Bangladesh need 191 to clinch T20I series over Windies

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22nd December, 2018 07:13:15 printer

Bangladesh need 191 to clinch T20I series over Windies

West Indies scored 190 for all wickets in their stipulated 20 overs in the third and final match against host Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.


This match has become the series decider as the contest is locked 1-1 after the first two matches.


Evin Lewis, the left-handed top-order batsman of West Indies, guided his team to gather 190/10 in 19.1 overs hitting 89 of 36 deliveries.


The Caribbean boys kicked off the innings with a fiery batting approach as they scored 88 in the first six overs and 123 in the first 10 overs for four wickets.


Shakib Al Hasan, the Bangladesh captain, drew the first blood of West Indies beating Shai Hope with a loopy delivery that splattered stumps of the batsman.


With the series standing 1-1, the last encounter became the decider. If Bangladesh can chase the target of 191 successfully, they will win the series as well.


In the series opener, Bangladesh lost to West Indies by eight wickets at Sylhet. But in the next one, the hosts staged a strong comeback thanks to Shakib's all-round performance, winning it by 36 runs.


Bangladesh XI: Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (c), Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Soumya Sarkar, Abu Hider Rony, Liton Das, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin  West Indies XI: Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Sherfane Rutherford, Rovman Powell, Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas.