Shivnarine Chanderpaul smashed his 66th Test half-century on Monday © AFP
Shivnarine Chanderpaul smashed his 66th Test half-century on Monday © AFP

By Devarchit Varma

Sep 15, 2014

West Indies extended their second innings lead to 427 runs as they gained complete command in the second and final Test match against a hapless Bangladesh side, on Day Three at Gros Islet on Monday. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (63 not out) and Jermaine Blackwood (43 not out) added 108 runs for the fifth wicket to put the West Indies ahead, after Bangladesh made early breakthroughs in the final session.

Earlier at tea, the hosts were 90 for two in their second essay, having extended their overall lead to 309 runs against Bangladesh. Kraigg Brathwaite was batting on 44 off 100 balls, accompanied by Darren Bravo on one not out.

West Indies resumed their second essay at 12 for no loss post lunch, and batted well to maintain their domination over the Bangladesh side. Brathwaite and Leon Johnson provided the hosts a strong start once again as they added 76 runs for the opening wicket. Johnson was unfortunate as he missed on a deserving half-century when Bangladesh bowler Taijul Islam cleaned him up for 41 off 59 balls.

Johnson smashed eight boundaries during his tay at the crease. The dismissal of the West Indies opening batsman provided Bangladesh a chance to make further inroads, and they were successful in removing Kirk Edwards for two before the tea break.

Earlier on Day two, the host were 232 for three against Bangladesh at stumps on Day One of the second Test at St. Kitts thanks to openers Leon Johnson and Kraigg Brathwaite, each of whom scored a fine fifty. Darren Bravo and Shivnarine Chanderpaul took West Indies to a commanding position by Stumps.

They kept up their good showing in the post-lunch session as well, with both batsmen getting solid half-centuries. However, they were dismissed in quick succession at the stroke of Tea for near identical scores. Johnson impressed on debut for his 66 off 162 deliveries, while Brathwaite seemed to continue from where he left off in the previous game, getting 63 off 153 balls. The two wicket-takers for Bangladesh were Taijul Islam and Shafiul Islam. Kirk Edwards was dropped early on in his innings, but barring the one blemish, he and Darren Bravo went to Tea unscathed.

Brief scores:

West Indies 380 & 208 for 4 (Kriagg Braithwaite 45, Leon Johnson 41, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 63*, Jermaine Blackwood 43*; Shafiul Islam 1 for  21) lead Bangladesh 161 in 62.3 overs (Tamim Iqbal 48, Mahmudullah 53; Kemar Roach 5 for 33) by 427 runs.

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