Latest Match Report – West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st ODI 2020
Shakib Al Hasan, who was serving a one-year ban for not reporting a corrupt strategy from 2019, had a fruitful return to worldwide cricket as his 4 for 8 helped Bangladesh beat an inexperienced West Indies by six wickets within the first ODI in Mirpur. The win gave Bangladesh a 1-0 lead within the three-match sequence and likewise earned them their first factors within the World Cup Tremendous League factors desk.
On paper, it might seem like a one-sided win for Bangladesh, however West Indies – who had been fielding six debutants – had some positives to take from the sport regardless of being bowled out for 122. Debutant Kyle Mayers, who struck 40, confirmed promise on a spin-friendly floor whereas left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein – additionally taking part in his first ODI – spun an internet across the Bangladesh high order together with his variations to complete with 3 for 26. Nevertheless, a goal of 123 was just too low for West Indies to maintain sustaining the stress, as Bangladesh received with 16 overs to spare.
Situations had been overcast all day in Mirpur, and captain Tamim Iqbal requested West Indies to bat first. It was a choice that gave them early success as Mustafizur Rahman bagged 2 for 20, utilizing his inswinger to entice opener Sunil Ambris lbw within the second over. After a short rain delay, Rahman struck once more to dismiss Joshua da Silva for 9 when the batsman edged a drive to Liton Das at gully, who took an acrobatic catch.
Iqbal, donning the captain’s hat in a full-time capability for the primary time, then launched Shakib, who struck virtually immediately. Andre McCarthy regarded to soak up the stress for West Indies however after his 34-ball keep of 12, swept down the mistaken line and had his off stump knocked again. That was Shakib’s one hundred and fiftieth wicket at house, and he would swiftly add two extra when he had Jason Mohammed (17) stumped and Nkrumah Bonner trapped lbw for a four-ball duck.
At that stage, West Indies had been 56 for five, however a 59-run stand between Mayers and Rovman Powell took them previous three figures. After seeing off the primary spell from Shakib and offspinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz, they pounced on pacers Rubel Hossain and Rahman when the duo returned for his or her second spells. The brief balls had been pulled or lower whereas the overpitched ones had been drilled by way of cowl, however the half-century partnership was damaged simply when it was wanting harmful.
Bangladesh’s personal debutant, 21-year-old pacer Hasan Mahmud, grabbed 3 for 28 and obtained the breakthrough. After bowling a fast first spell with no reward, he obtained a size ball in his second to zip off the floor and beat Powell for tempo. That obtained Powell’s edge and located Mushfiqur Rahim’s gloves. The following ball, Mahmud got here across the wicket and hit the again leg of left-hander Raymon Reifer to get his second wicket, this time lbw. He was fortunate, nevertheless, with ball-tracker displaying that the supply would have gone over the stumps. Reifer, although, couldn’t ask for the TV umpire to take a look at it since West Indies had already burned each evaluations.
That left Mayers with the decrease order to comply with, however he was dismissed by Miraz from across the wicket, because the latter obtained the ball to show away. Mayers’ tried drive took the surface edge solely to seek out Das lurking at first slip. At that time, West Indies had been 121 for 8, and Das was within the motion once more when Hosein edged Mahmud to the slip cordon.
Thereafter, Shakib took his fourth wicket and West Indies’ final, when he obtained an arm ball to undergo Alzarri Joseph’s protection, bowling West Indies out for 122 within the thirty third over. Shakib’s figures of 4 for 8 had been one of the best by a Bangladesh bowler towards West Indies, whereas the guests’ whole was their second-lowest towards their hosts.
However the way in which Iqbal and Das started the chase, the match appeared destined for a fast end. Chemar Holder erred in his line and was punished early, conceding 26 runs in his first three overs. It allowed Bangladesh to attain at over 5 an over for the primary seven overs, however when Joseph started working in partnership with Hosein afterward, run-scoring grew to become tough.
Joseph bowled typical Take a look at-match strains on a floor that confirmed some sideways motion and induced loads of false photographs from the openers, whereas Hosein obtained the ball to show each methods to maintain the batsmen guessing. Between overs seven and 12, Bangladesh scored solely 4 runs, and the way in which Joseph and Hosein plugged the run-flow earned West Indies a breakthrough quickly after.
Das was the primary to go, out for an uncharacteristic 38-ball 14. He tried to defend a ball from Hosein that landed on center stump at size, however the supply turned away from his bat and crashed into off stump. Bangladesh’s No. 3 Najmul Hassan Shanto then regarded off-colour towards Hosein, unable to guess which manner the ball would flip. It led to his downfall as he performed at a length-ball with arduous palms and the ball popped within the air for midwicket to swallow.
Shakib then joined Iqbal, and collectively they batted conservatively as West Indies captain Mohammed launched his personal offbreaks because the floor was providing one thing to the spinners. Mohammed dismissed Iqbal in his fourth over when he drew the batsman ahead with a full ball that turned away, just for him to be stumped for 44. Rahim and Shakib then dealt in ones and twos as Bangladesh crossed 100 within the twenty seventh over. Hosein, nevertheless, had one final over to impress, which he did by forcing a false shot from Shakib on 19, who missed a lower off a ball aimed on the stumps.
Mahmudullah and Rahim then noticed off the chase with an unbeaten stand of 20, with the previous hitting a boundary off a free hit within the thirty fourth over to take Bangladesh throughout the road. Nevertheless, it appeared that had West Indies scored one other fifty runs, the chase would have been mighty difficult.
“Clearly taking part in after 16-17 months isn’t straightforward. However [I’m] joyful the way in which I carried out,” Participant of the Match Shakib mentioned on the innings break. “The factor is we’ve not performed for ten months, so everyone is anxious and eager to play matches. Because it was the primary match, everybody was nervous but excited to get on the sphere.
“As a bowler, wished to maintain it easy and let the ball and the wicket do the work. There are fairly just a few younger quick bowlers coming by way of the techniques. I used to be taking part in the home T20 event the place loads of quicks had been bowling with their coronary heart out. I knew what Hasan [Mahmud] is able to since we performed in the identical staff. He expressed himself.”
“No complaints, we bowled extraordinarily effectively,” Iqbal mentioned after the match. “You could not play aggressively even in the event you wished to. The circumstances made the wicket tough. It’s a must to be affected person, and we weren’t chasing a giant whole, so whoever batted, batted sensibly.”
Sreshth Shah is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo