Another consistent team performance from the Tigers saw them win by five wickets against the West Indies at Malahide in Dublin. Mushfiqur Rahim fell before finishing off the chase but his 63 off 73 deliveries helped Bangladesh cruise to victory easily with 16 deliveries to spare and make the final of the tri-series.
Mushfiqur Rahim came in with Bangladesh in a bit of trouble following the wickets of Shakib Al Hasan and Soumya Sarkar in the same over. He helped build the partnership of 83 runs for the fourth wicket with Mohammad Mithun before the latter fell for 43. The experienced campaigner played a cool and controlled knock with Mahmudullah Riyad (30 off 34) to take the Tigers to a six-wicket victory with another 50 plus partnership. Earlier Soumya struck another fifty in this tri series to give Bangladesh a bright start in their chase of Windies’ score of 247 for 9.
46.1 - Ban 240/5 Mushfiqur Rahim c Bravo b Roach 63 (115m 73b 5x4 1x6) SR: 86.30
44.4- Ban 226/4: Mushfiqur Rahim pulls Holder towards square leg and runs two to bring up his fifty. 50 off 65 deliveries.
Bangladesh are cruising along towards victory as the Tigers require another 33 runs from 54 balls with six wickets in hand.
End of over 41- BD 215/4
Mushfiqur Rahim 42 (52b)
Mahmudullah Riyad 20 (17b)
JO Holder 8-1-43-1
SS Cottrell 6-0-25-0
Mithun falls after scoring 43
West Indies skipper Holder breaks a dangerous looking 83-run partnership between Mithun and Mushfiqur. An inswinging delivery that nips in off the pitch and goes through the gap between bat and pad and uproots the offstump as Mithun goes for a drive.
[Wicket] 36.3- BD 190/4: Mohammad Mithun b Holder 43 (53b 2x4 2x6) SR: 81.13
Mushy, Mithun start rebuilding
After losing Shakib and Soumya in the same over Bangladesh were left in a spot of bother. However, next batsmen in Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun start rebuilding as they string together a 55-run partnership for the fourth-wicket stand. Bangladesh require another 86 runs off 108 balls with seven wickets in hand.
End of over 32- BD 162/3
Mushfiqur Rahim 26 (30b)
Mohammad Mithun 29 (38b)
RA Reifer 2-0-11-0
JO Holder 3-1-13-0
Shakib, Soumya fall in the same over
Nurse struck twice in the 21st over as Soumya mis hits a lofted shot in an attempt to clip it over the leg side field but only finds Ambris, who takes the catch after a nervous juggle. All of a sudden Bangladesh are in a spot of bother, losing two quick wickets.
[Wicket] 20.5-BD 107/3: Soumya Sarkar c Ambris b Nurse 54 (72m 67b 4x4 2x6) SR: 80.59
Shakib falls after scoring 29
Nurse strikes again. Shakib comes down the track as he tries to hit nurse over the infield but only finds Roston Chase at short cover.
[Wicket] 20.3- BD 106/2: Shakib Al Hasan c Chase b Nurse 29 (36m 35b 3x4 0x6) SR: 82.85
Soumya reaches fifty
16.3- BD 84/1: Soumya continued from where he had left off in the previous game as the left-hander reaches his second consecutive half-ton.
Soumya Sarkar 50 (59b)
Shakib Al Hasan 11 (18b)
Tamim falls after a promising start
Tamim came down the track to play an Ahley Nurse delivery but could not quite get to the pitch of the ball. Nurse provides the first breakthrough for West Indies as Tamim plays for turn, looking to block it hurriedly, and the ball sneaks through the gate and hits leg stump.
[Wicket] 8.4- BD 54/1: Tamim Iqbal b Nurse 21 (32m 23b 4x4 0x6) SR: 91.30
Bangladesh off to a good start
After the exchange, the two openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar give Bangladesh a solid start. A watchful Tamim starts slow while Soumya races on to 27 runs from just 19 deliviries that featured four boundaries and a maximum.
End of over 5- BD 35/0
Soumya Sarkar 27 (19b)
Tamim Iqbal 6 (12b)
KAJ Roach 3-0-26-0
SS Cottrell 2-0-9-0
West indies post 247 for nine after Fizz's four-for
Mustafizur Rahman bagged two wickets in his last over, the 49th of the innings as Windies managed 247 for 9 in their second game against Bangladesh in the tri-nation series. A Shai Hope 87 and Holder's 62 allowed Windies to put up a fighting total on a day where Bangladesh bowlers got important breakthroughs and kept the runs in check. Mashrafe bagged three wickets while Shakib grabbed one and gave away just 27 in his 10 overs.
End of over 50, West Indies 247 for 9
Fizz goes up in appeal. Reifer is pinned in front of middle, surprised by the ball at the Fizz's top pace. It pitches on off stump and skids into him, making him play across the line to midwicket, and miss his shot. The impact is highish on the front pad, but he's stuck deep in his crease and looks pretty much out. Fizz bags his fourth
[Wicket] 48.4 - WI 236/9: Reifer lbw b Mustafizur Rahman 7 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.33
Nurse tries to get under one from Fizz and heaves it. Does not middle it and only finds Sabbir Rahman at square leg.
[Wicket] 48.2 - WI: 234/8Nurse c Sabbir Rahman b Mustafizur Rahman 14 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66
Shakib traps Allen in front with a straighter delivery. The all-rounder bags his first wicket. A few quick wickets have left Windies reeling in the death overs.
[Wicket] 44.4 - WI 211/7: Allen lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 7 (12m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 77.77
Another caught-behind as Mashrafe bags another important wicket with Holder gone after scoring 62. The Bangladesh skipper is now the fifth-highest wicket-taker amongst ODI captains, overtaking Daniel Vettori's haul of 95 wickets.
[Wicket] 43.6 - WI 207/6: Holder c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 62 (85m 76b 3x4 1x6) SR: 81.57
It was an expensive over from Mashrafe but the captain ends the over with the crucial wicket of Shai Hope, out after scoring 87. Ball hits the toe end of the bat and goes to Mushfiqur Rahim. Mashrafe bags his second of the game.
[Wicket] 41.6 - WI 199/5: Hope c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 87 (172m 108b 6x4 1x6) SR: 80.55
41.3 - WI 192/4: Jason Holder reaches his fifty with three consecutive doubles against Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. Fifty for the WI captain
Shai Hope and Jason Holder build a strong fifth-wicket partnership after the loss of four wickets. In the 38th over, Hope struck the first six of the innings to move to 75.
End of over 38 - WI 170/4
JO Holder 40 (58b)
SD Hope 76 (95b)
Mustafizur Rahman 6-1-25-2
Mehidy Hasan Miraz 10-0-41-1
27.2 - WI 109/4: Hope is once again turning out to be West Indies' main run-scorer. He reaches fifty with a single off Soumya Sarkar. 50 off 72 deliveries. 4 fours in his innings.
Shakib and Mustafizur's spell saw Bangladesh put a squeeze on the run-making. Shakib gave away just eight runs in his five overs while Fizz bagged two wickets.
End of over 27, WI 107/4
JO Holder 6 (17b)
SD Hope 49 (70b)
Shakib Al Hasan 5-1-8-0
Mustafizur Rahman 5-1-17-2
Mustafizur Rahman bags his second wicket of the game as he traps Jonathan Carter in front with a delivery that zipped in just enough to beat the bat and his the left-hander's pads. Windies are four down.
[Wicket] 23.1 - WI 99/4: Carter lbw b Mustafizur Rahman 3 (15m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.42
Wily Mustafizur Rahman takes Bangladesh's third wicket as Roston Chase plays an angled delivery uppishly to Mahmudullah Riyad at mid on. Riyad fumbles but manages to keep a hold of the ball. Looked like he did some damage to his fingers while taking that catch.
[Wicket] 19.1 - WI 89/3: Chase c Mahmudullah b Mustafizur Rahman 19 (36m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 65.51
After 17 overs, West Indies have managed to reach 82 for the loss of two wickets. Shai Hope. who struck a brilliant ton against the Tigers in the first game is once again making it count against his favourite ODI opponents.
End of over 17, WI 82/2
Hope 34 (46b)
Having dropped Darren Bravo in the previous over, Mehedi Miraz gets his man trapped in front with a slider on off stump. Bravo played outside the line, looking for turn but there was not any.
[Wicket] 10.3 - WI 56/2: DM Bravo lbw b Mehidy Hasan Miraz 6 (19m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.15
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza provided Bangladesh with the breakthrough they needed after opener Sunil Ambris and Shai Hope started brightly. The Bangladesh skipper struck in the sixth over as Ambris nicked a delivery to Soumya Sarkar at wide slip.
[Wicket] 5.5 - WI 37/1: Ambris c Soumya Sarkar b Mashrafe Mortaza 23 (26m 19b 4x4 0x6) SR: 121.05
West Indies have won the toss and elected to bat first at Dublin. Bangladesh have made one change to their lineup from the last game as Abu Jayed Rahi replaces as Mohammad Saifuddin -- who suffered a back spasm. Rahi is making his ODI debut for the Tigers.
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehedi Miraz, Abu Jayed
Wesi Indies: Shane Dowrich, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Jonathan Carter, Sunil Ambris, Ashley Nurse, Jason Holder (capt), Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cotterell, Raymon Reifer