Co-hosts USA have made a statement ahead of next month's World Cup with a 2-1 series win over Bangladesh at the Praire View Cricket Complex near Houston.

In the opening game last Tuesday, Bangladesh batted first after being put in and scored 153-6, Towhid Hridoy top scoring with 58. Firmly on the back foot on 94 when their fifth wicket fell in the 15th over, the home team's sixth wicket pairing of Corey Anderson and Harmeet Singh added 62 to secure a five wicket win. Anderson scored 34 from 25 balls whilst Singh clubbed 33 from just 13.

USA batted first in the second game on Thursday, and skipper Monank Patel top scored with 42 as the hosts scored 144-6 from their 20 overs. Fast bowler Ali Khan took three of the last four Bangladeshi wickets as they were bowled out for 138, losing by six runs and securing the series win for the home team.

The home side opted to experiment in the final game with the series already decided and it showed in the result. They could only manage 104-9 from their 20 overs after Mustafizur Rahman took 6-10. Bangladesh had no trouble chasing down their target in 11.4 overs without loss, Tanzid Hasan scoring 58 and Soumya Sarkar contributing 43.

The two sides were scheduled to meet in a warm-up game today at the main Grand Prarie stadium that will be used in the World Cup itself, but the game has been abandoned well before the start of play after a heavy thunderstorm and high winds rendered the ground unplayable, not least because a big screen put in place for the World Cup collapsed in the wind. Hopefully for the US, the series result against Bangladesh will be more of a sign of things to come than a collapsing TV.