Windies In Clean Sweep Win Against Bangladesh

West Indies 408 (Mayers 146, Brathwaite 51, Khaled 5-106) and 13 for 0 beats Bangladesh 234 (Litton 53, Joseph 3-50, Seales 3-53) and 186 (Nurul 60*, Seales 3-21, Roach 3-54, Joseph 3-57) by 10 wickets

It didn’t take too long after play resumed on the fourth for the West Indies to roll over Bangladesh to secure a 2-0 win in the scheduled two-Test series.

The 10-wicket win helped Windies to cement its position in the ICC Test rankings.

Bangladesh started day four 132-6, trailing the Windies by 42 runs with Nurul Hasan on 16 and Mehidy Hasan yet to score.

After the entire morning session was delayed by rain and a wet outfield, proceedings got underway after lunch with the Windies quickly cleaning up the Bangladesh tail with the wickets of Mehidy Hasan (4), Ebadot Hossain (0), Shoriful Islam (0) and Khaled Ahmed (0).

Nurul Hasan was the only batsman to offer any resistance for Bangladesh with an aggressive 60 not out off 50 balls as the tourists were dismissed for 186 with Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, and Jayden Seales doing the damage with three wickets each.

The Windies needed a mere 13 runs to win, Captain Kraigg Brathwaite along with his opening partner John Campbell made light work of the total to end the series on a winning note.

In the post-match interview, Windies Captain Kraigg Brathwaite noted that winning the first Test boosted his team’s confidence and made the execution easier in the second Test.

“I think the confidence we got from winning the first game was nice. The planning and execution in this match was top-notch, as you can see from how Mayers played. There is always room for improvement. That’s one thing that we always want to keep doing, batting 100 overs whenever we bat. Kemar Roach is a legend of the game. You have to see his attitude off the field. Mayers is special. He is a match-winner. I believe in his ability. It’s good to get wins. Australia in Australia is going to be tough. Bangladesh bowlers were very good and it was tough. No matter what the team, you have to stick to your plans,” said Brathwaite.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan said, “We always felt that in Test Format it was always going to be tough. We are going to play at home after a long break. We can reflect on these performances. I am not worried about batting. We need to be mentally tough. [On fast bowling] that’s the area we have improved the most in the last 3-4 years. We need to play as a team to win matches. We are a competitive team in white-ball cricket and I am sure it will be a competitive series”

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