Sports Desk: Bangladesh national cricket team created history on Friday at Dublin winning their maiden title in a multinational cricketing event beating West Indies by five wickets.
Bangladesh chased a target of 210 runs in 24 overs, set following a DL method. West Indies, who batted first, scored 152 runs for one wicket in 24 overs. Bangladesh chased it down with seven balls to play.
Soumya Sarkar and Mosaddek Hossain hit the fifties to win the nail-biting game. Soumya fell for 66 off 41 with nine fours and three sixes, while Mosaddek remained unbeaten on 52 runs of 24 balls with two fours and five sixes.
The fifty came at a moment when Bangladesh’s victory looked doubtful after West Indies hit back in the game through some disciplined bowling midway through the game.
The key moment of the match was the 22nd over when Mosaddek took threatening Allen in disdain to score 25 runs with three sixes and one four. That sealed the fate of the game in fact.
Earlier, Bangladesh restricted West Indies to 152-1 after the game turned out to be 24-over-affair.
Opener Shai Hope was the top-scorer for the side with 64-ball 74, smashing six fours and three sixes. His opening partner, Sunil Ambris was not out on 69 with Darren Bravo on 3.
Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz took the only fallen wicket, finishing 4-0-22-1.
Being sent to bat first, West Indies went unscathed to reach 131 for no loss in 20.1 overs before the rain interrupted the proceedings of the match.
After several inspections, the match restarted.
Bangladesh earlier lost six finals in major tournament but they came into the match with clear favorite having beaten twice West Indies in the group fixture. Hosts Ireland was the other team in the tournament.
risingbd/May 18, 2019/Mukul