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Skipper Reifer happy with WI victory

Published:Monday | August 3, 2009 | 9:39 AM

West Indies captain Floyd Reifer says he is very happy after the hosts finally achieved a victory in the Bangladesh series.

The West Indies, after losing the Test and One-Day International Series, romped to a five-wicket win over Bangladesh in the lone Twenty/Twenty International at Warner Park in St Kitts yesterday.

Reifer says it was good to have ended the series on a winning note. He says the players fielded really well to put Bangladesh under pressure.

Chasing a modest victory target of 119 from their allocation of 20 overs, West Indies reached home with 19 balls to spare.

Travis Dowlin top scored for West Indies with a run-a-ball 37 not out, Devon Smith also got 37 while Reifer chipped in with 22.

Nikita Miller two for 22 and Darren Sammy two for 33 took most wickets for West Indies to reduce Bangladesh to 118 for nine after they batted first.

The West Indies played the entire series with a replacement side following a boycott by the leading players to protest contractual issues with the West Indies Cricket Board.