West Indies on verge of victory after Roach takes five

SUMMARY: Bangladesh 103 all out from 32.5 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 51, Tamim Iqbal 29, Liton Das 12; Jayden Seales 3-33, Alzarri Joseph 3-33, Kyle Mayers 2-10, Kemar Roach 2-21) and 245 all out (Nurul Hasan 64, Shakib Al Hasan 63, Hasan Joy 42, Tamim Iqbal 22; Kemar Roach 5-53, Alzarri Joseph 3-55, Kyle Mayers 2-30) vs West Indies 265 all out from 112.5 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 94, Jermaine Blackwood 63, Nkrumah Bonner 33, John Campbell 24, Gudakesh Motie 23*; Mehidy Hasan Miraz 4-59, Khaled Ahmed 2-59, Ebadot Hossain 2-65) and 49-3 (John Campbell 28*; Khaled Ahmed 3-14)


West Indies are on the brink of victory after day three of the first Test against Bangladesh, thanks to an excellent spell of bowling from Kemar Roach at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in Antigua.

Bangladesh carried on from their overnight 50-2 to reach 245 all out off 90.5 overs with captain Shakib Al Hasan (63) scoring his second fifty in the match and wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan making 64. Opener Mahmudul Hasan Joy earlier got 42.

Roach, who now has 249 Test wickets, was brilliant for the hosts with 5-53 off 24.5 overs, while Alzarri Joseph (3-55) and Kyle Mayers (2-30) supported well.

The hosts, needing 84 to win, got off to a terrible start and were 9-3 after four overs, losing captain Kraigg Brathwaite, Nkrumah Bonner, and Raymon Reifer in quick succession.

Opener John Campbell (28 not out) and vice-captain Jermaine Blackwood (17 not out) then combined to ensure the hosts lost no more wickets, ending the day 49-3 off 15 overs. They need a further 35 runs for a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Khaled Ahmed took all three wickets for Bangladesh.

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