Windies complete sweep of Bangladesh
GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC):
A dominant West Indies needed only 70 minutes to complete a resounding 10-wicket victory and a 2-0 series sweep of Bangladesh, and post their third win in five Tests this year while remaining unbeaten.
A wet outfield stemming from overnight and early morning showers at the Daren Sammy National Stadium had threatened to wreck the penultimate day after forcing an abandonment of the first two sessions.
However, once play started, West Indies wasted little time in bundling the Tigers out for 186 and then easily knocking off the 13 runs required.
For the hosts, the series win was their second straight on the back of the result against England last March, and also marked their eighth against Bangladesh in ten series.
"I think the confidence in the guys, especially from the first game, was high," captain Kraigg Brathwaite said.
"But I was really happy with the group - [especially] the planning [and] how we went about planning and then executing. I was really happy with that, especially the batsmen.
"Kyle Mayers [got] a chance to bat and I think the partnership with he and Jermaine Blackwood was superb and that really set up the game.
"I thought Bangladesh's bowlers really bowled well throughout the game, the pacers and Mehidy (Hasan Miraz) obviously had a very long spell and very good [spell]. But it was good to see the fight we showed and I was proud of the boys."
Bangladesh have now lost 11 of their last 15 Tests and captain Shakib-al-Hasan said an upcoming five-month break would be a critical period for the squad to re-assess.
"We always knew it would be a tough series especially in the Test format. We are trying our best and I think they're lot of positives we can take from this series," he said.
"We need to make sure we [start doing] something that will win us a Test match. We have a long break [now] so we'll have a chance to think about all those areas which need to improve and hopefully we can work on them during those five months and get better at it."
BANGLADESH 1st Innings 234
WEST INDIES 1st Innings 408
BANGLADESH 2nd Innings
(overnight 132 for six)
Tamim Iqbal c wkp Da Silva b Roach 4
Mahmudul Hasan Joy c Blackwood b
Najmul Hossain c wkp Da Silva b Joseph 42
Anamul Haque lbw b Roach 4
Litton Das lbw b Seales 19
*Shakib Al Hasan c Campbell b Joseph 16
+Nurul Hasan not out 60
Mehidy Hasan Miraz c wkp Da Silva b
Ebadot Hossain c Reifer b Seales 0
Shoriful Islam lbw b Seales 0
Khaled Ahmed run out 0
Extras (b9, lb1, w11, nb3) 24
TOTAL (all out, 45 overs) 186
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-22, 3-32, 4-57, 5-104, 6-118, 7-148, 8-169, 9-174, 10-186.
Bowling: Roach 13-1-54-3 (nb1), Joseph 14-2-57-3 (w2), Phillip 5-1-23-0 (nb1), Seales 8-2-21-3 (w1, nb1), Mayers 5-1-21-0.
WEST INDIES 2nd Innings
K Brathwaite not out 4
J Campbell not out 9
TOTAL (without loss, 2.4 overs) 13
Bowling: Ebadot Hossain 1.5-0-9-0, Khaled 1-0-4-0.
Result: West Indies win by 10 wickets.
Series: West Indies win two-match series 2-0.
Man-of-the-Match: Kyle Mayers.
Man-of-the-Series: Kyle Mayers.
Toss: West Indies.
Umpires: Joel Wilson, Richard Illingworth; TV - Gregory Brathwaite.