WI bundle out Bangladesh for 58
Ruthless West Indies humiliated Bangladesh with the bat and ball in front of their own fans on Friday, skittling the World Cup co-hosts for their lowest ever ODI score of 58 before chasing down the target in 12.2 overs.
The slide started with pacer Kemar Roach inducing an edge off opener Tamim Iqbal (0) with an outswinger that was gleefully accepted by skipper Darren Sammy at second slip.
"We never thought we'd bat this poorly because we've been playing really good cricket for last the 12 months and we've been consistent with the bat," Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan said.
"I don't know (what went wrong). We have a lot of things to work on now. We have to sit down and think about it.
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Image: Kemar Roach
Bangladesh batsmen disappoint
St Lucia-born Sammy also struck with the new ball as he claimed the wicket of Imrul Kayes for five, who was caught behind by wicketkeeper Devon Thomas.
Zunaed Siddiqui showed the real nature of the pitch with his drives and cuts that gave a glimmer of hope but a Roach yorker finished the job as the left-hander fell leg-before for 25 off 33 balls.
Sammy kept up the pressure by having Mushfiqur Rahim caught at mid-wicket by Ramnaresh Sarwan.
Image: Darren Sammy
Benn's four destroys Bangladesh
Suleiman Benn made most of the conditions and the Bangladesh top order's failure to finish with impressive figures of four for 18.
Benn beat Shakib completely in flight, as the Bangladesh skipper was caught in two minds as he first looked to play the sweep before changing his mind, but missed the ball and was bowled for eight.
Roqibul Hasan, Naeem Islam and then Mohammad Ashraful all fell between 51 and 58, to bust the myth about the Bangladesh batting which boasts of specialists till No. 8.
Benn then took his third and fourth wickets by removing Shafiul Islam and Rubel Hossain as the West Indies wrapped up the tail to give a flavour of their dominance during yesteryear.
Benn claimed four wickets while Kemar Roach and Darren Sammy bagged three scalps each as Bangladesh were flattened in 18.5 overs.
Bangladesh's 58 was their lowest in ODI history as well as in the tournament, and the fourth lowest total in the history of the World Cup.
Image: Sulieman Benn celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Rubel Hossain
West Indies complete easy win
With the first innings over in just over an hour and half, Chris Gayle provided some brief entertainment for the partisan supporters who 'cheered' every shot that the left-hander hit.
The crowd reacted angrily, throwing placards, caps, logos and even team jerseys on to the outfield.
Gayle then smashed his way to a 36-ball 37, including six boundaries, as the winners completed the formalities in only 12.2 overs, losing the wicket of opener Devon Smith.
The duration of the match was only 32.1 overs.
Image: Chris Gayle