Bengali all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has to wait the next 24 hours before he knows the full extent of the groin injury he sustained in the third ODI against the West Indies. Shakib stopped while bowling his fifth over and left the field after getting the physio’s attention, forcing Soumya Sarkar to complete the over.
Bangladesh showed a tough all-round match to beat the West Indies by 120 runs in the third ODI of the three-match series on Monday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. The result 3-0 at home has brought Bangladesh to second place in the ODI Super League points table as they are on 30 points along with England but are at the forefront of net run rate.
“First of all I have to see how I will accelerate tomorrow. At this point the groin doesn’t look good, but we have to see it after 24 hours,” said Shakib Al Hasan after the game.
“I think a lot of credit goes to the coaching staff and teammates (for his successful comeback). Their support and support helped me a lot, especially in the first game. I always knew I needed some playing time. After the first game, “I got the confidence I needed and as the series went on I got better. Our fast bowlers and spinners complement each other. We now have a good ODI bowling line-up. There’s a lot of competition for spots and it’s healthy for us,” he added.
His injury could affect his participation in the test series that begins February 3.
On the hunt for 298, the West Indies failed to get an ideal start as the team lost both openers in quick succession and Kyle Mayers (11) also left shortly after, bringing the number of visitors in the 12th to 47 / 3.
Hitting the visitors followed the same story seen in the first two ODIs. The middle order was unable to show any combat, and soon the hosts gained a full advantage by reducing the West Indies to 93/5 in the 26th.
Rovman Powell and Raymon Reifer offered little resistance to the visitors when the duo formed a 38-run stand, but in the 41st over, Soumya Sarkar broke the partnership when he fired Powell (47), reducing the West Indies to 155/7. Bangladesh wasted no more time and the visitors were pooled for 177 in the 45th.
Previously, through Tamim Iqbal, Shakib, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah, Bangladesh helped a total of 297/6 in the allotted fifty overs.
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