Rovman Powell gives West Indies a 1-0 lead
July 04 2022 by cricbuzz staff
After the first game in the series was washed out, West Indies took a 1–0 lead in the three-match series with a 35-run win over Bangladesh. Rovman Powell led the West Indies attack with an unbeaten 28-ball 61 as West Indies piled on the runs, giving Bangladesh a 194 win, which was too much for the visitors on Sunday (July 4).
Opener Brandon King led the West Indies, who scored a fifty – 57 for 43 – falling to 26/2 in 4 overs as wickets fell at the other end. Captain Nicholas Pooran scored 34 off 30, sharing a 56-ball 74 with King and reviving the team after West Indies were reduced to 26 for 2. King then joined with Powell and the pair broke boundaries and headed east. The duo shared a partnership of 63 runs in 28 and West Indies scored 108 runs in their last 10 overs. Powell hit six sixes in his brilliant innings. Bangladesh would have regretted that they bowled too loosely and West Indies made the biggest mistake.
Chasing the target, West Indies hit both the openers in two overs and early to dismiss Mahmudullah in the third. Shakib Al Hasan and Afif Hossain held off somewhat with a 55-run partnership, but once it broke, West Indies didn’t let them get out of their grip. During this, Shakib batted deep and scored a half-century. He remained unbeaten on 68 runs out of 52.
Brief Scores: West Indies 193/5 in 20 overs (Brandon King 57, Rovman Powell 61*; Shorful Islam 2-40) beat Bangladesh 158/6 in 20 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 68*, Afif Hossain 34; Obed McCoy 2- 37, Romario Shepherd 2-28) by 35 runs.