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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Bangladesh bowl out West Indies for 61

SHAKIB Al Hasan bagged four wickets as the West Indies fell for just 61 in a one-day loss to Bangladesh overnight.

The tourists were dismissed for their second-lowest total of 61 after being put in to bat in Chittagong, with left-arm spinner Shakib finishing with a career-best 4-16 from five disciplined overs.

The West Indies' lowest total in one-day internationals was 54 against South Africa in Cape Town in 2004.

Bangladesh, who had lost the first two one-dayers, achieved the small target with 30 overs to spare, opener Tamim Iqbal top-scoring with an unbeaten 36.

The win was some consolation for Bangladesh with the visitors winning the series 2-1.

The West Indies lost their last nine wickets for 28 in a dramatic collapse, with Shakib, off-spinner Nasir Hossain (2-3) and paceman Shafiul Islam (2-21) doing the maximum damage.

Opener Kieran Powell (25) and debutant Carlos Brathwaite (11) were the only batsmen to reach double figures in a dismal batting performance.

The West Indies, who had dismissed Bangladesh for 58 in a World Cup match in Dhaka in March, were at the receiving end this time as their innings lasted just 22 overs.

Their batting woes began in the 11th over when Shafiul had in-form Marlon Samuels caught by Suhrawadi Shuvo in the covers for his first victim. Samuels, who scored half-centuries in the last two one-dayers, could make just five.

Off-spinner Nasir, wicketless in his six one-dayers before this match, was on hat-trick when he bowled Powell and then held a return catch to dismiss hard-hitting Kieron Pollard off successive deliveries.

The West Indies made three changes from the side that won the second one-dayer by eight wickets in Dhaka last week.

Powell, Anthony Martin and Brathwaite came in place of Devendra Bishoo, Ravi Rampaul and Lendl Simmons.

Bangladesh replaced Mohammad Ashraful, Alok Kapali, Abdur Razzak and Rubel Hossain with Shuvo, Shuvagata Hom, Shahriar Nafees and Nazmul Hossain.

The West Indies and Bangladesh will now play a two-Test series, starting in Chittagong on Friday. AFP

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