DHAKA – Marlon Samuels’ half-century was not enough to save West Indies from defeat as Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim produced a superb unbeaten 41 to fire his side to a three-wicket win with a ball to spare in the one-off Twenty20 International yesterday.
Right-hander Samuels’ 58 formed the foundation of West Indies’ 132 for eight after they were sent in at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
However, Mushfiqur produced a fine innings, hammering a six off the penultimate ball, to help Bangladesh draw first blood in the series that comprises three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Tests.
West Indies got off to a slow start when openers Lendl Simmons (23) and Adrian Barath (15) added a lazy 25 from 26 balls. (CMC)
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