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Windies in deep trouble in 2nd Test on day 2 against Bangladesh

Windies in deep trouble in 2nd Test on day 2 against Bangladesh

The Windies are in deep trouble at 75-5, at the end of play on day 2 of the 2nd Test, against Bangladesh.

Match Summary

Bangladesh 508 (Shadam Islam 76, Shakib Al Hasan 80, Mahmudullah 126, Litton Das 54 ; Devendra Bishoo 2-109, K Brathwaite 2-57, KAJ Roach 2-61, Jomel Warrican 2-91)

West Indies 75-5 (Shimron Hetmyer 32*; Shakib Al Hasan 2-15, Mehidy Hasan 3-36)

Close of Play – Windies trail Bangladesh by 433 runs with 5 wickets remaining


The Windies bowled out Bangladesh for 508 in the end, having been I control of the match on Day 1. Mahmudullah 126 and Litton Das 54 batted superbly, to give Bangladesh a substantial score. It was a disappointing day in the field for the Windies and it was about to get worse.

At one stage, the Windies were 29-5 with their top order batsmen all back in the pavilion. They will have to bat well tomorrow to avoid an innings defeat.

Comment - CWI

The WINDIES bowlers and batsmen were put through the wringers by Bangladesh on the second day of the 2nd Test match in Dhaka, with Bangladesh taking firm control of the first innings.

Resuming on their overnight total of 259/5, Bangladesh wasted no time in going after the WINDIES bowlers. By the end of the first session, they had added well over 100 runs to their total for the loss of 0 wickets. Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah punished the WINDIES bowlers who had no answers on a pitch that offered no assistance. The pair posted a mammoth 111-run partnership before Kemar Roach broke it, removing Shakib for 80.

The Bangladesh tail-enders frustrated the WINDIES as they continued building partnerships. Mahmudullah, then got a trust partner in Liton Das and the pair added 92 runs to the total before Das was bowled by Kraigg Brathwaite trying to reverse sweep. Mehidy Hasan didn’t stick around too long, on 18, Jomel Warrican had him caught behind. Taijul Islam joined Mahmudullah, the pair added 56 runs together, when Brathwaite got his second wicket, that of Taijul for 26. Mahmudullah eventually fell for 136, bowled by Warrican.

Bangladesh 508/10. Kraigg Brathwaite reurned the best bowling figures for the WINDIES, taking 2/57, while Kemar Roach has 2/61, Jomel Warrican 2/91, Devendra Bishoo 2/109 and Shermon Lewis 1/69.

The WINDIES had the worst possible start they could have imagined as Brathwaite was bowled on the last ball of the first over for 0 by Shakib. 4 runs later, Mehidy got one to keep straight and go through bat/bad to bowl Kieran Powell for 4. Soon after Sunil Ambris became the third victim, also bowled by Shakib. Roston Chase made a first ball 0, bowled by Mehidy, and Shai Hope became Mehidy’s third wicket, when he too was bowled for 10. The WINDIES reeling on 29/5 after 12 overs.

Shimron Hetmyer and Shane Dowrich, planted themselves at the crease, despite several appeals and shouts, played their natural but cautious game. Hetmyer for his 32 accounted for 3-fours, while Dowrich’s 17 included 1-four. The WINDIES recovered somewhat to close their first innings reply on Day 2 on 75/5, still some 433 runs adrift of Bangladesh’s first innings total. Mehidy Hasan was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers, taking 3/36, while Shakib Al Hasan had 2/15.


Bangladesh - Shadman Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mohammad Mithun, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(wk), Mehedi Hasan, Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan

West Indies - Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Sunil Ambris, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Shane Dowrich(wk), Jomel Warrican, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Sherman Lewi


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