Bangladesh win to clinch series

Bangla­desh beat West Indies by two wickets in the fifth and final one-day international to take the five-match series 3-2 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Saturday.

After failing to chase 211 just 24 hours earlier, they overcame three difficult phases in their pursuit of a target of similar proportion to win a series they had led 2-0 but almost let slip out of their grasp. Nasir Hossain carved the winning boundary to drag his team to a two-wicket victory.

Kieron Pollard and Darren Bravo hit contrasting half-centuries as the West Indies were bowled out for 217 in 48 overs.

Pollard hit a robust 74-ball 85 and Bravo notched a sedate 108-ball 51 during their 132-run fourth wicket stand to lift the tourists from a struggling 17-3 after they were put into bat.

Bangladesh started on a positive note when they removed Kieran Powell (11), Marlon Samuels (one) and Chris Gayle (two) by the eighth over. The West Indies never really recovered from those blows.

West Indies

Powell st Rahim b Gazi    11
Gayle c Nasir b Islam    2
Samuels (run out)    1
Bravo c Haque b Mahmudullah    51
Pollard b Haque    85
Sammy Jahurul b Haque    2
Thomas c Rahim b Islam    25
Russell lbw Mahmudullah    0
Permaul (run out)    10
Narine (not out)    7
Roach lbw Islam    0

Extras (LB-5, W-18)    23

Total (all out,48 overs)    217

Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-17, 3-17, 4-149, 5-151, 6-188, 7-188, 8-204, 9-217.
Bowling: Gazi 10-2-32-1, Islam 9-4-31-3, Sunny 8-0-58-0, Razzak 9-1-39-0, Mahmudullah 10-1-38-2, Mominul 2-0-14-2.

BANGLADESH

Tamim b Roach    8
Anamul c Pollard b Roach    0
Islam c Thomas b Roach    10
Mushfiqur b Narine    44
Mahmudullah b Narine    48
N Hossain (not out)    39
Mominul lbw Narine    25
Gazi c Thomas b Roach    19
Razzak lbw Roach    0
Sunny (not out)    1
Extras (B-3, LB-4, W-18, NB-2)    27
Total (for 8 wkts, 44 overs)    221

Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-9, 3-30, 4-121, 5-133, 6-186, 7-214, 8-215.
Bowling: Roach 9-0-56-5, Sammy 5-1-23-0, Russell 10-0-51-0, Narine 10-1-38-3, Permaul 9-0-39-0, Samuels 1-0-7-0.

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