Bangladesh and West Indies are playing against each other in the first Test of the series from Wednesday morning, February 3 at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque decided to bat after winning the toss and sent the West Indies to bowl.
Bangladesh opener Shadman Islam opened the book of scoring with a boundary off Kemar Roach in the first ball of the innings. Kemar Roach bowled Tamim Iqbal (9) in the fifth over at the start of the innings. Then Najmul Hossain Shanto came to the crease and made the partnership with Shadman Islam. Najmul Hossain got a strange run out when they made a pair of 43 runs. Two batsmen rushed for the run as soon as Kyle Mayers’s ball was pushed towards fine leg and Najmul Hossain got run out due to his stupidity while trying to take the second run. Tigers captain Mominul Haque came on the wicket after this incident. After that, the hosts went to lunch with 2 wickets for 69 runs.
Returning from the break, Shadman and Mominul put on 53 runs for the third wicket. With a boundary on Jomel Warrican’s delivery, Shadman picked up his half-century off 128 balls. But due to instability, left-arm spinner Warrican sent off Captain Mominul Haque with scoring 26 runs off 97 balls. One over before going to the tea break, another batsman Shadman walked the path shown by the captain. He made 59 runs off 154 balls and returned to the pavilion being LBW off Warrican. Although he lost his wicket due to the wrong decision of the umpire. Because it was clear in the television replay that Warrican’s ball was going far beyond the leg stump. But as Shadman didn’t take review, he had to return to the dressing room. After that, Bangladesh lost four wickets for 140 runs and went to the tea break.
Returning, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan put on a pair for the fifth wicket. Their fifth-wicket partnership made them dream off spending the day without any loss, Mushfiqur Rahim returned to the dressing room with 38 runs off 69 balls after getting caught at the slip of Rahkeem Cornwall’s mitt by Warrican. Then Shakib Al Hasan made a pair of 49 runs with Liton Das. The hosts finished the second day’s play with Shakib Al Hasan (39*) and Liton Das (34*) with a team total of 242 runs for the loss of five wickets. Jomel Warrican was the highest wicket-taker for the West Indies (3-58, 24 overs) on the day.
Bangladesh – Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Shadman Islam, Mominul Haque (c), Liton Das (wk), Nayeem Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam.
West Indies – Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva (wk), John Campbell, Sheyne Moseley, Kyle Mayers, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach.
Bangladesh – 242/5 (90.0)
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Tamim, 4.3 over), 2-66 (Shanto, 23.1 over), 3-119 (Mominul, 50.5 over), 4-134 (Shadman, 56.2 over), 5-193 (Mushfiqur, 74.2 over)
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