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West Indies thrashes Bangladesh in 2nd ODI

August 22, 2014

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (AP) — Spinner Sunil Narine took 3-13 and pacer Kemar Roach grabbed 3-19 Friday as West Indies dismissed Bangladesh for only 70 to complete a 177-run victory in the second one-day international.

Only Tamim Iqbal, with a top score of 37, reached double figures for the visitors at the National Stadium.

It was Bangladesh’s third lowest total in all one-day matches.

West Indies clinched the three-match series by taking an insurmountable 2-0 lead with the final game in St. Kitts on Monday.

Earlier Friday, the West Indies scored 247-7 after half centuries by Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo.

Gayle slammed five sixes and three fours in 58 off 67 balls while fellow left-hander Bravo (53) struck two fours and a six off 82 deliveries.

There were useful contributions from Lendl Simmons (40), Denesh Ramdin (34) and Kieron Pollard (26).

Mashrafe Mortaza led Bangladesh with 3-39, his tally taking him past Shakib-al-Hasan as the second most prolific wicket-taker for his country in one-day internationals. Fellow seamer Al-Amin Hossain took 2-60.

Al-Amin gave Bangladesh an encouraging start after the tourists won the toss and chose to bowl first. The 24-year-old ripped out the off stump of Kirk Edwards (0) at 5-1 in the second over.

Gayle and Bravo shared a second wicket stand of 88 to rally the hosts.

When Gayle holed out to deep midwicket off Mahmudullah’s off spin, Bravo forged another solid partnership of 51 with Ramdin.

Bravo was eventually lbw to Sohag Gazi’s off spin and, when Ramdin edged Al-Amin through to wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim, the innings was at the crossroads at 171-4 in the 40th over.

Simmons labored for 61 deliveries for his 40 but Pollard, fresh from his man of the match 89 in the first ODI, hit 26 off 20 to energize the hosts.

Sunil Narine and Jason Holder each hit a six in the final two overs to also boost the total.

Bangladesh’s run chase faltered early when Holder removed the first ODI century-maker Anamul Haque for 7, via a low edge to the wicketkeeper.

Fellow seamers Roach and Rampaul further dented the pursuit as Imrul Kayes (1) top-edged to deep backward square leg and Shamsur Rahman (4) was bowled off the under edge.

Narine claimed captain Mushfiqur Rahim (6) and Mahmudullah (0) off successive deliveries.

Mushfiqur edged a cut, while Mahmudullah was bowled through the gate.

Those Narine wickets sparked a collapse in which the last seven wickets tumbled for 13 runs with Bangladesh going from 57-3 to 70 all out.

Roach eventually removed Tamim to a chipped catch to midwicket. The left-hander hit five fours off 50 balls.

The end came swiftly with a runout of last man Al-Amin Hossain.

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