Simmons ton drives West Indies

Lendl Simmons hit an impressive maiden century to help the West Indies post a challenging 298-4 against Bangladesh in the first one-day international yesterday.

Lendl Simmons

The opener, 26, cracked two sixes and eight fours in his 124-ball 122 to prop up the innings after the tourists had been put in bat in the day-night match in Dhaka.

He added 67 runs with Adrian Barath, who retired after making 21, and 150 with in-form Marlon Samuels (71).
Simmons completed his hundred in the 37th over with a single to mid-wicket off Shakib Al Hasan.

His best came in the 40th over when he hit paceman Shafiul Islam for four boundaries before being caught by Alok Kapali off paceman Rubel Hossian in the 42nd over.

West Indies plundered 74 runs in the last eight overs, with Kieron Pollard smashing three sixes in his 25-ball 41 and Darren Bravo scoring 20 off 19 balls.

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