Bangladesh suffer defeat in Chattogram Test

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Bangabandhu Test Series 2021

First Test

Venue : Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Toss : Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first.

Bangladesh : 430/10 in 150.2 overs (Miraz 103, Shakib 68, Shadman 59; Warrican 4/133, Cornwall 2/114, Bonner 1/16) & 223/8 dec. in 67.5 overs (2nd innings) (Mominul 115, Liton 69, Mushfiqur 18; Warrican 3/57, Cornwall 3/81, Gabriel 2/37)

West Indies : 259/10 in 96.1 overs (Brathwaite 76, Blackwood 68, Joshua 42; Miraz 4/58, Mustafizur 2/46, Nayeem 2/54) & 395/7 in 127.3 overs (2nd innings) (Mayers 210*, Bonner 86, Campbell 23; Miraz 4/113, Taijul 2/91, Nayeem 1/105)

Bangladesh have started the Test series against West Indies with a defeat in Chattogram. West Indies won the first Test by 3 wickets chasing a target of 395 runs on the final day. The second and final Test of the series will be held on Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium starting from February 11.

The visitors started the day on 110 for 3 with two overnight batsmen Bonner and Mayers. In the morning session both the batsmen gave some sharp chances but got away thanks to couple of drop catches. They added 87 runs in the session and remained unbeaten.

Post lunch break spinners were attacking from both ends but their effort went in vain as Mayers and Bonner kept on batting for yet another session. Finally after the tea break Taijul Islam broke the record partnership by trapping Bonner lbw for 86. Soon after that Nayeem Hasan struck on the other end as Bangladesh were looking for a comeback in the match.

But West Indies debutant Mayers stood like a wall as he launched a counter-attack on the Bangladesh bowlers on the last hour of the match. Despite losing two late wickets, Mayers’s big hitting helped West Indies to clinch a memorable win at the end. Mayers remained unbeaten on 210 to guide his side a 3-wicket win. Mehidy Hasan Miraz scalped 4 wickets for 113.