Opening batter John Campbell accomplished his first Check half-century within the Caribbean because the West Indies accomplished a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh on the fourth morning of the primary Check in Antigua on Sunday. Resuming at 49 for 3, and needing simply 35 extra runs initially of the day in pursuit of a modest goal of 84, Campbell dominated the scoring alongside vice-captain(26 not out). He accomplished his third Check half-century total with a sweep for 4 earlier than sealing the end result emphatically with a six over long-off in the identical over from part-time off spinner Najmul Hossain.
Any slim Bangladesh hopes of making additional alarms within the West Indies camp by no means materialised as seamer, who grabbed three early wickets late on the third day to cut back the house aspect to 9 for 3, proved as ineffective as the opposite bowlers utilized by captain .
Having batted fastidiously the earlier night to regular the innings, Campbell and Blackwood batted with full freedom in knocking off the remaining runs off seven overs in lower than half-an-hour in an unbroken 79-run stand.
For Shakib, returning to the Check aspect as captain, the early batting capitulation initially of the Check match was the defining issue within the last end result.
“That one session killed the sport for us,” was his frank evaluation on the finish of the match in wanting again on the primary morning of the match on Thursday when Bangladesh misplaced six wickets earlier than lunch on the way in which to being routed for 103.
“We had been at all times behind the sport from that time. It’s not in any respect acceptable. We have been doing this fairly recurrently now in our final four-five Check matches.
“Our batsman want to seek out methods to outlive, to remain on the wicket and get runs. Then the bowlers may have an opportunity of profitable the match for us.”
Roach to ‘preserve working’
Shakib’s West Indian counterpart was the happier man on the finish of the match thoughwould have most well-liked a greater total batting effort from his crew within the first innings.
“I assumed Bangladesh bowled fairly properly, so for us to bat over 100 overs was effort, though I’d have appreciated a couple of extra runs within the first innings,” mentioned the house captain in reflecting on a West Indies first innings complete of 265 during which he and vice-captain Blackwood mixed for 157 runs.
Not surprisingly, he was filled with reward for the function of man of the matchin spearheading the bowling effort.
“He continues to steer from the entrance, each on and off the sector,” mentioned Brathwaite.
“I used to be notably happy with the way in which we took benefit of the situations on the primary morning. It wasn’t only a matter of turning and bowling and anticipating wickets to fall.
“We bowled correctly, proper lengths and contours and received the reward to set the tone for the remainder of the match.”
Roach completed with seven wickets within the match, together with his tenth Check innings five-wicket haul within the second innings.
He has 50 Check victims on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and drew degree with Michael Holding on 249 wickets to be joint-sixth total amongst main West Indies wicket-takers.
“I am a really large individual on stats, so to be up there with the legends of the sport could be very satisfying, however I’m simply going to maintain on working and hopefully stand up to that 300-wicket mark,” mentioned Roach, who turns 34 on June 30.
Earlier than that, he has the prospect to say sixth spot on the Caribbean wicket-takers’ record on his personal when the second and last Check begins on Friday on the Daren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia.
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