Bangladesh win tri-series game by eight wickets
Shai Hope’s second straight ODI century came in vain as Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar teed up an eight-wicket win over West Indies in the second match of the 50-over tri-series in Ireland, according to Sky Sports.
Hope carded 109 in West Indies’ 261-9 in Dublin, two days after he hit 170 in the win over Ireland as he and John Campbell shared the highest opening stand in one-day international history of 365.
The Barbadian batsman helped his side to 205-3 in the 41st over against Bangladesh on Tuesday but once he and Roston Chase (51) were dismissed, West Indies faded – Tigers captain Mashrafe Mortaza finishing with 3-45 after removing Chase, Hope and Jason Holder.
Tamim (80) and Sarkar (73) – the latter coming into the game following scores of 106 and 208 not in domestic List A cricket – then put on 144 for Bangladesh’s opening wicket.
Shakib Al Hasan (61no) and Mushfiqur Rahim (32no) guided the Tigers to victory with five overs to spare, the duo’s unbroken partnership reaching 68 as Shakib struck the winning four off Sheldon Cottrell.
The tri-series continues at Malahide on Thursday as Ireland face Bangladesh, with West Indies back in action on Saturday when they meet Ireland at the same venue.