Windies level series in Dhaka

Updated 07 December 2012
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Windies level series in Dhaka

DHAKA: Darren Sammy hit a fighting half century and then grabbed three early wickets to help the West Indies beat Bangladesh by 75 runs in the fourth One-Day International in Dhaka yesterday.
The 28-year-old scored an unbeaten 60 to take the tourists to 211-9, after they were put into bat, and his impressive bowling was central to an attack that saw the home team out for 136 in 34.1 overs at Shere Bangla stadium.
The victory means the five-match series is now level at 2-2, setting up a high-stakes final showdown on Saturday.
Sammy rocked the home team by dismissing Anamul Haque (one) with the fourth delivery of the second over and then had Naeem Islam (naught) caught out on the next ball to leave the home team reeling at 3-2.
Pace partner Kemar Roach (2-29) then struck further blows on the home team by bowling Tamim Iqbal (one) and Nasir Hossain (two) in the third over.
Sammy then piled on the pain, taking the wicket of Mominul Haque (one) in the sixth over to leave the hosts at 13-5.
Mohammad Mahmudullah, who remained unbeaten on 56, added an invaluable 74 runs for the sixth wicket with skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (27) but once the partnership was broken by Sunil Narine all was lost for the home team.
Mahmudullah hit seven boundaries in his fighting 78-ball stay at the crease. Veerasammy Permaul and Dwayne Smith also chipped in with two wickets apiece.
Sammy said he was due for a good knock after a poor series.

“I was due for a performance like this and I am happy that I contributed to my team’s success,” said Sammy, declared man-of-the-match. “We now hope to win the last game and end the series on a high.” Rahim rued the early loss of wickets.
“Our bowlers did a good job although we dropped too many catches and that is where we lost out, the wicket was not too difficult to chase but we collapsed at the start and could not recover,” said Rahim.
Earlier, Bangladeshi spinners Mahmudullah (3-46), Elias Sunny (2-21) and Abdur Razzak (2-47) derailed the West Indian innings in the middle overs after the tourists were cruising along well at 71-1.
Dashing West Indian opener Chris Gayle once again failed, dismissed for 16 after he looked set for a big score when he hit paceman Mashrafe Mortaza for a six and four in the sixth over.
He fell in the same over, caught by Sohag Gazi.
Kieran Powell (26) and Marlon Samuels (27) took the score to 71 when the Bangladeshi spinners struck thrice in as many overs, with Sunny taking wickets of both the batsmen in his successive overs.
Off-spinner Mahmudullah then took over, dismissing Kieron Pollard (two), Devon Thomas (10) and Permaul (one) to derail the West Indies.
In between these three wickets, Sammy and Bravo added an invaluable 43 for the seventh wicket.
Bangladesh won the first two matches by seven wickets and 160 runs respectively — both in Khulna — while the West Indies clinched the third in Dhaka by four wickets.



SCOREBOARD

West Indies innings:
C. Gayle c Gazi b Mortaza 16
K. Powell lbw Sunny 26
M. Samuels c Haque b Sunny 27
D. Smith b Razzak 0
D. Bravo c & b Gazi 34
K. Pollard c Rahim b Mahmudullah 2
D. Thomas b Mahmudullah 10
D. Sammy not out 60
V. Permaul c Nasir b Mahmudullah 1
S. Narine c Haque b Razzak 13
K. Roach not out 3
Extras: 19
Total: (for 9 wkts; 50 overs) 211
Fall of wkts 1-29, 2-71, 3-75, 4-75, 5-79, 6-102, 7-145, 8-155, 9-175.
Bowling: Gazi 10-1-38-1, Mortaza 10-0-54-1 (5w), Razzak 10-1-47-2 (1w), Sunny 10-2-21-2, Mahmudullah 10-1-46-3 (8w)

Bangladesh innings:
T. Iqbal b Roach 1
A. Haque c & b Sammy 1
N. Islam c Bravo b Sammy 0
M. Rahim st. Thomas b Narine 27
N. Hossain c Thomas b Roach 2
M. Haque c Pollard b Sammy 1
M. Mahmudullah not out 56
S. Gazi c Thomas b Permaul 13
E. Sunny b Permaul 0
M. Mortaza lbw Smith 6
A. Razzak c Sammy b Smith 3
Extras: 26
Total: (34.1 overs) 136
Fall of wkts: 1-3, 2-3, 3-4, 4-7, 5-13, 6-87, 7-113, 8-113, 9-132.
Bowling: Roach 8-0-29-2 (7w), Sammy 8-1-28-3 (3w), Narine 8-1-32-1 (w10), Permaul 8-0-35-2 (1w), Smith 2.1-0-7-2.


‘Captain fantastic’ Harry Kane to the rescue as England beat Tunisia at the death

Updated 19 June 2018
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‘Captain fantastic’ Harry Kane to the rescue as England beat Tunisia at the death

  • Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner
  • England had started brightly in a blur of passing and movement and could have been two goals up inside the first four minutes

VOLGOGRAD, Russia: Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday.
Gareth Southgate’s men almost paid a heavy price for missing a slew of first-half chances when Tunisia’s Ferjani Sassi slotted home a softly-awarded penalty 20 minutes before half-time.
And the north Africans were still level as the game went past the 90-minute mark.
But Harry Maguire won a header from a corner and Kane was on hand at the far post to nod in the winner before being mobbed by his ecstatic teammates.
“I’m so proud of the lads,” Kane said. “They kept going, kept going to the last second.
“I am absolutely buzzing, everyone on the staff is. It shows good character to get the job done.”
England had started brightly in a blur of passing and movement and could have been two goals up inside the first four minutes.
First Jordan Henderson’s lofted first-time pass released Dele Alli and when the ball eventually broke to Jesse Lingard he saw his shot from six yards saved by the outstretched left boot of Mouez Hassen in the Tunisia goal.
Kane had been kept quiet in the opening salvos but he exploded into action in the 11th minute when he cut inside from the left and saw his shot from the edge of the box deflected wide for a corner.
Ashley Young delivered the set piece for John Stones to rise highest and meet with a powerful header. Hassen saved acrobatically but Kane was on hand to tap home the rebound with his right foot and open his World Cup account.
Hassen, who had injured his left shoulder making an earlier save, could not continue and left the field in tears as he was replaced in goal by Farouk Ben Mustapha.
England continued to press and were made to pay for not converting a succession of chances when they conceded a soft penalty.
Kyle Walker swung a lazy arm across Fakhreddine Ben Youssef who fell as if poleaxed and Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan pointed to the spot, with his decision being upheld by the VAR.
Ferjani Sassi took one step and fired home confidently past the hitherto unemployed Jordan Pickford and Tunisia who had been outplayed for the first half-hour were somehow level 10 minutes before half-time.
Still there was time for Lingard to come close again twice, first from a goalbound shot and then a dink over the keeper which agonizingly struck the post.
Alli too hit the woodwork with a header and England went into half-time wondering how they had not sealed victory already.
England still enjoyed the lion’s share of possession but could not find the same zip and penetration they had enjoyed at the start of the first half.
The ineffective Sterling gave way to Marcus Rashford with just over 20 minutes to go and the Manchester United man almost fashioned a chance straight away with a jinking run into the box.