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West Indies completes 10-wicket victory

Rahim century helps Bangladesh avoid innings defeat, but host goes 1-0 up in two-match series

West Indies completes 10-wicket victory  - Cricket News
Mushfiqur Rahim brought up his century with a gutsy six over long-on but his valiant effort was Bangladesh’s only bright spot, as the West Indies marched to a 10-wicket win in the first Test at Kingstown on Tuesday (September 9), after being set 13 to win.
 
Bangladesh was bowled out for 314 in the morning session of the fifth day, having resumed on its overnight 256 for 5, after being asked to follow on in the second innings, with Rahim on 70 and Nasir Hossain on 7.
 
Rahim, who was eventually dismissed by Jerome Taylor for 116 from 243 balls with 15 fours and a six, ensured Bangladesh wouldn’t face an innings defeat, but could do little to prevent West Indies going 1-0 up in the two-match series. Chris Gayle and Kraigg Brathwaite, the double centurion from the first innings, got to the target in just 16 deliveries.  
 
Bangladesh had needed 47 runs to bring the West Indies out to bat again, and it just about managed to do that with Rahim and Al-Amin Hossain, the last man in, doing the needful.
 
Rahim, who brought up his third Test century from 221 balls, would have hoped for a better start to the day but it was evident from early on that the West Indies was looking to wrap things up quickly.
 
Kemar Roach got rid of Nasir early on, and before Rahim could come up with a new gameplan, Shuvagat Hom was sent back by Roach for a duck. A couple of overs later, Shannon Gabriel accounted for Taijul Islam and a delivery later, he got rid of Rubel Hossain.
 
Rahim, on 94, joined hands with Al-Amin, and fortunately for him, it was the end of Gabriel’s fiery over so the tail-ender could watch from the other end as the middle-order batsman attempted to get to his century.
 
In the second ball of Roach’s over, Rahim was struck on the pads but survived inspite of the bowler asking for a review. The batsman then played out a couple of deliveries before clearing his left leg and smashing the ball in the stands for his century.
 
At this point, Bangladesh still trailed by four runs. With the possibility of an innings defeat looming large, Rahim’s attempted cut shot caught the edge and sailed over the slip cordon. 
 
Rahim added another 12 runs after that before he holed one out to Darren Bravo at deep midwicket off Taylor.

Roach was the home side's most successful bowler with 4 for 64, while Gabriel grabbed a couple of wickets and Sulieman Benn, who had a five-wicket haul in the first innings, didn't add to the two he took on Monday in the second.

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