West Indies v Bangladesh 2nd Test Preview


West Indies demolished Bangladesh in the first test last week and the teams now move on to Sabina Park, Jamaica with the hosts a short price to seal a series win.

There are just the 2 matches in this test series and the first contest, which was staged in Antigua, could hardly have been more one sided as Windies cruised to victory by an innings and 219 runs.

The tone of the match was set in the first session with Bangladesh capitulating to 43 all out in just 18.4 overs with Liton Das (25) the only batsman to make it into double figures. Kemar Roach took 5 wickets in just 5 overs, Cummins claimed 3 and Jason Holder chipped in with 2 before the Windies batsmen showed the visitors how it should be done.

Kraigg Brathwaite made 121 and there were 50’s for Devon Smith and Shai Hope in the West Indies reply of 406 all out and the game was as good as over.

Bangladesh never threatened to make Windies bat again and their second innings total of 144 all out saw the match finish early. Wicketkeeper Nuril Hasain did make 64 batting at number 8 but the visitors top order have plenty to think about if they are to have any chance of squaring the series. Gabriel (5 wickets), Cummins (3) and Holder (2) did the damage in the second innings where Man of the Match Kemar Roach did not bowl.

Head to Head

Overall, from 13 test matches between the sides West Indies have won 9, Bangladesh 2 and 2 have been drawn.

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Match Result

West Indies 4/10

Draw 9/2

Bangladesh 5/1

Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Bets: 1st Innings top WI Bat, Kraigg Brathwaite

The pace in the Windies attack was too much for Bangladesh in Antigua and on that evidence its hard to argue with the hosts. Kraigg Brathwaite gets the vote to be top WI bat in the first innings so look out for his price to follow in due course.