Bangladesh claim first overseas Test series win
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Scorecard:West Indies v Bangladesh
Player:DJG Sammy, Raqibul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan

DateLine: 21st July 2009


Bangladesh won their first-ever overseas Test series as skipper Shakib Al Hasan led them to a four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the second Test in Grenada.


Shakib produced a fine performance as his side chased down 215 to clinch a 2-0 series success over a makeshift home side.


This was also the first time Bangladesh won consecutive Test matches.


Stand in skipper Shakib finished with figures of 5-70 as the hosts were dismissed for 209 in the morning session.


This left the tourists chasing 215 for victory, but they looked in danger of blowing their chance as they slumped to 67-4 in the afternoon after some fine bowling from Kemar Roach and Darren Sammy.


But Shakib again came to resue alongside Raqibul Hasan (65) and consolidated in fine style together putting 106 for the fifth wicket. This partnership took Bangladesh within touching distance of their target.


Sammy then clung on to a return catch to remove Raqibul. He then claimed a couple of more wickets to end with outstanding figures of 5-55.


But the skipper retained composure and saw his side over the finish-line with a bang as he took 16 runs from four Roach deliveries.


The skipper finished the job in grand style as he launched a towering six over long on to finish on 96 not out.