West Indies won 1st T20I against Bangladesh

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 | 0

Bangladesh cricket team is in the tight schedule and currently traveling West Indies and the United States. They have recently won an ODI series against West Indies. After nine years, they have won an overseas tournament this time. But the following ODI series, the Tigers failed to start amazingly. In the 1st match of the series, West Indies won 1st T20I against Bangladesh. So, they are now leading the tournament. There are still two matches in hand and the Tigers can be turned around and win the rest two matches. To secure the T20I series, West Indies needs to win one match at least out of two.

West Indies won 1st T20I against Bangladesh

Bangladesh is traveling West Indies after long time and they started the tournament with Test schedule. They faced defeat in the Test series by 2 – 0. But won the ODI series by 2 – 1 games. Now, they are playing T20I series. First T20I took place in West Indies but rest two matches will take place at United States.

In 31st July, 2018 the first match between West Indies and Bangladesh executed and the host venue was Warner Park, Basseterre. It was a day/ night competition where the local team West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first.

So, Tamim and Soumya started the match for Bangladesh. In 0 runs Tamim made a golden duck where Soumya followed the same way. he also failed to open run account. Liton Das and Shakib played a bit where both of them added almost 40 runs. Shakib scored 19 runs and Liton scored 24 runs so far. Among rest players, Mushfiqur Rahim scored 15 runs and Mahmudullah scored 35 runs highest. Ariful Haque added 15 runs and Miraz added 11 more runs. They played full 20 overs and scored 143 runs so far. They lost nine wickets in the match totally. Williams took four wickets highest where Nurse and Paul took two wickets each for the team West Indies.

Fletcher and Lewis started to chase for West Indies where in 10 runs, they lost both Lewis and Fletcher. Fletcher scored 7 runs and Lewis scored 2 runs respectively. Russell and Samuels played long where Samuels scored 26 runs but Russell remained not out with 35 runs so far. Besides, powell added more 15 runs. They played 9.1 overs and scored 93 runs in exchange for three wickets. Rain affected the match and so, D/L method was applied there. So, West Indies declared the winner by seven wickets finally.

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