WI earn consolation win

BASSETERRE: Bangladesh suffered the only defeat on their trip to the Caribbean, when West Indies won their Twenty20 international by five wickets on Sunday. Bangladesh were unsuccessful in defending a modest victory target of 119. The result was secured when Travis Dowlin, whose run-a-ball 37 was the top score, pulled a long-hop from left-arm spinner Mehrab Hossain Jr for the last of his five fours. Sunday’s game followed two Tests and three one-dayers which ended in a historic sweep for Bangladesh of both series against a West Indies side depleted by a player boycott.

West Indies captain Floyd Reifer made 22. Mohammad Ashraful took 2-18.

Earlier, Bangladesh

were restricted to 118-9. Naeem Islam’s 27 from 18 balls — which included two fours and two sixes — was the top score, while Mahmudullah made 21.

Naeem and Mahmudullah added 31 for the fourth wicket in the most stable period of the innings. Nikita Miller wtook 2-22, and man of the match Darren Sammy ended with 2-33.