West Indies secured a series victory against Bangladesh in Grenada thanks to a massive win by 177 runs in the second one-day international.
The home side batted first and made 247-7 on a slow wicket, then in reply the visitors utterly collapsed from 57-3 to 70 all out.
The West Indians selected an unchanged side from the first game, while Bangladesh brought in left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak in place of seamer Taskin Ahmed.
The Bangladeshis won the toss and elected to field, and they struck almost immediately as Kirk Edwards was bowled for a duck by Al-Amin Hossain.
At the other end, Chris Gayle played in his usual aggressive manner, alongside the more circumspect Darren Bravo who came in at No. 3.
Having started watchfully himself, Gayle started to pepper the boundaries and hit some tremendous blows as West Indians passed 50 in the 14th over.
Gayle would bring up his own half-century just four overs later, and was well aided by Bravo who was happy to play the supporting role.
However, the opener’s knock would come to an end on 58 as he slogged a short ball from Mahmudullah to deep midwicket, where Sohag Gazi took a good catch.
With the fireworks from Gayle at an end, Denesh Ramdin joined the fray at No. 4 and helped take West Indies past 100 in the 24th over.
Bravo went on to reach his half-century also, but then shortly afterwards was removed for 53 as Gazi had him pinned lbw.
Ramdin and Lendl Simmons took the score past 150 with ease without hitting many boundaries as they impressed with their fast running, but on 171 the partnership was broken.
The West Indian captain looked to hammer a delivery from Hossain, but only succeeded in nicking through to Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps for an easy catch.
Simmons was joined by Kieron Pollard, who looked to carry on his good form from the last game, and he looked strong with some lusty blows of his own.
|West Indies Innings|
|C. Gayle||c Gazi||b Mahmudullah||58||92||67|
|K. Edwards||b A. Hossain||0||9||6|
|Darren Bravo||lbw||b Gazi||53||119||82|
|D. Ramdin||c Rahim||b A. Hossain||34||65||51|
|L. Simmons||c Mahmudullah||b Mortaza||40||71||61|
|K. Pollard||b Mortaza||26||31||20|
|Dwayne Bravo||c Rahim||b Mortaza||6||10||5|
|J. Holder||Not Out||8||7||4|
|S. Narine||Not Out||7||5||4|
|R. Rampaul||Did Not Bat|
|K. Roach||Did Not Bat|
|Extras||12w 1b 2lb||15|
|Bangladesh Innings||Target 248|
|T. Iqbal||c Gayle||b Roach||37||80||50|
|A. Haque||c Ramdin||b Holder||7||20||8|
|I. Kayes||c Simmons||b Rampaul||1||13||11|
|S. Rahman||b Roach||4||12||8|
|M. Rahim||c Ramdin||b Narine||6||26||16|
|N. Hossain||c Pollard||b Roach||6||21||13|
|S. Gazi||c Edwards||b Narine||2||6||9|
|M. Mortaza||lbw||b Rampaul||2||26||15|
|A. Razzak||Not Out||0||18||14|
|A. Hossain||Run out (Simmons)||0||1||2|
|Total||70 all out||24.4 overs|
However, he was bowled off an inside edge for 26 from the bowling of Mashrafe Mortaza, then Simmons departed shortly after for 40, caught at long on off the same bowler.
Dwayne Bravo hit a boundary but then became Mortaza’s third wicket, then some meaty blows from Jason Holder and Sunil Narine lifted the hosts’ score to 247-7 from 50 overs.
Bangladesh’s reply started well as openers Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque looked good, but then with the score on 12, disaster struck as Haque nicked to Ramdin off Holder’s bowling.
Iqbal then started to open his shoulders and hit some boundaries, including three in an over off Ravi Rampaul, and looked in good touch as he passed 30 quickly.
However, things were not going so well at the other end, as Imrul Kayes was caught by Lendl Simmons off Rampaul, then Shamsur Rahman was bowled by Kemar Roach for just four.
Iqbal and new man Rahim would take Bangladesh past 50, knowing that they would need to build a big partnership if the away side were to come close to their target.
However, the visitors’ captain would be undone right after drinks, as Narine fooled him with some extra bounce and forced Rahim to nick a cut behind to Ramdin.
The next delivery, new man Mahmudullah would also perish as he was bowled through the gate, leaving Narine on a hat-trick, which he would not quite achieve with his next ball.
In the next over the dangerous Iqbal would depart for 37 as he chipped an easy catch to midwicket off Roach, meaning the hosts had lost three wickets in six balls for no runs.
The carnage continued as in his next over, Narine had Gazi caught by Edwards at deep square leg as he looked to hammer the spinner out of the ground.
Nasir Hossain then followed for just six as he was caught by the leaping Pollard at midwicket off Roach, meaning the visitors had then lost five wickets and scored just 10 runs in 32 balls.
The ninth wicket then followed before the halfway point in Bangladesh’s innings, as Mortaza was lbw to Rampaul for just two, leaving the visitors on 70-9 and facing defeat.
To complete an embarrassing outing for the visitors, Al-Amin Hossain was then run out by Simmons for nought, meaning Bangladesh were all out for 70 and defeated by 177 runs.