from Mehidy at deep point to Mushfiqur, going for a second run (271 all out, 49.3 overs)

    Alzarri Joseph was not out on one.

    Bowling:Mashrafe Mortaza 9-0-44-1; Mehidy Hasan Miraz 10-3-40-1; Mustafizur Rahman 8.3-0-44-2; Mosaddek Hossain 4-0-31-0; Shakib-Al-Hasan 9-1-45-2; Rubel Hossain 9-0-61-3

    (CWI)