Opening batsman John Campbell completed his first Test half-century in the Caribbean when the West Indies beat Bangladesh by seven wickets on the fourth morning of the first Test in Antigua on Sunday. Campbell dominated the score with the vice-captain, scoring 49 for three, and needed just 35 more runs at the start of the day in pursuit of a modest target of 84. Jermaine Blackwood (26 not out). He completed his third overall Test half-century with a clean sweep of four before hitting a six off long off off part-time spinner Najam Hussain in the same over.
The hope of creating more alarm bells in a thin Bangladesh West Indies camp has never been fulfilled as fast. Khalid AhmedHe took three early wickets late on the third day and reduced the home side to three wickets, proving ineffective like the other bowlers used by the captain. شکیب الحسن.
After batting carefully last evening to consolidate the innings, Campbell and Blackwood batted freely, scoring the remaining runs in seven overs in an unbeaten 79-run stand in less than half an hour. For
For Shakib, his return to the Test team as captain, early batting at the start of the Test match was the key factor in the final result.
“This one session ended the game for us,” he said at the end of the match. Lose six wickets.
“We’ve always been behind the game since then. It’s not acceptable at all. We’ve been doing it fairly regularly in our last four or five Tests.
“Our batsmen need to find ways to survive, to stay on the wicket and score runs. Then the bowlers will have a chance to win the match for us.”
Roach ‘keep working’
Shakib’s West Indian counterpart though was the happiest man at the end of the match. Craig Brathwaite In the first innings, he preferred his team to try to bat better overall.
“I thought Bangladesh bowled very well, so batting more than 100 overs was a good effort for us, although I would have preferred a few more runs in the first innings,” the home captain said. Reflecting the total score of the innings said. 265 in which he and vice-captain Blackwood together scored 157 runs.
Not surprisingly, he was praised for his role as Man of the Match. Kemar Roach In advancing the bowling effort.
“He leads from the inside out,” Brathwaite said.
“I was particularly pleased with the way we took advantage of the conditions on the first morning. It was not just a matter of turning and bowling and expecting the wicket to fall.
“We bowled the right length and lines well and won the prize for setting the tone for the rest of the match.”
Roach took seven wickets in the match, including five in the second innings of his tenth Test innings.
He has 50 Test wickets at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and is tied with Michael Holding for 249 wickets, the sixth highest wicket-taker in the West Indies overall.
“I’m a big man statistically, so it’s very satisfying to be there with the game’s legends, but I’ll just keep working and hopefully reach the 300-wicket mark,” Roach said. Who will turn 34 on June 30.
Before that, he has a chance to move up to sixth in the list of Caribbean wicket-takers when the second and final Test begins on Friday at the Darren Semi-Stadium in St. Lucia.
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