Published On: Fri, Mar 28th, 2014


Toss – Bangladesh, who chose to field

Player of the match – DR Smith (West Indies)

Umpires – RA Kettleborough (England) and NJ Llong (England)

TV umpire – RK Illingworth (England)

Match referee – RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Reserve umpire – HDPK Dharmasena (Sri Lanka)

Wonderful work from the West Indies bowling attack to complete the rout! It started off with Badree dismissing the dangerous Tamim, then those dual strikes from Santokie pulled the rug from Bangladesh’s feet.. It was a downward spiral for the home side. Badree ended up with his best figures, Santokie picked up three, Narine was unplayable. Good win for the defending champions after the setback in the first game.

Dwayne Smith, who is the Man of the Match, says, “We have a good bowling attack, so it was important to put the runs on the board. Well done to our bowlers and our fielders. we had a very bad first game so we went and spent time in the nets to work hard on our mistakes. I am glad to see that Santokie performed well and hope he goes from strength to strength.”

Bangladesh won the toss and invited to bat first Caribbean team. Performing poorly in the first match against India in the first over Smith started opening their own hands. Standing at the other end Chris Gayle Smith delivered a strike at the beginning and mostly looked kinda slowly. Bangladeshi captain Mushfiqur Rahim to prevent Smith from the bowling got seven players, but Smith completed his fifty in 33 balls. Smith completed his 43-ball innings hit ten fours and three sixes.

The hosts were totally helpless against the guile and skill of the West Indian bowlers as they were on the receiving end of a thorough mugging this evening. They really need to go back to the drawing board and start afresh if they are to stay alive in this tournament. For West Indies, it was a huge morale booster which should keep them in good stead for the coming matches.

The hectic opener Devon Smith scored 72 with the help of the West Indies innings in the Twenty20 World Cup against hosts Bangladesh scored 171 for seven in the allotted 20 overs, but Bangladesh batsmen performing poorly in 19.1 overs for 98 runs folded inside. Simultaneously Indies team won its first 73 runs in the tournament.

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