Samuels yesterday cracked an unbeaten century off 56 balls to power the Windies to a win in their Twenty20 match against Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI at the Fatullah Stadium.
The Windies won with 195 runs and only lost 3 wickets. Adrian Barath went for 4 in just the second over while fellow opener Lendl Simmons returned to the dressing room for 12, leaving the visitors shaky at 51 for 2 in the sixth over.
But a 102-run third-wicket stand between Samuels and Andre Russell revived the side. Samuels’ 102 not out featured 15 fours and four sixes while Russell, who made 58 runs off 35 balls, hit three fours and as many sixes.
The BCB XI struggled could only reach 120-6 off their 20 overs. Samuels also starred with the ball taking 2-18 with his off-breaks, while skipper Darren Sammy had a double strike in his first over to end with 2-23.