Bangladesh level series with win against West Indies
The tigers scored the highest runs in the home ground. Earlier in T-20s they scored 215 runs against Sri Lanka in Colombo. If they score more 5 runs toady then they would pass the total runs record. But it is not a simple matter scoring 211 runs against the T-20 world champions.
In the first match of the series tigers batting-bowling line up were just broken to the Caribbean. Following that defeat there was fear of series defeat. There was fear- can Bangladesh turn around after the defeat?
All that happened. By not keeping those in mind Soumya Sarkar in the earlier day at the press conference said, we are ready to take the challenge.
And according to that Bangladesh have turned around against West Indies taking the challenge. They have returned to the series beating the Caribbeans. Now the waiting is for three series win after beating them in the last T-20 match.
In the afternoon at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium after winning the toss Caribbean captain sent Bangladesh to bat first.
In batting the opening was fabulous between Tamim and Liton Das. But Tamim was out giving a catch from Fabian Allen’s ball after scoring 16 runs.
Then the partnership between Soumya and Liton turned violent. The pair scored 68 runs. Soumya scored 32 runs off 22 balls. Liton began to score fast and made his T-20 career second half century with 26 balls. Liton was out scoring 60 runs off 34 balls.
Then Mushfique came but went to the pavilion just scoring 1 run. Then Shakib and Mahmudullah took the game to the last stipulated ball. Shakib scored 42 runs off 26 balls and Mahmudullah scored 43 runs off 21 balls.
Bangladesh set the giant target of 212 runs losing 4 wickets in the 20 overs.
Caribbean Sheldon Cottrell took two wickets, Oshane Thomas and Fabian Allen took one wicket each.
But the T-20 world champions were in disarray to chase the huge target.
Pacer Abu Haider began the process after making opener Avin Lewes out. Then the Caribbean top order was knocked down by Shakib. From one end Shakib and from the other end Miraz and Mustafiz shared the Windies wickets.
Rovman Powell made his career’s first half century in the Caribbean procession of come and go. Shai Hope scored the second highest 36 runs. Kemo Paul made 29 runs.
The Caribbeans could not play the full 20 overs. They lost all the wickets after scoring 175 runs from 19.2 overs. Bangladesh thus level the series with the win of 36 runs.
Shakib took 5 wickets and adjudicated Man of the Match. Mustafiz took 2 wickets while Abu Haider, Miraz and Mahmudullah bagged one wicket each.
The last and series deciding match will be held on December 22.