Hosts Bangladesh hammered by West Indies

West Indies handed Bangladesh a crushing nine-wicket defeat after bundling them out for 58 inside 19 overs in their World Cup Group B match in Mirpur today.

Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn picked up four wickets while while pace duo Kemar Roach and Darren Sammy claimed three victims each to skittle out the hosts for the lowest total ever made by a Full Member nation in World Cup history.



Chris Gayle then blasted 37 off 36 balls to overhaul the score as West Indies finished off the match in just under two and a half hours.



Batting first after winning the toss, Bangladesh got off to a dismal start.



Kemar Roach, who claimed a hat-trick in their victory over Holland, gave West Indies the first breakthrough when an indecisive Tamim Iqbal prodded at an outswinger to be caught at second slip.



Sammy then claimed two quick wickets to see off Imrul Kayes and Mushfiqur Rahim as the home side slipped to 25 for three.



The collapse continued when Junaid Siddique, who was holding one end up, was trapped lbw by Roach for 25 from 27 balls, and a couple of overs later Benn bowled captain Shakib Al Hasan through the gate.



Bangladesh crawled past 50 amid cheers from the home crowd, but the joy was short-lived as Sammy ended Raqibul Hasan's 17-ball vigil - caught brilliantly at point by Kieron Pollard.



The Tigers were soon 56 for seven when Naeem Islam became Benn's second victim after the tall left-arm spinner's delivery clipped the outer edge and lobbed into the hands of wicketkeeper Devon Thomas.



Roach then added Mohammed Ashraful as his third wicket with the first ball of his second spell, while Benn saw off number 10 Shafiul Islam and Rubel Hossain in the next over to wrap up the innings.



Only three bowlers were required to bowl out Bangladesh, who lost their last five wickets for just eight runs and in less than six overs.



In reply, West Indies made light work of the chase by rattling off the required runs inside 13 overs.



Gayle, who became the fourth West Indies batsman to reach 8,000 runs in one-day internationals, hit six boundaries in his brief innings as they romped home with Darren Bravo remaining unbeaten on eight.



The only moment of glory for the home team was when when spinner Islam knocked down the middle-stump of Devon Smith in the sixth over.



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