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Bangladesh clinch ODI series against West Indies with easy win

  • Sport Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2018-12-14 19:05:30 BdST

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Bangladesh have won the ODI series against the West Indies with a dominating eight-wicket victory in the third and final match.  

A magnificent partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarker after Mehidy Hasan Miraz's four-wicket haul helped the Tigers ease past the tourists at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Despite a brilliant unbeaten century by opener Shai Hope, West Indies suffered a collective batting meltdown as Miraz alone took four of the first five wickets, restricting the Caribbeans to 198.

Bangladesh opener Liton Das gave away his wicket attempting to pull Rovman Powel, but got caught by Keemo Paul for 23.

Soumya then joined Tamim for a decisive 131-run partnership and both scored half-centuries.

Photo: ICC

Photo: ICC

Tamim remained unbeaten on 81 with Mushfiqur Rahim at the other end to finish the game by hitting two back-to-back boundaries and taking Bangladesh’s total to 202.

Brief scores:

West Indies: 198/9 (50 overs) (Chandrapaul Hemraj 9, Shai Hope 108*, Darren Bravo 10, Marlon Samuels 19, Shimron Hetmyer 0, Rovman Powell 1, Roston Chase 8, Fabian Allen 6, Keemo Paul 12, Kemar Roach 3, Devendra Bishoo 6*; Mustafizur Rahman 0/33, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 4/29, Shakib Al Hasan 2/40, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza 2/34, Mohammad Saifuddin 1/38, Mahmudullah 0/14)

Bangladesh: 202/2 (38.3 overs) (Tamim Iqbal 81*, Liton Das 23, Soumya Sarker 80, Mushfiqur Rahim 16*; Kemar Roach 0/16, Roston Chase 0/32, Keemo Paul 2/38, Marlon Samuels 0/25, Devendra Bishoo 0/48, Fabian Allen 0/22, Rovman Powell 0/21)    

Result: Bangladesh win by eight wickets.

Series: Bangladesh win 2-1

Man of the Match: Mehidy Hasan Miraz.

Man of Series: Shai Hope