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Bangladesh skittled out for 43

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ANTIGUA, West Indies – As Bangladesh plunged to their lowest-ever score in Test cricket we look at the records broken in the opening day in Antigua on Wednesday.

18.4 overs – this was all the Windies took on the opening day of the first Test in North Sound on Wednesday to demolish Bangladesh.

A fiery spell of fast bowling by Kemar Roach (5/8), Miguel Cummins (3/11) and Jason Holder (2/10) orchestrated a spectacular collapse as the visitors were bowled out for 43 inside the first session.

This is Bangladesh’s lowest-ever score in Test cricket, eclipsing the 62 they made against Sri Lanka in 2007. This is also the lowest score in Test cricket in the last 44 years.

India were bowled out for 42 against England in 1974.

It is is the 10th-lowest total of all time, the least that the Windies have bowled an opposition out for, and also the lowest in the Caribbean.

Roach returned magical figures of 5/8 in five overs. He picked up all five wickets in 12 deliveries.

Only Monty Noble and Jacques Kallis have taken as few balls for a five-wicket haul. Roach might have added to his tally if not for a knee injury he picked up during his spell.

Bangladesh’s first innings lasted just 18.4 overs, that is 112 deliveries, making it the second-shortest first innings of a Test.

The record still belongs to Australia who were dismissed in 18.3 overs or 111 deliveries, against England in Nottingham in 2015, when Stuart Broad returned 8/15. Bangladesh’s was also the eighth-shortest completed innings in all Tests.

None of the Bangladesh players could even manage double-digit scores, barring Liton Das, who waged a lone battle scoring 25.

He accounted for 58 percent of the total score – a record for the visitors in Tests. The second-highest score in Bangladesh’s batting chart was 6 by Rubel Hossain. – African News Agency (ANA)