West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st T20 abandoned
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The first match of the three-match T20 series between West Indies and Bangladesh has been called off. The match was started late due to the wet outfield and was reduced to 16 overs.
Later the match was halted twice and the visitors collected 105 runs in 13 overs. 5:18pm (in Dominica) was the cut-off time for a 5-over chase but the time was crossed and the umpires decided to call it off.
West Indies will be disappointed, they would have fancied this chase. On the other hand, Bangladesh might just be happy that they will go into Sunday's game with the series still wide open.
The match was halted due to rain for the second time and Bangladesh's innings was over.
In 13 overs, the Tigers collected 105 runs after losing eight batters.
West Indies will chase a DLS-adjusted target.
Nurul Hasan Shohan helped his side to cross the 100-run mark. But soon after playing some aggressive shots, he threw his wicket away after scoring 25 off 16 deliveries.
Odean Smith was the wicket-taker. After the end of 13 overs, Bangladesh were 105/8.
Shepherd struck again. This time he removed Mahedi Hasan Miraz.
Miraz scored just a single after facing three balls.
Bangladesh were 81/7 after the end of 11 overs.
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Skipper Mahmudullah has to go back after scoring eight runs from 13 deliveries.
Shepherd claimed the wicket. It was his second wicket of the day.
The match was halted due to rain and just after the match resumed, the visitors lost another wicket.
Afif tried to smash a six but was caught by Brandon King. He went for a duck. It was Walsh's second wicket of this over.
After the end of eight overs, Bangldesh were 61/5.
Bangladesh lost their first wicket early but after that, they fought back and continuously lost wickets as well.
Shakib was looking brilliant in the middle. He smashed two boundaries and the same number of over-boundaries to make 29 runs from 15 deliveries before walking back to the pavilion. Hayden Walsh was the wicket-taker.
After Shakib's departure, the match was halted due to rain. Mahmudullah and Afif Hossain were in the middle.
Tigers were 60 for four after 7.4 overs.
Liton walked back to the pavilion after scoring nine runs after facing 14 balls.
Skipper Mahmudullah Riyad came into the middle.
Romario Shepherd claimed his first wicket of the day.
Tiger were 59 for three after seven overs.
After losing the first wicket Bangladesh were under pressure. But Shakib Al Hasan came into the middle and started playing big shots. Anamul Haque Bijoy was doing the same.
However, Obed McCoy trapped Bijoy. He made 16 off 10 deliveries with the help of three boundaries.
Liton das came into the middle to support Shakib.
After the end of four overs, Bangladesh were 40/2.
Bangladesh opener Munim Shahriar walked off after scoring just two runs. Akeal Hosein removed him.
It took just three balls for the host to claim the first wicket. Shahriar went for a drive and got an outside edge which was gobbled up by the Windies keeper.
West Indies won the toss and invited Bangladesh to bat first in the first T20I at Windsor Park in Dominica on Saturday.
The match has been delayed due to a wet outfield and reduced to 16 overs as well.
After complete thumping the Tigers in two Test matches, the Caribbeans are in good mood and will aim for a kill in the T20 series too.
The hosts are in the seventh position but the two-time World champions are one of the most dangerous sides in this format. They have players like Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, and Pooran who are a serious threat to any opponent in the world.
On the other hand, Bangladesh have struggled with their batters as in recent time most of them could not perform well. Players like Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman and Litton Das have to step up in all departments to beat the Windies.
West Indies won seven out of 13 T20 against Bangladesh while the Tigers were victorious in five matches. One game ended in no result.
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Munim Shahriar, Litton Das, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah(c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan(w), Mahedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed.
West Indies (Playing XI): Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran(w/c), Rovman Powell, Devon Thomas, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh.