A rearguard action by the late order boosted the Bangladesh to a first innings total of 238 on the second day of the first cricket Test at Arnos Vale on Friday. . Resuming overnight from 42/0, disciplined seam attack cobined with poor batting saw wickets tumbling and at one stage were
struggling at 172/ 8.
It was left to the captauin Mashrafe Mortaza who hit a top score of 39, and fellow fast bowler Shahadat Hossain, with a career-best 33, to bring some respectibility to the score.
Shakib Al Hassan then dealt West Indies an early blow when they bagn their innings by getting Dale Richards plumb in front. When stumps were drawn West Indies were 17/1.
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