Test Cricket: West Indies defeat Bangladesh by 17 runs, win series 2-0
Dhaka, February 15: An inexperienced West Indies team thrashed Bangladesh in the second Test match to win the series 2-0 in Dhaka on Sunday (February 14).
The visitors won the match by 17 runs, scripting history.
Needing 231 runs to win the match, Bangladesh were bowled out for 213 runs.
Though they started their innings briskly, carried by a superb half century by senior pro Tamim Iqbal (50 off 46 balls), the home team kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
West Indies' Rahkeem Cornwall was the pick of the bowlers. After picking up five wickets in the first innings, Cornwall added four more scalps to his name.
The big off-spinner also took a sharp catch off Mehidy Hasan Miraj to hand his team the win.
While Cornwall won the Man of the Match, Nkrumah Bonner was adjudged the Man of the Series for his contributions with the bat.
Before getting out, Miraj single handedly raised hopes in the Bangladesh camp after hitting a couple of sixes and fours off the West Indies' bowlers, thereby bringing down the target. However, his vigil was stopped by Cornwall, who plucked a stunning reflex catch off the bowling of Jomel Warrican.