Windies wallop toothless Tigers

Bangladesh

The West Indies made light work of Bangladesh in the second ODI, winning by a massive 177 runs in Grenada to seal a series victory with one game to play.

The West Indies made light work of Bangladesh in the second ODI, winning by a massive 177 runs in Grenada to seal a series victory with one game to play.

The Windies batted first and recorded 247 for seven, with half tons from Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo. Their bowlers then ensured those runs were unnecessary, removing the Tigers for 70 all out in 24.4 overs.

The Tigers won the toss and chose to field first, and initially that looked to be a good decision. Kirk Edwards was out in the second over for a duck, bowled by Al-Amin Hossain.

But Gayle had other ideas, and set about ratcheting the score up, six by six. He raced to his half century off 61 balls, and struck five sixes by the time he was out for 58. He was removed by Mahmudullah, caught by Sohag Gazi.

Bravo and Dinesh Ramdin continued the knock, putting on 51 together, after Gayle and BRavo had already recorded a stand of 88. As such, Bravo, also added a fifty to his records, but at a more sedate pace, his 53 coming off 82 balls.

Once he was bowled by Gazi, Ramdin and Lendl Simmons kept the scoreboard ticking. Ramdin was out for 34 though, to Hossain, while Simmons made his way to 40. Kieran Pollard added a cameo 26.

Mashrafe Mortaza did a good job near the end, removing Simmons, Pollard and Dwayne Bravo, thus restricting the total to something gettable, if the Tigers had been up to the task.

Their chase started off badly and just go worse. Ironically, the batsman in the worst form before the series, Tamim Iqbal, was the only player to reach double figures, making 37. The next best score was seven by Anamul Haque.

The Windies produced an all-round effort to run through the order, with Sunil Narine and Kemar Roach taking three wickets each, while Ravi Rampaul took two and Jason Holder one. The Tigers lost their last six wickets for just 13 runs.

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