Bangladesh defeated West Indies by five wickets in the opening One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium yesterday.

West Indies scored 195 for nine off 50 overs with Shai Hope top scoring with 43 runs. Keemo Paul added 36, while Roston Chase 32 and Marlon Samuels 25 offered support against Mashrafe Mortaza, who claimed 3-30 and Mus-ta-fi-zur Rahman 3-35.

In their reply, Bangladesh got to 196 with the loss of five wickets off a mere 35.1 overs.

Mush-fi-qur Rahim helped himself to 55 not out, while Liton Das 41 and Shakib-al-Hasan 30 also got in on the runs.

Roston Chase was the most successful West Indian bowler with figures of 2-47.



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