Solid Bangladesh Frustrate West Indies

Solid Bangladesh Frustrate West Indies
Solid Bangladesh Frustrate West Indies
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Bangladesh 231 & 164-3 (Tamim Iqbal 82no) v
West Indies 355 & 383-5 (Bravo 195)
Second Test, Dhaka, day four
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Bangladesh produced a solid batting effort against the West Indies after they were set a world-record score of 508 to win the second and final Test in Dhaka.

They closed day four on 164 for three, requiring a further 344 to win or more realistically, they have set a platform from which they can aim to bat through the final day and save the game.

Darren Bravo converted his maiden Test century into a magnificent 195 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul made 59 not out as the West Indies declared on 383 for five before Tamim Iqbal led Bangladesh's charge with an unbeaten 82.

However, a wicket apiece from Marlon Samuels, Darren Sammy and Fidel Edwards set up an intriguing final day.

Bravo fell attempting to reach 200 with a six, whereupon Sammy immediately declared the innings after Bravo's knock, which contained 12 fours and five sixes, came to an end when he was caught by Mushfiqur Rahim off Suhrawadi Shuvo.

Debutant Shuvo finished with figures of three for 73 by also dismissing nightwatchman Kemar Roach (12).

After the declaration, Tamim blazed his way to a quick half-century but Bangladesh lost two wickets before tea - after which he slowed down.

Alongside him at stumps was Mushfiqur Rahim, who had made 33 from 47 balls.

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