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West Indies opener Shai Hope hammered a career-best 146 not out to lead his side to a four-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second ODI in Dhaka.
Being put in to bat first, Bangladesh were dealt an early blow as opener Liton Das retired hurt on five on the ninth ball of the match after being struck on the ankle.
Imrul Kayes failed to trouble the scorers as he was caught behind off the bowling of Oshane Thomas for a duck.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal stabilised the innings with a 111-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their fifties, before Tamim was caught by Kemar Roach at deep midwicket off the bowling of Devendra Bishoo for 50, which came off 63 balls and included four boundaries and a six.
Rahim went on to score an 80-ball 62, which included five boundaries, before he was caught behind off the bowling of Thomas.
Mahmudullah and Shakib Al Hasan steadied things with a 61-run stand before Mahmudullah was caught by Shimron Hetmyer at cover off the bowling of stand-in captain Rovman Powell for 30.
Soumya Sarkar fell shortly after, which brought Liton back to the crease. However, he didn’t last long as he was dismissed by Keemo Paul for eight runs.
Shakib ended up making a 62-ball 65, which included six boundaries and a six, before he was clean bowled by Roach.
Thanks to Shakib, Bangladesh finished on 255/7 off their 50 overs.
Thomas was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Roach, Paul, Bishoo and Powell chipped in with one wicket apiece.
Chasing 256 to win, the West Indies made a dismal start to their innings as opener Chandrapaul Hemraj was trapped lbw off the bowling of Mehidy Hasan Miraz for three runs.
Hope and Darren Bravo made up for the loss of Hemraj with a 65-run partnership before Bravo was clean bowled by Rubel Hossain for 27.
Hope and Marlon Samuels kept the runs flowing with a 62-run stand before Samuels was caught behind off the bowling of Mustafizur Rahman for 26.
Hetmyer, Powell and Roston Chase fell shortly after, but Hope and Paul got the job done for the West Indies as they amassed a game-winning unbeaten 71-run partnership.
Hope finished on 146, which came off 144 balls and included 12 boundaries and three sixes, while Paul remained undefeated on 18.
Rubel and Mustafizur took two wickets apiece, while Mehidy and Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza claimed one wicket each.
Hope was named Man of the Match.