WI vs BAN, 1st Test, Day 4 : West Indies won the first Test 1-0, spreading the dominance of all-round performance throughout the match.

The West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first in the first Test between Bangladesh and the West Indies at Sir Vivian Richard Stadium.

Bangladesh were bowled out for 103 in their first innings.  With the exception of skipper Shakib Al Hasan, senior batsman Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das, the West Indies fast bowlers never gave a chance to any player to cross the double-digit mark.

Skipper Shakib Al Hasan scored 51 off 67 balls while Tamim Iqbal scored 29 and Liton Das 12.  West Indies fast bowlers Jayden Seals and Alzarri Joseph shared three wickets each while Kemar Roach and Kyle Mayers shared two wickets each.

West Indies entered their first innings building a 44-run opening partnership between Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell. Campbell was out for 24 as the first wicket. West Indies were bowled out for 265 in their first innings.

Skipper Brathwaite was out for 94 near his eleventh century, and with Jeramine Blackwood scoring 63 to lead the way with 265 runs.

Bangladesh are 50 for two in the second innings at the end of the second day of the first Test against the West Indies. AlzzariJoseph took both the wickets of Bangladesh dismissed and Joshua de Silva caught a superb catch by Tamim Iqbal. In Joseph’s second over, he smashed night watchman Mehdi Hassan for two. That was when Joseph’s sharp lifting ball landed in Kyle Myers’ safe hand on the first slip.

Bangladesh, who were 112 runs behind the West Indies, resumed Day 3 at 50/2.  However, the West Indies extended their dominance in the opening session.

Shakib Al Hasan used all his experience to give the Bangladesh fans a glimmer of hope with a century partnership for the seventh wicket along with wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan. In the end, Shakib was dismissed for 63 and Nurul for 64.

Accordingly, Bangladesh scored 245 in their second innings. Roach took his tenth five-wicket haul and he joins Michael Holding as the 6th highest Test wicket-taker for the West Indies.

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The Caribbean players had a target of 84 runs. However, they were soon on 9/3 for a few wickets and John Campbell and Jermaine Blackwood came to the rescue to make sure there was no further wicket-breaking.

Day 03 highlights

The West Indies started the fourth day 49/3.  Accordingly, they set a target of 35 runs for the victory on the fourth day with seven wickets in hand. John Campbell and Jermaine Blackwood gave the West Indies a 1-0 lead in the first Test.  Campbell scored an unbeaten half-century in the second inning.

Under Test championship The West Indies were currently sixth in the world Test rankings and will be in touch with the top five teams after winning the match.

Kraigg Brathwaite on Kemar Roach #WIvBAN

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