West Indies Vs Bangladesh 1st Test

West Indies Vs Bangladesh
Test Series
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             Match Basics
1st Test Match – Day 1: West Indies Vs Bangladesh
Date: 4th July, 2018
Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough, Richard Illingworth
Toss won by: West Indies, elected to field first
 Scorecard Summary
Bangladesh’s 1st Innings: 43 all out (18.4 Overs, RR: 2.3)
Performers – Day 1: 
Batting: Liton Das 25 off 53 balls.
Bowling: Kemar Roach 5/8 in 5 overs, Jason Holder 2/10 in 4.4 overs,ML Cummins 3/11 in 4 overs

West Indies 1st Innings: 201/2 (68 Overs, RR: 2.95)
Performers – Day 1: 
Batting: KC Brathwaite 88* off 204 balls, DS Smith 58 off 123 balls, Kieron Powell 48 off 65 balls.
Bowling: Abu Jayed 1/55 in 16 overs, Mahmudullah 1/6 in 3 overs, Shakib Al Hasan 0/22 in 12 overs, Rubel Hossain 0/24 in 12 overs.
Highlights & Analysis
West Indies Vs Bangladesh: Bangladesh 1st Innings 

  • The pitch was grassy and the fast bowlers were expected to rip through the opposition’s line-up. Unlucky for Bangladesh, as Windies won the toss and unsurprisingly Jason Holder chose to bowl first.

  • Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das opened the innings and Kemar Roach was given the new ball with Gabriel sharing it from the other end.
  • Both bowlers made a good start to the innings, especially Roach whose line and lenghts were on point.
  • Tamim was not coping up with the extra bounce on the pitch and finally gifted his wicket to Roach as West Indies got an early wicket.

West Indies Vs Bangladesh

  • Mominul Haque joined Liton Das. But, his stay was cut short by the same bowler as he got out to give Windies their second wicket.
  • Mushfiqur Rahim joined Liton Das. Gabriel built pressure from one end and in the very next over Roach pinned Mushfiqur Rahim lbw to get his 3rd wicket of the match.

West Indies Vs Bangladesh

  • Shakib Al Hasan joined Liton Das. But he departed after facing only one ball followed by Mahmudullah who departed off the very next ball.
  • At this point, Bangladesh were 5 wickets down with only 20 runs on the board; courtesy of Kemar Roach’s fiery bowling.
West Indies Vs Bangladesh
Kemar Roach celebrates his five wicket haul

  • Nurul Hasan joined Liton Das. But, this pair could only survive 4 more overs as Cummins double strike in a single over sent both of them back to the pavilion.
West Indies Vs Bangladesh
Miguel Cummins gets his man
  • At this point, only the Bangladeshi tail enders were left on the crease. Cummins took one whereas Holder took two wickets to bowl out Bangladesh on 43 runs.
  • This was the shortest innings and 10th lowest total any team has been bowled on in Test history.

West Indies Vs Bangladesh: West Indies 1st Innings 

  • After a humiliating performance with the bat, Bangladesh hoped to make up for it with their bowling.
  • Devon Smith and Brathwaite opened the innings for West Indies. Abu Jayed was given the ball with Rubel Hussain sharing it from the other end.
  • Bangladesh were expecting quick wickets but they lacked quality fast bowlers and despite making some changes they were not getting a breakthrough.
  • After testing other bowlers, the Bangladeshi captain, Shakib Al Hasan brought himself into the attack.
  • But, it did not help at all as the pair reached their 50 run stand. After this milestone, Bangladesh got some chances but they wasted it as the pair marched on.

West Indies Vs Bangladesh

  • Tea was called. At this point, West Indies had scored 90 runs without the loss of a single wicket.
  • Play resumed after tea and Devon Smith got to his second fifty in 3 tests, since his return to the International arena.

West Indies Vs Bangladesh

  • This match(West Indies Vs Bangladesh) was clearly a one-sided affair as both batsmen were constantly frustrating the Bangladeshi bowlers.

West Indies Vs Bangladesh

  • Brathwaite got to his fifty but in the very same over, Devon Smith became the first test wicket of Abu Jayed as Bangladesh finally got their breakthrough.
  • Powell joined Brathwaite. Bangladesh looked desperate for another wicket but the two batsmen defied the bowlers to register the second 50 run stand of the innings.

West Indies Vs Bangladesh

  • The stand went to 81 runs after which Powell was dismissed by Mahmudullah as he missed out on a well deserved half century.

  • With about three overs left in the game, David Bishoo was sent out to survive the last overs.
  • Both batsmen played off the overs as stumps were called.

This is the end of Day 1 of West Indies Vs Bangladesh 1st Test. Join Allsportspk tomorrow for Day 2 of West Indies Vs Bangladesh 2nd Test.

West Indies Bangladesh

D Bishoo

DS Smith

JO Holder (Capt.)

KAJ Roach

KC Brathwaite

KOA Powell

ML Cummins

RL Chase

SD Hope

SO Dowrich (Wkt.)

ST Gabriel

Abu Jayed

Kamrul Islam Rabbi

Liton Das


Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Mominul Haque

Mushfiqur Rahim

Nurul Hasan (Wkt.)

Rubel Hossain

Shakib Al Hasan (Capt.)

Tamim Iqbal

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