With the series at stake, West Indies saved face with a four-wicket win in Mirpur, set up by the spinners and a calm century by Marlon Samuels. West Indies were set 228, not a daunting target on paper, but with their recent batting collapses and struggles and spin, a comeback win for the visitors couldn’t be taken for granted. The spinners created chances and closed the gap between the two sides towards the end, but Samuels was the wicket Bangladesh wanted. They dismissed him, but a little too late, as West Indies were only six away from victory with four overs to spare.
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25 overs West Indies 117 for 1 (Samuels 62*, Powell 39*) need a further 111 runs to beat Bangladesh 227 (Mahmudullah 52, Narine 4-37)
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The pitch had plenty to keep the spinners interested under lights, but West Indies ensured no repeat of the top-order collapse in the second ODI in Mirpur, and progressed steadily towards the target of 228. Marlon Samuels looked ominous with a half-century, with a steady Kieran Powell for company.Read more