Darren Sammy praises West Indies bowlers after win over Bangladesh in Dhaka
Last Updated: November 17, 2012 1:49pm
Darren Sammy: Skipper leads West Indies off the field
West Indies captain Darren Sammy's faith in his bowling attack was rewarded as the tourists claimed a 77-run victory over Bangladesh in the first Test in Dhaka.
The hosts crumbled under pressure and were all out for 167 runs in their second innings, having been set a target of 245 runs in a maximum of 78 overs to win on a fifth day track.
"It's really disappointing to see how we batted in the second innings against the same attack, who gave us 556 runs in the first innings."
Paceman Tino Best picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests (5-24), while debutant left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul claimed 3-32.
"There was something for the spinners and also our guys are much quicker, so I backed my bowlers to go out and put the ball in the right areas," said Sammy.
"It was a hard fought Test match. Obviously winning brings a good feeling in the dressing room. To see that we battled and came out victorious definitely boosts our confidence."
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said: "It's really disappointing to see how we batted in the second innings against the same attack, who gave us 556 runs in the first innings.
"We could have at least got a draw from that position if not a win."