West Indies won the toss and elected to bat against Bangladesh in the tri-nation series. It seemed as if they would make good collections. Within a short time, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and young spinner Mehdi Hassan Miraz were hit by some pressure by former world champions. They did not get to overcome this pressure and they lost two more wickets. Cutter-Master Mustafizur Rahman pressed them.
The West Indies, however, did well to overcome this pressure. They were moving toward the big collection of openers Shane Hope. After that Mashrafe hit again. Only the team did not play in the match by showing the way to the hopes and hogers, they were able to keep the target in their reach.
Mashrafe and Mustafizur Rahman were bowled in the West Indies innings with 247 runs. Bangladesh captain took three wickets for 60 runs with 10 overs to take three wickets. Mustafiz took 43 wickets in four wickets. Cutter-Master, got the confidence of being successful in this day. Shakib and Miraz got one wicket each. But the anointed Separ Abu Zayed Rahi did not get any success. He spent 56 runs in 9 overs.
Earlier, on the day the two centuries were scored in a scintillating innings of 87 runs. Holder scored 62 runs.
There is a change in the two teams XI in the match. All-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin has been out of the team due to injury. His replacement, Abu Zayed Rahi, is going to make his debut in ODI cricket. On the other hand, Left-handed fast bowler paceman Shannon Gabriel has been replaced by left-arm pace bowler Ramon Reiffer.
On Saturday, the Caribbean have the top nine points lost to Ireland, above all. Bangladesh has only six points in two matches with just six points. Below are the hosts Ireland Tigers will be assured of victory in today's match. This is the third match of Bangladesh in the series. West Indies lost the hosts by 196 runs in the first match of the series. Bangladesh, however, brought down the Caribbeans by eight wickets and brought them to the ground.
Bangladesh got two points when their second match against Ireland came down due to rain.
Before today's match, allrounder Mohammed Saifuddin got a pain in his waist during practice. The team management of the team did not want to take any risk to the important member of the World Cup squad. So in today's match, seamer Abu Zayed Rahi got the opportunity to replace Saifuddin.
Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarker, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Zayed Rahi, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza (captain) and Mustafizur Rahman.
West Indies XI: Sunil Ambrose, Sheie Hope (wicketkeeper), Darren Bravo, Rotten Chase, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (capt), Fabian Allen, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell and Ramon Reifer.