Paul, Lewis hand West Indies T20 series win against Bangladesh

Paul, Lewis hand West Indies T20 series win against Bangladesh

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Dhaka, Dec 23:
Keemo Paul grabbed a record 5-15 and Evin Lewis smashed 89 off 36 balls as the West Indies beat Bangladesh by 50 runs in the third and final Twenty20 in Dhaka on Saturday to win the series 2-1.
Lewis guided West Indies to 190 in 19.2 overs despite a late fightback by Bangladesh led by Mahmudullah Riyad, Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan, who claimed three wickets each.
Paul then posted the best-ever T20 figures for a West Indies bowler to help the visitors bowl out Bangladesh for 140 runs.
Opener Liton Das, Bangladesh’s highest scorer with 43 off 25, gave the hosts a strong start but they lost their way after an umpiring gaffe appeared to have broken their concentration.
In the fourth over of the innings, Bangladeshi umpire Tanvir Ahmed called a no-ball when Liton spooned a catch to Shimron Hetmyer at mid-off.
But TV replays showed Oshane Thomas had bowled a legitimate delivery, leaving Carlos Brathwaite furious.
The West Indies skipper immediately asked for a review, which halted the game for nearly 10 minutes.
Match officials eventually upheld the decision of umpire Ahmed after long discussion, but Bangladesh collapsed and were soon all out in 17 overs.
“I am very happy. We wanted to be aggressive and we wanted to be positive. In all three matches, we have batted really well,” Brathwaite said.
Bangladesh won the preceding Test series and one-day international series 2-0 and 2-1 respectively.

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