Chittagong - Taijul Islam claimed 6-33 as Bangladesh defeated West Indies
by 64 runs on Saturday in the first match of their two-Test series.
Chasing a target of 204 runs in Chittagong, West Indies
stuttered from the start and were all out for 139 on the stroke of tea on the
third day, suffering their first defeat in Bangladesh in seven Tests.
Sunil Ambris was the last man dismissed after top-scoring
for the visitors with 43. He had put on a 63-run partnership with Jomel
Warrican for the ninth wicket to lift West Indies from 75 for eight to revive
an unlikely hope.
But Mehidy Hasan dismissed Warrican for 41, and Taijul
sealed the contest in the next over with the wicket of Ambris.
Left-arm spinner Taijul led Bangladesh's attack with his
seventh five-wicket haul in Tests, while Shakib al Hasan and Mehidy each picked
up two wickets.
West Indies' chase got off to a disastrous start, sinking to
11-4 at the lunch break before an attacking 27 off 19 by Shimron Hetmyer
provided the visitors a brief respite.
Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo earlier claimed three wickets in
the morning to finish with 4-26 as West Indies bowled out Bangladesh for 125
runs in their second innings.
Bangladesh spinners responded almost immediately when Shakib
drew Kieran Powell forward for Mushfiqur Rahim to accomplish a simple stumping,
making Shakib the first Bangladeshi cricketer to claim 200 wickets in Tests.
"Whatever I do, I do for the team, and I'm lucky to
have some of these achievements," Shakib said after the match.
Shakib drew an edge from Shai Hope before a two-wicket burst
by Taijul, who trapped Roston Chase for a duck and Kraigg Brathwaite in the
same over, leaving the West Indies in dire straits.
The collapse dashed any West Indies satisfaction from
wrapping up the Bangladesh innings, with the hosts only adding 70 runs to their
overnight score after resuming play on 55-5.
Mahmudullah Riyad top-scored for Bangladesh with 31 in the
second innings, but not before he was dropped by Hope off Bishoo on 15.
Pace bowler Gabriel took the first breakthrough of the day
when he bowled Mushfiqur Rahim for 19.
Mehidy and Mahmudullah tried to rebuild the innings, putting
on 37 for the seventh wicket before Mehidy was removed by Bishoo for 18.
Bishoo then dismissed Nayeem Hasan and Mahmudullah in a
quick succession, while Chase wrapped up the Bangladesh innings by dismissing
West Indies captain Brathwaite hailed Bangladesh for their
"A tough loss for us. I thought the Bangladesh team did
very well," he said.
In the first innings, West Indies scored 246 runs in reply
to Bangladesh's 324.