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Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], March 13 (ANI): West Indies Legends registered their maiden win of the Road Safety World Series after they defeated Bangladesh Legends by 5 wickets on the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Worldwide Stadium on Friday.
Chasing a goal of 170, West Indies achieved the goal in seven balls to spare with Kird Edwards shining with a 28-ball 47 with six boundaries and two sixes. Mahandera Nagagamootoo completed the sport with a slog boundary off Abdur Razzak within the 18.fifth over. Nevertheless, Windies captain Brian Lara can be joyful to have remained unbeaten with a trendy 32 in 23 balls together with three boundaries.
Windies with 4 factors now are nonetheless within the match as they meet England subsequent. In the meantime, Bangladesh is out, however they’ve a recreation towards South Africa to salvage their satisfaction.
Earlier, Bangladesh’s high order struck collectively to assist their group publish a decent 169 for seven in 20 overs. Opener Mehrab Hossain got here up with a accountable knock of 44 off 45 balls with 5 boundaries whereas his accomplice Nazimuddin and No.3 Aftab Ahmed scored 33 and 31, respectively.
For West Indies, left-arm spinner Suleiman Benn was the highest wicket-taker with three wickets and 17 runs with a formidable economic system charge of 4.25. Off-break Ryan Austin took two for 43. Bangladesh bought an ideal begin with the opening pair getting a half-century partnership. Nazimuddin continued his daredevilry with the bat and bought a quick-fire 24-ball 33 that had three boundaries and two sixes.
In the meantime, Hossain was the cautious one in his strategy. As issues have been wanting good for Bangladesh, Nazimuddin ran himself out when the scoreboard learn 61. Subsequent batsman Ahmed took ahead Nazimuddin’s aggression and the 2 noticed the group previous the three-figure mark. A couple of moments later, Ahmed edged Windies pacer Tino Greatest to wicket-keeper Ridley Jacobs.
Regardless of an extended keep on the wicket, Hossain couldn’t full his half-century and bought dismissed by Austin at 45-ball 44 with 5 boundaries. Bangladesh witnessed a mini-collapse because of Suleiman Benn who bought Khaled Mashud and Mohammed Rafique in two overs.
Sharif, nevertheless, turned aggressive and hit three sixes to Austin in a single over earlier than Benn bought his wicket. Finally, Bangladesh was restricted to 169/7 in 20 overs.
Temporary scores: Bangladesh Legends 169/7 (Mehrab Hossain 44, Nazimuddin 33, Suleiman Benn 3-17); West Indies Legends 173/5 (Kirk Edwards 46, Ridley Jacobs 34, Abdur Razzak 2-34). (ANI)