BAN vs WI: Five most memorable ODIs between Bangladesh and West Indies

Bangladesh will be up against West Indies for a three-match ODI series commencing from 20th January. The first two ODIs would be played in Dhaka, while the final ODI would get staged in Chittagong. Talking in terms of Bangladesh, there have been several occasions where they had turned down their tag of underdogs and performed way too well. On the other hand, West Indies are capable enough to level up their game on any given day. In the same light, let’s check out the best ODI encounters between the two nations.

5. 2019 World Cup

One of the most nail-biting encounters between the two nations took place in World Cup 2019. In a high scoring match where Windies posted the target of 321 runs, Bangladesh won the game by seven wickets and 51 balls to spare. The heroics by the team unfolded on the back of Shakib-Al-Hasan’s brilliance. The ace all-rounder played a swashbuckling, and an unbeaten knock of 124 runs off 99 balls. He scripted the night on his name by also taking two wickets to get his team over the line.

4. 2019 tri-series final

During the Ireland Tri-nation series 2019, the final was played between Bangladesh and West Indies in Dublin. The Caribbean nation posted the target of 152 runs, and Bangladesh had to chase 210 runs in the given 24 overs as per the D/L method. Bangladesh remained successful in doing so and grabbed the match by five wickets. Soumya Sarkar’s 66 off 41 and Mosaddek Hossain’s 52 off 27 became the very basis of their batting set up, and they went on to clinch the trophy in style.

3. Bangladesh tour of West Indies, 2018 – 2nd ODI

One of the closest encounters between the two nations was witnessed during the Bangladesh tour of West Indies in 2018. West Indies posted the target of 271 runs for the visitors, but they fell short by just three runs. The guests could gather just 268 runs and handed over a small three-run victory to hosts. Shimron Hetmyer was the hero of the day as he smashed a brilliant century (125 of 93) to sail his team smoothly in the game.

2. Bangladesh tour of WI, 2018 – 1st ODI

During the same tour which was talked about in the previous pointer, the first ODI was ruled by Bangladesh as they won the game by 48 runs. The guests posted a target of 279 runs and ended the show of hosts on 231 runs. Bangladesh flagged off their show with willows first and lost their wicket on just one run but what followed next was no less than a pure dreamy affair. Tamim Iqbal (130 of 160) and Shakib Al Hasan (97 of 121) stitched a partnership of 207 runs and pushed their team over the victory line.

1.  West Indies tour of Bangladesh, 2012 – 2nd ODI

West Indies toured Bangladesh in 2012, where hosts bagged a massive victory by 160 runs and stunned the opponents. Posting the target of 292 runs on the board, Bangladesh wrapped up the Caribbean side on just 132 runs. This victory by Bangladesh is still their third biggest in terms of runs. The showman of the match was Anamul Haque, who smashed a stunning century (120 off 145) to let his team fly high.