Cricket with Dalchand Bissoon
The West Indies playing in their 500th Test defeated Bangladesh by 296 runs in the second and final Test last Tuesday at the Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, St. Lucia, completing a 2-0 series whitewash.
The home side sent in to bat first scored 380 with Shivnarine Chanderpaul undefeated on 84. Leon Johnson, his fellow Guyanese on his Test debut, made 66 and his opening partner Kraigg Brathwaite scored 63. Al-Amin Hossain took three for 80.
Bangladesh in reply were all out for 161 with Mahmudullah topscoring with 53 and opener Tamim Iqbal made 48. Kemar Roach took five for 42.
West Indies in their second innings scored 269 for four wickets declared with Shiv Chanderpaul undefeated on 101 his 30 Test century and surpassing the legendary Sir Don Bradman’s 29 centuries. He also became only the second batsman to remain undefeated throughout a Test series. He is now level with Mathew Hayden of Australia with 30 centuries. Jermaine Blackwood also contributed 66 not out.
Bangladesh chasing 489 runs for victory were bowled out for 192 with Tamim Iqbal topscoring with 64 and Mominul Haque made 56. Sulieman Benn picked up five for 72, his sixth five-wicket hauls and Jerome Taylor took three for 39 and became the 20th West Indian bowler to take 100 Test wickets.
Playerer of the match was awarded to Shivnarine Chanderpaul and for the series Kraigg Brathwaite.