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Bangladesh Crumble After West Indies Declare

The West Indies celebrate the wicket of Imrul Kayes
The West Indies celebrate the wicket of Imrul Kayes
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West Indies 484-7 dec. (Brathwaite 212) v
Bangladesh 182 (Benn 5-39)
First Test, Saint Vincent, day three

Day three of the first Test between the West Indies and Bangladesh in Saint Vincent ended when Bangladesh were bowled out for 182 replying to the West Indies' score of 484 for seven declared.

After the first two days were dominated by the batsmen, 14 wickets fell on day three, with both Bangladesh's Taijul Islam and the West Indies' Sulieman Benn taking five-wicket hauls.

However, with Bangladesh trailing by 302 runs, the home side will be far happier as they contemplate whether or not to enforce the follow-on.

Resuming on 407 for three, the fourth-wicket partnership between Kraigg Brathwaite (212) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (85 not out) was finally broken at 161 when Brathwaite top-edged a sweep and was caught by Mominul Haque off Taijul.

The West Indies were looking to up the scoring rate and in doing so, Jermaine Blackwood (10), Denesh Ramdin (5) and Jerome Taylor (10) fell cheaply.

The latter two were dismissed by Taijul, who finished with five for 135 while Rubel Hossain trapped Blackwood in front.

Chanderpaul ended on 85 in 226 balls while Kemar Roach had made two not out when the declaration came.

Bangladesh then made a terrible start and lost the wickets of Tamim Iqbal (1) and Imrul Kayes (9) to Roach and Taylor respectively before lunch.

Shamsur Rahman made 35 and Mominul 51 to steady the ship but they reached tea at a precarious 105 for four after both fell, the former to Benn and the latter to Shannon Gabriel.

Bangladesh then caved in with the part-time off-spin of Blackwood accounting for Mahmudullah (7) and Nasir Hossain (2) before Benn took over.

He swiftly removed Shuvagata Hom (16), Taijul (2), Rubel (1) and Al-Amin Hossain (5) to return figures of five for 39.

Blackwood finished with two for 14, Taylor one for 46, Roach one for 31 and Gabriel one for 50 as captain Mushfiqur Rahim was left unbeaten at the other end on 48 in 79 balls.

Bangladesh lost their last six wickets for just 77 runs.

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