Dublin - Mashrafe Mortaza led Bangladesh's fightback in the field before Tamim
Iqbal impressed with the bat as the Tigers enjoyed an ultimately
convincing eight-wicket win over the West Indies in Dublin on Tuesday.
West Indies, for whom Shai Hope made 109, were well-placed at 205 for
two in the 41st over before slumping to 261 for nine in 50 overs, with
pace-bowling captain Mortaza taking three for 49.
Tamim then made 80 and shared an opening stand of 144 with Soumya Sarkar (73).
Shakib Al Hasan followed up with an unbeaten 61 off as many balls,
with Bangladesh, who beat the West Indies in two one-day international
series in 2018, winning with five overs to spare.
Tamim, however, had only made one when he was dropped at cover by
Roston Chase. He went on to face 116 balls, including seven fours.
Earlier, Hope carried on from his excellent form against Ireland in
the triangular series opener where he made a magnificent 170 in a
The opening batsman was quickly into his stride, flicking the first
ball of the match from Mohammad Saifuddin and hitting him through the
covers off the third ball.
But despite adding 115 runs for the third wicket, Hope and Chase (51)
were restricted by Shakib and Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who between them had
combined figures of two for 71 from 20 overs.
Hope was eventually caught at cover off Mortaza.
The series continues on Thursday when Ireland, who have not qualified for the upcoming World Cup in England, play Bangladesh.