Windies lose final ODI, take series 2-1

Chittagong, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies were beaten by Bangladesh in the third One-Day International here Tuesday after they were dismissed for 61.

West Indies however took the series 2-1 following convincing wins by 40 runs and eight wickets in Dhaka last week.

Sent in on a difficult wicket, the Windies plunged from a position of 33 for one in the 11th over, losing their last nine wickets for 28 runs in the space of 67 balls at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

Opener Tamim Iqbal then stroked an accomplished, unbeaten 36 to steer Bangladesh comfortably to their target, with 30 overs to spare.

It was the second lowest score ever in ODIs by the West Indies, They narrowly avoided the falling to their lowest ever score, 54 against South Africa in Cape Town seven years ago.

Their batsmen struggled on a slow, low wicket and only 20-year-old opener Kieran Powell, drafted in for his first match of the series, showed any resistance with four fours in 25 off 36 balls.

He lost Danza Hyatt for three caught at slip in the sixth over, driving loosely at seamer Nazmul Hossain with the score on 10 and watched in-form Marlon Samuels (5) fall to an injudicious stroke in the deep at 33 for one.

Things then fell apart after Powell was bowled by a ripper from 19-year-old off-spinner Nasir Hossain (2-3), as Bangladesh proceeded to wipe out the Windies middle and lower order.

The only other player to reach double figures was Carlos Brathwaite with 11.

Left-arm spinner Shakib al Hasan claimed four for 16 while fast bowler Shafiul Islam finished with two for 21.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 06:38