Kemar Roach’s Stunning Spell Stopped Bangladesh at Record Low of 43

Bangladesh have landed to West Indies for their tour consisting of 2 Test Match, 3 ODI and 3 T20. Their tour started on a sour note as in the very first match, the Bangladeshi Tigers got bowled out for just 43 in Antigua. The West Indies pacer, Kemar Roach bagged the splendid 5 wicket haul at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in the opening match and turned the game in favor of his team. Bangladesh’s disastrous innings were second shortest innings in terms of duration during  the last 141 year history of Test Cricket, the whole squad was in the pavilion at 43 runs in 18.4 overs.

Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st Test
Bangladesh vs West Indies 1st Test

Match Highlights-

  • In spite of  having muscular strain behind right knee, Kemar Roach left no stone unturned to shine out and clinched the first five wickets by merely giving 8 runs in 5 overs.
  • Visiting batsmen were all troubled to score any runs and only the opener, Liton Das could manage reaching in double figures (25). It truly showed the lacking skills in Bangladesh’s dug out specially on fields away from Indian sub-continent.
  • Das got dismissed at sixth position giving a simple catch to Roston Chase on Cummin’s ball, ending Roach’s hope of claiming all 10 wickets in the innings.
  • The captain from West Indies side, Jason Holder concluded the innings by taking wickets of  Kamrul Islam and Abu Jayed(debutant).
  • Cummins place in final 11 of West Indies posed lot of questions  but he justified it by taking 3 wickets in the first test match.
  • Bangladesh relied too much on their senior and experienced players like Captain Shakib al Hassan, former skipper Musfiqur Rahim and all-rounder Mahmudullah who all failed to perform while opener Tamimm Iqbal could only produce 4 runs from his bat before getting dismissed at first place
Kemar Roach - Celebrating after taking 5 wicket haul
Kemar Roach – Celebrating after taking 5 wicket haul


It was one of the most brilliant bowling performances by Windies in recent times which smashed Bangladesh at second shortest innings in duration in  last 140 years of Test Cricket history. Australia’s total of 60 against England at Trent Bridge in the 2015 Ashes stands first on the chart where Stuart Broad was star performer and team got bowled out in 18.3 over merely.

Top 5 Lowest Test Scores Ever-

        Match                    Country Opposition                Score


  • 25/03/1995             New Zealand England                      26


Result– England won by an innings and 20 runs


  • 13/02/1896             South Africa England                       30


Result–  England won by 288 runs


  • 14/06/1924              South Africa England                       30


Result- England won by an innings and 18 runs


  • 01/04/1899              South Africa England                      35


     Result- England won by 210 runs


  • 29/05/1992               Australia  England 36


     Result- Match Drawn

West Indies team celebrating after one of the best bowling performance
West Indies team celebrating after one of the best bowling performance

It is totally clear by the above stats that back at those times, England was ruling the game of cricket in absolute manner but gradually world of cricket saw many great teams coming up and it is the result of pure hard work and dedication that today INDIA is World’s  no 1 Test Team .

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