Bangladesh vs West Indies 3rd ODI: Hope’s 108* goes in vain as Mehidy leads Bangladesh to 2-1 series win

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Mehidy Hasan Miraz finished with career-best figures of 4-29 off his 10 overs

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Shai Hope struck an unbeaten 108, but the West Indies still lost to Bangladesh as Mehidy Hasan Miraz took a four-wicket haul to lead his side to an eight-wicket win.

Being put in to bat first, the West Indies lost opener Chandrapaul Hemraj early on as he was caught by Mohammad Mithun at point off the bowling of Mehidy for nine runs.

Hope and Darren Bravo made up for the loss of Hemraj with a 42-run partnership before Bravo was clean bowled by Mehidy for 10 runs.

Marlon Samuels didn’t fare much better as he was cleaned up by Mohammad Saifuddin for 19.

Once Samuels was gone, the West Indies began to lose wickets at regular intervals, but Hope continued to fight hard to give his side a chance of posting a respectable total.

With Hope receiving no support from the other batsmen, he began to take the attack to the Bangladesh bowlers and scored an unbeaten 108, which came off 131 balls and included nine boundaries and a six.

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Shai Hope celebrates after scoring his fourth ODI century

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Thanks to Hope, the West Indies finished on 198/9 off their 50 overs.

Mehidy was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Shakib Al Hasan and captain Mashrafe Mortaza snapped up two wickets apiece. As for Saifuddin, he chipped in with one.

Chasing 199 to win, Bangladesh got off to a solid start as Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das amassed a 45-run partnership before Liton was caught by West Indies stand-in captain Rovman Powell at mid-on off the bowling of Keemo Paul for 23.

Tamim and Soumya Sarkar kept the runs flowing with a 131-run partnership, during which both batsmen sailed past their fifties, before Sarkar was clean bowled by Paul for 80, which came off 81 balls and included five boundaries and five sixes.

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Tamim Iqbal (left) and Soumya Sarkar both made fifties

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Tamim and Mushfiqur Rahim mopped up the remaining runs as Bangladesh proceeded to win with 69 balls to spare.

Tamim finished on a 104-ball 81, which included nine boundaries, while Rahim remained undefeated on 16, which came off 14 deliveries and included two boundaries and a six.

Paul was the only bowler to take any wickets.

Mehidy was named Man of the Match.

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