Road Safety World Series 2021: West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 5 goals and took their first victory

West Indies had a goal of 170 and completed the goal in seven balls. Kird Edwards shone with a 28-ball 47 with six limits and two sixes. Mahendra Nagamootoo finished the game with a slog limit ahead of Abdur Razzak on May 18.



However, Windies captain Brian Lara would be happy to go undefeated with a stylish 32 in 23 balls including three boundaries. 4-point Windies are still in the tournament when they next face England. Since then, Bangladesh is eliminated, but they have a game against South Africa to save their pride.

Previously, Bangladesh’s top order had hit together to help his team score a respectable 169 for seven out of 20 overs. Opener Mehrab Hossain scored a responsible stroke of 44 out of 45 balls with five limits, while his partner Nazimuddin and No. 3 Aftab Ahmed scored 33 and 31 respectively.

For the West Indies, left-leaning spinner Suleiman Benn was the top wicket taker with three wickets and 17 runs with an impressive savings rate of 4.25. Off-break Ryan Austin took two for 43.

Bangladesh got off to a great start when the opening couple formed a half-century partnership. Nazimuddin continued his daredevil with the bat and got a rapid-fire 24-ball 33 that had three boundaries and two sixes.

Meanwhile, Hossain was the cautious in his approach. Since things were going well for Bangladesh, Nazimuddin ran out when the scoreboard read 61. The next batsman, Ahmed, continued Nazimuddin’s aggression, and the two saw the team cross the three-digit mark. A few moments later, Ahmed prevailed against wickets keeper Ridley Jacobs.

Despite a long stint on the wicket, Hossain couldn’t finish his half century and was sacked by Austin at 45-ball 44 with five limits. Bangladesh experienced a minor breakdown thanks to Suleiman Benn, who got Khaled Mashud and Mohammed Rafique in two overs.

However, Sharif got aggressive and hit three sixes against Austin before Benn got his wicket. Eventually, Bangladesh was restricted to 169/7 in 20 overs.

Short results: Bangladesh Legends 169/7 in 20 overs (Mehrab Hossain 44, Nazimuddin 33, Aftab Ahmed 31, Mohammad Sharif 26; Suleiman Benn 3/17, Ryan Austin 2/43) lost to West Indies Legends 173/5 in 18.5 overs (Kirk Edwards 46, Ridley Jacobs 34, Brian Lara 31 *, William Perkins 22, Mahendra Nagamootoo 16 *; Abdur Razzak 2/34) of 5 gates.

Source: press release

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