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West Indies beat Bangladesh in first Test

DHAKA (AFP) –

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim leaves the field after being dismissed

Bangladesh cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim leaves the field after being dismissed by West Indies cricketer Tino Best during the fifth day of the first cricket Test match. West Indies won the match, taking a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.

West Indies won the first Test against Bangladesh by 77 runs on the fifth and final day in Dhaka on Saturday, taking a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series.

Bangladesh, who were set a 245-run target, were bowled out for 167 in their second innings to lose for the 64th time in their 74 Tests.

Sohag Gazi took 6-74 — the best figures by a Bangladeshi bowler on debut — to raise hopes of a home win as the West Indies were dismissed for 273 in their second innings in the morning.

But the Bangladeshi batsmen floundered against a pace-cum-spin West Indian attack, with Tino Best taking a maiden five-wicket haul with 5-24 and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul finishing with 3-32.

The second and final Test begins in Khulna from November 21.

Match scores: West Indies 527-4 dec and 273; Bangladesh 556 and 167

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