West Indies wins T20 series v Bangladesh after no-ball clash

West Indies wins T20 series v Bangladesh after no-ball clash

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Motivated by a no-ball decision against his team, fast bowler Keemo Paul took 5-15 as West Indies won the Twenty20 series against Bangladesh 2-1 after a bad-tempered 50-run win in the third match on Saturday.

Put into bat, opener Evin Lewis smashed a 36-ball 89, with six fours and eight sixes, to help West Indies pile up 190 before being bowled out in 19.2 overs.

Paul, along with left-arm spinner Fabian Allen (2-19), then helped to dismiss Bangladesh for 140 in 17 overs.

Bangladesh made a rapid start, thanks to Liton Das, despite opener Tamim Iqbal being run out for 8.

Das helped Bangladesh to go past 50 in just four overs before he was caught off pacer Oshane Thomas but the delivery was judged to be a no-ball.

West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite and his players protested the decision — with Thomas' foot shown to be on the line — and the game was stopped for around 10 minutes with no review allowed. Match referee Jeff Crowe intervened, the decision stood and play resumed.

The dispute fueled West Indies to such an extent that the tourists hit back with three wickets for one run in nine balls with Allen and Paul at the fore.

Allen got Soumya Sarkar (9) and Shakib Al Hasan for a duck in consecutive deliveries before Paul dismissed Mushfiqur Rahim (1).

From 56-1 before the no-ball dispute, Bangladesh was 66-4.

Paul then ran though the Bangladesh batting lineup, varying his pace well to leave Bangladesh 96-8 and became only the second West Indies bowler to take five-for in T20 cricket after former skipper Darren Sammy (5-26) against Zimbabwe in 2010.

Mehidy Hasan (19) and Abu Hider (22 not out) took Bangladesh past 100 runs.

Earlier, Bangladesh's bowlers bowled well to deny West Indies reaching the 200-run mark as the hosts sought a tour sweep against West Indies after winning the two-match test series 2-0 and the ODI series 2-1.

Evin Lewis launched West Indies in aggressive style and the visitors racked up 88 runs in the first powerplay with the loss of Shai Hope.

In the third over of the innings, Lewis smashed Hider for 27 runs including four sixes.

Bangladesh came back strongly through offspinner Mahmudullah (3-18) who bowled Lewis, leaving West Indies at 122-3 and sparking the collapse with Shakib (3-37) and Rahman (3-33) causing problems for West Indies.


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Updated : 2021-01-28 14:10 GMT+08:00