Mehdi Hasan Miraj took four wickets for 58 runs after bowling after his first Test century, as Bangladesh maintained their position for the third day in the first Test against West Indies on Friday. The West Indies team scored 259 runs in the first innings in response to Bangladesh’s 430 runs.
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West Indies started playing at 75 for two in the morning. Captain of his innings Craig Brathwaite (76) and Jermaine Blackwood (68) were the fifties. Apart from Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Taizul Islam and Naeem Hasan took two wickets each from Bangladesh.
Left arm spinner Taizul Islam gave Bangladesh an early breakthrough by dismissing Nakrumah Bonner (17). Brathwaite then shared a 55-run partnership with Kyle Myers (40), playing his first Test.
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Naeem Hassan broke the partnership by bowling Brathwaite. Brathwaite’s innings included 12 fours. Mehdi Hasan, who scored 103 in Bangladesh’s first innings, took his first wicket as Myers.
West Indies were 154 for five at one point but Blackwood and Joshua DeSilva (42) saved the team from follow on by adding 99 runs for the sixth wicket. It was not too late for the West Indies innings after both of them were dismissed inside four balls.