At Bridgetown, Barbados, July 3, 4, 5, 2009. Drawn. Toss: Bangladeshis. Bangladeshis 195
(Mohammad Ashraful 50; K. A. J. Roach 5-62, R. A. Austin 5-71) and 233-5 (Tamim Iqbal 72,
Imrul Kayes 44, Raqibul Hasan 49*, Shakib Al Hasan 33; R. A. Austin 4-65); West Indies A 248
(S. Chattergoon 50, D. C. Thomas 105; Shahadat Hossain 3-54, Shakib Al Hasan 3-72). First-class
debut: A. S. Creary.
Trinidadian Adrian Barath was named in the Test squad after opening for West Indies A, but
thanks to the player strike it was Kemar Roach, who claimed five in an innings for the first time, and
off-spinner Ryan Austin, with match-best figures of 9-136, who eventually made their Test debuts.
Devon Thomas batted four hours for a maiden first-class hundred. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes
shared an opening stand of 123 in the Bangladeshis' improved second innings.
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