Twitter reactions: Mehidy Hasan, Tamim Iqbal sizzle in Bangladesh’s series-clinching win over West Indies
Bangladesh, on Wednesday, defeated West Indies in the second ODI to record their biggest win away from home. The clinical nine-wicket win helped the visitors clinch the series and took an unassailable 2-0 lead with one game to play. This was Bangladesh’s sixth bilateral triumph of their last seven series.
After having opted to bowl, Bangladesh knocked West Indies over for a mere 108, with the hosts yet again surrendering against Bangladesh’s top-quality spin attack. Mehidy Hasan with 4/29 in eight overs and Nasum Ahmed with 3/19 in 10 made Caribbean batters dance to their tunes. Keemo Paul, with an unbeaten 25 off 24 deliveries down the order, helped the hosts breach the 100-run mark.
In response, the tourists gunned down the paltry target inside 21 overs, with captain Tamim Iqbal smashing an undefeated half-century. Tamim and his opening partner Najmul Hossain Shanto (20) put on a strong 48-run solid stand before Shanto was removed by Gudakesh Motie.
The Bangladesh skipper then combined with Liton Das to finish proceedings in 20.4 overs. Tamim remained unbeaten on 50 off 62, while Liton was 32 not out. After the contest, Tamim said that they were ‘hungry’ to capture the ODI series against West Indies following their terrible performance in Tests and T20Is.
“Everyone was hungry to win. We failed despite trying in Test and T20Is, so we tried to win in the ODIs. And this was not only me, but all the other 15 members were the same, and probably it is the result of their wish (to win),” said Tamim.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) July 13, 2022
— Mustafizur Rahman (@Mustafiz90) July 13, 2022
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) July 13, 2022
Alhamdulillah, another ODI series victory. Remember us in your prayers. 🇧🇩 pic.twitter.com/qs8nE8oAbN
— Mehidy Hasan Miraz (@Officialmiraz) July 13, 2022
This is the first time Bangladesh won 3 consecutive ODI series outside home.
Won 3-0 in ZIM
Won 2-1 in SA
Won 2-0 in WI (so far)#WIvBAN
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) July 13, 2022
— Afif Hossain Dhrubo (@AhD18Official) July 13, 2022
The offspinner is going places.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz is No 6 now. pic.twitter.com/F2oPf7udHh
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) July 13, 2022
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) July 13, 2022
Mehidy Hasan Miraz deserves way more respect than what world cricket currently gives him.
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) July 13, 2022
– 🇧🇩 have won the last nine H2H ODIs
– 🏝️ won two of their last nine ODIs in 🇬🇾
– Tamim Iqbal’s last six ODI innings in the Caribbean were all 30+ runs
– Mehidy Hasan to Kyle Mayers in ODIs: 3/17 from 8.1 overs
— 🏏Flashscore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) July 13, 2022
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