West Indies bundled out Bangladesh for 43 in the ongoing 1st Test at Sir Vivian Richard Stadium, Antigua. The total was also the tenth lowest Test score in the history of cricket.Also Read - Only One Indian In Shahid Afridi's All-Time Playing XI. Check Full List
West Indies destroyer-in-chief Kemar Roach, who picked up five wickets was the star for West Indies. The Bangladeshi batsmen found themselves at bay countering Roach’s speed and swing. Also Read - South Africa Coach Mark Boucher Wants Jacques Kallis Back in Consulting Team Before Australia Series
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None of the Bangladeshi batsmen got going, the highest scorer being Litton Das (25). The most experienced players in the visitor’s outfit Shakib al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim departed for ducks and that is where they lost the plot. He accounted for 58% of the total score – a record for the visitors in Tests.
But, it was Roach who grabbed headlines. The 30-year old Barbadian also broke a few records. the most coveted of them being, he took the fewest number of balls to pick a 5-wicket haul. He equaled former South African legend Jacques Kallis to this feat. Surprisingly, top five in this list have been on the opposition four times in the list. Take a look at the list.
Bangladesh’s first innings folded in just 18.4 overs, that is 112 deliveries, making it the second-shortest first innings of a Test. The shortest being the Australia against England at Nottingham in 2015.
Bangladesh’s was also the eighth-shortest completed innings in all Tests.
Meanwhile, at the end of Day 1 of the Test, West Indies are in the driver’s seat at 201 for 2. West Indies lead by 158 runs with 8 wickets remaining in the innings.
It looks like it is just a matter of time the Test ends. Surely, this does not stretch to Day 5.