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Bangladesh brushes aside West Indies in first ODI
November 30, 2012

After being swept 2-0 in the Tests, Bangladesh introduced 4 first-timers into their ODI side and it yielded dividends.  Bangladesh easily won the first match by 7 wickets with almost 10 overs to spare.

Batting first, the West Indies was easily dismissed for 199 from just under 47 overs, with Sunil Narine top-scoring with 36.  That should say it all right there.  The home side (Bangladesh) was in no trouble in response, easily making 201-3 in just over 40 overs.

The good thing is that the West Indies has 4 more ODI matches to redeem themselves, the next of which is tomorrow Sat night North American time.

STGC repeats, wins Manning Cup; Wolmers wins Walker Cup
November 25, 2012

St George’s College (StGC), half of the traditional powerhouses on North Street (the other being rivals, Kingston College,  KC) has defended their lien on the Manning Cup by defeating Hydel High convincingly, 3-0.

This makes the 22nd lien on the Manning Cup by the boys in blue from North Street.

In the Walker Cup, Wolmer’s Boy [High] School defeated Jamaica College (JC) 1-0 to win the Walker Cup, the third time they have won.

Congratulations to all the finalists but special congratulations to StGC and Wolmers.

West Indies whitewashes Bangladesh 2-0 in Tests
November 25, 2012

Bajans (Barbadians) Tino Best (6-45 in second innings) and Fidel Edwards (6-90 in first innings) troubled the improved Bangladesh batsmen throughout the entire 2nd test.  The West Indian batsmen were no slouch either, with a double century (260) from Marlon Samuels, a century (127) from Darren Bravo, and an unbeaten 150 from the reliable Shivnarine “Shiv” Chanderpaul to take them to 648-9 declared in the first innings alone.

In the end, the massive number of runs and the steady bowling was too much for Bangladesh, as they fell before lunch on day 5, thus losing the series 2-0 to the West Indies.


Bangladesh – 387 and 287

West Indies – 648-9 declared & 30 without loss

West Indies wins by 10 wickets and won the 2-Test series 2-0.

West Indies pulls out win from draw… from defeat
November 17, 2012

A great 5-for performance by pacer Tino Best, along with help from newcomer Veerasammy Permaul (3-32) was enough to give the West Indies a 1-0 lead in the 2-Test series against Bangladesh in Bangladesh.

I would be unfair if I didn’t mention the great Shiv Chanderpaul whose first inning double-century, an unbeaten 203 runs, did the tourists a lot of justice.  But, the match belonged to man-of-the match and youngster, Kieran Powell, who made 117 and 108 runs respectively.

In a match where 2 of the 3 master batsmen (Jamaicans Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels) failed in both innings, and rising star, spinner, Sunil Narine only picked up 3 wickets for 204 runs, it was those 4 (Chanders, Powell, Best, and Permaul) who combined to pulled out the improbable win.

This match is heading for a draw

day 1 – West Indies 1st innings 361-4 (things looking good for West Indies on batting pitch)
day 2 – Bangladesh 1st innings 164-3 (things looking great for West Indies, declaring at 527-4)
day 3 – Bangladesh 1st innings 455-6 (Bangladesh fights back nicely– match heading for draw?)
day 4 – West Indies 2nd innings 244-6 (Bangladesh all out for 556, leads by 29 runs — certain draw?)

Wait !!! West Indies should lose

day 5 part 1 – Bangladesh 2nd innings 167 (West indies all out for 273 early, Bangladesh needs only 245 to win. Easy right?)
day 5 part 2 – Not an easy win… In fact NO! Tino was at his best on a pitch that started to crack on day 4 bagging 5 for 24, skittling the home side out for 167 and giving his West Indian team an improbable 77 run win.

Congratulations to the Darren Sammy-led West Indian team.  Next test is on Wednesday Bangladesh time (Tuesday night Eastern Standard Time) .