Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan (L) plays a shot as the West Indies cricketer Shai Hope (R) looks on during the first One Day International (ODI) between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on December 9, 2018. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP)
Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan (L) plays a shot as the West Indies cricketer Shai Hope (R) looks on during the first One Day International (ODI) between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on December 9, 2018. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

Dhaka: Mushfiqur Rahim top scored with an unbeaten 55 as Bangladesh defeated West Indies by five wickets in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Sunday. Set a modest target after three wickets each from Mashrafe Mortaza and Mustafizur Rahman helped Bangladesh restrict West Indies to 195-9, the hosts sailed to 196-5 in 35.1 overs for a comprehensive win to kick off the three-match series.

Mushfiqur shared 57 runs with Shakib Al Hasan for the fourth wicket to steady Bangladesh’s innings after West Indies had reduced the home side to 89-3 on a slow pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Rovman Powell dismissed Shakib for 30 to break the stand but Soumya Sarkar dashed off the visitors’ hopes with a brief cameo of 19 from 13 balls, which included two fours and a six.

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