Dhaka Test: Bangladesh emulate 128-year record getting top-5 batsmen clean bowled

first_imgBangladesh managed to emulate a 128-year-old record on Saturday during the ongoing second Test against the West Indies in Dhaka.The hosts grabbed five early wickets on Day 2 of the Test match with all five West Indies batsmen getting out bowled at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.World cricket has seen this only twice before – 11 August, 1890 and 2 January 1879.Bangladesh equalled the record for most bowled dismissals in an innings, equalling Australia’s (against England at The Oval in 1890) and England’s (against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1878/79) feats.The only difference between West Indies and the remaining two teams is that they lost their top-five for just 21 runs while Australia had scored 47 before losing the top-half while England had made 45. Australia and England were the only two teams playing international cricket back in the late 1800s.On Saturday, Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan (3-36) and left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan (2-15) led the way, spinning the ball viciously as West Indies slumped to 29 for 5 in 12 overs, in reply to Bangladesh’s first innings score of 508.Shakib made the breakthrough in the first over itself, knocking off the middle stump of Kraigg Brathwaite for 0 to trigger the collapse.Mehidy Hasan ended Keiran Powell’s (4) uncomfortable stay with a slider and Shakib fooled Sunil Ambris (7) with a turning delivery.West Indies batsmen failed to show the required patience as the innings continued to unravel.Mehidy Hasan struck twice in his consecutive overs – with a straight delivery that flattened the off stump of Roston Chase (0) and got the better of Shai Hope for 10, with a delivery that kept low.advertisementMuch-needed resistance came from Shimron Hetmyer and Shane Dowrich, who used their feet nicely against Bangladesh’s four-pronged spin attack and shared a valuable 46-run in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand.At stumps, Hetmyer was batting on 32 and Dowrich on 17 with the Windies (75/5) trailing the hosts by a huge margin of 433 runs.(With AP inputs)Also Read | 2nd Test: Mahmudullah highlights strong day for Bangladesh vs West IndiesAlso Read | Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test Day 2: As it happenedlast_img

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