A spirited Bangladesh led by all-rounder Mohammad Mahmudullah edged out the West Indies in the fifth and final one-day by four wickets in Dhaka on Saturday, taking the series 3-2.
Mahmudullah took 2-38 to help the home team bowl the tourists for 217 in 48 overs and then scored a
polished 48 to help the home team chase down the target for the loss of eight wickets with six overs to spare.
Even until now
Bangladesh won the first match by seven wickets and the second by 160 runs — both in Khulna. The West Indies levelled the series with a four wicket win in the third and 75 runs in the fourth.
Both teams will now play a Twenty20 international in Dhaka on Monday.
It was Mahmudullah and captain Mushfiqur Rahim (44) who set the home team on the victory path through their 91-run stand for the fourth wicket after paceman Kemar Roach (5-56) had derailed them in early overs.
Brief scores: West Indies 217 (K Pollard 85, Mahmudullah 2/38) vs Bangladesh 221/8 in 44 overs (Mahmudullah 48, K Roach 5/56)