Bangladesh were off to a great start after registering the crucial win in the opening ODI of the ongoing three-match series at Providence Stadium in Guyana on Sunday. In the contest, which was reduced to 41 overs per side due to wet outfield, the visitors recorded a vital 6-wicket triumph.
Chasing 150, former skipper Mahmudullah shined with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 41 off 69 deliveries with the help of three boundaries, including a six to take Bangladesh home. Captain Tamim Iqbal (33) and Najmul Hossain Shanto (37) also made valuable contributions to Bangladesh’s successful chase.
Earlier, Bangladesh bowlers set up the foundation of the win with the exhibition of brilliant bowling. Shoriful Islam and Mehidy Hasan were the pick of the bowlers for the tourists as West Indies could only score 149/9 in 41 overs.
Islam took a remarkable four-wicket haul for 34 runs in eight overs, including a maiden. Similarly, Hasan picked up three scalps while conceding 36 runs in nine overs, including two maidens. For the hosts, Shamarh Brooks was the top scorer with 33 off 66 balls.
West Indies 141/9 in 41 overs (Shamarh Brooks 33, Anderson Philip 21*; Shoriful Islam 4/34, Mehidy Hasan 3/36) lost to Bangladesh 142/4 in 31.4 overs (Mahmudullah 41*, Najmul Hossain 37; Gudakesh Motie 1/18) by six wickets.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Bangladesh taste victory on their tour of the West Indies 👏
They take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.#WIvBAN | https://t.co/iMq41gvGra pic.twitter.com/o10ILneGFr
— ICC (@ICC) July 11, 2022
Player of the match: Mehidy Hasan Miraz.#BCB #Cricket #WIvBAN pic.twitter.com/BdBG2QyGBm
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) July 10, 2022
The bowlers who set up the match for us. Special mention for Miraz, Shoriful & Nasum for outstanding effort with the ball & what about Fizz first delivery. Responsible knock from Mahmadullah too. #WIvBAN
— Athar Ali Khan (@AtharAliKhan97) July 10, 2022
Not our day at the office at Providence 🇬🇾 – but the series remains alive with two games left. The #MenInMaroon go again on Wednesday #WIvBAN pic.twitter.com/0tBnSV0hJn
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 10, 2022
A comfortable win for @BCBtigers as they take the first ODI by six wickets! #WIvBAN #CPL22 #CricketPlayedLouder #BiggestPartyInSport pic.twitter.com/ERxnAtxgML
— CPL T20 (@CPL) July 10, 2022
Bangladesh might be struggling in the other formats but in ODI cricket, they know what they’re doing
First win on their tour of WI, winning the opening ODI by 6 wickets#WIvBAN
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) July 10, 2022
Finally a win for Bangladesh in this tour. And not to surprise, it’s ODI where Bangladesh is currently at a strong position. After this 1-0 lead, I hope Bangladesh win the series and it’ll be two back to back overseas ODI series win. 🇧🇩🤍#WIvsBAN
— Aditya (@AdityaArhod) July 10, 2022
That’s it. Bangladesh win by 6 wickets and lead the three-match ODI series 1-0. Goodnight and Eid Mubarak. 🇧🇩🌛#WIvsBAN #CricketTwitter pic.twitter.com/gZPW0ZMZce
— Saif Ahmed (@saifahmed75) July 10, 2022
Bangladesh won the first ODI by 6 wickets! Match Summary…#WIvsBAN pic.twitter.com/1ojYjH0guL
— Sohailcrickter@gmail.Com (@sohailcrickter) July 11, 2022
BCBtigers: Player of the match: Mehidy Hasan Miraz.#BCB #Cricket #WIvBAN pic.twitter.com/N3Z4nYQu9k
— Abdullah Nadim (@AbdullahNadim2) July 10, 2022