Shakib Al Hasan stars as Bangladesh beat West Indies to level T20I series

Aug 06, 2018, 09:42 IST | AFP

Just two runs were conceded as Bangladesh kept the series alive and also ended a five-match losing streak in the format going back to the final of the tri-nation series against India in Colombo last March

Shakib Al Hasan stars as Bangladesh beat West Indies to level T20I series
Shakib Al Hasan

A fine all-round performance by Shakib Al Hasan lifted Bangladesh to a series-levelling 12-run win over the West Indies in the second fixture of a three-match T20I series at the Central Broward Stadium in Florida on Saturday.

Shakib belted 60 and senior opener Tamim Iqbal topscored with 74 as the Bangladeshis posted a challenging 171-5 after they were put in to bat. Needing victory to keep the series alive, the captain claimed the important wickets of Marlon Samuels and opposing skipper Carlos Brathwaite as the Caribbean side were restricted to 159-9 in reply. Mustafizur Rahman took three expensive wickets but it was left to spinner Nazmul Islam to bowl the critical final over of the match with the West Indies needing 15 runs for victory.

Just two runs were conceded as Bangladesh kept the series alive and also ended a five-match losing streak in the format going back to the final of the tri-nation series against India in Colombo last March.

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