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05-Dec-2012 16:02:00 GMT
Bangladesh v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

Samuels, Narine Star in West Indies Win

Dhaka: Marlon Samuels' century helped the West Indies defeat Bangladesh by 4 wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Wednesday.

Darren Sammy's men now trail 1-2 in the five match series.

Chasing Bangladesh's first innings score of 227 all out, the West Indies chased down the total with 18 balls to spare, riding on knocks from Marlon Samuels (126) and Kieran Powell (47).

Earlier, Sunil Narine returned to his best as the wily spinner took four wickets to restrict Bangladesh to 227.

The tourists, kept them in check through Narine's 4-37 and left-armer Veerasammy Permaul who finished with 2-40.

Mohammad Mahmudullah (52), Mushfiqur Rahim (38) and Anamul Haque (33) were the main run-getters for Bangladesh.

Tamim Iqbal (22) and Anamul looked solid before Bangladesh lost four wickets in the space of just 21 runs, with Narine taking three.

The 24-year-old spinner's form was a concern for the West Indies as he managed just three wickets in the preceding 2-0 Test series win and only one wicket in the first two one-day matches, but he finally returned to his best.

Narine struck in the 13th over when he dismissed Iqbal and Naeem Islam (four) in one over before trapping the second match centurion Anamul leg-before in his next over.

A sixth wicket stand of 58 between Rahim and Mahmudullah allowed the hosts to get back on track. Mahmudullah hit three fours and a six off 70 balls and ensured his team got past 200.

At the end Sohag Gazi scored a fighting 36-ball 30 with the help of five boundaries.

Bangladesh were forced to bring in Rubel Hossain for injured paceman Abul Hasan while the West Indies left out Lendl Simmons and Andre Russell for Kieran Powell and Permaul.

Brief scores
227 (Mahmudullah 52, Narine 4-37)
West Indies 228 for 6 (Samuels 126, Powell 47)
Result West Indies won by 4 wickets
MOM Marlon Samuels (West Indies)

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