Spinners shine in style as Bangladesh won West Indies series

Bangladesh scored their biggest win away from home, chasing a target of 109 to close the One Day International series against the West Indies.

A clinical nine-wicket win gave the visitors an unassailable 2-0 lead with one game to go. Bangladesh have now won six of their last seven bilateral ODI series.

While this calendar year has been quite disappointing for Bangladesh, their form in 50-over cricket has been really good as they have now clinched three consecutive series wins.

The recent series victories over Afghanistan and South Africa gave Bangladesh their chances against any opponent imaginable in 50-over cricket and their efforts so far against the West Indies further cemented this argument.

White-ball 50-over matches give Bangladesh’s prolific spinners a chance to shine and it was once again their slow bowlers who stood out during their crushing nine-wicket win against West Indies on Wednesday.

Despite the absence of veteran tweaker Shakib Al Hasan, spin duo Mehdi Hasan Miraj (4/29) and Nasum Ahmed (3/19) took seven wickets in Guyana to post a disappointing total of just 108 after being sent off to West Indies. Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal came out to bat.

While paceman Mosaddek Hossain (1/37) took the early breakthrough, it was Nasum who reduced the hosts to 45/4 after 18, dismissing Shamar Brooks, Shai Hope and then picking up the crucial wicket of Nicholas Pooran. over.

There was no way back for the West Indies side, with Mehdi swiftly through the tail leaving Bangladesh chasing just 109 for victory.

The goal of that victory was never in doubt, with Tamim moving from the front in reply to a stylish half-century to allow Bangladesh to cruise home with more than 29 overs to spare.

Gudakesh Moti (1/39) took the only wicket for West Indies when he caught Najmul Hossain Shanto for 20, but veteran batsman Liton Das (32 not out) joined Tamim to guide the run chase home .

After disappointing performances during the Test and T20 parts of the tour, this series win was just what Bangladesh needed to give them some confidence ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup later this year.

Brief Scores: West Indies 108 in 35 overs (Keemo Paul 25 not out; Mehdi Hasan 4-29, Nasum Ahmed 3-19) lost to Bangladesh 112/1 in 20.4 overs (Tamim Iqbal 50 not out, Liton Das 32 not out) 9 wickets.

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