Bangladesh tour of West Indies 2018, Second T20I, West Indies vs Bangladesh
Sunday, Aug 05, 2018, Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
West Indies were too strong for Bangladesh in the first T20I of the series at Warner Park in St Kitts. Led by Andre Russell’s massive hitting, they did everything to win the rain marred game. Especially, after losing the three match ODI series they showed a lot of character and made a comeback to win the first T20I by a big margin of 7 wickets.
On the other hand, Batting was a problem for the visitors in the first T20I. They lost both their openers for a golden duck in the very first over of the match. And losing too many wickets in the first 10 overs did not help their cause. They did not recover from that loss and they lost the game in the first half itself.
West Indies seemed like a complete side in the first game. Ashley Nurse delivered a brilliant first over while Kesrick Williams was great with the ball picking up 4 wickets. Overall, it was a great bowling effort from them to restrict Bangladesh for such a low score. And while batting, their move to promote Andre Russell to third position has worked really well for them.
Bangladesh’s experienced players need to step up in this second T20I to square the series. In the first game, they lost most of the wickets either by playing rash shots or making rash decisions. They need to address this issue if they are thinking to win this three match series.
West Indies are currently leading the three match series by 1 – 0 and a win in any of the remaining two matches will help them take the three match T20I series.
Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Carlos Brathwaite (c), Ashley Nurse, Samuel Badree, Keemo Paul, Kesrick Williams, Chadwick Walton, Sheldon Cottrell
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Abu Jayed
T20I Series Schedule:
T20I #1: Aug 01, West Indies vs Bangladesh, Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
T20I #2: Aug 05, West Indies vs Bangladesh, Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
T20I #3: Aug06, West Indies vs Bangladesh, Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
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