Watch: Mashrafe’s quick fire 36
The Tamim-Shakib partnership continued to be mighty effective in this match as well. They put on 81 runs after Anamul’s dismissal. Shakib Al Hasan made 37 off 44 as he got himself dismissed by playing an outrageous shot off Ashley Nurse. Mushfiqur Rahim missed out in this match scoring only 12 runs.
Meanwhile, Tamim brought up his 11th century, his second in the series. He made 103 runs from 124 deliveries including 7 fours and 2 sixes. He aggregated 287 runs in the series, the most by any in a three-match series in the Caribbean and the second-most against Windies in three-match series.
Windies were off to a good start courtesy by Chris Gayle, who smashed his 49th ODI fifty. He covered up dot balls made by his opening Evin Lewis. Gayle went on to score 74 runs from 66 deliveries hitting 6 fours and 5 sixes.
The hosts lost their way as soon as Gayle was dismissed by Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Shai Hope’s slow batting increased the required rate dangerously. Hope played 94 balls for his 64 runs.
Rovman Powell kept Windies’ hopes alive with his power-hitting ability. He brought up his fifty in just 27 balls. He ended up scoring 41-ball 74* runs hitting 5 fours and 4 sixes. But it was too little, too late for the hosts.
Bangladesh bowlers restricted Windies to 283/6 to ensure victory by 18 runs. They have clinched a series win after remaining winless in 21 series/tournaments. Overall, this is Bangladesh’s fifth ODI series win away from home.
Watch Mashrafe’s innings here-
Bangladesh 301/6 (Tamim 103, Mahmudullah 67*, Mashrafe 36; Nurse 2/53, Holder 2/55)
Windies 283/6 (R Powell 74*, Gayle 74; Mashrafe 2/63, Rubel 1/34)
Windies won by 18 runs
Man of the Match: Tamim Iqbal
Man of the Series: Tamim Iqbal