Bangladesh set 298 runs target for West Indies

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25th January, 2021 03:22:40 printer

Bangladesh set 298 runs target for West Indies

Bangladesh set 298 runs target for West Indies in the final ODI of the three-match series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Monday.

Tigers' opener Tamim Iqbal scored 64 runs facing 80 balls with three boundaries and an over boundary while Mushfiqur Rahim scored the same from 55 balls with four boundaries and two over boundaries.

Mahmudullah also scored 64 from 43 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes.

Besides, Shakib Al Hasan scored 51 runs for Bangladesh.

On the other hand, West Indies bowlers Alzarri Joseph and Raymon Reifer took two wickets each.

Earlier, West Indies stand-in captain Jason Mohammed won the toss and elected to field first.

Bangladesh took the pride of sweeping the series at clean margin against West Indies for the first and so far the only time in 2009 when first choices Caribbean players skipped the series due to the financial spat with the board.

Thereafter they thrice won the series against West Indies but were unable to whitewash them. This time the Caribbean side also came with a second string team after their 12 top players pulled out of the tour due to Covid-19 fears.

Bangladesh so far won the first two matches with ease-beating the visitors by a six-wicket and seven-wicket margin at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka to take an unassailable 2-0 lead. Bangladesh took the number of series victory against West Indies to five by clinching the ongoing series.

Bolstered by their absolute dominance, Bangladesh is expected another easy win against the tourists, whose batsmen looked utterly vulnerable against the home side bowlers.

The two sides had already played 40 ODIs, among which Bangladesh won 17 in contrast of Caribbean’s 21 and two matches fetched no result. The victory in the second ODI was Bangladesh’s seventh in a row against the Caribbean.


Bangladesh: Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal (capt), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman


West Indies: Sunil Ambris, Kjorn Ottley, Jahmar Hamilton (wk), Jason Mohammed (capt), Kyle Mayers, Nkrumah Bonner, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Keon Harding, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein