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West Indies skittle brittle Bangladesh, win by 177

AFP, ST GEORGE’S, Grenada

Bangladesh batsman Shamar Rahman, top, blocks a ball from West Indies bowler Jason Holder during their game at the Grenada National Cricket Stadium in St George on Friday.

Photo: AFP

An abject batting display by Bangladesh, who were bowled out for just 70, paved the way for a crushing 177-run victory by the West Indies in the second one-day international on Friday.

Replying to the home side’s total of 247-7 in a match they had to win to keep the series alive following a three-wicket defeat in the opening fixture at the same venue two days earlier, the tourists showed little resistance in being routed in 24.4 overs.

In capitulating to their third lowest ODI total, Bangladesh lost their final seven wickets for 13 runs in the space of eight overs.

Sunil Narine and Kemar Roach combined to destroy a clearly dispirited Bangladesh side, of whom only opening batsman Tamim Iqbal offered any meaningful resistance in getting 37.

Narine snared 3-13 to take the man of the match award, while Roach took 3-19.

Half-centuries by Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo anchored a solid if unspectacular West Indies batting effort after they took first strike in overcast, bowler-friendly conditions.

Gayle’s got 58 at the top of the order, which included five sixes and three fours, while Bravo was comparatively serene in scoring 53.

Mashrafe Mortaza’s experience proved critical for Bangladesh in limiting the West Indies progress when they appeared on course for a much more imposing total. The former captain bowled an immaculate line and length throughout his 10-over spell, finishing on a high when he delivered a maiden over and claimed two wickets off two deliveries in the 49th over to return the excellent figures of 3-39.

SRI LANKA, PAKISTAN

AFP, HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka

Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam put on 147 as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by four wickets yesterday.

The tourists chased a revised target of 275 in 45 overs and scraped home off the penultimate ball.

Sri Lanka had skipper Angelo Mathews (89) and Mahela Jayawardene (63) to thank for their total after they recovered from 75-4 in the 18th over.

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