Mammoth victory! - Ruthless West Indies beat Bangladesh by 296 runs
GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC): A century from Shiv Chanderpaul, Sulieman Benn's five-wicket haul and three wickets from Jerome Taylor helped, as West Indies ran rings around Bangladesh to win by 296 runs in the second Test and claim a 2-0 series win yesterday.
Chasing an insurmountable 488 to win, Bangladesh collapsed from 158 for three to 188 all-out in the final session of the fourth day of the five-day match, as West Indies produced another command performance.
Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque staged an amazing fightback for the tourists by adding 110 runs for the third wicket after coming together at 48 for two.
In only their second hundred partnership of the series, opener Iqbal played patiently to reach a top score of 64, while Haque contributed 56.
But when Benn broke the partnership by removing Iqbal, the rampaging Caribbean boys pressed home the advantage to seal a lopsided victory in the 500th Test of their history.
Bangladesh enjoyed a laborious, but productive second session without losing a wicket as Iqbal and Haque frustrated the hosts.
Tamim's departure, caught in the deep by Shannon Gabriel off Benn, signalled the start of a dramatic collapse.
Bangladesh conceded their last eight wickets for 34 runs, including losing four wickets for nine runs, as the lower order failed to produce any fight.
They were wiped out by Benn, who claimed five wickets for 72 runs, while Taylor, who claimed three wickets, also completed his 100 wickets for the West Indies in the format.
WEST INDIES 1st innings 380
BANGLADESH 1st innings 161
WEST INDIES 2nd innings
K Brathwaite c Shamsur Rahman b Mahmudullah 45L Johnson b Taijul Islam 41K Edwards c Shamsur Rahman b Shafiul Islam 2DM Bravo b Mahmudullah 7S Chanderpaul not out 101J Blackwood not out 66Extras (lb 5, w 2) 7Total (4 wickets dec; 77 overs) 269
Did not bat: D Ramdin+, J Taylor, K Roach, S Benn, S Gabriel
Fall of wickets: 1-76 (Johnson), 2-81 (Edwards), 3-97 (Bravo), 4-100 (Brathwaite)
Bowling: Taijul islam 28-5-81-1, Al-Amin Hossain 4-0-18-0, Robiul Islam 12-3-42-0, Shafiul Islam 13-1-42-1, Mahmudullah 16-2-64-2, Mominul Haque 4-0-17-0.
BANGLADESH 2nd innings
Tamim Iqbal c Gabriel b Benn 64Shamsur Rahman c Edwards b Taylor 39Anamul Haque c +Ramdin b Benn 0Mominul Haque c Gabriel b Benn 56Mahmudullah lbw b Gabriel 0Mushfiqur Rahim+ b Taylor 11Nasir Hossain lbw b Benn 2Taijul Islam c & b Benn 4Shafiul Islam b Roach 14Robiul Islam lbw b Taylor 0Al-Amin Hossain not out 0
Extras (lb 1, w 1) 2
Total (all out 77.4 overs) 192
Fall of wickets 1-47 (Shamsur Rahman), 2-48 (Anamul Haque), 3-158 (Tamim Iqbal), 4-160 (Mahmudullah), 5-160 (Mominul Haque), 6-167 (Nasir Hossain), 7-173 (Taijul Islam), 8-188 (Mushfiqur Rahim), 9-188 (Robiul Islam), 10-192 (Shafiul Islam).
Bowling: Taylor 13-4-39-3, Roach 15.4-1-43-1, Benn 32-6-72-5, Blackwood 2-0-4-0, Gabriel 11-2-24-1, Johnson 4-0-9-0.
Toss: Bangladesh, who chose to field
Series: West Indies won the 2-match series 2-0
Player of the match: S Chanderpaul (West Indies)
Player of the series: KC Brathwaite (West Indies)
Umpires: S Davis, R Illingworth; TV M Erasmus