Bangladesh win first ODI by six wickets against West Indies
Dhaka, January 21: The Bangladesh Cricket Team won the first ODI of the series against West Indies in Mirpur on Wednesday.
West Indies were bowled out for 122 by veteran Shakib Al Hasan and debutant Hasan Mahmud. However, Bangladesh did not win as easily as it should have. Bangladesh lost 4 wickets to reach the target of only 123 runs, played 33.5 overs.
On paper, the victory was expected against the underprivileged West Indies. Bangladesh made a comeback in international cricket by winning by 8 wickets. At the same time, Tamim Iqbal's team started the new year positively.
Bigger relief than that with Shakib Al Hasan. Returning to the field after a long time, Shakib was the brightest of all. After taking 4 wickets for only 6 runs with the first ball, he made 19 runs with the bat. Which helped the team to win easily.
But the start of the match was great for West Indies. West Indies vice-captain Sunil Ambris sent the ball out of bounds with a deep square leg at the end of the first over of the innings after losing the toss and opting to bat. Such a shot was giving the message of brave batting. But Ambris' journey came to a halt with the second ball of the second over by Mostafizur Rahman.
The second wicket also came in the bowling of Mustafiz. This time Liton Das stood up and took a flying catch. Joshua da Silva drove offstamp delivery in the second ball of the sixth over of Mustafiz's innings. The ball hits the outside edge of the bat and goes into the gully area. Where Liton was, he jumped to the right, clasped the ball with both hands and rang Joshua's farewell bell.
Then Shakib's prowess started with the ball. Shakib played after a long 18-month ICC ban and coronavirus pandemic, and almost single-handedly beat the visiting side.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated the Bangladesh cricket team on their victory over the West Indies in the first ODI of the series. This information was given by the press wing of the Prime Minister on Wednesday evening. Bangladesh won the international match after a long break due to Corona.