Twitter Reactions: Spinners guide Bangladesh to maiden home Test victory against Windies
Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam picked up a six-wicket haul.
Updated - Nov 24, 2018 2:19 pm
Late wickets in the dying stages of the second day pushed Bangladesh on the backfoot. However, they made a stupendous comeback and managed to win the opening Test against Windies at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong by 65 runs courtesy of the spinners. Moreover, it was also the Tigers maiden Test triumph against the Caribbean team in their own den.
Bangladesh crumble further
With the overnight score at 55/5, the hosts didn’t have massive lead with them. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan Miraz were the two overnight batsmen. Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel removed Mushfiqur for 18 to leave the Tigers in dire straits. Nevertheless, Mehidy Hasan and Mahmudullah put their heads down and cobbled together a valuable partnership of 37 runs.
Devendra Bishoo got rid of Mehidy to break the ominous-looking stand. Debutant Nayeem Hasan tried to hold one end up, but Bishoo accounted for his wicket in the 35th over. In the same over, the leg-spinner removed Mahmudullah to dash Bangladesh’s hopes of putting up a substantial lead. Roston Chase dismissed Taijul Islam and Windies were set a target of 190.
The run-chase started on a horrendous note for the visiting team as they were reduced to 11/4 in the sixth over. While Shakib Al Hasan nipped out Kieran Powell and Shai Hope, the likes of skipper Kriagg Brathwaite and Roston Chase fell prey to Taijul’s guile and trajectory. Shimron Hetmyer threatened to take the bowling by the scruff of their necks and became Mehidy’s victim.
He scored 27 runs from 19 balls. Thereafter, by the 22nd over, the Windies were looking down the barrel at 75/8 with Jomel Warrican and Sunil Ambris in the middle. The duo showed fight and stitched together 63 runs. They were separated when Mehidy got the better of Warrican, who scored 41 runs. Taijul picked up Ambris’ wicket for 43 to pick up a sixfer and bring the curtains down on the match.
Here is how Twitter reacted
Huge win for Bangladesh. Taijul Islam was deadly accurate while Shakib and Mehidy gave their support. #BANvWI
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) November 24, 2018
Bangladesh in Tests at home:
Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 ✔
England 🇬🇧 ✔
Australia 🇦🇺 ✔
— Omkar Mankame (@Oam_16) November 24, 2018
Bangladesh beat Windies by 64 runs and lead the 2-match series by 1-0.
-This is Bangladesh's first Test victory over Windies since 2009
-This is their first Test victory over Windies at home.
-This is their overall 3rd Test victory against Windies. #BANvWI
— Imran Hasan (@Imranhasan02) November 24, 2018
— Salekin Ahmed (@salekin05) November 24, 2018
— Mojammel Haque (@haque_mojammel) November 24, 2018
Making invisible circles in the air with pointing finger after taking wicket is much more cricketish than nagiin dance. #BANvWI
— Asad (@Qazi_Asad_) November 24, 2018
Mominul said after first day, the partnership of Taizul and Nayeem may win the match for Bangladesh. The partnership was of 65 runs, Bangladesh won by 64 runs. How prophetic it was! #BANvWI
— Amlan Mostakim (@AmlanMostakim) November 24, 2018
well done Captain shak 👏👏👏👌👌#banvwi
— Captain India (@imVnazrul) November 24, 2018
Taijul Islam to Ambris… Out!!!!
Windies all out for 139
— Abhijeet (@TheYorkerBall) November 24, 2018
(Last 10 Test in Asia)
— Cαρтαιɳ ɱαɾνєℓℓσυѕ (@Marvellous_Capt) November 24, 2018
Bangladesh beat WI by 64 runs – one run fewer than the 65-run 9th wkt stand in their 1st inngs. The hosts now just a toss win away from their first series victory in four yeras. #BANvWI
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) November 24, 2018
— Machel St Patrick Hewitt (@MashStPaddy) November 24, 2018