Bangladesh 151 for 4 (Mahmudullah 41*) beat West Indies 149 for 9 (Shoriful 4-34, Mehidy 3-36) by six wickets
Guyana: Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shoriful Islam combined for seven wickets as Bangladesh drew first blood in their ODI series against West Indies.
With veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan sitting out the 50-over component of Bangladesh's tour of the Caribbean against West Indies, it was left to their more than handy supporting cast to fill the void in Guyana.
Winning the toss and fielding first at Providence Stadium was extremely helpful for the visitors, as West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals and only crawled to 149/9 in a match that was reduced to 41 overs per side due to a wet outfield in the morning.
That was never going to be enough, with skipper Tamim Iqbal (33) getting the visitors off to a fast start and Mahmudullah (41*) using all his experience to ensure Bangladesh drew first blood in the three-match ODI series.
The hosts swept the two-match Test series against Bangladesh 2-0 and much was expected of them in the 50-over format given they won the T20I leg of the series via the same scoreline.
But West Indies failed to shine after being sent into bat first in Providence, with three of their top six batters unable to reach double figures.
No.3 Shamarh Brooks top-scored for West Indies with an overly cautious 33 and their total may have been even less if not for an unbeaten final-wicket stand of 39 between Anderson Phillip (21*) and Jayden Seales (16*) at the end of their innings.
Emerging spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz was the hero for Bangladesh with a brilliant spell that netted 3/36 and the 24-year-old was deservedly named Player of the Match.
Mehidy removed dangerous West Indies opener Kyle Mayers during his opening spell and then returned later on to claim the vital scalps of Rovman Powell (9) and West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran (18) to give Bangladesh the ascendancy.
It wasn't just with the ball that Mehidy impressed, with the Bangladesh off-spinner also picking up a catch at backward point and a brilliant run out to cap off a tremendous individual performance.