West Indies have registered a nail-biting victory against Bangladesh in the second Test of the two-match series. The visiting team had set a target of 231 runs in the fourth innings. The hosts came very close to a thrilling win but fell short by just 17 runs. Young Mehidy Hasan gave hopes to the hosts with his 33-run knock but it was not enough for a triumph.
Bangladesh were bowled out for 213 runs in the fourth innings with a half-century from opener Tamim Iqbal. Rahkeem Cornwall took 4 wickets for visitors, while captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Jomel Warrican picked up 3 wickets each. With this win, West Indies have clinched the Test series by a margin of 2-0.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the second Test between West Indies and Bangladesh.
A near margin victory for West Indies
2 – This is the second smallest win for West Indies in Test cricket in terms of margin by runs. Their smallest victory came against Australia in Adelaide Test, 1993 when they won by just 1 run.
Series win in Bangladesh for West Indies after a long time
2012 – West Indies last won a Test series in Bangladesh in 2012, when they defeated the hosts by 2-0. This series win has now come after over 8 years.
Spinners’ delight in fourth innings
3 – In the fourth innings of the match, all the 10 wickets of Bangladesh were claimed by spinners. This is only the third such instance for West Indies in Test format.
Cornwall’s magic with the ball
9 – West Indian spinner Rahkeem Cornwall took a total of 9 wickets in this match giving away 179 runs. This is the best performance by a Caribbean bowler in Bangladesh in the longest format of the game.
2 – Cornwall registered second-best bowling figures in a match by a West Indian bowler in the subcontinent. The number-1 spot also belongs to Cornwall who picked up a 10-wicket haul against Afghanistan in Lucknow Test, 2019.
Mehidy Hasan achieves new feat
24 – Mehidy Hasan completed his 100 Test wickets in this match. He became the youngest and quickest Bangladeshi bowler to complete 100 wickets in Tests. He took 24 matches to achieve the milestone, while earlier Taijul Islam had completed his 100 Test wickets in 25 matches.
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