Windies have taken a 47-run lead to the tea on the first day of the first Test after bowling out Bangladesh for their lowest total at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.
Windies bowled Bangladesh for 43 runs in 18.4 overs in the first session. Bangladesh made the lowest total in 21st century. Kemar Roach scalped 5 for 8 in five overs of his opening spell.
Openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Devon Smith went to lunch at 9/0. They denied Bangladesh a breakthrough after the interval even though the pacers were getting swing.
The conditions started to favour batsmen with the hosts crossing Bangladesh’s first innings total without losing any wicket. Keeper Nurul Hasan Sohan dropping Smith of 34 off Kamrul Islam Rabbi made things even worse for the visitors.
Windies left Bangladesh wicketless finishing the session at 90/0 in 32 overs. Brathwaite is on 87-ball 40* runs. Smith is eyeing a half-century, 48* off 105 with 6 fours. The lead has doubled Bangladesh’s score.
Debutant Abu Jayed Rahi was impressive with swing bowling. He bowled nine overs for 33 runs. Rubel Hossain is the most economical so far, none for 14 in eight overs. Skipper Shakib Al Hasan swung his arms for eight overs.
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Bangladesh 43 all out in 18.4 overs (Liton 25; Roach 5/8, Cummins 3/11, Holder 2/10)
Windies 90/0 in 32 overs (D Smith 48*, K Brathwaite 40*)
Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan Sohan (wk), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain, Abu Jayed Rahi, Kamrul Islam Rabbi
Windies XI: Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich (wk), Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel