Bangladesh tour of West Indies 2018, Second T20I, West Indies vs Bangladesh – Bangladesh won by 12 runs
Sunday, August 05, 2018, Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
Chasing a series victory in this game, West Indies won the toss and opted to bowl first. They were successful in picking up quick wickets at the beginning and if it was not for the Tamim-Shakib partnership Bangladesh’s team total would have looked worse. This duo combined to stitch a 90-run partnership for the fourth wicket – Tamim Iqbal scored 74 off 44 while Shakib scored 60 off 38.
Bangladesh got to 171 for 5 in their 20 overs and at the innings break it looked like anybody’s game. After a poor start (48/3 in 7.4 overs) Bangladesh recovered well to get to this total and also West Indies would have thought of chasing this par total on this ground with too many hitters in their line-up!
Coming to chase a good total, it was another top order failure for the hosts. West Indies are off to an awful start with Evin Lewis departing in the very first over. Their move to promote Andre Russell to no.3 failed in this game and Marlon Samuels too did not flourish with the bat. Opener Andre Fletcher and middle order batsman Rovman Powell batted for a while, both scored 43 runs each, to take West Indies closer to the target.
The equation in the final over has come down to 15 runs to win off 6 balls with 3 wickets in hand. However, Bangladesh bowler Nazmul Islam held his nerve to take Bangladesh to a 12-run victory. Visitors put in a lot of fight in the second T20I in Florida to square the three match T20I series. The third and final T20I of the series will be played at the same venue on Monday (Aug 06).
Bangladesh – 171/5 in 20 overs (Tamim Iqbal – 74, Shakib al Hasan – 60, Ashley Nurse – 2/25, Keemo Paul – 2/39) beat West Indies – 159/9 in 20 overs (Rovman Powell – 43, Andre Fletcher – 43, Nazmul Islam – 3/28, Mustafizur Rahman – 3/50)by 12 runs
Player of the Match:
Tamim Iqbal (Ban) – 74 runs
Playing XI: Andre Fletcher, Evin Lewis, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Carlos Brathwaite (c), Ashley Nurse, Samuel Badree, Keemo Paul, Kesrick Williams
Bench: Chadwick Walton, Sheldon Cottrell
Playing XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Islam, Abu Hider Rony, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Bench: Mehidy Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, 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
** Image credits to Hindustan Times