The saga of the dropped catches started with Darren Bravo, who was dropped twice before he added 19 on the board
The West Indies struggled their way to 195 runs but could have been in further trouble if the Bangladesh fielders had not dropped four catches in the first ODI at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Sunday.
The saga of the dropped catches started with Darren Bravo, who was dropped twice before he added 19 on the board.
First, it was substitute fielder Ariful Haque who grassed the ball at backward point off Mustafizur Rahman.
The next opportunity came when Bravo was on 18.
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The diving wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim couldn’t hold onto the ball that was travelling away.
The catch of Rovman Powell, batting on seven, was then spilled by Rubel Hossain at mid-off as it went to the boundary.
The catch of Marlon Samuels however, was a tough one.
Batting on six, Samuels triggered off for a boundary over mid-wicket but low elevation saw the ball travel over Mahmudullah, who had put his fingers on it, but was not able to grab the ball.
WEST INDIES INNINGS R B
Powell c Rubel b Shakib 10 27
Hope c Miraz b Mashrafe 43 59
Bravo c Tamim b Mashrafe 19 51
Samuels c Liton b Rubel 25 48
Hetmyer b Miraz 6 13
Rovman c Liton b Mashrafe 14 25
Chase c Miraz b Mustafizur 32 38
Paul c Miraz b Mustafizur 36 28
Roach not out 5 8
Bishoo c & b Mustafizur 0 1
Thomas not out 0 2
Extras (lb 3, w2) 5
Total (50 overs) 195/9
Fall Of Wickets
1-29 (Powell), 2-65 (Bravo), 3-78 (Hope), 4-93 (Hetmyer), 5-119 (Rovman), 6-127(Samuels), 7-178 (Chase), 8-194 (Paul), 9-195 (Bishoo)
Miraz 10-0-30-1, Shakib 10-0-36-1, Mustafizur 10-0-35-3, Mashrafe 10-0-30-3 (w1), Rubel 10-0-61-1 (w1)
BANGLADESH INNINGS R B
Tamim c Bishoo b Chase 12 24
Liton b Paul 41 57
Imrul b Thomas 4 2
Mushfiq not out 55 70
Shakib c Hope b Rovman 30 26
Soumya c Rovman b Chase 19 13
Mahmudullah not out 14 21
Extras (lb 6, nb 2, w 13) 21
Total (35.1 Overs) 196/5
Fall Of Wickets
1-37 (Tamim), 2-42 (Imrul), 3-89 (Liton), 4-146 (Shakib), 5-175 (Soumya)
Roach 6-0-35-0, Chase 9-1-47-2, Thomas 5-0-34-1, Paul 8-0-37-1, Bishoo 6.1-0-30-0, Rovman 1-0-7-1
Bangladesh won by five wickets, lead series 1-0
MoM: Mashrafe bin Mortaza