Bangladesh hand T20I series to Windies
Windies have taken the T20I series 2-1 after they rattled Bangladesh by 50 runs in the third T20I in Dhaka. The match had questionable umpiring decisions.
Windies were off to a flyer courtesy by openers Evin Lewis and Shai Hope. Lewis was the main destructor in the 76-run opening stand which came in just first five overs. He hit four sixes off Abu Hider Rony’s second over. The left-hander reached his fourth T20I fifty in 18 balls.
A bowling change ended Lewis’ party as Mahmudullah dismissed him and Shimron Hetmyer off consecutive balls in the tenth over to shift the momentum back to Bangladesh. Lewis slammed 89 off 36 with 6 fours and 8 sixes.
Windies lost their last eight wickets for 68 runs as they were bundled out for 190 runs in 19.2 overs. Mahmudullah, Shakib and Mustafizur all took three wickets each.
It was an action packed powerplay when Bangladesh came out to chase 191. Tamim Iqbal was run out in the second over. Oshane Thomas was troubled with no balls while Liton Das was hitting all around the park.
The fourth over of the innings had serious incident when on-field called no ball on twice occasions even though Thomas had his foot grounded behind the line. Windies opted to review and there was all sorts of chaos. Eventually, Liton was given not out and that was no ball. 30 runs were scored in that controversial over.
However, the incident pumped the Windies up. Soumya Sarkar and Shakib Al Hasan fell to Fabian Allen in the same fashion by giving a catch to long-on off consecutive deliveries in the next over. Keemo Paul joined the party with Mushfiqur Rahim’s wicket. Bangladesh made 70/4 in the powerplay.
Bangladesh batting order suffered a collapse. Liton was finally out after he had cat’s luck. He made 25-ball 43 runs including 3 fours and sixes each.
The hosts were dismissed for 140 runs in 17 overs giving Windies a 50-run win to seal the series. Paul grabbed 5 wickets for 15 wickets. Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s 19 and Abu Hider’s 22* didn’t help Bangladesh enough.
Windies 190/10 in 19.2 overs (Lewis 89; Mahmudullah 3/18, Mustafizur 3/33, Shakib 3/37)
Bangladesh 140/10 in 17 overs (Liton 43, Rony 22*; Paul 5/15, Allen 2/19)
Windies won by 50 runs
Man of the Match: Evin Lewis
Man of the Series: Shakib Al Hasan