West Indies win 1st Test vs Bangladesh by 10 wickets

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West Indies won the 1st Test of the Dhaka Bank Cup 2014 by 10 wickets at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown in St Vincent. Bangladesh could have lost by an innings but for a fighting 3rd Test century by their young captain Mushfiqur Rahim. The Bangladeshis would be credited for taking the game into the final day although they started the series with a negative mindset of just looking out to play for a draw.

Bangladesh began their negativity by asking West Indies to bat first after winning the toss. The result was the hosts piling up 484 for 7 in 160 overs before their declaring their first innings. It was a slow and boring display from the West Indies with opener Kraigg Brathwaite consuming 447 balls to score 212 with 14 fours.

Apart from Brathwaite, Chris Gayle (64), Darren Bravo (62) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (85 not out) made a feast out of the Bangladeshi bowling. Debutant left-arm spinner Tajiul Islam was perhaps the only happy Bangladeshi bowler as he claimed 5 for 137 on his Test debut although he bowled as many as 47 overs for that!

Bangladesh in their first innings were skittled out for 182 in 71.4 overs with the tall left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn running through their batting with 5 for 39 in 24.4 overs. The tourists were asked to follow on and to their credit took the game to the final day with five wickets in hand.

On the final day, Bangladesh collapsed from 256 for 5 to 314 all out with fast bowler Kemar Roach taking 4 for 64 while Shannon Gabriel and Sulieman Benn taking two wickets each. Tamim Iqbal scored 53 and Mahmudullah scored 66 while Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim did himself proud by batting out 243 balls for his 116.

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