Bradshaw stars in W Indies win

West Indies 124-7 Bangladesh 101-8 West Indies win by 23 runs
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The left-arm seamer Ian Bradshaw produced another impressive display to help the West Indies take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match one-day international series against Bangladesh yesterday.

Bradshaw, who was named man of the match after leading his side to a one-wicket victory in the series opener on Saturday, took three wickets for just 15 runs off his five overs as the hosts completed a 23-run win in St Vincent.

In a match reduced to 25 overs a side because of rain, the hosts made 124 for 7 before limiting Bangladesh to 101 for 8.

The West Indies' total looked a relatively modest one as only Dwayne Smith, who made his maiden one-day half-century in scoring a run-a-ball 62, made much headway on a slow pitch.

But it proved to be well beyond Bangladesh, despite valiant efforts from Hannan Sarkar (36) and Manjural Islam Rana (33 not out).