Powell and King among the runs as West Indies beat Bangladesh
SUMMARY: West Indies 193-5 from 20 overs (Rovman Powell 61*, Brandon King 57, Nicholas Pooran 34; Shoriful Islam 2-40) beat Bangladesh 158-6 from 20 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 68*, Afif Hossain 34; Romario Shepherd 2-28, Obed McCoy 2-37) by 35 runs
Rovman Powell and Brandon King were among the runs on Sunday as West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 35 runs in the second T20 International in Dominica to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Rain forced a no-result in the opening game on Saturday at the same venue, and the series now heads to Guyana with West Indies huge favourites to wrap up a 2-0 victory when the final game is played on Thursday.
West Indies’ total was built on two big partnerships, both of them involving King, who made 57 off 43 balls (7x4s, 1×6).
Kyle Mayers was dismissed for 17 off 9 (2x4s, 1×6) and Shamarh Brooks made a three-ball duck, as West Indies slipped to 26-2. King and skipper Nicholas Pooran then put together 74 for the third wicket, with Pooran scoring 34 off 30 (3x4s, 1×6).
Powell joined the act after Pooran’s dismissal at 100-3, and in partnership with King, 63 runs were added for the fourth wicket. Powell topscored with 61 off 28 (2x4s, 6x6s).
Shoriful Islam was Bangladesh’s most successful bowler with 2-40.
Left-arm seamer Obed McCoy rocked the top order, removing both openers and Odean Smith removed captain Mahmudullah for 11 as Bangladesh slipped to 23-3 by the third over.
It took a fighting knock of 68 not out off 52 balls (5x4s, 3x6s) to keep Bangladesh afloat, the left-hander passing 2,000 T20 International runs in the process.
Afif Hossain chipped in with 34 off 27 (3x4s, 1×6).
Romario Shepherd followed up his three-wicket haul in the opening game with 2-28, while McCoy took 2-37.