Wednesday, November 02, 2011

West Indies secures Test series victory by 1-0

With a 229-run victory in the second and final Test in Dhaka, the West Indies cricket team has sealed the two-match Test series 1-0.

Batting in the second inning, the visitors scored 383 runs for the loss of 5 wickets and put an improbable chasing score of 508 runs. After coming to reply, the host team got all out for 278 runs soon after lunch on the fifth day at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

The 26-year-old Guyanese leg-spinner, Devendra Bishoo, became the hero in the second innings. He took his career-best figures of 5-90 in his seventh Test match. Skipper, Darren Sammy, also took two important wickets for 19.

This victory will give morale-booster to Sammy's men in their tour of India beginning on November 6.

Bangladesh finished the fourth day with 164-3. However, in their morning session of the fifth day, they lost the wickets of opener Tamim Iqbal, skipper Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan.

Tamim Iqbal, who remained not out on 82, was the early departure of the day. He just added one more run and got catch out off Bishoo. In his 83-run innings, he hit eight boundaries and a six.

Both Shakib and Rahim kept the hope alive of saving the match as they scored 88 runs in the fifth wicket partnership. Both of them scored respectively 55 and 69. However, they fell in the space of four runs.

Fast bowler, Kemar Roach, ensured the victory after taking the last wicket of Ruble Hossain.