World Twenty20, Highlights: West Indies crush Bangladesh by 73 runs to stay alive

After posting 171/6 at the end of their 20 overs, West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for just 98 runs, recording a huge 73-run win the process. Samuel Badree (4/15) made things difficult for Bangladesh batsmen as they never really got going. Dwayne Smith top scored for West Indies with 72 (off 43 balls). Catch highlights here.

Updated: March 25, 2014 22:33 IST
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West Indies beat Bangladesh by 73 runs in a lopsided Group 2 match at Mirpur. Catch highlights here: (Match scorecard | Text commentary | Points table | Innings report)

22:33 (IST): So, a great win by West Indies against Bangladesh, as the Caribbean side completely dominated proceedings during most of the match. They made a slow start after being put in to bat first but some explosive hitting from Dwayne Smith followed by a compensation for slow batting from Chris Gayle led them to 171/6 at the end of 20 overs. In reply, Bangladesh completely fell apart and they could not read Samuel Badree's (4/15) mystery spin at all. Dwayne Smith, who was deservedly the Man of the Match applauded Badree for his efforts and said he was a great find. West Indies captain Darren Sammy said that the good start from Gayle and Smith had set the foundation for a good bowling performance from the bowlers. Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said that his team needed a good start chasing 172 after the bowlers had done a decent job for them. He hoped they would do better in their next match.

22:24 (IST): West Indies crush Bangladesh by 73 runs at Mirpur. Dwayne Smith (72), Samuel Badree (4/15).

22:07 (IST): Finally a boundary scored after 44 balls by Bangladesh. BAN 83/8 (17 overs). Mashrafe Mortaza (8*), Sohag Gazi (7*).

21:54 (IST): WICKET! Another one bites the dust! Ziaur Rahman b Andre Russel 9. Bangladesh 73/8 (14.3 overs).

21:49 (IST): Take a look at Samuel Badree's figures today. 4/15 in four overs bowled! Excellent! He is deservedly second in the ICC T20 bowlers' rankings. Bangladesh 66/7 (13 overs).

21:39 (IST): WICKET! Mahmudullah c Simmons b Badree 1. Bangladesh 59/7 (11 overs).

21:37 (IST): Bangladesh fans starting to leave the field as they lose two quick wickets courtesy two excellent catches from Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo. Bangladesh 58/6 (10.3 overs).

21:31 (IST): WICKET! Mominul Haque c Santokie b Sunil Narine 16. Bangladesh 51/4 (9.1 overs).

21:27 (IST): Sunil Narine starts off with his mystery spin and bowls a decent first over giving away just five runs. Bangladesh 40/3 (8 overs).

21:17 (IST): Captain Mushfiqur Rahim fires the first six of Bangladesh's innings as the powerplay yields 29 runs for the hosts. BAN 29/3 (6 overs).

21:00 (IST): Bangladesh in trouble here. They have lost three wickets already in just over three overs and need to chase a daunting total of 172 vs West Indies. BAN 17/3 (3.3 overs).

20:53 (IST): WICKET! Samuel Badree fights back! Tamim Iqbal c Dwayne Bravo b Samuel Badree 5. Bangladesh 14/1 (2.3 overs).

20:50 (IST): Bangladesh make a positive start in this tricky chase of 172 vs West Indies. Two boundaries in the first over bowled by Samuel Badree. BAN 9/0 (1 over).

20:36 (IST): West Indies post 171/7 against Bangladesh at Mirpur. Dwayne Smith (72), Chris Gayle (48); Al-Amin Hossain (3/21).

20:35 (IST): WICKET! The want of a third run results in a run out dismissal! Denesh Ramdin run out 0. West Indies 171/7 (20 overs).

20:33 (IST): WICKET! Stunning catch! Dwayne Bravo c Tamim Iqbal b Al-Amin Hossain 0. West Indies 168/4 (19.4 overs).

20:30 (IST): WICKET! Andre Russel c Shakib Al Hasan b Al-Amin 0. West Indies 167/5 (19.1 overs). Al-Amin on a hat-trick.

20:27 (IST): WICKET! Marlon Samuels c Sohag b Al-Amin Hossain 18. West Indies 167/4 (19.1 overs).

20:20 (IST): WICKET! The dangerman is gone! Chris Gayle c Tamim Iqbal b Ziaur 48. West Indies 151/3 (18.1 overs).

20:12 (IST): Bangladesh's fielding has been poor today against the West Indies. WI 123/2 (16 overs). Chris Gayle (31*) is starting to express himself along with Marlon Samuels (12*) on the other end.

20:08 (IST): Last five overs coming up for the West Indies. They need to get the maximum runs out of them or all the good work done by Dwayne Smith will be gone waste. WI 116/2 (15 overs).

19:55 (IST): WICKET! Lendl Simmons st Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib Al Hasan 0. West Indies 98/2 (12 overs).

19:54 (IST): WICKET! Dwayne Smith c Al-Amin Hossain b Mahmudullah 72. West Indies 97/1 (11.5 overs).

19:48 (IST): A flurry of boundaries from Dwayne Smith (four back-to-back 4s) takes him to his third T20I fifty. West Indies are now at a very strong position at the halfway stage. WI 74/0 (10 overs)

19:40 (IST): Chris Gayle breaks the shackles and brings up West Indies' fifty with a six! WI 53/0 (8 overs).

19:34 (IST): Al-Amin Hossain bowls a slightly short one on the fourth ball of his second over and Dwayne Smith clears it on the leg side for the first six of the innings. West Indies 44/0 (7 overs). Dwayne Smith (32*), Chris Gayle (6*)

19:27 (IST): The Gayle storm is silent as of now! He has made just 4 runs in 10 balls faced so far. West Indies 34/0 (5 overs).

19:21 (IST): Dwayne Smith is having some trouble here calling the sluggish Chris Gayle for a second run. Gayle is making giant strides instead of running hard between the wickets. Dwayne Smith (14*), Chris Gayle (1*). West Indies 21/0 (3 overs).

19:11 (IST): Not a great first over judging by cricketing standards but there was plenty of action in it. Five wides got West Indies off the mark on the first delivery of the innings and then Dwayne Smith hit Mashrafe Mortaza for a four through the gap at mid-wicket on his second legal delivery. Chris Gayle survived an LBW appeal on the fifth ball but he had clearly edged it before it went to hit his pads. West Indies 11/0 (1 over).

18:57 (IST): In head-to-head record (T20Is), Bangladesh and West Indies are tied with both teams winning two matches each. Get ready for a cracker!

Playing XIs


Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Ziaur Rahman, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain

West Indies

Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Bravo, D Ramdin, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, K Santokie

18:31 (IST): Bangladesh win the toss and elect to bowl first vs West Indies at Mirpur. Mushfiqur Rahim thinks that it would be difficult to set a target on this pitch and he wants his bowlers to have a crack with the dry ball. Bangladesh have made four changes to their team whereas the West Indies remain unchanged.

17:45 (IST): Exactly 45 minutes to go before the toss at Mirpur. We will be bringing you all the updates.

17:31 (IST): World Twenty20 defending champions West Indies lost to India in their first match of this year's tournament on Sunday in a completely lopsided affair. Captain Darren Sammy will be hoping they perform better against Bangladesh and improve their chances of making the semifinals.

17:30 (IST): The home fans in Bangladesh will be eager to see their side perform better than how they did in the Asia Cup, failing to win even a single match in the three outings. This was in complete contrast to the 2012 edition of the Asia Cup, where Bangladesh had reached the final. They did well as hosts in the qualifying tournament of the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 tournament, but a loss to a team like Hong Kong also cannot be explained.

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs West Indies


Bangladesh will look to bounce back from an embarrassing setback against Hong Kong last week when they begin their Super-10 campaign in the World Twenty20 against the West Indies in Dhaka on Tuesday. (Read full preview)

The hosts crashed to a two-wicket defeat against unheralded minnows Hong Kong in a first round match in Chittagong on Thursday, narrowly escaping an early exit from the tournament.

Bangladesh were dismissed for 108 in 16.3 overs after being sent in to bat, with five batsmen falling for zeroes in an inexplicable collapse.

Hong Kong, playing for the first time on the world stage, chased down the modest target with two balls to spare, recording their biggest win ever.

If Hong Kong had knocked off the runs in 13.1 overs, another first-timer Nepal would have sneaked through to the Super-10s instead of the hosts.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim accepted it would be tough to come back after the loss, but said the unpredictable Twenty20 format gave him hope.

"It's not going to be easy to get over what happened in the last game, but cricket is full of surprises," Rahim told a media conference on Monday.

"Any team can win in the shortened game, and so can we. But we will need to play to our full potential. What happened earlier will not count."

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs West Indies

Rahim said the West Indies, the defending champions, also will be under pressure after their seven-wicket defeat to India on Sunday. (Read: Don't panic, we can still make semifinals, says Darren Sammy)

"We must take advantage of that," he said. "It is a must-win game for them and they will feel the pressure."

Bangladesh are drawn with the West Indies, Australia, India and Pakistan in group two, from where two teams will advance to the semi-finals. (Read: India beat West Indies by 7 wickets)

Senior all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan hoped his side will forget the defeat against Hong Kong and concentrate on the tougher games ahead.

"It is better not to talk about that game," Shakib said. "We face a big challenge against so many top teams in our group.

"We have to be on top of our game and at the same time hope our opponents have a below-par game."

Bangladesh will be without frontline seamer Rubel Hossain for the rest of the tournament after he dislocated a finger while fielding against Hong Kong. He has been replaced by all-rounder Ziaur Rahman.

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