Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 268/6 (4 runs required, RR: 5.36)

  • Mashrafe Mortaza1 (1b)
  • Mosaddek Hossain3 (4b)
  • Jason Holder10-0-66-1
  • Keemo Paul7-0-43-1

10.25pm One can only imagine how Mushfiqur Rahim must be feeling right now. He played a top knock that put his team on the brink of a win that would've sealed the series. But then, he perished at the last hurdle. Looking to heave away a full toss. Caught at deep midwicket. Shades of that World T20 clash against India. Shades of what happened against Afghanistan in India. At least the third time that he's had to endure heartbreak after coming so close. Each of those dismissals ended in catches to deep midwicket, and each of them to full tosses.

But to put this down to Mushfiqur alone would be unfair. Bangladesh had numerous chances to seal this. They were cruising at over 10 an over until the seventh over. They had nine wickets in hand. And then began an irreparable slowdown. Tamim Iqbal ate up 85 balls for his 54. In no time, the run rate halved, going from 10 to 5. They didn't bother to rotate the strike. The pressure built up. But they recovered well enough from that, and with Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur at the crease, it was still their game to lose. And then miscommunication sent back Mahmudullah, before finally, Mushfiqur perished. You don't get more chances than that to win a game. Bangladesh will introspect on this game well into the night. But they have one more chance to bounce back, as the teams head into the decider, and put the debacle of the Test series defeat behind them.

Shimron Hetmyer is the Man of the Match for his blistering century. That brings us to the end of this match's coverage then. If you missed it, Mohammad Isam's report should be up shortly, so head over there. But from here, it's goodbye from Shashank Kishore and myself. Thanks for joining us.

Holder to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, no, they won't get it. Holder lets out a roar at his crease and he is mobbed by his team-mates. A fuller delivery that angles into the pads that's driven straight along the ground to long-on

Holder is vigorously wiping the ball. Must be so hard gripping it. Five needed.

Holder to Mosaddek Hossain, 1 run, another full toss, yorker gone wrong but Holder won't care because it's only drilled along the ground to deep midwicket

Six off two needed. Tension all around.

Holder to Mosaddek Hossain, 2 runs, a blind heave that gets the leading edge and pops over backward point and drops safely in the outfield

Divy: "Suddenly memories of Ms Dhoni taking off his gloves in my eyes. Game on!"

Holder to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, bowled! Top stuff from the West Indies captain. Slides in a yorker on his leg stump and all Mosaddek can do is squeeze it straight back to the bowler
Holder to Mosaddek Hossain, no run, good delivery. Toeing the line but just inside it as he fires it wide outside off, making the batsman reach out as he misses
Holder to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, oh dear! Mushfiqur Rahim perishes in the final over. With eight to get, the set batsman is gone. Shades of World T20 2016 in Bangalore. A full toss that slips out of the hand and Mushfiqur swats it straight into the hands of deep midwicket. Hardly a delivery that deserves a wicket but that's fortune for you

Mushfiqur Rahim c Paul b Holder 68 (67b 5x4 1x6) SR: 101.49

Holder to shoulder the responsibility of the last over. He has gone at nearly seven an over so far. And he has exactly seven to defend.

49 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | BDESH: 264/5 (8 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.38, RRR: 8.00)

  • Mushfiqur Rahim68 (66b)
  • Keemo Paul7-0-43-1
  • Jason Holder9-0-62-0
Paul to Sabbir Rahman, OUT, he's holed out here. Sabbir tries to heave this full toss and gets down on one knee and half-sweeps it from outside off. Deep midwicket runs to his right and grabs it, but the set batsman is still there. Eight off the last over.

Sabbir Rahman c Hetmyer b Paul 12 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 109.09

Bangladesh 2nd innings Partnerships

1st32Tamim IqbalAnamul Haque
2nd97Shakib Al HasanTamim Iqbal
3rd16Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
4th87MahmudullahMushfiqur Rahim
5th32Mushfiqur RahimSabbir Rahman
6th0Mushfiqur RahimMosaddek Hossain
7th4Mashrafe MortazaMosaddek Hossain