Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 14:26
West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 runs


West Indies skipper Jason Holder defended seven runs in the last over against Bangladesh in the second ODI and helped his team to record a series-leveling 3-run win.
Holder started the over by removing Mushfiqur Rahim, who swatted a full-toss straight to deep midwicket, bringing back memories of Bangladesh's 2016 meltdown against India in Bengaluru.
Holder then contained Mosaddek Hossain and Mashrafe Mortaza to just four runs off the next five balls.
Shimron Hetmyer's superb 93-ball 125 that pulled West Indies out of a rut and hauled them to a competitive 271 in 49.3 overs.
His 103-run fifth wicket stand with Rovman Powell, who contributed a 67-ball 44, was instrumental in their turnaround.
Hetmyer had to take the attack to Bangladesh in the last 10 overs almost single-handedly, hitting six of his seven sixes during that period.
When Bangladesh began, Anamul Haque gave them a blazing start with his two sixes and as many fours, but Alzarri Joseph bowled him in the third over.
Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan maintained that early momentum, however, giving Bangladesh to their fastest fifty in ODIs in 4.4 overs.
The pair hit four more boundaries - through point, cove, and mid-off - as the visitors sped to 79 for 1 after ten overs.
Then, the picture changed dramatically, as over the next 20 overs, Bangladesh scored only 67 runs. Both Shakib and Tamim needed to use the review to survive lbw decisions, while only getting three fours during this period.

West Indies 271 all out (Hetmyer 125, Rubel 3/61)

Bangladesh 268 for 6 (Mushfiqur 68, Shakib 56)
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