The triangular series is nearing its business end with only two matches left before the final which is scheduled to be played on May 17. The 5th match of the series is here and the two teams contesting here are Bangladesh and the current table-toppers Windies.
The Windies have won 2 out of their 3 encounters and are on the top of the pile, whereas, Bangladesh have won 1 of their two matches and placed right behind Windies at the second position. They are yet to lose a match in this tournament as their second match against Ireland was abandoned due to persistent rains.
The previous meeting between the two sides took place at the Clontarf Cricket Club in Dublin which saw Bangladesh thrashing Windies by 8 wickets. Batting first, Shai Hope’s second consecutive ton of the series powered Windies to a formidable 261.
In reply, Bangladesh’s top three scored half-centuries which meant they reached the target with 8 wickets in hand and 5 overs to spare. Openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar stitched 144 which led the foundation of the chase.
Bangladesh won- 04
Windies won- 01
No Result- 00
Where – The Village, Dublin
When – 03:15 PM IST, May 13, 2019
The surface will assist the batsmen more than the bowlers a high scoring game is expected. The seamers might get some assistance early with the new ball as it is expected to swing.
Average 1st inn score: 248
Average 2nd inn score: 213
Mashrafe Mortaza, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman
Darren Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Ashley Nurse, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Jonathan Carter, Fabian Allen (Doubt: John Campbell, if fit to feature)
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