Shakib pleased with Bangladesh’s performance after poor show in Antigua
Bangladesh Test skipper Shakib Al Hasan said he was pleased his side’s performance as they were able to get payback for the humiliation they suffered at the hands of the West Indies earlier this year.
Bangladesh completed a 2-0 sweep of the West Indies inside three days in Dhaka, recording their first ever victory by an innings in the second Test.
It was exactly the response Shakib said he had expected from his team after losing two Tests in the West Indies in July -- by an innings and 219 runs, and by 166 runs.
Bangladesh were bowled out for 43 in the first innings in Antigua's series opener, their lowest in any Test.
"I think everyone who was in West Indies did not expect that kind of performance," said Shakib.
"This is why we wanted to do something. So that people don't get us wrong. They took their home advantage, we took ours.
"To be frank, I was very demanding in this series. I was looking for an extra effort from all. We had a point to prove after losing that way," said Shakib.
While West Indies had relied on the swing and pace of seamers, the Tigers used their spin-quartet to exact revenge.
Bangladesh's four spinners -– Shakib, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam and Nayeem Hasan -- accounted for all 40 wickets, a record for a Test series in Bangladesh.