Darren Bravo will look to make up for the last innings © Getty Images
Darren Bravo will look to make up for the last innings © Getty Images

By Rajarshi Majumdar

Sep 15, 2014

Bangladesh have been bowled out by West Indies for 161 runs on the day three of second Test. There was some fight put up by Mahmudullah. He became the 11th Bangladeshi batsman to go past 1000 runs in Test cricket. He also completed his eighth Test half-century and fourth against West Indies. But his half-century went in vain as he kept on losing partners at the othe end. Surprisingly, West Indies skipper, Denesh Ramdin did not enforce the follow on inspite of leading by 219 runs.

Both Kemar Roach and Jerome Taylor could not give the host a break through early and then Sannin Gabriel was introduced and he picked up the first wicket of the morning. Suleiman Benn picked up the last two wickets. Mahmudullah played a gritty knock untill he edged one to Ramdin of Benn’s bowling. West Indies have come out to bat now and they would look to put a big target on the board for the visitors to chase.

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 (Kraigg Braithwaite 63, Leon Johnson 66, Shivanrine Chanderpaul 84*; Al-Amin Hossain 3 for 80, Shafiul Islam 2 for 80, Robiul Islam 2 for 63, Taijul Islam 2 for 89) & 12 for 0 (Kriagg Braithwaite 6*, Leon Johnson 6*) lead Bangladesh 161 in 62.3 overs (Tamim Iqbal 48, Mahmudullah 53; Kemar Roach 5 for 33, Jerome Taylor 2 for 33) by 231 runs.

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(Rajarshi Majumdar is a reporter at CricketCountry. He played cricket for all age levels under the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for over 12 years. Apart from cricket he is an avid follower of football, supports Manchester United and a foodie at heart.)