Windies destroy Bangladesh batting on first morning, routing visitors for 43

By July 04, 2018
Kemar Roach Kemar Roach

The trouble good pace bowling would give to Bangladeshi batsmen in their two-game ICC Test Championship outings against the Windies came to the fore in 18.4 overs this morning, as the Windies ran through the innings like a hot knife through butter at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. 

In those 18.4 overs, Bangladesh only managed 43 all out, on the back of Kemar Roach’s brilliant figures of five for eight.

Roach was ably backed up by the bowling of Jason Holder, two for 10, and Miguel Cummins, three for 11.

Interestingly, the express fast bowling of Shannon Gabriel did not bare much fruit, as he ended with figures of none for 14. Gabriel, going at 2.8 runs per over was also the most expensive.

The only batsman who seemed to have a clue about what to do to negate the Windies pace attack was opener, Liton Das, who scored 25 from 53 deliveries. The next highest score six from number-10 batsman Rubel Hossain, who was left unbeaten. Tamim Iqbal scored four at the top of the order, as did wicketkeeper-batsman, Nurul Hasan.

AbuJayed, batting at number 11 scored two, while Mominul Haque and Mehidy Hasan Miraz scored one each.

Four players, Mushifiqur Rahim, skipper Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, and Kamrul Islam Rabbi, failed to score a run.

The Windies, in reply, were nine without loss.

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