Pooran, Mayers secure series win

GEORGETOWN – Captain Nicholas Pooran lashed his fourth Twenty20 International fifty in his last five innings as West Indies romped to a five-wicket victory over Bangladesh to complete a 2-0 series win here yesterday.

Asked to chase 164 in the final contest at the Guyana National Stadium, West Indies overhauled their target in the penultimate over with the left-handed Pooran finishing on 74 not out off just 30 balls in a dominant knock.

Left-handed Kyle Mayers set the tone for the victory chase with 55 off 38 balls at the top of the order. He combined with Pooran in a significant 85-run fourth wicket stand to pull the run chase around from a dodgy position of 43 for three in the seventh over.

Earlier, Afif Hossain struck exactly 50 – his second T20I half-century – as Bangladesh gathered 163 for five from their 20 overs after choosing to bat.

Liton Das added 49 while captain Mahmudullah chipped in with 22 but the Tigers failed to find the momentum required to post a challenging target. (CMC)

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