Tigers attain new feat as Windies bowled out for 108
Hosts West Indies struggled immensely against Bangladesh's spin and were bundled out for 108 runs in the second ODI at Guyana today. Bangladesh, already leading the series 1-0, will look to pick up another comfortable victory and clinch yet another ODI series in West Indies following their exploits in 2018.
Bowling West Indies out for 108 saw Bangladesh attain their best bowling performance against a Test playing side away from home in ODIs. Their previous best performance with the ball away against a Test-playing nation was bowling Zimbabwe out for 148 runs at Bulawayo in 2013.
The Windies top-order succumbed to Nasum Ahmed early as the left-arm spinner picked up Shamarh Brooks, Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran in his first six overs after Mosaddek Hossain had given the Tigers the early breakthrough with the wicket of Kyle Mayers.
Brandon King and Rovman Powell initially resisted after Windies lost four wickets for 45 runs. Windies however lost their way further after the 25th over. Rovman Powell miscued a flick shot in Shorful Islam's second over and was caught comfortably at mid-on. Next over, King, having scored just 11 in 43 deliveries, charged Mehedi Miraz but did not get to get close to the pitch of the delivery before missing the line completely to see his stumps disturbed. Next delivery, Akeal Hosein, running towards the danger end, was run out as Mustafizur Rahman's throw found Nurul Hasan Sohan's gloves before the Windies batter could reach his crease and Sohan took off the bails without mistake.
At 72 for7, Windies never recovered as Mehedi struck on consecutive deliveries in the 31st over to remove Romario Shephard out bowled for four and Alzarri Joseph caught-behind for naught.
Keemo Paul provided the only bit of resistance in the West Indies innings with an unbeaten 24-ball 25. Paul and number eleven Gudakesh Motie strung together a 22-run stand to take Windies past 100 runs. Mehedi Miraz bagged his fourth wicket as Motie fell leg-before in the 35th over as Windies were bowled out for 108. Nasum Ahmed finished with three for 19 runs in his 10 overs.