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West Indies win ODI series

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West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 70 to win the second One-Day International at the Grenada National Stadium today and take a decisive 2-0 lead in the series.

Chasing 248 for victory, only Tamim Iqbal with 37 showed any resistance to the West Indies’ bowling as Bangladesh lost by 177 runs. The highest other score was seven by Anamal Haque.

Spinner Sunil Narine took three for 13 and pacers Kemar Roach and Ravi Rampaul took three for 19 and two for 21, respectively.

On Monday, the final ODI, a day/night affair, will be played at Warner Park, St Kitts.

Earlier, half centuries from Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo helped the West Indies to 247 for seven off 50 overs.

Gayle and Bravo, both of whom failed in the first ODI, scored 58 and 53, respectively. Lendl Simmons, who got a duck in the first match, returned to score 40 off 61 balls.

Denesh Ramdin and Kieron Pollard, whose heroic sixth-wicket partnership secured victory for the West Indies in the first ODI, chipped in with 34 off 51 and 26 off 20 balls, respectively.

Mashrafe Mortaza took three for 39 and Al-Amin Hossain two for 43.

Summarised scores: West Indies 247-7 in 50 overs (Chris Gayle 58, Darren Bravo 53, Lendl Simmons 40, Denesh Ramdin 34, Kieron Pollard 26; Mashrafe 3-39, Al-Amin Hossain 2-43). Bangladesh 70 in 24.4 overs (Tamim Iqbal 37; Sunil Narine 3-13, Kemar Roach 3-19, Ravi Rampaul 2-21). West Indies won by 177 runs.

 

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