TEST UPDATE: Bangladesh dismissed for 43; Roach takes 5-8
Bangladesh recorded their lowest-ever Test total as Kemar Roach and company created havoc on the first morning of the opening Test in Antigua.
West Indies won the toss and elected to field first, a decision that proved immediate dividends as Roach ran through the visitors’ top order, claiming the first five wickets as they were dismissed before lunch.
From 18-5, Bangladesh never really recovered, being shot out for 43 in 18.5 overs, as Miguel Cummins, wicket-less in his last five innings, claimed three and Jason Holder took the other two.
Roach, who limped off the field with a calf injury, finished with 5-8 off five overs, while Cummins had 3-11 off four and Holder 2-10 off 4.4 overs. Opener Liton Das topscored with 25, as no other batsman got past six.
Bangladesh’s previous lowest Test total was 62 against Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval in 2007. The lowest Test score ever remains New Zealand’s 26 all out against England in 1955.
At lunch, West Indies were 9-0.