Sports Desk

Taijul Islam led Bangladesh’s charge with a six-wicket haul, using his arm ball with plenty of success as Bangladesh beat West Indies by 64 runs in the first Test in Chattogram. Taijul’s performance was sandwiched by Shakib Al Hasan taking the first two wickets – which also made him the first from his country to 200 Test wickets – and Mehidy Hasan Miraz finishing things with the last wicket to pick up his second and round out a superb performance by the spinners.

Jomel Warrican and Sunil Ambris put up some staunch resistance with a 63-run ninth-wicket stand. It first prevented West Indies from being bowled out for less than 100 for the first time in an away Test since 2000, and later even raised visions of a come from behind win. However, the partnership ended when Mehidy got Warrican to top-edge a drive that was taken by Shakib, running back from midwicket.

Brief score:

Bangladesh 1st innings – 324 for all, Mominul 120, Kayes 44, Shakib 34,
Taijul 39 n.o, Naeem 26, Mehidy 22, Mithun 20, Jomel Warrican 2/62 and
Shannon Gabriel 4/70.

2nd innings – 125 for all , Mahmudullah 31, Mushfiqur 19, Mehidy 18, Mithun
17, Soumya 11, Bishoo 4/26 and Roston Chase 3/18 and Jomel Warrican 2/43.

West Indies 1st innings – 246 for all, Hetmyer 63, Dowrich 63, Roston 31,
Sunil 19, Powell 14, Nayeem 5/61, Shakib 3/43.

2nd innings – 139 for all, Ambris 43, Warrican 41 , Hetmyer 27, Taijul 6/33
Mehidy 2/27 and Shakib 2/30.