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Bangladesh beat West Indies by 8 wickets as Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza shine in big win

Tamim Iqbal shined with the bat as Bangladesh crushed the Windies side in the ongoing tri-nation series in Ireland by 8 wickets. 

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Dublin Published on: May 08, 2019 10:54 IST
Tamim Iqbal scored 80 as he steered Bangladesh's win
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Tamim Iqbal scored 80 as he steered Bangladesh's win against West Indies.

Bangladesh opened their account in the Ireland tri-nation series with a huge win over the West Indies. Captain Mashrafe Mortaza shined with the ball, while Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar added 140 runs for the opening partnership, as the Asian side crushed West Indies by 8 wickets.

The West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first, but Hope wasn't reunited with John Campbell. They flayed tournament host Ireland with a world record opening stand of 365 on Sunday, but Campbell was not available on Tuesday because of a sore back.

Regardless, Windies made a strong start after the winning the toss and electing to bat, comfortably cruising at 205 for two wickets in 40 overs.

Shai Hope scored a terrific 109, but it went in vain as Mashrafe Mortaza led a terrific fightback to hold West Indies to a relatively meagre 261 for the loss of 9 wickets. The captain took three wickets, while youngster Mohammad Saifuddin aided Mortaza in cleansing the tail, taking two.

Tamim Iqbal had scored just one when he was dropped by Roston Chase on the cover. The drop cost West Indies the match as the opener scored 80, while his partner Soumya Sarkar added 73.

Shakib Al Hasan, with 61 off 61 balls, and Mushfiqur Rahim, with 32 off 25, finished off Bangladesh's opening win.

Bangladesh plays Ireland on Thursday. The host side has not qualified for the World Cup in England and Wales. While Bangladesh enjoyed an automatic qualification for the tournament, West Indies secured a place in the World Cup through the qualifiers last year.

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