Rain Curtails Bangladesh Fightback In Grenada
West Indies 237 (Dowlin 95) & 192-8 (Bernard 61no) v
Bangladesh 232 (Mushfiqur Rahim 48, Roach 6-48)
Second Test, Grenada, day three
Rain in Grenada washed out the final session of play on day three of the second and final Test between the West Indies and Bangladesh, leaving the home side 197 runs ahead with two second innings wickets remaining.
After they had mde 237 and then bowled Bangladesh out for 232, the home side struggled as they batted again, Bangladesh's spinners keeping the scoring down and chipping in with regular wickets, leaving the West Indies on 192 for eight overnight.
Resuming on 56 for one, the West Indies lost Omar Phillips for 29, caught by Mohammad Ashraful off of left-armer Shakib Al Hasan and he struck later on in the day to dismiss Ryan Hinds for two and Chadwick Walton for one to finish with four for 61.
Fellow left-armer picked up two for 42, his victims being Travis Dowlin (49) and Darren Sammy (22) while there was a wicket apiece for pacer Shahadat Hossain and off-spinner Mahmudullah.
Holding the innings together was David Bernard, unbeaten on 61 when the players took tea.
Dowlin fell five runs short of a century in the West Indies' first innings while Bangladesh's reply was boosted by 48 from Mushfiqur Rahim as Kemar Roach took six wickets.
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