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17-07-2009, 11:50 PM
Today Bangladesh is facing West Indies for the second time in this series (http://ilovetigercricket.blogspot.com/2009/07/bangladesh-vs-west-indies-2009-fixture.html) of two test matches. Bangladesh cricket team is being led by Shakib Al Hasan as Mashrafe Mortaza was injured in the last match (1st Test). If Bangladesh wins or at least draw this test, they will win their first ever test series in abroad.

West Indies: 237/10 (76.1 overs, Day 1 (http://ilovetigercricket.blogspot.com/2009/07/bangladesh-vs-west-indies-09-2nd-test.html))
Bangladesh: 35/1 (10.0 overs, Day 1 (http://ilovetigercricket.blogspot.com/2009/07/bangladesh-vs-west-indies-09-2nd-test.html))

Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field first.

West Indies’ 1st innings: The first two partnerships were looking good. But they were not strong enough. Wickets started to fall in a regular basis and the "new" West Indies team failed to perform in front of the Bangladesh cricket team. Only DM Richards (69 in 80) and TM Dowlin (95 in 162) made a strong impression on the match. The star bowler of the previous match, Mahmudullah Riad took 3 wickets. The captain of the Bangladesh Cricket Team Shakib Al Hasan and Enamul Haque jr also took 3 wickets each. Shahadat Hossain took 1. Even thought the tigers managed to restrict West indies in a low total, I think that Shakib made a really bad and selfish decision. Riad took 3 wickets in his first 5 overs (WI were 114/4, 3 to Riad and 1 to Shakib). Still Shakib used Riad for just 13 overs, when Shakib and Enamul bowled 21 and 24 overs. Shakib replaced Riad after his 5 overs and brought Enamul into attack and they both bowled a very long spell. Why did he do that?

Full scorecard (http://ilovetigercricket.blogspot.com/2009/07/bangladesh-vs-west-indies-09-2nd-test.html) of this innings is here (http://ilovetigercricket.blogspot.com/2009/07/bangladesh-vs-west-indies-09-2nd-test.html)

Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Phillips, 12.6 ov), 2-104 (Richards, 22.3 ov), 3-106 (Hinds, 22.5 ov), 4-114 (Reifer, 26.6 ov), 5-157 (Bernard, 43.2 ov), 6-158 (Sammy, 44.1 ov), 7-160 (Walton, 44.6 ov), 8-219 (Austin, 70.3 ov), 9-220 (Best, 71.4 ov), 10-237 (Dowlin, 76.1 ov)

Bangladesh's 1st innings: Bangladesh lost their first wicket very early, in the 7th over. Then Enamul Haque jr came to bat as a night watchman. Bangladesh played 10 overs today.

Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Imrul Kayes, 6.5 ov)

Full scorecard will be posted after this innings. Meanwhile, the live scorecard (http://ilovetigercricket.blogspot.com/2009/01/nss-live-scores.html) is here.

Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Phillips, 12.6 ov), 2-104 (Richards, 22.3 ov), 3-106 (Hinds, 22.5 ov), 4-114 (Reifer, 26.6 ov)

The match is delayed due to rain.

Source: I am a fan of Tiger Cricket (http://ilovetigercricket.blogspot.com/2009/07/bangladesh-vs-west-indies-09-2nd-test.html)

19-07-2009, 06:55 PM
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