The first day of the first Test between West Indies and Bangladesh at Antigua turned into one of the greatest days for West Indies cricket as they bundled out Bangladesh team for just 43 runs and took less than 20 overs to bowl out the visitors.
Jason Holder, after winning the toss, asked Bangladesh to bat first and Bangladeshi players had no clue how to handle Kemar Roach on a green top. Roach took only 5 overs to dismiss half of the Bangladeshi side and eventually Bangladesh bowled out for 43 runs - their lowest Test total ever. In response, West Indies ended on 201/2 on day one with a lead of 158 runs. Kraigg Brathwaite is batting on 88.
All the key stats and facts from the first day of the first Test between West Indies and Bangladesh in Antigua :
43 - Bangladesh's total of 43 runs is their lowest total ever in Test cricket. The previous lowest was 62 against Sri Lanka at Colombo in 2007.
Lowest Test total for Bangladesh -
43 vs WI at Antigua, 2018
62 vs SL at Colombo, 2007
86 vs SL at Colombo, 2005
87 vs WI at Dhaka, 2002
43 - Bangladesh's total of 43 runs is also the lowest total since India's total of 42 runs against England at Lord's in 1974.
Lowest Test total of last 50 years -
India - 42 vs England at Lord's, 1974
Bangladesh - 43 vs West Indies at Antigua, 2018
New Zealand - 45 vs South Africa at Cape Town, 2013
England - 46 vs West Indies at Port of Spain, 1994
61 - This is Mushfiqur Rahim's 61st Test of career and he equaled Mohammad Ashraful's record of most Test appearances (61) for Bangladesh.
112 - Bangladesh faced only 112 balls in their first innings - the second shortest first innings of a Test match in terms of balls faced.
Shortest first Test innings (Balls faced) -
AUS - 111 vs ENG at Trent Bridge, 2015
BAN - 112 vs WI at Antigua, 2018
AUS - 113 vs ENG at Lords, 1896
NZ - 116 vs SA at Cape Town, 2013
113 - Kraigg Brathwaite and Devon Smith added 113 runs for the first wicket - the first 100+ runs partnership for the first wicket for West Indies since Septemeber 2014 and after 63 innings (K Brathwaite & L Johnson - 143 vs BAN at Gros Islet, 2014).
163 - Kemar Roach with 163 wickets is now the 11th leading Test wicket-taker for West Indies. He surpassed S Ramadhin (158) and Ian Bishop (161) with his 5 wickets haul.
3- Kemar Roach became only the 3rd bowler to take five wickets in a span of 12 balls. These are the fewest balls that any bowler has taken to pick up five wickets. Other two bowlers to achieve this feat are Jacques Kallis, who did this against Bangladesh in 2002 and Monty Noble of Australia who picked 5 wickets in 12 balls against England in 1902.