West Indies secured an exciting 17-run victory in opposition to Bangladesh within the second and last check to finish a clean the sweep of the series on Sunday. West Indies gained the primary check by three wickets, chasing a huge 395-run target.
West Indies vs Bangladesh 2021
Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall performed a key function, ending the match with 9-179 as West Indies clinched the series regardless of stubborn resistance from Mehidy Hasan.
Cornwall adopted his 5-74 with 4-105 within the second innings to assist the faceted bowl Bangladesh out for 213, with the hosts chasing a goal of 231.
The offspinner broke up a number of key partnerships at varied levels of the game to maintain the vacationers’ noses in the entrance.
However, Mehidy made positive the West Indies needed to work for his or her win. With Bangladesh’s ninth wicket falling 43 runs away from the goal, Mehidy got here up with an aggressive model of cricket.
He struck Cornwall for six twice in his consecutive overs and located the boundary repeatedly to maintain the facet.
However, he fell simply brief and was dismissed whereas poking a supply from left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican at first slip, the place Cornwall fittingly took a tricky catch to seal the victory.
Bangladesh made an honest begin in pursuit of 231, after its bowlers, led by left-arm spinner Taijul Islam (4-36) bowled out West Indies for 117 of their second innings.
Opener Tamim Iqbal struck a 46-ball 50, hitting 9 fours and shared a 53-run opening stand with Soumya Sarkar.
Together with his spinners failing to interrupt the partnership, captain Kraigg Brathwaite (3-25) discovered success together with his part-time off-spin.
He broke by with the wicket of Soumya for 13 and Tamim quickly adopted, chipping one straight at brief cowl.
Cornwall then ripped by Bangladesh’s centre order on a pitch that offered variable bounce, lowering the hosts to 115-5 together with the important thing wicket of Mushfiqur Rahim (14).
Joeml Warrican, 3-47, helped the facet edge nearer to victory, sending again skipper Mominul Haque for 28 earlier than Cornwall dismissed Liton Das (22), who appeared comfortable throughout his spell.
Earlier, West Indies had been bowled out for 117 of their second innings, after resuming on 41-3. Nkrumah Bonner was the top-scorer with 38 whereas Joshua Da Silva made 20.
Pacer Abu Jayed (2-32) struck twice within the morning session. He trapped nightwatchman Warrican lbw for two earlier than dismissing the primary check’s double centurion Kyle Mayers for six.
Mayers after his epic 210 not out, scored 5 and 6 in his two innings within the second check.
Left arm spinner Taijul Islam (4-36) then eliminated Jermaine Blackwood for 9, stumped by Liton Das earlier than Bonner and Da Silva steadied the innings for the tourists as much as the interval.
Bonner (90) and Da Silva (92) placed on a 118-run partnership within the first innings to assist West Indies rating 409. This time Taijul broke the partnership, dismissing Da Silva for 20 and West Indies then collapsed, dropping their final 4 wickets for 13 runs. Bangladesh was bowled out for 296 in its first innings to concede a 113-run lead. West Indies won the first test by three wickets.