The Bangladesh spinners took late wickets to give them a glimmer of hope after Rahkeem’s first five-wicket draw gave the West Indies a healthy 113-run first innings lead in the second Test in Dhaka on Saturday. The visitors ended the third day 41-3 in the second innings and increased their lead to 154 runs. Nkrumah Bonner was on eighth, along with night watchman Jomel Warrican, two not out, as the West Indies wanted to set a target for the hosts on the fourth day.
The West Indies owed their advantage to Cornwall, who finished with 5-74 help as Bangladesh was eliminated for 296 hours an hour in the last session of the day.
But the Bangladesh spinners hit back almost immediately when Nayeem Hasan Kraigg fired Brathwaite for six and Mehidy Hasan removed Shayne Moseley for seven.
Taijul Islam took another blow by blowing out John Campbell for 18.
Liton Das, Mehidy and Mushfiqur Rahim previously hit the 1950s to save the innings in Bangladesh in response to the West Indies’ 409 runs in the first innings.
Cornwall sacked Liton for 71 to break his 126-run seventh wicket standard with Mehidy after the pair helped Bangladesh recover from 155-5.
Bangladesh – who must win the game to avoid a series defeat – resumed at 105-4, had previously placed great hopes on Mushfiqur, their most experienced batsman.
But he threw away his wicket by attempting a reverse sweep of Rahkeem Cornwall after completing his 50 off 89 balls.
Older Bengali cricketers Abdur Razzak and Shahriar Nafees formally retired during the lunch hour, ending their careers to join the country’s cricket administration.
Left arm spinner Razzak, who played 13 Tests and 153 one-day internationals and 34 Twenty20 internationals, was recently appointed to the selection committee.
Shahriar, who played 24 Tests, 75 ODI’s and a T20 international, will join the Bangladesh Cricket Board as an assistant manager for cricket operations.
The West Indies won the first Test in the two-match series with three wickets.
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