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WI beat Tigers by 8-wicket in 1st T20I

WI beat Tigers by 8-wicket in 1st T20I

Brief score

Bangladesh: 129 for all in 19 overs, Shakib 61, Ariful 17, Mahmudullah 12, Sheldon Cottrell 4/28
West Indies: 130 for 2 in 10.5 overs, Shai Hope 55, Paul 28 n.o, Pooran 23 n.o, Saifuddin 1/13 and Mahmudullah 1/13

Visiting West Indies beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the first T20I of the three-match series at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Monday (Dec 17). After winning the toss, Bangladesh opted to bat and finally managed to score 129 for all in 19 overs.

It was a one-sided affair as West Indies beat Bangladesh by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series at Sylhet. Batting first, Bangladesh set Windies a target of 130 after throwing away wickets earlier in the day.

Hope slammed fifty to continue his brilliant form and formed an opening partnership with Evin Lewis to hand the hosts a crushing defeat. The Bangladesh bowlers suffered as the visitors slammed eight fours and 10 sixes in just 10.5 overs in this innings.

The remaining matches of the three-match series will be held in Dhaka on Dec 20 and 22. Both matches will start from 5 p.m.

Earlier, the hosts won the Test series by a margin of 2-0 and the ODI series by 2-1.

Bangladesh XI: Liton Das, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Abu Hider, Mustafizur Rahman

Windies XI: Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Rovman Powell, Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas