Nurul Hasan entertains but Bangladesh suffer innings defeat

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The West Indies inflicted an innings and 219 run defeat on Bangladesh on day three of the first Test in Antigua.

The result was never in doubt with Bangladesh resuming their second innings from an overnight position of 62 for 6 still trailing the West Indies first innings total by 301 runs after they were knocked over for just 43 in the first innings.

It looked like Bangladesh would simply fold in a heap in the morning despite the continued absence of first innings destroyer Kemar Roach.

Windies skipper Jason Holder took over Roach’s role up front alongside Shannon Gabriel and he would strike with his second ball of the day getting Mahmudullah to nick off for a paltry 15.

Holder found his rhythm and soon had Mehedi Hasan (2) back in the hut as well.

Gabriel (5/77) completed his five wicket haul by bowling Kamrul Islam Rabbi (7) and Bangladesh were 88 for 8.

That was when Nurul Hasan cut loose hitting 64 off 74 balls to give a hint of respectability to a heavy defeat for the Tigers.

His stand would come to a tame end as he offered Miguel Cummins a tame caught and bowled chance to leave Bangladesh 143 for 9. They would add just one more run before Cummins bowled Rubel Hossain (16) to end the match.

The second and final Test gets underway on July 12 at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.

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