The Kraigg Brathwaite-led West Indies beat Bangladesh by 17 runs in the second Test at Dhaka’s Shere Bangla National Stadium to complete a 2-0 series sweep.
Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall picked up 4 wickets for 105 as the visitors bundled out Bangladesh for 213 in their second innings on the penultimate day to register a thrilling win. The Men in Marron made 409 and 117 runs in their two innings while Mominul Haque’s Bangladesh managed to put 296 runs on the board in the first innings.
The West Indies had won the first Test by three wickets.
“Coming here without some players, with the protocols and so on — very thankful to God for the opportunity to captain West Indies,” said the winning captain Brathwaite.
“Boys stuck to their plans, they were very disciplined.
“Cricket means everything to us. People will be proud. People wrote us off but we kept it simple, enjoyed it, and we proved them wrong,” he added.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
It surely has to rank as one of the greatest achievements in recent years for @windiescricket to win both test matches here in Bangladesh. Kraig Braithwaite was outstanding as a captain today. Well played gentlemen🙌🙌🙌🙌.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) February 14, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) February 14, 2021
A Valentine's Day gift to the West Indies fans! ❤💛👏🏽👏🏽
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) February 14, 2021
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) February 14, 2021
Bangladesh's overall Test record:
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) February 14, 2021
Now we can just hope that @windiescricket are allowed to celebrate this achievement in Bangladesh rather than being dragged into any kind of “renaissance” or “return to greatness” of West Indies cricket chatter #BanvWI
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) February 14, 2021
— Chintal Reddy (@reddy_chintal) February 14, 2021
Before today, the last time all ten spinners took ten wickets in a Test innings for West Indies was against New Zealand in 1956. In between, this has happened 98 times by players of other countries.#BANvWI
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) February 14, 2021
The winning moment.
— Annesha Ghosh (@ghosh_annesha) February 14, 2021
This is the first time since 2012 that @windiescricket have won a Test series of 2+ matches in Asia!
— Dibyajyoti Das (@Dibyajyoti_Das2) February 14, 2021
— Vikas (@vikas_uraon) February 14, 2021
West indies 2️⃣
West indies win the final test by 17 runs and take the series 2-0
— Ansh Sharma (@Im_anshsharma) February 14, 2021
For Bangladesh cricket team…
Test cricket was the ultimate dream in the late 1990s.
Test cricket became an uphill battle in the 2000s.
Test cricket had a passing interest in the 2010s.
Test cricket is a huge burden in the 2020s.
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) February 14, 2021