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Holder stars as West Indies complete 2-0 sweep against Bangladesh

by Sahir Usman Jul 15, 2018 • 09:32 AM

July 15, KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – The exceptional Jason Holder destroyed Bangladesh with his maiden 10-wicket haul in Tests and the best figures by a West Indies captain on Caribbean soil, as the hosts marched to an emphatic 166-run victory inside three days in the second Test, to record their first home series win in four years here Saturday. SCORECARD

Despite being rolled over for their lowest-ever total against Bangladesh when they were dismissed for 129 in their second innings, West Indies quickly hit back with vengeance, crushing the tourists for a meagre 168 to complete a 2-0 series win and climb back above their opponents to eighth in the ICC Test rankings.

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The 26-year-old Holder was at the forefront of the Windies success, claiming six for 59 – his third five-wicket haul in the last six innings – to finish with career-best match figures of 11 for 103 and 16 wickets in the series.

For his superb efforts, Holder picked up the Man-of-the-Match and Man-of-the-Series awards, to leave his stamp on the series.

Set an improbable 335 for victory, Bangladesh never came to grips with the Windies attack as Shakib top-scored with 54, opener Liton Das struck a run-a-ball 33 while former skipper Mushfiqur Rahim chipped in with 31.

They stumbled at the start of their run chase when experienced opener Tamim Iqbal fell without scoring in the third over with the score on two, lbw to Holder defending.

Liton Das played positively, however, cracking six fours in a 38-run, second wicket stand with Mominul Haque (15).

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