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Mehidy Hasan Guides Bangladesh to Innings Win Over Windies, Hosts Take Series 2-0

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: December 2, 2018, 7:14 PM IST
Mehidy Hasan Guides Bangladesh to Innings Win Over Windies, Hosts Take Series 2-0

Bangladesh had a day to remember as they trounced touring Windies side within three days of the second Test at Dhaka by an innings and 184 runs. Courtesy Mehidy Hasan's 12-wicket effort in the match, hosts Bangladesh dismissed the opposition twice in the day to register a big win and take the Test series 2-0.

The foundations of the Bangladesh win were laid on the second day itself where Windies were floundering at 75/5. Come the third day, off-spinner Hasan, first wrapped up opposition's first innings at 111, claiming career-best figures of 7/58, and then continued the good form in second innings bagging 5/59. None of the Windies batsmen had answers to Hasan's onslaught and were bundled out for just 213.

It all started with the dismissal of overnight set batsman Shimron Hetmyer (39), who gave a simple return catch to Hasan, which also ended former's 57-run stand with Shane Dowrich (37).

Dowrich, who wasn't troubled much by the Bangladeshi spinners much, fell short of partners, before succumbing to a Hasan delivery. Trailing by a massive 397, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan enforced the follow-on on hapless Windies.

The Kraigg Brathwaite-led side fared a touch better in the second innings as they managed to post 213, thanks to a blistering 93 by Hetmyer. His innings was studded with nine sixes and a solitary four that gave a temporary relief to the Windies. But once again Hasan got the better of him and took Bangladesh closer to the victory. After his departure, Kemar Roach did entertain with his 37-run cameo, but that was never going to be enough to save Windies from a big defeat.

Hasan got good support from left-arm spinner Taijul Islam (3/40), who picked the key wickets of Sunil Ambris and Roston Chase in a span of two overs. Shakib too had a good match with the ball and contributed with four wickets.

Apart from a clinical bowling effort, Bangladesh proved to be equally good with the bat, as they mustered 508 in the first innings of the match. While Mahmudullah Riyad (136) notched his third Test ton, Shadman Islam (76) impressed with a fifty on debut. Shakib (80) and Liton Das (54) too, chipped in with vital runs.

For Windies, they failed with both bat and the ball. None of their bowlers managed to put pressure on the opposition batsmen and gave away a lot of loose deliveries. In fact, they had Bangladesh 190/5 at one stage but failed to capitalize on it. Such was the situation that the last two wickets added 92 runs for Bangladesh.
First Published: December 2, 2018, 2:43 PM IST

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