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Rain-hit 1st BD-WI T20I washes away

By :Sports Desk
Published : Jul 03, 2022 12:15:00 PM | Sports

The maiden T20I of the three-match series between the hosts West Indies and Bangladesh has been washed away due to rain on Saturday night at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica, reports UNB. 

The toss was delayed by more than an hour due to the rain. The hosts won the toss and sent Bangladesh to bat first under the overcast condition. Due to the rain, the match was reduced to a 16-over game. 

Bangladesh got a new opening pair in this match in Anamul Haque and Munim Shahriar. But they failed to impress. Munim fell victim to Akeal Hosein off the third ball of the innings scoring only two runs. 

Bangladeshi batters took too many risks aiming to score faster and pose a challenging total to the hosts. But the strategy didn't work well as the tourists lost quick wickets regularly. 

They were down to 77 for seven from 36 for one. Apart from Anamul (16), Shakib Al Hasan (29) and Nurul Hasan Sohan (25), none was able to reach a double-digit total against the quality bowling attack of the hosts. 

All off Liton Das (9 off 14), captain Mahmudullah Riyad (8 off 13) and Afif Hossain (0 off 2) have failed to settle in the wicket. 

The rain turned heavier after Bangladesh scored 105 for eight in 13 overs, and the umpires called the match off. 

For the West Indies, Romario Shepherd scalped three wickets while Hayden Walsh took two wickets. 

The second match of the series will be played on Sunday at 11:30 pm (Bangladesh time) at the same venue while the last match is scheduled to take place in Providence Stadium, Guyana on July 7.