Bangladesh fight back against West Indies in final Test


GROS ISLET: West Indies lost three wickets for one run not long before lunch to stagger to 137 for four in answer to Bangladesh’s most memorable innings all out of 234 on the second day of the second and last Test in St Lucia on Saturday.

Seamer Khaled Ahmed guaranteed two wickets in about two overs and spinner Mehidy Hasan trapped the terrifically significant wicket of skipper Kraigg Brathwaite to set off the slide.

Bangladesh moved once again into dispute after the home side gave off an impression of being cruising along easily through a significant part of the morning meeting.

Beginning the day at 67 without misfortune, Brathwaite and opening accomplice John Campbell stretched out their stand to precisely 100 — their first century organization in Quite a while since meeting up interestingly a long time back.

Both seemed to be in the state of mind for an extended control of the wrinkle in quest for a West Indies lead and a potential game dominating situation before the day’s over.

Anyway seamer Shoriful Islam upset those plans while extricating additional bob off the surface and Campbell’s endeavored snare was gloved for wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan to take an agreeable catch.

Campbell’s takeoff for 45 carried Raymon Reifer to the wrinkle with the left-hander, following his twofold disappointment in the main Test in Antigua seven days sooner, constrained to legitimize his situation, in the group, however at number three in the batting request.

He saw Brathwaite arrive at a 27th Test 50 years in the captain’s standard subtle way yet it was then that Mehidy mediated to shift the equilibrium of the morning’s play.

Not without precedent for their duels throughout recent years, Brathwaite, on 51, was bamboozled in flight and bowled extensively by the off-spinner, setting off blissful festivals among the Bangladeshis.

Khaled then, at that point, added to those festivals when Reifer, who never looked agreeable regardless of getting to 22, played on to a lifting conveyance before new player Nkrumah Bonner fell in comparable way in the bowler’s next over for a duck.

From 131 for one, the hosts had slipped to 132 for four, leaving bad habit chief Jermaine Blackwood and all-rounder Kyle Mayers at the wrinkle heading into the midday meeting.

Right from the start, Alzarri Joseph and Jayden Seales drove the West Indies bowling exertion with three wickets each while debutant Anderson Phillip, who took the principal wicket of the coordinate with only his subsequent ball in Test cricket, and the adaptable Kyle Mayers asserted two each.

That supported their captain’s choice at the throw as well as the selectors’ decision in settling on an extra seamer in Phillip to the detriment of first Test debutant and spinner Gudakesh Motie.

Given their standing of weakness in these circumstances against a coordinated quick bowling assault, the guests were obliged to a counter-going after 53 from center request player Liton Das and Tamim Iqbal’s 46.

Regardless of whether Kemar Roach, balanced on 249 Test wickets, went wicket-less through the principal innings with the supporting bowlers more than anxious to fill the break left by the unfortunate senior seamer.

After Tamim and opening accomplice Mahmudul Hasan Joy withdrew in the wake of showing substantially more assurance than many would have expected in an initial stand of 41, four wickets in the early evening meeting kept Bangladesh on the back foot in spite of the fact that Liton’s insight and periodic hostility guaranteed that his group were not totally stalled.

He arrived at his 50 years in the last meeting however lost Mehidy Hasan Miraz to a fantastic jumping get by Devon Thomas at in reverse point off Mayers, the substitute defender setting the norm for a decent day in the field for the West Indies.

It was anything but a decent last meeting for the bowlers anyway as they lost their levelheadedness with Shoriful Islam, one of two changes to the Bangladesh line-up from the primary Test, and Ebadot Hossain swinging intensely and frequently at anything reachable.

Their joined endeavors guaranteed that 43 runs were added for the last two wickets to give themselves and different bowlers something to work with.

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