Campbell, Blackwood steer West Indies to victory over Bangladesh

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 88-3 (John Campbell 58*, Jermaine Blackwood 26*; Khaled Ahmed 3-27)


Opener John Campbell and Vice-captain Jermaine Blackwood added an unbroken 79-run partnership for the fourth wicket to lead West Indies to a seven-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first Test in Antigua on Sunday.

Chasing 84 for victory, West Indies resumed on 49-3 and won half hour after the start on day four, with Campbell sealing victory with a six over long-off.

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Playing his 19th Test, Campbell completed his third fifty and first in the Caribbean, ending on 58 off 67 balls (9x4s, 1×6).

Blackwood, who joined Campbell late on day three with West Indies in tatters at 9-3, played a calm innings of 26 not out off 53 balls (2x4s).

While the West Indies batsmen were tested on the third afternoon, the fourth morning was a cruise as Campbell and Blackwood batted with ease and comfort to knock off the remainder of the target.

Khaled Ahmed ended with 3-27.

Kemar Roach, with figures of 2-21 and 5-53, was named Man-of-the-Match.

With his performance, Roach drew level with Michael Holding on 249 Test wickets and also continued his fine form at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, reaching 50 Test wickets at the venue.

The second and final Test will take place in St. Lucia from June 24.

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