West Indies beat Bangladesh by seven wickets in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. In the first Test, the hosts continued to dominate and did not give Bangladesh any chance to make a comeback. West Indies had a target of only 84 runs to win the match, which they achieved in the first session of the fourth day. After losing the first Test, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan has blamed the batsmen for the defeat.
Shakib said, the toss played an important role, but we cannot complain about it. If we had given ourselves a chance to settle down, it would have been a good situation. Only one session ended the match for us. I am very happy with the performance of my bowlers. The performance by the batsmen is not acceptable. That’s what we have been doing consistently in Test cricket. Batsmen have to score runs. This is something we need to work on.
Shakib heaps praise on Nurul Hasan
In the second innings, wicket-keeper batsman Nurul Hasan scored the highest 64 runs for Bangladesh. There was a partnership of 123 runs for the seventh wicket between Nurul and Shakib. Praising Nurul, Shakib said, Nurul was under pressure and others need to learn from him. He did a great job. In the next match, other batsmen can also take lessons from Nurul’s approach and bat like him. All our bowlers did exceptionally well. The batting disappointed us, but hopefully we will come back in the next match. I showed positivity in my batting and that was the reason I was successful.