Incisive bowling, dogged batting put West Indies in control against Bangladesh

SUMMARY: Bangladesh 103 all out from 32.5 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 51, Tamim Iqbal 29; Alzarri Joseph 3-33, Jayden Seales 3-33, Kyle Mayers 2-10, Kemar Roach 2-21) vs West Indies 95-2 (Kraigg Brathwaite 42*, John Campbell 24; Mustafizur Rahman 1-10, Ebadot Hossain 1-18)


A splendid bowling performance and dogged batting put West Indies in control by stumps on day one of the first Test against Bangladesh in Antigua on Thursday.

Alzarri Joseph and Jayden Seales claimed identical figures of 3-33, and Kemar Roach and Kyle Mayers did the early damage with two wickets each as the tourists were skittled out for 103 in 32.5 overs.

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Bangladesh were 45-6 and in danger of being bowled out for a double-figure score, but skipper Shakib Al Hasan rallied the lower-order with a top score of 51.

In reply, West Indies closed on 95-2, batting a total of 48 overs.

Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite is not out on 42 off 149 balls, with Nukrumah Bonner on 12.

John Campbell was dismissed for 24 and Raymon Reifer 11. Brathwaite and Campbell added 44 in 25.1 overs for the first wicket, as West Indies took a defensive approach on a day where the bowlers took the upper hand.

West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first, handing a Test debut to Guyanese Gudakesh Motie. The left-arm spinner bowled a solitary over before lunch, ending his first innings in Test cricket with figures of 1-0-1-0.

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