West Indies are close to winning the Test

Bangladesh VS West Indies
© Twitter

West Indies are very close to winning the first test match of the series against Bangladesh. The result of this game would come on the 4th day as the host team needs only 35 runs. Bowlers from both sides have been dominating from the first day. But, the home team’s bowlers are more aggressive than the Bangladeshi’s. As a result, the visiting team failed to score a big run in the first test.

Kraigg Brathwaite, the test skipper of West Indies, won the toss at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and decided to bowl first. So, Bangladesh had to start the first innings against the home team.

1st Innings of Bangladesh

Losing the toss, Bangladesh started batting first. Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudul Hasan Joy came off the pitch to start the innings. But their beginning was poor as Mahmudul Hasan Joy lost the wicket in the very first over.

The bowlers of the West Indies were very aggressive. They didn’t let any batsmen pick runs. Moreover, six Bangladeshi batsmen lost their wickets without scoring any runs. Only Shakib Al Hasan, the new test captain of Bangladesh, got a half-century in that innings. The remaining players of the visiting team couldn’t score a notably run due to the aggression of the Caribbean bowlers. As a result, Bangladesh ended their 1st innings with 103 runs.

Don’t miss:  2nd Test: West Indies VS Bangladesh

1st Innings of West Indies

West Indies looked very relaxed in the first innings. They picked up 44 runs in the opening partnership. However, captain Brathwaite scored the highest runs for the Caribbean. Unfortunately, he missed the century only for 6-runs.

In addition, Jermaine Blackwood scored 63 runs for the team. The runs could increase more if Mehedi Hasan Miraz didn’t take four wickets at the last moment. Due to his tight bowling spell, West Indies became all out in 265 runs, taking a lead of 162 runs.

2nd Innings of Bangladesh

The batting scenario of Bangladesh didn’t change in the second innings as well. Although they picked up 33 runs in the opening partnership, Bangladesh failed to make a big target. The middle-order of the visitor collapsed totally.

However, Shakib Al Hasan and Nurul Hasan tried very hard to make a long partnership. They added 123 runs together. But their partnership broke when Shakib lost the wicket. After a while, Nurul Hasan also departed the pitch. As a result, Bangladesh became all out in 245 runs. However, West Indies will start batting today. They only need 35 runs to win the match. In addition, the home team has one more day left and seven wickets remaining.