Bangladesh Rout West Indies For 61 To Claim Consolation Win
Bangladesh 62-2 (Tamim Iqbal 36no) beat
West Indies 61 (Shakib Al Hasan 4-16) by 8 wickets
Third One-Day International, Chittagong
Bangladesh routed the West Indies, bowling them out for just 61, on their way to an eight-wicket win in the third and final One-Day International in Chittagong.
Shakib Al Hasan returned figures of four for 16 as the tourists lurched from 33 for one to their second-lowest ODI score before Bangladesh knocked off the runs with 30 overs to spare.
They lost the wickets of Imrul Kayes and Shahriar Nafees before Tamim Iqbal hit the winning run off Marlon Samuels to hand Mushfiqur Rahim - unbeaten at the other end - his first ODI win since taking over as national captain.
The West Indies started poorly having lost the toss when Danza Hyatt was caught by Kayes off Nazmul Hossain for ten but Kieran Powell made 25 in 36 balls before the dismissals of he and Samuels (5) triggered an incredible collapse.
Carlos Brathwaite was the only other player to reach double figures, making 11 in 20 balls but he was one of four victims of Shakib, who also removed Darren Sammy (2), Denesh Ramdin (4) and finally Anthony Martin (1) in a lethal spell.
Nasir Hossain (2-3 from two overs), Shafiul Islam (2-21) and Suhrawadi Shuvo (1-16) also chipped in to humble the West Indies, who had, in March, dismissed Bangladesh for just 58 in a World Cup clash.
Here the tables were turned completely and Bangladesh opening pair Kayes and Tamim all but saw off the threat of a defeat by putting on 25 in five overs for the first wicket.
Kayes fell when he offered Kieron Pollard a simple catch off the bowling of Kemar Roach for 11 and Nafees was dismissed when he was bowled by Samuels.
However, Tamim anchored the innings with a steady unbeaten 36 in 62 balls while Rahim stood firm on ten in 39 balls.
The West Indies claimed the series victory 2-1 having won the first two games in Dhaka by 40 runs and eight wickets, in the process picking up a first ODI series win abroad since 2007.
The two sides now prepare for a two-Test series which gets underway on 21st October in Chittagong.
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