Bangladesh clinch series against WI
Bangladesh won its first one-day series against a current Test nation when it defeated West Indies by three wickets in the second match at Windsor Park on Tuesday. Two days after beating West Indies in a one-dayer for the first time, Bangladesh chased down the home side’s 274-6 in 50 overs, including an unbeaten century by Travis Dowlin, by reaching 276-7 with an over to spare.
Bangladesh can go for the two-test and three-ODI sweep on Friday at St Kitts.
Bangladesh captain Shakib-al-Hasan cracked 65 off 61 balls, and Mohammad Ashraful hit 64 off 77 deliveries. They had solid support from the entire top order. Left-handers Tamim Iqbal (29) and Junaid Siddique (23) shared an opening stand of 46, while Raqibul Hasan (20) and Mushfiqur Rahim (31) helped steel the middle order.
Ashraful forged two half-century partnerships to tilt the balance back to the Tigers. He and Raqibul added 52 for the third wicket, followed by an even more destructive stand of 74 off 64 deliveries with his skipper.
West Indies (D Richards run out (Islam) 20, A Fletcher c Islam b Shakib 22, DS Smith run out (Iqbal) 44, T Dowlin not out 100, F Reifer c Hasan b Islam 7, D Bernard st Rahim b Razzak 22, R Lewis b Rasel 22, D Sammy not out 24;
Extras — lb3, w10 — 13)
Total (6 wkts, 50 overs) 274
FoW: 1-33; 2-52; 3-118; 4-134; 5-181; 6-245.
Bowling: Rasel 8-0-61-1; Hossain 5-0-38-0; Hasan 10-2-42-1; Razzak 10-0-58-1; Islam 8-0-26-1; Mahmudullah 9-1-46-0
Bangladesh (T Iqbal c Bernard b Roach 29, J Siddique c Roach b Bernard 23, M Ashraful c Richards b Lewis 64, R Hasan c Reifer b Bernard 20, S. Hasan c Richards b Sammy 65, M Rahim c Sammy b Thomas 31, Mahmudullah c (sub) Miller b Thomas 3, N Islam not out 3, A Razzak not out 11;
Extras — b5, lb5, w15, nb2 — 27)
Total (7 wkts, 49 ovs) 276
FoW: 1-46; 2-64; 3-116; 4-190; 5-238; 6-251; 7-261
Bowling: Roach 7.5-0-55-1; Tonge 10-0-49-0; Sammy 10-0-39-1; Bernard 10-0-59-2; Lewis 10-0-53-1; Thomas 1.1-0-11-2.