Samuels, Narine lead WI to victory
DHAKA, Bangladesh – A career-best, fourth One-day International hundred from Marlon Samuels followed up Sunil Narine’s most impactful spell of the tour to lead West Indies to a four-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the third ODI on Wednesday here.
Samuels continued his amazing year of run scoring with a typically silky 126 that included 17 fours and two sixes from 149 balls, as the Windies successfully chased 228 for victory under the lights before 22,724 spectators at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.
Samuels put on 111 for the second wicket with Kieran Powell which put the visitors on course for victory, following the early departure of talismanic opener Chris Gayle.
Powell, one of the two changes to the West Indies’ line-up, made 47, but none of the other batsmen from the Caribbean side reached 20.
Devon Thomas formalised the victory with 18 balls remaining, when he edged Mashrafe Mortaza between the wicketkeeper and first slip for only boundary.
The result meant that the Windies now trail 1-2 in the five-match series which continues on Friday at the same venue, where the two teams also play the final match the following day.
Narine, gaining turn and bounce from hard, true pitch, had laid the groundwork for the victory, when he collected 4-37 from his allotted 10 overs, as the Bangladeshis were dismissed for 227 in 49.1 overs.
Veerasammy Permaul, making his ODI debut and the other change to the West Indies line-up, and Windies captain Darren Sammy supported with two wickets apiece, as Mahmudullah, batting at seven, led the way for the home team with 52, his captain Mushfiqur Rahim made 38, opener Anamul Haque, a century-maker in the previous match, got 33, Sohag Gazi added 30 and left-handed opener Tamim Iqbal 22.
BANGLADESH (maximum 50 overs)
Tamim Iqbal c wkpr Thomas b Narine 22
Anamul Haque lbw b Narine 33
Naeem Islam c Pollard b Narine 4
*+Mushfiqur Rahim c Sammy b Permaul 38
Nasir Hossain c Pollard b Permaul 6
Mominul Haque c Pollard b Gayle 12
Mahmudullah c Sammy b Smith 52
Mashrafe Mortaza st Thomas b Narine 0
Sohag Gazi c Gayle b Sammy 30
Abdur Razzak c Bravo b Sammy 3
Rubel Hossain not out 1
Extras (b4, lb3, w18, nb1) 26
TOTAL (all out, 49.1 overs) 227
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Tamim Iqbal, 12.2 overs); 2-61 (Naeem Islam, 12.4); 3-67 (Anamul Haque, 14.3); 4-78 (Nasir Hossain, 17.1); 5-110 (Mominul Haque, 22.4); 6-168 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 35.6); 7-171 (Mashrafe Mortaza, 38.3); 8-210 (Mahmudullah, 46); 9-225 (Abdur Razzak, 47.6)
Bowling: Rampaul 4-0-19-0 (w1); Sammy 9.1-0-46-2 (w2); Narine 10-0-37-4 (nb1, w2); Permaul 10-0-40-2 (w1); Gayle 10-1-36-1 (w11); Pollard 2-0-21-0 (w1); Smith 3-0-14-1; Samuels 1-0-7-0
WEST INDIES (target: 228 off 50 overs)
C. Gayle c wkpr Mushfiqur Rahim b Mashrafe Mortaza 4
K. Powell st Mushfiqur Rahim b Mahmudullah 47
M. Samuels c Mahmudullah b Mashrafe Mortaza 126
D.M. Bravo c Sohag Gazi b Naeem Islam 13
D.R. Smith c Naeem Islam b Abdur Razzak 4
K. Pollard b Abdur Razzak 1
+D. Thomas not out 12
*D. Sammy not out 1
Extras (lb9, w11) 20
TOTAL (6 wkts, 47 overs) 228
V. Permaul, S. Narine, R. Rampaul did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Gayle, 3.6 overs); 2-126 (Powell, 26.3); 3-158 (Bravo, 33.4);4-171 (Smith, 37.4); 5-182 (Pollard, 39.5); 6-222 (Samuels, 46.1)
Bowling: Sohag Gazi 9-1-36-0 (w2); Mashrafe Mortaza 6-0-34-2; Rubel Hossain 5-0-42-0 (w1); Abdur Razzak 10-0-34-2; Mahmudullah 9-0-43-1 (w8); Naeem Islam 5-1-21-1; Mominul Haque 3-0-9-0
Result: West Indies won by four wickets (18 balls remaining)
Series: Bangladesh lead five-match series 2-1
Umpires: Enamul Haque (Bangladesh), Ranmore Martinesz (Sri Lanka)
TV Replay umpire: Anisur Rahman (Bangladesh)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire: Gazi Sohel (Bangladesh)(WICB)