Dhaka Test: Caribbeans lead by 154 runs as third day ends
Published: 05:31 PM, 13 February 2021
Spinners were seen in dominating in last session (Photo: Collected)
West Indies have remained ahead of 154 runs against the hosts Bangladesh as the visitors ended the day three with 41/3 in their second innings of the second test of ongoing two-match Test series at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in the capital on Saturday.
Earlier, Bangladesh bagged 296 runs after being bowled out, resulting in the West Indies' lead by 113 runs in the first innings while after fighting back in the second session, Bangladesh lost four wickets in under six overs after tea.
Caribbean spinner Rahkeem Cornwall stormed the Bangladesh batting line-up and took five wickets in 74 runs.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun, the two unbeaten batsmen of the second day, started batting on the third day in the morning. The Tigers lost 4 wickets for 71 runs. From there Mushfiqur and Mithun added a 71-run partnership.
Mushfiqur ‘gave’ the wicket after Mithun was dismissed for 15 runs in Cornwall’s ball. Before this, he completed his career’s 22nd half-century. After losing six wickets for 155 runs, Bangladesh was in fear of follow-on. However, Liton and Miraz took the helm of the team from there.
Two late-middle order batsmen took the resistance pair to 126 runs. Liton returned to the pavilion in the Cornwall’s ball for 71 runs. The offspinner took five wickets by returning Nayeem Hasan (0).
Miraz scored 57 runs with one end in front. Shannon Gabriel returned him. Joseph hit the last blow in the Bangladesh camp by returning Abu Jayed Rahi who scored only 1 run.
In the second innings of West Indies Bangladeshi spinners got the wickets early as Nayeem Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam sent back the three top order batsmen to the pavilion individually.
The Caribbean skipper Kraigg Brathwaite was caught behind the stamps by wicketkeeper Liton Das in Nayeem's over, just adding 6 runs to the score. Following him, the other two top orders John Campbell along with Shayne Moseley were departed in Taijul and Miraz's over respectively. Campbell was gone for making 18 runs when Moseley caught for just 7 runs, making the scorecard 41/3 after the end of the third day.
Earlier, West Indies won the toss and elected to bat on Thursday. Their first innings ended on the second day. The Caribbeans were all out for 409 runs. For the visitors, Nkrumah Bonner scored 90, Joshua Da Silva 92 and Alzarri Joseph 72.
Among the Bangladesh bowlers – Abu Jayed Rahi and Taijul Islam took four wickets each while Soumya Sarkar and Mehidy Hasan Miraz took one wicket each.