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WI seal 91-run win to whitewash Bangladesh

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West Indies captain Bravo and his men with the series trophy, West Indies v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Basseterre, St Kitts, August 25, 2014. Photo: WICB Media Photo
West Indies captain Bravo and his men with the series trophy, West Indies v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Basseterre, St Kitts, August 25, 2014. Photo: WICB Media Photo

Tigers conceded a 91-run defeat as hosts whitewashed the visitors in the final match of the three-match one day international (ODI) series at St Kitts in West Indies this morning.

Chasing the target of 339, Bangladesh had difficulty crossing the 250-milestone and only managed to score 247 losing eight wickets.  

Tamim Iqbal was bowled by Sunil Narine for 55, West Indies v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Basseterre, St Kitts, August 25, 2014. Photo: WICB Media
Tamim Iqbal was bowled by Sunil Narine for 55, West Indies v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Basseterre, St Kitts, August 25, 2014. Photo: WICB Media

Winning the toss, the Caribbeans elected to bat first and proved right as two of their key batsmen -- Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo -- contributed 169 and 124 respectively, piling up a massive total of 338 in 50 overs for seven wickets.

In chasing the target, no Bangladeshi batsman could make a resistance to fight against the WIbowlers, except the 99-run partnership in third wicket between opener Tamim Iqbal and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim.

Tamim struck his first international fifty in more than nine months and 18 innings.

Mushfiqur Rahim fought with 72 off 113, West Indies v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Basseterre, St Kitts, August 25, 2014. Photo: WICB Media
Mushfiqur Rahim fought with 72 off 113, West Indies v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Basseterre, St Kitts, August 25, 2014. Photo: WICB Media

The Bangladesh skipper top scored with 72, but since he holed out in the deep the Tigers' last hopes had faded away.

Anamul Haque and Imrul Kayes were gone by the first eleven balls, the latter to Kemar Roach's stunning one-handed catch at mid-on.

West Indies celebrate their 3-0 sweep, West Indies v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Basseterre, St Kitts, August 25, 2014. Photo: WICB Media
West Indies celebrate their 3-0 sweep, West Indies v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, Basseterre, St Kitts, August 25, 2014. Photo: WICB Media

Mahmudullah offered some more resistance through a 55-run fifth wicket stand with his captain.

Published: 11:42 am Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Last modified: 10:06 pm Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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