West Indies bowlers strike early against Bangladesh after batsmen pile up 484 7 in 1st test

Caribbean vs Bangledesh cricket

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent _ West Indies reduced Bangladesh to 41-2 at lunch on the third day of the first test after the hosts declared their first innings on 484-7 Sunday.

Jerome Taylor (1-15) and Kemar Roach (1-23) grabbed the early wickets with the new ball at the Arnos Vale ground.

Earlier, Kraigg Brathwaite stretched his maiden test double century to 212 while veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul carried on to an unbeaten 85 as the West Indies added 77 runs to its overnight 407-3 before declaring 75 minutes into the morning session.

Left-arm Taijul Islam finished with figures of 5-135 on debut while there was a wicket apiece for fellow newcomer Shuvagata Hom (1-104) and Rubel Hossain (1-110).

The 21-year-old Brathwaite, resuming on 205, added seven before his 563-minute vigil ended when he top-edged a sweep off Taijul to short fine leg. The right-handed opener struck 14 fours off 447 balls.

Chanderpaul remained unbeaten for the 47th time in his test career.

Taijul also picked up the wickets of captain Denesh Ramdin (5), who top-edged to Rubel at leg, and Jerome Taylor (10), who hit a full toss to Hom at long-on.

Before that, Rubel trapped Jermaine Blackwood lbw for 10.

The West Indies’ declaration left Bangladesh an hour before lunch and Roach induced an outside edge from Tamim Iqbal (1) and Taylor did the same to Imrul Kayes (9) to wreck the tourists’ reply.

Tamim drove ambitiously at Roach and was snapped up low at second slip by Darren Bravo, who held a tentative nick from Kayes a few overs later in the same position.

Shamsur Rahman survived some early scares to be unbeaten 15 at the break. Left-hander Mominul Haque was more impressive in reaching 14 not out.


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