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Khulna: Nov 21, 2012
Bangladesh host West Indies for the second and final Test match starting on Wednesday at the new Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna.
On a day of landmarks, this is the Test debut of south-western Bangladesh and the seventh ground in the country to host Test cricket, and the 107th overall.
Meanwhile, debutant Abul Hasan has become the 65th Bangladeshi Test cricketer in this match. He has earlier played four T20 internationals and picked up two wickets, both against Pakistan.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first.
In team news, the West Indies have brought in Fidel Edwards in place of Ravi Rampaul, who reportedly has a niggle in his groin.
Bangladesh have also made a couple of changes; Nazimuddin and Abul Hasan are in, while Junaid Siddique and Shahadat Hossain sit out. Tamim Iqbal was also declared fit.
In the first Test at Mirpur, West Indies won the match by 77 runs. After the first couple of innings saw more than 500 runs each, a draw seemed the most likely result. But Tino Best had other plans as he picked up five wickets in the second innings.
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (c & wk), Tamim Iqbal, Nazimuddin, Shahriar Nafees, Naeem Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Sohag Gazi, Abul Hasan, Rubel Hossain.
West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Chris Gayle, Kieran Powell, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Veerasammy Permaul, Fidel Edwards, Sunil Narine, Tino Best.
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