GrosIslet, St. Lucia, (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News – Jun 28, 2022): The East Indies wasted no time on a day when more than five hours were lost to the elements to claim a 10 wicket win over the Bangladesh on the fourth day of the second and final test in Saint Lucia on Monday.
Frustrated by torrential downpours overnight which left a soggy outfield and prevented play until mid-afternoon, the home side quickly claimed the last four wickets despite an entertaining and unbeaten 60 from Nurul Hasan to fire the visitors for 186 in their second innings after recovering in the already precarious position of 132 for six.
That left captain Kraigg Brathwaite and opening partner John Campbell with the formality of knocking down the required 13 points for victory in less than three overs for another comprehensive triumph and a 2-0 series sweep.
He extended the West Indies’ Test match winning streak to three games after a decisive victory over England at the end of the series in Granada three months earlier.
Any fear of being frustrated by Bangladesh’s lower-order resistance dissipated minutes into play as Alzarri Joseph had Mehidy Hasan Miraz catch behind a lifting delivery.
Nurul, who impressed with a second century innings in the seven-wicket defeat in the first Test at Antigua a week earlier, appeared to go into clean-ball mode with a succession of wild shots, his unbeaten half-century just 50 balls and embellished by six fours and two sixes.
Yet as impressive as he was when on strike, the wicket-beater keeper was powerless to prevent the deaths of his teammates as Jayden Seales took out Ebadot Hossain and Shoriful islam while last man Khaled Ahmed was taken out by a direct jab from Campbell to the non-attacking end to end another usually soft batting effort from Bangladesh.