West Indies suffers whitewash ODI series against Bangladesh

Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal in action as he loses his wicket against New Zealand at The Oval, London, Britain, June 5, 2019.
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West Indies suffered a whitewash in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) against Bangladesh on Monday.

The inexperienced side disappointed once again as the team lost by 120 runs in the third and final ODI at the Zahur Ahmed Chowhury Stadium in Chattogram on the back of two dismal performances where totals under 150 saw them lose the opening match by six wickets and the second by seven wickets at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka a few days before.

Put in to bat first by Captain Jason Mohammed, Tamim Iqbal (64), Mushfiqur Rahim (64) and Mahmadullah (51) helped Bangladesh post 297 for six in 50 0vers.

The West Indies bowling was not up to par and they were made to pay for it as Keon King conceded 88 runs in 10 overs.

Chasing 298 to win, West Indies got off to a woeful start as they lost both openers inside the first six overs. From there on in, there was no way back for the depleted side as they kept losing wickets at regulars.

West Indies’ batsman Rovman Powell plays a shot during their second Twenty20 cricket match with Sri Lanka in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Friday, March 6, 2020.  Associated Press/Eranga Jayawardena, File

Rovman Powell with 47 was the top-scorer. Mohammad Saifuddin was the pick of the Bangladeshi bowlers, taking three wickets for 51 runs.

The West Indies lost the first ODI by six wickets and were soundly beaten again in the second, which Bangladesh won by seven wickets to clinch the series.

West Indies batted twice in the first two matches and were dismissed for 148 in 43.4 overs, before Bangladesh scored 149/3 in 33.2 overs to seal the series.

They also batted first in the opening match, but could only muster 122 all out.

The three-match series forms part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League which counts towards automatic qualification for the next 50 over World Cup.

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