Andre Russell hit a towering 104 meters long six as Bangladesh beat West Indies in the 1st ODI by 48 runs. Russell is renowned for his big hits and he showed exactly why he is feared by bowlers across the world. Russell scored 12 of 13 balls which were not good enough to gun down 280 set by Bangladesh.
Mustafizur Rahman was the bowler, looking to angle the ball away from the right-hander. the ball was right in Russell’s hitting zone and he hammered it for a humungous six.
Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first on a placid wicket. They got off to a disastrous start, thanks to Anamul Haque who departed without scoring. But it was opener Tamim Iqbal (130 of 160 balls), who anchored the ship to see Bangladesh to a good total of 279. Shakib al Hasan found himself unlucky as he missed a ton by three runs. He departed for 97 off 121 balls.
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West Indies batsman, on the other hand, managed to score only 231/9. They lost the game. For West Indies, Hetmyer with 52 was the top-scorer. For Bangladesh, Mortaza picked up four scalps and was their best bowler.
“We didn’t help ourselves at all with poor work in the field and our death bowling wasn’t the best either,” Holder said after the loss.
“It was important for us to make a strong statement here after the way we played in the Tests. This ground has been a happy one for us over the years and we are looking now to clinch the series in the next match on Wednesday,” Mashrafe said after the victory at Guyana’s National Stadium.