Bangladesh crush West Indies by 160 runs

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 13:01 [IST]
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Khulna (Bangladesh), Dec 2: Bangladesh thrashed West Indies by 160 runs on Sunday in the second One Day International to go 2-0 up in the five-match series. The margin of 160 is the biggest in terms for runs for Bangladesh in ODI history.

Opener Anamul Haque, playing his second ODI, scored his maiden hundred (120) to power Bangladesh to 292/6 in 50 overs. Captain and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim made 79. For West Indies, paceman Ravi Rampaul took five wickets for 49 in his 10-over spell.

Bangladesh crush West Indies by 160 runs


Though the 19-year-old right-hander Haque was slow to reach his century, it ensured the hosts had a good score to defend. His 120 came off 145 balls with 13 boundaries and two sixes.

In the final overs, Mashrafe Mortaza smashed a six-ball 18 not out with one four and two sixes.

In reply, West Indies kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for 132 in 31.1 overs. Offspinner Sohag Gazi, who took four wickets on debut in the first ODI, yet again impressed with three wickets.

Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak too came good again with the ball with three wickets.

For the visitors, Darren Bravo topscored with 28 and Kieron Pollard had 25 while the rest failed. Opener Chris Gayle, who was expected to give a blazing start in the big chase, was dismissed for just 15.

Bangladesh had won the first ODI at the same venue by seven wickets. The third ODI will be played in Dhaka on December 5.


Story first published:  Sunday, December 2, 2012, 15:22 [IST]
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