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Bangladesh whitewash Windies with an innings victory

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 Published: 02:47 PM, 2 December 2018   Updated: 04:00 PM, 2 December 2018

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Bangladesh whitewashed West Indies in two-match Test series by an innings and 184 runs in second and final match at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday. Mehdy Hasan Miraz took 12 wickets in two innings with career-best 7 for 58 in the first innings.

West Indies continue to be clueless against spin as they were reduced to 29 for 4 in their second innings, after becoming the first side to be asked to follow-on by Bangladesh. The visitors were bowled out for 111 runs in the first innings, conceding a 397-run deficit, with Mehidy Hasan picking up 7 for 58.

Shakib and Miraz bagged one wicket each and Taijul bagged two before lunch break. Shakib once again got his Windies counterpart Brathwaite while Miraz got the wicket of Kieran Powell. Taijul Islam then trapped Sunil Ambris in-front as WI lost their third wicket in the second innings. Taijul took his second as Roston Chase drove uppishly to Mominul Haque at extra-cover as Windies began to unravel in the second innings too.

After the lunch break, Miraz broke a 56-run stand between SD Hope and Hetmyer removing SD Hope for 25. Then off-spinner Nayeem Hasan removes Dowrich as the visitor lost 6 wickets for 96. SO Hetmyer and Bishoo's 47 run stands in the 7 wickets make some resistance for the visitor. But Miraz strikes once again to remove Bishoo (12) on 143/7. 

Mehidy Hasan Miraz bagged his second five wickets in this test by c & b JA Warrican. Tajul Islam bagged 3 for 40. Shakib and Nayeem took 1 wicket each. The visitor bowled out for 213 in the second innings.

West Indies' first innings lasted just 51 minutes on the third morning, having resumed on 75 for 5 from the previous evening. Mehidy took four of the five wickets to fall, starting with the caught-and-bowled dismissal of Hetmyer. Hetmyer had made 39 off 53 balls with three fours and a six, which he hit off Mehidy's first ball of the day.

Hetmyer and Shane Dowrich had added 57 for the sixth wicket, but they were never in the mood for stonewalling. After removing Hetmyer, Mehidy had Devendra Bishoo brilliantly caught by Shadman Islam at silly point, when the batsman had struck the ball firmly into Shadman's lap. Kemar Roach became Mehidy's sixth victim, caught at deep mid-on after Shakib had dropped a caught-and-bowled chance in the previous over.

Dowrich was lbw to Mehidy for 37 off 75 balls; the review being upheld as the off-break was seen spinning back to hit the top of the leg stump. Shakib had Shermon Lewis lbw for his third after he had taken two of West Indies' five wickets on the second evening.

The West Indies first innings included the unique feat of the first five batsmen being all bowled by spinners as they slipped to 29 for 5 in 12 overs. Hetmyer and Dowrich then took them to stumps by adding 46 runs, offering some hope but it evaporated 14 minutes into the third morning when Hetmyer fell to Mehidy to start their slide.

Brief scores: Bangladesh 508 (Mahmudullah 136*, Shakib Al Hasan 80, Shadman Islam 76, Liton Das 54; Kemar Roach 2-61, Devendra Bishoo 2-109, Kraigg Brathwaite 2-57) beat Windies 111 & 213 (Shimron Hetmyer 93, Kemar Roach 37*; Mehidy Hasan 5-59) by an innings and 184 runs.​

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