At Dhaka, October 9 (day/night). West Indies won by 109 runs. Toss: West Indies. International debut: Ahmed Kamal. Lara hit the second-fastest century in limited-overs internationals. He carved his way to 50 in 26 balls, passing 6,000 one-day international runs in the process, and needed just 45 balls in all to complete his first hundred at this level since April 1998. Only Shahid Afridi of Pakistan had been quicker than Lara, taking 37 balls against Sri Lanka at Nairobi in 1996-97. Lara's eventual 117 in 62 balls contained 18 fours and four sixes. West Indies were 158 for one before the fielding restrictions were lifted at the end of the 15th over. The home spinners later slowed the scoring slightly, and Chanderpaul's 77 from 87 balls, his second unbeaten half-century in successive days, was comparatively stately as the total rose to 314. Campbell then emerged as the unexpected destroyer of the Bangladeshi batting by seizing four wickets, while Jacobs equalled the then world record of five dismissals in a one-day international for the third time.
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