LEFT-ARM spinner Fabian Allen sent down a costly 25-run over as West Indies failed to hold their nerve when it mattered most and slumped to a five-wicket defeat to Bangladesh under Duckworth-Lewis-Stern in the Tri-Nations Series final yesterday.

Abel Resende

In their final competitive One-Day International ahead of the World Cup, beginning at month’s end, West Indies struggled to contain a buoyant Bangladesh as the Asian outfit easily chased down a difficult revised target of 210 with seven balls to spare, in a contest reduced to 24 overs per side

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SUBSCRIBE/ LOG IN Left-handed opener Soumya Sarkar struck a sparkling 66 off 41 balls but it was Mosaddek Hossain, batting at number seven, who turned the screws on West Indies with a breathtaking 24-ball, unbeaten 52 at the end