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Mehidy Hasan Miraz guides Bangladesh to biggest ever Test victory2 min read

Mehidy Hasan Miraz guides Bangladesh to biggest ever Test victory

HIGHLIGHTS

⚬ A match haul of 12 wickets by Mehidy Hasan Miraz secured Bangladesh their biggest ever victory.

⚬ Following Mehidy’s 7/58 in the first innings and West Indies getting all out for 111, Bangladesh enforced follow-on for the first time.

⚬ Shimron Hetmyer blasted nine sixes to showcase a fearless innings of 93.

⚬ Bangladesh’s innings victory over West Indies is their first ever in history.


Bangladesh off-spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz stunned the West Indies batting lineup with a seven-wicket haul that reduced them to 111 all out. The Bangladeshi batsmen had racked up a total of 508 in the first innings. West Indies, facing a deficit of 497 runs were asked to follow-on.

Unlike the first Test, where the tourists had a chance, the second Test match was a total massacre for them. Mahmudullah’s ton, the fifties scored by Shakib, Liton Das and the debutant Shadman Islam helped Bangladesh post a total of 508 in the first innings. Bangladesh were at 259 for 5 at the end of the first Day of the second Test. They were well in form for a clean sweep 2-0 victory over West Indies or at least were eyeing it. But who knew that they’d score a total of 508 and West Indies would be 75 for the loss of 5 wickets by the end of Day 2.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz bagged a seven-wicket haul in West Indies’ downfall. Mehidy’s bowling figures read 7/58 as the tourists were all out for 111. Only Shimron Hetmyer(39) and Shane Dowrich(37) saved faced for West Indies. Barring them, the highest run-getter in that innings for West Indies was Shai Hope(10). Following that, Bangladesh enforced the follow-on on the West Indies, the first such instance for Bangladesh in Test Cricket history.

Consequently, the West Indies team were reduced to 46 for 4 by Lunch day 3. Amidst another five-wicket haul by Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shimron Hetmyer produced a fearless innings. In his 93 off 92, he hit nine sixes that also included three off one Shakib over. But finally, when West Indies were on 166 for the loss of 7 wickets, Hetmyer played a loose shot. That one miss-hit brought the powerful innings to an end. Mehidy got his fifth wicket of the innings when he dismissed Jomel Warrican for a duck. He finished off with a 12 wicket match haul. West Indies’ Number 9 Kemar Roach remained not out for a valiant 37. But no innings would’ve been big enough for West Indies had a huge deficit.

Bangladesh finally won the match by an innings and 184 runs, the win being their highest margin of victory in Tests. The home team thus won the two-match Test series by 2-0, as Mehidy Hasan Miraz with bowling figures of 12/117 and was adjudged the Man of the Match.

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