Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh, goes back to cut one away in his first innings on the second day of the second Test against West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Friday. Tamim scored 44.
Sports Reporter : Bangladesh faced a daunting task as they scored 105 for the loss of four wickets in the first innings against the West Indies on the second day of the second Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city’s Mirpur on Friday. Earlier, the West Indies piled up a massive total of 409 in the first innings on the second day. Bangladesh trailed by 304 runs. The home side made a sorrow start as opener Soumya Sarkar (0) was caught at the short midwicket by Kyle Mayers off Shannon Gabriel when Bangladesh’s score was just one. One-down Najmul Hossain Shanto (4) was caught at the gully by Nkrumah Bonner off Gabriel when the hosts’ total was 11 for the loss of two wickets. Opener Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque repaired the damage contributing together 58 runs for the third wicket partnership before Mominul was caught behind by wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva off Rahkeem Cornwall when the Tigers’ score was 69 for the loss of three wickets. After Mominul’s dismissal, Tamim Iqbal could stay at the crease for a short period as Tamim was caught at the short midwicket by Shayne Moseley off Alzarri Joseph when the home side’s total was 71 for the loss of four wickets. Tamim Iqbal played a captain’s knock of 44. His 52-ball innings was laced with six fours and a sixer. After Tamim’s departure, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun added 34 runs in the unbroken fifth stand before the bails were drawn for the second day. Mushfiqur Rahim remained unbeaten with 27, while Mohammad Mithun remained unbeaten with six. Opener Mominul scored 21 from 39 balls including four fours. Gabriel bagged two wickets at the cost of 31 runs, while Cornwall and Joseph took one wicket each for 18 and 34 runs respectively. Earlier, West Indies resumed their first innings with the over-night score of 223 for the loss of five wickets. Nkrumah Bonner and Joshua Da Silva resumed their innings with the over-night score of 74 and 22 runs respectively. Then they added 43 runs in the sixth wicket stand on the second day before Bonner was caught at the leg slip by Mohammad Mithun off Mehidy Hasan Miraz when the Caribbeans’ total was 266 for the loss of six wickets. Bonner hit a marvelous 90. His 209-ball innings saw seven fours. After Bonner’s departure, Joshua Da Silva and Alzarri Joseph put on together 118 runs for the seventh wicket partnership before Joshua was bowled out by Taijul Islam when the visitors total was 384 for the loss of seven wickets. Joshua knocked a superb 92. He struck 10 fours in his 187-ball innings. Then Abu Jayed struck as Joseph was caught behind by wicketkeeper Liton Das off the right-arm pacer when the Caribbeans’ score was 396 for the loss of eight wickets. Joseph made 82 from 108 balls featuring five sixes and eight fours. Abu Jayed hit again as Jomel Warrican (2) was caught behind by Liton Das off the right-arm fast bowler when the Windies’ total 398 for the loss of nine wickets. Number-11 batsman Shannon Gabriel (8) was caught at the long on by Mushfiqur Rahim off Taijul Islam and the visitors’ first innings came to an end. Abu Jayed and Taijul Islam captured four wickets each 98 and 104 runs respectively.