WI vs BAN 2nd ODI Highlights: West Indies couldn’t handle spin again, Bangladesh Win, Seal Series

Bangladesh defeated West Indies by nine wicket to win the second ODI and take unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

Beaten by six wickets in the first match at the same venue on Sunday, Bangladesh made West Indies bat first and bowled out the home side for 108 in 35 overs on Wednesday, and then took less than 21 overs to reach the target comfortably in a nine-wicket win.

Bangladesh’s array of spin bowling talent combined to skittle the West Indies for just 108 with the visitors now heavily favoured to complete a series-clinching victory in the second one-day international of a three-match series at the Guyana National Stadium on Wednesday.

West Indies couldn’t handle spin again, as man of the match Nasum Ahmed (3-19) took his first ODI wickets to start the West Indies collapse and Mehidy Hasan Miraz finished the rout with 4-29.

The home side rode some early luck when openers Kyle Mayers survived a messed-up stumping chance off Mehidy, and Shai Hope overturned an lbw decision to Nasum but the batters didn’t last much longer.

Mayers was bowled by Mosaddek Hossain trying to defend on the front foot, before Shamarh Brooks was bowled by Nasum for his first ODI wicket in his second match.

Mosaddek caught Hope who mishit an attempted slog sweep, and in the same over Nasum got captain Nicholas Pooran dragging on.

West Indies were 4-45 and Nasum had 3-9 from six overs, three of them maidens.

Mosaddek bowled out his 10 overs by the 25th over, taking 1-37, but the pressure he and Nasum built led to West Indies taking more frustrated swings.

Rovman Powell was out for 13 trying to flick medium-pacer Shoriful Islam, and Brandon King charged and missed Mehidy to be bowled on 11.

In reply, Bangladesh chased down the target in just 20.4 overs.

Tamim finished the game with his seventh boundary to be 50 not out off 62 balls for his 53rd ODI fifty, while Litton was 32 not out off 27 with six boundaries. Gudakesh Motie got the wicket of Najmul Hossain Shanto.

At the post-match presentation West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran :

“Tough, tough day. We didn’t show up as a batting group. We need to sit and chat about how we need to play ODI cricket. Obviously, the conditions didn’t help us today but whenever we get good batting tracks, we need to plan how to bat better in this format. Difficult to say (about the par score) as the wicket gets better as the day progresses. Losing the toss, it was challenging for the batters. We need to find different ways to score. The guys tried but it didn’t work. Definitely we need to bat properly, to win games we have to put runs on the board and need to find a way to play ODI cricket better. Need to stick together and hopefully we can get better. Toss does play a big factor. It’s about accepting challenges and showing fight.”

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