Mushfiqur Rahim’s partnership with Mamudullah for the fifth wicket had rescued Bangladesh somewhat © AFP
Mushfiqur Rahim’s partnership with Mamudullah for the fifth wicket had rescued Bangladesh somewhat © AFP

Sep 8, 2014

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Stumps on Day 4. Good fight back by the Bangladesh middle order. The 130 run partnership between Rahim and Mahmudullah help them to end day 4 with some relief. Though plenty to do still. Bangladesh are 46 runs behind West Indies. Rahim, who finishes the day with 70 not out, will be looking for a big score on day 5. He will be the key for Bangladesh’s fortune in this Test match.

 

 

Out! Finally the partnership is broken. Mahmudullah is gone for a well played 66. Kemar Roach is the successful bolwer. He goes for the drive outside off, and the inward angle does him. Actually, it cut back in off the pitch, and took his inside edge, and Ramdin takes a good low catch diving to his left. Nasir Hossain is the new batsman in.
Mahmudullah c Ramdin b Roach 66 (151)

 

 

What a comeback for Bangladesh! Mushfiqur Rahim’s unbeaten 118 run partnership with Mahmudullah rescues Bangladesh somewhat. They are just only 77 runs away to make West Indies bat again. Both batsmen reached their half-centuries and looking soild. Though some poor fielding and drop catches by the hosts helped them too.

 

Mushifuqir is giving Gayle the treatment. 17 runs hit off his last two overs. Bangladesh have definitely put up a much improved batting performance than they did in first innings, but will it be enough?

 

Bangladesh are moving along swiftly. Can they avoid losing by an innings? These two batsman will hold the key.

 

Bangladesh have batted sensibly after lunch. Gayle drops an easy catch and it remains to be seen if Mushfiqur Rahim will make the hosts pay for it!

 

It’s lunch! West Indies are in firm control of the game. It’ll be interesting to see if West Indies finish things before Tea or later in the day.

 

Another one bites the dust! Tamim Iqbal departs after a well made half century. Benn does the trick again. He has been a nightmare for the Bangladeshi batsman so far.
OUT! Tamim Iqbal b Benn 53 (107)

 

Mominul Haque walks back! Suleiman Benn, who took five-wickets in the first innings makes the dismissal. The umpire had given it out, and Haque reviewed it. Replays made inconclusive suggestion, and in the absence of hot spot, the TV umpire decided not to overturn the decision.
OUT! Mominul Haque c Ramdin b Benn 12 (26)

 

And West Indies finally make the breakthrough! Chris Gayle has broken the partnership. Imrul Kayes loses a bit of concentration and has to depart. Good captaincy from Ramdin.
OUT! Imrul Kayes c Edwards b Gayle 25 (72)

 

 

Barring the six by Tamim Iqbal off Jermaine Blackwood, there has been nothing much of note in the last few overs. West Indies bowlers have stemmed the flow of runs, and will look to take wickets in order to finish the match as soon as possible. Iqbal and Kayes should just take to keep calm and keep hitting the occasional bad ball for a four.

 

Bangladesh have upped their scoring rate. They know that they are not going to avoid an innings defeat by playing cautiously. Kayes dispatches Roach for three boundaries in the sixth over, and Iqbal gives Taylor similar treatment by hitting two boundaries in the seventh over.

 

 

Roach has got the first break for West Indies, Shamsur edged an away going delivery outside the off stump. Bangladesh will have to fight hard to save this Test match.
OUT! Shamsur Rehman c Ramdin b Roach 4 (8)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the fourth day’s play of the first Test between West Indies and Bangladesh at St Vincent. West Indies are in firm control of this game and look good to bowl the Bangladeshis out after imposing the follow on. West Indies first scored 484 for seven in the first innings and then bowled out Bangladesh for 182 with Sulieman Benn taking five wickets. Now, Bangladesh are trying to get back into this game and it is going to be a tough ask for them.

I am Sandipan Banerjee and would take you through this game with my colleague Sameer Jha. In all likelihood, West Indies should push for victory today, unless Bangladesh bounce back and manage to put up a good fight.

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