Bangladesh has blown away West Indies captain Darren Sammy’s hopes for a series whitewash by easily winning the first one-day international by seven wickets with nearly 10 overs to spare on Friday.
Bangladesh dismissed West Indies for 199 in the 47th over, then reached 201-3 in 40.2 overs at Sheikh Abu Naser Divisional Stadium.
Sammy wanted West Indies to sweep all five one-dayers to improve its ranking of seventh, on the back of winning both Tests.
But Bangladesh ruined that plan after Sammy won the toss, elected to bat, and watched his side fail to post a meaningful score.
Off-spinner Sohag Gazi, who made his debut in the Tests this month and played in his first one-dayer, took 4-29, including the key wicket of Chris Gayle, who made 35.