Saturday 15 October 2011 

West Indies Claim Series With Eight-Wicket Win

West Indies Claim Series With Eight-Wicket Win
West Indies Claim Series With Eight-Wicket Win
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West Indies 221-2 (Samuels 88, Simmons 80) beat
Bangladesh 220 (Shakib Al Hasan 69) by 8 wickets
Second One-Day International, Dhaka

The West Indies moved to an unassailable 2-0 series lead over Bangladesh as they won the second One-Day International in Dhaka by eight wickets.

They produced a second impressive performance of the series to bowl Bangladesh out for 220 and then make light of the run chase thanks to half-centuries from Marlon Samuels and Lendl Simmons.

Samuels was unbeaten on 88 as the West Indies reached their target with seven overs and two balls remaining while Simmons, who stroked a century as the tourists won the opening game by 40 runs, made 80 in 125 balls.

His opener for this game was Danza Hyatt, who made 39 as the pair put on 71 for the first wicket before Simmons and Samuels added 111 for the second wicket to take the game away from Bangladesh.

The home side used eight bowlers in all but only Shakib Al Hasan, who took two for 30, looked like threatening although off-spinner Naeem Ismal bowled a tight spell of nought for seven in three overs.

Bangladesh had earlier endured an awful start which saw Tamim Iqbal (1), Imrul Kayes (0) and Mohammad Ashraful (0) dismissed by Ravi Rampaul and Kemar Roach and the Tigers reeling at one for three.

They also slipped to 18 for four when Shakib fell for 12 but thanks to battling half-centuries from Mushfiqur Rahim, who made 69 in 109 balls, and Nasir Hossain, who scored 50 in 54 deliveries, they were able to at least post a competitive score.

Roach returned three for 49, Rampaul two for 27 and Darren Sammy - back after missing the opening game - two for 42.

The third and final game in Chittagong is on 18th October.

© Cricket World 2011

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