Windies 7 wkts from victory

Mirpur, Bangladesh, CMC – West Indies bid for victory in the second Test against was delayed by some fighting Bangladeshi batting on Tuesday, after Darren Bravo set things up, narrowly missing a double-hundred.

Bravo was dismissed for 195 and fellow left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 59, allowing West Indies to declare on 383 for five in their second innings about an hour before tea on the third day at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, setting Bangladesh a highly improbable, if not impossible victory target of 508.

The visitors however, ran into Tamim Iqbal in a rampant mood. The left-handed opener was unbeaten on 82 and his captain Mushfiqur Rahim was not out on 33, carrying the home team to 164-3 at the close.

Bravo finished his near 7 ½-hour innings with 12 fours and five sixes from 297 balls. He added 143 for the fifth wicket either side of lunch with Chanderpaul, whose knock included six fours from 79 balls, after night-watchman Kemar Roach fell for 12 in the first hour.

His dismissal, caught behind, gave Suhrawadi Shuvo the last of his three wickets for 73 runs from 26.3 overs and prompted the declaration.

West Indies first innings bowling hero Fidel Edwards grabbed an early scalp, when Imrul Kayes was caught at slip for nine in the third over.

Wickets however, did not come thick and fast like the first innings, as Tamim anchored the batting, sharing defiant stands either side of tea with Shahriar Nafees, Raqibul Hasan, and Rahim before stumps were drawn.

The two-Test series is level 0-0, after the badly weather affected first Test ended in a draw at the Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.

WEST INDIES 1st Innings 355
(K. Edwards 121; Shakib Al Hasan 5-63) 
BANGLADESH 1st Innings 231
(Shakib Al Hasan 73; F. Edwards 5-63)  
WEST INDIES 2nd Innings
K. Brathwaite run out (Naeem Islam) 0
K. Powell c Nasir Hossain b Shakib 12
K. Edwards b Shuvo 86
D.M. Bravo c wk Mushfiqur b Shuvo 195
K. Roach c Naeem Islam b Shuvo 12
S. Chanderpaul not out 59
Extras (b6, lb4, w5, nb4) 19
TOTAL (5 wickets dec., 111.3 overs) 383
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-33, 3-184, 4-240, 5-383
Bowling: Rubel Hossain 12-2-36-0 (nb2, w5); Nasir Hossain 25-5-78-0; Shakib Al Hasan 21-1-79-1; Naeem Islam 12-2-38-0; Suhrawadi Shuvo 26.3-3-73-3; Shahadat Hossain 11-0-57-0 (nb2); Raqibul Hasan 4-0-12-0
BANGLADESH 2nd Innings (target: 508)
Tamim Iqbal not out 82
Imrul Kayes c K. Edwards b F. Edwards 9
Shahriar Nafees c and b Sammy 18
Raqibul Hasan c Sammy b Samuels 17
Mushfiqur Rahim not out 33
Extras (b2, lb1, nb2) 5
TOTAL (3 wickets, 47 overs) 164
Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-73, 3-124
Bowling: Edwards 9-0-38-1 (nb2); Roach 8-2-36-0; Sammy 7-2-11-1; Bishoo 11-3-35-0; Samuels 12-2-41-1
Position: Bangladesh need 344 more runs to win with seven second innings wickets standing
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Nigel Llong
TV umpire: Nadir Shah
ICC Match referee: Andy Pycroft
Reserve umpire: Enamul Haque

Tue, 11/01/2011 - 06:47