Mehidy's seven-for gives Tigers 397-run lead over West Indies

Published: December 02, 2018 10:47:08 | Updated: December 02, 2018 15:12:10


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A seven-wicket haul for Mehidy Hasan Miraz has given Bangladesh a domineering 397-run lead against the West Indies in the Dhaka Test.

Captain Shakib Al Hasan picked up the remaining three wickets to bring the West Indies crashing down for only 111 in their first innings in the Test.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz picked up the wickets of Shimron Hetmyer, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Bishoo, and Shane Dowrich for his career-best performance of 7-58, reports bdnews24.

Bangladesh took control of the match on the second day, posting a total of 508 thanks to a century from Mahmudullah and then picking up five quick wickets to demolish the visitors’ top order before the end of play.

The visitors were then dismissed before lunch on the third day.

Day 2

Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz bowled through the West Indies top order to compound a  difficult day for the visitors.

Earlier in the day Mahmudullah has scored his third Test century, achieving a career best of 136 to take the Tigers to a massive total of 508.

Bangladesh also saw half-centuries from debutant Shadman Islam (76), captain Shakib Al Hasan (80) and Liton Das (53).

Kemar Roach, Devendra Bishoo, Jomel Warrican, and captain Kraigg Brathwaite picked up a couple of wickets each for the West Indies, while Shermon Lewis and Roston Chase split the remaining two.

Bangladeshi captain Shakib then opened up proceedings during the West Indies innings by taking the wicket of his counterpart Kraigg Brathwaite in the first over.

He later picked up the wicket of Sunil Ambris (7).

Miraz, for his part, picked off Kieran Powell (4), Shai Hope (10) and Roston Chase (0).

All of the batsmen were bowled out.

At stumps on the second day, West Indies were at 75-5, trailing Bangladesh by 433 runs.

Day 1

Debuting batsman Shadman Islam and captain Shakib Al Hasan took the Tigers to 259-5 by the end of play on Friday.

Shadman received some support from Soumya Sarkar (19), Mominul Haque (29) and Mohammad Mithun (29) before he was dismissed.

Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah closed out the day’s play on Friday.

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