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Bangladesh vs West Indies: Shai Hope leads series-levelling win for visitors

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West Indies’ Shai Hope continues to prove why he is one of the best upcoming talents in international cricket as he smashed an unbeaten 146 to help West Indies beat Bangladesh in the second ODI to level the series 1-1.

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Bangladesh had won the first ODI.

Chasing a total of 256, Hope stood tall as the other batsmen failed. His brilliance can further be explained by the fact that no other player from the West Indies batting line-up could even cross the 30-run mark with the next best score being that of 27 by Darren Bravo.

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Hope held the innings together and ensured that they don’t collapse like they did in the first ODI. Despite the repeated fall of wickets, Hope continued in his own way as he struck a total of 12 fours and three sixes in his match-winning knock that came off 144 balls.

Rubel Hossain was the best bowler for Bangladesh as he took two wickets conceding 57 runs in the nine overs he bowled. Mustafizur Rahman also scalped two wickets while Mashrafe Mortaza and Mehidy Hasan Miraz ended with one apiece.

Earlier, fifties from the bats of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al-Hasan helped Bangladesh post 255/7 at end of their 50 overs. For the visitors, Oshane Thomas was the stand-out performer with the ball as he ended with three wickets while Kemar Roach, Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo and stand-in skipper Rovman Powell took one wicket each.

Brief scores: West Indies 256 for 6 (Hope 146*, Rubel 2-57) beat Bangladesh 255 for 7 (Shakib 65, Mushfiqur 62, Thomas 3-54) by four wickets.

(Image credit-Hindustan Times)

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