Windies best Bangladesh
Dhaka - Paceman Tino Best grabbed his maiden
five-wicket haul to help the West Indies beat Bangladesh by 77 runs in
the first Test in an exciting fifth day finish at Shere Bangla stadium
The 31-year-old paceman took three wickets in the
post lunch session and added another in the final session, finishing
with 5-24 to rout Bangladesh for a paltry 167 after they were set a
Best dismissed Shahriar Nafees (23), Shakib Al
Hasan (two) and Mushfiqur Rahim (16) in quick succession and then had
Bangladesh's top scorer Mohammad Mahmudullah (29) to give his team a 1-0
lead in the two-Test series.
The second and final Test will be played in Khulna from November 21.
seeking their second win at home and fourth overall in Test cricket,
lost openers Tamim Iqbal (five) and Junaid Siddique (20) in a
Siddiqui became Best's first victim in the innings before lunch.
worse was to come as Best caught Nafees miscuing a pull off his own
bowling and in his next over had Bangladesh's best batsman Shakib Al
Hasan caught behind.
Rahim looked good initially but Best returned
for a second spell to trap the Bangladeshi skipper in front of the
wicket to derail Bangladesh to 85-5.
Sixteen runs later,
Veerasammy Permaul had Naeem Islam lbw after the first innings century
maker had made only 26. Permaul also dismissed Nasir Hossain for 21 and
Sohag Gazi (19) to finish with 3-32 on his debut.
It was another
disappointing batting display by the home team which ended in their 64th
defeat in 74 Tests since gaining Test status in 2000 -- a matter of
great criticism in the cricketing world.
Earlier, they were put on course for a win by off-spinner Gazi whose 6-74 are the best figures by a Bangladeshi bowler on debut.
Gazi had Darren Sammy in the third over of the day after the tourists resumed at 244-6 to raise hopes of a Bangladeshi win.
then took two wickets in one over to record his maiden five wicket haul
in his debut Test, cleaning up Ravi Rampaul (five) and Best (nought)
off successive deliveries.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who hit 203 not
out, came out to bat at number eleven because of illness and although
he averted a hat-trick he was trapped leg-before for just one.
became only the third Bangladeshi bowler behind Naimur Rahman and Elias
Sunny to grab five or more wickets in his debut Test, but his 6-74 is
the best among the trio.