West Indies lose again as Bangladesh win series 2-0

By January 22, 2021


Bangladesh took an unassailable 2-0 lead following their seven-wicket win over West Indies in Dhaka this morning.

In what was another embarrassing display of batting, the West Indies, who won the toss and opted to bat, were bowled out for 148 in 43.4 overs.  The visitors lost their first five wickets for 41 runs midway the 18th over and only managed to cross the hundred-run mark thanks to a 32-run ninth-wicket stand between Rovman Powell and Alzarri Joseph, who took the score from 88 for 8 to 120 for 9.

Powell, who also put on 28 for the last wicket with Akeal Hosein who made 12, fought hard for his top-score of 41 from 66 balls before being the last man out.

Meanwhile, amid the disaster of the top order batting, debutant Kjorn Ottley looked good during his brief stay at the crease scoring 24 of the West Indies 36 runs before becoming the second wicket to fall. Nkrumah Bonner scored 20 in a vain attempt to hold the middle order together as the West Indies were powerless in their efforts to keep the Bangladeshi bowling at bay.

“Obviously, it was a little disappointing for us. A much better wicket for us, and we needed to put a lot more runs on the board. I think the spinners were always going to be challenging. We keep losing wickets in clusters, and we can't have partnerships going. That's been our downfall,” said Captain Jason Mohammed following the carnage.

 Mehidy Hasan took 4 for 25 with his right-arm off-breaks and there were two wickets each for Shakib al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman.

Bangladesh made light work of the chase easing to 149 for 3 from just 33.2 overs.

Captain Tamim Iqbal scored an even 50 while Shakib remained unbeaten on 43 at the end.

Raymon Reifer was the best of the Windies bowlers with 1 for 18 from the five overs he bowled. Akeal Hosein and Jason Mohammed shared the other two wickets between them.

Mohammed tried to take some positives from the humiliation.

“There's a little bit of positives -- Ottley played well in his debut game. Rovman did well to get us a decent total. Akeal bowled well again."











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