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Bangladesh vs. West Indies, World T20: Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

DHAKA, BANGLADESH - MARCH 25:  Krishmar Santokie of the West Indies is congratulated by Chris Gayle and after Darren Sammy taking a catch to dismiss Mominul Haque of Bangladesh during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 match between Bangladesh and the West Indies at Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium on March 25, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterMarch 25, 2014

The West Indies got their World Twenty20 campaign back on track with a resounding 73-run victory over tournament hosts Bangladesh in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Batting first after being inserted by Bangladesh, the West Indies produced a strange innings but one, that fired by Dwayne Smith's 72, got them up to 171-7 from their 20 overs.

In response Bangladesh fell away early, slipping behind the required run rate as the top order wickets fell, and never showed any signs of recovering, eventually bowled out for 98.

The West Indies now have a win to their name after a tame defeat to India last time out, while Bangladesh now have a tall order to turn their tournament round against Pakistan, India and Australia.

West Indies vs. Bangladesh: World T20 Scorecard
West Indies Innings
BatsmanDismissalBowlerRunsMinsBalls
Dwayne Smith c Al-Amin b Mahmudullah 72 49 43
Gayle c Tamim Iqbal b Rahman 48 78 48
Simmons st Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib 0 0
Samuels c Gazi b Al-Amin 18 32 22
Sammy not out 14 15 5
Russell c Shakib b Al-Amin 0 1
Dwayne Bravo c Tamim Iqbal b Al-Amin 0 1
Ramdin run out (Tamim Iqbal) 0 4 1
Extras 1nb 7w 10b 1lb 19
Total for 7 171 (20.0 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Mortaza 4.0 0 25 0
Al-Amin 4.0 0 21 3
Gazi 4.0 0 38 0
Rahman 1.0 0 12 0
Mahmudullah 3.0 0 27 1
Shakib 3.0 0 21 1
Rahman 1.0 0 16 1
Bangladesh Innings
BatsmanDismissalBowlerRunsMinsBalls
Tamim Iqbal c Dwayne Bravo b Badree 5 9 10
A Haque st Ramdin b Santokie 10 15 7
M Haque c Santokie b Narine 16 34 19
Shakib b Santokie 0 1
Mushfiqur Rahim c Dwayne Bravo b Badree 22 36 22
Rahman c Sammy b Badree 1 3 3
Mahmudullah c Simmons b Badree 1 6 3
Rahman b Russell 9 16 13
Gazi b Russell 11 34 20
Mortaza c Dwayne Bravo b Santokie 19 18 17
Al-Amin not out 0 0
Extras 0nb 3w 0b 1lb 4
Total for 10 98 (19.1 ovs)
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Badree 4.0 0 15 4
Santokie 4.0 0 17 3
Samuels 1.0 0 9 0
Sammy 1.0 0 6 0
Narine 4.0 0 17 1
Dwayne Bravo 3.0 0 23 0
Russell 2.1 0 10 2
BBC

Smith led from the front with some blistering strokes—he had to, with Chris Gayle unusually subdued at the other end. 

The left-hander plodded through his innings, always looking as if he must surely accelerate, and never quite doing so. He posted 48 from as many balls—Smith's 72 came from six fewer deliveries.

And despite a fine platform, it also couldn't be said that the West Indies truly capitalised on it. In the end four batsmen made ducks—three of them first-ballers and another, that of Lendl Simmons, coming off a wide ball which meant he hadn't faced a legitimate delivery.

Still, a chase of 172 gave the West Indies something to defend, and they did so with aplomb, albeit generously aided by Bangladesh's own failings. 

Krishmar Santokie struck twice in two balls, breaking only to apply some lip balm as he derailed the top order. 

Samuel Badree, meanwhile was the star of the show, picking up four scalps—although he owed a huge debt to the likes of Dwayne Bravo and Darren Sammy, who each pulled out magnificent catches.

Bangladesh's top score came from Mushfiqur Rahim, whose 22 was not nearly enough to trouble the West Indies. They simply couldn't deal with swing or spin, with Badree's four overs yielding just 15 runs, Santokie offering economy as well as wickets, and Sunil Narine continually befuddling his opposition with the carrom ball.

From there, 50-3 became 59-7, and the final rites were all that remained.

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