Bangladesh beat Windies in first Test: Here're the records broken
Bangladesh spinners dominated the show to decimate West Indies in the first Test of the two-match series. Chasing a target of 204 runs, West Indies lost regular wickets as they folded for a paltry score of 139. The Tigers sealed the Test by 64 runs. Taijul Islam picked 6/33, in the second innings, to lead the charge for the hosts. Here're the records broken.
The Tigers have been below par in red ball cricket in the last couple of years. After suffering four successive Test losses in five matches in 2018, Bangladesh earned their second consecutive victory of the year. After beating Zimbabwe recently to level the series 1-1, Bangladesh now sealed another home win. They are on course for their first series win since 2014-15.
This was the West Indies' third Test loss on the row in their Asian tour. After losing the Test series against India last month, West Indies, once again, lost another Test. Further, they also lost their sixth consecutive match across all formats. West Indies are on course to lose their sixth consecutive series across all three formats this year.
If one follows Bangladesh's journey in Tests, it is their batsmen who have faltered. But for the second Test in a row, they delivered the goods. Prior to the Test win against Zimbabwe, the Bangladeshis couldn't manage to get past 200-run mark across four Tests. After scoring 522/7 and 224/6 against Zimbabwe, they managed 324 in the first innings of this match.
Bangladesh batsman Mominul Haque got to his eighth career hundred in 32 Tests. This was his fourth Test hundred in 2018. Mominul (120) now has an average of 44.36 in Tests. 26-year-old Islam picked up his 7th five-for in Tests. He has 94 wickets in 22 Tests and is six away from triple figures. Islam finished with 7 wickets in the match.
17-year-old Bangladesh bowler Nayeem Hasan had a superb debut. He picked 5 wickets in the first innings. In the process, he became the youngest debutant to take a five-for in Test cricket (17y 356d). He is also the third youngest bowler to take a five-for in Tests. This was Bangladesh's first home win against the West Indies in this format.