West Indies Legends finally registered their first victory in the Road Safety World Series history after beating Bangladesh Legends by 5 wickets on Friday (12th March) night.
After West Indies Legends captain Brian Lara sent their opponents to bat first, Bangladesh Legends scored 169/7 (20 overs). In reply, the Caribbean side chased down that target in 18.5 overs after losing five wickets (173/5).
Road Safety World Series 2020/21, Match 12: Bangladesh Legends vs West Indies Legends
2nd innings (West Indies Legends): Bangladesh Legends fought hard but Caribbean Legends denied any shocking result
West Indies Legends opener William Perkins started in firing fashion but Mushfiqur Rahman dismissed him in the third over while the opener scored 22 runs off 14 balls (4 fours). In the fifth over, Abdur Razzak bowled Dwayne Smith for 10 runs.
But then the other opener Ridley Jacobs and Kirk Edwards controlled the game and set up the nice 72 runs partnership for the third wicket. Edwards scored 46 off 28 balls before Razzak bowled him in the 12th over. Later, opener Jacobs was run-out for 34 off 30 balls (3 fours). Also, captain Mohammad Rafique bowled Tino Best who scored 5 runs.
But West Indies Legends captain Brian Lara and Mahendra Nagamootoo ultimately secured a solid victory for West Indies Legends. While Lara scored 31 not out off 23 balls (3 fours), Nagamootoo scored 16 not out off 10 balls (2 fours).
1st innings (Bangladesh Legends): Bangladesh Legends finally had a good total after their top-order batsmen managed good scores
Bangladesh Legends managed another good opening partnership as the openers Nazimuddin and Mehrab Hossain set up the 64 runs partnership. But that opening partnership was broken in the 8th over through a run-out as in-form Nazimuddin was out for 33 runs.
Then Mehrab Hossain and Aftab Ahmed built up another strong second-wicket partnership of 57 runs. In the 15th over, Aftab Ahmed was dismissed for 31 off 21 balls (4 fours and only six). In the next over, Ryan Austin took two back-to-back wickets of opener Mehrab Hossain (44 off 45 balls; 5 fours) and Abdur Razzak (0).
At the end of that innings, Mohammad Sharif scored firing 26 runs off just 13 balls with the help of 3 sixes.
Among the Caribbean bowlers, Sulieman Benn finished with bowling figures of 4-0-17-3 and Ryan Austin had bowling figures of 4-0-43-2.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh Legends – 169/7 in 20 overs (Mehrab Hossain 44, Nazimuddin 33; Sulieman Benn 3/17)
West Indies Legends – 173/5 in 18.5 overs (Kirk Edwards 46, Ridley Jacobs 34; Abdur Razzak 2/34)
Result – West Indies Legends won by 5 wickets