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West Indies win 3rd ODI by 4 wickets in Dhaka, stay alive in the 5 match series

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A fine hundred by West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels saw his side home by 4 wickets against hosts Bangladesh in the 3rd one day international in Dhaka on Wednesday. This win keeps the West Indies alive in the 5 match series after having lost the first 2 ODIs.

After being put into bat by the Windies, Bangladesh managed a below par 227 all out in their 50 overs owing to some careless shots from their inexperienced top order. Mahmudullah top scored for the hosts with 52 while a couple of other batsmen too got off to starts but failed to convert them into big scores. Mystery man Sunil Narine was the star for the visitors having picked up an impressive 4/37 in his 10 overs. Bangladesh put on 57 for the first wicket with Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque, but once the stand was broken, they lost wickets at regular intervals and couldn’t get the required impetus into the innings. Although Mamudullah (52) and Sohag Gazi (30) made some important runs late on in the innings, it wasn’t good enough for anything substantial.

An under pressure West Indies side were looking edgy when they lost their best batsman Chris Gayle in just the 4th over but a composed 111 run stand for the 2nd wicket between Samuels (126) and Kieran Powell (47) settled the jitters in the dressing room and put to rest any doubts about another collapse. The West Indies middle order though nearly made a meal of the chase when the visitors were reduced to a dodgy 182/5 with 10 overs remaining. Samuels was the man for the Windies though as he kept his cool amidst the chaos and ensured that his side didn’t slip up again. It was a comfortable victory in the end with 4 wickets and 3 overs to spare but there is still a lot of work to be done to win this series. For the hosts Abdur Razzak came away with impressive figures of 2/34 but that effort wasn’t enough for a win.

Finally, it was a performance that was up to the mark from the talented West Indian side that helped them cut back the deficit to 2-1 in the series with 2 more games to play. It will be interesting to see if the Windies take confidence from this game and continue their winning form or if the Bangla boys will seal the deal in the remaining two games to earn a famous series win. The 4th odi of this hard fought series will also be played in Dhaka on the 7th of December.


West Indies: K Powell, C Gayle, D Bravo, M Samuels, K Pollard, D Smith, D Thomas, D Sammy, V Permaul, S Narine, R Rampaul

Bangladesh: T Iqbal, A Haque, N Islam, N Hossain, M Rahim, M Haque, Mahmudullah, A Razzak, S Gazi, M Mortaza,· R Hossain

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Bangladesh 227 all out (49.1 overs, 4.68 rpo)

Mahmudullah 52(70)  S Narine 4/37

M Rahim 38(58)  V Permaul 2/40

West Indies 228/6 (47 overs, 4.85 rpo)

M Samuels 126(149) A Razzak 2/34

K Powell 47(59)  M Mortaza 2/34

West Indies win by 4 wickets