14 Jul 2009

Bangladesh beat Windies in opening test

9:50 am on 14 July 2009

The Bangladeshi cricketers have claimed just their second ever test victory with a 95-run win over a makeshift West Indies side in the first test in St Vincent.

Debutant off-spinner Mohammed Mahmudullah did the damage with figures of five for 50 as the West Indies were dismissed for 181 with just over 40 minutes of play remaining on the final day... the homeside was chasing a target of 277.

Bangladesh's only previous victory came at home to Zimbabwe in January 2005.

The Tigers' second victory came in their 60th test since becoming a full test-playing nation nine years ago.

The Windies were without their top 13 players who boycotted the match because of a contract dispute.