Marlon Samuels shines as West Indies beats Bangladesh in one off T20

The tourists lost aggressive opener Chris Gayle (6) early but Samuels and Bravo took charge to steer West Indies to a strong position.

updated: December 10, 2012 23:22 IST
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Dhaka: Explosive batting from Marlon Samuels lifted the World Twenty20 champions West Indies to an 18-run win over Bangladesh in a high-scoring match at Shere Bangla stadium on Monday.

Samuels hit a 43-ball 85 not out to steer the champions to 197-4 in their 20 overs. While there was some blistering hitting from the home team's openers, they only managed to reach 179-1 in reply.

Samuels's strong performance peaked at the end of the West Indies innings when he hit 29 runs in their final over, which included three sixes and a four.

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