Rampaul’s best fails to ignite WI

KHULNA, Bangladesh – Career-best bowling from Ravi Rampaul failed to inspire West Indies, as a maiden hundred from Anamul Haque gave Bangladesh the impetus for a 160-run victory in the second One-day International on Sunday here.

The Windies suffered a batting meltdown, as they unsuccessfully chased 293 for victory on a hard, easy-paced Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium pitch.

Darren Bravo got the top score of 28 and new ODI vice captain Kieron Pollard made 25, but none of the visitors’ other batsmen reached 20, as left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak snared 3-19 from five overs and off-spinner Sohag Gazi collected 3-21 from 7.1 overs for the Bangladeshis.

Sunil Narine mistimed a cover drive at a delivery from Sohag and was caught at short extra cover for 10 to formalise the largest victory margin in terms of runs for the hosts in ODIs with 113 balls remaining.

The result meant that West Indies now trail 0-2 in the five-match series, which switches this coming week to the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka for the last three matches on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday before a Twenty20 International next Monday brings the tour to a close.

Rampaul had grabbed 5-49 from his allotment of 10 overs to lead the Windies attack, but Anamul upstaged him with a fluent 120 from 145 balls that included 13 fours and two sixes, earning him the Man-of-the-Match award, and his captain Mushfiqur Rahim supported with 79 to lay the foundation for Bangladesh to post 292 for six from their allocation of 50 overs, after they were sent in to bat.

The Caribbean made a sluggish start in the face of steady, if not menacing bowling from the Bangladeshi bowlers, and were soon 32 for two in the eighth over, after Lendl Simmons was caught at long-off for nine and Chris Gayle was caught behind for 15.

Marlon Samuels came to the crease and just when it appeared that he had settled, he was caught behind off Sohag for 16.

This sparked a collapse that saw West Indies decline from 63 for two to 78 for six in the space of 23 balls between the 15th and 19th overs.

Dwayne Smith was dubiously lbw for a three-ball duck to Razzak, although TV Replays suggested he inside-edged the ball onto his pad, Darren Bravo was caught behind essaying a cut off the same bowler, who also bowled Devon Thomas for a second-ball duck.

There was token resistance from Pollard, Windies captain Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Narine and Rampaul, as the home team collected the last five wickets fell for 32 in the space of 39 deliveries.

Earlier, the visitors failed to keep the pressure on the Bangladeshi batting, after Russell had danger-man Tamim Iqbal caught at deep mid-wicket for five and Rampaul had Naeem Islam caught at fine leg for six.

West Indies were put on the back-foot, when Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim joined Anamul and put on 174 for the third wicket.

Rampaul made the breakthrough in the 36th over, the second of the Batting Power Play, when Mushfiqur was caught at mid-wicket from a tame pull. The Bangladesh captain struck eight fours and one six from 87 balls.

Rampaul added the scalp of Nasir Hossain caught at cover for four in the 39th over, the penultimate of the Batting Power Play, which yielded two wickets for West Indies for a cost of 20.

But the Windies let things slip in the closing overs, as Anamul late cut Narine to reach his milestone from 138 balls before he, Mominul Haque with 31 and Mashrafe Mortaza with 18 unleashed in the closing overs to beef-up the home team’s total.


BANGLADESH (maximum 50 overs)

Tamim Iqbal c Pollard b Russell 5

Anamul Haque c Narine b Rampaul 120

Naeem Islam c Narine b Rampaul 6

*+Mushfiqur Rahim c Simmons b Rampaul 79

Nasir Hossain c Gayle b Rampaul 4

Mominul Haque c Pollard b Rampaul 31

Mahmudullah not out 3

Mashrafe Mortaza not out 18

Extras (lb 6, w 19, nb 1) 26

TOTAL (6 wkts, 50 overs) 292

Sohag Gazi, Abul Hasan, Abdur Razzak did not bat

Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Tamim Iqbal, 3.1 overs); 2-21 (Naeem Islam, 6.5); 3-195 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 36.4); 4-201 (Nasir Hossain, 38.5); 5-265 (Mominul Haque, 48.2); 6-265 (Anamul Haque, 48.3)

Bowling: Rampaul 10-1-49-5 (nb1, w4); Russell 9-0-58-1; Sammy 5-0-35-0; Narine 10-1-48-0 (w2); Smith 9-0-46-0 (w1); Samuels 7-0-50-0 (w2)

WEST INDIES (target: 292 off 50 overs)

L. Simmons c Tamim Iqbal b Sohag Gazi 9

C. Gayle c wkp Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 15

D.M. Bravo c wkp Mushfiqur Rahim b Abdur Razzak 28

M. Samuels c wkp Mushfiqur Rahim b Sohag Gazi 16

D.R. Smith lbw b Abdur Razzak 0

K. Pollard b Naeem Islam 25

+D. Thomas b Abdur Razzak 0

*D. Sammy c sub (Jahurul Islam) b Mahmudullah 12

A. Russell run out 9

S. Narine c Tamim Iqbal b Sohag Gazi 10

R. Rampaul not out 0

Extras (lb2, w6) 8

TOTAL (all out, 31.1 overs) 132

Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Simmons, 4.4 overs); 2-32 (Gayle, 7.4); 3-63 (Samuels, 13.5); 4-65 (Smith, 14.6); 5-78 (Bravo, 18.2); 6-78 (Thomas, 18.4); 7-100 (Sammy, 24.5); 8-111 (Pollard, 27.3); 9-132 (Russell, 30.6

Bowling: Sohag Gazi 7.1-2-21-3 (w1); Mashrafe Mortaza 6-0-26-1 (w1); Abdur Razzak 5-0-19-3 (w1); Abul Hasan 1-0-9-0 (w1); Naeem Islam 7-0-28-1(w1); Mahmudullah 5-0-27-1 (w1)

Result: Bangladesh won by 160 runs (113 balls remaining)

Series: Bangladesh lead five-match series 2-0

Umpires: Enamul Haque (Bangladesh), Ranmore Martinesz (Sri Lanka)

TV Replay umpire: Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)

Reserve umpire: Masudur Rahman (Bangladesh)


Sun, 12/02/2012 - 06:12