Bangladesh Capture ODI Series

Sun, Jul 29, '18


Windies v Bangladesh

Rovman Powell's late assault proved in vain as West Indies went down to Bangladesh by 18 runs in the third and final One-Day International here on Saturday to extend their painstaking four-year wait for a series win.Chasing 302 - their highest ever target against Bangladesh - West Indies once again lost their way in the middle overs and were restricted to 283 for six off their 50 overs.Powell, entering at number six, top-scored with an unbeaten 74 from 41 balls to notch his second ODI half-century but lacked support down the order as the Windies lost wickets at critical moments to tumble to their 12th defeat in 17 ODIs inside the last 12 months.

Talisman Chris Gayle struck 73 at the top of the order and stroke-maker Shai Hope chipped in with 64. However, the latter's innings was an ultra-cautious effort, and the run chase stalled, leaving the Windies with too much to do over the last 10 overs.

West Indies lost the series 2-1 following a 48-run defeat in last Sunday's opener in Georgetown and then bouncing back to win by three runs in the second ODI last Wednesday.Left-handed opener Tamim Iqbal had earlier lashed 103 from 124 balls - his second century of the series - as Bangladesh rallied to 301 for six off their allotted 50 overs.Mahmudullah struck an enterprising unbeaten 67 from 49 balls to provide the late momentum for the innings while Shakib-al-Hasan chipped in with 37 and Mashrafe Mortaza, 36.

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