Bishoo caps series win for Windies

Bangladesh

Bangladesh headed into day five of the second Test with high hopes of pulling off a plausible victory charge, but were promptly undone by a string of shoddy selection and Devendra Bishoo's maiden Test five-wicket haul.

Bangladesh headed into day five of the second Test with high hopes of pulling off a plausible victory charge, but were promptly undone by a string of shoddy selection and Devendra Bishoo's maiden Test five-wicket haul.

A lot hinged on Tamim Iqbal's bid to emulate Darren Bravo, who earlier in the match scored a superb 195 to set up the contest, as the hosts looked to fetch further inroads to their 500-plus target. The cavalier opener, unbeaten on 82 overnight, however, added a mere single before an attempt to go big over the off-side only succeeded in giving Darren Sammy a sharp catch in the slips.

With Iqbal back in the hut, the writing was pretty much already on the wall at 168 for four and Bangladesh were ultimately all out for 278 for a 229-run loss.

Buoyed by the dismissal of dangerman Iqbal, Bishoo duly tucked into arguably the finest spell of his burgeoning career. Flummoxing the Bangladeshis, who didn't do themselves any favours with some typically brash strokeplay, with turn and flight, the leg-spinner finished with figures of five for 90.

Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan were the lone duo standing between the West Indies and victory and in true, gritty fashion dug in for 69 and 55 respectively. Neither senior player, though, could stick it out for the long haul, both falling to Bishoo before lunch. The captain was castled by a superb leg-break, while his predecessor endured a leading edge straight to the fielder.

The lower order, as was expected, flattered to deceive after the interval, with numbers seven through 11 collecting just 14 runs between them. All the while Bishoo struck with alarming regularity as the Tigers' quest for a 508-run chase didn't even amount to half that.

Fast bowler Kemar Roach was at hand for the final nail in the coffin, bowling tail-ender Rubel Hossain to seal the result and a series win for the tourists, who will now head to India for a far more formidable opposition come the start of the first Test in Delhi later this week.

Kirk Edwards was named Man of the Match for his contributions of 121 and 86, while Shakib enjoyed some consolation by landing the Player of the Series award. The all-rounder averaged 56.00 for his three turns at the crease in the two-match affair and topped the home side's wicket-taking charts with 10 victims.

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