Samuels stars as Windies win big

Fatullah, Bangladesh – Marlon Samuels cracked an unbeaten century off 56 balls to power the West Indies to 195-3 in their Twenty20 match against Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI at the Fatullah Stadium on Sunday.

After winning the toss, the Windies got off to a shaky start losing Adrian Barath (4) in just the second over. Fellow opener Lendl Simmons returned to the dressing room for 12. By that time, the tourists were 51-2 in the sixth over. But a 102-run third-wicket stand between Samuels and Andre Russell revived the side.

Samuels' 102 not out featured 15 fours and four sixes while Russell, who made 58 runs off 35 balls, hit three fours and as many sixes. Right-arm pacer Farhad Reza claimed two wickets while Shuvagoto Hom took one wicket.

The BCB XI struggled from the start and could only reach 120-6 off their 20 overs. Samuels also starred with the ball taking 2-18 with his off-breaks, while skipper Darren Sammy had a double strike in his first over to end with 2-23.

West Indies Innings
Lendl Simmons c Alauddin Babu b Shuvagoto Hom 12
Adrian Barath c Junaid Siddique b Farhad Reza 4
Marlon Samuels not out 102
Andre Russell c sub (Robiul Islam) b Farhad Reza 58
Darren Sammy not out 7
Extras (w12) 12
TOTAL (3 wickets, 20 overs) 195

Did not bat: Darren Bravo, Danza Hyatt, Denesh Ramdin, Carlos Brathwaite, Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo

Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-51, 3-153

Bowling: Farhad Reza 4-0-37-2 (w3); Alauddin Babu 4-0-47-0 (w2); Kamrul Islam Rabbi 2-0-26-0 (w4); Shuvagoto Hom 3-0-31-1; Mominul Haque 4-0-30-0; Nadif Chowdhury 3-0-24-0

Bangladesh Cricket Board XI Innings
Jahurul Islam c wk Ramdin b Sammy 1
Junaid Siddique c Bravo b Sammy 10
*Shahriar Nafees c Sammy b Brathwaite 29
Raqibul Hasan b Bishoo 22
Shuvagoto Hom b Samuels 11
Mominul Haque not out 17
Nadif Chowduhry b Samuels 11
+Mithun Ali not out 11
Extras (lb3, w2, nb3) 8
TOTAL (6 wickets, 20 overs) 120

Did not bat: Alauddin Babu, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Farhad Reza

Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-14, 3-48, 4-72, 5-85, 6-103

Bowling: Roach 3-0-25-0 (nb1, w1); Sammy 4-0-23-2; Russell 4-0-22-0; Bishoo 2-0-11-1; Brathwaite 3-0-18-1 (nb2); Samuels 4-0-18-2 (w1)

Result: West Indies won by 75 runs
Toss: West Indies
Umpires: Masudur Rahman, Nadir Shah
Matchreferee: Raqibul Hasan
Reserve umpire: Tanvir Ahmed

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 07:19