Mehidy Hasan finished with career-best Test match figures of 12-117 as Bangladesh thrashed West Indies by an innings and 184 runs at Dhaka to complete a 2-0 series victory.
The 21-year-old off-spinner’s 7-58 saw the Windies skittled for 111 in their first innings, with only three batsmen reaching double figures.
Shimron Hetmyer top-scored with 39 and led a stunning counter-attack after the Windies had slumped to 96-6 second time around, clubbing nine sixes in his carefree 93 from 92 balls.
His resistance was eventually ended when he was eighth man out after miscuing to long-on off Mehidy, whose five-wicket haul helped dismiss the Windies for 213. It was the Tigers’ first-ever victory by an innings margin.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan hailed his team’s effort after the match. “We did the process right and we did well in every department. Overall a very good team effort,” he said.
“This is the first time we enforced the follow-on in more than 100 Tests in 18 years, which is definitely something special,” Shakib added.
“We haven’t done this against smaller teams, so to do it against a higher-ranked side is an achievement. We obviously had a lot to prove after losing to them in that manner [in July]. I think we have done that at least at home.
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