Live match blog – West Indies vs Bangladesh 23rd Match, Group 1 2021/22 – Cricket Insights – ESPNcricinfo

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    West Indies win by three runs

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    A seesawing battle

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    Bangladesh keep asking rate in check

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    Do West Indies have a defendable total here?

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    Shakib falls cheaply, Naim follows

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    Shakib opens for Bangladesh, Pollard off the field

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    Who’s winning this?

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    West Indies finish with 142/7

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    Finally some fireworks

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    Pollard retire hurt, Russell run-out without facing a ball

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    A grimacing Shakib bowls a tidy first over

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    Mahedi drops Chase but snares Hetmyer

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    Gayle departs for 4 off 10

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    The calm before the Gaylestorm?

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    Dwayne Bravo presented Roston Chase with his T20I cap

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    Will West Indies/ Bangladesh be out if they lose today?

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    Bangladesh bowl first, Gayle to open for West Indies

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    Two games, two losses

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Updated 4 hrs ago β€’ Published Today

By Hemant Brar

It was not a perfect game for West Indies but they have opened their account. Batting first, they managed 142 only because of some late fireworks, but then it could be argued the pitch wasn’t easy to bat on.

Then while defending, they dropped catches and misfielded to make Bangladesh’s life easier. It eventually came down to the final over with Bangladesh needing 13. Andre Russell didn’t miss his mark but there was a bye sneaked in, a dropped catch and a misfield. Mahmudullah had the strike for the last four balls and needed to score ten. He brought it down to four needed from the final ball but couldn’t lay bat on to yet another Russell yorker.

With two points in the kitty, West Indies have kept their hopes alive. Their side also looks more balanced with Chase as the anchor (and also providing another spin-bowling option) and Holder lending experience with bat, ball and in the field. Chris Gayle’s form, though, remains a concern.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, have now three defeats in three games in the Super 12s. And it’s not going to get easier for them; their remaining two games are against South Africa and Australia. At the moment, they are hanging by the thinnest of the threads.

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