DHAKA, Bangladesh– The WINDIES bowlers and batsmen were put through the wringers by Bangladesh on the second day of the 2nd Test match in Dhaka, with Bangladesh taking firm control of the first innings.
Resuming on their overnight total of 259/5, Bangladesh wasted no time in going after the WINDIES bowlers. By the end of the first session, they had added well over 100 runs to their total for the loss of 0 wickets. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah punished the WINDIES bowlers who had no answers on a pitch that offered no assistance. The pair posted a mammoth 111-run partnership before Kemar Roach broke it, removing Shakib for 80.
The Bangladesh tail-enders frustrated the WINDIES as they continued building partnerships. Mahmudullah, then got a trust partner in Liton Das and the pair added 92 runs to the total before Das was bowled by Kraigg Brathwaite trying to reverse sweep. Mehidy Hasan didn’t stick around too long, on 18, Jomel Warrican had him caught behind. Taijul Islam joined Mahmudullah, the pair added 56 runs together, when Brathwaite got his second wicket, that of Taijul for 26. Mahmudullah eventually fell for 136, bowled by Warrican.
Bangladesh 508/10. Kraigg Brathwaite reurned the best bowling figures for the WINDIES, taking 2/57, while Kemar Roach has 2/61, Jomel Warrican 2/91, Devendra Bishoo 2/109 and Shermon Lewis 1/69.
The WINDIES had the worst possible start they could have imagined as Brathwaite was bowled on the last ball of the first over for 0 by Shakib. 4 runs later, Mehidy got one to keep straight and go through bat/bad to bowl Kieran Powell for 4. Soon after Sunil Ambris became the third victim, also bowled by Shakib. Roston Chase made a first ball 0, bowled by Mehidy, and Shai Hope became Mehidy’s third wicket, when he too was bowled for 10. The WINDIES reeling on 29/5 after 12 overs.
Shimron Hetmyer and Shane Dowrich, planted themselves at the crease, despite several appeals and shouts, played their natural but cautious game. Hetmyer for his 32 accounted for 3-fours, while Dowrich’s 17 included 1-four. The WINDIES recovered somewhat to close their first innings reply on Day 2 on 75/5, still some 433 runs adrift of Bangladesh’s first innings total. Mehidy Hasan was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers, taking 3/36, while Shakib Al Hasan had 2/15.
FULL TEST SQUAD
- Kraigg Brathwaite – Captain
- Sunil Ambris
- Devendra Bishoo
- Roston Chase
- Shane Dowrich
- Shannon Gabriel
- Jahmar Hamilton
- Shimron Hetmyer
- Shai Hope
- Shermon Lewis
- Keemo Paul
- Kieran Powell
- Raymon Reifer
- Kemar Roach
- Jomel Warrican
- 1st Test – November 22 – Chattogram
- 2nd Test – November 30 – Mirpur
- 1st ODI – December 9 – Mirpur
- 2nd ODI – December 11 – Mirpur
- 3rd ODI – December 14 – Sylhet
- 1st T20I – December 17 – Sylhet
- 2nd T20I – December 20 – Mirpur
- 3rd T20I – December 22 – Mirpur