Day Three report: The West Indies claimed three fast wickets within the second innings to revive some parity within the first Take a look at towards Bangladesh in Chittagong on Friday. The hosts on the third day stumps reached 47-3, stretching their 171-run first innings result in 218 after bowling out the West Indies for 259 runs earlier within the day. The Windies, after dropping the final 5 wickets for less than six runs after Kraigg Brathwaite smashed 76 and Jermaine Blackwood added 68, hit again nearly instantly by spinner Rahkeem Cornwall. The suitable arm off-break eliminated opener Tamim Iqbal and one-down Najmul Hossain for geese within the second over of the innings earlier than Shannon Gabriel bounced out different opener Shadman Islam for 5 runs. Skipper Mominul Haque stemmed the rot to remain 31 not out at shut alongside Mushfiqur Rahim with 10 not out.
“Some 250 runs are sufficient to win on this wicket. However the best way we bowled within the first session, if do this it will likely be robust to win… we predict now to provide them a goal of 300 to 350 runs,” mentioned Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam. The early fifties of Brathwaite and Blackwood gave the West Indies hopes of going near Bangladesh’s whole of 430 earlier than their first innings got here to an abrupt finish. Mehidy Hasan, who scored highest with 103 in Bangladesh’s first innings, triggered the collapse to complete with 4-58 because the West Indies had been bowled out quickly after the tea break. The guests owed their whole to Blackwood who shared a 99-run partnership with Joshua Da Silva (42) for the sixth wicket to assist them get well from 154-5. Off-spinners Nayeem Hasan and Mehidy dismissed Da Silva and Blackwood in successive overs simply earlier than the break to finish their resistance. Da Silva, who was dropped by Najmul off Taijul at 24, edged Nayeem to wicketkeeper Liton Das within the penultimate over of the session. Blackwood, who confronted 146 balls and struck 9 boundaries, fell within the subsequent over, edging Mehidy to Liton down the leg.
“It was very irritating. I actually wished to transform extra of those half centuries into centuries. I’m getting into the correct path. However I used to be very dissatisfied on the manner I obtained out,” mentioned Blackwood. Brathwaite earlier supplied the West Indies with some momentum after they misplaced three essential wickets within the morning session. Resuming on 75-2, the West Indies suffered a blow within the first ball of the day when left-arm spinner Taijul eliminated Nkrumah Bonner for 17. Taijul spun the size ball sharply to take the skin fringe of Bonner, who tried to defend however ended up giving a catch to Najmul at first slip. Brathwaite and debutant Kyle Mayers placed on 55 runs for the fourth wicket earlier than an error of judgement price the West Indies skipper his wicket. Brathwaite wished to depart the ball from Nayeem nevertheless it spun greater than he anticipated, smashing onto his off-stump. Mehidy quickly trapped Mayers leg-before for 40 to compound the West Indies’ issues. Bangladesh had been one bowler brief on the third day after Shakib Al Hasan picked up a contemporary groin harm. He seems unlikely to take part additional within the recreation.