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No Experienced, neophytes emerge to salvage the Tigers


Published : 27 Jun 2022 09:27 PM

Tigers are just on the bank to suffer the defeat in the second Test and as well as to lose the series by 2-0, as it’s not too difficult to predict that Bangladesh will not be able to set a winning target against the hosts West Indies.

Bangladesh (batters), in the West Indies tour have been carrying on their woeful batting display when after being all out for only 235 runs in the first inning, were struggling with 132 runs for six wickets with needing more 43 runs to avoiding the innings defeat (when the report was made).  

It can be only expected (not guaranteed) that if the Tigers could be able to score at least some few runs that would help them to get around the innings defeat but there would be no way for them to escape from defeat.

Meanwhile, after a blushing eight wickets defeat in the first Test when it was very much anticipation from the Tigers batters that they would be careful to justify their reputation doing something inspiring but they presented only 235 runs in their first innings of the second Test.

In fact, the fast bowler Kemar Roach accompanied by the middle order bats Kyle Mayers demolish the the Tigers’ bowling and batting line up when the former took the responsibility of bowling and the later almost single handedly carried on the the Caribbean innings.

However, Kemar Roach who was uncertain to play this series against Bangladesh and was named at the last time, justified the faith placed in him with taking three wickets and damaged the top orders batting line. Kemar Roach also wrote his name in the list of West Indian greats with a 250 wickets haul of his Test career after taking these wickets.   

Kyle Mayers rode that same cheering factor with the a significant 146 runs innings, as West Indies emulated their exploits at Sir Vive Richard Stadium, Antigua with yet another emphatic assault on what might once would be considered as an easier victory target, Bangladesh will set for them.

Kyle Mayers, who made his debut against Bangladesh on July 3, 2021, played 50 runs in the first innings at Jahur Ahmed Stadium, Chattogram but the then debutant played a memorable unbeaten 210 runs in the second innings when the touring West Indian team was given 395 runs winning target in the fourth innings.

West Indies won the match by three wickets when they were just struggling losing three wickets for 59 runs, Mayers, along with Bonner made a 216 runs partnership in sixth wicket stands and finally Mayers left the ground with scoring the last winning run.  

Mayers, who had only experienced of playing 13 Test matches, in his last 23 innings (including ongoing Test match at St, Lucia), out of his total 828 scored 407 runs against Bangladesh, when scored 40 and 210 runs in the first Test in Chattogram, five and six runs in the second Test in Mirpur, Dhaka and 146 runs at St. Lucia in the first innings of the second Test.

But none of our experienced bats or any newcomers could emerge to salvage the team when all surrendered to Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Alzarri Joseph and Anderson Phillip, who shared 16 wickets (10 in the first innings and six in the second innings) among them to inflict another shocking defeat.