At Dhaka, October 8 (day/night). West Indies won by 73 runs. Toss: West Indies. Lara opted to bat and returned to the top of the order, but he and fellow-opener Campbell were out by the fifth over. There were no further failures, however, as half-centuries from Adams and Chanderpaul steadied the batting before Powell and McLean lashed out to lift the scoring-rate to nearly six an over. Rain prolonged the break between innings; no overs were lost, but batting conditions were more difficult when Bangladesh replied. Shahriar Hossain managed 45 before Adams claimed three wickets in his first three overs. With Bangladesh out of the running at 96 for five, Lara chose not to turn the screw. Instead, having experimented with Perry's off-spin as an opening gambit, he now gave everyone a bowl except for wicket-keeper Jacobs and himself. This allowed Al-Shahriar Rokon and wicket-keeper Khaled Masud to save national honour in an unbroken stand of 123. Man of the Match: J. C. Adams.
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