Taijul in ODIs after 28 months, takes wicket off first ball
Taijul Islam last played for Bangladesh in the ODIs 28 months ago and the experienced campaigner picked up a wicket in the first ball of his spell with a peach of a delivery at the Providence Stadium in Guyana today.
The Windies are 37 for three after 14 overs with Taijul boasting figures of 4-2-5-2.
Bangladesh, 2-0 up in the three-match series, chose not to tinker with the batting line-up to test their bench strength and instead adopted for a spin-heavy attack in the dead rubber with Taijul replacing pacer Shoriful Islam.
Coming in to bowl the innings' third over, Taijul was right on the money immediately as his flighter squared Windies opener Brandon King (8), who got bowled out despite attempting a front-foot defensive shot.
The left-arm spinner bowled a wicket-maiden in his next over, removing the other opener Shai Hope (2) with a stumping dismissal.
With the home side rattled early, again in the series, Mustafizur Rahman joined in the act and trapped Shamarh Brooks (4) in front with an in-swinger.
The two in-form spin bowlers -- Nasum Ahmed and Mehedi Hasan Miraz -- are also looking to share the spoils on the spin-friendly wicket at the Providence as Bangladesh aim for their 11th consecutive ODI win against the West Indies.