Bangladesh seal T20I series win over West Indies

Aug 07, 2018, 10:00 IST | AFP

Russell smashed 47 off just 21 deliveries with six towering sixes and one four to keep the Caribbean side in with a chance of surpassing Bangladesh's formidable total of 184-5

Bangladesh seal T20I series win over West Indies
Andre Russell of West Indies hits 6 during the 3rd and final T20i match between West Indies and Bangladesh at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Pic/AFP

Bangladesh withstood a withering assault from Andre Russell to complete a series-clinching 19-run victory on the DLS Method over the West Indies in the rain-affected deciding final fixture of their three-match T20I series on Sunday.

Russell smashed 47 off just 21 deliveries with six towering sixes and one four to keep the Caribbean side in with a chance of surpassing Bangladesh's formidable total of 184-5.

However his dismissal at the start of the 18th over, giving left-arm seamer Mustafizur Rahman his third wicket of the innings, effectively sealed the result in favour of Bangladesh. Bangladesh's formidable total was set up by a career-best effort (61 off just 32) balls from Liton Das.

Earlier, West Indies had taken a 1-0 lead after the first T20I of the series with a seven-wicket victory. Shakib Al Hasan led Bangladesh's fight back in the second T20I, as B'desh won by 12 runs to level the series 1-1.

The victory in the third and final T20I, gave Bangladesh an impressive series win over T20I power-house West Indiesaway from home.

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