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So, that is it from this game and this tournament! Bangladesh are seen posing with the trophy and this will be a massive confidence boost for them heading into the World Cup. The West Indies will have quite a few things to work on. There is still time though for that Mega Event. For now though, you can switch tabs and catch all the action from the ODI between Pakistan and England which is turning out to be a good one. Goodbye and take care!
Bangladesh skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza, says it is a great feeling, it is the start and he hopes he continues. Mentions they have missed out many times and is pleased they came out on top. States the wicket was very good to bat on and Sarkar and Tamim made use of it. Further adds they laid the foundation and Mosaddek and Mahmudullah did the job at the end. Reckons the World Cup will be more challenging and they are looking forward to it. Ends by saying he has enjoyed his time in Ireland and the win makes it even more sweet.
West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says the openers got off to a really good start. Mentions the fielding and dropped chances did not help them. States they have time before they prepare for the warm up games of the World Cup and there will also be more guys joining the side.
Shai Hope is the Man of the Series for his excellent run with the bat in this tournament.
Man of the Match is Mosaddek Hossain for his electrifying and match-winning knock!
Earlier in the day, after being inserted, the West Indies openers got them off to a rocketing start before rain played spoil sport. When all the hopes of a game were vanishing, the rain gods answered the prayer and after a long wait we had a 24-over-per-side match. However, after the break, the West Indies batsmen did not score that freely in the last 4 overs and that is probably what cost them the game.
This was probably the first time in this tournament the Bangladesh batters were put under a real test. They were chasing a challenging total on a wicket which was a good one to bat on. Their openers provided them with the ideal start and at that moment, it seemed like Bangladesh would once again cruise through. However, the West Indies bowlers fought back as Gabriel picked two in quick succession. Sarkar though continued as he and Rahim formed another decent stand. However, once Sarkar fell after getting to a half ton, the scoring rate then got slow. Also, wickets at regular intervals saw the game evenly balance at the end of the 16th over. Bangladesh needed 39 in the last four but a it was Hossain who rose to the occasion and smashed a brilliant 50 to take them over the line easily in the end.
WHAT A FINAL THIS WAS! What did we not have here? Rain, wickets, fours and sixes! Surely a game worthy of a final. In the end, it is the team which has been the best throughout which has come out on top. Bangladesh it is and a lot of credit has to be given to Mosaddek Hossain whose superb knock has taken them over the line.
22.5RReifer to MahmudullahMahmudullah
FOUR! Mahmudullah finishes it off in style! BANGLADESH WIN THE FINALS BY 5 WICKETS (DLS)! A full ball on off, Mahumudllah strokes it through covers and the ball races away.
22.4RReifer to MahmudullahMahmudullah
The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
22.3RReifer to MHossain
Scores level now as Hossain drives it square on the off side for a single.
22.2RReifer to MHossain
Length and outside off, Hossain slashes but misses again.
22.1RReifer to MHossain
Short and outside off, Hossain tries to cut but misses.
Raymon Reifer back into the attack.
21.6FAllen to MHossain
Does not finish it in this over as he takes a single through mid-wicket. Two needed now in 12 balls.
21.5FAllen to MHossain
A couple now! Works it with soft hands through mid-wicket and takes two. 3 more needed, one ball to do in this over.
21.4FAllen to MHossain
SIX! Now a maximum! 5 more to win only. This is probably the shot of the game. He steps out, also makes room and then goes inside out over covers. Clears the fence with ease.
21.3FAllen to MHossain
FOUR! Hossain wants to finish it in this over itself. 6,6 and now a boundary. This is deft. He waits for the ball to come to him and then guides it past short third man for a boundary.
21.2FAllen to MHossain
SIX! Back-to-back maximums and these two hits has probably won Bangladesh the game. Hossain dances down the track, gets to the pitch of it and tonks it over the long off fence.
21.1FAllen to MHossain
SIX! What a shot! Innovation at its best! Hossain has turned the game on its head with a gem of a knock. He brings the reverse sweep out. Hits it right off the middle and it goes over the point fence.
20.6KRoach to MHossain
Another single down towards third man. 12 from the over, 27 needed in the last 3. Bangladesh's game from here.
20.5KRoach to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Just a single now! A yorker on off, it is jammed out towards deep point.
20.4KRoach to MahmudullahMahmudullah
In the air... but safe again! A low full toss on off, Mahmudullah looks to go big but mistimes it. It goes towards long on where Holder stops it on the bounce 2 taken.
20.3KRoach to MHossain
Now a single as this is guided towards third man.
20.2KRoach to MHossain
SIX! That has been nailed! Probably the match-changing stroke! Full and outside off, Hossain lofts it over the cover region for a biggie.
20.1KRoach to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Full outside off, Mahmudullah drives it to wide long off for a run.
19.6FAllen to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Another single as this is worked through square leg. Top over again by Allen. Just the 4 from it. 39 needed now from 24.
19.5FAllen to MHossain
Punched off the back foot by the batsman. They pick up a single.
19.4FAllen to MahmudullahMahmudullah
In the air... but safe! Mahmudullah looks to go big but only manages a top edge. It lands in the no man's land region in the cover area and the batters take a run.
19.3FAllen to MHossain
Shorter in length, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
19.2FAllen to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Slower through the air on middle, the batter looks to work it on the leg side but closes the face of the bat a touch early. A leading edge is induced which goes towards point for one.
19.1FAllen to MHossain
Shorter in length on middle, this is pulled to deep square leg for a single.
18.6JHolder to MHossain
Full on off, Hossain drives it to long off. Single taken.
18.5JHolder to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Bangladesh is now edging towards the target given. Mahmudullah flicks this off his pads for an easy single.
18.4JHolder to MHossain
Full on leg, Hossain flicks it towards the mid-wicket for a single.
18.3JHolder to MHossain
SIX! Hossain doesn't miss this time. A short delivery on off, Hossain stands tall and pulls it to mid-wicket for the maximum.
18.2JHolder to MHossain
BEATEN! A good length delivery on off, Hossain goes for a big heave but fails to make any connection.
18.1JHolder to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Holder bowls this full outside off, Mahmudullah guides it to third man for a single.
17.6FAllen to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Mahmudullah makes room and then lofts it over covers for another single.
17.5FAllen to MHossain
Only a single now! This is worked through mid-wicket for single.
17.4FAllen to MHossain
Shortish and outside off, Hossain cuts it to point again. Three dots in a row.
17.3FAllen to MHossain
Another one guided to point. Another dot.
17.2FAllen to MHossain
Flatter and outside off, this is guided to point.
17.1FAllen to MahmudullahMahmudullah
Driven through mid off by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
16.6KRoach to MHossain
FOUR! Full on leg, Hossain just flicks it to fine leg for a boundary.