Bangladesh beat West Indies by 6 wickets in 1st ODI
Sports Correspondent, Dhaka, July 11: Scorng their first win on the tour of West Indies, Bangladesh beat the Caribbeans by six wickets in the first match of the three-match one-day international (ODI) series. Earlier, Bangladesh lost both Test and T20 series to West Indies.
Visiting Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bowl first in the match, which was reduced to 41 overs per innings because of a wet outfield.
The West Indies batsmen struggled to get going and posted an unchallenging 149-9 on the scoreboard.
Windies batters Sharmarh Brooks scored 33 off 66 balls, Anderson Phillip 21* off 22 and Nicholas Pooran 18 off 24 balls. Philip hit the only six of West Indies' innings at Providence.
For Bangladesh, Shoriful Islam took 4-34 and Mehidy Hasan Miraz 3-36.
Tigers reached the easy target, scoring 151-4 in 31.5 overs, with 55 balls to spare.
Mahmudullah top-scored with an unbeaten 41 off 69 balls, and Najmul Hossain Shanto hit a 46-ball 37.
Windies spinner Gudakesh Motie was economical with a return of 1-18 from nine overs.
The second ODI of the series will be played on Wednesday at the same venue.