Joseph strikes twice after Brathwaite, Blackwood fifties to continue West Indies dominance


Bangladesh 103 and 50 for two (Mahmudul 18*, Joseph 2-14) path West Indies 265 (Brathwaite 94, Blackwood 63, Mehidy 4-59) by 112 runs

Captain Kraigg Brathwaite scored 94 as West Indies pressed their benefit on day two of the primary Check. West Indies have been dismissed for 265 after tea at barely two runs an over for a first-innings lead of 162, and decreased Bangladesh to 50 for two by stumps. Bangladesh trailed by 112 with eight wickets left.

Brathwaite, the opener, led his facet with a half-century or higher for the fifth time in his final eight check innings relationship to November. He was unfortunate, after going through 267 balls and shutting on an eleventh check century after greater than 6 1/2 hours, as a Khaled Ahmed supply stayed low and hit his pad in entrance of leg stump. Brathwaite did not dispute it.

By then, he’d lengthy helped his facet move Bangladesh’s whole within the morning, and virtually double it when he was out at 197 for 4. However fairly than encourage West Indies to proceed grinding away, Brathwaite’s demise appeared to stiffen Bangladesh’s resolve.

West Indies, after shedding solely Nkrumah Bonner’s wicket within the morning, misplaced three within the center session after the brand new ball was taken, and the final 4 wickets within the 9 overs after tea.

Jermaine Blackwood, who joined Brathwaite within the morning, lasted till the third session and was the ninth man out for 63 off 139 balls. He was Khaled’s second wicket, falling to an amazing diving catch by Mehidy Hasan Miraz at further cowl.
Gudakesh Motie, making his West Indies debut, added an unbeaten 23 off 21 balls batting at No. 10.

Offspinner Mehidy picked up 4 for 59 for Bangladesh.

However the staff’s batting got here below the scanner once more. Opener Tamim Iqbal was gone for 22 within the tenth over, getting a thick edge in Alzarri Joseph‘s first over. Joseph’s second over netted deliberate nightwatchman Mehidy for two from an edge to the slips. Joseph had 2 for 14 at stumps.

Mahmudul Hasan Pleasure was left on 18 not out and Najmul Hossain Shanto, who took 14 balls to get off the mark, was 8 not out.

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