New Delhi. Bangladesh suffered a third consecutive defeat in the T20 World Cup-2021. Two-time champion West Indies (WI vs BAN) defeated him by 3 runs on the last ball in the Super-12 stage match in Sharjah on Friday. With this defeat, Bangladeshi team’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals almost ended. Windies team scored 142 runs in 20 overs losing 7 wickets but Bangladesh team could score 139 runs in 20 overs losing 5 wickets.
Bangladesh bowlers, performing disciplined performance, restricted West Indies to 142 runs for 7 wickets. For the third time in a row, the batsmen of the Caribbean team, sent to bat first, again disappointed. Nicholas Pooran, alone in the last over, made 40 runs in 22 balls while fighting the fort. He saved the West Indies from being reduced to an embarrassing score by hitting 4 sixes and a four.
Roston Chase scored 39 runs while making his T20 International debut. For Bangladesh, apart from spinner Mehdi Hasan and fast bowler Shariful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman took 2-2 wickets for 27, 20 and 43 runs respectively. Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah, aware of West Indies’ struggle against spin bowling, opened the bowling from off-spinner Hassan, which put the Caribbean team under pressure.
After bowling a few overs from the fast bowlers, he called the spinner again in the fifth over and it benefited when Hasan took the big wicket of Chris Gayle (4). Bangladesh took two wickets for just 29 runs in the powerplay. In the next over, Hasan sent Shimron Hetmyer (9) to the pavilion. Kieron Pollard (14 not out) and Chase tried to handle the innings. Pollard left the field in the 13th over due to a fitness problem. The reason for his departure is not known but he came in the last over and hit a six off the last ball.
Earlier, Andre Russell was run out without opening the account. Bangladesh gave life to the chase when Hasan dropped his catch at deep midwicket. He also missed the opportunity to stump Pooran. Chase and Pooran took 14 runs in the 15th over. Pooran hit Shakib Al Hasan for two consecutive sixes. All-rounder Jason Holder also added 15 runs in 5 balls.