Thursday, 13 October 2011

Windies beat Bangladesh by 40 runs

Lendl Simmons smashed a maiden century as the West Indies posted an easy 40-run win over Bangladesh in the first one-day international on Thursday to gain a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

The opener made a 124-ball 122 as the West Indies scored a challenging 298-4 before restricting Bangladesh to 258-7 in the day-night match in Dhaka. Shakib Al Hasan top-scored for the hosts with an unbeaten 67.

Brief scores:

West Indies 298-4 in 50 overs; Bangladesh 258-7 in 50 overs. AFP

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