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Bangladesh whitewash West Indies

Published:Monday | July 20, 2009 | 5:34 PM

West Indies suffered a four-wicket defeat to Bangladesh a short while ago to hand the visitors their first overseas series win on today’s fourth day of the second and final Test at the National Stadium in Grenada.

Bangladesh won the series 2-0.

Chasing a victory target of 215, Bangladesh ended on 217 for six with captain Shakib-al-Hasan undefeated on 96 from 97 balls.

Raquibul Hasan, who shared a fifth-wicket partnership of 106 with Shakib-al-Hasan, scored 65 off 99 balls.

Medium pacer Darren Sammy was the most successful bowler for West Indies with five for 55 off 16 overs.

Earlier, Bangladesh needed just 33 balls to wrap up the West Indies innings after the hosts resumed at their overnight 192 for eight. They were bowled out for 209 with Dave Bernard Junior top scoring with 69.

Despite the defeat West Indies captain Floyd Reifer says there were lots of positives going into the One-Day Series which starts on Sunday in Dominica.

West Indies were represented by a second-string side for the two-match series due to the strike of the first choice players over a contract dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).