West Indies skipper Denesh Ramdin would like his side to post a good total on the board against Bangladesh in the 1st innings of 2nd Test at St. Kitts © Getty Images (File Photo)
West Indies skipper Denesh Ramdin would like his side to post a good total on the board against Bangladesh in the 1st innings of 2nd Test at St. Kitts © Getty Images (File Photo)

By Rajarshi Majumdar

Sep 13, 2014

West Indies have taken on Bangladesh in the second Test at St. Kitts on Saturday. The Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and opted to bowl first. The wicket offered a lot of help to the bowlers to justify Rahim’s decision to field first, but none of his seamers bowled well enough to exploit it. It was comfortable out there for the West Indies’ opening batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite and Leon Johnson, who weren’t tested anywhere near consistently enough, and they’ve batted well to go to lunch unbeaten, even if they haven’t set St. Lucia on fire with their scoring rate.

Bangladesh have used four bowlers till the stroke of lunch but none of them could utilise the conditions. Al-Amin Hossain was the pick of the bowlers as he he bowled a tight line and length and did not give any room to either of these opening batsmen whatsoever. Shafiul Islam and Robiul Islam bowled well but they could not hit the right length. The young left arm off-spinner, Taijul Islam bowled just one over before the lunch.

Braithwaite looked in good shape as he is beaming with confidence after his double century in the first Test match against Bangladesh. Johnson made his debut for West Indies on Saturday at St. Kitts. Both the batsmen watched the ball carefully and left them alone when they were pitched at good areas. Although they have batted well to keep their wickets intact but their run rate is relatively poor. Things are not looking good for Bangladesh as they really need some quick wickets after lunch.

Brief scores:

West Indies 61 for 0 in 26 overs (Kraigg Braithwaite 20*, Leon Johnson 27*) vs Bangladesh.

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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.)