West Indies vs Bangladesh 1st Test Day 3: Gabriel takes five as West Indies annihilate Bangladesh

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Shannon Gabriel finished with figures of 5-77 off 12 overs

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Shannon Gabriel completed his five-for as the West Indies demolished Bangladesh by an innings and 219 runs on the third day of the first Test in Antigua.

Starting off the day on 62/6, Bangladesh only added one run to their overnight score before all-rounder Mahmudullah was caught by Roston Chase off the bowling of West Indies captain Jason Holder for 15.

Kamrul Islam Rabbi only scored eight runs before he was clean bowled by Gabriel.

However, Nurul Hasan and Rubel Hossain halted the West Indies’ charge as they amassed a 55-run partnership.

But, Miguel Cummins provided the breakthrough for the hosts as he took an excellent return catch off his own bowling to remove Nurul for a career-best 64, which came off 74 balls and included six boundaries and two sixes.

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Nurul Hasan scored his maiden half-century in Test cricket

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Bangladesh ended up being bowled out for 144 in Cummins’ next over as he cleaned up Rubel for 16.

Gabriel was the pick of the bowlers with five wickets, while Holder snapped up three and Cummins chipped in with two.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was less than impressed with his side’s performance, and said: “Very tough for us. But I think there are a lot of areas we need to work on. We were beaten in all three departments. We need to prepare ourselves in the next five days. Adapting to these conditions is not easy, we’re not used to this. Nurul batted really well today. Credit to him. Jayed was impressive in his debut. He showed his character and can be a great prospect for Bangladesh.”

Holder was delighted to have won so emphatically, and said: “Good to start the series well. I did not expect the 43 all out and Kemar Roach was outstanding. We had one no-ball in this game and if we have to be critical, we could have been more clinical in the second innings. Big effort from the quicks, hopefully they can continue. I’m pleased with my performance personally.”

West Indies pace bowler Kemar Roach was named Man of the Match, and said: “I have played a couple of times against them and know some players well. The pitch is of some help and more movement and bounce. I’ve been working really hard with fast-bowling coach Corey Collymore. Shannon has been doing a fantastic job, Cummins as well.”

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