Kraigg Brathwaite, Blackwood and Joseph put WI in strong position on day 2

Kraigg Braithwate scored 94 runs. Image : AFP

Kraigg Braithwate scored 94 runs. Image : AFP

Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood concocted helpful commitments with the bat to extend West Indies’ lead before Alzarri Joseph conveyed early strikes as the hosts finished Day 2 of the Antigua Test in a place of solidarity. Brathwaite passed up 100 years by six runs while Blackwood struck a significant 63 as West Indies wrapped up with 265, with Mehidy Hasan sacking a four-wicket pull. Bangladesh lost two wickets in their subsequent innings and went to Stumps on Friday (June 17) at 50/2, following by 112 runs.

Tamim Iqbal got off the imprint with a backfoot punch through additional cover off Kemar Roach in the opening over while Mahmudul Hasan Joy jabbed one past chasm for a couple to open his record. Mahmudul was much more sure when he executed a drive beyond in reverse point off Roach for his initial four while Tamim struck two progressive fours off Jayden Seales as the Bangladesh openers got off to a positive beginning. However, Tamim’s excursion finished when he tinkered with an Alzarri Joseph conveyance outside off and edged to Joshua Da Silva, who took a brilliant one-gave find plunging to one side. Nightwatchman Mehidy had a short stay edging a Joseph conveyance to initially slip. Mahmudul and Najmul Hossain Shanto were unbeaten toward the day’s end, with the Bangladesh hitters having a major errand in front of them.

Prior, it was a sluggish first meeting with West Indies scoring 64 out of 31 overs. Nkrumah Bonner likewise had two or three chances of a lifetime – Bangladesh didn’t request when Ebadot Hossain inspired one to hang tight, with replays later uncovering that there was a little spike, while Najmul Hossain Shanto didn’t move at first slip as he watched the ball go past him for a four off Khaled. Both Brathwaite and Bonner likewise scored a couple of limits to expand their stand past 50, with the previous enlisting a 174-ball fifty, as West Indies entered the lead. Shakib struck in the primary over after the beverages stretch, having Bonner bowled with a straight one to end a 62-run third-wicket stand. Brathwaite, who was almost gotten at short leg off Mehidy, played several strange trudges off Shakib in a generally careful fourth-wicket organization with Blackwood.

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The hosts were somewhat speedier with their scoring in the subsequent meeting, getting 72 runs in 25 overs, yet additionally lost three wickets simultaneously – including that of their captain Brathwaite. Mustafizur Rahman, who bowled just two overs in the first part of the day, was back with the second new ball not long after Lunch. Yet, he was struck for a four each by Blackwood and Brathwaite, who likewise kept a consistent progression of singles and twos to raise 50 years stand. The organization developed to 63 preceding Brathwaite was caught leg-before by a Khaled Ahmed conveyance to be excused during the 90s for the fifth time in his Test profession. Blackwood, in the mean time, passed through covers for two fours off Shakib to extend the lead past 100. He likewise got a respite when he was struck on the cushion by a Mehidy conveyance that turned in pointedly yet Bangladesh didn’t survey, with replays later uncovering three reds. Blackwood crossed fifty however Bangladesh made fast entry points before Tea as Mehidy excused Kyle Mayers (lbw) and Da Silva (got behind).

Mehidy got another wicket from the get-go in the last meeting, getting Joseph to scratch to the ‘manager. Kemar Roach edged to Litton Das at third slip to allow Ebadot his subsequent wicket, leaving West Indies eight down. Gudakesh Motie, the following man in, managed in limits as West Indies extended the lead past 150. However, Mehidy guaranteed a speedy finish to West Indies’ innings, first taking an incredible catch at short cover off Khaled’s bowling to send Blackwood back prior to getting Seales lbw.

Brief score : Bangladesh 103 & 50/2 (Tamim Iqbal 22; Alzzarri Joseph 2-14) trail West Indies 265/10 (Kraigg Brathwaite 94, Jermaine Blackwood 63; Mehidy Hasan 4-59, Khaled Ahmed 2-59) by 112 runs.

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