result
1st Test, Kingstown, Jul 9 - 13 2009, Bangladesh tour of West Indies
238 & 345
(70.1 ov, target 277)307 & 181
Bangladesh won by 95 runs
player of the match
Tamim Iqbal
Bangladesh
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• The Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Spinners seal historic Bangladesh win

Bangladesh's spin twins Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah weaved a tantalizing web to strangle West Indies in a 95-run win in Kingstown

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh238/10(88.2 overs)1st INNINGS
West Indies307/10(95.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Mahmudullah3/59(19.4)
Bangladesh345/10(120.1 overs)2nd INNINGS
Tamim Iqbal128 (243)
Daren Sammy5/70(30.1)
Kemar Roach3/67(26)
West Indies181/10(70.1 overs)2nd INNINGS
Daren Sammy19 (42)
Mahmudullah5/51(15)
Shakib Al Hasan3/39(28.1)

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 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.

Tino Best lbw b Shakib Al Hasan 9 (12m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75

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

end of over 701 run
WI: 181/9CRR: 2.58 
David Bernard52 (134)
Tino Best9 (11)
Mohammad Ashraful5-1-4-1
Shakib Al Hasan28-11-39-2
69.6
Ashraful to Bernard, no run

tossed up, slightly short outside off, defended off the back foot to point

69.5
Ashraful to Bernard, no run

quick on leg stump, turned to the same fielder this time

Bernard on strike

69.4
1
Ashraful to Best, 1 run

dropped by Kayes at backward short leg as he turns that off middle and leg

69.3
Ashraful to Best, no run

short on the off stump, defended on the back foot back on the pitch

69.2
Ashraful to Best, no run

flighted on middle, reaches forward and turns it behind to leg slip

69.1
Ashraful to Best, no run

shortish on middle, turned to short leg

Ashraful is back, will the change work this time?

end of over 69Maiden
WI: 180/9CRR: 2.60 
David Bernard52 (132)
Tino Best8 (7)
Shakib Al Hasan28-11-39-2
Mahmudullah15-4-51-5
68.6
Shakib to Bernard, no run

flat on the off stump, defended with a reach to silly point

68.5
Shakib to Bernard, no run

bowled fro behind the wicket, Bernard, desperate for a single tries to heave it over midwicket, is struck on the pads

68.4
Shakib to Bernard, no run

slightly short on middle, rocks back and drops it to short leg

68.3
Shakib to Bernard, no run

angling in towards middle, reaches forward and defends it determinedly towards short leg

68.2
Shakib to Bernard, no run

pushed him back, defended back on the pitch

68.1
Shakib to Bernard, no run

slipped in quick on the off stump, defended towards cover

12 more overs to go in the day.

end of over 688 runs
WI: 180/9CRR: 2.64 
Tino Best8 (7)
David Bernard52 (126)
Mahmudullah15-4-51-5
Shakib Al Hasan27-10-39-2
67.6
Mahmudullah to Best, no run

short on the off stump, gets back, gets a thick outside edge just short of slip, survives

67.5
4
Mahmudullah to Best, FOUR runs

four more, overpitched on middle, swung away firmly over midwicket for another boundary

67.4
Mahmudullah to Best, no run

tossed up on the off, lunges forward and defends it back to the bowler

67.3
Mahmudullah to Best, no run

spun in, gets forward and defends it watchfully

67.2
Mahmudullah to Best, no run

shortish on middle, turned to short leg from the crease

67.1
4
Mahmudullah to Best, FOUR runs

flighted outside off, gets to the pitch and drives it handsomely through the covers for a boundary

Three close-in fielders on the leg side, and a slip

end of over 67Maiden
WI: 172/9CRR: 2.56 
David Bernard52 (126)
Tino Best0 (1)
Shakib Al Hasan27-10-39-2
Mahmudullah14-4-43-5
66.6
Shakib to Bernard, no run

quickish on the off stump, defended to point, there is no single available, Best on strike in the next over

Best performances - batters
Tamim Iqbal portrait
Tamim Iqbal
128 runs (243)
17 fours
0 six
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
53 runs
10 fours
0 six
416953492625
Omar Phillips
OJ Phillips
94 runs (177)
7 fours
0 six
Control84%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
43 runs
5 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Daren Sammy portrait
DJG Sammy
O
30.1
M
6
R
70
W
5
ECO
2.32
Mahmudullah
Mahmudullah
O
15
M
4
R
51
W
5
ECO
3.4
Match details
Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesBangladesh tour of West Indies
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
Series resultBangladesh led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1923
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days9,10,11,12,13 July 2009 - day(5-day match)
Test debut
Chadwick Walton
Chadwick Walton
Dale Richards
Dale Richards
Kemar Roach
Kemar Roach
Mahmudullah
Mahmudullah
Nikita Miller
Nikita Miller
Omar Phillips
Omar Phillips
Rubel Hossain
Rubel Hossain
Ryan Austin
Ryan Austin
Travis Dowlin
Travis Dowlin
Umpires
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Asoka de Silva
New Zealand Image
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Clyde Duncan
Reserve Umpire
West Indies Image
Goaland Greaves
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft