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Day 1 report: Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah prolonged the great begin by Shadman Islam on debut to steer Bangladesh to a stable 259-5 in opposition to the West Indies on the primary day of the second check on Friday.
With the pitch anticipated to deteriorate, this whole already appeared daunting for the West Indies given its vulnerability in opposition to high quality spin.
Shadman, the opener, made a affected person 76, then captain Shakib held the innings collectively and established Bangladesh’s dominance in an unbroken 69-run stand with Mahmudullah during the last 23 overs.
Shakib was 55 not out from 113 balls, and Mahmudullah 31 not out off 59. Each hit just one boundary.
“Our goal was to construct an enormous partnership which got here via Shakib and Mahmudullah,” Shadman mentioned. “Their partnership stored us in good state within the match. We are going to attempt to proceed the domination over them.”
Shakib opted to bat first, as Bangladesh performed with no frontline pacer for the primary time.
On a pitch that had little to supply for the quick bowlers, the West Indies spinners bowled 63 overs.
“The pitch is healthier than the earlier one (in Chittagong),” West Indies legspinner Devendra Bishoo mentioned.
“On the finish of the day, we should always have taken two extra wickets however 259-5 I feel is an sincere day’s work. We simply should take the 2 wickets early tomorrow and get into the tail.”
Offspinner Roston Chase had Soumya Sarkar caught by Shai Hope at slip for 19 to finish a 42-run opening partnership.
Shadman and Mominul Haque appeared untroubled till Haque was out to a unfastened supply by quick bowler Kemar Roach on the stroke of lunch.
Haque, a centurion within the earlier check, made 29 off 46, hitting two boundaries.
Shadman then acquired help from Mohammad Mithun, they usually mixed for a 64-run stand for the third wicket.
Shadman introduced up his fifty with a sweep previous sq. leg for a boundary off left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican. It took him 147 balls.
He and Mithun had been out to Bishoo, who bowled Mithun on 29 and bought Shamdan leg earlier than wicket.
By the point Shadman was out, he had confronted a nationwide document of 199 deliveries on debut, eclipsing opener Javed Omar Belim’s document of 138 balls in 2001 in opposition to Zimbabwe.
Shadman’s 76 was no shock. He made 73 in opposition to the West Indies for a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in a warmup sport. Within the final two months, he has two centuries and 7 half-centuries in first-class cricket.
“There’s little remorse (of not getting a century) however hopefully I cannot miss the possibility subsequent time,” Shadman mentioned. “The expertise of the apply match helped me lot. The great factor was that I may execute my plan properly.”
Mushfiqur Rahim grew to become the second Bangladeshi to cross 4,000 check runs after Tamim Iqbal, however he was out quickly after for 14 to quick bowler Shermon Lewis, who moved the ball admirably on the dry pitch to lift hope of clawing again Bangladesh.
However Shakib and Mahmudullah stored up Bangladesh’s affected person momentum, as they search out a sequence victory.
With AP inputs
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