After winning the Test series against Bangladesh, West Indies also have sealed the T20 series. Last night, they won the series by defeating Bangladesh in the 3rd match at Guyana National Stadium. However, Nicholas Pooran won both Player of the Match and Player of the Series award.
The first T20 of the series was canceled due to rain. West Indies took the lead in the series by winning the second match. So, the third game was a must-win match for the Caribbean to seal the series. However, Mahmudullah Riyad, the captain of Bangladesh, won the toss in the 3rd match and decided to bat first.
So, Liton Das started the innings for Bangladesh with Anamul Haque. But their starting was a bit slow. They picked up only 30 runs in the power play. Moreover, Bangladesh lost their first wicket in the 5th over as Anamul Haque returned to the pavilion after scoring 10 runs. On the other hand, Liton kept scoring runs. He tried to make partnerships with several batsmen, but they couldn’t help him enough.
Unfortunately, Liton departed the pitch after getting 49 runs. In the middle order, Afif Hossain added 50 runs. However, the remaining batters couldn’t stay longer on the pitch. As a result, Bangladesh ended their innings with 163 runs.
Defending the target, Bangladesh got a flying start. Spinner Nasum Ahmed picked up the wicket of Brandon King in the very first over. Moreover, West Indies lost another wicket as Mehedi Hasan Miraz picked up Sharmarh Brooks. It seemed Bangladesh could defend the score. But, Kyle Mayers changed the momentum. He came into the pitch and started hitting boundaries.
Kyle Mayers hit almost every ball he faced. Mayers scored 55 runs for West Indies with five sixes and two fours. Furthermore, skipper Nicholas Pooran was very destroying on the pitch. He was more aggressive than Kyle Mayers. Pooran scored an unbeaten 74 runs from 39 balls only. Moreover, he hit five sixes and five fours in that match. Relying on their bats, West indies chased the target in 19 overs.