When was the last time you saw a first innings get over before the lunch interval on the first day?
Well, if you tuned into Windies v Bangladesh, you would have witnessed it. The pitch offered bounce and movement which took Bangladesh players by surprise, and they ended up scoring their lowest total in Test- 43
As much as we appreciate the bowling excellence, Bangladesh batsmen must be blamed equally for their shot selection. The carnage began with Kemar Roach’s fifer – which had left the visitors reeling at 18 for 5 – within the first 45 minutes of play before he limped off the field with a calf injury.
Roach was disciplined and was well assisted by the conditions out there; he grabbed the first five wickets before picking up a calf injury. Before Bangladesh could regain the momentum in the absence of Roach, Cummins, who went wicketless in his last two outings, picked up three wickets in his four overs. Jason Holder joined the party late to grab the remaining two wickets to humiliate Bangladesh for their lowest total.
In response, West Indies openers showed no signs of trouble, added 113 for the first wicket. Kraigg Brathwaite remained not out on 88. Devon Smith and Kieron Powell were the Windies fell on Day one.