Sunny Improves Outlook For Bangladesh

Sunny Improves Outlook For Bangladesh
Sunny Improves Outlook For Bangladesh
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Bangladesh 350-9 declared (Mushfiqur Rahim 68) v
West Indies 144-5 (Elias Sunny 4-56)
First Test, Chittagong, day four
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Following two days without play due to rain in Chittagong, Elias Sunny brightened up proceedings by taking four wickets on debut as Bangladesh dominated day four of the opening Test against the West Indies.

After declaring on 350 for nine, they reduced the West Indies to 144 for five with Sunny returning four for 56 as the West Indies limped towards avoiding having to follow on.

Home captain Mushfiqur Rahim failed to add to the 68 he compiled on the opening day, falling to Fidel Edwards but an unbeaten 36 from Naeem Islam and 34 in 47 balls from Nasir Hossain helped Bangladesh towards a decent score on a slow pitch.

Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo grabbed the wickets of Hossain, Sunny (0) and Shahadat Hossain (9) before the home side declared.

Bangladesh were quickly in the wickets as Lendl Simmons was caught by Shakib Al Hasan off Rubel Hossain for seven and thereafter it was over to Sunny to get the breakthroughs.

He had Kirk Edwards trapped in front for 17 before both Darren Bravo (2) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (49) were caught by Shahriar Nafees.

He also ended Kraigg Brathwaite's defiant 135-ball vigil that earned him 33 runs while battling away when play was ended for the day were Marlon Samuels on 17 and Carlton Baugh on six.

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