Hope hundred carries Windies to 261-9 vs Bangladesh

West Indies batsman Shai Hope

Stylish Shai Hope struck his second straight hundred and fourth in eight innings but West Indies collapsed late on to leave Bangladesh with an uncomplicated target in the second match of the Tri-Nations Series here Tuesday.

Opting to bat first at Castle Avenue, the Windies finished on 261 for nine off their 50 overs, with Hope carving out 109 to follow up his 170 in Sunday’s opening game against Ireland.

He faced 132 balls and struck 11 fours and six in an innings which marked his sixth career ODI hundred.

Roston Chase chipped in with 51 while Sunil Ambris stroked 38 at the top of the order.

Fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza claimed three for 49 while left-arm seamers Mohammad Saifuddin (2-47) and Mustafizur Rahman (2-84) picked up two wickets apiece.

West Indies’ total revolved mainly around two key stands anchored by Hope. First, he put on 89 for the first wicket with Ambris, who counted four fours in a 50-ball knock.

When Ambris and Darren Bravo (1) perished in successive overs to leave the Caribbean side 90 for two in the 18th over, Hope then combined with Chase to add a further 115 for the third wicket.

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