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Anamul devours Windies

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Anamul Haque struck an outstanding century at Khulna in just his second appearance as Bangladesh eased to their biggest one-day international victory against West Indies.

Despite Ravi Rampaul impressing with 5-49 after West Indies elected to bowl, the Tigers posted a commanding 292 for six as Anamul struck 120 and Mushfiqur Rahim 79.

That total proved well beyond West Indies' reach with Abdur Razzak and Sohag Gazi claiming three wickets apiece. The tourists were eventually skittled for 132, meaning Bangladesh are now 2-0 ahead in the five-match series.

The Windies' decision at the toss looked inspired initially as Tamim Iqbal pulled Andre Russell straight to deep square-leg and a Rampaul short delivery got rid of Naeem Islam, caught at short-leg.

Anamul Haque

Anamul Haque, playing in just his second ODI, hit an outstanding 120 to steer Bangladesh to victory and a 2-0 series lead against West Indies

Darren Sammy's side, however, will not have banked on what followed - a 174-run partnership spanning 29.5 overs between Anamul and Mushfiqur.

Nineteen-year-old Anamul showed a maturity that belied his years in a fine innings, improvising impressively against spin and hitting powerfully through the line versus seam once the initial moisture left the surface.

The only nervy moments came in the nineties - in which the opener spent 23 deliveries - yet those could be forgiven on a day he dominated the Windies' attack.

Three figures eventually came up via a pulled single, after which - with the pressure off - he struck Russell for sixes over square-leg and cow corner either side of a straight four.

Mushfiqur, meanwhile, showed the maturity that has been a hallmark of his career, displaying particular class against Sunil Narine in a crucial knock.

Those efforts overshadowed Rampaul's good work; the paceman's best ODI figures were completed as he had Mushfiqur caught at midwicket, Nasir Hossain at cover, Mominul Haque - who compiled a fluent 31 - at deep point and Anamul at fine-leg.

West Indies never looked like overhauling the victory target of 293 as wickets fell at regular intervals.

Gazi had Lendl Simmons taken at mid-off and Marlon Samuels caught behind, in between which Chris Gayle feathered to Mushfiqur off Mashrafe Mortaza.

Razzak claimed the next three wickets, trapping Dwayne Smith in front, having Darren Bravo caught behind and bowling Devon Thomas.

The last four were equally easy to come by; Mahmudullah had Darren Sammy held in the deep, Naeem bowled Kieron Pollard, Russell was run out and Narine hit Gazi straight to cover.