Things turn from bad to worse for West Indies as their captain Kieron Pollard ran off the field in the middle of an over. Asked to bat first after losing the toss, nothing went in the West Indies way, as Bangladesh reduced them to 33/3 in just 7 overs. That is when Pollard walked in, on one end he had Ruston Chase who was making his debut batting on 11 runs of 16 balls. Together the pair added some 30 odd runs to which Pollard contributed with just 8 runs. It was in the 13th over where he tucked a ball from Taskin Ahmed to deep square and took a single. After which he kept walking and disappeared into the pavilion. What was rubbing salt to their wound was the departure of Andre Russel who had to go back without facing a single ball. He remained on the non-striker’s end, as a straight drive by Chase took a deflection from Taskin Ahmed’s boot and dislodged the stumps.
He later came back on the field in the 19th over after his side lost their 7th wicket and played just 2 balls in which he scored 6 runs to end the innings for his team. According to the commentators, Pollard was reported as ill to the third-umpire which is why he was allowed to return to the field. The West Indies management will be hoping to have Pollard on the field in the second inning, as he is a very important bowler as well as the captain of this side.