West Indies cruise past Bangladesh to complete series sweep


West Indies clinched a series sweep with an emphatic 10-wicket victory over Bangladesh in Saint Lucia.

All too easy for West Indies

There was no miracle on the fourth day in Saint Lucia as West Indies wrapped up a comfortable 10-wicket triumph with ease.

Alzarri Joseph (3/57) got the ball rolling by dismissing underrated batter Mehidy Hasan Miraz for 4, before Jayden Seales (3/21) got in on the act with two quick wickets as the end of the Test loomed for the visitors.

Wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan (60*) hit out to at least ensure West Indies had to bat again, but they only had to chase down 13 to clinch the Test and they did that in less than three overs.

Magnificent Mayers claims Player of the Match honours

While Kemar Roach took most of the plaudits for picking up his 250th Test wicket during the clash, it was Kyle Mayers that was deservedly awarded the Player of the Match award.

Not only did Mayers set up the victory with his magnificent 146 during West Indies’ first innings, but he also made a strong contribution with the ball with two Bangladesh scalps on the opening day of the Test.

The 29-year-old all-rounder trapped the dangerous Najmul Hossain Shanto during a vital stage of Bangladesh’s first innings and then returned later to send Mehidy packing to finish with decent figures of 2/35.

World Test Championship implications

The 2-0 series sweep keeps West Indies in the hunt for next year’s World Test Championship final, with the Caribbean side holding on to sixth place on the standings.

West Indies have a 50 percent winning percentage having now won four Test matches in the current World Test Championship period and will get the chance to move further up the standings when they travel Down Under later in the year to face the all-conquering Australia line-up.