Windies lose ODI series to Bangladesh

Shai Hope's second successive unbeaten century wasn't enough to help the Windies avoid a crushing 8 wicket defeat in their third and final One Day International to Bangladesh in Sylhet on Friday. Rovman Powell called incorrectly at the toss and the Windies were asked to take first strike and were quickly put on the backfoot as opener Chanderpaul Hemraj failed with the score on just 15.

Darren Bravo then joined Hope and put on 42 for the second wicket before departing for just 10. Hope was steadily scoring at one end but running out of partners at the other. Marlon Samuels made 19, before falling at 96-3 and the only other batsman to make double figures was Keemo Paul who managed 12.

Hope though was determined to carry on and eventually brought up his century, ending on 108 as the Windies were restricted to 198-5 off their 50 overs. Bangladesh would have gone into the innings break knowing chasing the total would have been little more than a mere formality and the Windies bowlers didn't even give them a scare.

Keemo Paul was the only Windies bowler to have any success, dismissing Liton Das for 23 and Souyma Sarkar for 80. But Tamim Iqbal with a steady 81 and Mushfiqur Rahim with an unbeaten 16, guided Bandgladesh to victory at 202-2 in 38.3 overs and in the process condemned the Windies to a 2-1 series defeat. The tour continues next Monday with the first of the three match T20 series.



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