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Mushfiqur Rahim calls for more from Bangladesh after West Indies loss

​Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim admits there is still a lot of improvement needed from his side in the Test-match arena.

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Tuesday's 10-wicket defeat to the West Indies extended their winless run to five matches and, despite a second-innings fightback, there was not much for Mushfiqur to be pleased with.

The hosts posted an impressive 484-7 in their first innings in Kingstown before bowling the tourists out for 182, with Mushfiqur 48 not out.

Having enforced the follow-on the West Indies would have hoped to have completed an innings victory but some resilience from the Bangladesh middle order, led by their captain's 116, delayed the inevitable.

They now travel to St Lucia for the second Test and 26-year-old skipper Rahim knows they must improve quickly to avoid a series defeat.

"The boys looked a bit tired, but towards the end they showed some good character," he said in his post-match interview.

"We have a lot of areas to improve, especially in the batting, and hopefully if the boys apply themselves then we can do better the next time.

"Taijul [Islam] has been great in the first-class arena over the last few years, while Mominul [Haque] has shown good signs as well.

"All the boys are looking good and if they do the right things then we should do better."

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