West Indian fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell bowls awful delivery in Bangladesh ODI

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West Indian pacer Sheldon Cottrell was left embarrassed and ashamed last weekend as he unleashed what could be one of the worst deliveries in international cricket.

The incident took place during the third one-day international between the West Indies and Bangladesh at Warner Park in St Kitts.

The West Indies had started the tour in fine form - whitewashing Bangladesh in the Test series. Bangladesh bounced back to take the first of the three-match ODI series but the hosts drew themselves level to force a decider.

There were a number of standout performances in this match but perhaps the most memorable moment came in the first over as Cottrell, who was covering for the injured Andre Russell, delivered an astonishingly bad ball that left his teammates and opponents stunned.

As you can see in the video further down the page, the delivery appears to slip from Cottrell's hand and heads straight to the second slip. The umpire immediately called it a no-ball and, following the incident, the strike bowler unsurprisingly apologised to his teammates and returned to action.

Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal went on to score a brilliant ton and, with contributions from Mahmudullah and Mashrafe Mortaza. The Tigers ended their first innings on 301 runs for 6 wickets with Cottrell bowling nine overs, claiming one wicket.

It is so bad it almost makes Steve Harmison's infamous delivery look alright...

In response to Bangladesh's innings, Chris Gayle smashed 73 off 66 balls and Rovman Powell scored 74 off just 51 as the West Indies chased the match and the series.

It wasn't enough, however, and the home side ultimately fell short by just 18 runs. This left Bangladesh with a historic win to celebrate and a three-match Twenty 20 International series to look forward to.


The first of the T20 series returned to the form book as the Windies clocked a seven-wicket win in a rain-disrupted match on Wednesday.

They will now have a chance to clinch the series at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill on Saturday.

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