Bangladesh made a mockery of West Indies bowling to seal an emphatic eight-wicket victory in their tri-series opener at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin on Tuesday.
An excellent team effort saw Bangladesh home, quelling over the uncertainty over their ability to beat West Indies following their 88-drubbing at the hands of Ireland Wolves in the practice game just 48 hours ago.
The bowlers paved the way of the crushing victory, having restricted West Indies to 261-9 when it looked they would end scoring 300. The batsmen then played their part superbly with Tamim Iqbal yet again setting the platform upfront.
He struck a well-composed 80 runs, his 45th half-century, that was complemented by Soumya Sarkar’s 68 ball-73 and Shakib Al Hasan’s run-a-ball-61 not out as Bangladesh reached the target, making 264-2 in just 45 overs.