T20 World Cup: The defending champion got the first win, the match was decided in the last over


Sharjah: In the ICC T20 World Group 1 match played on Friday, there was a close competition between Bangladesh and West Indies. The result of this match came out in the last over, when the West Indies team defeated Bangladesh by 3 runs in the bowling of Andre Russell. gave.

West Indies’ first win in the tournament

Batting first after losing the toss, West Indies had given a target of 142 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. In response, Bangladesh were reduced to 139 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. West Indies’ first win in the tournament. At the same time, Linton Das (44) scored the most runs from Bangladesh, along with this the innings of captain Mahmudullah (31) also did not work.

These Caribbean bowlers wreaked havoc

For West Indies, bowlers Ravi Rampaul, Jason Holder, Andre Russell, Akil Hossain and Dwayne Bravo got one each. The West Indies bowlers, while bowling well in the powerplay, gave two shocks in the beginning.

Bangladesh batsmen failed

Chasing 142 runs, Bangladesh’s team did not start well. Scored 29 runs in the powerplay losing 2 big batsmen. During this, Shakib Al Hasan (9) and Mohammad Naeem (17) were dismissed. After this, Soumya Sarkar was also dismissed after scoring 17 runs in 13 balls with the help of 2 fours.

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Windies won the thrilling match

Taking forward Bangladesh’s innings, Das and Mahmudullah got a good partnership while handling the innings. But Das got out after scoring 44 runs with the help of 4 fours at the critical juncture of the match. At the same time, Mahmudullah could not win the team after scoring 31 runs in 24 balls with the help of 2 fours and a six.

Windies recover after poor start

Earlier, opting to bat after losing the toss, West Indies had a very poor start and lost the wickets of their two big hitters Chris Gayle (4) and Evin Lewis (6) in the power play itself. The batsmen who came after this also disappointed and were soon out. Roston Chase scored 39 runs in 43 balls with the help of two fours and was dismissed by Shoriful Islam.

Brilliant innings from Nicolas Pooran

Meanwhile, seeing the Caribbean innings faltering, Nikolor Pooran started batting patiently and he scored 40 runs in 22 balls with the help of one four and 4 sixes. Due to the batsmen Kieron Pollard (14) and Jason Holder (15) who came after this, the West Indies’ score could reach 142 runs.

Windies in top 5 in points table

At the same time, Bangladesh team, who came out to bowl first, gave initial shocks to the West Indies team in the powerplay itself. Mehdi Hassan, Mustafizur Rahman and Shoriful Islam got two wickets each in the match. After this victory, the Caribbean team has reached number 5 in the points table of Group One. At the same time, Bangla Tigers has slipped to the bottom.


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