Das scores 61 as Bangladesh consign Windies to T20i series defeat

By August 06, 2018
Liton Das scored his first T20i half-century to lead Bangladesh to series win over Windies in Florida. Liton Das scored his first T20i half-century to lead Bangladesh to series win over Windies in Florida.

Liton Das’ maiden half-century and a three-wicket haul from Mustafizur Rahman helped propel Bangladesh to 19-run victory (D/L) over the Windies in the deciding T20i in Lauderhill, Florida, on Sunday night.

Rain also played a part in preventing any possible Windies revival despite Andre Russell’s 47.

Das and Tamim Iqbal got Bangladesh off to a flier raving to 61 in only 4.4 overs. They took 17 runs from Ashley Nurse’s opening over, the second of the match and 19 over the fourth over bowled by Samuel Badree.

Captain Carlos Brathwaite broke the partnership in the fifth when he had Tamim caught at short fine leg for 21 but by then the foundation had been set for a mammoth Bangladesh total. Das continued on, however, reaching 50 off just 24 balls but by then the Windies had temporarily slowed the Bangladesh scoring.

Das was eventually out for 61, top-edging Kesrick Williams to long-off, but not before striking a total of six fours and three sixes.

Keemo Paul dismissed Shakib Al Hasan in the 16th over for 24 but Mahmudullah scored an unbeaten 20-ball 32 that had four boundaries and a six that helped push the visitors’ total to 184 for 5.

Chasing a challenging target, Chadwick Walton tried to get the Windies off to a good start but three wickets – Andre Fletcher, Marlon Samuels and Walton - in consecutive overs severely hamstrung the Windies chase.

Rovman Powell and Denesh Ramdin added 45 runs for the fourth wicket, but they failed to match the required run rate.

By the time Russell arrived at the crease following Ramdin’s departure in the 12th over for 21, the match was all but over. Russell’s 47 briefly threatened but his dismissal and two rain interruptions put the target well beyond the Windies.



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