Bangladesh v West Indies 2nd Test: West Indies clinch 2-0 Test series win over Bangladesh
The West Indies clinched a dramatic win today in the 2nd Test, by just 17 runs, against Bangladesh to take the Test series 2-0.
Bangladesh 296/10 (96.5 ov) & 213/10 (61.3 ov)
West Indies 409/10 (142.2 ov) & 117/10 (52.5 ov)
Result - West Indies won by 17 runs
Match Day Highlights
The West Indies were 41/3 overnight, leading by 154 runs, however, Bangladesh hit back, dismissing the tourists for just 117 in their 2nd Innings. Taijul Islam 4-36 and Nayeem Hasan 3-32 and Abu Jayed 2-32 were the heroes with the ball for Bangladesh.
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Kraigg Brathwaite - 3.3 ov), 2-20 (Sheyne Moseley - 8.3 ov), 3-39 (John Campbell - 16.4 ov), 4-50 (Jomel Warrican - 25.1 ov), 5-62 (Kyle Mayers - 31.1 ov), 6-73 (Jermaine Blackwood - 34.2 ov), 7-104 (Joshua Da Silva - 49.3 ov), 8-114 (Alzarri Joseph - 51.2 ov), 9-116 (Nkrumah Bonner - 52.1 ov), 10-117 (Rahkeem Cornwall - 52.5 ov)
Bangladesh then set about chasing down the runs required to win the match and level the series. However, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Jomel Warrican and Kraigg Brathwaite all contributed to stunning performance by the West Indies in the field, reducing the home side to 163-8 at one stage and eventually bowling them out for 213, winning by just 17 runs - what a match!
Fall of wickets: 1-59 (Soumya Sarkar - 12.1 ov), 2-70 (Tamim Iqbal - 16.2 ov), 3-78 (Nazmul Hossain Shanto - 21.3 ov), 4-101 (Mushfiqur Rahim - 30.2 ov), 5-115 (Mohammad Mithun - 33.2 ov), 6-147 (Mominul Haque - 41.1 ov), 7-153 (Liton Das - 44.2 ov), 8-163 (Taijul Islam - 50.1 ov), 9-188 (Nayeem Hasan - 55.4 ov), 10-213 (Mehidy Hasan - 61.3 ov)
Brathwaite said: “It was a total team effort and a fantastic win. It feels great to win the series. We had plans and we came out on top. We are very thankful for the opportunity. I’m, very proud of the team. This will mean a lot to everyone back home.”
Head Coach Phil Simmons was delighted with the performance. “It’s unbelievable … the joy is unbelievable. To come and win back-to-back Test matches is something really great and I’m proud of the way the team played. Kraigg led by example with the way he batted and today he bowled well to get key wickets.”
West Indies won the first Test by three wickets, chasing a huge 395-run target, last Sunday in Chattogram, when Kyle Mayers made 210 not out on debut to seal a memorable win. Nkrumah Bonner, was brilliant in his first and second Test matches and was named Man-of-the-Series. He had scores of 17 and 86 in Chattogram and 90 and 38 in Dhaka.
Simmons added: “Bonner was exceptional. He sat through a few tours and now he got his chance and I’m very happy for him. Cornwall was brilliant again and continues to bowl well and learn and improve his skills. To get nine wickets is truly remarkable.”
Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque(c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das(wk), Mehedy Hasan, Nayeem Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed
West Indies - Kraigg Brathwaite(c), John Campbell, Shayne Moseley, Nkrumah Bonner, Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood, Joshua Da Silva(wk), Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel
Start Time: 03:30
Toss: West Indies won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur
Officials: Richard Illingworth, Sharfuddoula Saikat, Gazi Sohel, Masudur Mukul, Neeyamur Rahul
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