27 Jul 2009

bangladesh wins first ODI in Caribbean

10:38 am on 27 July 2009

The Bangladeshi cricketers followed up their test series victory over the West Indies with a convincing triumph in the opening one-day international in Dominica.

The tourists won the first of three ODI games by 52 runs, making 246 for nine before bowling out West Indies for 194.

The Caribbean team again fielded a weakened side despite the end of strike action from their first-choice players who are in dispute over payments and contracts.

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan continued his good form with a half-century to build on Mohammad Ashraful's 57 as Bangladesh made a strong total at Windsor Park, the venue hosting it's first international game.

Seamer Kemar Roach took five wickets for West Indies who then lost both openers cheaply in a poor start to their reply.

The West Indies were in trouble at 42 for 4 before Devon Smith struck a smart 65 and received some good support from Dave Bernard (38) but the homeside was never really in the running.