BAN vs WI 1st Test: John Campbell hits half-century as West Indies beat Bangladesh
John Campbell’s maiden home half-century (58 not out) helped West Indies beat Bangladesh by seven wickets on the fourth day of the first Test and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Sunday (19 June) Of. , The win helped West Indies consolidate their sixth place in the World Test Championship, taking 12 points to 43.75 with their points percentage. This win helps them move closer to Pakistan, who are in fifth place with 52.38 percent.
On the other hand, Bangladesh, which is currently at the bottom, has dropped its mark percentage to 14.81. Chasing just 84 runs to win in the fourth innings, West Indies had an early scare and were reduced to 9/3. However, John Campbell and Jermaine Blackwood got the team out of trouble, needing just 35 runs at the start of the fourth day.
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On Day 4, Campbell hit two boundaries in the second over, if any, to set off the blow. Campbell scored his maiden fifty at home and ended the game with a six. The second and final Test of the series will begin on Friday (24 June) at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia. The Test series will be followed by three T20Is and as many ODIs.
Brief scores: Bangladesh 103 (Shakib Al Hasan 51; Alzarri Joseph 3/33, Zayden Seals 3/33) and 245 (Nanurul Hasan 64, Shakib Al Hasan 63; Kemar Roach 5/53, Alzarri Joseph 3/55) lost to West Indies went 265 (Craig Brathwaite 94, Jermaine Blackwood 63; Mehdi Hassan 4/59) and 88/3 (John Campbell 58 not out, Jermaine Blackwood 26 not out; Khalid Ahmed 3/27) by 7 wickets.