Bangladesh clinch series win over W Indies | Ralph Lauren

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Offspinner Mehidy Hasan claimed a career-best 4-25 as Bangladesh clinched the three-match ODI series against the West Indies with a seven-wicket victory in the second game.

Having won the first match by six wickets, Bangladesh underlined their supremacy against an inexperienced West Indies side as captain Tamim Iqbal hit 50 to help his side chase down their target of 149 in just 33.2 overs.

It was Bangladesh’s third straight and fifth overall series victory against the West Indies.

Fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman (2-15) and left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan (2-30) took two wickets each to play a key role after the West Indies opted to bat first.

Rovman Powell was the top scorer with 41 off 66, hitting two fours and one six as he led the side past 100.

Mustafizur got the wicket of Sunil Ambris (6) before Mehidy provided the key breakthrough, dismissing debutant Kjorn Ottley on 24.

In the same over, Mehidy removed Joshua Da Silva, after which Al Hasan ripped through the middle order.

Nkrumah Bonner resisted for a while but pacer Hasan Mahmud got rid of him for 20 as the West Indies slumped to 7-71.

Powell then came to the crease and took the side past 100 alongside Alzarri Joseph by sharing 32 runs for the ninth wicket.

Mustafizur came back in his second spell to break the partnership as he removed Joseph with a short-pitched delivery for 17.

Powell added 28 runs for the last wicket with Akeal Hossain, who scored 12 not out as the visitors were bowled out for 148 off 43.4 overs.

Tamim then led the charge from the front, hitting 50 off 76 balls, including three fours and one six.

Raymon Reifer removed Tamim after he reached his 48th fifty but Shakib, who was unbeaten on 43, guided Bangladesh home.



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