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West Indies End Bangladesh Resistance

Bangladesh were finally dismissed for 314 before being beaten by 10 wickets by the West Indies
Bangladesh were finally dismissed for 314 before being beaten by 10 wickets by the West Indies
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West Indies 484-7 dec. & 13-0 beat
Bangladesh 182 & 314 by 10 wickets
First Test, Saint Vincent

After bravely battling to make it to the final day, Bangladesh's resistance was finally ended and the West Indies cruised to a 10-wicket win in the first Test in Saint Vincent despite a Mushfiqur Rahim century.

Rahim was the last man to fall, having made a valiant 116 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 314 in their second innings, just managing to make the West Indies bat again.

However, a target of just 13 proved no obstacle to Chris Gayle and Kraigg Brathwaite, who wrapped up victory with a minimum of fuss in 2.4 overs.

The win puts the West Indies 1-0 up in the two-match series after they dominated the first three days of the match.

Day four's staunch fightback from Bangladesh, when they batted through the day to close on 256 for five would have given them some hope of perhaps saving the game but it wasn't to be.

A little more than five overs had been bowled on the last day when Nasir Hossain got in all sorts of trouble against Kemar Roach and was caught by Shannon Gabriel for 19.

Roach (4-64) then trapped Shuvagata Hom for a duck and the pace of Gabriel (2-25) was too much for Taijul Islam and Rubel Hossain, both of whom were bowled without scoring.

At the other end, Rahim advanced to his third Test century, and would end up hitting 116 in 243 balls as he guided Bangladesh into the lead for the first time in the game.

It would not last, though, as after he pulled Jerome Taylor to Darren Bravo at deep mid-wicket, the West Indies finished off the game in quick time.

Gayle was unbeaten on nine and Brathwaite, whose maiden double-century in the first innings, in which he scored 212 earned him the man-of-the-match award, was not out on four.

The second Test begins in Saint Lucia on 13th September.

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