Dhaka: The West Indies scored 223 for five in their first innings on the first day of the second Test at the National Stadium on Thursday. Enkrama Bonar defended with an unbeaten half-century. Among them were captain Brathwaite (47), opener Campbell (36), Jermaine Blackvand (28) and Joshua D’Silva (22). Abu Zayed and Taizul Islam Cheri took two wickets each. On the first day, the two teams were level.
West Indies won the toss and elected to bat, with openers Brathwaite and Campbell opening the innings with a half-century partnership. Unlike in the first Test, the duo played with restraint and added runs. After adding 66 runs, Taizula Islam separated them. Campbell scored 36 and came back as LB.
Mosley, who came next, was disappointed and exited by 7 runs. Brathwaite, who was heading towards the half-century, was greeted by a gentleman. Brathwaite hit 122 off 47 balls with four boundaries. And then the first Test hero Keel Meyers joined the pavilion for a disappointing five runs this time. At this point Bonner started the innings with a half-century partnership with Blackwand.
Against this background Bonner filled the half-century. Taizula Islam separated them from those who were becoming dangerous. Blackwand scored 28 and was caught by Taizul in the bowling. And then Bonner, wicketkeeper Joshua finished the first day’s play without taking another wicket. Bonner was unbeaten on 74 off 173 balls with six boundaries and Joshua was unbeaten on 22 off 46 balls with one boundary. Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field.
Scoreboard: West Indies first innings
Craig Brathwaite C Santo B Gentle Government 47, John Campbell LB B Taizul Islam 36, Shane Moshley B Abu Zayed 7, Encruma Boner 74 Batting, Keel Myers C Gentle Government B Abu Zayed Black, 5 , Extras, Total (for wickets in overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-66, 2-87, 3-104, 4-116, 5-178, 6-
Bowling: Abu Zayed; Mehdi Hassan; Naeem Hassan; Taizul Islam; Gentle Government