WI all out for 117, Bangladesh set 231 run to win...

Dhaka, Monday   01 March 2021

WI all out for 117, Bangladesh set 231 run to win

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 12:44 PM, 14 February 2021   Updated: 12:56 PM, 14 February 2021

WI all out for 117, Bangladesh set 231 run to win

WI all out for 117, Bangladesh set 231 run to win

Spiner Taijul and Nayeem run through the West Indies' lower order to bowled out them for 117 runs in 52.5 overs in the second innings of the Dhaka Test. Bangladesh needs 231 runs to win the match and level the series 1-1.

Windies added 19 runs in the bargain of 4 wickets after lunch. Only Bonner showed some sort of application and was helped towards the end by Da Silva, whose wicket opened the floodgates. Even Bonner fell for a reverse sweep and it was all over the post that. 231 isn't going to be easy on a turner at Dhaka but the home team would be wanting to avenge their loss in the first game. 

Taijul the star with his four-for. Nayeem finishes with three. Jayed two, Mehidy one. A mixture of misfortune and poorly thought out shots the downfall for West Indies after lunch. This is the third-lowest Test score in Bangladesh

For West Indies to win, reckon Rahkeem Cornwall, who took a five-for in the Bangladesh first innings, will have a big role to play. With just under five sessions to play, you know a result is imminent. The big question is whether it will be 2-0 to West Indies (an amazing performance given the conditions and the squad that came here) or a 1-1 draw.

The visitors added 57 runs for the loss of 3 wickets before lunch today, with Abu Jayed taking two and Taijul taking the rest. End of over 48, the West Indies were 98/6. Nkrumah Bonner (30) Joshua Da Silva (20) were in the batting.

After lunch, Taijul and Nayeem removed the rest four West Indies batsmen for 19 runs and West Indies all out for 117 runs. Nkrumah Bonner 38 was the top scorer for the visitor while John Campbell (18) and Joshua Da Silva (20) were the other two notable scorers for them. 

Earlier, West Indies resumed day-4 batting with their overnight score 41-3 in the second innings for a lead of 154 runs with seven wickets remaining. They gained a 113-run lead in the first innings after bowling out Bangladesh for 296 but Bangladesh spinners denied them from taking full control on day three, by bowling with a tight line and length.

West Indies were bowled out for 409 runs in their first innings.

DailyBangladesh/SA