ODI Tri-Series Final: Mosaddek’s blitz leads Bangladesh past West Indies

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Mosaddek Hossain struck two boundaries and five sixes during his game-winning knock of 52 not out

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Bangladesh all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain walloped an unbeaten 52 off just 24 balls to lead his side to a five-wicket win over the West Indies via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.

Being put in to bat first, the West Indies, whose innings was reduced to 24 overs due to rain, got off to a fantastic start as openers Shai Hope and Sunil Ambris forged a 144-run partnership before Hope was dismissed by Mehidy Hasan Miraz.

Ambris and Darren Bravo added eight runs in the last eight balls as the West Indies finished on 152/1 off their 24 overs.

Ambris ended up making 69, which came off 78 balls and included seven boundaries, while Bravo remained undefeated on three.

Mehidy was the only bowler to take a wicket.

Chasing 210 to win off 24 overs due to the DLS method coming into effect, Bangladesh got off to a scorching start as Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar amassed a 59-run partnership in under six overs before Tamim was caught by West Indies captain Jason Holder at mid-off off the bowling of Shannon Gabriel for 18.

Gabriel struck again three balls later as he trapped Sabbir Rahman lbw for a duck.

Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim added 49 runs to the score before Sarkar was dismissed by Raymon Reifer for a 41-ball 66, which included nine boundaries and three sixes.

Rahim went on to score 36 before he was given out lbw off the bowling of Reifer, while Mohammad Mithun was trapped lbw off the bowling of Fabian Allen for 17.

With Bangladesh struggling at 143/5 in the 16th over, Mosaddek came to the rescue as he hammered a 24-ball 52, which included two boundaries and five sixes to lead his side to victory with seven balls to spare.

Gabriel and Reifer took two wickets apiece, while Allen claimed one.

Mosaddek was named Man of the Match.

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