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West Indies seal series 2-0 with 10-wicket win

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The West Indies wrapped up the test series 2-0 in impressive fashion on Day 5 in Khulna, needing a little over an hour to get the job done. Tino Best was the architect the Bangladeshi demise in the second innings, taking a career best 6-40 despite carrying a hamstring strain to knock over the hosts for 287. That left the Windies with the small matter of posting 27 runs to win the second test, a task they accomplished in under 5 overs without losing any wickets.

Shakib Al Hasan had killed any hopes Bangladesh had of salvaging a draw from this game when he committed hara-kiri on the last ball of day 4, falling for 97 in an attempt to get to his century before the close of play. The overnight undefeated batsman Nasir Hossain continued though to wage war against the Windies, powering his way from 64 to 94 before he too was denied a deserved century, bowled off his pads by Best.

Hossain's was the 9th wicket to fall after Veerasammy Permaul had dismissed Mahmudullah for 2 before Best knocked over Sohag Gazi for 7 with his first ball of the morning.

Rubel Hossain entertained the fans briefly with a quickfire 14 from 18 balls before he was the last man to be dismissed, giving Best his first 6-for in Test cricket.

The Windies came out to bat needing 27 to win, and did so with ease. Chris Gayle smashing 20 from just 16 balls to wrap up the game.

This series win coming on the back of their triumph in the T20 World Cup will certainly be a major boost to West Indies cricket. The tireless effort put in by their fast bowlers on the placid tracks of the subcontinent is certainly noteworthy, as was the performance of Permaul on debut. Sunil Narine meanwhile has proven to be a huge disappointment, unable to transfer his success in the limited overs format to the longer version of the game.


Bangladesh: T Iqbal, Nazimuddin, S Nafees, S Al Hasan, N Islam, M Rahim, Mahmudullah, N Hossian, S Gazi, A Hasan, R Hossain

West Indies: C Gayle, K Powell, D Bravo, M Samuels, S Chanderpaul, D Ramdin, D Sammy, V Permaul, S Narine, T Best, F Edwards

Mini Scorecard

Bangladesh 1st innings 387 all out (91.1 overs, 4.24 rpo)
A Hasan 113(123) F Edwards 6/90
Mahmudullah 76(97) D Sammy 3/74

West Indies 1st innings 648/9 declared (200.3 overs, 3.23 rpo)
M Samuels 260 (455) Shakib Al Hasan 4/151
S Chanderpaul 150* (282) S Gazi 3/167

Bangladesh 2nd·innings 287 all out (56.1 overs, 4.02 rpo)
Shakib Al Hasan 97 (117) T Best 6/40
N Hossain 94 (157) V Permaul 3/67

West Indies 2nd innings 30/0 (4.4 overs, 6.42 rpo)
C Gayle 20* (16)

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