WATCH: Kieron Pollard walks off retired out after 8 runs from 16 balls in T20 World Cup clash vs Bangladesh

In an innings that perhaps defines their miserable campaign this year, captain Kieron Pollard retired himself after making 8 runs from 16 deliveries before coming back to hit the final ball of innings for six.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 29 October 2021 5:27 pm

It hasn't been a tournament to remember for the West Indies. While they are the defending champions and the only team to have won the tournament more than once, they have hardly played the brand of cricket that was expected from them. Moreover, their campaign seems to be hitting one low after another in the ongoing competition which has not only broken the heart of the West Indies supporters but even those who were expecting a fight from the Men in Maroon.

In an innings that perhaps defines their miserable campaign this year, captain Kieron Pollard retired himself out after making 8 runs from 16 deliveries and failing to get any kind of momentum whatsoever. Although the batter is usually capable of hitting boundaries at will, during his 16-ball stay at the wicket, neither did he hit a four nor did he manage a single six.

The Bangladesh bowlers had already tightened the screws on the Bangladesh innings after having scalped three wickets early but the runs completely dried up in the middle over which perhaps promoted such action from Pollard. While the Windies were 3 down for 34 runs in the 7th over when Shimron Hetmyer was outfoxed by Mahedi Hasan, when Pollard decided to walk off, the Men from the Caribbean had only managed 62 in the 13th over. Later, Pollard came back in the final over to face two deliveries and dispatched the final ball of the West Indies innings for a six to help them finish with 142/7.

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The Windies have already lost their first couple of matches in the competition and a defeat here could well be the end of the road for them as far as a place in the semifinals are concerned. However, the match is still going on and after a late flourish with the bat coupled with a great performance in the Powerplay overs with the ball could still help them make a comeback in the match.

Bangladesh, meanwhile, also lost their first couple of matches in the Super 12s against Sri Lanka and England but could taste their first win of this round of the tournament from this position.