Tigers clinch T20I series against West Indies

Kalerkantho Online   

6 August, 2018 10:13 AM

Tigers clinch T20I series against West Indies

Marlon Samuels was bowled by Shakib Al Hasan. Photo: AFP

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Bangladesh thumped the world champion West Indies by 19 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-affected third T20I of the three-match series to clinch the series 2-1 at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida.

Chasing 185, West Indies were at 135 losing seven wickets in 17.1 overs and then rain interrupted the match again. The West Indies were 19 runs behind the par score in D/L method and play did not resume.

Andre Russell scored 47 runs off just 21 balls for West Indies side.

Mustafizur Rahman once again tormented through the Windies batting line-up picking up 3 wickets for 31 runs.

Earlier, batting first, Bangladesh set 185-run target for West Indies. Opener Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal scored 61 runs in the first wicket partnership.

Liton Das was the best of the Bangladeshi batsmen, scoring 61 runs off 32 balls while Mahmudullah was unbeaten at 32 runs off just 20 balls.

For the Windies, Keemo Paul and Carlos Brathwaite took two wickets each.

Liton Das was declared Man of the Match while Shakib Al Hasan was adjudged Man of the Series.