Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 10th 2014 Contents Whatever bowling consultant Curtly Ambrose
told the West Indies bowlers before they went
out to play yesterday, worked wonderfully well,
as they rattled the previously gutsy Bangladesh
to give their side a 10-wicket victory in the
opening Test of the Dhaka Bank Cup at Arnos
Vale in St. Vincent.
Resuming on the final day on 256 for five -
still needing another 46 runs to make the West
Indies bat again, the Bangladeshis were bowled
out for 314. Set 13 runs to win the match the
West Indies got home by 10 wickets.
The man making the difference on the last day
was pacer Kemar Roach who finished with 4/64.
Shannon Gabriel also continued his good bowling
to end with 2/25 off 17 overs.
The Asians had batted manfully on the fourth
day, losing five wickets while negotiating 90 overs
but could not repeat the feat yesterday.
The pacers come out aggressive and hungry
and although Jerome Taylor was unlucky not to
pick up Mushfiqur Rahim early, the others finished
off the job. Rahim scored his third Test hundred,
finishing on 116 off 243 balls in 327 minutes.
The first wicket to fall was that off Nassir Hos-
sain who was caught by Gabriel off Roach for 19.
This ended a stubborn sixth wicket partnership
off 42 and triggered the collapse. Roach imme-
diately followed up with the wicket off Shuvgata
Hom for a duck while Gabriel ripped out the
stumps off Rubel Hossain (0) and Taijul Islam.
Mushfiqur reached his century with a straight
six off Roach with his side seven wickets down.
He was dropped twice during the 90 minutes of
play - on 71 by Chris Gayle at slip and by Jerome
Taylor on 115. Gayle had dropped Mushfiqur on
10 the day before, as had Darren Bravo when he
was 25. But of the four drops, Taylor's was the
simplest chance, the ball looping straight to him
His hundred came up off 221 balls and included
12 fours and a six.
The bandwagon now shifts to St. Lucia where
the West Indies will enter their 500th Test match
on Saturday morning.
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Happy with the batting and bowling, West
Indies captain Denesh Ramdin asked his team
to improve their fielding ahead of the second
Test in St Lucia. West Indies won the first Test
by ten wickets, with more than two sessions to
go, but five dropped catches soured the bonhomie
at Arnos Vale.
The win was put together by Kraigg Brathwaite's
maiden double-hundred, Suleiman Benn's five-
wicket haul and a late burst by Kemar Roach, who
took four wickets in the second innings. But Mush-
fiqur Rahim, who scored his third Test century,
was the biggest beneficiary of West Indies' fielding
He got four lives - Chris Gayle dropping him
at first slip on 10, Darren Bravo dropping him at
gully on 25, Gayle again dropping him on 71 and
finally Jerome Taylor dropping a sitter at mid-on
when he was on 115.
Kirk Edwards also put down a simple chance
offered by Mahmudullah on the fourth day when
the batsman skied the ball straight to cover.
"It [the dropped catches] is a cause for concern,"
Ramdin said. "It is very important we work on
those areas. Our slip catching has hampered us in
the past and in St Lucia we definitely need to hold
all our chances.
"I think our team is in a good place. Our batsmen
are getting runs and our bowlers are getting wickets.
We hope the pitch at St Lucia will be a lot greener
than the one we have had here."
Ramdin praised Kemar Roach's four-wicket haul
on the final day but he was profuse while talking
about Kraigg Brathwaite who made his maiden
Test double-hundred to help set up West Indies'
"Roach bowled exceptionally well on a flat pitch,
and he was backed up by the bowlers as well,"
Ramdin said. "Brathwaite is definitely going from
strength to strength and is displaying immense
maturity. We hope he can continue on to bigger
and better things. [Shivnarine] Chanderpaul also
batted well to support Brathwaite."
Brathwaite, adjudged man of the match, was
understated when talking about his own perform-
ance, calling it a result of training harder to play
"It was a difficult pitch but I worked hard and
it brought me success," Brathwaite said. "I got a
lot better against spin bowling and I have been
working on some things with the bowling machine,
but I still have a long way to go. Every time I go
out I try to get as much as possible. Next game
I will come back and work hard for the team."
dents head coach Desmond
Haynes has fully endorsed Rayad
Emrit s appointment as captain
for the upcoming Champions
League Twenty20 in India.
Emrit takes over from Kieron
Pollard who led the Tridents dur-
ing the recently staged Caribbean
Premier League but is unavailable
because of his commitments to
Indian Premier League franchise
"Coaching in the Champions
League T20 will be a fantastic
experience, and I'm delighted to
be supported by Rayad as cap-
tain," Haynes said.
"He demonstrated his capa-
bilities as a natural leader
throughout our recent CPL cam-
paign and was a straight-forward
choice to lead the team. I've very
much enjoyed working with the
boys and I'm confident we can
make an impression against some
of the world's best."
He added: "Rayad has a lot of
experience captaining Trinidad
for the last couple of years so
even though Polly (Pollard) has
done a fantastic job for us in the
CPL, we are sure Rayad will be
able to handle the side very well."
Emrit played in all ten matches
of the Tridents CPL campaign
and contested the 2013 Champi-
ons League for his native Trinidad
and Tobago when they managed
to reach the semi-final before
being knocked out by Mumbai.
"It's an honour to lead the Bar-
bados Tridents into the most
prestigious tournament in domes-
tic T20 cricket. It's a chance for
us to pit our wits against some
of the best-known teams around,
and show the rest of the world
the amount of talent that exists
within the CPL," Emrit said.
"Polly has been doing an excel-
lent job for the Tridents for the
last two years. Hopefully, I can
do the same if not go one step
further and go all the way and
bring another title for us.
"The Champions League is a
tough tournament but I think that
with the talent we have, I think
that we can give a good account
Tridents will be also missing
Dwayne Smith who has commit-
ments with Chennai Super Kings,
and Shoaib Malik who will be
playing for Australian Big Bash
side Hobart Hurricanes.
The Barbados franchise qual-
ified for the CLT20 when they
beat Guyana Amazon Warriors in
a rain-hit final of the CPL at
Warner Park in St Kitts last
Tridents face Kings XI Punjab
in their opening game on Sep-
tember 20, in the tournament
that runs until October 6th.
ST JOHN'S---Sixteen-year-old Hayley Matthews,
who bats right-handed and bowls off-spin, is
the only uncapped player in the West Indies 13-
women squad for the opening series in the ICC
Women s Championship against New Zealand
Women on home soil.
All-rounder Britney Cooper makes a return.
Her previous ODI was against India Women three
Februarys ago at the same venue for the upcoming
Talismanic batter Deandra Dottin also makes a
return, after missing the previous ODI series against
the White Ferns last February in New Zealand.
The inaugural edition of the IWC will see the
top eight sides in the women's game lock horns
in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition
that will lead into the ICC Women's World Cup.
Eight sides play each other in three One-Day
Internationals, either at home or away, between
2014 and 2016.
Points will be awarded for each game, with the
top four sides gaining automatic qualification to
the World Cup 2017, to be hosted by the England
& Wales Cricket Board.
The bottom four sides will have a second chance
to qualify through the World Cup Qualifier 2017,
details of which will be announced in due course.
WI VS BANGLADESH
WI 1st inns 484/7 dec
Bangladesh Inns 1st inns 182 all out
Bangladesh 2nd inns
MahmudullahcRamdinbRoach. . . . . . . . . .66
Fall of wkts: 11, 81, 104, 107, 237, 279, 291,
292, 292, 314.
Bowling: J Taylor 17.3-3-64-1, K Roach 22-6-
64-4 (1w) , S Gabriel 17-9-25-2 (1w), S Benn
28-8-44-2 , J Blackwood 12-1-51-0, C Gayle
17-3-50-1. WI 2nd Inns
Bowling: Al-Amin Hossain 1.4-0-9-0, T Islam
Result: West Indies won by 10 wickets.
Man of the match: Kraigg Brathwaite.
Windies wrap up opening Test
Kemar Roach...ended with 4-64.
Dropped catches a cause for concern---Ramdin
16-year-old in West Indies women's squad
Merissa Aguilleira (captain), Stafanie Taylor (vice
Captain), Shemaine Campbelle, Britney Cooper,
Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Kycia Knight, Hayley
Matthews, Natasha Mclean, Anisa Mohammed,
Shaquana Quintyne, Tremayne Smartt, Shakera
Selman, , Management , Sherwin Campbell (head
Coach), Ann Browne-john (manager), Ezra Moseley
(assistant Coach), Jacqui King (physiotherapist),
Shannon Lashley (fitness Trainer), Trent Sargeant
Fri 12 - 1st IWC ODI---Warner Park, St. Kitts
(9:30 am start)
Sun 14 - 2nd IWC ODI-- Warner Park (9:30 am)
Wed 17- 3rd IWC ODI---Warner Park (9:30 am)
Fri 19 - 4th ODI---Warner Park (9:30 am)
Tue 23 - 1st IWC T20---Arnos Vale Multiplex, St.
Vincent (2 pm)
Thu 25 - 2nd IWC T20---Arnos Vale Multiplex
Sat 27 - 3rd IWC T20---Arnos Vale Multiplex (2
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