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CASTRIES – Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul completed his 30th Test century and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn followed up with 5-72 yesterday as the West Indies defeated Bangladesh by 296 runs late on Day 4 of the second Test.

The West Indies, playing a landmark 500th Test, swept the two-Test series 2-0.

Chanderpaul’s unbeaten 101 allowed the hosts to declare their second innings at 269-4 early in the day. The visitors, set 489 for an unlikely victory, were bowled out for 192 in the final over of the day.

Benn’s second five-wicket haul of the series was supported well by fast bowler Jerome Taylor, who claimed his 100th Test wicket on his way to figures of 3-39.

For Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 64 and left-hander Mominul Haque contributed 56, the pair adding 110 for the third wicket to give their team hope. But once Benn removed Tamim, the innings went into terminal decline, the last eight wickets tumbling for 34 runs in an hour and a half.

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