Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st ODI: Mortaza shines in 200th ODI to hand Bangladesh 1-0 lead

Mashrafe Mortaza three wickets Bangladesh West Indies 1st ODI Dhaka cricket

Mashrafe Mortaza finished with figures of 3-30 off his 10 overs

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Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza starred in his 200th ODI as his three-wicket haul saw his side cruise past the West Indies by five wickets in Dhaka.

Choosing to bat first, the West Indies lost opener Kieran Powell early on as he was caught by Rubel Hossain at cover point off the bowling of Shakib Al Hasan for 10.

Darren Bravo didn’t fare much better as he was caught by Tamim Iqbal at long-off off the bowling of Mortaza for 19.

Shai Hope, who opened the batting with Powell, managed to score 43 before he was caught by Mehidy Hasan Miraz at backward point off the bowling of Mortaza.

Shimron Hetmyer, stand-in captain Rovman Powell and Marlon Samuels fell shortly after.

However, Roston Chase and Keemo Paul put up a fight as they forged a 51-run partnership before Chase was caught by Mehidy at backward point off the bowling of Mustafizur Rahman for 32.

Mustafizur then took out Paul for 36 before sending Devendra Bishoo packing for a golden duck as the West Indies finished on 195/9 off their 50 overs.

Mortaza and Mustafizur picked up three wickets apiece, while Mehidy, Shakib and Rubel chipped in with one wicket each.

Chasing 196 to win, Bangladesh got off to a disappointing start as Tamim was caught by Bishoo at point off the bowling of Chase for 12 runs.

Imrul Kayes only made four runs before he was clean bowled by Oshane Thomas.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das stabilised the innings with a 47-run partnership before Liton was cleaned up by Paul for 41.

Rahim and Shakib kept the runs flowing with a 57-run stand before Shakib was caught behind off the bowling of Rovman Powell for 30.

Even though Soumya Sarkar fell soon after, Rahim led Bangladesh to victory with 89 balls to spare with his unbeaten knock of 55, which came off 70 balls and included five boundaries.

Chase was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Thomas, Paul and Powell claimed one wicket each.

Mortaza was named Man of the Match.

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