Things changed in seconds. Windies beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets in Mirpur last night. When Bangladeshi supporters preparing to celebrate series then Shai hope dreaming for the innings in Sylhet. His 146 run from 144 balls with 12 boundaries and 3 over boundaries makes the difference. And make him man of the match.
Then the third and last ODI on December 14th (Friday) is the undeclared final of this series. But the thing was not there when Windies got white washed in the test series in Dhaka and Chattagram and also 1st ODI in Dhaka then supporters can hope for the repeat. But Shai Hope changed the game. He rescue the lost confidence in Bangladesh series. And also his team work. Because slog overs in both innings will support the Windies.
At man of the match speech Shai Hope said,” Very pleased. I just kept backing myself and knew that as long as I bat till the end, we will win. I asked Keemo to bat deep, it wasn’t an easy wicket in the beginning”. And added to the press that they here to play cricket to compete and to win. It’s a matter of time that they will overcome the barrier one day.
To be confident he wants to win the series. He feels happy to create a possibility to win a series in Bangladesh after losing in three formats to India. They are on a long time tour in Asia and hopefully feeling better for doing this. Probably everybody is happy because they haven’t much more thing to celebrate in Asia in near past.
Hope added that they could not score two hundred in first match but today they chase 255 target. Hope believes to cope with the condition made the difference. He also added that they knew, they have to play spin in the first ten overs so they planned different and it worked.
He said about planning but we know that things can changed in the ground. They lose wickets in another end but Hope scored 146 of 256 runs. In the losing 6 wickets before 40 overs. Here he praised Keemo Paul and acknowledged his company. He also said that the strike rotating game and being patient also helped them. He believed that it’s impossible to score boundaries at that conditions.
Finally we can expect a fighting match in Sylhet the third and last ODI on December 14th (Friday).