Marlon Samuels closes in on double century as West Indies trail by 18 at Lunch

Marlon Samuels was unbeaten on 191 runs at the end of the first session © AFP

Khulna: Oct 23, 2012

Marlon Samuels was nine runs short of a double century as West Indies ended first session on 369 runs for the loss of three wickets at Lunch on Day Three of the second Test match against Bangladesh at Khulna On Friday.

Darren Bravo was the only success for the hosts as the southpaw was dismissed for 127 runs. The visitors still trail Bangladesh by 18 runs.

Earlier, Marlon Samuels hit a fighting century to help the West Indies reach 241-2 at the close on the second day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh on Thursday.

The 31-year-old Jamaican scored 109 not out and added 198 runs for the unfinished third wicket stand with Darren Bravo (85 not out) to help the tourists recover from the early loss of the openers at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium.

The tourists, who lead the series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Dhaka by 77 runs, are leading by 18 runs.

(with inputs from AFP)

Brief Scores: Bangladesh 387 (Abul Hasan 113, Mahmudullah 76; Fidel Edwards 6 for 90, Darren Sammy 3 for 74) lead West Indies 369 for 3 (Marlon Samuels 191*, Darren Bravo 127; Sohag Gazi 2 for 98) by 18 runs.

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