Windies lose to Bangladesh
CHITTAGONG– West Indies were shockingly routed for 61, their second lowest score ever in One-Day Internationals, as they crashed to a humiliating eight-wicket defeat to Bangladesh in the third and final ODI earlier today.
Sent in on a difficult wicket, the Windies plunged from a position of 33 for one in the 11th over, losing their last nine wickets for 28 runs in the space of 67 balls at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Opener Tamim Iqbal then stroked an accomplished, unbeaten 36 to steer Bangladesh comfortably to their target, with 30 overs to spare.
Despite the result, West Indies took the series 2-1 following convincing back-to-back wins in Dhaka last week.
In a nightmare end to the one-day series and with the first Test starting Friday, the Windies narrowly avoided the embarrassment of falling to their lowest ever score, 54 against South Africa in Cape Town seven years ago.
Their batsmen struggled on a slow, low wicket and only 20-year-old opener Kieran Powell, drafted in for his first match of the series, showed any resistance with four fours in 25 off 36 balls.
The only other player to reach double figures was Carlos Brathwaite with 11.
Several batsmen were guilty of indiscretion, however, and Bangladesh capitalised to redeem themselves after two previous sub-par performances.