Bangladesh completed a 3-0 sweep of West Indies by securing a 120-run victory in the third and final one-day international in Chittagong.
Skipper Tamim Iqbal (64), Mushfiqur Rahim (64), Mahmudullah (64) and Shakib Al Hasan (51) all hit half-centuries to help Bangladesh post 297-6 before West Indies were bowled out for 177 in 44.2 overs.
Shakib’s fifty was his first since returning to international cricket following a suspension imposed by the International Cricket Council for his failure to report corrupt approaches.
- Bangladesh vs West Indies scorecard
Bangladesh lost Liton Das without scoring in the first over before Nazmul Hossain was trapped lbw by Kyle Mayers for 20, leaving Bangladesh 38-2 in the ninth over, but a 93-run stand between Tamim and Shakib steadied the innings.
West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph (2-41) broke the partnership, dismissing Tamim, and then Shakib was bowled by Raymon Reifer (2-61).
Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur then added 72 for the fifth wicket to keep the scoring rate up.
Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman (2-24) denied West Indies a fluent start, bagging the wicket of Kjorn Ottley (1) before removing Sunil Ambris (13) for the third time in a row.
Mehidy Hasan (2-18) and Mohammad Saifuddin (3-51) then ripped through the middle order, reducing the visitors to 93-5.
Rovman Powell counter-attacked and hit 47 off 49 balls with two fours and two sixes to be West Indies’ top-scorer.
Bangladesh – who won the first two matches by six wickets and seven wickets respectively – will now host West Indies in a two-Test series from February 3.
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