West Indies Demolish Bangladesh

Shannon Gabriel of West Indies is ready to bowl during day 2 of the 1st Test between West Indies and Bangladesh at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, North Sound, Antigua, on July 05, 2018. (Photo by Randy Brooks / AFP) (Photo credit should read RANDY BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)
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By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 6, 2018: West Indies fans gathered at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua this week were in for a treat as the Windies team demolished Bangladesh on home soil.

West Indies’ fast bowlers rocked again Bangladesh Thursday, reducing them to 62 for 6 in the final hour of play on the third day. This after Kraigg Brathwaite’s seventh Test hundred secured West Indies a 363-run first-innings lead.

Shannon Gabriel blew the visitors away with sheer pace and bounce bagging four for 36.

On the opening day in the first inning, Kemar Roach had led the demolition of the visitors for the Windies with a five-wicket haul as the Bangladesh side was dismissed for 43, their lowest total ever in Test cricket.

By stumps the West Indies top-order had built on that dominant bowling effort in reaching 201-2, a lead already of 158 runs with eight wickets in hand.

Opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite played his usual sheet-anchor role to perfection in compiling an unbeaten 88 from almost five hours at the crease.

He put on 113 for the first wicket with Devon Smith (58), while Kieran Powell stroked his way to 48 in an 81-run stand before falling just before the close of play.

The Bangladeshi side looks set for an innings defeat.

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