Tino Best ran through the Bangladesh top-order yet again at Khulna © AFP
Khulna, Nov 24, 2012
West Indies pacer Tino Best took three wickets to leave Bangladesh tottering at 85/5 at tea on the fourth day of the second and final Test in Khulna on Saturday.
The 31-year-old jolted Bangladesh’s second innings after coming in at second change to push the home team towards an innings defeat after the West Indies declared at 648/9, taking a 261-run lead after the first innings.
Shakib Al Hasan was unbeaten on 20 and Nasir Hossain was one not out, with Bangladesh needing another 176 runs to avoid an innings defeat.
Best has given the West Indies a good chance of wrapping up the two-match series 2-0 after they took the first Test in Dhaka by 77 runs.
Best had opener Tamim Iqbal (28) with the first ball of his first over, then rattled Naeem Islam’s stump with a sharp incoming delivery with his fourth ball before dismissing Shahriar Nafees (21) in his third over.
Bangladesh were off to a disastrous start when opener Nazimuddin was trapped leg-before for nought off pacer Fidel Edwards’s third ball of the innings.
Iqbal and Nafees took the score to 49 with the help of eight boundaries between them before Best was introduced.
Captain Mushfiqur Rahim was bowled by left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul for ten to leave Bangladesh struggling at 82/5.
Earlier, Shakib became only the second Bangladeshi bowler to complete 100 wickets in Test cricket as he dismissed four batsmen in the morning session to end the tourists’ innings.
West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul remained unbeaten on a brilliant 150. The experienced left-hander held the innings, hitting 12 fours and a six off 282 balls. He also hit 203 not out in the first Test.
Shakib helped Bangladesh halt the West Indian progress after they resumed at 564-4.
It was the West Indies’ highest total in a Test against Bangladesh, improving on the 559-4 declared they managed at Kingston eight years ago.
Shakib had Denesh Ramdin caught behind off a wild shot for 31 and then two balls later forced an edge off Darren Sammy which was well caught by Mohammad Mahmudullah in the slips to complete his 100 Test wickets.
He then removed Permaul (13) and Sunil Narine in the last over before lunch.
Left-arm spinner Mohammad Rafique was the only other Bangladeshi bowler to get 100 wickets in Test cricket.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh 387 and 85 for 5 (Abul Hasan 113, Mahmudullah 76; Tino Best 3 for 11, Fidel Edwards 1 for 28) trail West Indies 648 for 9 dec. (Marlon Samuels 260, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 150*, Darren Bravo 127; Shakib Al Hasan 4 for 151) by 176 runs.