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WI vs BAN,1st Test: Nicolas Pooran’s West Indies Dominate After Bundling Out Bangladesh For 103

WI vs BAN, 1st Test: Bangladesh’s well-established vulnerability to fast bowling came in evidence once again after being set to bat against West Indies on the first day of the first Test on Thursday.

Coming to their woes after an innings of six ducks—only the seventh time in the 145-year history of Test cricket—Craig Brathwaite was dropped before scoring an unbeaten 42 with the home captain as they crawled for two wickets in reply. But the game ended on 95 runs.

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Jaden Seals and Alzarri Joseph did well :-

Jaden Seals and Alzarri Joseph were West Indies’ most successful bowlers, taking three for 33. However, it was double strikes by Kemar Roach and Kyle Meyers that took Bangladesh early in the morning for 45 for six. took the spotlight.

WI vs BAN,1st Test: Shakib Al Hasan played half-century innings for Bangladesh :-

Returning captain Shakib Al Hasan played a daring inning of 51 runs to ensure that his team avoided a similar defeat as they were bowled out for 43 at the same spot at the start of the 2018 series.

With no hesitation to bowl first to Brathwaite, Roach immediately joined the wickets. Fitted a day earlier, the senior seamer struck the second ball of the match as Mahmudul Hasan took a diving catch at third slip. A wide delivery for Nkrumah to Bonner, pushed casually on.

Roach then increased the burden on Tamim Iqbal’s shoulders by bowling Najmul Hossain between bat and pad in his next over.

Roach said, “Good pitch to bowl on” :-

“I thought all the bowlers adapted well to the conditions because it’s not an easy pitch to bowl on;” Roach said, reflecting on Roach’s rapid work that took the number of Test wickets to 244. , which is seventh on West’s all-time list. Indian wicket taker in test cricket.

WI vs BAN,1st Test: Always bowl first :-

“We saw the pitch yesterday and knew it would be a bit soft. Here in Antigua it is always best to bowl first.

“It’s also a tough pitch to bat on and obviously with Craig leading the way, we can take a good lead on the second day.”

Fresh from a century in the only warm-up match against Cricket West Indies’ President’s XI, Tamim appeared in the mood for the challenge and went past 5,000 runs in Test cricket, joining the absent Mushfiqur Rahim as the only Bangladeshi.

Jermaine Blackwood missed the opportunity at second slip :-

Although he lost Monimul Haque to Seals, Jermaine Blackwood missed the opportunity at second slip; before falling himself for 29 when a loose leg-side flick on Joseph caught directly by wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva.

Meyers, the West Indies bowling star, took a 10-wicket, series-winning victory over England two months ago, then from where he took two in his opening over in Grenada.

An indecisive Liton Das went on to give da Silva an easy catch and two balls later, replacement wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan fell before giving no shot to a big inswinger to become the fourth batsman to score. failed.

Shakib Al Hasan dangerously played some big shots :-

Shakib, whose future in Test cricket has been in doubt for over 12 months, has lived dangerously playing some big shots.

He was lucky to have escaped when Seals could only get his fingers on the running ball back from mid-on when the Bangladesh skipper attacked Roach.

He made the most comebacks in Test cricket with six fours and a six to score his 28th half-century; attempting another big hit to get Joseph caught at long-on for Roach before being dismissed for the ninth.

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WI vs BAN: Alzarri Joseph took the last wicket :-

Joseph then sent last player Khalid Ahmed to end the innings 40 minutes after lunch and claim his best Test figures.

West Indies were spared an early alarm in their reply when Mominul missed a quick catch at leg-slip by Brathwaite off Mustafizur Rahman off a ball. The innings of the balls played, which has become his trademark.

He lost John Campbell after a 44-run opening stand when the left-handed batsman, who was almost on foot as his captain, played against Mustafizur.

Ramon Reifer, who batted at number three in his second Test four and a half years after his first; fell to the wicketkeeper’s catch via a brilliant delivery from Abadot Hossain.

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