WI vs BAN Match Highlights: Champions Windies win last ball, hopes of reaching semi-finals intact


  • Windies cricket team scored 142 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs.
  • Mehdi, Shoriful and Rahman took 2-2 wickets for Bangladesh
  • Wicketkeeper Nicholas Pooran scored the highest 40 runs for the Windies.

Defending champions West Indies kept the hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive by defeating Bangladesh (WI vs BAN T20 World Cup 2021) by 3 runs in the T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12 Group 2. After this defeat, Bangladesh’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals, led by Mahmudullah, almost ended.

This is Bangladesh’s third consecutive defeat in three matches, while it is the first win for West Indies in as many matches. Chasing the target of 143 runs set by the Windies, Bangladesh’s team could only manage 139 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs.

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Liton Das scored 44 runs for Bangladesh. Pacer Ravi Rampaul, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Bravo and Akil Hossain took one wicket each for the Windies.

Bangladesh restricts Windies for 142 runs
Bangladesh bowlers displayed discipline to restrict West Indies for 142 runs for 7 wickets. For the third time in a row, the notable batsmen of the Caribbean team, sent to bat first, disappointed once again. Nicholas Pooran scored 40 runs in 22 balls in the last over. He hit four sixes and a four to save West Indies from being reduced to an embarrassing total.

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Chase scored 39 runs in debut T20
Roston Chase scored 39 runs while making his T20 International debut. For Bangladesh, spinner Mahedi Hasan and fast bowlers Shariful Islam and Mustafizur Rahman took two wickets for 27, 20 and 43 runs respectively.

Windies batsmen seen under pressure in front of spin bowlers
Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah, aware of West Indies’ struggle against spin bowling, opened the bowling from off-spinner Hassan, putting the Caribbean team under pressure. It was a do or die fight for both the teams.

After bowling a few overs from the fast bowlers, he called the spinner again in the fifth over and it paid off when Hasan took the big wicket of Chris Gayle (four). Bangladesh took two wickets for just 29 runs in the powerplay. In the next over, Hasan sent Shimron Hetmyer (nine) to the pavilion.

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Pollard hit a six off the last ball
Kieron Pollard (14 not out) and Chase tried to handle the innings. Pollard walked off the field in the 13th over due to a fitness problem. The reason for his departure was not known but he came in the last over and hit a six off the last ball.

Andre Russell could not even open the account
Earlier, Andre Russell was run out without opening the account. Bangladesh gave life to the chase when Hasan dropped his catch at deep midwicket. Earlier also missed the opportunity to stump Pooran. Chase and Pooran took 14 runs in the 15th over. Pooran hit Shakib Al Hasan for two consecutive sixes. Jason Holder also added 15 runs in five balls.

Nicholas Pooran


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