Friday 7 August, 2020

43 all out - Roach stars as West Indies skittle Bangladesh

Kemar Roach.

Kemar Roach.

Kemar Roach claimed a five-wicket haul as West Indies skittled Bangladesh for their lowest Test total of 43 on the first day of the two-match series on Wednesday.

Roach ripped through the top order with a devastating burst in Antigua, the paceman taking 5-8 from five overs to reduce the tourists to 18-5.

Miguel Cummins (3-11) got in on the act and captain Jason Holder took 2-10 as Bangladesh folded embarrassingly before lunch in North Sound.

Liton Das was the only batsman to reach double figures and the touring Tigers would have posted the worst Test score in history but for the opener's battling 25 from 53 deliveries.

Yet the Windies needed only 18.4 overs to dismiss their opponents, making it the second-shortest first innings in Test history. It is also tied for 10th on the list of lowest totals in the longest format.

West Indies, in their reply, reached 82 without loss after 29 overs, a lead of 39 runs.

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