Antigua Test: Dominant WI leaves B’desh facing innings defeat

Antigua test

Bangladesh was sliding towards a gigantic innings vanquish after the West Indies totally ruled the second day of the main Test coordinate at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua test on Thursday.

After Kraigg Brathwaite’s seventh Test hundred moored the West Indies first innings aggregate of 406 to give the home side a first innings lead of 363, Shannon Gabriel made up for a wicketless exertion on the opening day with figures of four for 36 to decrease the guest to 62 for six in its second turn at the wrinkle by the end of play.

Scorecard and ball-by-ball points of interest

Directed for only 43, their most reduced ever Test innings add up to, in the main innings, the Bangladeshis still need another 301 runs just to influence the West Indies to bat again going into Day Three. That looks a unimaginable prospect in conditions which are totally outsider to them and in which the house side’s group of four of quick bowlers has delighted.

Be that as it may, for a no-ball conveyed by Miguel Cummins in the last finished of the day when he could have guaranteed the wicket of Mahmudullah, the West Indies would have had the choice of asking for an extra half-hour toward the day’s end to complete off the match.

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It leaves Mahmudullah to continue on the third morning with wicketkeeper-batsman Nurul Hasan, in spite of the fact that it will be just deferring the unavoidable given the battles of the Bangladeshis in adapting to the pace and ricochet of their West Indian adversaries in seamer-accommodating conditions.

Jason Holder took the other two wickets, offering the new ball to the blazing Gabriel without Kemar Roach, who started the devastation of the Bangladesh first innings with extraordinary figures of five for eight yet was agitated by what seemed, by all accounts, to be a strong resist the back of his correct knee amid that exertion. He demonstrated no uneasiness, however, in an innings of 33 and an organization of 58 with Shai Hope for the eighth wicket.

In any case, the heft of the batting exertion for the West Indies was given by the recent Brathwaite, who possessed the wrinkle for more than seven hours — from before lunch on Day One to soon after lunch on Day Two — in assembling 121.

Expectation stands firm

Expectation guaranteed the West Indies center request didn’t clasp totally. Continuing at the medium-term position of 201 for two with Brathwaite and nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo at the wrinkle, it endured a scaled down crumple in early evening while losing three wickets for 16 runs. That was the main time frame in the Test coordinate so far when the Bangladeshis seemed, by all accounts, to be holding any kind of activity as spinners Mehidy Hasan and Shakib al Hasan postured noteworthy difficulties.

Be that as it may, Hope demonstrated his class in an innings of 67 and when he was ninth out with the score at 400, the main inquiry was regardless of whether the West Indies could have been as heartless as in the principal innings to complete the match inside two days.

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Gabriel’s crude pace was excessively hot for the Bangladesh top-arrange as he guaranteed the prized scalps of Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim and commander Shakib al Hasan to lift his count of Test wickets in this Caribbean season to 24 of every four matches.


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