Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

OJ Phillips
94(177) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 6 0 1 2
Mashrafe Mortaza
39(52) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

KAJ Roach
O23.0
M11
R46
W3
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mahmudullah
O19.4
M2
R59
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

BANGLADESH 238(88.2 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

WEST INDIES 307(95.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

BANGLADESH 345(120.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

WEST INDIES 181(70.1 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

Commentary

Best indicated with his bat that he may have got an inside edge but it makes no difference to the outcome now. Bangladesh are jubilant, and have won their first Test overseas. They won their first Test more than four years earlier, against Zimbabwe in Chittagong. The spinners won it for them today, with both Shakib and Mahmudullah proving lethal on a turning pitch. Credit to the West Indies tail for the way they batted with Bernard but 80 overs proved a little too many to negotiate on the final day. A massive setback this for West Indies; they were fielding a weakened team, and one just has to wait and see if this result will prompt a quicker solution to the existing impasse between the players and the board. As said earlier, this is Bangladesh's second Test win in their 60-Test, almost ten-year history since becoming a Test-playing nation. They set West Indies a challenging target, and their spinners ensured they took full advantage of the favourable conditions on offer to derail West Indies in their chase. They did face plenty of anxious moments as Bernard, and the tail, resisted superbly but some crafty captaincy from Shakib, who made the right changes at the right times, saw to it that a result was achieved with enough overs left in the day.

Time for the presentation. Julian Hunte, the president of the WICB, is a part of the panel.

Reifer: "It was a rush. We've been practicing, it was a long game. It was nice to be back playing Test cricket. We are disappointed, we got starts in the first innings but didn't go on to get a big score. We are looking forward to the enxt Test, credit to Bangladesh for the way we played. The guys fought well, Bernard especially and even Omar Phillips. We'll put up a better performance in the next game. The first time I saw Kemar Roach, I knew he would play for West Indies. He bowled especially well with the new ball, and even today. We are hoping for some more grass on the wicket in the next Test, and more bounce hopefully. We have to get there and fight hard. You will have to ask the chairman if it's going to be the same squad for the next Test."

Mortaza: "Special thanks to Shakib for handling the team very well. Mahmudullah bowled very well too. We had initially thought of batting until lunch but we lost quick wickets. But the spinners bowled superbly, with one bowler short. We'll see the wicket and decide about the team for the next game."

Tamim Iqbal, a little surprisingly, is the Man of the Match: "Winning a Test means a lot to us. It was a flat wicket, and if you keep concentrating hard it's easy to get runs. I'm 21 and hopefully there's a lot more to come. Batting 240 balls - the most I've played in an innings - helped me a lot, and will give me confidence for the future."

That's all we have from here folks. Hope you enjoyed the coverage, and thanks for sending us all your feedback. Until the next Test in Grenada on the 17th, it's goodbye from all of us here at Cricinfo. Adios!

70.1
W
Shakib Al Hasan to Best, OUT, he's given him! Bangladesh have won, Mashrafe and co. charge onto the ground to celebrate only their second Test win. Tried to swing a full toss and was struck on the pads, was there an inside edge? The umpire's finger went up just as they appealed for an lbw, was out if he had missed it but we need replays to confirm. It doesn't matter, they have won.

Best back on strike now. How long can he last? Two slips, a silly point and a short leg

END OF OVER:
70 | 1 Run | WI: 181/9

  • DE Bernard52 (134b)
  • TL Best9 (11b)
  • Mohammad Ashraful5-1-4-1
  • Shakib Al Hasan28-11-39-2
69.6
0
Mohammad Ashraful to Bernard, no run, tossed up, slightly short outside off, defended off the back foot to point
69.5
0
Mohammad Ashraful to Bernard, no run, quick on leg stump, turned to the same fielder this time

Bernard on strike

69.4
1
Mohammad Ashraful to Best, 1 run, dropped by Kayes at backward short leg as he turns that off middle and leg
69.3
0
Mohammad Ashraful to Best, no run, short on the off stump, defended on the back foot back on the pitch
69.2
0
Mohammad Ashraful to Best, no run, flighted on middle, reaches forward and turns it behind to leg slip

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

OJ Phillips
94(177) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 0 6 0 1 2
Mashrafe Mortaza
39(52) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 1 1 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

KAJ Roach
O23.0
M11
R46
W3
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mahmudullah
O19.4
M2
R59
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF