DHAKA: Dwayne Smith smashed 72 off 43 balls before spinner Samuel Badree claimed 4-15 as the West Indies thrashed hosts Bangladesh by 73 runs in a key World Twenty20 match in Dhaka yesterday.
The defending champions, who needed a win to stay in contention for the semi-finals after losing to India on Sunday, piled up 171-7 and then bowled out Bangladesh for a paltry 98 in the Super-10 group two match.
Chris Gayle hit a run-a-ball 48 in an impressive batting display by the West Indies after the hosts won the toss and elected to field before a sell-out crowd of 25,000 at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.
Bangladesh, playing their first match in the Super-10s after qualifying along with the Netherlands from the first round, faltered against pace and spin in the one-sided contest.
Left-arm seamer Krishmar Santokie claimed two wickets off successive balls, including the vital one of Shakib Al Hasan, to reduce Bangladesh to 16-3 by the fourth over. Badree, who had begun the slide by removing opener Tamim Iqbal for five, sliced through the middle order with three wickets in his final over, the 11 of the innings.
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 22 and tailender Mashrafe Mortaza made 19, but six batsmen failed to enter double figures in a poor batting display by the home team.
Smith dominated an opening stand of 97 by slamming 10 boundaries and three sixes, outscoring the unusually dour Gayle, whose contribution in the partnership was 19. Smith reached his half-century off 33 balls in the 10th over with a fourth consecutive boundary off spinner Sohag Gazi. The West Indies lost two wickets for one run as Smith top-edged a sweep off Mohammad Mahmudullah, and new batsman Lendl Simmons was stumped off a wide from Shakib. REUTERS
D Smith c Al Amin b Mahmudullah 72
C Gayle c Tamim b Ziaur 48
L Simmons st Rahim b Shakib 0
M Samuels c Gazi b Al Amin 18
D Sammy (not out) 14
A Russell c Shakib b Al Amin 0
D Bravo c Tamim b Al Amin 0
D Ramdin run out 0
Extras: (B10, LB1, W7, NB1) 19
Total (for seven wickets, 20 overs) 171
Fall of wickets: 1-97, 2-98, 3-151, 4-167, 5-167, 6-168, 7-171.
Bowling: Mortaza 4-0-25-0 (w6), Al Amin 4-0-21-3, Gazi 4-0-38-0, Sabbir 1-0-12-0, Mahmudullah 3-0-27-1, Shakib 3-0-21-1 (w1), Ziaur 1-0-16-1 (nb1) .
Tamim Iqbal c Bravo b Badree 5
Anamul Haque st Ramdin b Santokie 10
Mominul Haque c Santokie b Narine 16
Shakib Al Hasan b Santokie 0
Mushfiqur Rahim c Bravo b Badree 22
Sabbir Rahman c Sammy b Badree 1
Mohd Mahmudullah c Simmons b Badree 1
Ziaur Rahman b Russell 9
Sohag Gazi b Russell 11
Mashrafe Mortaza c Bravo b Santokie 19
Al Amin Hossain (not out) 0
Extras: (LB1, W3) 4
Total (all out, 19.1 overs) 98
Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-16, 3-16, 4-51, 5-57, 6-58, 7-59, 8-73, 9-97, 10-98.
Bowling: Badree 4-0-15-4, Santokie 4-0-17-3 (w2), Samuels 1-0-9-0, Sammy 1-0-6-0, Narine 4-0-17-1, Bravo 3-0-23-0 (w1), Russell 2.1-0-10-2.
Result: West Indies won by 73 runs