ODI Tri-Series 5th Match: Mustafizur’s four-for puts Bangladesh in the final

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Mustafizur Rahman finished with figures of 4-43 off nine overs

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Mustafizur Rahman took a four-wicket haul as Bangladesh cruised past the West Indies by five wickets in Dublin and reached the final of the ODI tri-series.

Opting to bat first, the West Indies lost opener Sunil Ambris early on as he was caught by Soumya Sarkar in the slip cordon off the bowling of captain Mashrafe Mortaza for 23.

Darren Bravo only made six runs before he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Mehidy Hasan Miraz, while Roston Chase was dismissed by Mustafizur for 19.

With Jonathan Carter being given out lbw off the bowling of Mustafizur for three runs, the West Indies were in a spot of bother at 99/4.

Shai Hope and skipper Jason Holder came to the rescue with a 100-run partnership before Hope was caught behind off the bowling of Mortaza for 87, which came off 108 balls and included six boundaries and a six.

Holder went on to score a 76-ball 62, which included three boundaries and a six, before he was caught behind off the bowling of Mortaza.

Shakib Al Hasan removed Fabian Allen for seven runs, while Mustafizur took out Ashley Nurse and debutant Raymon Reifer for 14 and seven respectively.

As a result of the flurry of wickets, the West Indies finished on 247/9.

Mustafizur was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Mortaza snapped up three, and Mehidy and Shakib chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 248 to win, Bangladesh got off to a solid start as Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar amassed a 54-run partnership before Tamim was clean bowled by Nurse for 21.

Sarkar and Shakib kept the runs flowing with a 52-run stand before Shakib was caught by Chase at short cover off the bowling of Nurse for 29.

Sarkar was on his way back to the pavilion two balls later as he was caught by Ambris at short midwicket off the bowling of Nurse for 54, which came off 67 balls and included four boundaries and two sixes.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun stabilised the innings with an 83-run partnership before Mithun was cleaned up by Holder for 43.

Rahim and Mahmudullah added 50 runs to the score before Rahim was dismissed by Kemar Roach for 63, which came off 73 deliveries and included five boundaries and a six.

Mahmudullah went on to make 30 as Bangladesh reached their target with 16 balls to spare.

Nurse was the most successful bowler with three wickets, while Holder and Roach claimed one wicket each.

Mustafizur was named Man of the Match.

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