Bangladesh beat West Indies to take the Series 2-1

West Indies vs Bangladesh, Third ODI, St. Kitts.

Bangladesh : 301/6 in 50 overs (Tamim 103, Shakib 56, Mahmudullah 67*, Shakib 37, Mashrafe 36; Nurse 2/53, Holder 2/55, Bishoo 1/42)

West Indies : 283/6 in 50 overs (R Powell 74*, Gayle 73, S Hope 64; Mashrafe 2/63, Rubel 1/34, Miraz 1/45)

Result : Bangladesh won by 18 runs.

Player of the Match : Tamim Iqbal.

Player of the Series : Tamim Iqbal.

Bangladesh have won the third and final ODI against West Indies by 18 runs at St. Kitts and clinched the series 2-1. Earlier Bangladesh won the first match and then West Indies leveled the series at Guyana.

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza won the toss for the third time a row and this time he opted to bat first with an unchanged playing eleven from the second match. Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque started safely and added 35 runs before Anamul got out on 10. Then Tamim made another excellent partnership of 81 with Shakib Al Hasan. Nurse got rid of Shakib on 37. Nurse also bowled Mushfiqur Rahim out on 12.

But Tamim carried his splendid form in the series and picked up his 11th ODI century. Finally Bishoo bagged his wicket on 103. Skipper Mashrafe promoted himself up in the order and provided a quick-fire 36 off 25 balls. Mahmudullah too played another important knock and remained unbeaten on 67 off just 49 balls and help Bangladesh to post 301 for 7 after 50 overs. Nurse took 2 wickets for 53.

In reply, Gayle gave West Indies a solid start and made an opening stand of 52 with Lewis. Mashrafe gave the first breakthrough by dismissing Lewis on 13. Then it was Rubel who bagged the wicket of Gayle on 73. Hope and Hetmyer’s effort for the chase was held back by some tight bowling from the Tigers.

But Rovman had other idea who played and blistering knock of 74 off 41. He kept hitting big shots at the later overs and but it was not enough as Windies managed to post 283 for 6 in 50 overs. Mashrafe grabbed 2 wickets for 63.

Tamim Iqbal was named both player of the match and player of the series who scored 287 runs in the series with two centuries and one half-century.