ICC Live

CT 2017 - Buy Tickets - 300x250


What are your thoughts on this article?

Roach, Narine wreck Bangladesh

West Indies takes unbeatable 2-0 lead in ODI series with 177-run victory

Roach, Narine wreck Bangladesh - Cricket News
West Indies' bowlers came up with a collective effort to bowl Bangladesh out for 70 and seal the series 2-0.
West Indies’ bowlers came up with a clinical performance to guide their team to a huge 177-run win in the second ODI against Bangladesh and seal the three-match series 2-0 on Friday (August 22). The bowlers hunted in a pack to bundle Bangladesh out for 70 in just 24.4 overs the batsmen had posted a compeititve 247 for 7 in 50 overs after being put in to bat on a sluggish surface at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada.
Sunil Narine and Kemar Roach shared six wickets equally. Narine, the offspinner, bowled a miserly spell that saw him concede just 13 runs in seven overs while picking up his three wickets to earn the Man of the Match award. Roach finished with 3 for 19 off six overs.
Tamim Iqbal was the lone Bangladesh batsman to get double figures, making 37. While Narine picked up the important wickets of Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladesh captain and wicketkeeper, and Mahmudullah before adding Sohag Gazi to his tally, Roach accounted for Tamim, Shamsur Rahman and Nasir Hossain. Jason Holder and Ravi Rampaul played good supporting hands. Holder’s six overs fetched him 1 for 17, while Rampaul finished with 2 for 21 off 5.4.
Earlier, West Indies rode on the back of important half-centuries from Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo. The host was dealt an early blow when Al-Amin Hossain castled Kirk Edwards for a duck. Gayle and Bravo came together for an 88-run second wicket stand off 116 balls. Gayle holed out to deep midwicket off a short ball that kept a bit low to hand Mahmudullah his only wicket. He had struck three boundaries and five sixes en route to a 67-ball 58.
Bravo carried on and added 51 more with Denesh Ramdin, the wicketkeeper, for the third wicket before Gazi trapped him leg before for 53. Once Ramdin was caught behind off Al-Amin, Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard added 51 quick runs for the fifth wicket, off 43 balls. Pollard helped himself to two boundaries and a six on his way to a 20-ball 26 before he was bowled by Mashrafe Mortaza.
Simmons made an important 40, but ended up consuming 61 balls in the process. He eventually fell in the penultimate over when a lofted shot failed to travel the distance and fell into the hands of Mahmudullah at long-on.
Mortaza was the best bowler for the visitor, his quota of 10 overs fetching him figures of 3 for 39. Al-Amin picked up the important wickets of Edwards and Ramdin, but was a touch expensive, leaking 60 off his quota, while Mahmudullah and Gazi accounted for a wicket apiece.

Similar Articles