West Indies win series

Agence France Presse

Kingston, June 8:

Bangladesh were undermined by Pedro Collins and collapsed dramatically to an innings and 99 runs defeat on the fourth day of the second and final cricket Test against West Indies.

In a dramatic batting collapse following a stand of 120 for the fourth-wicket between captain Habibul Bashar and left-hander Manjural Islam Rana, Bangladesh lost their last seven wickets for 22 runs either side of lunch and were dismissed for 176 in their second innings.

Pedro Collins benefited most from the Bangladeshi decline when he captured Test-best figures of six wickets for 53 runs from 18 overs. It was Collins’ third haul of five wickets or more in 24 Tests and his second against the Tigers.

West Indies won the two-Test series 1-0, after the opening Test at Gros Islet ended in a draw. Bangladesh slumped from 154 for three to 164 for nine at the lunch interval, after Bashar and Manjural had frustrated West Indies for close to 1-1/2 hours with purposeful batting. The rout was completed when Ramnaresh Sarwan, later named the man of the match and the man of the series, tossed up a leg-break on the line of middle and leg stump, and Mohammad Ashraful tried to clear mid wicket and was caught for nine. It was Bangladesh’s 27th defeat in their 30th Test match.