West Indies in Bangladesh, 2 Test Series, 2018 |1st Test |11/22/2018 Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
So that's it from this one. Bangladesh lead the series and will look to seal it in the second and final one, which takes place in Dhaka on 30th November. Windies have plenty of work to do, even more so now with Shannon Gabriel missing that crucial game. Tune in at 0930 local (0330 GMT) for all the action. In the meantime, you can switch tabs and catch all the action from the ongoing SL-ENG and PAK-NZ Test matches. Cheers!
Bangladesh captain, Shakib Al Hasan, says the debutant Naeem Hasan was brilliant in the first innings as he has the talent to pick wickets and hopes he will get better with more games. Feels that those little contributions from the tail in the first innings were crucial and mentions that it can prove to be all the difference in a game like this. On his newly achieved record (Becoming the fastest to 3000 runs and 200 wicket in Tests) he says that he tries his best and gives all he can for the team.
Man of the Match, Mominul Haque, says thankfully they won the toss and batted first, which made it easier for him as batting got difficult later on. States that he had the support from his skipper and his teammates and ends by saying that he doesn't consider this as his home ground as he's a professional and all are the same to him.
Windies captain, Kraigg Brathwaite, says it's a tough loss and credits the Bangladesh team for playing well. Adds that he wanted more from his bowlers. Mentions that they lost wickets early and weren't able to build partnerships, which was the reason for their undoing. Reckons it was a tough pitch to bat on for anyone and the fact that they lost early wickets didn't help. On Shimron Hetmyer and Shane Dowrich, he says they played well but were unfortunate not to go on and score big. On Shannon Gabriel missing out on the next game, he says he'll be a big miss but the team will do its best.
Bangladesh were really put under the pump in the 3rd innings with Bishoo leading the charge with his 4-wicket haul, but they did just enough to set a target in excess of 200. Eventually, that proved to be enough as the away side fell short by 64 runs. The presentation will be coming up shortly...
Despite the fact that the Tigers were ahead throughout, it was a pretty interesting match-up on the whole. Haque starred in the first innings with a fine ton and his side posted 324 on the board on the back of it. Gabriel and Warrican's respective 4-fers, especially the former's (who took it in the space of 15 balls), were important otherwise the hosts would have scored a lot more. Then in response, the visitors scored 246 after an early slump courtesy fifties from Hetmyer and Dowrich. Debutant Naeem Hasan took his maiden 5-fer in this time.
A good win for Bangladesh. Bangladesh opted to pick four spinners for this Test and that decision has been completely justified as all 20 Windies wickets fell to spinners. Today was just not their day. After being reduced to 11/4, the writing was more or less on the wall. Hetmyer gave slight hope of changing things first, and then the Ambris-Warrican stand of 63 dragged the game along as much as it could, but the ask was just too much. Taijul Islam once again starred as he ran through the Windies batting order with a 6-fer in this innings.
T Islam to Ambris, OUT! Taijul finishes things and ends with a 6-wicket haul. BANGLADESH WIN BY 64 RUNS! It lands outside off and spins away, Sunil Ambris reaches out to push away from the body. The ball goes past the outside edge, Rahim appeals and the umpire, after a thought, raises his finger. Replays show there was edge involved. No review left for the Windies though, so Ambris has no choice but to walk back.
T Islam to Ambris, Tossed up delivery, it's kept out safely.
END OF OVER 35 | 3 Runs & 1 Wkt | WI 139/9
M Hasan to Ambris, Flighted delivery on middle, Ambris comes forward and plays it past the bowler for a single.
M Hasan to Ambris, Tossed up on leg, Ambris flicks it to square leg.
Shannon Gabriel is the last batsman in for Windies.
M Hasan to Warrican, OUT! Good catch by Shakib. Heartbreak for Windies, The partnership was going good. Flighted delivery on middle, Warrican looks to play across the line but gets a top edge to mid-wicket where Shakib runs back and takes a running catch. The hosts are one wicket away from the victory.
M Hasan to Warrican, Tossed up on middle, Warrican defends off the back foot.
M Hasan to Ambris, Flighted delivery on middle, Ambris comes forward and flicks it to mid on for a single.
M Hasan to Warrican, Tossed up on middle, Warrican flicks it to square leg. The batsmen take a run.
END OF OVER 34 | 6 Runs & 0 Wkt | WI 136/8
T Islam to Warrican, Sprays it on the pads, worked down in front of square leg for a single. Windies need 68 runs to win.
T Islam to Warrican, Quite full and outside off, met with a straight blade in response.
T Islam to Ambris, Full and fast, darted just outside off, Sunil taps it past silly point and gets to the other end.
T Islam to Ambris, Quicker and flatter around off, kept out from the back foot.
T Islam to Ambris, FOUR! Dropped short again, on off stump, Ambris is on the back foot in a jiffy as he pulls it along the carpet through mid-wicket, beating the chasing fielder to the fence.
T Islam to Ambris, Slower and shorter around off, it's defended well from inside the crease.