Bangladesh-West Indies Test series star Mehidy Hasan is delighted to contribute in team’s cause after the Tigers whitewashed the touring side in the two-match series 2-0 on Sunday (December 2) in Dhaka.
Hasan, the off-spinner, led Bangladesh's four-pronged spin attack, bagging 12 wickets - including two fifers in the second Test, taking 3 wickets in Chittagong, to help the hosts to register a massive margin of an innings and 184 runs win over West Indies in the second Test after winning the first Test by 64 runs to clinch the Test series at home.
It was for the first time when Bangladesh won a Test match by an innings margin against any opposition in its 112-Test history.
Mehidy told reporters at the post-match conference in Dhaka, “I am happy that I could bowl in good areas. If I could not bowl in good areas, I wouldn't have got the wickets and it wouldn't have served the purpose of the team.”
His 12 for 117, his second 10-wicket haul in Tests, was his second best performance in the longest format of the game after his 12 for 157 against England at the same venue in October 2016.
Mehidy signed off by saying, “I think I would keep that [England Test] ahead as I was quite inexperienced at that point. Now I have played international cricket for two years. But this one is special too.”
Noteworthy, Bangladesh will now face West Indies in the three-match One Day International series followed by two T20 Internationals, starting with first ODI on December 9 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.
Before getting involved in the limited-overs series, the teams will play a One-day practice match at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah from December 6, 2018.
(With Cricbuzz Inputs)