Bangladesh clinch one-day series

Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 12:02 [IST]
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Bangladesh clinch one-day series

Roseay: Bangladesh secured their first one-day series success over a current test-playing nation with a three-wicket victory over West Indies on Tuesday to clinch a series victory ( 2-0) with one match remaining.


The victory adds a new chapter to Bangladesh cricket as the enjoy their first Test series win overseas.

Travis Dowlin struck his maiden international century as the weakened West Indies side racked up an impressive 274 for six in their 50 overs.

Bangladesh captain Shakib AL Hasan played a match winning knock to take Bangladesh to a memorable win.

Al Hasan (65) and Mohammad Ashraful (64) put on 74 for the fourth wicket in just 10.3 overs - a partnership that turned the match in Bangladesh's direction.

Al Hasan was fortunate to survive though when he brought up his 50 with a skied shot which was dropped by Darren Sammy as he collided with team-mate Dave Bernard in the deep.

The pair were both injured in the incident and more trouble was to come for West Indies when their main strike bowler, Kemar Roach, bowled a second 'beamer' and was barred from bowling by the umpire.

With no obvious sixth bowler in the team, wicket-keeper Devon Thomas took off his pads and bowled the final ball of Roach's over. 

Razzak spins Bangla to an easy 52-run win

Mushfiqur Rahim's 31 in 30 balls took the tourists close to the target helped along by some abysmal work from West Indies in the field.

The final ODI takes place in Basseterre in St Kitts on Friday.


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