All-time low for Bangladesh
Bangladesh hit an all-time low when they were dismissed for 43 - their lowest score in Tests, and the lowest by any team since India were dismissed for 42 in 1974. The previous lowest score by Bangladesh was 62 against Sri Lanka in 2007. This is also the lowest score for which West Indies has dismissed any opposition in Test cricket, and the lowest score in the Carribean. In 1994 they dismissed England for 46 at Port of Spain.
Roach enters the record books
Kemar Roach entered the record books by becoming only the third cricketer alongside Monty Noble and Jacques Kallis to take five wickets in a span of 12 balls. These are the fewest balls that any bowler has taken to pick up five wickets. Incidentally Kallis also achieved this feat against Bangladesh in October 2002, while Monty Noble did it against England in 1902. Four of the top five instances are against Bangladesh.
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Roach took a wicket once every six balls, making it the joint-fifth best strike rate in an innings when a bowler has a taken five or more wickets in an innings.
Short but not sweet
Bangladesh and West Indies are meeting for the first time since 2014 in a Test, and only the seventh Test in West Indies. However, it did not go very well. Bangladesh were dismissed in 112 deliveries - the second-shortest first innings in a Test. Australia hold this dubious record having been dismissed in 111 deliveries against England at Nottingham in 2015. Only Liton Das managed to enter double figures with a score of 25, scoring 58% of the team runs - a record for Bangladesh in Tests. This was also only the sixth instance ever in Tests when the fourth, fifth and sixth batsmen were dismissed for a duck.
Gaurav Sundararaman is a senior stats analyst at ESPNcricinfo