Bangladesh thrashed West Indies by 7 wickets in the second ODI to take a comprehensive 2-0 lead in the three-match series on Friday.
The home team’s bowling unit produced a phenomenal performance against visitors to guide their side to a comfortable win at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan was the main highlight of the game as he claimed a career-best four-wicket haul for 25 runs to bundle out the Caribbeans on 148 inside 44 overs.
Hasan dismissed opener Kjorn Ottley (24), Joshua Da Silva (5), Rovman Powell (41), Raymon Reifer (2) to pick four wickets in 9.4 overs.
Apart from Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman (2/15) and Shakib Al Hasan (2/30) picked up two wickets each. Hasan Mahmud (1/54) also claimed one scalp.
In reply, the hosts chased down the target in 33.2 overs with seven wickets in hand. Skipper Tamim Iqbal led from the front and scored his 48th fifty in the 50-over format.
Shakib remained unbeaten on 43 and took his side over the finish line. For the West Indies, Akeal Hosein, Jason Mohammed and Reifer, all bagged one wicket apiece.
The third and final ODI of the series shall take place at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Monday (January 25).
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) January 22, 2021
✴️ 9.4 overs
✴️ 25 runs
— ICC (@ICC) January 22, 2021
Bangladesh clinch the ODI series.. #BANvWI
— Crick Diwana (@TheCrickDiwana_) January 22, 2021
আজকের ম্যাচে তামিম ইকবাল ❤️
✅ ক্যাপ্টেন হিসেবে ১ম সিরিজ জয়
✅ সিরিজে স্বাগতিকদের ১ম ফিফটি
✅ ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজের বিপক্ষে ৭ম ফিফটি
✅ ওয়ানডে ক্যারিয়ারের ৪৮ তম ফিফটি
✅ ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজের বিপক্ষে ১ম বাংলাদেশী হিসেবে 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ রান#BANvWI pic.twitter.com/xo6dQ8kMUV
— Meftah Uddin (@uddin_meftah) January 22, 2021
50 from skipper Tamim Iqbal . He also became 1st Bangladeshi to score 1k runs against West Indies #BanvsWI
— Abul Hasanat (@iamhasanat) January 22, 2021
Most runs at a single venue in ODIs –
Tamim Iqbal – 2925
Shakib Al Hasan – 2591
Mushfiqur Rahim – 2470
(all coming at Shere Bangla National Stadium) #BANvWI
— Thilak Ramamurthy (@Thilak_Rama) January 22, 2021
— Prottoy 🇧🇩 (@prottoy75) January 22, 2021
Captain Tamim Iqbal’s field placement has been unprecedented, unconventional and absolutely spot on in this series #BANvWI
— Sayf Azad (@wheresmymoshari) January 22, 2021
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) January 22, 2021
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) January 22, 2021