After a poor performance in the 2-match Test series against West Indies, Bangladesh bounced back in the ODI series and beat the hosts by 48 runs in the first game at Providence Stadium, Guyana. After opting to bat first Bangladesh posted a good total of 279/4 on a tough batting surface. Tamim Iqbal (130*) and Shakib Al Hasan (97) added 207 runs for the second wicket and in the end Mushfiqur Rahim played a cameo of 30 runs off just 11 balls. In the chase, West Indies couldn't accelerate their run-rate and eventually ended on 231/9 and fell short of the target by 48 runs. Captain Mashrafe Mortaza took 4 wickets and opener Tamim Iqbal was named Man-of-the-Match for his match-winning hundred.
All the major stats and facts from the first ODI match between West Indies and Bangladesh in Guyana :
2 - Tamim Iqbal is the only second Bangladeshi player to score a hundred against West Indies in ODIs. Before him his opening partner Anamul Haque scored 2 hundreds in 2012.
2 - Bangladesh have won both the ODI matches they played at Providence Stadium, Guyana. In 2007 World Cup Bangladesh defeated South Africa by 67 runs at this venue and now West Indies by 48 runs.
7 - Mashrafe Mortaza took his 7th four-wicket haul in ODIs - the joint most for Bangladesh. Shakib Al Hasan also has taken 7 four-wicket hauls in ODIs.
8 - This was Bangladesh's 8th ODIs win against West Indies. Only against New Zealand (10) and Zimbabwe (41) they have more ODIs wins than West Indies.
10 - Tamim Iqbal became the first ever Bangladeshi batsman to score 10 hundreds in ODI cricket. He needed 180 matches to score 10 ODIs hundreds.
146 - Number of balls taken by Tamim Iqbal to score hundred runs - the slowest hundred by a Bangladeshi batsman in ODIs.
207 - Partnership of 207 runs for the second wicket between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan is the only second 200 plus runs partnership for Bangladesh in ODI cricket.
Highest partnerships for Bangladesh in ODIs -
224 - Shakib Al Hasan & Mahmudullah vs NZ at Cardiff, 2017
207 - Tamim Iqbal & Shakib Al Hasan vs WI at Guyana, 2018
178 - Tamim Iqbal & Mushfiqur Rahim vs PAK at Dhaka, 2015
175* - Rajin Saleh & Habibul Bashar vs Kenya at Fatullah, 2006