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West Indies edge Bangladesh in thriller to sweep series

A second-string West Indies team under stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite completed a 2-0 series sweep against Bangladesh with a dramatic 17-run win in the second Test on Sunday.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Feb 2021 8:00 AM GMT

DHAKA: A second-string West Indies team under stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite completed a 2-0 series sweep against Bangladesh with a dramatic 17-run win in the second Test on Sunday.

Chasing 231 for victory, Bangladesh came close before being bowled out for 213 with the spin trio of Rahkeem Cornwall (4-105), Brathwaite (3-25) and Jomel Warrican (3-47) claiming all 10 wickets.

Opener Tamim Iqbal top-scored for the hosts with a breezy 50 and Mehidy Hasan Miraz made 31 down the order but Bangladesh fell short at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

West Indies had pulled off the fifth-highest successful run chase in Test history with their three-wicket win in the series opener in Chattogram.

Brathwaite led a weakened squad to Bangladesh after several players, including Test captain Jason Holder, opted out of the tour citing COVID-19 concerns.

Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque rued the absence of injured all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

"When the openers were batting, we thought we can chase it, but the middle order collapsed," he said.

"Shakib is a two-in-one player, so when we lose him, it's difficult as captain to get a combination that can balance the team."

Cornwall, who bowled nearly half of West Indies' 61-odd overs and finished with a match haul of nine wickets, was adjudged man-of-the-match.

Nkrumah Bonner took the player-of-the-series award for his 231 runs. Agencies

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