Bangladesh slip to their 100th Test defeat as West Indies win St Lucia Test by 10 wickets to complete 2-0 sweep

Bangladesh became the fastest team to lose 100 Tests as they were humbled by West Indies by 10 wickets in St Lucia on Tuesday. The hosts completed a 2-0 series sweep, winning both the Tests inside 4 days.

Shakib Al Hasan called for all-round improvement of the Bangladesh Test team (AFP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bangladesh slipped to a 10-wicket loss in the 2nd Test in St Lucia
  • West Indies needed to chase just 13 runs in their final innings
  • Bangladesh became the fastest to 100 Test defeats in cricket

Bangladesh were hammered by 10 wickets as early the morning session on Day 4 of their 2nd Test against West Indies at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia. With the disappointing result, Bangladesh slipped to their 100th defeat tn Test cricket, getting to the unwanted record the quickest in the history of the sport (134 Tests in 22 years).

West Indies completed a 2-0 sweep over Bangladesh, securing both victories inside 4 days as Shakib Al Hasan’s men continued their poor run in Test cricket.

A wet field washed out the first two sessions on Monday, but when Bangladesh resumed on 132-6, needing 42 more runs to make West Indies bat again, play lasted less than 12 overs.

Bangladesh’s second innings extended nine more overs and 54 more runs before it was all over on 186. Nurul Hasan was stranded on 60 not out from 50 balls. Needing 13 runs to win, West Indies openers John Campbell and captain Kraigg Brathwaite took 17 balls.

SHAKIB CALLS FOR ALL-ROUND IMPROVEMENT

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan stressed there were positives from the series but indicated that the Tigers need to improve vastly if they are to start winning in the longest format of the game in a consistent manner.

“Look we have to improve in every department (not just batting) if we want to win a Test match. I think it is good that we have a long gap so I feel during this gap those who are interested in playing Tests and want to play Tests will be working individually to improve.

“Without improvement, there is no way we can do well and there is no set of players who will do well if they are called. So if we can move forward by making a plan with the set of available players and the other three to four players who are outside I feel we can do something good,” Shakib Al Hasan said while speaking to the press after the defeat.

Bangladesh next face India when they host the Asian giants in November.

Meanwhile, the visitors will next face the West Indies in 3 T20is and as many ODIs from July 2.

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