The West Indies lost 3 wickets in one run shortly before lunch and stumbled to 137 in four in response to a total of 234 in Bangladesh’s first innings on Saturday’s second day in Saint Lucia and the second day of the final test. I did.
Seamer Khaled Ahmed insisted on two wickets in a two-over space, and spinner Mehidy Hasan grabbed captain Kraigg Brathwaite’s very important wickets to trigger the slide.
Bangladesh returned to the fight after the homeside seemed to go through many of the morning sessions effortlessly.
Brasswaite and opening partner John Campbell started the day at 67 without loss and expanded the stand to exactly 100. This is a 1st century partnership in testing since we first met three years ago.
Both seemed to want a long crease occupation to pursue a West Indie lead and a position that could win the match by the end of the day.
However, Seamer’s Shoriful Islam confused those plans when pulling extra bounce off the surface, and Campbell’s attempted hook was gloved for wicket-keeper Nururu Hasan to catch comfortably.
With Campbell playing 45, Raymon Rafer was batting order, not just within the team, following a double failure in his first test at Antigua a week ago.
He saw Brasswaite enter the 27th test half a century in a way that skippers wouldn’t normally get in the way, but then Mehdi intervened to balance his morning play.
Not the first in a duel in the last four years, 51-year-old Brasswaite was fooled in flight and bowled comprehensively by off-spinners, causing a celebration of delight among the Bangladeshi people.
Later, when Rafer, who didn’t look comfortable at the age of 22, delivered the lifting, Caled added to those celebrations.
Hosts fell 131 to 1 and hosts fell to 132 to 4, with deputy captain Jermaine Blackwood and all-rounder Kyle Mayers making a crease for the afternoon session.