Hetmyer’s century helps West Indies level ODI series against Bangladesh

West Indies register narrow three-run win on Wednesday

Shimron Hetmyer’s brilliant century helped West Indies in staying alive in the three-match ODI series with a three-run win in the second game in Providence on Wednesday.

In a do-or-die encounter, the home side was asked to bat after the visitors won the toss. Their decision seemed a correct one as Caribbean giants lost first four wickets for just 102 runs in 23.5 overs. But a 103-run partnership between Hetmyer and Rovman Powell helped West Indies in registering a fighting total of 271.

Hetmyer finished the innings with a brilliant 125 off just 93 balls with the help of three fours and seven sixes. Powell also made a significant contribution of 44 off 67 balls with the help of four fours. For Bangladesh, pacer Rubel Hossain was the most successful bowler on the day as he claimed figures of three for 61. He was well supported by left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan, who claimed two wickets each.

In reply, the visitors were in complete control up until the 45th over, as the team needed just 40 runs off last five overs with seven wickets in hand.

But Jason Holder and troops fought back with immaculate line and length and registered an impressive three-run win. Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim finished the innings with the top score of 68 off 67 balls with the help of five fours and one six.

He was well supported by Tamim Iqbal (50 off 85 balls with the help of six fours) and Shakib (56 off 72 with the help of five fours). For West Indies, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, and Holder claimed a wicket each. For his outstanding knock of 125, Hetmyer was named player of the match.

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