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Bangladesh secure easy 6 wickets victory over WI

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 05:41 PM, 20 January 2021   Updated: 10:57 PM, 20 January 2021

Bangladesh secure easy 6 wickets victory over WI

Bangladesh secure easy 6 wickets victory over WI

Bangladesh secured an easy six wickets victory against visiting West Indies in the first ODI of the three-match series at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today. 

After winning the toss Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal asked the visitor to bat first. Bangladesh bowlers bundled out the Caribbeans team for 122 in 32.2 overs. Shakib Al Hasan claimed 4 for 8 by producing a magnificent performance on his return to international cricket while the debutant Hasan Mahmud bagged 3 wickets for 28 runs. 

Chasing the target Bangladesh start cautiously two openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das added 47 runs in the opening stand before Liton Das dismissed by Akeal Hosein. Najmul Hossain Shanto who batted at number three position dismissed for 1 by Akeal Hosein. 

Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal were playing cautiously after losing Shanto but the latter stumped by wicketkeeper Da Silva. Before being dismissed to Mohammed, Tamim Iqbal scored 44 off 69, the highest individual score. Shakib Al Hasan also bowled by Akeal Hosein scoring 19 off 43 in his come-back match.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad left the field after confirming victory for Bangladesh. Mushfiqur Rahim scored 15 off 31 not out while Mahmudullah made 9 off 16.

Akeal Hosein bagged 3 wickets for 26 runs for West Indies while Jason Mohammed took one wicket.

Earlier, Shakib Al Hasan claimed 4-8 by producing a magnificent performance on his return to international cricket as Bangladesh shot West Indies out for paltry 122 in the first of the three-match ODI series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today.

He was ably supported by fast bowlers duo Mustafizur Rahman and debutant Hasan Mahmud who hit the ball in good areas continuously to leave the visitors in dazed state.

While Shakib’s figure 7.2-2-8-4 was envious, Hasan Mahmud finished with 3-28 and Mustafizur grabbed 2-20.

Rain put a brake on the game for about an hour after Bangladesh put West Indies, playing with six ODI debutants, in batting.

Mustafizur broke through with the wicket of opener Sunil Ambris (7), one of the most experienced players in this vastly inexperienced side before the rain break, with the Caribbean at 15-1.

After the game resumed, Mustafizur again was rewarded for his tight length, dismissing Joshua Da Silva (9), caught beautifully at gully by Liton Das.

Shakib Al Hasan then appeared in the stage, bowled seven overs in a row to cut through the middle order as West Indies lost three wickets for just 11 runs.

Kyle Mayers resisted and got Rovman Powell in his company, showing West Indies a glimmer of hope against the adversities.

Powell even struck Mustafizur Rahman a six through mid-wicket to make his intentions clear.

But Hasan Mahmud further put West Indies in trouble with a double strike, that saw him taking the outside edge of Powell for 28 for his debut wicket before trapping Raymon Reifer in immediate next delivery for naught.

Mayers after scoring the team’s highest 40, was undone by a Mehidy Hasan Miraz delivery that spun sharply.

His dismissal effectively routed West Indies’ way to score a good total on the board.

Shakib and Hasan Mahmud then cleaned up the tail to give Bangladeshi batsmen a small total to chase.

The next match between the countries will be held at the same venue at 11.30 am on January 22.

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