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Windies earn win over Bangladesh

Twenty20 international, Basseterre:
West Indies 119-5 (16.5 ovs) bt Bangladesh 118-9 by five wickets
Match scorecard


Devon Smith
Smith was in sparkling Twenty20 form against Bangladesh

West Indies romped to a five-wicket win over Bangladesh in their Twenty20 international in St Kitts.

The Tigers slumped to 12-3 and despite a fourth-wicket stand of 31 between Mahmudullah (21) and Naeem Islam (27) four run outs restricted them to 118-9.

The West Indies reply stuttered when Dale Richards was bowled first ball but Devon Smith smashed three fours and two sixes in his 37 to revive the innings.

Travis Dowlin added 37 not out to bring up the win with three overs to spare.

The victory will be scant consolation for a West Indies side that has been depleted during the series by a player boycott.

The tourists had won both Test matches and three one-day internationals prior to Sunday's Twenty20 game.

And their exuberance on the back of those victories appeared to be their downfall at Basseterre.

Poor shot selection saw three wickets fall in the first 14 deliveries while Naeem, who had launched Darren Sammy over mid-wicket, was needlessly run out trying to scamper a single after the ball had whistled through to the wicketkeeper.

Mushfiqur Rahim was made to pay for some lethargic running and Mahmudullah was also run out.

In reply, Richards chopped on the first ball but Smith had the West Indies rattling along at around eight an over before he was undone by a delivery that kept a little low and he was well caught by Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps.

Dowlin played a more reserved innings, scoring at a run-a-ball, but he still managed to guide the home side to victory.



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see also
Bangladesh seal Windies whitewash
31 Jul 09 |  Cricket
Tigers overcome weakened Windies
26 Jul 09 |  Cricket
Windies stars end player boycott
21 Jul 09 |  West Indies
Bangladesh secure series victory
20 Jul 09 |  Cricket
Bangladesh in West Indies 2009
21 Jul 09 |  Cricket


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