Shakib stars as BD roll over feeble West Indies

Published January 21, 2021
WEST INDIES’ Alzarri Joseph is cleaned up by Bangladesh spinner Shakib Al Hasan during the first One-day International at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday.—AFP
WEST INDIES’ Alzarri Joseph is cleaned up by Bangladesh spinner Shakib Al Hasan during the first One-day International at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday.—AFP

DHAKA: Shakib Al Hasan claimed four wickets for eight runs in his international comeback to set up an easy six-wicket victory for Bangladesh over the depleted West Indies in the first One-day International in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Debutant pacer Hasan Mahmud also impressed with the ball, picking up 3-28 as the hosts bowled out the weakened tourists for 122 before racing to 125-4 in 33.5 overs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Skipper Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 44 off 69 while all-rounder Shakib played his part with the bat, hitting 19.

Left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein took 3-26 to give the home batsmen some trouble but his effort was not enough to defend the visitors’ meagre total.

Mushfiqur Rahim (19) and Mahmudullah (9) were unbeaten to complete the win, helping Bangladesh take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Opting to bowl first, Bangladesh earlier wrapped up the West Indies innings in 32.2 overs.

Mustafizur Rahman, who claimed 2-20, seized the early momentum for Bangladesh, trapping Sunil Ambris in front for seven in the second over.

He removed Joshua Da Silva for nine after a rain break that halted play for nearly an hour.

Playing his first international after a one-year suspension, Shakib’s left-arm spin immediately put pressure on the West Indies.

He bowled Andre McCa­rthy for 12 before West Indies’ stand-in captain Jason Mohammed was stumped off his bowling for 17.

Nkrumah Bonner went for a duck leg before wicket in Shakib’s next over to leave the West Indies struggling at 56-5.

Kyle Mayers hit 40 off 56 balls and added 59 runs with Rovman Powell (28) for the seventh wicket to bring some respectability to the visitors’ score.

Hasan’s pace removed Powell and Raymon Reifer with successive deliveries to end the resistance.

Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan dismissed Mayers as the West Indies lost their last five wickets for seven runs.

Shakib claimed the final wicket of Alzarri Joseph.

The second match of the series will be held at the same venue on Friday.



S.W. Ambris lbw b Mustafizur 7

J. Da Silva c Liton b Mustafizur 9

A.M. McCarthy b Shakib 12

J. Mohammed st Mushfiqur b Shakib 17

K.R. Mayers c Liton b Mehidy 40

N.E. Bonner lbw b Shakib 0

R. Powell c Mushfiqur b Hasan 28

R.A. Reifer lbw b Hasan 0

A.S. Joseph b Shakib 4

A.J. Hosein c Liton b Hasan 1

C.K. Holder not out 0

EXTRAS (LB-3, W-1) 4

TOTAL (all out, 32.2 overs) 122

FALL OF WKTS: 1-9, 2-24, 3-45,

4-56, 5-56, 6-115, 7-115, 8-121, 9-122.

BOWLING: Rubel Hossain 6-0-34-0; Mustafizur Rahman 6-0-20-2 (1w); Hasan Mahmud 6-1-28-3; Shakib Al Hasan 7.2-2-8-4; Mehidy Hasan



Liton Das b Hosein 14

Tamim Iqbal c Da Silva b Mohammed 44

Najmul Hossain c Mohammed b Hosein 1

Shakib Al Hasan b Hosein 19

Mushfiqur Rahim not out 19

Mahmudullah not out 9

EXTRAS (B-2, LB-10, W-4, NB-3) 19

TOTAL (for four wkts, 33.5 overs) 125

FALL OF WKTS: 1-47, 2-57, 3-83, 4-105.

DID NOT BAT: Soumya Sarkar, Mehidy Hasan, Hasan Mahmud, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.

BOWLING: Joseph 8-3-17-0 (3w); Holder 3-0-26-0 2(2nb); Akeal Hosein 10-1-26-3 (1w); Mohammed 8-0-19-1; McCarthy 2-0-10-0; Bonner 2.5-0-15-0 (1nb).

RESULT: Bangladesh won by six wickets to lead three-match series 1-0.

UMPIRES: Sharfuddoula Saikat (Bangladesh) and Masudur Rahman (Bangladesh).

TV UMPIRE: Gazi Sohel (Bangladesh).

MATCH REFEREE: Neeyamur Rashid (Bangladesh).

MAN-OF-THE-MATCH: Shakib Al Hasan.

Published in Dawn, January 21st, 2021


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