STAT: Bangladesh Bundled Out For 43!

No, it wasn’t the best start for Bangladesh on their tour to West Indies. In fact, it was their worst start ever!

Bangladesh set out to the Caribbean where they would play 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is between now and the start of August. I’m sad to tell you that they would’ve wanted anything except what was dished out to them a couple of hours back in the 1st Test being played at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua.

We all knew it was going to be a trial by pace for the men travelling from Asia, but we really thought they would do better than this. Kemar Roach picked up a quick 5-for, Miguel Cummins picked up 3 and captain Jason Holder cleaned up the tail by picking up 2 wickets and bundling out the hosts for 43/10 – the lowest score in Bangladesh’s test history!

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Not just was it their lowest test score, but it was also the second shortest test innings in terms of deliveries faced, facing 112 balls (18.4 overs). This was second only to Australia’s 111 deliveries faced against England at Trent Bridge in 2015. No, this is not a record that the touring team will be proud of.

Roach completed his 5-for within the first 9 overs of the game and if Holder had kept him on for a longer spell, we could’ve probably seen some record figures for him. However, I think Holder wanted all his bowlers (including himself) to get a few wickets under their belt. It was a mix of good swing bowling and bad shot selection by the Bangladeshis.

The only player to get over the score of 6 was Liton Das, who managed 25(53) and as the wickets were tumbling at the other end, he decided to throw away his wicket as well. Flashing at every ball you face isn’t the way test cricket is faced and I’m sure both Das and the Bangladeshi team have learnt that lesson today.

There are a lot of showers around the corner but we’re sure that they won’t be enough to come in the way of this match getting a result. The Windies have already begun batting and have put up an unbeaten opening partnership of 90 so far, when Tea on Day 1 was taken. If all goes well for the hosts, we could see this test ending within two days.

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