Bangladesh lost wickets at regular intervals to be restricted to an underwhelming 143-9 in the first Twenty20 international against West Indies at Saint Kitts on Wednesday.
Mahmudullah made highest 35 off 27 balls while Liton Das scored 24 off 21 balls as quite a few of batsmen got a start but failed to convert them into a big a innings in an agonising display of hit and miss at the Warner Park.
Asked to bat first, the Tigers got off to a disastrous start when Ashley Nurse handed a golden duck to both openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar in the very first over of the innings.
In-form Tamim was stumped in the very first ball of the innings while Soumya was bowled in the fourth ball.
Liton and Sakib al Hasan repaired the damage but could not take Bangladesh much before being dismissed off consecutive deliveries off Kemo Paul.
Liton hoisted a catch at deep square leg to Andre Fletcher before Sakib became victim of brilliant reflex catch of Kesrick Williams at the deep after making 19 off 10 balls.
Mahmudullah struck two sixes and appeared to have swung the momentum back to Bangladesh’s way but once Mushiqur Rahim ( 15 off 11 balls), his partner in 47-run fourth wicket stand, cut Williams to third man West Indies were on top again.
Williams deceived Mahmudullah with a slower to bowl him out, denting Bangladesh’s hopes of getting a decent total before he finished with 4-28.
Source: New Age.