DHAKA, Dec 20, 2018 : Opener Liton Das scored a breezy half century saw Bangladesh piled up a daunting total of 211 for 4 from their allotted 20 overs against visiting West Indies in the second T20I of the three-match series at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur on Thursday.
The two Tiger openers Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal gave a good start
contributing 42-run for the opening stand after West Indies asked Bangladesh to bat first.
The right handed wicket keeper batsman Liton, who completed 26-ball off 50 run, blasted 34-ball off 60-run and involved two important partnerships first 42-run with another opener Tamim Iqbal (15) and then 68-run second wicket stand with Soumya Sarkar (32).
He made mockery of West Indies sharp bowling attacks hitting all square of the park with six boundaries and four over boundaries before he was clean bowled by Sheldon Cottrell.
Tigers skipper Shakib Al Hasan then came to crease to accelerate the run rate along with Mahmudullah after the departure of Maushfiqur Rahim.
The duo shared a breezy unbeaten 91-run for the fifth wicket stand to take the team’s total to a commanding position.
Mahmudullah hammered 21-ball off 43-run smashing seven boundaries while Shakib cracked 26-ball off 42-run with the help of five boundaries and one over boundary to remain unbeaten till the end of the innings.
West Indies medium pacer Sheldon Cottrell was the most successful as he claimed two Bangladesh’s wicket conceding 38 runs.
Bangladesh – 211 for 4 in 20 overs, Liton 60, Mahmudullah 43 n.o , Shakib 42 n.o, Soumya 32, Sheldon Cottrell 2/38.