Stats: Bangladesh vs West Indies T20I Series
At the end of a month-long tour, West Indies finally had a trophy to take home, by winning the shortest and their most favourite format. Having lost the Test and then the ODI series, visitors were low on confidence for sure before going into the series. But, the defending world T20 champions showed why they should never be underestimated in this format.
In the first match, Sheldon Cottrell's 4 for 28 restricted Bangladesh to 129. Even this score could not have been possible if not for Shakib's 61. West Indies chased down the target with more than 9 overs to spare, thanks to the blistering 55-off-23 from Shai Hope which included 6 sixes.
In the second match, Bangladesh made a tremendous comeback and levelled the score 1-1. A near-perfect batting performance took the hosts to a decent total of 211. Liton Das, in particular, played exceptionally well and scored a quick half-century. He was well-supported by his fellow batsmen. Bangladesh's bowlers also had a decent outing, particularly Shakib, who took a 5-wicket haul for the team. Bangladesh won the match by 36 runs.
In the series decider, West Indies rode on Evin Lewis's quickfire 89-off-36 to post 190 when they should easily have gotten close to 225. Bangladeshi bowlers did a tremendous job at the second-half of the West Indian inning. In reply, Bangladesh started off really well and were past 60 in just 4 overs. In the 5th over, they lost Soumya and Shakib on the successive deliveries and this derailed their chase. They were bundled out for 140 and lost the match by a margin of 50 runs.
Here, in this article, we look at some interesting stats from the series.
975 - Total runs scored in the series
84 - Number of fours hit in the series, with Shakib Al Hasan hitting the most (13)
44 - Number of sixes hit in the series. Evin Lewis topped the list with 9 sixes
0 - Not a single century scored in the series
5 - Number of half-centuries scored in the series (One each by Shakib Al Hasan, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Liton Das and Rovman Powell)
89 - Number of runs scored by Evin Lewis in the 3rd ODI, the highest individual score in the series
114 - Number of runs scored by Shai Hope in the series, the most by any player
51.50 - Batting average of Shakib Al Hasan in the series, the most by any player
211.11 - Batting strike rate of Shai Hope in the series, the best by any batsman in the series
211/4 - Bangladesh's score in the second T20I, the highest team total in the series
91 - Number of runs added by Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah for the fifth wicket in the second T20I, the highest partnership for any wicket in the series
46 - Number of wickets that fell in the series
8 - Number of wickets taken by Shakib Al Hasan in the series, the most by any bowler in the series
5/15 - Bowling figures of Keemo Paul in the third T20I, the best by any bowler in the series
6.40 - Bowling average of Mahmudullah in the series, the least by any bowler in the series
5.64 - Bowling economy of Mahmudullah in the series, the least by any bowler in the series
6.80 - Bowling strike rate of Mahmudullah in the series, the best by any bowler in the series
5/15 - Keemo Paul's career-best bowling performance in T20Is (during third T20I)
5/20 - Shakib Al Hasan's career-best bowling performance in T20Is (during second T20I)