Brutal Dwayne Smith lifts Windies

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JOHANNESBURG, Sep 13 (Reuters) Dwayne Smith's brutal hitting at the end of the innings lifted West Indies from a moderate score to 164 for eight in their ICC World Twenty20 match against Bangladesh today.

Smith came to the crease with 19 deliveries remaining and West Indies on 131 for five but he amassed 29 off just seven balls, hitting four sixes.

Devon Smith, no relation, had earlier scored a patient half-century as West Indies overcame a tough start. He and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (37) added 95 for the second wicket after the third-ball loss of Chris Gayle, but it took them 13.1 overs.

Left-arm seamer Syed Rasel performed superbly with the new ball for Bangladesh, removing Gayle, who notched the first international twenty20 century against South Africa on Tuesday, for a duck.

He bowled his four overs for 10 runs, before spinners Abdur Razzak (two for 25) and Shakib ul-Hasan (four for 34) caused a late clatter of wickets.

Reuters BJR GC1716

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