Sports Desk: Bangladesh routed the visiting West Indies by five wickets in the first of the three-match day-night ODI series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur on Sunday.
While Mashrafe marked his 200th ODI with best bowling figure for the team, Mushfiqur Rahim hit a combative fifty to ensure a lead in the series.
The Tigers lost two quick wickets at the start of pursuing 196. Tamim Iqbal fell as the first man when he spooned a Roston Chase delivery to cover for an easy catch.
He failed to judge the spin and disappointed to make his comeback memorable in spite of hitting a 70-ball ton in the lone warm-up game before the series. The southpaw added 12 on the board.
Imrul Kayes indicated he is at the form of his life hitting the very first ball for a four after coming into the middle. But the left-hander got dismissed while playing his second delivery. He was beaten by the pace of Oshane Thomas. The 21-year-old left-arm pacer ended the golden run of Imrul who struck two centuries for Bangladesh in the Zimbabwe series.
After losing two wickets in two successive overs, Liton Das who survived for a no-ball of Kemar Roach, and Mushfiqur Rahim added 47 at the third wicket stand. Liton fell to a wonderful delivery of Keemo Paul who uprooted the off-stump of the right-hander. Liton went across and tried to hit towards midwicket but he could not make it.
In the fourth wicket stand, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan added 57 runs that broke with Shakib’s dismissal. The Bangladesh Test captain stepped down to face a good length delivery of Rovman Powell and ended with a failed attempt. The ball passed him after nicking his bat, and Shai hope grabbed the catch behind the wicket.
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