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Benn, Chanderpaul See Off Bangladesh

Sulieman Benn celebrates the wicket of Anamul Haque
Sulieman Benn celebrates the wicket of Anamul Haque
©WICB Media / Randy Brooks
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (right) hit his 30th Test century before the West Indies declared
Shivnarine Chanderpaul (right) hit his 30th Test century before the West Indies declared
©WICB Media / Randy Brooks

West Indies 380 & 269-4 dec. beat
Bangladesh 161 & 192 by 296 runs
Second Test, Saint Lucia

Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit a century and Sulieman Benn took five wickets as the West Indies wrapped up a 296-run win over Bangladesh in the second and final Test in Saint Lucia.

Chanderpaul hit an unbeaten 101 as the home side declared their second innings on 269 for four to set Bangladesh a highly unlikely 489 to win.

Then, after making steady progress, the tourists collapsed, Benn taking five for for 72 as the West Indies celebrated their 500th Test with a massive win when Bangladesh were bowled out for 192.

And by losing their last eight wickets for just 34 runs, it ensured the game was complete with a day to spare and the West Indies claimed a 2-0 series clean sweep.

They won the opening match in Saint Vincent by 10 wickets.

Resuming day four on 208 for four, the West Indies pressed on with the bat until Chanderpaul reached his 30th Test century.

Once he had posted 101 in 134 balls, the West Indies declared with Jermaine Blackwood unbeaten on 66 in 120 balls at the other end.

Bangladesh then made a solid start to their run chase with openers Shamsur Rahman and Tamim Iqbal putting on 47 for the first wicket.

However, Rahman could not keep up his aggressive innings and after a stroke-filled 39 in 27 balls he was gone, holing out to Kirk Edwards in the deep off Jerome Taylor.

Three overs later, Anamul Haque was also gone, caught behind by Ramdin off Benn as Bangladesh slipped to 48 for two.

Then came a fightback, launched by Tamim Iqbal (64 in 181 balls) and Mominul Haque (56 in 139 deliveries).

Together they added 110 for the third wicket only for Tamim's dismissal to herald an alarming collapse.

First, they lost three wickets for two runs in eight balls when he, Mahmudullah (0) and Mominul fell and those wickets were followed by the departures of Nasir Hossain, Taijul Islam, Mushfiqur Rahim, Robiul Islam and Shafiul Islam in less than 20 overs.

Benn played the leading role, having Tamim caught sweeping and Mominul caught at mid-wicket. He also trapped Nasir in front for two and had Taijul caught and bowled for four to complete his five-wicket haul.

Mahmudullah (0) was trapped in front by Shannon Gabriel (1-24), Kemar Roach bowled Shafiul for 14 while Jerome Taylor celebrated his 100th Test wicket when he added the scalp of Robiul, trapped in front for nought to Rahim, who he had earlier bowled for 11.

Taylor finished with three for 39 and Benn five for 72.

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