Once set, Rohit Sharma can destroy any bowling attack in the world

Rohit Sharma started his career as a middle-order batsman. However, after some inconsistent performance in the middle-order, Rohit was asked to open the innings in the 2013 Champions Trophy and that proved to be the turning point of his career.
Rohit has played some mind-blowing innings for Team India and cemented his place as an opener in the side. When in full flow Rohit can annihilate any bowling attack in the world.Rohit is the only player in the world to score three double centuries which shows his appetite to play big innings. His special ability to score big hundreds makes him the most destructive opening batsman in the world.

Zaman became the fastest player to reach 1000 ODI runs

Fakhar Zaman took the world by storm with his match-winning inning against an in-form Indian side in the final of Champions Trophy 2017. Zaman, who was an unknown quantity then, played some spectacular shots and left India in shackles.
The left-hand batsman did not stop there. He continued his superb form and has been a find for Pakistan cricket. Zaman recently became the first Pakistani batsman to score a double century in ODI cricket. He also became the fastest batsman to reach 1000 runs in ODIs.

Roy's positive approach has earned him a lot of accolades

England wasn't taken too seriously in ODI cricket a few years back. But after the 2015 World Cup debacle, England changed this perception by playing an aggressive brand of cricket. And players like Jason Roy have contributed to this cause immensely.
Roy is known for his fearless approach and has played some swashbuckling innings for England. The right-hander takes the attack to the opposition and puts pressure on the bowlers right from the very beginning of the innings. Roy's big hitting abilities make him one of the most feared batsmen in the world.

Guptill has a pretty impressive ODI record for the Kiwis

Martin Guptill is perhaps one of the most underrated opening batsmen in the world. Guptill has often played some crucial innings for the Kiwis at the top of the order. He is probably one of the cleanest strikers in world cricket right now.
The 31-year-old has had a good ODI career so far. A veteran of over 150 ODI matches, Guptill has scored at an impressive average of around 43 and also has a double century to his name. He can take the match away from the opposition with his big hitting and has been a major reason for New Zealand's recent ODI success.

Finch is an excellent player of spin

Aaron Finch has been with the Australian ODI side for a long time now. He has played some stunning innings for the Australian side. A limited overs specialist, Finch has the brute power of bludgeoning the ball out of the park and has destroyed many bowling-attacks.
One of the features of Finch's batting is his attacking approach even against the spinners. Unlike other overseas batsmen, he is quite at ease against the spinners and that makes him even more dangerous. With David Warner and Steve Smith out of international cricket for quite some time now, Finch will be key for Australia's ODI setup.


Maharaj runs through the batting lineup

Keshav Maharaj: Really, really chuffed, nice to get overs and I didn't expect so many overs to bowl in the sub-continent. Nice how the boys performed today. Haven't thought about that (on taking 9 wickets). I loved to take the new ball and first thing tomorrow morning is to take the last wicket. I don't get involved in team selections, I am here to bowl overs (on playing an extra spinner).
It's a little quicker here and something there in terms of bounce, saw short ball being utilised well. The body gets a bit sore, Faf saw that I was tired and gave me a break. I came back and did ask for the ball, so yeah, the body gets a bit sore but the fingers keep rolling. It was unfortunate that we lost the toss, but we managed to control things. It's important that we get the last wicket early and hopefully our batters can settle in tomorrow.

Maharaj 8-fer rattles Sri Lanka

It wasn't a day for the purists as the ball hardly moved in the first session but a kind of a day you would expect in the sub-continent when South Africa is visiting. After lunch, hosts were in a brilliant position and South Africa needed some inspiration to dig themselves out of the hole. Keshav Maharaj stood up and bowled as good as any South African spinner has bowled in the sub-continent.
But in spite of his brilliance, Sri Lankans are in ascendancy in this match courtesy the fifties from Karunaratne, Gunathilaka and De Silva. Pitch is turning square and South African batsmen will have to sort their mental demons to tackle spin tomorrow. Join us for the second day, it promises to be a thriller. Maharaj leads the South African team into the dressing room. It has been an outstanding day for him, very rarely a bowler gets an eight-wicket-haul and he has got it on the first day of the Test match against a team that is renowned for handling spin really well.

ODI double-century club welcomes a new member

Fakhar Zaman continued his dream run in the ongoing tour of Zimbabwe as he became the first Pakistan batsman to hit a double century in ODIs in the fourth match of the bilateral series in Bulawayo on Friday. Fakhar and Imam-ul-Haq blazed away to a record opening stand in ODIs – a partnership of 304 before the dismissal of Imam – as the visitors dominated proceedings at the Queen Sports Club.
Having already pocketed the five-match series, Pakistan showed no signs of slowing down as Zaman and Imam smashed the hosts’ bowlers all over the park and went past the 286-run mark for the opening stand set by Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga against England in 2006. Pakistan blasted 399/1, their highest in ODIs – beating the previous record of 385/7 against Bangladesh in Dambulla in 2010.

Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul Haq broke the 12-year record

Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq added 304 runs for the first wicket in the fourth ODI in Bulawayo. This is the highest ever opening stand in ODIs, going past the 286 runs added by Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga against England in 2006. This is also the highest partnership for any wicket for Pakistan, superseding the 263 runs added by Inzamam-ul-Haq and Aamer Sohail against New Zealand, in 1994.
Fakhar and Imam became only the fourth pair across teams to add 300 or more runs for any wicket in ODIs. They also struck their third individual ODI centuries each, making it only the seventh instance of both openers scoring centuries for Pakistan. The 323 combined runs scored by the two openers is the second most ever in ODIs and 90 runs more than Pakistan's previous record.

Shoaib Malik to lead The Guyana Amazon Warriors during CPL18

Shoaib Malik has been named as the captain of Guyana Amazon Warriors ahead of the Caribbean Premier League 2018, scheduled to start next month. The 36-year-old has led his country in 36 T20Is, with Pakistan winning 24 of them. Malik also captained Multan Sultans during the 2017-18 PSL, with the franchise winning four and losing five games during the course of the season.
Malik made his CPL debut for Barbados Tridents against St Lucia Zouks in July 2013. He went on to compile 1271 runs for the Tridents franchise before Amazon Warriors picked up the Pakistan all rounder in May this year. The seasoned campaigner has accumulated 7974 runs and taken 133 scalps in the T20 format.

Pakistan's first double-centurion in ODIs - Fakhar Zaman

"Thanks to almighty. Imam played really well in the start and he supported me well. I think today was my day. I knew about Saeed's record. Mickey [Arthur] told us before toss that if we win toss we are going to bat and he asked me to score a double ton. He was telling me the same thing two days before as well. Imam is playing really well and he keeps talking to
me whenever I feel not comfortable. We play together in domestic cricket. I was feeling tired in the field and hopefully I'll get some treatment from the physio. I'll try not to give them (middle order batsmen) the chance in the next game," an elated and an equally tired Fakhar Zaman who is just 20 short of becoming the quickest to 1000 runs in ODI cricket. Sir Viv got there 21 innings, and Fakhar still has four innings left

Zaman double ton leads demolition

Zimbabwe faced 256 deliveries in total and I'm pretty sure at least 150 of 'em are dots. When you're chasing 400 and play those many dot balls, you better be prepared for the inevitable. A listless performance overall from the hosts. They, however, can draw a couple
of positives in skipper Hamilton Masakadza and Elton Chigumbura who both showed some intent to fight and that should give them a slight bit of confidence going into the fifth and final game of the series. But that's for Sunday. For now, Zimbabwe lost to Fakhar Zaman by 55 runs. That's the story of the game.

Hardik Pandya is an absolute livewire in the fielding department

Overall, in the past 2 years, Hardik Pandya has shown tremendous growth as a cricketer and his ODI performances in all aspects have been impressive. But he too, like many others, has his own set of issues to focus upon. For example, he needs to be more consistent as a batsman in future and he needs to improve his bowling slightly, especially on flat tracks to ensure that he doesn’t leak runs.
But despite all this, he seems a very exciting player who is getting better by the day and his progress is very important to his side. This is not only because he has multiple dimensions to his batting, but also due to the fact that he is an effective bowler and a fantastic fielder. Such a player would be a big asset for the team any day. For a player who is as passionate about the game as Hardik, you would imagine that he would only get better with every series. And if he can do that, he would certainly be one of the X-factors for India in the World Cup next year.

Distribution of Pandya's economy rate per match

With the modern game heavily skewed towards batsmen, a captain would want his 5th bowler to not get hit for too many, which could release the pressure created by the other bowlers. So if the bowler goes for anything below 6 per over, he can be proud of his performance. Even if he keeps it somewhere within 6-7 runs per over, still it is quite good, keeping in mind the extremely batting-friendly conditions nowadays. The best example would be the conditions for the first two ODIs in the recent India Vs England series, where giving about 70 in your 10 overs would mean you’ve done quite well as a bowler. Pandya actually has done well, economy wise on 75% of the occasions, which is quite commendable.
He has also been quite handy as a partnership breaker with about 1/5th of his wickets (8 out of 40) breaking 50+ partnerships. Apart from that, he has regularly broken developing partnerships too (30-50) which would have hurt the batting side as well. Taking all this into consideration, one can safely conclude that Pandya has been quite useful as a bowler too.

Average overs bowled per match for indian bowlers since Pandya's ODI debut

Before looking to analyse Pandya’s bowling exploits, it is essential to understand the role he plays in the bowling scheme of things. Pandya has been bowling the least number of overs per match among the 5 main bowlers for India currently. This doesn’t mean he is expensive quite often
because his overall economy of 5.56 is pretty good keeping in mind the recent standards. It just means that his role is more of a 5th bowler who can give in 7-8 decent overs every game. He also picks up a wicket every game on average, which is quite good because if the pacers can chip in with a wicket or two each every game, it gives able support to the two spinners who are the primary wicket-takers. 

Pandya's innings list where he comes to bat with more than 10 overs left

Pandya has actually played quite a few genuinely good knocks as a proper batsman. In his very first ODI innings, he made a good 36(32) in a tricky run chase against NZ. India needed 71 off 63 and with 4 wickets in hand when he came to bat and he batted well with the tail to take India very close but couldn’t take his team home. He then played a similar knock of 40*(37) Vs Eng in January 2017 during a big chase to take India past the line this time. He then again put up another good knock of 56(43) in the
same series. His counter-attacking 76(43) in the Champions Trophy 2017 final wasn’t just blind slogging, but a good mix of sensibility and destruction. In the bilateral series against Australia that followed, he played 2 more good knocks – 83(66) and 78(72). In the former, he came out to bat when India were struggling at 87-5 and he resurrected the innings very well along with Dhoni. In the latter, he was promoted to No.4 with India chasing a competitive 294. He played a level-headed knock and guided India to a victory. Another positive in these knocks is that in each of them, he has scored at or higher than run a ball, which shows his capability of playing sensibly as well as scoring boundaries in between.


Distribution of Overs left when Pandya comes to bat

For a player who predominantly comes in to bat at No.7, he has been exposed to situations where he had to play out a few overs before going for the big hits. In more than half of his knocks (14), he had at least 15 overs to play out in the innings. This means, he got time to build a proper innings on half of the occasions. 2/3rd of his knocks (18) saw him coming to the crease with 10 or more
overs left, implying that he had to play sensibly for a while before slogging. A player who started off primarily as as a pinch-hitter or slogger was given a chance to play more like a proper batsman many a times. Despite a few occasions where he was promoted to No.4 or 5, this situation could be attributed mainly to the struggles that the Indians have faced in the middle order department in the last two years.



Hardik Pandya is slowly developing into a world class all-rounder

On May 8th 2015, in yet another thriller in the IPL, Mumbai Indians required 30 off the last 2 overs against Chennai Super Kings to keep their playoff hopes alive. When one thought that MI were down and out, in came a player who literally stunned the audience and fans alike in the next few minutes. Hardik Pandya, then just a youngster from Baroda, had just smoked 3 huge sixes straight down the ground off Negi’s bowling. These blows tilted the game towards MI’s favour just in a matter of 4 deliveries.
That knock from Pandya got him into limelight and people were looking at him as a future Indian prospect in T20s. 3 years down the lane, Pandya has grown in leaps and bounds as he has established himself as a regular in the T20 and ODI team, with all-round performances to his name on a regular basis. Having made his test debut about a year back, he is slowly coming up the ranks with some promising performances in his short career till now. Having been a part of the ODI team for almost 2 years, it would be exciting to look at his growth and analyze his role in the team, especially with the World Cup less than a year away.

BCCI Announces strong squad for England Test Series

The Team India selectors have gone ahead and named the squad for the upcoming Test series against England. While their are a few injuries to the side, a few surprise inclusions have indeed been made. With the Indians coming up with a loss after having led the ODI series, skipper Virat Kohli has seemingly called for sweeping changes in the side, something that is certainly not unexpected.
Here is the Indian squad for the England series Indian squad: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravi Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur

Cricket Australia announces BBL 2018-19 schedule

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers at the Gabba, December 19, 6:15pm

Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers at Docklands, December 20, 7:15pm

Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars at TBC, December 21, 7:15pm

Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers at the SCG, December 22, 3:30pm

Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes at Carrara Stadium, December 22, 6:00pm

Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades at Adelaide Oval, December 23, 6:45pm

Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars at Bellerive Oval, December 24, 3:45pm

Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers at Sydney Showground, December 24, 7:15pm

Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers at Perth Stadium, December 26, 4:15pm

Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars at the SCG, December 27, 7:15pm

Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Thunder at Bellerive, December 28, 7:15pm

Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers at Docklands, December 29, 7:00pm

Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers at York Park, December 30, 7:15pm

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder at Adelaide Oval, December 31, 6:45pm

Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers at Carrara Stadium, January 1, 1:45pm

Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades at the MCG, January 1, 7:15pm

Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers at Sydney Showground, January 2, 7:15pm

Melbourne Renegades v Adelaide Strikers at TBC, January 3, 7:15pm

Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers at Bellerive Oval, January 4, 7:15pm

Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder at Carrara Stadium, January 5, 5:15pm

Perth Scorchers v Brisbane Heat at Perth Stadium, January 5, 6:30pm

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers at Adelaide Oval, January 6, 6:45pm

Melbourne Renegades v Hobart Hurricanes at Docklands, January 7, 7:15pm

Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat at Sydney Showground, January 8, 7:15pm

Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers at MCG, January 9, 7:15pm

Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades at the Gabba, January 10, 6:15pm

Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars at Adelaide Oval, January 11, 6:30pm

Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers at Sydney Showground, January 13, 2:45pm

Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat at TBC, January 13, 6:35pm

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Perth Stadium, January 13, 6:35pm

Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes at MCG, January 14, 7:15pm

Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades at SCG, January 16, 7:15pm

Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder at The Gabba, January 17, 6:15pm

Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes at Perth Stadium, January 18, 6:30pm

Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars at Docklands Stadium, January 19, 6:45pm

Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat at SCG, January 20, 7:15pm

Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes at Adelaide Oval, January 21, 6:45pm

Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades at Sydney Showground, January 22, 7:15pm

Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers at TBC, January 23, 2:45pm

Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes at SCG, January 23, 7:15pm

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder at Perth Stadium, January 24, 6:40pm

Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat at MCG, January 27, 7:40pm

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades at Perth Stadium, January 28, 6:15pm

Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat at Bellerive Oval, January 29, 4:00pm

Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers at SCG, January 29, 7:00pm

Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder at Docklands Stadium, January 30, 7:15pm

Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers at York Park, January 31, 7:40pm

Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers at The Gabba, February 1, 7:40pm

Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder at SCG, February 2, 7:00pm

Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat at Adelaide Oval, February 3, 5:45pm

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars at Perth Stadium, February 3, 6:15pm

Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades at Bellerive Oval, February 7, 7:40pm

Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars at The Gabba, February 8, 7:40pm

Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers at Traeger Park, February 9, 1:15pm

Sydney Thunder v Hobart Hurricanes at TBC, February 9, 6:15pm

Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers at MCG, February 10, 2:45pm

Semi final 1, February 14 at TBC

Semi final 2, February 15 at TBC

Grand Final, February 17 at TBC

There's no stopping Eoin Morgan's men in ODIs

Eoin Morgan|England captain: Outstanding performance. The tone was set by the bowlers. Wood and Willey were on the money, had their lines and lengths down. The ball swung a little for 4-5 overs. We took our opportunities well whenever we got the chance. We know the conditions here well, and we are happy we took advantage of that. I didn't think it would be a belter, probably a 300-320 ground,
but our spinners today were brilliant. The chase was started by the two openers, and then Joe and I carried on. It's the guys on my right, my team, that make my decision look good. You're only as good as your team. Our guys were brilliant. In Trent Bridge we were off, and India punished us, and since then we have done well, and grown as much as we could. It's satisfying that we learnt over the series, made plans, and executed what we said we'd do. So that builds confidence in the team. We need to be at our best before the World Cup, and remove any glitches from our game.

Australia v Pakistan 2018: Shaun Marsh on track for Test series

CRICKET Australia is upbeat Shaun Marsh will be fit for an upcoming Test series against Pakistan.Marsh returned home last week having suffered a shoulder injury during a domestic T20 game in England, but does not require surgery.The schedule for Australia’s next Test tour is yet to be locked in, but it’s expected to take place in early October, with medicos confident Marsh will be fit for that trip to the United Arab Emirates.The injury update will be welcome news for Australia,
who the 35-year-old starred for during a five-match ODI series last month.While the majority of the side struggled in the series whitewash, Marsh led by example by scoring two centuries.He finished with 288 runs for the series at an average of 57.60.Marsh’s performances were off the back of a breakout 2017/18 Ashes campaign, in which he was only outscored by Steve Smith.The Western Australian scored 445 runs at 45.97, including two hundreds and two half-centuries.Marsh was initially thought to be set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines when he was sent home from English county side Glamorgan last week to have more scans on his shoulder.

Glamorgan to sign Australian Joe Burns for T20 Blast

Shaun Marsh recently damaged a shoulder in the T20 defeat by Sussex, which ruled him out for the rest of the summer.Glamorgan should complete a deal with Burns to allow him to join Usman Khawaja as the second overseas player.Burns could be available for the home match against Somerset
on Friday.The 28-year-old has played six one-day internationals and 14 Tests for Australia, while also featuring in 55 T20 domestic matches in all competitions during his career.Burns will join a Glamorgan side who have won two and lost one of their opening three T20 matches.Glamorgan have 11 games remaining as they bid for their second successive Finals Day.

Steve Smith and David Warner will not play in this year's BBL

Big Bash League (BBL) boss Kim McConnie has ruled out any prospect of banned stars Steve Smith and David Warner being allowed to play during the 2018/19 season amid calls for the pair's punishments to be reconsidered.The disgraced ex-Australian captain and vice-captain were barred from playing in the BBL as part of their 12-month bans for their roles in the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.Both were able to play in the inaugural Global T20 Canada tournament as the Cricket Australia (CA) sanctions did
not apply to club cricket overseas.CA insisted there was no chance the sanctions would be softened but there has been a backlash among current and ex-players who believe the punishment is too harsh.Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who branded the penalties as "extreme", called on CA to allow Smith and Warner to play in the BBL.McConnie says that would not happen and there would not be any formal promotional roles for the pair."Both players have done a really good job and accepted the ruling from Cricket Australia, and they won't be appearing in the BBL this season," McConnie told AAP.

In-form Finch still has Test ambitions

The Victorian opener reset his own record for the highest Twenty20 international score by blazing 172 from 76 deliveries against Zimbabwe on Tuesday.It topped his previous
mark of 156 against England in 2013.Finch is the only player to bring up 150 in an international T20.The innings was his third consecutive 50 in T20Is and goes with his one-day international century during Australia's 5-0 whitewash defeat to England last month.



David Warner has thanked the organizers of the Global T20 League

“I had an amazing time in Toronto, thanks to every single person that was involved. @gt20canada Credit to you for putting together this tournament for what was only a thought about 8 months ago and you did it. Everyone I spoke to, took pics with and engaged with thanks you
for being polite and so kind towards me. I really appreciated the opportunity to be back on the park and playing competitive cricket again. My team mates and staff were fantastic. Energetic and enthusiastic bunch of people, I am gonna miss you all. Thanks, Canada.. until next time…”

Incredible hitting from Aaron Finch

Aussie T20 captain continues hot form after smashing highest-ever T20 score for Surrey. Aaron Finch made a brilliant 131 not out, the highest Twenty20 score by a Surrey batsman, as his side ended Sussex's unbeaten start to the Vitality Blast with a thumping 52-run win. Dropped by Jofra Archer with a single to his name, Australia's T20 captain made the most of his reprieve with a brutal assault on the Sussex attack as he struck 10 fours and seven sixes from just 79 balls.
With 61 plundered off the last five overs he helped Surrey, who were asked to bat first, to 3-192.  Sussex were bowled out for 140 in the 18th over with opener Phil Salt top scoring with 74 in the reply. It was Finch's night but Archer will have nightmares about the straightforward return catch he shelled when the right-hander pushed tentatively forward to the first ball of the second over.

Dale Steyn joint-highest wicket-takers in Tests for South Africa

57.4 overs Steyn to Sandakan, out Caught by Bavuma!! Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 190. Steyn has his 421st Test wicket - he's now equal with Shaun Pollock for most number of wickets by a South African bowler. This was short and this was wide of off,
perhaps the ball bounced a tad and all that Sandakan could do on his cut was to lob it in the air towards cover-point. Bavuma completes a simple catch and the stubborn final-wicket stand has been broken. Sandakan c Bavuma b Steyn 6(9) [4s-1]

Rabada becomes the young super star's 150th Test wicket

44.4 overs Rabada to Dilruwan Perera, out Lbw!! The doomed leave. Perera thinks this length delivery just outside off is going away. No, no. It's coming in in fact, with the shine and raps him on the knee roll just outside the line of off. That doesn't matter,
he isn't offering a shot. The only doubt would've been the height, but that isn't good enough to convince Mathews to allow him the review. It's also Rabada's 150th Test wicket. Dilruwan Perera lbw b Rabada 2(2)

Jason Holder led the way as West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 149

Windies will not enforce the follow-on. Most captains prefer having a lead of over 300, giving them that extra cushion, before choosing to go the follow-on route, so it's an understandable decision from Holder. Another disappointing show with the bat though from Bangladesh. A
couple of their partnerships got off to decent starts, but they didn't sustain long enough for the Windies bowlers to fret. Holder finished with a five-wicket haul and was brilliant again in how he troubled the batsmen with his movement in the air and off the pitch. Kept nagging away and Bangladesh kept faltering. It falls upon their bowlers again to try and gain lost ground.