West Indies survive in series with Hope’s fighting century
In the ongoing ODI series against West Indies, Bangladesh march forward with 5 wickets win in the first match. But the Caribbeans turn around in the second match on Tuesday. With the fighting century of Shy Hope the visitors level the three match series 1-1.
After winning the toss West Indies captain Rovman Powell sent the home side to bat first at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla stadium.
At the beginning Liton Das left the field after being hit in the foot after scoring 5 runs of 7 balls. Then Imrul Kayes went to the dressing room without scoring facing 6 balls. Tamim Iqbal made his career’s 43rd
half century scoring 50 runs of 63 balls. Tamim and Mushfiqur Rahim made a partnership of 111 runs. Mushfiq made his career’s 32nd
half century facing 80 balls in his innings of 63 runs.
Mahmudullah scored 30 runs with 51balls. Soumya scored 6. Though Liton Das returned in the crease but could not score more than 8.
Shakib Al Hasan made a good innings of 65 runs with help of 62 balls. Mashrafe scored 6 while Miraz scored 10.
The tigers scored 255 runs losing 7 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs.
In reply Caribbean opener Hemraj got out by Miraz’s spin scoring just 3 runs. Then opener Shy Hope made a 65 runs partnership with Darren Brave. But Brave got out by Rubel Hossain after scoring 27 runs of 43 deliveries. Then Hope again made a 62 runs partnership with Samuels. Then Mustafiz made Samuels out after scoring 26 runs of 45 balls.
Hetmayer was out for 14 runs by Rubel again. Then the tigers captain made the Caribbean captain out for just 1 run.
But Hope was fearless at one end and made his career’s third century.
Then Roston Chase left the field being out by Mustafiz. But Hope made another 78 runs partnership with Kemo Paul and took the team to the victory of four wickets with two balls to spare.
Hope, the wicket keeper batsman played a splendid innings of 146 runs with help of 144 deliveries. Paul was not out on 18 runs.
Bangladesh’s Rubel and Mustafiz took two wickets each. Mashrafe and Miraz bagged one wicket each.