Bangladesh register victory in first West Indies ODI

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DHAKA:  Al Hasan inspired Bangladesh to a six-wicket victory against West Indies in the first ODI in Dhaka as he took four wickets while conceding just eight runs.

Debutant pacer Hasan Mahmud also impressed with the ball, picking up 3-28 as the hosts bowled out the weakened tourists for 122 before racing to 125-4 in 33.5 overs.

Skipper Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 44 off 69 while all-rounder Shakib played his part with the bat, hitting 19.

“No complaints, we bowled extremely well. Not just the spinners, but the pacers as well,” said Tamim at the prize-giving ceremony.

West Indies captain Jason Mohammed said he was disappointed with his side’s performance.

“It wasn’t easy to start on, but we didn’t have enough guys getting partnerships and those who got starts didn’t carry on,” he said.

Mustafizur Rahman, who claimed 2-20, seized the early momentum for Bangladesh, trapping Sunil Ambris in front for seven in the second over.

He removed Joshua Da Silva for nine after a rain break that halted play for nearly an hour. 

Playing his first international after a one-year suspension, Shakib’s left-arm spin immediately put pressure on the West Indies.

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