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West Indies opener Shai Hope scored a superb 109, which was his second consecutive ODI century, but it wasn’t enough as Bangladesh cruised to an eight-wicket win in Dublin.
Opting to bat first, the West Indies got off to an excellent start as Hope and Sunil Ambris amassed an 89-run partnership before Ambris was caught by Mahmudullah at point off the bowling of Mehidy Hasan Miraz for 38.
Darren Bravo fell shortly after, but Hope and Roston Chase stabilised the innings with a 115-run stand before Chase was caught by Mustafizur Rahman at short fine leg off the bowling of captain Mashrafe Mortaza for 51, which came off 62 balls and included two boundaries and a six.
Hope went on to score 109, which came off 132 deliveries and included 11 boundaries and a six, before he was caught by Mohammad Mithun at extra cover off the bowling of Mortaza.
Once Hope was gone, the West Indies began losing wickets in a hurry and went from 207/4 to finishing on 261/9.
Mortaza was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Mustafizur and Mohammad Saifuddin snapped up two wickets apiece. As for Mehidy and Shakib Al Hasan, they chipped in with one wicket each.
Chasing 262 to win, Bangladesh got off to a brilliant start as Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar forged a 144-run partnership before Sarkar was caught by Bravo at deep midwicket off the bowling of Chase for 73, which came off 68 balls and included nine boundaries and a six.
Tamim and Shakib kept the runs flowing with a 52-run stand before Tamim was caught by West Indies skipper Jason Holder at short midwicket off the bowling of Shannon Gabriel for 80, which came off 116 balls and included seven boundaries.
Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim finished things off with an unbeaten 68-run partnership.
Shakib ended up making a 61-ball 61, which included three boundaries and two sixes, while Rahim remained undefeated on a 25-ball 32, which included two boundaries and two sixes.
Chase and Gabriel claimed one wicket each.
Hope was named Man of the Match.