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Bangladesh in West Indies, 2009


Shakib leads Bangladesh fightback

19 July 2009

Spinners led by skipper Shakib Al Hasan brought Bangladesh back into the second and final Test of the Digicel series at the end of day three at Queens Park on Sunday. Bangladesh conceded a 5 run lead in the first innings but spinners continued to torment the West Indies' batsman and left the home team scrambling on 192 for eight when stumps were drawn early due to rain interruptions.

Shakib Al Hasan bagged four wickets for 61 runs, and fellow left-arm spinner Enamul Haque Jr picked two for 42 runs. Off-spinner Mahmudullah and pacer Shahadat Hossain grabbed one wicket each for 37 runs and 18 runs, respectively.

David Bernard is leading the fight back for the hosts and remained not out on 61. He is the most consistent batsmen of the two match series with three fifties and carrying the hope of the hosts for an unlikely Test victory. First Innings top scorer Travis Dowlin scored 49 runs before being trapped by Enamul Haque. A handful of West Indies batsmen got starts but could not handle the spin trio of Bangladesh who maintained a tight line and length on a slowish track.

Bangladesh will look to mop up the tail quickly on 4th day morning and bat sensibly to secure their first ever away series win.


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