WI vs BAN: West Indies out of tournament after beating Bangladesh by three runs in thrilling match

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West Indies knocked out Bangladesh for three runs in thrilling WI vs BAN match

Sharjah. The defending champions of the West Indies kept their hopes of entering the semifinals alive after beating Bangladesh by three runs in a thrilling T20 World Cup clash, while Bangladesh is almost out with defeat. The Caribbean team, sent to bat for the third time in a row, scored 142 of seven in a Super 12 life-and-death game. Their notable hitters, however, disappointed once again. Nicholas Pooran, alone in the last over, fighting against the fort, scored 40 runs on 22 balls.

He hit four sixes and one four to keep the West Indies from being reduced to an embarrassing total. Roston Chase scored 39 runs while making his T20 International debut. In response, Bangladesh was only able to manage 139 runs for five wickets in 20 overs. Every bowler in the West Indies took a wicket each. Bangladesh, which failed to score a single point in three games, is out of the tournament while the West Indies can reach the semi-finals if they win the rest of the games and if the results are favorable in the other games. Bangladesh got off to a bad start when starters Mohammad Naeem (17) and Shakib Al Hasan (nine) were eliminated in the first six overs.

After this, wicket-keeper batsman Liton Das (44 runs on 43 balls) took over the innings. Bangladesh needed 50 runs in the last six overs and six wickets were safe. Captain Mahmudullah (31 not out) and Das appeared to be in good shape. In such a situation, Dwayne Bravo gave up just three runs in the 17th. On the first ball of the 19, Mahmudullah hit him a six, but on the last ball he fired Das. It took 13 runs in the last one that Mahmudullah couldn’t make. Previously, for Bangladesh, spinner Mahedi Hasan and fast bowlers Shariful Islam and Mustafizur Rahman took two wickets for 27, 20 and 43 runs respectively.

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Bangladesh’s captain Mahmudullah, aware of the West Indies struggle against spinning bowls, opened Hassan’s bowling alley, which was off course, putting pressure on the Caribbean team. After getting a few overs from the fast bowlers, he called back the spinner in the fifth over and it paid off when Hasan took the big wicket from Chris Gayle (four). Bangladesh took two wickets for just 29 runs in the power play. In the next over, Hasan sent Shimron Hetmyer (nine) to the pavilion. Kieron Pollard (14 not out) and Chase tried to handle the tickets.

Pollard left the field at 13 due to a fitness issue. The reason for his departure is unknown, but he arrived in the last over and hit a six on the last ball. Previously, Andre Russell sold out without opening the account. Bangladesh brought the chase to life when Hasan dropped his catch in the middle of the field. He previously missed an opportunity to perplex Pooran as well. Chase and Pooran took 14 runs in 15th. Pooran hit Shakib Al Hasan for two consecutive sixes. Jason Holder also added 15 runs on five balls.


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