West Indies wins 2nd T20 match against Bangladesh at Windsor Park stadium

It was a wonderful day for the West Indies as they defeated Bangladesh by 35 runs in the second T20 match played at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium in front of thousands of Dominican spectators.

After winning the toss and batting first, the Windies posted a respectable total of 193 for 5 wickets. Rovman Powell top scored with an unbeaten 61 from 28 balls with 6 sixes and 4 fours and was supported by Brendan King with 57 and captain Nicholas Pooran, 35. Shoriful Islam took 2 for 31 for Bangladesh.

Looking for 194 for victory, Bangladesh lost wickets regularly and reached 158 for 6 wickets in their 20 overs.

Shakib Al Hasan scored 68 not out and Afif Hossain, 34. Bowling for West Indies, Romario Shephard got 2 for 28 and Obed McCoy, 2 for 37.

In his post-match interview, captain of West Indies Nicholas Pooran described the Dominican spectators as the best West Indies fans in the Caribbean and thanked them for the tremendous support they give to the team.

Both teams travel on Monday to Guyana for the third and final T-20 match. The first one was abandoned because of rain. West Indies lead the series 1-0.

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11 Comments

  1. Lin clown
    July 6, 2022

    I agree with DS.We send at least 3 of our guys to learn,especially the fielding positions.I remember the Kerry Packer cricket in Dominica.One of our commentator said one batsman was batting with a headgear and the other was batting headless.No big thing,Tony Cozier was not born Tony Cozier the commentator.Dominica will get there.

  2. Ibo France
    July 4, 2022

    Dominica is reeling from the lingering effects of those commentators who inadvertently gave the country a Black-eye and a concussion. To call the commentary last Sunday pathetic is a colossal understatement. We can do better.

  3. Straight Shooter
    July 4, 2022

    Kudos to the fans who showed up and showed out at the Windsor Park. Hats off also to the West Indies who secured a predictable victory over a relatively inexperienced Bangladesh team.

    That being said family, let’s have some real talk about the state of Dominica and Windward Islands commentary by extension. Honestly and simply put, our “talking heads” are not in a good place and definitely have alot of room to improve.

    I am always constructively disatisfied and recognize we all have room to grow; therefore I understand some of our less experienced commentators need time to hone their craft. On the other hand, I have zero tolerance for those who fail to put in the hard work and practise.

    Repeatedly calling offside legside and vice versa and failing to connect with the listeners was an epic failure by the commentating team.

  4. Lin clown
    July 4, 2022

    Heston Charles should give IBO the opportunity to commentate.We all know IBO has a PhD in flawless English.Wait for his comment criticizing the Windsor park Stadium.

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    • Ibo France
      July 4, 2022

      The representative of Vieille Case has momentarily lost his King Liar crown to Heston Charles.

      The newly crowned deceiver said the commentators were showered with praise from all over the Caribbean for the superb job they did. If those commentators were to be honestly graded, it would be Z- .

      Lin C!own, you could have done a much better job even though English seems to be your fourth language.

  5. JAH KAL
    July 4, 2022

    That guy Heston Charles song like a fool on radio this morning talking about commentary in West indies vs Bangladesh games. These guy’s have to know the game before they do International games they song horrible . Heston when the cut and dry people contacted you did they ask you about Mr Orzie Lewis, because the excuses you gave this morning was pure rubbish .When you have the windward Island games bring this guys to do those game for training, not an international game. What you trying to tell me the cricketer that’s the best you have in Dominica man you a are joke. Man i guarantee you if you ask a Bajan to get commentators to do an international game the first name that would come out is Tony Cozier even though he went to the great beyond . So don’t talk that nonsense, man like Orzie suppose to get his complimentary pass to any event you have at the windsor park for what his done and still doing for sports in Dominica.

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  6. Ibo France
    July 4, 2022

    I just heard Heston Charles. This is a person who had influence in the selection of the commentators. He stoutly defended the regrettable choice of commentators, repeating how excellent they were. The man was actually praising mediocrity to put it very politely.

    His statements immediately remind me of Roosevelt’s recent BIG LIE about leaving your windows and doors wide open any hour of the day or night because Dominica is the most peaceful country in the world.

    I temporarily listened to the radio commentary and tuned out because of the awful job of these square pegs in round holes. You need to put people with a good command of the English language. These guys were done a grave disservice. They now would be ‘Commentator Shy’ because of the backlash.

    Heston Charles, in an effort to defend the indefensible stated that he wanted to give the young fellows a chance of exposure. Would you put a rookie to be the chief engineer of DOMLEC? Madness that!

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    • Sylvester Cadette
      July 4, 2022

      Commentary in Dominica these days is tantamount to being ruthlessly assaulted and mercilessly pummeled in a Mike Tysonesque manner.
      It’s not just confined to commentaries.
      Just listen to some of our Radio & television announcers and others who circulate in the media and you literally cringe with embarrasment. Many lack the basic rudiments of forming gramatically correct sentences. One does not have to be complex – just the basics, but correct.

      Just listen to a typical debate in the House of Assembly and you literally want to RUN AND HIDE FROM THE UGLINESS of what is termed a debate. They all seem to be lacking in the art of speech.

      Just listen to some of the teachers. Sometimes I am so shocked – almost to the point of tears – LITERALLY.

      I remember Josephine Josephs who taught us Use of English at Six Form. A true vintage and an uncompromising exponent of the English language, both in its written and spoken forms and in the Art of Speech. She was very humble too!!

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  7. Ibo France
    July 4, 2022

    Credit should be given to the West Indies Cricket Team for winning. In fairness, some credit must also be given to the local organisers for generally doing well.

    I feel compelled to mention the ball by ball commentary of the local commentators. It was simply atrocious. There is no other way of putting it, and I am being quite euphemistic.

    It was embarrassing to be brutally honest. The commentators’ lack of eloquence, lack of even rudimentary knowledge of the game, gave Dominica a black-eye. It was simply painfully shameful.

    One lesson that should be learnt from the debacle with the local commentators is this. Always put your best foot forward especially whenn performing to an international audience.

    It’s really sad that I have to repeat this sad refrain so often. Dominica is unique for all the wrong reasons.

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    • July 5, 2022

      The days of Dr. Jeff Charles are long over, my friend, just like anything else. Ozzie Lewis never improved, just got worse with old age.

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