BARBADOS: West Indies 230-5 (50 overs) bt Bangladesh 131 (43.5 overs) by 99 runs
West Indies ended their four-match losing streak by beating Bangladesh by 99 runs in the Super 8s in Barbados.
Ramnaresh Sarwan hit an unbeaten 91 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul 50 as West Indies made 230-5 after a poor start.
The middle-order pair, who put on 81 for the fourth wicket, and Brian Lara (33) made sure of a respectable total.
Daren Powell took 3-38 and Corey Collymore 2-11 as Bangladesh's batting crumbled to 131 all out, despite Mushfiqur Rahim's gutsy 38 not out.
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43.5 overs: WICKET - Rasel b Gayle 2 - BAN 131 all out
But no, it's still Gayle, and Rasel shouldn't have too much trouble against him, until he has a big heave and nearly plays on. Then, Lara shows why he's an international cricket captain and I'm not. Gayle gives it some air, Rasel gives it another needless heave-ho and is bowled. It's all over, Windies win by 99 runs with more than six overs to spare. Rahim is left high and dry on 38 off 75 balls - a brave knock.
The table is in - and that late-order stodginess from Bangladesh paid off as they finish above Ireland on net run-rate, and pocket that extra US$50,000.
That's it from me - the esteemed Ben Dirs is your man in this chair for Australia v New Zealand tomorrow. Thanks for all your e-mails, and good night - I'm off to see if I can put your suggestions to work, and find an England cricketer who I can challenge to a game of Kerplunk or Buckaroo.
43rd over: 131-9
Bravo digs one in to Rahim, who clubs it back and it trickles to mid-on. He then cover-drives the third ball of the over for a single - leaving Rasel to defend three balls against Bravo. Bravo pings down another bouncer, which Rasel ducks, and then he edges one over the slip cordon for a single to third man. Rahim can only defend the last ball - now, will Lara stick with Gayle, or bring Collymore back to have a pop at Rasel? That's what I would do...
42nd over: 129-9
Gayle is suddenly into his eighth over - and he gets through them so quickly, like the way Viv Richards did during his occasional bowling spells. Rahim adds a two and a one to his total, and Rasel prods out to a half-hearted lbw appeal. Clearly they're not going to win the match, but can the Tigers hold out like this for another eight overs?
41st over: 126-9
Bravo charges in to Rahim, who fends it off to fine leg - and then declines a single, presumably to keep Rasel off strike. The diminuitive gloveman then straight-drives for two, which takes him on to 31. A slice to third man sees Rahim turn down another single. He then chops one down to the point boundary for two - and walks a single off the fifth ball. Can Rasel survive the final ball? He digs one out which goes to Lara at second slip, albeit on the bounce.
40th over: 121-9
With Rahim facing, the field is scattered and he takes an easy single into the off side. Rasel then gets off the mark with a competent off-drive for a single. Rahim then goes deep... and it evades midwicket fieldsman Devon Smith (wearing bright yellow-lensed sunglasses) and it lands just inside the rope, bouncing once for four. Rahim then takes a single to farm the strike.
39th over: WICKET - Razzak c Lara b Bravo 1 - BAN 114-9
Bravo is still getting bounce from the pitch as Razzak fends off a couple of lifters. Two slips are in - and Razzak eventually hangs one up off the edge which, for once, is taken by Lara at second slip. Nine down for 114, and last man Syed Rasel is in. Bravo's not afraid to give him some chin music - is that really sportsmanlike at a number 11? (Speaking as a number 11 myself, you understand...)
38th over: 114-8
Rahim takes a single and Razzak drops his bat as they look for a second. Razzak then nearly plays on as he plays defensively to Gayle. Gayle then gives it more air and Razzak glances him away for a leg-side single which gets him off the mark and sees him keep the strike.
"Bangladesh are really only playing for pride now, and it's taking longer for Lara to set the field than it is for Gayle to bowl. It's been disappointing as a contest, but you can say that about many games at this tournament."
Christopher Martin-Jenkins on TMS
37th over: 112-8
With Abdur Razzak the new batsman, Bravo bowls to Rahim who defends well, realising that Bangladesh's hopes of surviving the remaining overs - and that extra US$50,000 in prize money for finishing above Ireland - rest with him. After he takes a single off the fifth ball, a malevolent-looking black bird is captured on film by the TV cameraman as Lara brings in another slip for Razzak's first ball, which he survives.
36th over: WICKET - Rafique lbw b Gayle 0 - BAN 111-8
Veteran left-arm spinner Mohammad Rafique strides to the crease as non-striker as Gayle bowls to Rahim, who deftly pushes him to square leg for a single. Rafique, possibly dazzled by the bright lenses of Gayle's sunglasses, tries a big heave but misses the ball. He lasts just five balls as he's trapped plumb in front. 111-8, Nelson has struck.
35th over: WICKET - Mortaza b Bravo 37 - BAN 110-7
Bravo nearly overcomes Rahim with a slow yorker which the keeper digs out. After he takes a single, Mortaza tries to pull a bouncer down the leg side but despite an appeal for a catch behind, Billy B signals a wide. But that's the last act for Mortaza as he's then bowled with a low yorker. 110-7, and that's the end of an accomplished innings from Mortaza, who's had a good all-round game.
"Bravo doesn't want to give any of his match fee back, as he's literally running back to his mark. Clearly the West Indies are in danger of an over-rate fine"
Vic Marks on TMS
34th over: 108-6
Gayle fires in an arm ball, and Mortaza edges just wide of Bravo at slip, coming back for two. After he takes a single, Rahim fluently slog-sweeps to midwicket for two. The TMS team are discussing what happens if a semi-final finishes in a "no result" - well, the answer is that a bowl-out apparently takes place. Ulp.
33nd over: 100-6
Bravo replaces Taylor at the Malcolm Marshall End - what would West Indies cricket give to have a pace bowler of the quality of the late, great Marshall in their side now? (Or his county side Hampshire, for that matter - imagine him in the same bowling attack as Warne). Mortaza dabs a single before Rahim superbly pulls Bravo to the midwicket boundary for four. CMJ on TMS calls it the shot of the Bangladesh innings, and the hundred comes up.
32nd over: 95-6
A huge sneeze by CMJ nearly deafens TMS listeners, but Mortaza is unaffected as he seems in little trouble against Gayle, pushing an easy single to move on to 32.
"Following Vic Marks' suggestion, can I suggest that Lancashire name one of the side stands or the car park the Sajid Mahmood 'End'? I think it would be more appropriate"
Michael in the TMS inbox
"Bangladesh currently have an average R/R of -1.44. WI got a run rate today of 4.6 so I reckon that at the end of the Bangladesh innings they'd have to have a run rate no higher than about 2.7 in order to lower their R/R to below -1.73 which ireland have at the moment. Hope that helps"
Rachel, from Hampshire (but currently a student in France) in the TMS inbox
31st over: 93-6
Mortaza continues his defiance against Taylor, who is "glove-rappingly quick" according to CMJ on TMS. Another flashing square cut, seemingly destined for the boundary, is held off by a diving stop by Lara at point. Just three runs from the over, and a drinks break is taken.
30th over: 90-6
A quick over from Gayle, still clad in his sunglasses. Just two singles are taken.
29th over: 88-6
Mortaza takes two to Taylor's first ball, and a single off the final delivery to pinch the strike.
"Mohammad Rafique is not only a good left-arm spinner, he has a good head of hair for someone who's nearly 37 and that impresses me"
Vic Marks on TMS
28th over: 85-6
Finally some variation as the languid Chris Gayle comes into the attack - and he has several men back on the fence for the hard-hitting Mortaza. He has no trouble taking a couple of singles from Gayle's off-spin, and he's being supported well by the little keeper Rahim. WI were 77-3 at this stage.
27th over: 82-6
Still no fifth bowler as Taylor returns from the Malcolm Marshall End, and he marks out a huge run-up, only to put down a half-chance for a caught-and-bowled from Mortaza. Three singles and a wide are added to the Tigers' score.
"Feel so sorry for the poor souls roasting out in the Caribbean. Just as well it's lovely weather here or I might feel inclined to give Simon Mann a slap!"
Sarah (the original of England), in the TMS inbox
[Sarah and her fellow Sarahs from around the globe did their best to monopolise the Bangladesh-Ireland clockwatch on Monday, fighting each other over Simon Jones]
26th over: 78-6
Will I give the Tigers the "commentator's curse" by pointing out they haven't lost a wicket for five overs now? Mortaza is nearly run out when Rahim pushes for a quick single but is sent back, and Samuels nearly throws Mortaza out at the bowler's end. A maiden from Bravo.
25th over: 78-6
Powell raps Ramdin on the pad, and it's a big shout... and Hawkeye thinks he's very lucky to survive to fight on. He adds a single and then Mortaza continues to make his case for all-rounder-ship with a cavalier square cut for four. That's Powell's 10 overs - he takes 1-38.
"It's no coincidence that all the four semi-finalists have wicket-keepers who also fulfil a very important role with their batting - obviously Gilchrist at the top of the order, then McCullum and Boucher who are very similar, and Sangakkara"Tony Cozier on TMS
24th over: 73-6
Unless Lara thinks he can bowl the Tigers out quickly, he's still exclusively using his pace attack - and logic dictates he will need a fifth bowler at some point. But for now, it's still Bravo from the Joel Garner End, and Mortaza swats another boundary after swishing one over backward point. He's congratulated in mid-pitch by Rahim, who's about a foot shorter than his partner.
"There's a Brian Statham End at Old Trafford now. The other one might be the Sajid Mahmood End, but we're not sure"
Vic Marks on TMS (with his tongue in his cheek)
23rd over: 68-6
Powell in for his ninth over, and a lifter to Mortaza flies over Bravo at third slip to the boundary. Clearly there's still a lot of life in this pitch. Mortaza and Rahim add another couple of singles, and the drums are still beating at the Kensington Oval.
"Who is this Captain Ahab? Didn't he play for Whales?"
Brian, Vancouver, Canada, in the TMS inbox
"When helmets first came into county cricket, we only had two or three between the whole team. You had to be really well-organised to get one - but people didn't get hit on the head as often then"
Vic Marks on TMS
22nd over: 61-6
A fine stroke by Mortaza off his legs for four, and he presses his claim for all-rounder status with a lovely off-drive that is stopped just inside the rope. Lara responds by removing a slip. Bravo then oversteps for the first no-ball of the entire match, and to prove it wasn't a fluke, does it again. So a better over for the Tigers.
"People don't want to sit in the sun here. They move back into the stand as the sun advances, and I don't blame them as it's roasting hot when you're sat out there"
Simon Mann on TMS
21st over: WICKET - Bashar c Bravo b Powell 12 - BAN 53-6
Captain 'Hab brings up his side's fifty with a two, and is gifted two more runs off the next ball when he pulls to leg and Samuels does a belly-flop at midwicket but only succeeds in pushing the ball towards the boundary. But that's the last we'll see of Captain 'Hab as he nicks one to Bravo at third slip, and he leaps in the air like a salmon to eagerly pouch the catch. That's 52-6, paceman Mortaza is the new batsman, and he's off the mark with a single.
20th over: 48-5
Finally, a fourth bowler - it's Dwayne Bravo, who bowls right-arm fast-medium (or medium-fast, depending on your perspective). Lara consults with Gayle (belatedly summoned back into the slip cordon) as Rahim again blocks out a maiden. He's wearing an armguard that looks so out of proportion to the rest of his body, it's as if he's had a new stereo delivered and strapped a large, white piece of protective polystyrene from the box to his arm.
19th over: 48-5
Rahim stands tall (well, as tall as he can manage) and gets behind the line well to defend against Powell. He and Captain 'Hab add three singles to the total.
"Ger Siggins asked what score by Bangladesh would move Ireland up to seventh place. I reckon they would need to be out for between 60 and 70 to have worse run rate than Ireland"
Robert Carroll, Dublin in the TMS inbox
18th over: 45-5
A superb "Boundary Fox" stop by Daren Powell just in front of the rope at third man restricts Captain 'Hab to two rather than four. Then, yet another slip chance evades Lara as Captain 'Hab edges one to his opposite number's right, and it goes for four. Taylor can't be happy. Surely with five wickets down and less than 50 on the board, you can afford to post a second slip during a powerplay, Brian?
17th over: WICKET - Omar c Gayle b Powell 16 - BAN 39-5
Having survived for so long, Omar succumbs off the first ball of Powell's over when he gives Gayle some straightforward catching practice at slip. He took 48 balls to score his 16, it's 35-5 and the new batsman is wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim. Powell then sends down two wides - one lateral, one called for height - before he slices one along the ground to third man for a single. Captain 'Hab is off the mark with another scampered single.
"Rahim was a tiny schoolboy when he toured England - he's only 18 and he's got to be very brave on this pitch"
Christopher Martin-Jenkins on TMS
16th over: 35-4
Ump Rudi signals the third and final powerplay. and Omar drives into the off-side for a single. Captain 'Hab then survives an lbw shout from Taylor when he is struck above the knee-rolls, although Hawkeye thinks it may have flicked the leg bail. He then tries to pull a ball from outside off stump to leg, to the derision of CMJ on TMS, and is still not off the mark.
"Come on the Bangas, I need Lara in so I can rack up the points in my Cricket World Cup Dream Team. Having originally selected Jon Lewis I need a bit of a boost"
Stuart Bennett, Littlehampton, in the TMS inbox
15th over: 34-4
Coming in at number six, just like Lara, is skipper Habibul Bashar - and Captain 'Hab is facing a rearguard action. He jabs his first ball out onto the on side, and then dabs another one out into the covers for a dot ball.
14.4 overs: WICKET - Ashraful c Samuels b Powell 2 - BAN 34-4
Collymore is replaced by Powell - and a flying edge from Omar almost finds its way to Lara at second slip, but he just fails to get a hand to it. Arguably, that's two dropped by the WI skipper. Ashraful is off the mark after he steers one over cover for two - but he then over-reaches and skies one to a grateful Samuels at midwicket. 34-4, and time for an impromptu drinks break. In mid-over...
14th over: 31-3
Omar takes two with a drive to deep extra cover. The TMS team spot a very animated Billy B signalling one short, after one of the batsmen failed to make his ground when they turned for the second - a rare pleasure for an umpire at the top level. Tigers need 200 more to win from 36 overs.
"I'm tired of people complaining about the length of this World Cup. It's the world's greatest coming together and we get to see them all playing each other. I wish it was 14 weeks! Not our fault the English team is too poor to keep you guys entertained"
Daniel, Chicago, USA in the TMS inbox
13th over: 29-3
Still Collymore for his seventh over, after an economical 2-10 from his first six. Just a single is taken from this one, so he now has 2-11 from seven.
"Sorry, I've only just woken up (Australian time difference, not WI v Bangladesh). What about golf as the English game? You've got to get into as many holes as possible and the lowest score wins"
John Sidebotham, Sydney, in the TMS inbox
12th over: 28-3
Taylor charges in and Omar plays a flashing cover drive for four which brings him to double figures. However, he looks fairly uncomfortable against Taylor's pace, fending one off into the leg side which brings him a single off the final delivery. WI were 18-2 at this stage.
"The seating area in the Greenidge and Haynes Stand is multi-coloured, a bit like at Brisbane - so it sometimes looks fuller than it is"
Simon Mann on TMS
11th over: WICKET - Hasan c Ramdin b Collymore 0 - BAN 23-3
More whirling arms as Billy B signals the second powerplay. Omar nicks one down to third man for a single as Collymore suppresses a chuckle. But the bowler is all smiles after the next ball as he finds Hasan's edge with a lifter as he plays a back-foot defensive stroke, and it whistles through to keeper Ramdin. That makes it 23-3, and Mohammad Ashraful - fresh from his "Boundary Fox" fielding masterclass - is the new man at the crease.
10th over: 22-2
Jerome Taylor replaces Powell after four overs. Just one single, to Omar, is conceded from the over. The TV footage shows a repeat of Bravo's run-out from earlier (hardly the most difficult of all time, given that both batsmen were at the same end), and he celebrates with a Mick Channon-esque whirling arm as if he's just won the lottery.
"I hear Flintoff can play Wild Life. Duncan Fletcher has been given a copy of Kan U Go to replace his worn-out Diplomacy"
Graham in the TMS inbox
9th over: WICKET - Ahmed c Ramdin b Collymore 6 - BAN 21-2
Ahmed gloves one down to fine leg. You sense that with Iqbal's aggressive hitting gone, the best approach for these two may be to nudge and nurdle the Windies into submission with lots of singles. Omar edges one which bounces just in front of the diving Lara at slip, and they sneak a cheeky single as if to make my point for me. Ahmed then destroys my theory by playing back defensively and edging an easy catch to the keeper. Collymore celebrates by pretending to rock a cradle with his arms. New batsman is the left-handed Saqib Al Hasan, who gets some chin music from his first ball.
8th over: 17-1
Omar tips and runs a single, and then Ahmed drives to third man for a single. Mello the World Cup mascot (he's a jolly, orange raccoon-like creature if you haven't seen him before) is walking round with what appears to be a small replica of himself in his hand - some sort of Mini-Me? 17-1 - but Windies were 16-2 at this stage.
"If you leave the yoghurt until the next Windies match, eating it with a fork will be no problem! This match is nicely set up"
Julian in sunny Wales in the TMS inbox [Yoghurt's all gone I'm afraid]
7th over: WICKET - Iqbal run out (Bravo) 7 - BAN 15-1
Collymore strays with another wide. As someone pointed out earlier, there were just 10 extras in the WI innings (seven wides and three leg-byes) which is better than many teams manage these days. Then, there is a complete mix-up which sees both batsmen end up at the bowler's end. Iqbal goes, and it's 13-1. Aftab Ahmed, with a royal blue bandana under his helmet, is the new batsman. He gets off the mark with a lovely cover drive.
"If Iqbal had responded to Omar's call and not stopped, there's a good chance he'd still be batting. He realised it was his fault and more or less gave himself up"
Vic Marks on TMS
6th over: 12-0
Powell picks up where he left off last over - with a legside wide. Omar then chops one down for a single to Sarwan at third man. Bangladesh have their best over yet as the pair both move on to three not out with some singles. Iqbal then moves his score to seven by cutting high and wide of the slip cordon for four.
5th over: 4-0
Iqbal wafts at one outside off-stump which Ramdin takes on the bounce. Must be careful not to mix these two sides' wickies up - Ramdin and Rahim. After five dot balls, Iqbal charges down the pitch for a baseball-style slog at Collymore, misses completely and has to rush back into his crease. A maiden.
4th over: 4-0
Iqbal starts the over with a single, and Powell just avoids a legside wide off the final delivery. The Tigers physio comes on to give Iqbal some treatment for his hand after it was hit in the previous over.
"The crucial issue for the Blarney Army is what score will Bangladesh have to make to overtake Ireland on run-rate and thus finish seventh? The $50k extra for 7th would be very handy for our lads"
Ger Siggins, Dublin in the TMS inbox
To namecheck probably my favourite radio show, Ger - I'm sorry, I haven't a clue!
3rd over: 3-0
Iqbal is struck on the right hand by Collymore, and he takes off his glove and gives the hand a little wiggle. He gets off the mark with a single to third man. One run per over - surely this innings can't be as turgid as the first 10 overs of the Windies' ?
2nd over: 2-0
Daren Powell is handed the second over. He has 11 wickets so far in the CWC, and runs in from the Joel Garner End. He beats Omar with a couple of lifters before sending down a wide, which spoils what would otherwise have been a maiden.
1st over: 1-0
Corey Collymore takes the new ball to the right-handed Javed Omar, who opens the scoring with a quick single into the off side. Tamim Iqbal completes the left hand/right hand opening partnership - and he's normally quite attacking early on. True to form, he edges his second ball to Lara at second slip - and just when the ball appeared to have disappeared into BCL's midriff, the ball squirms out. A terrible drop.
"I have just found a 1977 Muppet Show board game on Ebay - seems pretty apt for the entire England team"
Chris in Stevenage, in the TMS inbox
1844: We're back. I forgot to get a spoon from the BBC tea bar so must attempt to eat a yoghurt with a plastic fork. Here we go for the Bangladesh reply.
1840: A few predictions from 606 users:
"Hard to predict the outcome. WI is one of the weakest teams in the bowling dept. But, Taylor is back and he sometimes captures three or four wickets quickly. BD can't score at a brisk rate. They have the habit of going into a shell when one or two wickets fall early. Ashraful has been in great form." (SpeakingCivilised)
"129-169 all out" (Hiabar)
"225 all out off 50 overs, after being 223 for 6 of 49, and crumbling terribly" (E Cartman)
pull another stunning innings out of the bag" (Bear)
1831: Bangladesh will need 231 from their 50 overs when we resume.
"I fully support the MBE for Tom Fordyce as his inclusion of my chat yesterday has made me a minor celebrity amongst the cricket fan(s) at work"
James Davidson, Guelph, Canada, in the TMS inbox
"BBC Sport text reader advises that supporting the England cricket team, or indeed following them, should be done carefully and in moderation, yadda yadda yadda..."
Matt H, London in the TMS inbox
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Here's some more cricketers' favourite board games:"The Australian team seems to be quite keen on Monopoly, most of the Sri Lankan team names would make an excellent Scrabble score, Pietersen likes a bit of Risk" (David Whitley)
"England would be good at Jenga. When one falls they all go" (Andrew Ferguson)
"If the England team ever went to a fairground I can see them hogging the 'hook for a duck' stall" (Gareth Jones)
"Duncan Fletcher's favourite board game must have been Guess Who but where there were only three characters: Ashley, Geraint and Michael" (Michael Gale)
WEST INDIES INNINGS
50th over: 230-5
Vic Marks (see 38th over) thought 100 off the last 12 overs was unlikely - they've managed 85 off the first 11. Let's see how the last over goes. Bravo drives Mortaza down the ground for two, and then dabs a single to third man to get Sarwan on strike. He can only manage a single. Bravo then drives a single as Sarwan is too tired to come back for a second run. Two balls left - he's got to hit a six and a four if he wants a hundred. He only manages a single to Captain 'Hab at cover. Bravo slogs the last ball, it goes to third man and Sarwan is still too knackered to run a second. He finishes with 91 and Bravo has 9.
Seven runs off the final over, then. 230-5 - who'd have thought it after that slow start? Anyway, I'm off for a sandwich - see you all when Bangladesh resume for their innings.
"Was the BBC Sport drinking warning (43rd over) written by Yogi the Bear?"
Dan Jay in the TMS inbox
49th over: 223-5
An ungainly legside slog by Sarwan goes nowhere near where he intended, but he gets a couple of runs for it. He then slog-sweeps Razzak for six - which, as usual, is signalled in instalments by Billy B. A good stop on the deep cover boundary by "Boundary Fox" Mohammad Ashraful restricts him to just two off the next ball. Razzak is probably happy not to have to bowl any more as Ashraful cuts off the next two deliveries for two apiece.
48th over: 208-5
Bravo brings the 200 up (from 285 balls) with a single. Mortaza then pitches one up which Sarwan off-drives for four. They scamper through for another two runs, and a tiring Sarwan just makes his ground.
"If this World Cup goes on any longer, couldn't it just merge in with the next one?"Geoff Woods in the TMS inbox
"You guys should be commenting on the accuracy of the Bangladeshi bowling - at time of writing, no no balls and four maidens"
BanglaBondhu on 606
47th over: WICKET - Lara c Omar b Razzak 33 - WI 199-5
Just a David Gower-style cameo from BCL then, as he swipes Razzak into the covers where Javed Omar takes a good catch. Batsmen didn't even have time to cross. 196-5, and that stand was worth 60. Here comes Dwayne Bravo. He and Sarwan help WI inch towards the 200 - but they're not there yet. Three overs left.
46th over: 196-4
Pace spearhead Mortaza returns to the fold, presumably to bowl the 46th, 48th and 50th overs. Sarwan leaves the first ball before chopping one down to third man for a single. Lara then gives himself room to play an extraordinary lofted shot over the cover point boundary fielder for six. The stands go wild. Lara then slashes one to long-on for a single which, just for once, pinches the strike from Sarwan.
"I heartily agree with Harri - afternoons at work won't be the same without the juvenile banter on the TMS inbox. Surely Ben Dirs deserves an MBE, and Mark Mitchener - sorry, Mark? And another thing, how about an England - Scotland Test series?"
James Teideman, Livingston, in the TMS inbox
James, I can't believe you've left Tom Fordyce off the list of gongs...
45th over: 186-4
More quick singles are taken off a Razzak over as the 50 partnership comes up off just 54 balls.
Here's some more England cricketers' favourite board games:"England seem to be pretty good at Scrabbling" (Drew Campbell)
"Battleships = Freddie, Balderdash = KP, Mastermind = Saj" (Stuart Bennett)
"How about Snakes and Ladders. Every time they climb up the rankings they slide right back to where they started" (Gearoid Fahy)
"How about 'Snap' as a game for English cricketers? After all, the aim of the game is to get out" (Stephen)
"Saw a board game that is quite appropriate for England whilst browsing t'internet; 'Your Number's Up'. Only £8.99 from Amazon" (Steve Lowther)
"After the disasters of the Ashes, the World Cup and Freddiegate the whole squad should be pretty good at playing the game 'Sorry!' by now" (Gareth Evans)
44th over: 181-4
Sarwan pushes to leg for a quick single and Hasan throws the stumps down at the bowler's end. Rudi Koertzen doesn't even call for the third umpire - and replays show it was an extremely tight decision (but he was probably in - just). Lara finally reaches double figures and then eventually cuts loose when he pulls a full toss to midwicket for four. He then launches a big one in the same direction, which goes into the stands for six from the final ball of Rasel's spell to dent his previously economical figures.
43rd over: 166-4
With Captain 'Hab still needing to use up some overs from his spinners, Razzak's back. Sarwan looks secure but Lara, still rather becalmed, sweeps and takes a scrambled leg bye.
"I'm opposed to paper-scissors-stone or noughts and crosses a much better way to replace the toss is a drinking contest. We would have to make Flintoff the captain and he would win every time"
Neil Weld in the TMS inbox
[BBC Sport advises that drinking, or indeed subsequent pedalo operation, should be done carefully and in moderation, yadda yadda yadda]
42nd over: 163-4
Rasel replaces Ahmed as the Tigers look to put the brakes on, but a poor misfield at backward point by Captain 'Hab himself allows Sarwan a single off the first ball. WI then benefit when a shooter down the leg side evades Rahim, standing up to the stumps, and flies away for five wides. Sarwan then takes the strike again with a single off the last ball - a profitable over for the Windies.
"Mark - did you get the short straw to cover this match while Tom & Ben got the day off?"
Sunny, USA in the TMS inbox
I couldn't possibly comment on that, Sunny, except to say that this is my fourth Bangladesh clockwatch of the CWC and I feel I know Captain 'Hab and his Tiger boys better than I ever expected to...
41st over: 151-4
Rafique twirls in for his last over, and makes a great diving stop off his own bowling as the crowd start to blow their conch shells and dance in anticipation of some Lara fireworks. But BCL is content to sweep at this stage in this, his penultimate one-day international, as the Windies bring up their 150. Five singles added off the over, and Sarwan has pinched the strike again.
40th over: 146-4
Ahmed continues, and Sarwan dabs a single to point to bring up his fifty off 57 balls, with four fours and a six. More singles are taken but Lara is still waiting for his first boundary as Iqbal makes a good diving stop at short cover.
39th over: 141-4
Sarwan has called for his helmet for the first time - surely not for Ahmed or the spinners, maybe he senses Mortaza's imminent return. Keeper Rahim appeals for a caught behind as Lara tries to run the ball down to third man and misses. A good, tight over for Bangladesh at this stage, with just three singles taken.
38th over: WICKET - Chanderpaul b Ahmed 50 - WI 138-4
Mortaza is still being kept back - Hasan's off and Aftab Ahmed's on with his medium-pace trundlers, but Sarwan treats him with disdain as he clubs him to midwicket for a four which bounces just inside the rope. Sarwan then moves to 46 with a cut into the off side. The diminuitive Ahmed then goes round the wicket to Chanderpaul, and bowls him! He may have got a bottom edge, but it knocks back his off stump. 136-4, and the crowd rise as B.C. Lara enters the arena. He immediately gets off the mark with a single, while Sarwan takes the strike with another single.
"They'd like 100 off the last 12 overs, but that would be a huge acceleration from their scoring rate so far"
Vic Marks on TMS
37th over: 131-3
Sarwan steps away, Rafique floats one down the leg side and Sarwan helps it on its way for four. Chanderpaul takes a single to bring up his 46th ODI fifty off 84 balls, with three fours. Another better over for the Windies.
While they're taking drinks, here are the first few "board game" entries:"Dwayne Leverock seemed a master at Hungry Hippos!" (Andy in Tooting)
"Cluedo, perhaps? 'It was Freddie, without the bat, in the pavilion'?" (PP)
"Michael Vaughan and Ian Bell were playing Connect 4 on Tuesday as they were both joining dots together. Or has Saj Mahmood been using Kerplunk to figure out how many runs he will give away" (John Sweeney)
"Monty would be good at Buckaroo. Fletcher hasn't a Cluedo and the whole England team - well it's got to be Trivial Pursuit" (LV, London)
"All of the fans of West Indies and England should be good at Frustration" (Robert Sinden)
36th over: 123-3
Sarwan repeats his inside-out shot from the previous over against Hasan and this time clears the ropes at extra cover, and it goes into the fifth row of the stand. These two now look fairly comfortable against the spinners - when will we see Mortaza back for an over or two? Another drinks break.
"Maybe to spice the game up, Captain 'Hab should have tied Samuels' shoelaces together"
Declan in the TMS inbox
35th over: 115-3
Sarwan gives himself some room and lofts Rafique to the extra cover boundary for a first-bounce four. Four other singles are added - and goodness me, there are only 15 more overs to go in this innings.
"Having read Wayne Daniel's comment, I'd like to offer to stand as captain for the West Indies"
Simon, East Sussex in the TMS inbox
34th over: 107-3
Five more singles from Hasan's seventh over. 135 dots and 71 scoring strokes now in the Windies innings.
33rd over: 102-3
Sarwan wafts and gets a thick edge down to third man, which is pursued by Mortaza who makes a good diving stop just inside the boundary. Chanderpaul eventually brings the hundred up with a single, off a mere 197 balls. Sarwan then nearly chops on as the ball trickles between his pads and leg stump.
32nd over: 96-3
It's still Hasan from the Joel Garner End. Sarwan carves one down to Aftab Ahmed on the cow corner boundary but only gets a single, while he and Chanderpaul take singles off every single delivery. That's more like it. If you haven't heard, it has been confirmed that Duncan Fletcher has resigned - read the full story elsewhere on the website or on your phone.
31st over 90-3:
Rafique still not giving much away, though Chanderpaul edges one that runs wide of Captain 'Hab at short third man and runs down to the boundary for four.
30th over: 83-3
Sarwan finally collects his first four after he sweeps Hasan and it evades the fielder on the midwicket boundary. He's on 13 from 27 balls.
"I've just remembered I'm going to the England V West Indies Test Match starting 7 June at Old Trafford. Does anybody who suffers from sleep deprivation want my ticket?
Alan Baxter, Hyde (Manchester) in the TMS inbox
[That's Hyde as in 'Life on Mars', right?]
29th over: 78-3
A miscued glance by Chanderpaul off Rafique is in the air but drops just in front of Hasan at mid-on. Just a single comes from the over.
"OK, I'll come clean..... the reason I think the World Cup has gone on for too long is I've got £100 on Australia to win it at over 2/1 and I just wish they'd hurry up and give them the trophy!!"
James in the TMS inbox
28th over: 77-3
More nudging and nurdling off Hasan produces a couple of singles, while Chanderpaul produces a rare boundary with a lovely off-drive. He times the ball so well when he wants to.
"The WC tournament organisers must be so pleased. Other than the absence of two of Pakistan's key players, the ridiculous schedule, poor quality pitches, unfinished stadia, largely empty stands, dearth of exciting matches, inept performances by the two best-supported teams, rip-off hotel prices and as yet unexplained death of one of the coaches, it's been a total success"
Alex in London, in the TMS inbox
27th over: 71-3
Change of bowler, same action as Rafique replaces Razzak. He raps Chanderpaul on the pad but umpire Billy "Inspector Gadget" Bowden remains subdued. Another couple of singles added.
"While I don't think the Cup wasn't long enough, its length has at least given me something to do every day at work with checking the scores. As long as I don't get caught... PS For the record I enjoy the irreverent commentary. Long may it last!"
Harri, England, at work and about to delete all evidence of this email, in the TMS inbox
26th over: 69-3
Sarwan dozes off when Chanderpaul goes down the wicket to Hasan and calls for a single, but has to go back. Just two added from the over.
"What the heck are the Windies doing? Are they pacing themselves for the dead rubber against England, or are they simply maintaining the 3 and a bit run rate in order to lull Bangladesh into a false sense of security before unleashing their bunnies onto them in the last 10 overs? Come on boys, pick up the pace!"
Shaun McDonald in the TMS inbox
25th over: 67-3
Keeper Rahim is still full of chat as Chanderpaul swishes at one outside off-stump from Razzak, before a delightful sweep brings a single. We reach the half-way point, and this spin trio do go through their overs quickly - will the Windies leave it too late to hit out?
24th over: 64-3
More singles are added before Sarwan misses one from Hasan and Rahim provocatively whips the bails off. The crowd still don't look particularly happy. I wonder how many of them think B.C. Lara is batting too low in the order at number six.
"These two Guyanese guys are good players of spin, but they're not doing real damage. The word is that Sarwan might be leading the West Indies to England"
Vic Marks on TMS
"Any question to do with West Indies cricket now defies a logical answer"
Tony Cozier on TMS
23rd over: 61-3
Chanderpaul begins the over with a single before Razzak beats the edge of Sarwan's bat. He then takes a single as Chanderpaul, perhaps sensing he will be playing the anchor role, carefully adds a two to long-on.
22nd over: WICKET - Samuels c Rahim b Hasan 31 - WI 57-3
Rafique's off and Saqib Al Hasan, the third left-arm spinner, is on. He has bright white zinc cream over most of his face, which gives him the appearance of a mime artist. But the joke is on Samuels, when he goes to drive, gets a thin edge and is caught behind by Rahim. 55-3, what a bowling change! Ramnaresh Sarwan is the new batsman, and with the spinners on, he strides to the wicket wearing a cap in the bright maroon, green and yellow Windies one-day colours. He's off the mark with a single.
21st over: 54-2
That's it for the powerplays. Samuels lifts Razzak over mid-on for four, which brings up the Windies' 50 and takes his score to 30. The duo then take the first quick single of the entire innings. Chanderpaul looks in slightly better nick, and moves on to 14 with a single to midwicket.
20th over: 47-2
Chanderpaul carefully places one off his legs for a single to bring his score to 11. Rafique, bowling slow left-arm round the wicket, is running between the umpire and the stumps, and Samuels comes down the pitch to him but edges it to short third man for a single.
"England are certainly good at collecting noughts, and also at making me cross"
Matthew, Sunderland in the TMS inbox
Any other ideas for board games which cricketers might be good at? I can just imagine Michael Vaughan would have had plenty of practice at "Operation"...
19th over: 44-2
The camera picks out WI legend Everton Weekes in the crowd. Razzak rips one through which beats Samuels' outside edge and may make him think twice about trying to hit him across the line. But Samuels gains an undeserved second run when he off-drives and Tamim Iqbal takes his eye off the ball at long-off, and they take two.
"Am I the only one dreading England v West Indies? Two sides who it seems can only play defensive cricket at the moment. A winning target will be 150, unless someone finds some form"
Ross M, Cardiff in the TMS inbox
18th over: 42-2
Rafique is on for spin from both ends - but before he can start, Samuels summons Captain 'Hab from third man and asks him to do his shoelaces up. (Samuels' shoelaces, not his own). Captain 'Hab obliges. Ashraful shows Rafique how a boundary fielder should really behave [see 16th over] as he scampers round to long-on and restricts Samuels to two. Samuels then nabs a single and the strike.
"Just seen the photo of Clive Lloyd and Bennett King, looks like the conversation went as follows:
Lloyd: Bennett, I think they want you as England coach.
King: I hope not!"
David O'Sullivan, Nashville, USA in the TMS inbox
17th over: 39-2
Drinks break over. Chanderpaul and Samuels take a single apiece, and Bangladesh still seem in command.
"As a pessimist who thinks this World Cup has gone on far too long, I'd say the stands are half empty..."
Matthew Kiernan in the TMS inbox
"Have the rules to ODIs changed? First batting team must play like it's a 5-day Test... the fielding team then must bat like it's a Twenty20? What's going on?"
Tom, London in the TMS inbox
"Chanderpaul needs to get his act together. He plays spin well but if he's not rotating the strike, that puts the pressure on Samuels and could cause him to do something rash"
Wayne Daniel on TMS
16th over: 37-2
Captain 'Hab takes the third powerplay, as Rasel moves in for his eighth over. Samuels turns one to leg for a single, and then Chanderpaul plays a careful cut shot to third man for a single. Samuels is then the beneficiary of some comedy boundary fielding at third man by Mohammad Rafique, who dives to stop the ball but it comes off his knee for four. Samuels then plays a much better stroke for four. That's WI's best over so far, and time for a drinks break.
"West Indies have always gone for a player who can captain. Is it not time for a Mike Brearley-like figure to be captain?"
Ex-West Indies paceman Wayne Daniel (who was captained by Brearley at Middlesex) on TMS
15th over: 27-2
First bowling change as Abdur Razzak (a relatively quick slow left-armer, if you get my drift) enters the fray. Chanderpaul immediately bats him away for a single, but Samuels retreats into his shell and is unable to pierce the infield until he dabs a single off the final ball.
"I have to agree with Chris Stokells, the World Cup hasn't been long enogh, the Super 8s should see each team play each other five times like the CB Series and then England might have stood a chance of making the semis"
Niall Campbell, Fleetwood in the TMS inbox
14th over: 25-2
I sense restlessness in the crowd about the lack of ambition shown by this pair. They eventually take two when Samuels prods down the ground past Rasel. Keeper Rahim dons a helmet to stand up to Rasel - and Samuels finally cuts loose with a heave to cow corner for four, that bounces centimetres within the rope. A full six runs from the over.
"WI have a very slow run rate off the first 10 overs, similar to England and Ireland, perhaps that's why they are all out!"
Dan Lynch, England, in the TMS inbox
"I don't think paper-scissors-stone is the way forward as England will undoubtedly be rubbish at that too, but noughts and crosses... now you are talking"Leigh from Rugby in the TMS inbox
13th over: 19-2
Mortaza gets the score moving... with a wide. Nothing of any interest whatsoever happens from the rest of the over. The cameraman is so bored that he's just panning around the ground to show various supporters' flags.
"This is slow going, even if it was a Test match"
Simon Mann on TMS
"When Gayle applies himself, he can play good defensive shots for long periods of time. He's done it before. But I'm wondering if morale is so low that the application is absent. As for Devon, I think he's been given one chance too many, and should be put to grass. And yes, WI cricket is in a worse state than English cricket!"
Mikesiva on 606
12th over: 18-2
A lovely cover drive from Samuels but he can't find the gap. Captain Habibul Bashar (aka Captain 'Hab) is keeping the field tight, and it's another maiden over. 63 dot balls so far this innings, and just 10 scoring strokes.
"Samuels and Chanderpaul are a bit like Chris Gayle - they look like they haven't a care in the world"
Christopher Martin-Jenkins on TMS
"Is there anyone actually in the crowd today? (Not near a TV, serious question)"
Nic Chamberlain, London in the TMS inbox
They're pretty quiet so far, to be honest. The stands are about half full.
11th over: 18-2
The first powerplay is taken, Mortaza runs in from the Malcolm Marshall end and Samuels celebrates with a wild waft outside off stump. That's a swing and a miss. Some ironic cheers from the crowd when he eventually digs out a single - 3 runs from 23 balls for Samuels.
"Am I the only person who doesn't think this World Cup has been too long, in fact being English it's been too short if anything. The only grievances I have are the breaks in the middle of the Super 8s, and the lateness of the highlight shows"
Chris Stokell in the TMS inbox
Chris, I think you may be on your own there - we haven't had too many e-mails saying the World Cup wasn't long enough...
10th over: 17-2
Still tight from Rasel as Samuels plays him into the off side for a single. Chanderpaul sees off the rest of the over, mostly leaving the ball outside off stump, before wiping the sweat out of the inside of his helmet.
"The Prime Minister of Barbados went to see a new film last night about cricket, and Tony Cozier makes a cameo appearance as a commentator"
Christopher Martin-Jenkins on TMS
"Why does Bennett King have two surnames and Clive Lloyd two first names?"
Michael K, UK, in the TMS inbox
9th over: 16-2
Mortaza is getting a bit of movement. Chanderpaul is still looking good off his legs, but a superb stop by Tamim Iqbal at midwicket stops a certain four as he flings himself to his left. Another maiden.
8th over: 16-2
Chanderpaul utilises his patented "tickle to long leg" shot again for a single. Samuels nervously plays out the rest of the over. Rasel's figures are a rather defensive football formation - 4-1-4-1.
"It looks like Bennett King has is crossing his fingers - presumably praying not to lose early wickets - eek!"
Jessica Morris in the TMS inbox
7th over: 15-2
A maiden from Mortaza. Samuels still doesn't look very comfortable at all.
6th over: 15-2
The economical Rasel, with just two runs from his first two overs, still has the right-handed Samuels pretty much tied down. But when he does find the edge, it's dropped at second slip by Razzak, and Samuels is off the mark with a single.
"If Bangladesh win today, will they not have done better than England by beating three Test-playing nations as opposed to England's one?"
Muhammad, Birmingham in the TMS inbox
Never mind that, Muhammad - don't forget Ireland have beaten two (Bangladesh & Pakistan) and drawn with another (Zimbabwe).
5th over: 14-2
Chanderpaul is rapped on the thigh pad by Mortaza, and then picks up two with a nudge to fine leg which is fielded well by Mohammad Ashraful to prevent a boundary. Two are taken. Chanderpaul then glances the first four of the innings with a similar shot.
"Why on the photos do Bennett King and Clive Lloyd look like they're playing stone-paper-scissors? Are they deciding the next WI Test captain? The toss would be more interesting if it was decided on a game of stone-paper-scissors instead of the coin"
James Ashdown in the TMS inbox [aren't you Portsmouth's reserve goalkeeper?]
4th over: WICKET - Gayle lbw b Rasel 1 - WI 8-2
Wow. Gayle's gone - trapped lbw by Rasel. At 8-2, surely it can't get much worse for the Windies? Marlon Samuels sees off the last ball of the over - number three Chanderpaul hasn't even faced a ball yet. BCL still yet to appear.
"I wish Mortaza was English"
Vic Marks on TMS
3rd over: WICKET - Smith b Mortaza 5 - WI 8-1
Mortaza, sporting a huge wad of sun block across his nose and cheeks in the style of most of the Sri Lanka team, sends down the first wide of the day. Gayle then trots through for a leg bye off the next ball - it's quiet so far, but aren't we due some fireworks from him today? Mortaza then spears one through which bowls Smith. Peach of a delivery, and the Windies are one down already.
"Even the organisers have said that this World Cup has gone on too long. The football World Cup has more teams and doesn't go on nearly as so long"
Ex-England off-spinner Vic Marks on TMS
2nd over: 4-0
Syed Rasel comes in, left-arm over, past umpire Rudi Koertzen who today equals the lenegdary David Shepherd's record of having stood in 172 ODIs. Just a couple are added to the score by Smith.
1st over: 2-0
We're under way. Mashrafe Mortaza runs in to bowl, and non-striker Devon Smith might even have run himself out backing up off the first ball, without facing, if not for a misfield by Tamim Iqbal. Chris Gayle opens the scoring with a single, and Smith adds another.
"There's US$200,000 on offer for the team that finishes fifth, US$150,000 for sixth and US$100,000 for seventh. So you could say there's US$100,000 still to play for"
Simon Mann on TMS
1420: If you've just joined us, the big news is that the BBC understands that Duncan Fletcher is to quit as England coach after their final game against West Indies on Sunday. Rest assured, you can read all about it elsewhere on the website (or on your phone etc). Here, we will be sticking to keeping you in touch with WI-Bangladesh.
1418: Windies bring Marlon Samuels and Jerome Taylor in for Ian Bradshaw and Kieron Pollard. Bangladesh paceman Syed Rasel is back from injury and returns for Shahadat Hossain, while Javed Omar returns at the top of the order in place of Shariar Nafees.
1415: Here are the full teams:
West Indies: CH Gayle, S Chanderpaul, RR Sarwan, BC Lara (capt), DS [Devon] Smith, DJ Bravo, D Ramdin (wk), DB Powell, CD Collymore, JE Taylor, MN Samuels.
Bangladesh: Javed Omar, Tamim Iqbal, Habibul Bashar (capt), Saqib Al Hasan, Mohammad Ashraful, Aftab Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mashrafe Mortaza, Mohammad Rafique, Abdur Razzak, Syed Rasel.
1405: A very good afternoon - straight in with the toss news as Bangladesh have won the toss and have elected to field first.