Ban vs WI, 3rd ODI: Samuels ton leads WI to first win

Marlon Samuels smashed 126 after Sunil Narine took four wickets to guide West Indies to a four-wicket win over Bangladesh in the third one-day international on Wednesday, cutting the hosts’ lead to 2-1 in the five-match series.

West Indies reached 228 for 6 with three overs remaining at Shere Bangla National Stadium after Bangladesh was sent in to bat and were bowled out for 227 in the final over.

Samuels’ fourth ODI century included 17 boundaries and two sixes, and he smashed 24 runs in the 45th over from medium-pacer Rubel Hossain to ensure victory. Kieron Powell scored 47 to offer support for Samuels after opener Chris Gayle had been removed for 4 to prolong his poor run of form.

Samuels also perished to Mashrafe Mortaza, caught by Mahmudullah near the boundary.

In Bangladesh’s innings, Mahmudullah scored 52 and Mushfiqur Rahim made 38 as the home side struggled against a disciplined bowling performance by the visitors. Read more
Courtesy : cricketnext.in.com

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