Bangladesh tour of West Indies 2018, ODI Series, Third ODI, West Indies vs Bangladesh – Bangladesh won by 18 runs
Sunday, July 29, 2018, Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
Windies troubles in the white ball cricket continues as they lose yet another series to a lower-ranked team! Bangladesh defeated West Indies in the third and final ODI by 18 runs in St Kitts to win the ODI series by 2-1, the result hosts would soon want to forget! Bangladesh won the first match of the series by 48 runs while West Indies made a comeback in the second ODI winning it by 3 runs to square the series.
Having opted to bat first in the third ODI, Tamim provided Bangladesh a great start with his 11th ODI century. Mashrafe Mortaza batted at no. 6 and the move has worked in their favor as he scored a brisk 25-ball 36. Mahmudullah with an unbeaten half century guided Bangladesh to 301 for 6 in their 50 overs which proved just enough to defend against the mighty West Indies!
During the chase, Chris Gayle got in to the groove as he scored a 66-ball 73 with 6 fours and 5 sixes. However, Shai Hope (64 off 94) and Shimron Hetmyer (30 off 42) eaten up too many deliveries in the middle to give Bangladesh the advantage! Even an unbeaten 41-ball 74 from Rovman Powell in the end did not take Windies over the line!
Tamim Iqbal has been the star performer for the hosts in this short series – 130*, 54, 103. And he has been rightly adjudged as the ‘Player of the Match’ in this final ODI and ‘Player of the Series’. Both these two teams will meet in a three match T20I series which will be played from Tuesday (July 31).
Bangladesh – 301/6 in 50 overs (Tamim Iqbal – 103, Mahmudullah – 67*, Ashley Nurse – 2/53, Jason Holder – 2/55) beat West Indies – 283/6 in 50 overs (Rovman Powell – 74*, Chris Gayle – 73, Mashrafe Mortaza – 2/63, Rubel Hossain – 1/34) by 18 runs
Player of the Match:
Tamim Iqbal (Ban) – 103 runs with 7 fours and 2 sixes
Player of the Series:
Tamim Iqbal (Ban) – Two centuries and a half century in the three games
Playing XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sheldon Cottrell
Bench: Alzarri Joseph, Jason Mohammad
Playing XI: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Bench: Nazmul Islam, Liton Das, Abu Jayed, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Abu Hider Rony
ODI Series Schedule:
ODI #1: July 22, West Indies vs Bangladesh, Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
ODI #2: July 25, West Indies vs Bangladesh, Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
ODI #3: July 28, West Indies vs Bangladesh, Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
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