In the last over, McCullum took a single off the first ball and let Gayle take over against Shakib, who was bowling only his third over. Gayle declined a single off the second ball, an understandable move given how he was hitting the ball, and promptly hit three of the next four balls for six. The long-on and deep midwicket fielders simply stood still as the ball flew high over their heads.

Dhaka offer no fight

Dhaka’s reply became of academic interest once Shakib’s dismissal for 26 left them five down inside the ninth over. Mehedi Maruf had fallen in the first over, lbw to Mashrafe, and Joe Denly and Lewis followed soon after. Rubel had Pollard offering a catch to Gayle at short fine-leg, before Shakib and Jahurul added 42 runs for the fifth wicket. Jahurul reached his sixth fifty, the only bright note in Dhaka’s innings.