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West Indies decimate Bangladesh by 73 runs in ICC World T20 2014 Group 2 match

West Indies were brilliant in the field and held on to sharp catches © Getty Images
West Indies were brilliant in the field and held on to sharp catches © Getty Images

By Abhijit Banare

Mar 25, 2014

West Indies thrashed Bangladesh by 73 runs in the ICC World T20 2014 Group 2 match at Dhaka on Tuesday. Chasing a total of 172, the hosts folded up for 98. This is Bangladesh second consecutive loss after a humiliating defeat to Hong Kong in the first round. Bangladesh had put the Windies into bat thinking of chasing under lights ruling out the dew factor.

It was fielding between the two sides which made a notable difference in the eventual result. Bangladesh were pushed on the backfoot inside three overs when their three key batsmen went in quick succession. Tamim Iqbal, having survived a plumb  leg-before appeal against Samuel Badree, he went for an aerial shot over mid-off against the same bowler but found an athletic Dwayne Bravo catching it comfortably.

It was the next over of Krishmar Santokie which came as a big jolt and they looked set to lose the plot in the mammoth chase. Anamul Haque was beaten by Santokie and Denesh Ramdin pulled off a brilliant stumping. And the fans’ hopes further when Shakib Al Hasan was done in by an inswinger and the stumps were in a disarray. The hosts never recovered from that setback and continued to play the catching up game which they never came close to.

They had no choice but to attack with the required rate mounting. Instead, Mominul Haque and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim went into a shell trying to find the gaps than the boundaries. Mushfiqur in particular was focused on slicing the ball past short thirdman against the spinners and succeeded on a few occasions. And Bangladesh had put themselves in all this trouble even before Sunil Narine was brought into bowl.

The lack of intent to control the required rate only led to the game drifting away from Bangladesh. After eight overs, Moiminul showed his aggressive side with a couple of boundaries and was then dropped by Marlon Samuels. But he ran out of luck when he miscued a slog-sweep against Narine and was caught by Santokie. West indies were already aiming at closing the game soon with Samuel Badree bagging three wickets in his last over. In the 11th over of the innings, Sabbir Rahman gave a regulation catch to Darren Sammy. And Bravo pulled off another stunning catch diving to his right and plucking the ball with one hand. Mahmudullah too departed for one caught by Lendl Simmons standing in for Ramdin who had hurt his finger earlier. At 59 for seven, Bangladesh looked set to register their lowest T20I score with 78 being the existing record. The tail-enders somehow managed to drag the match. Narine, in the meanwhile kept troubling the batsmen only to make their stay for painful.

Bangladesh eventually folded up for 98 in the last over of the match. Samuel Badree’s 4 for 15 is now the best bowling figures by a West Indian in T20Is.

Though West Indies would be happy to see that as a convincing win, they do have to look back at their strategy with the bat. Dwayne Smith and Chris Gayle  were off to a subdued start. But the sloppy fielding and bowling from Bangladesh only allowed Smith to grow in confidence and go for his shots. In contrast, Chris Gayle, nursing a niggle in his ankle was not just running slow but failing to time the ball as well. But somehow he struggled to catch up and end with a run-a-ball 48. But it was Smith who had done all the hard work with 10 boundaries and three sixes in his 43-ball 72. The rest of the batsmen fell in quick succession but dropped catches and shoddy work in the outfield allowed West Indies to go past 170.

Bangladesh’s next match is against the Indians, so far unbeaten in this tournament. The hosts will need to regroup as well as put the two demoralising losses (against Hong Kong and West Indies) behind them to have any shot at qualifying.

Brief scores:

West Indies 171 for 7 in 20 overs (Dwayne Smith 72, Chris Gayle 48; Ziaur Rahman 1 for 16, Al Amin Hoisaain 3 for 19) lost to Bangladesh 98 in 19.1 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 22; Samuel Badree 4 for 15, Krishmar Santokie 3 for 17) by 73 runs.

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(Abhijit Banare is a reporter at CricketCountry. He is an avid quizzer and loves to analyse and dig out interesting facts which allows him to learn something new every day. Apart from cricket he also likes to keep a sharp eye on Indian politics, and can be followed on Twitter and blog

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