West Indies have won the 3-match T20I series against Bangladesh after beating the hosts by 50 runs in the 3rd match of the series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on yesterday.
After a brilliant bowling show at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium had restricted the West Indies to 190, wayward batting and the controversial no-ball decision turned the game on its head and saw the hosts, who were eventually bundled out for 140 with three overs to spare, finish the year on a losing note.
West Indies opener Evin Lewis went on a rampage at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday, hitting a 36-ball 89 highlighted by eight sixes and six fours, in the third and final T20I against Bangladesh.
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan opted to bowl first after winning the toss. West Indies were bowled out for 190 in 19.2 overs in their innings.
Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah and Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets each on behalf of their team.
In response, Bangladesh were bowled out for 140 in 17 overs. Liton Kumar Das scored 43 runs the top scorer of the hosts. No other batsmen of Bangladesh can score above 20 except Abu Hider.
Bangladesh replied well after Tamim departed cheaply for eight, but the previous game’s half-centurion, Liton Das, continued his fine run. The right-hander struck two sixes and a four before the no-ball controversy in an Oshane Thomas over that yielded 30 runs.
The no-ball call from on-field umpire Tanvir Ahmed came off the penultimate ball of the fourth over. Liton went for a big shot but could only manage to hand a catch to the fielder at mid-off but things got heated after the giant screen showed that the Thomas’ foot was just behind the line, irking the visiting cricketers.
West Indies skipper Carlos Brathwaite was screaming in anger at the umpire and even signalled for a review as things heated up at the home of Bangladesh cricket. He then went near the boundary and had a conversation with the match referee before eventually relenting and resuming the game with the decision upheld.
However, while the West Indies players got charged up, the Bangladesh batsmen kept gifting away their wickets.
After the West Indies won the first T20I, the hosts hit back in the second, thanks to Shakib’s all-round performance, to level the series.
Bangladesh wrapped up the Test and the ODI series earlier.
Bangladesh: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Liton Das, 3 Soumya Sarkar, 4 Shakib Al Hasan (capt), 5 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Ariful Haque, 8 Mohammad Saifuddin, 9 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 10 Abu Hider, 11 Mustafizur Rahman
West Indies: 1 Evin Lewis, 2 Shai Hope (wk), 3 Nicholas Pooran, 4 Sherfane Rutherford, 5 Shimron Hetmyer, 6 Rovman Powell, 7 Carlos Brathwaite (capt), 8 Keemo Paul, 9 Fabian Allen, 10 Oshane Thomas, 11 Sheldon Cottrell