Kemar Roach picked a five-for as Bangladesh struggled on the second day © AFP
West Indies moved closer to a clean sweep against hapless Bangladesh © AFP

Sep 15, 2014

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The West Indies are in complete command with a strong 427-run lead in the second innings with two more day’s play left. It looked like the hosts will be struggling after the lost a couple of quick wickets in between, but an unbeaten 108-run stand between Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Jermaine Blackwood has perhaps sealed the game for them.
There it is! Half-century number 66 in Test cricket for Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who achieves the feat with a stroke towards the third-man area for three runs!
Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Jermaine Blackwood have so far added 78 runs for the fifth wicket, helping the hosts to extend their lead to 397 runs.
The West Indies are past the 150-run mark with Chanderpaul and Blackwood producing a strong partnership so far. Windies lead by 370 runs now.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Jermaine Blackwood have steadied the West Indies after they lost quick wickets. Bangladesh are attacking with spin from both ends. West Indies’ lead is of 339 runs now.
Mahmadullah has provided Bangladesh their second wicket post the tea break. This time it is the dangerous Kraigg Brathwaite who is back in the hut after scoring 45. Shamsur Rahman fakes a fine catch in the first slip as the West Indies have stumbled.
OUT! Kraigg Brathwaite c Rahman b Mahmudullah 45 (112)
WICKET! Darren Bravo pays the price of being over aggressive as the West Indian batsman plays one onto his wickets and Bangladesh are able to make another breakthrough!
Shivnarine Chanderpaul walks in.
OUT! Darren Bravo b Mahmudullah 7 (29)
It’s tea time at Gros Islet with the West Indies taking their lead past 300 in a commanding manner. Brathwaite is nearing a half-century, and the hosts will be aiming to outbat the opponents in this clash.
Edwards is out. He did not trouble the scorer much. A good short ball from Shafiul and he tried to get out of the away but ended up mis-timing the ball. A good catch at Gully by Shamsur Rehman as he had jump forward.
OUT! Kirk Edwards c Rehman b Shafiul 2 (8)
There was a slight delay in the match due to rain. Right after the break Taijul Islam yorked Johnson. Johnson danced down the wicket and Taijul fired one into the stumps and knocked him over. A good innings came to an end. An lbw decsion was overturned by the third umpire.
OUT! Leon Johnson b Taijul Islam 41 (59)

Rain stopped play! Saty tuned for further udates.

Brathwaite and Johnson are scoring pretty quickly. They are maintaining a run rate of above four runs an over. Bangladeshi bowlers are still struggling to get their basics right.
West Indies openers are looking in good shape. Johnson has been impressive right from the start. They are in a commanding position now. Bangladeshi bowlers are struggling to bowl the right line length.

Bangladesh have been bowled out for 161 runs but West Indies did not enforce the follow on. They have already come out to bat.

West Indies 12/0 | Overs 3

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Just when it blooked like Mahmudullah will help Bangladesh to avoid the follow on, he perished. Suleiman Benn picked up his wicket. A sharp catch from Ramdin behind the stumps.
OUT! Mahmudullah c Ramdin b Benn 53 (100)
Mahmudullah is fighting a lone battle here. They still need another 27 runs to avoid follow on. This has been a patient innings from Mahmudullah. He also became the 11th Bangladeshi batsman to complete 1000 runs in Test cricket. He alos went past his 8th half-century and his fourth against West Indies.
Bangaldeshi’s have lost their first wicket of the morning. Roach and Taylor could not pick up a wicket and thus Shannon Gabriel was introduced. Mahmudullah did not want to take a single and expose Shafiul and as result he edged one away going delivery from Gabriel. A good low catch from ramdin at the end.
OUT! Shafiul Islam c Ramdin b Gabriel 10 (50)
Bangladesh have made a cautious start. They still 65 runs to avoid the follow on and make West Indies bat again in this Test match. Roach and Taylor are bowling well in tandem and they would look to pick up early wickets.


Welcome to the live blog of Day Three of the second Test between West Indies and Bangladesh at St Lucia. The hosts are once again dominating Bangladesh for the nth time on this tour. I am Rajarshi Majumdar and I will be bringing the live updates of the match. It was sensational bowling performance from Kemar Roach as he ran through the weak Bangladesh batting. He has so far bagged five for 33.

The right-armer scythed though the middle order to send Bangladesh stumbling to the close of the second day at 104 for seven in their first innings, in reply to the West Indies’ 380 all out. Opener Tamim Iqbal was the only one to put on some respectable score with an innings of 48.

Jerome Taylor who opened the bowling with Roach picked up two for 33 in support. The West Indies had been earlier bowled out in less than an hour after lunch. Bangladesh will be eager to avoid a follow-on and they are 76 runs short. Overall they are trailing by 276 with just three wickets remaining. Read the report of second day’s play here

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