Windies were bowled out for 111 in the morning session with offspinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz claiming 7/58 as Bangladesh enforced follow-on for the first time in their history of Test cricket. They lost four wickets inside 13 overs with the hosts wrapping up the win before tea. Mehidy finished with a career-best 12/117, surpassing his previous best by a Bangladesh bowler.
“Our bowlers were good. Shannon Gabriel was good, Shane Dowrich and Shimron Hetmyer played good innings. But as batsmen, we didn’t do our jobs. We didn’t get a partnership and we let ourselves down on the field. Most of the games we were 30-odd for three. It put the batting order under a lot of pressure. It wasn’t good for us at all. I can’t blame the wicket. Some of the shot selection wasn’t good at all, especially yesterday evening,” Windies captain Kraigg Brathwaite said on Sunday.
“It’s important to stay positive. Test cricket is meant to be tough. We have some first-class games after we go back, and we should be ready before England come over. It’s key to be positive, and hopefully we will do better in the white-ball series.”
Brathwaite himself did not lead from the front with the bat scoring just 22 runs in four innings to add to the India tour where he made 26 runs in four innings last month. “I am very disappointed,” he said.
“I didn’t have a good series in India so I was looking to lead the batting. But it didn’t happen. I have to keep strong and try to lead the batting in the next series [against England in July].”
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