What a turnaround Bangladesh have made in the three-match ODI series against West Indies! Bangladesh have come to West Indies, but they lost the Test and the T20 series against the home team. However, Bangladesh have been playing brilliantly in the ODI series as they sealed the series by winning the first two matches. Last night, they beat the home team by 9 wickets at Guyana National Stadium.
Tamim Iqbal, the ODI captain of Bangladesh, won the toss in the 2nd ODI and decided to bowl first. Bangladesh made one change in the squad as they replaced Taskin Ahmed with Mosaddek Hossain. Meanwhile, West Indies didn’t make any changes to their team.
However, Shai Hope and Kyle Mayers came off the pitch to start the innings for West Indies. But both batsmen were a bit slow in the crease. Despite being very defensive, they couldn’t make a big partnership on the opening wicket. West Indies lost their first wicket in the 11th over as Mosaddek Hossain picked up Kyle Mayers. After that, the Bangladeshi spinner became on fire. It became very difficult for the Caribbean batters to face Nasum Ahmed and Mehedi Hasan on the pitch. In the 14th over, Nasum Ahmed bowled out Sharmarh Brook.
Due to the high aggression of Bangladeshi bowlers, West Indies couldn’t score a big run. They became all out in 108 runs. Mehedy Hasan got four, and Nasum Ahmed picked up three wickets of West Indies.
Chasing the small target, Bangladesh had a good start. Tamim Iqbal and Najmul Hossain looked very calm on the pitch. Together they added 48 runs on the scoreboard. Unfortunately, Najmul Hossain lost his wicket in the 13th over. But he scored 20 runs before losing the wicket. On the other hand, Tamim Iqbal continued scoring runs. He made another partnership of 62 runs with the new batter, Liton Kumar Das. That partnership earned victory for Bangladesh in 21 overs. However, both batsmen remained not out in this match. Tamim Iqbal scored a half-century, while Liton remained not out in 32 runs. Relying on their bat, Bangladesh won the game by 9 wickets and secured the series.