Bangladesh beat West Indies in 2nd ODI by 160 runs
Zeenews Sports Bureau
WEST INDIES Over: 31 II Score: 132/10 (Haque 120, Rampaul 5/49)
What a victory for Bangladeshi team. The side led by Mushfiqur Rahim has registered its biggest ever win in ODIs defeating West Indies by 160 runs in the second match. With this win they are now leading the series 2-0. Gazi and Razzaq took three wickets apiece while Anamul Haque top scored with 120 runs for the home side. It was another disappointing show from West Indian team as they yet again succumbed to their less fancied opponent. One more win and Bangladesh will claim the series.
WEST INDIES Over: 30.6 II Score: 132/9 (Narine 10*, Razzaq 3/19*)
Bangladesh are just one wicket away from a win and taking a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. A pathetic show from the ‘superior’ Windies batting that boasts of some of the biggest hitter of the cricket ball. Abdur Razzaq has taken three wickets so far in the match.
WEST INDIES Over: 25 II Score: 102/7 (Pollard 17*, Russell 0*)
Windies have slumped to 102/7 within the first half of their chase. Spinner Abdur Razzaq has taken three wickets so far that include Bravo, Smith and Thomas. Bravo has been the top scorer for the visitors with 28 runs. The required run rate is now 7.68. Winides captain Darren Sammy was the last wicket to fall after being caught at deep cover off Mahmudullah. The team will need an extraordinary performance from the big hitting pair of Pollard and Russell if they harbour any hope of levelling the series.
WEST INDIES Over: 5 II Score: 16/1 (Darren Bravo 4*, Chris Gayle 1*) [(BAN 292/6)]
Lendl Simmons was caught at mid-off after trying to loft Sohag Gazi for a biggie. He had earlier dispatched him for a six wide of long-on in the same over but failed to repeat it. He scored 9 (14b, 6X1). Darren Bravo is the new man in the middle.
BANGLADESH Over: 50 II Score: 292/6 (Haque 120*, Rampaul 5/49)
Anamul Haque struck a maiden ODI ton in his second match to lead his team to 292/6 against West Indies. The right-hander was a part of two crucial partnership – one lasting for almost 30 overs and 174 runs – while progressing towards his ton. For Windies, Ravi Rampual took a fiver while Russell got one wicket. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim also scored a fifty (79) helping his side to a strong total.
BANGLADESH Over: 30 II Score: 152/3 (Rahim 61*, Haque 75*)
The third wicket partnership is now worth 132 runs. Both Rahim and Haque have completed their half centuries. Windies have failed to build upon the early successes. Haque has hit 11 boundaries while Rahim has hit six boundaries and a six so far.
BANGLADESH Over: 18 II Score: 78/2 (Rahim 27*, Haque 37*)
West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and chose to bowl first. At the same venue, they were comprehensively beaten by Bangladesh by seven wickets in the first ODI. Possibly, a bit wary of the fact that his team lost after electing to bat first, this time Sammy went with the option of bowling first. His decision seemed to reap some early benefits as the home team lost two early wickets in Tamim Iqbal and Naeem Islam. Iqbal was out after pulling a short one from Andre Russell that was taken by Kieron Pollard. He scored 5 (10b, 4X1). The next blow came from Ravi Rampaul after the pacer had Islam caught by Sunil Narine. He scored 6 (11b, 4X1). However, Mushfiqur Rahim and Anamul Haque ensured that the batting didn’t crumble after the early blows with an unbeaten 57 runs partnership for the third wicket.