Bangladesh v West Indies, 2nd Test, Khulna, 5th day

Best six-for sets up 2-0 series win

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

November 25, 2012

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West Indies 648 for 9 dec (Samuels 260, Chanderpaul 150*, Bravo 127, Shakib 4-151) and 30 for 0 beat Bangladesh 387 (Abul 113, Mahmudullah 76, Edwards 6-90) and 287 (Shakib 97, Nasir 94, Best 6-40) by ten wickets
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Tino Best gestures after getting Naeem Islam bowled, Bangladesh v West Indies, 2nd Test, Khulna, 4th day, November 24, 2012
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  • West Indies have won two Tests in successive series for the first time since 1992-93, when they beat Australia (2-1) and Pakistan (2-0).
  • Bangladesh lost both Tests, but their overall batting average of 34.92 is their second-highest in a series, marginally behind 34.94 against Zimbabwe in 2005.
  • Tino Best's 6 for 40 are his best figures in a Test innings, and his second five-for; his first had come in the previous Test, in Mirpur. He took 12 wickets in two Tests, which equals his best haul in a series.
  • West Indies' seamers picked up 29 wickets at an average of 24, their best series average since the tour to Bangladesh in 2002-03, when they took 40 at 15.02.
  • Nasir Hossain's 94 is his second score in the 90s in 11 Test innings: he had made 96, his highest score, in the previous Test.
  • With Shakib-Al-Hasan making 97, this is the first instance of two Bangladesh batsmen making 90s in a Test innings. Overall, this has happened 52 times in Tests.

A hurt hamstring could not stop the effervescent Tino Best from bettering his previous best performance in Test cricket in successive games. Best took three of the last four Bangladesh wickets as West Indies sealed a 2-0 series win before lunch on the final morning.

Nasir Hossain made sure Bangladesh avoided an innings defeat, but failed again to get his maiden Test hundred, after having missed it by four runs in Mirpur.

Shakib Al Hasan's suicidal charge in the last over on day four had crippled Bangladesh's chances of somehow salvaging a draw, and West Indies needed just 14 overs today to wrap up the innings.

Any faint hopes Bangladesh might have had disappeared off the fourth ball of the day. Mahmudullah under-edged a sweep to the wicketkeeper down the leg side off Veerasammy Permaul, who ended his debut series with eight wickets at an average of 31.62 compared to Sunil Narine's three at 114.33.

Best came on, and like he had on day four, struck off his first ball, as Sohag Gazi pushed inside the line of a straight delivery to get bowled.

Nasir had meanwhile raced from his overnight 64 to 94 with a few boundaries, one of which was hooked through square leg off Fidel Edwards.

Again, he was in sight of a maiden Test hundred, and again, Best was running in to bowl. After taking eight runs off the first three deliveries of the over, Nasir tried to clip an inswinging delivery to the leg side, missed, and was bowled off his pad.

That was Best's fifth strike, and a few edged boundaries and a dropped catch later, Rubel Hossain swatted one to short mid-off to give the fast bowler his sixth. It was a staggering effort for someone who had sent down just ten overs in the first innings, had not batted, and had not even been expected to take the field in the second innings.

West Indies needed just 27, and Chris Gayle smashed five fours through the covers to complete the formalities inside five overs.

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Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (November 27, 2012, 11:48 GMT)

"South Africa's excellent bowling attack was hammered for 485 runs in one day by Australia. " - anton111 Exactly Anton whilst the people are talking about how that was a great Test and no doubt Faf batted his heart out but the gap between bat and ball has become ridiculous this is reflected by the empty stadiums batsman have nothing to fear the adrenalin and excitement Test cricket used to produce between a fast bowler and top class batsman are long over ! only banning Helmets will even that back up again to see Steyn and co treated with such ease on an Australian wicket is very sad for Test cricket.

Posted by anton111 on (November 27, 2012, 4:42 GMT)

South Africa's excellent bowling attack was hammered for 485 runs in one day by Australia. The Australians might have posted 700 had they been playing this poor Bangladesh team

Posted by g.narsimha on (November 27, 2012, 3:54 GMT)

Sadequl-agree IND won its first test after 20 years , after that we achieved so many great things in cricket can u r team , besides present dominant status of our BCCI, CAN U think of achieving even a shade what we are today in decades ?

Posted by g.narsimha on (November 27, 2012, 3:38 GMT)

FOTO- PL update u r cricket knowledge , INDIA beat WI at home & away recently ,only CRIS GYLE was missing from presnt team & u can see his contribution in both the tests nothing , agreed we have very serious selection issues , which will be sorted out at present OUR TEAM IS IN REBUILDING PROCESS & with the resources at hand with huge financial might we will come out from preset day senarios , pl concentrat on u r team for better future.

Posted by Warm_Coffee on (November 27, 2012, 0:16 GMT)

We don't care what some of you fans think your wishes won't come true as long as the huge support is there and interest so good luck our future is clear unlike some :P

Posted by r0ketman on (November 26, 2012, 19:15 GMT)

@ Binu Kani: Your report fails to mention the key aspect of that series between India and England in 1952. The England team that traveled to India that year was no better than a club level team, if you read the score card from the first test, 5 of the English players were debutantes. 7 players from that series never played another series for England after that tour. Yet Indian fans will easily brush off BD win against WI in WI, where WI had 6 or 7 debutantes. Interesting to note, that Kemar Roach, Tino Best, Sammy and other players who played that series, still plays for WI today. So BD's win in WI does not count, but India's win against a pathetic 3rd string England side is "historic" with "inspired" performances from the Indians!! It is okay for Indian team to register a legitimate test win after 30 years, but BD is just taking too long, take away their status now!!!!:-)

Posted by ExtremeSpeed on (November 26, 2012, 15:50 GMT)

Bangladesh honestly did okay but really we could've prepared big turners considering that spin is our strength. Gazi and Shakib bowled way too many overs resulting in a injury for one of them.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (November 26, 2012, 11:30 GMT)

We all know prior to the test series West Indies are expected to win this 2-0 especially when they have their star players back but Bangladesh for a team that hasn't played for a year and to re-write history break records i.e. first debutant and high score and actually giving West Indies a game is something we can actually draw a lot of positives from. Ideally these pitches should've offered some turn for spinners so it would've been a proper interesting contest with bat and ball from both sides but nevertheless, it was a good series. We lack patience in test Cricket as our run-rate and strike rates was much higher than our respective opponents probably resulting on our downfall so there are areas we seriously need to learn at Test level but now the one-day series is coming up, it should be a lot closer now.

Posted by marlboro19 on (November 26, 2012, 10:40 GMT)

People demanding that BD's test status be revoked are not being very provident. It has been a big investment- in terms of time and money to create a substantial fan base in BD. Now we have a market which contributes significantly to cricket, and considering the increasing population growth in BD, and only going to contribute more and more financially. World cricket needs that money. Besides , i don't see cricket being embraced by whole world anytime in future, so we have to make do whatever we got. BD do seem to have improved a bit and we should only be encouraging the genuine BD fans - world cricket needs them.

Posted by AkDoN on (November 26, 2012, 10:07 GMT)

Some BD fans posted comments on IND/ENG match saying that India Test Status should be also removed as they also lost to ENG by 10 wkts same as BD. I feel pity on the BD fans really...they lost 2-0 to WI which is so called week team or just above them where as IND won 1st test of this series & then lost 1. so till its levelled at 1-1. There is no question of withdraw test status from both nations ICC will never do that as they want more of Test cricket all over the world. Discuss about the performances here why debate on baseless issues.

Posted by tappee74 on (November 26, 2012, 2:39 GMT)

A wonderful two test series has come to an end with the fading WI team showing significant improvements.Bangladesh on the other hand revealed that they have some talanted young players.Having challenged a score in excess of five hundred in the first test,the Bangladeshi players signalled to the cricketing world that they have a string of batting talent.WI however,were much more experienced and it made a difference Though age is climbing,the ever dependable Shivnarine Chanderpaul has once again demonstrated to the world that he has not lost any of his sheen.Marlon Samuels,Powell & Bravo have shown that they hold the key for the future.Congrats to WI & congrats to the Bangladeshi officials & their loving people.

Posted by   on (November 26, 2012, 2:34 GMT)

Very nice talent but no application, discipline, cricket sense is the current Bang team. Too many hot-headed batsmen. Just like we were prior to the advent of the Gibson-Sammy regime.

Perhaps reorganization of their domestic set-up might help. Maybe they need to forego Test cricket for 18 months or so and organize longer versions of the game against their peers, Ireland, Afghanistan and the like. The top teams don't want to play against Bang for obvious reasons. So this would be a good opportunity to sort out themselves in FC match conditions. Their fans are obviously enthusiastic-they cheer even a gentle push to mid-off by one of their batsmen. I would hate to see them deprived permanently of being able to watch their team play Test cricket on home soil.

Congrats to WI. Four in a row and counting. There's a new spirit enveloping this team. It's there for all except the sight-challenged to see. Remember there's always room at the top. Keep on keeping on. Love & blessings, Windies.

Posted by tappee74 on (November 25, 2012, 23:48 GMT)

Congrats to a WI team that is seeming more like what is expected.Marlon Samuels has hinted to the world that he is the future mainstay of West Indies batting.Shivnarine Chanderpaul's performance is like the dawn of a new day,he still remains the backbone of WI batting.I looked at the series which reavealed a lot of talent in the Bangladeshi camp.They have lost the series,but their gallant efforts were noticible.They have some of the greatest young players that have a long way to go.Praise must be given to the Bangladeshi officials & people for their friendliness.

Posted by FOTO on (November 25, 2012, 22:04 GMT)

Bangladesh might put a fight with other teams and maybe they might draw against even Pakistan now... But West Indies... The West Indies can beat Australia and South Africa and India in this sort of form. They have very good batting line up. They consecutively got 500+ and they showed decent 10 Wickets bowling each innings they bowl. Hands down to West Indies. Good Try Bangladesh. But a lot of things still need to change for teh BD team. - Have faster bowling like the bowler Tino Best - Have multiple domestic seasons per year (Not just the NCL) And invite foreign players - Play 5-8 test matches per year at least - Tour around the world and play other teams - Start off by drawing matches then translate them to winning - Make sure the players need whatever for their mentality That should help Bangladesh in the future. ~From a BD fan

Posted by FOTO on (November 25, 2012, 21:54 GMT)

I think even INDIA can't beat this West Indies team... they're too strong...

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 21:30 GMT)

bangladesh still have quite a way to go in test cricket but they have shown improvement in this test series and this is why I disagree with those who are saying in this thread that ban should be stripped off test status immidiately. All the best to wi , the cricket world wish to see strong wi back in action, hope you do well against top opposition, but I have to admit you almost lost the first test to a weak opposition, thanks to silly shot selection of bengal batsmen in day-5 of test-1 hehehe , otherwise could have been disaster for wi, hope wi do well against top team. ban has only one effective spinner for test ( s gazi) , all the other spinners played need pitch behavior to get wicket. Pacers are joke for test. I believe if they can find couple of more effective ballers, they wouild be competitive against top teams. Good to see them fight well in this test series though.

Posted by ste13 on (November 25, 2012, 21:11 GMT)

well done WI, the improvement is ongoing, very good application by Powell, Bravo and Samuels, Bangladesh lack first class experience - their bowling is not test level

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 20:35 GMT)

only one advice for BD team and BCB..play more first class matches. Create a competitive first class structure otherwise if BD play another 12 years they will not learn a single thing... result will come if you plan properly, execute properly. Plants do not grow in a day. you need to give water and nursing properly....

Posted by BravoBravo on (November 25, 2012, 18:50 GMT)

CONGRATS to WI. BD played well though. Dont loose your heart BD, you played against the best side, and yoou gave them fight. Minnows like IND would have lost by an innings easily (refer Two white washes). Why everytime WI wins these IND thoughtless fans try to look down at WI win by saying that WI played against weaker team and the same breath they dream about BD status being revoked. Such a pathetic loosers they (IND )are. @ Anton 111: WI may be weaker than AUS, SA, as of now but not minnows like IND and NZ. It is IND whose test status should be taken away more than anyother team. They have the worst WIN to Loss ratio among top 6 teams even worse than SL. @Binu Kaani. Historically speaking IND remains most whitewashed team in history of cricket until now, and will maintain this covetted record for decades to come.

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 18:22 GMT)

West Indies cant get a break. They win the first test by 77 runs and people bash them for allowing Bangladesh to make them have to fight for a victory. Now they win by 10 wickets and all people can focus on is that Bangladesh should not be playing test cricket. Give the guys a break. This is a team that is improving steadily. They made Australia work hard at home and did fight against England in very unfriendly conditions

Posted by delboy on (November 25, 2012, 18:18 GMT)

Thank God for cricinfo faced with a choice of ball by ball update on cricinfo and 'live; cricket on sky 834; I settle for cricinfo any day. Someone mus tell these peple not to insult Bangladesh with the every two ball advert of West Indies vs Bangladesh. Bangladesh are the host nation (HOME TEAM) and MUST be referred to first.

Posted by thalalara on (November 25, 2012, 17:29 GMT)

The Hero of the current cricket world is none other than Chanderpaul!!!Best batsman second best to Lara in the last 2 decades. Better than any of the contemporary batsmen in the game.

Posted by Metman on (November 25, 2012, 16:04 GMT)

Well said Usman ! They have all retreated to the comforts of the woodwork....his coach even stated that he would not fade away like Ajantha Mendies,and that was even before he had played a single test match.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (November 25, 2012, 15:28 GMT)

This result was expected but Bangladesh played better than before. Yes after 10year they should be able to win test but saying that they haven't improved at all is plain stupidity. The bad thing is after this performance if Bangladesh get to play some more test next month or at least at the beginning of next year that will give them the chance to settle in but guess what Bangladesh not going to play any test in next 7-8 months and after that long time they have to start from scratch again :/. BCB need to do something about their FTP

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 14:17 GMT)

Hey come on guys ! U r day dreaming as nobody is taking test status from BD! Don't bother for BD cricket, rather oil in your own machine! (watch what your own teams r doing in India, Australia, Sri Lanka) BD is playing test cricket after 11 months of gap and ICC is not giving much Tests to BD. So how would you expect better result than this when BD is allowed to play just 1/2 tests in a year? BD made very good fight in the1st test and did reasonably well in the 2nd considering the facts that these players only played t20 and one dayers round the year, even they got the chance to play only 2/3 domestic 1st class match (4 days) before this series. So its unfortunate but as well very obvious that these players will be in t20/1 day temperament! But I'm very hopeful about da future of BD cricket as BD cricket is now not only dependent on Shakib & Tamim, rather BD has found new talents like Nasir, Shohag, Abul who performed brilliantly along with Nayeem & Mahmudulla in da series!

Posted by Sadequl on (November 25, 2012, 14:02 GMT)

I guess @ Binu Kaani, you forget to mention what you wanted to prove by giving that historic record in WI vs BD's test report. Probably you tried to spread your nice condolence msg to BD supporters for their patients & ty for that. Well we all hope BD boys will not let their supporters wait for 20 like India or 26 long years more like NZ teams as well & to rest who are criticizing BD kids so badly just try to have a look at other past record's too before making such harsh comments.

Posted by ramesh80 on (November 25, 2012, 13:28 GMT)

Although Bangladesh lost both match but they have taken both test match to fifth day. It is also a very encouraging sign. Congrats West Indese , well done Bangladesh!!

Posted by Legaleagle on (November 25, 2012, 13:25 GMT)

CONGRATULATIONS West Indies!!! They have outplayed Bangladesh in this series- beating them comprehensively in their own backyard.

Bangladesh deserves to take 100 years to win their first series at home because that's what every other country did. So its OK to lose :)

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 12:51 GMT)

Congratulations to the West Indies [7] team. Another series win, which would make 4 tests, wins in a row. Not taking the joys from them but it was against lower raking teams (New Zealand [8] and Bangladesh [9]). But without a doubt they are getting stronger and I am looking forward to success with against higher ranking teams and climbing the ICC charts. Congrats to Tino Best on his 6-40 despite he is bowling on an injury.

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 12:43 GMT)

Congratulation to the West Indies team we are very proud of your performance. Sammy continue to push back his critics and that is very good for Windward Islands Cricket and by extension West Indies cricket.

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 12:25 GMT)

The West Indies must be proud of themselves beating a team that surely cannot beat a club cricket team from one of the top test teams. Congrats! West Indies. Also a shame to Narine. All hype in T20 cricket.

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 12:18 GMT)

Congrats West Indies Keep on doing what yuh doing Sammy !

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 12:14 GMT)

This series win has made me proud. Old time something come back again. It's one step at a time for WI. Keep on doing what u doing Sammy. All the best to WI. This is clearly a WI on the move. Forget the opposition, look at the attitude, inter alia. Even though Bangla must be complimented for providing some fight.

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 11:57 GMT)

India achieved its first ever Test victory in 1951-52 when it beat England in Madras. Having made its Test debut in 1932, India had to wait for 20 long years in the sidelines before making its mark in the big stage. In that eventful year, India also recorded its maiden series triumph against Pakistan.

In this historic match legendary batsman Vijay Hazare led the Indian contingent while his English counterpart was Donald Carr. With England sitting pretty on a 1-0 lead, the Indian team was looking to restore parity in this final Test of the five match series.

The England team won the toss and elected to bat. Thanks to an inspired bowling performance by Vinoo Mankad, the English team was bowled out for 266 with Mankad grabbing eight wickets. India replied with a mammoth total of 457, riding piggyback on fine centuries by Pankaj Roy and Polly Umrigar.

On a pitch that was breaking up and spinning, India bowled out England for a paltry 183 in the second innings, to win the Test by an inni

Posted by The_Ashes on (November 25, 2012, 11:44 GMT)

Amazing that most of the Bangladesh batsman are happy with half centuries and not wanting a century, that's not the attitude to have. West Indies fans must be unhappy with us considering players like Best, Sammy, Permaul who have performed and so on may be playing in the first eleven when you tour Australia.

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 11:18 GMT)

@ anton111 Also Bangladesh should have rights to govern the ICC body. It was worst decision to have them govern the ICC for over years when they cant play good quality cricket. I think everyone should think over it right now before it gets to late.

I think Cricket Australia, ECB, South Africa board, BCCI should be in governing body rather these minors. Because their decision will take world cricket at bottom like their own team.

Posted by TheRisingTeam on (November 25, 2012, 11:02 GMT)

Test Cricket is dead anyway and them not playing Test Cricket I doubt it guys need to get use to it they have a big fan following unlike many. Bangladesh for a team that haven't played long forms for a year and to not lose by an innings is okay. But if they really want to take first class serious then you need to sort out your domestic system. I hope you guys do well from Pakistan.

Posted by anton111 on (November 25, 2012, 10:42 GMT)

WI are significantly weaker than Australia, South Africa, India and England yet they whitewash Bangladesh. It is time the ICC relieve Bangladesh of their test status. They will benefit more from playing the likes of Netherlands, Ireland and Afghanistan

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 10:13 GMT)

ICC should take decision now because it been approx 10 years since Bangladesh had won any test match. If they play against Afghanistan and Ireland they might have slight batter chance to have winning combination rather playing against top teams.

Please Please ICC give some respect to "Test cricket" and there should have some criteria for Test playing cricket to win minimum tests over the specific time or move them in 2nd category stream of test playing nation.

Posted by realist1 on (November 25, 2012, 9:55 GMT)

Oh Well, Bangladesh didn't concede another innings defeat. And also they made both of the tests go into the last day - That should be a victory (or some sort) for them.

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 9:50 GMT)

Congrats West.Indies for playing and wining against last team in ranking in all format and technically. ICC should not allow Bangladesh to play at least test for now. Rather allow Ireland or improving Afghanistan to play with Bangladesh only for now because they do not have common instinct of cricket. Bangali captain can have 11 batsman but even then they cant play well because its all about balance between batting and bowling. They cant have quality bowlers and batsman over the years.

Posted by UAETigers on (November 25, 2012, 8:51 GMT)

To me the problem with BDesk batters while batting in Test cricket is mainly becuase of two things, 1.) lack of concentration and patience to play for long time and 2.) lack of understanding b.w any two batsmen to create long and decent partnerships. They should play test match hour by hour and session by session and score will come automatically. I can't understand why they are showing mental weakness even after playing test for last 12 years and most of them have played for atleast over 2 years...BCB should play more 4 days with A teams and start winning them first, this will surely improve their Test match results and performance.

Posted by umairasgharbutt on (November 25, 2012, 8:43 GMT)

tigers dont deserve the test status !

Posted by dmqi on (November 25, 2012, 8:14 GMT)

When the top order fails in both innings, the match can not be won. Poor performance by the top 4 in both innings to build a partnership. Sakib did very well but his hit in the last over of the day at 97 was so disappointing. How in the world a good player like him can do that. I would have brought the number 10 to number 3 /4 position for batting in 2nd inning given the top order's poor show in the 1st innings. His 1st innings performance demanded that move. Bangladeshi cricketers are taking too much time to learn how to play test cricket.

Posted by UAETigers on (November 25, 2012, 8:01 GMT)

another white wash!!! where are the roaring tigers?

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 7:56 GMT)

Bangladesh should have their test status removed....in 10 years they have accomplished nothing...and are basically where they were when they were introduced to test cricket. They've had the occasional T20 and ODI win here and there but they are basically the laughing stock of World cricket.

Posted by niks_smarty on (November 25, 2012, 7:25 GMT)

Very Poor captaincy from Bangladesh...how can they keep abul at No. 10......total waste...he remains unbeaten at 7*....going by his form he could be among the top scorers list..... Bangladesh not only needs to improve cricketing skills but also their attitude...

Posted by nirmalzz on (November 25, 2012, 7:22 GMT)

Bangladesh have got many talented players now, like tamim, rahim, shakib, hossain, mahmudullah, sunny, gazi.. They just have to shape their in TEST cricket mode.. They always keep one day and T20 in mind.. So success is going far fromthem in longer version..

Posted by Meximillion on (November 25, 2012, 7:22 GMT)

Well done West indies........

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 6:40 GMT)

Where are the NARINE supporters who are comparing NARINE with AJMAL ? He cant able to get a single wicket on spin friendly wickets. Look at the performance of AJMAL when he toured last year.

Posted by   on (November 25, 2012, 6:35 GMT)

Very poor show from Bangladeshi batsmen. Unless they play longer version domestic cricket, story will be the same in Test cricket arena. Bangladesh might be a decent team in One day/T20 format, but has to go a long way in test cricket. For test cricket - you need to have a batting lineup to consistently play at least 4 sessions in an innings, and a bowling lineup to take 20 wickets. Bangladesh has neither so far.

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