Tigers-Windies 2nd Test Bangladesh fight back

Bangladesh's cricketers celebrate after the dismissal of West Indies' John Campbell (not pictured) during the third day of the second Test between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Saturday
Bangladesh's cricketers celebrate after the dismissal of West Indies' John Campbell (not pictured) during the third day of the second Test between Bangladesh and West Indies at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Saturday
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Sports Reporter :
Bangladesh fought back against the West Indies making 296 in the first innings on the third day of the second Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city’s Mirpur on Saturday. Bangladesh trailed by 154 runs.
Earlier, the Caribbeans piled up a huge total of 409 in the first innings on the second day (Friday).
Later, West Indies scored 41 for the loss of three wickets in the second innings.
Opener Brathwaite (6) was caught behind by wicketkeeper Liton Das off Nayeem Hasan when the islanders’ score was 11 for the loss of one wicket.
Then Miraz struck as Shayne Moseley (7) was caught at the second slip by Mohammad Mithun off right-arm spinner when the Caribbeans’ total was 20 for the loss of two wickets.
Then Taijul Islam hit as opener John Campbell (18) was bowled out by left-arm spinner when West Indies score was 39 for the loss of three wickets.
Bonner was on 8, while Jomel Warrican was on 2 before the bails were drawn for the third day (Saturday).
Taijul Islam, Nayeem Hasan and Mehidy Hasan Miraz took one wicket each for 13, 14 and 14 runs respectively.
Bangladesh resumed their first innings with the over-night score of 105 for the loss of four wickets.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun resumed their first innings with the over-night score of 27 and 6 runs respectively. They put on 37 runs in the fifth-wicket stand on the third day (Saturday) before Mithun (15) was caught at the short midwicket by Kraigg Brathwaite off Rahkeem Cornwall when the hosts’ total was 142 for the loss of five wickets.
After Mithun’s dismissal, Mushfiqur Rahim could not stay at the crease for a long period as he was caught at the short cover by Kyle Mayers off Cornwall when the home side’s score was 155 for the loss of six wickets. Mushfiqur Rahim hit a superb 54. His 105-ball innings was belted with seven fours. It was Musfiqur Rahim’s 22nd half century in Test cricket.
After Mushfiqur’s departure, Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan Miraz salvaged their team from batting collapse adding together 126 runs for the seventh wicket partnership before Liton Das was caught at the first slip by Jermaine Blackwood off Cornwall when the Tigers’ total was 281 for the loss of seven wickets.
Liton Das struck the day’s highest of 71. His 133-ball knock was studded with seven fours. It was Liton’s seventh Test half century.
Number-9 batsman Nayeem Hasan (0) was caught by Blackwood off Cornwall when the hosts’ score was 281 for the loss of eight wickets.
After Nayeem’s removal, Mehidy Hasan Miraz was caught at the cover by Kraigg Brathwaite off Shannon Gabriel when the home side’s total was 283 for the loss of nine wickets.
Miraz knocked a sedate 57. His 140-ball innings was ornamented with six fours. It was Miarz’s third century in Test cricket.
Then Abu Jayed ( 1) was caught at the gully by Nkrumah Bonner off Alzarri Joseph when Bangladesh’s first innings came to an end.
Rahkeem Cornwall was the day’s most successful bowler. He captured five wickets at the cost of 74 runs.