On the second evening, Miraz and Shakib broke the West Indies top-order and after the visitor resumed the third day on 75/5, these two continued their demolition act
Bangladesh scripted one of the most glorious chapters in their cricket history as they clinched their first innings win Sunday in the second and last Test of the series against the West Indies in Mirpur.
Bangladesh spinners picked up 15 wickets on the third day as they bundled out the opponent for 111 in the first innings and got them all out for 213 the second time round after imposing the follow-on, the first such ordeal by a Bangladesh skipper in history.
Mehedi Hasan Miraz, who was adjudged man-of-the-match with figure of 12/117, was the chief destroyer as he got 7/58 in the first innings, before picking up 5/59 in the second innings.
With this feat, the 21-year old Miraz set a new record for best match figure in Bangladesh’s history, bettering his own record of 12/159 that he got against England back in 2016, and also equalled Bangladesh captain Shakib al Hasan with two 10-fors in Tests.
Shakib meanwhile, kept his supremacy as he ended up scoring 115 runs and grabbing nine wickets in the Test to be adjudged man-of-the-series.
On the second evening, Miraz and Shakib broke the West Indies top-order and after the visitor resumed the third day on 75/5, these two continued their demolition act.
Miraz caught Shimron Hetmyer, who made 39, off his own bowling and broke the sixth wicket stand between the latter and Shane Dowrich; the duo adding 57 runs.
Miraz took three more wickets in quick succession before Shakib bagged the last wicket that gave his side a huge 397-run first-innings lead.
That also presented him with an opportunity to become the first Bangladesh captain to enforce a follow-on in Tests.
The skipper not only sent the opponent to bat once again but also set the tone in the second innings as he provided the breakthrough by getting rid of his counterpart Kraigg Brathwaite for just one.
This is the third time Shakib got his counterpart out in this series, and on every occasion, cheaply, and that may give him the feel of winning a mini-battle apart from returning the 2-0 defeat, including one by an innings they faced in the Caribbean this July.
Miraz also had his own bunny as he got rid of the opponent’s most dangerous batsman Hetmyer, who made an enterprising 93 off 92 with eight sixes and one four, for the fourth time in the series.
Taijul Islam, who ended the year with 43 wickets, a Bangladesh record, joined the party with Miraz and Shakib in the second innings as he got 3/40 and he befittingly ended the match by trapping the last West Indian batsman Shemron Lewis.
Bangladesh won the first match in Chittagong by 64 runs.
2ND TEST, DAY 3
BANGLADESH 1ST INNINGS R B
Shadman lbw b Bishoo 76 199
Soumya c Hope b Chase 19 42
Mominul c Chase b Roach 29 46
Mithun b Bishoo 29 61
Shakib c Hope b Roach 80 139
Mushfiq b Lewis 14 24
Mahmudullah b Warrican 136 242
Liton b Brathwaite 54 62
Miraz c Dowrich b Warrican 18 26
Taijul c Dowrich b Brathwaite 26 58
Nayeem not out 12 29
Extras (b 2, lb 8, nb 4, w 1) 15
Total (154 overs) 508 all out
Fall Of Wickets
1-42 (Soumya), 2-87 (Mominul), 3-151 (Mithun), 4-161 (Shadman), 5-190 (Mushfiq), 6-301 (Shakib), 7-393 (Liton), 8-416 (Miraz), 9-472 (Taijul), 10-508 (Mahmudullah)
Roach 25-4-61-2, Lewis 20-2-69-1, Chase 28-0-111-1, Warrican 38-5-91-2, Bishoo 28-1-109-2, Brathwaite 15-0-57-2
WEST INDIES 1ST INNINGS R B
Brathwaite b Shakib 0 6
Powell b Miraz 4 15
Hope b Miraz 10 30
Ambris b Shakib 7 12
Chase b Miraz 0 1
Hetmyer c & b Miraz 39 53
Dowrich lbw b Miraz 37 75
Bishoo c Shadman b Miraz 1 10
Roach c Liton b Miraz 1 5
Warrican not out 5 8
Lewis lbw b Shakib 0 5
Extras (b 4, lb 3) 7
Total (36.4 overs) 111 all out
Fall Of Wickets
1-0 (Brathwaite), 2-6 (Powell), 3-17 (Ambris), 4-20 (Chase), 5-29 (Hope), 6-86 (Hetmyer), 7-88 (Bishoo), 8-92 (Roach), 9-110 (Dowrich), 10-111 (Lewis)
Shakib 15.4-4-27-3, Miraz 16-1-58-7, Nayeem 3-0-9-0, Taijul 1-0-10-0, Mahmudullah 1-1-0-0
WEST INDIES 2ND INNINGS (F/0) R B
Brathwaite lbw b Shakib 1 4
Powell st Mushfiq b Miraz 6 10
Hope c Shakib b Miraz 25 75
Ambris lbw b Taijul 4 20
Chase c Mominul b Taijul 3 9
Hetmyer c Mithun b Miraz 93 92
Dowrich c Soumya b Nayeem 3 18
Bishoo c Soumya b Miraz 12 31
Roach not out 37 49
Warrican c & b Miraz 0 5
Lewis lbw b Taijul 20 43
Extras (b 6, lb 3) 9
Total (59.2 overs) 213
Fall Of Wickets
1-2 (Brathwaite), 2-14 (Powell), 3-23 (Ambris), 4-29 (Chase), 5-85 (Hope), 6-96 (Dowrich,), 7-143 (Bishoo), 8-166 (Hetmyer), 9-171 (Warrican), 10-213 (Lewis)
Shakib 14-3-65-1, Miraz 20-2-59-5, Taijul 10.2-1-40-3, Mahmudullah 1-0-6-0, Nayeem 14-2-34-1
Bangladesh won by an innings and 184 runs, sweep series 2-0
PoM: Mehedi Hasan Miraz
Pos: Shakib al Hasan