Shakib stars as Bangladesh level T20 series vs West Indies

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Captain Shakib Al Hasan produced a career-best 5-21 for Bangladesh to beat the West Indies by 36 runs and level their three-match Twenty20 series 1-1 on Thursday.

Shakib also provided vital late runs when Bangladesh batted first, his 26-ball 42 studded with five fours and one six lifting them to a more-than-competitive 211-4 and their second highest T20 total in the day-night match.

West Indies was in the chase at 98-3 in the 11th over until Shakib took three wickets in eight deliveries with his left-arm spin. West Indies was all out for 175 in 19.2 overs.

After losing the first T20 by eight wickets, Bangladesh kept alive its ambition of winning all three series formats following its 2-0 win in the tests and 2-1 win in the one-day internationals.

The series-deciding third T20 is on Saturday.


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