DUBAI: Captains of each of the PSL franchises jointly unveiled PSL’s Trophy here for third season commencing on Thursday 22nd of November.
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Cricket: Bangladesh opt to bowl in 3rd W. Indies ODI
SYLHET: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to bowl in the third and final one-day international against the West Indies here today.
The three-match series is currently locked 1-1 after Bangladesh won the opening match by five wickets on Sunday and West Indies bagged a four-wicket victory in the second match two days later.
Bangladesh brought in Mohammad Mithun and Mohammad Saifuddin in place of Imrul Kayes and Rubel Hossain in the two changes from the side that lost on Wednesday.
The West Indies replaced paceman Oshane Thomas with all-rounder Fabian Allen.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman.
West Indies: Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Rovman Powell (capt), Devendra Bishoo, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach, Fabian Allen.
Umpires: Masudur Rahman (BAN), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)
Third Umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)
W. Indies hopes to win series against BD
SYLHET: West Indies captain Rovman Powell said Thursday his men were “upbeat and confident” of clinching the deciding one-day international against Bangladesh and sealing their first series win in four years.
The touring side won Tuesday’s match in Dhaka by four wickets after losing the opener, leveling the three-match contest 1-1 and setting the stage for a series decider in Sylhet on Friday. The Caribbean side last won an ODI series in 2014 at home against Bangladesh and are desperate to end the drought. Since then, they have capitulated in 11 series, managing their best result with a draw against minnows Afghanistan last year. “It is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. West Indies haven’t won an ODI series for quite some time. This is a grand opportunity to change it,” Powell told reporters in Sylhet on Thursday. “The guys are upbeat and confident of doing it tomorrow.” They came close to defeating Bangladesh in July on home soil, suffering a 2-1 loss. In October, they went down to India 3-1.
A win would remove some sting from West Indies’ humiliating drubbing by Bangladesh in the Test series in November and December when the home side wrapped up both matches inside three days. Powell said his side had to improve on their winning flair displayed in the second ODI. Opener Shai Hope hit a career-best 146 off 144 balls not out, as West Indies toppled Bangladesh’s 255-7 with two balls in hand to complete their first win in the tour.
“We have to work on all three aspects of the game. One game doesn’t change the fact that we are still not batting as well as a team. We still need to work on our bowling and fielding,” Powell said. Pace bowler Oshane Thomas worked up some lively pace to leave Bangladeshi batsmen unsettled in both the games. “Bangladeshis don’t like fast bowling. We are definitely looking to exploit it. Hopefully tomorrow we can do that,” Powell said.
Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza played down suggestions the hosts were rattled by Thomas’ pace. “In both the matches, his economy rate was close to six. So there is no issue. If they think he is their best bowler we are relaxed,” said Mashrafe. This will be first ever ODI hosted in Sylhet, in Bangladesh’s northeast. The ground has hosted seven Twenty20 internationals and a Test. The West Indies will wrap up their tour of Bangladesh with three Twenty20 Internationals.
Bangladesh vs W. Indies 2nd ODI scoreboard
DHAKA: Scoreboard of the second one-day international between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka today:
Tamim Iqbal c Roach b Bishoo 50
Liton Das c Hetmyer b Paul 8
Imrul Kayes c Hope b Thomas 0
Mushfiqur Rahim c Hope b Thomas 62
Shakib Al Hasan b Roach 65
Mahmudullah Riyad c Hetmyer c Powell 30
Soumya Sarkar c Bishoo b Thomas 6
Mashrafe Mortaza not out 6
Mehidy Hasan not out 10
Extras (b1, lb3, w9, nb5) 18
Total (seven wickets; 50 overs) 255
Did not bat: Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Imrul), 2-125 (Tamim), 3-132 (Mushfiqur), 4-193 (Mahmudullah) 5-208 (Soumya), 6-234 (Liton Das), 7-239 (Shakib)
Bowling: Roach 10-0-39-1(w2, nb1), Thomas 10-0-54-3 (w3, nb2), Chase 3-0-22-0 (w3), Paul 10-0-68-1 (w1, nb1), Bishoo 10-1-27-1 (nb1), Powell 7-0-41-1
West Indies innings
C. Hemraj lbw b Mehidy 3
S. Hope not out 146
D. Bravo b Rubel 27
M. Samuels c Mushfiqur b Mustafizur 26
S. Hetmyer c sub b Rubel 14
R. Powell c Soumya b Mashrafe 1
R. Chase c Tamim b Mustafizur 9
Keemo Paul not out 18
Extras (lb 5, w6, nb1) 12
Total (six wickets; 49.4 overs) 256
Did not bat: Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Oshane Thomas
Fall of Wickets: 1-5(Hemraj), 2-70 (Bravo), 3-132 (Samuels), 4-155 (Hetmyer), 5-157 (Powell), 6-185 (Chase)
Bowling: Shakib 10-0-28-0, Mehidy 9-0-39-1(w1), Mustafizur 10-1-63-2 (w2), Mashrafe 10-1-52-1 (w2, nb1), Mahmudullah 1.4-0-12-0, Rubel 9-0-57-2 (w1)
Result: West Indies won by four wickets
Toss: West Indies
Umpires: Masudur Rahman(BAN), Aleem Dar
Third Umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)
Match Referee: Jeff Crowe (NZ)
Relevant: Shai Hope smashed a brilliant century as West Indies edged Bangladesh by four wickets in the second one-day international to level the three-match series 1-1 in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Opener Hope hit an unbeaten 146 off 144 balls, guiding West Indies to 256-6 in 49.4 overs after the visitors relied on three wickets from paceman Oshane Thomas to restrict Bangladesh to 255-7 in 50 overs.
Hope shared 71-run in an unbroken seventh-wicket stand with Keemo Paul to help West Indies get their first victory on the tour and stay alive in the series after they suffered a five-wicket loss in the opening match on Sunday.
Paul, who remained unbeaten on 18, pushed spinner Mahmudullah towards midwicket to complete the victory.
The fate of the game was hanging in the balance until Hope struck three fours off pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman in the penultimate over.
Hope, who has now three centuries in ODIs, hit 12 fours and three sixes in his innings.
“I just kept backing myself and knew that as long as I bat till the end, we will win. I asked Keemo to bat deep. It wasn’t an easy wicket in the beginning,” man of the match Hope said.
Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur claimed two wickets each for Bangladesh giving away 57 and 63 runs respectively.
Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Tamim Iqbal earlier each scored a half-century to steer Bangladesh to a decent total at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Shakib top-scored with 65 off 62 deliveries while Mushfiqur and Tamim made 62 and 50 respectively after West Indies invited the hosts to bat first.
Mushfiqur and Tamim laid the foundation of the innings with a 111-run second wicket stand after Oshane Thomas worked up the lively pace early in the innings.
Thomas, who returned with bowling figures of 3-54, forced opener Liton Das to leave the field with a toe injury before handing Imrul Kayes a duck for West Indies’ first breakthrough.
Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo dismissed Tamim, who faced 63 balls, to break his partnership with Mushfiqur, who soon became the second victim of Thomas.
Shakib, who smashed six fours and a six, then guided the lower-order to give Bangladesh a competitive score.
“It was a 50-50 match in the end, but we couldn’t hold onto the pressure. It was a good match. Hopefully, we’ll come back strong in the next game,” said Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza.
The third and final match of the series will be held in Sylhet on Friday.
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