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WEST INDIES MADE THEIR HISTORY AGAINST BANGLADESH- 1st TEST

Until the fourth day, Bangladesh had a triumphant performance, but on the fifth day, Bangladesh’s performance was like a helpless surrender. As a result, after a long year, Bangladesh had to play a Test match and lose. Bangladesh had two centuries but lost to one Mayers double century. Mayer’s unbeaten innings of 210 made the West Indies fearful of victory. Due to which Bangladesh lost the first Test by three wickets. The West Indies took a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh scored 430 runs in the first innings. Although Bangladesh did not have a good start, Bangladesh turned around in Mehidy Hasan’s first Test century. West Indies is unable to handle of spin bowling of Bangladesh in their 1st innings. As a result, West Indies all out 259 runs in their 1st innings. Bangladesh declared their second innings at 223 and gave the West Indies a colossal target of 395 runs. In reply, West Indies scored 110 for three wickets at the end of the fourth day.

Bangladesh needed seven wickets, and West Indies needed 275 runs to win on the last day. From the beginning of the fifth day, the West Indies batsmen started attacking the Bangladeshi bowlers. Although Bangladeshi bowlers created the opportunity of one wicket after another, the Bangladeshis could not take advantage of it. And this opportunity is very well used by the batsmen of West Indies. Relying on Bonner’s slow innings and Mayer’s brilliant innings, the West Indies reached the target. The West Indies did not lose a wicket in the first and second sessions of the last day due to the determination of the two of them. Bangladesh needed three wickets, and West Indies needed 129 runs to win at the end of the second session. After the break, in the first over, Taizul Islam trapped Bonner in LBW. Mayers completed his double century in the 124th over of the innings with one run. Silva was dismissed by Taizul in the next over. West Indies needed three runs when Silva was out. After that, Roach also returned to the pavilion with zero runs. However, the West Indies had no problem picking up the win. Mayers was named Man of the Match for his 210 runs off 310 balls with twenty fours and seven sixes.

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