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Bangladesh shocked West Indies with a huge win – 2nd ODI

Zia Rana December 2, 2012

Bangladesh 6-292 (Anamul Haque 120, Mushfiqur Rahim 79, Ravi Rampaul 5-49) beat West Indies 132 (Darren Bravo 28, Kieron Pollard 25, Abdur Razzak 3-19) by 160 runs.

The teenage batsman, Anamul Haque thrashed a ton in his second game as the deadly spin duo of Sohag Gazi and Abdur Razzak humiliated West Indies in the 2nd ODI.

Bangladesh hammered 292 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the allotted quota of 50 overs and West Indies were bowled out for 132 runs with 18.5 overs to spare.

It was the biggest victory for the home side after their previous best win of 146 runs against Scotland, on December 17, 2006, at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

Anamul Haque - 'Player of the match' for his maiden ODI ton

Anamul Haque – ‘Player of the match’ for his maiden ODI ton

Anamul Haque (Bangladesh) was declared ‘Player of the match’ for his superb knock of 120 runs.

The second One Day International of the five match series was played on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at Sheikh Abu Nasir Stadium, Khulna.

Earlier, Darren Sammy, the captain of West Indies, won the toss and offered the batting to Bangladesh. The hosts took a slow start and Tamim Iqbal was gone after scoring just five runs on the first ball of the fourth over. The next batsman, Naeem Islam, also remained in his shell and went back to the dressing room for six as Bangladesh lost their second wicket at 21 after 6.5 overs.

The skipper of the Bengal Tigers, Mushfiqur Rahim, joined in next with the other opener Anamul Haque. The pair started the consolidation process and kept the score board moving with few boundaries. Anamul Haque was the most fluent of the two and added 10 runs in the 15th over with a couple of fours. Mushfiqur Rahim joined his partner by scoring 10 runs three overs later and the 19th over ended up with 13 runs comprising 3 fours.

Anamul Haque achieved his maiden ODI fifty on the second ball of the 21st over with a four as the score board displayed the first hundred of the innings. Mushfiqur Rahim achieved his 12th ODI half century in the 25th over and the pace of scoring was speeded up by the two batsmen. The duo contributed 174 runs match winning partnership and lifted the score to 195 in 36.4 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim was caught by Lendl Simmons off Ravi Rampaul for 79 scored from 87 balls with 1 six and 8 fours.

Nasir Hussain lost his wicket for four runs as Mominul Haque joined in with Anamul Haque who thrashed his first ODI century on the fifth ball of the 47th over. Anamul Haque punished Andre Russell for 20 runs in the next over with 2 sixes and 1 four. Mominul Haq became the fifth victim for 31 and Anamul Haque was finally caught by Sunil Narine at fine leg off Ravi Rampaul for a brilliant 120 from 145 balls with 2 sixes and 13 fours. The Bengal Tigers blasted 292 runs with four wickets in hand at the end of the 50th over.

Ravi Rampaul was the most successful bowler as he grabbed his career best 5-49 and Andre Russell claimed one wicket.

The Windies opened the innings with Lendl Simmons along with Chris Gayle, they found it difficult to score freely and reached just five runs in four overs. Simmons hit a six on the second ball of the fifth over and became the first victim for nine runs as Gayle added 10 runs in the following over with 1 six and 1 four. He was caught behind by Mushfiqur Rahim off Mashrafe Mortaza for 15 as the total touched 32 in 7.4 overs. Darren Bravo and Marlon Samuels tried to stabilise the innings and the first fifty of the innings was attained in the 12th over.

The third wicket partnership took the score to 63 when Samuels went back to the pavilion for 16 and Dwayne Smith was declared lbw for a duck. The spinners of the hosts struck regularly and Darren Bravo was the fifth batsman who went back to the dressing room for 28 runs. Kieron Pollard was the only other batsman who resisted against the deadly spin bowling of Bangladesh. He scored 25 runs as the innings of the West Indies was rolled back for 132 mere runs in 31.1 overs.

Sohag Gazi and Abdur Razzak were the star performers with three wickets each whereas Mashrafe Mortaza, Naeem Islam and Mahmudullah shared one wicket each.

Bangladesh clinched the match with a gigantic margin of 160 runs and leads the five match series 2-0.

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