Bangladesh beat West Indies by 48-runs, lead ODI series 1-0

By: Sports Desk |
Published: July 23, 2018 2:11:00 pm

Tamim Iqbal struck an unbeaten 130 against West Indies in 1st ODI. (Source: AP File)

Tamim Iqbal scored an unbeaten 130 and shared a 207-run second-wicket stand with Shakib Al Hasan to guide Bangladesh to a tour-reviving 48-run win over the West Indies in the first limited-overs international.

After winning the toss and electing to bat and losing a wicket in the second over, Bangladesh recovered to post 279 for four set up by Iqbal’s 10th ODI century and Al Hasan’s 97 from 121 deliveries.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s late cameo of 30 from 11 balls contained three boundaries and two sixes before he was dismissed on the next-to-last ball of the innings.

West Indies was in contention in reply until Chris Gayle was run out for 40 in the 22nd over and the hosts eventually reached…

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