T20 World Cup 2021: West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 runs in nail-biter to keep top four hopes alive

Sharjah, United Arab EmiratesUpdated: Oct 29, 2021, 07:38 PM IST


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Nicholas Pooran made a quickfire inning of 40 off 22 balls which helped West Indies set a target of 143 for Bangladesh.

West Indies beat Bangladesh by three runs in a Group 1 Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup here on Friday.

Sent in to bat, West Indies made 142 for seven and then restricted Bangladesh to 139 for five.

For West Indies, Nicholas Pooran top-scored with a 22-ball 40, while Roston Chase made 39.

Shoriful Islam (2/20), Mahedi Hasan (2/27) and Mustafizur Rahman (2/43) were the wicket-takers for Bangladesh.

Chasing the target, Liton Das scored 44 while skipper Mahmudullah remained unbeaten on 31.

Brief Scores:

West Indies: 142 for 7 in 20 overs (Nicholas Pooran 40, Roston Chase 39; Shoriful Islam 2/20).

Bangladesh: 139 for 5 in 20 overs (Liton Das 44, Mahmudullah 31 not out; Akeal Hosein 1/24).