Bangladesh lost second Test in a thriller

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Bangabandhu Bangladesh vs West Indies Cricket Series 2021

Second Test

Venue : Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka.

Toss : West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first.

West Indies : 409/10 in 142.2 overs (Joshua 92, Bonner 90, Joseph 82, Campbell; Abu Jayed 2/98, Taijul 2/108, Soumya 1/48) & 117/10 in 52.5 overs (2nd innings) (Bonner 38, Joshua 20, Campbell 18; Taijul 4/36, Nayeem 3/34, Abu Jayed 2/32)

Bangladesh : 295/10 in 96 overs (Liton 71, Miraz 57, Mushfiqur 54; Cornwall 5/74, Gabriel 3/70, Joseph 2/60) & 213/10 in 61.3 overs (2nd innings) (Tamim 50, Miraz 31, Mominul 26; Cornwall 4/105, Brathwaite 3/25, Warrican 3/47)

Result : West Indies won by 17 runs.

Player of the Match : Rahkeem Cornwall.

Player of the Series : Nkrumah Bonner.

Bangladesh suffer defeat in the second Test against West Indies in a nail-biting encounter at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. West Indies won the match by 17 runs as Tigers failed to chase down the target of 231 on the fourth day evening. Following the win, West Indies secured the series 2-0.

Earlier in the day the visitors started the day with the overnight score of 41 for 3 but they faced batting collapse from the start. Despite Bonner’s fighting 38-run knock, West Indies were all out for 117 as Bangladesh was looking for comeback in the match. Taijul Islam and and Abu Jayed shared 4 wickets each.

Chasing 231, Tamim Iqbal gave Tigers the perfect start with a 46-ball 50-run knock. But West Indies fought-back as they kept taking wickets from both ends following Tamim’s departure and reduced to 115 for 5. Liton Kumar Das got the start but he too dismissed after scoring 22 as all the hope for Bangladesh to win the match then shifted to Mehidy Hasan Miraz.

Miraz who scored a half-century in the first innings, played another fantastic knock and almost guided his side a memorable victory. But it was Warrican who had the last laugh as he picked up the wicket of Miraz’s wicket for 31 as the last batsmen. Cornwall bagged 4 wickets for 105 for West Indies.