A young and ‘understrength’ West Indies team beat an ‘experienced’ Bangladesh team in the second and final Test match to complete a whitewash in the 2-match test series.

The whitewash is being touted as a major upset in the cricketing arena in recent times.

The visiting young West Indian team defeated the hosts by a margin of 17 runs, in the second match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Chasing 231 for victory, Bangladesh came close before being bowled out for 213 with the spin trio of Rahkeem Cornwall (4-105), Brathwaite (3-25) and Jomel Warrican (3-47) claiming all 10 wickets of Bangladesh’s second innings.


1ST INNINGS409/10 (142.2 ov) – R/R 2.87296/10 (96.5 ov) – R/R 3.06
2ND INNINGS117/10 (52.5 ov) – R/R 2.21213/10 (61.3 ov) – R/R 3.46

Rahkeem Cornwall was adjudged Player of the Match.

Earlier, the West Indies won the first Test match by three wickets, after chasing down a target of 395.

Meanwhile, Twitter exploded with admiration for the young West Indies team following the team’s dramatic win over Bangladesh.

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer termed the win “something extraordinary”.

“What a performance from @windiescricket!! 2-0 against Bangladesh in Bangladesh with an understrength team is something extraordinary!! #BanvsWI,” Wasim Jaffer tweeted.

VVS Laxman tweeted, “Really an extraordinary win by West Indies. Beating @BCBtigers in their own backyard without their lead players is no mean achievement. Delighted for them. I am sure @Coachsim13 has played a big role in this win. Congratulations to every member of @windiescricket.”

“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,” tweeted former West Indies bowler Ian Bishop.


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