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BANGLADESH CELEBRATES

West Indies’ Shai Hope plays a shot against England during day five of the the second cricket Test match at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England Tuesday Aug. 29, 2017.
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Bangladesh scored an upset against the West Indies to capture the Tri-Nations trophy after the regional team slumped to a five-wicket defeat under the Duckworth-Lewis system in the final match of the series in Dublin, Ireland last week.

In their final competitive One-Day International (ODI) ahead of the World Cup starting at the end of the month, West Indies struggled to contain a buoyant Bangladesh as the Asian team easily chased down a difficult revised target of 210 with seven balls to spare.

Left-hander opener Soumya Sarka struck 66 off 41 balls but it was Mosaddek Hossain, batting at number seven, who turned the screws on West Indies with a breath-taking 24-ball unbeaten 52 at the end.

Bangladesh was cruising to victory at 109 for two in the 12th over but lost three quick wickets for 34 runs in the space of 35 balls, to leave the result open.

However, Mosaddek slammed a 20-ball 50 — the fastest by a Bangladeshi in ODIs — in a 70-run, unbroken wicket stand with Mahmudullah (19) not out to snuff out any chance of a West Indies victory.

The defeat to Bangladesh was the third straight in the tournament for West Indies and seventh in nine meetings over the past year.

Man-of-the-Series Shai Hope had earlier top-scored with 74, while Sunil Ambris struck 69 as West Indies finished on 152 for 1 after rain resulted in a five-hour break during the innings.

When play resumed, following a series of interruptions, West Indies found themselves with just 23 balls in the innings and managed only another 21 runs leaving Bangladesh to score 210 in 24 overs.

Posted 12:00 am, May 23, 2019
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