Robiul Islam (left) and Nasir Hossain © AFP
Robiul Islam (left) and Nasir Hossain © AFP

Sep 13, 2014

West Indies romped through against Bangladesh in the first Test, winning by 10 wickets after a brilliant double hundred from Kraigg Brathwaite and fifties from Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo and Shivnarine Chanderpaul ground the Bangladeshi bowling to a pulp. Catch the Live Blog of the match here

Taijul Islam took a five-wicket haul on debut, including the big breaks of Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, and Kirk Edwards. Taijul continues Bangladesh’s impressive tradition of producing good left-arm spinners. None of the other bowlers had much luck though, and the West Indians made merry on a pitch with no real demons. Catch the Live Scorecard of Day 1 of the 2nd Test of West Indies and Bangladesh here

In reply, Bangladesh folded for 182 and 314 respectively. Bangladesh’s old nemeses Sulieman Benn and Kemar Roach were the wreckers-in-chief, snaring seven and five wickets in the match respectively. Mushfiqur Rahim was undoubtedly the batsman of the match for Bangladesh, scoring an unbeaten 48 in the first innings and a resolute 116 in the second. However, none of the other Bangladeshi batsmen really came to terms with proceedings.

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