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Friday, March 4, 2011

World Cup: Windies win by 9 wickets as Bangladesh skittled out for 58

Kemar roch and Darren Sammy
It was a day-night game but the lights didn't need to flash on as West Indies knocked the daylights out of Bangladesh at a packed Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur on Friday to take a big stride towards the quarterfinals.
In what will be termed as a national disgrace in this cricket-crazy nation, Bangladesh fell to the pits with their lowest ever total of 58 runs in one-day internationals in 18.5 overs, also the lowest in this World Cup. The visitors took 12.2 overs to complete the formality losing a wicket in the process.
A packed house, non-stop cheering and skipper Shakib Al Hasan's correct call during the toss was all that could act as a fillip to the Bangladesh hopes. Then struck Kemar Roach, the fast bowling Windies sensation, who started where he had left off with a hat-trick against the Netherlands last week. He made opener Tamim Iqbal snick his very third ball of the innings to walk back with a duck. Iqbal, on whom lay big home hopes, chased the ball going for a drive. The stadium was stunned into silence and it became only more deafening soon as wickets began to tumble at either ends in quick succession.
There were no demons in the track. In fact it was the best one can ask for an ODI. The Bangladesh batsmen simply failed to rise to the occasion, trying to be more adventurous than duty demanded.
Bangladesh's listlessness was a delight for the West Indian bowlers, and they needed just three of them. Roach, skipper Darren Sammy and the tall left-arm spinner Suleiman Benn accounted for all the Bangladesh wickets.
Sammy, struggling for his own form, picked up three to leap each time in delight as the batsmen tried to force their shots driving straight to the fielders.
Benn, who opened the bowling with Roach, joined the party after a change of end. He scalped skipper Shakib Al Hasan beating him both in the air and off the pitch. The curtain call wasn't far by now with Benn continuing to tease and torment the batsmen with well-flighted deliveries while Sammy accounted for those who went for shots against his slow medium but well pitched up balls.
Only two of Bangladesh batsmen - left-handed Junaid Siddique and Mohd Ashraful - could reach double figures.
Angry Bangladesh fans stone 
West Indies team bus
Angry Bangladesh fans stoned the West Indies bus on Friday after the home team crashed to a humiliating nine-wicket defeat in the cricket World Cup.
Two windows of the bus were smashed as it was leaving the Sher-e-Bangla stadium after the match in what police claimed was a case of mistaken identity.
"The fans thought it was the Bangladeshi team bus and they hurled stones at it," Imtiaz Ahmed, deputy commissioner of police in Dhaka said.
"The window panes were shattered, but no one was injured."
West Indian star Chris Gayle, a former national captain, had tweeted from the vehicle during the attack, claiming the players had been terrified.
"This is ridiculous. Damn. World Cup with so much security and this happens. Big joke. Trust me I am not keen here. Every player lay flat," he wrote on his Twitter account.
He added: "This is some bullshit.....Bangladesh stoning our bus!!! Freaking glass Break!!! This is crap, can't believe..what next, bullets!!!!"
Bangladesh Cricket Board president Mustafa Kamal apologised to the West Indies for the incident.
"We are sorry it happened," Kamal said. "We have already ordered an investigation and the police are working on it.
"There was enough security for the buses, the fans may have thought it was the Bangladesh bus. The stones were thrown from a long distance.
"It is nothing serious. No serious damage was done, but still we are very sorry this happened."
Violence also broke out in the Dhaka University campus as angry students torched Bangladeshi team jerseys and placards after the home team's comprehensive defeat, a top police official said.
"A crowd of around 3,000 gathered inside the campus. They were very angry and shouted slogans against the players," Rezaul Karim, police chief of the university area said.
West Indies spokesman Philip Spooner, whose team were playing in Bangladesh for the first time since 2002, confirmed there were no injuries.
"We left the ground and on our way back to the hotel, a couple of stones did hit our window. Two windows were racked, but not shattered. Both teams are back at the hotel and are safe. Nobody is injured," he said.
"Our manager ( Richie Richardson) will notify the respective boards and the ICC (International Cricket Council). There is no panic, everybody is fine."
Bangladesh, one of the tournament's co-hosts along with India and Sri Lanka, had earlier slumped to a nine-wicket defeat to the West Indies in front of a 25,000 sell-out crowd.
They had been bowled out for their lowest ever one-day total of just 58 in 18.5 overs, with the West Indies cantering home in the 13th over of their innings with the match taking under two-and-a-half hours to complete.
Bangladesh had been expected to perform well in the event, especially in favourable home conditions. But two defeats in three games have dealt their hopes of making the quarter-finals a major blow.
Friday's incident came just a day after the second anniversary of the deadly attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team bus in the Pakistani city of Lahore.
That attack left seven Sri Lankan players injured and killed eight Pakistani people. It also led to a suspension of all international cricket in Pakistan while the country's rights as a co-host of the ongoing World Cup were also withdrawn.
score card

Bangladesh innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
Tamim Iqbal c Sammy b Roach 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
Imrul Kayes c †Thomas b Sammy 5 15 8 0 0 62.50
Junaid Siddique lbw b Roach 25 33 27 4 0 92.59
Mushfiqur Rahim† c Sarwan b Sammy 0 6 4 0 0 0.00
Shakib Al Hasan* b Benn 8 23 16 1 0 50.00
Raqibul Hasan c Pollard b Sammy 4 23 17 0 0 23.52
Mohammad Ashraful c †Thomas b Roach 11 33 21 2 0 52.38
Naeem Islam c †Thomas b Benn 1 14 4 0 0 25.00
Shafiul Islam c Pollard b Benn 0 12 6 0 0 0.00

Abdur Razzak not out 2 9 6 0 0 33.33
Rubel Hossain b Benn 0 2 2 0 0 0.00

Extras (w 1, nb 1) 2

Total (all out; 18.5 overs; 90 mins) 58 (3.07 runs per over)
Fall of wickets1-0 (Tamim Iqbal, 0.3 ov), 2-16 (Imrul Kayes, 3.3 ov), 3-25 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 5.1 ov), 4-36 (Junaid Siddique, 8.2 ov), 5-41 (Shakib Al Hasan, 10.2 ov), 6-51 (Raqibul Hasan, 13.6 ov), 7-56 (Naeem Islam, 16.2 ov), 8-56 (Mohammad Ashraful, 17.1 ov), 9-58 (Shafiul Islam, 18.3 ov), 10-58 (Rubel Hossain, 18.5 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ

KAJ Roach 6 0 19 3 3.16 (1nb, 1w)
SJ Benn 5.5 2 18 4 3.08

DJG Sammy 7 0 21 3 3.00

West Indies innings (target: 59 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
DS Smith b Naeem Islam 6 23 12 1 0 50.00

CH Gayle not out 37 44 36 6 0 102.77

DM Bravo not out 9 20 26 1 0 34.61

Extras (b 2, w 5) 7

Total (1 wicket; 12.2 overs; 44 mins) 59 (4.78 runs per over)
Did not bat RR Sarwan, S Chanderpaul, KA Pollard, DC Thomas†, DJG Sammy*, NO Miller, SJ Benn, KAJ Roach
Fall of wickets1-29 (Smith, 5.1 ov)

Bowling O M R W Econ

Shafiul Islam 2 0 11 0 5.50

Naeem Islam 6 1 14 1 2.33 (1w)

Rubel Hossain 1 0 12 0 12.00

Abdur Razzak 1 0 8 0 8.00 (2w)

Mohammad Ashraful 2 0 11 0 5.50

Shakib Al Hasan 0.2 0 1 0 3.00

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