Bangladesh spinners bowl West Indies for 199
KHULNA, Bangladesh (AFP) –
Bangladesh debutant Sohag Gazi took four wickets to bowl the West Indies out for 199 in 46.5 overs in the first one-day international in Khulna.
The 21-year-old off-spinner grabbed 4-29, including Chris Gayle off the second ball of his one-day career for 35 and Marlon Samuels in his second over as the tourists struggled on a slow track after winning the toss and batting.
Gayle, who hit four boundaries and two sixes during his 40-ball knock, gave the West Indies a sound 48-run start with Lendl Simmons (13) but once the spinners came onto bowl the innings got derailed.
The West Indies were in danger of getting out for below the 150-mark but Sunil Narine, who top-scored with 36, added 57 for the ninth wicket with Ravi Rampaul (25) to lift the total.
Gazi, who also dismissed Devon Thomas for 16, ended the innings by trapping Narine leg-before in the 47th over to record the best figures for Bangladesh on an ODI debut, improving on Rubel Hossain’s 4-33 against Sri Lanka in Dhaka in 2009.
Gayle was smartly caught at long-on by Tamim Iqbal as the left-hander tried to clear the boundary.
Darren Bravo also shaped well for his 41-ball 35 which included four boundaries and a six before he was run out as the West Indies lost their way from 100-3 to 133-8.
Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak dismissed big-hitters Kieron Pollard (15) and Andre Russell (nought) before dismissing Rampaul to finish with 3-39.
Bangladesh handed one-day debuts to Gazi, Abul Hasan, Anamul Haque and Mominul Haque as they miss their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, ruled out of the first two of the five-match series due to injury.