West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st Test Day 1: West Indies build 158-run lead after Roach’s five-for sees Bangladesh skittled out for 43

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Kemar Roach finished with figures of 5-8 off five overs

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Bangladesh endured a nightmare of epic proportions on the opening day in Antigua as they were bowled out for 43 after West Indies seamer Kemar Roach sliced through their batting line-up.

With Bangladesh making their lowest score in Test history, West Indies took full advantage and proceeded to forge a 158-run lead behind openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Devon Smith, who scored 88 not out and 58 respectively.

Choosing to bowl first, the West Indies got an early breakthrough as Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal was caught behind off the bowling of Roach for four runs.

Roach then took out Mominul Haque before striking thrice in the ninth over, where he removed Mushfiqur Rahim, along with captain Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah in successive deliveries.

With Roach needing just 12 balls to take his five-for, he equalled the record for the fewest balls taken to claim a five-wicket haul.

Having felt Roach’s wrath, Bangladesh were unable to recover as opener Liton Das, who had survived until this point, was caught by Roston Chase at backward point off the bowling of Miguel Cummins for 25.

Once Liton was gone, Cummins and Holder tore through the tailenders and Bangladesh were bundled out for 43.

Roach, who left the field with a knee injury following his five lethal overs, was the pick of the bowlers with five wickets, while Cummins snapped up three and West Indies skipper Jason Holder chipped in with two.

Trailing by 43 runs, the West Indies made a superb start to their innings as Brathwaite and Smith amassed a 113-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their half-centuries.

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Devon Smith scored his eighth Test fifty

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Smith ended up making 58 off 123 balls, which included seven boundaries, before he was caught behind off the bowling of debutant Abu Jayed.

Brathwaite and Kieran Powell kept the runs flowing with an 81-run stand before Powell was caught by Liton in the slip cordon off the bowling of Mahmudullah for 48.

Brathwaite and Devendra Bishoo, who was sent in as the nightwatchman, managed to muster an unbeaten seven-run partnership before stumps was called.

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Kraigg Brathwaite struck eight boundaries during his unbeaten knock of 88

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Brathwaite finished on 88 off 204 balls, which included eight boundaries, while Bishoo remained undefeated on one.

Jayed and Mahmudullah claimed one wicket each.

The West Indies ended day one on 201/2 and will continue batting on Thursday at 10:00 local time or 14:00 GMT.

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