Mehidy surpassed his own record for the best bowling figures for Bangladesh to achieve career best 12/117. @ Twitter
Mehidy surpassed his own record for the best bowling figures for Bangladesh to achieve career best 12/117. @ Twitter

Offspinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s 12-for propelled Bangladesh to their first ever home series win on Sunday when they handed West Indies an innings and 184-run defeat in seal the second Test inside three days in Dhaka on Sunday.

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Mehidy surpassed his own record for the best bowling figures for Bangladesh to achieve career best 12/117. The 21-year-old Mehidy, who has played 18 Tests, took nine wickets on the third day – the most by a Bangladesh bowler on a single day as all 40 West Indies wickets fell to spinners.

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Mehidy received good support from left-arm spinner Taijul Ismal, who returned with figures of 3/40 in the second innings and Shakib Al Hasan (1/65). The other offspinner, Nayeem Hasan ended the day with 1/34.

“After a long time I got the award, and I’m really happy,” Mehidy, who was awarded the Man of the Match for his record-breaking performance said at the presentation ceremony.

“My teammates have been really supportive. Our bowlers did really well — especially Taijul and Shakib. Nayeem supported really well to. At the end of the day we did very well, and we have been successful. I love batting too, and our batsmen set the tone with a 500+ score, so that made the job easier for the bowlers.”