Friday 22 August 2014 

West Indies Hammer Woeful Bangladesh

Darren Bravo hit 53 to set up the West Indies' score
Darren Bravo hit 53 to set up the West Indies' score
© WICB Media / Randy Brooks
Sunil Narine (right) took two wickets in two balls to hasten Bangladesh's demise
Sunil Narine (right) took two wickets in two balls to hasten Bangladesh's demise
© WICB Media / Randy Brooks

West Indies 247-7 (Gayle 58, DM Bravo 53) beat
Bangladesh 70 (Narine 3-13) by 177 runs
Second One-Day International, Grenada

The West Indies dismissed Bangladesh for a woeful 70 to win the second One-Day International in Grenada and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in three-match series.

After half-centuries by Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo had steered the West Indies to a score of 247 for seven, only Tamim Iqbal reached double figures as Bangladesh collapsed in reply.

Sunil Narine took three for 13 and Kemar Roach three for 19 and the last seven wickets fell for just 13 runs.

It was a staggering collapse, and one that extended their run of matches without a win in an ODI to 12.

Tamim Iqbal made 37 in 50 balls and the rest fell for between nought and seven as Ravi Rampaul grabbed two for 21 and Jason Holder one for 17.

The West Indies, having wobbled themselves before recovering to win the first match by three wickets, named an unchanged side and posted a competitive score.

Gayle made 58 in 67 balls and Darren Bravo 53 in 82 deliveries, the pair adding 88 together for the second wicket after Kirk Edwards was bowled by Al-Amin Hossain without scoring.

Then Denesh Ramdin (34), Lendl Simmons (40) and Kieron Pollard (26) added useful contributions as Mashrafe Mortaza claimed three for 39 and Al-Amin two for 60.

Then it all began to go horrendously wrong for Bangladesh, who lost Anamul Haque, scorer of a century in the first game, for seven, and the wickets continued to tumble.

Once the trio of quick bowlers had reduced Bangladesh to 41 for three, Narine struck twice in two balls to see off Mushfiqur Rahim (6) and Mahmudullah (0), the former caught behind and the latter bowled.

And when Tamim fell, caught by Gayle off Roach in the 17th over, the score was 57 for six and the game was effectively over.

It didn't take much longer - just 8.3 overs as it happened - for the game to officially end, by which time Bangladesh had set a new record low score for a bowled out team in an ODI in Grenada.

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