Rovman Powell stars as West Indies take 1-0 lead over Bangladesh

Rovman Powell smashed 61 off just 28 balls. Image : Getty

Rovman Powell smashed 61 off just 28 balls. Image : Getty

After the primary game in the series was cleaned out, West Indies took a 1-0 lead in the three-coordinate series with a 35-run prevail upon Bangladesh. Rovman Powell drove West Indies’ attack with an unbeaten 28-ball 61 as West Indies heaped on the runs, setting Bangladesh 194 to win, which was a lot for the guests on Sunday (July 4).

West Indies were driven at the top by opener Brandon King, who scored a fifty – 57 off 43 – holding stronghold as wickets fell at the opposite end decreased to 26/2 out of 4 overs. Captain Nicholas Pooran struck 34 off 30, imparting a 74-run stand to King in 56 balls to resuscitate the side after West Indies had been decreased to 26 for 2. Ruler was then joined by Powell with the pair striking the limits and raising the stakes as the two common a stand of 63 off 28 with West Indies scoring 108 in their last 10 overs. Powell struck six sixes in his somewhat venturesome thump. Bangladesh would’ve regretted the way that they bowled too free forthright and West Indies capitalized on the blundering.

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In the pursuit, West Indies struck right on time to get the two openers inside two overs and Mahmudullah in the third. Shakib al Hasan and Afif Hossain restored the pursuit fairly with a 55-run stand, however whenever that was broken, West Indies didn’t let them beyond their control. Shakib batted profound and scored a fifty simultaneously. He stayed unbeaten on 68 off 52.

Brief score : West Indies 193/5 in 20 overs (Brandon King 57, Rovman Powell 61*; Shoriful Islam 2-40) beat Bangladesh 158/6 in 20 overs (Shakib al Hasan 68*, Afif Hossain 34; Obed McCoy 2-37, Romario Shepherd 2-28) by 35 runs.

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