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That is it from this game then. Congratulations to Bangladesh but hard luck for Ireland, who have been knocked out even before they play their final league game. With that being a certified dead rubber, hopefully we get a good contest. Join us on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 10.45 am local (0945 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
Victorious Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza, says that it was a good performance, though he admits that they did not start well. Credits the way the bowlers bounced back. Wants to play hard cricket against Ireland and win. Agrees that their first aim was to go to the final with a win today itself. Now, wants to play good cricket on Wednesday and then see what happens in the final.
West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says that they were not 100 percent in the field and wants to make sure they do better in the final. Adds that they want to improve every single time they step on the field. Considers his partnership with Shai Hope vital but admits they failed to carry on. Mentions that they need to keep improving and do better in all the three departments.
MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. He is called up for an interview but he does not turn up for the chat!
The bowling and fielding from West Indies were very mediocre. A few chances went down and had they been a bit clinical, this chase would have become quite interesting. Plenty to ponder for them, not only in the field but also with the bat as their middle, lower order batting hasn't lived up to the expectation. Stay tuned for the presentation...
Chasing a modest target, their openers set the tone with a 54-run partnership and the middle order capitalized after that. West Indies tried their best through Ashley Nurse's spell in the 21st over where he picked Shakib and Sarkar in quick succession but the 83-run partnership between Rahim and Mithun put the chase to bed. Holder managed to break this stand but the Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman carried on to stitch yet another fifty partnership with Mahmudullah and also completed his 33rd ODI half century.
Easy win for Bangladesh! They have once again thumped West Indies to get into the final and will once again lock horns with the same opposition for the tri-nation trophy. Just like their last meeting, the Asian team proved to be the better batting and bowling side.
47.3SCottrell to SRahman
WIDE! What an anti-climatic finish! BANGLADESH WIN BY 5 WICKETS and 16 BALLS TO SPARE! A bouncer down the leg side, too high as well. The umpire signals the wide and that means the match is over. Bangladesh have romped home with ease. This has been such a pounding and the Asian team book their spot in the grand final, knocking out Ireland.
47.2SCottrell to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Another push through to deep cover for a run. 1 needed now.
47.1SCottrell to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Chase in the deep keeps the ball inside and keeps the match alive! A length ball outside off, Mahmudullah drives this hard and wide to the left of deep cover. Roston there dives and keeps the ball inside. The ball rolls towards the rope but is pulled in in time. A couple of runs taken, 2 more needed.
46.7KRoach to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Drives it down the ground and picks up a single does Mahmudullah, keeping strike for the next over. 4 needed now.
46.6KRoach to MahmudullahMahmudullah
On a length on middle, played with soft hands towards mid-wicket.
46.5KRoach to MahmudullahMahmudullah
On the pads, run down fine to the left of deep fine leg. Good running by the batsmen as they come back for the second, completing it with ease.
46.4KRoach to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Back of a length on middle, tapped towards mid-wicket by Mahmudullah.
46.3KRoach to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Wide! Too high this bouncer and it is penalised by the umpire.
46.2KRoach to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Fuller length on off, Mahmudullah who had crossed over ends during the wicket pats it towards mid-wicket.
Sabbir Rahman walks out to bat at number 7.
46.1KRoach to MRahim
OUT! Caught at deep fine leg and Rahim has departed trying to finish it in style. A length ball on middle, Mushfiqur looks to slog it over deep square leg but get it off the top half and the ball goes high and not far. It goes straight down the throat of Darren Bravo at deep fine leg. Roach has something to smile about finally. Rahim though bears a glum look on his face as he walks off without finishing the job.
45.6SCottrell to MRahim
Good length ball on middle and leg, Rahim works it behind square leg and picks up a run. 50-run stand up!
45.5SCottrell to MRahim
Short in length and outside off, Rahim gets back to cut it through the line but misses.
45.4SCottrell to MahmudullahMahmudullah
The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. They pick up a single to bring the runs needed in single digit.
45.3SCottrell to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Terrific delivery and there is a huge shout for a caught behind by the bowler. Not given. A ripper by Cottrell. He bangs it in short on middle, Mahmudullah picks it a bit late and then jumps to fend it away. It goes closely past his gloves to the keeper and that prompts the bowler to appeal. Nothing in the replays.
45.2SCottrell to MahmudullahMahmudullah
A touch short and on off, Mahmudullah goes on his toes to tap it down towards backward point.
45.1SCottrell to MRahim
Back of a length ball on off, punched from the back foot through covers for a run.
44.6KRoach to MRahim
Pulled away to deep square leg for a run by MR. He keeps strike for the next over with only 11 needed now.
44.5KRoach to MRahim
FOUR! What a shot! A length ball outside off, Rahim has got to his landmark and now without any pressure, lofts this ball over cover with superlative timing. The ball ends up reaching the rope. Shot!
44.4KRoach to MRahim
In the air... but away from the mid-wicket! A short ball on middle, Rahim looks to pull this one away but the ball goes off the top edge. The ball flies high but has enough on it to beat mid-wicket who was running back in an attempt to take that. 2 runs taken as everything is going the way of Bangladesh here.
44.3KRoach to MRahim
FOUR! Timing brilliant, placement exquisite! A low full toss outside off, it's been driven superbly through the covers. The ball races to the boundary beating the man in the deep easily.
44.2KRoach to MRahim
FIFTY FOR RAHIM! 33rd in ODIs for Mushfiqur! A short length ball pulled away to the left of deep mid-wicket by Rahim to get to the landmark. Has been a really responsible innings from the legend of his country.
44.1KRoach to MRahim
Yorker on middle, pushed back to the bowler by Rahim.
43.6SCottrell to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Really full outside off, actually could have been a full toss. The batsman misses the ball and it rolls along the ground after pitching on its way to the keeper. 3 dots to end the 3-run over. 24 needed now.
43.5SCottrell to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Fuller one outside off, driven back to mid off. 2 dots in a row, Bangladesh in no hurry to end this one.
43.4SCottrell to MahmudullahMahmudullah
On a length outside off, tapped towards point by the right-handed batsman.
43.3SCottrell to MRahim
Fuller length on middle, driven to long on for a single. Moves to 48 now, Rahim.
43.2SCottrell to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Cut away to deep cover for a run by Mahmdullah. 25 needed now.
43.1SCottrell to MRahim
Fuller one outside off, driven back to mid off by Rahim. Mushfiqur is seeing holding his hamstring at the end of that run.
42.6KRoach to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Back of a length on middle, the batsman defends the ball towards the bowler.
42.5KRoach to MRahim
Slower one on the pads, Rahim flicks the ball a little uppishly through mid-wicket for a single.
42.4KRoach to MRahim
Pulled away behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs by Mushfiqur.
42.3KRoach to MRahim
Ouch! A length ball on the hips, Rahim looks to pull this one away but the ball gets him on the ribs. That would have hurt. The ball drops near the surface.
42.2KRoach to MRahim
Rahim runs down the track and looks to hit this one but it is smartly bowled slow by Roach. The ball goes towards mid-wicket.
42.1KRoach to MRahim
Back of a length on middle, played towards point by Rahim.
Kemar Roach comes back on, replacing his skipper.
41.6SCottrell to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Pushed towards mid-wicket by the batsman. 3 runs off this one, 30 needed off 48 balls now.
41.5SCottrell to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Good running! A back of a length on the hips, Mahmudullah pats the ball through backward square leg and they run back for an easy second. West Indies skipper, Holder is not impressed with the fielding effort.