West Indies vs Bangladesh 3rd ODI: Tamim leads the way as Bangladesh seal 2-1 series win

Tamim Iqbal 103 West Indies Bangladesh 3rd ODI St Kitts cricket

Tamim Iqbal celerbrates after scoring his 11th ODI century

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Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal struck a fantastic 103 to not only lead his side to an 18-run win over the West Indies in the third ODI in St Kitts, but a 2-1 series win as well.

Choosing to bat first, Bangladesh made a slow start to their innings before opener Anamul Haque was caught by Kieran Powell at mid-on off the bowling of West Indies captain Jason Holder for 10 runs.

Tamim and Shakib Al Hasan made up for the loss of Anamul with an 81-run partnership, during which Tamim surpassed his half-century, before Shakib was dismissed by Ashley Nurse for 37.

Mushfiqur Rahim was clean bowled by Nurse for 12 runs, while Tamim went on to score 103 off 124 balls, which included seven boundaries and two sixes, before he was removed by Devendra Bishoo.

Mahmudullah and Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza stabilised the innings with a 53-run partnership before Mortaza was sent packing by Holder for a 25-ball 36.

Even though Sabbir Rahman fell shortly after, Mahmudullah ended up making 67 off 49 deliveries, which included five boundaries and three sixes, to lead Bangladesh to 301/6 off their 50 overs.

Holder and Nurse picked up two wickets apiece, while Bishoo and Sheldon Cottrell chipped in with one wicket each.

Chasing 302 to win, the West Indies made a solid start to their innings as Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis put together a 53-run partnership before Lewis was caught behind off the bowling of Mortaza for 13.

Gayle and Shai Hope kept the runs flowing with a 52-run stand, during which Gayle brought up his fifty, before he was caught by Mehidy Hasan Miraz at long-on off the bowling of Rubel Hossain for 73, which came off 66 balls and included six boundaries and five sixes.

Hope and Shimron Hetmyer added 67 runs to the score before Hetmyer was clean bowled by Mehidy for 30.

Powell fell shortly after, while Hope ended up scoring a 94-ball 64, which included five boundaries.

Holder was dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman for nine runs, but Rovman Powell put on a show towards the end of the innings.

However, his entertaining knock of 74 not out, which came off 41 balls and included five boundaries and four sixes, was not enough to lead his side to victory.

Mortaza was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Mehidy, Mustafizur and Rubel claimed one wicket each.

Tamim was named Man of the Match.

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