Windies beat Bangladesh in first test

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The West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 10 wickets last Tuesday, in the first Dhaka Bank Test which was played at the Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St. Vincent and go 1-0 up in the two-match series.

The home side took less than two hours on the final as Bangladesh lost five wickets for the addition of only 58 runs and finished on 314 (f/o) to give the West Indies just 13 runs for victory which their openers knocked off quite easily in 2.4 overs.

Final scores in the match: West Indies sent in to bat first scored 484 for seven wickets declared with opener Kraigg Brathwaite scoring his maiden Test double century 212 and became the third youngest West Indies batsman to make a double hundred, only behind the legendary Sir Garfield Sobers and George Headley.

Shiv Chanderpaul was left not out on 85 before the declaration was made by skipper Ramdin. Chris Gayle also contributed 64 and Darren Bravo made 62. Taijul Islam on his Test debut took five for 135.

Bangladesh in reply were bowled out for only 182 with Mominul Haque topscoring with 51 and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was undefeated on 48. Sulieman Benn took five for 39, his fifth five-wicket haul in Tests.

Bangladesh second innings (following on) scored 314 with Mushfiqur Rahim again among the runs scoring 116, his third Test century. Other good knocks came from Mahmudullah 66 and opener Tamim Iqbal 53. Kemar Roach took four for 64.

The West Indies just needed 13 runs for victory. Chris Gayle was not out on nine and Kraigg Brathwaite was not out on four.

Player of the match was awarded to Kraigg Brathwaite.