Home > Match report >

West Indies vs Bangladesh, only T20I at Basseterre: Match called off after rain, power outage

Bangladesh opening batsman Anamul Haque scored 19 runs in as many balls © IANS (File Photo)
Bangladesh opening batsman Anamul Haque scored 19 runs in as many balls © IANS (File Photo)

Aug 28, 2014

The one-off Twenty20 International between West Indies and Bangladesh was called off due to heavy rains after a brief spell of rains, with the T20 honours being shared between the two sides as an outcome of this result.

The match began on a positive note for the visiting Bangladesh team when they won the toss and decided to bat first given the pitch that was looking to be milked for runs. The experienced Tamim Iqbal along with Anamul Haque were carrying the team’s hopes for a good start, which is crucial in a format that allotts only 20 overs in an innings. The openers were off to a slow start by accumulating only six runs in the first two overs, with the second over bowled by Sheldon Cottrell going for a maiden.

The Bangladeshis then hit the gas pedal and scored 12 runs off the very next over off Krishmar Santokie. Things were going at a decent pace for the visitors when the heavens opened up and the players had to retreat to the pavilion. The wind was so strong at the time that the ground staff had a tough time getting spreading the covers on the pitch, with the surface soaking up a lot of water in the process. The batsmen would have faced a multitude of problems if play resumed at any point in the evening later.

There were brief glimmers of hope for the resumption of play in between when the players and umpires walked to the middle after the showers had subsided. After a couple opf inspections of the pitch, combined with reports of an erratic power supply at the venue, the match officials thought it better to just divide the honours of the match equally between the two sides.

The two teams now head to Jamaica for the Tests starting September 5. While the West Indians will look to improve their position on the ICC Test rankings, Bangladesh will look to end their drought in Test cricket after having won their last game in the longest format over a year ago against Zimbabwe.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 31 for 0 (Tamim Iqbal 11, Anamul Haque 19) vs West Indies

Complete coverage of Bangladesh tour of West Indies 2014

(Amit Banerjee, a reporter at CricketCountry, takes keen interest in photography, traveling, technology, automobiles, food and, of course, cricket. He can be followed on Twitter via his handle @akb287)

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:00 IST)   at Dhaka


South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs


Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai


Australia perpare for 1st Test against Pakistan

Pakistan’s chances in ICC World Cup 2015 bleak: Mohammad Zahid

Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test in Dubai Preview: Motivated Pakistan look to hurt rusty Australia

MS Dhoni rested, Virat Kohli as captain, and other points of interest from squad for first 3 India vs Sri Lanka ODIs

India vs Sri Lanka 2014: MS Dhoni gets much-needed break ahead of Australia tour

A Pakistan all-time XI: A galaxy of captains

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India India vs West Indies India vs West Indies 2014 New Zealand Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa West Indies West Indies tour of India 2014 West Indies vs India 2014

West Indies cancel tour to India: ICC says it does not have power to intervene

Aditya Garhwal slams 196 in 50-over match for Rajasthan under-19 XI

Loughborough becomes latest ICC-accredited testing centre

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Younis Khan’s ton takes Pakistan to 219/4 on Day 1

Shahid Afridi wins it for his team in an exhibition match for displaced at Bannu

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Younis Khan becomes 12th batsman with a ton against each of the Test-playing nations

Steve O’Keefe and other Test cricketers with apostrophes in their surnames

Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Geoff Marsh and other Father-Son trios to have played Test cricket

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Why did Mohammad Hafeez go for a shocking review?

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here