Two-time champions West Indies kept their Super 12 hopes alive from Group B of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup beating Zimbabwe by 31 runs in a must-win match in Australia's Hobart Wednesday. The Caribbean side suffered a 42-run defeat against Scotland in their first group match but came back strongly against Zimbabwe, who made a flying start by beating Ireland by 31 runs Monday. In Wednesday's other Group B match, Ireland beat Scotland by six wickets, also in Hobart. After the day's first phase Group B matches, all four teams – Scotland, Zimbabwe, the West Indies and Ireland – secured two points each from as many matches. Friday's deciding final round of matches will see Ireland face the West Indies before Scotland take on Zimbabwe. Read: T20 World Cup: Rain plays spoilsport for Bangladesh The top two sides from each group will qualify for the Super 12s, which start Saturday. The winner of Group A and the runner-up from Group B will go into a group. In today's crucial match, the West Indies batted first after winning the toss and scored 153-7 in 20 overs. Opener Johnson Charles was the top scorer for them (45 runs off 36 balls). In today's match, Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe claimed three wickets for 19 runs in four overs. In reply, Zimbabwe were all out for 122 runs in 18.2 overs. Lower-order batter Luke Jongwe (29) and opener Wesly Madhevere (27) were the top scorers for them. Alzarri Joseph ripped through the Zimbabwe batting order, grabbing four wickets for 16 runs in four overs and was adjudged the player of the match. Jason Holder took three wickets for 12 runs in 3.2 overs.
What a start to the T20 World Cup! After Namibia defeated Sri Lanka yesterday (October 16, 2022), Scotland today (October 17, 2022) stole the show – beating West Indies by 42 runs – in Hobart. Scotland batted first in the match after losing the toss, and riding on George Munsey’s 66 off 53 balls, they posted a big total of 160 for five. West Indies, the former T20 champions, have failed to chase it down. The West Indies, while chasing a target of 161, tumbled for 118 all wickets in 18.3 overs. They got a good start with Kyle Mayers and Evin Lewis playing a few big shots, but the Scotland bowlers did not allow them to continue on the good run. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Bangladesh may play Sri Lanka, West Indies in Super 12s Mark Watt bagged three wickets for the Scottish conceding only 12 runs in four overs. Brad Wheal and Michael Leask scalped two wickets each to seal the game. Jason Holder was the only West Indian batter to offer some resistance scoring 38 off 33 balls, but that was never enough to chase a tall target of 161 runs. The way West Indies played in this match, it’s quite safe to say that it was not really “an upset”. The former champions never were in a position to challenge the total of Scotland. They rather kept losing the wickets when they needed to come up with partnerships. Read: T20 World Cup 2022: Namibia stuns in opening match by beating Sri Lanka In the last World Cup, Scotland were close to beating New Zealand, but they failed to do so. But this time, they finally beat a Test-playing nation.
In the second unofficial one-day match, Bangladesh A beat their West Indian counterparts by 44 runs at the Gros Islet on Thursday. Opener Mohammad Naim hit a hundred in this match. He made a great comeback after he was dismissed for a duck in the first match. Sabbir Rahman, the out-of-form batter, hit 62. Riding on the batting performances of these two, Bangladesh posted a total of 277 for six. Read:West Indies A beat Bangladesh in 1st one-day For West Indies A, Anderson Phillip, Shermon Lewis and Bryan Charles bagged two wickets each. In reply, Joshua Da Silva, the captain of West Indies A, scored 68 but that was not enough for them to avoid a defeat. They tumbled for 233 for nine in 50 overs. For Bangladesh, pacer Mukidul Islam scalped three wickets conceding 32 runs in nine overs while Rejaur Rahman Raja bagged two wickets. The third and final unofficial one-day match on August 20 now becomes a series decider.
In the first unofficial one-day, the West Indies A beat Bangladesh A by four wickets on Tuesday at Gros Islet. Bangladesh suffered a heavy batting collapse, dismissed just for 80 runs while batting first. Only three batters were able to reach a double-digit score, and the highest individual total was 25 scored by Jaker Ali. Mohammad Naim, Saif Hassan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Sabbir Rahman failed to impress with the bat on a track with some grasses on it. Read:Bangladesh to take on all ICC full members in next FTP Right-arm medium pacer Justin Greaves bagged four wickets for the hosts while Anderson Phillip and Shermon Lewis took two wickets each. In reply, West Indian batters also had a tough time on the crease. They lost six wickets to chase down a below-par total of 80 runs. Bangladesh A’s pace-bowling duo, Mukidul Islam and Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, bagged two wickets each. The remaining matches of the one-dayers will be played on August 18 and 20. All the matches will take place at the same venue.
Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bowl first in the third and final ODI of the three-match series against hosts West Indies at Guyana Saturday. Bangladesh did not include Anamul Haque Bijoy in the squad for the third ODI. The batter recently scored more than 1,100 runs in a single List-A event, which helped him return to the national side after a long gap. However, Anamul failed to impress while playing a Test and three T20Is in the ongoing tour. Bangladesh won the first ODI match by six wickets. Mehidy Hasan won the player of the match award after taking three wickets for 36 runs. The Tigers won the second match by nine wickets, and Mehidy picked up four wickets. Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed bagged three wickets in the match and became the player of the match. Before the ODIs, both teams locked horns in a two-match Test and three-match T20I series. Bangladesh lost all the matches except a T20I which was a no result one because of rain with the West Indies in charge. Read: WI vs BAN ODI Series 2022: Bangladesh eye West Indies whitewash Bangladesh playing XI Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (w), Mehidy Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Taijul Islam, and Mustafizur Rahman West Indies playing XI Shai Hope(w), Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, and Alzarri Joseph.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday congratulated all players, coaches and the manager of the Bangladesh cricket team for their ODI series win against the West Indies on their soil. In the congratulatory message, she hoped that the Tigers would continue their all-out efforts. Read: PM congratulates Tigers on historic ODI series win against Proteas Today, Bangladesh sealed the series as they went 2-0 up with a comprehensive 9-wicket win at the Providence Stadium in Guyana and extended their unbeaten streak against the West Indies to 10. Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed won the player of the match award in his second ODI match. He bagged three wickets after Bangladesh chose to bowl first. The Tigers managed to restrict their hosts to 108/10 in 35 overs. In reply to the West Indies' 108, Bangladesh won the match in just 20.4 overs, with Tamim scoring an unbeaten 50, and Liton Das 32. Bangladesh won the first ODI at the same venue by six wickets. The third and last ODI will be played at the same venue Saturday. Ahead of the ODI series, Bangladesh lost both the Test and T20I series against the hosts.
Left-arm spinner Nasum Ahmed won the player of the match award in his second ODI match, as Bangladesh beat the West Indies by nine wickets to win the ODI series Wednesday at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Bangladesh won the first ODI at the same venue by six wickets. "The dressing room wasn't the happiest (after the Tests and T20Is), but everyone was eager to win. It feels great to win, but there is still room for improvement. And we need to tick more boxes," Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal told the media. Nasum bagged three wickets after Bangladesh chose to bowl first. The Tigers managed to restrict their hosts to 108/10 in 35 overs. Nicholas Pooran, West Indian captain, made a golden duck. Keemo Paul, the number eight batter, scored the most runs (25) for the hosts. Read: Shakib to skip West Indies ODIs, Zimbabwe tour In the absence of Shakib Al Hasan, right-arm all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz bowled superbly, picking up four wickets and conceding only 29 runs in eight overs. In reply to the West Indies' 108, Bangladesh won the match in just 20.4 overs, with Tamim scoring an unbeaten 50, and Liton Das 32. The visitors did not include Anamul Haque in the team. The right-handed batter did well in the 50-over format at the domestic level but failed to bring his form to the international format. He played five innings in the ongoing tour and managed to pass the 20-run mark only once. Also read: ENG vs IND 2nd ODI 2022: India eye series win at Lord’s The last ODI of this series will be played on July 16 at the same venue. Ahead of the ODI series, Bangladesh lost both the Test and T20I series against the hosts.
Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first in the second ODI of the three-match series against the West Indies on Wednesday in Providence Stadium, Guyana. The visitors overlooked Taskin Ahmed to pave the way for Mosaddek Hossain to the playing XI. Bangladesh won the first match of the series, and they now got a chance to win the ODI series on Wednesday. Ahead of the ODI series, Bangladesh played against the hosts in a two-match Test and three-match T20I series, and Bangladesh lost both series. Read:WI vs BAN 2nd ODI 2022: Resurgent Bangladesh aim for series win Bangladesh won five of their last six ODI series including the one against South Africa in South Africa. For various reasons, the visitors are missing the service of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim— Bangladesh’s two mainstays in the format. It came as a great chance for the Tigers to test their bench strength. Anamul Haque has to wait for more to make a comeback to ODIs. The right-handed batter did well in the 50-over format at the domestic level but failed to bring his form to the international format. He played five innings in the ongoing tour and managed to pass the 20-run mark only once, which made the team management keep him out of the ODI setup in this series. Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal (c), Liton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmudullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (w), Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam West Indies (Playing XI): Kyle Mayers, Shai Hope (w), Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran(c), Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph
West Indies beat Bangladesh by five wickets in the third and final T20I of the three-match series on Thursday night. With this win, the hosts won the series 2-0 after the first match was washed out due to heavy rains. Bangladesh batted first in this match after a delayed start posed by rains. The visitors scored a par score of 163 for five wickets, with Afif Hossain hitting a blazing fifty off 38 balls with two fours and two sixes. And Liton Das posted 49. But the other batters failed to score at the pace that T20 cricket requires. Read: Shakib to skip West Indies ODIs, Zimbabwe tour Anamul Haque (10), Shakib Al Hasan (5) and Mahmudullah Riyad (22) failed to do what the team needed to post a bigger total on the board against the West Indies. Hayden Walsh bagged two wickets for the hosts. In reply, Nicholas Pooran, the West Indian captain, scored 74 off just 39 balls with five fours and five sixes and made it easy for the hosts to win the match chasing a target of 164 runs. Kyle Mayers also hit a fifty. Bangladesh used eight bowlers in this match but failed to defend a good total. Nasum Ahmed, the left-arm spinner, bagged two wickets conceding 44 runs in four overs, while Mahedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan and Afif Hossain scalped one wicket each. Now both the team will take on a three-match ODI series, starting July 10. The other matches will be played on July 13 and 16. Before the limited-over series, Bangladesh and West Indies played a two-match Test series that the Tigers lost 2-0.
After the first match of the three-match T20I series is washed away, West Indies registered an easy win in the second match against Bangladesh in Dominica. Rovman Powell hit two fours and six sixes in a 28-ball 61 not out as West Indies’ 193 for 5 proved too much for Bangladesh to chase down on Sunday. The hosts batted first after winning the toss. Bangladesh scored 158 for 6 in reply as West Indies won by a comfortable 35 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Read:WI vs BAN: Rain-hit T20I series opener washes away Opener Brandon King scored 57 runs in 43 deliveries and captain Nicholas Pooran hit a 30-ball 34 after West Indies chose to bat first. Left-arm pacer Shoriful Islam took 2 for 40 in four overs. The other left-arm premium pacer of Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman, failed to take any wicket despite conceding 37 runs in four overs. Taskin Ahmed, the right-arm pacer, also had a bad day at office— he conceded 46 in three overs but failed to take any wicket. Bangladesh recovered from 23 for 3 as Shakib Al Hasan top-scored for the visitors with an undefeated 68 off 52 deliveries, including five fours and three sixes. It was the highest score of the match. Afif Hossain, the left-handed batter, scored 34 of 27 deliveries with three fours and one six. Mosaddek Hossain was the other Bangladeshi batter to have scored a double-digit total. He made 15. Pacer Romario Shepherd finished with 2-28 in four overs. The first T20I on Saturday was a washout. Bangladesh reached 105 for 8 in 13 overs with the match already having been reduced to 14 overs per side. That game was the first cricket international at Windsor Park since it was rebuilt after being severely damaged in 2017 by a hurricane. The third and last T20I is scheduled for Thursday in Providence, Guyana, followed by a three-match ODI series. Read:Bangladesh vs West Indies: T20I series begins Saturday West Indies swept the two-match Test series against Bangladesh where the Bangladeshi batters failed to impress. However, bowlers, especially Khaled Ahmed did well. The pacer bagged 10 wickets in two Tests with a five-wicket haul.