Tino Best sparks 10-wicket victory for West Indies

Reuters, KHULNA, Bangladesh

Mon, Nov 26, 2012 - Page 19

Tino Best took a career best 6-40 to set up a crushing 10-wicket victory for the West Indies in the second Test against Bangladesh in Khulna yesterday.

Best helped the Windies skittle Bangladesh for 287 in their second innings on the fifth day, setting up a target of 28 to win for the tourists.

The West Indies reached 30-0 in just 4.4 overs to complete a 2-0 sweep in the series.

“It’s a good feeling when you are winning, good to see when you plan, go out and execute, your teammates go out and perform consistently,” West Indies captain Darren Sammy said.

“The slow steps that we have taken are bettering ourselves and moving us up in Test cricket,” he said.

Kieran Powell smashed Naeem Islam for two successive fours to bring up the win, while Chris Gayle was unbeaten on 20 at the other end.

Bangladesh resumed play at 226-6 and lost a wicket to the fourth ball of the morning when Mohammad Mahmudullah was caught by Denesh Ramdin off Veerasammy Permaul for 2.

Best added three wickets in the morning to his three overnight, giving him a five-wicket haul in successive Tests.

He struck with his first ball of the day, bowling Sohag Gazi for 7 before the paceman uprooted Nasir Hossain’s leg stump with the batsman on 94.

Nasir, who began the day on 64, has now missed his maiden century in successive Tests after he was out for 96 in the first innings of first Test in Dhaka.

Best took the final Bangladesh wicket, Rubel Hossain, for 14 a ball after the batsman was dropped by Fidel Edwards off Permaul.