Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan and spinner Mehedi Miraz bagged five wickets between them as Windies suffer batting collapse in their first innings, scoring 75/5 on Day 2 of second Test match at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday.
Replying to Bangladesh’s mammoth first innings total of 508, Windies now trail by 433 runs with 5 wickets in hand.
Miraz bagged three and Shakib baggedw two wickets. Interestingly, all the five dismissals were bowled out. Skipper Shakib made the first breakthrough for Tigers, as he rattled Windies skipper Brathwaite’s stumps in the very first over of Windies innings. Then Miraz came into bowl, he got the better of Powell in the sixth over.
Sunil Ambris then played a rash shot off Shakib to give Tigers skipper his second wicket of the day, leaving Windies at 17/3. Miraz then immediately removed Roston Chase in the next over. The right-arm off break bowler then struck again as he crushed Shai Hope’s stumps, leaving Windies crumbling at 29/5.
Shimron Hetmyer and Shane Dowrich, who batted well in the Chattogram Test too, salvaged the visitors as they added a 46-run partnership for the unbroken sixth wicket stand. It was the only respite on a day when nothing really went their way.
Earlier, Tigers started Day 2 with overnight score of 259/5. Shakib and Mahmudullah continued batting in a calm manner, with their overnight score of 55* and 31*. Their partnership of 111-run for sixth wicket stand came to an end when Roach dismissed Shakib, to give Windies their first breakthrough of the day, leaving Bangladesh at 301/6.
Shakib stretched his 24th Test-fifty to 80. Shakib has now got out within the score of 80 to 89 for the sixth time. Liton Das then came into bat at number seven.
Mahmudullah and Liton added another 86 for the seventh wicket stand. Along the way, Mahmudullah hit his 16th Test-fifty, and Liton followed with his quick-fire 50-ball fifty. Unlike Soumya, Liton made amends of his batting debacle during Zimbabwe Test series. Bangladesh went to lunch with 387/6.
Post launch, Liton fell to skipper Brathwaite at 54, leaving Bangladesh at 393/7. Mehedi Miraz came in after Liton and he added 18 runs to the score before he became Jomel Warrican’s first prey of the innings.
Mahmudullah on the other hand, was moving towards his third Test century. He faced 29 balls in nervous nineties before he cut Chase for four to bring his hundred as Bangladesh crossed the 450-run mark. At tea, Bangladesh scored 469/8.
Post tea, Riyad and Taijul then added 56 runs for ninth wicket stand. Taijul fell to Brathwaite at 26 just after tea. Following his ton Riyad went after the bowling with youngster Nayeem Hasan and took Bangladesh score past 500. Riyad was the last wicket to fall as he was bowled out by Jomel Warrican.