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Tamim falls after 50, 2 down for Bangladesh

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:04 PM, 14 February 2021   Updated: 04:03 PM, 14 February 2021

Tamim Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal scored his 28th fifty in Test match cricket against visiting West Indies. West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite removed Tamim Iqbal (50 off 46) to reduce Bangladesh to 70/2.

Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar added 59 runs in the opening stand to give Bangladesh a solid start in their chase of 231 in the second and last Test at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today. 

Opener Soumya Sarkar (13) was also dismissed by the West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite.

Najmul Hossain Shanto (9) and skipper Mominul Haque (1) are in the batting. Bangladesh 75/2 end of over 17.

Earlier, Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claimed 4-36 as West Indies was bowled out for 117 in the second innings, setting a 231 run target for Bangladesh for a series-leveling victory.

Taijul was ably supported by off-spinner Nayeem Hasan, who scalped 3-34, including the big wicket of Nkrumah Bonner on day four of the second Test.

Bonner, who scored 90 in the first innings, resisted Bangladesh in the second innings too and top-scored for the side with 38. He was the ninth batsman to be out eventually. His 120-ball knock was studded by three fours.

Resuming the day four on 41-3, West Indies experienced a further batting collapse before Bonner and Joshua Da Silva steadied the innings.

Pacer Abu Jayed Rahi struck twice in the morning session after the visitors resumed on 41-3. He trapped nightwatchman Jomel Warrican lbw for 2 before dismissing first Test’s double centurion Kyle Mayers for 6.

Mayers after his epic 210 not out, scored 5 and 6 in two innings of the second test.

Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam then removed Jermaine Blackwood for 9, stumped by Liton Das before West Indies established its full control on the match.

Bonner and Da Silva who put on a 118-run partnership in the first innings to help West Indies score 409 in its first innings again seemed to play the key role.

Taijul however brought up a relief for the side in just second over after lunch, when he had Da Silva caught by Soumya Sarkar in the first slip, bringing an end to the stubborn 31-run partnership. Silva, who scored career-best 92 in the first innings, contributed the side with 20 in the second innings.

Bangladesh bowlers then forced another West Indies collapse, taking four wickets for just 13 runs.

Bangladesh was bowled out for 296 in its first innings to concede 113-run lead. West Indies won the first Test by three wickets.

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