Watch: Soumya Sarkar’s 80 run against Windies in 3rd ODI

Bangladesh have completed another series win. They have outplayed Windies by 8 wickets in the series deciding third ODI in Sylhet to take series by 2-1.

Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar added 131 runs for the second-wicket
Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar added 131 runs for the second-wicket

This Bangladesh’s third consecutive bilateral ODI series win this year. This is their fourth ODI series win over Windies and two of them came this year.

Chasing 199 in the final ODI, Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das made confident starts in the run-chase under lights. However, Liton threw his wicket away to Keemo Paul after getting a start for his 23 runs.

Soumya Sarkar was lifted upto no.3 position in this match and he delivered it for his side. Tamim and Soumya drove steadily towards the target with both reaching their half-centuries in 62 balls respectively.

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The duo added 131 runs for the second-wicket, the highest partnership in the series. Soumya was the aggressor as he slammed five sixes and fours each in his 81-ball 80-run knock.

Tamim and Mushfiqur Rahim (16*) finished up the game with 11.3 overs to go. Tamim stayed till the end scoring 81* runs from 104 deliveries with 9 boundaries.

Earlier, Bangladesh opted to bowl first after winning the toss. This was the first ODI for Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Bangladesh’s eighth ODI venue and 200th overall.

The hosts had the control of the match right from the start with Mehidy Hasan Miraz striking early in the innings, dismissing opener Chandrapaul Hemraj in the fourth over. He sent back Darren Bravo as well for 10.


Windies middle-order collapsed from 92/2 to 99/5 as Miraz and Mohammad Saifuddin took wickets. Saifuddin bowled veteran Marlon Samuels for 19 while Miraz took the wickets of Shimron Hetmyer and skipper Rovman Powell. The off-spinner dismissed Hetmyer for the six time in this series.

Shakib Al Hasan got amongst the wickets sending Roston Chase and Keemo Paul back to the pavilion.

Shai Hope, coming into this game with a match-winning 146* in the previous match, struck his fourth ODI hundred in 121 balls by hitting Shakib for a maximum down the ground.

Windies fell short of 200 as they put 198/9 on board in whole 50 overs. Miraz bagged career-best 4 wickets for 29 runs. Opener Hope carried his bat for 108* runs in 131 deliveries including 9 fours and a six.

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza took 2/34 in his nine overs in his 200th ODI for Bangladesh (202nd overall) and 70th ODI as captain, the most by a Bangladeshi.

Brief scores:

Windies 198/9 in 50 overs (Hope 108*; Miraz 4/29, Shakib 2/40, Mashrafe 2/34)

Bangladesh 202/2 in 38.3 overs (Tamim 81*, Soumya 80; Paul 2/38)

Bangladesh won by 8 wickets

Watch Soumya’s innings here- 

Man of the Match: Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Man of the Series: Shai Hope

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