After a record double-century partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan, Tigers’ skipper Mashrafe’s 4-wicket haul gave Bangladesh a 48-run win against host West Indies on Sunday in the opening ODI.
Bangladesh set a competitive total of 279 for four. Chasing 280 runs for victory at Guyana National Stadium, Caribbean side fallen short and manage to score 231 for 9 in the stipulated fifty over.
Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza struck host’s batting line up by dismissing Lewis and finally took 4 wickets which helped Bangladesh to defend its 279 score.
Earlier, Bangladesh batted first, Tamim made an unbeaten 130, the highest by a Bangladeshi in ODI's against the West Indies, while Shakib hit 97.
Tamim Iqbal declered man of the match for his unbeaten 130-run innings.
The pair's second-wicket partnership of 207 took Bangladesh to respectable score where Mushfiqur Rahim’s 30 off 11 stormy innings speeded up score board.
Mushfiqur Rahim’s batting suggested that Bangladesh should have reached a total closer to 320 runs had there been a much more positive intent throughout the innings.
Mushfiqur, who came to the crease when Sabbir Rahman was erroneously given out stumped off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo by umpire Joel Wilson, made a significant difference to his side's innings in the final overs.
His late assault contributed to 43 off the last two overs - the most productive ever for Bangladesh in their ODI history - off the bowling of Jason Holder and Andre Russell.