Bangladesh’s well-established vulnerability to quick bowling was in proof once more with the guests crashing to 103 all out off fewer than 33 overs after being put in to bat in opposition to the West Indies on the opening day of the primary Take a look at on Thursday. Compounding their woes after an innings that featured six geese — solely the seventh time that has occurred within the 145-year historical past of Take a look at cricket –- wasbeing dropped earlier than he had scored with the house captain unbeaten on 42 as they crawled to the shut of play at 95 for 2 in reply.
and have been probably the most profitable West Indies bowlers with equivalent figures of three for 33.
Nevertheless, it was double strikes byand which took the early highlight to have Bangladesh tottering at 45 for six within the morning.
Returning captainthen performed an adventurous innings of 51 to make sure his crew prevented a debacle much like after they have been routed for 43 on the identical venue in the beginning of the 2018 collection.
With Brathwaite having no hesitation in opting to bowl first, Roach was instantly among the many wickets.
Handed match simply the day earlier than, the senior seamer struck with the second ball of the match as Mahmudul Hasan pushed carelessly at a large supply forto take the diving catch at third slip.
Roach then bowled Najmul Hossain between bat and pad in his subsequent over to extend the burden on the shoulders of.
“I assumed all of the bowlers adjusted effectively to the circumstances as a result of it isn’t a straightforward pitch to bowl on,” mentioned Roach in reflecting on the swift work which lifted his tally of Take a look at wickets to 244, seventh on the all-time listing of West Indian wicket-takers in Take a look at cricket.
At all times bowl first
“We noticed the pitch yesterday and knew it could be somewhat mushy. It is at all times greatest to bowl first right here in Antigua.
“It is a robust pitch to bat on as effectively and clearly Kraigg has led the way in which so hopefully, we will construct a very good lead on the second day.”
Contemporary from a century within the lone warm-up match in opposition to a Cricket West Indies President’s XI, Tamim regarded within the temper for the problem and went previous 5,000 runs in Take a look at cricket, becoming a member of the absentas the one Bangladeshis to succeed in the landmark.
Nevertheless he misplaced Monimul Haque to Seales,snaring the prospect at second slip, earlier than falling himself for 29 when a unfastened leg-side flick at Joseph gave wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva a simple catch.
Mayers, West Indies’ bowling star within the 10-wicket, series-clinching victory over England two months earlier, then picked up from the place he left off in Grenada with two wickets in his opening over.
Shakib, whose future in Take a look at cricket remained unsure for a lot of the previous 12 months, lived dangerously in taking part in some expansive pictures.
He was fortunate to flee when Seales might solely get his fingertips to the ball operating again from mid-on when the Bangladesh captain heaved at Roach.
He made the a lot of the reprieve, putting six fours and a six to get to a twenty eighth half-century in Take a look at cricket earlier than being ninth out trying one other huge hit off Joseph for Roach to take the catch at long-on.
Joseph then dispatched the final manto finish the innings 40 minutes after lunch and declare his greatest Take a look at figures.
West Indies survived an early alarm of their reply when Mominul missed a pointy catch at leg-slip supplied by Brathwaite off.
Bangladesh have been left to rue that miss with the opener plodding by means of 149 deliveries in the kind of innings which has change into his trademark.
He misplaced John Campbell after a gap stand of 44 when the left-hander, who was nearly as pedestrian as his captain, performed on to Mustafizur.
, batting at quantity three in his second Take a look at four-and-a-half years after his first, fell to a wicketkeeper’s catch through a wonderful supply from .
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