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Naeem Islam top-scored for Bangladesh with a gritty 108 against West Indies on Day Three AFP

Mirpur: Nov 15, 2012

Naeem Islam led Bangladesh’s fightback as he scored his maiden Test century to take the hosts within touching distance of West Indies’ total.

Islam combined with Shakib-al-Hasan to record a 169-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

On the second day, Bangladesh came back into the match riding on Tamim Iqbal‘s quick knock of 72 off 71 balls in the first Test at Dhaka on Wednesday.

Iqbal helped Bangladesh kock off to a good start after the visitors had declared their innings at 527 for four following Shivnarine Chanderpaul s double century.

Earlier, Chanderpaul faced 372 balls and cracked 22 boundaries to score 203 not out, to put West Indies in a commanding position.

Ramdin remained not out on 126, which came from 236 deliveries, hitting 11 boundaries and a six.

Chanderpaul and Ramdin added 296 runs for the fifth wicket.

Earlier at lunch, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Denesh Ramdin frustrated Bangladesh as they took the West Indies to an imposing score of 437-4.

Resuming at 361-4, the pair added 76 runs in the morning session as Bangladesh‘s attack failed to make a breakthrough on a lifeless pitch at the Shere Bangla stadium.

Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 156 and Ramdin, on 84, was approaching his third Test century as the pair extended their fifth wicket partnership to 206.

Brief Scores: West Indies 527 for 4 dec (Shivnarine Chanderpaul 203*, Denesh Ramdin 126*, Kieran Powell 117, Denesh Ramdin 84; Sohag Gazi 3 for 145) lead Bangladesh 455 for 6 ( Naeem Islam 108, Shakib al Hasan 89, Tamim IqbaL 72; Ravi Rampaul 3 for 99) by 72 runs

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