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Bangladesh reaches ODI final after cruising past WI again

AP  |  Dublin 

qualified for the tri-nations final in after another cruisy win over the on Monday.

The reached Friday's final after beating the tournament host on Saturday for a second time. But it lost for a second straight time to Bangladesh, when 247-9 was easily chased down by Bangladesh, which made 248-5 with 16 balls to spare.

The match was won tamely on a wide delivery by Sheldon Cottrell, but it was an all-round effort by

Without haste, opener scored 54 and Mushfiqur Rahim 63, and they were well supported by (21), (29), (43), and (30 not out).

Offspinner Ashley Nurse was the pick of the bowlers with 3-53.

Bangladesh's own bowlers set up the easy chase after restricting the to another sub-par total.

Opener Shai Hope made 87 from 108 balls and was on track to a third century in four games until he tried to pull and ended up being caught behind.

Hope's stand of 100 with Jason Holder, who racked 62 from 76, was the only partnership of substance by the West Indies. Both batsmen were out within two overs of each other.

Pacers Mashrafe and Mustafizur Rahman shared seven wickets, but the West Indies was tied down by the spinners, especially Shakib, who finished with figures of 10-1-27-1.

Bangladesh finishes the round-robin against on Wednesday, followed by the final on Friday, all on the same Malahide ground.

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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 23:56 IST