Windies humiliation ends at 61

Bangladesh

A humiliated West Indies team capitulated to their second lowest score in ODI cricket and a fat loss at the hands of Bangladesh on Tuesday.

A humiliated West Indies team capitulated to their second lowest score in ODI cricket and a fat loss at the hands of Bangladesh on Tuesday.

The tourists, whose rested the in-form Lendl Simmons after taking an unassailable two-nil lead in the three-match series last week, collapsed to a record 61 all out in a mere 22 overs before conceding an inevitable eight-wicket defeat.

Skittled for 54 by South Africa seven years ago, the Windies only just escaped their worst one-day total ever, but endured the 12th smallest tally by any team in the history of ODI competition.

Their scorecard was a laughable read, with only Kieran Pollard (25) and Carlos Brathwaite making it to double figures. Spinner Shakib Al Hasan accounted for four of the scalps, while Shafiul Islam was next in line during the free-fall with two victims.

The Tigers, pouncing on the opportunity for some low-pressure time out in the middle, took their sweet time in reaching their modest target.

Imrul Kayes and Shahriar Nafees fluffed their chance at freebie runs, falling for 11 and a duck respectively, but Tamim Iqbal took the gifthorse in his stride.

The opener milked a 62-ball 36 not out alongside his captain Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten 10 to bring on Bangladesh's consolation victory with all of 30 overs to spare.

The fixture yielded a mere 42 overs in all and was so one-sided that it finished before the supper break.

Earlier the Tigers won the toss and elected to bowl as inclement weather threatened.

A great deal of rain fell both on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, delaying the toss by 30 minutes as the outfield took time to dry.

Host skipper Rahim expected assistance for the bowlers due to the fact that the covers had been on the pitch for 17 hours, and the hosts made four changes as they searched for relief in the wake of lousy defeats in ODIs one and two.

Mohammad Ashraful, Alok Kapali, Abdur Razzak and Rubel Hossain were all left out, as Nafees, Shuvagoto Hom, Nazmul Hossain and Suhrawadi Shuvo were brought in.

The men from the Caribbean also made a raft of changes, giving games to Brathwaite, Powell and Anthony Martin as Simmons, Devendra Bishoo and Ravi Rampaul were given a break.

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