Andre Russell bewildered a faultless last to help West Indies pip Bangladesh in a low-scoring roller coaster by three runs for a first Super 12 achievement that kept their Twenty20 World Cup title protect alive.
The different sides came into the test with two misfortunes from as many matches and Bangladesh required 13 in Russell’s last over to seek after down West Indies’ 142-7 – which depended on Nicholas Pooran’s 40 off 22 balls – on a low and slow wicket at Sharjah.
Russell didn’t find a great deal of help from his protectors, who were at genuine problem for dropped gets and vulnerable ground taking care of even in the last completed, yet left behind only nine runs and bound Bangladesh to 139-5. The misfortune everything with the exception of completed Bangladesh’s assumptions for advancing to the semi-finals.
Liton Das, who top-scored for Bangladesh with 44, sewed together a 40-run stay with boss Mahmudullah, at this point his departure to an insightful catch by Jason Holder on the cutoff rope in the penultimate over hurt Bangladesh’s prospects. Mahmudullah remained unbeaten on 31 off 24.
West Indies earlier raised Chris Gayle to open the innings ensuing to dropping Lendl Simmons, yet their batting disasters continued as the side were decreased to 32-3 in the wake of being set in to bat. Boss Kieron Pollard in like manner fail to get moving and walked around surrendered hurt and on the accompanying ball Russell was run out without defying a transport.
The presence of Pooran to the flaw gave the radiance that the innings required and the left-hander squashed spinners Shakib Al Hasan and Mahedi Hasan for two sixes each in his bang. The 26-year-old gave the late succeed during a stay of 57 with Roston Chase, who made his T20 overall presentation.
Pooran and Chase, who made 39, were out on consecutive balls to seamer Shoriful Islam, yet some huge hitting from Holder continued with West Indies’ late assault. Holder, who came into the team late as an actual issue replacement, hit 15 off five as West Indies added 72 in the last six overs. Pollard returned to bat and hit a six on the last transport of the innings.