first_imgBangladesh cricket team recorded a new low as they got bowled out for just 43 runs on the first day of their first Test against West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday.None of the batsmen except for Liton Das (25) were even able to touch double figures as Kemar Roach ran riot on the Bangladeshi batsmen.Off the five over Roach bowled, he took five wickets and gave just eight runs. Apart from Roach, Miguel Cummins returned with figures of 3/11 and Jason Holder finished with 2/10.West Indies had won the toss and elected to bowl. New Zealand made the lowest total in Test history when they were bowled out for 26 by England in Auckland in 1955.Bangladesh cut a dismantled and sorry figure at Antigua as they registered their lowest ever Test score.FOR ALL CRICKET COVERAGEBangladesh’s previous lowest Test total was 62 runs against Sri Lanka in in 2007.This was also the lowest Test score in 44 years, the previous being India’s 42 against England at Lord’s in 1974.There were many records broken on the day as West Indies bowling out Bangladesh fro 43 runs meant this was the least Test score registered in West Indies and against the Carribean side.Since the turn of the decade, the cricket world has not seen a lower Test total. New Zealand were the last team to put up the lowest Test total after 2000, when they scored just 45 runs against South Africa in 2013.Also read – 3rd T20I: Rashid Khan stars again as Afghanistan whitewash BangladeshadvertisementApart from that, West Indies and Australia scored 47 runs each against England and South Africa in 2004 and 2011, respectively.South Africa seem to be the common hurdles for Test teams as Pakistan also scored just 49 runs against them in 2013 in Johannesburg.On this day in their first unofficial Test, West Indies had defeated India A for 133 runs in 42.1 overs. Today, for the debacle, West Indies required just 18.4 overs.Four of Bangladesh’s batsmen — Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah and Kamrul Islam Rabbi departed from the field on a duck.At the time of publishing this report, West Indies were already leading by 30 runs, having put up a score of 73/0 in 28 overs with Kraigg Brathwaite (34*) and Devon Smith (39*) on the crease.last_img