BAN vs WI 1st ODI Highlights: Bangladesh won by 6 wickets
Brief Score: WI - 122 All-out (Mayers 40, Powell 28, Shakib 4/8, Mahmud 3/28)
BAN - 123/4 (Tamim Iqubal 44, Shakib 19, Akael Hosein 3/26)
Man of the Match - Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh outplays West Indies across all formats of the game and won the opening ODI quite comprehensively by chase down the required target in 33.5 overs at Dhaka. Chasing a below-par total of 122, both openers gave the hosts a decent start upfront by putting 47 runs for the opening wicket. However, Wes Indies pacer Alzari Joseph set the tone with a tight 8-over spell atop and the rewards have been reaped by the spin-twin of Akeal Hosein and skipper Jason Mohammed. With this clinical win, Bangladesh takes a 1-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series.
Shakib Al Hasan, the star performer for the Bengal Tigers with both bat and ball. Shakib has been adjudged 'Man of the Match' as well for his seven and a half overs' fierce spell in which he concedes only 8 runs and nipped four scalps including West Indies skipper Mohammed's wicket.
Bangladesh start their ICC @cricketworldcup Super League campaign with a win!— ICC (@ICC) January 20, 2021
They beat West Indies in the first #BANvWI ODI by six wickets.
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Shakib said ''Focus was to put the ball in the right areas and let the ball do the work. I don't count all the domestic games I played, outside the dressing room people may think about it but I don't think about it. Should have finished the game tonight, but will work on it and will try to finish next time. The boys are playing after 9 months so everyone is a little bit nervous.''
Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and have opted to field first. Kyle Mayers and Rovman Powell played counter-attacking shots for 3-4 overs in between the West Indies innings. Barring this, the rest of the batters are left with nothing to take away from this one-sided game. Seven single-digit scores should sum it up, but the Bangladesh bowlers are right on the money.
The conditions aren't the easiest to bat though, with a sticky pitch and grey skies. But credit goes to Bengal Tigers pacemen as they combined humiliates the visitors as bundled out for a paltry 122 in 32.2 overs. Mayers was the top-run getters for the visitors with a score of 44 off 56, including 4 fours and one over the rope.
Mustafizur started it, getting the ball to swing and outfoxing both Windies openers before Shakib took over the ball and picked four scalps. Debutant Hasan Mahmud has also impressed and chipped WI lower-order. Shakib picked four wickets by conceding just 8 runs in his 7.2 overs spell while debutant Mahmud took 3/26 while the 'Fizz'' also bagged a couple of wickets.