Mominul Haque scored a gutsy half-century for Bangladesh and got out in the last ball before Tea © AFP
Mominul Haque scored a gutsy half-century for Bangladesh and got out in the last ball before Tea © AFP

Sep 7, 2014

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(Bangladesh take on West Indies in the first Test of Bangladesh’s tour of West Indies.Catch live cricket scores and updates of the match here)



Al-Amin Hossain gone!! All over for Bangladesh. Suliemann Benn has earned himself a five-wicket haul, while Bravo takes a fifth catch, becoming only the eighth Test player to do so. Al-Amin gets a thick outside edge which flies sharply to Bravo, who on this day will catch just about anything, as he snaps up the chance gleefully. Bangladesh’s first innings comes to a close on 182, and still 302 runs behind West Indies. It is also stumps on day three.
Al-Amin Hossain c Bravo b Benn 5 (17)


Benn to Rubel Hossain, OUT!! and they manage to take the ninth wicket with a beautiful flighted delivery that lands on middle and turns away sharply to catch the outside edge, with Ramdin taking it smartly from behind. West Indies just one away now from enforcing the follow-on.
Rubel Hossain c Ramdin b Benn 1 (18)


Gone!! Eighth one down for Bangladesh. Taijul Islam is OUT, the close-in fielders are all certain that was out and call for the reivew. This time Benn lobs the ball up above the batsman’s eye-line, but Taijul keeps to his crease and tries to guide it towards third man. It bounced alarmingly, took the glove then bounces off Ramdin’s shoulder to Bravo at leg slip. Looked rather nonchalant at first, but West Indies have made good use of a review it seems.
Taijul Islam c Bravo b Benn 2 (15)


OUT! oh dear! Benn was almost apologetic as he accepts a gift from Shuvagata – a full toss slapped back at the bowler, especially one who had pulled off some blinders in the last Test series he played. This one is far simpler, almost like Benn had a homing signal on his hands for the ball to ping to. Rahim isa losing partners.
Shuvagata Hom c & b Benn 16 (25)


Nasir Hossain gone now!! Sixth one down for Bangladesh and the pressure being created by both spinners is coming off for the West Indians as Blackwood draws Nasir into playing a slightly impetuous shot as he looks to slog him over long on, but didn’t really get anywhere near the pitch of the ball as the ball is spooned high in the air, with Suliemann Benn coming round to midwicket to take the catch. Bangladesh in the doldrums at 118 for 6.
Nasir Hossain c Benn b Blackwood 2 (24)


Blackwood to Mahmudullah, OUT and Blackwood strikes! What a gamble from Ramdin! Screams of delight echo through the ground as Blackwood drifts one into the front pad, with Mahmudullah playing outside of the line, and this looked very adjacent, with Marais Erasmus confirming the decision soon after.
Mahmudullah lbw b Blackwood 7 (23)


Gabriel to Mominul Haque, OUT!! Mominul who just scored his half-century, looked so serene at the crease and all of a sudden he is chasing this leg-side delivery from Gabriel, getting what appears to be an edge on it as it travels through to the keeper. There was a definite sound as the ball rushed past the bat. He has immediately called for a review. On second viewing there is a discernible sound, and as he was given out, then there has to be enough evidence against that for this to be overruled. The decision has come down, and he is indeed out. Tea has been taken.
Mominul Haque c †Ramdin b Gabriel 51 (112)


Shamsur Rahman, OUT!! and it looks like the rain interruption has claimed yet another victim as Shamsur’s concentration has been broken. Benn bowls an inviting length that draws Shamsur forward slightly, but he doesn’t quite get to the pitch of the ball as this one catches the edge on its way to the slip fielder, who takes a good, low catch.
Shamsur Rahman c Bravo b Benn 35 (95)


Bangladesh have slowly and steadily recovered after the loss of those early wickets. They still have a long mountain to climb, though. West Indies mustn’t take their foot off the pedal, as rain may help Bangladesh steal a draw.


Bangladesh lose another one! Taylor takes the wicket of Imrul Kayes. Bangladesh are well and truly behind in this Test match, despite taking quick wickets early in the day.
OUT! Imrul Kayes c Bravo b Taylor 9 (12)



Oh dear! Tamim Iqbal falls early! Kemar Roach makes the dismissal. Bangladesh have made the worst possible start to their innings.
OUT! Tamim Iqbal c Bravo b Roach 1 (11)



Another one bites the dust! Denesh Ramdin has had a short stay at the crease. And Jerome Taylor departs shortly after. Tajiul Islam takes his fifth wicket on debut! Chanderpaul is just 15 away from his century and Ramdin has declared!
OUT! Denesh Ramdin c Hossain b Islam 10 (23)/OUT! Jerome Taylor c Hom b Islam 10 (7)


Blackwood departs too! He is caught LBW by Rubel Hossain! Blackwood reviews, but replays suggest that the on-field umpire was right! West Indies have increased their scoring rate and look to be posting a huge first innings total, despite losing quick wickets on Day 3.
OUT! Jermaine Blackwood lbw b Hossain 10 (23)


And Brathwaite departs early on Day 3! The man who frustrated Bangladeshi bowlers is finally walking back to the pavillion. Tajiul Islam makes the dismissal! West Indies, though, have increased their scoring rate after a slow Day 2.
OUT! Kraigg Brathwaite c Haque b Islam 212 (447)




Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the first Test between West Indies and Bangladesh at St Vincent. West Indies are in dominant position in this match and are at 407 for three at the end of Day Two. There is the double centurion Kraigg Brathwaite in the middle. Shivnarine Chanderpaul is also out there and he would want to score big in this game. But, West Indies would have one eye on the watch as it is Day Three already as we lost a lot of time yesterday due to rain. We hope that it doesn’t rain today and that we have a full day’s play.

Abhijit Banare wrote in a stats report, “West Indian opener Kraigg Brathwaite became the third youngest opener to score a double ton in Tests. He is also the third youngest West Indian to score a Test double ton. Brathwaite achieved this feat against Bangladesh on September 6, 2014 at Kingstown. Brathwaite batted for over nine hours to get to his mark. He achieved it with a boundary of spinner Mahmudullah’s bowling in the penultimate over of Day Two of the first Test.”

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