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Hope stands out as Tigers tame Windies

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DUBLIN – Stylish Shai Hope stroked his second straight One-Day International hundred and fourth in eight innings, but his fireworks were negated by a ragged fielding effort, as West Indies crashed to an eight-wicket loss to Bangladesh in the second match of the Tri-Nations Series on Tuesday.

Opting to bat first at Castle Avenue in frigid temperatures that dipped below ten degrees Celsius, West Indies were restricted to a disappointing 261 for nine off their 50 overs, with Hope top-scoring with 109 off 132 deliveries.

“My form is great and I’m delighted with the way I’m playing. I’m pleased with the runs . . . to get a century again, against a really good bowling attack, is great,” Hope said. “But obviously we’re not too pleased with the result of the match . . . would rather we won today. We were going really well at 200 for two as we approached the 40th over, so to slide like that was not what we hoped for.”

Roston Chase chipped in with 51, while opener Sunil Ambris, who replaced the injured John Campbell, got 38 as West Indies found themselves well poised at 205 for two in the 41st over. (CMC)

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