Weather wins in Chittagong
The rain-wrecked first Test between Bangladesh and West Indies ended in a predictable draw in Chittagong.
Slow left-armer Elias Sunny finished with 6-94 to help Bangladesh establish a 106-run first-innings lead in the morning session of the final day, becoming only the fourth Bangladeshi to claim a five-wicket haul on debut as West Indies were dismissed for 244 in reply to 350 for nine declared.
Bangladesh declared their second innings at tea on 119 for three, and the Windies played out the final session - they reached 100 for two - without ever looking like chasing an unlikely 226 for victory.
West Indies resumed this morning on 144 for five after the second and third days were washed out, and Sunny picked up where he left off yesterday by adding to his overnight four-wicket haul.
He had Marlon Samuels caught at short cover by Raqibul Hasan for 30 and bowled Carlton Baugh round his legs for 24.
Captain Darren Sammy, batting at number eight, led by example for the Windies, top-scoring with 58 off 43 balls.
But he was left with just the tail following Baugh’s departure, although Rampaul hung around before top-edging Shakib Al Hasan to wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim.
Sammy hit eight fours and two sixes, but both he and Devendra Bishoo were bowled in quick succession by Shakib.
Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes also fell before lunch, caught behind off Rampaul for 13, as Bangladesh extended their advantage.
Tamim Iqbal had made 37 when, driving, he also edged to Baugh, and Shahriar Hafees’ departure for 50 - he played on to Samuels - came moments before Mushfiqur declared.
With just one session in which to chase 226, West Indies’ faint prospects of victory were checked when Kraigg Brathwaite was lbw to Sunny in the first over.
A second-wicket stand of 53 between Lendl Simmons and Kirk Edwards steadied the ship for West Indies, and, although the former top-edged a sweep at Shakib to mid-on to perish for 44, the players shook hands on a draw at the start of the final hour.
The second and final Test at Dhaka gets under way on Saturday.