West Indies Cricket Team. Image: ICC

West Indies on Monday (June 27) sealed the Test series 2-0 with a comprehensive 10-wicket triumph against Bangladesh in the second Test at St Lucia. Kyle Mayers’ second Test century helped the hosts to a clinical 174-run lead in the first innings.

It was intimidating for Bangladesh, who have struggled to score a total of 300 in their last 10 outings, to post a challenging target for their opponents. West Indies pacers were on regular business after the play was delayed owing to the wet outfield on the fourth day.

Kemar Roach (3/54) and Alzarri Joseph (3/57) attacked from both ends to decimate the Bangladesh batting order as the visitors were bowled out for 186 within nine overs after the play resumed. Right-arm medium Jayden Seales also chipped in with three wickets as West Indies were left to chase a minuscule 13 runs in the fourth innings. Openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell took 2.5 overs to finish the proceedings.

Kemar Roach
Kemar Roach. Image: Twitter

Updated ICC World Test Championship Points Table After Bangladesh vs West Indies 2nd Test

West Indies won the first Test in Antigua by seven wickets and with the 2-0 series win, they accumulated a 50% win percentage in the current World Test Championship (WTC) cycle 2021-23 with four wins, three losses and a couple of draws.

ICC World Test Championship Points Table
ICC World Test Championship Points Table. Image Credits: ICC

Meanwhile, Bangladesh are languishing at the bottom of the points table with just a solitary victory, one draw and eight defeats after playing 10 games in this cycle. Australia sits on the top with a 75% win percentage followed by South Africa with 71.43%. India are placed third with a 58.33 win percentage while Sri Lanka is fourth with 55.56.

The planning and execution made me happy: Kraigg Brathwaite

“I think the confidence of the guys was high. The planning and execution made me happy. Mayers’s partnership with Blackwood was superb. Bangladesh bowled well. I think there is always room for improvement. We should try to bat over 100 overs almost every time. One should be a little decisive in this format,” Brathwaite said in the post-match presentation ceremony. 

West Indies Cricket Team
West Indies lift the series trophy after thumping Bangladesh 2-0. Image: ICC

Kyle Mayers was awarded player of the series for finishing with the most runs – 153 in two innings – and snapping six wickets at an average of 16. Roach became the sixth bowler from West Indies to accomplish 250 Test scalps.

“Kemar is a legend. His attitude off the field is amazing. I am glad for his success. Mayers is special. He is a match-winner. He is a special talent. He just needs to realise his talent and believe in himself. Australia at home will be a challenging team. It is all about attitude and being tough,” Brathwaite said. 

Both the teams will move to play the three-match T20I series with the first match scheduled on July 2 in Dominica.

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