Bangladesh bundle Windies to 190
Published : Saturday, 22 December, 2018 at 6:53 PM Count : 895
Host Bangladesh restricted visiting West Indies to 190-run in the third and final T20I at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur on Saturday.
Earlier Bangladesh won the important toss and decided to field first.
Windies make one change - debutant Sherfane Rutherford replaces Darren Bravo. Bangladesh, on the other hand, are unchanged.
Crickbuzz adds: Mahmudullah and Shakib picked 6 wickets in the middle overs to snatch a huge score from the Windies. Evin Lewis looked set for his third ton in this format but he was picked up by Mahmudullah and it was a downward spiral for the visitors after that.
No other batsman could drop anchor or tried to and Windies were bowled in 19.2 overs after being 120 for 2 in 9 overs. Bangladesh looked down and out after the initial onslaught but they have managed to fight their way back.
Mahmudullah said, "I knew that Evin was going very strong. They were on a roll, that one wicket changed the momentum and that's what we needed. I just had to land it in the right lengths and rest the ball would do. We have got quality bowlers. Whenever my captain asks me to bowl, I try to deliver my best. The wicket is very good - the ball is coming on . The dew will give a bit of edge for the batters. We need a good start. We have the momentum as we picked a couple of wickets towards the end."
Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan(captain), Mushfiqur Rahim(wicket keeper), Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Abu Hider Rony, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Rubel Hossain and Nazmul Islam.
West Indies (From):
Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(wicket keeper), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Darren Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite(captain), Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Khary Pierre, Sherfane Rutherford, Denesh Ramdin and Kesrick Williams.