Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

WI Vs BAN, 1st ODI: Shoriful Islam, Mahmudullah Shine As Bangladesh Beat West Indies By Six Wickets

Bangladesh registered their first win on the tour of West Indies on Sunday. The visitors have lost the Test and T20 series earlier.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz in action against West Indies in the first ODI on Sunday.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz in action against West Indies in the first ODI on Sunday. ICC

Bangladesh registered their first win on their West Indies tour with a six-wicket victory in the first of three ODIs on Sunday at the Providence Stadium, Guyana. After multiple inspections, due to wet outfield, the toss was held at 11:20 AM local time. It's 41 overs a side game.

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Shoriful Islam and Mehidy Hasan claimed figures of 4/31 and 3/36 respectively to help Bangladesh restrict the Windies to 149/9 in 41 overs.

For the hosts, Shamarh Brooks top-scored with a 66-ball 33, while Anderson Phillip and Jayden Seales hit 21 off 22 and 16 off 23 respectively for an unbeaten 39-run last-wicket stand to give some respectability to the score.

Gudakesh Motie, 27, is making his ODI debut today for the Windies. The Guyanese cricketer is known for his left-arm spin. In reply, Bangladesh rode on knocks from Tamim Iqbal, Nazmul Hasan Shanto and Mahmudullah to overhaul the target in 31.5 overs with six wickets to spare. 

Here are the playing XIs

West Indies: Shai Hope, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Anderson Phillip, Jayden Seales, Gudakesh Motie.

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal (c), Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan (wk), Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed.

West Indies have won the preceding T20I series 2-0 with the first match ending in a no result. Before that, they blanked Bangladesh 2-0 in the Test series. Now, it's a different format.

But the prospects remain the same, that of another Windies series win, despite Bangladesh's recent domination in this particular fixture.

West Indies and Bangladesh have met 41 times in ODIs, with the former leading the head-to-head record 21-18. But Bangladesh have won the last eight meetings against West Indies. The last time the Windies beat Bangladesh beat in an ODI was way back in 2018.


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