Contrasting half-centuries by Rovman Powell and Brandon King highlighted a formidable West Indies batting effort on the way in which to a 35-run victory over Bangladesh within the second T20 worldwide in Dominica on Sunday. Powell’s blistering 61 not out off 28 balls and opener King’s extra measured 57 from 43 deliveries paced the house aspect to 193 for 5 batting first in very best situations. Despite an unbeaten 68 from Test captain Shakib Al Hasan, the guests lacked urgency by way of their innings and have been restricted to 158 for six in reply.
Seamers Romario Shepherd and Obed McCoy claimed two wickets every whereas spinners Akeal Hosein and Hayden Walsh proved essentially the most economical as their variations made it troublesome for Bangladesh to develop any type of batting rhythm.
West Indies lead the collection 1-0 following the no-result within the rain-ruined opening fixture on the identical venue on Saturday.
Guyana National Stadium at Providence hosts the ultimate match on Thursday with Bangladesh needing to win to share the honours within the collection forward of the three-match one-day worldwide duel on the identical venue.
Powell’s innings, highlighted by six sixes and two fours, earned him the man-of-the-match award.
“My plan is very simple at the crease,” stated Powell. “I look to get a start, even if it takes a while because I know I can make up for it later on in the innings.
“I’ve been struggling fairly a bit with spin however I’ve to offer credit score to my coach (former West Indies Test opener) Robert Samuels for serving to to regulate my sport.”
Powell came to the crease on the back of a 74-run second-wicket partnership between King and captain Nicholas Pooran (34).
He proceeded to dominate a 63-run fifth-wicket stand to ensure Bangladesh faced a daunting challenge.
They were never really in the hunt after McCoy removed openers Liton Das and Anamul Haque with his first two deliveries, although Shakib’s milestone of reaching 2,000 runs, and therefore becoming the first player ever to complete the double of 2,000 runs and 100 wickets in T20Is, served as some consolation.
“We bowled too many free balls on the high which gave them the momentum of their innings after which Rov took it away from us with an unimaginable innings,” stated Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah.
“We simply weren’t adequate with the bat both. Shakib batted rather well however we wanted a minimum of one different participant to stick with him to have an opportunity.”
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