Bangladesh ‘whitewash’ West Indies in ODI 

Nicholas Pooran
West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran.
Associated Press/Mahesh Kumar A., file
A dazed West Indies suffered an inevitable 3-0 whitewash at the hands of Bangladesh after slumping to a fourth-wicket defeat in the final One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series.
The series defeat was their fourth straight series defeat to Bangladesh and their 11th ODI loss on the trot to the Asian side.
Coming off depressing batting efforts in the two previous ODIs, West  Indies went one better after being asked to bat for the third straight time, managing 178 all out in the penultimate over at the Guyana National Stadium on Saturday.
Captain Nicholas Pooran broke a run of poor form with a defiant 73 off 190 deliveries while Keacy Carry, struck, in his first match of the series struck a patient 33 from 66 balls, but left-arm spinner Jaijmul Islam conjured up a superb career best-five-wicket haul to undermine the innings.
Man-made of- Match, in his first match of the tour, finished with 5 for 28 and received great support from new ball pair of seamer Mustafizur Rahaman (2-20) and left-arm spinner Nurul Hasan (2-39) who picked up two wickets apiece.
Bangladesh’s run chase was spearheaded by Litton Dass who top-scored with exactly 50 from 65 deliveries, while Man-of-the-Match Captain, Tamin Iqbal (34) ensured there were no hiccups, the Tigers getting home with nine balls to spare.
Hometown star Gudakesh Motie proved outstanding with a career-best of four for 23 from 10 overs, which cost 23 runs but his effort was not enough to stymie Bangladesh’ s progress.
It was not the first in the ODI series, West Indies lost a cluster of wickets to find themselves tottering on 16 for 3 in the sixth over.

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