Jason Holder led the rout of Bangladesh with a five-wicket haul as the West Indies took control of the second Test at close on second day at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
Having fought back well at the start of the day to limit the home side’s first innings to 354, the tourists were bundled out for 149 off less than 47 overs with West Indies captain Holder claiming five for 44.
With the option of enforcing the follow-on available to him, Holder chose to bat a second time and although Kraigg Brathwaite fell to Bangladesh skipper Shakib al Hasan in the final over of an eventful day, the West Indies will start day three at 19 for one in its second innings, a commanding lead of 224 runs.
Only Tamim Iqbal, who topscored with 47, offered any meaningful resistance for the visitors in an abject batting display.
The host is now poised to complete an emphatic series win after scoring a crushing victory by an innings and 219 runs in less than three days in the opening Test in Antigua last week.
Tamim’s was the fifth wicket to fall in the innings, giving debutant all-rounder Keemo Paul his first Test wicket when he bowled the experienced left-hander.
Paul, who had failed to score in his maiden Test innings amid the clatter of Caribbean wickets in the morning, immediately followed up with the wicket of Nurul Hasan.
Shannon Gabriel initiated the Bangladesh collapse when he disposed of Tamim’s opening partner, Liton Das, and Mominul Haque in quick succession shortly after the lunch interval.
The scores: West Indies 354 & 19 for one (D. Smith 8, batting) vs Bangladesh 149 (Tamim Iqbal 47, Shakib 32, Holder five for 44)
Source: Read Full Article