Bowled over: Windies' top five all cleaned up to equal 139-year record

By Sports Desk December 01, 2018

West Indies equalled an unwanted record dating back 139 years as their top five batsmen were all bowled on day two of the second Test against Bangladesh.

It is only the third such instance in the history of Test cricket, after great Ashes rivals Australia and England inflicted the ignominy upon each other way back in 1879 and 1890.

Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase and Shai Hope were all cleaned up by Mehidy Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan as the Windies capitulated to 29-5 in response to Bangladesh's mammoth 508.

Shimron Hetmyer and Shane Dowrich steadied the rapidly sinking ship, guiding the tourists to 75-5 at stumps, after Mahmudullah's superb 138 had put the Tigers firmly in control.

Here's a run-down of how the Windies' miserable reply unfolded:

 

Brathwaite b Shakib 0 (0.6ovs, 0-1)

After almost two days in the field, the visiting captain lasted just six deliveries, bowled through the gate attempting a drive.

Powell b Mehidy 4 (5.3ovs, 6-2)

Brathwaite's opening partner fared little better, playing for turn only to be done by a slider that sneaked through the gap between bat and pad to take middle.

Ambris b Shakib 7 (8.6ovs, 17-3)

The most senseless of the five dismissals. Ambris charged down the pitch and was deceived by a shorter length as the ball passed him by and crashed into the stumps.

Chase b Mehidy 0 (9.3ovs, 20-4)

Like Powell, Chase played for turn, but in keeping his bat inside the line only saw the ball nip past the outside edge and flatten off stump as he departed for a golden duck.

Hope b Mehidy 10 (11.6ovs, 29-5)

Perhaps the only one of the quintet to count himself unfortunate, as Hope could do little about a grubber that barely bounced before taking the off peg.

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