TEST: West Indies thrash Bangladesh by innings and 219 runs

SUMMARY: Bangladesh 43 (Liton Das 25, Kemar Roach 5-8, Miguel Cummins 3-11, Jason Holder 2-10) and 144 (Nurul Hasan 64, Shannon Gabriel 5-77, Jason Holder 3-30, Miguel Cummins 2-16) v West Indies 406 (Kraigg Brathwaite 121, Shai Hope 67, Devon Smith 58, Kieran Powell 48, Abu Jayed 3-84, Mehidy Hasan Miraz 3-101)


West Indies took a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series with a thumping innings and 219-run win over a hapless Bangladesh team inside seven sessions in Antigua.

Bangladesh, bowled out for their lowest-ever Test total of 43 on the opening day, lasted just before lunch on day three on Friday, being bowled out for 144 in 40.2 overs after resuming the day on a precarious 62-6.

The visitors started their second innings on day two 363 runs behind after West Indies posted 406 in their lone innings.

Shannon Gabriel, who rocked Bangladesh top order with four wickets late on day two, completed his five-wicket haul, claiming 5-77 off 12 overs. Jason Holder finished with 3-30 and Miguel Cummins 2-16.

West Indies’ four pronged pace attacked all claimed five wickets each in the match: Kemar Roach (5-8), Gabriel (5-77), Cummins (3-11 and 2-16) and Holder (2-10 and 3-30). Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo bowled just five overs in the match, all in the second innings, conceding 16 runs.

Bishoo has now bowled just seven overs in two Test matches, after delivering one in each innings of the final Test against Sri Lanka last week.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s innings on Friday was prolonged by wicketkeeper Nurul Hassan, who counterattacked with a career-best 64 off 74 balls (6x4s, 2x6s).

The second and final Test takes place in Jamaica from July 12.

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