Shakib fires Bangladesh comprehensive victory in 2nd T20I

Bangladesh vs Windies, 2nd T20I

Bangladesh : 211/4 in 20 overs (Liton 60, Mahmudullah 43*, Shakib 42*; Cottrell 2/38)

Windies : 175 in 19.2 overs (Powell 50, Hope 36, Paul 29; Shakib 5/20, Mustafizur 2/50, Mahmudullah 1/1)

Result : Bangladesh won by 36 runs.

Player of the Match : Shakib Al Hasan.

Bangladesh secured a easy 36-run win in the second T20I against Windies thanks to Shakib’s heroics with both bat and ball. Bangladesh now leveled the 3-match series 1-1. Third and final match of the series will be held on December 22.

Earlier Windies won the toss and put Bangladesh into bat first. Bangladesh played with the unchanged team from the first match.

Tamim Iqbal and Liton Kumar Das gave the Tigers a  flying start as they added 42 runs in 4 overs before Tamim got out on 15. Liton then made an 68 runs stand with Soymya Sarkar in the 2nd wicket. Cottrell removed both in the 11th over to put some pressure on Bangladesh. Liton was dismissed after scoring 60 off just 34 balls. Thomas then got rid of Mushfiqur Rahim on 1.

But skipper Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah carried the innings till the end with an unbeaten 91-run partnership in the fifth wicket in just 42 balls. Shakib was remained not out on 42 while Mahmudullah was on 43 to power Bangladesh posting 211 for 4 in 20 overs. Cottrel bagged 2 wickets for 38.

In reply, Windies lost Lewis early on 15. But Hope carried his good form and played a counter-attacking knock of 36 to provide a strong start to the visitors. But Shakib had other idea as he went onto pick up his maiden 5-wicket haul in T20Is to restrict the Windies batting order. Rovman scored 50 in 34 balls but it was not enough as the Caribbeans were all out for 175 in 19.2 overs. Shakib took 5 wickets for 20.

Shakib Al Hasan was named the player of the match for his all-round heroics.