BAN vs WI: Santokie double-blow rattles Bangladesh

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NEW DELHI: Chasing a 172-run target, Bangladesh got off to a bad start as they lost three quick wickets in the World T20 Super 10 match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.

Samuel Badree dealt first blow to the host by scalping Tamim Iqbal (5) in the third over.

Krishmar Santokie then dismissed Anamul Haque and Shakib Al Hasan in the next over to reduce Bangladesh to 16/3.

Opener Dwayne Smith smashed a quickfire 72 as West Indies produced an improved batting show, to post a challenging 171 for seven.

Smith whirlwind knock came off just 43 balls that helped in consolidating the West Indies total which could have been much more had Chris Gayle been able to play his natural attacking game as he huffed and puffed en route his run-a-ball 48 that had three fours and two sixes.

Bangaldesh’s inconsistent effort on the outfield also contributed to West Indies’ cause.

One end, there was Tamim Iqbal, who took a few stunners, some of the other fielders conceded at least 15 runs at the ropes.