Friday 4 March 2011 

Bangladesh Crash To Massive Defeat To West Indies

Bangladesh Crash To Massive Defeat To West Indies
Bangladesh Crash To Massive Defeat To West Indies
© REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

West Indies 59-1 (Gayle 37no) beat
Bangladesh 58 (Benn 4-18) by 9 wickets
ICC Cricket World Cup Group B, Mirpur

Video Update: Bangladesh Fold For 58
Post-Match Press Conference Audio:
Darren Sammy | Shakib - English | Shakib

Bangladesh tumbled to a score of 58 all out on their way to a humiliating nine-wicket loss at the hands of the West Indies in a woefully one-sided ICC Cricket World Cup Group B match in Mirpur.

Their innings lasted just 18.5 overs and it took the West Indies just 12.2 overs to knock off the runs required and take their second win of the competition.

Only three West Indies bowlers were required to take ten Bangladesh wickets, with left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn returning figures of four for 18, captain Darren Sammy three for 21 and pace spearhead Kemar Roach three for 19.

Only Junaid Siddique (25) and Mohammad Ashraful (11) reached double figures in a desperately disappointing batting display from the co-hosts in front of their home crowd.

Four batsmen failed to score as they proved to be no match for the West Indies, who themselves had made an uncertain start to the tournament with a loss to South Africa before bouncing back to thrash the Netherlands.

Bangladesh began with a comprehensive, but by no means discredited loss against India, and then a narrow win over Ireland although they never came close to a repeat victory in this game.

Chris Gayle smashed an unbeaten 37 in 36 balls with six fours to finally extinguish Bangladesh's chances and despite Devon Smith falling to Naeem Islam for six, the game was long since over as a contest.

Bangladesh's score of 58 is the fourth lowest in World Cup history and disturbing reports emerged following the game that angry fans threw stones - breaking a window - at the West Indies team bus, mistakenly thinking that they were attacking the Bangladesh team.

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